Quote of the day:
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison
Jokes of the day:
A Skeleton walked into a bar he said I need a beer and a mop
My parents raised me as an only child, which really annoyed my younger brother.
Top 10 news of the day:
Time to jam some space.
The early access MultiVersus beta is happening right now on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, but everyone can get in on the action when the beta opens on Tuesday, July 26. That same day, none other than Lebron James will dribble his way into the platform f… [1964 chars]
We’ve known for a while that knockabout battle royale game Fall Guys would be bringing back its ludicrous Sonic the Hed…
We’ve known for a while that knockabout battle royale game Fall Guys would be bringing back its ludicrous Sonic the Hedgehog and Knuckles outfits this August, but a new leak has indicated there may be considerably more to next month’s Sonic collabora… [2063 chars]
How does the early PC preview of the 2022 Saints Row reboot stand up from a tech perspective? Tom Morgan goes hands-on to find out.
Saints Row is back, in a 2022 reboot that sees developer Volition bring the series up to date with an enhanced in-house engine. Come its August 23rd release, we’ll be able see how all consoles stack up, including PS5, Series X and last-gen machines -… [6021 chars]
Indie app dev and documentary editor Alex Hay has created some great examples of AI-generated character portraits from classic CRPG series Baldur’s Gate.
Choosing a character portrait is one of the key decisions to spend hours mulling over in any decent CRPG. That’s why it’s awesome to see someone using the power of publicly accessible AI to generate fantasy mugshots for classic examples of the genre … [2925 chars]
A social media post believed to mock Chinese president Xi Jinping was behind the last-minute delay to Diablo Immortal i…
A social media post believed to mock Chinese president Xi Jinping was behind the last-minute delay to Diablo Immortal in China, a report has suggested. This contrasts with the official reasoning given by Chinese developer and publisher NetEase in Jun… [1732 chars]
Technology could be used in everything from brain imaging to quantum computing
Researchers in China have invented a high-powered laser capable of essentially scorching the air to create patterns. The Wuhan-based team demonstrated the laser by drawing Chinese characters in the air, which can be viewed from any angle and can be p… [1295 chars]
Saints Row is just around the corner, but you’d barely know it.
Video game development is an absurdly tricky business, far more than most of us ever realise, because even if a game is brilliantly crafted and well received by critics, if it’s not given sufficient support by the publisher it can still end up floppi… [860 chars]
Thought the MC20 was cool? You ain’t seen nothing yet
The circuit-only hypercar is a curious breed. Here are cars that can’t be raced but also can’t be used on the road (unless subjected to very expensive conversions), yet are being lapped up (sorry) by some of the world’s very wealthiest people. Think … [2528 chars]
Square Enix are releasing a new Cloud Strife action figure wearing one of the dresses from the Wall Market section of F…
Square Enix are releasing a new Cloud Strife action figure wearing one of the dresses from the Wall Market section of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. And this one doesn’t come with an NFT. Priced at $194.99 on the Square Enix store, it’s available to pre-ord… [1158 chars]
The Epic Game Store has no plans to change its current policy of allowing NFT games, company boss Tim Sweeney has said,…
The Epic Game Store has no plans to change its current policy of allowing NFT games, company boss Tim Sweeney has said, in comments which follow Minecraft maker Mojang’s anti-NFT statement earlier this week. Speaking on Twitter, Sweeney re-iterated E… [2132 chars]