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Sonic Mania’s DRM got Cracked in less than 8 Days

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There was one issue with the PC port of Sonic Mania that I didn’t really address in my review. Not because I would be defending the practice itself. But because it really didn’t have to do much with the game but instead something outside of the final product. The PC port of Sonic Mania had DRM Protection by Denuvo, which didn’t allow users to play the game offline.

Of course, many Steam users were outraged by this and showed their inconveniences by review-bombing the Steam Store Page of the game. And without wasting any time, people have decided that enough was enough and started working on a solution to this problem.

I’d say the community of modders did a pretty good job, considering the fact that the DRM protection has been cracked in no less than 8 days since the game’s release. That’s right, there’s a cracked version of the game that allows players to play off-line at any time they’d like.

Sonic Mania and the anti-consumer DRM

Obviously, we can go on with the reasons why this is a move that encourages piracy. But to be honest, the fact that SEGA included a DRM that is widely considered to be anti-consumer is bad enough. There are plenty of reasons why Denuvo DRM spells bad news for gamers, including:

-The fact that you don’t own the games you have and if the company closes development the game doesn’t work anymore. For example, DarkSpore never got patched for offline play, and the single player game cannot be played anymore by anyone.

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-Denuvo locks you into your purchase platform for now to eternity. If you purchase a Denuvo game on Steam, you must use Steam forever or abandon your purchases to the wind. If your Steam account gets hacked or locked, your games are gone, because they were never really yours, and according to them you never really even had a copy of them.

You can read more reasons in this post. SEGA obviously hasn’t done anything about it until now, however. It’s expected that they will finally remove the DRM protection that doesn’t really help anyone. I really hope this update comes sooner so that players can enjoy a truly fantastic Classic Sonic game. Because when you put aside this inconvenience, you are met with one of the best experiences in PC at the moment.

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Forges of Corruption DLC adds an explosive twist to the action-packed shooter Warhammer 40000: Boltgun

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Warhammer 40000: Boltgun proved to be an impressively well-crafted shooter, immersing players in the bleak and foreboding world of Game Workshop’s captivating universe. Now, fans can look forward to an extensive expansion with the Forges of Corruption DLC. Get ready to unleash the Emperor’s justice starting on June 18th on both PS5 and PS4.

Auroch Digital’s latest first-person shooter takes players on an exciting new campaign across five distinct environments. Undoubtedly, these pits will be teeming with heretics, including the treacherous Black Legion, who have recently received reinforcements in the form of Terminators armed with Lightning Claws and imposing Helbrutes. The Multi-Melta and Missile Launcher are now available for requisition, providing an effective means of eliminating enemy forces.

In addition, all players can enjoy the new Horde Mode, which offers four levels of difficulty and a unique set of in-game achievements to pursue. An upcoming navigation guide will provide players with a more forgiving experience when navigating through the game’s levels.

Have you acquired Warhammer 40000: Boltgun? Are you interested in experiencing additional content with the Forges of Corruption DLC? Engage in fierce battles against the adversaries of the Imperium in the comments section below.

 

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Sushi Ben Seems Like a Fantastic PSVR2-Based Manga Experience

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Immersing oneself in realistic worlds using the impressive capabilities of Sony’s PSVR2 headset is undeniably fantastic. However, there are instances where stylized visuals can prove to be more effective. Sushi Ben seems to have a good grasp on the concept of delivering a manga-inspired world, which will be available starting on May 28th. This lively release from Big Brane offers a delightful collection of mini-games, allowing players to immerse themselves in the charming atmosphere of a coastal town.

In order to prevent the local sushi bar from going out of business, you’ll have to lend a hand to the local townsfolk and engage in a range of activities to boost trade. As one would anticipate, fishing is the main focus as you embark on angling adventures to catch various types of fish in order to satisfy your customers’ desires.

And that’s not all! There is a wide array of activities to immerse yourself in, such as table tennis, bug-catching, dog walking, archery, and more. Each of these experiences fully utilizes the innovative motion-controlled gameplay that is exclusive to PSVR2. The manga art style in this game is truly impressive, featuring dynamic pop-up comic book panels and other visually stunning elements.

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Online previews of the upcoming Call of Duty game have been released in anticipation of its official announcement next month

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Activision has recently started teasing the upcoming Call of Duty game, captivating fans with a mysterious website and a tantalizing short clip. In this intriguing snippet, the slogan “The Truth Lies” is cleverly superimposed over the eyes of the iconic former USA presidents at Mount Rushmore. The website showcases a vintage television set where users can indulge in a variety of clips across six different channels. Below, you’ll discover the website link and an intriguing video showcasing Mount Rushmore.

Treyarch is the company behind the most recent game, which is likely to be another entry in the Call of Duty Black Ops subseries. The newest rumors indicate that the upcoming release is titled Black Ops 6 and is set to hit the shelves in October. Following the Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, 2024, a full reveal will be unveiled.

Billbil-Kun, a former PS Plus leaker, joined in by sharing what they believe to be a blurred image of the game’s key art. The scene reveals a discernible figure amidst a vibrant orange hue. Allow me to present the picture:

With Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision, it seems that the company is poised to fulfill its promise of including the upcoming Call of Duty game in the Xbox Game Pass bundle. Nevertheless, adjustments will be necessary for the membership service to accommodate it, potentially resulting in a price increase. The title will be released as per usual on both the PS5 and PS4. Are you eagerly anticipating this year’s release? Feel free to leave your initial thoughts on the teaser- theme in the comments section.

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