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Feature: Games about hacking, coding and computing

The 10 Best Hacking, Coding, Computing Games

As anyone who watches their feeds knows, we live in a constantly evolving cyberpunk dystopia. They're connecting toilets to the internet, for heavens sake. If this Gibsonist world is just too REAL for you, we have put together the ten best videogames about hacking, programming and computing so you can escape into meta-dystopia. Which I'm sure is a much better place.

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Cutesy Puzzler Beglitched Is Out Now

I'm a sucker for cute things, especially when it comes to games. I also like puzzles. Beglitched [official site] has cuteness and puzzles in droves, and thus it looks like a game I'd enjoy thoroughly. I only need to see the tiny cans of Spam and what I can ascertain are small Game Boy-like devices to know that this is something I'd be interested in…

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Hackmud Is An MMO Hacking Sim With A 90s Vibe

One of the silly hidden features of Hacknet was the ability to open your own CD tray with a typed command. The creator said this was a hangover from an unfinished multiplayer mode, whereby players could freak each other out by opening their opponents’ CD trays. That vision of multiplayer digital trespass sadly did not come to pass, but perhaps this can scratch that cyperpunk…

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else Heart.Break() review

It was three o'clock in the afternoon when the drugs began to wear off. I was sitting on a bench waiting for the factory workers to leave the building behind me so I could sneak in and steal some important files. The drug in question was a nameless multicoloured square that speeds up time. I took it so I could break in sooner but I…

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Freeware Garden: I Know This

The image of the frantically typing hacker whose fingers dance on the keyboard and make digital magic happen is a '90s cyberpunk and tech thriller mainstay. It's also here to stay, though in 2015 Global Game Jam Entry I Know This it's you in the shoes of the protagonist.

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Getting Better At Hearthstone With Computers

Dr. Elie Bursztein is a computer security expert employed at Google who, for the past few months of his free time, has been focused on Blizzard's card game Hearthstone. He and his wife Celine used math and machine learning to understand more about the game, detailing their results in blog posts. They started out wanting to identify cards that were "undervalued"--where you got the most…

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Hack ‘N’ Slash’s Early Access Trailer Is Just The Greatest

Double Fine's Hack 'N' Slash piqued my curiosity when I saw (and video-ed) its ultra-clever hacking antics last month, and soon it will give you the keys to its sparkling kingdom of 1s and 0s. Since it's a videogame, that of course means a trailer is in order, lest people just stand in place, slack-jawed, like racers who've yet to hear a starting gun. In…

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And This Week’s Hacking Victim Is… League Of Legends

OK everyone, ready? Now breathe deep - fill your lungs with the thick, muggy air of anger surrounding your person - and siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh. Another week, another popular game got hacked. This time, it's MOBA-kinda's favorite largely benevolent emperor, League of Legends. You know the drill: change your various passwords and pay very close attention to your credit cards. The latter goes double here, because Riot's…

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Blizzard Deems Authenticator Lawsuit ‘Frivolous’

Well, that didn't take long. Hackers sneaked past Blizzard's hyper-sophisticated security system - presumably by cinematically lowering themselves from a cyber-ceiling to avoid all the e-lasers - and people weren't too terribly happy about that. Unsurprisingly, a couple of them decided to sue. Unsurprisingly-er, Blizzard's replied not by groveling and begging for heartfelt forgiveness, but instead by whipping out its fightin' words pistols and shooting…

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Blizzard Sued Over Security Concerns, Authenticators

I suppose it had to happen eventually. Blizzard's done a rather miraculous job of keeping hackers at bay for quite some time, but this year saw a few too many blemishes muddy its track record. So naturally, it's lawsuit time. Specifically, the two plaintiffs target a May admission of an increase in account compromises on Blizzard's part and August's rather messy Battle.net breach. Then they…

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Sigh: SEGA Join The Legion Of The Hacked

UPDATE: Added SEGA's official word on this below. And yet it goes on. We might as well just have a ticker tape at the top of the site saying who's been hacked, it'll be quicker than posting every time... Latest game firm to suffer a security breach/attack is SEGA. It's not just a DDoS this time though - their online gaming service SEGA Pass has…

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