Why #Meltdown and #Spectre Vulnerabilities Effect Gamers Worldwide, Especially VR Gamers

It’s Real Dude, This Is Happening

Apparently all computers are at risk to new vulnerabilities leaving everything on your computer at risk to effortless hacking via Meltdown and Spectre which were discovered this week. The patches and updates being put out to solve these issues will reduce performance of computers anywhere between 30-400%!!!đŸ˜ đŸ”„.

You might be sitting right now comfortably in your DXRacer chair with your Vive, PS4 Pro, 4KTV, and self-righteous positive attitude thinking ‘this stinks, but doesn’t effect me’. You’re wrong. Your hardware is in danger. If you think ‘I just won’t run the update’ then think again. All of your accounts and passwords to every program and all your data ‘kinda’ matter when you can’t use your Steam and someone steals your payment info.

Identity theft isn’t easily reset bro. That’s why there’s a whole industry for preventing it and insurances for court when you get plucked by the man in a mask overseas just racking up charges on ingame currency with your profile. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for how this effects gamers. Think you’re not effected? You’re wrong. Continue reading to find out how these security issues will inevitably hurt the video games industry.

By the way, There’s no avoiding this. All major tech giants have been working in secret to try to solve these issue for 90 days and still haven’t rolled out any updates and have been trying to keep the vulnerabilities a secret from everyone including the coders working on it.

Conclusion:

I’m saying this flaw effects everyone and those who can take advantage of it will spread it like a virus and use it against people. On top of that, the update is going as far as Linux machines so that means Windows and Apple will also update their software and guess what? Now we have performance drops in games and some not playable on lower-end hardware and now tech industries will make more money selling GPUs we wouldn’t have needed yet.

The performance hit also effects VR but the industry is so small it might not be able to recover from the blow and boom now we’re back to being spoonfed shit games because everyone refuses innovation. TLDR; Long story short, you’re looking at a major shift of industry trying to be played off like water running off a duck’s back when in reality it’s more like lava.

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[Update: Vive Pro Announced, 2K Per Eye] HTC Vive Pro Leaked Following Vive 2 Speculations and Demand

Update: Vive Pro Announced, Built In Sound, 2K Per Eye, Wireless Sold Separately:

Below is a rumor post from before the announcement of the Vive Pro which contained rumors that the device would use 4K per Eye graphics technology. We now have the full announcement officially letting us know the following specs of the Vive Pro.

4K Graphics, but 2K Per Eye, Not what we expected but still a 37% increase in graphics capability – and rumored to get rid of “the screen door effect” by using a resolution of 2880 x 1600 per eye. The screens will now be OLED screens. Pixel Density is 615 pixels which is a 70% increase above the original Vive screens.

Sadly, Wireless will be sold separately still, although HTC did announce an Official Vive Wireless Adapter for both the HTC Vive and Vive Pro. For the first time, sound is built-in! The latest Vive controllers are expected to be included. It appears that foot tracking we wanted so badly to happen in a re-bundle of Vive just isn’t quite there yet either. While Lighthouse 2.0 technology is used for the Trackers that come with Vive Pro, a step up from Vive original trackers, the custom trackers we mentioned being crucial to open world gaming in our Vive 2 article will not be included. Despite not being quite what was expected, overall Vive Pro looks great and seeks to keep innovation going in the VR Gaming market.

Official Vive Pro Reveal Trailer:

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Next Up Hero – Steam Early Access Beta Key Giveaway #2

The Winners to the first Next Up Hero Steam  Early Access Beta Keys we gave away last week were announced in our Earlier Giveaway Posting. Now that the game is approaching an end to its beta period January 11, 2018, with players who had participated in the beta be able to purchase into Steam Early Access at a discount of 50% Off.

At the announcement of winners, it seemed the Giveaway was still making its rounds, so we were lucky enough to be graced with more codes from our reps to Aspyr the publisher of this title who want as many people to experience the Beta and help provide actionable feedback as soon as possible. Next Up Hero will become available on Linux, Mac OS X, PS4, Switch, Windows, and Xbox One. Next Up Hero is developed by Digital Continue and is published on Steam by Aspyr Media.

This twin-stick roguelike shooter has more attention to detail and quality gameplay crafted than an average, run of the mill download. Next Up Hero deserves a closer look which the month of January does allow extra gaming time for, so be adventurous and get a taste for Next Up Hero for free by entering this easy to win contest below. Thanks and shout out to everyone who helped make this second edition of the RealGamerNewZ Next Up Hero Beta Key Giveaway possible. We look forward to bringing even more ways to give back to our audience so feel free to leave suggestions and criticisms positive or negative on our reviews and articles any time.

