Dragon Age 4 Lead Producer Leaves BioWare – Comicbook.com

Dragon Age 4 Lead Producer Leaves BioWare – Comicbook.com

(Photo: EA)Today, lead producer on Dragon Age 4, Fernando Melo, left BioWare, a company he has been at for the past 12 years. As you may know, this comes only two days after fellow lead producer, Ben Irving, left BioWare. However, unlike Melo, who was working on the new Dragon Age, Irving was the lead…
IKEA creates a business unit devoted to smart home tech – Engadget

IKEA creates a business unit devoted to smart home tech – Engadget

The company has been involved in connected homes since 2012, but this investment in a division help it "grasp the full potential" of the technology. It'll work with "all other departments" to digitize the IKEA lineup.You could see this coming -- IKEA hinted that it saw the Home Smart app as the eventual hub for…
Clean City Law: Secrets of São Paulo Uncovered by Outdoor Advertising Ban – 99% Invisible

Clean City Law: Secrets of São Paulo Uncovered by Outdoor Advertising Ban – 99%...

When São Paulo introduced its Clean City Law (Lei Cidade Limpa) a decade ago, over 15,000 marketing billboards were taken down. An additional 300,000 ostentatious business signs, hanging over streets or painted in large letters on facades, were also subject to a hefty fine if they were not removed promptly. Bus, taxi, and poster advertisements had…
Announcing new AMD EPYC™-based Azure Virtual Machines

Announcing new AMD EPYC™-based Azure Virtual Machines

Microsoft is committed to giving our customers industry-leading performance for all their workloads. After being the first global cloud provider to announce the deployment of AMD EPYC™ based Azure Virtual Machines in 2017, we’ve been working together to continue bringing the latest innovation to enterprises. Today, we are announcing our second-generation HB-series Azure Virtual Machines,…
Nintendo denies reports of trade-in program for new, upgraded Switch models

Nintendo denies reports of trade-in program for new, upgraded Switch models

Earlier this week, a number of reports pointed to an exchange program for Nintendo Switch owners looking to upgrade from the original model. According to these reports, Nintendo would offer a free upgrade for those who purchased their Switch after July 17th, when the new model with improved battery life was announced. However, today the…
Report: US expected to give Huawei another 90-day export license

Report: US expected to give Huawei another 90-day export license

See you in another 90 days! — US and Chinese governments are expected to talk things out this weekend. Ron Amadeo - Aug 17, 2019 8:35 pm UTC Back in May, the US government placed an export ban on Huawei barring US companies (and companies using US-origin technology) from doing business with the Chinese tech…
Persona 5 Royal Western Release Window Announced – GameSpot

Persona 5 Royal Western Release Window Announced – GameSpot

Atlus has announced that Persona 5 Royal, an updated version of the critically acclaimed RPG, will be available for the PS4 in western territories from Spring 2020. The announcement was made during the Atlus Art Show in LA, where Shigenori Soejima appeared on a panel to discuss his work as an artist on the Persona…

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Video Game Preservation

Video Game Preservation

qc Archived Quadrilateral Cowboy (2016) by Blendo Games. C++ 0 2 0 0 Updated Apr 19, 2019 bass Archived Beneath a Steel Sky (1994) by Revolution Software. Assembly 1 6 0 0 Updated Apr 19, 2019 rott Archived Rise of the Triad: Dark War (1994) by Apogee Software, Ltd. C 24 33 0 0 Updated…

Parsing JSON Is a Minefield (2018)

[2016-10-26] First version of the article[2016-10-28] Presentation at Soft-Shake Conference, Geneva (slides)[2016-11-01] Article and comments in The Register[2017-11-16] Presentation at Black Alps Security Conference, Yverdon (slides)[2018-03-09] Presentation at Toulouse Hacking Conference (slides)[2018-03-30] Updated this article considering RFC 8259 Feel free to comment on Hacker News (2016-10), Hacker News (2018-04) or reddit. Session Description JSON is…