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Trojanized BitTorrent Software Update Hijacked 400,000 PCs Last Week

A massive malware outbreak that last week infected nearly half a million computers with cryptocurrency mining malware in just a few hours was caused by a backdoored version of popular BitTorrent client called MediaGet. read more


Early WrestleMania 34 Betting Odds Have Been Released

It’s been a growing trend in recent years, but yes, you can actually bet real money on professional wrestling events. Which is kind of strange, since the results are pre-determined. However, multiple online betting shops will allow nominal wagers (usually $50 maximum) on big wrestling events. And since WrestleMania is the biggest event of the year, Sports Betting Experts have listed some of the early odds for WWE’s upcoming extravaganza. read more


Metal Gear Survive Gets A New Update; Adds Co-op Resuce Missions

Konami’s highly controversial spin-off of the popular Metal Gear Solid series, Metal Gear Survive, has just received a new update, introducing a bunch of new bug changes as well as co-op rescue missions into the ‘Ditte’ mix. read more


10 Insane Stories Behind The Founding of Video Game Companies

Many of us can still recollect the first game we played, or picking up a controller and thinking “Wow, I was born for this”. But have you ever spared a thought for the companies feeding your WoW addiction? Or how CD Projekt Red rose to fame? What about the genesis of the Unreal engine? Well sit back, grab a bowl of popcorn and relax as Andrew takes a trip down memory lane. read more


Turbulent, Subversive, Banned: 1979 Revolution: Black Friday Courts Controversy This Spring

1979 Revolution: Black Friday is an interactive drama with rebellion in its blood. Directed by Navid Khonsari (Alan Wake, Resident Evil 7, GTA: Vice City) it drawns upon his personal experience growing up during the Iranian Uprising of 1979, moulding gameplay into a politically charged vessel of restless action and cinematic exploration. read more


GTA Online’s Bunker Series, Occupy Modes Get Limited-Time Cash Injection

Short on cash? Don’t sweat it, it’s payday in GTA Online. Rockstar Games is showing players the money this week in both Bunker Series and Occupy Modes. Your cash earnings and RP will be doubled until March 19, so get in quick. read more