Pinterest has hired designer Susan Kare, the graphic artist famously behind many of Apple’s early fonts and icons, including those on the original Macintosh. At Pinterest, Kare will be serving as a product design lead, where the company says she’ll likely end up working on products like buyable pins, guided search, and app pins. Her first day was Monday, so Pinterest says there are “no specific projects to share yet.” But broadly speaking, she’ll be helping to refine Pinterest’s primary interfaces for discovering and saving content.
It’s a smart hire for Pinterest. For one, Kare has deep roots in Silicon Valley’s design world: she created icons, like the lasso and paint bucket, that are still around today, albeit in modern forms; her…
Get a free 12-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold and a copy of Assassin’s Creed: Unity with the purchase of an Xbox One at the Microsoft Store (500 GB/1 TB). This is in addition to the bundled copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
The latest Humble Bundle is the fourth “Jumbo” bundle. For just a few bucks, you can get games like Mercenary Kings, Endless Space, The Stanley Parable, and Outland, while paying $18 or more gets you everything, including early access to Space Engineers. New games were recently added, including Screencheat and Coin Crypt.
The newest Humble Weekly Bundle features games from Japan like Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth, Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser, and Neo Aquarium: The King of Crustaceans.
If you have a free Green Man Gaming account, you can access the VIP area of the site where you can find some nice deals, including Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for $23 and Project Cars for $35.
You can save 20 percent at Green Man Gaming using the voucher GMGSAV-E20GMG-SAVE20.
The eShop has a Ubisoft game sale going on, discounting Child of Light to $3.75, Rayman Legends to $20, Splinter Cell: Blacklist to $15, and more. The ongoing indie sale, meanwhile, is set to end on July 23.
Amazon prices are accurate as of publishing, but can fluctuate occasionally throughout the day.
GameSpot’s gaming deals posts always highlight the best deals we can find regardless of retailer. We also occasionally use retailer affiliate links, which means that purchasing goods through those links helps support all the great content (including the deals posts) you find for free here on the site.
To enter, go here and like the photo (you can also do the same with the embed below). Rules: must be 18+, a resident of the US, sweepstakes begins today, July 31st at 1:00PM ET, ends tomorrow, August 1st at 12:59PM ET; full rules.
If you haven’t liked us on Facebook yet, you probably should: we host all of our giveaways there, and we upload video exclusively for the platform that you won’t get anywhere else. So if you want all of that, plus the rest of our stories, click here.
It’s impossible to talk about N.W.A without talking about South Central LA in the late 1980s. Crack had found its way to the inner city and burrowed itself there, as did the gang violence that followed it. President Ronald Reagan was leading a belligerent and misguided charge in the War on Drugs. The Los Angeles Police Department made up for recent budget and staff cuts with near-constant aggression in predominantly black neighborhoods like Compton. The department even had a special unit known as CRASH, which stood for Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (really) that encouraged police to use widespread force to combat gang violence in the city. One of the unit’s missions was known as Operation Hammer, a no-tolerance approach…
Take a look at the Witcher 3 1.08 patch notes below. Patches typically roll out first on PC before later coming to consoles.
Specifically, this patch adds “preparatory features” for The Witcher 3’s upcoming New Game Plus mode. It also clears up an aggravating achievements issue on PC and adds functionality to allow Geralt to perform a roll just before landing to reduce fall damage.
Witcher 3 1.08
Overall improvements to performance, including some issues that may have been caused by 1.07.
[Japanese Only][PS4 Only] Fixes an issue where the background text of certain books would flicker.
Fixes an issue where part of the Kaer Morhen map would not display properly.
Fixes a rare issue where items would disappear from the stash.
Fixes a very rare issue which would cause Geralt to get stuck when trying to run.
The interaction pop-up will no longer appear on lootable objects that are empty.
Fixes an occasional glitch in one of the dwarf combat animations.
Heads chopped off during finishers will no longer disappear.
Players can perform a roll just before landing to significantly reduce the damage caused by falling.
We’ve added a tutorial pop-up window explaining this to make it clearer.”
In patch 1.07, the level requirements for certain items were scaled up, leaving some players stuck with only unusable gear. With patch 1.08, we are introducing the Wolven Hour potion. This potion will be available in everyone’s inventory once they install the patch. It will reduce level requirements on all gear for a period of one hour. This will give players time to level up or find alternative equipment using the gear that was available to them in patch 1.05 but became unusable after patch 1.07. After one hour, the potion’s effects will cease and the requirements for all gear will revert to their original, pre-potion values.
Fixes an issue where players were unable to compare their items with ones sold by merchants.
Players will now be able to complete the Card Collector achievement.
Achievements are now working properly again and will be unlocked if players meet their requirements after installing this patch (PC version).
Fixes an issue where interiors would sometimes not display properly on the minimap.
Fixes an issue where certain world elements would sometimes be missing and noticeable visual glitches would be present while in Novigrad.
Fixes an issue where players were unable to finish the “It Takes Three to Tango” quest, even though they had obtained wine at the Kingfisher.
Fixes an issue where Geralt would sometimes die after traveling to Velen in the quest “Something Ends, Something Begins.”
The entrance to the area where the Sunstone is obtained will no longer be blocked off if the player exits it prematurely during “The Sunstone” quest.
Fixes an issue where players were unable to complete the “Get Junior” quest on certain occasions.
Fixes an issue where players were unable to finish the “Scavenger Hunt: Viper School Gear” quest due to a closed gate.
Fixes an issue where some players were unable to investigate rooms during the “Family Matters” quest, effectively blocking their progression.
Fixes an issue where players were unable to finish the “Hey, You Wanna Look at my Stuff?” quest.
Fixes an issue where players were unable to talk to Roche during the “An Eye for an Eye” quest.
Fixes an issue where Roche would stay at his camp instead of going to the Oxenfurt Bridge in the “Get Junior” quest.
Fixes an issue where, under certain circumstances, Yennefer would not appear in Oxenfurt during the “The Great Escape” quest.
Drowners will have a harder time killing Nidas during the “Black Pearl” quest.
Fixes an issue which led to an infinite loading screen during the “To Bait a Forktail…” quest under certain circumstances.
Fixes a rare issue where the basement was locked during the “King’s Gambit” quest.
Fixes an issue where players were unable to free the merchant during the Person in Distress event in the Claywich area.
The trolls at the Circle of Elements will no longer attack Geralt if he opts for a peaceful resolution.
Fixes an issue where players were unable to talk to Roche during the “Brothers in Arms” quest.
Fixes an issue where Zoltan’s card was unobtainable.
Preparatory features paving the way for the introduction of New Game + in the future.
Yota Devices revealed today that it is canceling its plans to launch the YotaPhone 2 in the US, citing complications with its manufacturing partners. According to an email sent to backers of the phone through Indiegogo and obtained by The Verge, the company says “the reason for our cancelled launch is due to unforeseen delays including both production and delivery of the North American variant of YotaPhone 2 from our manufacturer” and “the logistics were insurmountable and the device would simply arrive too late.” It says that a delay in delivery of the YotaPhone 2 to North American customers would have caused conflict with its plans for 2016 and that Indiegogo backers would still be waiting for the device when other regions were already…