Among Us has been overrun by a politically-charged spam attack

Last weekend, Among Us was experiencing the highest of highs, with hundreds of thousands of eyes watching US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez face off against both streamers and a fellow politician in the spacey stab ’em up. Unfortunately for developers Innersloth, however, it didn’t take long for that high to come crashing down. This week saw a seemingly massive spam attack strike Among Us’ servers, locking up matches with threatening messages in what appears to be a far unfriendlier form of political activism. (more…)

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Among Us developers scrambling to handle hackers and cheaters

Over the past month, space espionage game Among Us has gotten astronomically popular. Too much so for its own good, it seems, after facing overloaded servers and now the unavoidable rash of cheaters and hackers known to arrive in even the most mildly competitive games. Innersloth say they’re working on multiple solutions to combat jerks and hackers. (more…)

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How to have a blank name in Among Us

In Among Us, your ability to lie to strangers and friends alike will be tested heavily. Well, one way to make it harder to get found out is by blanking out your name. At time of writing, this issue has been patched out of the PC version, but if you’re playing Among Us on mobile, you’ll still be able to do this. Here’s how to have no name in Among Us. (more…)

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Among Us’ Improbable Rise To The Top Of Twitch

When Among Us, a game of deception set in deep space, was first conceived a few years ago, online multiplayer wasn’t in the cards. It wasn’t even going to be on PC. Streamers were the last thing on its developers’ minds. And yet, over the weekend, the game solidified its status as a Twitch phenomenon, peaking at nearly 400,000 concurrent viewers across countless channels.