Denuvo DRM cracks seem to be happening faster and faster

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Denuvo DRM cracks seem to be happening faster and faster

Denuvo is an unpopular DRM solution that's nevertheless still used by a large number of PC game publishers, including Ubisoft, Sega, Square Enix, and others. Last year, Denuvo argued that cracking and pirating games is inevitable, and its main goal "is to protect initial sales" before cracks are released. But with Bethesda's Rage 2 defanged of its DRM in less than 24 hours, that promise isn't holding up well in 2019. 

Fast food chicken conglomerate tells 2019's biggest game to update faster, gets told off

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Fast food chicken conglomerate tells 2019's biggest game to update faster, gets told off

All brands love engagement, a metric which indicates how many people are shouting at you on Twitter, but few love it more than fast food restaurants. If something's trending, you can bet Arby's, Wendy's, and KFC have something to say about it. They feed on Likes and Retweets. We gorge ourselves on their oily meats. Eating is a meme now. Restaurants are people. Chicken has an opinion on Apex Legends.

New Intel security flaw affects CPUs as far back as 2008

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New Intel security flaw affects CPUs as far back as 2008

Today, security researchers and Intel revealed a new series of vulnerabilities and exploits called RIDL (Rogue In-flight Data Load), ZombieLoad, and Fallout, collectively classified as MDS attacks, or Microarchitectural Data Sampling attacks. Wired digs into the background in more detail, but early indications are not good. These latest exploits apply similar techniques used in the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities revealed in early 2018, and have the potential to 'leak' otherwise secure data on Intel's CPUs going back at least as far as 2008 models.

Blood Bowl 3 is coming next year

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Blood Bowl 3 is coming next year

The Blood Bowl games are one of the more amusingly bizarre examples of Warhammer-branded videogames. It's basically American football played by teams of dwarves, elves, trolls, humans, and other races drawn from the Warhammer Fantasy setting. It's as silly as it sounds, ridiculously violent, and very niche: We included Blood Bowl 2 in our 2017 rundown of the best sports games on PC, noting that its commitment to dice-driven rules make it "simultaneously one of the most frustrating and entertaining games" on the list.

Ubisoft creative director says he's working on a new Splinter Cell

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Ubisoft creative director says he's working on a new Splinter Cell

Rumors of a new Splinter Cell have been kicking around for ages: In 2018 Ubisoft chief creative officer Serge Hascoet said the company was "fighting for resources" to make a new game in the series, and in April of this year CEO Yves Guillemot said that the company is "taking care of the brand," and that fans would, eventually, "see something." 

Figment, the beautiful, brain-bound puzzle game, is getting 'encore' DLC

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Figment, the beautiful, brain-bound puzzle game, is getting 'encore' DLC

Figment is a bizarre, beautiful action-adventure game that Austin described as looking like something made by Dr. Seuss—although he also took issue with the "action-adventure" descriptor, saying in his 2017 preview that it's really more of an environmental puzzle game. Whatever you want to call it, it's bizarre, beautiful, well regarded (although not widely noticed), and it's getting "encore" DLC later this year.