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May 2013



Windows 8.1

31 May 2013


Microsoft has released details of the changes that will be coming in the free Windows 8.1 update.



Game Patches

31 May 2013


  • FTL - Update via Steam
  • Prison Architect Alpha 10 - Update via Steam
  • Sword of the Stars 2 - Update via Steam
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    30 May 2013


  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Update via Steam
  • Victoria II: Heart of Darkness - 3.02 Patch


  • AMD Catalyst 13.6 Beta

    29 May 2013


    AMD has released the Catalyst 13.6 Beta graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. This beta adds support for the new A10, A8, A6, and A4 Series APUs, improves AMD Enduro, adds OpenCL 1.2 acceleration in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, adds support for AMD Wireless Display in Windows 8, and has bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    29 May 2013


  • Carrier Command: Gaea Mission - 1.05 Patch
  • Crusader Kings II - Update via Steam
  • Drox Operative - 1.011 Patch
  • Gnomoria - Update via Steam
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing - Update via Steam


  • CCleaner 4.02

    28 May 2013


    A new Version 4.02.4115 of the free CCleaner system cleaning utility has been released. This update adds support for several utilities including Foxit Reader 6.0, improves cleaning in several programs including IE 10 and Firefox, and contains other minor improvements and bug fixes.



    Foxit Reader 6.0.3

    28 May 2013


    The free Foxit PDF Reader has been updated to Version 6.0.3.0524. The changes in this update include the ability to switch back to classic mode, as well as bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    28 May 2013


  • E.Y.E Divine Cybermancy - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    25 May 2013


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Insurgency - Update via Steam
  • Jet Set Radio - Update via Steam
  • Lunar Flight - Update via Steam
  • Warframe - Update via Steam


  • Chrome 27.0

    24 May 2013


    Google has released Version 27.0.1453.94 of the Chrome browser. This update fixes a GPU-related crash.



    Nvidia GeForce 320.18 WHQL

    24 May 2013


    Nvidia has released the 320.18 WHQL certified graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 8 and higher graphics cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. It improves performance in Metro: Last Light, and provides support for the new GeForce GTX 780 graphics card. The driver package also contains the 9.12.1031 PhysX drivers, and replaces the optional Nvidia Update component with the GeForce Experience utility.



    Game Patches

    24 May 2013


  • Distant Worlds: Legends - 1.7.0.20a Patch
  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Update via Steam
  • Resident Evil Revelations - Update via Steam
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing - Update via Steam
  • Tomb Raider - Update via Steam
  • You Need A Budget 4 - Update via Steam


  • QuickTime 7.7.4

    24 May 2013


    Apple has released a new Version 7.7.4 of the QuickTime media player. This version has security fixes.



    Game Patches

    23 May 2013


  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Update via Steam
  • Don't Starve - Update via Steam
  • Spiral Knights - Update via Steam
  • World of Warcraft - 5.3.0 Patch


  • Chrome 27.0

    22 May 2013


    Google has released Version 27.0.1453.93 of the Chrome browser. This update improves: page loading times, ranking of predictions, and spell correction, and adds the chrome.syncFileSystem API. It also updates the Flash player, and contains stability and security fixes.



    Game Patches

    22 May 2013


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Gnomoria - Update via Steam
  • Lords of Football - Update via Steam
  • Metro: Last Light - Update via Steam
  • RaceRoom Racing Experience - Update via Steam
  • Resident Evil 6 - Update via Steam
  • Star Trek Online - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    21 May 2013


  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Update via Steam
  • Microvolts - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • GPU-Z 0.7.1

    19 May 2013


    GPU-Z, a free graphics card information utility, has reached Version 0.7.1. Changes include support for new chipsets as well as bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    18 May 2013


  • Anomaly 2 - Update via Steam
  • Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge - 4.4.263 Patch
  • Eador: Masters of The Broken World - Update via Steam
  • Ghost Recon: Future Soldier - 1.8 Patch
  • Mars: War Logs - Update via Steam
  • Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam
  • Trials Evolution: Gold Edition - 1.03 Patch


  • iTunes 11.0.3

    17 May 2013


    Apple has released a new Version 11.0.3 of the iTunes software. This update adds two new features to the MiniPlayer, improved Songs view and Multi-Disc Albums, as well as containing performance, security and bug fixes.



    Game Patches

    17 May 2013


  • Metro: Last Light - Update via Steam
  • X3: Albion Prelude - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    16 May 2013


  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Update via Steam
  • Eador: Masters of The Broken World - Update via Steam
  • X3: Albion Prelude 3.0 Shady Business - Update via Steam


  • Windows 8.1

    15 May 2013


    Microsoft has confirmed at a JP Morgan Conference that the upcoming Windows Blue upgrade to Windows 8 will officially be named Windows 8.1, will be free, and available via the Windows Store. It is due out by the end of the year, but a public preview will be released on 26 June.



    Microsoft Security Updates

    15 May 2013


    Microsoft has released its monthly set of Windows security updates which you can download from here or get through Windows Update.



