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Minecraft – Legacy Launcher No Longer Supported

modloader-for-minecraft-02-700x406 We wrote earlier about the OpenSSL problem that meant hackers could easily and safely get sensitive user information from some two-thirds of major servers in the world. One of the first to react to the news was Minecraft publisher Mojang, and they've been quick with sharing information since as well. The first change they're making is that the legacy launcher will no longer be supported, and that third-party launchers will need to be updated.

 

Minecraft Servers Down After Web-Breaking OpenSSL Bug Discovered

minecraft-thumb Hundreds of websites and servers are to be affected after the discovery of a web-breaking bug that makes an estimated two-thirds of all servers accessible to hackers. Passwords, bank details and more could be available to those that know how to get them, and it's not just favourite websites that are affected. The Minecraft servers, for starters, have been temporarily shut down while developer Mojang looks into the problem.

 

Frankie Dettori’s Online Slots Game

frankie's-magicseven1 Frankie Dettori is a champion horse racing jockey and former Celebrity Big Brother contestant known by some, as Lester Piggott put it, as the "best jockey currently riding." He's best known for riding all the winners at British Champions' Day in 1996, and now he's got his name on an online slots title. Can you be a big winner in Frankie Dettori's Magic Seven, just like the man himself?

 
 

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in Development

borderlands2p3 It was only a month ago that Randy Pitchford said his studio wasn't working on a new Borderlands title and that hiding work on new titles was pointless, and here we are. Although it's true that Gearbox aren't directly working on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, a new game set between Borderlands and Borderlands 2, 2K Australia apparently are.

 

Bethesda Defends Elder Scrolls Subscription

The-Elder-Scrolls-Online_690x393 How many big publsihers have placed a subscription on their big AAA MMO, all the while spouting PR speak about it definitely being worth it? You can add one more - Pete Hines has defended the subscription for The Elder Scrolls Online by saying that a subscription only fails if you're not getting your money's worth.

 

Predator Leaping into Call of Duty

predator A short teaser video from the official Call of Duty Instagram page shows a distinctly Predator-esque level, with a distinctly invisible threat hunting the player. Although it's not expressly said that Predator will be making an appearance in the next set of DLC maps, which the video is a teaser for, it's pretty obvious. The description even has the quote "If it bleeds..." in it.

 
 

Facebook Buys Oculus Rift

oculus-png Sometimes a news story comes along that's so completely surprising that you actually do a double take. This is one of those stories. Facebook have announced that it plans to acquire the virtual reality company Oculus Rift for $2 billion. Although Zuckerberg, in the post announcing the deal, say he doesn't plan to change the current gaming focus for the Rift, fans of the device have become upset and angry over the acquisition.

 

EA Register Battlefield 5 Beta Site

battlefield4n4_900x507 Think Battlefield 4 is underwhelming? No need to worry - Battlefield 5 is on its way. That's not surprising though, there was never any reason to doubt EA would be bringing back their flagship shooter franchise. The question is how soon? Well, whatever happens, they're definitely keeping their options open, and have already registered the website for the Battlefield 5 beta site, Battlefield5beta.com.

 

Far Cry 4 Coming 2015, Set in Himalayas

himalayas Eurogamer have leaked information on the next Far Cry game, confirming that it'll be very similar to Far Cry 3 but set in a snowier region. Far Cry 4 has been no secret, and was revealed by Ubisoft almost as soon as Far Cry 3 was released, although specific details have yet to be released. With this new leak, we've learnt an awful lot about the next title in the franchise, including when we're likely to catch out first glimpse.

 
 

Ubisoft Confirms Assassin’s Creed Unity

assassinscreed-france The other day we posted screens from a brand new Assassin's Creed set during the French Revolution. Called Assassin's Creed Unity, the game is exclusive to new-gen consoles, and the video below apparently shows in-game visuals. It's possible, although don't get your hopes up, that what we're seeing here will actually be what you see when you start playing.