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The Last of Us development series ep. 3: ‘Death and Choices’We took a look at the Infected in our first video in The Last of Us Development series. We then explored the game world and nature’s reclamation of civilization as we know it in our second video, Wasteland Beautiful. Our third video, Death and Choices, investigates what it means to be a survivor in the world of The Last of Us and how Joel and Ellie cope with the harsh realities of post-pandemic society. Watch it now:
Just three months after hacks by China’s People’s Liberation Army came to an abrupt halt, the country is once again attacking US targets reports the New York Times.
Hacks on organizations like the Wall Street Journal
and the New York Times ceased three months back when it came to light that the perpetrators had stolen data—from blueprints to clinical trial results—from American companies and government agencies. Now, though, according to security experts and American officials, attacks have started once more from Unit 61398 , China's hacking HQ.
A report by Mandiant, a private security company, has revealed that "attacks had resumed", though the company was unwilling to name the affected parties because of privacy agreements. It did, however, admit that "the victims were many of the same ones the unit had attacked before". That doesn't really narrow it down much, and could suggest targets ranging from Coca-Cola Company to Lockheed Martin. What is clear, though, is that the Chinese certainly aren't holding back, as the Times points out:
[O]ver the past two months, they have gradually begun attacking the same victims from new servers and have reinserted many of the tools that enable them to seek out data without detection. They are now operating at 60 percent to 70 percent of the level they were working at before.
The news comes as a blow for the Obama administration, which recently took the bold step of naming and shaming China
, for the frist time officially fingering the company for hacking the US. Clearly, China has no intention of stopping the attacks, but it remains unclear what the best course of action is for the US government. Until that's decided, it's clearly something that big businesses are going to have to face up to. [New York Times]
Have a look at the latest entry in the Guilty Gear fighting series.
Have a look at the latest entry in the Guilty Gear fighting series. Titled Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-, the game runs on the Unreal Engine and is being directed by Guilty Gear maven Daisuke Ishiwatari. It's currently listed as "in development".
These Keyboard Keys Are Not Popular
Look at your keyboard. It's filled with keys! Some of them you love using. Some of them you probably rarely use.
In Japan, a new survey (via R25) revealed which ones were totally unpopular among the country's PC users.
For those who don't know Japanese, be aware that when people type the language, they use the same QWERTY keys that English speakers use (software converts the touch typing into Japanese characters). The keyboards are slightly different, but on a daily basis, folks in Japan are clacking away on alphabetical characters.
According to a poll of three hundred Japanese men and women (150 men; 150 women) between the ages of 25 and 34, the top five personal computer keys that people don't really use are:
3. "F12" (tied with below)
The "Pause/Break" key can, as Answers.com points out, launch your system properties. It also was used in DOS commands to pause scrolling and has been used to pause games. These days, it's not uncommon for some computers to ditch the Pause/Break key entirely.
What about you? Which keys do you rarely use?
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