Digging for DNS answers on Linux

Dig is a powerful and flexible tool for interrogating DNS name servers. It performs DNS lookups and displays the answers that are returned from the name servers that were involved in the process along with details related to the search. System and DNS administrators often use dig to help troubleshoot DNS problems. In this post, we’ll take a deep dive into how it works and see what it can tell us.To get started, it’s helpful to have a good mental image of how DNS or domain name system works. It’s a critical part of the global Internet because it provides a way to look up and, thereby, connect with servers around the world. You can think of it as the Internet’s address book and any system that is properly connected to the Internet should be able to use it to look up the IP address of any properly registered server.To read this article in full, please click here …

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Seven Thoughts On Madden 21’s Trailer Reveal

Click here to watch embedded media Publisher: EA Sports Developer: EA Tiburon Release: August 28, 2020 Rating: Everyone Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC Madden NFL 21 cover star and NFL 2019 MVP Lamar Jackson lit up the league last year, and some of his talents can be seen in the new reveal trailer for the game, which comes out on August 28 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) and later in the year for the next-gen systems. The action-packed trailer highlights some new features, and also raises questions for the gameplay as well as the rest of the title’s modes. Super Stick Skills The trailer calls out both the Ball Carrier Skill Stick and new pass-rush controls, and then proceeds to show some new examples of animations flowing in and out of each other. The implication is that users will have more control in these situations, whether its a swim move past a tackle or a quick duck under an arm tackle. The series hasn’t always picked the right animation for the situation, so if there was more user control for some of these moves, hopefully it would lead to better gameplay outcomes. Where is Franchise Mode? The game’s debut trailer and press release don’t focus on Connected Careers, the series’ franchise mode. Make no mistake, there will be additions to it, but to what extent? Franchise fans have not been well served in recent years, and the mode needs a full refresh for all its parts, from scouting, to free agency, to drafting, and beyond. There’s almost zero chance we see a top-to-bottom overhaul, but big changes need to be made somewhere. Nailing Ultimate Team Gameplay Clamping down on metas and money plays seems to be a near impossible task given the sheer amount of player cards and abilities (more on this below) in the mode, but at a minimum the overall gameplay wonkiness that can invade the mode needs to be cleaned up, particularly if there are going to be more ball carrier and defensive moves. In the spring, Raidel “Joke” Brito won Madden Bowl using a punter as a QB and calling only running plays (it was in salary cap mode, which played into his overall player selection strategy), which speaks to this year’s meta as well as the need for more gameplay balance. How Strong Are Superstar Abilities? As expected, superstar abilities in Ultimate Team became a lightning rod for the mode and gameplay in general. While they allowed superstar players to perform better than regular Joe pros, as should be the case, they produced their own meta as some, like Escape Artist for QBs, became must-haves. Madden NFL 21 is introducing 50 new superstar X-factor abilities, and needless to say, how they are all balanced is going to have a big influence on how the game plays. Versatility In Face of The Franchise: Rise To Fame Can Only Be The Beginning The game’s press release mentions an expansion for the player…

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How to loop forever in bash on Linux

There are a number of ways to loop forever (or until you decide to stop) on Linux and you can do this on the command line or within scripts.The for and while commands make the job quite easy. There are only a few things to keep in mind with respect to syntax and tactics.[ Also see Invaluable tips and tricks for troubleshooting Linux. ]
Using while
One of the easiest forever-loops involves using the while command followed by the condition “true”. You don’t have to bother with logic like while [ 1 -eq 1 ] or similar tests. The while true test means the loop will run until you stop it with CTRL-C, close the terminal window or log out. Here’s an example:To read this article in full, please click here …

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COVID-19 fallout: Q1 enterprise data center sales dip, but public cloud grows

This should come as no surprise, but spending on data-center hardware and software dipped in Q1 and cloud sales grew, but neither as much as you would think.Q1 figures from Synergy Research Group show that spending on enterprise software and hardware shrank globally by a modest 2% year on year to $35.8 billion, with the biggest non-cloud players, such as Microsoft, Dell, HPE, Cisco and VMware, down 4%.[Get regularly scheduled insights by signing up for Network World newsletters.]
When it comes to public cloud infrastructure, sales rose 3% to $9.66 billion year on year. The top vendors were Chinese ODMs that hyperscalers like: Dell, Microsoft, Inspur and Cisco.To read this article in full, please click here …

