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The Chinese army may have hacked Apple and Amazon via Super Micro motherboards

Super Micro Computer may have been the prime target in a hack allegedly carried out by the Chinese military. Tiny chips, no bigger than the tip of a sharpened pencil, reportedly allowed complete access to bugged machines through nefarious code, and many companies, even US government contractors and a major bank, are said to be affected by the supply chain attack. read more

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Super Mario Party Features One of The Most Disturbing Moments In Franchise History

Super Mario Party is out this Friday on Nintendo Switch and based on early reviews, it’s a return to form for a franchise that had been growing long in the tooth for some time. Of course, even with the small improvements Super Mario Party makes to the formula, it’s hard to imagine Nintendo being able to reinvent the party game wheel at this point in the franchise. read more

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Fortnite’s custom Playground options are live – for real this time

Fortnite’s last patch brought custom options to tweak your Playground matches – at least in theory. Custom games were quickly disabled after the initial launch, but now they’ve returned for real. You can tweak everything starting health to gravity, and even remove fall damage if you find yourself a little too accident-prone. read more

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The directors behind Catfish are working on a live-action Mega Man movie

It’s not easy to top the strange decision of making a live-action Mega Man movie, but the decision to hire the directors of Catfish has got to come close. The 2010 documentary was all about one of the film’s directors’ brothers, Nev, falling for someone online only to discover they’re an imposter. read more

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Total Warhammer is getting island battles, not naval battles, in a free update

Total War developer Creative Assembly has just unveiled the latest, much-anticipated campaign pack for Warhammer II. Curse of the Vampire Coast will flesh out the existing Vampire Coast faction with four new Legendary Pirate Lords and a roster of undead horrors, but despite the maritime theme, it will not add naval battles. There will, however, be a change to how naval fights are resolved. read more

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Free games: Win a Steam key for new hardcore neo-noir tactics game Vigilantes!

Do you like Shadowrun? How about X-Com or Jagged Alliance? The answer is yes, isn’t it? Of course it is. That’s why you’ll want to win a Steam key for Vigilantes – it’s quite a bit like all three of those games. Yes, it has turn-based tactics. Yes, it has a crime-riddled city. It even has base building, crafting, and character upgrades. That’s your cue to say ‘Phwoar!’. read more

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After months asking for region locks, PUBG players are mad about region locks

Those of you who have had more than half an eye on PUBG over the past year or so will know that region locking has been quite a hot topic for months now. Lots of players have been almost literally clamouring for region locking (limiting players to matchmaking within their own region) for months now. And now that it’s here, they’re not happy. read more