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The Art of Wushu: Doing the time for doing crime

Bounties are the primary way that PK victims in Age of Wushu get to fight back against their assailants. If you murder someone, your victim can force you to spend time in jail and pay a constable for the service of putting you behind bars. Much as in EVE Online's original bounty system, there ar...

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Not So Massively: LoL downed by DDoS attack, Star Citizen hits $36 million

Livestreamer James Varga became the target of a vicious online attack this week that started with the League of Legends servers being shut down by a DDoS attack. A group calling itself "Derp" claimed responsibility for the attack, which ended with a hoax 911 call that sent armed police to Varga's h...

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Hackers harass League of Legends livestreamer with DDoS attacks and police calls

A vendetta against a livestreamer has caused real-world havoc. A user or group identifying itself as DERP has targeted a popular Twitch streamer, calling the police on him and performing DDoS attacks against the games he was playing on December 30th. The streamer's name is James Varga, and accor...

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EVE Evolved: Three exploitable game features

If there's one thing EVE Online players are good at, it's finding ways to get an advantage over each other. The hyper-competitive PvP sandbox breeds players with an investigative streak who will constantly figure out ways to bend and abuse new features to make ISK or get an edge over other players ...

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World of Warcraft livestreamer detained by police during livestream

During his livestream last night, Swifty -- a popular World of Warcraft player and livestreamer -- was paid a visit by the police after they received a call regarding "a false accusation that Swifty was threatening someone with a knife." As he was streaming, the officers questioned Swifty, searche...

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Subpoenas issued over 38 Studios deal, Citizens Bank sues Schilling [Updated]

While the fallout from 38 Studios' collapse carries with it a human toll, it also has triggered a legal one as well. State and federal law enforcement agencies have issued subpoenas to both Bank Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation over the loans that enticed the gam...

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Disabled man uses Evony to call for help during house fire

If a toaster caught on fire in your kitchen, it would be a small matter for most of us to put it out. Not so much for Bob Chambers, a 51-year-old Indiana man suffering from Muscular Dystrophy. While playing Evony, a Facebook MMO, in his living room, Chambers noticed the smoke but was powerless to p...

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Teenager arrested for making suicide threat to Blizzard rep

In a sad bit of news to start the new year, it would appear that a teenager in Fairfield Township, Ohio, was taken into custody yesterday for falsely claiming that he would commit suicide if a Blizzard support representative did not give in to his request. The young man, who remains nameless due to...

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4,000 copies of Age of Conan stolen in biggest, most pointless MMO heist ever

Thieves in the United Kingdom city of Bradford stole 4,000 retail copies of Age of Conan from the back of a truck late at night on Tuesday the 28th of October. The original source, Telegraph & Argus, claims that it was an Xbox 360 version of the game, but we're going to keep our sanity caps on ...

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Second Life publicizes din of inequity

Week after week, year after year, Australia's police-men and -women put their lives on the line for us. Even when we're ungrateful and unpleasant about it. They see the best and the worst of us, and they keep on going. The Western Australia police force have a recruiting center newly established in...

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