China Accuses Elon Musk and Tesla of Spying
Bart Swiatek, 22 March 2021, 16:48
According to reports by Reuters, cars manufactured by the American company Tesla have been banned in the Chinese army - they cannot be driven into military facilities and key corporations owned by the authorities. The reason is said to be concerns about espionage.
Angry Players Review Bomb Nier Automata on Steam
Adrian Werner, 22 March 2021, 10:57
NieR: Automata's card on Steam was flooded with negative reviews. Gamers are furious that this particular release received no fixes, despite the fact that a much improved version of the game debuted on Game Pass a few days ago.
Hacker Steals Almost $6 Million in Crypto Tokens
Sodar, 19 March 2021, 14:42
Cryptocurrency website Roll fell victim to a hacker attack. Cybercriminals cracked passwords and stole the equivalent of $5.7 million in Ethereum-based tokens.
Apple Yields to Russia, Will Install Government-approved Apps
Capitalny, 18 March 2021, 12:01
Apple has agreed to pre-install software approved by the Russian government on its hardware. The new rules set by the country's Ministry of Digitization will take effect next month.
Riot's Investigation Finds CEO Innocent, Plaintiff Accused of Witness Tampering
Szarmancki, 18 March 2021, 10:36
Riot Games has hired a law firm, independent of the recent harassment and gender discrimination case, to investigate Nicolo Laurent. As the evidence gathered showed, there is nothing to indicate the CEO's guilt. Instead, information gathered during the investigation suggests that alleged victim offered bribes to witnesses.
Activision Blizzard Investors Concerned About Bobby Kotick's Bonuses
Przemyslaw Dygas, 17 March 2021, 14:47
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick will receive further bonuses despite continuing layoffs at the company. The situation has the investors worried.
Hogwarts Legacy Producer's Departure Unrelated to Controversy
Bart Swiatek, 16 March 2021, 10:21
Troy Leavitt - the producer of Hogwarts Legacy, who left Avalanche Studios at the beginning of March - explained his decision. The reason were serious family problems that would prevent him from devoting proper attention to the project.
Electronic Arts Comments on #EAGate Scandal; Admits a Mistake
Paul Musiolik, 14 March 2021, 20:24
After a few days, Electronic Arts commented on the #EAGate scandal, in which employees of the company sold access to the best cards in FUT. EA admitted the mistake and apologized.
Walter Isaacson Believes Facebook and Twitter Make Money on Enraging Users
Bart Swiatek, 11 March 2021, 18:29
According to the American writer and biographer Walter Isaacson - author of the biography of Steve Jobs - social media specifically heat up the emotions to make money on them.
Steam Download Almost Grinds to a Halt in Russia Because of Local Authorities
Bart Swiatek, 11 March 2021, 16:01
Due to the decision of the Russian telecommunications agency Roskomnadzor, the operation of some websites and online services has been greatly slowed down. One of the platforms that have suffered is Steam.
Massive Scandal Hits FUT and EA Sports; Employee Accused of Selling Cards
Paul Musiolik, 10 March 2021, 22:28
A massive scandal has rocked the world of FUT and FIFA. An EA employee was accused on Twitter of trading cards for real cash, which is allegedly impossible, according to EA.
Six Days in Fallujah Will Touch on Politics, Publisher Changes Stance
Ness, 08 March 2021, 21:28
The publisher of Six Days in Fallujah changes its approach to dealing with difficult and political topics. In a statement on Twitter, the creators informed that the game will feature representatives from both sides of the conflict.
Assassin's Creed Fans Want to Boycott Helix Store and Microtransactions
Bart Swiatek, 08 March 2021, 17:34
A gamer has decided to create a petition on Change.org, calling on Ubisoft to remove microtransactions from the next Assassin's Creed game and offer free content instead to keep the players engaged for longer.
Lootboxes Only for Adults, New German Law One Step Away
Ness, 06 March 2021, 18:38
The Bundestag has passed an amendment to the law on the protection of minors. The amendment recognises loot boxes as harmful to the development of children. It only needs the approval of the second chamber of parliament to enter into force.
It Takes Two Director Calls Cyberpunk 2077 Criticism a Witch Hunt
Jacob Blazewicz, 05 March 2021, 17:31
Not everyone is thrilled with the widespread criticism of CD Projekt RED. Hazelight's Josef Fares believes that while complaints about Cyberpunk 2077 are justified, the reactions of many people are unfair to the developers.
Lead Dev of Hogwarts Legacy Quits Over Controversial YouTube Channel
Qskan, 05 March 2021, 13:01
Troy Leavitt, one of the developers working on Hogwarts Legacy, announced on Twitter his departure from Avalanche Software. This most likely has to do with the discovery of the developer's former YouTube channel, where he posted content attacking feminism and progressive approaches to gaming, among other things.
