Hacking

playstation network

The Long, Weird Story Explaining Why I Bid $700 For a Stolen PSN Account

Justin has been using the same PSN account for 12 years. Then, someone tricked Sony into giving it away. Here's how I tracked it down, and started negotiating for its release.
Patrick Klepek
10.9.18
Hacking

How to Make a Good Hacking Game When the Reality Is Massively Dull

Different ways to find a fun, evocative experience that's authentic to a boring craft.
Carli Velocci
12.2.17
Hacking

An Interview With One of Those Hackers Screwing With Your 'Black Ops 2' Games

He's not there to ruin your stats. He's there to sell you software that'll let you launch a DDOS attack from your Xbox 360.
Patrick Klepek
4.21.17
Pokemon

Meet the Hackers Taking Pokémon Into Their Own Hands

From ROM hacks to modded monsters, these hackers are breathing new life into their beloved franchise.
Jessica Famularo
4.17.17
Hacking

Inside the Shady World of PlayStation Network Account Resellers

When your username and password is compromised, it opens the door to all manner of unexpected consequences.
Patrick Klepek
4.6.17
nintendo

Of Course Nintendo Left a Cute Message for Hackers Inside the NES Classic

The “hanafuda captain” saw your naughty tampering coming.
Mike Diver
1.11.17
Do It Yourself

Meet the Hackers Breathing New Life Into Sony's Abandoned PlayStation Vita

Sony itself might not want anything to do with the handheld, but committed homebrewers and modders are keeping it alive.
Wesley Copeland
11.3.16
Hacking

These Games Subvert Boring Hollywood Hacking Clichés

<em>Beglitched</em>, <em>Quadrilateral Cowboy</em>, and <em>Hacknet</em> show how hacking in games can be colorful, clever, and pleasantly clunky.
Caty McCarthy
8.26.16