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Huge Nintendo ‘Gigaleak’ Reveals Tons Of SNES & N64 Secrets, Like Luigi In Mario 64

One of the longest-running and most interesting stories of 2020 has been the slow emergence of a ton of confidential, historic data contained within some big Nintendo leaks. Another round of stuff originating from this data spill landed over the weekend, and it covers everything from Super Mario 64 to Star Fox 2 to …Read […]

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Trials Of Mana Demo Disappears From Steam After Exploit Unlocked Full Game

Square Enix recently announced the temporary removal of its Trials of Mana demo from Steam due to “unforeseen circumstances.” The company provided no further details, but this news comes hot on the heels of players finding a way to access the full game through the demo without having to pay for it. Hmm.Read more… Continue […]

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Beware Scammy ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Download Sites

You read that right. Rey and Kylo aren’t using the Force to peer into your mind and read your user names and logins, but plenty of hackers—scammers, really—are setting up bogus websites and downloads to take advantage of today’s premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. And you should avoid them with as much…Read […]

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Spooked By Nintendo, Popular ROM Site ‘Changes’ After 18 Years

EmuParadise, one of the world’s longest-running and most popular emulator communities, announced today that in the face of recent legal action against pirate sites it will be “changing,” in effect ceasing to offer ROM versions of Nintendo’s (and any other company’s) old classics.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Renowned Hacker Arrested For Cracking Denuvo Anti-Piracy Tech

Denuvo’s notorious anti-piracy tech used to be seen as uncrackable. It held up against hackers’ best efforts for years, contorting itself into obtuse new shapes every time anybody broke through. In 2016, a Bulgarian hacker calling himself Voksi came along with a breakthrough that revitalized the whole Denuvo cracking…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Fight Between Switch Hackers And Nintendo Is Ramping Up

People love their Switches. Some people love them so much they want to break them open and make them do things they’re not supposed to. That means Nintendo has to respond. The back-and-forth between Nintendo and hackers reached fever pitch this week.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Nintendo Hacker Is Trying To Make A Virtual Console For His Switch

Nintendo might not have plans to bring Virtual Console to Switch, but that doesn’t mean somebody else won’t. In light of new details about how Nintendo Switch Online will work and the company’s plans to bring NES games to the handheld via a subscription service, at least one hacker and longtime Nintendo fan is trying…Read […]

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An Infamous Creepypasta That Explored The Dark Side Of Pokémon Fandom

By now finding a “haunted” cartridge is a scary video game story cliche, but one series in sells the tale better than the rest. Pokémon’s piracy problem, coupled with fan’s’ hunger to see a mature monster-collecting game allowed “Pokémon Black” to become one of the most famous Pokémon creepypasta to ever dwell on the…Read more… […]

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