US presidential candidate and senator Bernie Sanders has just come out in support of the videogame union movement Game Workers Unite. Taking to Twitter, the presidential hopeful has said he’s glad to see the body organising members of the videogames industry, following a Time article that argues “videogame creators are burned out and desperate for change”.
Day: June 18, 2019
The Intel Performance Maximiser software is now available to download. This free automated overclocking tool allows any owner of an unlocked K-series Intel 9th Gen Core processors to dynamically overclock their processor without a second glance to the BIOS menu.
Dynamic difficulty adjustment (DDA), sometimes also called ‘scripting’ or ‘momentum’, has been a persistent rumour in the FIFA community for years. Those rumours were stoked by papers and patents showing that EA was researching a DDA system, but not necessarily that it had been implemented in the game. One of those patents has again resurfaced online and prompted what EA hopes will be a definitive answer as to whether such a system exists in FIFA: no.
Once more the ‘Samsung is making Intel processors’ rumour has popped up again. This time with a Korean news site claiming sources ‘familiar with the internal situation’ are positive that contract negotiations between the two semiconductor giants – and semiconductor rivals – are entering the final stages.
Following a recent adjustment, Lord of Wolves is now one of the most broken guns I’ve ever seen in Destiny (1 or 2). It’s worse than pre-nerf Vex Mythoclast, and might even be as bad as bugged Prometheus Lens. In PvP it can take down an enemy Guardian in one burst at extraordinary ranges. Players have been calling for a nerf since the change, and it sounds like Bungie has heard them.
You can now pre-order the Google Stadia Controller as standalone kit without repurchasing the Founder’s Edition kit. The cloud-connected controller for Google’s upcoming game streaming service is now available to purchase for $69 (£59) via Google’s official store with a delivery date alongside Stadia this November.
Upcoming tactical co-op PvE shooter Rainbow Six Quarantine is sure to bring some exciting new things to the series. Unveiled at Ubisoft’s E3 showcase, the game is being developed by a whole new team at Ubisoft Montreal, who will deliver on an equally new vision – “a deep, radically re-designed” game experience, according to the studio store site. Newest of all – the game sounds like it could be a little roguelike.
AMD’s new Radeon Adrenalin driver is focusing on added Vulkan support with a particular emphasis on its high dynamic range (HDR) support and FreeSync 2 HDR. The company has long teased that we would be seeing a groundswell of new games coming with support for the open graphics API standard, and we are indeed starting to see more triple-A games launching with Vulkan as standard.
Cybersecurity researchers have released an updated version of GandCrab ransomware decryption tool that could allow millions of affected users to unlock their encrypted files for free without paying a ransom to the cybercriminals.