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Battlefield 1 Reveal

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Battlefield 1942 (sometimes known as BF1942) is a 3D World War II first-person shooter video game developed by Swedish company Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows and OS X. The game can be played in single-player mode against the video game AI or in multiplayer mode against players on the Internet or in a Local Area Network. It is also a popular platform for mod developers, with a large number of released modifications that alter the gameplay and theme.

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Battlefield Vietnam is a first-person shooter video game, the second in the Battlefield franchise after Battlefield 1942. The game was developed by the Swedish company Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. Battlefield Vietnam takes place during the Vietnam War. It features a large variety of maps based on historical settings, such as the Ho Chi Minh Trail, Battle of Hue, Ia Drang Valley, Operation Flaming Dart, The Battle of Khe Sanh and Fall of Saigon. On March 15, 2005, EA re-released the game as Battlefield Vietnam: Redux, which includes new vehicles, maps, and an EA-produced World War II mod, based on the previous Battlefield 1942

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Battlefield 2 is a first-person shooter video game, developed by EA DICE, with contributions by Trauma Studios. Battlefield 2 was published by Electronic Arts and is the third full game in the Battlefield series.[1] The latest version is v1.50, which was released on September 1, 2009, and added the content of the Euro Force and Armored Fury booster packs, as well as the Highway Tampa and Operation Blue Pearl maps.

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Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is a first-person shooter video game in the Battlefield series, developed by EA DICE. Modern Combat is the first Battlefield game for video game consoles.

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Battlefield 2142 is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It is the fourth game in the Battlefield series. Battlefield 2142 is set in the 22nd century, during a new ice age which sees two military superpowers – the European Union (EU) and Pan Asian Coalition (PAC) – battle for the remaining land

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Battlefield: Bad Company is a first-person shooter developed by EA DICE for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and part of the Battlefield series. It was released in North America on 23 June 2008, followed by a European release on June 26. The game was hinted at just before the release of Battlefield 2, and then announced sixteen months later. A direct sequel, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, was released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on 2 March 2010. The player controls protagonist Private Preston Marlowe and his exploits to steal gold from mercenaries along with his squad, in the midst of a war between the United States of America and the Russian Federation.

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Battlefield 1943 is an online multiplayer World War II first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network via digital download only. Unlike Battlefield 1942, this game takes place only in the Pacific Theater of Operations of World War II. A PC version was planned but later cancelled.

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a 2010 first-person shooter video game developed by the Swedish firm EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS and Kindle Fire systems. It is a direct sequel to Battlefield: Bad Company and is part of the Battlefield game series. It was released worldwide in March 2010. The iOS port was released on the App Store on December 16, 2010. A Kindle Fire version was released in June 2012.

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Battlefield Online is a free online first person shooter developed by Neowiz Games, Electronic Arts and DICE, and distributed by Neowiz Games. It is a remake of Battlefield 2 usiung Battlefield 2142’s modified Refractor Engine 2,

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Battlefield Play4Free (often abbreviated BFP4F) was a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and Easy Studios and published by EA. Based on the Battlefield series, the game features a modern warfare battlefield setting. Play4Free is built on a modified version of Battlefield 2’s game engine, with improvements such as high resolution artwork and post-processing effects. The game is also less demanding on computer specifications, similar to Battlefield Heroes.

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Battlefield 3 is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It is a direct sequel to 2005’s Battlefield 2, and the eleventh installment in the Battlefield franchise. This is the first game where EA decided to switch to Origin, their competitor to stream. For this I will never forgive them 🙁

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Battlefield 4 is a 2013 first-person shooter video game developed by Swedish video game developer EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE) and published by Electronic Arts. It is a sequel to 2011’s Battlefield 3 and was released on October 29, 2013 in North America, October 31, 2013 in Australia, November 1, 2013 in Europe and New Zealand and November 7, 2013 in Japan for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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Battlefield Hardline is a first-person shooter video game developed by Visceral Games in collaboration with EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in March 2015 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Unlike the previous games in the Battlefield series, Hardline focuses on crime, heist and policing elements instead of military warfare, i.e. what the hell is this this game doing on this list…..

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battlefield 1, I.e. the reason for this article. we shall see how its going to do on release.

