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You can buy a refurbished Steam Deck for almost half off

Valve says each unit has received over 100 tests and meets the same performance standards as new Steam Decks. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge It’s not often we see an excellent portable gaming PC like the Steam Deck on sale for nearly half off, but today’s your lucky day. So long as you don’t mind buying it in certified...

Sat Apr 20, 2024 01:34
Applying the mathematical principles of Pareto to Mario Kart 8

Image: Nintendo If you’re the kind of Mario Kart 8 player who cares about winning and not just playing their favorite characters (Daisy and Peach supremacy), choosing the best combination of driver, vehicle, and wheels gets tricky. Luckily, thanks to data science and 19th-century Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, there’s...

Sat Apr 20, 2024 00:35
Kia’s more affordable EV2 is getting ready to undercut Tesla

Kia’s lineup of electric vehicles are growing. | Image: Kia The Kia EV2, the automaker’s small, affordable electric crossover, has been spotted on the street in camouflage. It’s the first time the model has been seen in the wild, although the EV2 is not currently confirmed for the US. The timing of the sighting is particularly...

Sat Apr 20, 2024 00:14
Target confirms it’s all but completely ditching DVDs in physical stores

Image: Target Target is scaling back the presence of physical media in its stores. A spokesperson for Target tells IGN that the company is “transitioning the limited assortment of DVDs” it sells in stores to its website. “Moving forward, we’ll offer select DVDs in stores when they are newly released or during key times...

Sat Apr 20, 2024 00:14
How Phish turned Las Vegas’ Sphere into the ultimate music visualizer

Image: Alive Coverage Four nights of unique set lists and long jams presented a much different production challenge than U2’s 40-show residency. Continue reading…

Fri Apr 19, 2024 23:22
The Hades 2 technical test is a trial in self-control

Image: Supergiant Games Imagine the most perfect barbecue — a prolific spread of smoked meats, all the right sides, every pie, type of cookie or cake, and even your grandmother’s famous dinner rolls. But there’s a catch: most of the food is kept behind glass to be unlocked at a later date, and you are starving. That’s what...

Fri Apr 19, 2024 23:12

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