Meta and Ready at Dawn to shut down popular multiplayer game Echo VR

Feb 5, 2023

A decision made "for many good reasons". Meta and The Order: 1886 developer Ready at Dawn are shutting down all servers and services for Echo VR. After 1st August (at 10am Pacific), the game will no longer be playable. In a blog post sharing this news, the developer called this a difficult decision, but one that was made "for many good reasons". Ian chats about Echo VR, and other VR games such as Stormland. While the developer did not elaborate much further on what these r ...read more

An economics researcher is warning that the next few decades could bring a massive stock market collapse

Feb 5, 2023

The US stock market could face collapse by 2050, according to new research by a Finnish economist. That's because US stock growth is unsustainable, and a crash is bound to happen in the coming decades.  The findings of the study mirror recent commentary from Wall Street legends, who are warning of an epic wipeout. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. The next few decades could bring ...read more

Cars That Celebrities Love But Aren't So Great

Feb 5, 2023

Ulora/Shutterstock Take a pause and think about this: What comes to your mind when you think of celebrities? Often, what comes to mind is the glamorous life they live. We think about the expensive clothes, luxurious apartments, the country clubs they belong to, and the flashy lifestyle that comes with their position. What if we told you that there are things about celebrities that aren't as glamorous as you have assumed all this time? What if we told you that there are celebrities ...read more

Back 4 Blood won't get more new content as dev shifts focus to next game

Feb 5, 2023

"This phase of our war against the Ridden now comes to a close". Developer Turtle Rock has confirmed it won't be releasing any more new content for its co-op zombie shooter Back 4 Blood as the studio shifts its focus to its next project. Back 4 Blood - which combines Left4Dead-style zombie slaughter with a sprinkling of deck-building to bring variety to playthroughs - launched back in October 2021 and has received a total of three paid expansions since then. The most recent of ...read more

The Crew Motorfest takes Ubisoft's open-world racer to Hawaii this year

Feb 5, 2023

And closed testing starts tomorrow. Ubisoft has announced The Crew Motorfest, a "new era" for its open-world racing series that'll whisk players off to Hawaii when it launches for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC later this year. Specifics on the new live-service game are fairly limited right now, but The Crew Motorfest, as its name very much suggests, is themed around a "one-of-a-kind" motoring festival (presumably even more one-of-a-kind if you pretend Forza Horizon doesn't exist) fe ...read more

Video shows the moment an F-22 shot down a Chinese spy balloon over the Atlantic Ocean

Feb 5, 2023

The US military shot down a suspected Chines spy balloon on Saturday, February 4, 2023. A meteorologist captured a video of jets circling the balloon before shooting it down. The Coast Guard asked people to avoid the area of the balloon before the jest shot it down. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. The United States military shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon on Saturday and ...read more

Here's How To Add New Fonts To Microsoft Word

Feb 5, 2023

PixieMe/Shutterstock While Microsoft Word already comes preinstalled with several dozen font styles to choose from, they can become a bore quite fast. This is especially true if you're a regular Microsoft Word user and have routinely used these fonts in creating eBooks, reports, and all sorts of documents. If you're tired of looking at the same old styles and want to switch things up a bit, you'll be glad to know that adding new fonts to Microsoft Word is a straightforward and q ...read more

The Last of Us Part 1 gets 25-day delay on PC

Feb 5, 2023

To ensure it "lives up to your, and our, standards." The Last of Us: Part 1 will arrive on PC a little later than expected, with Naughty Dog announcing a new 28th March release date to ensure the game arrives "in the best possible shape". The Last of Us Part 1 - Naughty Dog's new-gen spruce-up of the acclaimed 2013 stealth survival horror - initially launched for PlayStation 5 last September, and the long-promised PC version was eventually confirmed to be arriving on 3rd March t ...read more

Why You Need To Use Google Chrome's Enhanced Safe Browsing Mode

Feb 5, 2023

Wachiwit/Shutterstock Delivering data security while also maintaining a straightforward, simple user experience can be a daunting task for tech companies. Customers expect companies to offer comprehensive, reliable services without exposing private data. That's a delicate balance. Service providers don't always nail it.  Google, which has a business built on both making data public (through its browser, search engine, and app ecosystem) and keeping it private (via embedded tool ...read more

Tech, housing, and manufacturing might already be in a recession. They could bring the US economy down with it.

Feb 5, 2023

The US economy isn't in a recession yet. But the tech, housing, and manufacturing industries might be already. The more industries that falter, the greater the odds the whole economy falls with them. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. No, the US economy isn't in a recession yet. But some of its key industries might be, suggesting the desired "soft landing" is far from a sure ...read more