Category Archives: News

Government developer leaves database credentials on an old blog post potentially causing the largest data hack in history

(Image credit: Negative Space) The private data for 1 billion Chinese citizens was briefly put up for sale on a hacking forum, which would represent the largest leak of personal data in history. The post offering the database for sale seems to have been removed from the Breach Forum pages, which could either suggest that it was completely bogus or

James Gunn and Suda51 ‘don’t know anything’ about the Lollipop Chainsaw remake

(Image credit: Kadokawa Games) Lollipop Chainsaw is getting a remake (opens in new tab) if you somehow haven’t heard my incessant yelling about its return for the past few weeks. The original is a bombastic, colourful zombie-sawing action game packed with witty dialogue co-written by James Gunn back when he was just “the Scooby-Doo guy

This Herman Miller gaming chair hasn’t let me down yet and is currently 15% off

(Image credit: Herman Miller) (opens in new tab) Herman Miller Embody gaming chair | Adjustable armrests | Polyester upholstery | Ergonomic design | $1,795 $1,525.75 at Herman Miller (save $269.25) (opens in new tab) This is the comfiest gaming chair I’ve ever sat in, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking for a chair that goes

Pi-powered Cyberdecks are the retro futuristic PCs of our dreams

(Image credit: Cyberdeck Café) We’ve officially been sucked into this new modding trend. Basically people are designing portable Raspberry Pi cases, expertly modded and complete with keyboards and other accessories, to look like sci-fi ‘Cyberdecks.’ When Twitter user Supership79 posted (opens in new tab) about these Cyberd

Forspoken has been delayed for ‘strategic’ reasons

(Image credit: Square Enix) Square Enix and Luminous Productions have announced that the upcoming game Forspoken has been delayed all the way into 2023. The team made the announcement on Twitter but strangely didn’t chalk it up to the game being unready, instead it seems to be for “strategic” reasons—whatever that means.&nb

A new Witcher game releases Thursday

(Image credit: CD Projekt Red) Surprise: We’re getting an all new Witcher game this week. Obviously, it’s not The Witcher 4 (opens in new tab), which CD Projekt Red confirmed earlier this year (though not by that name). It’s actually a deckbuilding roguelike based on the card game Gwent.  As reported by IGN (opens in new tab

UK competition watchdog to investigate Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard

(Image credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The year’s biggest news so far has been Microsoft’s proposed takeover of Activision Blizzard, in a deal that could be worth $68.7 billion (opens in new tab). Activision Blizzard’s shareholders have approved the deal (opens in new tab), but due to its sheer size (this wo

Sonic co-creator erases other Sonic co-creator from old photo

(Image credit: Yuji Naka) In a bizarre move Sonic co-creator and former head of Sonic Team Yuji Naka has shared an old photograph in which his former colleague Naoto Ohshima has been blocked-out. Ohshima is regarded as the co-creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, having come up with the character’s visual design based on a Naka-programmed tech demo

EU tells big companies to make it easier to get rid of pre-installed software or pay up

(Image credit: Getty, Tatyana Aksenova / EyeEm) The EU has had enough of the “Wild West” currently enjoyed by online companies, including those pesky social media types, and so has introduced a number of new rules that they will need to adhere to. Two new acts have been introduced (opens in new tab) to address the social and economic e

Riot to increase price of League of Legends microtransactions worldwide

(Image credit: Riot) Riot has announced that it’s soon going to increase the price of League of Legends’ in-game currencies (opens in new tab). From August 19 the prices of RP and TFT coins will increase in “most” regions in which the game operates, and the publisher has a laundry list of reasons why: “worldwide infla

Final Fantasy 14 roleplaying server currently under the protection of a catgirl army

(Image credit: LotusBerserker) A wall of armed catgirls (opens in new tab) stand at the entrance of Ul’dah. This border wall of fur appears to be blocking outsiders from entering one of the most notorious servers in Final Fantasy 14, but it’s also a playful form of greeting. Player-tourists are waiting in queues of up to 30 minutes (op

Forspoken’s delay to 2023 means DirectStorage could still be a long way off

(Image credit: Square Enix) Well, it seems like the developers of Forspoken spoke too soon about its release date. Forspoken has been delayed to January, which means we’re waiting longer to see DirectStorage in action on Windows 11 PCs.  DirectStorage is Microsoft’s name for the Windows version of the software interface it uses to

Marvel’s Avengers designer looks on helplessly as streamer leaks next hero reveal

(Image credit: Disney) Marvel’s Avengers (opens in new tab) just cannot seem to catch a break. It’s been through a lot over the past couple of years—ugly bugs, a paid booster debacle, sass from Square Enix, and an average concurrent player count that hasn’t come close to breaking triple digits since mid-2021—and now i