Ok. Here it goes… The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has completed and released their report regarding the huge 2017 data breach and information leak of Equifax, the world’s largest credit monitoring company, and yes, it’s equally as stupid and enraging as anyone with a functioning brain thought it was. Why? Because of the company’s sheer laziness and arrogance, they failed to install a simple, basic security patch to their database that would’ve prevented the data breach. DEAR. FREAKING. GOD! When anyone complains about updating their computers or smart devices, remind them of this.Continue reading “Oh Equifax…Y’all Sooooo Dumb, Dumb, Dumb, Dumb, DUMB; it’s Maddening…”
Rockstar Games is removing a number of songs in Grand Theft Auto IV due to music licensing issues, as a pretty-large patch for the game started to go live this past weekend, resulting in eliminating A LOT of songs across all the radio stations. For example, the Vladivostok FM station was predicted to be particularly hard hit, and that turns out to be very true. In the place of some of the missing tracks, Rockstar will add a few more newer, lesser-known Russian songs, mostly by Seryoga. Continue reading “Due To Expired Music Rights, Rockstar Pulls David Bowie And More From ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’”
Over at the Sea of Thieves subreddit, where Rare — the game’s developer — have been taking feedback and suggestions from the game’s community, someone asked Rare for a day one patch. While games receiving day one patches is a (sometimes unfortunate) normal thing nowadays to iron out some issues and add features upon a game’s release, this was something VERY different. Reddit user Jefabell wasn’t requesting an update to fix the game, but an actual patch with the number one on it for people’s game avatars to wear. So, Rare took the suggestion and made it a reality. Oh dear God; what have we done? Continue reading “‘Sea of Thieves’ Gets a LITERAL Day One Patch; We See You, Rare…”
For the past several days, there has been genuine concern about Java’s state of security. And why, you ask? There was this whole vulnerability thing that affected close to a billion computers, and even Apple went as far as to removing any and all Java plugins from its OSX web browsers. Apparently, the message got sent to some higher-ups in the country, as now even the Department of Homeland Security has delivered a special message to the public, and I paraphrase as it would sound in come summer action blockbuster film: “SHUT IT DOWN; SHUT JAVA DOWN, NOW”! Continue reading “Wow. Even Homeland Security Wants You to Disable Java…”
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Raise you hands if you remember Atari’s 16-bit handheld video game system, the Lynx. Anyone? Hello? Anyone? Oh, ok, good; seven people! Just kidding, but while the Atari Lynx was unable to compete successfully with Nintendo’s Game Boy or even Sega’s Game Gear, it’s most notable feature (undoubtedly) is its ambidextrous layout, allowing switchable right-handed/left-handed control configuration, which has pretty awesome. I haven’t heard much of a big deal about game controls/controllers for my left-handed gamers (though I’m sure many, many exist in any options menu of any first-person shooter) on the other end of the spectrum, but a new patch for the PS Vita game Resistance: Burning Skies will allow an option to utilized left-handed controls. Continue reading “Holy Lynx for Lefties! Resistance: Burning Skies Patch adds Left Handed Controls!”