Graphics Cards Heist, More Unity, and More Accessibility
Shipment of Graphics Cards Stolen
An entire shipment of EVGA RTX 30-Series graphics cards have been stolen in transit from San Francisco to California. More specific details about the truck heist aren’t available due to ongoing investigations, but users are warned that it’s illegal to ‘buy or receive’ stolen goods, or ‘conceal, sell, withhold, or aid in concealing, selling, or withholding’ of these goods.
If you think you may have a card that was involved in this theft, you can find out by entering your card’s serial number on EVGA’s warranty status page, or you can attempt to register your card. If you can register it, then you can rest easy. Otherwise, if a user does end up with a stolen card, it will be addressed on a case by case basis.
The heist is similar to an incident at the end of 2020, where about $340,000 worth of GeForce RTX 3090s were stolen.
Peter Jackson Sells VFX Tech Division to Unity
Unity, a 3D game-development platform, will be obtaining the technology used to create Gollum for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’, and many other characters from movies, making the VFX tools available to creators all over the world.
Under the deal, Unity will be gaining the Weta Digital suite of VFX tools, as well as a team of 275 engineers, joining Unity’s Create Solutions division.
What is the price for a division responsible for ‘Avatar’, ‘Game of Thrones’, and ‘Planet of the Apes’? A cool $1.625 billion in the form of cash and stock.
This makes award-winning technology available to all Unity creators, making industry-pushing VFX tools more accessible than ever.
Forza Horizon 5 Includes On-Screen Sign Language
The car racing game, Forza Horizon 5, will be getting on-screen American and British sign language for cutscenes, bringing a rare level of accessibility to the game.
The feature has been shown off in a video by Playground Games, showing how a picture-in-picture sign language interpreter alongside the cinematic and subtitles. Sign language conveys tone more effectively than subtitles alone, and is an option if players have difficulty reading at the speed of the subtitles.
It’s not the only accessibility option of course, with Game Speed Modification, High Contrast and Colour Blindness modes, text-to-speech and speech-to-text options for voice chat, and a screen reader narrator, not to mention the ability to adjust font style and size.
With greater accessibility, driving cars fast will be available to more and more speed demons.
And now for some upcoming game releases!
- Beyond Blue (Switch)
- Epic Chef (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
- Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch)
- Kainga: Seeds of Civilization (PC)
- Killer in the Cabin (PC)
- Megaquarium: Architect’s Collection DLC (PC)
- Skyrim Special Edition (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO)
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Switch)
- Gynoug (PS4, XBO, Switch)
- Punk Wars (PC)
- Shin Megami Tensei 5 (Switch)
- Sherlock Holmes Chapter One (PC, PS5, XSX)
- Next Space Rebels (PC, XBO)
- Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall (PC VR)
- Guild of Dungeoneering Ultimate Edition (PC)
- Microsoft Flight Simulator Game of the Year edition (PC, XSX)
- Microsoft Flight Simulator: Reno Air Races Expansion Pack (PC, XSX)
- Microsoft Flight Simulator: Reno Air Races Full Collection (PC, XSX)
- Undungeon (PC, XBO)
- Battlefield 2042 (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation Code Fairy Volume 2 (PS5, PS4)
- NERF: Legends (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch)
- Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl (Switch)