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Parcel Panic Review

The death of arcades has led to the death of SEGA’s classic Crazy Taxi series, but Hernes Hunters Productions is looking to give the genre a second chance with their title Parcel Panic. The core gameplay loop might be the same, but that is the only thing this title got right.

Parcel Panic Review

Taking the role of the only deliveryman in a city, it is up to you to make sure the packages of the area get to their final destination. Riding around in a van that says “Parcel Panic,” players will run over packages and deliver them to the ice cream parlor, the city hospital, the bowling alley, and what is simply known as “off license.” Every package delivered nets additional funds, with the ultimate goal being to make off like a bandit when all is said and done.

Though players are delivering packages instead of passengers, the idea is similar to Crazy Taxi – there’s even a green arrow pointing players to where they need to go. However, the control scheme powering this crazy adventure makes the title borderline unplayable. The loose steering makes the most simple navigation a nearly impossible endeavor – it can be absolutely maddening to navigate an area, simply because turning does not work as it should. Nevermind the fact that there are no drifting or other mechanics to take advantage of – what you see is what you get.

When these dreadful controls are paired with its lousy physics engine, what becomes frustrating quickly turns infuriating. Players can run over select objects like light posts, but traffic will not budge if the player touches it with their car. As a result, the tiniest mistake puts players at a standstill, which ruins the pacing. Select areas have dead-ends, meaning that players must come to a standstill, change gears, and reverse out of there with the poor controls. Those hoping for the fast action of its inspiration will not find it here.

To add insult to injury, players will have to contend with damage. Every time the player bumps into something, the health of the car goes into the red. If players bump into enough hazards, the game is over. This proves to be a Sisyphean task, as the densely packed streets and plain grid format of the city means that there is no clear way to avoid this. This is somewhat alleviated with the slow health regeneration that occurs while delivering a package, but this just isn’t enough.

After each playthrough, players will be able to add their name to a scoreboard. Though players can choose the difficulty and adjust other variables, the single city, single song, and repeat objectives give Parcel Panic limited replayability.

Outside of Parcel Panic is the minigame Parcel Runner. This mode also has players collecting packages, but locks things into a top-down perspective and three lanes of traffic. One could say this mode is better than the core mode, but even then it serves as a brief distraction and nothing more.

Parcel Panic wears its inspiration on its sleeve, but the poor controls, bland aesthetics, and wonky physics prevent it from reaching the heights of the Crazy Taxi series.

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Where To Find The The Gang Leader In Fallout 76 Wastelanders

Where To Find The The Gang Leader In Fallout 76 Wastelanders
Before you choose to kill or convince the Gang Leader, you must track them down. This guide on Where To Find The The Gang Leader In Fallout 76 Wastelanders will tell you where the Gang Leader is standing inside the WV Lumber Co. as the objective marker isn’t a huge amount of help here.

The Gang Leader is apart of the Hunter for Hire quest in the Wastelanders update. It’s part of a new chain that sees you aiding a nearby establishment that has been harassed by members of various bandit gangs as they search for the mysterious treasure – the main arching story of the Wastelanders update.

Where To Find The The Gang Leader In Fallout 76 Wastelanders

Where To Find The The Gang Leader In Fallout 76 Wastelanders
If you decided to try and convince the Gang Leader and you made your way inside, you can attempt to speak with the Gang Leader and convince them to leave the bar alone. It’s a really simple process but the objective marker sits at the door to the Gang Leaders interior once you enter, leaving some to believe they had to exit to find the Gang Leader. Only then to discover the objective marker tells them to go back inside.

Once you’re inside the interior of the WV Lumber Co. head down the stairs. There’s a fusion generator here with a Fusion Core. In the corner of the room there is a lit passage that goes underground. I completely missed it on my first run through of the interior. Head down the stairs into the lit tunnel and follow the voices through to end of the tunnel. Here you will find Roper, the leader of the gang.

Now you can follow the conversational choices to get the outcome you desire.