GeForce RTX 3000 Remains Unavailable, but Photo Sales Increase
Jacob Blazewicz, 03 March 2021, 20:46
The unavailability of GeForce RTX 3000 series cards leads to increasing numbers of fake auctions on eBay and other auction websites. The sellers publish - allegedly in an effort to fight scalpers - offers to sell, among other things, photos and empty boxes of Nvidia cards.
The Sinking City Devs Accuse Publisher of Pirating Their Game [UPDATED]
Przemyslaw Dygas, 03 March 2021, 11:23
A few days ago The Sinking City was published without the developers' permission on Steam. Now they have accused the publisher of pirating their game.
Epic Games and Apple Will Meet in Court Soon
Karol Laska , 02 March 2021, 20:20
The conflict between Epic Games and Apple will soon move to a California court. The companies will meet in court in May in order to clarify all past financial inaccuracies.
Chinese Troll Scares the Internet Claiming PS5 Mines Ethereum (It Doesn't)
Paul Musiolik, 01 March 2021, 17:00
The news that the PS5 is able to mine Ethereum was proven to be false. The prankster from China responsible for the rumor was quickly found. But not before scaring the living daylights out of a lot of people.
Facebook Ad Advertises User Tracking
Sodar, 01 March 2021, 14:03
Facebook has released an ad video that attempts to warm up the image of ad tracking. It is mainly aimed at Apple device users and related to the introduction of App Tracking Transparency.
The Sinking City Back on Steam, Devs Advise Against Buying
Adrian Werner, 27 February 2021, 17:16
After months of court battles, The Sinking City went on sale on Steam. However, the studio responsible for the game, Frogwares, warns against buying this version.
Terraria Devs Resume Cooperation With Google
Ness, 27 February 2021, 17:02
Less than three weeks ago, the creator of Terraria announced the end of cooperation with Google, because he lost access to all his accounts. Yesterday, the situation was finally resolved and the popular sandbox will finally be released on Stadia.
Court Orders Valve to Give Apple Its Data
Karol Laska , 25 February 2021, 19:35
Epic Games' conflict with Apple has temporarily turned into a dispute between Apple and Valve. What's more, Gabe Newell's side is losing this clash, as a California court has obliged it to hand over data on 436 games available on Steam.
Empress Arrested for Cracking Denuvo?
Bart Swiatek, 25 February 2021, 17:37
It looks like Empress - the woman responsible for cracking the Denuvo anti-piracy security measures in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Immortals: Fenyx Rising, among others - has been arrested.
Schreier: Cyberpunk 2077 Patching Suspended for Two Weeks
Qskan, 25 February 2021, 13:29
Bloomberg's Jason Schreier published an article with fresh information regarding the recent attack on CD Projekt. According to the journalist, the company had to halt work on Cyberpunk 2077 for two weeks. It is also possible that sensitive employee data was leaked.
Bethesda in Trouble Because of Fallout 4. Lawsuit Could Delay Microsoft's Acquisition
Jacob Blazewicz, 24 February 2021, 18:19
The acquisition of ZeniMax Media and Bethesda Softworks by Microsoft may be delayed. All because of a lawsuit against the developers of Fallout 4 in connection with the season pass and the so-called Creation Club.
TheGamer Reports on Techland's Internal Problems; Dying Light 2 Delayed Beyond 2021 [UPDATED]
Ness, 24 February 2021, 16:28
TheGamer website reports on the internal problems of Techland, the studio currently working on Dying Light 2. The article, written by Kirk McKeand, describes cases of poor management, negative atmosphere, and striking inefficiency, among other things.
Google Cannot Fix a Bug in Its Own Stadia Game
Ness, 23 February 2021, 17:23
At the beginning of the month, a game called Journey to the Savage Planet was added to Google Stadia's offer, but a few days later a bug appeared in the game which made it impossible to continue playing. The bigger problem is that there is nobody who can fix it.
Censorship on PlayStation - Sony Edits Violent Content
Sarafan, 23 February 2021, 13:31
According to recent reports, Sony has decided to introduce censorship of violent scenes in some PlayStation games. It has to do with the desire to reach a wider audience.
CD Projekt RED Hunts Down Tweets Linking to Gwent's Stole Source Code
Ness, 22 February 2021, 21:55
CD Projekt RED is cracking down on illegal distribution of Gwent's source code stolen almost two weeks ago. Several posts were removed on Twitter with help of the infamous DMCA.
Indian Gamers Go to War With PS5 Scalpers
Jacob Blazewicz, 22 February 2021, 18:40
Scalpers continue to be a nuisance for people looking to purchase PlayStation 5. However, gamers from India want to make life a bit harder for scalpers and have found a way to at least curb their operations.
Popular Battlefield 6 Leaker Banned on Twitter
Sarafan, 22 February 2021, 17:20
Tom Henderson, known for publishing leaks about Battlefield 6, was banned on Twitter. The case may be related to recent reports about the SBMM system in the latest installment of the famous shooter series, as well as other leaks about EA DICE's upcoming game.
