Calling all gamers! If you haven’t heard yet, the Humble Bundle crew has their latest bundle available. The bundle’s retail value is worth more than $210. Hurry if you want to get in on the fun because tomorrow is the last day to get the bundle at whatever price you would like to pay, starting at only $1.
This bundle is called the Humble THQ Bundle. Among the games included with the bundle are Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor, Darksiders, Metro 2033 and Red Faction: Armageddon.
Anyone who pays the average purchase price, which was at $5.61 at the time of this writing, will also receive two extra games, Saints Row: The Third and Titan Quest in addition to the Red Faction: Armageddon Path to War DLC.
The purchaser can choose how the purchase price is distributed between the American Red Cross, Child’s Play Charity and/or the Humble Bundle crew.
Learn more about the Humble THQ Bundle at www.humblebundle.com/.
Note: According to the site, the Humble THQ Bundle is Windows-only and it requires Steam to play.
Microsoft security updates
Microsoft released seven security bulletins to fix flaws in its software for its December security updates. Five bulletins were rated critical and the remaining two were rated important. Six of the flaws could enable an attacker to execute remote code on a compromised system while the remaining flaw enables security feature bypass.
Programs affected by the flaws include Windows XP SP3 and XP Pro x64 SP2; Windows Vista SP2 and x64 SP2; Windows 7 32- and 64-bit; Windows 8 32- and 64-bit; Windows RT; Windows Server 2003 SP2/x64 SP2/SP2 for Itanium-based systems; Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit and 64-bit SP2; Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64 and SP1 and Windows Server 2012; Microsoft Office 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2 and SP3 and 2010 32-bit and SP1 32-bit editions; Microsoft Word Viewer; Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP2 and SP3; Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 and SP2; Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 SP1; and Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 SP1.
Read more at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-dec.
- Netflix and Walt Disney Studios have penned a multi-year deal that will bring Disney’s movie catalog to Netflix users. Beginning in 2016, Netflix users will be first in line for new direct-to-video releases by the company. The movies included in this deal will be from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation, Marvel and Disneynature.
Last week, a separate multi-year deal between Netflix and Disney brought Disney classics to the Netflix subscribers. Among the Disney films now found in the Netflix queue included “Dumbo,” “Pocahontas” and “Alice in Wonderland.”
Read more about this awesome streaming deal at https://secure.onlineprocessing.biz/3/mr5/netflix.us.en/index.php?s=24309&item=136014.
- GameStop, a popular video game store, will be selling Kindle Fire tablets. As a perk, the store is giving a $25 Amazon gift card with each Kindle purchase thru Jan. 31.
Learn more at http://news.gamestop.com/press-release/mobile-initiatives/kindle-fire-tablets-now-available-us-gamestop-stores.
Nowhere Music is a new private Roku channel that will enable Roku users to listen to their Google music purchases.
Add the Nowhere Music channel at https://owner. roku.com/Add/nowhere music.
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