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ESRB Doesn't Believe Purchasing Loot Boxes is a Form of Gambling

ESRB Doesn't Believe Purchasing Loot Boxes is a Form of Gambling

The ESRB replied to Kotaku with the following statement: "ESRB does not consider loot boxes to be gambling . While there's an element of chance in these mechanics, the player is always guaranteed to receive in-game content (even if the player unfortunately receives something they don't want)", an ESRB representative told Kotaku .


Russian-linked campaign used Pokemon Go to meddle in election

Russian-linked campaign used Pokemon Go to meddle in election

Facebook had said it found 470 fake accounts with Russian backers that spread messages on all manner of topics, from immigration to gun control, anything that might drive a wedge in the American fabric. If Pokemon Go players completed those two tasks, they could send a screenshot to an email in return for supposed prizes, including Amazon gift cards.


Epic Games Pursues Legal Action Against Fortnite Cheaters, Citing Copyright Infringement

Epic Games Pursues Legal Action Against Fortnite Cheaters, Citing Copyright Infringement

After Fortnite's Battle Royale mode was released, an influx of cheaters invaded the title: Epic has since worked to shut them down. We are constantly working against both the cheaters themselves and the cheat providers. Sounds pretty serious. And the complaint has also noted, "Nobody likes a cheater". For $5 to $15 monthly subscriptions, Addicted Cheats' botting services aid players in tracking, aiming at and killing enemies in PvP games.


Bharti Airtel All Set to Acquire Tata Teleservices' Mobile Business

Bharti Airtel All Set to Acquire Tata Teleservices' Mobile Business

The news of acquisition comes amid media reports that Tata Group is mulling to shut down Tata Teleservices, which would have left its more than 5,000 employees unemployed. Goldman Sachs (India) Securities Private Limited is financial advisor to Tata. The Boards of Tata Sons, TTSL and TTML, too, have given their approval.


Was Equifax Hacked Again?

Was Equifax Hacked Again?

Equifax says it took the page down "out of an abundance of caution" as it investigates . He said hackers took control of the website and tried to trick visitors into installing fraudulent Adobe Flash updates to infect their computers with malware.


Richard Branson and Virgin Group invest in Hyperloop One

Richard Branson and Virgin Group invest in Hyperloop One

Those who recall Branson cosplaying as a mermaid , or refusing to move out of the direct path of a category 5 hurricane could be forgiven for thinking the knighted Brit has lost all grip on reality-investing in a vapory transit startup being the latest evidence on his descent into full-on Howard Hughes-dom.