Where To Find The The Gang Leader In Fallout 76 Wastelanders

Before you choose to kill or convince the Gang Leader, you must track them down. This guide on Where To Find The The Gang Leader In Fallout 76 Wastelanders will tell you where the Gang Leader is

Where To Find Fairgrounds Scrapper In Fallout 76 Wastelanders

Part of the Hunter for Hire optional objectives is to find the Scrapper. This guide on Where To Find Fairgrounds Scrapper In Fallout 76 Wastelanders will tell you exactly where you need to go to find

How To Load The Broadcast Tape In Fallout 76 Wastelanders

The Wastelanders update for Fallout 76 is now available. This guide on How To Load The Broadcast Tape In Fallout 76 Wastelanders covers one of the earlier objectives in the starting quest Hunter for

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Where To Find Fairgrounds Scrapper In Fallout 76 Wastelanders

Where To Find Fairgrounds Scrapper In Fallout 76 Wastelanders
Part of the Hunter for Hire optional objectives is to find the Scrapper. This guide on Where To Find Fairgrounds Scrapper In Fallout 76 Wastelanders will tell you exactly where you need to go to find the Tyler County Fairgrounds optional objective so you can proceed with the mission.

The Hunter for Hire quest is one of the many new quests introduced with the Wastelanders update for Fallout 76. After the first few objectives you will be tasked with dealing with the bandits at the Lumber Mill. At this stage, you are given a few optional objectives you can complete. One such objective is chasing down a Scrapper at the Tyler County Fairgrounds. He’s quite well hidden if you don’t know where to look.

Where To Find Fairgrounds Scrapper In Fallout 76 Wastelanders

Fairgrounds Scrapper In Fallout 76 Wastelanders
When I first arrived at this location there was a wolf event that was taken place. During the event, I was unable to find the Scrapper, so I spent the time killing mutants. If you do not find the Scrapper here when you first investigate this spot, clear out some of the nearby mutants and he should come running out to hide.

The Scrapper is very easy to find once you know where to look. One of the tallest attractions in the fair is a large circular ride that has small ships coming off the side. Directly beside that is a small hut, it looks like it sold refreshments and food. Round the opposite side of the hut to the large ride is a small series of metal sheets that act as a walkway to reach the roof of the hut.

Once you reach the roof you will see Liebowitz sitting down hiding behind the walls of the hut, on the roof. Speak with him to complete this optional objective.

Where To Find Fairgrounds Scrapper In Fallout 76 Wastelanders

Part of the Hunter for Hire optional objectives is to find the Scrapper. This guide on Where To Find Fairgrounds Scrapper In Fallout 76 Wastelanders will tell you exactly where you need to go to find

How To Load The Broadcast Tape In Fallout 76 Wastelanders

The Wastelanders update for Fallout 76 is now available. This guide on How To Load The Broadcast Tape In Fallout 76 Wastelanders covers one of the earlier objectives in the starting quest Hunter for

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How To Load The Broadcast Tape In Fallout 76 Wastelanders

How To Load The Broadcast Tape In Fallout 76 Wastelanders
The Wastelanders update for Fallout 76 is now available. This guide on How To Load The Broadcast Tape In Fallout 76 Wastelanders covers one of the earlier objectives in the starting quest Hunter for Hire, where you’re asked to build a tower and then insert a Broadcast Tape.

Wastelanders finally introduces NPC’s to the wide world of Fallout 76 and with them, a ton of new quests and activities to complete. One such quest, Hunter for Hire, has you laying a cunning trap for some bandits using a fake sign and a Broadcast Tape. Once you have built the sign for Hunter for Hire, the objective reads “Load Broadcast Tape into a Radio Tower and activate the connection”.

How To Load The Broadcast Tape In Fallout 76 Wastelanders

How To Load The Broadcast Tape In Fallout 76
Veterans of the game will likely not struggle with this quest but for returning players, this can definitely be confusing. The sign you have built is not a radio tower. The small yellow box at the bottom is simply something to make the sign look nice. You have to load the Broadcast Tape into a Radio Tower.

You are looking for an actual Radio Tower. There are many scattered across the map. Once you have built your C.A.M.P and created the sign, the objective tells you to load the Broadcast Tape. At this point, open your map. You should see an updated quest marker that directs you to a Radio Tower.

It’s unlikely that it will be the same Radio Tower shown in the image above as the Radio Tower it sends you to is related to the location of your C.A.M.P. Simply open your map and look for the nearest Radio Tower icon and you should see the quest icon there informing you of your next objective.

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Resident Evil 3 (2020) Review – Not Quite Five S.T.A.R.S.

