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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Disrupted transmissions

It's been fairly obvious to most game developers for years that in-game communications are a relatively secure system for communications, simply because they have a sort of code built into them. And since terrorists and other bad actors have been known to use online games as a communications platform, it should not be surprising that the Deep State has too.

If Q is correct, one game being used for that purpose was Star Wars: Commander. Certainly some of the in-game exchanges there appear to be unrelated to the game nominally being played. So, it may be significant to note that it is being shut down as of June.
GAME CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT

We have come to the decision to shut down Star Wars™: Commander on June 12, 2020. As of March 13, 2020, all in-game purchases have been suspended. Star Wars: Commander will remain playable until 11am GMT on June 12, 2020.
I would expect that there is also a considerable amount of money-laundering taking place in the case of some of the more inexplicably successful online games.

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Blogger cyrus83 April 29, 2020 8:20 AM  

The first thing this called to mind was Diablo III's relatively short-lived real money auction house and the tons of junk items it never made sense for anybody to buy or sell for gameplay reasons.

Blogger #7139 April 29, 2020 8:25 AM  

The conversation under Palpatine's Revenge is very strange, to say the least.

Blogger Weak April 29, 2020 8:35 AM  

Makes sense that Star Wars Commander was used for something besides its stated purpose.

It sounds like a no-brainer hit. Clash of Clans, but Star Wars! SWC was unusuable garbage that never got better.

Star Wars games are typically very well made. This was buggy and poorly designed. Makes more sense that it only existed as a comms platform.

Blogger Brett baker April 29, 2020 8:35 AM  

Further proof Silicon Valley is not on our side.

Blogger Sargent.matrim April 29, 2020 8:41 AM  

The world is so different to what I was taught. Fascinating. This partly explains why certain counter strike purchases were larger than made sense.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine April 29, 2020 8:59 AM  

Something with a bidirectional economic attachment like Second Life would be nearly ideal.

Blogger tuberman April 29, 2020 9:33 AM  

This is a big deal, as DMs being a major way the Deep State players thought they were slipping comms by Trump's intel people. Star Wars™: Commander is likely far from the only game being used (Duh).

Since Q is dropping this now, it has to be unimportant that the DS players know that their 'secret' comms are exposed.

Blogger Gettimothy April 29, 2020 9:36 AM  

Transmission recieved, SDL. Minion out.

Blogger Glen Sprigg April 29, 2020 9:58 AM  

I got a 403 error at the qmap link; is that because I'm excluded from something, or is the site having a problem?

Blogger Unknown April 29, 2020 10:03 AM  

You might be interested in the saga of The Goon Squad in Eve Online Vox. Lots of evidence that money laundering was taking place there, and just so happens one of their senior members was State dept. and also died at Benghazi while Killary was SecState.

Blogger Ingemar April 29, 2020 10:08 AM  

There have been rumors of a false flag event happening today (or soon) based on scheduled server maintenance for LoL:

https://wearethene.ws/notable/100630

Hopefully it's bullshit. But just stay frosty...

Blogger Out of Nod April 29, 2020 10:08 AM  

Further proof Silicon Valley is not on our side.

Do you mean Disney?

Blogger Parikshit April 29, 2020 10:09 AM  

Games such as Clash Royale allow forming closed group,w can easily be utilized as a communication channel by antisocial elements.

Blogger Darwin is a Harsh Mistress April 29, 2020 10:14 AM  

The Devil Mouse in up to its ears in dirty treason. Many have noticed an apprant Law of Spiritual Warfare that demands all actors announcement their intentions to the civil population, "fair warning" you could call it.

The JJ Abrams Star Wars plots involve the infiltration and subversion of the Skywalker clan in order to re-establish Imperial dominance and control, even to the point of murder and appropriation of the clan's name.

If that doesn't describe the so-called Deep State and its M.O., What does?

Disney Corp. is evil. And it is a conspirator in the attempted overthrow of the United States. May God have mercy on their souls, in so far as they have one.

Blogger Unknownsailor April 29, 2020 10:16 AM  

Eve Online would be a perfect piece of software for this to happen. Persistent online world that all exists on one server. Real world money ties to in game currency via purchase of subscription play time items that are able to be bought by other players using in game currency. Secure comms via corporation chat.

Blogger Out of Nod April 29, 2020 10:17 AM  

I would expect that there is also a considerable amount of money-laundering taking place in the case of some of the more inexplicably successful online games.

