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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Borderlands 3 Fans Boycott Game Over Controversy

2K Games has enraged fans boycotting their game for intimidating YouTuber SupMatto over alleged Borderlands 3 leaks.

Ever since developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games announced return of popular looter shooter franchise Borderlands for this year, Borderlands 3 is already being anticipated as "Game of the Year" by critics and fans alike.

So far, the title has managed to stay in headlines for nothing but wrong reasons and lately, a drastic action from 2K Games have sparked controversy that has angry fans rallying over on social media to boycott the game on release.

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Borderlands 3 Fans Boycott Game Over Controversy

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Up until now, most of negative press surrounding Borderlands 3 had Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford on their headlines but that just changed when publisher decides to go after a YouTuber known as SupMatto over alleged leaks.

Whenever a new game is announced, everyone from game journalist to greater part of interested players wants to know more about it until it is finally released and they heavily craves for juicy information leaks at all times.

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SupMatto has been a very reliable source of such leaked information on YouTube for some time to his followers, where he discusses Easter Eggs from past games and reveals brand-new leaks that have ties to Borderlands 3.

In one particular stance, Take-Two Interactive, parent company of publisher 2K Games took issue with how he was providing these information and selling them over to his private Discord server for $5 monthly membership in exchange.

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Aside from selling leaked information, Take-Two accuse him of using some thumbnails on his account that are taken from various developer streams on Twitch that Gearbox has been using time to time to test out their latest features.

So, they hired two private eyes to investigate his sources and they showed up to his doorsteps on July 25 to question him about leaks and other related details regarding gameplay, which obviously goes too far out of the line.

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Just as they leave, his Discord channel was removed all of a sudden and he received bunch of copyright strikes on his YouTube videos, effectively taken down many of his Borderlands 3 content and almost had his channel terminated.

Take-Two was very keen to know about how he acquired those development stream codes in first place that were actually out in public for months by then and most probably have been worried sick thinking SupMatto was some skilled hacker.

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It was no crafty work on his part and all he did was watching over an anticipated "Gameplay Reveal" video that was released on April 29. There, name of their testing Twitch account showed up and it was picked by curious fans.

He himself didn't even notice those codes at first and only got to them when many have shared this news over to Reddit and Twitter. So, basically thumbnails that he used were already made public for long before he saw and talked about it.

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SupMatto made a response video on allegations made by 2K Games, detailing the whole event that happened.




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Take-Two released a statement saying, they were actually running an investigation on him for past 10 months before making claims and accused him of making profits by breaking their confidential information leak policies.

Not only his actions have broken rules but also infringed their copyright but one can only wonder whether or not they have taken things too far by sending goons over to his house rather than simply contacting him over an issue.

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This has majority of fans from Borderlands community voice their utter displeasure against behavior displayed by 2K Games and have kick-started a movement over Twitter that got #BoycottBorderlands3 trending on top.

SupMatto has been making Borderlands related content on his YouTube channel for years and now he is quitting following this incident. This is a billion dollar company like Take-Two Interactive bullying him into submission.

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Borderlands 3 seems to be very promising and many were looking forward to it but after a series of mishaps from both developer and publisher studio, angry consumers have rallied up to protest by not supporting the game after all.

Development team at Gearbox Software worked hard on this upcoming release and Take-Two has obviously disappointed many fans by now. Only by properly addressing their fault to players, they may slightly redeem themselves at this point.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Bloodborne Hack Lets You Play as Enemies

A modder has come up with an enemy control feature hack that would allow you to play as enemies in Bloodborne.

Although modding is a fairly familiar concept to players on PC platform, sometime skilled modders find a way to hack into games on consoles and one such event has happened recently with 2015 PlayStation 4-exclusive title Bloodborne.

An Australian modder named Lance McDonald has hacked into the code of From Software game to find a backdoor that would allow him to take control over beastly creatures roaming in Yharnam to learn its behind-the-scene secrets.

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Bloodborne Hack Lets You Play as Enemies

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McDonald previously hacked into action RPG game Dark Souls III to unearth secrets like an early version of Consumed King, Oceiros holding his young boy Ocelotte during a fight and more that were eventually cut off from final release.

His latest mod will let player take over any enemy or even bosses just by locking on to them, thus enabling you to wander around your surroundings and having a completely different perspective of how those creatures work.

