If you steal an Xbox 360, don't forget to disable the auto sign-in feature before going online. That's the lesson high-tech crooks are probably gleaning from today's New York Post brief about a thief, 22-year-old Jeremy Gilliam, apprehended after logging into Xbox LIVE with his victim's online game id.
A 14-year-old boy's mother had enough with her son's gaming over the weekend. After turning off the console hoping he would stop gaming, she called police to ask for their help in solving her son's "addiction."
According to the story first reported in the Boston Herald, Angela Mejia had enough with her son's gaming when she found him playing Grand Theft Auto at 2:30 a.m. She told him to go to sleep, but he refused.
"Sometimes I want to run away, too," Mejia told the Boston Herald. "I have support from my church, but I'm alone. I want to help my son, but I can't find a way."
Ghost Recon 4 is one of those games that exists (it was officially unveiled back in April), but details are few and far between. All we we know is that it'll be available some time next year.
You may have seen on Steam that we have released a "Clan Pack" bundle containing four copies of Shattered Horizon for $59.99 / €59.99.
With this offer you get four games for the price of three, or to put it another way, for the same price as a single copy of Modern Warfare 2, four friends can get Shattered Horizon, which we think is a pretty sweet deal for the holidays.
Shattered Horizon Clan Pack: http://store.steampo...
A court in east China has handed down jail sentences of up to three years to 11 people for their roles in online gaming scams. The scammers pocketed the grand sum of 140,000 dollars which is big money behind the bamboo curtain.
Lu Yizhong and Zeng Yifu wrote malicious Trojan horse viruses and nicked 5.3 million user names and passwords from online gamers. The cash was then used for "illegal gains", the Xinhua news agency said. It did not say what those illegal gains were but it seems that the cash was used as seed finance for other scams. (Like democracy. sub.ed.)
According to the latest press release the S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Pripyat will show its face on North America shelves on February 2nd 2010.
Viva Media, bitcomposer and GSC Game World have announced that the sequel of Shadow of Chernobyl, a quite good and popular first person shooter willl show up on North American shelves on February 2nd 2010. As you may already know, the game was released on November 5th but only for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, while the rest of the Europe, Australia and the USA will share the same February release fate.
Final Fantasy XIII, one of the most awaited video games of the year, went on sale Thursday morning in Japan. The game marks the first time the long-running series has appeared on the PlayStation 3 and launches as the console is enjoying better sales.
Several hundred people queued in the pre-dawn cold in Tokyo's Shibuya district to be among the first in the world to own the game. Sales began at the Tsutaya software store on Shibuya crossing at 7a.m. and simultaneously at other major electronics stores across the city. It costs ¥8,300 (US$93).
A new patch for Dragon Age: Origins PC is now available on FileShack, delivering several fixes and updating BioWare's recent fantasy RPG to v1.02.
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