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PS4 jailbreak lets you play pirated games

Are you one of those people that likes opening up video games consoles, and tinkering with the insides so you can do things that, strictly speaking, you shouldn't be? Do you have a PlayStation 4? There's some good news for you. A hacker has popped up their PS4, jailbroken the thing, so pirated games and…

How to cancel your Zavvi Zbox subscription

Have you signed-up for Zavvi's Zbox? If you don't know what it is, it is a monthly box of geeky stuff that is sent to you, for £35 a month. You get games, toys, collectibles, and that sort of thing. To some, it all sounds great, however, cancelling your subscription seems to be a massive…

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Crackdown on Moshi Monsters

Crackdown on Moshi Monsters

The ASA, the UK's advertising watchdog, has cracked down in a ruling against online games Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils. They're not happy about the ways in which they pressure children to spend money. The Advertising Standards Authority said both "directly pressured" youngsters to pay subscriptions, and that, in the case of Moshi Monsters, children were…

Boomerang Games: Has your money gone missing?

There's been a kerfuffle at Boomerang Rentals, where customers have been complaining that money has been going missing from their account. Boomerang said: "Following an initial enquiry at the end of last week, we have had a number of customers raise concerns regarding fraudulent payment attempts on their card details that are also registered with us."…

Over 2,000 free MS-DOS games to be played on your computer!

Fans of old video games can rejoice as a huge library of MS-DOS games have been archived and are playable on your computer. And you won't need to dust down a floppy disk or mess around with command prompts as they're playable in your browser. The MS-DOS Software Library has gathered up games in advance…

Currys PC World: 'Whatever Happens Care Plan' not all that?

Currys/PC World got together in perfect harmony, but there's a lot of customers of theirs who are despairingly unhappy with them, specifically, the KnowHow 'What Happens' team. They are the people who are supposed to help you with your technical difficulties, faults in your purchases and general aftercare once you've shopped with Currys/PC World. Currys/Pc…

Xbox could pay you to watch adverts

Microsoft have filed a patent which could reward users for watching advertisements. The patent is called the 'Awards and Achievements Across TV Ecosystem' and it could well be tied in with the new Xbox. The details released about the Xbox One mentioned the console's use for TV, along with the new Kinect system. The patent…

One of the iconic Monopoly pieces faces the axe

NO! SAY IT AIN’T SO! The complete IDIOTS behind Monopoly are planning to scrap one of the game’s iconic tokens, with the public getting to vote in a charade that couldn’t look more like a publicity stunt if it tried – and here’s us giving it publicity! Gnnnrrrrr… Aforementioned idiots Hasbro are ready to ditch…

Habbo Hotel site muted after investigation finds widespread kiddie-corrupting wrongness

If you’re a typical parent, you’re probably keen for your kids to have as many hobbies as possible that don’t involve them pestering the living daylights out of you, the stressed, beleaguered idiot that spawned them. Having said that… DO NOT LET THEM GO ON THE HABBO HOTEL WEBSITE. For the uninitiated, Habbo Hotel is…

Augmented reality contact lenses are the future!

You. Betcha want robot eyes. Everyone wants robot eyes. You can shoot lasers from robot eyes. Of course, no-one has managed to create fully functioning Terminator eyes for us plebs yet, but a report suggests that it might not be that far away. Researchers at the University of Washington and Aalto University in Finland have…

GAME's custom barcode blocks mobile price comparison apps

For those that own a smartphone, you are probably familiar with mobile price comparison apps such as RedLaser or ShopSavvy. If not, RedLaser is an app which lets you scan the barcode of an item and then it searches thousands of online and local retailers for the best price available for the scanned product. The app…

The Chinese graveyard that is video game heaven

It's like all those decommissioned planes rusting in in the Arizona desert. Yet somehow sadder. All these gambling machines were confiscated as part of a Chinese anti-gambling operation, and all will be destroyed. A tragic waste. If they had Afterburner and Operation Wolf in there, we'd be banging on the gates.

Angry customers keen to talk about CeX

According to its website, CeX is an online retailer that'll "buy, sell and exchange a range of technology and entertainment products including mobile phones, video games, DVDs, HD films, computers, digital electronics, vision and music CDs." According to many of its customers, including avid Bitterwallet reader Adam, CeX wouldn't know customer service if it smacked…

Not of this world? PC World - dead actor haunts customers

Avid Bitterwallet reader Chris is being haunted by a dead man, and it's all the fault of PC World. It seems this otherworldly interference is also preventing Chris from unsubscribing from their newsletter. A Machavellian scheme of witchcraft to tighten their grip on technology retail, or an IT worker at head office dicking about? You…

Bitterwallet reader draws a blank at McDonalds

Avid Bitterwallet reader Rob has spent the last decade spending thousands on the McDonalds menu, in the vain hope of scooping a star prize in their regular Monopoly promotion. It doesn't matter how much Rob spends, however - he wins free medium fries and a flimsy voucher or two, and sod all else. He's lost…