Victoria 3, the next game from the developers of Crusader Kings 3, will be released later this year

Upcoming industrial grand strategy game Victoria 3 finally has a release window, along with a new trailer.

Revealed shortly after the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase during the PC Gaming Show (opens in new tab), Victoria 3 should be released later this year. While developer Paradox hasn’t set a more specific release date, a 2022 release will be welcome news for fans of the series who have been waiting for the sequel since it was revealed last year.

Half-Life: Alyx Levitation is a mod to rival Black Mesa

Half-Life: Alyx Leviathan, an upcoming fan-made mod for Valve’s acclaimed VR FPS, has received its first full gameplay reveal – giving us a glimpse into its ambitious scope and gunplay.

Revealed as part of PC game program (opens in new tab) following Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, the 7-minute clip follows Alyx as she explores what appears to be an abandoned skyscraper and mining facility. Of course, she is not alone, with many Combine soldiers and headcrab zombies attacking her.

This strange ransomware can only be decrypted by going to the Roblox store

If you thought ransomware forcing people to do good deeds was bizarre – wait until you hear about WannaFriendMe. To get the decryptor for this newly discovered ransomware (opens in new tab) tension, victims need to buy a game pass from the Roblox Game Pass store.

Roblox is a gaming platform where users can build and play games. Game creators can monetize their creations by requiring game passes before playing. These passes can be purchased with the platform’s native currency, Robux.

This Google Chrome Update May End Annoying Pop-ups Forever

The era of being bombarded with annoying pop-up notifications and alerts on your browser could be over soon, thanks to a new Google Chrome update.

The company has revealed how it’s making Chrome “a more useful browser” using machine learning tools running on the software that can turn off pop-ups before the user knows it.

Meta wants your Portal devices to leave your home and enter your office

Meta revealed that he will no longer sell his troubled Portal (opens in new tab) video devices for consumers and is focusing on enterprise customers instead.

a report of The information revealed that the devices, first launched in 2018 as part of an effort to expand the Facebook parent company’s hardware portfolio, will now focus on corporate use cases such as video conferencing.

macOS 13 Introduces a Super Useful Trick for Linux Users

Apple has introduced an interesting change with macOS 13 Ventura in terms of better Linux support, giving new powers to those running a Linux distribution in a virtual machine (VM) on a Mac with Apple silicon, allowing those users to run x86 software. on that VM.

As The register (opens in new tab) reports, this capability comes courtesy of Rosetta 2, which is Apple’s translation technology originally introduced with the M1, allowing this chip to run x86 applications.

Best Buy 3-Day Sale: Our 8 Favorite Deals Available This Weekend

It’s been a hot minute, so Best Buy is back for another 3-day sale with discounts on a whole range of tech including TVs, laptops, phones, video games and more. If you want to buy yourself a treat or grab some last minute Father’s Day gifts, you can browse the full sale below or scroll down for a handpicked selection of all the deals available this weekend.

As usual, Best Buy has a lot of great laptop deals on their latest sale. That includes a Lenovo Chromebook 3 for just $89 (was $139) (opens in new tab) – a fantastic all-time low price for a budget laptop. It’s one of the cheapest options we’ve seen in months if you need a very basic device for light use or schoolwork.

Another traditionally strong area for Best Buy is TV offerings. There are dozens of deals once again this weekend on everything from budget displays to high-end QLED and OLED sets. We think the best value for money is this LG UP7000 4K 55-inch LED TV for $369.99 (was $409.99) (opens in new tab). It’s a reasonably priced all-in-one display that supports 4K resolution for excellent picture quality, as well as having access to all major streaming apps like Netflix, Disney Plus, and Prime Video.

Also, definitely don’t miss the 65-inch Samsung Q80A QLED for $999.99 (was $1,299.99) (opens in new tab) or the 65-inch LG C1 OLED for $1,599.99 (was $1,899.99) (opens in new tab) if you want to buy one of the best TVs at a great price.

In addition to these two main categories, we also picked many other offerings from the entire sale, including home appliances, tablets, headsets, and video games.

8 Best Deals in Best Buy’s 3-Day Sale

Interview The Quarry: Talking about horror and relationships with the game’s director

“I’ve seen a lot of horror. I mean one much horror,” says The Quarry’s creative director Will Byles. “Probably too much, and I’ve been doing it since I was a kid. My sister used to make me watch horror movies with her [laughs].”

The Quarry is the latest big-budget horror game from Supermassive Games, the team behind the anthology Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures, two games that have found huge audiences, but The Quarry is the developer’s best work yet.

This Steam Deck is 3D printed and may make an official dock irrelevant

Instead of Valve not yet having its own dock for the Steam Deck, a 3D Redditor has printed its own custom support for the system, and it looks as good as anything Valve can come up with.

The Reddit user in question, Hannover2k (opens in new tab), built the dock by converting a Dock-Teck DD0003 USB-C hub accessory. They also added several other ports, including two USB 3.0 slots, an SD/MicroSD slot, HDMI and LAN ports, and a 45w USB C-Charge port.

Apple M1 chip has an ‘unpatched’ security flaw, but don’t panic just yet

The Apple M1 chip was a wildly successful launch for the Cupertino-based tech giant, but new research from MIT says the chip that powers everything from the Apple MacBook Pro to the latest iPad Air has a major security flaw. which, by its nature, cannot be corrected. a security update.

The flaw was exposed in a new paper from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) (opens in new tab) researchers and explores something known as pointer authentication code (PAC). Essentially, PAC works by verifying a digital signature to ensure that a program’s code has not been maliciously altered.