Who laughs last undoubtedly laughs longest. If Fortnite tricked you or your little one into making unauthorized in-game purchases and consequently locked your account for disputing the same, it’s payback time. Ironically, Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, lost in a legal Battle Royale after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) compelled the game maker into a $520 million settlement in refunds and penalties. Over 37 million Fortnite players are eligible for a slice of the $245 million refund money.
If you are wondering just what being the “OG” is or being called a “goat” means these days, and especially on social media or in gaming, you’re not alone. The same goes for if you are wondering why when someone says something’s been a ‘minute’ they seem to mean anything but a short period of time. In fact, it used to be that if someone said that “Joe is a goat” it was not necessarily flattering, let alone a compliment. Now, if someone says that “Joe is the goat”, it’s a huge compliment. In fact it’s as much of a compliment as being called a gangster. Confused? You won’t be, read on.
Smart entrepreneurs and marketers use social media to promote their products and services, as they have realized these social hangouts are ideal for connecting with customers. And as new platforms keep coming up all the time, it is important for savvy entrepreneurs and marketers to keep an eye out for…
Now, with millions of people stuck indoors and thus using streaming services more often, while also experiencing financial constraints due to the coronavirus pandemic, people need to save every penny that they can while still staying engaged and entertained. One of the ways you can save money is by ditching…
Several years ago, Google decided it was time to add a little fun to their Chrome spyw-ahem, err, browser. So, whenever a user experienced Internet problems when trying to access a page, a message would pop up on the page saying “No internet” or “Unable to connect to the Internet”. The text would be accompanied by a little dinosaur-like icon.
A few years ago, you could hardly visit a website without interacting without some form of Adobe Flash Player element. The software was used to build websites, games, and ads. 20 years ago, it was the go-to software. But times changed and Flash did not seem to adapt fast enough…
COVID-19 is wreaking havoc in every aspect of life and scientists are working overtime to find a solution. Governments around the world are encouraging people to stay at home to avoid getting exposed to the virus. Currently, there is no known vaccine or cure for COVID-19. So you are holed…
Sometime in the past few weeks a hacker calling himself Gnosticplayers hacked into Zynga’s Words with Friends database; the Words with Friends hack breached the personal data of more than 218 million Words with Friends players.
Below is the full text of Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s launch announcement of Google Stadia and the Google Stadia Controller, as presented at the 2019 Game Developers Conference this week.
Not content to dominate our email and search world, Google has entered the online gaming market with the launching of Google Stadia (‘stadia’ is the plural of ‘stadium’, so basically Google Stadium, only many of them), and the Google Stadia Controller device. (You can also read the full text of the Google Stadia announcement here.)
Next Gen 911 (NG911) and Swatting – How the New Next Generation 911 can be Exploited with Devastating Results
As the next generation of 911 systems is being worked on, experts have fears of an increase in swatting incidents. Swatting is the act of calling in a fake emergency call designed to have a SWAT team deployed to the target’s location. Swatting is often attributed to hostility (or a practical joke) between rival online gamers, although of course people who play online games are not the only ones to call in false 911 calls.
Perhaps one of the most frustrating thing about the Zynga game ‘Words with Friends’ is trying to figure out how to resign from (or quit or remove or delete or otherwise end a game – even if you are willing to forfeit the game – of Words with Friends) when it is not your turn. One reason you might want to do this is because the friend with whom you are playing has become unresponsive, particularly if you are maxed out on the number of games you are playing, and so can’t start any new games until some of the other games go away. In such a case, it can be maddeningly frustrating trying to end a game of Words with Friends, when it is not your turn, and your friend has gone missing or nonresponsive for days on end, and so isn’t taking their turns so that you can play the game through to its natural conclusion.
Woman finds Dead Body while Using Pokemon Go, Robbers Using the Augmented Reality App to Lure Players
Pokémon Go was released last week, and it seems to have taken over the world. And not just the world, but people’s houses, bathrooms, and even the Westboro Baptist Church. Pokeman Go is an augmented reality app, in which Pokémons are inserted (or superimposed) into real world context on your phone, using both the GPS and the clock. But already bad guys are using it to rob people, and one poor woman unwittingly found a dead body along with her Pokémons.
Last month fans of Flappy Bird were outraged when its maker pulled the app from online stores. The addictive game disappeared from existence although it didn’t actually disappear from devices that had previously downloaded it. Well now, Flappy Bird is back.
Pizza Hut has announced that the Xbox 360 Pizza Hut app brought in a million dollars in pizza business in just the last 8 months (since it launched), much of it new pizza business.