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Cheat-maker brags of computer-vision auto-aim that works on “any game”
Capture cards, input hardware, and machine learning get around system-level lockdowns.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/07/ ... -any-game/
Swedish video game CEO watches his wealth nearly double to $2.4B in just a year
Embracer Group has purchased 27 studios since March 2020

https://www.techspot.com/news/90368-swe ... ouble.html
Square Enix Store ran out of game codes of Final Fantasy XIV Complete Edition
Even digital copies can sell out from time to time

https://www.techspot.com/news/90388-squ ... final.html
27-year-old arrested for selling modified save data for Zelda: Breath of the Wild

https://www.neowin.net/news/27-year-old ... -the-wild/
A sealed 1987 NES copy of The Legend of Zelda has sold for $870,000

https://www.neowin.net/news/a-sealed-19 ... or-870000/
World record for most expensive video game auction is now $1.56 million [Updated]
Beats the price set by a rare Legend of Zelda copy, which only lasted 48 hours.

Update, July 11: Two days after our original report went live, Heritage Auctions' latest slate of game-related auctions concluded with a staggering highlight: a boxed, sealed copy of Super Mario 64 selling for a new world-record auction bid of $1.56 million. This copy of the N64 classic doesn't include any indication about being a special or rare print of the game; rather, it comes with an uncommon Wata Games rating of 9.8 out of 10, making it as pristine a box of the 25-year-old game as you might ever find in the wild.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/07/ ... ow-870000/
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Museum obtains rare demo of id Software’s Super Mario Bros. 3 PC port
1990 demo was rejected by Nintendo but led to id's own Commander Keen.
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Part of what made the demo special was a John Carmack-coded scrolling algorithm that went way beyond the stuttering background movements and full-screen wipes you'd usually see in late '80s DOS games. "When looking at PC games of the era, there really weren't titles with the smooth scrolling seen in Nintendo’s hits," Museum of Play Digital Games Curator Andrew Borman told Ars via email. And though Nintendo would never entertain the idea of a PC port for SMB3, id Software was "not deterred by the rejection, [and] the technology was reused for Commander Keen, which is still one of my favorite series of that era," Borman said.
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https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/07/ ... 3-pc-port/
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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digi ... icial-code
... putting out a game that has performance issues because of the DRM crosses a red line - it's something that a developer or publisher absolutely should not do. And yet, I can confirm that Resident Evil Village on PC in its cracked form does run smoother than the flawed official release.
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thegrommit wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:00 pm https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digi ... icial-code
... putting out a game that has performance issues because of the DRM crosses a red line - it's something that a developer or publisher absolutely should not do. And yet, I can confirm that Resident Evil Village on PC in its cracked form does run smoother than the flawed official release.
That's the crazy thing, how bad must the DRM be that it actually slows down a modern PC. :o
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Auto-aim cheatmaker halts development at Activision’s request
Developer says, "My intent was never to do anything illegal."

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/07/ ... s-request/
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Netflix is moving forward with its plans to get into gaming in a big way.

The streaming giant has now hired former EA, Oculus and Zynga exec Mike Verdu as vice president of game development, Bloomberg has reported, and is set to add its first games to its subscription offering within the year.
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A user has posted a classified document online relating to the Challenger 2 in order to improve the accuracy of the design of the tank in combat game ‘War Thunder’.
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A giant cryptocurrency farm in Ukraine that contained thousands of PlayStation 4 consoles was actually a FIFA bot farm.
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thegrommit wrote: Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:46 pm https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/classif ... videogame/
A user has posted a classified document online relating to the Challenger 2 in order to improve the accuracy of the design of the tank in combat game ‘War Thunder’.
Imagine that for an optics\ballistic system. Treason trial...

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Collectors are as confused as you are about that $1.56M Super Mario 64 sale
Old-school collectors meet "new money" as sealed prices inflate 10x in two years.

https://arstechnica.com/features/2021/0 ... o-64-sale/
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Localisation is hard:

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/ ... into_irish
"The hardest part was the quickchat, because we don't have words for yes and no in Irish," Kavanagh says. "We use the verb — so if you say 'did you drink that', 'ar ól tú é sin', you'd have to answer with the verb: d'ól mé ( I did drink it = yes) níor ól mé (I didn't drink it = no)." In the end, they went with Tá and Níl, which are a sort of "yes" and "no" that are used in things like elections. "It's not entirely correct," she admits, but says that most Irish speakers will understand it from context.
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