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Fake GTA V File on PC Gives a Bunch of Pirates Virus

GTA V PC Virus

PC Gamers beware, that file you think is an advance copy of Grand Theft Auto V for PC is not, this title still does not exist (although it might eventually). Something like a cruel exercise in karma, apparently a file being circulated around pirate networks online was created to maliciously infect users with malware and / or a dangerous computer virus. 18.3GB of filler information houses something that could do serious damage to your machine.

The ‘setup.exe’ file contained in this package is reportedly a fake installer that will unpack the problem data onto your registry and hard drive followed by a “gotcha” moment when the dumbest of pirates are expected to fill out surveys for a registration key that does not exist, and would be entirely illegal even if it did. Support video game publishers and developers and pay for the games you want, piracy hurts the industry and issues like this don’t effect to legit users. You have been warned.

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NeoGAF Does It Again, Fake Rumors Trolling the Press; Console is Smoother Than PC With Less RAM

Fake Rumor Xbox RAM

NeoGAF Does It Again, Fake Rumors Trolling the Press

In case you haven’t realized yet, NeoGAF is a community of gaming’s least elite. One of their favorite pass-times is to make themselves feel “elite” though, by trolling the press with false rumors. The latest of which includes a rumor by NeoGAF user who took some Microsoft employee quotes out of context, out of the ballpark, and out of the Milky Way Galaxy by claiming that the Xbox ONE would receive 12GB of RAM instead of the confirmed 8GB. First of all, let me just clear something up right now.

Console is Smoother Than PC With Less RAM

Not only is that not happening, it’s not necessary for games to run great. Consoles use dedicated memory. While the Operating systems are more bulky this time around with resource-usage, they are nowhere near as inefficient as a Windows or Mac computer is with its resources. Why you might ask? Let’s start off with the obvious.

The operating systems on Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 are specialized, gaming-centered operating systems that run on machines that do not have virus scanners, do not have malware, do not have half-useless secondary apps such as “graphics utility toolbars”, always-on security services, web services, the list goes on. Computers fail to kill a process more often than not, leaving it taking up space in your RAM as well. Want to know why you have a better graphics card than PS3 but you still drop frames in your favorite PC games, even at the medium settings? Because your PC is running a million programs at once, most of which have garbage code that hasn’t gone through nearly half as much standardization as console applications.

What many of you fail to realize is that there isn’t many (if any) PC games out there that are going to actually take up a full chunk of 6+ GB of RAM AT ONCE. Most PC gamers are recommending 16GB of RAM and that’s including all the applications I mentioned above, operating system, the game, and extra space for you to leave an empty buffer, run Steam, your favorite IM client, your Facebook, and god knows what else. So no, I’m sorry to inform you that you won’t be getting 12GB on your Xbox ONE but I’m also glad to inform you that there’s no way you would ever need it in the first place other than to run extremely sloppy and inefficient code.

Here’s the tweet confirming the Xbox ONE RAM Rumor as Fake:

(as tweeted by Microsoft’s product planning manager Albert Penello)

 

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RGN Daily News #35: PlayStation 4 Vs Xbox ONE Pre-Order Battle

In today’s RGN Daily News #35: PlayStation 4 Vs Xbox ONE Pre-Order Battle is the main topic but we also go through a lot of topics. The release date of the Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 are discussed. The potential for delays on next-generation product is examined. We also speak about our newest giveaway launching tomorrow and the E3 2013 fake applause scandal is verified through sources. Take a listen for yourself, and be sure to stay tuned as we travel through next-generation as the real gamers who have been gaming since the beginning.

Other Topics Include:

DriveClub and Killer Instinct Digital Distribution Models Explained

PS4 Lineup Revealed

Xbox 360 Plugs Into Xbox ONE

Worms Collection Giveaway Winner

-E3 2013: Fake Applause at Sony & Microsoft Conferences?

PlayStation 4 Vs Xbox ONE Pre-Order Battle

Amazon Reveals Xbox ONE Release Coming Before PlayStation 4?

-The Last of Us Impressions [PS3 Exclusive]

-State of Decay Impressions [360 Exclusive]

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Fact or Fiction: Microsoft Bribing PS4 Devs to Not Show at E3 – Or More Fake News from PlayStation Fanboys?

