Activision Blizzard wants California lawsuit paused due to alleged ethics violation

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard in July, and Activision Blizzard has filed a motion to temporarily halt the proceedings. The publisher is requesting a break in order to gather evidence in connection with a surprising allegation leveled against the DFEH that could give the company an […]

Valorant cheating ‘at an all-time low’

When Valorant’s Vanguard anti-cheat technology was revealed last year, it sparked outrage. The fact that it loads at boot by default and lurks quietly in the background, waiting and watching even when Valorant isn’t running, has irritated players. In response, Riot made Vanguard more visible and easier to disable, but the basic requirement remained the […]

Call of Duty is getting kernel level anti-cheat

Activision warned cheaters in Call of Duty yesterday that bad news was on the way. It stated, “Cheaters aren’t welcome,” “There’s no tolerance for cheaters, and soon you’ll know what we mean.” Ricochet, a new anti-cheat technology that uses a kernel-level driver to “assist in the identification of cheaters, reinforcing and strengthening the overall server […]

Acer Was Hacked Again, Losing Personal Data of Millions

Desorden, a group of hackers, has just confirmed that Acer’s servers were hacked. Over 60 gigabytes of data containing sensitive information about millions of Acer customers were stolen by the hackers. Several million clients’ names, addresses, and phone numbers have been compromised, as well as restricted corporate financial data. The hackers themselves recently reported the […]

Windows 11 PCs that aren’t supported are getting updates after all

Windows 11 just got its first update, and while it’s causing some issues, it gives users with unsupported hardware a ray of hope. Unsupported Windows 11 installations will receive driver and security updates — or at least some of them, contrary to what Microsoft said before the launch. Microsoft hinted during the build-up to launch […]