GameDailydotRecap: Valve awards $20,000 to white hat hacker for helping to fix huge security flaw

Who knew that hunting for security vulnerabilities could be so profitable?

GameDailydotRecap is a little news show about the biggest news beats in games.

Today, we're talking about Valve's big payout to a security researcher for privately alerting the company to a massive security issue; Nintendo's ROM banhammer netting them $12 million in damages; Phil Spencer's renewed concern about the Windows app store; Girls Level Up documentary; and a bit of corporate news about Capcom USA and Twitch.

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Amanda has been meandering around the game journosphere since 2010, mostly covering indie games, culture, and industry news. These days, she talks about the business of making games through a critical cultural lens. She adores RPGs, weird narrative indie games, and strategy games that take forever to learn. Amanda is also the managing editor of SuperParent. You can find her on Twitter as @AmandaFarough or you can email her at