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“I’m Coming For You” Former CEO Of Sony Online Entertainment To Lizard Squad Hacker

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John Smedley, former CEO of Sony Online Entertainment

John Smedley, current Daybreak CEO and former CEO of Sony Online Entertainment, has expressed outrage over the light sentence handed down to a Lizard Squad Hacker in Finland. Julius “zeekill” Kivimaki, a 17-year-old hacker, was yesterday convicted of more than 50,000 cyber-crimes, but has avoided jail time. Smedley was aboard an American Airlines flight when Lizard Squad issued a bomb threat, forcing the plane to land.

Smedley posted a series of angry tweets about Kivimaki, Lizard Squad, and the light sentence. He calls Kivimaki a “sociopath,” a “piece of garbage,” a “little dirtbag,” and a litany of other insults. He also mentions Kivimaki’s parents, demanding that they be held accountable and even mentioning that he may go after them in civil court.

Kivimaki received a two-year suspended prison sentence, which means the judge decided he should avoid jail time. He was also ordered to speak out against cyber-crime.John Smedley Twitter

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Smedley also mentions that Kivimaki has “15 other criminal cases” to face in Finland and links to Kivimaki’s Twitter account multiple times, presumably in the hope that others will, to use the polite phrase, tell him off for what he’s done.

Smedley isn’t the only person to express dismay at the Kivimaki’s light sentence. The Daily Dot reported Blair Strater, a victim of harassment and swatting by Kivimaki, was “absolutely disgusted” by the ruling and had “lost complete faith in the justice system.”

Back in 2014, Smedley tweeted his account of the bomb threat while he was on board the American Airlines flight. “My plane was diverted. Not going to discuss more than that. Justice will find these guys.”

Lizard Squad is the hacker group responsible for bringing down the Playstation Network and Xbox Live over Christmas. They also claimed responsibility for an attack on Tor, an online anonymity service.

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The developer of War Thunder says sorry after images of the Challenger space shuttle disaster surface

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Gaijin Entertainment, the developer of War Thunder, has recently issued an apology for a concerning oversight in their new key art. Observant fans noticed that the imagery used in the artwork closely resembles the distinct debris trail from the tragic 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster, which claimed the lives of all seven crew members. Gaijin Entertainment acknowledges this mistake and expresses their regret.

According to Eurogamer, members of the War Thunder community, known for their keen observation skills and ability to uncover classified military information, were quick to spot the striking resemblance between the Challenger’s unique debris field and a key art piece featured in the highly anticipated Seek and Destroy update. The Challenger shuttle tragically broke apart just 70 seconds after launch, an event that was broadcast live on TV. This devastating incident marked a somber milestone in American space flight history, as it was the first time that any fatalities were recorded.

It seems that there was a minor mishap, which is quite unfortunate. A spokesperson from Gaijin Entertainment expressed their apologies for this unfortunate error on the game’s official forums: “We deeply regret this and offer our sincere apologies.” Our artists used an aerial explosion reference pack that contained the image, which resulted in the loss of its original context. We will promptly make changes to this artwork and implement measures to prevent any future occurrences of this nature.

Challenger disaster and Seek & Destroy wallpaper line up nearly perfectly
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Is it surprising to witness such a notorious explosion depicted in the key art of a video game, or are we simply revealing our age once more? We would greatly appreciate your feedback in the comments section below.

 

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“Really pleased” with Sea of Thieves PS5 sales, Microsoft

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After the recent port to PS5, Microsoft is “really pleased” with the overall sales and performance of Sea of Thieves. As a result, more people are playing the Xbox and PC versions as well. Matt Booty, president of game content and studios at Microsoft Gaming, said this:. He also said that the success of the series means it can grow and that more money should be spent on a Variety podcast interview.

Microsoft is bringing four games that used to only be available on Xbox to other systems. Sea of Thieves was the last of these games to come out. The others are Pentiment, Grounded, and Hi-Fi Rush. Even though things have been going well lately, Booty says that more ports will be dealt with “case-by-case.”

News spread before the port came out that Sea of Thieves was being used as a “key test” to see if more Xbox-only games would be ported to PS5, PS4, and Xbox One. In May 2024, the game was the best-selling PS Store game in both Europe and the US. It also did well in the weekly sales charts.

Aside from the four games that have already been ported to Xbox, nothing else has been officially confirmed. However, news reports say that a lot of exclusive games may be about to come to other platforms. Some say that PS5 games like Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Starfield, and a rumored remaster of Halo: Combat Evolved are all being thought about.

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The new game from Danganronpa’s developers is being published by Aniplex, a Sony company, but it won’t be coming out on PS5

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The upcoming game from the creators of the Danganronpa series has found a publisher in Sony subsidiary Aniplex. However, it’s worth noting that it won’t be initially released on the PS5. It is highly likely that The Hundred Line: Last Defense Academy will be released on Sony’s system at a later date, just like Master Detective Archives: Rain Code in October. However, the development team is currently focusing on prioritizing the release of their latest title on the Nintendo Switch and PC.

Described as a strategy game, the title allows players to step into the shoes of teenager Takumi Sumino, who resides in the perpetually secure Tokyo Residential Complex. When monsters suddenly unleash chaos upon the town, Takumi finds himself thrust into the Last Defense Academy. His mission? To protect the school alongside 14 other students for a grueling 100 days.

As one would anticipate, alongside the strategic gameplay, it is crucial to foster strong relationships with your comrades. Moreover, the outcome of the game can vary greatly, with a staggering 100 possible endings contingent upon the choices you make. We will reach out to Aniplex to inquire about the possibility of a PS5 port. However, it is important to note that Aniplex operates independently from PlayStation, as it falls under the Sony Music umbrella.

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