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Scott Michaud
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Kingston, ON, Canada

Scott joined PC Perspective in May 2011. Prior to PC Perspective, Scott has worked on personal projects and has completed degrees in Physics and Education from Queen's University. Currently PC Perspective is the only place to find his published works. Other ventures related to computing, physics, math, education, and technology are currently in progress. He is also a geek, go figure.

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Warren Spector Returns to Game Development

02/18/2016 - 14:15

Warren Spector helped create several classic video games, including Wing Commander, Ultima, System Shock, Crusader, Thief, and Deus Ex. His most recent titles were Epic Mickey 1 and 2, which took the classic, mischievous Mickey Mouse and gave it fairly...

Quantum Break Will Require Windows 10 (and DirectX 12)

02/17/2016 - 18:47

Last week, Microsoft announced that Quantum Break would arrive on the PC. At the same time, they listed the system requirements, which included the requirement of Windows 10. It will only be available on Windows 10 (outside of Xbox One). They also...

Apple's Open Letter About Encryption

02/17/2016 - 14:53

This is a difficult topic to discuss. Some perspectives assume that law enforcement have terrible, Orwellian intentions. Meanwhile, law enforcement officials, with genuinely good intentions, don't understand that the road to Hell is paved with those...

Khronos Group Releases Vulkan... with a Hard Launch

02/16/2016 - 09:00

The wait for Vulkan is over. I'm not just talking about the specification. Members of the Khronos Group have also released compatible drivers, SDKs and tools to support them, conformance tests, and a proof-of-concept patch for Croteam's The Talos...

EVGA Releases GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition

02/10/2016 - 17:59

You might wonder what makes a graphics card “designed for VR,” but this is actually quite interesting. Rather than plugging your headset into the back of your desktop, EVGA includes a 5.25” bay that provides 2x USB 3.0 ports and 1x HDMI...

Speaking of Windows Updates... Here's What's Inside Them

02/10/2016 - 15:52

Since the release of Windows 10, Microsoft has been pushing for updates to just happen. They want users to receive each of them, because then it's harder for malware authors to take advantage of known vulnerabilities and it's also easier for...

Microsoft Adds Third Ring to Insider Program

02/10/2016 - 15:03

The Windows 10 preview program had two settings: Fast and Slow. A third one has been added, called Release Preview, although it sounds a bit different from the other two. According to the blog post, which is supposed to be about a new build of Windows 10...

Havok Shuts Down Project Anarchy

02/10/2016 - 13:43

Annnnnnd now we have one less game engine in the industry. We posted yesterday about Amazon launching their Lumberyard engine, which is a fork of CryEngine that monetizes by strongly tying itself to Amazon Web Services. Later that day, I found out that...

Amazon Lumberyard Game Engine (Beta) Announced

02/09/2016 - 17:11

Another video game engine has entered the world, this time from Amazon. It is basically a fork of CryEngine that they purchased the rights to sub-license. Amazon states that their engine will diverge over time, as they modify it in-house for licensees...

MSI GS72 Stealth Pro Details Released

02/06/2016 - 23:30

This laptop was announced at CES, but barely. They have now released full specifications, including options, which are actually quite interesting. The 4K panel, in particular, has a color gamut that fully covers AdobeRGB (100%). This means that, if the...