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Microsoft is Moving On from the Xbox One

Just days after launching pre-orders for their new Project Scorpio console, Microsoft is moving on from the Xbox One. Microsoft’s new Project Scorpio is branded as another Xbox One console, but Microsoft’s latest move might suggest otherwise. Here’s what you need to know.

An Xbox Straight Out of Minecraft, Yes Minecraft

Last Sunday, Microsoft began pre-orders for their new Xbox One X. They tech giant also unveiled a new special edition Xbox One S. The console and controller look as though they were both taken right out of Minecraft, literally. Here’s everything thing you need to know.

Weaponized Ransomware Cripples the Globe, Again

Just of the heels from a global pandemic from Wannacry in May, the world is experiencing another ransomware attack. This attack started early Tuesday and spread to computer systems around the world. The attack seemed to focus on Europe, Ukraine in particular, and then spread to systems across the world, causing the world’s second large scale ransomware attack in as many months.

An Ever Growing Digital Security Crisis

Over the last few weeks the digital world has seen a rapid increase in security threats across all platforms. Attacks have ranged from coordinated global attacks, malicious collection of payment information at payment terminals in stores across the country, and an ever expanding black market of personal information from data dumps. It seems as if innovation is trumping user security, but if security continues to take a back seat there will not be many users comfortable using the products on the market today.

Ransomware Holds World Hostage

Last Friday, the world was taken hostage by a ransomware that crippled systems from the U.S, to Britain, to Russia, to China, and anything in between. WannaCrypt, the ransomware, took hold of vulnerable machines through a security flaw, locked all of the data on that system, and requested users to send $300-$600 to a digital account to regain access to their data.

Digital Game Sales Send Producers and Consumers a Shocking Message

Over the last few years, the question of how games would be purchased and downloaded in the future was a major question. With the introduction of newer consoles that focused on expandable internal and external storage, it looked as if manufacturers were preparing for a major influx in the amount of digital purchases. Not everyone agreed with the conclusion a year and a half or two years ago. However, as both producers and consumers advance towards 2017, the industry has received a definite answer from consumers.