No More Data Encryption? Controversial US Government Bill
Sodar, 29 June 2020, 16:14
The U.S. Government intends to introduce legislation to address vulnerabilities in the encryption of software used in the country. Back doord hidden in the code would enable the government services to fight crime more effectively.
Former Google CEO: Huawei is a Threat to Security
Bart Swiatek, 19 June 2020, 12:13
Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, currently serving as chairman of the Pentagon's security innovation committee, believes that Huawei is a threat to global security.
CoD: Warzone Season 4 Delayed
Bart Swiatek, 02 June 2020, 10:50
The creators of Call of Duty games decided to postpone the launch of the next seasons of support for their three shooters: CoD: Warzone, CoD: Modern Warfere and CoD: Mobile. The reason are the riots in the USA.
U.S. Government Accuses Huawei of Using Backdoors in Mobile Networks
Peter Doron, 12 February 2020, 12:31
New charges have been brought against Huawei. This time, the U.S. federal government is suggesting that the Chinese giant was using backdoors installed on mobile networks for law enforcement use.
Atari Hotels With VR and eSports Events to be Built in the USA
Konrad Serafinski, 28 January 2020, 13:33
Atari has signed an agreement with GSD Group, under which a chain of hotels signed under the name of the legendary company will be established in the United States. The facilities will offer VR attractions, some of which will even have special esports halls.
US Congress Representatives Send a Letter to Activision Blizzard CEO
Michael Kulakowski, 19 October 2019, 18:47
Several US congressmen and senators have drawn up an official letter warning Blizzard of the consequences of its recent actions, favouring China's political line and punishing those who support democratic protests in Hong Kong.
Cybercriminals Who Have Extorted Over $10 Million Were Arrested
Bart Swiatek, 23 September 2019, 11:39
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested two cybercriminals from Las Vegas and New York. Suspects tricked around 7,500 people, from whom they cheated more than $10 million in total.
Gamer Gets 15 Months in Prison for Swatting
Barth Faryna, 17 September 2019, 19:56
A teenager wanted revenge on his colleague for losing a bet in Call of Duty: WWII. In retaliation, he sent a SWAT unit to what he though was his current adress. However, things went in an unforeseen direction and everything ended tragically.
Trump Administration Wants to Monitor Phones of Mentally Ill People
Paul Wozniak, 12 September 2019, 11:14
Donald Trump's government is considering a new proposal to combat mass shootings, whereby the phones of people with mental health problems would be tracked to prevent acts of aggression.
Walmart Hides Violent Games and ESPN Drops Apex Legends Tournament
Frozen, 09 August 2019, 21:18
Walmart ordered its employees to remove violent video games from the display, and ESPN cancels Apex Legends tournament broadcast. Both were caused by the recent shootings in the United States.
Take-Two CEO Against Blaming Video Games; Science: He's Right, You Know
Julia Dragovic, 06 August 2019, 12:58
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick referred to the words of Republicans, including Donald Trump, who after the events in El Paso and Dayton blamed video game for the shooting. In his corner of the ring, science is giving him water and tactical advice.
US President Donald Trump Postpones Huawei Trade Ban
Bart Swiatek, 01 July 2019, 12:36
US President Donald Trump decided to delay the trade ban on Huawei. This means that American companies will be able to do business with the Chinese giant almost as they have done up to now.
Consoles 25% more expensive? Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft Against Trump's Sanctions
Julia Dragovic, 27 June 2019, 15:12
Major console manufacturers Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft issued a joint statement opposing Donald Trump's proposal for 25% penalty duties on, among others, consoles manufactured in China. If sanctions are adopted, Switch, Xbox and PlayStation prices in the U.S. will rise by at least 25%.
US Government Shuts Down LoL in Iran and Syria
Bart Swiatek, 24 June 2019, 09:29
Sanctions imposed on Iran and Syria by the US government have resulted in gamers in in these Middle Eastern countries losing their ability to log into the popular MOBA League of Legends.
5G May Disrupt Weather Forecasts
Conrad Hazi, 23 May 2019, 15:30
It appears that in some cases 5G networks may interfere with weather radars. At least that is what the US meteorological service is saying, and it warns that this could have serious consequences.
Google Suspends Cooperation with Huawei
Bart Swiatek, 20 May 2019, 10:52
Google has decided to suspend cooperation with Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei. The decision was made in connection with the recent steps of the US administration - the inclusion of the latter company on the blacklist of entities that must obtain government approval to use American technology.
U.S. Senator Cracks Down on Loot boxes Targeted at Children
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 May 2019, 22:58
American Senator Josh Hawley has announced a proposal for the regulation of microtransactions in games. The law would prohibit the presence of loot boxes and pay-to-win elements in games for people under the age of 18.
The Division 2 and Sekiro Take the US Gaming Market by Storm
Adrian Werner, 24 April 2019, 12:18
March on the US gaming market belonged to Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Nintendo Switch leads among the consoles.
FTC Will Investigate Loot Boxes
Bart Swiatek, 11 April 2019, 15:02
This August, the Federal Trade Commission will organize an open workshop on loot boxes and related issues, including their possible negative influence on the behavior of young gamers.
Huawei Sues US Government
Bart Swiatek, 07 March 2019, 14:51
Huawei sues the US Government. The company accuses the USA of launching false accusations, e-mail theft and blocking the company's ability to compete in the 5G technology market.
Microsoft Employees Protest Against Cooperation with US Army
Adrian Werner, 24 February 2019, 22:20
A group of Microsoft employee demands the termination of the deal that has Microsoft developing AR technology for the US Army. The protesters are against their work being used to kill people.
Fortnite Dance Affair - US Goverment Denies Carlton Dance Claim
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 February 2019, 19:14
US patent office responded to Alfons Ribeiro's claim of alleged copyright infringement in Fortnite using the Fresh emote. According to patent examiners, a short, simple dance does not fall under copyright law, rendering the claim invalid.