The video game industry’s best-of-class DRM is routinely cracked in less than 24 hours

The video game industry’s best-of-class DRM is routinely cracked in less than 24 hours

Denuvo is billed as the video game industry’s “best in class” DRM, charging games publishers a premium to prevent people from playing their games without paying for them. In years gone by, Denuvo DRM would remain intact for as long as a month before cracks were widely disseminated. (more…)Read full story

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Cult driving simulator spawns YouTube genre of automotive chaos

Cult driving simulator spawns YouTube genre of automotive chaos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nZN2ueu13E BeamMG.drive is a driving simulator that’s acquired a cult following due to its uncannily realistic modeling of soft-body physics. YouTube is full of crash videos created with it: the thanato-erotic Ballardian lure of mangled automobiles, but with mercilessly bad electronic dance music. The driving feel is authentic and visceral, and crashes are realistic and violent; yet the physics are accessible enough to drive with a keyboard or gamepad while still being authentic with a full racing wheel with uncompromising realism. Environments and vehicles in BeamNG.drive are hand-crafted with passionate…

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1600 sprites for your starkly old-school 1-bit games

1600 sprites for your starkly old-school 1-bit games

For twenty dollars, you can download 1600 1-bit sprites for use in artwork, games, icons or whatever other project you desire. [via] You can use this game assets for personal/commercial projects, no credit needed. If you do, please let me know to promote it on my twitter! 😉 Made by Davit Masia, it’s such an incredibly vast and deep set of work. Expect to see its DNA in pixel-art inventories and villages for years to come. Read full story

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Russian van comes with Tetris built into the dashboard

Russian van comes with Tetris built into the dashboard

Some models of Russian GAZelle Next commercial vans and trucks have Tetris integrated into the instrument cluster as an Easter egg. Here’s the Google translation of the YouTube poster’s instructions of how to bring up the game: 1) Turning the ignition on 2) Start a car 3) Three times the right turn signal 4) Two times distant 5) Five times on the clutch 6) raise the speed to 2000 and at that moment we light the arrow to the left Read full story

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Fight hunger while you play mobile games this week

Fight hunger while you play mobile games this week

You can help get food to children in need this week, and maybe even have fun at the same time. In honor of World Food Day, which raises awareness every Oct. 16 about global hunger and the fight to end it, Google Play is joining forces with the World Food Programme (WFP), the food assistance branch of the United Nations. SEE ALSO: New app lets you easily donate meals to Syrian refugee children for 50 cents Through Google Play’s first-ever “charity collection” of 12 featured apps and games, 100 percent…

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Help cover the FCC with 22 million virtual flyers

Help cover the FCC with 22 million virtual flyers

Brett Gaylor from Mozilla writes, “The FCC received 22 million comments in response to its plan to repeal Net Neutrality legislation. So we’ve created a virtual way for you to drop 22 million virtual leaflets on Ajit Pai at the FCC headquarters. And we’re almost there! Folks have dropped over twenty million so far, and in the process made weird cyber graffiti appear all over DC. Help us get to 22 million!”Read full story

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Conan rips on Kumail Nanjiani’s unconvincing orc voice in Xbox game

Conan rips on Kumail Nanjiani’s unconvincing orc voice in Xbox game

What’s better than another episode of Conan O’Brien’s “Clueless Gamer” segment? Having a hilarious guest who also happens to be in the game, as well. This time, he had The Big Sick‘s Kumail Nanjiani as co-pilot while they explored the upcoming Xbox game Middle-earth: Shadow of War. It’s all good fun ripping on the characters until Nanjiani reveals, cringing, that he voiced “Dugz the Agonizer,” one of the enemy orcs that they were about to face. Nanjiani was right to cringe. Because once Dugz shows up on screen and speaks,…

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‘Stranger Things’ hype reaches SNES levels with retro-style demake for iOS

‘Stranger Things’ hype reaches SNES levels with retro-style demake for iOS

 In case you’ve been living in the upside-down for the last few weeks, the second season of “Stranger Things” is imminent. And you know what that means… media tie-ins! Today we’ve already had AR “stickers” at Google’s event, but iOS gets a much more compelling item: a full-on SNES-style demake of the show. Read More Read full story

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