 

 

 

 

 

Next Up Hero Beta Giveaway Part 2:

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Replay of Beta Giveaway Part 1 w/ Winners

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Video Game Deals Ongoing Right Now [US] (Week of 1/7/2018)

Some are worried recently about Microsoft’s light lineup forecast for the year, with confusion around the lackluster launch of the Xbox One X. New Rumors have led to a persistent belief that Microsoft is currently shopping around IP to invest in to fix that problem. The company is searching for the right partner to create the next Xbox exclusive games through exclusivity contracts which have not been used much this console generation but were a major theme of the PlayStation 3 vs Xbox 360 console wars.

Currently there’s more than a handful of deals going on in the United States video games market. Everything from games to computer parts and even the consoles themselves have a discount one place or another. Perhaps it’s an after-shock from the New Year and Christmas, or maybe it’s in precedence of upcoming rumored hardware in the next few years. Either way, it’s always a great time to get deeper into gaming, and these deals offer up the chance for gamers to get more bang for their buck now.

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The Unspoken Crime of Sony… Murdering the PS3’s Functionality and PlayStation 3 Community

A stunning expose’ into one of gaming’s biggest and most recent unspoken crimes. A community of over 80 million players abandoned, arguably betrayed. A console comprised from billions in research & development labs with a mysterious leap in processor technology modern programmers could not understand. CELL costed $400 million (as of 2001) in R&D alone. PlayStation 3 was considered a joke to economists and gamers, but a hardcore following emerged despite the absence of proof for PS3’s power.

Eventually turned into the ultimate gaming machine through a decade of hard work and listening to fans, developing incredible games, enriching hardware offerings and leading the games industry to proficiency in using the CELL. All of that and then suddenly PS3 is abandoned rather than being allowed to run side by side with PS4 as originally intended. Account Glitches that stop players from getting thousands of dollars in games they’ve paid for years ago, Friends List Glitches that can bring entire games to a crashing halt; over and over again. Could there be more to the PlayStation 3 story than meets the eye? What was Sony’s biggest unspoken crime? And how were they allowed to get away with it?

When the PS3 first released, consoles were being bought up in bulk by the United States Military. It was even reported that to help Sony recover from its losses in R&D, the US Military would pay the factory cost to manufacture each PS3 at the time of launch – which was over $1,000 a piece since Sony was taking a massive loss on each sold unit. Respecting science journals published articles about the hardware and even revealed its primary use and purpose in military campaigns. US Military procedures had designed their own secure systems for quickly arranging an even amount of PS3 units together in the back of a transport vehicle for on-the-go supercomputer technology which they used to rapidly decrypt nearby terrorist communications.

This could mean the matter of life and death for some troops, and although the PS3 wasn’t the most powerful, or first processor to accomplish this – it was found to be the most portable and cost effective at the time (e.g. The Year 2006). The Army had accomplished all of this by installing their own secure systems created by Military Engineers and installed on normal PS3 systems using Sony’s Other Operating System PS3 feature, or “OtherOS” which was controversially removed amid user protest and even led to a lawsuit years later. Military charts of the time were released to the public that had shown Moore’s Law in comparison to theories about future versions of processors using CELL architecture, and the CELL was a line flying literally off the charts.

What happened to the CELL processor Sony and other tech giants like Toshiba and IBM publicly poured half of a billion dollars or likely more into?  Was another version of this CELL chip ever made, and if so, is it Top Secret technology? The CELL and Army involvement mark telltale signs but are not the only parts of PS3’s bizarre and long-winded backstory which stand out. Why, after so many years of effort, was the PlayStation 3 allowed to degrade into malfunction? Could Sony have had more reasons behind the scenes than just the obvious? Does the PS3 have something to hide?

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New Monster Hunter: World Trailer Shows 5th Generation Elder Dragons

Plus All Locations, Monsters, Weapons Monster Hunter: World Info RoundUp:

Recently featured in our article about the Games of January 2018 and trending in polls among readers as one of their Most Anticipated Games, Monster Hunter: World is a title that brings a traditionally renowned franchise into a new existence among 4K Gaming quality graphics with highly smooth online gameplay experiences. The dream come true for many home console players who have always hoped for an ultimate vision of what Monster Hunter could be if given true home console power rather than only handheld gaming as its platform for a change.

Co-Op will become even more of a focus than ever as the PlayStation community gets their hands on what fans of home gaming and Monster Hunter have always hoped for all along. Monster Hunter: World is a massive return to form with a modern twist from developer / publisher Capcom, who has been reigniting passion in more than one of their franchises lately. The company is doing great to be part of a wave of Japanese game development studios staging a huge takeover and comeback in the game industry.

Releasing Worldwide on Friday, January 26, 2018 in North America, Japan, and Europe, Monster Hunter: World will feature Sword and Shield, Dual Blades, Great Sword, Long Sword, Hammer, Hunting Horn, Lance, Gunlance, Switch Axe, Insect Glaive, Charge Blade, Light Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, and the Bow as far as weapon choices go. Confirmed Monsters in the game so far include Barnos, Gajau, Girros, Grimalkyne, Jagras, Kestodon, Mernos, Noios, Anjanath, Great Girros, Great Jagras, Jyuratodus, Kulu-Ya-Ku, Legiana, Nergigante, Odogaron, Paolumu, Pukei-Pukei, Radobaan, Tzitzi-Ya-Ku , Tobi-Kadachi, and Zorah Magdaros.

Continue reading below for all locations in the game and which locations will feature each sort of enemy as well as artwork for each area and the newly released Elder Dragons artwork and trailer which came out in English today.

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Genetic Disaster – Steam Key Giveaway

RealGamerNewZ is back with another Giveaway for those who would like to acquire something on Steam they might have otherwise never had the chance to try out. Genetic Disaster is a title that recently launched on Steam with Online Co-Op capabilities and if you enter with your friends you all just might have the chance to squad up together with a unique team of shooters the likes of which you haven’t seen quite like this before.

With the ability to practice single player, play the game at home with friends through local multiplayer, or even jump online with friends and random strangers to blast your way through the various environments crafted for a multi-species battlegrounds featured by Genetic Disaster. Master the variety of characters and each of their own styles, needs, pros and cons as part of being a team player involves admitting what you aren’t good at and specializing at what you can pull off exceptionally well.

Ten winners will permanently own Genetic Disaster if they are lucky enough to win the contest. Retailing on Steam at $19.99 usd we will have giving multiple ways to increase the likelihood that you’ve become the winner. This contest will allow some actions to be performed once per day for an increased chance at winning. It will be a close race, even just entering there’s a good chance you’ll get a code though. But winning is only half the battle!

Genetic Disaster Steam Key Giveaway:

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A Closer Look: Vampyr from Dontnod Entertainment & Focus Home Interactive

Playing as a vampire yourself is an incredibly satisfying sounding gameplay proposition that looks as good as it sounds. Gamers found that much out recently at The Game Awards 2017 if they did not know it already, when the title was showcased as a New IP on the rise. Having seen the hero’s side of things far too often, this time players will walk the thin line between justified madness and darkness itself.

Dontnod Entertainment are best known for critically acclaimed Life Is Strange theory, which is a house favorite from Deputy Editor Tristan Werbe as well. This team also brought us Remember Me, a massively entertaining sleeper hit making technological leaps for its time in areas of game design and console storytelling action through visual fidelity gameplay experiences.

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Confirmed: Final Fantasy VII & Final Fantasy X Take Place In Same Universe

Official Final Fantasy VII Remake Producer Yoshinori Kitase is recently interviewed in a serious of Q & A sessions with Edamame Arcade Channel last month and the analysis of the bilingual interviewers is shocking. Fan-favorites of the well known RPG series Final Fantasy may have been greater linked than ever thought before. Although confirmed to be altogether different games taking place at different times in their own realities, two titles are actually linked – and take influence from Japan itself.

Final Fantasy VII featuring Cloud Strife and the recent Remake team for the PlayStation 4 has now been linked with the Final Fantasy X Universe after a groundbreaking announcement from Yoshinori Kitase.

“With the fans of the original making the Remake, the next generation of players can enjoy it.” – Final Fantasy VII Remake Producer Yoshinori Kitase

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January Gaming 2018: Video Games For Every Gamer, Every Month

With this year shaping up to be loaded with so many great releases, it would be easy for early year content to get swept up in the mix. Here is a list of some upcoming 2018 games that you won’t have to wait around for pining, watching paint dry.

While many Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 users have realized at this point, their consoles will be favored among developers looking to get the most bang for their buck. Whether its PlayStation VR support, PS4 Pro 4K textures, or the ability to pick up and go on Switch.

In this case, we’ve also included the latest upcoming HTC Vive and Oculus Rift / Oculus Touch VR Games for your January 2018 perusal. This month there appears to be something for everyone, and it’s only just getting started.

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Next Up Hero – Beta Code Giveaway

NUH also known as Next Up Hero is the next RealGamerNewZ Giveaway as Beta Code availability for Steam players to the upcoming procedural generation action title has been unlocked.

Read more about the game below and join our unbiased contest for the chance to try it out yourselves. Winning is only half the battle!

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A Closer Look: Fade To Silence, New IP from THQ Nordic

Resurrecting the title of THQ itself, Nordic Games has become THQ Nordic and in a true show of form for the artist mastery the development house has been come to known for – Fade To Silence was showcased as one of our most enchanting games of The Game Awards 2017. Currently launched into Early Access mode on Steam, Fade To Silence will eventually see release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE platforms this year.

From the publisher that will also bring players Darksiders 3 this year comes a crafting survival game with cold, harsh winter and a dash of the Lovecraft twist on top. Players can take over outposts, hunt for food, build up their bases with various installments and upgrades through resource gathering and management, and engage in deadly combat with various enemies of the wild.

Something horrible lurks within the blinding white of our main character Ash’s environment. The Eldritch of an endless, post apocalyptic winter are here at the mercy of the old ones, an eternal evil that does not always provide full explanation of itself but perhaps extends its existence beyond time itself.

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