Steam User Spends 5 Years Purchasing All Of Its Hot Dog Emojis

Steam User Spends 5 Years Purchasing All Of Its Hot Dog Emojis

Image: Valve/Kotaku/NotionPic (Shutterstock) 20-year-old Brian Haugh has spent the past six years purchasing thousands of “:steam2016:” emoticonswhich Valve created to promote the 2016 Steam Summer Sale and looks like a hot dog wearing little shoes. On Steam, you can purchase emoticons from other users in the Community Marketplace or create them by playing games that … Read more

Genshin Impact Fans Are Upset About ‘Whitewashed’ Sumeru Leaks

Genshin Impact Fans Are Upset About 'Whitewashed' Sumeru Leaks

screenshot: HoYoverse / YouTube / Kotaku Genshin Impact fans have been eagerly anticipating the new region of Sumeru since it was first mentioned in a launch trailer way back in 2020. But ever since the new Sumeru characters leaked online yesterdayfans have been expressing concern that the developers have been white washing the characters. The … Read more

Genshin Impact Fans Are Upset About ‘Whitewashed’ Sumeru Leaks

Genshin Impact Fans Are Upset About 'Whitewashed' Sumeru Leaks

screenshot: HoYoverse / YouTube / Kotaku Genshin Impact fans have been eagerly anticipating the new region of Sumeru since it was first mentioned in a launch trailer way back in 2020. But ever since the new Sumeru characters leaked online yesterdayfans have been expressing concern that the developers have been white washing the characters. The … Read more

The Best Subscription Managers to Help You Quit Services You Don’t Use

The Best Subscription Managers to Help You Quit Services You Don't Use

Photo: Tada Images (Shutterstock) From Netflix, to iCloud or Google Cloud, to Amazon Prime, to Blue Apron, you probably subscribe to more subscription-based services than you can easily remember— which can be a problem when it comes to canceling services that you aren’t actually using anymore. This is where a subscription manager will come in … Read more

Atari turns 50, and the godfather of video games talks about how to change the world

Atari turns 50, and the godfather of video games talks about how to change the world

“‘Schopenhauer always talked about creative destruction. New innovations often destroy old dominance. And that’s what you kind of want to do, because you’re not going to beat Microsoft at their game. But you can beat them at a game that you own.’” That’s Atari founder and mass-market video game creator Nolan Bushnell’s advice to the … Read more

The Best New Chrome 103 Features for iPhone

The Best New Chrome 103 Features for iPhone

Photo: BigTunaOnline (Shutterstock) Earlier this week, we covered Chrome 103, and all the new features Google added to the latest version of its desktop web browser. As it turns out, the company also updated its iOS Chrome app to version 103. However, this isn’t a copy-paste scenario: Chrome 103 for iPhone introduces some unique new … Read more

Goodbye Zachtronics, Developers Of Very Cool Puzzle Video Games

Goodbye Zachtronics, Developers Of Very Cool Puzzle Video Games

On July 5, Zachtronics will be releasing Last Call BBS, a collection of stylish little puzzle games wrapped up in a retro PC gaming vibe. After 11 years in business (and even longer outside of commercial releases), a time which has seen the studio develop a cult following almost unrivaled in indie gaming, it will … Read more

Microsoft Adds Xbox Gaming Features to Edge

Microsoft Adds Xbox Gaming Features to Edge

Microsoft Edge GamingImage: Microsoft For edge to steal market share from Chrome, Microsoft will need to find ways to differentiate the relative newcomer from Google’s ubiquitous option. Features like Collections (which acts like bookmarks, but for groups of webpages) are a good start, and now Microsoft is giving gamers a reason to stick with the … Read more

What’s New on Netflix in July 2022

What's New on Netflix in July 2022

Can a big summer blockbuster successfully translate to streaming services, or is the hope dead on arrival? Tea loyal theater-goer in me says that an epic car chase will never feel the same on a laptop screen, but if there’s a movie that will put my skepticism to the test, it looks like it’ll be … Read more

How to Use Google Password Manager On-Device Encryption

How to Use Google Password Manager On-Device Encryption

Photo: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP (Getty Images) Eventually, Google and other big tech companies want to dispense with passwords entirely, but until that day comes, a Google Password Manager feature called on-device encryption might be your best bet for protecting your precious codes. Though it quietly came out earlier this springsince you can now easily access Google … Read more