QWOP, arguably the most difficult video game ever, was created by Bennett Foddy in 2008. The point is to control a sprinter with four keys that move his thighs and calf muscles. A few seconds in, and you're reduced to just trying to control your laughter. Most of us gave up pretty early, but some took QWOP as a challenge and got the runner through a 100-meter dash. The QWOP record, as of now, is 48 seconds! Could an algorithm trained to play QWOP do any better? Wesley Liao trained one to find out. While his AI learned to make the runner perform better than I ever will, it could not outdo the best human gamers. Read more on the experiment at Gizmodo.
Minecraft's developers announced there would be no NFT shenanigans in the game or its official environments, saying such applications of crypto do "not align with Minecraft values of creative inclusion and playing together" and promote "scarcity and exclusion". Due to Minecraft's broad popularity, the game has been the target for third-party NFT world files and… READ THE REST
In Chessguessr you have to guess the next five moves from a selected master game, and are informed each time which moves you got right—like wordle, but with chess. As with the original word game, there are many possibilities and only five chances to pick the right sequence. There are far more possibilities to worry… READ THE REST
As of the time of this post, it has been 10 years, 220 days, 23 hours, 0 minutes, and 40 seconds without a Skyrim port for macOS, despite ports for many other platforms. Insert "arrow in knee" joke here. [via Hacker News] READ THE REST
One of the greatest ways to take full advantage of the summer is to get outside, fire up the grill, and throw on some meats and veggies. Indeed it seems summer was made for grilling. Whether you're a certified pit master or are just starting out on the grill, there are some BBQ accessories everyone needs including the right… READ THE REST
In this day and age, most people have a website. If not for business, then probably for personal needs. Whatever the reason is, though, they are seemingly ubiquitous. The tricky thing with websites is finding a good hosting site, and there's no shortage of ones that can almost intentionally frustrate you. Fortunately right now you can purchase DoRoyal Eternal… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There's something mesmerizing about drawing. You're creating your own world when you put your pen to the paper and let your imagination take over. But for some reason, people often feel intimidated… READ THE REST