Software

PSA: Nvidia Drivers Contain Spyware/Telemetry

Just a PSA that Nvidia Drivers now contain spyware that is enabled by default. Currently, there is no option to disable the Telemetry during the install. However, a utility has been built that will disable it. You can download that utility here. The application scans the system for Nvidia Telemetry Services and Telemetry Tasks, and allows you to disable what it finds. End of Line.

Games Video

Terminator 2 Recreated in GTA 5

KRAMER’S MEDIA over on YouTube has re-created almost the entire Terminator 2 movie in Grand Theft Auto 5. This is honestly one of the most impressive things I have ever seen someone do with a game engine. The video is almost shot for shot with the original. It even syncs up pretty with with the original audio from the movie. The only thing stopping me from watching the entire video is the voice over. There were a few people requesting a version of it without the Russian dialog, but it sounds like the author is not interested. Someone else could probably make it happen though considering how close to the movie it actually is. I skipped around the video and watched all of the major scenes and was thoroughly impressed and entertained at how close it is. The author also posed a link to some of them models used for the video, which you can find here.

Games

System Shock 3 Concept Art

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Warren Spector, creative director at OtherSide Entertainment, showed off some pieces of System Shock 3 concept art during Starbreeze Studios’ annual “Starstream” livestream event. OtherSide Entertainment has been officially working on System Shock 3 since last August. Starbreeze signed on to publish System Shock 3 in March 2017. Starbreeze will also invest $12 million to bring the game to PC and other platforms.

There is a lot of great talent over at OtherSide Entertainment. Their CEO is Paul Neurath, who founded Looking Glass Studios. Looking Glass was responsible for great games such as System Shock 1 and Thief. They were also partnered with Irrational Games for the co-development of System Shock 2. Warren Spector was a producer for System Shock 1, and later went on to Ion Storm where he created Deus Ex. Also on the team for System Shock 3 are design director Sheldon Pacotti (Deus Ex, Deux Ex: Invisible War), art director Arturo Pulecio (Warhammer Online, Epic Mickey) and tech director Jason Hughes (Wing Commander, Epic Mickey). Terri Brosius will also be back as the voice of SHODAN.

Tech Video

John Oliver tackles net neutrality

The future of the internet is at stake. No, that is not hyperbole. Do you like the idea of paying more for worse internet? Do you like the idea of your Internet Service Provider being able to slow down some websites while charging to speed up others? Imagine a future where Comcast slows down Netflix traffic to drive customers to a competitor like Hulu. Imagine a future where ISPs could charge you extra to watch YouTube in HD. Sound like something you want? No? Then watch this video below. Afterwards go submit your comments to the FCC (Clicking “Express” is the easiest way to submit a comment). Tell the commission to preserve net neutrality rules and the Title II authority used to enforce them.

At a minimum, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, intends to reverse the decision to reclassify ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act. Pai hasn’t committed to imposing rules against blocking and throttling, and his proposal suggests that throttling of websites and applications might somehow be good for Internet users.Right now, comments are being taken on the draft text of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will be voted on May 18. After, there will be another three months for public comments after that preliminary vote, and the FCC will make a final decision sometime after that.