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Battlefield is a series of video games that are published by EA and developed by DICE and Visceral Games (separately from each other). The games focus mainly on large scale war between various factions across the world, some real,.. others not. Players get to use many weapons to achieve one goal, utter maybe and wanton murder of everyone not on their current team. Which in my humble opinion is awesome. There are many competitors e.g. Call of Duty, Red Orchestra, Frontlines, Brothers in arms etc and some of them like the COD series have achieved a high player sales count and a high release count just like battlefield, reminding some of us of the ever present madden football games or the NHL games. New year, new COD/BF with the same ol’ same ol’ feel.

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To break the monotony EA released Battlefield Hardline. Which prompted a loud “Why?” from many fans. Since EA didnt know the answer either they chose to shrug their shoulders, and go back to WW I / II genre of game based large battles, and now we have a reboot (?) of the series as Battlefield 1, with many fans rejoicing. An ever popular concept with the movie industry, video game companies have decided to get in on the action also, with Call of duty putting out Modern Warfare Remastered and now EA putting out Battlefield 1. The game is set in real world, and no alternate histories or nazis on the moon are involved.

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As pointed out by the timer under the video, the release date is October 21 across the board for PS4, PC, and Xbox One. The guy on the cover with a cape is a Harlem Hellfighter. Guess he hadn’t seen the PSA about  NO CAPES!…..  The Harlem Hellfighters aka the Black Rattlers aka the Men of Bronze were the 369th Infantry Regiment, made up mostly of Black and Puerto Rican enlistees. They never lost a man to capture, a foot of land or a trench to the enemy and were the longest serving American unit in the war.

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We are all awaiting more info but so far it seems, there will indeed be a single player mode. Whats in it or how expansive will it be? its anyones guess at this point, considering how … lacking the single player was compred to the multiplayer for the last couple of installments of Battlefield (once again ignoring hardline since… seriously EA what the hell was that? did you have a game kicking around the warehouse and decided to re-brand it as a BF title?.. o was that it? well that does explain a few things.).  PS YES! there are horses in this game that you can ride! I’m gonna trample me some tank riders!

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Security

virustotal api policy changes to curb one sided usage

Virustotal is a webapp that lets you upload files to check them for viruses before you install them. You can also scan a URL directly or search the VirusTotal database. The great thing about virustotal is that it checks the uploaded file against many commercial antivirus and malware detection engines not just one, and then it tells you which ones detected the file as malware.  Consequently lots of people, companies, websites, & tools have started to make use of this amazing tool to bolster their virus and malware detecting capabilities. If, for example, multiple high rated engines detect a file as suspect, then we can be certain it requires a further inspection.

The Issue at hand is that many companies have taken this service as granted. They use the results provided by virustotal as is or with little to no face checking and due diligence on their part. In some cases their own detection engines are so lack luster that it is actually better for everyone involved that they don’t bother. However this does cause a bit of an issue as this is rather unfair. Some companies and products are basically taking whats put on virustotal by other providers, checking results against those but not putting their own engines on virustotal so no one can benefit from that extra bit of checking. Dont get me wrong, every one of these product pays for a Virustotal API access subscription, but that subscription relies on a lot of great people and companies making their engines available to VT , which in turn improves the results and detection overall for the average Joe like me.

Virus total has now changed their policy to make some issues clearer and to make some things mandatory.

  • Virustotal is not a replacement for a proper antivirus.
  • Virustotal isnt intended to be a proper replacement for a full on AV product, as it doesnt have a full on Antivirus environment just the basic detection engine, hence it shouldn’t be used to rank or rate AV products of their engines.
  • Dont use third party names in your product without talking to and getting permission from the third parties, such as the engine developers etc who provide the results for virtustotal.
  • Dont use virustotal logo, name, or trademark anywhere without virustotal’s prior permission.

Biggest change that will certainly sink a few products out there :

  • all scanning companies will now be required to integrate their detection scanner in the public VT interface, in order to be eligible to receive antivirus results as part of their VirusTotal API services.
  • Additionally, new scanners joining the community will need to prove a certification and/or independent reviews from security testers according to best practices of Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO)

Simply put, ALL scanning companies and end point makers will not be forced to put up their detection scanners and engines for VT to be put on their public interface, i.e. the interface you and I use, before these scanning companies can use Virustotal API. These companies cant just take everyone’s hard work and build multi million dollar companies on top of that. they have to contribute to this community effort before they can benefit from it.

