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There are a couple things you probably shouldn't do to celebrate acquiring 800,000 followers on Twitch. Faking your own swatting at the end of a 24-hour live event, as streamer Trick2g recently did, is at the top of the list. Trick2g, who focused primarily on League of Legends during his broadcast...

August 4th 2015 at 2:23pm 0 Comments
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Despite Twitter making it easier to report cyber harassment, its measures still fall woefully short. To wit, game developers Zoe Quinn, one of GamerGate's biggest targets, and Alex Lifschitz have teamed up to form an online abuse help network. Crash Override says its goal is to provide a support n...

January 21st 2015 at 8:40am 0 Comments
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An unnamed "high-up executive" at Destiny developer Bungie was visited by police officers and a sheriff's helicopter at his house in Sammamish, Washington early yesterday morning. Polygon reports that a fake 911 call informed police that someone had placed explosives in the executive's yard and was...

November 7th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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After visiting Ferguson, Missouri recently, a pair of Georgetown students realized the need to access cellphone videos of police misconduct in the event a device is destroyed. With that in mind, Brandon Anderson and Joseph Gruenbaum set out to develop the SWAT app -- software that sends your foota...

October 13th 2014 at 3:14pm 0 Comments
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Hackers who implicated themselves in this weekend's PlayStation Network outage have apparently stepped up their attacks on Sony with a casual bomb threat made over Twitter that may have diverted a plane carrying SOE president John Smedley. In addition to tweeting several mocking threats about the f...

August 24th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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There's nothing like a car crash to slow down traffic as everyone rubbernecks at someone else's misfortune. Likewise, gamers and media alike were fascinated with the premature demise of last year's All Points Bulletin, craning their heads to see how extensive the damage was. But out of the wreck...

August 29th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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How unfortunate that at the same time we received our review copy of SWAT: Target Liberty, we also received our review copy of Sony's upcoming SOCOM Tactical Strike. The differences between the two titles only accentuate SWAT's significant shortcomings. It's not a bad game per se, but when compared...

October 24th 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

The brand-new SWAT: Target Liberty is slowly sneaking towards the PSP. Planned to release next week, Sierra's tactical shooter brings back the franchise exclusively for the handheld. In the game, you'll have to carefully choose your weapons and stay true to the mission plan -- or else you'll...

October 10th 2007 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Pick up those VIPs, will you? Escort them to the top of the roof, in this new video of SWAT: Target Liberty's multiplayer. Interestingly, IGN's preview notes that the levels will be randomly generated, creating new experiences every time you play. The game seems fun, especially for those that...

August 21st 2007 at 1:00pm 0 Comments