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Tips for Surviving and Masterminding in Resident Evil Resistance

The world of survival horror has two sides – the Survivors, and the evil forces pulling the strings. Resident Evil Resistance’s online 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer lets horror fans experience both sides of the nightmare.

Ahead of the game’s April 3 launch (it comes with Resident Evil 3), I’ve collected some tips to help you succeed as both a plucky Survivor and malevolent Mastermind.


Four players team up to find key items, collect life-saving resources, and outlast the monsters (and a ticking clock). It’s the classic survival-horror player experience, but with a multiplayer twist: Each Survivor can wield standard firearms and melee weapons, but character specializations, from hacking to brute force melee, set them apart.

  • Stick together to survive. Don’t become a horror movie stereotype.
  • Connect your mic and communicate as a team.
  • Experiment with your Survivor’s unique skills. Use ‘em when you got ‘em. You may not live long if you wait for the perfect moment.
  • Keep moving! Every wasted second is more time the Mastermind can use to lay traps. When time expires, so do the Survivors – you’ve got to escape to win.
  • Tap into January’s hacking skills to disable the Mastermind’s technology, restricting their surveillance and control.
  • Tank it up with Tyrone. Manage single enemies with his powerful kick and buff teammates’ defense with his rallying yell.
  • Becca’s firearm skills let her take a knee for powerful (stationary) potshots, and unload infinite ammo. Use the latter on Mastermind’s boss-type monsters.
  • Martin Sandwich’s robust support skills let him craft proximity mines and wield a stunning Flash Baton to stop enemies.
  • Pummel threats with ex-boxer Samuel’s flying fists. Use his Dash Punch to close the gap on enemies and deal damage.
  • Valerie can heal fellow players with her Modified First Aid Spray, which leaves a lasting buff. She can also highlight nearby pickups and enemies.
  • Love inventory space? Valeries’ backpack gives her 10 slots instead of the standard 8.
  • Melee weapons are useful. Bats and sledgehammers are great for taking out single targets and dismantling key objectives.
  • All ammo is general use for all weapons. No worrying about separate pistol or shotgun ammo.
  • Stock up for the final escape. Save ammo, grenade-type weapons, and healing items for the end. The Mastermind will likely throw powerful monsters at you while you wait for the final door to open.
  • Try out all the survivors until you find the one that suits your playstyle.


The bad guys hold all the cards – literally. Control the battlefield by observing the Survivors’ progress through security cameras. Spend energy points to activate trap and monster cards in your hand to run down the clock and wipe them out.

  • Think ahead when setting traps and monsters for Survivors. Plan for the next two or three rooms they’ll be exploring.
  • Mastermind newcomers should consider starting with the straightforward power of Daniel or Annette. Once you’ve got the basics, Alex and Ozwell offer more specialized tactics.
  • Pulverize Survivors with Daniel Fabron’s high-powered monsters, including RE2’s bruiser Tyrant (a.k.a. Mr. X). Be wary of his cards’ high energy costs.
  • RE2’s Annette Birkin specializes in buffing her monsters’ potency, and can call in the hulking G-Birkin form of her mutated husband to devastate Survivors.
  • Alex Wesker specializes in setting traps and manipulating the battlefield. Drop her deadly, stationary plant monster, Yateveo, in front of an important objective to disrupt the Survivor’s escape.
  • Ozwell Spencer’s obstructing Disintegration Field is on a short cooldown. Use it frequently to slow Survivor progress, and place it near monsters, which can pass right through it.
  • Identify every map’s choke points and drop boss monsters like Mr. X and William Birkin there when the Survivors approach.
  • Corner Survivors in a single, tight room when summoning boss monsters. Area-of-effect attacks dominate in tight spaces.
  • Build a defense of traps and monsters around the Supply Zombie – a special monster Survivors can take out to earn valuable items. If this special zombie survives, the Mastermind is rewarded a powerful card.
  • Close the dang doors! Even this minor bit of housekeeping adds up to slow Survivor progress. You can also lock doors and turn off lights to throw off Survivors.

Reading this after getting hands on with the game post-Beta or after launch? Share your own tips in the comments below. Resident Evil Resistance drops on PS4 April 3, bundled together with the stunning Resident Evil 3 remake.

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What Are The Best Materials for Making DIY Masks?

With masks sold out during the coronavirus outbreak, many people will have to make do with what some scientists have called “the last resort”: the DIY mask.

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Masse des Papiers sind, 20,5x23cm damit es pass genau ist!!

Data shows that DIY and homemade masks are effective at capturing viruses. But if forced to make our own mask, what material is best suited to make a mask? As the coronavirus spread around China, netizens reported making masks with tissue paper, kitchen towels, cotton clothing fabrics, and even oranges!

DIY homemade mask against coronavirus made from orange

The Best Material for Making a Homemade DIY Mask

Researchers at Cambridge University tested a wide range of household materials for homemade masks. To measure effectiveness, they shot Bacillus atrophaeus bacteria (0.93-1.25 microns) and Bacteriophage MS virus (0.023 microns in size) at different household materials.