12 years ago I heard that FPSs and flight sims were tracked by the government and used as a recruiting tool for the military. Wouldn't surprise me if there was more nefarious usages of the coms - which may also explain how big companies can keep producing the same game over and over again with a new coat of paint.

Blogger Ingot9455 April 29, 2020 10:20 AM  

Keyloggers and screenshotters will get you every time.

Blogger Sam Gem April 29, 2020 10:24 AM  

If you look at Q drop 4004, the in-game communications were disabled at the same time as the 2018 Capital Gazette shooting, the Toronto shooting, and the Florida High School shooting. Someone comments to Q in drop 4005 "Just like you they go silent during OPs"

As we suspected, most of the shooting are false flags. There people are sick.

Blogger Unknown April 29, 2020 10:31 AM  

Well I guess this has been Nintendo's excuse for not allowing me to talk in their games yet -_-

Blogger Jeroth April 29, 2020 10:34 AM  

All Twitter DMs were down last night for hours on end. I think if any real world event corresponded to Q's drop, it was probably that. Plenty of Q people showed up, anyway.

Blogger Sam Gem April 29, 2020 10:39 AM  


Comey article in the New York Times has Comey in front of a window and Star Wars toys. The title is, "James Comey Would Like to Help" and he later explains the Star Wars toys via tweet as his godson's toys.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/12/us/politics/james-comey-trump.html

Star Wars tweet

https://twitter.com/Comey/status/1183396230317129729

"Those are my 7-year-old godson’s Star Wars toys. We promised not to take them down. And they are awesome anyway."

Blogger Sam Gem April 29, 2020 10:47 AM  

Comms: RR (Rosenstein), RM (Mueller), MF (General Flynn), "Limey" is a "she" (Theresa May?) S = (Strzok?)

This was the day NYT wrote about Gen Flynn & Turkey investigation. Same day Mueller appointed to SC.

Blogger Ingot9455 April 29, 2020 10:55 AM  

@9 Just go straight to 'qmap.pub' and look up the screenshot there.

Blogger Sam Gem April 29, 2020 10:57 AM  

Found that "Limey" is actually Louse Mensch.

https://www.prisonplanet.com/leaked-chat-logs-purport-to-show-deep-state-planting-anti-trump-stories-with-media.html

"The chat log also mentions a “project” that involves feeding fake stories to someone referred to as “Limey,” which the Third Estate Newsgroup speculates is a reference to Louise Mensch, a ‘Never Trump’ British journalist who has become infamous for releasing dubious stories about Trump’s collusion with the Kremlin."

Blogger Sam Gem April 29, 2020 11:03 AM  

Prayingmedic did an comprehensive decode of the Q drops last night. Always informative:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1255294417671458816.html

Blogger Jason the Gentleman April 29, 2020 11:07 AM  

Just in case anyone runs into the same issue I did, the link for 'appears to be unrelated' didn't work for me in Chrome, but it did in the Brave browser.

Blogger Sam Gem April 29, 2020 11:23 AM  

In February, George Soros invested $45 million in Activision, one of the largest game developers in the world.

Star Wars Commander (SWC) halted purchases in mid-March, 2020. Soros purchased Activision shares in mid-February, 2020.

https://nichegamer.com/2020/03/10/billionaire-george-soros-invests-45-million-into-activision-blizzard/

Blogger Joe April 29, 2020 11:32 AM  

"The Devil Mouse in up to its ears in dirty treason. Many have noticed an apprant Law of Spiritual Warfare that demands all actors announcement their intentions to the civil population, "fair warning" you could call it.

The JJ Abrams Star Wars plots involve the infiltration and subversion of the Skywalker clan in order to re-establish Imperial dominance and control, even to the point of murder and appropriation of the clan's name."


I started watching the third season of Westworld yesterday. Despite YT reviewers conclusions that it's trash, I was fascinated at how much their version of the future implements what people have been warning about for years, including self-driving cars that can override your instructions and take you where they really want you to go, and TPTB denying people permission to marry and procreate.

Perhaps like TLJ, its true meaning is in what it shows without telling, which is ironic because they get blasted for poor writing by telling without showing. It's a classic distraction. It's "the meaning of the maze" and "this game wasn't meant for you."

Blogger John Rockwell April 29, 2020 12:07 PM  

The increased wokeness in video games is no accident. Its taking over.

