Known for his performances in big productions such as Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, as well as for dying on screen a lot, Sean Bean will soon be heading to the Hitman universe. Warner Bros. announced today that Hitman 2's first ever Elusive Target will be played by Sean Bean himself, who takes the role of Mark "The Undying" Faba.
Elusive Target missions first appeared in the previous Hitman game, where players get brand new missions periodically to participate in that are only available for a short time. Aside from the time limit, players also only get one attempt at the mission, where failure means the target has escaped forever.
However, one does not simply kill Sean Bean that easily, as in-game he's "a former MI5 agent turned freelance assassin," who is an expert in "surveillance, infiltration and demolition." The contract will take place in the Miami map from November 20 through 30, and gives Agent 47 one single chance to take him out.
IO Interactive added that this will be the first of many free content updates that Hitman 2 will receive in its lifetime. Don't forget that all of the maps from Hitman will also be remastered and be available in Hitman 2 for free to those who own the original. The studio also revealed recently that a competitive multiplayer mode will be available in the new game, in addition to a co-op mode.
Those interested in taking a shot at Sean Bean, or any of the other countless targets, can pick up Hitman 2 on November 13 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Progressive Web Apps are a big priority for Google right now, and have also been seen as one of the ways for Microsoft to combat the shortage of apps on its store. With its newest release of Chrome, Google is bringing progressive web apps to the desktop
As the company's Pete LePage explains in a video introducing Chrome 70 to developers, progressive web apps can now be installed on Windows directly. This means that if you are using a PWA on Chrome, as long as the app meets certain basic criteria for PWAs, you should start seeing a prompt that allows you to install it on Windows.
The app will then show up in the Start Menu and pretty much work like you'd expect a native app made for Windows to function. It can also serve up notifications using the Action Centre now that Google has added support for native Windows 10 notifications in Chrome.
The apps will run in their own Chrome window, but won't feature an address bar or any of the normal UI for Chrome, meaning they will visually look very similar to a native app, and not at all like a browser window.
Windows is not the only OS slated to receive PWA support via Chrome; Linux and macOS will get the same functionality in Chrome 72.
Alongside PWA support, the updated version of the browser expands the credential management API to support public key credentials. In essence, this can allow sites to use things like your fingerprint as an additional security measure for two-factor authentication, alongside improving web security in general.
Alongside these technical improvements, Google is also living up to its promise of allowing you to disable automatic sign-ins to the browser after the browser started doing so with Chrome 69. The option to do so can be found under the 'Allow Chrome sign-in' option in the privacy and security settings. It also makes changes to the UI to make it clearer to the user whether their data is being synced to Google's servers when they are logged in.
The update is now rolling out to users, and you can manually check for the update by clicking on the menu (three dots) button in the top right, going to help and selecting the 'About Google Chrome' option. The browser should now automatically check for updates and download them for you.
AMD's newly released driver today has brought support for Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update, even though the update itself is still in limbo. In any case, it is a good idea to switch over to today's Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.1 driver before Microsoft delivers the October 2018 update to suffer through fewer issues on AMD systems.
Meanwhile, Activision and Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched today, and AMD has also packaged some optimizations for it with the latest driver. When being tested with an RX Vega 64 8GB graphics card, the new driver performed 5% faster than the previous driver release. RX 580 8GB cards were tested on the shooter title as well, with AMD saying they received an impressive 6% performance boost.
Note that the extra boost in performance should arrive for AMD's entire GCN line-up even if other cards aren't explicitly mentioned in the release notes.
In addition to some extra Vulkan extension support, the company also listed the bugs it had managed to squash as well as issues it's still working on resolving:
HDMI™ Audio Drivers may sometimes not upgrade during Radeon Software installation.
Fortnite™ may experience lighting corruption when effects quality is set to High or Epic.
System configurations with 16+ CPU cores may experience a random system reboot during installation when upgrading Radeon Software from a version older than RSAE 18.8.1.
Sea of Thieves™ may experience flickering textures in multi GPU system configurations.
When using Radeon Overlay on system configurations with the latest Windows®10 October 2018 Update some users may experience intermittent instability or game crashes.
Microsoft® Office applications may experience lag or stutter when dragging applications.
Radeon RX Vega Series graphics products may experience elevated memory clocks during system idle.
The Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.1 driver is now available to download through the links listed in its release notes over here.The driver update can also be performed via the AMD Radeon Settings interface on Windows.
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