August 2021

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Call of Duty: Warzone cheater stars in official anti-cheat ad, keeps on cheating anyway

Last week, Tiktok user rushman360 announced to the world, with a certain degree of incredulity, that he had been hardware banned from Call of Duty: Warzone. That meant he couldn’t just create another account and get back into the game, because his entire machine was locked out. It wasn’t clear exactly what happened, but it certainly seemed like an escalation in Activision’s ability to detect and clobber cheaters. And now Activision is using rushman360’s Tiktok tale of woe as a warning to others as it prepares to launch a new anti-cheat tool this fall: “We are coming for you.” This…

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Say goodbye to Apex Legends’ best movement exploit

A future Apex Legends patch will remove a popular movement exploit that has seen wide use in recent months. Known as “tap-strafing,” the tactic allows players to quickly change their midair trajectory while maintaining momentum. Basically, you become a speedy midair bullet that’s very hard to shoot at. Respawn announced on Twitter that the unintended movement technique will be removed in Apex Legends patch 10.1. “Our reasoning: It’s inaccessible, lacks readability/counterplay, and is exacerbated by movement abilities,” the tweet reads. The dev promised to go into more detail when the official patch notes come, but it’s not yet clear when…

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In Dead Space, dismemberment will be more gruesome and Isaac will talk this time out

Dismembering Necromorphs will be more grisly in the remake. During today’s Dead Space livestream, EA’s Motive Studio showed off really early footage of the game particularly the parts in which Isaac Clarke turns Necromorphs into limbless hunks of blood. It was also confirmed that Clarke will speak in Dead Space instead of being silent like in the original. Motive said he will only speak when he is spoken to, and also only in situations where it makes sense. His voice will be provided by Gunner Wright, who voiced Clarke in the later games, In the stream, changes to how you…

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Here’s An Extremely Early Look At The Dead Space Remake

Well, the announcement of a new Dead Space wasn’t just a shared visceral hallucination among those of us who’ve long wished for such a revival. Electronic Arts showed off some extremely early footage of the upcoming action-horror game during a live stream on EA Motive’s Twitch channel today.

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Malware Attacks From Fake PC Games Numbered Over 5.8 Million in Past Year

(Image credit: Shutterstock)There’s no doubt that the pandemic gave gaming a popularity boost over the past year, but that’s also been accompanied by a boost in cyberattacks on gamers. Kaspersky reported this month that the number of malware and unwanted software posing as popular PC games that it detected (and prevented) surpassed 5.8 million from Q3 2020 to Q2 2021.  Kaspersky examined attacks pretending to be the 24 most popular PC games and found 2.48 million detections globally in when pandemic-related lockdowns hit in Q2 2020. That’s a 66% increase compared to Q1 2020. We’d expect even higher numbers would…

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Windows 11 launches October 5th, but will you upgrade?

Microsoft today announced plans to launch Windows 11 on October 5th, inviting us to a world of exciting new features like rounded corners and a new default desktop wallpaper. As new named versions of Windows goes, 11 seems a smaller upgrade than from, say, Windows 3.1 to Windows 95, or from Window 8 to straight-up not owning a PC at all. Still, it has a few handy features for gaming. And it will roll out as a free upgrade from 10, if you want it. Read more

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Ghostrunner update adds two new modes and a some neon to the game

Bright colors and two new modes await. Two new free game modes and a paid cosmetic Neon Pack are now available for Ghostrunner, the first-person cyberpunk parkour action game, across PC and consoles. When the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions debut on Tuesday, September 28, each will contain the new Wave Mode and Neon Pack, plus all previous free DLC. The Neon Pack will come to Nintendo Switch in the coming weeks. One of the new modes finds you facing wave after wave of one-hit kill enemies. This new new roguelike-inspired addition is called Wave Mode with procedurally…

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A game where you’re the ship that blocked the Suez Canal

In late March this year a giant container ship got wedged in the Suez Canal, and blocked one of the world’s biggest trade routes entirely for six days. This obviously happened at a time when most of us were still sitting at home with our shirts off, so the world became obsessed with the story for a few days, and the ship and efforts to un-stick it became a meme. Good times. Thing is, as experts were at pains to point out while we all had a good laugh, piloting something of this size through the Suez Canal is actually…

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Far Cry 6 is a huge game in every sense | Hands-on Preview

Will Far Cry’s most massive open world yet make the biggest impact? From its massive budget, to its massive map and Hollywood star on the cover, Far Cry 6 is a big game in every sense. But after the relative misstep of Far Cry New Dawn – which was released in 2019 to mixed reviews and reports of low sales – Far Cry 6 is a huge game for the series as a whole too. Where Assassin’s Creed has managed to shake its label of ‘derivative and the same every time’ by embracing RPG mechanics, an emphasis on storytelling over…

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The best Genshin Impact Yanfei build

Want to learn how to create the best build for Yanfei in Genshin Impact? Animalistic demigod, maritime lawyer, Pyro Catalyst wielder — Genshin Impact‘s Yanfei certainly has a lot of plates spinning. This young polymath from Liyue has achieved a lot in a short time, so if you end up with her in your adventuring party, you’ll be unsurprised to learn that she performs best when leading the charge as your DPS main with the help of her trusty book of elemental power. It’s worth noting that Yanfei compares favourably to fellow Pyro Catalyst user Klee. While Klee undeniably outdoes…

