Android Just Got A Taste Of Half-Baked Dessert: Malware

That’s right. Tonight, Google probably took the gingerbread its engineers were eating and set off to remove an app that had been copied from the existing Guitar Solo Lite, which was then injected with malicious code and renamed Super Guitar Solo, which automatically roots your phone and sends every bit of data on it to the hacker(s). Kudos to the guys at AndroidPolice for bringing up the issue, and Google immediately responding afterwards. However, 50,000 people already downloaded the app in question, and in a daring in quick move, Google remotely deleted the app from all devices.

Scary stuff.

EA’s Crysis 2 PC Multiplayer Demo Is Live

It’s here gamers, and it’s 1.6GB of sweet Crysis 2 on two different multiplayer maps — the same ones as seen in the Xbox 360 beta. Modes available are Team Instant Action and Crash Site, and the 2 maps available are Skyline & Pier 17. The file just went live, and the maximum rank you can reach in-game is level 10. The download link to EA’s servers is at the source link.

Via: Crysis 2 on EA’s Servers, AOTF

Those New HP Dv7t And Dv6t Models Are Available For Order Now

Remember not too long ago there were new HPs? No? Okay then, let’s assume there’s always new HPs, like now. The Dv6t and Dv7t (16-inch and 17.3-inch laptops, respectively). The line has a multitude of options that belittle the price or drastically make it as high as you want, with a basic 2.2GHz Core  i7 processor, or up to 3.4GHz quad-core Core i7 chips that are only any good of you like scaring people off with those extra cores (or need them for heavy multitasking and pwning n00bs).

Both systems comes with AMD’s 1GB Mobility Radeon HD 6570 graphics chip, and both the Dv6 and Dv7 start off at $1000 to $1,100, respectively. Hit up the source  links to play with the configurations and see how much bang you can get for your buck. ViaHP (dv6t)(dv7t)

Minecraft May Soon Have Achievements

What do you need for one of the most successful self-published games of all time, and on top of that, one of the best indie games of all time? Well, you’ve got monsters (hello, Creeper!), mega-structures (the above being my work-in-progress for a house on the edge of a cliff), beds, a new lighting system, and now (possibly) an achievements system.

When creator of Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson, spoke to Indie Games, he stated the words quoted below, and that these achievements could include basic things like cutting wood or trees for the first time, and so on.

I’ve had the idea to make achievements kind of like the in-game questing,” Persson told Indie Games. “So you’d be able to see the first achievement in a tree of achievements, and you have to unlock the top ones first before you can unlock the ones further down.”

More advanced achievements could “converge into a big task, like kill a dragon or something, which would put a kind of narrative into the achievement tree.”

You know Notch, I wouldn’t mind killing dragons in Minecraft. Just saying. Via: IndieGames

Countdown Page To Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Goes Live (Update: FAKE!)

You just bought Call Of Duty: Black Ops? Then you’re a n00b, because the countdown page dubbed “Find Makarov“, the main Russian villain in Modern Warfare 2 is briefly seen, then a countdown to the middle of GDC next week, which also will debut some more Battlefield 3 info and gameplay. Expect the announcements to be covered here, when both games are outed in more detail.

Update: And just like that, Activision shot it down.

Via: That Videogame Blog