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Students Create Doom AI Which Learns Visually and Kills Humans in Deathmatch

Posted on October 7th, 2016.

Two students from Carnegie Mellon University recently placed second in an artificial intelligence competition for their submission of a program that was able to learn the game Doom the same way humans do – by playing.

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Communication

Sony Introduces 2FA for PlayStation Users

Posted on August 26th, 2016.

In a long-awaited and overdue move, Sony has finally introduced two-factor authentication to PlayStation users who can now enable the security feature on their PlayStation Network (PSN) accounts. Five years after suffering a devastating hack that compromised the user details of some 77 million PlayStation Network users, Sony has...

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Fun Hacks

British Whizz Kid Hacks Pokemon Go; Catches Monsters Without Breaking a Sweat

Posted on August 18th, 2016.

A 25-year-old British former computer science student has discovered a loophole in the popular Pokemon Go allowing him to catch Pokemon without leaving the comfort of his home. According to reports, players of the game have resorted to donating thousands of pounds to keep Mark Gore’s ‘bot’ running. Five lawyers are...

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Gaming

Gaming Master-Hack: A Day When Xbox, PlayStation & Windows Play Together

Posted on March 14th, 2016.

Microsoft has unveiled a massive new feature that could help shape a common domain across the major shaping platforms including consoles and PC gaming with cross-network play. Could console wars be a thing of the past? One day in the future, you may not be forced to buy a console just because your friends are on a PlayStation or an Xbox....

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Cybersecurity

Valve Reveals the Reason behind Steam Mishap on Christmas: A DDoS Attack

Posted on December 31st, 2015.

Valve has revealed that its Steam store was struck with a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on Christmas, an attack which eventually resulted in the reason behind the exposure of thousands of users’ account data among the gaming community. The most popular PC gaming store of them all ran into trouble recently, on Christmas of...

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Communication

Gamers’ Woe: Steam Suffers Mishap on Christmas to Expose User Information

Posted on December 27th, 2015.

Steam, the online game store, delivered users anything but a Merry Christmas when last minute shoppers found themselves getting directed to other users’ accounts, giving them access to other people’s personal information such email addresses, credit card information and home addresses. Gaming community websites were abuzz with frustrated...

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Cybersecurity

Xbox Live Suffers DDoS Disruption, Playstation Network May Be Next

Posted on December 18th, 2015.

A DDoS attack initiated by grey-hat hacker group Phantom Squad may have taken Microsoft’s Xbox Live online network offline for at least 3 hours today. If the hacker group’s threats are to believed, Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) may be next. Gamers, look away. This is going to make for painful reading. For the second time in two years,...

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DDoS Attacks

Hacker Group Makes DDoS Threats against PlayStation Network & Xbox Live This Christmas

Posted on December 16th, 2015.

 In a series of tweets posted today on Twitter, a grey-hat hacker group who call themselves the Phantom Squad have threatened to disrupt gaming networks with DDoS attacks targeting Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox Live. This might resemble familiar reading for console gamers everywhere. A group of hackers who dub themselves ‘the...

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Gaming

Virtual Reality Theme Park Will Offer the Best VR Experience to Everyone – THE VOID Exclusive

Posted on September 29th, 2015.

The Vision Of Infinite Dimensions (THE VOID), the world’s first Virtual Reality (VR) theme park, will open its doors in Pleasant Grove, Utah, in the summer 2016. THE VOID will combine physical environments with VR technology to offer the ultimate entertainment experience. “At THE VOID you will walk into new dimensions and...

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Gaming

Angry Birds 2 Getting Positive Reviews

Posted on August 4th, 2015.

The sequel to Angry Birds is receiving significantly positive reviews. In a review titled “Angry Birds 2 review: 5 reasons why fans should flock to the sequel,” the author writes: Developer Rovio has pulled out all of the stops to deliver a follow-up that towers over its predecessors and restores the series to its past glory....

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Breaches

Steam Hacked, Accounts Compromised, People Blaming Valve

Posted on July 27th, 2015.

According to various sources, Steam was hacked and accounts were compromised recently. Gamers have reported losing their accounts. All signs point to a problem with Valve, the owner of Steam. A mixture of social engineering and stupidity on the part of Valve – many of the accounts hacked simply had password resets. This shows the...

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Gaming

Chinese Now Free to Play Console Games

Posted on July 26th, 2015.

In 2000, the Chinese government banned the sale of console games such as Playstation and Xbox within its borders. The decision had to do with perceived negative effects on the mental health of children and young adults. A generation of gamers has grown up in the West, several game consoles have come and gone, and now the Great Wall is...