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Microsoft Says Windows 11 Won’t Be Able to Run Android Apps at Launch

Microsoft today announced that Windows 11 and the new Microsoft Store wouldn’t support Android apps when the operating system starts to roll out on October 5. “We look forward to continuing our journey to bring Android apps to Windows 11 and the Microsoft Store through our collaboration with Amazon and Intel,” Microsoft said. “This will start with a preview for Windows Insiders over the coming months.” In June, the company said that it planned to introduce some of the Amazon Appstore’s catalog of Android apps to the new Microsoft Store, and an employee later confirmed that Windows 11 users could side-load…

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Hacker kids’ parents sued over $780k of stolen cryptocurrency

Back in January of 2018, Colorado resident Andrew Schober was relieved of 16.4 bitcoin, worth around $780,000 in todays market. After spending around $10,000 in private investigation fees, he is now suing the parents of the believed culprits—two UK-based computer science students who were, back then, minors. Schober supposedly followed a link through Reddit to download a cryptocurrency wallet application called Electrum Atom, only to find it was bundled with some dodgy clipboard scouring malware. According to KrebsonSecurity (via Futurism), the kids used this to weed out his cryptocurrency wallet details, and steal the bitcoins he had stored away. It was…

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How To Customize the Raspberry Pi Splash Screen

When a Raspberry Pi boots in Raspberry Pi OS, we see a splash screen, an image that tells us that the operating system is loading. But why settle for the default? If we are planning to embed a Raspberry Pi in an art installation, interactive advertisement or information board, then a custom splash screen is a cool and simple way to add a little class to your project. Or you could just change the image to amuse yourself and your friends. Replacing the Raspberry Pi splash screen is exceptionally easy.  We don’t need to install any extra software on our…

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Are 360hz gaming monitors worth it? How should you optimise G-Sync/FreeSync? New Intel processors… view our latest esports hardware video report with Alpha Beta PC

Promoted article (contains affiliate links) Each month we sit down with the experts at Alpha Beta PC, a new UK-based gaming PC provider, to review esports hardware news and info from the past month. This time we chat with Alex Theodossi to find out if expensive new 360hz gaming monitors are worth it, how to optimise for G-Sync, big news from Intel on the way around its latest processors, the newest Razer Blade laptops and more. Continue reading Are 360hz gaming monitors worth it? How should you optimise G-Sync/FreeSync? New Intel processors… view our latest esports hardware video report with…

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Roccat Magma membrane gaming keyboard review

The Roccat Magma membrane keyboard reminds me that a gaming keyboard doesn’t have to be expensive, or even mechanical, to keep you at the top of your game. I’ve been thoroughly impressed by the tactility of the rubber dome switches, the unique RGB top plate design, and great features for competitive gaming. All underlined by an affordable price for a trustworthy brand. That’s a rare thing, and though it may not be as sturdy as some boards, nor as full of fancy greebles, it’s a (literal) beacon of excellence among membrane gaming keyboards. It’s a board for flashy, ’80s retro…

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Cursed to Golf is a roguelike golf adventure coming to PC and Switch in 2022

Cursed to Golf promises to give players a fresh take on the golfing and roguelike subgenres, and it’s coming to PC and Switch next year. Cursed to Golf – a 2D puzzle platformer roguelike, boasting gorgeous pixel graphics and a “hole-some” story – is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC in 2022. If you like golf and roguelikes (and let’s be honest, who among us doesn’t fit into that Venn diagram?) you’re going to love Chuhai Labs’ upcoming adventure. The premise is (fairly) simple: The game has you play as a pro-golfer that dies when he’s struck by a freak…

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No More Heroes creator Suda51 would like to make a Deadpool game

No More Heroes creator Goichi Suda (better known as Suda51) has revealed he’d be interested in making a Deadpool game with Marvel. No More Heroes creator and founder and CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture, Goichi ‘Suda51’ Suda, has revealed that he would like to work on a Deadpool game with Marvel. In a two-hour launch livestream showing off No More Heroes 3 with IGN Japan, the host quizzed the outspoken developer on what he’d like to do next with his studio, now that the Now More Heroes series has run its course. “The broad answer is we already have a lot…

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Former Great British Bake Off star designs 8th anniversary birthday cake for Final Fantasy 14

Square Enix is celebrating the 8th anniversary of its popular MMO Final Fantasy XIV (14) Online with the creation of a birthday cake from former Great British Bake Off star Kim-Joy. The Belgian-British culinarian supreme whisked up the design of the cake, which consists of numerous elements celebrating FF14 and the legacy of the game so far. The three-tiered cake has lemon sponge at its core and is coated with buttercream, with decorations paying tribute to some familiar faces from the game, including Cactuars, Sabotenders and Gigantenders. Continue reading Former Great British Bake Off star designs 8th anniversary birthday cake for Final Fantasy 14

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DrLupo signs exclusive streaming deal with YouTube

Mega-popular streamer Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo has announced a partnership with YouTube Gaming that will see him leave Twitch in order to livestream exclusively on the YouTube platform. “I am incredibly fortunate to be able to do what I love and even more grateful to be able to give back to causes that I care about the most,” Lupo said. “YouTube not only allows me to continue creating content and growing my community, but through this partnership, YouTube will help me as I expand my brand through other entertainment initiatives. I am excited to bring my fans on this journey with…