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  1. 2 points
    Epic Games just posted an August update on the recently shipped and upcoming features of the store. Although cloud saves were enabled with the giveaway of Moonlighter and This War of Mine on July 25, which was promptly reflected on the wiki, followed by the creation of the list of games that support EGS save game cloud syncing, more games have become supported since then. The addition of cloud save support to World War Z and The Sinking City is new and especially important because of the progression loss issues that some of the World War Z players struggled with at launch. Among the other released features are the support of keyless Humble Bundle integration, product pages UI refresh and game videos hosted by Epic Games. The more notable announcements were the showcasing of the upcoming library UI redesign and the statement on game time tracking being close to release.
  2. 2 points
    The law firm statement makes the matter even more confusing. It starts by describing the vulnerability but then quotes the Epic page that addresses password dumps in general. Here is the tweet Aemony mentioned: AnotherGills has done a great job at writing for the news section but there should be more research done before re-posting news or outright fake news from the biased Steam-centric communities of reddit. The scope should also be widened. The recent Steam vulnerability that's only been patched in the beta so far is much more severe than the alleged Epic Games vulnerability in that it allows a malicious game creator to gain access to the owners' computers, not just one account from a link that needs to have been clicked on, yet we're not seeing big titles or much publicity for that.
  3. 2 points
    I'd drop support for any game, even Half-Life 3 if it went Epic Store exclusive. Sadly didn't preorder this, so I can't refund 😎
  4. 2 points
    I'm not surprised. The people who cared enough for the series to pre-order probably wouldn't be bothered enough by a storefront to drop the game.
  5. 2 points
    Antrad

    MobyGames

    I disagree that Wikipedia is more useful, since I already wrote in the first post that many games or game developers don't have a Wikipedia article, but Moby Games does. Try finding any information about Brilliant Digital Entertainment and their games like Cyberswine and all you get is what is on Moby Games (probably one of the reason Telltale gets credit for innovation in adventure game genre and online episodic content while BDE did exactly the same things already back in 1997, people completely forgot about BDE). Not only does Moby Games have covers that most people here use when making articles, but they also have system requirements listed which I use when these obscure games don't even have them in readme. In the end it doesn't matter now, since they don't want to cooperate.
  6. 1 point
    As reported earlier this week by Bleeping Computer, ArsTechnica and other sources, a security researcher found a vulnerability that allows to gain full access to the target computer through elevated privileges, which could be exploited by malicious game creators. According to the articles and included researcher statements, Valve have rejected two researchers' attempts to get rewarded for reporting the issue through the HackerOne platform on the basis of being out of scope and allegedly requiring physical access to the device. The researches decided to go public as the result. Since then, Valve appear to have patched the Steam client but only in the beta as of today. Update: On August 13, the main client was also updated to patch the vulnerability. Update 2: Bypassing the fix is possible.
  7. 1 point
    Of the below three possibilities, which one do you find most likely to be the case? A nefarious actor have obtained access to Epic's internal systems. Instead of going crazy and making big bucks of all of the millions of accounts they have access to, they only make charges against a few random accounts at a time. A nefarious actor downloads a publicly available password dump and tries known email and password combinations against Epic's sign-in page, and finds a couple of accounts that reused their password across multiple services. A nefarious actor sends phishing links to potential victims to a custom webpage that has been crafted to look like a legit sign-in page for Fortnite, instructing users to sign in using their Epic account to obtain free "V-bucks" (or whatever they're called), and users fall for it and hand their accounts and passwords over. Personally, I'd say the second or third ones, as a lot of users still fall for phishing attempts and password reuse is extremely common and few users (even technical minded ones) applies proper password management for their accounts and services. This is probably even more true for Fortnite in particular, which have repeatedly been mentioned to have a lot of young players. Epic Games is not responsible for either the second or third possibilities. They're only responsible for the first one. An argument can be made, however, that the situation of the hacked accounts might have been partially influenced by Epic's lack of forcing some basic protections unto their users earlier. For example, EGS did not require email verification on sign-up for the longest of time. While this by itself isn't an issue, it does mean that multi-factor authentication in the form of sign-ins requiring an randomized access code sent to the mail address wouldn't be possible on a newly created account, and therefor additional protection for the account wouldn't be available. But that is sorta true for most services or websites, and if that alone was enough to shift the blame from the users (whose bad password management allowed it to happen) to the service provider, then that sorta can set a dangerous precedence for other services and websites, I think... Yeah, that's the tweet I was thinking of. I tried to find it myself but couldn't, so thanks for finding it! 🙂
  8. 1 point
    Ajaxtomas

