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Australian court orders home search of alleged GTA V software cheat

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The Australian Federal Court has ordered two homes in Melbourne to be searched following legal proceedings by Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive over one person allegedly making cheat software for Grand Theft Auto V. As reported first by the BBC, court documents [PDF] from September and made available now specified that the premises of Christopher Anderson, Cyrus Lesser, "sfinktah", Koroush Anderson, and Koroush Jeddian -- which it noted may be one person -- and the occupant/s of Unit 8, 24 Parnell Street and 34 Oswald Street, both in Elsternwick, Victoria, be searched. The documents also allowed a trio of vehicles with the Victorian number plates to be searched. According to the court documents, the things being searched for included computer disks, drives, or memory; electronic information storage devices or systems; and all things evidencing, and referring to, the development, distribution, offering for sale, and sale of software titled "Infamous" or software intended for use with GTA V. Those searching the property included "independent computer experts", who were allowed to copy, photograph, film, sample, test, and record the above.


Walmart has PS4 games on sale: 'NBA 2K19,' 'Madden NFL 19,' and 'Tomb Raider'

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Friends, gamers, countrymen: lend me your ears! Fall is here, and that means some of the year's biggest games are finally dropping after an agonizingly long wait. Adventurers and sports fans alike finally have something new to load into their consoles. Some of those new PS4 games are already on sale, courtesy of Walmart. You can pick up Shadow of the Tomb Raider for $44.95, NBA 2K19 for $39.88, or Madden NFL 19 with a free 1050 Point Card for $39.99 from Walmart right now.


Best deals for Oct. 17: Save on Apple iPad Pro, LG 4K TVs, Dyson vacuums, Audible, Echo Show, and more

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Save on tablets, vacuums, and Amazon devices, plus get fantastic discounts from IGN's 24-hour deals event Night of the Living Deals, which goes through Oct. 18 at 9am EST. Get Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro 64GB in Rose Gold, on sale for $594.99, or the Apple iPad (5th Generation) 128GB in Silver, which is priced at $349.00. For the home, Hoover's Power Scrub Carpet Cleaner is on sale for $95.70, while Bissell's PowerGlide Pet Hair Bagless Vacuum Cleaner is discounted to $119.99. In addition, iRobot Roomba 640 Robot Vacuum Cleaner is going for $239.99, Meanwhile, here are a few highlights from IGN's Night of the Living Deals.


Deals to die for: Save on Samsung 4K TVs, Lenovo laptops, Roombas, and more during the Night of the Living Deals sales event

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Editor's note: Mashable and IGN are both owned by Ziff Davis. If you're super jazzed about the spooky season (raises hand), we're guessing you've been strategically planning your schedule these past few weeks to take in as many slasher films as possible. Well it's time to pause the movie marathon: Today, IGN is hosting their very first Night of the Living Deals sales event, allowing you to save a whole lot of money on must-have tech, gaming, and home items. There's even a discount on alcohol delivery, because ghosts gotta have their booze. If you like watching serial killers slash bad actors, you're gonna love watching IGN slash prices on 100 items.


10 apps that can make your life way easier, all of which are on sale

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Apps make the world go'round. Whether you're on the hunt for an app that can help you create a business plan or a platform that affords you unlimited access to video games, we've got you covered. These days, everything in the startup world seems to be "the Netflix for [blank]" -- even apps. Setapp is a subscription service for Mac apps in which you gain access to over 100 curated apps, and you only have to pay a single monthly price as opposed to purchasing them one by one. It features a single, intuitive library, and a treasure trove of apps ranging from maintenance and finance to productivity and creativity.


Fortnite cheats on YouTube spark Epic Games lawsuit in attempt to stop people getting special abilities

The Independent

The developers of the popular video game Fortnite have filed a lawsuit against two YouTube personalities for allegedly selling cheat codes to their viewers. Popular YouTuber Golden Modz, who boasts more than 1.7 million subscribers on the video-sharing platform, shared videos that showcased "magical powers" to help Fortnite players defeat their opponents. A second YouTuber who goes by the name Exentric is also accused of directing viewers to a website selling cheats for the game. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Making games like Red Dead Redemption 2 shouldn't be such hard work

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Rockstar Games, the world-renowned developer behind the Grand Theft Auto series, has been hard at work this month promoting its latest digital epic, the cowboy-simulator Red Dead Redemption 2. It is set to be one of the biggest releases of 2018, but it seems that this comes at a cost. According to an interview given by Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser, staff have apparently been working 100-hour weeks to get the game finished. That may be true, but overwork is treated as a fact of life in the tech sector – watch a movie about a plucky tech startup and you'll see people chugging energy drinks and working through the night to meet deadlines. In reality, it ruins lives and destroys relationships, and it has been doing so for decades. Given that tech firms hoover up some of the smartest minds on the planet, you would think they could find a better way.


Best deals for Oct. 16: Xbox One S, Nintendo Switch games, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, and more on sale

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If you have ever felt the shoulder ache brought on by too much gaming, have an indent permanently worn into your couch in your "spot," or have ever blown on a gaming cartridge to get it to work, then these deals are about to make you very happy. SEE ALSO: Save nearly $3,000 on one of Samsung's best 4K TVs of 2018 There are a number of deals on video game consoles, such as save $20 on a Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB with Minecraft bundle from Walmart. Amazon is offering an Xbox One S 1TB Console with NBA 2K19 bundle for $299.99, Of course, gamers need to stay alert. Keurig's K525 Single Serve, K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker is on sale for $149.99.


Nintendo is making an artwork-clad 'Diablo III' Switch

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In a hellion cross-promotion, Activision Blizzard and Nintendo have partnered up to release a special edition Switch console for Diablo III exclusively at GameStop. The bundle will include the 2012 game, plus its two expansions, Rise of the Necromancer and Reaper of Souls. Included in the set will be a black and gray Switch console -- and dock -- featuring Diablo III artwork, a carrying case, as well as the standard trove of of items and accessories, like Joy-Cons, a grip and an HDMI cable. But it wouldn't be a third-party Nintendo cross-promotion if it didn't include some iconic, (and somewhat out-of-place) character cameos. These include items from The Legend of Zelda, such as Ganondorf's Transmog Armor, a companion Cucco pet, and a Golden Triforce Portrait Frame.


Reinforcement Learning: Super Mario, AlphaGo and beyond

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You might not be able to totally recall the first time you ever played Mario, but just like any other game, you might have started with a clean slate, not knowing what to do. You see an environment in which you as Mario, the agent, have been placed that consists of bricks, coins, mystery boxes, pipes, sentient mushrooms called Goomba, and other elements. You begin taking actions in this environment by pressing a few keys before you realized then you can move Mario with the arrow keys to the left and right. Every action you take changes the state of Mario. You moved to the extreme left at the beginning but nothing happened so you started moving right.