On the UK's best tech podcast this week, we chat with Ready Player One writer Zak Penn about superhero fatigue, toxic fandom and rebooting The Matrix.
History may never be kind to Aliens: Colonial Marines, but the present tense isn't looking so good for the lawsuit- and complaint-ridden Gearbox game, either. This week brought to our attention one of the weirdest coding typos we've ever seen in a game—which has apparently been hidden inside of A:CM's PC version since its 2013 launch.
The first-person shooter returned to gaming's zeitgeist this week thanks to a 90-percent discount at gaming site Fanatical, which brings its asking price down to $3. (Buying the PC version outright from Steam currently costs the full $30 price.) This sale led one fan to plead with members of the popular gaming forum ResetERA to consider the game as a decent cheap-fun option, especially due to a 712MB fan-made patch at moddb.com that addresses many of the game's graphical and gameplay glitches.Tether vs. teather
Upon researching this patch, ResetERA readers noticed something in the moddb.com notes that somehow escaped the gaming community at large in October 2017: the discovery of a one-letter typo in A:CM's INI files. As moddb.com user jamesdickinson963 pointed out last year, the game's "PecanEngine.ini" file references a "tether" system in assigning AI commands to the series' infamous monsters (which I'll call "xenomorphs" for brevity's sake, even though that term isn't necessarily the right one). However, one of its two mentions of the term "tether" is misspelled as "teather."
Coming to you from from one of the greatest car events in the world, this week the Carfection team spent some time surrounded by some of the most rare and exotic cars on the planet at the legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed.
A network's only as strong as its weakest link or worker
Hackers can potentially obtain access to Microsoft Office 365 emails and calendars even if multi-factor-authentication is in place, we were warned this week.…
Joss Whedon, the creator of acclaimed TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, has been announced as showrunner for a new HBO series titled The Nevers.
The Friday announcement confirms Whedon as "executive producer, showrunner, writer, and director" for his first-ever non-network TV series, following his RECENT executive producer and co-creator duties on the ongoing series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. HBO describes the show as "an epic science-fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities," and its statement makes no bones about Whedon's legacy by claiming it "follows in the footsteps of Buffy."
HBO did not announce a release window, actors, or other principal members of the cast and crew.
Good, because I want to play with one really badly.
Same being used against ordinary US citizens?
Analysis Back in 2013, Canadian John Darrel Krokos got 11.5 years in a US jail for leading a massive cocaine smuggling ring. Two years later, his colleague Zaid Wakil was given a 20-year sentence.…
The indictments are part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Extortionists snatch weak passwords to shame victims
Scumbags are trying to extort money from netizens by threatening to leak to friends and family videos of their marks watching X-rated videos.…
Yes, I'll take it.
Smartphones are still dominating, but Windows, Mac and Linux are hanging on.
Your TV might be watching you.