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Todd Stashwick was Originally Nathan Drake’s Older Brother in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Fans were introduced to Nathan Drake’s older brother at the end of yesterday’s, Uncharted 4 gameplay reveal. It was then revealed by voice actor Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Shadow of Mordor) that he was in fact the voice of Drake’s big bro.

Turns out, Baker wasn’t originally set to play the mysterious Drake (If that is even his last name). Tv Actor/writer Todd Stashwick (Heroes, Supernatural) has confirmed that role was once his, when asked about it by yours truly on twitter.

Stashwick was confirmed late last year, to be the mysterious voice in the Uncharted teaser trailer and was even providing motion capture. Many speculated that he was playing the game’s main antagonist or an older Nathan Drake.

 

Early this year however, fans learned that he was no longer tied to the role. He is currently co-writing with former Uncharted writer, Amy Hennig for Visceral Games’ Star Wars project.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is scheduled for a 2015 release.

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Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE) Big Brother Software Is Real-

Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE) Big Brother Software Is Real-

-but it should be the least of your privacy worries in this modern day and age. Allow me to explain, many gaming websites and rumor mills have been reporting that Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox, dubbed the “Xbox ONE” or “XO” for short, will use its mandatory Kinect 2 support to essentially spy on everyone in America using a system called “Awards and Achievements Across the TV Ecosystem”.

The Huffington Post is among many of the major news outlets outside of the gaming journalism bubble that have decided to report on this massive story. In their article about the matter they discuss the mass realization as well as several patents filed by Microsoft through which the information collected by the next-generation Kinect would be readily available to advertisers and even change the face of television commercials as we know them making them interactive for the first time.

Our own reports have also dug up information regarding the Xbox 360 and its existing Kinect peripheral as well as Xbox Live chat/voice/video communications that were thought to be completely isolated and private actually being available to organizations within the United States Government under Microsoft’s policy of 100% transparency with the US Gov. And while we could go on for days about the implications of this (for example: your activity may be monitored even if you opt-out or disable/power down your machine providing the potential for huge privacy violations), there’s a reason why this is not groundbreaking news to those who are more familiar with the new age of information technology.

Many of you may not be aware of this, but the FBI has recently put in a bid for the United States of America to require wiretapping on all electronic devices. As it stands today there is no need for a warrant or authoritative figure to prove much before getting their hands on the green-light to spy on you manually. Meanwhile, automated bots patrol virtually every internet website, intra-network (3G, Wifi, etc.), and often obtains the type of “personal” electronic information people expect to be private by cooperating with services like PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and even Google or taking it by force through court order like what is happening to Comcast after refusing to give up the personal information and data-streams of 3 months or more activity to all of their Cable Internet users.

It should also be known that Windows PC, Android and iOS mobile devices, and many other devices such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are capable of being easily hacked by even amatuer voyeurs of much less skill than “Big Brother” which is causing fear of would-be XO (Xbox ONE) owners. Even if your phone isn’t engaged in a telephone or video call your text, voice, and visual communications can still be tapped into quite easily.

The combination of ever-increasing government encroachment on the online communication sector paired with the surprisingly easy-to-hack systems these communication systems are relying on means that there should have been no reasonable expectation for privacy online long before the reveal of the Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE). It’s shocking it took people this long to realize “Big Brother” had a grip on their electronics, but it’s beyond too late to do anything about it now other than accept it or boycott all electronics not just pick and choose which ones you think are susceptible to Government wiretapping because the fact is they all are.

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UPDATED: Anonymous Claims They Hacked Xbox Live, And They’re Not Done Yet

***UPDATED*** Scroll to the bottom for the latest information on this story.

Microsoft’s Xbox Live went down last night and was still down at 6AM this morning when RealGamerNewz made its report on the situation at hand. Now the explosive details have emerged that “hacktivist” (Hacker Activist) group Anonymous is taking credit for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 downtime across social networks such as Library of Congress-Monitored “Twitter”. This may be in response to the forced resignation of Adam Orth due to the hacker group’s history for advocating freedom of speech rights. The primal result of this occurrence is that the world now knows the arrests made recently when hacker group LulzSec was co-operating with the FBI will not be the last of this group of shadow enforcers attempting to change history through non-violent means.

Another potential reason why this group who took down PlayStation Network in 2011 for over a month could be targeting Xbox Live this time around is because of the rumored Xbox 720 Big Brother software which maps your identity based on your facial bone structure which is stored in a database that Microsoft has admitted is “100% transparent with the United States” [read: government] and has a Kinect 2 camera built-in while also introducing once and for all the dreaded Online-Only gaming console experience.

