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  • OVERKILL begin updating PAYDAY 2 again with a patch and new DLCs out now

    PAYDAY 2 development is officially back on and OVERKILL have today released an update with some free content, plus new DLC.

    This latest update brings some more customization options into the game, with a new Outfits system. In the Armour menu, there's now a new tab where you can change your clothes. They also threw in a few for everyone including: Tactical BDU, Raincoat, Scrubs, Winter Camo Parka, Tuxedo and a Murkywater Uniform.

  • Alwa's Legacy the successor to Alwa's Awakening announced with a Kickstarter campaign

    Alwa's Awakening was released back in 2017 to some rather good reviews, so Elden Pixels are back with the successor Alwa's Legacy.

    Much like the first game, it's a 2D action adventure. This time though, it's slightly less retro looking with much improved visuals. Still pixel art but they're combining this with plenty of modern effects. In Alwa's Legacy, there's no exact path you have to follow as it's a non-linear adventure, one that they say rewards your exploration. Just like their first game, Alwa's Legacy will also support Linux with a release planned on both Steam and GOG.

  • City-building builder Kingdoms and Castles expands again with new buildings and resources

    As the small team behind the excellent city-builder Kingdoms and Castles work towards adding in rival AI, they've released another meaty update.

    In this update they've introduced a Fish resource to give you a chance at getting more food, along with a Fishing Hut and Fishmonger so you have a full production chain. Apples are now their own unique resource, instead of magically turning into grain when stored in the Granary so they added the Produce Storage building to keep them fresh. Your peasants also now need to eat Apples on top of other food types to get max health.

  • AMD announce their third-gen Threadripper processors and a 16 core flagship Ryzen 9

    Today, AMD announced when you will be able to get your hands on their third-generation Threadripper processors if you're after a crazy amount of cores. On top of a new 16 core flagship Ryzen 9.

    First up, we have the third-generation Threadripper on the also new sTRX4 socket if you've got plenty of cash and you want a serious upgrade. AMD said that while the pin count is the same as the previous generation Threadripper, "the mapping of those pins to voltage or data will be different this time 'round" so you cannot use a third-gen Threadripper in an older socket or a previous generation in the new sTRX4 socket.

  • Christopher Allan Webber: Terminal Phase: building a space shooter that runs in your terminal

    Well it's most of one, anyway. It's a prototype that I built as a test program for Spritely Goblins.

    I've satisfied the technical needs I had in building the program; I might still finish it as a game, and it's close enough where making a satisfying game rather than just a short demo is super feasible, but I've decided to see whether or not there's actually enough interest in that at all by leaving that as a milestone on my Patreon. (We're actually getting quite close to meeting it... would be cool if it happened!)

    But what am I, a person who is mostly known for work on a federated social web protocol, doing making a game demo, especially for a singleplayer game? Was it just for fun? It turns out it has more to do with my long term plans for the federated social web than it may appear.

    And while it would be cool to get something out there that I would be proud of for its entertainment value, in the meanwhile the most interesting aspects of this demo to me are actually the technical ones. I thought I'd walk through what those are in this post, because in a sense it's a preview of some of the stuff ahead in Spritely. (Now that I've written most of this post, I have to add the forewarning that this blogpost wanders a lot, but I hope all the paths it goes down are sufficiently interesting.)

AMD Details 3rd Gen Threadripper, Ryzen 9 3950X...

  • AMD Details 3rd Gen Threadripper, Ryzen 9 3950X + Their New $49 USD CPU

    Pardon this brief article today as somewhat on paternity leave this week, but for the 25 November launch day will be all the interesting Linux-isms to talk about compatibility and performance. Being detailed today is the Ryzen 9 3950X, the first of the 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors, and even a new budget Athlon desktop processor.

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