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In his first Tweet, McDonald displays how he swapped control of an enemy with The Hunter to practically test it out.



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Developers have deactivated such options before shipping their finished product but he used these functions from debug menu and though they were originally built for testing controls, it is fun to see them work in real-time.

However, one may never actually finish the entire Bloodborne game using his enemy control feature since they are unable to climb ladders or even hurt other monsters ad going too far away from player would cause them to despawn.

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He showed more usage of a debugging feature he found within in a follow-up Tweet to access more in-game enemies.



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With a plan to test out this interesting feature in other From Software games, McDonald added enemy control into action-adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and then shared a video clip of his successful progress on Twitter as well.



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Instead of simply locking onto an enemy to immediately taking control of them, McDonald decided to come up with a special button combination that would require for players to press when they wished to control them and that is hard.

This perhaps is one of his most recent works but Lance McDonald has been working on mods for several From Software titles that he shares on his YouTube channel on a regular basis and enabling other content creators to work with those.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New Earthworm Jim Game Coming in 2020

A brand-new Earthworm Jim game is in development from original team for Intellivision console.

Back in Genesis and SNES era, side-scrolling platformer title Earthworm Jim by developer Shiny Entertainment and publisher Interplay Entertainment, a popular video game series created by comic-book artist Doug TenNapel.

Since then, decades have been passed and no new installment has come out so far but in celebration of its upcoming anniversary, Intellivision Entertainment has revealed a new Earthworm Jim game has is currently in development.

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New Earthworm Jim Game Coming in 2020

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Back in October 2018, the company has revealed their project of a family-friendly and affordable console Intellivision Amico that would arrive by October 10, 2020 and would only release titles exclusive to their platform.

Those who owned their hardware in past were immediately hooked knowing they are bringing some of their old classics and now after finalizing their involvement, development for an Earthworm Jim is finally confirmed to increase that hype.

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CEO of Intellivision, Tommy Tallarico has announced the return of 90's anthropomorphic hero for their family-friendly console on Twitter lately.



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Interestingly, original developer team that made the iconic first game possible are all back to reinvent their legacy once again and holding a live-stream on May 4 over Facebook, Twitch and YouTube to interact with eager fans.

Following an interactive Q&A session online with artists, audio team, level designers and programmers, there will be a giveaway of 50 awesome-looking signed and numbered Earthworm Jim posters for participating with them in live chat.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Quadriplegic Gamer Proves Sekiro Needs No Easy Mode

There are people crying for an easy mode in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and then there is Limitlessquad, who owns it.

Games developed by From Software have an inherited trait of being difficult than any other titles out there and their recent action-adventure release Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no different if not a new staple on that line.

Ever since the game has come out on March 22, people who casually play video games couldn't seem to go ahead much further and kept complaining that it is even harder than Dark Souls III but then comes a player with disabilities, who proves them wrong.

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Quadriplegic Gamer Proves Sekiro Needs No Easy Mode

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Outcry of a casual crowd in gaming community for adding an easy mode to Sekiro has been there since the game dropped and reached on a new level where they started claiming that people with disabilities are having a hard time playing it.

Then there comes a quadriplegic gamer who takes an issue with that claim and showed everyone by playing the game and defeating notorious boss Corrupted Monk to show everyone that players with limitations can adapt and conquer it too.

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Below is a video of YouTube gamer Limitlessquad with physical disabilities, showcasing his skills in Sekiro via a boss-fight.




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Of course he faces an extra layer of difficulties than most but his gameplay straight out proves that a simple easy mode band aid that ruins the core experience of the game is no actual solution rather than actually needing to "Git Gud".

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a latest game by From Software and Activision that is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for everyone. Despite being punishingly difficult at times, it is designed to build up determination and perseverance within players.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Player Beats Sekiro All Bosses, No-Hit

One YouTube gamer horheristo takes down all bosses of Sekiro in NG+2 with an aggressive play and by taking no-hit.

With their newest action-adventure release of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, developer From Software has defied every rule they taught players throughout their infamous Souls series but managed to set a new high with a defined gameplay.

Although some people are having a hard time getting past first few bosses and desperately begging for an easy mode, many have already beaten the game. Some even found their way with dreaded boss enemies like it is a walk in the park for them.

