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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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The co-called Lizard Squad have established that they're pretty terrible people, but one of the members has hit a sad new low. A 17-year old Canadian has pleaded guilty to 23 separate offenses against mostly young, female gamers, including extortion and criminal harassment, according to the Tri-Ci...

May 22nd 2015 at 9:20am 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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A Littleton, Colorado, man named Jordan Mathewson was raided by a heavily armed SWAT team thanks to a false shooting and hostage report, and all the chaos was captured on a Twitch game stream (see below). During a Counter-Strike session, Jordan "Kootra" Mathewson -- a founder of The Creatures -- s...

August 28th 2014 at 10:38am 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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Flyout for both iPhone and iPad is a free game that's all about killing flies -- many different kinds of very annoying flies. The good news is that you get to kill them with all sorts of wonderful devices. The aim of the game is to kill as many flies as possible, wave by wave, without letting any su...

July 16th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Every week, computer security expert Jon Eldridge is your Azeroth Security Advisor. He will delve into the darkest reaches of computer security rumor and bring the facts back home even if they're wriggling at the end of a pike. His goal is to provide useful information to gamers who don't th...

May 26th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments