Team Xecuter was a group involved with making and selling modchips for video game systems. They often made mods that allowed the video game system to rip games or play pirated games. It was a crowd favorite in the modding scene. Until it all fell apart. The story of what happened to Team Xecuter must be heard to believe.
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Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider.
Assembled by Tristan Ledger.
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JACK: Okay, so, I read about this story about a video game that I thought was interesting. So, it starts out on Steam. Steam is a video game marketplace, right, and you can download Steam, and through there you could buy video games to play and stuff. It’s a nice system. I like Steam because it provides a sort of standardized way to get games. See, before this, games for the PC were just all over the internet.
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