DerpTrolling Leaks PSN, 2K, Windows Live User Info

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Time to change those passwords again!

In a move to pressure game companies to update their servers and prevent cyberattacks, a hacker group named DerpTrolling has posted thousands of usernames and passwords from PSN, 2K Games and Windows Live.

"Dear Internet, the following is a very small portion of Lord Gaben and the rest of his crews glorious raids across the high seas of the Internet," the group said.

The document they released contains info on 2,131 PSN users, 1,473 Windows Live users and 2,000 2K Game Studios users, but they say they have access to alot more data (around 7 million usernames and passwords) which has not been leaked… yet.

The group also claimed resposibility for a DDoS attack on Blizzard's "World of Warcraft" servers last weekend.

Bloodborne's Been Delayed to March 24, 2015

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The game was originally to be released on February 6th, but is getting a month and a half delay to address some of the feedback the development team received from alpha testers, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog.

Cops Respond to 911 Hoax at ‘Destiny’ Exec’s Home

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In a scene that sounds straight out of a video game, police officers and a helicopter descended on a Washington home Thursday, after receiving a 911 call that the family inside was being held hostage.

According to Komo News:

"The caller said he had an assault rifle and he had placed explosives in the yard and he was holding a family hostage," said Nathan Elledge, chief of police at the Sammamish Police Department. "He wanted $20,000 to release the family."

It turns out that the call was actually made by a computer, and the owner of the home is a top exec at Bungie, the game developer behind "Halo" and the recent hit "Destiny."

And on top of all that, investigators think the suspect "has ties to the video game community."

Let the conspiracy theories begin.

Good News for Nintendo: Iwata's Back at Work and Nintendo Reported a Profit Last Quarter

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You may remember that Iwata has been out of commission for a while as he's recovered from surgery to remove a tumor in his bile duct, but he's officially back in business just in time to deliver another good piece of news: Nintendo saw a profit of $224 million/24.2 billion yen in the last quarter. 1.27 million 3DS units and 610,000 Wii Us were sold last quarter bringing their lifetime totals to 45.4 million and 7.29 million respectively.

Hatred Has Been Getting a Lot of Hate, and the Developers Aren't Sorry

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Gamona conducted an interview with the developers of Hatred, which you might remember as the one that lets you just kill innocent people, mass shooting style. Loads of gamers, including many of you felt at best uncomfortable with the premise, and at worst deeply offended by it. When asked about the backlash, the developers had this to say:

gamona: A lot of gamers are worried, that Hatred might be exactly the kind of game, that gives the mainstream press the fuel to brand all gamers as violence loving, rough and aggressive people. Do you understand those concerns?

Jarosław Zieliński: No, they're simply exaggerating. Let's face it - most games are about killing, we're just telling it straight. There is also no simple, plain evidence that games are pushing people to go on a killing spree. Such controversy as ours happened before and will happen again. And we gamers and developers are still standing here, aren't we?

gamona: What would you say to someone who lost a loved one in a mass shooting and feels hurt by your game, who can't understand how anyone can develop a game where the player is supposed to shoot as many innocent people as possible?

Jarosław Zieliński: Innocent virtual people. That's the main point. Nobody get's harmed by our game. Anyway - war is a terrible experience for all soldiers out there, what would you say to them while playing Battlefield? But the difference is that soldiers are tough guys, not some moaning p**sies, so they don't complain about their experiences being reference for virtual entertainment. Back to the beginning of your question: I'm really sorry for anyone who has lost beloved ones, but it doesn't have anything to do with our game.

You can read the rest of the interview here, if you're interested.

Blizzard's Officially Canceled That Mystery MMO, Titan

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After seven years in development, project Titan has been canceled, Polygon confirms. Blizzard's CEO told Polygon, "We didn't find the fun,we didn't find the passion. We talked about how we put it through a reevaluation period, and actually, what we reevaluated is whether that's the game we really wanted to be making. The answer is no."

It sounds like Titan rose out of a desire to recreate the success of WoW and it just wasn't happening. Blizzard doesn't want to be identified as "the MMORPG company," and though they "wouldn't say no to ever doing an MMO again... that's not where we want to be spending our time."

Are you sad to see Titan go? Were you looking forward to the MMO? Did you even know it existed?

Ray Rice is Being Removed from Madden '15

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In light of recent events, EA is removing Ray Rice from Madden 15. What do you think, is this the right thing to do?

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