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Nintendo Switch Hacked to Run Linux, So Can We Get Save Game Backups Now?

Nintendo Switch Hacked to Run Linux, So Can We Get Save Game Backups Now?

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.Hacker group Fail0verflow has announced a Switch hack that the organization claims can’t be patched or blocked by firmware updates on already-shipped Switches. They’ve published a screenshot of the device booting a Linux distribution, likely giving someone at Nintendo heartburn in the process.In case it wasn't obvious, our Switch coldboot exploit:* Is a bootrom bug* Can't be patched (in currently released Switches)* Doesn't require a modchip to pull offhttps://t.co/LLadlEmm44— fail0verflow (@fail0verflow) January 16, 2018It’s not clear when we’ll see the exploit in the wild. Fail0verflow says there’s no need for modchips, but the Switch in the image above is clearly wired up for something. Hackers have been
Nvidia adds hardware verification to stop reselling of free game codes

Nvidia adds hardware verification to stop reselling of free game codes

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Graphics card makers often toss in a free game with the purchase of a new card. This used to take the form of a physical disc in the box, but these days it’s a code for online redemption. Until now, you could use those codes on any piece of hardware. Nvidia has started to use a redemption system that is tied to the piece of hardware that included the game, effectively stopping consumers from reselling those codes. The standard way of handling free promo games involves going to the Nvidia website, entering the necessary info from your new video card, and then waiting for the code to be spit out. These codes for Steam, Origin, or some other service are free and clear — completely unrelated to the video card that was purchased. That led many people to re-sell the codes in order to recoup s
No. 1 Kansas beats No. 2 Oklahoma in wild, 3 OT game

No. 1 Kansas beats No. 2 Oklahoma in wild, 3 OT game

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Jamie Squire/Getty Images Kansas' Devonte' Graham lets out a scream as Kansas beats Oklahoma 109-106 in triple overtime Monday. LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis is a man of few words, and nobody would have blamed him if Monday night’s instant classic between top-ranked Kansas and No. 2 Oklahoma had rendered the senior forward speechless. Instead, Ellis perfectly described how the Jayhawks pulled it out: “Just heart.” “All of us together,” Ellis said after his team’s 109-106, triple-overtime victory in a matchup of national title contenders. “There were so many plays going both ways. We just kept fighting.” Ellis had 27 points and 13 rebounds for the Jayhawks (13-1, 2-0 Big 12), who had chances to win in regulation and the first two overtimes. Wayne Selden Jr. added 21 points and Devonte G
Clemson routs Oklahoma in Orange Bowl, makes NCAA title game

Clemson routs Oklahoma in Orange Bowl, makes NCAA title game

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Chris Trotman/Getty Images The Clemson Tigers celebrate a third-quarter touchdown in their rout of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. Next up? The NCAA National Championship game. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — How fitting it was that the aqua seats at Sun Life Stadium — which until this year were orange — for the Orange Bowl were predominantly filled by orange-clad fans, about three-quarters of the 67,615 in attendance cheering on the No. 1 team in the nation. Yes, the only undefeated team left in college football, the one which was a 3½-point underdog to the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners in this college football playoff semifinal on Thursday. The Tigers and their supporters came here looking not only for a spot in the national championship game, but for respect. They got both. After trailing by one at halftim
Why some video game ports are spotless while others are train wrecks

Why some video game ports are spotless while others are train wrecks

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Share This article During the last console generation, HD remasters became a popular trend among many of the major publishers. PS2 and original Xbox games were given a fresh coat of paint, and re-released to the world. While the reaction to this trend wasn’t universally positive, it was more-or-less accepted because of the significant jump in fidelity between 480p and 720p. This time around, the situation is a bit more complicated, and the bloom is off the rose. The PS4 and Xbox One have been out for about a year and a half now, and the number of significant exclusive releases has been pretty slim. To help pad out the line-ups, a massive wave of ports from the 360, PS3, and PC has hit both the PS4 and Xbox One. And since the vast majority of the original games were released in high de
Steam users flood to take advantage of new refund policy, leave game developers in the lurch

Steam users flood to take advantage of new refund policy, leave game developers in the lurch

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Share This article A few days ago, Steam announced that it would begin offering refunds to anyone who wanted them, provided they fulfilled a few minimal requirements. Specifically, if you spend no more than two hours with a title and haven’t owned it for more than two weeks, you can have a refund, no questions asked. The policy has garnered praise for being pro-consumer. But there are some clear negatives for developers who are faced with a surge in refunds with absolutely no answers as to why people are suddenly returning their title. Kotaku has rounded up these reports, which show refund rates climbing by 30-70%. One of the problems with Steam’s policy, from a game developer’s perspective, is that there are dozens of titles on Steam that can be beaten (or mostly beaten) within the t

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