Model train set game Tracks is getting an expanded commercial release

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Model train set game Tracks is getting an expanded commercial release

You might have seen me single out (model train set game) Tracks as part of the Free Games of the Week, and the PC Gamer magazine's Top 10 Downloads section, so I'm pleased to hear that the free prototype is being expanded and made into a commercial release. In the free version, you can build a pleasingly tactile model train network out of wooden parts, but in the full game you'll then be able to hop into the train, and ride around your creation in first-person.

Model train set game Tracks is getting an expanded commercial release

about X hours ago from
Model train set game Tracks is getting an expanded commercial release

You might have seen me single out (model train set game) Tracks as part of the Free Games of the Week, and the PC Gamer magazine's Top 10 Downloads section, so I'm pleased to hear that the free prototype is being expanded and made into a commercial release. In the free version, you can build a pleasingly tactile model train network out of wooden parts, but in the full game you'll then be able to hop into the train, and ride around your creation in first-person.

Rhythm platformer 140 adds new level in free update

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Rhythm platformer 140 adds new level in free update

Jeppe Carlsen's rhythmic platformer 140 has just received a free update, around four years after the game came out. The update adds a new, "expansive" fourth level that features "original mechanics and a new boss fight", and that's not bad at all for the price of free. But the update bungs in a few other features, including cloud saving, trading cards, "less input lag and improved player character physics", and those are all nice things to have too.

Elder Scrolls fans are (politely) upset about four-legged dragons in Legends

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Elder Scrolls fans are (politely) upset about four-legged dragons in Legends

We enjoy ourselves some The Elder Scrolls: Legends around these parts, with Tim calling it a "viable [Hearthstone] competitor with better deck diversity" in his review earlier this year.  The first major expansion, Heroes of Skyrim, is due out on 29 June, and adds more than 150 cards. As you'll have guessed from the title of both the set, and this story, the theme is heavily dragon-flavored—and not all the fans are happy about the lore.

Secret World Legends is available to play now

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Secret World Legends is available to play now

Funcom's innovative, real-world-ish MMO The Secret World relaunches as the free-to-play Secret World Legends on Monday June 26, at least officially. A 'head start' weekend is taking place right now, a weekend that was originally just going to be open to beta testers and owners of the original game, but that is now open to all (yes, including you, Steve). What I'm saying is that The Secret World Legends has launched a little early, and you can sign up here.

Scanner Sombre VR mode now available in beta

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Scanner Sombre VR mode now available in beta

Scanner Sombre, as it turns out, hasn't sold very well, at least compared to Introversion's previous game: the 2-million-copies-sold-and-counting Prison Architect. By comparison, the developer's first-person cave-mapping game Scanner Sombre has only rustled up around 6,000, or in the words of Introversion's Chris Delay, "It's bombed".

Disputed report claims 32TB of Windows 10 builds, including source code, have leaked online

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Disputed report claims 32TB of Windows 10 builds, including source code, have leaked online

Earlier today tech and security site The Register posted an article claiming "32TB of Windows 10 internal builds, core source code leak online." The article stated that a massive archive of Windows 10 builds had been uploaded to the website BetaArchive.com, including source code. If that were true, as The Register points out, it could lead to a nasty wave of Windows 10 exploits, as hackers who gain access to the source code can pore over it for vulnerabilities. 

GTA modding tool OpenIV receives an update, signaling development will continue

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GTA modding tool OpenIV receives an update, signaling development will continue

GTA modding tool OpenIV released a small update today, from build 906 to build 907 of version 2.9. The update contains "bug fixes and small improvements", which during any other week wouldn't necessarily be cause for celebration. However, considering the recent announcement that OpenIV was ceasing development and updates in the wake of the takedown notice from Take-Two Interactive, even a minor update is a huge deal.