Category: Round Up

Microsoft accuses Chinese ‘gaming’ website of hacking Xbox accounts

Microsoft has accused a Chinese gaming website of hacking Xbox account and illegally gaining virtual gaming currencies. iGSKY, which presented itself as a gaming service website, offered players a way to pay for in-game credits and rare items across games like FIFA, Final Fantasy and Aion Kinah. SEE ALSO: Microsoft's future phones might not even look like phones Microsoft on Friday filed a complaint against the company in federal court. The tech giant's probe into iGSKY began in December 2016, when the company's in-house fraud investigators purchased over 11,000 FIFA points for $60, according to a report by The Verge. Read more...More about Gaming, Microsoft, Xbox, and Tech

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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ delayed, but we get new screenshots

Red Dead Redemption 2 is being delayed until spring 2018, Rockstar Games said today in a blog post. The sequel to 2010's epic western game Red Dead Redemption was originally expected to release in fall 2017, but the developer said that building the game "from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware" requires some extra time. SEE ALSO: Sit back and enjoy this first, early look at 'Red Dead Redemption 2' As a consolation, Rockstar shared six brand new images of Red Dead Redemption 2, including the photo above. Image: ROCKSTAR GAMES Image: ROCKSTAR GAMES Image: ROCKSTAR GAMES Read more...More about Gaming, Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Entertainment

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‘Far Cry 5’ will take place in an unsettling version of Montana

Far Cry 5 will take place in Montana, according to series of short and unsettling teaser trailers revealed today. Four Far Cry 5 teasers were published on the PlayStationEU YouTube channel today — each one starting out with a picturesque glimpse at Hope County, Montana's breathtaking fictional landscapes — before being interrupted by violence. Take a look at all four full teasers below: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq0YrQLa3Vo?enablejsapi=1&] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaHEFYU8sVM?enablejsapi=1&] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUGaMaE-Bdw?enablejsapi=1&] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=589IhCWadVM?enablejsapi=1&] SEE ALSO: 'Far Cry 5' and 'Assassin's Creed' are on Ubisoft's calendar for this year Far Cry 5 will be the first Far Cry game to take place in the Americas with locations including rural farmlands, mountain ranges, forests, plains, and rivers. Read more...More about Gaming, Montana, Ubisoft, Far Cry 5, and Far Cry

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Blind Nintendo fan receives a thoughtful response to his touching letter

A fifth grader named Hibiki Sakai has been completely blind since the age of two, but that doesn't stop him from playing video games. He sent a touching letter to Nintendo to ask them to make more Rhythm Heaven games — one of the only series he can really play. A week later, Nintendo thoughtfully replied with a letter written in braille. Sakai's father shared the story of his son's correspondence with Nintendo on Twitter, translated by SoraNews24: 全盲の長男が唯一楽しめる#リズム天国 シリーズを全てパーフェクトでクリアした長男が#任天堂 さんへ手紙を書いた所、返信の手紙が‼️たった1人の為に誠実に対応でまさに神対応です✨任天堂さん、全シリーズ音楽監修のつんくさん是非とも新作をお待ちしてます🙇#nintendo pic.twitter.com/LPOLfboJIT — けんたろー (@kentarock1020) May 17, 2017 Read more... More about Japan, Nintendo, Blind, Rhythm Heaven, and Entertainment

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Blizzard reveals a semi-pro league ahead of ‘Overwatch’ League

Overwatch League is getting its own developmental league for teams and players who are almost-but-not-quite ready to make it to the big leagues: Overwatch Contenders. Blizzard announced the Overwatch Contenders developmental league today, offering aspiring Overwatch pros a chance to hone their skills and show off their talents to Overwatch League teams in a structured competitive league. The Contenders league kicks off this summer with Season 0 — open to anyone in North America and Europe — to determine which teams will be competing in Contenders Season 1. Overwatch Contenders is kind of like a cross between League of Legends' Challenger Series developmental league and Minor League Baseball. Teams in Contenders won't have a chance to steal an Overwatch League team's spot like League's Challenger Series teams do. Instead, individuals (or potentially entire rosters of Contenders teams) would get signed by an Overwatch League team. Read more...More about Esports, Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch League, and Overwatch Contenders

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‘Spider-Man’ star Tom Holland sets a course for that ‘Uncharted’ movie

Tom Holland has already found his way to another potential franchise. We have confirmed that the Spider-Man: Homecoming lead is attached to star as treasure hunter Nathan Drake in Sony's adaptation of the Uncharted video game series. Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) is directing. SEE ALSO: Tom Holland's 'Umbrella' lip sync battle was so powerful it controlled the weather If you're familiar at all with Uncharted, you've probably noticed that Holland is quite a bit younger than Nathan Drake as he's portrayed in most of the games. Word is that the film will take inspiration from Uncharted 3 and depict Drake's younger years, including his first encounter with his future mentor, Sullivan. Read more...More about Movies, Tom Holland, Uncharted, Entertainment, and Film

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