Yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds. No, you can’t go unless you’re a kid. Yes, you can bribe the kids into teaching you their tricks.
Warning: They’re probably smarter than you and will jack up the price. (No, I’m not speaking from personal experience…why?)
This weekend, DEF CON hosted its first ever educational event for children–mostly children who attended with their parents, who originally taught them some fundamental basics of hacking. If you’re between the ages of 8 and 16, you can attend sessions with names like “Secrets Revealed,” “Meet the Feds,” and “Google Hacking.” (No, the last one does not teach you how to hack Google.) Continue reading “Li’l Hackers–DefCon Kids teaches 8-year old geeks how to hack.” »
You’re all smart people Jace Hall Show fans. If I were to, say, leave you news articles about the London riots, I’m sure you’d be willing to read through and examine the actual causes of the nightmare. Like the protesting of a police shooting three days ago that turned ugly, the jackasses who’ve joined in and have destroyed homes and properties just for the hell of it, and I’m sure you’ll be able to find many factors besides GRAND THEFT AUTO to get angry about here.
This is ridiculous. It’s pure headline grabbing, just to scare people. Manipulation of fear is for the weak people, don’t buy into it—no matter who’s peddling.
Bethesda software’s legal team has fired a cease-and-desist letter overseas to Mojang, the studio owned by Marcus “Notch” Persson, best known as the brains and brawn behind the mega-popular Minecraft. The letter in question is over the name of Mojang’s upcoming game Scrolls, a card-battle game with fantasy characters. Bethesda apparently feels that the title “Scrolls” is an infringement on their popular “The Elder Scrolls” games, and would cause confusion. Continue reading “Bethesda, you’re cool: Don’t sue Minecraft creator over “Scrolls”” »
And what’s amazing is the battle has spread to nearby buildings. More corporate offices along the street have joined in the battle, resulting in everything from Bowser to Nyan-Cat.
I can’t make jokes about this. I really can’t. It’s unethical. This is really the most creepy and disgusting thing on the internet today, only desensitized by the fact that there are no pictures and no actual stories. This is freaking terrible. Continue reading “Chinese Companies Selling Energy Pills Made from Dead Babies” »
Oh don’t look at me like that. It wouldn’t mean the death of Nathan Drake, Master Chief, or Mario—it would just mean you could play all your games on a singular console.
Todd Howard, the director of Bethesda’s upcoming The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim made comments today in response to a question about the one thing he’d like to see happen in the gaming business. He replied “I’d like there to be only one platform. It’s a lot of work to make the games look good on every platform you’re on.” Continue reading “Yes, but which one?! Skyrim Director wishes there was only ONE gaming console” »
Cue the Star Trek theme, and get your geek on, because this is the greatest news of the last 48 hours. Today, NASA launches an Atlas V rocket carrying space probe Juno, bound for Jupiter to study the gas giant. But it’s got a few lucky crew members… Continue reading “Lego Gods and Geeks officially bound for the Final Frontier” »
The Diablo III beta and full-game details have begun to emerge from the hallowed depths, and lo and behold a fanboy stirring did result. Details came out about the upcoming beta for the much-anticipated sequel, and players were shocked–shocked I tell you–to learn that in order to participate in Diablo III, they would require a constant internet connection, even for single-player play. Continue reading “Diablo III and WoW On The Same Level? Blizzard Talks about Their Next Big Thing” »
I don’t care that this is technically a bad thing, I just like the possibility that if I’m ever on the run, I’ll be able to run to a car dealership, quickly pull out my smartphone and hack my way into a brand new car, all the while being chased by Russian spies, dodging bullets, and screaming “GET PAST THE FIREWALL!” over my intercom. Continue reading “We’re in the Future! Hackers can Now Hack your Cars via Text Message” »
Anyone remember OutRun? It’s an arcade racing game from back in 1986 that I wouldn’t exactly call highly memorable, but researchers at UC Irvine have managed to cement its place in gaming history: They’ve turned OutRun driving into actual driving.
Confused? So were we–until we watched this video.
