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PlayStation Plus’s free games for October 2020 are racing game Need for Speed Payback and action-RPG Vampyr. However, seemingly out of nowhere, Bloodborne has also been made free for PS Plus subscribers. It’s unclear if this is a mistake, as Sony did not announce the From Software action game as one of this month’s free offerings. You’ll want to claim this as soon as possible, as it could be an error and fixed shortly.

Bloodborne was PlayStation Plus’s offering all the way back in March 2018 and is included in the PS5’s upcoming Plus Collection, which grants subscribers a library of backwards-compatible PS4 games on the next-gen console.

Bloodborne is remembered as one of the best PS4 games. It received a 9/10 in GameSpot’s Bloodborne review for its agile and brutal combat, phenomenal creature and world design, and interconnected world that “makes every discovery a wonder.”

“The finest treasures are

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The productivity of most software development teams actually went up during the Covid crisis, a new survey shows. But if you’re a software developer, you know that’s the way things work. Work disruptions and budget cuts aside, software can be built, tested and deployed from anyplace in the world. 


Photo: Michael Krigsman

And through the crisis, software team productivity held up very well, thank you. The survey of 347 IT managers, conducted by Accelerated Strategies Group (ASG) for CloudBees, finds a majority, 59 percent, said their software teams “are significantly or somewhat more productive” than pre-crisis, and 43 percent say it has become somewhat easier to complete their work tasks in a timely fashion. 

The ASG data showed that software teams are working more closely with product management, project management, operations and security.  In addition, 61 percent of IT managers found it easier to work across time zones, with 40

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