Valve Refuses to Give Apple Steam Data Against Epic Games
Jacob Blazewicz, 19 February 2021, 18:09
Valve rejected a request from Apple for Steam data. These would have helped in the fight between the Californian company and Epic Games. However, the platform's owner believes that Apple's demands are by no means as modest as the company portrays.
Epic Games Files Complaint Against Apple in Europe
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 February 2021, 18:28
Epic Games filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission. Tim Sweeney's company has once again drawn attention to what it believes are anti-consumer and monopolistic actions by the App Store's owner.
Cara Dune Cut From The Mandalorian Along With Gina Carano
Karol Laska , 17 February 2021, 15:26
Lucasfilm is making it clear - Cara Dune will no longer appear in The Mandalorian, so re-casting for the role is out of discussion. However, industry insiders have a different take on the matter, sharing details about Gina Carano's dismissal.
TikTok is a Threat to Children, Claims Complaint to European Commission
Bart Swiatek, 17 February 2021, 14:11
The EU consumer rights organisation BEUC has filed a complaint with the European Commission against the popular online platform TikTok. The entity accuses the Chinese company of violating numerous provisions of EU law.
PowerGPU: AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Highly Unreliable
Ness, 15 February 2021, 15:09
PC building company PowerGPU tweeted stat figures showing that the failure rate of AMD's latest CPUs can reach almost 20 percent. The tweet has now been deleted, but not before it made big waves on the web.
Mandalorian's Gina Carano Fired by Disney
Jacob Blazewicz, 12 February 2021, 01:00
Gina Carano has been fired from LucasFilm. This follows a recent controversial post by the actress in which she used an unusual comparison to the Holocaust.
Stolen Source Code of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 Sold
Tom Borys, 11 February 2021, 18:41
The auction where we could buy the data stolen from CD Projekt in a recent ransmoware attack, including the source code of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3, among other things, has probably concluded with a deal.
PS5 Scalpers Attempt to Improve Their Image
Bart Swiatek, 11 February 2021, 18:00
In an interview with the editors of one of the industry websites, the so-called scalpers - intermediaries who buy goods in bulk and resell them for profit - complain about how badly their business has been perceived recently.
CD Projekt Employees Suspect Identity Theft
Qskan, 11 February 2021, 17:06
This morning, a former employee of CDP, Marcin Kosman, reported on Twitter that CD Projekt's employees are replacing their IDs for fear of identity theft after the recent attack. In response, the company informed our editors that at this point there is no evidence of personal data leak.
CD Projekt Praised for Response to Hacker Attack
Jacob Blazewicz, 11 February 2021, 11:49
A hacker attack is another unfortunate event for CD Projekt. However, the company's quick and „transparent” response has earned the creators of Cyberpunk 2077 the approval of security specialists.
Source Code of The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 Auctioned for $1 Million
Michael Kulakowski, 10 February 2021, 22:37
Source code of The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, as well as other data stolen during a ransomware attack on CD Projekt's servers, will be auctioned off on one of hacker internet forums. The starting price for the files is one million dollars.
Hackers Publish Gwent's Source Code on the Web
Bart Swiatek, 10 February 2021, 13:19
It seems that yesterday's attack on CD Projekt has its first visible consequences. The source code for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game has been leaked. It is possible that other files will soon start surfacing, including the code of the studio's latest game, Cyberpunk 2077.
Riot Games Sued For Harassment and Discrimination, Again
Bart Swiatek, 10 February 2021, 11:51
Riot Games is facing more allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination, as well as a new, relevant lawsuit. This time the accusations directly involve the studio's current CEO, Nicolo Laurent.
CD Projekt Hacked, Data Stolen and PCs Encrypted
Bart Swiatek, 09 February 2021, 10:40
CD Projekt announced that it has become the target of a hacker attack. The perpetrators managed to steal some data and encrypt some computers. The criminals demanded a ransom, but the Polish company does not intend to negotiate.
Terraria Not Coming to Stadia, Google Blocked Developer's Accounts
Ness, 08 February 2021, 17:03
Andrew Spinks, creator of Terraria, lost access to all his Google accounts three weeks ago. Today, he announced that he will no longer cooperate with the company.
Police Seize Over $60 Million in Bitcoin, Have no Password
Sodar, 08 February 2021, 13:13
This time, the password to a crypto wallet was forgotten - the fraudster who was convicted of cryptojacking does not want to reveal it. Investigators have failed to gain access despite multiple attempts, and the convicted man is not cooperating.
PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Became a Gold Mine for Scalpers
Adamson, 03 February 2021, 15:35
It's been a while since the release of next-gen consoles, but their availability still leaves much to be desired. PS5 and Xbox Series X and S are in short supply in many countries, which makes both devices of great interest to scalpers who are just waiting for the opportunity to resell the goods at inflated prices.