    Fan translations for some games

    Hi I just noticed that some of the games here don't mention their fan traslations in Slovak and Czech. These are: Batman Arkham Asylum (czech) https://prekladyher.eu/preklady/batman-arkham-asylum.64/ Batman Arkham City (czech) https://prekladyher.eu/preklady/batman-arkham-city.65/ Batman Arkham Origins (czech) https://prekladyher.eu/preklady/batman-arkham-origins.18/ Batman Arkham Knight (czech) http://lokalizace.net (only through manager) Battlefield 1 (czech) https://prekladyher.eu/preklady/battlefield-1.334/ Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (czech, but retail only) Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood (czech, but retail only) Call of Duty 1 (czech) http://mrazikovycestiny.cz/preklady/doc_download/18-call-of-duty (you must register on the website otherwise here you can download it https://www.abcgames.sk/?p=preklady_zobraz&id=6313) Call of Duty Modern Warfare (slovak) http://www.lokalizacie.sk/preklady/40-call-of-duty-modern-warfare/ Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered (slovak) http://www.lokalizacie.sk/preklady/41-call-of-duty-modern-warfare-remastered/ Call of Duty World at War (czech, but retail only) Call of Duty Black Ops (czech, but singleplayer only) https://prekladyher.eu/preklady/call-of-duty-black-ops.254/ Call of Duty MW2 (czech, but singleplayer/coop only) https://prekladyher.eu/preklady/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2.260/ Dying Light Enhanced Edition (czech, read instructions before installing!) https://www.folkemonovycestiny.cz/dying-light-enhanced-edition/ Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series (czech) http://gameofthronescz.blogspot.com/p/novy-pribeh-vypravi-o-rodu-forresteru.html Ryse: Son of Rome (czech) https://www.folkemonovycestiny.cz/ryse-son-of-rome/ The Walking Dead: First Season (czech) http://walkingdeadcz.blogspot.com/p/twd-prvni-rada.html The Walking Dead: Second Season (czech) http://walkingdeadcz.blogspot.com/p/twd-druha-rada.html The Walking Dead Michonne (czech) https://spykerpreklady.blogspot.com/p/the-walking-dead.html TWD 400 days (czech) http://walkingdeadcz.blogspot.com/p/twd-400-days.html TWD A New Frontier (czech) https://spykerpreklady.blogspot.com/p/twd-new-frontier.html TWD The Final Season (czech) https://spykerpreklady.blogspot.com/p/twd-final-season.html Wolfenstein: The New Order (czech) https://www.folkemonovycestiny.cz/wolfenstein-new-order/ Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (czech) https://www.folkemonovycestiny.cz/wolfenstein-old-blood/ Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (czech) https://www.folkemonovycestiny.cz/wolfenstein-ii-the-new-colossus/ (I'm not their author. However, you should be allowed to link their websites) PS: I also included information about the official translations of games in Czech. https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Mount_%26_Blade:_With_Fire_%26_Sword doesn't have just English translation, check Steam website.
  9. 1 point
    That's quite interesting, it seems like quite a huge vulnerability with LOCALSYSTEM privileges. I can't see why it was rejected as being out of scope by Valve. It could've been used to cause some real mayhem.
  10. 1 point
    I am still waiting for more details about this lawsuit coming out since... well... it seems as of this moment to be baseless. Nowhere from what I can tell have neither Check Point nor Epic Games concluded that the vulnerability they found and fixed was ever exploited by anyone (I believe Tim Sweeney on Twitter mentioned the opposite, in fact), which makes the number of affected users by that vulnerability in specific a big 0. Fixing security vulnerabilities before they're found and exploited "in the wild" should never result in a class action lawsuit, as it seemingly have done here... Even Check Point's own report on the vulnerability uses phrasing such as "could have allowed a threat actor" as they also seemingly did not find any indications that the vulnerability was actively being used and exploited by bad actors. Beyond that, users whom have lost access to their accounts most likely lost that access due to a lack of appropriate security on their own part, through e.g. reusing passwords, or being affected by malware on their PCs, etc, which all are outside the ability of Epic to prevent. Honestly speaking, in terms of preventive action, Epic Games takes a much more active approach that I've publicly seen from organizations. Checking accounts against known password dumps online and resetting the password for those affected is a slowly growing occurrence in IT, but I am not aware of any corporation within the video games industry that does this yet, except for Epic. So yeah... We'll have to see where this goes, but I don't expect it to go anywhere since seemingly nobody have actually been affected by the vulnerability this whole class action lawsuit seems based around...
  11. 1 point
    This is obvious. These people are vocal minority and don't matter 😂
  12. 1 point
    As far as I'm aware, the news section is open to submissions. Feel free to post your thorough research too.
  13. 1 point
    Oh my god, you are actually that guy from r/EpicGamesPC, actual editor on PCGamingWiki, posting this dubious ""reSEarCh"" here? lol *Blocking the news window on front page with Adblock
  14. 1 point
    XSEED Games has announced that the latest entry in the Senran Kagura franchise, Senran Kagura Peach Ball, will be released on August 14th, 2019. Initially released on December 13, 2018 in Japan, and July 9th, 2019 in North America for the Nintendo Switch, this will be one of the timeliest PC release of a Senran Kagura spin-off. Unlike the previous beat-em up games in the franchise, Peach Ball is an anime-styled pinball title. Peach Ball will be released on Steam with a launch week 10% discounted price of $35.99.
  15. 1 point
    Aemony

