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November 2020

Digging Up Positivity - October 2020

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Hello there and welcome to October's episode of Digging Up Positivity. This month we have a whole bunch of animation news, lovely charity items, and a passionate animated weasel from Estonia. Plus more news from the fandom and beyond!

Newsbytes archive for October 2020

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Contributors this month include 2cross2affliction, dronon, earthfurst, GreenReaper, Rakuen Growlithe, and Sonious.

Review: 'Crash Bandicoot 4': It's About Freakin' Time!

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Crash Bandicoot 4 poster

Few popular furry mascots remain nowadays in the video game industry for triple A games. And, as those with similar sensibilities know, furry makes everything better. So when I stumbled upon the trailer for the new Crash Bandicoot 4, with the sick track by Fatboy Slim "The Rockafeller Skank", I could only drool and get HYPED. Yes, I am a 90s kids. Yes, I love Bandicoot. Take my money!

Card game with custom fursonas: 'Secret Names [Furry Edition]'

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Secret Names, furry edition
Secret Names - Furry Edition
is a Indiegogo-funded card game in which two teams try to pick words from hints to their meanings — many related to furry culture. Gameplay is similar to that of Vlaada Chvátil's Codenames, but with a distinctive furry style and artwork.

Editor's Note: The article contains promotion of content created by the article's author.

Fursuiter gains notoriety for building VR World based on infamous Four Seasons Landscaping building

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What happens when an outgoing fursuiting feline is stuck indoors with a copy of VRChat, Unity, and hours of time on his hands? He builds VRChat worlds of course. In his ever growing interest in VRChat worlds, Coopertom, decided to bring his building skills into the trashy alleyways of one infamous location: Four Seasons Landscaping of Philadelphia.

Because of its renowned, this VR World caught the attention of Buzzfeed and other news outlets and was featured on Twitter’s “What’s Happening” page, along with having tens of thousand of engagements.


Furry art piracy website yiff.party closes

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Since it began in 2015, yiff.party has been a source of ire for artists whose income has been affected by it. The website uses web scraping software to extract files from Patreon, including those meant to be restricted to paid subscribers only, and made them publicly available, for free.

Kotaku interviewed Kadath and other artists about it in 2018. Although DMCA notices were sent, legal action was threatened by publishers like InkedFur, and Patreon promised to go to bat for its users, the site remained unassailed. Now, it’s closed, but not due to pressure from these sources.