Blogger John Rockwell April 29, 2020 12:10 PM  

Unknown wrote:You might be interested in the saga of The Goon Squad in Eve Online Vox. Lots of evidence that money laundering was taking place there, and just so happens one of their senior members was State dept. and also died at Benghazi while Killary was SecState.

I think you mean Goonswarm Federation. Their actions have been interesting to say the least:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZQ4ejFq7BY


Maybe there is more going on behind the scenes.

Blogger DannyDanger April 29, 2020 12:44 PM  

Just anecdotally: My brother happened to be a very talented MOBA player who played for fun in games that were very high skill level random draw. He would often make comments about how he would occasionally get in a series of games with groups of people who seemed to be discussing things that seemed like military/government-related issues that had nothing to do with the actual game. He would also mention that they would make comments which almost seemed as if they were aware of personal information.

It would not surprise me in the least bit to find out that skill games are an avenue for recruitment. My first time ever watching a video of a hi-def camera on a drone instantly registered as the same exact movement system as in Halo.

Blogger RedJack April 29, 2020 1:11 PM  

Mentioned jokingly 8n a grand strategy game i played once that the coms would be a perfect foil to back channel communication. Got blasted for it. Noni understand why. The players complaining were not very good, but very active in chat.

This was... crap over 6 years ago. Maybe more. Once again sir, what wS once conspiracy is now history

Blogger Damelon Brinn April 29, 2020 1:15 PM  

Interesting. That Palpatine's Revenge log is another thing that Megaanon posted on /pol/ in late 2017. Seems like a few of those are popping back up lately. And yes, she said S was Strzok (apparently he was the go-to forger) and Limey was Mensch.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine April 29, 2020 1:41 PM  

"Many have noticed an apprant Law of Spiritual Warfare that demands all actors announcement their intentions to the civil population, "fair warning" you could call it."

Part of it is probably like tapping someone who's asleep to see if they'll wake up easily, and if they don't, tying them up and stealing all of their stuff. There's nothing fair about it, because if you did react they'd claim they were joking, assuming they didn't do that already.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine April 29, 2020 1:48 PM  

"Eve Online"

That was my first thought too, but I'm not sure there's a way to sell play time back to the devs, and if there isn't that would limit it to comms.

Blogger cecilhenry April 29, 2020 2:02 PM  

Why would they need to communicate in a public game forum when there is encrypted email communication readily available???


The way they're doing it is public, and seemingly without hidden meanings.

Seems it would be safer to talk cryptically in an encrypted email to begin with.

Blogger Mathias April 29, 2020 3:32 PM  

@Azure Amaranthine

There is a number of "black" markets that sell EVE online items (including toons, which can go for tens of thousands) for real money, and there is a way to directly convert currency into game money.

Blogger Archella April 29, 2020 3:37 PM  

My cousin got me into this game and we played it pretty heavily (imps of course). Not at all surprised, back in '05, I thought making a code out of commonly used wow gaming phrases using in game chat, would be fairly secure, wasn't surprised to find out later that nefarious forces were using it and other games in that manner. e.g. (LFG 1more, VfM) i.e. a fake dungeon, but real sounding request. At the time, I was thinking that our government was tending towards such repression that an insurrection would take place (and need comms). Now I'm of the opinion that it will just keep sliding into irrelevancy with a few occaisional spasms.

Blogger Ingot9455 April 29, 2020 3:48 PM  

@37 In part, it's security through obscurity. (Which always fails.)

If you have an encrypted email system, anyone monitoring you will immediately look there. Also, the encrypted email is a continuous record.

If you're using a chat line, the chat log is temporary and will eventually be deleted by the person running the game (unless the person running the game knows and wants to keep it for their own purposes). The game might have minor encryption built in. And the chat has a guaranteed 'cover' - "We were just playing a game!" Of course this particular exchange is way too telling for that.

The game itself might protect chat messages - the communication goes into the memory space for the game where all kinds of graphics and so on are happening; as opposed to the memory space for your encrypted email program which might be monitored.

Blogger Zaklog the Great April 29, 2020 4:37 PM  

Off topic, but I think this example of churchian convergence will be of interest to Vox and the Ilk. Focus on the Family is shilling for interracial marriage. Soon, they’ll be defending sodomy “marriage” and turning 8 year old boys into confused eunuchs.

