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Nintendo is committed to providing the safest and most secure environment they can with their new Switch console. It’s becoming more and more common for companies to enlist the outside help of so-called “White Hat Hackers” to expose vulnerabilities in sites or software and reward them for successful ethical hacking ahead of more nefarious individuals. Nintendo has followed suit, adding a reward of up to $20,000 for information on security vulnerabilities in the Nintendo Switch. This program is added in addition to the program they already have to detect issues with their 3DS. The Switch program is operated through a third party website, just like that for the 3DS, called Hacker One.

Nintendo is specific on what they’re looking for with potential security flaws. They’re most interested in vulnerabilities that enable piracy, cheating, or dissemination of inappropriate information or content to children. Piracy and cheating are huge issues for any developer or publisher, and a focus on kid-friendly content has made Nintendo’s devices the consoles of choice for families. It makes sense that Nintendo would take absolutely any measures necessary to ensure the Switch remains safe and appropriate for the audiences it was intended for.

There have yet to be any real security flaws discovered on the Nintendo Switch, but hackers remain hopefully after a hidden internet browser was discovered soon after launch. Without a reliable way to access the internet, it would have been much more difficult to cause issues with the Switch. Nintendo stated they weren’t going to include a browser on the Switch, but the fact that the console can link to Facebook proves that there is the ability to access the internet present – it’s just not easy to get to.

There will be a race to discover issues with the Switch, as only the first hacker to report a vulnerability will be rewarded. A $20k reward is only offered for the most severe issues, and what the company actually pays hackers for their work is at Nintendo’s discretion. Cash rewards can vary from $100 to the $20k we mentioned above, so there’s a wide range of monetary compensation available for the likely wide range of severity these issues will include.

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Over 2,900 PS5 and PS4 games are now on sale at the Epic PS Store

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It’s that time again when Sony unleashes a flood of discounts, offering nearly 3,000 games and add-on packs to tempt your wallet. There is a wide variety of standout options available, such as Monster Hunter World, priced at just £7.99, and the Deluxe Edition of Lies of P, now at a reduced price of £44.99.

These are a few of the impressive deals we came across while exploring the PS Store:

  • Goat Simulator 3: £12.49
  • Insurgency Sandstorm Gold Edition: £35.99
  • Lost Judgment: £12.49
  • My Hero One’s Justice 2 Ultimate Edition: £13.19
  • Persona 5 Royal: £24.99
  • Resident Evil Village: £13.99
  • Riders Republic Skate Edition: £14.99
  • Watch Dogs Legion Gold Edition: £12.74

Several of these deals are at all-time low prices, and as you may have observed, many of these packages come with extra DLC packs and content. Kindly be advised that the article will be updated with US pricing once it is available.

Meanwhile, has anything piqued your interest? Check out the PS Store for any current discounts, and share your findings in the comments below.

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SMT 5: Vengeance Reveals Extended Trailer, Physical Pre-Orders Available for PS5

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The newly announced Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will be available on PS5 and PS4 this June, offering PlayStation players the opportunity to delve into the demonic RPG that was previously only on Nintendo Switch. Atlus has unveiled the physical editions available for pre-order for PS5 (PS4 pre-orders will be digital only), along with an extended cut trailer.

The physical standard edition, priced at $59.99, will be offered in a SteelBook variant. Additionally, all pre-orders include two in-game items: a Gleam Grenade for dealing a small amount of damage and the Haraedo Bead for restoring a small amount of HP to all allies. Both have unlimited uses in combat.

Moreover, there will be a $69.99 Digital Deluxe Edition offered, featuring DLC aimed at providing a smoother start for players in this challenging game, along with a couple of Demon Subquests.

  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance base game
  • Downloadable Content: Mitama Dance of Wealth
  • Downloadable Content: Mitama Dance of EXP
  • Downloadable Content: Mitama Dance of Miracles
  • Demon Subquest: Sakura Cinders of the East
  • Demon Subquest: Holy Will and Profane Dissent

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What are your thoughts on SMT 5: Vengeance? Do you intend to purchase a copy? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Tekken 8’s upcoming Tekken Shop will offer a variety of paid and free content exclusively on PS5

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Bandai Namco has confirmed that the Tekken Shop in the upcoming Tekken 8 will offer a mix of paid and free content. Premium items will be purchasable using a currency known as Tekken Coins. The Tekken Shop will undergo monthly updates, with the developer emphasizing that the intention is to enhance the competitive fighter with new customization items rather than solely for financial gain. However, there is no reason why it cannot be both.

Revealed in a recent Tekken Talk Live stream, chief producer Yasuda Esports shared some of the upcoming features for the Tekken Shop, seemingly aiming to address any potential criticism proactively. “It has been reported that certain individuals may experience an adverse response upon encountering the term’shop”; however, the focus remains on enhancing the game by introducing new customization options to maintain its appeal.”

According to Mr. Esports, the format will be similar to Tekken 7, and the focus is on improving the game experience rather than just making a profit.

Do you think Bandai Namco is establishing the Tekken Shop to maintain the game’s appeal, generate revenue from microtransactions, or perhaps a combination of both? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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