Biomutant's character creator and crazy exploration gear detailed

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Biomutant's character creator and crazy exploration gear detailed

Biomutant is the open world RPG to watch this year: a melee, mutant and mech-focused game with a gorgeous post-apocalyptic landscape to explore, and not a boring human character in sight. Instead you'll be playing as a cute, Rocket Raccoon-style mutant critter, who you'll be able to customise to your liking.

James 'Phantoml0rd' Varga sues Twitch over his 2016 suspension

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James 'Phantoml0rd' Varga sues Twitch over his 2016 suspension

In July 2016, Twitch suspended James "PhantomL0rd" Varga, a streamer who at the time had nearly 1.4 million followers, over his association with CSGO skin gambling site CSGOShuffle. Esports streamer Richard Lewis said a record of email exchanges between Varga and CSGOShuffle coder Duhau Joris that he'd obtained "heavily suggest, almost to a degree of certainty," that Varga actually owned the site, a fact he neglected to mention in streams where he used and promoted it, and gambled with "house money" rather than his own. 

Flight Simulator expansion installed password-stealing malware as DRM

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Flight Simulator expansion installed password-stealing malware as DRM

There have been some pretty heavy-handed DRM schemes cooked up over the years, but off the top of my head I can't think of any sketchier than the one built into FSLabs' A320-X expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator X. As noted recently on Reddit, the installer includes a "Chrome Password Dump" tool that can be used to surreptitiously swipe usernames and passwords. It's the sort of thing that sounds like it has to be a mistake, but FSLabs founder Lefteris Kalamaras confirmed in the company's forums that it's meant to be there. 

Fable Fortune leaves Early Access later this week

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Fable Fortune leaves Early Access later this week

The Fable-based CCG Fable Fortune, which hit Steam Early Access last summer, will go into full, free-to-play release on February 22. Leading up to the launch, Early Access players will be able to pick up some free Fancy cards, and a Fancy card pack, in the "Road to Release" log-in event. 

Seagate's 2TB FireCuda solid state hybrid drive is on sale for $85

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Seagate's 2TB FireCuda solid state hybrid drive is on sale for $85

If you're having trouble deciding between the speed of solid state drive and the capacity of a slower performing (but cheaper) hard drive, there's a compromise to be had. Solid state hard drives (SSHDs) are a special kind of hard drive with a portion of NAND flash memory bolted on to speed up commonly-used tasks, like game loads or just knocking around Windows. Seagate's FireCuda SSHD is one such drive, and the 2TB model is on sale at Newegg today for $85.