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Disney Seemingly Tried to Copyright Claim Baby Yoda GIFs

This is Niche Culture. In this column, we regularly cover anime, geek culture, and things related to video games. Please leave feedback and let us know if there’s something you want us to cover! The Walt Disney Corporation may have issued copyright strikes over animated gifs of a character from Star Wars: The Mandalorian that fans have dubbed “Baby Yoda.” For those unfamiliar, the show is set in the Star Wars universe five years after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and debuted on Disney+ on November 12th.…

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Nintendo Seemingly Allowing Digital Pre-Order Cancellations for Pokemon Sword and Shield

We have recieved unconfirmed reports Nintendo of America are allowing cancellations of pre-orders for the digital versions of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield.  The claim comes from user “sQuBNsc26U9whKWJ” on r/Pokemon. In a thread they created, they claim Nintendo of America are allowing pre-orders of the digital versions of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield to be cancelled and fully refunded. “Just an FYI it is possible. I used their live support chat, explained why I was upset with the misleading promotion for the game (cut so many Pokemon). The agent said she would forward it onto…

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Denuvo Seemingly Removed from Octopath Traveler for Steam

We are seeing unconfirmed reports that Octopath Traveller on Steam has removed its Denuvo anti-tamper protection. For those unfamiliar Denuvo is a form of DRM (Digital Rights Management), criticized for its allegations of effectiveness. These include a constant and uninterrupted online connection even on single-player games, and allegations of causing severe performance inhibition. There have even been accusations and rumors of the anti-piracy measure being “cracked” (allowing the once-protected software to be copied and distributed) mere days after or even before a “protected” game’s release. Users on the game’s community forum on…

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