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-- 05 Oct 2021
Mithrie
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Facebook Outage Explained, Alan Wake Remastered Released, Epic Game Store Achievements | Gaming News






Alan Wake Remastered Released

Hello guys and welcome to the Gaming News for 05 Oct 2021. The Alam Wake Remaster releases today. If you didn't get a chance to play it before now's your chance to jump in. It's not that expensive in the UK It was £24.99, so I will be playing it hopefully today and checking it out. And the review from IGN was very interesting and actually quite funny, but they were saying that it does have smooth graphics and really good frame rate and so on. But it doesn't provide that much of a leap compared to the original game. In case you did actually play the original game, but it might be worth checking out anyway it's completely up to you because they've added a director's commentary to the game like you get on the old DVD box sets.

Epic Game Store Achievements

And then the next bit of news for today is Epic Games are adding achievements to the Epic Game Store. It's just like with Steam, that when you reach some points in the game, you'll earn achievements simple as that. It's a long-requested feature of the Epic Game Store and it's coming very, very soon.

Facebook Outage Explained

And the last bit of news for today was yesterday there was a Facebook outage, so everything that was associated with Facebook was down for a few hours. Facebook, Instagram, Oculus, WhatsApp everything they own. And let me quickly explain why that happened. When you type in a web address on your internet browser, wherever it's Google Chrome or otherwise, the browser uses something called DNS to look up the IP address of the website it's looking for. DNS stands for "Domain Name Service". Now, basically, the configuration of the Facebook DNS was changed yesterday, let's say. And so when people typed in facebook.com and anything associated with facebook.com, they couldn't find it, so it couldn't find the IP address of the Facebook website. Therefore it appeared down even though it probably in the background was actually running if you knew what the IP address was, but people just type in facebook.com. They don't type in IP addresses, and that's why that domain name service exists to help you get to website quicker. If you actually know what you're doing, like in my case, for example, I've changed the DNS settings of my router to Google DNS because it's quicker than my internet providers built in DNS. But if you don't know anything about DNS, I would say don't mess with it. But basically that's what happened. And that's why it took a few hours to update and change and fix. Because when a DNS changes, let's say facebook.com is now pointing to this IP address and so on. It has to go through every single major router around the entire globe. Given that at one point the DNS setting was wrong, it means that it went around the entire world to say the wrong address. Therefore, no one could find the website as simple as that. That's why it was a global outage for a few hours. There was nothing wrong with the servers. There was no data should be lost. Everything is completely fine. People just couldn't find the website simple as that. But now, as far as I'm aware, it's completely resolved. And the memes that have been released online because of it have just been hilarious. That explains it. Hopefully, if you want more context, just please reach out to me in the comments section and I will get back to you about it and give you hopefully a bit more explanation if you want to know more about DNS. Anyway, guys, that's it for the Gaming News for today. Thank you so much for the new followers coming on to the feed as always. And I will see you tomorrow. Thanks, guys. Bye bye.

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