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Github reverses takedown of reverse-engineered GTA source code
Identical fork is restored after DMCA counterclaim.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/05/ ... urce-code/
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impar wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 11:51 am
Github reverses takedown of reverse-engineered GTA source code
Identical fork is restored after DMCA counterclaim.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/05/ ... urce-code/
It's a weird one that, because although it's reverse engineered, freely available and lets face it, GTA III/Vice City are old games now and almost in the realms of being abandonware anyway, I find the legality still a bit questionable. :-k

Just because you can cleanroom reverse engineer something, it doesn't mean that it's morally right to release the project, especially with complete full games. For emulation, that's a different kettle of fish as it's hardware, and there are moral reasons to do so in regards to game preservation etc, but things like this and the recent SM64 decompilation feel like a grey area as it's like copying art without the artists permission.
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Ubisoft 2020-21 Financial Results – Ubisoft Posts Best Ever Year

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FIFA 21 adds player who was murdered 15 years ago
A 30-year-old version of Kiyan Prince was created for the game
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Kiyan was a highly rated prospect during his time at QPR and was expected to have a glorious career ahead of him. But his life was cut tragically short in 2006 when he was fatally stabbed in the chest after coming to the aid of another boy who was being bullied outside of his school.
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Speedrunner beats GTA V in 9 hours without taking a single hit, but controversy surrounds his feat
It took 48 attempts

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Embracer CEO: Fees Paid to Platform Owners Are Over Twice Game Development Costs
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During the past financial year, the actual fees paid to platform-holders (console and Steam) for digital sales alone are estimated to be a least 2x the actual costs spent on game development during the past fiscal year. We will continue to challenge these paradigms and pursue opportunities to reduce costs and increase the relative investment into content creation.
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Shame its time limited as I'd be tempted if I had more time:

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/05/ ... -to-fleet/
The latest update to No Man's Sky, which goes live sometime today, unlocks a very familiar spaceship inside NMS's nearly infinite universe: the SSV Normandy SR-1, lifted from the first Mass Effect game. Yes, that's the SR-1, not the eventual SR-2.
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Newly disclosed Xbox Easter egg has remained hidden for nearly 20 years
How many more secrets are lurking on the OG Xbox?



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Roblox fans are buying digital Gucci bags for thousands of dollars
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By the end of the day the average price for the Gucci purse was 134,257 Robux or roughly $1,578. And as people watched the price shoot up completely awestruck on Roblox, some commented that that same amount of money could get you an actual Gucci purse.
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They're ostensibly talking about Cyberpunk 2077's music, but it's really more of a discussion about the work involved in putting together soundtracks for games in general:
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Naoki Yoshida Says Gaming Will Lean Towards Streaming Once 5G Is Globally Available

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ROM site owner made $30,000 a year—now owes Nintendo $2.1M
The DMCA's "safe harbor" isn't so safe when you upload the files.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/06/ ... -nintendo/
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