The UK's Office of Fair Trading has investigated how apps and browser-based games comply with consumer law. Alarmed by their findings, they're recommending new developer guidelines around in-app purchases and language inciting children to pay for in-game rewards.
Ubisoft is urging customers to change their passwords following a breach that exposed user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords.
Gearbox, the maker of the popular game Borderlands 2, is warning Xbox 360 users to be careful of who they play with, following a rash of reports of unexplained character deaths.
The culprit: a software flaw that appears to be spreading, "STD-like", from Borderlands 2 "modders" to other law-abiding players.
If you're one of the millions of avid players of the online MMORPG World of Warcraft, then you may have been surprised to find the populations of entire cities killed off this weekend.
Google Chrome users are warned that supposedly “free” versions of the Angry Birds spin-off “Bad Piggies” are fakes that harvest data and install adware.
A high stakes online poker player says that an unknown hacker used a malicious image file to compromise his account and empty of it of more than $100,000 in winnings – the latest in what players say is a string of scams.
There are two causes of the account lock-outs: first, ArenaNet is trying to run a civilized environment without Holocaust jokes, gay-bashing and the like, and second, gold sellers have hacked accounts to grab the goodies.
Big-time online entertainment outfit Blizzard has just owned up to a data haemorrhage.
Blizzard strongly suggests - but manfully doesn't pretend to guarantee - that financial data such as credit cards, billing addresses, and real names weren't got at.
Theft of virtual currency has increased since many virtual items can be sold for real money. Learn more about how online gaming companies are trying to protect your virtual "ass"ets.