A daily dose of what’s up in the tech world
Daily tech news & jokes to have a good start for 13/03/2023
Quote of the day:
I’ve got nothing to do today but smile. Paul Simon
Jokes of the day:
I invented a new word! Plagiarism!
Knock knock. Who’s there? Recursion. Recursion who? Knock knock.
Top 10 news of the day:
Konami Wants To Bring Back Their Best Franchise After A Decade
Konami has access to some of the biggest game brands in the world, so why are they still sitting on this franchise?
Fan enthusiasm for the Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania DLC reportedly has Konami interested in rebooting the franchise. By Jason Collins | This week, the indie roguelike Dead Cells got a massive Castlevania-themed DLC, which is unsurprisingly succe… [3280 chars]
STALKER 2 Devs Say They Were Hacked, Ask Fans to Stay Away From Leaks
STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl developer GSC Game World has revealed it was hacked by a group on a Russian social network.
Editor’s Note: The war in Ukraine is an ongoing, painful and emotive topic. IGN urges community members to be respectful when engaging in conversation around this subject and does not endorse harassment of any kind. STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl deve… [2463 chars]
Photography invented by British not French, Bodleian Library exhibition claims
While Louis Daguerre is seen as the father of photograph, Englishman William Henry Fox Talbot made first negative
Mr Daguerre developed a chemical process to produce ‘daguerreotypes’ in the 1840s, a rudimentary form of photography that became popular across France in the following years. However, the new exhibition lays out how it was Mr Talbot’s intervention to… [745 chars]
The Forest was Europe’s third most-downloaded PS4 game in February following the success of Sons of the Forest
We already knew that Endnight’s early access survival horror Sons of the Forest has been a big hit — it almost in…
We already knew that Endnight’s early access survival horror Sons of the Forest has been a big hit — it almost instantly blew up on Steam, and managed to sell “over two million copies in the first 24 hours” — but now that success is tipping over into… [1303 chars]
WhatsApp trick that lets you read long messages WITHOUT even opening the app
We have all had a time in our lives where we have been desperate to read a WhatsApp message without alerting the sender you have actually seen it.
It’s late, your phone rattles against the bedside table, a familiar glow tears through the gloom. Someone wants your attention. Whether it’s your boss pestering with another reminder, an ex ‘just checking in’ or yet more tiresome banter from that gro… [1627 chars]
Cyberpunk 2077 HD Reworked Project is now available for download
Modder ‘Halk Hogan’ has released the first version of his amazing HD Reworked Project for CDPR’s Cyberpunk 2077.
Modder ‘Halk Hogan’ has released the first version of his HD Reworked Project for Cyberpunk 2077. In addition, the modder released a new trailer that compares the game’s default/vanilla textures with the overhauled ones. Cyberpunk 2077 HD Reworked Pr… [1106 chars]
PUBG: Battlegrounds’ next update, 22.2, is set to launch later this month
PUBG: Battlegrounds’ next update, 22.2, is set to launch on 14th March for PC players, and on 23rd March 23 for those f…
PUBG: Battlegrounds’ next update, 22.2, is set to launch on 14th March for PC players, and on 23rd March 23 for those fighting for a chicken dinner on consoles. As well as the usual QoL buffs and weapon balancing — it’s the turn of the AUG, M16AF, Mk… [1806 chars]
Puzzling Places Review (PS5 / PSVR2)
Puzzle me this, Batman
Puzzling Places is absolutely lovely — that’s the best way to describe it. A puzzle game best described as a 3D jigsaw, this is far and away the most relaxing time you can have with your PSVR2. The game leans into its unique appeal, allowing you to p… [1903 chars]
There’s a Dead Cells: The Rogue-Lite Board game on the way
A campaign to crowdfund a new rogue-lite board game inspired by Dead Cells will shortly launch on Kickstarter. Dead Cel…
A campaign to crowdfund a new rogue-lite board game inspired by Dead Cells will shortly launch on Kickstarter. Dead Cells: The Rogue-Lite Board game — described as an adaptation of “one of the best action video games” — is a game by Antoine Bauza, Co… [1386 chars]
Unimpressed by the Oculus Quest 2? Here’s how future VR headsets could beat it
Forget the Oculus Quest 2; here are the upgrades the Quest 4, Pico 5 and HTC Vive XR ELite 2 need.
Audio player loading… This year we’ll be treated to a slew of new virtual reality headsets that look set to deliver next-gen experiences thanks to their technological upgrades. The PlayStation VR 2 joins the Meta Quest Pro — which was released in 202… [8484 chars]