As cryptocurrency loses its value, less electricity is being used, reports Alex Hern for The Guardian. It's a simple problem: the cost of energy isn't falling, so it's becoming uneconomical to mine crypto. Who benefits? Gamers! A GPU-buying tip tip, though, from James Archer at Rock Paper Shotgun: skip the shady mass-seller eBay deals, as prices are likewise falling on local, see-it-in-person venues like Craiglist and Facebook Marketplace. Even Amazon seems well-stocked after years of scarcity and price-gouging.
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
There's a lot of reasons to buy a new smoking piece. Maybe you dropped your old one and that cool glass octopus build doesn't work so well when it's in a million pieces. Perhaps you're making the switch from rolling your own to something a little less cumbersome. Or maybe you just want an upgrade. Whatever… READ THE REST
From ensuring you have enough money for gas this week to keeping up with today's politics, life is far from easy. And everyday things like making dinner, commuting to work, and even lighting candles should be the least of your worries. But when it comes to reaching down into the jar of your favorite candle, unable to… READ THE REST
Gaming is something that most people can appreciate. Whether you're into the classics, a casual gamer, or a die-hard who plays all the time, there are many different ways to enjoy the hobby. But we think it's safe to say, novice or professional, we're all interested in how games even come to be. If you're fascinated by gaming… READ THE REST