Lizard Squad member arrested by UK police on alleged charges

Lizard Squad member arrested by UK police on alleged charges

Vinnie Omari, a member of the now-infamous DDoS attack group, Lizard Squad, who claimed responsibility for the recent Christmas Day PlayStation Network and Xbox Live outages, has reportedly been arrested by British police. According to The Daily Dot, who has procured a copy of the search warrant used in the 22-year-old Lizard Squad member’s arrest on Tuesday the police “took everything” – including Omari’s Xbox One, phones, laptops, USB flash drives, […]

Gamer calls police regarding XBL/PSN outages, gets blunt response

Gamer calls police regarding XBL/PSN outages, gets blunt response

Many a gamer, new and old, were understandably distraught over the recent Christmas Day PlayStation Network and Xbox Live outages, which made it nearly impossible for gamers to connect to their respective services and play their games. However, one Florida gamer believed the situation to be such an emergency that he or she actually contacted emergency services to see if they had any information regarding the PlayStation Network/Xbox Live service outages. The […]

Origin rep says EA found no indication of account database breach

Origin rep says EA found no indication of account database breach

Earlier this week, a considerable number of PC gamers who use Origin, Electronic Art’s online store, reported suspicious behavior pertaining to the security of their account. Users of EA’s online service noticed that purchases were being billed to their account for games they never bought. EA subsequently confirmed that it was investigating the concerning matter. After further investigation into the unauthorized game purchases affecting some users, an EA representative has […]

Nintendo Wii mod enables online multiplayer for local multiplayer games

Nintendo Wii mod enables online multiplayer for local multiplayer games

A remarkably interesting mod for the Nintendo Wii that enables online multiplayer for local multiplayer games (such as New Super Mario Bros. Wii) has surfaced. The mod, which has been tested and confirmed for New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but is reportedly not limited to just that game, works by sending a stream of inputs (such as button presses on a controller). Next, an assigned host dictates RNG (random number generator) and […]

Xbox One: Recent update improves eSRAM control and overall performance

Xbox One: Recent update improves eSRAM control and overall performance

A recent Xbox One SDK update, which was released for game developers earlier this month (December 12th, to be exact), has been reported – by Dying Light developer Techland’s Maciej Binkowski to Gaming Bolt – to significantly improve the overall performance of Microsoft’s current-generation console. Binkowski, the lead game designer on Dying Light, stated that in addition to the advantages of the Xbox One’s update, the most prominent one is the improved […]

Xbox Live founder leaves Microsoft after more than 17 years

Xbox Live founder leaves Microsoft after more than 17 years

Boyd Multerer, the engineer who led development on Microsoft’s Xbox Live service, as well as its XNA game development tools, has recently announced his departure from Microsoft after more than 17 years of employment at the gaming and technology giant. Multerer publicly revealed his departure from the Xbox team via his Twitter just today, December 29th, stating: “Goodbye Microsoft. It was a good run. Xbox was Great! Time to do […]

Resident Evil 4 HD Project’s “The Village” released, up to 16x normal texture resolution

Resident Evil 4 HD Project’s “The Village” released, up to 16x normal texture resolution

For avid Resident Evil 4 lovers who didn’t think that the game’s recent re-release, Resident Evil 4: Ultimate HD Edition, was high-definition enough, an on-going fan-made project titled “The Resident Evil 4 HD Project” may be for you. Based on the Ultimate HD Edition of Resident Evil 4, the Resident Evil 4 HD Project is essentially an ultra high-definition texture mod led by 2 prominent modders of past releases of the game. As previously mentioned, it […]

PlanetSide 2 PS4 closed beta coming mid-January, SOE president confirms

PlanetSide 2 PS4 closed beta coming mid-January, SOE president confirms

Fans of PlanetSide 2, Sony Online Entertainment’s (SOE) popular free-to-play online first-person shooter for the PC, will be happy to hear that the PlayStation 4 version of the game will be receiving a closed beta sometime in the middle of January. The development was revealed by John Smedley, Sony Online Entertainment’s president, in a recent tweet made in response to a PlanetSide 2 fan’s inquiry regarding the PlayStation 4 version of the […]

Walmart shopper buys GTA 5 PS4 bundle filled with rocks

Walmart shopper buys GTA 5 PS4 bundle filled with rocks

A man from Denver, Colorado – Igor Baksht – recently purchased a GTA 5 PlayStation 4 bundle from Walmart as a Christmas gift only to find that the box was filled with rocks rather than Sony’s current-generation console. According to Baksht, a Walmart employee told him that the PS4 console bundle was previously returned. As such, he opened up the package to ensure that everything was in place before wrapping and giving the gift to […]

Lizard Squad member explains motivations behind Christmas attack

Lizard Squad member explains motivations behind Christmas attack

As many gamers found out Christmas Day, both Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network were affected by DDoS attacks helmed by the now-infamous group – Lizard Squad – causing many new (and current console) owners to be unable to log in to the aforementioned services. In a Skype interview with Sky News, one of the masterminds allegedly behind Lizard Squad’s Christmas Day attack, known only as “Ryan” has spoken […]