Jivaro wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 19:19:
The Collectors Edition was 200 bucks this time around. I am not really sure many people would say it was worth it. Four character statues of good quality and a battery powered display case with all six infinity gems lit up accompany the standard digital assortment of skins and a theme. I am a sucker for the statues but the Infinity Stones look cheap. They look like someone cut those cheap plastic Easter eggs in half and put leds under them. Seriously. Being a cosplayer I am more likely to dissect the case and put the stones in a handmade Infinity Gauntlet after touching them up a bit myself as opposed to adding the stones and their case to my mancave display shelf.
Very good review! A friend of mine has been playing this non-stop and he honestly considered calling in his vacation/sick days for the whole of next week. I said he was insane. He agrees. Kotaku had a thing about the 'Collectors Edition' and the Infinity Stones looking like cheap Easter Eggs.
People aren't happy and I don't blame them, for the money it cost. From what was said in the comments, the
(ahem! I mean 'stones') and statues were done by 'Project Triforce' and they seem to have the dubious honor of being...substandard.
Anyway, I wanted to give a heads up to anyone using a small Chrome extension called 'SafeBrowse'
...I had this installed for quite a while now. It allows you to bypass Adfly, Linkbucks and all those 'middle-man' link money-makers that you usually see on sites like GameCopyWorld and they're really prevalent in the Minecraft
modding community. Well, apparently this extension has gone to the dark side.
While this extension does in fact bypass the advertisements on these types of URLs, what it does not tell you is that it also injects a in-browser Monero miner into Chrome that utilizes over 50% of your CPU while the browser is running.
While I was on TPB this afternoon, I remembered that there was talk of TPB using a bitcoin miner while browsing on the site and I wanted to see if it was, indeed, using my CPU resources. So when I went into 'Task Manager', sure enough, something was using around 50% of my CPU! Further digging showed it was Chrome but it was coming from an extension - SafeBrowse.
I wasn't sure why TPB was using this particular extension for it's dirty work, so I shut it down and went poking around on Google. When trying to bring up the extensions spot on the Google App Store for Chrome, it was gone, it gave me a '404'. Odd. Even the cached version was gone! More searches brought up the article linked above at 'BleepingComputer'. This all apparently just happened today and I just, totally by coincidence, noticed it. It had nothing to do with TPB at all! So I uninstalled the extension. I don't know if someone took over the extension on the App Store or the dev really did
go over to the Dark Side or what. But if you happen to have it installed, GET RID OF IT!
=-Rigs-=This comment was edited on Sep 19, 2017, 20:29.
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