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Batman game devs apologize, remove image of slain Russian envoy to Turkey

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Telltale, a US video game company, has apologized for using an image of the Russian ambassador slain in Turkey in its new Batman game. Users of Twitter and video game websites noticed the similarities and slammed the developers for using the image. In a statement to the site Gamasutra, the developers have apologized and said they are working on an update to fix the problem. “An update to the game... 

Chinese Woman Partially Loses Vision After Gaming Marathon

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A 21-year-old Chinese woman lost sight in one eye after playing a popular video game on her mobile phone nonstop for a whole day. The young woman was addicted to a video game called Honour of Kings. She was having a gaming marathon, having played it for hours, when suddenly she went blind in her right eye, South China Morning Post reported. At the hospital she was diagnosed with retinal artery occlusion. A... 

Google Play Store & Apple AppStore Bans Gab.ai App Over "Hate Speech"

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Gab.ai, the social media platform that was built as an alternative to Twitter, was banned on Google’s Play Store Thursday but have no fear, EUTimes is here! We have an alternative solution for Gab. Something which may not even cross their minds. Upload your Gab app to APTOIDE. Aptoide is the best Play Store alternative there is. Millions of people use Aptoide and those who don’t, will have... 

Teens who Play Video Games become Misogynist Sexists: Liberal study

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A new study has found a correlation between the time teenagers spent playing video games and sexist attitudes. However, no evidence has been provided showing that it’s the games themselves that are reinforcing certain attitudes towards women. “Sexist representations saturate advertising, television, and cinema. Video games are no exception,” Laurent Begue of Grenoble Alps University,... 

Resilient Pirate Bay Returns to Its Former Glory

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After years of struggle and a series of setbacks, the Pirate Bay, the world’s premier file-sharing site, is now growing in popularity. After numerous ups and downs caused by persistent attempts to shut down the notorious site, the Pirate Bay has regained its spot among the world’s 100 most-visited websites, for the first time in three years. External traffic measurements show a steady... 

CNN Reset Its App To Clear ‘Fake News’ Reviews

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Following the drubbing CNN received over the ‘doxxing’ threats toward the Reddit user who created the Trump/CNN/WWE meme, CNN’s news app was targeted by thousands for negative reviews last week, leaving it floundering with a one star rating in the Apple App store. Many of the reviews accused the network of being ‘fake news’, some were hilarious: Overnight, those reviews disappeared, as the... 

CIA malware targets Microsoft OSes from Windows XP to Windows 10

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CIA documents concerning malware designed for Windows computers were published online Friday as part of WikiLeaks latest “Vault 7” dump. The malware, known as “Athena,” targets Microsoft operating systems from 2001’s Windows XP to the company’s current Windows 10 release. Dates on the documents, which range from September 2015 to February 2016, reveal the CIA’s ability to hack Windows... 

Dating Apps Lower Self-Esteem

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Online dating will damage your self-esteem and leaves people more upset about how they look. A study has found putting pictures online, to be judged by strangers who can swipe right if they like you or left to reject you, only leads to insecurity. People who have signed up to online dating are less happy with their face and body, worry more about being attractive and compare themselves to others. The... 

Hidden Signals in TV Ads Direct Smartphones to Spy on Owners

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Secret messages embedded in television adverts can direct smartphones to spy on their owners using listening software, according to German researchers. There’s been a huge growth in Android apps using software that’s designed to search for inaudible “ultrasonic” signals, and these signals can contain code which orders apps to begin tracking people’s location, what they’re watching on television... 

Mass Effect: Andromeda Designed by Racist Indian, Worst Game of the Series

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Video games were so good back in the 1980s and 1990s. This was before the industry became fully commercialized and infiltrated with political correctness. At that time most of the best stuff was developed in Japan then translated and sold over in the United States and Europe. Starting in the early 2000s there was a growing trend of game producers seeking licenses to make games based off of Hollywood... 

Dota 2 game to be banned in Russia for alcohol, cannibalism and BDSM

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Novosibirsk lawyer Anton Tikhonov wrote a letter to developers of popular computer game DotA Dota2. The lawyer is convinced that the game should be banned for children under 18 years of age. According to the activist, the game does not ask for the user’s age, which violates the law of the Russian Federation “On the protection of children from information harmful to their health and development.” “The... 

Trump Ad Turns Hillary into Email-Eating Pac-Man

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The latest campaign ad released by Donald Trump Wednesday features political rival Hillary Clinton destroying emails in the style of 80’s video game icon Pac-Man. “Crooked Hillary is a lot like Ms. Pac-Man—she’ll keep going and going and going until she’s cornered and caught! ‪#‎MakeAmericaGreatAgain‬,” Trump’s Facebook page wrote. The video shows Clinton devouring emails while... 

Half-Life 2 Combine drone becomes reality in Russia

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An accurate model of the City Scanner drone from legendary game Half-Life 2 computer game has been created by an enthusiast from Russia. Watch RT’s video of the fully-operational model’s first test flight. The video shows the drone slowly drifting inside an abandoned building with the direction and the altitude of the flight being changed. Valentin Demchenko from Russia’s Saratov region, who... 

Australian aborigines App banned by Google, Apple

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A mobile game which allows players to bludgeon Australian aborigines to death has been banned by Google Play and iTunes app stores after a public outcry. “Survival Island 3 – Australia Story 3” tasks its players with trying to survive in the Australian outback. They are told to “beware of aborigines,” while they can also gain points for killing Indigenous Australians. “Your goal is to... 

Apple Bans Civil War games from store, calling them ‘offensive and mean-spirited’

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Apple ‘Ultimate General: Gettysburg’ from its AppStore Apple has yanked all applications that contain the Confederate flag from its AppStore, following the lead of other major retailers. However, it removed historically accurate Civil War games alongside apps that promoted potentially offensive themes. The removal of the apps was in reaction to the Charleston, South Carolina shooting last... 
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