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Quote of the day:
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. Maria Mitchell
Jokes of the day:
Past, present, and future walked into a bar…. It was tense.
Knock knock. Who’s there? Recursion. Recursion who? Knock knock.
Top 10 news of the day:
there are inherent issues with even providing a blue checkmark, since regular users will take it as God’s word no matter what.
Last month, Google introduced a Twitter-style blue checkmark for verified brands in Gmail. This means that anyone with the “Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) in Gmail” would have the trust of their users who would then know that the … [1817 chars]
A new report claims that Microsoft could decide to pull all Activision Blizzard games from the UK in order to push the purchase forward.
Microsoft could pull Activision games from the UK. As Microsoft prepares for its appeal hearing in July against the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), a new report from Bloomberg claims that the company is considering all options in order to… [1603 chars]
Rosanna Ramos, 36, from the Bronx, New York, claims she fell quickly for her virtual partner as “he didn’t come with baggage.”
Rosanna Ramos, 36, from the Bronx, New York, claims she fell quickly for her virtual partner as “he didn’t come with baggage.” A mum-of-two has told how she has ‘married’ a virtual husband she created using artificial intelligence. Rosanna Ramos, 36,… [2180 chars]
Ubisoft releases a new screenshot of Assassin’s Creed Mirage protagonist Basim and his mentor Roshan, with the latter hiding in plain sight.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage has revealed a brand-new screenshot of Basim, the protagonist of the upcoming title, and Roshan though the latter is hidden. It seems as though marketing is really beginning for Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which is slated to arri… [2448 chars]
In space, no one can hear you solve puzzles
Vertical Robot has delivered a stellar follow-up to its 2018 puzzler, Red Matter. Stepping into the shoes of Sasha, it’s up to you to chase down and locate your friend — believed dead — before uncovering an SOS message. This message leads you to a So… [1917 chars]
Apparently tracking behind Final Fantasy 15 — We’ve played quite a lot of Final Fantasy 16 now at various preview events…
We’ve played quite a lot of Final Fantasy 16 now at various preview events, and as we’ve described it in past write-ups, we believe it’s going to end up a bonafide Game of the Year contender. However, there are the slightest rumbles beginning to emer… [2140 chars]
Street Fighter 6 players are struggling to access their deluxe and ultimate edition extras on PS5… while others …
Street Fighter 6 players are struggling to access their deluxe and ultimate edition extras on PS5… while others are struggling to play at all. Just hours after the game released, players flocked to the game’s subreddit and social media channels, repo… [2851 chars]
Another vague update on Square Enix’s remake sequel — Is this a bit weird now? Following on from yesterday’s unexpected …
Is this a bit weird now? Following on from yesterday’s unexpected Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth update, where publisher Square Enix promised the game was progressing smoothly and that a release date would be nailed down soon, the firm has offered a vague u… [899 chars]
Sow long, distance — Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opin…
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they’ve been chewing over. Today, Kevin remembers how Stardew Valley kept the spark alive and prepped him for living with his partn… [5387 chars]
PlayStation Plus Essential free games for June 2023 announced.
PlayStation has announced June’s free games for the Essential tier, which you’ll be able to claim for a month from Tuesday, June 6. As a reminder, Essential is the base tier that lets you play you games online. Every month there are also three to fiv… [1599 chars]