What a time to be alive: a Sacramento based fool has been arrested for sending death threats to Blizzard Entertainment.
Stephen Cebula, 28, is accused of sending messages "over the internet" on July 2 & 3 saying he "may or may not pay [Blizzard] a visit with an AK47 amongst some other 'fun' tools," and "might be inclined to 'cause a disturbance' at [Blizzard's] headquarters in California with an AK47 and a few other 'opportunistic tools."
IF he's found guilty he's looking at a sweet five years in jail, and a $250K fine...Alright, I'm done.
TorrentFreak reported that Blizzard has filed a lawsuit against Germany-based cheating company Bossland (a company that Blizzard also sued over World of Warcraft "buddy bots") for an Overwatch cheating tool called "Watchover Tyrant."
"Defendants' sale and distribution of the Bossland Hacks in the United States has caused Blizzard to lose millions or tens of millions of dollars in revenue, and to suffer irreparable damage to its goodwill and reputation," Blizzard said in its complaint.
"Moreover, by releasing 'Overwatch Cheat' just days after the release of Overwatch, Defendants are attempting to destroy or irreparably harm that game before it even has had a chance to fully flourish," it added.
"Defendants not only know that their conduct is unlawful, but they engage in that conduct with the deliberate intent to harm Blizzard and its business," the developer said. "Blizzard is entitled to monetary damages, injunctive and other equitable relief, and punitive damages against Defendants,” the complaint reads."
Get the rest of the story, and read up on the lawsuit over at TorrentFreak.
This is kind of awesome. Redditor Calycae says that two pros bet their very professional careers on the firmly held, and shared belief that 17-year-old Geguri is a plain old cheater in Overwatch. Blizzard reportedly confirmed that Geguri wasn't cheating, and now those two dudes are fresh out of the game..
They just couldn't believe that she's really this good. The young lady's stats are truly astounding. She boasts an 80% win rate, and a KDA of 6.31.
Korean site, Inven, says that much of the suspicion players hold stems from Geguri's ridiculous accuracy. You can watch her in action, in the clip below:
Meanwhile in Boston… the mayor wants residents to stop jumping out windows.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Mayor Martin J. Walsh issued a warning to anyone participating in a viral video trend where they record themselves diving into piles of snow.
People have been posting the clips online to YouTube and Vine with the hashtag#BostonBlizzardChallenge.
“I’m asking people to stop their nonsense right now. These are adults jumping out windows,” he said. “This isn’t a Loon Mountain, this is the city of Boston.”
Actual Loon Mountain in New Hampshire also got wind of the Mayor’s comments, and they say they don’t want any of these shenanigans either. They spoke with one of the jumpers about it in a new video.
Around six-feet of snow covered the Buffalo area Tuesday, thanks to a lake-effect snowstorm, trapping residents and stopping traffic. Deaths have been reported as well, 3 of which were from heart attacks.
And another 2-feet of snow is reportedly on the way. Not good.
Here's some news you might have missed:
Gov. Cuomo has deployed the National Guard [NY Daily News]
A drone toughed out the storm, and the footage is insane. (see video above) [James Grimaldi]
For some reason, the University at Buffalo did not cancel classes, and commenters on Facebook found this very amusing. [dan_blather]
The storm did not stop this baby from being born. [WIVB]
Some suburbs around Buffalo got close to breaking the record for 24-hour snowfall [NWS Buffalo]
This photo is why flying is probably NOT a good idea during a storm. [USA Today]
Here's your lake effect. Someone shot a timelapse of the storm as it crossed over Lake Erie into the city. [Alfonzo Cutaia]
And as always: the memes are coming. [scy1192]