China launched three more space missions in recent weeks, debuting the country's first rocket to be fitted with strap-on solid-fueled boosters and deploying satellites to image planet Earth and calibrate orbit prediction models, according to Chinese state media.
Tungsram – an iconic name – returned to the global market in 2018 as an innovative, premium European brand with the acquisition of GE Lighting’s Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Turkey general lighting business along with the global automotive operation. Tungsram, originally established in 1896, is a brainchild of the 2nd industrial revolution – resulting […]
Dark Souls is one of the most influential video games of all time, with From Software's 2011 masterpiece finding its elements used in a wide variety of other action and role-playing games. Those that use many of the same mechanics, listed below, are collectively known as Souls-likes:
Unlockable checkpoints (bonfires)
Currency (souls) dropped upon death
Interconnected world with locked doors and shortcuts
Respawning enemies upon death or rest
A game containing these elements, or the majority of them, shares enough in common with the Dark Souls series to be considered a Souls-like, and we've gathered together eight of the best Souls-like games if you are itching for some punishment. Because of the "like" in the name, we've excluded From Software's own games from consideration, including all Souls games, Bloodborne, Sekiro, and Elden Ring. Speaking of From Software's latest masterpiece, make sure to check out our roundup of the best games like Elden Ring to play after visiting the Lands Between.
For a game where flying rocket-powered battle cars slam oversized low-gravity footballs into virtual nets, Rocket League is surprisingly skillful. Like any skill-based competitive pursuit, setting is largely irrelevant — winning requires mastery, and mastery warrants practice. Like all esports titles, Rocket League requires thousands of hours spent training and refining intricate mechanical movements, the […]
Bet365 believes in Stoke City FC, the English Football League Championship soccer team it purchased through a subsidiary 16 years ago. The gaming operator stands behind the club so much that it just reduced a huge amount of its debt. In 2006, through one of its subsidiaries, Bet365 bought Stoke City FC after the club […]
Easter eggs, fun little references or surprises hidden just below the surface, are practically a given for modern movies and video games. But they aren't the exclusive domain of entertainment media, and they go back farther than you might think. Programmers were hiding undocumented responses to software input commands as far back as the late 60s. Apparently someone at Microsoft was doing so in the 80s, too: A recently uncovered easter egg in the very first Windows release may have gone undiscovered for 36 years, complete with a surprise appearance by Valve chief Gabe Newell.
According to self-styled Windows archeologist Lucas Brooks, there's a short list of Windows development team members encrypted into a bitmap file in the original Windows 1.0 release. Subsequent updates of the OS would have allowed users to reveal the “Congrats! The Windows Team” credits with some complex keystrokes, but there doesn't appear to be any way to show it in version 1.00, either by design or error. It's possible that no one ever found the message in the original software before Brooks did.
The Easter egg is simply a list of thirty-six names without job descriptions. Tech historians will immediately recognize Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO following Bill Gates' retirement. But there's another name that's perhaps even more famous today, as noted by PCGamer. Gabe Newell is in the list as well. Yes, it's that Gabe Newell. He joined Microsoft after dropping out of Harvard in 1980, going on to work as a producer on the first three versions of Windows.
Newell co-founded Valve in 1996, published Half-Life in 1998, and lead the production of the Steam PC gaming distribution platform in 2003. In a Code.org interview with students in 2017, Newell said that he “learned more in three months with those guys at Microsoft than I did the entire time I was at Harvard.”
Iconic singer/songwriter and actress Madonna joined the proud ranks of “ape holders” today, flaunting on Instagram a Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) non-fungible token (NFT) she purchased for about $560,000 via fintech firm MoonPay.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel has seen wild success since its release just a couple of months ago. With over 20 million downloads in that time, it has radically changed the way that the game is played. But things can always be better. One of the ongoing concerns mentioned by its fans revolves around a need for more content. Once you finish your Battle Pass and hit Platinum rank, there isn’t a whole lot else to do. Well, as of yesterday, a new event has finally been added to Master Duel — the N and R Rarity Festival.
The “N” and “R” in the name of the festival refers to the two lowest rarities in the game, “normal” and “rare.” The N and R Rarity Festival in Master Duel challenges players with constructing their main and side deck with no super rare or ultra rare cards. Only normal and rare cards are allowed to be used, with a few exceptions added to a unique ban list just for this event. If you’re familiar with Magic: The Gath...
Korea-based gaming developer and publisher Krafton announced its new collaboration with blockchain platform in a concerted effort to develop Play-to-Earn blockchain and NFT games. Krafton is the name behind popular game titles such as PUBG: Battlegrounds, Thunder Tier One, Elyon, and many more. According to the announcement on March 23, Krafton and Solana Labs signed [...]
Wolf BTC, A smart and secure crypto asset that designed from scratch by a group of cryptocurrency development, marketing and trading experts to provide the maximum benefits and rewards as possible.
The developers are a group of cryptocurrency development, marketing and trading experts. The coincidence and the shared thoughts of making the cryptocurrency's world more secure and serious brought them together. So, together they worked and developed Wolf BTC from scratch after planning for a long time to make it really powerful and profitable to the community. Wolf BTC reward it's holders in Bitcoin but it is not the first of its kind, so what makes it so unique?
1- Small total supply, small total supply make it easy for the coin price to go high, higher price = higher rewards value to the holders. In an easy way, the holders will receive 4% of each transaction, as higher the value of the transaction as higher the rewards value will be.
2- Low tax but high rewards, at this point, things must be carefully calculated, holders will love higher tax to earn higher rewards, but new buyers will prefer low tax, the developers started from themselves, marketing tax is the lowest among all other coins, just 1%, Liquidity tax also 1% but for the holders is 4% rewards tax.
3- Limited eligible holders, usually the rewards are divided among the holders, the higher the number of holders, the lower the value of the reward for each holder, so the developers set a minimum required holding amount to receive rewards (1M), in this case the maximum eligible holders for the rewards will be 1000 holders.
4- Rewards in BEP20 Bitcoin, there have been many coins that reward their holders with other crypto assets, but the fees for selling or exchanging these rewards are more than twice the value of the reward, because that the developers used Bitcoin on Binance Smart Chain as rewards because of the cheap sell / exchange fees.