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The Onion’s Brutal Israel Commentary Goes Beyond Satire

The country's leading humor publication has taken a stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict in a way that most "real" newspapers haven't.<p>On Monday, as the United States celebrated moving its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thousands of Palestinian protesters were shot by the Israel …

One hundred meeeeellion dollars: Epic dumps serious cash into Fortnite esports

One year's prize pool matches nearly five years of Dota 2 tournament cash.<p>How serious is <i>Fortnite</i> as a video gaming phenomenon? Today's announcement …

3 game monetization trends that are transforming the mobile app economy

Facebook's Amelia Zins discusses ways to generate effective revenue from mobile games

China’s biggest game is adding a battle royale mode

The world’s biggest smartphone game is adding the world’s hottest game genre. Tencent’s Honor of Kings, known as Arena of Valor in the West, is now …

I'm 34 Years Old and Own 8 Homes. Here's How I Did It

It's a strategy that combines low cost of living and a frugal mindset.<p>When Paula Pant was 27 years old, she and her future husband Will were paying …

The Project Management Professional Certification Training Bundle: Lifetime Access

<b>Project Management Professional (PMP)</b><p>Increase Your Employability & Salary with This Industry-Recognized Certification<p>PMP for project managers is the …

Explaining Blockchain in 1 Easy-to-Understand Sentence

A layman's look at what the blockchain buzz is all about.<p>Virtual currencies were truly something to marvel at last year. Whereas the stock market is …

Blockchain

A look at the future of Unreal Engine graphics

Real-time ray tracing, digital humans and more work for Andy Serkis<p>During today’s State of Unreal presentation at the annual Game Developers Conference, Epic Games spent some time looking forward to the era of photorealistic, real-time graphics for its Unreal Engine. Three demos showed off how …

Game Development

Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for the Cambridge Analytica scandal

The CEO finally apologizes<p>Mark Zuckerberg apologized on Wednesday evening for his company’s handling of the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. “This was a major breach of trust, and I’m really sorry this happened,” he said in an interview on CNN. “Our responsibility now is to make sure this …

Coinbase bug made it possible to reward yourself with unlimited Ethereum

You might have missed a one-off opportunity to become a cryptocurrency multi-billionaire. It appears popular exchange desk Coinbase suffered from a flaw in its Ethereum ETH smart contract setup, which made it possible to reward yourself with a virtually infinite sum of ETH, according to newly …

Bitcoin

Samsung now offering discounted accessory bundles w/ Galaxy S9/S9+ purchases

In past years, Samsung has enticed new customers thinking about purchasing its latest and greatest smartphone by including freebies or offering discounted prices. This year, the company has instead decided to offer heavily discounted accessory bundles for those who order a Galaxy S9 or S9+…<p>As you …

Freebies

Fortnite Building Guide: Battle Royale Mode Tips

Since the launch of its Battle Royale mode last year, Fortnite's popularity has exploded. That's no doubt thanks in part to being free-to-play, but while it follows the same basic format as other games in the increasingly popular sub-genre, it does offer a unique twist with its building mechanics. …

Nvidia's GTX 2070 and 2080 cards could be unveiled next month, launch late April

We’ve been waiting for what seems like an age to see Nvidia’s next generation of GeForce graphics cards, but according to the rumor mill, they’ll …

What is Bitcoin mining?

Cryptocurrency is pretty much a household term these days and if you’ve spent any time reading about the phenomenon you’ll probably have heard of “bitcoin mining” too. The mining of bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and every other digital coinage (with the exception of Ripple) is simultaneously driving …

Overwatch Update Will Let You Change Skins Before Match Starts

It looks like tomorrow's big Overwatch Year of the Dog update will also include a welcome new feature. Starting tomorrow, February 8, you will have the option to change your character's skin at the start of a match. This is a feature that fans have been asking for, so it's nice to see it finally …

We've interviewed nearly 50 millionaires about how they invest their money — here are 5 strategies anyone can implement

<i>Each week on a podcast called "Millionaires Unveiled," Clark Sheffield and Jace Mattinson, both certified public accountants, interview a millionaire — someone with a current net worth of over $1 million. They ask them to share their story, investment strategies, and current portfolio …

The Only Thing You Need to Do to Overcome Fear, According to Neuroscience

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone who doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

Self-improvement

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

personalgrowth

New Fortnite: Battle Royale Update Out Tomorrow, Here's What It Does

Another update is on the way very soon to Fortnite. Developer Epic Games is releasing the game's version 2.3.0 patch for PC, PS4, and Xbox One tomorrow, January 25, introducing a few gameplay adjustments and marking the conclusion of Save the World's Winter event.<p>While the forthcoming update isn't …

Ghost Recon: Wildlands' New Battle Crates System Aims To Avoid Loot Box Pitfalls

Loot boxes done right?<p>In the midst of the ongoing loot box controversy, Ubisoft has waded in and rolled out paid-for loot boxes in Ghost Recon: …

BioWare confirm new Dragon Age, as rumours claim 2019 delay for Anthem

EA’s answer to Destiny will not be out this year, according to multiple sources, as big changes for Star Wars: Battlefront II are promised.<p>2017 was a …

Dragon Age

Horizon: Zero Dawn DLC Available in Monster Hunter: World From Launch - But It's a Limited-Time Event

Watch out for your Watcher.<p>The first of two quests to unlock Horizon: Zero Dawn-themed items in Monster Hunter: World on PS4 will be available from …

Destiny 2 struggling due to microtransactions, analyst reports, but can they rebound?

Since its launch, Destiny 2 has been struggling to keep players investing their time and remaining interested in the game. Now an analyst is …

Pre-match 'PUBG' meet-ups won’t be nearly as violent

<i>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds</i> is shaking things up. But why improve a formula that's already helped it nab 25 million PC players and over three million Xbox One players? Well, the problem lies with its pre-match meet-ups, which spawn players in the same area causing strain on its servers. …

PUBG celebrates 4M players on Xbox One with free loot crates

How does 30,000 Battle Points sound?<p>Microsoft announced today that <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i>, the hit survival shooter first available through Steam, has been played by more than four million players on Xbox One. To celebrate, they’re giving away 30,000 Battle Points to each one.<p>The plan should …

Developers are feeling the anger of YouTube

When public perception shifts<p>Critics on YouTube have been loudly criticizing video game publishers for predatory monetization tactics like loot boxes and microtransactions for years. Stoking anger among consumers can be good business for some YouTubers, and it appears to be having an effect on …

Next Dragon Age Will Be a 'Live' Game

It's live and alive.<p>Bioware's Casey Hudson has said that the in-development Dragon Age game will be a "live" experience, which "means designing a …

Report: BioWare’s Anthem delayed as studio ‘doubles down’ on make-or-break title

Ambitious open-world RPG now coming in 2019<p><i>Anthem</i>, BioWare’s ambitious action role-playing game announced at E3 2017, will not come out until 2019, according to a report from Kotaku, representing a delay past the launch window originally said to be the last quarter of this year.<p>Kotaku’s report …

For Honor Season 5 And Dedicated Servers Coming Very Soon

For Honor's fifth season of added content will begin on February 15, Ubisoft has announced. The new season is called Age of Wolves, and as well as bringing "major" hero updates and lots more, it will also finally mark the introduction of dedicated servers to the medieval fighting game on PS4, Xbox …