Quote of the day:
You walk through life much easier with a smile on your face. Sweet Paul
Jokes of the day:
I was so proud when I finished the puzzle in six months, when on the side it said three to four years. Debugging is like being the detective in a crime movie where you’re also the murderer at the same time.
Top 10 news of the day:
BioWare recommits to Star Wars: The Old Republic as creative director departs
Star Wars: The Old Republic developer BioWare has recomitted itself to the future of its 10-year-old sci-fi MMO, as the…
Star Wars: The Old Republic developer BioWare has recomitted itself to the future of its 10-year-old sci-fi MMO, as the project’s creative director Charles Boyd — a veteran of the company — announces his departure. Boyd had served at BioWare for 16 y… [1647 chars]
Return to Monkey Island gets another gameplay snippet ahead of release
We don’t know when Return to Monkey Island will be landing on our shores, but we do know that it will be sometime this …
We don’t know when Return to Monkey Island will be landing on our shores, but we do know that it will be sometime this year. In anticipation of this release, its developers have been sharing little snippets of what we can expect, with the most recent… [3173 chars]
Nintendo confirms 3DS and Wii U eShop closure date
The Nintendo eShop storefronts for both 3DS and Wii U will shut down for new purchases on 27th March 2023. This closure…
The Nintendo eShop storefronts for both 3DS and Wii U will shut down for new purchases on 27th March 2023. This closure extends to in-game purchases made outside of the eShop app on these platforms, such as within the 3DS’ Nintendo Badge Arcade. Nint… [2439 chars]
State of the Game: Mini Motorways — untangling the world’s cities
Our State of the Game series continues with a look at Apple Arcade masterpiece Mini Motorways.
My daughter’s recently started playing Mini Motorways. It’s delightful stuff, and it makes me see her afresh. It’s fun to come downstairs and see her positioned before the TV, rigid and serious, frowning at a seemingly intractable junction or off-ram… [5454 chars]
As Dusk Falls review — superior storytelling elevates this interactive thriller
A branching thriller played out from different perspectives, including characters’ histories, is clever though at times repetitive
A family is on a tense road trip from Sacramento, California to St Louis, Missouri. The kid is tired; the dad seems conflicted; there’s clearly some unspoken tension between the mother and the grandfather. You get the impression that not everybody is… [4598 chars]
Why outdoor BATHS have become the must-have accessory this summer
Speaking to FEMAIL, James Smith, UK director of innovation at Victoria + Albert Baths, explained many homeowners are looking for a way to ‘reconnect with the great outdoors’ post Covid.
People are opting to have a bubbly soak in a rather untraditional part of their home by installing bathtubs in their garden, experts have revealed. Social media users from across the country have been sharing snaps as they indulge in a bathe in the g… [6231 chars]
Games Inbox: When will Doom 3 be released?
The Tuesday letters page considers the similarities between Stray and As Dusk Falls, as one reader is confused about the Saints Row hype.
Doom Eternal — what happens next? (pic: Bethesda) The Tuesday letters page considers the similarities between Stray and As Dusk Falls, as one reader is confused about the Saints Row hype. To join in with the discussions yourself email gamecentral@met… [9300 chars]
Scientists say preserving stool samples could be a good insurance policy against ill health
The scientists, from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both in Boston, U.S., say preserving stool samples in this way could be a good insurance policy against ill health.
Could freezing your own stool sample when you are young and healthy be the secret to fighting illness later in life? That’s the unsavoury suggestion from a group of U.S. medics who say putting faecal matter on ice at -80c for several decades, before … [8105 chars]
Stray: Does the cat die?
Nobody wants to watch an animal get hurt or die in a movie, game, or TV show. And yet entertainment subjects us to animal demise all the time. But what about the new game Stray? Do you need to worry about the fate of the protagonist cat?
Stray is a game about an adorable orange cat trying to make its way through a world filled with robots. It’s a perfect concept that BlueTwelve Studio executes well. But naturally, you may be wondering how far Stray goes to show its protagonist in pai… [1355 chars]
Old Google Pay app rebrand to Google Wallet rolling out now
The promised Google Wallet app is rolling out now as an update to the old Google Pay.
Google Wallet is rolling out today as an update to the old Google Pay app as promised at I/O 2022 in May. During the conference, Google touted the new Wallet app as one that could take the place of your physical wallet by storing your credit cards, d… [1589 chars]