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Atari video game Q*bert has been beaten by an Artificial Intelligence program, which exploited a loophole that had never previously been discovered.
The AI program used trial and error to uncover a quirk in the game's code that let it score a huge amount of points.
Whilst, players in Europe and Australia could only play the prologue, gamers in the US were able to play on.
SEGA apologised for the mistake and said it was investigating.
Based on scale and viewer numbers of previous Majors, this is expected to be the most important eSport event to ever be hosted in the UK.
The Wembley Arena, will see the best 24 teams from around world, compete for a $1 million prize pool!!!
French prosecutors have launched a probe over allegations of "planned obsolescence" in Apple's iPhone.
Under French law it is a crime to intentionally shorten lifespan of a product with the aim of making customers replace it.
In December, Apple admitted that older iPhone models were deliberately slowed down through software updates.
A security firm says it has managed to decrypt files damaged by the recent Petya ransomware attack, on one infected computer.
The cyber-attack caused havoc for businesses around the globe, but mainly in Ukraine.
The potential solution only works if the ransomware secured administration privileges to the machine.
A host of internet giants - from social networks to dating apps to porn sites - will join a protest Wednesday against plans to roll back rules protecting "net neutrality".
The sites will display a variety of messages, or simulate the potential effects of losing the basic principle of all internet traffic being treated equally.
Could Overwatch be the game to take e-sports mainstream?
Its developer Activision Blizzard has just announced the first seven team owners for a forthcoming league. It believes, in time, the tournament could prove more lucrative than the UK's Premier League - football's highest-earning competition.
The perpetrators of a recent cyber-attack that disrupted businesses across the world appear to have accessed the ransom payments they raised.
Just over £7,900-worth of virtual currency has been moved from the Bitcoin address listed in the blackmail demand that appeared on hacked PCs.
One expert said there was little doubt the funds had been tapped by those responsible for the crime.
The return of Super Mario is set to be the crowning achievement in what’s already been a remarkable year of recovery for Nintendo.
The loyal (and I mean loyal) fans weren’t worried, but rewind a year and many people - myself included - were questioning Nintendo’s ability to compete realistically with Sony and Microsoft in the console market.
The Wii U - a follow-on to the wildly successful Wii - had tanked, and the new console, Switch, seemed like it would be just too basic to make an impact.
Microsoft has launched a "faster, more powerful" Surface Pro tablet, with a battery life of 13.5 hours.
The device, which weighs 770g (1.69lb) and has a 31cm (12.3in) screen, will cost from $799 in the US and £799 in the UK.
Microsoft Surface boss Panos Panay told the BBC it had been "completely redesigned inside out", and would be more intuitive to use.One expert said the new device was a showcase for Windows 10
Microsoft has released some of the specifications for its new console - known as Project Scorpio.The software giant shared the details with tech news sites Digital Foundry and Eurogamer.The console has reportedly been designed from the start to make newer games playable at ultra-high 4K resolutions and at high frame rates.The console's graphics chip uses 40 high-speed processing cores to produce the high-definition images.
The developer of the hit video games World of Warcraft and Overwatch has successfully sued a company that sold "cheat" tools for its titles.
A California court ordered German firm Bossland to pay $8.6m (£6.8m) to Blizzard for 42,818 counts of copyright infringement.Blizzard had argued that Bossland had reverse-engineered and otherwise altered its games without permission.It follows related court rulings in the UK and Germany
Fans have guessed this would happen for some time - Destiny 2 has been announced and Call of Duty is going back in time.Destiny's Twitter page has changed its main image to a giant number "2".Social media is also full of pictures that appear to be the poster for the next Call of Duty game, it's called WW2.
Russia's competition watchdog has found that Apple fixed the prices of certain iPhone models sold in the country.
The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (Fas) said that Apple's local subsidiary told 16 retailers to maintain the recommended prices of phones in the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 families.
Non-compliance with the pricing guidelines may have led to the termination of contracts, it found.
Apple has not yet responded to a request for comment.
Farmers living in central Tolima province in Colombia say they were terrified when an object they took to be a UFO crashed in a field on Sunday.
Colombian police retrieved the object and took it to a police station (Copyright: Colombian police)
"It was smoking and a strange liquid was leaking from it," a resident of the small town of San Luis said.
Police have since identified the object as an internet balloon developed by X, a company founded by Google, to boost the signal in rural areas.
The death of a prominent gamer has led to a debate about whether gaming marathons are hazardous to health.
Brian Vigneault was a 35-year-old father of three from Virginia, USA who gamed under the alias Poshybrid. In February he took on a 24-hour-long gaming marathon, playing World of Tanks to raise money for charity.
Microsoft will enable Windows 10 users to choose when security updates are installed once they arrive rather than enforcing them straightaway.
Users have complained that the reboots required for some updates, which cannot currently be deferred, are disruptive.
People using Windows 10 devices will now be able to schedule an update within three days of receiving notification, the firm said in a blog.
The first details of all four expansion packs included in Battlefield 1 Premium Pass* with Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass, Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar, Battlefield 1 Turning Tides and Battlefield 1 Apocalypse have been revealed.
To expand the global conflict and build on the game’s award-winning multiplayer experience, players will be able to defend their homeland as the hardened French Army and battle in treacherous snow covered ravines with the Russian Army.
LG is demonstrating the ability to run 2 apps
simultaneously on their new flagship phone, the G6.
Samsung has, for the first time since 2013, opted not to unveil a flagship Galaxy S smartphone at the Mobile World Congress tech show.Instead, it showed off two new tablet computers and a virtual reality headset that comes with a remote control.However, a new smartphone was briefly teased at the end of the company's presentation at the Barcelona event.Samsung said the new device would be unveiled on 29 March in New York.
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