    Proposal: VR Template - Add VR Driver VorpX

    Looks great so far! I've made a few tiny changes to improve readability. The glossary page can be used to add all sorts of information you feel is relevant, so feel free to add whatever you think is missing. When the next header ("==Two equal characters creates a main header==", "===Three creates a subheader===") is added to the page it will automatically get a table of content added to the top of the page as well.
  16. 1 point
    While Microsoft’s Flight Simulator series has been dormant for many years, the franchise is finally making it's long-awaited return. In a fashion similar to Microsoft’s handling of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, an Insider Program was established for Flight Simulator. Members of the Insider Program will be eligible to apply early next month for the title’s upcoming first preview build. The general public will be eligible to apply in late August. There is currently no information regarding the actual launch date or window of the preview build. Are you hyped to play the MIcrosoft Flight Simulator preview build?
  17. 1 point
    Hot take: EGS is a ploy funded by the console manufacturers (at least a certain Japanese one who donated 6 games) in an attempt to kill the PC platform, now that it's at an upswing, and for the first time matching console revenue. What better way to divide the userbase, piss of paying customers to justify piracy, and giving developers second thoughts about PC when they can just make games only for consoles?
  18. 1 point
    What's newsworthy about this? There are games on Steam built on Unreal Engine, protected by Easy Anti Cheat. There is DualShock support in games released for Windows. Valve were involved in the development of Vive, so it's natural that it relies on their component. Oculus devices do not require SteamVR, and no devices require the Steam client itself.
  19. 1 point
    Antrad

    Time limit between edits

    I think it might be a good idea to make some kind of time limit for making edits. Just look at this mess here in history: https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Area_51_(2005) 9 edits in 7 minutes and it seems nothing was changed in the end. Surprising this was not misused by bots or something. It is annoying to check the changes when people go on a edit spree like this with very short edits. Maybe after the third edit in a short time span to block for 5 minutes, like when login in.
  20. 1 point
    Aemony

    Time limit between edits

    Click on "X changes" on your watchlist to see a combined diff from all the latest changes made. In this case the user basically didn't use the Preview option properly, and was new to the wiki, and experimented to see what worked until finally giving up. There actually are edit limits configured already, and the time difference between each tiny edit (approx. one minute for each) shows that they most likely hit those as well.
  21. 1 point
    Antrad

    MobyGames

    In the area under the game cover art there are links to Wikipedia, SteamDB, Wine... and other stuff. I recommend to add MobyGames there too, since Wikipedia is a general online encyclopedia and MobyGame is basically an online encyclopedia for video games and people often already add the links to it in the general info section. Many old obscure and less known games don't have a Wikipedia page, but I have yet to find an old game without a MobyGames page.
  22. 1 point
    In my opinion the news section should be more focused on what this Wiki is like fixing games, compatibility issues and that kind of stuff. For example in the past few weeks new versions of nGlide, dgVoodoo and DosBox has been released, I think stuff like that deserves some attention, since these and other tools are very important for many games and you wont see mainstream media cover this stuff. Another example is Microsoft shutting down their games servers that were used on Windows 7 which is now causing serious issues for W7 users like some random games not starting and rundll.exe stressing their CPU. Here is a discussion about it on GOG. I think stuff like that are perfect for website like this to cover. https://www.gog.com/forum/general/old_games_not_launching_and_eating_100_of_the_cpu_on_windows_7/page1 These are some recent examples that I can think of.
  23. 1 point
    Typical corporate hypocrisy. And yet they want to still wage war against Valve and Steam. Greedy sods.
  24. 1 point
    Andytizer

    MobyGames

    MobyGames have declined my proposal of mutual linking - not citing any reasons. I don't really see much value in linking to them, they don't really provide any useful information for PC gamers - Wikipedia has much more useful information. I would prefer to dedicate resources to more compatible websites, e.g. I was looking at ProtonDB.
  25. 1 point
    Antrad

    CD audio tracks

    1) This Wiki lists a lot of technical aspects of games like DRM, graphics and sound API, physics middleware, etc... so listing that the game uses CD audio tracks for music and/or sound effects would make sense. 2) Some older games can have issues playing CD tracks on modern Windows, so you need to use a custom winmm.dll, then rip them to OGG format and then put everything in the game installation folder (some old games are re-realeased like this on digital platforms, for example Extreme G-2). This info would be useful on pages of games with that problem.
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