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Rocket Report: Four Falcon Heavy launches this year; meet the Baguette-one

Rocket Report: Four Falcon Heavy launches this year; meet the Baguette-one

Enlarge / A French startup named its rockets the Baguette-one and the Orbital-Baguette-1. HyPrSpace Welcome to Edition 4.46 of the Rocket Report! This report is coming to you a day early because I’ll be on vacation for a while—long enough that there may not be a newsletter next week. We’ll see. In terms of happenings …

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New report says Fallout 76 development blighted by poor management and mandatory crunch

New report says Fallout 76 development blighted by poor management and mandatory crunch

A new report into the development of Bethesda’s widely derided Fallout 76 has painted a picture of a studio in disarray, as poor management, a lack of design direction, and engine challenges created an environment of apathy, confusion, crunch, and burnout, and a game that ultimately failed to resonate with players. Announced in 2018 and …

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Report says Microsoft will require SSDs for new PCs soon, but is it a big deal?

Report says Microsoft will require SSDs for new PCs soon, but is it a big deal?

Enlarge / This cutaway view of a Western Digital 18TB Gold drive shows off its nine platters and triple-stage actuators. According to a report from Tom’s Hardware, Microsoft plans to make PC makers ship solid-state boot drives in all Windows PCs starting in 2023 or 2024, putting an end to the days of spinning hard …

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