Naoki Yoshida "extremely disappointed" in Final Fantasy 14 mod use

Feb 6, 2023

World First clear of The Omega Protocol (Ultimate) revoked. Final Fantasy 14 director and producer Naoki Yoshida has once again hit back at the use of third-party mods in the game, which are strictly prohibited. Yoshida's latest post on the Lodestone follows the success of a Japanese raid team who were the first to defeat The Omega Protocol (Ultimate), a new challenging boss added in the most recent patch update. It has since transpired the raid group was using third-party mod ...read more

SOMA dev's "unscripted" WW1 horror Amnesia: The Bunker delayed into May

Feb 6, 2023

"A few more weeks will make the necessary difference". Amensia: The Bunker, the "unscripted" WW1 horror from SOMA developer Frictional Games, has been delayed from its original March release window to 16th May. The Bunker - the fourth game in the Amnesia series, following on from The Dark Descent, A Machine for Pigs, and 2021's Rebirth - is a bit of a departure from Frictional's traditionally linear tales of horror, promising "unscripted" scares in a nightmarish semi-open-world. ...read more

How 3 million gallons of olive oil are produced per year in Spain during crippling droughts

Feb 6, 2023

US Markets Loading... H M S Olive farmers in Spain didn't have enough water for this year's crops due to severe droughts. Some have harvested half the amount of olives they did last year. We went to Antequera, Spain, to see how they managed to bottle up millions of liters of olive oil. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. Spain produces roughly half of ...read more

Volkswagen Recalling Over 20,000 Electric Vehicles Due To Software Problem

Feb 6, 2023

Electric vehicles are extremely complex machines full of high voltage equipment, converting energy from the battery to move the wheels. Thankfully, rarely there are issues in production that may necessitate a recall, just like any other car. That being said, EVs are still just as susceptible to electrical issues that can cause a recall. Earlier this year, BMW recalled more than 14,000 EVs over a potential high voltage system problem where the car could lose power while in operation. 2021 mo ...read more

ChatGPT is coming for Wall Street next

Feb 6, 2023

Welcome back! Dan DeFrancesco in NYC.  On tap, we've got stories on how ChatGPT is being used at one PE giant, the jobs you want, and don't, during a recession, and how to get back at your ex if you're feeling petty. But first, the robots are here.  If this was forwarded to you, sign up here . Download Insider's app here . Ex Machine the Movie 1. Give them an inch and they'll take a mile. I think it's time to talk about ChatGPT... If you're not familiar with the bu ...read more

Elden Ring sales surge attributed to The Game Awards win

Feb 6, 2023

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The Starscourge's the limit. Elden Ring received a surge in sales at the end of 2022, which has been attributed to its success at The Game Awards. FromSoftware parent company Kadokawa published its third quarter earnings earlier today, with "worldwide blockbuster" Elden Ring driving a 206.4 percent increase in net sales across the gaming division. "In part as a result ...read more

I'm the Wordle editor. People complain about the words and recognize me on the street — but I wouldn't trade this job for anything.

Feb 6, 2023

Tracy Bennett had worked as a copy editor for over 20 years and constructed crosswords as a hobby. She applied to be an associate puzzle editor at The New York Times in 2020 and got the job. In November 2022, the Times announced Bennett would be the editor of Wordle, the viral word game. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Tracy Be ...read more

Dead Space remake hides secret sea shanty Easter egg

Feb 6, 2023

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. I was wandering around the USG Ishimura last night and found a creepy staff room, where a circle of candles were arranged in front of a TV screen showing the series' infamous red Marker. The room seemed ripe for a secret, so I began picking up the candles one by one with Stasis, throwing them to the floor - which also blew them out. Nothing happened. This morning, I've s ...read more

Pixel 7, Pixel Watch, Pixel 6a, and Pixel Buds Pro Get Biggest Discounts Again

Feb 6, 2023

Kellen February 5, 2023 We may earn a commission when you click links to retailers and purchase goods. More info. Samsung may be enjoying the majority of the mobile spotlight at the moment with Galaxy S23 pre-orders open, but the Google Pixel line is still available, awesome as ever, and on sale once again. Google is hosting a big-time discount session for its best devices, including the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, Pixel 6a, and Pixel Buds Pro. We are back down to be ...read more

I live in Hawaii, where grocery prices have always blown my mind — but take a look at what inflation has done

Feb 6, 2023

US Markets Loading... H M S Lee moved to Hawaii two years ago and was shocked by grocery store prices. Morgan Pōmaikaʻi Lee/Insider Morgan Pōmaikaʻi Lee moved to Hawaii in 2021 and was shocked by the prices. She visited two grocery stores and found that inflation has sent some food prices even higher, but not all. At Safeway, for instance, a dozen large eggs cost $8.50 — a $4 increase from last year — but beer was cheaper. Two years a ...read more