A daily dose of what’s up in the tech world
Quote of the day:
Confidence is the ability to feel beautiful, without needing someone to tell you. Anonymous
Jokes of the day:
Sometimes I tuck my knees into my chest and lean forward. That’s just how I roll.
Today I learned that changing random stuff until your program works is “hacky” and a “bad coding practice” but if you do it fast enough it’s “Machine Learning” and pays 4x your current salary.
Top 10 news of the day:
Bloober Team’s Work on Silent Hill 2 Isn’t Actually Almost Finished At All
Polish dev clears up some rumours — A wave of miscommunication appears to have hit Silent Hill 2 studio Bloober Team, as t…
A wave of miscommunication appears to have hit Silent Hill 2 studio Bloober Team, as the team has taken to Twitter to rectify some inaccurate reports. While the developer’s CEO Piotr Babieno was quoted (via Google Translate) as saying the remake is “… [1561 chars]
MLB The Show 23 Review (PS5)
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for the developers of sports games to offer transformative new experiences in annual releases. With budgets soaring, deadlines looming, and a demand for live service support all season long, franchises like MLB Th… [5777 chars]
ADT now offers integration with Google devices in its new DIY home security solution
ADT Self Setup is the latest DIY offering from the home security company and it will now work with some Google Nest cameras and smart displays, as well as the Google Home app.
Three years after Google invested $450 million in home security company ADT, the two companies finally have an integrated offering for customers looking for a DIY smart security setup. ADT’s Self Setup system, which launched last month, will now inte… [2335 chars]
The Last of Us Part 1’s long-awaited PC port isn’t going down well on Steam
The wait is finally over for PC players eager to get stuck into Naughty Dog’s acclaimed The Last of Us Part 1, but thin…
The wait is finally over for PC players eager to get stuck into Naughty Dog’s acclaimed The Last of Us Part 1, but things haven’t got off to a great start for Sony’s latest PC port, which currently has a “mostly negative” rating on Steam. The Last of… [1659 chars]
The Last of Us PC has been heavily criticised on release day for poor performance
The PC version currently has “mostly negative”
The Last of Us Part 1’s PC version has been heavily criticised on its release day for poor performance and frequent crashes. The PC port, which was handled by Naughty Dog and developer Iron Galaxy, was released on Steam and the Epic Games Store on Tu… [2056 chars]
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick says Sony’s ‘disappointing behaviour’ won’t damage their long-term relationship
Sony has been attempting to scupper Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision…
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has claimed Sony’s bid to thwart the Call of Duty maker’s sale to Microsoft won’t be held against the PlayStation maker in the long-term. In an email sent to Activision employees on Tuesday, Kotick provided an upd… [2696 chars]
Saints Row Outlines Three Expansions, Three Major Updates Through August 2023
That’s a lot of support — Love it or hate it, the new Saints Row is getting a glut of post-launch support over the next fe…
Love it or hate it, the new Saints Row is getting a glut of post-launch support over the next few months. Developer Volition has revealed a roadmap for upcoming content, which includes three (paid) expansions and three (free) major updates. Things re… [885 chars]
The best QLED TVs are catching up to OLED TVs
OLED is the TV technology to beat when it comes to perfect blacks, but the latest generation of mini-LED TVs are even getting that part right.
Over the past few years QLED TVs have shown huge potential. They can’t quite replicate the perfect blacks of OLED TVs, but QLED screens can be significantly brighter. Yes, there are clear areas for improvement, but you can’t deny this is a TV tech go… [6134 chars]
Bloober Team Clarifies Release Status About Silent Hill 2
Bloober Team issued an statement clarifying an interview last where its president reportedly said that Silent Hill 2 remake was almost ready for release.
Bloober Team has come out and clarified rumors surrounding the Silent Hill 2 remake release status, as well as some inaccurate translations and out-of-context statements. This comes after Bloober Team president Pitor Babieno gave an interview with th… [1847 chars]
Saints Row reboot roadmap outlines first new content since rocky launch
Developer Volition has shared a new post-launch roadmap for its beleaguered Saints Row reboot, detailing some of the fr…
Developer Volition has shared a new post-launch roadmap for its beleaguered Saints Row reboot, detailing some of the free and paid content coming before the end of August. Volition’s newly released roadmap marks the first time the studio has discusse… [1958 chars]