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Sunday, Apr 02, 2023

More Last of Us: Part I Fixes This Week

A tweet from Naughty Dog promises users disappointed in the PC edition of Last of Us: Part I that work us underway to address problems with the port (thanks PC Gamer). Word is a hotfix is coming Tuesday, and a larger patch will follow later in the week: "A hotfix addressing jittering on mouse-controlled camera movement, some crashes, and more for The Last of Us Part I on PC is slated for Tuesday. A larger patch with additional fixes will be deployed later in the week." Here's the overview:
The Last of Us Part I PC players: We know some of you have not experienced the Naughty Dog quality you expected. Our team is working hard to resolve issues currently preventing some of you from experiencing the game to ensure it reaches the quality level you expect and deserve.

New AMD Adrenalin Edition Drivers

AMD Support now offers new version 22.40.43.05 Adrenalin Edition reference drivers for AMD graphics cards. As you might guess from the version number this is not a part of the regular release cycle. VideoCardz.com notes a full version 23.4.1 driver release is expected soon, and this is a preview of that to support The Last of Us Part I. That's reflected in the Release Notes:
Highlights

  • Game Optimizations for The Last of Us™ Part 1

Known Issues

  • High idle power has situationally been observed when using select high-resolution and high refresh rate displays on Radeon™ RX 7000 series GPUs.
  • Video stuttering or performance drop may be observed during gameplay plus video playback with some extended display configurations on Radeon™ RX 7000 series GPUs.
  • Some virtual reality games or apps may experience lower-than-expected performance on Radeon™ RX 7000 series GPUs.
  • Video playback using hardware accelerated browsers may appear blurry during upscale on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeon™ RX 7900 XT.
  • Brief display corruption may occur when switching between video and game windows on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeon™ RX 6700 XT.
  • Mouse cursor may appear invisible in Citrix Workspace™.

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Out of the Blue

I was struck with a thought yesterday about April Fools' Day, and the general perception that this has been ruined by the internet. Now I'm not going to argue that many of the jokes that get posted are funny or anything. But I did come up with the perspective that it could be considered beneficial that the internet has become a lightning rod for the occasion. So many of the jokes and gags are concentrated online that it doesn't seem like people focus nearly as much on IRL stunts as they used to. Being bespoke, those jokes were probably generally funnier to start with, but it still seems appropriate to recognize the helpful role the online world has played in sparing so many unsuspecting victims buckets of water over the head and other such hilarity.

Obituary: Ryuichi Sakamoto Dies at 71.

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