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The Story Of Seasons: Friends Of Mineral Town Remake Is Coming To PC And Switch

This past weekend, Xseed made a big announcement for fans of the Story of Seasons series, best known as Bokujo Monogatari in Japan. For the first time, the franchise will hit PC, and it’s all happening next month with a remake of the 2003 Gameboy Advance game, Friends of Mineral Town.  The remake goes beyond graphical enhancements and new character designs, with Xseed promising updated systems and a completely new translation. Expect all the farming standbys that we all can’t seem to get enough of: taking care of livestock, watering plants, and adopting pets. You choose from one of four characters to embody as you find your way to success on the farm and in the land of love. You can watch the trailer below for more details.  Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town launches on July 14 for both PC and Nintendo Switch.  Click here to watch embedded media

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Mei Comes To Heroes of the Storm

PTR patch notes for Blizzard’s MOBA Heroes of the Storm went live today, revealing that Overwatch hero Mei is on her way to do battle alongside the denizens of Diablo, the warriors of Warcraft, and many other Blizzard legends. Overwatch has brought a handful of heroes to the field in previous releases, so Mei coming over isn’t entirely unexpected. Mei can throw blinding snowballs, create blizzards, and slide on ice! With her ultimate ability, she can create a massive rolling snowball to roll up and stun enemy heroes or create a huge ice wall. Alongside Mei comes a new Nexus Anomaly that deals with the weather, so it’s perfect for Mei’s debut. Each battleground has weather events that last several minutes and occur periodically over the course of a game, like flurries, rain, and fog! Rain storms bestow lightning shields, flurries give players snow shields, and mists let players hide! Check out our review for Heroes of the Storm here.

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$280 Million From Video Games: Sebastian Knutsson | CryMor

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Take Your First Look At Star Wars: Squadrons

Click to watch embedded media Star Wars fans have long wanted another X-Wing game, and developer Motive Studios may be answering that call with Star Wars: Squadrons, a new dogfighting game that puts you in the cockpit of an X-Wing or TIE Fighter. Star Wars: Squadrons will release on October 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam, Epic Games Store, and Origin) with cross-platform support. The PlayStation 4 and PC versions can also be played in VR. Set after the Battle of Endor, Star Wars: Squadrons features both a multiplayer component and a single-player campaign. For the campaign, Motive is creating a new story that unfolds from the perspective of what the studio calls “two  customizable pilots,” one for the Republic’s Vanguard Squadron and another for the Empire’s Titan Squadron. The wingmates at your side are original characters. We don’t know who they are yet, but it appears you can get your first look at them in the screenshots below. Motive is also teasing cameos from known characters. Click image thumbnails to view larger version                                                                                                               The multiplayer component focuses on 5v5 dogfighting. We assume you’ll be able to select whichever “Wing” or “TIE” you want before taking to the skies. Motive has provided the framework for one of the multiplayer modes called Fleet Battles. Players begin a briefing room where skirmishes are planned and then take off to battle a rival team with the ultimate goal of destroying their flagship. These battles unfold from the first-person perspective, and also feature objectives. Some of the locations are new to Star Wars, including Galitan’s shattered moon and Yavin Prime’s gas giant. Playing multiplayer will reward you with experience points that eventually lead to ranks being earned, which in turn give you new weapons, engines, shields, and hulls. Customizable options are handed out to change the look of your pilot, ship exterior, and cockpit interior. I cannot wait to get my hands on Star Wars: Squadrons. As much as I enjoyed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, we don’t always need to be running around with a lightsaber. The space battles in Star Wars are equally as exciting. The X-Wing and Rogue Squadron games of old show us they can be just as much fun in video games.

