Hasbro’s new Gaming Crate subscription service is for board game fanatics

Hasbro’s new Gaming Crate subscription service is for board game fanatics

Hasbro’s new Gaming Crate subscription service is for board game fanatics

Toy and board game company Hasbro is entering the subscription box market with Hasbro Gaming Crate. The box is offered in two options: a family-friendly version and one geared more toward party games for adults. It includes three games, delivered every three months for the cost of $49.99.

Focusing on brand-new games instead of classics, the games are curated by Hasbro experts and include some crate-exclusive titles. (Hasbro’s website notes that these exclusives “may” become available for public purchase in the future, meaning the company could be using the crate to gain valuable insights on which games to invest in.)

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@POTUS now belongs to Donald Trump

@POTUS now belongs to Donald Trump

@POTUS now belongs to Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump has just been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. With that title comes the official Twitter account, which has been just been turned over to him and his staff.

The @POTUS handle was originated under President Barack Obama back in 2015, but his tweets have since been moved over to the @POTUS44 account. Trump will keep his @realDonaldTrump account, of course. We’re still waiting for President Trump’s first tweet, but it will almost certainly have something to do with making America great again.

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Trump tweets align perfectly with comic book supervillain dialogue

Trump tweets align perfectly with comic book supervillain dialogue

Trump tweets align perfectly with comic book supervillain dialogue

For as long as Donald Trump has been on Twitter, he’s been known for his outlandish statements and rhetoric. His words have been mocked and parodied in a number of places, like Saturday Night Live and by voiceover actors like Mark Hamill and Billy West. It’s low-hanging fruit, to be sure, but a new Twitter parody account called Pres. Supervillain is now putting Trump’s words in the mouths of comic book villains.

The account, @presvillain, comes from D.M. Higgins, the mind behind Superdames Comics and comics such as Jill Trent, Science Sleuth. The account is incredibly simple: quotes from President Trump’s tweets are used in place of the original dialogue from the comics, along with a screencap of the source of the quote.

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Even the Bank of Canada can’t resist the Konami code

Even the Bank of Canada can’t resist the Konami code

Even the Bank of Canada can’t resist the Konami code

Konami’s infamous cheat code has lived a long life in video games and the internet at large. It first appeared in the 1986 NES game Gradius to help the developers beat their own game; it’s since grown beyond a cheat in later Konami games to a general pop culture joke.

It’s hard to imagine a more appropriate use for a cheat code than a bank, and it seems that the Bank of Canada agrees. If you enter the code correctly (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A) on its page celebrating the new $10 bank note, it showers your screen in bills and plays Canada’s national anthem. The goof was spotted by CTV News, which reports that the banks web team “thought the Konami code was a fun way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.”

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Steve Ballmer’s new project: find out how the government spends your money

Steve Ballmer’s new project: find out how the government spends your money

Steve Ballmer’s new project: find out how the government spends your money

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has launched a new project aimed at providing a comprehensive database of government revenue and spending. The website, called USAFacts, brings together a wide range of financial data from various US government sources, compiled by a team of economists, professors, and researchers over the last three years. The site went live on Tuesday.

In an interview with The New York Times, Ballmer said USAFacts aims to “figure out what the government really does with the money,” describing the site as “the equivalent of a 10-K for government.” The former Microsoft chief and current Los Angeles Clippers owner spent more than $10 million on the project, according to the Times, which was used to assemble a team of researchers in Seattle and provide a grant to the University of Pennsylvania.

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YouTube looking into ‘further consequences’ for Logan Paul

YouTube looking into ‘further consequences’ for Logan Paul

YouTube looking into ‘further consequences’ for Logan Paul

YouTube is investigating “further consequences” for Logan Paul, the influencer who filmed a dead body in Japan’s Aokigahara forest. In a thread on Twitter, YouTube acknowledged the recent frustrations with the platform and its lack of response. “You’re right to be [frustrated],” the thread begins. “You deserve to know what’s going on. Like many others, we were upset by the video that was shared last week. Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views.”

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Go back in time with the Internet Archive’s collection of Macintosh programs from the 1980s

Go back in time with the Internet Archive’s collection of Macintosh programs from the 1980s

Go back in time with the Internet Archive’s collection of Macintosh programs from the 1980s

The Internet Archive is an indispensable resource for web users, backing up websites and documents and providing copies of historical software, such as the earliest home console and arcade games. Now, there’s a new collection that should delight anyone who grew up in the 1980s: an entire cache of Macintosh programs that you can play right in your browser.

Earlier today, the site released a new software library: emulated programs from Macintosh computers dating from 1984 through 1989. The collection is a wonderful dose of nostalgia for anyone who grew up using these computers at home, work, or school. The best part is that you can emulate the programs right in your browser.

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Go back in time with the Internet Archive’s collection of Macintosh programs from the 1980s

Go back in time with the Internet Archive’s collection of Macintosh programs from the 1980s

Go back in time with the Internet Archive’s collection of Macintosh programs from the 1980s

The Internet Archive is an indispensable resource for web users, backing up websites and documents and providing copies of historical software, such as the earliest home console and arcade games. Now, there’s a new collection that should delight anyone who grew up in the 1980s: an entire cache of Macintosh programs that you can play right in your browser.

Earlier today, the site released a new software library: emulated programs from Macintosh computers dating from 1984 through 1989. The collection is a wonderful dose of nostalgia for anyone who grew up using these computers at home, work, or school. The best part is that you can emulate the programs right in your browser.

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Giphy launches a library of American Sign Language GIFs

Giphy launches a library of American Sign Language GIFs

Giphy launches a library of American Sign Language GIFs

Giphy recently released a collection of GIFs featuring words in American Sign Language, Mashable reports. The 2,000-GIF library is meant to serve as a resource for people who want to learn sign language and those who already rely on it to communicate.

As Mashable points out, the GIFs are all pulled from an educational series called Sign With Robert, starring actor and ASL consultant Robert DeMayo. Rather than serve as a pithy reaction or a visual joke, the ASL GIFs are creating an educational experience by taking advantage of the GIF format.

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Giphy launches a library of American Sign Language GIFs

Giphy launches a library of American Sign Language GIFs

Giphy launches a library of American Sign Language GIFs

Giphy recently released a collection of GIFs featuring words in American Sign Language, Mashable reports. The 2,000-GIF library is meant to serve as a resource for people who want to learn sign language and those who already rely on it to communicate.

As Mashable points out, the GIFs are all pulled from an educational series called Sign With Robert, starring actor and ASL consultant Robert DeMayo. Rather than serve as a pithy reaction or a visual joke, the ASL GIFs are creating an educational experience by taking advantage of the GIF format.

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