Game developer Avalanche Studios, the developer behind the upcoming open-world action adventure game "Just Cause 3," recently shared details about the game, saying that the game's map will span over 400 square miles, according to a report in IGN. The game is reportedly set in the fictional island of Medici, found in the Mediterranean.
This tidbit was shared through the developer's Dev Diary video where the team discussed how vast the game's map will be. The game's open world will span approximately 400 square miles and will have three major regions. The team members, including the game director and one of its art directors, talked about what each region will contain.
Region 1 will consist of agricultural areas and "a medley of wealthy and poor towns," while Region 2 will be composed of military bases and "very poor fishing towns." The third region on the world is mostly forest, a "mountainous wilderness region." According to the developers, one of the main considerations for choosing an island environment was how they wanted an environment where the main character, Rico, could get "very quickly into the air," thus resulting in the game's "very vertical environment." more >>
There is a great debate happening around the world regarding the future of Artificial Intelligence. Some people believe that AI will bring forth the end of humanity. Others fear that robots simply won't have humanity's best interest in mind.
I am not so pessimistic. Actually, I believe Artificial Intelligence will one day lead people to new levels of holiness.
With regard to humanity's future — there are typically two schools of thought that dominate eschatological thinking in American Christianity. One line of thinking is that everything in the world is only going to get worse and worse, and there is nothing that we can do about that fact but wait for Christ's return so that he will fix everything. more >>
Microsoft has been expertly keeping mum about its upcoming tablet-laptop hybrid, the Surface Pro, with minimal leaks about the device that it is set to be unveiled today, October 6, at an event in New York. Most of the reports about the Surface Pro 4 are based on speculation about what improvements the device will feature. The only thing that is definite is that it will come pre-installed with the new Windows 10 Operating System.
A report on The Verge lists down some of the features the new device may likely have. In terms of display, the report expects the Surface Pro 4 will feature a larger display and this will be possible with thinner bezels. Resolution-wise, it may have a 4K resolution at least, but may also be higher than that, like 5K. With advances on the type of materials that can be used, the new Surface Pro will also be lighter and thinner than its predecessor.
With Microsoft recently acquiring Surface Pen technology from N-Trig, this should have a direct impact on the performance of the Surface Pen for Surface Pro 4. This means better accuracy and touch sensitivity that will greatly improve the functionality of the Surface Pen. This will be a big selling point for the tablet since Apple has made significant improvements on the iPad stylus this year. more >>
The Stagefright bug has returned to render over a billion Android devices vulnerable to hacks, Zimperium discovered.
Stagefright is a bug that could use a vulnerability to get access to an Android device with just a simple message. While Zimperium zLabs security researchers first discovered the bug in July, they have once again encountered it recently, according to The Indian Express.
After the first discovery of Stagefright, Google released a series of patches to fix the vulnerability. However, Zimperium researchers have found out that Stagefright is back and the bugs can give hackers access to Android devices by tricking users into clicking a website link. But the website contains malicious multimedia file, like an mp3 or mp4 file, which could allow hackers to enter the device, the report details. more >>
A new "Grand Theft Auto" (GTA) 5 Halloween DLC concept has been circulating online ahead of the spooky occasion.
The videos showing the GTA 5 Halloween DLC concept come at a time when the actual Halloween's Day is approaching. Despite no release of a Halloween-themed DLC since the game was launched, famous YouTube user DomisLive GTA 5 (a.k.a. Dom) is confident that Rockstar Games would release one this year, according to the International Business Times UK.
In the exclusive GTA Online gameplay footage shared by Dom, the player is shown wearing different Halloween-themed T-shirts. The GTA 5 Halloween DLC concept was created by YouTube user GTA5OnlineGamer. more >>
Despite its delayed release date, "The Legend of Zelda" Wii U version managed to snag a nomination for the Golden Joystick Award.
"The Legend of Zelda" Wii U version faces competition for the Golden Joystick Award from upcoming games "Halo 5: Guardians," "Dark Souls 3," and "Fallout 4." While there are some doubting the game's chance to rise above the other three games, there are also those who believe it will rise above its competitors, according to Realty Today.
"Halo 5: Guardians," "Dark Souls 3," and "Fallout 4" will all come out in April 2016. Fans of "The Legend of Zelda" believe the game will be able to topple its rivals because it managed to get a nomination for this year's Most Wanted Game on the Golden Joystick Awards page of Game Radar, the report details. more >>