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New Trailer Re-Introduces Mafia For Its Definitive Edition

Click here to watch embedded media Definitive editions for Mafia II and III have already been released, but the make-over for the original isn’t out until August 28 (PlayStation 4/Xbox One). A look at the remake’s new story trailer introducing protagonist Tommy Angelo shows why Mafia: Definitive Edition might be taking longer to come out than the others. The original came out in 2002, and the story trailer clearly shows the difference the update makes in the game’s cinematics in particular, having gone from the PlayStation 2/Xbox era to today’s systems. For more on the Mafia Definitive series, check out this primer for Everything You Need To Know about the series.

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Spy Thriller Operation: Tango Is All About Cooperative Play

Click here to watch embedded media Developer Clever Play wants you and your friend to team up as an agent and a hacker to save the world from evil forces in a spy thriller called Operation: Tango, slated to release in 2021 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. With both the hacker and agent working remotely on problems that help aid each other, communication between the two players is key, so much so that a microphone is required to play the game. In a post on PlayStation Blog, Clever Plays’ game director Mattieu Bégin outlines just how wildly different both player roles are, saying “creating Operation: Tango has been like building two games in one, crafting a deep experience and robust gameplay for an agent who is physically within each location as well as for a hacker who has access to the far reaches of a digital infrastructure, unique to the network at each location.” Operation: Tango pushes players to infiltrate enemy strongholds, hack computers, break into secured rooms, and navigate areas filled with enemies and turrets. Many of the solutions push players to solve puzzles. Clever Plays is hoping to keep the puzzles fresh as the game progresses. Bégin calls Operation: Tango a “feel-good spy-thriller adventure” that draws inspiration from Hollywood secret agent films. The trailer shows off plenty of the game’s style, but doesn’t give us a good look at how the hacker and agent roles meld. We don’t see many games that are built from the ground up to require cooperative play, which makes Operation: Tango quite intriguing.

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Fortnite’s End Of Season Event Happens Today

Fortnite has become known for hosting massive in-game events and huge seasonal shifts as part of its game-as-service structure, whether that’s blowing up the entire world, unveiling an upcoming movie trailer, or playing host to real-world musical talent. Today at 2 PM EST, the latest in-game seasonal end event is slated to occur, a mysterious device ready to activate. What will happen when it does? The only way to find out is to log in and participate/witness things live! Check out our review for Fortnite here.

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What To Expect From This Year’s Pokémon Go Fest

Pokémon Go Fest 2020 is a two-day event held on July 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in your timezone. In year’s past, Pokémon Go Fest took place in Chicago, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, developer Niantic is making this year’s festival a worldwide event, meaning you can be a part of it from anywhere, even in your house. For the first time, players attending the fest can play on both days. Tickets are available to everyone, and can be purchased within the game for $14.99. If you attended one of these fun gatherings in previous years, Niantic set up walking trails through parks that took you to different habitats to catch specific Pokémon, like ice-types in the tundra. Special Research missions were tied to these locations, which pushed you to walk all over the park as you moved from habitat to habitat. This year’s fest still includes habitats, but you don’t need to travel to them – they are going to come to you and will rotate every hour. Niantic says the Special Research for this year’s Fest will be a mix of habitat-based and general. As new habitats appear, you can catch 75 different Pokémon. Niantic hinted to me that one of them will be a new Mythical, likely appearing at the end of the Research quest. If this year’s selection of Pokémon plays out like in years past, expect to run into plenty of new Shiny variations as well. If you and your friends don’t live in the same city, state, or country, you have a new way of telling if they are playing the game. A new feature called Niantic Social will launch later this month in Pokémon Go, and will be added to Niantic’s other titles at a later date.  The beta of Niantic Social won’t offer much in terms of interaction, but allows you to see when other players are online. Niantic says more features will be added over time. Players will also be able to communicate with other players through Virtual Team Lounges. You’ll need to travel to a website for the Lounges, which hold giveaways, developer interaction, and updates on the festival. Through the game, you can also see how the entire Pokémon Go player base is progressing in the Fest’s Global Challenges. You can see the Global Challenge screen below:

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Ziggurat Interactive Acquires BloodRayne Franchise Alongside Other Majesco Properties