Any new players on the scene will have to be vetted and certified by a governing body, in this case that would be the Anti Malware testing standards organization (AMTSO). In theory this makes it so there are some standards to be maintained.

Time shall tell how well this change works out for everyone and We shall see!

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Linux shell

Alsa CLI Volume control

I couldn’t find the silly volume control in the system settings one day so i figured there had to be something I could use to control volume settings like mic boost without needing a gui or remembering names and numbers for the CLI. well there is and it’s so easy a caveman could do it (hah remember those ads….)…. so without further ado here’s a fun and great way to control your volume via Alsa CLI Volume control.

type the following then use your arrows to move right/left and make the volume higher or lower by using up/down keys:

alsamixer -c 0

the 0 at the end is the number of your device. if a system only has one device you will use 0. if you have two devices you can use 0 or 1. it tells you the name of the device currently being edited so you don’t give yourself a heart attack by changing the wrong volume. picture of the control is attached.

 
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General Linux

Ubuntu 16.04 release changes & info

Ubuntu 16.04, code-named “Xenial Xerus“, is here and its amazing! many new changes, many new additions and some removals of old outdated software/functionality. Unity has been polished and streamlined along with the much maligned ads have been removed! so lets get into the details.

Snap Packages

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS introduces a new application format, the ‘snap’, which can be installed alongside traditional deb packages. These two packaging formats live comfortably next to one another and enable Ubuntu to maintain its existing processes for development and updates. In short you can now install third party apps or who desktop environments without having to worry about polluting your OS! Everything stays confined away from the rest of the system in a nice little self contained environment yet still allows access to the rest of the system. So you have

  • Apps can install with their own specific set of libraries and dependencies without issues with other existing apps or ones you may install in the future.
  • Safety & security are bolstered across the board.

Packages

As with any ubuntu upgrade there are many package upgrades and software changes.

  • Ubuntu now defaults to kernel 4.4+
  • python2 is out and python 3.5 is now the base. you can still install python 2 but python 3 is the new norm. Vim by default now uses python 3.
  • Golang is now using th 1.6 toolchain.
  • With the recent discoveries in vulnerable crypto settings in openssh, the new base OpenSSH 7.2p2 disables many to bolster security.
  • the GNU toolchain is now updated to latest version of many tools.

ZFS

“Controversy ahoy Cap’n!” ZFS is now included with ubuntu and how happy are we all to see it so. ZFS is a pretty cool piece of tech that is a mix of a volume manager and a filesystem. So think of LVM and EXT4 having a nerdy baby! lots of distros have supported ZFs before but not usually out of the box, almost all required installed software/libraries or using fuse, which comes with its own overhead. Find out more about Ubuntu 16.04 support for ZFS here.

Unity

Many of us are waiting for Unity 8 which brings with it a slew of changes such as Convergance which allows unity to handle both desktop and mobile environments and interfaces. However that day is not yet here. We are getting a polished, cleaned up unity 7.4 which comes with many changes.

  • The online search ads based on your search results are gone! dead! goodbye!
  • the launcher can be moved to the bottom of the screen.
  • Ubuntu software center is gone! replaced by Gnome software center
  • Empathy IM is gone.
  • Improved launcher integration with file manager and devices
  • Support for formatting removable devices from quicklist
  • Improved support for gtk applications using headerbars
  • Improvements to the switcher and spread backends
  • App spread shortcut is now Super+Ctrl+W
  • Unity control center option to always show menus
  • Improvements to GNOME key grabbing
  • New dash overlay scrollbars
  • Better Dash theming support
  • Improved Support for HiDPI environments
  • Show icons launching state in launcher when apps launched elsewhere

All in all Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus is a must have version of Ubuntu. Check below to download it.

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Android shell

Cyanogenmod Gapps error with SetupWizard

I saw that CM13 is out and it brings Android 6.0.1 (r17) goodies such as the battery saving ‘doze’ functionality and new permissions model, alongside the usual set of CM features. I have an HTC m8 sitting around which I figure was due for a custom rom right about now, so I downloaded and install a copy of CM 13 from https://get.cm. everything went well as expected. I downloaded a copy of google apps from opengapps and installed it next and thats where things took a turn for the worse, as soon as I booted into CM i started getting errors of setup wizard being force closed over and over. I couldnt do anything but click the OK button over and over. So if you are getting a Cyanogenmod Gapps error this just may help you.

