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Reddit’s Head of Community Is Leaving the Company

It seems that quite a few female members of Reddit are rushing to leave the company, as early July saw the departure of admin Victoria Taylor followed by interim CEO Ellen Pao and engineering chief Bethanye…

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Here’s How Steam Got Hacked Last Week

Did you think that email confirmations and generated code needed to log into unauthorized computers would stop hackers from hijacking your Steam account? Well, think again! But to be fair, it seems like the real problem…

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Subreddit Wants to Make a Random Person a Millionaire

A novel reddit group wants to make a randomly chosen subscriber a millionaire. The subreddit, r/millionairemakers, asks members to agree to donate a dollar each to form a prize pot, with the winner randomly drawn from…

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Former reddit CEO Prepares Users For the Great Purge

Following new CEO Steve Huffman’s announcement that reddit is to implement a cull of the social news site’s “dark side”, a former Chief Executive has warned that it will be a systematic “purge”. Yishan Wong, who…

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Reddit to Start Cull of “Dark Side” Communities

Steve Huffman, the new CEO of reddit following the resignation of maligned former chief executive Ellen Pao, has announced that, under his watch, the news and social networking site will begin exorcising any subreddits that support…

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Reddit Rival Voat Decimated by DDoS Attacks

Voat, the Swiss news aggregation and social networking site which saw a surge in users in the wake of the big reddit blackout, has been rendered inactive due to a series of DDoS (distributed denial of…

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Ellen Pao Resigns From Reddit

Well, the controversy surrounding the appointment of Ellen Pao as CEO of Reddit, has now been replaced with joy in the websphere with news breaking that she has resigned from her position. According to Reddit announcements,…

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Slight Chaos Within Reddit Inner Circles Following Staff Departure

Reddit is an immensely popular social media site that one has to handle with care, it is very easy to get addicted and spend hours on end on the site. There is however some trouble steering…

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Fan Backlash Causes Wargaming to Partially Honour Humble Bundle Deal

After facing severe fan anger over their handling of the Humble Bundle deal, Wargaming has changed their tune. After deciding not to honour the original Humble Bundle due to mixed messaging, developers have announced that those who…

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Wargaming Backtracks Over World of Warships Humble Bundle Purchases

MMO developer Wargming is in hot water over their treatment of customers. Earlier this month, the developer partnered with Humble Bundle to let players purchase in-game cash and ship for  their still in beta title, World of Warships.…

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reddit Ditches HTTP Goes All In HTTPS

Starting June 29th, popular site reddit will be enforcing HTTPS compliance with all of its traffic. Plaintext HTTP traffic will be rejected by the site starting on that date. HTTPS will be supported by HSTS to make…

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Reddit Launches New Harassment Rules

Reddit is banning a handful of its worst communities. “Our goal is to enable as many people as possible to have authentic conversations and share ideas and content on an open platform,” “We want as little involvement…

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Imgur Goes Legit, Starts Banning NSFW Content

I can hear the sobbing from reddit echoing down my Ethernet cable: Imgur, the image hosting platform favoured by meme-lovers, is cracking down on not safe for work (NSFW) material, banning risqué and pornographic content en…

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iMessage Bug Used to Crash iPhones at Will

People have discovered a new old flaw in iMessage that allows you to crash basically any iPhone at will. I say new old because the flaw already was known back in iOS 6 and IS X…

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Counter Strike: Global Offensive’s Well-Known Bug Gets Acknowledged by Valve

If you are a Counter Strike: Global Offensive player, then you probably know about the bug. However, let’s outline it again for those of you who might not have experienced it, though it is highly unlikely…

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AMD Says Nvidia Sabotaged Witcher 3 Performance

There was an internet war  earlier this week as gaming fans decided that, once again, Nvidia’s GameWorks technology was messing with the performance of its games on AMD hardware. At first it was the racing game,…

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Project CARS Developer Denies AMD GPU Compatibility Issues

After a thread popped up on reddit claiming that racing game Project CARS was built upon a version of the PhysX engine that would favour NVIDIA cards over AMD, the game’s developer Slightly Mad Studios has…

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Ubisoft Knew Assassin’s Creed: Unity Wasn’t Ready Before Release

A reddit user who was granted a visit to Ubisoft Montreal by the Make A Wish Foundation has revealed some interesting inside information regarding the development process of Assassin’s Creed: Unity. ‘w3r3w0lv33‘ recounts how, following conversations…

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Boarding UFO in GTA V Possible, Easter Egg Hunters Think

  Appearance of UFOs in Grand Theft Auto: V, in a mission named Alien Abduction surprised many players. Easter Egg hunters have been working hard and already discovered that 4 UFO exists in the digital world. Evidence…

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Deus Ex Creator Laments Half-Life Game Cancellation

Deus Ex creator Warren Spector recently took part in a reddit AMA, during which he discussed a cancelled Half-Life game that his Junction Point Studio was working on, which was to feature what Spector describes as…

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Gabe Newell Takes to Reddit to Answer Questions on Paid Mods

It has been one hell of a week for Valve, as their latest business move sent a shockwave through the PC gaming community and put bluntly, left a lot of people seriously p***** off. For those…

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New Mass Effect Details Leak Through Online Survey

Details of the next Mass Effect game may have leaked due to an online survey that revealed plot and gameplay details, courtesy of a post by a now-deleted reddit user. The new Mass Effect, currently in…

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Would You Play DOTA2 in Third-Person Shooter Mode?

Well, well… I’ve been thinking about a Dota 2 FPS-style mode for a long time now (but didn’t actually do anything about it). However, it looks like a modder out there created something similar and, if…

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Guy Figures out How to Unlock Rain in Mortal Kombat X

Since Mortal Kombat X got released, there have been a lot of blood spilling and skulls cracking. However, players can fight against a sizeable group of classic Mortal Kombat characters, but can’t select any of those…

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How NOT To Use a Selfie Stick

Selfie sticks have been a popular choice for people who like to take a lot of selfies outdoors, having to get the best shot further away from the hand’s reach. However, some people don’t quite get…

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League of Legends Player Reaches Diamond Tier with Exactly 3,439,140 Mouse Clicks

The Diamond tier isn’t the highest level in the League of Legends title’s ranked mode, but it still is near the top and very hard to achieve. Players who want to climb up the ladder all…

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Hyperkin Concept Turns Your Smartphone into a Gameboy

A Reddit user has shared some concept art of one of the projects he’s working on for Hyperkin, and we like what we see. The idea, turn your smartphone into a nostalgic looking Gameboy. But it…