Pokémon Scarlet and Violet broke records even as gaming struggles

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet broke records even as gaming struggles

Off to a flying start.Photo: Eugene Gologursky (Getty Images) The global sales of two Nintendo Switch games, pokemon scarlet and Pokemon Purplesurpassed 10 million units in the first three days since their worldwide launch on Nov. 18, 2022. Tea reports of glitches have clearly not dampened the lure of the 24-year-old series’ first open world … Read more

The FBI Is Investigating a Cyberattack on Continental Tire

The FBI Is Investigating a Cyberattack on Continental Tire

Continental AG’s headquarters in Hannover, Germany Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance (Getty Images) Earlier this month, tire manufacturer Continental revealed that it was the target of a cyberattack in August. The German company also announced that it was investigating the data breach. However, Continental has refused to comment on reports that the data is being sold … Read more

343 Releases Previously Unseen Images From Halo 2 Development

343 Releases Previously Unseen Images From Halo 2 Development

Image: 343 In Halo, “the sandbox” often refers to the weapons and vehicles on a map at any given time: all the toys you have to play with. But for a whole other set of Halo fans, that sandbox is the game itself. Be it through Forge or ambitious modding projects like SPV3, playing with … Read more

Mercedes-Benz Wants You to Pay to Drive Faster

Mercedes-Benz Wants You to Pay to Drive Faster

The Mercedes EQE, pictured here in Turkey, is one of the two models that can enroll in Acceleration Increase. Image: emirhankaramuk (Shutterstock) If you gotta go fast, Mercedes-Benz says you gotta cough up some more dough. The German car manufacturer has unveiled a new feature called “Acceleration Increase,” which will increase your car’s ability to … Read more

Microsoft Explains Why Elder Scrolls VI Might Be Exclusive

Microsoft Explains Why Elder Scrolls VI Might Be Exclusive

screenshot: ZeniMax The court proceedings to justify why Microsoft should be allowed to acquire Activision Blizzard are still currently ongoing. In response to the UK market regulator’s statement about the acquisition, the publisher suggests that it makes good business sense for them to make a “mid-sized” game like the upcoming Elder Scrolls VI exclusive, while … Read more

Pokémon Scarlet/Violet Are Fastest-Selling Nintendo Games Ever

Pokémon Scarlet/Violet Are Fastest-Selling Nintendo Games Ever

Image: The Pokemon Company Where there’s cute and lovable Pokemon, there’s always a way. Despite less-thatnot-stellar reviews and tones of performance hitches and bugs, pokemon scarlet and Purple just broke sales records on the Nintendo Switch and beyond, moving 10 million copies in their opening weekend alone. “This is the highest number ever for global … Read more

Xbox Admits PlayStation Exclusives Are ‘Better Quality’

Xbox Admits PlayStation Exclusives Are ‘Better Quality’

Photo: Daniel Boczarsky (Getty Images) In its latest written response sent to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) group, Microsoft uses a lot of data to show that its buying of beleaguered publisher Activision Blizzard isn’t going to hurt Sony or Nintendo. In fact, as its bizarre frenzy of self-negging continues, it suggests that … Read more

This USB Dongle Could Help the Average Person Type 600% Faster

This USB Dongle Could Help the Average Person Type 600% Faster

It sounds like an ad you’d find in the back pages of Popular Science for a miracle gadget that couldn’t possibly deliver on its promises, but the CharaChorder X dongle can legitimately and dramatically improve a user’s typing speed—assuming they’re willing to put the work in to learn how to use it. So how can … Read more

Sony Honda EVs Want To Compete With Teslas With PS5 In The Car

Sony Honda EVs Want To Compete With Teslas With PS5 In The Car

Photo: Thiago Prudencio/SOPA Images/LightRocket (Getty Images) Sony and Honda are considering integrating the PlayStation 5 into its upcoming EVs, which are due to be released under a new brand or joint venture. And in the relatively short amount of time it’s been around now, Sony Honda Mobility has managed to save both dealers and drivers … Read more

Meta AI Bot Contributes to Fake Research Online

Meta AI Bot Contributes to Fake Research Online

Photo: Andrea Verdelli (Getty Images) Meta paused its artificial intelligence (AI)bot last week, only two days after it went live to the public. The bot, called Galactica, was trained “on 106 billion tokens of open-access scientific text and data. This includes papers, textbooks, scientific websites, encyclopedias, reference material, knowledge bases, and more,” the company told … Read more