AMD pulls the plug on the StoreMI driver cache tech

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AMD pulls the plug on the StoreMI driver cache tech

AMD has pulled the plug on its StoreMI technology, the drive caching technology that it gave away free with 400-series motherboards. Support actually ended on the 31st March, which means you can no longer download the tool from AMD's site. You can keep using it if you've already downloaded it (obviously), although AMD offers no technical or end user support from now, which isn't ideal. There is a replacement on the way at least.

Amid Evil added a new level for free

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Amid Evil added a new level for free

Retro first-person shooter Amid Evil has some pretty sweet ray-tracing for a game based on the aesthetic sensibilities of 1994. To show off the RTX, its designers Indefatigable created a special level called Lost Falls with plenty of water, intended as a demonstration showcase. That level is now available to all Amid Evil players, and can be accessed under Quests on the main menu. And yes, you can play it without RTX.

Bannerlord has been patched every day since it launched

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Bannerlord has been patched every day since it launched

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord released last week after years of development to significant acclaim from its fan base. Since, Bannerlord has received a patch or hotfix every day to smooth over broken systems and copious crashes. If you include the launch-day patch, that means developers TaleWorlds have released seven updates in seven days. Despite releasing into Early Access after a sometimes arduous wait, Bannerlord has sparked a fire in series enthusiasts and currently has an 85% “Very Positive” user rating on Steam. That excitement has helped Mount & Blade 2 become Steam’s biggest release this year—larger than big-budget AAA titles like Doom Eternal. 

A Streets of Rogue sequel is now in development

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A Streets of Rogue sequel is now in development

Streets of Rogue is a great, quite popular game where you can be an investment banker and get drunk, then hire some thugs to solve problems for you. Or you can be a gorilla and murder everyone you meet. Or you can be a shapeshifting doppelganger and do shapeshifting doppelganger stuff. So, naturally, Streets of Rogue is getting a sequel. With the release of friday’s big bug fix update, developer Matt Dabrowski has let the community know he’s started working on a sequel for the game. The first game was in development for over six years, and Dabrowski says that it has “become more and more difficult to add new features to the game that are impactful, but won’t break the existing game or fundamentally change the gameplay.” The existing game will continue to get updates, including at least one more with new game content, as well as continual bug fixes.