Tag: Video Games

News

Disastrous ‘Pokémon Go’ Fest ends with anger and refunds [Mashable]

“Niantic was not prepared.”

No they weren’t, not by a long shot.

The game itself was a nice start. Getting people out and about. When the update went out that locked out jailbroken/rooted devices, it meant I could no longer play (still can’t, although I can get the app to load and login, but never get a GPS signal, even though I’m happily able to play other AR games like Ingress. And I’m only L22 if I remember, so way behind most active players now)

Source: Disastrous ‘Pokémon Go’ Fest ends with anger and refunds

Video Games

Epic, near-EVE-worthy troll sabotages Elite: Dangerous community event | Ars Technica

How to trust no-one in the deep dark world of space — kinda also reflects real life.

I need to figure out how to play this game properly (I have it on Steam and like the graphics, but the controls are really frustrating….)

“Smiling Dog Crew” shows how you should never let a wolf guard your chickens.

Source: Epic, near-EVE-worthy troll sabotages Elite: Dangerous community event | Ars Technica

SecurityTechnology

Do you want to play a game? Ransomware asks for high score instead of money | Ars Technica

A new randomware was doing the rounds, but rather than paying to unlock, it’s asking for a high score in a bullet-hell (think Touhou Project) game. The game is fun anyway, but would you be willing to play it to get your files? High stakes 🙂

 

Creator apologizes for a “joke” that really requires expert play to unlock files.

Source: Do you want to play a game? Ransomware asks for high score instead of money | Ars Technica