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News Blips: Major Nelson Hacked, DSiWare Transfer Problems, PS3 Operating Systems, and More

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Time to spread some fear: Evil hackers take over Xbox Live director's account — are your kids at risk?

News Blips:

Over the weekend, an ambitious hacker took control of Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb's Gamertag profile. On the account info page, the hacker advertised his Skype user name as "Roid-Monkey" and offered to hack "any account $100 paypal." The people who run the website lightzz.com claim responsibility for the attack, though now Major Nelson says (via twitter) that he has regained control over his account. On a side note: Imaging what a roid-monkey hacker might look like is pretty funny.

Nintendo DSi XL owners can't transfer purchased DSiWare games from DSi to their new console. Currently, the company doesn't have a user ID system in place to recognize multiple Nintendo DSes a consumer might own, which could rectify this problem. A Nintendo spokesperson informed Kotaku, "We're looking into that specific topic, but we don't have anything to announce at this time." Hey Nintendo, while you're at it, can you figure out a way for me to transfer the NES and SNES cartridge games I own over to the Wii's Virtual Console? Yeah, that's what I thought.
 
Sony cuts Linux and other alternative operating system support for PlayStation 3. The PS3's upcoming firmware update (v3.21) axes support for alternate operating systems and requires the standard XrossMediaBar (XMB)OS as of April 1. Elaborate April Fools joke? Or closing a security flaw exposed by iPhone (and lately, PS3) hacker Geohot? We'll take door number two. [PlayStation.Blog]
 
IGN reports that Will Wright, creator of The Sims and Sim City, is currently working on a reality television show called The Creation Project. The show's premise involves fans submitting story ideas online and from mobile devices that the community can discuss and vote on — the best of which would be produced into two half-hour-long episodes. Hell, it already sounds better than that other video-game-themed-reality-TV show.

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