Facebook

Facebook extends lead as news gateway

Facebook has become an important news source for close to half of American adults, a study showed Thursday amid increased scrutiny over the social network’s gateway role. The Pew Research Center survey showed 62 percent of US adults get news on social media, and 18 percent do so often. That shows a growing role for […]

Internet

ISIS propaganda collected in real time

University of Exeter experts will collect large amounts of propaganda put on the internet by Islamic State terrorists in real time to understand how it radicalises people. The group is well-known for its use of social media to elicit fear and communicate and promote its ideology. Academics will harvest and analyse this content, and use […]

Games

Battleborn is already 40% off on Steam

I challenged myself to get through this whole post without mentioning Overwatch once, and apart from when I mentioned it just then, I reckon I’ll fulfil that challenge admirably. Battleborn is that other colourful shooter about a bunch of madcap, zany heroes, and it’s a fairly good one, according to Jem Alexander. On the whole, […]

Games

Fabular: a medieval spaceship roguelike RPG

Fabular: Once upon a Spacetime takes the old tales of chivalrous knights and derring-do and transplants them from medieval Europe to outer space. Described as a “top-down medieval space adventure”, it mixes physics-based combat with choose-your-own-adventure-y bits; pixel art with pretty lighting techniques; pixel art (again) with lovely illustrated character art. Shove some RPG and […]

Games

Total War: Warhammer is the fastest-selling Total War

‘Total War meets Warhammer’ might be the most successful intermingling since I introduced whiskey to my cheerios, and if my mum’s reading this, that was obviously – hic! – a joke. Total WaWarhammer maker Creative Assembly, and publisher Sega, have announced that success in a press release, stating that the orcwardly titled strategy game has […]