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Dec
12
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Nintendo says the defendant is also instructing players on how to use the illegal components "in a manner least likely to be caught or arouse suspicion."

Legal paper filings can be read in the attached PDF below. Mr. 'Mikel Euskaldunak' was selling modded NES Classic Min’s pre-loaded with over 800 ROM’s for only just $15 dollars more above the official retail price. He was also selling Switch units with 'payload' injector dongles and including some pirated Switch games on an MicroSD card. - Doubly wrong, and most likely will be found guilty on 9 charges.
Dec
06
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And Earns $250k In 24 Hours From It!

Less than 48 hours ago, the famous hip-hop artist called 'Soulija Boy' launches his own branded 'Video Gaming Consoles' and in less than 24 hours earns over $250k from the sales of his $99.99 handheld clone and his $149.99 xbone clone, which are really both just pirated $20 china-produced clones, with the handheld one including over 3000 games and the xbone-like clone with 800 games!
Dec
05
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Retroflag MEGAPi Wired Game Controller USB

There is a MEGAPi Case and a MEGAPi Wired USB Game Controller for game players to get fluent playing experience.
Nov
10
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How long before Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox - Refurbishers are going to get the big boot by Amazon?

Apple is working with Amazon to better promote their latest Macbooks and iPhones and iPads thru various 'authorized' resellers, as such with their new 'co-operation' agreement, they are forcing Amazon to kick-off any smaller vendor selling 'refurbished' older Apple products off the marketplace, leaving only the top 5 that spend over $2.5 million dollars worth every 90 days in the 'Amazon Renewed' section. :(
Nov
10
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PlayStation users with a billing address in Chicago will soon have to comply to the city's 9% "Amusement Tax" fee!

Chicago added the 'new tax', back in 2015, and they already have it applied to people using streaming services like 'Netflix, Pandora, Spotify', but now the city is expanding the 'amusement tax' rules to include those with PlayStation Network accounts starting Nov. 14th
Nov
10
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Both @GuidedHacking and CheatTheGame's channels are gone since yesterday, and more getting banned today!

Recently, we reported on the news of Rockstar cracking down on people making GTA V Game mods/cheats, going as far as raiding their homes with police and dragging them into court, with one modder already pleading guilty to the charges and now YouTube is cracking down on any channel that has videos 'showing' people how to use programs like x64dg to make 'game cheats' or 'mods' and flat out terminating all their videos, channel itself, and does not look like YT is going to backdown on this, refusing so far to listen to the growing backlash over their Dalek actions! :(
Nov
07
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We soon could see a large 'drop' in 'file-sharing' and 'warez' being available, with this latest piracy crackdown!

Ever holiday season, there is always some form of 'pirate crackdown', either websites being seized, or domains being taken-over, but for the first time in American Internet History, a large ISP has decided to cut off 'Internet' service to some of the biggest pirates! :D
Oct
25
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The new exemptions are a major win for the right to repair movement and give consumers wide latitude to legally repair the devices they own.

In Groundbreaking Decision, the Librarian of Congress and US Copyright Office have released 'new rules' that will give consumers and independent repair ships the right to bypass DRM long enough to 'perform' the repair, previously the 'exemptions' only applied to 'tractors' but now a wide range of smart home appliances. smartphones are allowed, but the DRM must stay in place after the repair.
Oct
21
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The Australian Federal Court is said to have frozen the assets of five people.

Rockstar Games is getting ready to launch their new billion-dollar baby 'Red Dead Redemption' as such they want to send a clear message that anyone modding or playing around with their IP's will be dealt with more than just the normal online 'ban hammer', infact with the latest turn of events in their on-going battle against those 'selling' cheats/mods for GTA 5, they got permission from Federal Courts recently to raid homes and seize computers and other evidence to build a stronger case against the 'InFamous' mod!
Oct
16
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The developers behind the famous Analogue Super NT, are now making a Mega SG console for all to Retro gamers to enjoy!

The current offerings of 'Sega Genesis' Retro Mini-consoles are not too good as they are basically 'software emulation' using cheap low-power ARM processors, but now Analogue has stepped to the Sega Retro marketplace after making a name for themselves with the Super NT, they are now working on MEGA SG which is 100% designed in FPGA by none other than the legendary Kevin 'kevtris' Horton.
Aug
30
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Desktop UI massively improved, Discord integration, 64bit Android version, GSync/FreeSync mode, and more!

The developers behind the world-famous RetroArch have just released v1.7.4, which you can grab it from here. The latest version has also been uploaded to the Google Play Store. <-- (This is the 32bit version.) They have also a brand new 64bit version for users with 64bit capable devices. You can grab that one here.
Aug
29
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Anti-tamper tech is far from iron-clad, but pirates are only willing to wait so long for a cracked game!

Piracy in the video gaming world has been ongoing since the start, and now that we moved basically to a totally-digital era, DRM protection has been top-most way of stopping platforms like Steam, Origin, and uPlay from losing out of launch states until like Denuvo states belong it finally does it 'cracked', so all they can do is slow down the pirates, but its never really possible to stop them in the end, even tho recently Denuvo raided the home of one of the top PC crackers, they know at some point their games will be cracked, as such recently sites like GOG.com have started anti-DRM campaign and there is wide-spread consumer backlash against protection systems like Denuvo, as gamers say it slows down the 'game' more powerful CPUs and GPUs are needed just to get over the lag that the protection...
Aug
19
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Chucky has made a custom board/PCB design he calls Re-Amiga 1200 which is based on the Amiga 1200 Rev 1D.4 motherboard.

