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 editor-in-chief of SuperParent. You can find her on Twitter as @AmandaFarough or you can email her at

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