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Throughout my first run of Resident Evil 3 (2020), I was conflicted as to my feelings about the game. Having recently played Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, it was impossible for me not to compare every inch of this “remake” to its largely beloved predecessor. Doing so is going to result in a lot of disappointment. The best way I can put it is that Resident Evil 3 (2020) is more of a sequel to Resident Evil 2 (2019) than a modern play-by-play of the PlayStation classic.

The parts are still there: Racoon City, Jill Valentine, Nemesis – you get the picture. It was when I came to this realization that I allowed myself to enjoy the game a lot more. After all, it’s still pretty great in its own right, and if you thoroughly enjoyed Resident Evil 2 (2019) as I did, there’s plenty to love about this one as well.

 

Let’s Talk About The Nemesis in the Room

Regardless of your relationship with the series, you’ve probably got some expectations for Nemesis. He’s arguably the most recognizable face of the Resident Evil series, even if it’s a face that a mother couldn’t love – not that Nemesis has a mother. His presence starts out pretty strong as he busts through the wall of Jill’s apartment to give her the what for. The initial chase (which is pretty much an auto-scroller) concludes with him and Jill tumbling off of a parking garage after a nasty fender bender, the crash and preceding explosion causing Nemmy to lose his fashionable trash-bag attire. I thought it was a pretty excellent idea to start off with the titular antagonist gnawing at the player’s heels only a few minutes after you get your hands on the controller. Sadly, his presence dwindles pretty quickly, and most of your dealings with him are in the form of four non-optional boss battles and some very linear running sequences.

Screenshot taken from RE3. Depicts Jill inside a store as Nemesis waits outside menacingly

Shop sign reads: “No dogs aside from assistance dogs, no eight-foot-tall bioweapons.”

The game’s area structure simply doesn’t allow for the elaborate, heart-wrenching game of cat and mouse from the original. You’ll seldom have to backtrack in areas or go out of your way to search for items. The original game was much more action-focused than its two previous titles, but it still had a decent amount of puzzles, backtracking, and narrow spaces. Of course, Resident Evil 3 (2020) being a modern title does mean that it has to widen the spaces a bit. The narrow back alleys of Racoon City were a massive factor in making Nemesis such a threat before, not to mention the tank controls and less-than-perfect dodge mechanic. Not that I’m making up excuses for the game, there’s plenty they could have done to make Nemesis more interesting. For one, it would have been nice to have spent more time with him in RC. The opening section where you’re roaming the city feels way too short, and as such, Nemesis’ presence feels minimal despite his best efforts to grab you, blow you up, and set you on fire. He goes into his second phase way too quickly as well. It wasn’t until you defeated him in the factory that he stopped being bipedal in the

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Gears Tactics Gets Launch Trailer


Ahead of its launch on April 28, The Coalition, Splash Damage, and Xbox Game Studios have released the launch trailer for Gears Tactics.

A fast-paced turn-based strategy game, Gears Tactics has players rising up and fighting against the Locust Horde and the mastermind Ukkon as soldier Gabe Diaz. Set 12 years before the events of the first Gears of War, players will upgrade their troops with different skills and utilizing different pieces of loot.

Learn more with the trailer below:

Gears Tactics – Official Launch Trailer

The game will come out on Steam, Xbox Games Pass for PC, and Windows 10 PCs. Those that pre-order the game or play the title on Xbox Games Pass for PC by May 4 can get themselves the Thrashball Cole Character Pack.

Source: YouTube
Gears Tactics Gets Launch Trailer

Ahead of its launch on April 28, The Coalition, Splash Damage, and Xbox Game Studios have released the launch trailer for Gears Tactics

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Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Gets New Gameplay Trailer


Learn more about NIS America’s Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen with the latest gameplay trailer for the game.

In this title, players will think ahead with Forecast and backtrack with Rewind, execute chain attacks, and utilize magic, items, and unit types in battle.

See the combat in action below:

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen – Gameplay Trailer (PS4, PS Vita)

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen follows the story of a man with no memories that awakens in a strange world. Receiving the name “Hakuoro,” he rises up against a number of tyrannical invaders.

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on May 26 in North America and May 29 in Europe and Oceania.

Source: Press Release
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How to Run and Schedule Ansible Playbook Using AWX GUI

Our previous article we had already demonstrated the installation steps of Ansible AWX on CentOS 8 and RHEL 8. Ansible AWX is free and open source version Red Hat Ansible Tower. It provides a Graphical user interface, Rest API and Ansible task engine.

In this article we will through some lights on the basic usage of Ansible AWX GUI and how we can run and schedule Ansible Playbooks using this tool.

