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Sunday, May 12, 2013 Happy Mother's Day!

  

Cube World Trailer

A new video on wollay's blog shows of Cube World an upcoming voxel-based adventure/RPG. This looks pretty ambitious for a small indie project, and while there's a clamor from followers for its release, the Cube World FAQ indicates that this does not yet have any projected release date. The FAQ also fills in other blanks, including how this is coming to Windows and OS X, will offer multiplayer support, and will not be free. Thanks Acleacius via RPGWatch. Continue here to read the full story.

Bethesda Game Vulnerability

A post on Joe's Security Blog outlines an exploit found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that could be used to crash Bethesda's RPG sequel. Far from being restricted to that game, word is this can be found in every Elder Scrolls game since Morrowind, and the author states: "I’m certain the same vulnerability lies in Fallout 3 and Oblivion however I was too lazy to install to show you all, but you get the idea." The good news is that this would not be an easy vulnerability to exploit, particularly since none of the effected games is played online, but the author expresses concern this could show up in The Elder Scrolls Online: "This online capability might just make remote exploitation of my 0day feasible. Why? If the same vulnerability is present in Morrowind released in 2002 is still present in Skyrim (released 2012), the odds are in my favor that the same vulnerability will be in the latest game release." Thanks Slashdot.

Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's accounting of the 10 bestselling games on Steam for this past week:

  1. Total War: ROME II
  2. Metro: Last Light
  3. Don't Starve
  4. Tomb Raider
  5. Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  8. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
  9. BioShock Infinite
  10. Arma III

Double Fine Gets Emotional About Game Rights

Licio Lucchesi once told Michael Corleone "It's not personal, it's only business," but there is a personal element to the report on Polygon saying Double Fine wants to acquire back the distribution rights for Costume Quest and Stacking, with studio head Tim Schafer telling them of the developer's "emotional attachment" to the games. The studio owns the IP for each game, so sequel are not a problem, but Nordic Games secured the distribution rights for the originals in the THQ fire sale. "It's not, like, a lot of money; it's mostly for us to just tidy up things," Schafer told Polygon. "And also an emotional attachment — more of a mission of Double Fine to own everything that we make. It's, like, this loose end that kind of bothers me that we'd like to tie up."

Hawken Patch & Trailer

The Hawken website has an article with details on a new Facility Update that's now live, adding customization choices to this free-to-play mech combat game. Word is: "pilots have six more camouflage paint jobs to choose from, a new cool thruster, and a must-have repair drone. Plus, holo-taunts just got bigger and better." This is accompanied by this post with a new trailer showing off the new "Facility" map that's also part of the new patch. Thanks PC Gamer via Joystiq. Continue here to read the full story.

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Out of the Blue

Hey all you mothers... happy Mother's Day, okay? Here at the BlueTower it will be godmother's day, as the MrKawfy family is dropping by for a cookout, so we'll get to see our awesome godchildren. And I want to play up the godmother's day part, just so I can make a corresponding big deal about godfather's day, and then take advantage of that to take care of the heads of the five families. Hmm, seems I've gone a little off-track here... oh yeah, we're looking forward to seeing the kids and our compadres, and happy Mother's Day to all.

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