After the Japanese Earthquake Disaster in May, Blizzard decided to put their massive network of 11.1 Million WoW subscribers to work–and for once it didn’t involve grinding Continue reading “Gamers Do Good: WoW Players Raise $1.9 Million for Japanese Charity” »
The Zuck has gone too far! German authorities today declared that Facebook’s new facial recognition technology illegal, as it “violates users’ privacy.” To be specific, the fact that there’s no way to track where the recognition information goes or how it’s used has officially pushed Facebook off of Germany’s friends list. (Sorry, sorry, I had to make that joke, there’s a gun at my head!) Continue reading “Germany set to ban Facebook if it doesn’t remove Face-Recognition Software” »
The Washington Post today decided to briefly catch up with the geek world and check in with Otacon over on the east coast–and, naturally decided to focus on the negative aspects of it. It’s filled with the usual “geeks are freaks” vibe, but there’s some good news between the lines in all this.
The story deals with with the conviction of a one Michael Halper of having underaged sex with a thirteen year old. I think we can all agree that’s PRETTY DISGUSTING, but the good news is the Cons are listening, and are making plans to make sure events like this never happen again. Continue reading “Dealing with the Pervs: Cons adapt to changing base” »
Rumors of Blizzard’s next WoW expansion have begun to arise from the depths, following a trademark filing today by Blizzard for “Mists of Pandaria.” No other details have been officially released, other than that the trademark fililng has to do with “A computer game.”
The reason this rumor’s important is that this is how we first learned about the Cataclysm expansion pack. Continue reading “Pandaren on the loose? Blizzard readies “Mists of Pandaria” for WoW” »
A Swedish man was arrested for attempting the world’s greatest science experiment short of finding the Higgs-Boson: building a Nuclear Reactor in his own home.
Before you freak out, relax. The unnamed Swede wasn’t a terrorist or a mad bomber, he was just trying to do MAD SCIENCE! (The best kind of science–it ends in explosions!) He’d been blogging about the project for months, acquired the various materials he needed from across the globe, and only got caught when he, in typical Swedish fashion, asked the government (politely) if his project was on the legal up and up. Continue reading “Build Your Own Nuclear Reactor! (Warning: Side effects may include Nuclear War and Talking Toasters)” »
Batman Geeks, take note: This is how you pay tribute to Batman–by namedropping all of them! First, take a look at this picture below.
If that doesn’t fill you with some kind of collective nerdgasm I don’t know what will. Batman Beyond. Frank Miller’s the Dark Knight Returns. Batman the Animated Series. All these iterations of Batmen can be played in Arkham Asylum, for the low low price of—probably several hundred dollars. Continue reading “How to be ALL THE BATMEN in Arkham City” »
Back at E3 he announced that he was reuniting with his buddies from Body Count to make a song for Gears of War 3, and now we’ve got a glimpse of it. Ladies and gentlemen Continue reading “Ice-T and Body Count Drop New Track for Gears of War 3” »
—-Not Peter Parker.
Okay, we’ll get to the more important part here, we just didn’t want to spoil the surprise for you die-hard comics fans out there. Possible Comic spoilers below! Continue reading “Meet the New Ultimate Spider-Man Surprise! He’s—” »
A CHALLENGE AWAITS for you Jace Hall Show Fans.
We’ve heard some incredible stories lately about how people have recovered from horrible, ordinarily life-debilitating accidents. Here’s the latest potential story in waiting though–and you could be a part of it. Continue reading “Women Wants to Replace Blind Eye with Digital Webcam” »
By R. Bryant Francis
I really, really wish tragic things would stop happening over the weekend, I’d like to devote this hashtag to happier causes.
Sadly, I don’t get that luxury. On Saturday the internet went into a collective firestorm over the death of “Xbox Addict” Chris Staniforth, a british twenty year old who suffered what’s known as deep vein thrombosis–a blood clot which can quickly cut off blood flow and block the lungs. DVT usually strikes down victims of long plane flights, who can sit for upwards of 12 hours without any movement. Chris would sit for up to twenty hours playing Xbox, a fact the media has been quick to pick up on. Continue reading “#Thoughtsongaming: Gaming, Obesity, and our Good Health” »