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PC Gamer US Podcast #351 - Wormhole Problems

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Talked on today's podcast: Call of Duty: Ghosts, the ESEA controversy, and Evan shares a tale from STALKER: Call of Pripyat that leads us into a discussion about games that don't explain themselves. Tyler clues us in to his investigation of EVE's "wormholers" and talks about his trip to EVE Fanfest.

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ESEA release malware into public client, forcing users to farm Bitcoins [Updated]

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Update: ESEA co-founder Craig "Torbull" Levine has responded with a more official statement, posted to the ESEA news page. He admits they were testing Bitcoin integration, to "determine whether it was a feature that we might want to add in the future." Ultimately, Torbull says, they decided against it.

He goes to claim that "an employee who was involved in the test has been using the test code for his own personal gain since April 13, 2013." More details inside.

Original: Multiplayer eSports network ESEA was found to have malware in its anti-cheat client, which used users' graphics cards to mine for Bitcoins. Information about the exploit was posted to the ESEA's forums by user "ENJOY ESEA SHEEP", who found he had been unwittingly farming Bitcoins for someone in the community after noticing excessively high idle GPU usage.