‘Overwatch’ hero McCree will be renamed Cole Cassidy on October 26th

Overwatch hero Jesse McCree has a new name, and, no, it’s not Deadeye Dave. As promised, Blizzard has renamed the gunslinger in the aftermath of his real-life namesake leaving the studio back in August. As of October 26th, McCree will be known as Cole …

Ryan Gosling Is the Ken to Margot Robbie’s Barbie

What a weird, weird race to the bottom of the branded-IP media universe barrel we find ourselves in.Read more…

Hackers Have Been Using a Rootkit That Somehow Got Microsoft’s Digital Seal of Approval

A recent report by cybersecurity firm Bitdefender shows that e-criminals have been using a particular rootkit, dubbed “FiveSys,” that bafflingly received a digital signature from Microsoft.Read more…

NASA Completes Stacking of Next-Gen Rocket, Revealing an Absolute Beast

Like a cherry placed atop a delicious sundae, NASA technicians have successfully mounted the Orion spacecraft onto the Space Launch System rocket. It’s a major milestone, as the space agency prepares for the upcoming Artemis missions to the Moon.Read m…

Another former Facebook employee has filed a whistleblower complaint

Another former Facebook employee has filed a whistleblower complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The latest complaint, which was first reported by The Washington Post, alleges Facebook misled its investors about “dangerous and criminal…

Discord now displays more detailed information about the EA games your friends are playing

For a while now, Discord has offered a feature called Rich Presence. It’s an API developers can use to connect their games to Discord and make it easier to jump into them from the chat app. We’ve mostly seen studios add the integration to individual ti…

Walmart Aromatherapy Spray Linked to Mystery Outbreak of a Deadly Tropical Disease, Recall Issued

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a primary suspect behind a perplexing outbreak of melioidosis, a tropical and often fatal bacterial disease rarely found in the United States: a brand of aromatherapy spray sold by the…

CD Projekt buys the indie studio behind ‘The Flame in the Flood’

Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt publisher CD Projekt has expanded its portfolio after picking up indie developer The Molasses Flood. The Boston-based studio is behind survival game The Flame in the Flood and action village-building title Drake Hollow.

Formed in 2014 by Bioshock, Halo and Guitar Hero veterans, The Molasses Flood caught CD Projekt’s attention because it makes “games with heart,” president and co-CEO Adam Kiciński said in a statement. “The Molasses Flood share our passion for video game development, they’re experienced, quality-oriented, and have great technological insight. I’m convinced they will bring a lot of talent and determination to the group.”

The Molasses Flood will operate independently from CD Projekt Red’s other teams. The studio’s next game is an “ambitious project” based on an existing CD Projekt franchise, which could very well mean another Cyberpunk or Witcher game. In any case, more details will be announced later.

This week, CDPR delayed the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 to 2022. The studio previously planned to release the updates by the end of this year.

Foundation Just Became Star Wars, and It Sucks

Isaac Asimov’s Foundation books aren’t Star Wars, or at least they’re not supposed to be. They’re not filled with burgeoning heroes, foreboding villains, laser swords, funky aliens, or even much action and adventure, really. They’re about math and scie…

You Call This a Safety Report, Lyft?

Lyft has finally released its safety report, three and a half years late, ringing in at a whopping 16 pages (two filler). It’s dated and incomplete, and next to Uber’s 84-page 2019 audit, it looks like an index card. Three years? Really?Read more…