Picking the "best" Wordle starters is more complex than it seems: obvious letter-frequency plays (STARE, SAUCE, SOARE) may reveal the most letters, they they won't eliminate as many words. Most humans are not so great at brute force calculation, so aligning picks with more comfortable heuristics might be a better strategy. One of the best starting words for eliminating wrong answers turns out to be DOGGO. But the word RAISE will reveal a letter almost all of the time, if you just want the data. Absurdity is part of the thrill!
PowerWash Simulator was released a year ago but is growing in popularity. In it, you powerwash things. "Players are looking to be soothed rather than exhilarated," writes The Economist's critic [archive.org]. "… It is even therapeutic" Mundane chores or professions are now the basis for a number of successful games, including "Best Forklift Operator", "Espresso… READ THE REST
Duke Nukem shone brightly, then shone not at all for a long time, then shone dimly again for a cathartic if unmemorable moment. And now he shall shine again, as a movie. Legendary Entertainment, the company behind Dune and the Godzilla monster movie series, has picked up the movie rights from Gearbox, with Cobra Kai… READ THE REST
Along with TV and movies, videogames are slowly (albeit too slowly) catching up to reality with representations of diversity including LGBTQ+ characters. In celebration of Pride Month, Wired's Reece Rogers rounded up "8 Queer Video Games Worth Playing." Here are a couple: Bugsnax A PlayStation exclusive at launch, Bugsnax is now available on PC as well as… READ THE REST
The only thing worse than a broken heart is a broken planter. You could throw it out with the rest of the garbage polluting planet earth, making us all a little worse for the wear, or you could give it new life with this Sugru Moldable Multi-Purpose Glue Fix and Create Kit Bundle. If you're prone to… READ THE REST
You may not be a techie, per se, but when it comes to Apple products, you know your stuff. Ever since those colorful iBooks hit shelves back in 1999, you've been hooked, and with so many awesome gizmos and gadgets to choose from today, your home is looking more and more like an Apple Store by the… READ THE REST
When you live your life on the go, finding time to cook is challenging. You might resort to unhealthy and unappetizing snacks just to make it through the day. It doesn't have to be that way, though. You can devour quality meals that require barely any prep. In fact, you can even have great seafood… READ THE REST