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Darkest Dungeon dev warns of Windows app store scam copies

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It's a horrifying fact, but sometimes people use the Windows 8 app store. Doing so is like plunging your arm into a toilet full of month old sewage in the hope of pulling out a diamond. Sure, there's a chance you won't emerge with a handful of unprocessed waste, but why would you ever take the risk?

Unfortunately, and much like various mobile app stores, the site is a breeding ground for scam versions of games. For instance, Darkest Dungeon designer Tyler Sigman warned on Twitter about an illegally sold version of the game.

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Sigman follows by saying that if a player's copy of the game didn't come from the Steam or Humble Store, "you got scammed". The Windows store listing, incidentally, is for a 2MB download. Probably not an actual game, then.

Darkest Dungeon is by no means the only game being illegally sold on the store. The same "developer" has listed a copy of Lego Batman 3 (also 2MB), and SCS's Tomáš Duda points out multiple fake versions of Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Phil Savage
Phil leads PC Gamer's UK team. He was previously the editor of the magazine, and thinks you should definitely subscribe to it. He enjoys RPGs and immersive sims, and can often be found reviewing Hitman games. He's largely responsible for the Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.