Assassin’s Creed Boss Seems Clueless On Ubisoft’s Toxic Culture

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) In a new interview with The Press, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot appeared to say that toxicity in the games industry comes from necessary “friction” in the creative process. The implication was that it was almost inescapable. Two years into a workplace reckoning over sexual harassment, misconduct, and browbeating at the … Read more

20-year-old Linux workaround is still slowing down AMD systems

Enlarge / A second-generation Epyc server chip from AMD, one that may have been running 2002-era Linux code slowing it down. Getty Images AMD has come a long way since 2002, but the Linux kernel still treats modern Threadrippers like Athlon-era systems—at least in one potentially lag-inducing respect. AMD engineer Prateek Nayak recently submitted a … Read more

Lenovo’s Smart Clock Essential with Alexa falls to an all-time low of $35

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Microsoft Has a New Trick for Keeping Your Password Safe

Photo: Wachiwit (Shutterstock) Your PC’s password is not something to be shared lightly. It’s the keys to your kingdom: From work, to social media, to banking, your whole world is likely accessible from your Windows machine. consequently Microsoft is begging us to not be idiots who will hand our passwords over to anyone who asks. … Read more

E3 Will Be Back At The Los Angeles Convention Center This June

Photo: ESA Despite the cancellations of prior years and the general uncertainty about its future, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) just announced that the E3 games expo will be returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center as a live event next year. So if you want to brave crowds of sweaty gamers to get a … Read more

‘It’s a joke first and a game second’: how the delightful Trombone Champ went viral | Games

Trombone Champ, the musical computer game, has received more than 20,000 downloads since it was released last week, and gameplay videos have rippled through social media, featuring beloved songs ruined by terrible trombone playing. The game is like Guitar Hero, but with your mouse acting as a trombone. You move it up and down to … Read more

Hasbro Will Turn You Into an Action Figure Starting This Week

Image: Hasbro Back in July, Hasbro revealed that it had partnered with the 3D-printing company, Formlabs, to allow San Diego Comic-Con attendees to create a custom action figure with their own likeness. Availability was very limited, but today Hasbro has finally revealed when anyone can order their own Selfie Series figure, and a price tag … Read more