Particle Sizes - Virus Labelled

They measured what percentage the materials could capture and compared them to the more common surgical mask.

Homemade Mask Virus Effectiveness

Not surprisingly, the surgical mask performed best, capturing 97% of the 1-micron bacteria. Yet every single material filtered out at least 50% of particles. The top performers were the vacuum cleaner bag (95%), the dish cloth (“tea towel” in the UK! 83%), the cotton blend shirt fabric (74%), and the 100% cotton shirt (69%).

Homemade Masks vs. Viruses

The test above used bacteria that were 1 micron large, yet the coronavirus is just 0.1 microns – ten times smaller. Can homemade masks capture smaller virus particles? To answer this question, the scientists tested 0.02 micron Bacteriophage MS2 particles (5 times smaller than the coronavirus).

Homemade Mask Materials Particle Capture Effectiveness

On average, the homemade masks captured 7% fewer virus particles than the larger bacteria particles. However, all of the homemade materials managed to capture 50% of virus particles or more (with the exception of the scarf at 49%).

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Wondering whether masks work to protect you against the coronavirus? Check out our livestream recap covering all the info here!

Are Two-Layered DIY Masks More Effective?

If the problem is filtration effectiveness, would the masks work better if we doubled up with two layers of fabric? The scientists tested virus-size particles against double-layered versions of the dish towel, pillow case, and 100% cotton shirt fabrics.

Overall, the double layers didn’t help much. The double-layer pillowcase captured 1% more particles, and the double-layer shirt captured just 2% more particles. Yet the extra dish cloth layer boosted performance by 14%. That boost made the tea towel as effective as the surgical mask.

Looking at the data, the dish towel and vacuum cleaner bag were the top-performing materials. However, the researchers didn’t choose these as the best materials for DIY masks:

Pillowcase and cotton t-shirt best for homemade DIY mask

Instead, they concluded the pillowcase and the 100% cotton t-shirt are the best materials for DIY masks. Why?

The Importance of DIY Mask Breathability

The answer lies in breathability. How easy it is to breathe through your mask is an important factor that will affect how comfortable it is. And comfort isn’t merely a luxury. Comfort will influence how long you can wear your mask.

Fortunately, in addition to particle effectiveness, the researchers tested the pressure drop across each type of fabric. This gives us a good indication of how easy it is to breathe through each material. As a benchmark, they compared breathability of each DIY mask material to the surgical mask.

DIY Mask Material Breathability Pressure Drop

Although the tea towel and the vacuum bag captured the most particles, they were also the hardest to breath through. With two layers, the tea towel was over twice as hard to breathe through as the surgical mask. In contrast, the pillow case, t-shirt, scarf, and linen were all easier to breathe through than the surgical mask.


Researchers’ Pick for Best-Performing Homemade Mask Material

Based on particle capture and breathability, the researchers concluded that cotton t-shirts and pillow cases are the best choices for DIY masks.

Best material for making homemade DIY masks out of cotton and pillowcase fabric

Are there any other materials we can use? The Cambridge researchers left out one common material: paper towel. We tested how well paper towel masks capture sub-micron particles.

Making DIY Masks with Household Materials

Bottom line: Test data shows that the best choices for DIY masks are cotton t-shirts, pillowcases, or other cotton materials.

These materials filter out approximately 50% of 0.2 micron particles, similar in size to the coronavirus. They are also as easy to breathe through as surgical masks, which makes them more comfortable enough to wear for several hours.

Doubling the layers of material for your DIY mask gives a very small increase in filtration effectiveness, but makes the mask much more difficult to breathe through.

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Diese Woche neu im PlayStation Store: Dead or Alive 6, Trials Rising, The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame und mehr

Im PlayStation Store geht es diese Woche mit vielen bunten Veröffentlichungen geschäftig zu. Bei einem Menü aus Titeln wie Dead or Alive 6, Trials Rising und The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame ist für jeden Geschmack etwas dabei.
Seht euch unten die vollständige Liste der Highlights an und schaut anschließend im PlayStation Store vorbei, um mehr zu erfahren.

1. Dead or Alive 6

Dead or Alive 6
Schlagt und kickt euch durch Team Ninjas neuesten Streich der rasanten 3D-Prügelspielreihe. Heißt neue und bekannte Charaktere willkommen, während ihr eindrucksvolle Kombos erlernt und eure Gegner im Story-Modus bezwingt – oder im Multiplayer-Modus, falls ihr euch beweisen wollt.

2. Trials Rising

Stellt in dieser neuen Auflage des klassischen Stuntbike-Simulators eure gekonnten Motorrad-Tricks zur Schau oder lasst es mit Stil krachen. Rast quer über den Globus auf Strecken, die der Schwerkraft trotzen, und kämpft sowohl im Singleplayer- als auch im Multiplayer-Modus um den großen Ruhm.

