Who doesn’t love the zombies over at Microsoft? Whoa I think you got the wrong idea, I totally meant the new zombie action game coming out of their publishing studio. Yeah, that’s it, I was talking about Deadlight. Luckily enough for gamers, developer Tequila Works is behind this new platformer. If you watch the trailer below, you’ll notice 3 things. Puzzles, Art, and Zombies! So just watch already and get yourself ready for more zombies because there can never, ever, be enough zombies in the world. (Until the zombie apocalypse happens and then I want ZERO zombies.)
Deadlight is a cinematic action-platformer with action-based puzzles. The player takes the role of Randall Wayne, survivor of an apocalyptic world set in an alternate 1980s. Taking advantage of Randall’s agility, the player will overcome obstacles, dodge enemies, and set diversions.
Metasploit architect HD Moore has let it slip that he has discovered a major vulnerability affecting a wide range of Windows applications. This vulnerability, not unlike one patched in the Windows version of iTunes a few months ago affects around 40 applications including Windows Explorer, which is a major component of Windows.
He says he discovered this exploit while researching the Windows Shortcut bug that was recently the subject of an out of band patch by Microsoft.
Moore suggested a workaround, stating, “Users can block outbound SMB [by blocking TCP ports] 139 and 445, and disable the WebDAV client [in Windows] to prevent these flaws from being exploited from outside of their local network.”
In a fairly hefty Patch Tuesday, Microsoft put out fixes for 34 different Windows vulnerabilities as described in their monthly bulletin found here. There are a total of 14 “critical” patches, 15 if you count this month’s Malicious Software Removal tool.
Many of these vulnerabilities can be exploited by opening specially crafted files, but some are as easy to exploit as using the preview pane in Outlook. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so take a few minutes and run Windows Update when you get a chance.
Microsoft and Epic Games have sat down in their bunker of doom to think of a new way to get gamers involved with the next iteration of Gears of War, while simultaneously donating to a charity. If you read the title, then you know that they will be letting you decide the fate of the next Carmine brother in Gears of War 3.
Starting July 29th, two shirts will be available for purchase on the Xbox Live Avatar Marketplace. Both shirts state simple words. Choose either “Save Carmine” or “Carmine Must Die” and cast your vote for his fate in the game.
A big note here, the proceeds from your shirt purchase (Which is not a real shirt, so why are you buying it?) will trickle out of Microsoft’s and Epic’s hands and right into the open pockets of Penny-Arcade’s Child’s Play Charity. Personally I want a shirt that says “Schrödinger’s Carmine”