Source from: www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12456922
The BBC that Spanish authorities arrested a man who allegedly hacked into Nintendo's (or some third party data storage company's) records to steal data on 4,000 gamers. The story says that the man tried to blackmail Nintendo by accusing the firm of negligence in data protection. When Nintendo didn't respond to the threats, the man leaked the stolen data online.
Would totally catch 'em all. (Does that make me a hoarder?)
This is actually a friend of a friend's cat that was amazingly born with the color and markings of Pikachu. KIDDING YO THAT SHIT IS SHOPPED TO FUUUUUUUUUU. It is a friend of a friend's cat though. I might steal it.
Thanks to Wehrwolf, who used to have a dog that looked like Squirtle. UGLY DOG WAS UGLY. And to the Candy Queen, who can produce all-red Skittles with a single wave of her scepter. OMG your majesty -- pleaaaaaase hit me in the mouth!
This is a little gallery of video game box-art reimagined with God of War's Kratos as the protagonist. They're all part of a user-submitted Photoshop contest from some Hungarian video game blog and surprisingly well conceived. Not unlike my son. JK JK -- total accident.
Hit the jump for a bunch more of my favorites, and a link to the original contest with a whole bunch more.
Source from: www.gamespot.com
There was little doubt that Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood was going to be popular. Today, Ubisoft revealed exactly how popular. To date, the critically acclaimed action adventure has shipped 6.5 million units, helping the Paris-based publisher beat its own earnings estimates.
Ubisoft had anticipated €520 million ($701 million) in revenue for the quarter ending December 31, 2010. Instead, the company pulled in a record €600 million ($809 million), a 21.2 percent increase over the same period the year prior. Nine-month earnings were €861 million ($1.16 billion), a 30.3 percent year-over-year increase.
Ubisoft's increase in earnings was thanks in no small part to rapid sales of its suite of dance games. The company said that Just Dance, Just Dance 2, Just Dance Kids, Michael Jackson: The Experience, and Dance on Broadway shipped a combined 10.5 million units worldwide.
The publisher was also proud of its Kinect lineup, which includes Your Shape:...
Source from: www.gametab.com/news/3592383/
The PlayStation 2 is the best selling videogame console of all time including both home consoles and handhelds. As of January 31, the system has sold 150 million units worldwide in just under 11 years.
Next month will mark the 11-year anniversary of the PS2's release in Japan. It'll reach that same milestone in North America this October. Sony's announcement does note that the 150 million figure is a sell-in number, as opposed to a sell-through number -- that is to say, that's how many systems have been sold to retailers as opposed to units sold to customers. With a collection of more than 10,828 games available for the system, more than 1.52 billion games have been sold through the end of 2010.
The announcement made sure to remind everyone that
Composer Christopher Tin has picked up the first ever Grammy Award win for a video game theme at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
His track, "Baba Yetu", the opening theme to strategy title Civilization IV, won the award for 'Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist', beating the likes of "Baby" by Roger Treece and "Based On A Thousand True Stories" by Vince Mendoza.
Here is the video of "Baba Yetu":
Source from: ps3.gamespy.com/articles/114/1149571p1.html
PlayStation 3 hacker George "GeoHot" Hotz has been the picture of professionalism in various print and television interviews. Not so much in a rap he recently posted on his YouTube account, in which he calls Sony "fudge packers" and describes himself as a "personification of freedom for all."
Hotz, a 21 year old from New Jersey, is thus far losing his legal battle with Sony. The hacker famous for jailbreaking the iPhone has had to pull any info of the PS3 root key hack he posted on the Internet, and on Thursday he was ordered by a San Francisco District Court judge to turn over his computers to Sony. The Japanese tech giant is now going after Hotz for unspecified damages, and, as this video proves, Hotz i