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Google jumps into gaming with Google Stadia streaming service, coming “in 2019”

Enlarge / The Google Stadia controller, which includes a few custom buttons. The service will also support wired USB controllers and mouse-and-keyboard controls. Google SAN FRANCISCO—At the Game Developers Conference, Google announced its biggest play yet in the gaming space: a streaming game service named Google Stadia, designed to run on everything from PCs and […]

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The creator of 'Mortal Kombat' explains how they keep coming up with gross new fatalities

“Mortal Kombat 11″/NetherRealm Studios“Mortal Kombat 11” will have no shortage of eye-popping fatalities.&quotMortal Kombat 11″/NetherRealm Studios Since its release in 1992, the “Mortal Kombat” video game franchise has garnered controversy for its violent finishing moves, coining the term “Fatality” to describe the fatal attacks characters could inflict on one another. With each new game in […]

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Mandatory update coming to Windows 7, 2008 to kill off weak update hashes

Enlarge Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 users will imminently have to deploy a mandatory patch if they want to continue updating their systems, as spotted by Mary Jo Foley. Currently, Microsoft’s Windows updates use two different hashing algorithms to enable Windows to detect tampering or modification of the update files: SHA-1 and SHA-2. Windows […]

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Netflix's 'Black Mirror' season 5 was delayed because 'Bandersnatch' took so long to make, but it's still coming in 2019

NetflixNetflix“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” producer Annabel Jones confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that “Black Mirror” season five was delayed because the interactive movie took so long to make. Netflix confirmed to Business Insider that season five is coming in 2019. Last week, Netflix gave fans what they’ve come to expect in late December: […]