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Gaming

PlayStation Network (PSN) Goes Down

Posted on July 15th, 2015.

Yesterday the PlayStation Network (PSN) was so bogged down that the overwhelming majority of users could not reach the service. Dissatisfied users have taken to Twitter to complain about the many PSN outages they have experienced the last weeks. At present, there is no indication of a hack or a DDoS attack, or any rational explanation...

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Gaming

Gamer Convicted of Drugging Girlfriend So He Could Play

Posted on July 11th, 2015.

Apparently, it can be dangerous to get between a man and his games these days, as a young German man’s girlfriend recently learned. When the young woman, who says her boyfriend was using a lot of drugs at the time, got in the way of the German gamer and his video games, he gave her three drops of an undefined substance in her tea....

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Artificial Intelligence

The Awesome No Man’s Sky Virtual Universe – IGN First Preview

Posted on July 8th, 2015.

IGN First is running a preview of the upcoming No Man’s Sky game – a game as big as a whole universe – with videos and interviews with the developers. The preview started on Monday, July 6 with the longest uninterrupted look at the game yet: an 18-minute guided tour of a planet with lead developer Sean Murray. New...

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Gaming

Samsung Ventures Backs Fove Virtual Reality Headset

Posted on June 29th, 2015.

Fove is on a mission to unlock the essence of Virtual Reality. The eye-tracking headset reached it’s Kickstarter goal 72 hours after its campaign was launched. Samsung Ventures Japan committed additional funding to add extra functionality to the product. Fove is equipped with infrared cameras that read subtle eye movements. The...

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Companies

Keeping a Level Head When Things Get Twitchy, Topsy, Turvy

Posted on June 24th, 2015.

Cyber security can be an embarrassing job. Something as simple as a failure to update a patch on time, or in worse cases, to release a patch on time, can cost a company millions and turn into click bait articles scattered across the web. The recent incident with Lenovo serves as a great example of this. Already staunchly anti-Lenovo...

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Gaming

Crytek Moves to Go Full VR, Announces Awesome Virtual Reality Game

Posted on June 23rd, 2015.

Crytek, a German video-game developer known for its highly realistic video-games and its high performance game engine CryEngine, is preparing to push into Virtual Reality (VR) gaming, UploadVR reports.

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FinTech

Former Valve Virtual Economist is New Syriza Finance Minister of Greece

Posted on January 28th, 2015.

International Business Times reports that Greece’s new finance minister is Valve’s former virtual economist. Professor of Economic Theory and former Valve consultant Yanis Varoufakis was appointed Finance Minister of Greece on January 27, 2015. Previously, he was elected to the Greek Parliament, representing Syriza.

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Gaming

Lizard Squad Suspect Arrested in Southport, United Kingdom

Posted on January 16th, 2015.

With Lizard Squad‘s brazen tactics to raise Twitter followers and eventually come into possession of 3000 lifetime accounts on Kim Dotcom‘s encrypted file-sharing service, Mega, one could assume the group was for some reason untouchable. After all, the Christmas Day attack was announced a month or more in advance, and nothing...

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Dmitriy Lavrov
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Dmitriy Lavrov is a professional trader, technical analyst and money manager with 10 years of trading experience. He covers Forex, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies. He is among the top 10 most Read More
Jonas Borchgrevink
Founder
Jonas Borchgrevink is the founder of Hacked.com and CryptoCoinsNews.com. He is a serial entrepreneur, trader and investor. He shares his own personal journey on Hacked.com.
P.H. Madore
ICO Analyst
P. H. Madore lives in Arkansas with his wife and children. He has covered the cryptocurrency beat over the course of hundreds of articles for Hacked’s sister site, CryptoCoinsNews, as Read More
Mate Csar
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Trader and financial analyst, with 10 years of experience in the field. An expert in technical analysis and risk management, but also an avid practitioner of value investment and passive Read More
Justin O’Connell
Journalist
Justin O’Connell is a cryptocurrency journalist who works have appeared in the U.S.’s third largest weekly, the San Diego Reader & VICE.
Mati Greenspan
Analyst
Senior Market Analyst at Etoro.com.
Rakesh Upadhyay
Analyst
Rakesh Upadhyay is a Technical Analyst and Portfolio Consultant for The Summit Group. He has more than a decade of experience as a private trader. His philosophy is to use Read More
Pamela Meropiali
Account Manager
Pamela Meropiali is responsible for users on Hacked.com.
Joseph Young
Journalist
Joseph Young is a finance and tech journalist & analyst based in Hong Kong. He has worked with leading media and news agencies in the technology and finance industries, offering Read More