Day: December 11, 2019

Forza Horizon 4’s Eliminator mode is a 72-car battle royale – here’s how it works
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Forza Horizon 4’s Eliminator mode is a 72-car battle royale – here’s how it works

It’s not surprising that loads of games outside the typical shooter genre have gotten the battle royale treatment – what’s surprising is how well it’s worked. After Tetris 99 on Switch proved that basically any battle royale could theoretically work, Forza Horizon 4 is about to put that thought to the test with The Eliminator mode, which is scheduled to launch tomorrow. read more

Command & Conquer: Remastered brought back its original voice to say “unit lost”
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Command & Conquer: Remastered brought back its original voice to say “unit lost”

If you’ve played Command & Conquer, the voice of the Electronic Video Agent – or EVA – is probably burned into your memory. “Unit lost.” “New construction options.” “Nuclear warhead approaching.” “Reinforcements have arrived.” The upcoming remaster is going the extra mile for authenticity, and it’s bringing back EVA’s original voice to re-record those classic lines. read more

How different are Age of Empires 4’s civs? We found out
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How different are Age of Empires 4’s civs? We found out

The Age of Empires 4 X019 trailer gave us our first good look at the upcoming RTS game and two of its playable factions – the English and the Mongols. We know there will be a “wide spectrum” of AoE4 civilizations, from familiar to very different, but the question is, how many civs will play like those in previous Age games – and how many will be radical departures? The answer is: it varies. read more

New PlunderVolt Attack Targets Intel SGX Enclaves by Tweaking CPU Voltage
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New PlunderVolt Attack Targets Intel SGX Enclaves by Tweaking CPU Voltage

A team of cybersecurity researchers demonstrated a novel yet another technique to hijack Intel SGX, a hardware-isolated trusted space on modern Intel CPUs that encrypts extremely sensitive data to shield it from attackers even when a system gets compromised.

Dubbed Plundervolt and tracked as CVE-2019-11157, the attack relies on the fact that modern processors allow frequency and voltage to be adjusted when needed, which, according to researchers, can be modified in a controlled way to induce errors in the memory by flipping bits. read more