#29 Goodbye WildStar

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A spying service leaked personal data on millions of customers

This week, Krebs on Security revealed that mSpy leaked the data of millions of paying customers online, including passwords, call logs, text messages, contacts, notes, location data and even Apple iCloud usernames and authentication tokens. mSpy is software that can be installed on devices and used to snoop on kids, partners and more. The company has since taken the database down.

Genesis Essentia Going Into Production As Brand’s Priciest Car

Genesis beautified this year’s New York Auto Show by introducing the Essentia, a drop-dead gorgeous electric coupe with a curvaceous carbon fiber body featuring butterfly doors. While most concepts don’t ever get to see the light of production day, we are happy to report that won’t be the grand tourer’s case. Hyundai’s premium arm has reiterated its plans to put the Essentia into production. Expect it to go on sale in either 2021 or 2022 at the latest.

Xbox debuts brilliant grease-proof controller but only makes 200 of them

When you win a match in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, you’re rewarded with a coveted chicken dinner. For most players, this prize is virtual but for others, celebrating a win with a delicious greasy snack between games is a very real thing. This can quickly make your keyboard or controller pretty gross. Luckily, Xbox players have a solution for that problem and it’s the new grease-proof Xbox One controller.

Fortnite Update 5.40 Now Live; Patch Notes Include High Stakes, Grappler, Challenges, And More

As previously confirmed, the headliner for this update is the High Stakes event, which lets players compete in a heist scenario. As part of this limited-time mode, a new traversal tool has also been introduced called the Grappler. This weapon lets players launch themselves around the map, which is useful in both jumping into combat or escaping quickly. There are also new High Stakes challenges. High Stakes introduces a new LTM called The Getaway, in which Victory Royale is achieved by obtaining one of four Jewels that spawn on the map and safely escaping in a Getaway Van. Carrying a Jewel will grant you health and shields over time, but your movement will be slowed by 10%.

WildStar Developer Carbine Studios Shuts Down

Carbine Studios, the developer of the massively multiplayer online game WildStar, is shutting down, Kotaku has learned. Fifty people will lose their jobs in the process, according to a person briefed on the shutdown. The game will also come to a close. The following video is the trailer for the game, RIP WildStar. I was a Founding player and enjoyed the game very much.

 

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