Microsoft’s latest security patches have now broken parts of Windows 10

Microsoft’s latest batch of monthly security patches appears to be causing considerable grief, not just for Windows 7 users – who were hit by network issues as we saw yesterday – but also those running Windows 10 April 2018 Update. And that’s the majority of Windows 10 users, given the slow rollout of the latest October 2018 Update (which has famously had a massive amount of problems of its own). There are a number of reports online of some Windows 10 users running the April 2018 Update sufferin

By | 2019-01-11T11:12:42+00:00 January 11th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Fallout Classic Collection is now free to Fallout 76 players

Bethesda's latest Fallout 76 blog post is a fairly routine recap of incoming patches, but it also follows up on the studio's promise of giving the old Fallout games to early Fallout 76 players. As of today, if you played Fallout 76 on any platform in 2018, you can claim Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel for free on PC. Early adopters of Fallout 76 will find the Classic Collection automatically added to their accounts on And being a strategic, squad-based

By | 2019-01-09T22:22:23+00:00 January 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The old Fallout games are now free for Fallout 76 players

Bethesda is preparing two new patches for Fallout 76 this month, with the first due to arrive on January 14. Although details are a bit sparse on what these patches will contain (mostly bug fixes and squashed exploits, according to this week's Inside The Vault post), there is some Fallout goodness you can access right now. If you played Fallout 76 in 2018 (the full release, that is, not just the beta), you can fire up the Bethesda launcher today and get Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics: B

By | 2019-01-09T18:55:22+00:00 January 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Latest Windows 10 security patches include a fix that should be urgently applied

Microsoft has deployed its latest round of monthly security patches for Windows 10 (and Windows 7/8.1) with a large amount of fixes unleashed – 51 security flaws have been resolved, to be precise, including an important patch for a critical vulnerability which is public knowledge. Internet Explorer also benefited from attention, again with a remote code execution vulnerability in its browser engine getting papered over. Several fixes were implemented for Microsoft Office – including the solution

By | 2019-01-09T10:30:56+00:00 January 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bethesda answers to Fallout 76 criticism with Promises & Patches

These are rather small points and would have easily been forgiven by gamers if Fallout 76 delivered the usual joy of Fallout games. We didn’t like it and so ist the major opinion across critics and gamers alike, which secured Fallout 76 the dubious honor of being the lowest rated Fallout game ever. It’s the world-building, lore and stories, coupled with a robust role-playing system that made Bethesda’s Fallout games so immersive. Fallout 76 sadly neuters exactly these pillars by removing any for

By | 2018-11-28T10:38:40+00:00 November 28th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bethesda responds to angry Fallout 76 players, details two patches

“We know you’re frustrated and angry at the state of things right now, whether it’s the issues you’re running into in the game, or the lack of communication about fixes, updates, or news,” Bethesda Game Studios’ community team said. A Bulldozer system will allow players to remove trees, rocks, and other small obstructions from terrain to place their CAMP more effectively. Fallout 76 has been one of the buggier game launches in recent memory. Fallout 76’s launch might have been a struggle, but at

By | 2018-11-26T16:00:00+00:00 November 26th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Despite its rough patches, the Fallout 76 beta was full of good stories

The Fallout 76 beta wrapped up yesterday, meaning we won't be able to play it again until its full release on November 14. Fallout 76 is full of stories, even without human NPCsWhile exploring a desolate area in the north I came across a small, ruined house. Fallout 76 is full of stories like this. This is all to say that Fallout 76 feels like a good hangout game. A lot of those options aren't currently present in Fallout 76.

By | 2018-11-09T23:57:01+00:00 November 9th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Destiny is finally becoming the MMO I’ve wanted it to be

Since Destiny first launched in 2014, patches to the game’s balance and systems have been few and far between at best. But with Destiny 2: Forsaken, Bungie has finally started a more aggressive and frequent patch cycle — and the game is already better for it. People have been engaging with Destiny like that since it was first released, but Bungie is just now catching up to the patch game. From my personal experience, Destiny players love to dish and bag on Bungie — it’s a common hobby in any cla

By | 2018-10-07T17:00:00+00:00 October 7th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alexander Ovechkin is becoming a World of Warships commander

I was fully prepared to take a pass on today's announcement of a "hockey legend" doing a promotional thing for the naval MMO World of Warships. Not that I have anything against World of Warships, or hockey, but "famous guy gets paid to say nice things" isn't generally the sort of story that triggers the news alarm. So basically what happens is, Ovi steps onto the ice in a World of Warships jersey, eyeballs the net like he's looking through a periscope, then makes a couple of warm-up shots. In al

By | 2018-10-03T00:39:55+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to check CPU and system speed after the vulnerability fixes

Teeth were gnashed even harder when the patches that Intel and AMD rolled out to fix these vulnerabilities were reported to decrease system performance. Get your storage drive fighting fitMeltdown and Spectre's fixes don't just impact CPU performance in a vacuum. Observe the difference, weep into handsThe differences in your numbers will vary from system to system. Probably, they represent a 3–15 percent decrease in performance with Meltdown and Spectre protection enabled, with your decompressin

By | 2018-09-11T01:10:26+00:00 September 11th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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