The Medium gets a release date and a spooky tune

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The Medium gets a release date and a spooky tune

The Medium, Bloober Team's latest horror offering, won't be quite ready in time for Halloween, but you will be able to get your hands on it during the equally terrifying holiday season, when old men break into houses and horned beasts hurtle across the sky. It's coming on December 10. 

For only the second time, security researches found UEFI malware in the wild

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For only the second time, security researches found UEFI malware in the wild

Security researchers at Kaspersky have discovered a rootkit in the wild that infects UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware, which is basically the modern day BIOS. This is only the second time they have observed malicious UEFI firmware in use by a threat actor in the wild. In this case, by way of targeted attacks against non-government organizations (NGOs) in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

On paper WD's first PCIe 4.0 SSD takes the speed crown from Samsung's 980 Pro

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On paper WD's first PCIe 4.0 SSD takes the speed crown from Samsung's 980 Pro

Western Digital skipped the first round of PCI Express 4.0 SSDs entirely, the bulk of which offered read and write speeds in the neighborhood of 5,000MB/s. More recently, faster PCIe 4.0 models have emerged, boasting upgraded controllers that enable even speedier transfer speeds, like Samsung's 980 Pro—it is rated to deliver up to 6,900MB/s of sequential read performance and up to 5,000MB/s of sequential writes. Not to be outdone, WD's makes its maiden voyage into PCIe 4.0 territory with the Black SN850, rated to deliver up to 7,000MB/s reads and 5,300MB/s writes. Game on.

Bug-eating adventure Bugsnax will be out November 12

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Bug-eating adventure Bugsnax will be out November 12

It was tough to know what to make of Bugsnax when Young Horses, the developer previously responsible for Octodad: Dadliest Catch, announced their new game. Sure, the trailer had a catchy tune courtesy of Kero Kero Bonito, but what was Bugsnax about? It's set on an island where strange, delicious creatures mutate whoever eats them, but what would players actually do?

Twitch employees allege a long history of sexism and racism at the company

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Twitch employees allege a long history of sexism and racism at the company

In June, Twitch began investigating and banning streamers who had been accused of sexual misconduct and abuse on and off the platform—an encouraging effort from a company that sometimes struggles with how best to moderate its users. According to a new report from GamesIndsutry.biz, those struggles have stemmed from problems inside the company, where a long history of sexism, racism, and misconduct has been documented.