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Intel stop Spectre and Meltdown updates for older CPUs

Bad news for anyone still rocking a really, really old Intel processor today, as the CPU giant has announced it's going to stop developing microcode updates to deal with the ongoing security problems caused by Spectre and Meltdown for certain types of architecture. The news comes with the release of a new microcode revision guide that sets out the current schedule of planned updates for each type of affected CPU.

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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Gets Competitive Mode

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams was a Kickstarter platform game that John liked but didn't love: the former because of the satisfaction of learning each Sister's special skills, the latter because of issues like repetitiveness. If you're of the same mindset and was gunning for an opportunity to do more with the game, developers Black Forest has just the thing for you: a competitive multiplayer mode.

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Hail: Risk Of Rain Update Adds Two New Characters

Risk of Rain looks like a side-scrolling roguelite-shooter and in most regards that's what it is. It's also got a lot in common with ARPGs, in the way its characters' skills function and in how a newly unlocked character can completely change the way you approach the game. The latest update, version 1.2, is significant because it i) switches the game to a new engine…

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Prison Architect Alpha 25 Adds New Ways To Fail

All strategy games strive to reach a certain balance; the point at which the player feels responsible for their successes and failures, but where the simulation is so complex and alive that a perfect, static system can never be built. That's apparently what motivates Prison Architect's 25th alpha, "one of the biggest updates" Introversion say they've ever done. The main new addition is prisoner reputations,…

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Happy Mechsgiving, And A Merry Portalmas To All

I don't think it's possible to have any misgivings over an update officially titled "Mechsgiving." As for Portalmas, well, that one's a bit more up for debate, seeing as it's just a word I made up. But generosity's officially in the air, and both Piranha and Valve are doling out fairly significant updates to their breadwinners, MechWarrior Online and Portal 2. Unfortunately, neither involves gigantic…

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The British Are Coming! World Of Tanks Stiffens Upper Lip

I was thinking, seeing that World Of Tanks has unveiled its 8.1 update with accompanying video, that this isn't a Halloweeny thing. What are they doing releasing it today? And then it occurred to me: tanks are actually scary. Ghosts and monsters may be the more traditional source of chills, but their overall efficacy at being frightening is somewhat limited by their not existing. Tanks…

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Digging Deeper Into Secret World’s ‘Digging Deeper’ Update

The Secret World's second issue hasn't exactly had the shortest journey to players' virtual mailboxes, but - after one more brief delay - it should be arriving sometime today. Let's be honest, though: seeing as it's Guild Wars 2's time now (Is that the point they were trying to make? I still don't know), your TSW icon - cold and untouched by a mouse click's…

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Now With More German: Tribes’ ‘Marksman’ Update

The Tribes: Ascend updates keep on rolling out, and so too does evidence of Hi-Rez's continued commitment to filling this game with strange stuff. Sure, they've already added disco, but now there are costumes. And elaborate backdrops. And German. But anyway, as long as the game keeps being good, we should not question the nature of these updates. And there are some pretty intriguing new…

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Hubs, Bub: Steam’s Community Revamp Open To All

It's not exactly a secret that Steam has a fair bit of clunk in its trunk, but Valve - to its credit - is slowly taking steps to make its digital giant a wee bit gentler. First up, the community. Once a cluttered mess of clicks and disorganized, disjointed pages, it's now evolved into a promising fusion of Facebook, Reddit, and the color gray. And…

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Errrr: Origin’s “Landmark” 9.0 Update

Let me begin this by noting that, in actuality, EA's at least been paying solid attention to Origin lately. Lending a helping hand to crowd-funded games taking their wobbly first steps was a smart idea, and putting out a big call for input from users is a much appreciated gesture - assuming, of course, that EA actually takes resulting criticisms to heart. That said, Origin…

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Horse Amore: Next Skyrim Update Adds Mounted Combat

I have ridden horses before. They're swift, terrifying creatures, and while I attempted to maintain a dignified posture befitting of my stature as Someone Who's Technically From Texas, it was pretty obvious that I was mostly hanging on for dear life. Apparently, though, in addition to the ability to fell dragons with the gentlest of whispers, the Dragonborn will soon be capable of fighting from…

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Dark Knight Prizes: Gotham City Impostors’ Free Update

Craig may have found Gotham City Impostors to be a run-of-the-mill shooter with the F2P-esque currency equivalent of a hundred-headed hydra, but its zany take on Batman's mythos, at least, kept him from completely giving it the old POW, THWACK, GARBAGE CAN SOUND. It remains to be seen, however, whether or not its recently released update is up that (hopefully not) orphan-spawning alley. At the very least,…

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Bikers With Jetpacks: Tribes’ ‘Raid And Pillage’ Update

Ah, raiding and pillaging - two activities that, like adorable kittens and cuddling, go hand-in-hand. Tribes: Ascend's Raider is, of course, extremely proficient in both of the former areas (and possibly kitten cuddling as well, though there's a perplexing lack of discussion surrounding the topic), but he's now cruising toward handing out even more bruisings. In tomorrow's update, the Raider will gain the Plasma Gun,…

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Adventure Time: Minecraft 1.8 Update Leaked

I’ve been waiting for the Minecraft 1.8 update for a long time. I want all this adventure stuff in my Minecraft now, damn it. Especially those creepy Endermen. Well, lucky me because the update is out! Sort of. While it wasn’t due for an official release yet, a version was leaked by one of the testing groups. The pre-release version has now been officially sanctioned,…

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Safer Than Shotguns: Running With Rifles

How many of you are still playing Running With Rifles, the murky yet marvellous top-down tactical shooter Jim introduced you to a while back? Unless the answer is most of you, it’s not enough. Maybe you thought the game wouldn’t receive any significant updates for an age. I’m pleased to announce that you were very wrong indeed. So, stand corrected, chin up, and prepare to…

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Feature: Better News From Indie Stone

Undead To Rights: Project Zomboid Update

The Indie Stone have announced that the first update for Project Zomboid is now available for download. And that’s not all! They’ve also answered some questions regarding Steam availability and the frequency and girth of future updates. If you’ve already pre-purchased the game and have access to the in development version, the update is available now. The free demo, however, will not be updated so…

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Fancy A Game Of Bridge? Artemis Updated

You may remember that Alec was very taken with the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator. Designed to recreate the experience of being in charge of a Star Trek-like ship, it's installed on a group of networked PCs, and you nerd out flying through space as a team. Today they've revealed a big update for the project, which includes overhauling all the art, lowering the price, and…

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Lara Gets Online Co-Op, At Flipping Last

Coo, at last, the completely excellent Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light has online co-op. Quite how it didn't ship with this feature - something pretty essential to its core design - is a mystery. But it's finally there now, and since you'll have bought it via Steam it'll automagically update the next time you load the grey gaming window. This'll let you play…

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DogFighter Gets Dedicated Servers, Demo

Last night DogFighter fully relaunched itself, with some significant changes. In response to player feedback, the biggest difference is the addition of dedicated servers, along with proper joystick and gamepad support, a long list of bug fixes, and on top of all that, a demo. And to celebrate, the game's 50% off all this week.

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