Lab Details for AWX GUI,

  • 192.168.1.6     // Already Installed Ansible AWX system (CentOS 8)
  • 192.168.1.9    // Ansible Client (CentOS 7)
  • 192.168.1.10   // Ansible Client (Ubuntu 18.04)
  • Time Synching of all the machines with NTP Servers
  • sysadm user with sudo rights

Let’s jump into the steps of AWX basic Usage and running Ansible playbooks via AWX GUI,

Step 1) Setup Keys based authentication among Ansible AWX Node and its clients

As we are using sysadm user, so we will be exchanging the ssh keys of this user from Ansbile AWX system to ansible clients.

I am assuming sysadm user is already created on these systems and have the sudo rights. Use below commands to generate SSH keys for sysadm user from AWX Node and share its public keys to ansible clients using ssh-copy-id command,

[[email protected] ~]$ ssh-keygen

sysadm-user-keys

Now copy the public key of sysadm user to clients

[[email protected] ~]$ ssh-copy-id [email protected]
[[email protected] ~]$ ssh-copy-id [email protected]

Verify Whether Keys based authentication has been setup properly or not, run the following commands,

[[email protected] ~]$ ssh  [email protected] "hostname;exit" 
centos7 
[[email protected] ~]$ ssh  [email protected] "hostname;exit" 
Ubuntu-18-04 
[[email protected] ~]$

Step 2) Create an Organization in AWX GUI

Login to Ansible AWX GUI and go to Organization Tab and create an organization by clicking on “+” symbol,

AWX-Organizations-Tab

Next we will be prompted to enter Organization Name,

Ansible-AWX-CREATE-ORGANIZATION

Click on Save

Step 3) Create a Project and Assign Organization to it

Before creating a project, let’s first create project’s directory where we will store all ansible playbooks, go to cli console of AWX node and run,

[[email protected] ~]$ sudo mkdir /var/lib/awx/projects/automation

Now Create a sample playbook to install bind-utils packages on CentOS and Ubuntu Systems,

[[email protected] ~]$ cd /var/lib/awx/projects/automation/
[[email protected] automation]$ sudo vi example.yaml
---
- hosts: all
  gather_facts: true
  become: true
  tasks:
    - yum:
        name: bind-utils
      when: ansible_os_family == "RedHat"
    - apt:
        name: dnsutils
      when: ansible_os_family == "Debian"

Save and exit the file,

Now Go to AWX GUI, Select Projects Tab and then click on + sign to create a new Project and specify the name of project that suits to your setup and specify other details like Organizations as “LINUXTECHI”, SCM Type as “Manual”, Project Base Path as “/var/lib/projects” and Playbook Directory as “automation

Create-Project-Ansible-AWX

Click on Save

Step 4) Create Credentials and add private key and other details

These credentials will be used while executing the playbooks on target ansible clients. To get contents of SSH private key of sysadm user, run the following command:

[[email protected] ~]$ cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa

Now, Select Credentials Tab and Click on ‘+’ sign to create credentials and choose Credentials type as “Machine“, Choose Organization as “LINUXTECHI“, Username as “sysadm” and Paste Private Key of sysadm user in “SSH Private Key” Section, Choose ‘Privilege

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review – One Happy Camper

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Though they’ve been around for almost two decades, the Animal Crossing games are admittedly a bit of a hard sell. For the uninitiated, Animal Crossing is a life-sim game that invites you to trade in your humdrum existence to live in the woods among adorable, talking animal critters. It sounds cute and cuddly, but before long, you’ll find yourself scrambling to repay a raccoon loan shark and mercilessly hunting down that one piece of furniture to complete your virtual kitchenette. Animal Crossing: New Horizons takes that heartwarming gameplay loop away from an established town and asks you to plant your roots on a deserted island. For series veterans like myself, it’s familiar territory, but I soon discovered that a lot of the joy comes from not only soaking up the sun but also digging into the many new features New Horizons has to offer.

 

I’m a Survivor

 

A short tutorial sequence helped me generate my island and taught me the basics, but after that, I was on my own. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that New Horizons started me off with no shops, no town hall, and even entire parts of my island that were locked away. For the first time in franchise history, my town truly was a blank canvas for me to play with, and that made my mind giddy with possibilities.