Ziggurat Interactive has purchased the rights to several game licenses previous owned by Majesco Entertainment. While BloodRayne is the headliner here, Ziggurat has also acquired the licenses to Advent Rising, Raze’s Hell, and Flip’s Twisted World. These acquisitions join Ziggurat’s catalog of more than 200 owned IPs. For BloodRayne in particular, Ziggurat Interactive is working with the original developer, Terminal Reality, to update the PC versions of the games to improve compatibility and enhance the experience. The publisher is also looking into ways to, “further explore and expand BloodRayne’s already rich universe.” BloodRayne debuted in 2002 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube. While the series is traditionally in the 3D hack-and-slash genre, the most recent entry, 2011’s BloodRayne: Betrayal, was a 2D sidescroller. The franchise also spawned several comics and theatrically released film starring Kristanna Loken, Michael Madsen, Michelle Rodriguez, and Ben Kingsley. Launched in late 2019, Ziggurat’s widespread plans to remaster, rework, and restore classic games from the ’80s, ’90s, and beyond was unveiled earlier this year. To this point, the company has announced plans for games like Forbidden Forest, Super Huey, and Deadly Dozen. The publisher also acquired several licenses from 3D0 earlier this year including Killing Time, Requiem: Avenging Angel, Uprising: Join or Die, and Captain Quazar. Ziggurat takes over publishing rights on titles it acquires and releases games on platforms like Steam and GOG.com.

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Potential First Look At Captain Marvel In Marvel’s Avengers

We knew Captain Marvel would be in Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Avengers game, but developer Crystal Dynamics hasn’t been revealed if she’s a playable character, and we also don’t know what she looks like. Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics recently released two screenshots of Kamala Khan’s home that people can use as backgrounds for video conferencing. The images seem fairly ordinary at first, but may actually be how we see Captain Marvel for the first time. Both shots highlight Khan’s appreciation of The Avengers team, but she’s also apparently a big fan of Captain Marvel. Her bedroom walls are lined with superhero posters, including two of Captain Marvel, which you can see above. The Captain Marvel art on the left is from an actual comic book cover, but the poster above her bed appears to be new, and of an in-game character model. Additionally, it appears to be Carol Danvers. Given what we know of the story and how the game begins, we doubt Captain Marvel will be a hero we are selecting from the outset of play, but there’s a chance she could be woven into the narrative as it unfolds. She could also be a character that comes later through DLC. What are you thoughts on the character design shown on the poster? Leave them in the comments section below.

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Persona 4 Golden Leaps From Vita To Steam And Is Available Now

Persona 4 originally released on PlayStation 2 in 2008, and then was revisited with new content on Vita in 2012. That enhanced version, called Persona 4 Golden, was just released by Atlus and Sega on PC through Steam, and will hopefully be the start of this series moving to PC and other platforms. The standard edition of Persona 4 Golden is selling for just $19.99. You can also pick up a deluxe edition that comes with a digital artbook and digital soundtrack for $24.99. In 2012, Game Informer’s Kimberley Wallace gave the Vita version of Persona 4 Golden a review score of 8.5 out of 10 and said its “greatest strength is that everything fits together seamlessly, from the connected battle and social aspects to the fresh changes. Newcomers are sure to find plenty to love, while series veterans can revisit fond memories and experience new content. This game still remains one of the best RPGs to date; don’t miss out on your second chance to experience it.” You can see the PC version in action in the trailer below: Click here to watch embedded media  

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The Game Informer Charity Stream For Justice

