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Watch Us Blow Up Giant Robots In Battletech

Battletech is a really good tactics game that combines giant mechs with X-COM. I’ve spent many hours building experimental robots and taking dangerous jobs to keep my mercenary corps afloat. Kotaku video producer Paul Tamayo was curious about the game, so I ran him through a mission to learn the basics.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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My Battletech Pilot Died From A Heartbreaking Stray Shot

Battletech’s giant robot brawls can last a long time before one side claims victory. The recently released tactics game embraces a slow, deliberate pace that can lull the player into false comfort. Thanks to an unlikely dice roll, a single critical attack this weekend became one of the most shocking moments I’ve ever…Read more… Continue […]

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Switch Hackers Say Nintendo Can’t Patch Their New Jailbreak

This week, two hacking groups have independently released methods that allow a user to jailbreak the Switch, which one group is already using to run a ported version of Linux on Nintendo’s device. The worse news for Nintendo—the hackers say the exploit is due to a bug in the system’s processor chip, meaning that…Read more… […]

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3 Simple, Free Apps for Accessing Your Home Computer From Anywhere

You’re at work, or on the other side of the world, or both, and you need something from your computer at home—in years gone by, you would need an IT degree and an expensive software package to connect up to your home computer remotely, but now a number of apps will do the job, simply […]

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Secret Little Haven Is A Game That Captures The Feel Of Late 90’s AOL

Capturing the feeling of early AOL chats can be difficult, while crafting an engrossing LGBT narrative can be ever harder. Secret Little Haven nails both, transporting players to the earlier days of the internet and telling a story that is both empathetic and believable. It’s intriguing and a great choice for this…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Install Software on Linux

So you’ve made the switch to Linux. Or you’re thinking of making the switch. But you have questions that might be stopping you from fully diving in. One of the biggest concerns most new users have is, “What software is available and how do I install it?”Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Paintball Game Brings Out Your Inner Artist

Joy Exhibition is a freeform art game in which the player must communicate with a mute alien race by painting. They are given a blank canvas, a massive arsenal of procedurally generated paint guns, and free rein to create whatever art they can think of.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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A Beginner’s Guide to the GNOME Desktop

Of all the desktops available for the Linux operating system, GNOME has managed to become on of the most efficient, stable, and reliable—while still remaining incredibly user-friendly. In fact, most users—regardless of experience—can get up to speed with GNOME with next to no effort.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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A Game That Got A New Level For Every Day Of 2017

A Road to Awe is an exploration game featuring hundreds of M.C. Escher-inspired digital worlds. Developer lectronice added a new location every day throughout 2017, creating a gorgeous series of mazes, monuments, and museums. It’s this week’s indie pick.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How to Protect Yourself From Meltdown and Spectre, the Latest Processor Security Flaws

There are a pair of security flaws present in nearly every device you’ve got that could allow hackers to steal information like passwords and other personal information. The exploits, Spectre and Meltdown, take advantage of actual flaws in the design of your device’s microprocessor. Your computers, smartphones, and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Find Your Favorite Room In A Kaleidoscopic Labyrinth

The Catacombs of Solaris by Ian MacLarty is an exploration game that sends players through a maze of warping walls. There’s only one goal: find your favorite room in the labyrinth. It’s a trippy waltz through a technicolor wonderland. It’s this week’s Indie Pick.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Tron-Like Shooting Game Makes The Blood 1’s and 0’s

Nullpointer is a cyberspace shooter that asks the important question “What if Tron but with guns?” It turns out that the result is a lot of fun. With a replayable rogue-like structure, Nullpointer offers plenty of bit and bytes to blast into oblivion. It’s this week’s Indie Pick.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Tron-Like Shooting Game Makes The Blood 1’s and 0’s

Nullpointer is a cyberspace shooter that asks the important question “What if Tron but with guns?” It turns out that the result is a lot of fun. With a replayable rogue-like structure, Nullpointer offers plenty of bit and bytes to blast into oblivion. It’s this week’s Indie Pick.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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