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Welcome to the weekend. The feds have made an arrest following the Fyre Festival debacle, and no, it's not Ja Rule or any Instagram influencer. We'll also dig into this week's retro gaming news with a look at StarCraft Remastered and the SNES Classic Edition.
Remember Fyre Festival? The Instagram influencer-pushed, millennial-targeting Bahamas disaster from April? The FBI does, and now it has arrested the man behind it, Fyre Media founder Billy McFarland. He's facing a charge of wire fraud for allegedly lying to potential investors about how much money the company was making and his financial resources.
Blizzard has announced the release date and price ($15) for its upcoming StarCraft re-release. The remastered version will include the original game and its Brood War expansion, retouched with new graphics and audio (that can be toggled on/off at the press of a button) in Ultra HD, as well as a modernized multiplayer setup with matchmaking and leaderboards. Pre-orders are open now.
In another bit of nostalgia-fueled gaming news, Nintendo announced that it would follow up last year's NEC Classic Edition with this SNES version. The SNES Classic Edition will be another closed system, however for $80 you can expect controllers with longer cords this time. In the US, it will not only include hit games like Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Donkey Kong Country, F-Zero, Super Metroid, Mega Man X and Yoshi's Island, but also the never-released Star Fox 2 game. It's mostly good news -- unless you're hoping for an N64 Classic.
It's hard to tell which infection was worse: Tuesday's cyberattack itself or the race to write and publish something (anything!) about it, framing it just like the last "massive" cyberattack explosion to hit the whole world. Outside of Ukraine, columnist Violet Blue notes that Petya/NotPetya's next biggest hit was infosec Twitter. Take a look for some advice on how to interpret headlines during the (inevitable) next outbreak.
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