Razer has revealed the first official wireless keyboard and mouse duo for the Xbox One, an announcement that’s sure to excite Xbox One players and intrigue PC gamers. (Technically, the company revealed it last month, but the image seems to have mostly flown under the radar.) Pegged for a full announcement on January 8th, the currently unnamed wireless mouse and keyboard duo will be a first for the Xbox One console, which added wired keyboard and mouse support back in November. We’ve known for half a year that Razer had partnered with Microsoft on mouse and keyboard support for Xbox One, and it could have major implications for future titles. Xbox One players have been asking for mouse and keyboard support for a long time — the console first came out in November 2013 — but Microsoft had long resisted because some fans feared precise mouse movement might give players an unfair advantage. We’re still wondering why Microsoft changed its mind so late in the … [Read more...] about This is the first Xbox One mouse and keyboard
Even if you don’t play board games regularly, you probably pull them out around the holidays to foster quality time with your family and/or avoid any in-depth conversations with your MAGA uncle. So for this special edition of Co-Op, we want to know which tabletop games are your go-tos, and why. Much like the subscription box and vinyl record Co-Ops, we’re not going to be voting for a winner here, but we will honor the games that get the most recommendations in a roundup post later this week. So head on down to the comments to nominate your pick. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. 1) Your nomination should contain the name of a specific board game, why you think it’s the best, a link where it can be purchased, and an image. 2) Vote by starring someone else’s nomination. 3) Please do not duplicate nominations. … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Board Game?
Colin Kroll, the co-founder and CEO of the popular trivia game app HQ Trivia, was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday. He was 34. Kroll was discovered by New York Police Department officers conducting a wellness check, the NYPD said in a statement, confirming a TMZ report. His death is being investigated as a possible drug overdose. "We learned today of the passing of our friend and founder, Colin Kroll, and it's with deep sadness that we say goodbye," an HQ Trivia spokeswoman said in a statement. "Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time." HQ Trivia exploded in popularity after its launch in September 2017. Developed by Intermedia Labs, the live streaming game is held twice a day, offering cash prizes for those who answer all the questions correctly. Before co-founding HQ Trivia, Kroll was one of the creators of Vine, the widely used but now defunct 6-second video app. Twitter, which reportedly purchased the … [Read more...] about HQ Trivia and Vine founder Colin Kroll dies
Colin Kroll, the co-founder and CEO of the popular trivia game app HQ Trivia, was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday. He was 35.Kroll was discovered by New York Police Department officers conducting a wellness check, the NYPD said in a statement, confirming a TMZ report. His death is being investigated as a possible drug overdose.HQ Trivia has exploded in popularity since its launch in September 2017. Developed by Intermedia Labs, the live streaming game is held twice a day, offering cash prizes for those who answer all the questions correctly.Before co-founding HQ Trivia, Kroll was one of the creators of Vine, the widely used but now defunct 6-second video app. Twitter, which reportedly purchased the startup in 2012 for $30 million, shut it down in 2016.HQ Trivia representatives didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. … [Read more...] about HQ Trivia and Vine founder Colin Kroll dead at 35
It was a beautiful afternoon. We'd just had lunch, the sun was shining. My house was alive with the thrum of family and friends in the same space. Laughter, infectious joy. Outside my 5-year-old son played with his cousins on the trampoline. Bouncing, daring each other to jump higher, higher, higher.To this day, I've been trying to parse what happened next. My son, on a whim, bounced to a complete stop. He pulled down his pants. Then he pulled down his underpants. Then and there, in front of a captive (and captivated) audience, my son started dancing. He was doing a move made popular by the video game Fortnite. Naked, in full view of his cousins, he was doing the floss.In that moment I realized two crucial things. First: I had to sit my son down and teach some boundaries around genitals and when it was appropriate to expose them. Second: Fortnite is everywhere. It is inescapable and it has a cultural cachet that obliterates every single video game being played in 2018. Fortnite is more … [Read more...] about Fortnite was the most important video game of 2018, whether we like it or not