Ambrosia Software has announced the release of DEFCON 1.4.2, the latest version of its online, competitive, multiplayer strategy game based around the theme of thermonuclear armageddon. “The game, inspired by the 1983 cult-classic film, WarGames, superbly evokes the tension, paranoia and suspicion surrounding the Cold War era. DEFCON was an instantaneous success, receiving an average of 85%+ in game reviews and scores of praise. PC Gamer UK described it as ‘pure, deep, utterly unconscionable fun,’ while IGN awarded DEFCON an Editors Choice Award and praised it as ‘highly impressive.'” This update improves game performance and various other bug fixes and optimizations. DEFCON is priced at US$25.