    Firefox 21.0

    15 May 2013


    Mozilla has released Version 21.0 of the Firefox browser. The most significant changes are the addition of a Firefox Health Report feature, and automatic suggestions for improving startup time, along with graphics performance improvements and bug fixes. Details are on page 3 of the updated Firefox Tweak Guide.



    Windows Essentials 2012

    15 May 2013


    Microsoft has updated the Windows Essentials 2012 package, which contains a range of programs including Windows Live Mail, Movie Maker and Photo Gallery. Changes include the removal of Messenger, Skydrive replacing Live Mesh, and the fact that Family Safety won't install on Windows 8.



    Adobe Reader 11.0.03

    15 May 2013


    Adobe has released Version 11.0.03 of the Adobe Reader software for viewing PDF documents, now known as Adobe Reader XI. This update contains compatibility, security, stability and bug fixes.



    Flash Player 11.7

    15 May 2013


    Adobe has released Version 11.7.700.202 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers.



    Game Patches

    15 May 2013


  • Ace of Spades - Update via Steam
  • Gnomoria - Update via Steam
  • Prime World: Defenders - Update via Steam
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Skype 6.3

    14 May 2013


    A new Version 6.3.0.107 of the communications utility Skype has been released. This version improves quality and stability.



    Game Patches

    14 May 2013


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Harpoon 3 Advanced Naval Warfare - 3.11 Patch
  • Team Fortress 2 - Update via Steam


  • Nvidia GeForce 320.14 Beta

    13 May 2013


    Nvidia has released the 320.14 Beta graphics driver. This driver is for GeForce 8 and higher graphics cards under Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. It is the recommended driver for Metro: Last Light. The driver package also contains the 9.12.1031 PhysX drivers.



    Game Patches

    11 May 2013


  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Update via Steam
  • Gas Guzzlers: Combat Carnage - 1.3.1 Patch


  • Game Patches

    10 May 2013


  • Diablo 3 - 1.0.8 Patch
  • Drop that Beat Like an Ugly Baby - Update via Steam
  • Insurgency - Update via Steam
  • Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army - Update via Steam
  • Starcraft 2 - 2.0.8 Patch


  • Internet Explorer 8 Security Update

    9 May 2013


    Microsoft has released an Update that resolves a security vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8. Other versions of IE are not affected.



    WinZip 17.5

    9 May 2013


    The archival utility WinZip has been upgraded to Version 17.5 Build 10480.



    Game Patches

    9 May 2013


  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Update via Steam
  • Eador: Masters of The Broken World - Update via Steam
  • RaceRoom Racing Experience - Update via Steam


  • Windows Blue

    8 May 2013


    Microsoft has confirmed its plans to release an upgrade to Windows 8, codenamed Windows Blue. Although there have been leaked builds and speculation, there are no confirmed details as to what the upgrade will bring. It is due out later this year according to Microsoft.



    Game Patches

    8 May 2013


  • Gnomoria - Update via Steam
  • X3: Reunion - Update via Steam


  • 3DMark 1.1.0

    7 May 2013


    Futuremark has released a 1.1.0 Patch for the latest version of the 3DMark benchmark. The patch adds a new Ice Storm Extreme test, and fixes issues on systems with multiple GPUs.



    Internet Explorer 8 Security Vulnerability

    7 May 2013


    Microsoft has announced that a Security Vulnerability exists in Internet Explorer 8, and is now being exploited on the Internet. A patch will be issued shortly. For now, either follow the instructions in the link above as a workaround, or upgrade to IE9 or IE10, where possible, to resolve the issue.



    Game Patches

    7 May 2013


  • Aliens: Colonial Marines - Update via Steam
  • Steam Client - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    4 May 2013


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes - Update via Steam


  • AMD Catalyst 13.5 Beta 3

    3 May 2013


    AMD has released the Catalyst 13.5 Beta 3 graphics driver for the HD 5000 series and above on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. This updated beta adds support for the HD 8000M series, in addition to the changes in the 13.5 Beta 2.



    Game Patches

    3 May 2013


  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Mars: War Logs - Update via Steam
  • Might and Magic: Heroes VI - Update via Steam


  • Start8 1.16

    2 May 2013


    Stardock has released Version 1.16 of the Start8 Start Menu replacement utility for Windows 8. Changes include an advanced option to prevent searching within file contents, and various fixes.



    Game Patches

    2 May 2013


  • Counter-Strike Global Offensive - Update via Steam
  • Dota 2 - Update via Steam
  • Mars: War Logs - Update via Steam
  • Microvolts - Update via Steam
  • Spiral Knights - Update via Steam


  • Game Patches

    1 May 2013


  • FIA World Rally Championship 3 - 1.0.1 Patch
  • Gnomoria - Update via Steam
  • Guns of Icarus Online - Update via Steam
  • Stronghold HD - 1.3 Patch
  • Stronghold Crusader Extreme HD - 1.3 Patch
  • Towns - Update via Steam


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