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Quote of the day:
One of the best ways of being happy with life is to make someone happy. Anonymous
Jokes of the day:
What did the pirate say on his 80th birthday? Aye Matey!
Programming is 10% science, 20% ingenuity, and 70% getting the ingenuity to work with the science.
Top 10 news of the day:
A Nintendo Direct featuring Wind Waker and Twilight Princess is reportedly coming in September
It’s claimed the event will be a “Zelda blowout” and may also include a Metroid Prime remaster…
A Nintendo Direct presentation focused on Zelda announcements will reportedly be held in September. That’s according to GamesBeat managing editor Mike Minotti and Giant Bomb reporter Jeff Grubb, who were speaking on a podcast this week. “To be clear … [2501 chars]
Ubisoft postpones “decommissioning” of older online titles until October
Following July’s announcement that Ubisoft would be “decommissioning” the online portions of some of its older titles o…
Following July’s announcement that Ubisoft would be “decommissioning” the online portions of some of its older titles on 1st September, the publisher has said it’s postponing the move to 1st October in many cases, and that Anno 2070 will now escape u… [1994 chars]
Sons of the Forest Delayed to February 2023
Survival horror sequel Sons of the Forest has been delayed, again, until February next year.
Upcoming survival horror Sons of the Forest has been delayed until next year. According to developer Endnight Games, the upcoming sequel to The Forest has been pushed back to allow the team to polish the game. “Due to the scope of our new game Sons O… [2186 chars]
Paradox Cancels Xbox Game Pass Launch ‘After Discussion With Partners’
It’s still coming out, but not on Game Pass
Here’s a bit of a strange one! You may remember that Victoria 3 was announced by Paradox Interactive for PC Game Pass at some point later in 2022, but unfortunately that’s no longer the case. As revealed on the official Paradox forums, the company ha… [1040 chars]
I tried Philips’ new OLED TVs with built-in Dolby Atmos sound, and they’re dazzling
Philips just introduced two new OLED TVs with high-end panels and Bowers & Wilkins sound.
This is the Philips OLED+907, with a Bowers & Wilkins speaker system hidden in the strip at the bottom. Audio player loading… Philips TVs has unveiled its latest high-end OLED TVs at a Berlin event running parallel to IFA 2022, and I had the chance g… [4980 chars]
System Shock is shaping up to be a faithful remake of the sci-fi classic
We gave an early portion of Nightdive’s System Shock remake a whirl at Gamescom and came away impressed, if a bit wary of its appeal for newcomers.
Nightdive’s remake of 1994 classic System Shock hasn’t had the smoothest development run, first having some money issues in its Kickstarter a while back, then having to reboot itself with twenty-twenty-something release dates chucked out there more a… [4613 chars]
Arkane really didn’t want to call Prey (2017) ‘Prey’
Raphaël Colantonio revealed how Arkane Studios didn’t want to call Prey 2017 Prey, but Bethesda made them adapt their game into the IP.
Raphaël Colantonio has revealed that nobody at Arkane Austin wanted Prey (2017) to be titled Prey, and how it felt “gross” to have release something under someone else’s IP. Colantonio, known as the founder of Arkane Studios, served as the game’s dir… [4299 chars]
PS Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium PS5, PS4 Games for September 2022 All Announced
Every PS Plus tier revealed — Update: Sony has now confirmed the below to be true. Toem (PS5), Need for Speed Heat (PS4), …
Update: Sony has now confirmed the below to be true. Toem (PS5), Need for Speed Heat (PS4), and Granblue Fantasy Versus (PS4) join the list of All PS Plus Games as PS Plus Essential titles on Tuesday, 6th September 2022. Furthermore, Sony has also re… [2030 chars]
Shocking moment car knocks boy off bike as he performs tricks in the middle of the road — who’s in the right?
THIS is the shocking moment a car ploughs into a lad as he shows off his bike tricks right in the middle of a road.Pulling a wheelie, the showman jump
THIS is the shocking moment a car ploughs into a lad as he shows off his bike tricks right in the middle of a road. Pulling a wheelie, the showman jumps onto a pair of grind bars — a feature to do tricks on BMX bikes — attached to his back wheels. 2 … [1916 chars]
Metal Gear Solid Is Reportedly Getting A New Remastered Collection
“I know that to be 100% true”
It’s being reported today by a couple of sources that Konami is currently working on a new series of remasters for Metal Gear Solid, and the slightly strange part is that it appears to be for Metal Gear Solid 1, 2 and 3. VGC was the first to report t… [1249 chars]