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Saturday, Jul 31, 2021

Halo Infinite Spoilers Warning

A couple of tweets from Joseph Staten on Twitter have a warning from 343 Industries' campaign project lead on Halo Infinite. He cautions that the tech preview build that's now in the hands of some of the public contains data from the main campaign in the upcoming first-person shooter. So be careful about the possibility that there may be previews and other information appearing that could end up spoiling the game for you:
Hey folks, heads up: we unintentionally included a small number of #HaloInfinite campaign files in the tech preview build. Unfortunately, these files contain spoilers.

Leaks like this are painful for the dev team and can ruin the campaign experience for everyone. So please, keep you eyes peeled for spoilers and don't spread them if you see them.

The Ascent Getting Steam Features on Gamepass

Apparently the Xbox Game Pass edition of The Ascent does not include the ray tracing and DLSS support found in the Steam edition of the just released first-person shooter (thanks Eurogamer). This tweet from Neon Giant is an example of a few where the developer responds to the situation. Word is this is being worked on. It may take a bit longer, as there is a different build process involved, so it's more than just switching storefronts:
We are working with our partners on adressing this as soon as we can! Build processes are different for the two versions, not just a storefront swap.

Op Ed

  • IGN - Former Blizzard Developer and ArenaNet, Undead Labs Founder: "We Need Unionization."
    "During my 25 years working alongside talented developers, I’ve heard hundreds of profoundly disturbing stories about their industry experiences. I’ve also seen this cycle repeat itself numerous times, across multiple companies throughout our industry. There has certainly been some positive change, and I do believe many developers and publishers — even large ones — are working in good faith to improve. But those efforts, while commendable, can’t address the chronic issues in our industry systemically. In order to do that, game industry employees need advocacy and representation.

    We need unionization."

Out of the Blue

There are a couple of trees overturned into the water of the pond behind our townhouse, including the one right next to us I mentioned recently. Oddly, is the snapping turtle that lives in the pond has shown a penchant for climbing onto the parts of these toppled trees that stick out of the water. He's out there right now on his favorite such perch as happy as a clam. We had snapping turtles in the lake near my summer camp, and none of them ever seemed interested in climbing out of the water like this. I guess some of us just enjoy a good sunbath.

Shell of a Round-up
Thanks Ant and Neutronbeam.

Brunch Link

Science
Thanks Max.

Media
Thanks The Flying Penguin.

The Funnies

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