3. The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame

The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame
Werdet zu Meisterbauern und findet wieder mit Emmet, Lucy und Batman zusammen, die sich in ein Weltraumabenteuer stürzen, nachdem Alien-Eindringlinge Steinstadt zerstört haben. Schaltet über 100 spielbare Charaktere frei, während ihr die Galaxie erkundet und nebenbei ein paar Aliens vermöbelt.

4. Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience

Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience
Fans von Kingdom Hearts können sich diese Woche auf eine Überraschung freuen, denn sie haben die Möglichkeit, einige ihrer liebsten Disney-Erinnerungen aus der farbenfrohen Reihe von Square Enix noch einmal zu erleben. Genießt ein 10-minütiges interaktives PS VR-Video mit der wunderschönen Musik der Serie und schaltet neue Inhalte frei, während ihr spielt.

5. ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove
HumaNature Studios erweckt seinen bunten Roguelike-Kultklassiker mit zufällig generierten Levels, ausgefallenen Power-ups und flippigen Aliens wieder zum Leben. Dieser skurrile Neuzugang spielt sich wie ein Sequel des Originalspiels mit einem Haufen an Rückblicken, die Fans der Serie erfreuen werden.

Die Vorbestellungen in dieser Woche

1. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Sichert euch in Ubisofts Open-World-RPG-Shooter einen Vorsprung, indem ihr an der offenen Beta vom 1. bis zum 4. März teilnehmt. Taucht in eine post-apokalyptische Welt ein, in der Washington, D.C. kurz vor der Zerstörung steht und ihr die letzte Verteidigungslinie bildet. Ihr werdet es schaffen. Wir glauben an euch.

2. One Piece World Seeker

Begleitet die Strohhut-Piraten und setzt mit ihnen in diesem actionreichen Abenteuer von Ganbarion die Segel in Richtung Gefängnisinsel. Geht mit Ruffys Gum-Gum-Fruchtkräften aufs Ganze und vermöbelt bekannte Gegner aus der „One Piece”-Serie auf altbewährte Weise. Wer den Arzt nicht mag, isst fünf Teufelsfrüchte am Tag.

3. The Occupation

Die Zeit ist euer größter Feind, wenn ihr in White Paper Games’ Echtzeit-Thriller mit verzweigenden Storylines einen terroristischen Angriff untersucht. Sammelt Beweise, befragt Zeugen und fällt schwere Entscheidungen, während ihr diese nicht-lineare Welt erkundet. Spart bei eurer Vorbestellung 10 %, wenn ihr PS Plus-Mitglied seid! Nur mal so als Tipp …

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Make your own digital power supply with Arduino

Make your own digital power supply with Arduino

Arduino TeamFebruary 25th, 2019

If you want a DC power supply that works well, there are a number of places to buy such a device. If, however, you want to learn how one operates, and perhaps build your own, the video below by YouTuber Electronoobs will show you how to accomplish this feat.

His project uses a transformer to step power down from the 230VAC available in Spain, along with a rectifier to produce DC current, and a capacitor to keep the output steady. An Arduino Nano produces a PWM signal that controls a MOSFET on the buck converter circuit, tuning the output voltage and current as needed based on user inputs. 

Details can be found on Electronoobs’ website here, though you’ll want to use extreme caution when dealing with mains power. Also, the design will need to be modified if your country uses something other than 230VAC.

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Escape from a Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland in Metro Exodus, Available Now on Xbox One

With its blend of deadly combat and stealth, exploration and survival horror, and in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created, it’s time to strap on your protective mask and enter the epic, story-driven world of Metro Exodus on Xbox One.

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Featuring a gripping story and classic Metro gameplay with new huge, non-linear levels, you’ll experience a unique blend of sandbox exploration and survival horror across a beautiful and hostile world as you eke out a living in this apocalyptic Russian wilderness, brought to life with stunning day/night cycles and dynamic weather.

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It’s in the world that you’ll have to scavenge and craft in the field to customize your arsenal of hand-made weaponry and engage human and mutant foes alike in thrilling tactical combat. But you won’t have to survive in this hostile world alone. Your choices throughout Metro Exodus will determine the fate of your companions as your decisions will have consequences if you’ll make it out alive.

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To equip players for an immersive experience as they trek across the ravaged Russian landscape, why not pick up the Xbox One X Metro Saga bundle, which includes full-game downloads of Metro 2033 ReduxMetro: Last Light Redux, and Metro Exodus, so you can jump into the haunting tale of humanity’s survival from the very beginning. And as an Xbox Game Pass member, you can play Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux today to get caught up on the rich backstory of Metro Exodus.

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Enhanced for Xbox One X in 4K Ultra HD and with HDR support, Metro Exodus will take players on a journey through vast sandbox levels packed with apocalyptic creatures across four beautiful but hostile seasons. Experience it today on Xbox One.

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