 

Animal Crossing Review Tent

 

Like other entries in the franchise, progression is dictated by the in-game clock which moves in real time. So when Tom Nook announces that a new building will open tomorrow, you really gotta wait until tomorrow. Progress comes at a snail’s pace, but that’s kinda the point. Every day is an opportunity in New Horizons, and by withholding so much content early on, it felt monumental when I finally had something new to experience. Checking my island every day became a part of my real-life routine to the point where even sleeping became exciting; after all, Nook’s Cranny may stock my dream wallpaper tomorrow. I’m 50 hours in, and I still feel the pull to return to my island and see what’s new.

 

Crafty Campers

 

In keeping with the island survivor theme, crafting makes its debut appearance in the franchise. Trailer footage admittedly made me a bit sceptical about this inclusion. Crafting has become a tired game mechanic recently, and frankly, the last thing Animal Crossing needs is more busywork. To my surprise, though, I was quick to embrace this feature thanks not only to how easy it is to gather resources, but also how much it gave value to my creations. Furniture no longer felt like trinkets I was lucky enough to spot in a sale; they became symbols of pride. Like a piece of home-constructed IKEA furniture, I found I’d made an unlikely attachment to the bookshelves and hanging baskets that adorn my home.  

However, my eyes rolled at the new breakable tools. Only a few swipes of my bug net caused it to crumble in my hands. If I didn’t have a spare, I had to go back, gather resources, head to a worktable, and craft a new one. This layer attempts to give tools a sense of value, but more often than not, it hurts the

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Is Your Browser Promoting Your Privacy?

With the number of people using the Internet in the millions, online privacy has been one concern that has never been more important. Fortunately, a good number of today’s browsers have been implementing changes to ensure its users that they are serious in providing them with more online privacy.

The most used browsers have come up with a number of tools to help in protecting you from first-party (used for things such as retaining your login information) and third-party (mainly used by advertisers to get information and track your behavior online) tracking cookies. Other efforts are directed towards fingerprinting, which tracks you by collecting details about your system configuration, which are then turned into your “fingerprint.”

Firefox introduces enhanced tracking protection

Trackers have already been blocked by Firefox way back September 2019. The browser utilizes Enhanced Tracking Protection, a customizable feature. This feature blocks trackers on a list of known trackers called the Disconnect list, which means not every third-party tracker is blocked. However, cookies that track across sites are also blocked by Firebox’s feature.

You can check if Enhanced Tracking Protection is enabled by checking the small shield icon to the left of the address bar. If the icon is purple, Firefox is blocking trackers. If it’s gray, there are no trackers to block. If it’s gray and crossed out, tracking protection is disabled for that site.

(Via: https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/7/21121202/firefox-privacy-tools-private-network-browser-settings)

What has Chrome done?

Chrome’s December release, Version 79, was all about improved security of passwords. In February’s update, Version 80 sees a new system for sorting cookies and blocking them from being slowly implemented. While first-party cookies are still allowed, third-party ones would need to have a same-site setting, ensuring that secure connections are used to access the sites.

Google also says that Chrome will phase out third-party cookies in two years in favor of an alternative system to cookies using new technologies Google is developing.

(Via: https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/11/21126427/google-chrome-privacy-tools-private-network-browser-settings)

On the edge, but secure

Not to be outdone by Chrome and Firefox, Microsoft’s latest update of its Edge browser has user privacy as a priority. Many have praised the new Edge’s privacy settings that are allegedly easier to use and understand compared to Chrome’s. Edge’s privacy settings are so powerful that users are being asked by the websites to disable their ad blockers even though they don’t have one installed. That means that the privacy settings of Edge can be an ad block in disguise.

Edge offers a one-click-to-fix experience that’s easy for anyone to control the degree of privacy they want while browsing the web. That’s to say, it’s quick and easy if you don’t really know what to look for, and you’re simply looking to be left alone by trackers – a basic method to browse the web without being, well, tracked.

(Via: https://www.businessinsider.sg/microsoft-edge-privacy-ad-blocker-google-chrome-comparison-2020-1/)

Chrome and its eventual separation from cookies

However, in a rather surprising move, Google announced in January that its Chrome browser will be supporting cookies in 2022 anymore. This is quite the opposite of their stance only months ago when they promoted their Privacy Sandbox initiative, which was pro-cookies and anti-browser fingerprinting.

Google’s decision to remove cookies from its browser comes with a couple of caveats. “Some browsers have reacted to …

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