Hacks

Blizzard to sue creators of 'ValiantChaos' StarCraft 2 hack

Shaun Prescott at

The Starcraft 2 ValiantChaos Map Pack has enraged the folk at Blizzard so much that the studio is suing the creators of the hack. According to a complaint document acquired by TorrentFreak, Blizzard has filed a lawsuit against the programmers responsible for the hack, which sells for $62.50.


World of Warcraft: Orgrimmar and Stormwind temporarily wiped out

Tom Sykes at

Yesterday, an event of apocalyptic proportions hit the realms of Azeroth, as entire cities - players, NPCs and all - were summarily slaughtered by hackers. The entire populations of Stormwind and Orgrimmar were killed, as a number of hackers playing as Level 1 characters proceeded to insta-kill everyone in sight. You can see astonishing footage of the mass slaughter beneath this post.


Game denies claims that their databases have been hacked

Tom Senior at

UPDATE: The Game statement has now been released. "We have thoroughly investigated the hacking claims made today by the website Pastebin, and can confirm that they are entirely false. The published email addresses are not registered users of GAME.co.uk, and there has been no breach of our database security," says Game's Anna-Marie Mason on MCV. "We would like to assure all our customers that their details are well protected, and advise anyone who has any questions to contact our customer services team via the website, our Facebook page or Twitter account."

ORIGINAL STORY: British retailer, Game, has had its records hacked, according to a report on Softpedia spotted on MCV. The hackers have posted 200 email addresses and passwords online. It's not known whether they also got their hands on any payment information but Game are due to release a statement shortly. Tasmanian site, Catalyst-Gaming, was also hacked, with similar results. If you have a Game login, you might want to jump in and change your password.

Play Alien Swarm in first person: guide and video

Tom Francis at

In case it's not disgusting enough from a god's eye view, you can actually play Alien Swarm in first person fairly easily. I've just tried it, and it's a bit of a shock. Here's a video of what it's like to play, and instructions on how to do it yourself. It only takes a sec.