Last spring, Dishonored 2 ripped me right out of my gaming funk. I tore through the game in two days, scouring every square inch of its wonderful setting, Karnaca. Dishonored 2's brilliant self-assurance is compelling; I couldn't stay away. Now, after the release of Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, I found myself craving a return to Dishonored 2.


After playing The Sims 2 for months in 2004, Brian, more commonly known by his online handle Pinstar, realised that he'd exhausted most of the game. In order to keep things fresh, he created a challenge for himself. He'd play the game through ten generations, working his way up from rags to riches. These rules became known as The Legacy Challenge, a popular way to play The Sims. They made Brian famous in The Sims community, and they also led him to meet his wife, Christina.


It's no surprise that yesterday's ScribbleTaku showcased Trauma Centre, from our resident Trauma Centre speedrunner Adam. I'm pretty sure it was the sequel, if we're being precise.

Anyway, new day, new game. Let's go.


Android is the world's most popular mobile platform — so naturally, Android developers are always in hot demand. Now, before you can jump into the market and land a high-paying gig making apps for Android phones, you'll need to learn Android Nougat, the latest platform release. Thankfully, the Complete Android N Developer Course can get you up to speed with help from a highly-rated coding guru.


Later today, there's going to be a giant robot fight. Between Japan and the United States, of course. So for this week's Big Question, I couldn't help but ask: if you had to pick a giant robot to save your arse, which one would you pick?


Visceral Games, makers of the Dead Space series, Battlefield: Hardline and an upcoming Star Wars singleplayer adventure, is no more. And while there has been an outpouring of concern for the affected employees and their livelihoods, there's also been a torrent of anger directed at EA.

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A huge flaw in Wi-Fi devices using WPA and WPA2 security encryption was exposed by Mathy Vanhoef, working out of KU Leuven, yesterday. Attackers can use this flaw to steal sensitive data – passwords, credit card numbers, emails – or inject malicious software into websites. If you’re using an Android device, an attack could be “exceptionally devastating”.

Here’s what you need to know.


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EA is shutting down Visceral Games, the studio behind games like Battlefield Hardline and Dead Space, the publisher said today. The Star Wars game in development at Visceral will be revamped and move to a different studio, EA says, although it will now be something completely different.