Anonymous has stated that although Microsoft may have gotten the Xbox Live servers up and running again, they are not done with them by a long shot. Reporters close to the matter are even saying that there is a full download of data occurring including Credit Card information (though it will likely be heavily encrypted), email addresses, and anything else that can be obtained in an effort to prove that Microsoft should not be trusted with the massive amount of data they intend to harvest with the Big Brother software/hardware combo embedded in Xbox 720’s core design and possibly ulterior motive for existing. After yesterday’s reports of an arrest resulting from an online MMORPG company tipping off authorities, this type of law enforcement is no longer science fiction and technology like Always-Online paired consoles in your home with bone-scanning 3 Dimensional Stereo Cameras (Kinect 2) that can’t be unplugged present perhaps the largest threat to the American citizen’s privacy in human history.

Hopefully Microsoft announces something Xbox 720 related soon and puts to rest the notion that their console is an evil machine trying to take over their freedom, but it’s times like these I am glad that I invented Always-Offline DRM yesterday for the most incredible 360 game of all time MASS EFFECT which doesn’t need any multiplayer and doesn’t need any new ending because Mac Walters is a genius.

Further Reading: MOST RELIABLE XBOX 720 NEWS TO DATE

***UPDATE*** Anonymous has apparently stated that the original statement made by alleged Anonymous members was not representative of their group and that they will not be hacking Xbox Live any time soon. Although the group has no official leadership structure supposedly, we are now told that the users sharing the information reported in the unedited original report above are now being discredited by Anonymous themselves.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Mitch Walters on 20130414 and was last modified on 20130414 .

How To Stop the Internet From Spying On You – Opt Out of Online Behavioral Advertising

Recently it has come to the attention of many internet users, and since then grown to become common knowledge in the digital age, that not only is their user preferences and login information being kept up-to-date using Cookies but there is also advertising that is tracking all of your behavior on the internet in order to try and give you advertisements that you are more likely to consume (click on). All for the sake of getting you to click on advertisements more frequently (or so they claim) at least 97 corporations aim to see everything you’re doing on the internet.

They even know you are reading this right now.

The good news is, you can stop them right now.

You can opt out of Online Behavioral Advertising for up to 5 years at a time. Thanks to the regulations from the skeptical industry surrounding these behavior-monitoring programs, you actually have a tool at your disposal which will identify how many and which companies are tracking your web browser at the current time. The following link will bring you to this tool which allows you to Opt Out of Online Behavioral Advertising: CLICK HERE. (Use at your own risk, read caveats below)

The regulators of these behavior-tracking programs claim that opting out of this behavior tracking will not disrupt the services you already use online, however RealGamerNewz makes no assumption that this is being enforced. We have proof that this is going on, but not proof that the Opt Out system will entirely stop the tracking of your behavior on the internet and internet-connected machines.

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Xbox 720: Always Watching You, Microsoft 100% Transparency w/ USA

The Xbox 720 could attempt to use the 3D Kinect 2.0 camera in order to achieve further virtual reality and augmented reality gameplay functions. It is currently being expected to see a reveal this April 27, 2013. If all signs point towards what could happen, the Kinect 2 could be implanted directly in the Xbox 720 box itself, rather than be a separate add-on hardware as seen with Kinect original on Xbox 360.

Microsoft has recently been subject to government requests for information. 75,000+ members of Xbox Live, Skype, Hotmail, MSN, and other Microsoft services including Office and Windows and in each case 100% of the time complete information profiles of these individuals were given to the government. Images, voice chats, private messages, and even video chats and Xbox Live gamertags were given upon request as Microsoft submits 100% transparency to the United States.

Persistent rumors (which may or may not be true) also suggest that Microsoft’s Xbox 720 will require always-online internet connection, and will render used games useless. Their cloud-based system will resemble the Blizzard Diablo III system with Battle.net accounts being the key to play the game with while discs and downloads of the entire games’ files are useless without an active connection to Microsoft servers. The data is rumored to be transferred by digital or blu-ray format but the key is what you are really buying, which will be associated with your Xbox Live account.

With “big brother” creeping into Microsoft Xbox Live and the illicit move to digital distribution, many gamers may take a different look at the Xbox brand its upcoming Xbox 720. More to come on these developments right here at RealGamerNewz.com.

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Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Mitch Walters on 20130324 and was last modified on 20130324 .