The Week in Review: Sex Scandals and Piracy

The Week in Review: Sex Scandals and Piracy

In this week's edition, Anonymous is digitally pursued to Texas, and Kinect sexy time gets sensationalized by a local news outlet.

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FBI On the Hunt for Anonymous, End Up In Texas

As part of an investigation into the recent DDoS attacks on PayPal, FBI agents have seized data from a Texas-based server hosting company which they believe may hold the key to finding those responsible. PayPal investigators provided the Bureau with several IP addresses, one of which agent tracked to Germany, then France, and then back to the US. Unsurprisingly, the FBI hasn't been forthcoming with what it's uncovered. (Link)


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PC Gamers Pull Together, Get Vietnam Map

There's a bonus map in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam, but DICE decided that players would have to work for it if they wanted to play on it. DICE set the bar high - players on each platform had to perform 69 million team actions - but in just over a week the PC players were able to co-operate their way to a new killing ground. The Xbox 360 and the PS3 are both around the halfway mark, so at this rate should unlock the map sometime around January 8th. (Link)


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Black Ops Pirated Lots, No One Surprised

Like its predecessor, Call of Duty: Black Ops has won the dubious honor of being the most pirated PC game of 2010 with a staggering 4.3 million downloads. Nipping at its heels was Battlefield: Bad Company 2 with 3.9 million downloads, and Mafia 2 with 3.5 million. Black Ops also put in a decent show on the Xbox 360 piracy chart. It didn't come in at number one, but it did manage a very respectable fifth place, with 930,000 downloads. (Link)


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Kinect Brings Motion Controls to Azeroth

A team at the University of South California are using Kinect to add motion controls to Blizzard's hugely popular MMO, World of Warcraft. TGestures replicate certain keyboard and mouse actions, and while the level of control is currently fairly basic, it's said to be surprisingly fun. The researchers believe its system will be of great use in the world of rehabilitative therapy, and could aid in combating childhood obesity. Hit the link for a video. (Link)


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Local News Channel Reports on Kinect Sex Game

ThriXXX's Kinect-using, fondling simulator has received some attention from a local CNN news affiliate, based in El Paso, Texas, and it's about as sensationalist and misinformed as you might expect. After buying her 5-year-old son Edwin an Xbox 360 and Kinect for Christmas, she was shocked to discover to discover the terrible things that people were doing with Kinect. Sadly, the news that the Microsoft had blocked the ThriXXX game seemed to provide little comfort. (Link)

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Ugh, why must the controversial sex stuff ALWAYS get on the news!?

lacktheknack:
Ugh, why must the controversial sex stuff ALWAYS get on the news!?

It's simple, because as far as old people are concerned, gaming is for nothing more than little kids. It's only ever going to be for kids, and will never be for adults, at least not until those of us who grew up playing games become those in charge. Once we're in charge, we'll find something new to rally against. It's how the cycle works.

May I ask why the Kinect Sex Game wasn't blocked and Lego violence was? Kinda baffles me...

Anyway, a good week!

Pirates are still out and about. Nothing forums say can stop that. Let us hope that law comes down on them hard, and crushes their ignorant views of freedom.

To all those who want freedom of information, submit your bank accounts, and credit card numbers. It's all just freedom of information, right?

Hurp Durp.

Great week for Indie games, Cthulhu Saves the World is a good reason to spend $3. Even tho I can't get past the zombie town : P

Anonymous are a bunch of bullying, cowardly, arseholes with computer degrees. Ok they may find secrets on companies etc. This doesnt bother me, but when they bully people online, collect there private email, home address and phone numbers and post them online and tell other retarded idiots to send death threats. Then i have an issue with that. They are like them arseholes online that insult and slag you down on Modern Warfare or Halo. Easy to be tough online than offline.

And this sex thing was dealt with, it was also a lame game of rubbing pretend breasts. Yawn. No one will buy that crap. At some point people have to accept that as a media, games are no longer for children and have matured into an entertainment form for all ages. Thus you get games with more adult content like books, movies and music. As long as they are certified correctly then what is the problem? Are these news people aware that there are references to sex in movies or that some musicians right sexual lyrics in songs and there are even sex scenes in books. Oops i guess i let the cat out the bag. Why worry about a non event game that will never be released and worry more about the free ability for any kid to view porn online without any issues. Thats what they should be focusing on.

 

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