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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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Humble Store Is Giving Away Tropico 4

09/09/2016 - 19:09

Update: Annnnnnnnnnnd it's over. Sorry everyone who just noticed the post. Original below. If you have heard about the On The House promotion from EA's Origin service, then this will sound familiar. For the next eighteen hours, the Humble Store...

Adrian Courrèges Discusses DOOM Rendering Techniques

09/09/2016 - 15:52

Adrian Courrèges is a software developer who, from time to time, does a break down on rendering techniques for major gaming titles. His latest one is on DOOM, and it explains, in remarkably simple (given the subject matter) terms, how the game...

The Blender Foundation Releases Cycles 2016 Demo Reel

09/09/2016 - 07:00

The Blender Foundation maintains the most popular, free, open-source 3D suite, Blender. One major component of any 3D application is the chunk that turns 3D geometry into one or more 2D images. This is often passed to third-party software, like mental...

Sony Wins PC Crapware Lawsuit

09/09/2016 - 04:36

Back in 2008, a customer purchased a laptop from Sony, but refused to accept its end-user license agreement due to its pre-installed software. The customer contacted Sony, demanding to be reimbursed for the junkware. Sony, instead, offered a refund for...

NVIDIA Releases 370.28 Drivers for Linux

09/09/2016 - 03:59

Unfortunately, I don't tend to notice when Linux drivers get released; it's something I want to report more frequently on. Luckily, this time, I heard about NVIDIA's 370.28 graphics drivers while they were still fresh. This one opens up...

Google Continues Clamping Down on HTTP

09/08/2016 - 23:02

Many software vendors want to impose security and encryption basically everywhere. Google and Mozilla are two of the more vocal organizations about it, and they have been slowly implementing ways to discourage insecure HTTP (in favor of HTTPS). Some of...

Sony Announces the New PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro

09/07/2016 - 21:18

At today's media briefing event, Sony announced two new versions of their PlayStation 4 console. The first is not even given a new name; they are just referring to it as the “new slimmer and lighter PS4” in their marketing material. It...

NVIDIA Launches GeForce Experience 3.0

09/07/2016 - 20:02

Update (September 7th @ 9:34pm): It's been pointed out in our comments that the new GeForce Experience cannot be used without logging in. It supports NVIDIA, Google, and Facebook accounts. It's been in Beta for a while, but NVIDIA has just...

Europeans: Epic Games Is Hosting a VR Game Jam

09/06/2016 - 17:58

So Epic Games, NVIDIA, and HTC (with Valve) are hosting a game jam aboard the MS Bleichen ship in Hamburg, Germany. The purpose is to develop mods for VR Funhouse. Nothing says a fun VR experience like room-scale experiences on a boat. Hopefully it will...

Rumor: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU-Z Screenshot

09/06/2016 - 17:45

I don't know why people insist on encoding screenshots from form-based windows in JPEG. You have very little color variation outside of text, which is typically thin and high-contrast from its surroundings. JPEG's Fourier Transform will cause...