This week in games: Overwatch gets a server browser, Project Cars 2 targets 12K and more

Project Cars 2

More Kickstarter news this week. Can you believe it? Last week I joked about a renaissance but now I’m pretty sure it’s actually happening.

That, plus Overwatch gets a server browser, South Park delays a second time, a bevy of launch trailers and announcement trailers and trailer trailers, and Project Cars 2 talks about supporting 12K resolutions. Mmmm, that’s a lot of pixels.

This is gaming news for February 6 through 10.

St2sis

Another chance for me to talk about Stasis? Excellent. If you don’t know, Stasis is the best horror game you (probably) didn’t play in 2015. An isometric horror game in the vein of the classic Sanitarium, Stasis is some excellent derelict space ship sci-fi.

And now the developers are working on a follow-up, titled Beautiful Desolation. Like PC Gamer, I apparently missed word on this in January, but there’s a Kickstarter campaign and everything. I’m not a huge fan of the name, but I am a huge fan of the art on display so far, and fervently hope it reaches its funding goal.

Tormented Bards

Let’s keep on the crowdfunding theme for a second and talk about inXile. The studio released details on both the upcomingTorment: Tides of Numenera and the slightly-less-upcoming Bard’s Tale IV this week, with a look at Torment’s story and Bard’s Tale’s combat. Here’s Torment:

And Bard’s Tale:

Finish the fight

Halo Wars 2 launches next week, at least for Ultimate Edition buyers. Will it be good? No idea, but it sure does have some beautiful cinematics.

Live to serve

It’s not the sexiest update, but Overwatch is getting a server browser to complement its bevy of matchmaking systems. Want to play a custom game with friends? You can finally—nine months after release—do so.

Project C2RS

I’d sort-of forgotten that Slightly Mad Studios has been working on Project Cars 2. Hard to forget, given the stink people made when the sequel was originally announced, coming as it did mere months after the release of the original. But regardless, I’d forgotten.

There’s video now though—gorgeous video. Also, support for 12K resolutions (12K!) and more. Time to upgrade your graphics card, sim racers.

More-za

Speaking of racing games…well, actually no. The big news this week is that Playground Games, developer of the beloved Forza Horizon series, is working on a new game—and it’s not a racing game. According to GamesIndustry.biz , Playground is opening a second studio and branching out into a new genre, in addition to (presumably) the 2018 Forza Horizon game.

If this mythical second project ends up even half as good as Forza Horizon, we’re in for a treat.

South Park: Still Not Whole

Bad news, South Park fans: Latest game The Fractured But Whole has been delayed yet again, this time to a rather ambiguous “sometime this year.” That’s the second delay for the superhero-themed sequel, which was originally supposed to arrive in December and then was pushed to early 2017. Now? Well, we’ll see.

Cue the Miyamoto quote about a bad game being bad forever, and et cetera.

Siege lifted

Ubisoft’s doing just okay with-or-without South Park though, I imagine. Case in point: Rainbow Six Siege is still humming along, still 2015’s best shooter, and just about to start its second season of DLC characters and maps. You’ll get four minutes of that below, with a look at the new “Velvet Shell” operators and Coastline map.

Oh, and Ubisoft also brought back the Rainbow Six Siege Starter Edition. For $15 you get the game and access to four operators, with a whole lot of grinding if you want to unlock the rest—or you try it, enjoy it, and buy the full game (maybe when it goes on sale?) to continue as normal. Your call.

Wild

Okay, more Ubisoft news. Ghost Recon: Wildlands is set to release in March. Ubisoft’s continued its tradition of “Silly Live-Action Trailers” for this one—except this time they’ve made a whole live-action movie. There’s a teaser below. Go microwave some popcorn. I’ll wait.

source”cnbc”

FBI chief says Guccifer lied about hacking into Clinton’s email server

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A Romanian hacker’s claim that he broke into Hillary Clinton’s private email server in 2013 was a lie, according to the FBI.

Marcel Lehel Lazar, also known as Guccifer, has boasted about the breach to various media outlets, saying in May that it had been “easy.”

But on Thursday, FBI director James Comey said that Lazar, who is now in U.S. custody, has admitted the claim was false.

“He admitted that was a lie,” Comey said during a congressional hearing on Clinton’s use of her own private email server.

Lazar, originally from Romania, was extradited to the U.S. and is awaiting sentencing for breaking into the email and social media accounts of various U.S. officials as well as a member of the Bush family.

He has also claimed credit for hacking an email account belonging to an advisor of Clinton named Sidney Blumenthal. Emails from that account were leaked in 2013, providing evidence that Clinton had been using a private email server during her time as U.S. secretary of state.

Only two years later did details of Clinton’s email server became front page news, leading to an FBI investigation.

Lazar was arrested in Romania in 2014 and claimed he had breached Clinton’s email server on two occasions. Clinton has always denied there was a breach.

Earlier this week, when the FBI wrapped up its investigation of Clinton’s email use,Comey said her actions had been “extremely careless,” but that he had found no grounds to bring charges against her. Comey said it was impossible to rule out that the system might have been hacked, however.

There were “unsuccessful attempts” to hack Clinton’s email server, he said Thursday, but he declined to elaborate, citing national security concerns.

[“source-gsmarena”]

Android receives patches for severe flaws in hardware drivers and media server

Google has fixed more than 30 vulnerabilities in Android.

The June batch of Android security patches addresses almost two dozen vulnerabilities in system drivers fornumerous hardware additives from several chipset makers.

the most important number of essential and excessive severity flaws had been patched in the Qualcomm video driving force, sound driving force, GPU motive force, c084d04ddacadd4b971ae3d98fecfb2a driving force, and digicam motive force. a number of those privilege escalation vulnerabilities should permitmalicious packages to execute malicious code in the kernel leading to a everlasting device compromise.

similar excessiverisk flaws have been wi-fixed in the Broadcom c084d04ddacadd4b971ae3d98fecfb2adriver, NVIDIA camera motive force, and MediaTek strength management motive force. thesevulnerabilities can supply everyday applications get entry to to privileges or system settings that theyshouldn’t have. In a few cases, the issues allow kernel code execution, however handiest if the attacker compromises a one of a kind carrier wirelessrst to speak with the prone driving force.

those flaws are a warning that chipset makers must placed greater attempt into checking out their code, which typically includes drivers that run inside the most privileged areas of the OS.

similarly to wi-fisolving 21 vulnerabilities in device drivers for numerous hardware additives fromnumerous chipset makers, Google wireless more than a dozen flaws in the mediaserver thing.

One crucial, 12 highchance and one moderate flaw had been wi-fixed in mediaserver, a element that handles audio and video report processing on Android. Google has been working wi-ficult to reinforcemediaserver for the past yr.

One crucial vulnerability changed into patched in libwebm, that may permit applications to execute codewithin the context of the mediaserver process that has unique privileges.

further, a excessivechance flaw become constantwireless inside the SD card emulation layer, amoderate one inside the Framework UI, and one inside the activity supervisor.

Google released updated Android wi-firmware photographs and over-the-air updates Monday for its supported Nexus devices: Nexus wi-fi, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and Nexus 6P. The agency has alsonotiwirelessed device manufacturers about these issues on may 2 that allows you to prepare their very own wirelessrmware updates.

The patches might be launched to the Android Open supply venture (AOSP) over the following 48 hoursso that networkdeveloped Android wi-firmware and different tasks that depend on the AOSP code canintegrate them.

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