Secretive Christian group set to launch an attack on the Nintendo Wii.

WiiThePornTalk.com is “an innovative web resource that helps parents talk to their kids about porn and internet dangers.” Fair enough, a commendable goal to be sure, some of things out there on the world wide web even make us cringe!

Now the site (who are backed by a “secretive faith-based ministry in California”) are apparently preparing an attack on the Nintendo Wii and other devices under the guise that they are “portals to porn”. Thanks to Kotaku who have uncovered a leaked press release we can reveal some more details.

Entitled ‘The Wii’s Dirty Little Secret’, the press release begins by stating:

“The Nintendo Wii gaming console has a wiittle porn problem. That’s right; this seemingly innocent family game console has a dirty little secret. It has the dubious ability to access pornography via the internet and most parents are not aware of this fact according to www.ThePornTalk.com”

Mike Foster, the founder over at ThePornTalk.com goes on to say that:

“Parents think the computer is the only way for their kids to get porn on the internet. Unfortunately, they are dead wrong.

Gaming devices like the Wii and the PSP aren’t just for fun games anymore. You’re able to surf the net, chat with friends, email, and view porn because of its internet access. Kids know this but parents don’t!”

Of course what Mike forgets to mention is the fact that almost ever new technical device released in the current age can access the Internet, Mobile Phones are an obvious example of an item that amost everyone owns, including children, why the focus on game consoles? The press release goes on:

“Porn websites are taking the look of the Wii’s home page and menus and modeling their own sites after them. Porn sites are even converting their video clips so that they can run on the Wii.”

Maybe we just aren’t up to date with the current goings on of the Porn industry but we haven’t come across any Wii-specific Porn sites recently. Of course we can’t deny it either so we’ll call that a moot point, but Mike doesn’t stop there, continuing on we find even more concerns:

“Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) technology allows electronic devices like Nintendo’s Wii to wirelessly connect to the internet. Airports, Starbucks, schools, and even entire cities give people the opportunity to log on the internet with a Wi-Fi device like the Wii or even Sony’s PSP. “

When was the last time you took your Wii, a portable TV, your sensor bar and a Wii-remote all the way to your local Starbucks just to tap into their Wi-Fi network and check out some hot girl on girl action? Anyway the piece closes with a solution even a compliment about the Wii as well.

“So the solution lies in parents getting the facts and then talking to their children about expectations for online activity. Foster believes that, “Whether it is the home computer or these new gaming consoles, porn is easily accessible. The Wii is an amazing console and tons of fun but parents need good info on how to keep kids safe.”

He may be an idiot, but he is a lucky idiot!

Anonymous Sports Betting

PowerballEd O’Neill’s bank account just got a lot bigger, thanks to a co-worker who told him some “idiot” hasn’t claimed an $800,000 Powerball lottery prize.O’Neill, 58, who works for the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, bought the ticket for a Jan. 6 Powerball drawing. He told Iowa Lottery staffers he didn’t think to check the results until a couple days afterward when a chamber receptionist pointed out an article in the local newspaper.

“She said, ‘Read this article about the idiot that hasn’t claimed his ticket.’ So I read it and noticed where the ticket was bought,” O’Neill said. “I thought, ‘Gee, I better look at my ticket.’ That’s when I said, ‘I think I won.'”

Then he called his wife, Diane, 58, who thought he was pulling a prank.

O’Neill said his wife told him to “quit horsing around. I’m watching Oprah.”

O’Neill countered: “No really, Diane. I won.”

Hysteria soon ensued as Diane realized he wasn’t joking.

On Monday, the couple cashed in the ticket at the lottery headquarters in Des Moines, but not before meeting with an accountant and planning how to handle the winnings.

“There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with that kind of money,” O’Neill said.

O’Neill won by matching five white balls in the Powerball game. He also had purchased the Power Play option, multiplying a $200,000 prize by four.

After taxes, the couple will get about $560,000 – much of which will go to pay off their mortgage, pay off their children’s mortgages and save for retirement.

There will be a little left for fun, too. O’Neill said he and his wife are planning a trip to Ireland.

They also plan to donate money to Prince of Peace Catholic Parish in Clinton to help pay for construction of another church.

How to Remove Your Soft Ban in Pokemon Go

Whether you’ve got yourself a soft ban in Pokemon Go for GPS Spoofing, traveling too fast (apparently playing while in a car on a highway, obviously as a passenger, can get you soft banned as well) or sharing accounts,iBananaa from OwnedCore found a solution to fix it!

What is a Pokemon Go soft ban and how to check if you have one

If you suspect you’ve been soft banned, there is a very simple way to check. Basically, the way the soft ban works is that ANY pokemon you’re trying to catch will escape your ball (regardless of the ball type or berries used) and will instantly flee as well, thus being unable to catch any pokemon while soft banned.

Another soft ban symptom is that you can’t loot anything from pokestops, even though you’re actually spinning the circle; you won’t get any rewards, as well as being unable to win any gym fights.

What can get you soft banned

There isn’t quite an actual official list on the offenses that can get you soft banned, however, many people have been the subject of such timeouts due to the following reasons:

  • GPS Spoofing;
  • Logging in on other devices from other zones/countries faster than the normal travel time;
  • Sharing accounts on multiple devices;
  • Playing while on the highway (or above 50 kmph).

The timeout penalties applied while soft banned don’t seem to be much relevant for the particular violation, however, it’s safe to say that jumping continents by GPS spoofing is the most serious and longest penalty applied (up to 12 hours sometimes).

For more information about soft bans, as well as theories and research, there’s an interested reddit threadabout it.

How to remove your soft ban

First of all, you want to make sure that you single out the reason for which you got banned, for instance GPS spoofing. If you were in New York and accidentally (or not) jumped to Germany, you should open Nox (or other app/phone), set your location to the initial one (in this case, New York) BEFORE opening Pokemon Go, and then open the game, thus being back where you started.

Secondly, walk to a pokestop, spin it and close it. You won’t be getting any rewards from it, however, doing so up to 40 times (or until you finally receive the rewards) will remove your soft ban.

Here’s a video demonstration:

Conclusion

Even though there is no official word on whether or not soft banned Pokemon Go accounts will be “flagged” for future reviews, it’s still pretty risky doing it on purpose, as we don’t know what Niantic has in store for us, and with the alleged trading features coming in future updates, they might start to take this kind of behavior much more seriously.

We never encourage cheating in any game, but if for some reason, be it health or anything else, you can’t leave your home to enjoy the game, we highly suggest you close the game for a few hours and allow it a humanly-possible time to travel between the locations you want to get to via Nox or other devices.

Hope you guys have enjoyed this post and found it helpful, and if you have any comments or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to let us know in the comment section! Have fun and good luck catching ’em all!