Chex Quest HD review: Only 90’s kids will understand Score Details “Chex Quest HD is a short, but pleasant hit of 90's nostalgia.” Faithful to the original Simple, but fun shooting Delightfully nostalgic Missing basic UI Very little replay value Let’s get something out of the way right off the bat: You already know if you’re going to download Chex Quest HD . That’s because the free remake, which modernizes a 1996 childhood staple that came packaged with boxes of Chex cereal, isn’t a game as much as it is a 1990s nostalgia trip. Your enjoyment of this bizarre first-person shooter will be directly proportional to how much time you spent zorching flemoids on your parents’ PC as a kid. And if “zorching flemoids” already sounds like a foreign language, don’t expect to get in on the joke now. If you know, you know. Chex Quest HD’s quality is inseparable from its context. For fans who grew up with the original, it’s a faithful, though … [Read more...] about Chex Quest HD review: Only 90’s kids will understand
This week, space agencies from around the world came together to figure out how to respond if a large asteroid were to strike Earth. As part of the Planetary Defense Conference, experts spent several days planning out their response to a fictional scenario in which an asteroid struck Europe and destroyed an area 60 miles wide. The simulated asteroid was between 35 and 700 meters in diameter and was detected by the Pan-STARRS survey and subsequently tracked by the International Asteroid Warning Network. One of the challenges of potentially dangerous asteroids is that there could be limited concrete information about their size and exact path. Observing such an incoming asteroid would involve a lot of uncertainty, and it could take months before space agencies could be sure if an asteroid would definitely impact the planet and where it would land. The available options for deflecting an asteroid approaching Earth could make small adjustments to its course to nudge it away from … [Read more...] about What space agencies learned from a simulated asteroid impact
The Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board has released its findings regarding the University of Minnesota's (UMN) contributions to the Linux kernel—including those related to the research projects that got the university banned from working on that kernel. The group also explained how the school might be able to earn some forgiveness, but it won't be easy. A quick refresher: In mid-April, the Linux developer who oversees the kernel's stable channel, Greg Kroah-Hartman, banned the entire UMN system from contributing to the Linux kernel in response to a couple of the university's research projects that centered on purposefully introducing faulty code to the kernel. The situation quickly became a point of contention to many in the Linux developer community. UMN's Department of Computer Science & Engineering apologized for the research , as did the assistant professor and the graduate students who conducted it , in the days following Kroah-Hartman's … [Read more...] about Linux Foundation Issues Frosty Final Judgment in UMC Scandal
Amazon Prime Day 2021 isn’t set to arrive until June, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start embracing what we expect to be the retailer’s most exciting event to date with a little bit of harmless speculation. For starters, it’s safe to assume that Prime Day 2021 will see more discounts than ever before. How do we know? Because each Prime Day is bigger and better than the last — duh! So, Prime Day 2021. What’s it about? Well, it’s far too early to say with absolute certainty what we’ll see. Heck, we don’t even know for certain when it will be (though we have a pretty good idea — more on that in a bit). One thing is almost for certain, though: While Amazon will be at the heart of Prime Day 2021, other retailers will also be throwing their hats into the ring. What happened on Prime Day 2020? Before we can look forward to Prime Day 2021, we first need to look back to Prime Day 2020 — an anomaly in the history of the event. Amazon was left with no choice but to reschedule the … [Read more...] about Prime Day Deals 2021: When is it, and what can we expect?
Resident Evil Village arrives on May 7 , continuing the smaller story of 2017’s Resident Evil 7. Although Village takes place in the larger Resident Evil world, it features the same protagonist from Resident Evil 7 and continues the events of that game. To get you started right, we’ve compiled everything you need to know before playing Resident Evil Village. We’re covering the main story of Resident Evil 7 and its two story DLCs, End of Zoe and Not a Hero. Our story summary goes in chronological order, so we’ll bounce over to the DLC content when it makes sense. Also, it should go without saying, but there are massive spoilers below. We’re spoiling everything about Resident Evil 7, and we’ll talk a little about what could be in Resident Evil Village, so consider yourself warned. The story so far Resident Evil 7 begins with a brand-new protagonist: Ethan Winters. The game opens with a couple of vague tapes of Mia Winters, one celebrating the relationship … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know before playing Resident Evil Village