Destiny 2's big fall expansion will include a mode with a 'whole new style of play'

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Destiny 2's big fall expansion will include a mode with a 'whole new style of play'

Next week will see the release of Warmind, the second piece of DLC for Destiny 2, which is likely to improve but probably not radically alter the fate of Bungie's troubled, shared-world shooter. The reason being that although the developer has been busy absorbing feedback from its fairly cross community, it takes a while to turn that information into tangible features. For real systemic change, the signs all suggest we're going to have to wait until the major expansion scheduled for this fall. 

Destiny 2's big fall expansion will include a mode with a 'totally new style of play'

about X hours ago from
Destiny 2's big fall expansion will include a mode with a 'totally new style of play'

Next week will see the release of Warmind, the second piece of DLC for Destiny 2, which is likely to improve but probably not radically alter the fate of Bungie's troubled, shared-world shooter. The reason being that although the developer has been busy absorbing feedback from its fairly cross community, it takes a while to turn that information into tangible features. For real systemic change, the signs all suggest we're going to have to wait until the major expansion scheduled for this fall. 

Dead in Vinland gets a demo on Steam

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Dead in Vinland gets a demo on Steam

Dead in Vinland is, as Jody described it in his recent review, "a turn-based survival game about a Viking family on a magic island that is also inhabited by god-like blue people, a tribe led by a skull-collecting warlord named Bjorn, and wanderers from other lands, including Africa and Japan." 

Get a Dell desktop with a GTX 1070 for $994 right now

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Get a Dell desktop with a GTX 1070 for $994 right now

For the most part, prebuilt PCs have been immune from inflated GPU prices, and to a lesser extent memory as well. If you're willing to go that route, one of the better deals right now is Dell 'New XPS Tower' configured with an Intel Core i5-8400 processor and a GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card.

A serious security vulnerability has been found in 7-Zip

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A serious security vulnerability has been found in 7-Zip

7-Zip is free, open-source file archiving software that's been around for an awfully long time—nearly two decades, according to Wikipedia. It's barebones, it's simple, and it works, which is why we included it in our list of essential applications for a fresh PC. Unfortunately, as discovered by the Center for Internet Security, it also suffers from a pretty serious security vulnerability that can enable "arbitrary code execution." 

Massive 8TB+ hard drives are just as reliable as smaller drives, BackBlaze data shows

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Massive 8TB+ hard drives are just as reliable as smaller drives, BackBlaze data shows

You know that feeling you get when a hard drive fails, taking your data down with it? The resulting gut punch is directly proportional to how many files you end up losing, and the bigger the drive, the greater potential for devastation. The good news is, larger capacity drives don't appear to be any less reliable than smaller HDDs, even though there are typically more platters and moving parts inside.