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Mysterious USB drive (GKNOVA6)
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Yamato
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Mysterious USB drive (GKNOVA6)
COD: Black Ops ARG/viral

IGN.com posted a article on their site about a mysterious USB drive that it and other gaming outlets have just recently received, and contain a audio file and text document. Quoting the article from http://ps3.ign.com/articles/108/1081856p1.html:

Quote:
A bunch of gaming outlets were sent USB drives with no return address today. The only information on the drive appears to be a MP3 file with a cryptic audio message and a text document. Little help?

When viewing the audio file in Microsoft Word, these lines of code are revealed.

00000000 00000210 00000825 000000000037474B 00000000 0016FDA0 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000TCON

A person on the audio file reads out the letters below:

MOD ZZZ JNQRYD3FRP

The separate word document also only has these six words posted.

Cryptography

Isotope

Philanthropy

Hydrogen

Ember

Rebirth





links to the audio file and text document are below:

http://ps3movies.ign.com/ps3/audio/article/108/1081856/station.mp3
http://ps3movies.ign.com/ps3/text/article/108/1081856/README.txt

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:00 pm
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Angelus78
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It's interesting, I could swear near the end there's something else said in slow motion.

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Re: Mysterious USB drive
Possibly video game related

Yamato wrote:
A person on the audio file reads out the letters below:

MOD ZZZ JNQRYD3FRP


A simply ROT of that last part (including the number) gives you a website where similar audio is played

Spoiler (Rollover to View):
GKNOVA6COM
http://gknova6.com/


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Thermal Boners
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Re: Mysterious USB drive
Possibly video game related

Yamato wrote:

The separate word document also only has these six words posted.

Cryptography

Isotope

Philanthropy

Hydrogen

Ember

Rebirth


nyohmygod. if u read it vertically it says cipher. that was a tough puzzle

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Angelus78
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those next string of letters are really hard to make out.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:39 pm
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Playtolose
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Hell I'm in.


So this gknova6.com

Spoiler (Rollover to View):


Starts with a strange 8 bit tune (don't recognise it) then a quote from
Francis Bacon: Men have sought to make a world from their own conception and to draw from their own minds all the material which they employed

Then the two voices go on to simply recite N-o-v-a-s-i-x towards the end the male voice says something that sounds like 'Hell is purple' ??

Using my google-fu on 'hell is purple' throws up the site
purplehell.com
a site which calls itself the No.1 resource for online riddle solving tools

The plot thickens....


Very Happy here we go!

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Lysithea
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The two voices on gknova6.com take staggered turns at reciting the letters, and they pause every 5 characters. This suggests another cipher. I'm wondering if it might be something like Baudot code, but nothing is jumping out at me yet.
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Hazado
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Lysithea wrote:
The two voices on gknova6.com take staggered turns at reciting the letters, and they pause every 5 characters. This suggests another cipher. I'm wondering if it might be something like baudot code, but nothing is jumping out at me yet.

I thought it might be the engima code . Changing it to MOD output this

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novas ixnov asixn ovasi xnova sixno vasix novas ixnov asixn ovasi xnova
DRMLN OLOBW HEHRL YNGDV TLIHN YCNDR FYCAD VKUCI FIHFF DUOHA YTYOL DIEYL


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Angelus78
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Playtolose wrote:
Hell I'm in.


So this gknova6.com

Spoiler (Rollover to View):


Starts with a strange 8 bit tune (don't recognise it) then a quote from
Francis Bacon: Men have sought to make a world from their own conception and to draw from their own minds all the material which they employed

Then the two voices go on to simply recite N-o-v-a-s-i-x towards the end the male voice says something that sounds like 'Hell is purple' ??

Using my google-fu on 'hell is purple' throws up the site
purplehell.com
a site which calls itself the No.1 resource for online riddle solving tools

The plot thickens....


Very Happy here we go!


There is only one problem I can see though because at the beginning of the reciting they only say N-O-V before doing what you say.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:09 pm
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E.Y.E. Spy
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Might be a Baconian cipher. The text document's an acrostic, by the way.
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MrToasty
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According to IGN, it is Baconian for:
Spoiler (Rollover to View):
APRIL WEEK TWO


Err... make that Joystiq

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DoctorOdd
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I'm sorry, I'm a bit confused as to how "novasix" could be Baconian Text. From what I can tell that cipher is made up of nothing but A's and B's. If anyone could explain that to me how this works it would be much appreciated. Thank you very much.

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CrispyG4
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I'm in. I just set up the IRC channel for it, join #gknova on irc.chat-solutions.org

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Nighthawk
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For the record, the Google Analytics number on the GKNova6 site ends in 29... That means that whoever's running this has 28 other websites they're running Google Analytics for.

In other words, this isn't a newcomer or a fly by night operation. Heck, *I* only have nine sites on GA. Razz

ETA: MAJOR META

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http://www.w3who.com/google-analytics/UA-6621671

Seems like most ALL the games are from Activision.

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Angelus78
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ok so in case anyone wants to listen to just the audio from the video on GKNova6 I'm attaching it to this post =] Ps I accidentally cut out the end part where he says hell is purple.
hellispurple.mp3
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