The CryptoLocker Virus and BitBash 2015

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People playing the game OmniBus at BitBash 2015

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Cody explains the intricacies of the CryptoLocker ransomware trojan, and how he’s dealing with the effects. Plus, hear about all the games he played at BitBash 2015, Chicago’s alternative / indie games festival.

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Show Notes:

  • Cody explains why he’s recording a solo episode and what happened to his home PC
    • Hear all about the CryptoLocker Virus, and what it will cost Cody to get rid of it so he can use his home computer again
  • Cody discusses BitBash 2015, Chicago’s alternative games festival, including some background on the festival and how well he liked the way it was organized this year
  • Cody talks about all the games he played (or saw people play) at BitBash 2015, many of which you can preview in video form on his Instagram account:
    • Downwell by Devolver Digital, “a game about a young man going down an endless well with gun-boots.”
    • Gunsport by Necrosoft Games, which “takes place in an alternate future where humans have grown tired of war. Nations’ petty disputes are now settled with the World’s Game, Gunsport.”
    • Chambara, “a local multiplayer stealth-deathmatch game with only two colors, allowing players to seamlessly camouflage themselves with the environment.”
    • Yojimbrawl, “a fighting game with very fluid fighting mechanics made by Evan Greenwood (Programming), Dawid Strauss (Art) and Deon van Heerden (Music/SFX).”
    • Fotonica, “a first-person game about the thrill of speed and traveling flawlessly through complex environments.”
    • Particle Mace, “a 1-4 player game for Windows/Mac/iOS by Andy Wallace about defending yourself in a hostile universe by swinging particles into enemies.”
    • Johann Sebastian Joust, “a no-graphics, digitally-enabled playground game for 2 to 7 players designed for motion controllers.”
    • Elbow Room by Deep Dark Hole, “a game about personal space, perpetual motion, and hitting a single key better than anyone else.”
  • Cody also discusses the 18 and up “adult games” area at BitBash, including some incredibly lewd but incredibly humorous games
  • If you’re a video game developer and want to talk to Cody on Unqualified Gamers, then email him and Jon at unqualifiedpodcast@gmail.com!
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