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Gamer Accuses Microsoft of Ripping his Ad Concept off.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has made its stellar debut on Xbox One. As such, Bluehole and Microsoft have been working really hard to make sure that people know about the port of the popular game of 2017. However, it seems like a Reddit user wasn’t really that happy with one of the promotions.

It seems like Microsoft (Or at least someone from Microsoft) stole an advertisement concept made by Reddit user Macsterr. He made this advertisement where you can see a game’s character walking on one of the open fields of the game.

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Well, it turns out that Microsoft posted an advertisement on their Twitter page for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. It turns out that there are so many similarities between this advertisement concept and the picture posted by Xbox themselves.

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As such, the Reddit user made a thread where he makes a comparison between his ad concept and the ad from Microsoft. Of course, the community was starting to feel outraged by this situation and the pitchforks were being lifted while torches were being set ablaze.

However, Microsoft quickly responded to this by taking down the image promoting the game. However, as you can see above there was a screenshot of the original add provided by Macsterr himself.

Now, Macsterr mentions that his ad concept that there’s no copyright over his concept. However, this promotional ad concept also saw around 63 thousand views. He wouldn’t have been this upset at Xbox or Microsoft were he given credit for the original concept.

However, Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb, one of the leads in Xbox LIVE has made sure that Macsterr’s concerns aren’t left unaddressed: “I wanted to let you know that this is being investigated. In the meantime, our official channels have pulled down the asset in question. I’ll follow up with the OP /u/macsterr/ once I get more details.”

Now, could this have been a human error or a complete stealing by one of Xbox’s employees? That is left for you to decide.

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Google engineers successfully hacked the PS Portal to run emulated PSP games

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After about a month of work, a couple of Google employees have successfully hacked the PS Portal, PlayStation’s handheld streaming solution. Their project is not set for public release anytime soon, but the hack is purely software-based, eliminating the need for hardware exploitation.

Andy Nguyen, a cloud vulnerability researcher, and Calle Svensson, a security engineer, shared their latest project on Twitter. They successfully ran the PSP emulator PPSSPP on the PS Portal. They presented the 2005 PSP classic Grand Theft Auto: Liberty Stories.

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As a wireless streaming device, the idea of playing games on the PS Portal without a PS5 providing the power was considered impossible. It’s quite surprising how quickly Nguyen and Svensson have overcome this initial hurdle. It remains to be seen where their efforts will take them, but we will definitely keep an eye on their progress. Nguyen expressed that there is still a lot of work left to do.

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Lady Gaga reveals collaboration with Fortnite for upcoming festival and addresses typo

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Lady Gaga, also known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, has teased an upcoming collaboration with Fortnite Festival set to be unveiled soon. More pertinent to our specific attention to detail, Gaga has also admitted to a mistake made around four years ago, indicating her keen awareness of the franchise’s significant value.

Gaga shared a mesmerizing picture of her character in Fortnite and also retweeted a post from 2019 where she asked her fans, “What’s fortnight?”. She finally got the chance to correctly spell the title of the game, allowing us to breathe a sigh of relief after waiting anxiously.

Lady Gaga will be teaming up with other top celebrities to maximize their presence on the Fortnite platform. Travis Scott once hosted a live concert in Battle Royale a couple of years ago, while the Weeknd just premiered the music video for the song “Popular” at the Fortnite Festival.

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Reflecting on Street Fighter 5’s tumultuous launch, Capcom looks back eight years later

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For those who may not recall, nearly eight years ago today, Street Fighter 5 was released in 2016 in a rather incomplete state. The content available was impressive initially, but the limited number of characters and lack of single-player game modes stood out. Capcom expresses regret for the entire situation, offering apologies years later for having “betrayed” players’ expectations.

On SF5’s eighth anniversary, the developers must be feeling nostalgic. They recently posted a Japanese-language tweet looking back on the mistakes made and the challenges that were eventually overcome. The number of playable characters has grown to 45, and the game has seen various enhancements, including the introduction of new abilities such as V Skills/Trigger II and V Shift. Even now, hundreds of thousands of players still choose to play this game instead of the newer Street Fighter 6.
Have you had the chance to try out Street Fighter 5 since it was first released? What do you recall about the game’s reception? Take a trip down memory lane in the comments section below.

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