We at Game Informer want to use our platform for positive change, and we can’t think of a better way to accomplish that than by having some fun with the community and raising money for an awesome organization. Starting Monday, June 15, at 10 a.m. CT, we’ll be raising funds for The NAACP Empowerment Programs and helping those in our communities who need assistance with education, legal assistance, and more.  If you can’t make it for the stream but would still like to donate, you can do so here! As much as donating is a reward within itself, we want to sweeten the pot. The two community members who donate the most money will have the opportunity to make a digital appearance on either The Game Informer Show or Replay, respectively! So what will we be playing during the stream? 10 a.m. CT: Grand Theft Auto V Modded Let’s Play The day will start out with a silly Let’s Play set in the modded world of Grand Theft Auto V. Leo and I will be exploring the creative creations in the GTA mod community and having a blast doing so. 11:30 a.m. CT: Best of E3 Segment From there, we will move onto the Best of E3 Segment, where editors have picked some of their favorite moments from past trade shows to highlight and reminisce about. 1:00 p.m. CT: Playing Mario Kart 8 with the GI Community Community members looking to school us in Mario Kart 8 on Switch can join our lobby now! All you have to do is boot up the game and enter the online play section. From there the GI’s Charity Stream lobby can be found by searching the code 2660-6979-2299 under the “Search By Code” option in the online menus. You won’t be able to start playing until the day of the stream, but can reserve your spot when the time comes! 2:30 p.m. CT: Jackbox After Mario Kart, the editors will hop on their phones and play rounds of everyone’s favorite party game! 4:00 p.m. CT: Super Replay – Portal We are so excited about every portion of the day’s schedule, but we saved the best for last. To end the show, we will be bringing back Super Replay! Andrew Reiner, a group of rotating editors, and me will be playing through the original Portal to end the day and bring back a GI community favorite. We’ll be going live on YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, Twitter, and Facebook, so be sure to join us for all the fun on Monday. We can’t thank you enough for the support and we hope to see you in the chat!  

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Vanillaware’s 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Hits North America This Fall

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim has been well received in its home territory of Japan, where it’s been cited for its compelling mix of visual novel-style adventure narrative interjected with strategic battles that feature giant mech units. The game now has a release date here in North America; players can look forward to more of Vanillaware’s lush visual stylings when 13 Sentinels arrives for PlayStation 4 on September 8. 13 Sentinels features the same hand-drawn aesthetic that has so entranced its fans over the years, but now set in a modern-day setting, where time travel and high technology tell the stories of 13 distinct individuals. Players can play through the arcs of these characters in an order of their choosing, and find out how the stories all intertwine across decades of storytelling. In addition, you acquire and pilot a mech in order to fight attacking kaiju, which is depicted through a top-down tactical combat map that shows off the entire surrounding city.   One disappointing note from Atlus’ announcement is that, due to COVID-19 and the resulting effect on production schedules, 13 Sentinels will only include Japanese VO at launch. The publisher has promised English VO as a patch, at an indeterminate time after launch. Atlus shared a trailer for the game, which offers a clear look at the 13 main characters. Check that video out below. Click here to watch embedded media  
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Report: AT&T Looking To Sell Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

AT&T is shopping Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the gaming division of WarnerMedia, to several video game publishers according to a report from CNBC. The gaming unit of Warner could fetch a price of $4 billion for whatever company ends up purchasing it, with potential interested parties including Take-Two Interactive, Electronic Arts, and Activision Blizzard. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is comprised of developers such as NetherRealm Studios (Mortal Kombat, Injustice), Rocksteady Studios (Batman: Arkham), Monolith Productions (Shadow of Mordor, Shadow of War), TT Games (Lego franchise), Avalanche Software (Disney Infinity), and several WB studios around North America. The gaming unit also works with licenses such as Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Cars. According to the report, since many of the licenses under the gaming unit, such as Game of Thrones and Harry Potter, are intellectual properties owned by Warner, the deal might feature some sort of commercial-licensing agreement where AT&T would receive part of the revenue from these IPs.  This news comes following an executive shuffling at Warner and AT&T, as the former WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey readies to take over as CEO of AT&T on July 1, while former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar stepped into Stankey’s role as CEO of WarnerMedia on May 1. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s most recent major release was Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath from NetherRealm Studios, which launched on May 26. [Source: CNBC]

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BrandPost: Shared Responsibility for Cloud Security: What You Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic changed business practices worldwide. The traditional workplace transformed; for many, the “new norm” is now a home office and a virtual workplace with employees holding meetings via video teleconferencing tools and communicating through email and applications like Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Google Hangouts. The cloud is busier than ever, making cloud security more important than ever.In the public cloud, there’s a shared responsibility between the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) and the user (you). Security for things like data classification, network controls, and physical security need clear owners. The division of these responsibilities is known as the shared responsibility model for cloud security. Check out this chart to see where the responsibilities lie within different cloud environments.To read this article in full, please click here …

