Speedrunners raised $2.21 million for Doctors Without Borders

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Speedrunners raised $2.21 million for Doctors Without Borders

Speedrunning charity event Summer Games Done Quick finished up this past Sunday. The recipient of the funds raised druing the event, which saw players rushing as fast as possible through titles like Animaniacs, Pikimin 3 and Rise of the Tomb Raider, went to benefit Doctors Without Borders. Gamers raised $2,122,529.20 for the medical charity that provides emergency aid to anyone afflicted by conflict, disasters, epidemics and more.

That 'Fortnite' cheating app is probably hiding malware

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That 'Fortnite' cheating app is probably hiding malware

Malware writers and scammers love to exploit demand for popular games to ensnare unwitting victims, and that's truer than ever for a near-ubiquitous game like Fortnite. Rainway has discovered malicious Windows adware hiding in a cheat that promised both an aimbot and free in-game V-Bucks. Install it and it immediately alters Windows to serve its own rogue ads, creating a man-in-the-middle attack (with Rainway as an unwitting participant) by loading its own root certificate and routing all internet traffic through a proxy.

PSVR’s World Cup ‘executive suite’ is more ludicrous than luxurious

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PSVR’s World Cup ‘executive suite’ is more ludicrous than luxurious

In case you wanted another way to watch this year's World Cup from Russia, PlayStation has you covered. Sony's gaming division has partnered with BBC Sports VR to put you in a virtual executive box replete with a gigantic window overlooking the pitch. More than that, you'll have a choice between three different "seats" on the fly, too: behind each goal and from the midfield line. You just need a PlayStation 4, PSVR helmet and the BBC's free World Cup PSVR app.

Nintendo's next Labo kit should include these laser tag guns

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Nintendo's next Labo kit should include these laser tag guns

If you wish Nintendo's Labo projects did more to help your friends partake in the fun, you're in for a treat. Japanese tinkerers Miyuki and Ran have developed a homebrew laser tag system that uses a Switch for some two-player blaster action. The duo used Labo's Toy-Con Garage to turn pairs of Joy-Cons (which have infrared sensors and emitters) into both light guns and targets, with the Switch itself both recording hits and reducing a player's "health" as they take shots.

Ben Heck's Vectrex repair

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Ben Heck's Vectrex repair

Almost every electronics project on the show involves soldering in some way, and today's rare retro console is no exception. Ben's been tasked with fixing a Vectrex, which sports an old-school cathode ray tube display. Taking every effort to be safe, Ben replaces some of the electronics components inside before getting to work on the rare part, the 3D display headset. What retro hardware have you repaired or would like to see tore down? Let the team know on the element14 Community.

Here's how 'Wolfenstein II' manages to run on Nintendo Switch

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Here's how 'Wolfenstein II' manages to run on Nintendo Switch

Now that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is available on the Switch, there's a question many want answered: just how did Panic Button manage to squeeze such a visually intense game into a title you can play on the bus? You now have a clear answer. DigitalFoundry has produced a detailed examination of the many tweaks made to make the game work. The developer managed to preserve all the gameplay sequences, geometric detail and key visual effects (such as particles, volumetric lighting and motion blur) -- it's the less-than-essential features that get cut.