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Games: Adapt or Perish, Axis & Allies Online, Total War: THREE KINGDOMS and Pygame

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  • Adapt or Perish, the open world customizable RTS is now out

    Adapt or Perish, the latest game from Phr00t's Software is officially out today. It's an open world RTS with a huge amount of customization thanks to your ability to design your own units.

  • Beamdog have announced Axis & Allies Online, an official adaptation of the tabletop classic

    Beamdog have just announced their latest game, Axis & Allies Online [Official Site], an official adaptation of the tabletop classic and it's coming to Linux.

    Awesome news, since Beamdog have supported Linux well with their previous games like Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition and more.

  • Total War: THREE KINGDOMS has been delayed

    While we know that Total War: THREE KINGDOMS is coming to Linux thanks to a port from Feral Interactive, it's not clear when and now it's been delayed.

    Originally confirmed for Linux back in September of last year, where they said it would be available "shortly after" the Windows version. The Total War team has today announced that the Windows version has now moved to release on May 23rd, so we're in for a longer wait.

  • Create the player animation

    Hello and welcome back, in this chapter we will create a method which will accept either an x increment or y increment from the game manager object that accepts those increments from the main pygame file when the user presses on the up, down, left or the right arrow key on the keyboard. We will not make the player moves yet in this chapter but just animate that player object, we will make the player moves in the next chapter. There are three files that we need to edit here. First is the player sprite class, we will add in the set x and set y method which will later use to animate the player object.

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Variscite unveils two i.MX8 QuadMax modules

Variscite announced Linux-powered “VAR-SOM-MX8” and “SPEAR-MX8” modules with an up to an i.MX8 QuadMax SoC plus up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC. It also previewed a VAR-SOM-6UL COM. At Embedded World next week in Nuremberg, Germany, Variscite will showcase its Linux and Android driven i.MX8-family computer-on-modules, including new VAR-SOM-MX8 and SPEAR-MX8 modules that feature NXP’s highest-end i.MX8 SoC up to a QuadMax model (see farther below). We have already covered most of the other showcased products, including the 14nm fabricated, quad -A53 i.MX8M Mini based DART-MX8M-Mini. When we covered the DART-MX8M-Mini in September, Variscite didn’t have an image or product page, but both are now available here Read more

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Programming: Developer Happiness, Rblpapi 0.3.8 and Python

  • Developer happiness: What you need to know
    A person needs the right tools for the job. There's nothing as frustrating as getting halfway through a car repair, for instance, only to discover you don't have the specialized tool you need to complete the job. The same concept applies to developers: you need the tools to do what you are best at, without disrupting your workflow with compliance and security needs, so you can produce code faster. Over half—51%, to be specific—of developers spend only one to four hours each day programming, according to ActiveState's recent Developer Survey 2018: Open Source Runtime Pains. In other words, the majority of developers spend less than half of their time coding. According to the survey, 50% of developers say security is one of their biggest concerns, but 67% of developers choose not to add a new language when coding because of the difficulties related to corporate policies.
  • Rblpapi 0.3.8: Keeping CRAN happy
    A minimal maintenance release of Rblpapi, now at version 0.3.9, arrived on CRAN earlier today. Rblpapi provides a direct interface between R and the Bloomberg Terminal via the C++ API provided by Bloomberg (but note that a valid Bloomberg license and installation is required). This is the ninth release since the package first appeared on CRAN in 2016. It accomodates a request by CRAN / R Core to cope with staged installs which will be a new feature of R 3.6.0. No other changes were made (besides updating a now-stale URL at Bloomberg in a few spots and other miniscule maintenance). However, a few other changes have been piling up at the GitHub repo so feel free to try that version too.
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