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OG is seeking funding to renew our museum for another year!

OG is seeking funding to renew our museum for another year!

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Obscure Gamers is once again looking to secure funding to continue our operations for another year, and to secure some more goodies for the community to research.

The total costs to renew OG's Museum status for another year will be £141.56 (including VAT).

We also have been offered two Heavy Rain discs much cheaper than they're listed for online the total cost to secure these is €300 + shipping costs. The seller already has to mail us stuff so they offered us them directly.

For the Silent...

Registration changes

Registration changes

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Recently we banned a user for trolling and being racist/breaking site rules, sadly they got butthurt and decided to pay Russian human spammers to target the site. We had to disable registration as I was too busy to fully fix the issue until now. The user was using a ton of Russian ISP's meaning banning the IP ranges wasn't helping and we were banning around 6 ranges a day from multiple Russian ISP's.

The most annoying part to this was them sending porn spam via PM, meaning we couldn't...

Minor (fixed) security issue

Minor (fixed) security issue

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It was brought to our attention by @SmilingMango that EXIF info wasn't being stripped as we assumed it was by Xenforo.

For people that leave GPS enabled, this could be a major issue i.e it exposes your location/address.

For this reason we've stripped EXIF from all 15657 images containing info. We've added a tool that can auto strip EXIF from new JPG/JPEG uploads but it doesn't work on PNG from what we can see, this means future JPG/JPEG will be stripped if you have EXIF...
Network Dumper 360 - Create Raw Images of Your Xbox 360 Devkits' HDDs Over...

Network Dumper 360 - Create Raw Images of Your Xbox 360 Devkits' HDDs Over...

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[Network Dumper 360]
Network Dumper 360 is a tool that simply allows one to create a raw image of their HDD or their slim's 4GB internal USB either directly to their computer, or an external drive. If you do plan on using this on an un-dumped HDD, I would highly suggest that you burn the client onto a disk, and boot from that rather than putting it onto your drive. This is to ensure no deleted data is overwritten prior to...

PS2 Flatout 2 Mar 16 2006 (Press Build)

PS2 Flatout 2 Mar 16 2006 (Press Build)

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Alas, the day has come. This has been one of the most important items to me in my collection (as far as builds of games go). Flatout 2 is a game I needed during a tough time in my life and I adored it. I remember so many hours playing with friends and by myself. It was also one of my test games for low spec computer tests I did back when EEE PC's were a thing (remember those??). Pretty sure there's still a video on my channel from all those years ago doing exactly that.

When I found this...

A pitch for Sly Cooper 4: Time Bandits has been found! (NGP, October 2009)

A pitch for Sly Cooper 4: Time Bandits has been found! (NGP, October 2009)

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A pitch presentation showcasing an original idea for a fourth Sly Cooper game has been found and released.

With an October 2009 date, this predates the announcement of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time by about two years (E3 2011). It was originally intended to be a NGP (PlayStation Vita) launch title.

It was pitched by the same developer of Thieves in Time, Sanzaru Games. It includes a plethora of content scrapped from the final game, as at this point it was a game with an entirely different...
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