Category Archives: Crime
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 | 05:52 BST
Alan Patmore, Zynga’s former general manager has admitted to stealing Zynga’s trade secrets when he joined the social giant’s rival Kixeye in 2012. The vice president reached a settlement with Zynga, who had sued him for data theft. Kixeye, the company Patmore went to work for entered the case on Patmore’s side and alledged that the suit was actually an elaborate way of Zynga obtaining access to their corporate secrets.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 | 01:29 BST
PATAPON-Seige of WOW! is an audacious, copyright infringing and kinda impressive looking Patapon clone for iOS
Everyone’s favourite iOS developer and notedly not the developer of Sony’s cult classic series Patapon, BEIJING Q&D TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD has just released PATAPON-Siege of WOW!, and let me tell you, WOW is right. Check out some legitimately nice looking, rainbow coloured screenshots and some intensely poorly auto translated text after the jump. This is pure gold.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 | 03:29 BST
Moment of sympathy news: The PlayStation 4 is set to cost the equivalent of $1,137 US Dollars on launch day in Argentina. Argentina has been experiencing a massive inflation crisis over the last year, with the government reporting 10% month on month inflation for most of this year. By comparison, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 cost about $600 USD at their launches in the country and the average Argentinian makes $10,000 USD per year according to the government.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 | 19:06 BST
Mon, Jul 01, 2013 | 07:12 BST
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 | 15:12 BST
Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail had his backpack stolen during Sony’s E3 mixer at the Figueroa hotel Wednesday night. According to Ismail, the backpack contained an Asus laptop, two iPads, two Vitas, a Kindle, European-US outlet converters, and “enough power cables to power E3,” he told Joystiq.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 18:41 BST
Atlus’ parent company, Index, is being investigated by Japanese authorities for shady bookkeeping practices, according to a NHK report.
Sat, Jun 01, 2013 | 14:12 BST
A victim today who died as the result of being struck during a police chase has been identified as 33 year old Oculus Rift developer Andrew Scott Reisse.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 23:04 BST
Four members of Lulzsec have earned the UK’s longest ever jail sentences for hacking.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 03:54 BST
A man believed to have been involved in a 2008 attack on the PlayStation Network has been given a year of house arrest.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 01:19 GMT
A 14 year-old who shot his parents with a pistol taken from his father’s gun cabinet, leaving both injured and his mother stable but awaiting further surgery, has told police video games made him violent.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 | 21:21 GMT
US vice president Joe Biden has presented 19 executive actions to president Barack Obama as part of a plan to reduce gun crime – and none of them mention video games in any way, according to a Politico report. Games were, as usual, highlighted by media and interest groups in the wake of the tragic events at Sandy Hook last year, but after meeting with games industry representatives the politician apparently decided to turn his attention to other potential causes for the US’s disturbingly high gun crime levels.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 23:28 GMT
Thieves have made off with $2 million worth of Wii U consoles after a raid on a warehouse.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 | 17:38 GMT
The Russian government is looking into how violent games in the region are handled after a shooter, who just so happens to like playing videogames, killed six co-workers at the Rigla pharmaceutical warehouse.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 | 22:23 BST
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 | 21:24 BST
A PlaySpan breach by hackers has been shut down after the firm detected and terminated illegal access to the Marketplace.
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 | 19:01 BST
Swen Vincke, founder of Larian Studios, has said the firm still has no leads on who made off with two PCs containing builds of Divinity: Dragon Commander and Divinity: Original Sin at gamescom.
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 | 21:27 BST
Thieves make off with PCs containing early builds of Divinity: Dragon Commander and Divinity: Original Sin
A $5,000 is being offered for stolen PCs at gamescom containing Divinity: Dragon Commander and Divinity: Original Sin builds. The two PCs were stolen from Larian’s booth in the business hall at gamescom, containing early builds of the aforementioned games. Larian is offering the reward as an incentive for information leading to the identification of the culprit and return of the PCs. The team is currently using backup PCs at the event in the meantime, so if you anyone has any information on the stolen tech, head over to Business Hall 4.2, Booth A-16 to let the team know.
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 | 03:38 BST
A Massachusetts teen may face up to 15 years of prison time for stealing Runescape currency.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 | 15:52 BST
Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Television wants to ban gaming bots which gather resources in gaming, as well as the ability for players to trade and farm virtual items.