Wordle Sells Out

The E-N-E-M-Y of the people has struck A-G-A-I-N.

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NYPD Officer Reportedly Being Investigated Over Fake Vaccine Card Scam That Raked in $1.5 Million

A New York Police Department officer is reportedly being investigated after Suffolk County prosecutors charged his spouse with allegedly carrying out a $1.5 million scheme to sell fake coronavirus vaccine cards to anti-vaxxers and others looking to dodge work or government mandates.

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MLB The Show 22 gets surprising Nintendo Switch release

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MLB/Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Wordle, the game everyone's obsessed with, gets bought by the New York Times

Wordle, the once-a-day word game that’s been delighting puzzle nerds (and cluttering Twitter feeds) since launching in October of last year, has been purchased by the New York TimesreportsThe New York Times. So long, old buddy. 

The game is the brainchild of Josh Wardle and his partner Palak Shah, and once day it gives players six chances to guess a five-letter word. In an interview with the Times earlier this month, Wardle admitted that the project was inspired in part by Spelling Bee, one of the paper’s subscription games which Wordle will likely appear alongside shortly. 


California Governor Gavin Newsom Faces New Criticism For Not Wearing A Mask

Newsom came under fire after basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson tweeted a photo of himself with the governor both smiling without masks.

The Best Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in February 2022

Welcome back to io9’s Nerd’s Watch, where we pare down the enormous lists of new films and television shows arriving on all your favorite streaming services into the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror titles we think you’ll like most.

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What happens to Destiny 2 now that Sony is buying Bungie?

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'It Takes Two' is being adapted for film or TV

Hazelight Studios and Sonic the Hedgehog production company dj2 Entertainment are aiming to turn It Takes Two into a movie or TV show. Pat Casey and Josh Miller, who wrote both Sonic movies, are onboard to adapt the co-op game for the big or small screen. Although no studio or network has snapped up the project just yet, Variety reports that a bidding war is underway.

“Creating the world and story in It Takes Two was so much fun for me and the team,” Hazelight founder and creative director Josef Fares said in a statement. “Since it has a strong narrative with many crazy characters and just as crazy co-op action moments, the potential is huge for a great adaption to film or television.”

At the 2021 Game Awards, It Takes Two won three honors, including the game of the year gong. EA published it last March and more than three million copies were sold by October. Along with It Takes Two and the Sonic movies, dj2 is working on a Tomb Raider anime for Netflix. It’s also developing a Disco Elysium series and a Sleeping Dogs movie.

Although It Takes Two received widespread plaudits for its platforming and asynchronous split-screen gameplay, several critics took issue with the “stay together for the kids” story and an “awful” character called The Book of Love. With some finding the plot to be the weakest aspect of the game, it’ll be interesting to see how that translates to a movie or TV show.

PS4 and PS5 users can show Discord friends what they're playing

Starting today, PS4 and PS5 players can connect their PSN account to Discord. At the outset, that means you’ll be able to display your PlayStation game activity on your Discord profile and let friends there see what you’re playing — something Xbox players have been able to do since 2018. If you like, you can display your PSN ID on your Discord profile to make it easy for folks to add you as a friend there.

To get started, open the Discord app or website on PC or mobile, then go to the Connections section of the User Settings. If you can connect your PSN account, you’ll see a PlayStation icon. Discord is gradually rolling out the feature to everyone, starting with folks in the US, so you might not have access right away.

These are useful features, especially with crossplay becoming more commonplace and friends playing games together on different platforms. If you’re an Xbox owner, for instance, you’d be able to hop on Discord and see if your friends are playing Destiny 2 or Rainbow Six Extraction on PC or PlayStation, and hop in to play with them.

A screenshot showing a pop-up browser window with the PSN login screen in Discord.

We’re starting to see the results of a partnership Sony and Discord announced last May. “Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile starting early next year, allowing friends, groups, and communities to hang out, have fun, and communicate more easily while playing games together,” Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said at the time. SIE also made a minority investment in the messaging and voice and video chat platform.

Microsoft was previously said to be in talks to buy Discord for at least $10 billion. Though other potential suitors were reportedly interested, Discord remains an independent company. Still, with so many enormousgamingdeals being agreed already this year, who knows what the future holds?

In the meantime, Discord and Sony are looking at other ways to collaborate. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with PlayStation and explore how we can collectively create great shared experiences for your friends and communities,” Discord wrote in a blog post.

Kansas Woman Charged With Leading Female ISIS Battalion In Syria

Allison Fluke-Ekren, 42, allegedly taught women and children how to use firearms, grenades and suicide belts while leading an all-female militant battalion.