Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Inside Steam’s secret cheating community, NES miniature console review, lizard vs snakes.
- The video game platform Steam boasts a secret cheating network worth millions of dollars every year. Its shadowy rabbit hole goes deeper than you might think. Kotaku investigates.
- A ‘lost nuke’ may have been found off Canada’s west coast. Gizmodo has the story.
- The NES Classic Edition is the perfect retro gift for Christmas. Here is the Gizmodo review.
- Virgin Australia accidentally sold super-cheap fares — and will honour them for lucky customers who bought tickets. Business Insider has the story.
- Halfbrick is a tremendously successfully Australian video game studio behind mobile games like Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride. It’s also experiencing an identity crises brought on by meddling middle-management. This in-depth expose by Mark Serrels is well worth a read.
- The first episode of Planet Earth II aired on the weekend and it’s every bit as good as you expect. This heart-pounding clip of a lizard escaping a minefield of snakes was one of the best moments.