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Hackers hit popular video game, stealing more than $600 million in cryptocurrency

A blockchain powering the NFT game Axie Infinity was attacked, leading to one of the biggest crypto swipes to date In a brazen attack on popular video game Axie Infinity, hackers swiped $625 million in cryptocurrency, the game company’s executives said Tuesday, marking one of the largest crypto-thefts to date amid rising rates of such crime. The theft occurred last Wednesday, according to the company, when hackers infiltrated part of Ronin, the underlying blockchain that powers the game. Developers at Sky Mavis, which runs both Axie Infinity and Ronin, said they only discovered the breach Tuesday. “There has been a security breach on the Ronin Network,” the company said in a post in its newsletter. “We are working directly with various government agencies to ensure the criminals g

Xbox series X: Today’s best console deals from Amazon UK

The best Xbox deal right now is at Amazon, where you can grab the console with no accessories or add-ons and with 50 percent off gift wrapping (£449.99, ). Prime customers can also enjoy free next-day delivery. Bundles usually stick around a little longer than lone consoles, as the increased price deters scalpers, but Amazon’s restock of the basic console has been ongoing for more than a week. The current stock situation is the best we have seen with the Xbox series X for months. As always the Xbox series S is easier to find in stock (£248.39, ), but surging demand for the more powerful Xbox series X has seen the console regularly sell out across the board. Can you upgrade the Xbox hard drive? You can upgrade the Xbox series X storage with a simple plug-in accessory. The console comes with 1TB of built-in hard drive space. Some of that storage is taken up by system files, so you actually get a little less space than tha

5 Great Side-scrolling Action Games on Android

Side-scrolling games have always been a staple in gaming. From the very first Super Mario game to masterpieces like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and the Metroid series, there’s always been an undeniable charm about playing 2D (or 2.5D) games, jumping from platform to platform, and taking out a few enemies along the way. It’s no surprise then that mobile games have likewise adopted this genre, giving players access to both original and ported titles on their screens. If you’re looking to try some of these games for the first time, or just want to relive some good-old side-scrolling mayhem, then join us as we check out these highly-entertaining games on the Playstore. Let’s get started! Dead Cells One of the newer titles on the Playstore, Dead Cells is an action side-scroller that incorporates swift combat and rogue-like elements for some fast-paced gameplay. You gain abilities and weapons, and we have to admit that jumping around and slashing dow

Razer gaming keyboard deals offer record low prices at Amazon

Save up to $80 on some excellent Razer gaming keyboard deals at Amazon Amazon has some fantastic Razer gaming keyboard deals for those after an upgrade this weekend. We're seeing record low prices on some of Razer's biggest and best keyboards, like the Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini and the Razer Huntsman V2. Whether you're looking for a mechanical or optical keyboard, Amazon has you sorted on various deals. First up, we have the Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini which is down to just $119.99 (was $199.99) - that the lowest price we've seen on Amazon. We usually only see Razer gaming keyboard deals drop this model down to $130 during previous sales events, so you're saving an additional $10 over the usual discount here. The Razer Huntsman Mini has seen a significant price cut, too, now down to $79 down from $129.99 . That's another record low price with an incredible $50 saving all in. The Huntsman series has a range of optical switches

Here’s where you can buy a Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch OLED model boasts a vibrant, 7-inch display and slate of minor upgrades. | Image: Nintendo The Nintendo Switch was, like most consoles during the pandemic, once in short supply. Thankfully, retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart now routinely stock the Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite, and upgraded Switch OLED model in multiple color configurations, giving those who struck out ample opportunity to purchase Nintendo’s versatile console. If you’re not sure where you can pick up a Switch as of right now, we’ve vetted stock and rounded up where you can purchase the Nintendo Switch , the Nintendo Switch Lite , and the Nintendo Switch OLED model online and in-store. We’ve also scoured the web for any bundle that seems like a good deal, as well as discounts that might be applicable. Where can I buy a Nintendo Switch right now? If you’re looking to pick up the standalone console with red and blue J

Best Oculus Quest 2 head strap & Elite Strap alternatives 2022

Kiwi Quest 2 Elite Strap Adjust (Image credit: Nick Sutrich / Android Central) For the very best VR experience, you might want to consider upgrading to one of the best Oculus Quest 2 head strap alternatives. After all, the default Meta Quest 2 fabric strap has more cons than pros. It's easy to slide on and off, but it absorbs sweat and germs and does nothing to counterbalance the front-heavy design or add cushioning. You can buy the official Elite Strap, but it's a bit pricey and has had plenty of issues with durability. Thankfully, a few third-party straps offer a much more "elite" alternative. Whether you're looking for more cushioning, a more secure fit, better weight distribution, or other improvements, these are the best Quest 2 straps available. Best overall: KIWI Quest 2 elite strap KIWI Quest 2 elite strap Better than the official one view at amazon   Reasons to buy   +E

New Call of Duty 2022: everything we know about Modern Warfare 2

Activision Blizzard lawsuit Publisher Activision Blizzard, responsible for the game this article refers to, is currently embroiled in ongoing litigation in regards to claims reporting a workplace culture that allegedly enabled acts of sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination. Read our Activision Blizzard lawsuit timeline of events for ongoing coverage of the events. A new Call of Duty is coming in 2022 and that probably doesn't come as a massive surprise. Call of Duty is a series that's developed a pretty reliable release schedule and it looks like 2022 isn't going to shake things up in that area. 2023, on the other hand, could prove to be another matter . Call of Duty 2022 is in development with Infinity Ward and we know that it’s going to be a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare , effectively making it a reboot of 2009's Modern Warfare 2. But while news that a new Call of Duty is in development certainly isn't a surprise, Microsoft’s planned acquisition o

These are the absolute best Game Pass games that you can play on your phone

Android gamers have a whole new world open when playing video games on their mobile devices thanks to cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, formerly known as Project xCloud. However, if you look at the full list of every game you can play, you'll notice that you can choose from over 200, which might feel overwhelming. Luckily, we have your back, and we've picked some of the best ones of the bunch that we think you should check out first. This is by no means an exhaustive list — Microsoft has an impressive cloud gaming library full of excellent games. You'll see some games come and go; such is the nature of Game Pass. But we'll be sure to update this when we can so you always know which games to play on your phone. The games A Plague Tale: Innocence