Microsoft was preparing a significant update to Windows 10 but this has suddenly vanished without reason. The 1511 build was originally available through the Media Creation Tool and even allowed users to create a fresh install of the latest version. However, the latest 1151 build has now been removed in favor of the July’s version and you cannot perform a clean install of Microsoft’s latest revision. To clarify, the 1511 build will be available very soon via Windows Update, but any users running an earlier operating system have to download the RTM version, and then apply the update. Microsoft released a statement to Ars Technica regarding this issue and said:
“The November update was originally available via the MCT (Media Creation Tool), but the company decided that future installs should be through Windows Update. People can still download Windows 10 [Build 10240] using the MCT tool if they wish. The November update will be delivered via Windows Update.”
“Microsoft has not pulled the Windows 10 November 10 update. The company is rolling out the November update over time – if you don’t see it in Windows Update, you will see it soon.”
One theory is the .ISO files are encountering problems with Bitlocker encryption and the files themselves could be causing authentication problems. Brad Sams at Petri suggested Microsoft’s small QA team and streamlined approach is going to result in major bugs, and instability. This is certainly an interesting theory and makes sense given the recent problems with sleep mode, and random high CPU utilization on the Mail client. I’ve personally experienced a host of problems with Windows 10 and honestly feel like it’s not a polished operating system. Obviously, this all depends on each user’s experience but the November update mess doesn’t evoke a sense of confidence in Microsoft’s ability to produce seamless updates.
The internet is a place where lots can happen. People can have their details exposed, like those that were taken in the latest breaches at TalkTalk or they could have them misused in SWAT’ings. Some people believe though that this means that not only can the internet be misused, it can also be used for good. To represent and defend the common people, one such group is Anonymous.
Famous for their operations against governments and controversial groups, Anonymous are already acting on their next operation, titled Operation KKK. Designed to target the Klu Klux Klan, who are listed as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation league and is said to have anywhere between 5,000 and 8,000 members. Anonymous wants to unmask around 1,000 of these in the next phase of their operation, an action called Hoods Off on November 5th.
Not one to shy away from the public, Anonymous have been updating their twitter reporting already that many sites related to the KKK have already been taken offline, and that more will come.
A hacker going by the name of Amped Attacks has already helped out with this by taking down the Westboro Baptist Church’s website as well as several KKK websites. In doing so they have apparently also gained access to a list of identifying information for a range of people including Mayors and Senators.
Kotaku Australia has reported that it got its hands on an internal email from EB Games, in which Warner Bros claimed that Batman: Arkham Knight for the PC will not be fixed until the Australian Spring or Fall for everyone else.
As that email reads:
“As previously advised, we have stopped sales of Batman: Arkham Knight PC while Warner and Rocksteady work on addressing performance issues with the game. The latest information from Warner is that the updates won’t be available until Spring. Due to this we have made the difficult decision to recall all PC stock from stores to return to the vendor until an acceptable solution is released.”
Only a few days ago Warner Bros claimed that Rockstready is hard at work on the fixing process of Batman Arkham Knight and while the game’s Steam entry has been recently updated with various fixed it seems very unlikely that we will see any performance patch to be released this summer.
Although it’s nice to know their working on a fix for Batman it just seems rather late to be releasing it in fall with so many other games coming out in that time such as Battlefront and Fallout 4, many of those may be left sour from the bad experience of the games poor performance and probably won’t be very interested in buying or playing when this fix drops in November, it doesn’t help that this game was delayed from October to June; that’s 8 months of waiting and now another 3+ months!
While for those that are still playing Batman: Arkham Knight the Steam community is full of guides and tutorials to improve performance and to get the best experience with the poor optimization. What do you think are the developers leaving this too late?
Pacific Rim is an action movie with giant robots (jaegers) fighting giant monsters (kaiju) it was released for the summer back in 2013 it had a soft opening at the U.S box office, but the feature did well enough at the international box office to earn itself a sequel more giant metal elbow rocket punching fun for all.
During an interview with yahoo, Guillermo del Toro revealed that things are quickly moving forward with the sequel and Del Toro said Pacific Rim 2 is starting shooting in November. Del Toro added, “We are deep into designing the robots, the kaijus…having fun planning the battles. Very exciting news, it’s good to see they’re putting extensive dedication into the designs of monsters and robots to hopefully make them as memorable as the first wave of monsters and mechas.
It’s exciting news for pacific rim fans although the gap between the first film and the sequel seems very big 2013 release and a 2017 release seems like a very large time to plan a sequel lets just hope Del Toro can deliver an interesting story and plenty of mecha fighting.
Are you excited for Pacific Rim 2? Pacific Rim 2 is scheduled to be released on August 4th 2017.
The newest addition to the Assassin’s Creed series, Unity, should have been released in October, but has now been postponed. It is however not as bad as we’ve seen it in the past from Ubisoft titles *cough Watch_Dogs cough*.
Assassin’s Creed Unity has been delayed 2 weeks to allow the developers to fix the last small bugs and put the last finishes on the game. So about the same thing we hear every time a game is delayed. The new date is now November 11. in the United States and November 13 in Europe. The news came from a blog post made by Ubisoft.
Now that the team has a near-finished game, those extra two weeks will allow them to focus on those minor adjustments that can make a big difference – and ultimately help Ubisoft deliver on the promise of the game. “We’re very confident in the game we’re making,” Pontbriand says.
The second new game in the series, Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be released on the same day. That however is sadly a console exclusive from the looks of it, at least for now, coming to Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
Thank you Ubisoft for providing us with these information.