Oregon enacts its own net neutrality law, but it doesn't affect home consumers

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Oregon enacts its own net neutrality law, but it doesn't affect home consumers

Things have been rather quiet on the net neutrality front, which we suppose is a good thing—no news is good news, as it indicates that ISPs are not abusing their freedom to treat Internet traffic as they see fit after the FCC dismantled net neutrality rules last year. Nevertheless, several US states are not leaving things to chance. That includes Oregon, which signed into law its own net neutrality regulations, CNET reports.

Excellent grandma tribute Lieve Oma is free on Itch

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Excellent grandma tribute Lieve Oma is free on Itch

Lieve Oma is a narrative game by Florian Veltman, who made it as a tribute to her grandmother and, more broadly, "people helping us become a responsible and caring person." You play as a child walking through a vibrant forest with their grandma, splashing in leaves and picking mushrooms as you go. It's short, sweet, and available on Itch for whatever price you want, possibly free.

Masters of Anima, an action-RTS about a guy who wants to get married, is out today

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Masters of Anima, an action-RTS about a guy who wants to get married, is out today

Masters of Anima is the new game from Space Run studio Passtech that sees a young lad named Otto, an apprentice of Anima, questing to become a Master so he can marry his fiancee Ana—who by the way is being held hostage by a bad dude named Zahr. It looks like a cross between an action-RPG and an RTS, with lots of things to deal with at once and big boss fights to break up the action. It's also out today on Steam, and that means it's time to kick back and watch a launch trailer.   

Benchmarking data compares game load times on SSDs versus HDDs

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Benchmarking data compares game load times on SSDs versus HDDs

We all know that solid state drives are faster than mechanical hard drives, and if you haven't already made the switch, you should. Even just navigating Windows feels snappier with an SSD underneath the hood, compared to an HDD. But what about the effect SSDs have on game loads? Are they really that much faster, and does the choice of SSD matter? Nathan Kirsch at Legit Reviews put those questions to the test.

You're a goat-herding grandma in melancholy farming sim The Stillness of the Wind

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You're a goat-herding grandma in melancholy farming sim The Stillness of the Wind

Solo developer Coyan Cardenas (aka the entirety of studio Memory of God) grabbed our attention with Where the Goats Are, a minimalist, melancholy farming sim about a goat-herding grandma that's kind of like Stardew Valley but with crushing loneliness and goats. Backed by publisher Surprise Attack Games, today Cardenas announced The Stillness of the Wind, a minimalist, melancholy farming sim about a different goat-herding grandma. Here's Cardenas' description: 

Football Manager World Championships winner to coach real-world team

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Football Manager World Championships winner to coach real-world team

At the first ever Football Manager World Esports Championships competitor Dan Fry,showed prolific digital managerial skills to net a £15,000 win. The FMWEC saw 64 players battling it out at Insomnia 62—the UK's largest gaming festival—to become the world’s best digital dugout director.