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Building Game Communities

Features, Games and Gaming, Retrospectives

It seems like game developers and publishers tend to take a few different strategies with how they release and support their games. This can be for any number of reasons, like meeting a release date, reaching specific sales numbers, and experimenting with sales models. Let’s take a look at what works and what doesn’t.

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Microsoft ends support for XP SP2 and Windows 2000

News

If you’re still using Windows XP and haven’t upgraded to Service Pack 3 yet, you really should. Microsoft have ended support for versions of XP still on SP2 or older, so you won’t be getting any more security patches. The latest set of patches issued yesterday, including for the heavily exploited Help & Support Centre bug will be the last for pre-SP3 XP installs.

Support for XP SP3 (or XP x64 SP2) extends to at least April 2014. Current estimates are that roughly 50% of Windows XP installs are still on SP2 or older.
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