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Player Beats Sekiro All Bosses, No-Hit

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Other than taking one single blow at the beginning of his journey that is essential for him becoming Sekiro (One-armed Wolf), he takes no other hit gameplay-wise and unleashes barrage of attacks on his unfortunate enemies by adapting an aggressive gameplay style.

Horheristo recorded this entire rundown on New Game Plus 2, which makes each opponent even more challenging than they are while using some wide range of skills and rare upgrades to display true potential of protagonist Wolf in battle.

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His confrontation with notoriously difficult boss Corrupted Monk and Lady Butterfly seemed way too easy like they were nothing. You can also witness some efficient use of Loaded Umbrella and Shinobi Firecrackers from his Shinobi Prosthetic.

He literally ends career of some of the toughest bosses of Sekiro like there is a recession going on in 16th century Japan and Ashina clan is unable to do anything at all to stop him but to make their futile attempts at stopping him, only to fall flat.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE.

Watch how YouTube user horheristo masterfully demonstrates way of true shinobi warrior against Ashina clan.




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Published by Activision, the game has been out for only over a week and many already quit playing for frustration over difficulty level but seeing horheristo making a mess of his enemies only makes you wonder if this is how From Software intended you to play it.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for everyone to play that offers more than what players in general think and instead of running around complaining, you can actually "Git Gud".

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Player Beats Resident Evil 2 Remake on Hardcore Mode, No-Hit Run

The long-awaited horror remake of Resident Evil 2 is a cakewalk for YouTuber CarcinogenSDA and here a "no-hit" walkthrough run by him.

Fans of survival horror game are having a great time with the recently released Resident Evil 2 Remake by developer/publisher Capcom for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, a considerable number of people are failing to enjoy it because they find it too difficult.

Amidst many complain of newcomers that are unable to get past the police station or constantly getting their butt handed to them by Mr. X, we came across a playthrough of RE2 Remake by a player where he completes "Leon A" story with ease, taking no damage.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake on Hardcore Mode, No-Hit Run

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If you belong to the group who thinks they wasted their money on the game, you might want to check out the walkthrough.




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Our guy CarcinogenSDA is good at what he does and what he does is speed-running and "no-hit" walkthrough runs on a variety of video games. When it comes to Resident Evil series, he is a professional in completing the titles with an unmatched level of skills.

Going through the highest difficulty mode was to prove a point that even though tricky, it can be done. Best part of the whole experience was the inclusion of every cut-scene alongside the helpful commentary for those who need some tips.

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You might want to take note on why you should shoot the knees off a zombie rather than trying to get a headshot as they do not always blow their brains out for good. The terrifying trench coat wearing Tyrant bio-weapon doesn't seem to give him any tough time either.

Another grand take from this video is masterful inventory management and using the right weapons for each enemy type. Although the entire playthrough is done on PC version, it wouldn't hurt console players can take a look as well.

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So, it's time to quit whining about zombies being bullet sponges, Mr. X is giving you a hard time by being too persuasive, weapons are weak and get your ass back in the game trying to "git gud" instead, because only that would really help you other than anything.

Resident Evil 2 Remake is actually everything you want in a remake and then some more but it is also obvious that not everyone is an ace survivor who can overcome the Raccoon City outbreak like a walk in the park even on our best day and that is okay.

Escape from Tarkov Devs Hits Another YouTuber With DMCA

After going against Eroktic, Escape from Tarkov developers tries to silence another YouTuber with DMCA complaints.

Although Digital Millennium Copyright Act was meant for movie, music or video game industry to have legal rights over the unauthorized use of their intellectual property, it has been used by many to harass streamers on YouTube and Twitch lately.

What happens here is that developer Battlestate Games of multiplayer tactical shooter game Escape from Tarkov repeating an act of misusing DMCA complaints on a content creator on YouTube after doing the same thing last month for the same reason.

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Escape from Tarkov Devs Hits Another YouTuber With DMCA

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Right after that news caught enough attention, another YouTuber running the handle "EL_Dee" came out sharing a similar story of receiving 47 claims from DMCA for video content on EFT for the given reason of using the watermark and logo of the Russian studio.

This is clearly a ridiculous excuse to hit someone with DMCA takedowns over false accusations by the developer team, because every other content creator does so. EL_Dee claims that their channel was singled out for allegedly creating "negative hype".

