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The Matrix Is the Best Hacker Movie

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This concept of hacking transcends the technology of any particular era, which explains why hackers, years later, still resort to the movie’s analogies to explain their work. When University of Michigan researchers exploited a chip’s electric leakage to hide a backdoor in it in 2016, they described it as “outside the Matrix.” When security researcher […]

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A Devastating Twitch Hack Sends Streamers Reeling

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This morning, an anonymous hacker released what they claim is an enormous cache of proprietary data from Twitch, the popular streaming platform, including Twitch.tv source code and streamers’ revenue information. “Jeff Bezos paid $970 million for this, we’re giving it away FOR FREE,” wrote the poster on 4chan. Today’s leak, which its original poster described […]

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20 Killer Xbox One Games Every Player Should Try

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Just because the new Xbox Series X is in the limelight doesn’t mean the Xbox One is done. It may not have the momentum of the Switch or the buzz surrounding the PlayStation 5, but that’s just fine. It’s been around the block a few times and has a massive catalog of amazing titles to […]

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These Astonishing Minecraft Builds Were Years in the Making

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Minecraft, the best-selling video game of all time, has been around for more than a decade. The procedurally generated survival sandbox is constantly evolving, playing host to everything from speedrun challenges and political dramas to lessons. But it’s best known as digital Lego— and it’s seen some incredible creations over the years.  Inventive and gifted […]

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The Joy and Misery of Hunting for Video Game Trophies

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Easter eggs like this can be a lot of fun, but many are so obscure you’ll never find them in a normal playthrough. I played Hitman 2 to death and never realized you can summon a Kraken on the Sapienza map. Gamification and Rivalries Leaderboards and the pursuit of high scores have always been a […]

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So You’re Buying a New Console. Does Cloud Gaming Matter?

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With the imminent release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, it’s nearly time to decide what (if any) console you’ll buy for the next generation. For most generations, this decision might be made by which games you want to play. But the advent of cloud streaming via services like Stadia, Microsoft’s Cloud Gaming, […]

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‘Watch Dogs: Legion’ Tackles Surveillance Without Humanity

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Back in 2015, when creative director Clint Hocking and his team began crafting the near-future world of Watch Dogs: Legion, some of the biggest tech companies in the world were confidently predicting skies buzzing with package-delivery drones and streets full of autonomous vehicles. Everyone would be using cryptocurrency, playing AR games, and making stuff on […]

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The Nintendo 3DS’ Surprisingly Social Legacy

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I tell this story a lot: I didn’t have much of a life before the Nintendo 3DS. It happened a year after I moved to New York. Aside from my housemates and a couple of over-friendly acquaintances, I didn’t know a lot of people, and certainly none who’d play video games with me. It was […]