A Skyrim 1.5 update is available now on Steam as a beta update and will soon be available for consoles as well. Of course, Since I play some of my single player games on an Xbox without internet, I’ll have to wait until somebody puts it on the internet and I’ll have to smush it on my usb memory stick. Here, check out the Youtube video of some kill cams and new kill moves (from Gamespot to bypass the age gate.)
So it came to pass that I had to do another G450 install on a Windows 7 machine, and when I went to Matrox’s web site, I still did not see drivers listed specifically for Windows 7. I did do some digging however, and found that this non-WHQL driver package works perfectly. It was listed as supporting “Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows XP x64, Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2008 x64″. If it supports Server Win2k8 R2, it should also support Windows 7.
As luck would have it, the install went smoothly and I have a pair of the cards working in a brand new Core i5 machine as I type this.
Much to my chagrin and surprise, I missed the info about the latest Sanctum updates. Shockingly, Sanctum now supports 4 player co-op gaming. Not content with just adding 2 more players to the game, Coffee Stain Studios had also added these following updates last month as well.
Wave Limited single & multi-player modes
• Challenge based, where you pick the amount of waves you want to try to beat and the desired difficulty.
• You can finally play the endless mode even in single-player
• Play with huge amounts of cash! Enemies will scale accordingly so expect some fast and ferocious action!
Updated Server Browser
• More filter options
• Possibility to see full games (no more empty server list)
Bug fixes and performance increase
Starting earlier this week, Sanctum is also available for a cheaper price. It is now available for only $9.99. Also, if you like the music you will be in for a treat. The soundtrack featuring 11 remastered songs and a bonus track is available for only $4.99 via Steam or for a price that you can name yourself at Bandcamp (starting at $0.50, which should be cheap enough).
Fortix 2 released on the 11th over Steam, but since then has included a few updates. Two I made mention of already. The demo was put out on the 17th and Zombie mode was officially announced on the 24th. I hope I didn’t ruin the surprise by including it in the review a day early. Now the announcement has come that Fortix 2 will be available for digital distribution on Desura and Direct2Drive as well. These will both be available starting Monday May 30th. As a bonus for getting it via these two channels, Fortix 2 will come with the original 15 levels of Fortix. To unlock these, you will have to complete the first area, Greemland. After that, the compass will change into a path leading to these levels. Wow, talk about even more content for your money. If you were thinking about getting it before, this would definitely be the way to go now.
You should remember Sanctum from the reviews both Dan and I did. I mentioned the fact that future updates were coming. Well folks, here it is. Yesterday’s update brings both a new map, updates, and new features. I am a little shaky on the update/patch part of the game, other than it fixes a few bugs people reported. The new features appear to be mainly geared towards multiplayer, something Coffee Stain Studios said they were trying to work on. Now in the multiplayer tab, you have the ability to see games hosted over Steam and join them. Quite an improvement for us loners with a three person friends list. Also available is a new map titled Glade. I can’t play it yet as my saved games are gone so I have to work hard again to unlock it. However, here are a few screenshots and a wallpaper.
In a follow up to this post regarding bad firmware on Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.11 line of drives, I am happy to say that they have released a follow up to their original firmware fix. It is not exactly breaking news, but important enough to relay nonetheless.
I flashed two of the affected drives last night with no issues whatsoever. Still, this is a firmware update so proceed with caution.