Morning DLC: Video Game News & Rumors 2/8/2016


"An iOS port of psychological-horror shooter The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has been rejected by Apple due to its depiction of violence towards children.Isaac publisher Nicalis had previously hinted that an iOS port might be in the works, saying it was “looking into” the possibility."

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth rejected by Apple

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was rejected by Apple according to publisher Nicalis. Apple has previously been talked about with regard to having relatively strict standards when it comes to content on its devices and app store. This is always a bit of a weird thing when they reject an app for this kind of thing. I am sure it happens pretty often, but when it happens to someone prominent we are readily reminded that the App Store and other storefronts are not as “free” as one would think.

"Microsoft has responded in the matter of Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox One, which this weekend was briefly playable before access was shut down on Sunday.Larry Hryb, the Xbox Live director of programming also known as Major Nelson, apologized on Reddit for the confusion and the mishap.“Microsoft tests all Xbox 360 games with our emulator to ensure a quality experience across a breadth of titles,” he explained. “Due to an error some of the games currenty in test were accidentally made available.”"

Microsoft responds to early leak of Red Dead Redemption backward compatibility

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For a moment, everyone who has been a fan of Red Dead Redemption was almost rendered inconsolable as the title had finally arrived for backward compatibility on Xbox One. This would allow for players to emulate the experience of the Xbox One without having to keep their Xbox 360 around. For free.

Unfortunately, it looks like this was an error in some code on Microsoft’s side. While previously announced, the Red Dead Redemption experience on Xbox One has not been put in place as of yet as they are still beta testing the product. Do not be too upset, though. I would much rather have it once done testing as opposed to running into many of the other issues that the Xbox One backward compatible titles have run into.

"“We just had an internal meeting,” Bird Sister (known also as Phoenix) says on her blog, as reported by TorrentFreak. “Starting at the Chinese New Year, 3DM will not crack any single-player games.” Chinese New Year is today, February 8.This comes exactly one month after 3DM announced that the second-layer DRM protection software on Just Cause 3, Denuvo, was proving too hard to crack, like one of those pistachios where the shell is completely closed so you can’t even get a fingernail in."

Hacker group 3DM to give hacking a break for a year

Well, this is interesting on a number of levels. For one, cracking single-player games seems like where the majority of the experience with hacking would be. People do not like to think about hackers hacking into multiplayer games. That is no fun for anyone involved. So if they are not cracking those, then they are not likely hacking too much of anything for the next year.

While I am not too versed in all things PC hacking, this seems like a rather interesting development. Secondarily, the group seems to be wanting to monitor sales of these single player games as well. So they are going to take a break from hacking, to then hack into the sales databases of these companies to get the feedback they are looking for?  This whole story is a bit weird.

Happy Monday, Folks.