Tag Archives: Gaming

Retired engineer discovers 55-year-old bug in Lunar Lander computer game code

Enlarge / Illustration of the Apollo lunar lander Eagle over the Moon. reader comments 49 On Friday, a retired software engineer named Martin C. Martin announced that he recently discovered a bug in the original Lunar Lander computer game’s physics code while tinkering with the software. Created by a 17-year-old high school student named Jim… Read More »

Microsoft cancels Blizzard survival game, lays off 1,900

Enlarge / Blizzard shared this image teasing a now-cancelled game in 2022. Blizzard Entertainment/Twitter reader comments 97 The survival game that Blizzard announced it was working on in January 2022 has reportedly been canceled. The cut comes as Microsoft is slashing jobs a little over four months after closing its $69 billion Activision Blizzard acquisition.… Read More »

AI-powered hate speech detection will moderate voice chat in Call of Duty

reader comments 29 with On Wednesday, Activision announced that it will be introducing real-time AI-powered voice chat moderation in the upcoming November 10 release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III. The company is partnering with Modulate to implement this feature, using technology called ToxMod to identify and take action against hate speech, bullying, harassment, and… Read More »

Ongoing scam tricks kids playing Roblox and Fortnite

reader comments 12 with Thousands of websites belonging to US government agencies, leading universities, and professional organizations have been hijacked over the last half decade and used to push scammy offers and promotions, new research has found. Many of these scams are aimed at children and attempt to trick them into downloading apps, malware, or… Read More »

Redditors prank AI-powered news mill with “Glorbo” in World of Warcraft

Enlarge / A World of Warcraft illustration from the Zleague.gg article on “Glorbo.” Zleague.gg reader comments 62 with On Thursday, a Reddit user named kaefer_kriegerin posted a fake announcement on the World of Warcraft subreddit about the introduction of “Glorbo” to the game. Glorbo isn’t real, but the post successfully exposed a website that scrapes… Read More »

Judge sides with Microsoft in FTC injunction, unlocking final Activision battles

Enlarge / Attorneys carrying boxes arrive to court in San Francisco, California, US, on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. A judge has ruled that the FTC’s reliance on the PlayStation chief’s testimony was unpersuasive, while Microsoft and Activision’s efforts will help avoid market concentration. Getty Images reader comments 174 with A federal judge in San Francisco… Read More »

What Are The Middle East’s Most Popular Online Games?

The gaming industry has become an integral part of our daily lives, providing a diverse range of games to suit everyone’s preferences, whether it’s a quick game to pass the time or hours of immersive gameplay. The Middle East is no different, with a growing number of gamers fueled by the enthusiasm of Saudi Arabia’s… Read More »

What Are The Most Expensive Video Games Ever Made?

It’s a well-known fact that good things come with a price tag, and nowhere is this more evident than in the video game industry. While there are plenty of amazing games that have achieved cult status, it takes a significant amount of money to bring them to life and make them successful. You may already… Read More »