Besides selling the unpopulated (empty) boards he also shares the design files if you want to make your own.
Aug
17
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If You Can't Afford It! -- Just Build It! -- And Then Enjoy It! -- Smart Kid Finds Way To Enjoy Playing Mario!

Sadly, we all have heard the news on how bad 'Venezuela' is these days, but that does not mean you can't enjoy playing Mario, as this smart genius of a kid has found his own unique way to do just that, by building his very own, Mario Tablet out of scrap materials!

NEWS SOURCE: Venezuela Kid recreates Game Console from Scrap Materials! (via) Reddit
Jul
17
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Jun
06
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In a 67GB Folder of ROMs on a Private Forum! / They were found in a folder called "DO NOT UPLOAD."!

Whomever thought a good hiding spot for long-lost 'warez' was right, upload them in the place you were not allowed to upload, and it worked, but someone figured it out, leaked a game from it and now the whole folder might be deleted making the games lost again.
May
05
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Highlights: New WIMP GUI for PCs!

RetroArch 1.7.3 has just been released! Grab it here. This latest version has also been uploaded to the Google Play Store. If you’d like to show your support, consider donating to the team. Check here in order to learn more.
Apr
28
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Not all changes are in master yet, but should be soon!

The amazing emulator developer folks behond 'yuzu' which will be very first emulator on our PCs that can 'emulate' the Nintendo Switch, is making progress, since two weeks ago they reported the first 'indie' games booting up, now an actual Nintendo first-party game starts to work, of course still many long months maybe years before we see Super Mario Odyssey running in 4k on our high-end Desktop PCs.

OFFICIAL SITE: --> https://yuzu-emu.org/

NEWS SOURCE: @yuzuemu (via) Twitter
Apr
25
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Runahead latency system, Direct 3D improvements, CRT SwitchRes and more!

There been alot of major mainstream press over the upcoming new build of RetroArch that features 'runahead' and now its finally out, check out their v1.7.2 releases notes below, and then grab your platform build below, and don't forgot to show your support for them!
Apr
24
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Follow ElectronAsh (@AshEvans81) for some very cool retro console modding projects that he has been working on recently!

It is one thing to take a retro console, gut it, put it in a nice case with lights, throw-in a flashcart, or other things, but ElectronAsh aka @AshEvans81 takes it to a whole new advanced level, he desolders the original chipset of let's say for example an Nintendo 64, then reballs it, resolders it onto a new 4-layer PCBoard he has designed himself, with added new features, like custom FPGA, faster RAM, HDMI upscaler, flashcarts, sdslots and ton more as you can see from his pictures that he has been sharing to the public finally! :)

Project #1 - NINTENDO 64
Apr
18
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A gang of teen hackers snatched the keys to Microsoft's videogame empire. Then they went too far.

The sad story about the Xbox UnderGround has been going on for long time, we first reported about SuperDAE Raid in 2013, then a year later we reported on Trio Charged With Hacker/Stealing From Microsoft and then finally in 2015 we reported on the Xbox Hacker Ring-Leader (David Pokora) getting 18 months in jail, and since then Wired has been following the whole story now in 2018 their latest issue, have published a in-depth story of the rise and...
Apr
16
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A major milestone in yuzu has been reached, as it can now boot a handful of the Nintendo Switch’s more primitive games. Don’t believe us? Take a look!

The developers behind YUZU have done the next to impossible, a few games boot up to the title screen, and now the next step is emulating the GPU on Switch so they can start to 'render frames' and someday in the future we will be able to play them on our PCs.
Apr
15
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Encrypts/decrypts chat messages with AES-128/CBC

I have released SecureChatAnywhere which is a lightweight program written in Java with the purpose of making it easy to encrypt and decrypt any kind of text messages using AES-128/CBC symmetric encryption. The graphical user interface (GUI) is designed as a convenient 'copy & paste tool' for computers to manage encryption and decryption stand-alone, in other words without relying on any kind of external communication.

The encrypted data (ciphertext) output is in Base64 format which makes SecureChatAnywhere compatible with any kind of text based internet communication tools out there such as email, chat clients and online services.

Features:
  • AES-128/CBC encryption with Base64 output Works with any text based apps and online services
  • Handles multiple keys as needed
  • Output copied to clipboard automatically...
Apr
12
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All big 3 'gaming companies', Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft have been 'warned' by FTC for their usage of 'Void Stickers'

The biggest fear of those that love to open up their 'consoles' to mod or change parts inside, may soon be over as the big 3 have warned to stop using those nasty 'Warranty Is Void If Removed Stickers' which are in-fact illegal, so don't worry, be happy, rip them off!
Dec
26
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But it’s not all good news, as LiberiOS needs the older v11.1.2 iOS which is no longer signed, so no downgrading is possible!

The iPhone Jailbreak scene over the last couple of weeks has been very active, and now LiberiOS has been released for iPhone X owners!