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Sunday, Jul 13, 2014

  

New Crytek Rumor: Homefront Director Resigns?

The stream of unconfirmed reports of internal turmoil at Crytek continues, as a new rumor on Kotaku says Homefront: The Revolution game director Hasit Zala has resigned from Crytek U.K., attributing this "to three people familiar with goings-on at the studio." According to one of their informants, it's been "a long time" since employees there have been paid. And one of their sources indicates this resignation leaves a power vacuum: "It creates a weird scenario as there are now no upper management," said a person connected to Crytek UK. "Everything is just continuing on a downwards spiral." They conclude saying Crytek declined to comment on this story, saying they've sent the German developer nearly a dozen requests for a response to these ongoing rumors over recent weeks. Thanks nin.

New AMD Catalyst Beta RC Driver

AMD now offers a new beta release candidate version 14.7 driver for AMD/ATI graphics cards running under Windows (thanks DSOGaming). Though a release candidate, these are still in beta, so all warnings about protective clothing and avoiding open flames should still apply. Here's word on what's new:

  • Includes all improvements found in the AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 RC driver
  • AMD ​CrossFire™ and AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics profile update for Plants vs. Zombies​​​
  • Assassin's Creed IV - improved CrossFire scaling (3840x2160 High Settings) up to 93%
  • Collaboration with AOC has identified non-standard display timings as the root cause of 60Hz SST flickering exhibited by the AOC U2868PQU panel on certain AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. A software workaround has been implemented in AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC driver to resolve the display timing issues with this display.
    • Users are further encouraged to obtain newer display firmware from AOC that will resolve flickering at its origin.
    • Users are additionally advised to utilize DisplayPort-certified cables to ensure the integrity of the DisplayPort data connection.​​​

Steam Top 10

The following list outlines the ten bestselling games on Valve's Steam service last week:

  1. Divinity: Original Sin
  2. DayZ
  3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  4. The Forest
  5. The Wolf Among Us
  6. Goat Simulator
  7. Spintires
  8. Left 4 Dead 2
  9. Rust
  10. Sniper Elite III

Sunday Patches

On Sale

  • Sakura Spirit on Steam. Save 25%. Thanks JDreyer.

Gatherings & Competitions

Sunday Consolidation

Sunday Mobilization

Sunday Metaverse

Sunday Tech Bits

Sunday Safety Dance

Sunday Legal Briefs

Hardware Reviews

etc.

Out of the Blue

Seeing reports of plans for today's World Cup final are a little scary, as they seem afraid of how Argentinean fans will react to either a victory or a loss, a Kobayashi Maru scenario worthy of Captain Kirk, as well a group therapy for an entire country. Here's hoping it's a good match and that cooler heads prevail regardless of the outcome.

Kicky Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Famous Sculptures Parodies.
Link: Watch Bill Murray’s lost film from 1984.
Story: Crystal doorknob causes fire destroying bedroom in £1.5m home. Thanks Boing Boing.
Science: British rocket scientist says he's designed a better saucepan. Thanks Slashdot.
Why We Evolved To Drink.
Media: MINECRAFT (Honest Game Trailers).
Deodorant Product Review Goes Wrong. Thanks nin.
Insane hail attack on Siberian beach. Thanks nin via Digg.
Video: Valet driver crashes expensive Lamborghini Gallardo. Thanks ViperFour.



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