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When reached out for comments, a representative of Battlestate informed after a month stating that the claims were submitted almost 8 months ago by a company named AbsolutSoft, who were working on parts of the game then.

They also said that after their situation with Eroktic earlier, they are being very careful with anything that led to legal process. However, AbsolutSoft is a subcontractor for them and has links to their game producer Nikita Buyanov.

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Even though developers are unwilling to take any responsibility over this, Buyanov himself requested EL_Dee personally to take down his negative videos from YouTube before the channel got hit with claims. You can see screenshot of that posted on Reddit.

Whether or not Battlestate or Buyanov was involved against EL_Dee to issue those DMCA complaints, the studio is trying to evade any involvement and is avoiding any responsibility for causing these creators lose money from videos.

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In December 2018, Battlestate Games have chose to abuse DMCA by issuing over 47 copyright strikes against YouTube channel Eroktic, saying the videos were spreading negative hype using inaccurate information and even tried justifying their action.

When this news hit the web, both the community of players and other content creators rallied up in his support and Battlestate took back all of their claims except two. However, their unethical business practices made everyone distasteful at them.

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In both of the cases, Battlestate actually had no problem with the YouTubers using their content. In fact, what they were trying to do was hold back negative hype being created from their video as Eroktic originally exposed a leak of two million player profiles.

Of course the goal of DMCA was to give content creators and copyright holders the means to fight back anyone using their material without consent but if a corporation decides to exploit its merits to shut down any criticism, it is a real concern for everyone.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Escape from Tarkov Devs Silence YouTuber With DMCA Takedown

Escape from Tarkov developer Battlestate Games issues DMCA takedowns to stop YouTuber over false accusations.

Although copyright law Digital Millennium Copyright Copyright Act was originally intended to help content creators fight violations, it has a history of abuse as well. Things turned ugly this time between a Russian developer studio and a YouTuber.

Multiplayer tactical shooter title Escape from Tarkov developer team Battlestate Games have recently created a huge controversy within gaming community by issuing 47 DMCA claims on YouTube videos posted on the channel Eroktic.

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Battlestate Games Silence YouTuber With DMCA Takedown

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Recently, Eroktic received two copyright complaints targeting videos where the owner of the YouTube gaming channel discussed about an alleged security breach that could affect the user base of the game, based on information received from third-party.

The developers however, disproves of this claim and characterized them as misinformation and then to put a stop to these claims spreading any further, they submitted DMCA takedown claims against the videos posted on the channel to make them disappear.

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DMCA is actually designed to address copyright infringement and not to resolve other disputes, which was a problem in this case. One of the clips actually had seven seconds of in-game footage of Escape from Tarkov that comes under fair use but without any further investigation, they were taken down.

To make sure Eroktic will not be talking about their incompetence or spread "misinformation" anymore, Battlestate Games goes further to issue claims over 47 more videos from the esteemed channel that has no infringing material or whatsoever.

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They took Facebook to address the ongoing issue to the community but that didn't end well as you can see in the post below.



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The studio claims that user information such as passwords and personal details has not been leaked from their company database and Eroktic has falsely stated otherwise in his videos, thus damaging the company reputation.

Battlestate also said later that misinformation was only a partial reason for striking those videos and their primary concern was actually a potential "negative hype" that could've caused by them and that is how they are justifying their takedown actions.

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The problem with the DMCA act is that any infringement is an infringement regardless of the intent of both parties and that gives developers and publishers the opportunity to make such claims and looks like the studio in question is simply abusing the loophole.

To show solidarity with Eroktic channel, one of Battlestate's affiliated content creators OnepegMG has resigned while another influencer known as "Klean" decided not to continue creating his popular podcast Talking Tarkov anymore.

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Though many are alleging sites and YouTubers of clickbaiting as they are talking about the fiasco, we believe this is the one of the most effective way to reach out to the community. In fact, channels like BigfryTV and TheQuartering are fighting to get those strikes removed and help a fellow content creator.

Last year, YouTube star Felix Kjellberg AKA PewDiePie came under fire from co-founder of Firewatch developer Campo Santo after using a racial slur on a stream playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and threatened to issue DMCA takedown if he uses their content in any videos.