Hack of the Day: DerpTrolling Leaks PSN, 2K, Windows Live User Info

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Hack of the Day: DerpTrolling Leaks PSN, 2K, Windows Live User Info
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Time to change those passwords again!

In a move to pressure game companies to update their servers and prevent cyberattacks, a hacker group named DerpTrolling has posted thousands of usernames and passwords from PSN, 2K Games and Windows Live.

"Dear Internet, the following is a very small portion of Lord Gaben and the rest of his crews glorious raids across the high seas of the Internet," the group said.

The document they released contains info on 2,131 PSN users, 1,473 Windows Live users and 2,000 2K Game Studios users, but they say they have access to alot more data (around 7 million usernames and passwords) which has not been leaked… yet.

The group also claimed resposibility for a DDoS attack on Blizzard's "World of Warcraft" servers last weekend.

Photo of the Day: Gaming in Australia

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Photo of the Day: Gaming in Australia
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People online have no clue that you're a spider!

Video Games of the Day: How Micro-transactions Have Destroyed the Gaming Industry

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Nerdcubed really loves Dungeon Keeper, and it is a fantastic game. To his surprise a mobile remake of the game was recently released and it is free to play so why not revisit one of his favorite experiences again...

This video shows what is wrong in the world of gaming and Nerdcubed is really upset people who don't know better think this kind of gouging is okay.

Oh yeah, almost forgot, obligatory EA ruining another franchise. Goodnight, sweet prince.

Disclaimer: Nerdcubed's rant contains lots of explicit language.

Weekend Read of the Day

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Weekend Read of the Day
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How Angry Birds, Farmville, and their brethren took over the world of gaming.

Money quote: "I really like the Internet and what it's done for games — it's been amazing. But in so many ways it's just terrible," says indie game designer Zach Gage. "Arcade cabinets did a lot of things that were really smart that we never gave them credit for. There's a lot of social psychology embedded in that structure. No one is designing games like that anymore."

[nyt]