A wave of account hacks hit Ubisoft's Uplay service this week, resulting in a 15-page forum thread of around 100 gamers reporting their inability to play games like Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed 3, some of whom claim to have used secure, randomly generated passwords. Most say they received email notifications that the email address attached to their accounts were changed to a one using a Russian domain, indicating a single hacker or group behind the scheme.
The continuing saga of The War Z’s misfortune – er – continues, although this time the game’s not making headlines for the actions of its creators. Over the past few days The War Z’s servers have been subjected to a variety of attacks, as hackers target the game for whatever reason it is that hackers attack anything. They’re bored, I guess.
Zero day vulnerabilities have been discovered in popular online games that give attackers access to credit card and user data, researchers claim.
The remote code execution holes were discovered by Italian researchers Luigi Auriemma and Donato Ferrante who operate subscription vulnerability service Revuln.
Back in March, Ars wrote about PhD student Michael Cook and his artificial intelligence machine called Angelina. Angelina was special because she was creating games from scratch with little help from her human counterparts. By dividing the concept of a computer game up into three defined “species,” or sub-tasks—maps, layouts, and rulesets—Cook and his compatriots at Imperial College in London helped their system auto-generate some simple platformer games.
This month we discuss two new CPUs, Intel's Core i7-3970X and AMD's Athlon II X4 651K, neither of which gamers are going to get particularly excited about. We also discuss the disappearance of the Pentium G2120, along with a handful of price changes.
If you don’t have the time to research benchmarks, or if you don’t feel confident enough in your ability to pick the right processor for your next gaming machine, fear not. We at Tom’s Hardware have come to your aid with a simple list of the best gaming CPUs offered for the money.