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Replay – Demon’s Souls

Click to watch embedded media Demon’s Souls is a brutally challenging PlayStation 3 game developed by From Software. Released in 2009, director Hidetaka Miyazaki took a huge risk with this game, which favored player discovery over clear communication of what should be done next, or even how to hurt an enemy. That freedom was embraced by the player base, and the formula From Software established became the foundation for an entire genre of games. In this episode of Replay, we take a look back at this classic game, and also discuss it’s future, as it will soon be re-released on PlayStation 5. Join Alex Stadnik, Dan Tack (Game Informer’s “Souls” expert, and me for an hour-long dive into the opening moments of this game. We’ll be going live at 2 p.m. CT, so be sure to come join us in the chat. If you can’t get enough of our live shows, remember to subscribe on YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, Twitter, and Facebook to get notified when we go live each week!

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BrandPost: Verizon DBIR: Ransomware and the Public Sector

Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) provides an annual analysis of security incidents and data breaches. The information and analysis are categorized by sector. Public sector organizations are key contributors to the report each year.The report highlights that “the Public Administration sector is an illustration of what good partner visibility into an industry looks like. The bulk of our data in this vertical comes from partners inside the United States federal government who have a finger on the pulse of data breaches inside Public Administration.”The 2020 DBIR found that ransomware continues to be a top cyber-attack and that this type of attack disproportionately affects the public administration sector (60% of malware vs. 27% of malware in all sectors). Fortunately, it’s possible to limit the success of ransomware attacks through good cyber hygiene and defensive strategies.To read this article in full, please click here …

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Sims Players Hold Virtual Black Lives Matter Rally

The past couple weeks have been a whirlwind of justified fury at police, who have taken the lives of George Floyd and so many others. Crowds of protesters have hit the streets every day and night all across the country. But that’s not an option for everybody. With this in mind, Sims modder and streamer Ebonix kicked…Read more……

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EA Could Tease Its New Star Wars Flight Game Soon

A few months back, a new EA Motive project called Star Wars: Project Maverick leaked online. This title looks to be a “smaller, more unusual project,” and is likely a new space flight combat game. A recent, second leak on the Xbox website has now revealed that the title is called Star Wars: Squadrons and that EA could start teasing the title soon. According to the leak, Squadrons features a single-player campaign, but a bigger focus is on multiplayer. The game should be coming to consoles and PC sometime this fall.  Some of this isn’t surprising since the EA Play event is scheduled for June 18, so we’ll likely get a good look at this new game starting next week. [Source: VentureBeat]

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Sony Says PlayStation 5’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is An Expansion, Not A Sequel

Update: Spider-Man: Miles Morales developer Insomniac has sent out a tweet further muddying the question of what the PlayStation 5 game is or isn’t. The developer adds the game is a “standalone” title, not just a DLC expansion to the 2018 Spider-Man title. However, Insomniac’s comments don’t necessarily refute or completely clear up executive vice president Rutter’s earlier comment.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the next adventure in the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe. We will reveal more about this standalone game at a future date. #MilesMoralesPS5 pic.twitter.com/GOTAvNhUaF
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) June 12, 2020 [Source: Insomniac] Original Story: Spider-Man: Miles Morales was front and center in Sony’s grand unveiling of PlayStation 5 titles yesterday, but new context has thrown a little cold water on the otherwise spectacular reveal. Simon Rutter, EVP head of Europe business operations at PlayStation, is carefully not characterizing the title as a direct sequel to Insomniac’s 2018 PlayStation 4 game. “I guess you could call it an expansion and an enhancement to the previous game,” Rutter told The Telegraph. “There’s a substantial Miles Morales component – which is the expansion element – but also within the game as well there’s been major enhancements to the game and the game engine, obviously deploying some of the major PS5 technology and features.” Even with Rutter’s clarification regarding the title, what exactly the game is remains unclear. Expansion titles can still be satisfying, but as a game showcasing a new system, players would rather it feel like a step forward and not a step to the side – as is the case with many expansions. A PS5 game building off of an already-great experience is welcome, but that Rutter felt it necessary to define it as an expansion is an important distinction. [Source: The Telegraph via Eurogamer]