I booted into TWRP and tried fixing permission with no luck on next boot into system. I tried re-flashing everything from a clean install again with same results. I saw that you could report the issue so I clicked the submit button and it let me see the actual error that was being thrown which looked partially like :

AndroidRuntime: java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to create application com.google.android.setupwizard.SetupWizardApplication: java.lang.SecurityException: addOnSubscriptionsChangedListener: Neither user 10069 nor current process has android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE.

luckily I had enabled debugging before I installed gapps. so I connected my phone to my computer, booted up ADB, check out my post on some basic ADB commands here if you need a refresher, and granted the permissions needed for the issue to be resolved!

I checked for connected device :

adb devices

which gave me :

List of devices attached
FA43XXXXXXXX    device
emulator-5554   device

I then ran commands on my phone by connected to the shell on it and running my grant command:

adb -s FA43XXXXXXXX shell
pm grant com.google.android.setupwizard android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE

it gave no output and looked like this :

C:\Users\sumguy\adb>adb -s FA43XXXXXXXX shell
[email protected]:/ $ pm grant com.google.android.setupwizard android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE
[email protected]:/ $

This can be adapted for other such error also:

pm grant com.google.android.gms android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION

this seems to have resolved the issue for me and I was able to login to my account normally now with no crashes so far.

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General

Android ADB commands

Android ADB Commands can be a mysterious bunch, but they have saved me from some disasters and made my life easier overall so I figured I would write a small post today and list some useful commands, hopefully you may use in your android endeavors. First you need to have the actual binaries that let you use these commands. you can get minimal adb fastboot tools from this XDA topic (windows), or get the full android studio from here.

adb devicesShows a list of devices currently attached. example :

List of devices attached
FA43KWM04187 device

adb rebootReboots a device currently attached.
adb reboot recoveryReboots a device currently attached into recovery mode. This is usually a very minimal recovery mode for most OEM devices. You can install custom recoveries like TWRP or CWM etc that come with extra features.
adb reboot downloadReboots the connected device into download mode. This is different for most manufacturers. Download mode is for flashing radio firmware/ROM upgrade through official means.
adb reboot bootloaderReboots a device into Bootloader.The bootloader configures the device to an initial known state and has a means to select where to start executing the kernel. Bootloaders are written by hardware vendors and are specialized for the hardware they run on. In Android the bootloader typically starts either android OS itself or a Recovery. Android bootloaders often have a basic interactive mode that can be triggered by holding the “volume down” button while the bootloader is executing.
adb reboot fastbootReboot a connected device into Fastboot mode.
In Android, fastboot is a special diagnostic tool / state that you can boot your Android device into. While in fastboot, you can modify the file system partitions directly. It is an alternative to the recovery mode for doing installations and updates.
adb install camera.apkADB install let’s you install APK files directly to your phone. To use this command type adb install application, as shown in the commands part and hit enter key and it will start installing the app on your phone. e.g
adb install C:/Users/sumguy/camera.apk.
If process succeeds it will show you “Success” in the command window. If you have already installed an app, and you just want to update it then you need to add the -r switch
adb install -r C:/Users/sumguy/camera.apk
adb uninstallUninstalls and application from your device. The easiest way to find a package name is, install Package Name Viewer from the play store and find the name of the package under the App Name. If process succeeds it will show you “Success” in the command window.
adb uninstall com.android.Camera
adb uninstall -K com.android.CameraUninstall an app but keeps it’s data and cache directories. If process succeeds it will show you “Success” in the command window.
adb pushthe adb push commands let’s you transfer any files to your phone from your PC. You simply need to provide the path of file on your PC and path where to place this file on your phone.
adb push file/path/on/connected/comp \path\on\phone
adb pullSimilar to the adb push command. Using adb pull, you can simply pull any files from your phone.
adb pull \path\on\phone file/path/on/connected/comp
adb shellstarts the background terminal.

that’s all the Android ADB Commands i can think of. Am I missing something? let me know in the comments!