Guilty Plea In Deadly Swatting Crime

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Guilty Plea In Deadly Swatting Crime

Tyler Barriss has pleaded guilty in a case related to calling in false claims to police, which led to a SWAT team being dispatched, and the accidental killing of an innocent man who lived at the designated address.

The fatal situation initially arose because of a paltry $1.50 bet between two men in Call of Duty: World War II, Shane Gaskill and Casey Viner. Gaskill dared Viner to send the SWAT team to his house because of a disagreement over the bet. Viner then convinced Barriss to make the call.

Gaskill had given a previous address, and the SWAT team instead descended on the current home of Andrew Finch, who had no connection to the disagreement, and who was killed in the ensuing incident.

Guilty Plea In Deadly Swatting Crime

about X hours ago from
Guilty Plea In Deadly Swatting Crime

Tyler Barriss has pleaded guilty in a case related to calling in false claims to police, which led to a SWAT team being dispatched, and the accidental killing of an innocent man who lived at the designated address.

The fatal situation initially arose because of a paltry $1.50 bet between two men in Call of Duty: World War II, Shane Gaskill and Casey Viner. Gaskill dared Viner to send the SWAT team to his house because of a disagreement over the bet. Viner then convinced Barriss to make the call.

Gaskill had given a previous address, and the SWAT team instead descended on the current home of Andrew Finch, who had no connection to the disagreement, and who was killed in the ensuing incident.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Has Gone Gold

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 Super Smash Bros Ultimate Has Gone Gold

Get ready to throw down, friends. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has gone gold. According to Siliconera, ever-belabored producer Masahiro Sakurai revealed the news to Famitsu earlier this week.

The game will be available for purchase on December 7.

For more on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, check out our rundown on all the little details in the last Smash Bros-focused Direct.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Has Gone Gold

about X hours ago from
 Super Smash Bros Ultimate Has Gone Gold

Get ready to throw down, friends. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has gone gold. According to Siliconera, ever-belabored producer Masahiro Sakurai revealed the news to Famitsu earlier this week.

The game will be available for purchase on December 7.

For more on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, check out our rundown on all the little details in the last Smash Bros-focused Direct.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Game From Pokémon Go Creators Coming In 2019

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Game From Pokémon Go Creators Coming In 2019

Pokémon Go developers Niantic have released a few more details about their next AR title, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, which it has announced is coming some time in 2019.

Today's tweet and clip doesn't reveal a lot, but the basic premise is that players must join the newly formed Statute of Secrecy Task Force which is charged from protecting the wizarding world from Muggle eyes. Traces of magic are appearing in the Muggle world, something the Ministry of Magic is dubbing "The Calamity," and it's up to you and your fellow witches and wizards to tame this "magical disorder."

Niantic hasn't outlined the title's gameplay just yet, but the official website mentions the "advanced casting of multiple spells." It's not hard to imagine how this could easily combine with the format we're already familiar with in Pokémon Go's.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Game From Pokémon Go Creators Coming In 2019

about X hours ago from
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Game From Pokémon Go Creators Coming In 2019

Pokémon Go developers Niantic have released a few more details about their next AR title, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, which it has announced is coming some time in 2019.

Today's tweet and clip doesn't reveal a lot, but the basic premise is that players must join the newly formed Statute of Secrecy Task Force which is charged from protecting the wizarding world from Muggle eyes. Traces of magic are appearing in the Muggle world, something the Ministry of Magic is dubbing "The Calamity," and it's up to you and your fellow witches and wizards to tame this "magical disorder."

Niantic hasn't outlined the title's gameplay just yet, but the official website mentions the "advanced casting of multiple spells." It's not hard to imagine how this could easily combine with the format we're already familiar with in Pokémon Go's.

Newest Alita: Battle Angel Trailer Shows More Battle And Some Angel

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Newest Alita: Battle Angel Trailer Shows More Battle And Some Angel

Alita: Battle Angel, the upcoming movie based on Yukito Kishiro's 1990 manga of the same name, has been stirring up feelings since its first reveal months ago. The Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron movie wears its anime influences on its sleeve, and its face, and the new trailer reinforces that well.

The trailer shows what's at stake for Alita, as well as the various dangers she's going to be facing. You probably trade away a lot of your cyborg advantages when your opponents have blade arms and are also mechanical, but we'll see how it works out in the actual movie.

Alita: Battle Angel releases in theaters on February 14, 2019.

Newest Alita: Battle Angel Trailer Shows More Battle And Some Angel

about X hours ago from
Newest Alita: Battle Angel Trailer Shows More Battle And Some Angel

Alita: Battle Angel, the upcoming movie based on Yukito Kishiro's 1990 manga of the same name, has been stirring up feelings since its first reveal months ago. The Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron movie wears its anime influences on its sleeve, and its face, and the new trailer reinforces that well.

The trailer shows what's at stake for Alita, as well as the various dangers she's going to be facing. You probably trade away a lot of your cyborg advantages when your opponents have blade arms and are also mechanical, but we'll see how it works out in the actual movie.

Alita: Battle Angel releases in theaters on February 14, 2019.

Newest Alita: Battle Angel Trailer Shows More Battle And Some Angel

about X hours ago from
Newest Alita: Battle Angel Trailer Shows More Battle And Some Angel

Alita: Battle Angel, the upcoming movie based on Yukito Kishiro's 1990 manga of the same name, has been stirring up feelings since its first reveal months ago. The Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron movie wears its anime influences on its sleeve, and its face, and the new trailer reinforces that well.

The trailer shows what's at stake for Alita, as well as the various dangers she's going to be facing. You probably trade away a lot of your cyborg advantages when your opponents have blade arms and are also mechanical, but we'll see how it works out in the actual movie.

Alita: Battle Angel releases in theaters on February 14, 2019.

Valve Awards Man $20,000 For Finding Bug That Produced Game Keys

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Valve Awards Man $20,000 For Finding Bug That Produced Game Keys

If you discovered a bug that just showed you game keys for games you don't own, what would you do? Would you give in to darker impulses and hoard it for yourself? Or go further and sell the information to the highest bidder? Or tell the company in charge that they have a massive vulnerability? In Artem Moskowsky's case, he chose the last option, and was pretty handsomely rewarded for it.

When testing a web application on Steam's developer site, Moskowsky discovered that a bug surfaced over 30,000 Portal 2 keys, a game with which he had zero involvement. It makes sense for a developer to be able to generate their own keys on Steam, but despite not being Valve, Moskowsky was able to see a number of keys for Valve's last big single-player game.

Upon closer inspection, he discovered that the codes being shown to him weren't new, but were already pre-generated codes. Somebody may have used any given code or they might not have, but it was definitely information he was not supposed to have and the bug was seemingly reproducible.