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Minecraft Dungeons Gameplay – Livestream Walkthrough Part 2

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● Twitter – http://twitter.com/allgamingblog What is Minecraft Dungeons? Fight your way through an all-new action-adventure game, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe! Brave the dungeons alone, or team up with friends! Up to four players can battle together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels – all in an epic quest to save the villagers and take down the evil Arch-Illager! Discover a trove of powerful new weapons and items that will help you defeat ruthless swarms of new-and-nasty mobs. Fight or flee through canyons, swamps and – of course – mines! Any adventurer brave or foolish enough to explore this blocky and beautiful world will need to come prepared. So quickly, gear up! Dungeon Creeper! Battle new-and-nasty mobs in this all-new action-adventure, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers.
Multiplayer! Up to four players can team up and fight together in co-op mode.
Power Up! Unlock dozens of unique items and weapon enchantments for devastating special attacks.
Options! Personalize your character, then fight up-close and personal with melee swings, hang back with ranged attacks, or tank your way through swarms of mobs, shielded by heavy armour!
Epicness! Explore treasure-stuffed levels in a quest to take down the evil Arch-Illager! If you liked this video, please check out some of my other. I play all kinds of games, old and new, you might enjoy my other content.
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The Last Of Us Part II Review – A Perfect Circle

Click here to watch embedded media Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Developer: Naughty Dog Release: June 19, 2020 Reviewed on: PlayStation 4 There are many things about human nature we struggle against. We see what we want to see. We acquire our beliefs and perspectives from the people and the world around us. And sometimes, in order to see, we must be shown. The Last of Us Part II illuminates many complicated and difficult facets of humanity – a journey that tackles empathy, anger, and how we are defined by those around us. These philosophical considerations can be uncomfortable to wrestle with, but Naughty Dog conveys them with careful nuance and unflinching emotion, creating a narrative masterpiece with a unique power few games have ever achieved. The story opens with a conversation about how the first game ended – about what Joel did at the Firefly hospital, and the lie he told Ellie about it. That exchange lays the foundation for the current state of their complicated relationship, which players come to understand even more deeply as the story continues. Holed up in an encampment in Jackson, Wyoming, Ellie and Joel are trying to come to terms with the consequences of their previous actions, and the world continues to suffer from the chaos of the infection that has transformed mankind and ravaged civilization. Click here to watch embedded media The Last of Us Part II is defined by its story at every turn, and Naughty Dog masterfully weaves its themes in at every level. It depicts the raw violence that Ellie uses to navigate this harsh world, and that violence feeds into pivotal plot points during her quest for revenge. Yes, you kill many humans and Infected along the way, but the accumulated effect of Ellie’s fury weighs on you over time. Even as you clear an area of hostile guards, you question your own role in the brutality. The people you assassinate have names, and you can overhear them talking about their loved ones as you sneak up on them. Though it’s difficult to say that this is “fun,” the way The Last of Us Part II forges this level of investment and immersion is one of its greatest strengths. The chaotic, post-apocalyptic overlay creates the perfect opportunity for different factions to vie for power. In addition to the zombie-like Infected, you also fight the militarized WLF and the technology-averse Seraphites. You deal with all these groups in intense encounters that blend sneaking and shooting in varied and unpredictable ways. Ellie’s increased agility lets you jump, crawl, and vault through areas and take advantage of verticality, but the biggest improvement to combat is the way the world pushes you to play. Stealth is always rewarded, and you can control the battlefield with clever use of your resources, especially in the larger environments. I knew I made a mistake when I died, and I felt satisfaction when I skillfully handled a situation….

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Dell launches servers for HPC and AI with updated VMware software

Dell Technologies launched two servers for high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) that include an updated version of VMware’s virtualization software and are available through Dell’s On Demand flexible consumption model.First up is the Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI: GPU-as-a-Service. Yes, that is its full title. This server offers virtual GPU pools by leveraging VMware vSphere 7 with Bitfusion. Bitfusion is a hardware virtualization technology VMware acquired last year. The new Ampere architecture from Nvidia supports GPU partitioning but the older generations did not, which is where Bitfusion comes in.To read this article in full, please click here …

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