Blogger J Van Stry April 29, 2020 5:12 PM  

It has been my experience that most games log all communications. The big question is: do they include those logs in the backups?
And are they using the Tower of Hanoi (or something similar) to archive some of their backups?

There used to be a lot of sysadmins who backed up game logs and then archived those backups. Those tapes go down for 20 or 30 years, pay up front and forget it. So what are the odds of something you said, about something illegal, turning up in one of those archives? Depends on what method they were using.

Unless of course you're always talking about something illegal. Then it's a hundred percent.

I would be incredibly shocked if the intelligence services out there didn't know this, and didn't raid the archives of the games people they were interested in played.
It's not like anyone really knows what goes on in those vaults anyway, right?

Blogger Eugenius BEar April 29, 2020 5:37 PM  

@40 Focus on the Family did it's part back in the 80's toward the normalization of masturbation. I'm still a little pissed at Dobson.

Blogger Bobiojimbo April 29, 2020 5:40 PM  

Reminds me of Charles Stross's books.

Blogger Joeplanet April 29, 2020 6:29 PM  

The intelligence services. They know. And do.

Blogger Skyler the Weird April 29, 2020 7:19 PM  

It's the Star League recruiting for soldiers to hold off the Kodan Armada.

Blogger Hammerli 280 April 29, 2020 9:01 PM  

@41: We don't really know what NSA is doing. But if terrorists were using in-game comms, they certainly had legitimate reason to monitor. And probably were.

The full history of Q will be a fascinating spy story, if it ever comes out...probably around 2070. I'm convinced that Q is one or more people at NSA, but doing a LOT of decoy posts.

Blogger John Rockwell April 29, 2020 10:53 PM  

Eugenius BEar wrote:@40 Focus on the Family did it's part back in the 80's toward the normalization of masturbation. I'm still a little pissed at Dobson.

Dr James Dobson is a false teacher subverting the Headship of Husband in the marriage:

https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/the-wake-up-call/

By using no-fault divorce and denial of sex as a weapon to bring the Husband under heel if he doesn't obey his wife.

Giving sanction to ball-busting wives to subdue their brute of a husband.

Blogger Doktor Jeep April 29, 2020 11:16 PM  

The rabbit hole in Eve Online goes deep. Look at who the chief of the goons is. And who - and what - the community manager was for CPP for a while before he quit abruptly.
Iceland has the woke brain virus so there's no doubt they would side with deep state as far as logs are concerned.

Blogger Silly but True April 30, 2020 4:34 AM  

It’s a double-edged sword. No doubt games’ comms chats absolutely have been used as secure clandestine communications by white hats and black hats.

But it’s got to be a special kind of hell to have to be _that_ spook who must be the one to sort through popular games’ chat logs looking for nefarious activities.

Blogger Damelon Brinn April 30, 2020 7:29 AM  

Why would they need to communicate in a public game forum

They tend to be midwit office drones who would be keeping a cubicle warm for Conglomo Inc. if they didn't have some (((connection))) that got them into government service, but they're also wannabe James Bonds. So they do things like communicate through gaming forums using code words, basically, because it's more exciting that way.

Blogger Akulkis April 30, 2020 9:15 AM  

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Blogger Akulkis April 30, 2020 9:15 AM  

"It would not surprise me in the least bit to find out that skill games are an avenue for recruitment."

Yes, they do. It started in the 1980's during Reagan's defense buildup to overwhelm the Soviet/Warsaw pact capability. Army recruiters were going to video game parlors to find those who would be most likely to be interested in being tank crewmen, particularly by looking for those playing the FPS-in-a-tank, Battlezone.

"My first time ever watching a video of a hi-def camera on a drone instantly registered as the same exact movement system as in Halo."

That's because they use the exact same controller.

Blogger Darren April 30, 2020 11:30 AM  

-Step 1: collect it all.
-Step 2: let them know we have it all.
-Step 3: enjoy the show, as stupid people panic in DC

Blogger Darren April 30, 2020 11:31 AM  

Ditto. It might prevent direct linking to images... perhaps go to the root page and click the related ####.

Blogger Gregory the Tall April 30, 2020 5:56 PM  

The new German party Resistance2020 (Widerstand2020) that has gathered about 60000 members within a few days and will soon have more than AFD, Greens, The Left and the Libdems is planning to use a gaming communication module to arrange virtual meetings and votes of all its members.

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