This is not actually true and factual news, and we are aware of the vulnerabilities that apply to Visual Basic 6 as linked to in the below post. This is not meant to be taken seriously. This was FWE’s 2013 April Fools Prank. If you have any questions as to the status of our shows, you can always e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida Whammy regrets to inform our fans that as of today, April 1st, we will be retiring our signature show, Press Your Luck due to a code-eating virus that has infected the program and made it unusable. Backups and failsafes have been compromised, and were deemed unusable by our Programming & Development Unit. Redevelopment of the program is now prohibitively expensive and time consuming, given our current potential con workload. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hopefully in the future we will have a return of Press Your Luck.
The virus exploited a vulnerability point in programs compiled in Visual Basic that allowed for execution of remote code while we were working on improvements and bug fixes to our signature Press Your Luck game engine. For more information on these vulnerabilities, please read more on Microsoft’s website. At this time, the virus damage has been quarantined to Press Your Luck and no other show engines.
Seeing as the current build of Press Your Luck (Version 6.5.1) took a year to fully develop and become bug free, and 4 months just to get a stable build out, at this time, it is not in our best interests to attempt to rush the redevelopment of Press Your Luck at this time.
If you actually believed that previous post, then you might want to watch this clip below.