The new Arma 3 scenario is about a retired badass who just wants to be left alone

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The new Arma 3 scenario is about a retired badass who just wants to be left alone

You know all those mid-budget action flicks where the crusty old guy living in a remote cabin just wants people to leave him alone, but then some high-level d-bag shows up and starts causing trouble, and eventually it gets personal and then it's revealed that the crusty old guy is a retired CIA assassin who took an oath of non-violence, but just this once he's gonna make an exception? Now you can enjoy that experience as a videogame in Old Man, a new singleplayer scenario for Arma 3 Apex that was released for free today.

Valorant's always-on anti-cheat system is 'an important tool in our fight against cheaters,' says Riot

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Valorant's always-on anti-cheat system is 'an important tool in our fight against cheaters,' says Riot

Like a lot of online shooters, Valorant uses anti-cheat technology to help minimize trouble caused by unscrupulous players. It's called Vanguard, and as described on Riot's support site, it consists of a client that runs while the game is active, and a kernel mode driver that's always on. That seems to be making some players nervous: As noted in this Reddit thread, for instance, the kernel has full administrator rights in Windows, and the only way to prevent it from loading is to either rename the file so it can't be loaded, or uninstall it entirely.

NASCAR driver fired after dropping a racist slur in an online race

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NASCAR driver fired after dropping a racist slur in an online race

The coronavirus outbreak has forced the suspension of virtually all professional sports leagues, which, to put it bluntly, really sucks. Some leagues have ventured into the online world to keep their audiences entertained, including NASCAR, the US-based stock car racing association, which has joined up with iRacing for a virtual "Replacement Series" of races featuring real NASCAR drivers.

Folding@home is now 15 times faster than any current supercomputer

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Folding@home is now 15 times faster than any current supercomputer

By itself, your PC is not anywhere near as powerful as a supercomputer. Don't worry, neither is mine, or anyone else's I know. But while none of use have the computing resources to single-handedly unlock the secrets of a virus, there is strength in numbers. As such, the collective efforts of PC users far and wide have propelled the Folding@home project to crunch data at a pace that is 15 times faster than IBM's Summit, the top supercomputer in the world.

Civ designer's strategy game 10 Crowns is now called Old World, and it's coming to early access soon

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Civ designer's strategy game 10 Crowns is now called Old World, and it's coming to early access soon

Back in 2018, Civ 3 and 4 designer Soren Johnson announced a new historical 4X game, with his indie team Mohawk Games. Mohawk is made up of a number of Civ veterans, and their last project was the great Offworld Trading Company. 10 Crowns was going to be published by Starbreeze, but then the company went into restructuring and sold back the publishing rights. That was all we'd heard about 10 Crowns until now: It's been unveiled with a new name, Old World, and it's coming to Early Access on the Epic Games Store in the next couple months.