Check out this post from Softpedia detailing a new rumor originating on NeoGAF which (as mentioned below) sometimes has truth to their rumors but it should also be known that they have purposely made false press stories and been caught doing so for “teh lulz” as well as possibly exerting its control over the gullible gaming media.

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“Has Microsoft resorted to underhanded tactics by paying off third-party publishers to “not show” some PS4 games? (possible rumour)

Microsoft is allegedly paying many third-party publishers so that they won’t show off their PlayStation 4 games at E3 2013, according to a new report.

E3 2013, the most important games convention out there, is set to begin next week, and both Microsoft and Sony are expected to focus heavily on their next-gen consoles, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, respectively.

In order to gain the upper hand on Sony, Microsoft is apparently resorting to some unorthodox practices, like paying a lot of money to third-party publishers so that they won’t show their PlayStation 4 games either on stage or at their actual booths.

The report arrives from a source on NeoGAF, which posted a lot of true rumors in the past, so it’s possible that Microsoft really is resorting to such tactics ahead of E3 2013.

The company emphasized that at the event it’s going to focus only on games for the Xbox One, so it could try to create a false sense that more games are coming to Xbox One than PS4.

[Source: Softpedia]”

Thanks and shout out to Shawn Pwnagraphic Stenberg for bringing this “rumor” to our attention.

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Gamestop Selling New Games That Aren’t New… Fake Deals

Gamestop will soon be running creative campaigns designed to gain attention and affection of the gaming community for the retailer giant most famous for their extremely high profit margin on used games, since they pay so little for trade-ins in most cases despite offering restricted deals on certain titles and situations.

In their quest to head off the rejection they would face if they do not carry the Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE) by the American public, Gamestop will offer new games for low prices using a variety of creative deals; but they aren’t really new though are they? No.

As all gamers should know by now and has been a headline news story multiple times this console generation, Gamestop allows its employees to take games out of their protective shrink wrap and bring them home to play them before they even come out. These discs are then later given back to Gamestop by the employee and sold to customers as “New” games, when in fact they should be considered Pre-Owned by Gamestop’s own policies and regulations were they not set out to ONLY BENEFIT Gamestop themselves.

In fact they would not accept your game as “New” for a return if you did the same, you will even be told that there’s actually a law against it to prevent mass duplication of discs but somehow it’s okay for Gamestop to do it to you!

This is all just a publicity stunt and Gamestop are scrambling for a way to win gamers’ hearts as next-generation game consoles level the playing field for consumers who have been duped into helping devalue their own products. Remember when games used to hold value? It was before Gamestop decided to start handing out pennies for used games for corporate greed. Support your gaming companies, not wanna-be Wall Street hustlers.

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Valve and Xi3 Disagree: Piston Console “Is a Steambox” and “Isn’t a Steambox” Simultaneously

After negative reaction to the price of the Xi3 Piston console recently revealed to fit the specifications of the upcoming “Steambox”. At first, reports suggested that Valve would not only be releasing their own machines (at lower prices) but would also support third-party attempts at the console/computer hybrid platform the Steam store and account library could support.

Those reports have now been called out by Valve themselves who says they have no part in the Piston console, dismissing it’s connection to the term “Steambox”. Xi3 is demanding recognition for the fact that Valve originally invested in the Piston console, and in fact are the ones who are responsible for its creation.

Valve’s response is essentially telling us that while they do experiment in upcoming technologies, and they did commission the Piston console to be developed, their own Steambox device is what they are currently focused on. They did not, however, denounce the fact that the device was built to support the Steam store and library accounts existing out there in customers “virtual wallets”.

Better take your time before deciding which Steambox is for you, seems Valve is backing out of deals with hard drive partners quicker than investors to the Phantom. We can’t say we blame Valve for wanting their own device, but they really should have cleared up the connection between Steam and the Piston console a lot sooner (or at least at all, we still aren’t sure exactly what’s going to happen as they haven’t said it won’t support Steam and instead just don’t want us calling it a ‘Steambox’ because those will cost a lot less apparently).

All eyes are on Valve now, who could deliver a large-scale entrance to the console industry if they have exclusive titles, reasonable entry price, and allow play of existing Steam library account titles already owned by their users. If they can’t meet those objectives with the Piston console, it’s only for the best that it be considered an experimental preview of what is possible with the Micro-PC / Gaming Console hybrid model.

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