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Quote of the day:
I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. Florence Nightingale
Jokes of the day:
I considered building the patio by myself. But I didn’t have the stones.
A SQL statement walks into a bar and sees two tables. It approaches, and asks “may I join you?”
Top 10 news of the day:
The return of Rome — https://youtu.be/JnSz03BHv6w Microsoft has announced that the first Age of Empires title is effective…
Subscribe to Pure Xbox on Microsoft has announced that the first Age of Empires title is effectively returning as an expansion pack for Age Of Empires 2: Definitive Edition. The ‘Return of Rome’ teaser (which you can watch above) showcases the new DL… [1466 chars]
Tough to swallow
In a legal battle ended as quickly as it began, Monster Energy went after Pokémon Co. and Capcom over their use of the word ‘Monster’ in their trademarks. As you might expect, these trademark complaints were shot down almost instantly. Monster Energy… [689 chars]
The retro-inspired RTS Tempest Rising has debuted 20 minutes of footage from a multiplayer match.
Last August, THQ Nordic and Slipgate Ironworks — the devs behind Ghostrunner and Graven — announced their new retro-inspired real-time strategy game Tempest Rising. It’s an alternate history story about three factions who duke it out over a rare mine… [1938 chars]
Perhaps a full slate of Star Wars content can help turn Disney Plus around
Disney Plus is about to get some fresh Star Wars content and it could not come soon enough. Since its launch almost three years ago, Disney Plus has enjoyed a meteoric rise in subscribers (topping out at roughly 164.2M (opens in new tab)) numbers rig… [4009 chars]
By taking the burden off of itself to build and maintain the hardware, it can just focus on what it’s good at — bolstering its partners and providing a great software experience.
Google has recently announced that it’s ending support for its aging Nest Secure. Actually, I called this just the other day when the new ADT system was announced, so it’s funny timing to receive an email from Google today about some pretty significa… [3277 chars]
Steam game libraries are in serious danger with a scary new update about to affect more than a million gamers.
Steam Users Are At Risk Of Losing Their Entire Game Library The Steam game library will soon stop working on PCs using legacy Windows OS. By Jason Collins | Steam, the world’s favorite PC gaming marketplace, will stop working on PCs, putting Steam us… [3011 chars]
Bad blurbs — Have you ever found yourself in a situation where somebody asks you what your favourite game is about, and be…
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where somebody asks you what your favourite game is about, and before you know it you find yourself spending the next 30 minutes explaining the lore intricacies of a fictional world to a person whose face n… [626 chars]
The difference is that Monster Hunter is good — Here’s something we didn’t realise was going on: Monster Energy has been g…
Here’s something we didn’t realise was going on: Monster Energy has been going after other brands that have the word “monster” in them. As it turns out, this has been going on for quite a while, with the beverage company threatening legal action agai… [1038 chars]
Fairway to heaven
It’s been almost eight years since EA Sports politely bowed out of the virtual golf arena with its half-hearted Rory McIlroy PGA Tour on the PS4, ending decades of dominance from the publisher — and inviting 2K Sports to take its place. But after a c… [5660 chars]
Lora Stahl, from Nebraska, was diagnosed with stage 2 ovarian cancer at age 35 and doctors had to remove her uterus, ovaries, and part of her cervix to halt the disease’s spread to other parts of her body.
A Nebraska woman claims she had to have a hysterectomy and was robbed of the chance to grow her family after baby powder caused cancerous tumors to form in her ovaries. Lora Stahl, 56, is one of tens of thousands of patients suing Johnson & Johnson o… [8661 chars]