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PS4 emu scam cashing in on PCSX2 name

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:02 am
by huckleberrypie
There's this DamonPS2 scum lifting assets off the project and running away unscathed, and then there is this:
hxxps://pcsx4.com

Heck, they even went so far as to making up a phony Github repo or two to add verisimilitude to their bullshit. Not to mention that their official Facebook page is either comprised of gullible "fans" or perhaps this was a like-farmed page bought off the black market or dark web.

Re: PS4 emu scam cashing in on PCSX2 name

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:35 am
by dsattorney
This looks pretty real to me.

Re: PS4 emu scam cashing in on PCSX2 name

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:58 am
by huckleberrypie
dsattorney wrote:This looks pretty real to me.
Considering the amount of effort they made, down to the fake Github repo. I already brought the issue over to Github but no action has been taken yet.

Re: PS4 emu scam cashing in on PCSX2 name

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:11 am
by dsattorney
Nobody can take you out of your idea, can they?

Re: PS4 emu scam cashing in on PCSX2 name

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:34 am
by ericbazinga
Ignoring the fact that you confused me for a second by putting "hxxps" instead of "https", making me think there was something wrong with my connection ( just wanna mention that those letters aren't close to one another on a standard QWERTY keyboard)...

Yeah, I agree with dsattorney. Looks pretty legit, no one would go so far as to make a fancy ass site for this complete with PS4 clip art and moving geometrical shapes that even move away from your cursor when you hover over them. (Tbh, it's actually a pretty cool looking site.) And most to all fake emulators claim that it can run any game at full speed (I remember a fake Switch emulator claiming it could run Zelda BOTW in 4K), this one says it can only run a few full speed (most likely less demanding 2D titles).

What exactly makes you say it's fake?

EDIT: Actually, no, it's fake. I just Googled it and everyone says it's fake.

Re: PS4 emu scam cashing in on PCSX2 name

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:12 pm
by kaikun97
The fact that the download requires a survey completion and the github account contains no repos related to any sort of emulator, its fake for sure. This is a very well-done and thought out scam to earn some quick buck from the surveys.

Everything has been done down to the finest detail and it would certainly fool even intermediate emulation users.
dsattorney wrote:This looks pretty real to me.
You'll be surprised the lengths that some people go these days to cash in on foul play. I hope something is done about this either way.

Re: PS4 emu scam cashing in on PCSX2 name

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:17 pm
by dsattorney
Well, as the saying says, not everything that shines is gold.

Re: PS4 emu scam cashing in on PCSX2 name

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:17 pm
by Platybus
huckleberrypie wrote:There's this DamonPS2 scum lifting assets off the project and running away unscathed, and then there is this:
https://pcsx4.com

Heck, they even went so far as to making up a phony Github repo or two to add verisimilitude to their bullshit. Not to mention that their official Facebook page is either comprised of gullible "fans" or perhaps this was a like-farmed page bought off the black market or dark web.
Thank you very much for reporting this situation. There is no remedy but to stay aware of project that blooms out there.

Re: PS4 emu scam cashing in on PCSX2 name

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:17 pm
by Jay Haru
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