A daily dose of what’s up in the tech world
Quote of the day:
It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone. Mahatma Gandhi
Jokes of the day:
What is worse then finding a worm in your Apple? Finding half a worm in your Apple.
“Can I tell you a TCP joke?” “Please tell me a TCP joke.” “OK, I’ll tell you a TCP joke.”
Top 10 news of the day:
Laminar Research Releases X-Plane 12 Early Access
The long anticipated release of X-Plane 12 has now landed and is available for purchase.
X-Plane 12 is the latest generation of flight simulator from developer Laminar Research. After many previews and teasers of the release, the platform is now ready for Early Access purchase from the X-Plane official website. X-Plane 12 promises next g… [2262 chars]
Fans Think They’ve Found Naughty Dog’s New IP in The Last of Us
Fantasy concept art uncovered — We know that Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann is working on a new PS5 project, and …
We know that Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann is working on a new PS5 project, and some fans think they’ve found concept art in The Last of Us’ remake. Screenshots shared on social media show a selection of fantasy-style images attached to a p… [1154 chars]
Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford Wants You To Buy His Used Shirts
It’s for a ‘development scholarship,’ but in a deeply strange move, Gearbox doesn’t say which one
You know how amateur magician and some-time Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford wears awful shirts? Well, the Borderlands boss has chanced upon this idea to auction off his old, used clothing to aid a charity. Which charity? No clue. Because this is the time… [2411 chars]
Verticalsim Removing VStates by the end of the Month
Download your copies now before they’re taken offline.
Developer Verticalsim has announced that they have made the unfortunate decision to remove the whole collection of VStates from their servers. As of September 25th at 11 PM EST, VStates will no longer be available to download from any source hosted b… [982 chars]
Review: Atherton AM.150.1
The AM.150 delivers a composed and quiet ride. It also has titanium lugs made with lasers.
Suspension Design Despite appearances, the AM.150’s suspension has more in common with a DW-link (left) than a Horst-link (right). So Horst links and single pivots have essentially linear anti-squat curves. They can be constant, rising, or falling, j… [4190 chars]
DF Direct: What’s really happening with Intel Arc graphics?
Delays, drivers, XeSS, ray tracing — what to expect from the new hardware.
This week’s DF Direct is somewhat different than the usual show — a while back, Intel approached us, asking to be featured on a future episode to talk about its Arc graphics line. At the same time, Intel Fellow Tom Petersen, having seen our extensive… [5591 chars]
Sega’s Mega Drive Mini 2 retro console full game list revealed
Sega’s Mega Drive Mini 2 retro console is now available to pre-order in Europe, so get in quick if you don’t want to mi…
Sega’s Mega Drive Mini 2 retro console is now available to pre-order in Europe, so get in quick if you don’t want to miss out. The console will release on 27th October and the included 60 titles from both the Mega Drive and Mega CD consoles have now … [1592 chars]
Elden Ring mod adds Lord of the Rings’ Sauron to the fight
The Lord of the Rings’ primary antagonist Sauron has come to Elden Ring thanks to a new armour mod. The mod comes from …
The Lord of the Rings’ primary antagonist Sauron has come to Elden Ring thanks to a new armour mod. The mod comes from MaxTheMiracle, and reskins the player with Sauron’s black armour and humanoid figure seen in the likes of Peter Jackson’s The Lord … [1393 chars]
Xbox Series X wastes 15 times more money in standby mode than PS5
Unlike the PS5 and Switch, leaving your Xbox Series X on standby mode, rather than switching it off, is more costly than you may think.
Make sure you have energy saver mode switched on (pic: Microsoft) Unlike the PS5 and Switch, leaving your Xbox Series X on standby mode, rather than switching it off, is more costly than you may think. The rising cost of energy bills is causing some … [3157 chars]
Next-Gen Features Like Ray Tracing Aren’t Helping With Delays, Says Xbox Exec
In the wake of COVID-19, we’re starting to see a number of notable game delays. Truth be told, development troubles started earlier on in the pandemic, but it feels like it’s beginning to come to a head in 2022 with multiple AAA titles moving to next… [2021 chars]