The devastating Christmas Day attacks against the gaming networks of Sony and Microsoft were a marketing scheme for a commercial cyberattack service, according to the hackers claiming responsibility for the attacks.
After the recent hacks over the holidays, the Lizard Squad has been put under a microscope. See how Josh feels about this whole ordeal….
Video Games! You've heard of them. But what you might not be so aware of is 'eSports' – the growing genre of highly competitive multiplayer gaming. But are eSports really on a level where we should be seeing digital athletes at the Olympics? Rob Pardo, formerly of Blizzard, thinks so.
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When Xbox and Playstation players wanted to test their Christmas gifts a few hours ago, they were welcomed by an unpleasant surprise. Lizard Squad, who repeatedly DDoSed the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live’s servers in recent months, were back with a Christmas gift nobody asked for. Another DDoS attack resulting in yet more downtime. One of the affected players was Kim Dotcom, who’s an avid Xbox player himself. But instead of cursing Lizard Squad to high heaven he decided to make them…
As you may have heard the hacker group “Lizard Squad” has claimed responsibility for the hack of Sony and PlayStation’s online gaming services that shut down on Christmas Day and were still down until some minutes ago from writing this article (12:40 p.m CST).
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Naughty Dog was founded in 1984. This year we celebrate 30 years of making awesome video games. Go in-depth on the history and future of our studio in our full length 30th anniversary video.
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I can hear the alien breathing. I’ve played lots of videogames, lots of run-and-gun shooters in which I happily charge down a corridor into certain death. Not this time. I’ve got my back pressed against the wall of an abandoned spaceship, and I’m inching down a hallway, my head darting left and right, looking for danger everywhere. And I wonder, is this the one? Is this the Oculus Rift demo where I rip the headset off my face and bolt, terrified, out of the room?
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This project was actually close to completion before I even started my previous video, but I ended up postponing it several times. At long last, it was coincidentally finished on Christmas. You can't exactly put it under the tree, but here's my present for you! I used the map de_forest made by Robert Briscoe, although it is heavily modified in terms of props, lighting, textures, etc. I also used some props from a Skyrim pack for the weapons, the elk and the dragon.
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