No Man’s Sky Creator Is Happy To Leave Microtransactions Out Of The Game

Image: Hello Games We are but a few short days away from No Man’s Sky’s inaugural flight to Switch on October 7th and we are buckling in to see how this massive game plays on Nintendo’s comparatively tiny console. In order to put some of our fears to rest, we recently got the chance to … Read more

Fandom Has Acquired GameSpot, Giant Bomb, GameFAQs, And Metacritic In $55m Deal

Image: Fandom The latest big-company-acquires-other-big-company news for once doesn’t concern Embracer or Tencent — instead, it’s all about Fandom, a for-profit wiki hosting service covering news and information from a huge range of media, in an acquisition that seems to have surprised many. In a post on Monday, October 3rd, Fandom announced that they had … Read more

Tax climbdown will fail to steady pound, warn economists, as FTSE slumps

Good morning.  Sterling fell 0.19pc to $1.1144 in early trading, however it has rebounded strongly since the Bank of England announced it would buy as much government debt as needed to restore order. The Bank of England was last night liaising with Swiss authorities after an attempt by Credit Suisse to calm nerves instead stoked fears … Read more

Why Putin would be a fool to go nuclear in Ukraine

With freedom to operate above Ukraine, Western air forces could do the same thing to the Russian army that they did to the Iraqi and Libyan armies: destroy pretty much every tank, armoured vehicle or artillery piece that dared show itself. This work, once the airspace was opened up by the various standoff cruise weapons, … Read more

Fraudster jailed for £200m Ponzi scheme that funded his luxury lifestyle

There, Ames took deposits for 1,900 properties but only 195 were ever built. Investors were told that for a £1,000 reservation fee and a 30pc deposit – which they could borrow – they could secure themselves one of the luxury homes. Only 15pc went towards construction, with the rest going to sales commissions and other … Read more

Gas price plunge predicted to slash cost of energy bailout by half

Plunging gas prices will mean that Kwasi Kwarteng’s massive support package for energy bills costs £30bn instead of £60bn, according to new forecasts that predict he will balance the books within three years. The blow to the public finances from the Chancellor’s mini-Budget could be far smaller than feared as Treasury costings on tax cuts … Read more

Britain not in recession yet, ONS reveals as pound recovers from mini-Budget plunge

Good morning.  The pound is recovering as its rally early on Friday saw it briefly wipe out all of the losses it made since Kwasi Kwarteng began his speech last Friday. It comes as the new government made efforts to calm the markets yesterday, after the mini-Budget sparked turmoil. Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng will today meet the … Read more

Pound slumps and FTSE down 2pc as Mark Carney says Truss ‘undercutting’ Bank of England

Good morning.  Sterling has retreated again today after a sharp bounce against the dollar on Wednesday. The pound jumped the most since mid-June on Wednesday, pulling the euro with it, after the Bank of England conducted the first of its emergency bond-buyback operations, worth more than £1 billion. This morning, sterling was 0.9pc lower at $1.0789 by … Read more

‘Life-changing’ Hurricane Ian batters Florida, knocking out power and trapping residents as it continues its damaging crawl through the state

CNN  —  As Hurricane Ian continues to pummel Florida, trapping residents in their homes and leaving millions without power in what’s already being called a “life-changing event,” authorities are fielding rescue calls from across the state and 911 call centers are being inundated. Ian slammed into southwestern Florida near Cayo Costa Wednesday afternoon as one … Read more

Russia forced to use its own accident-prone jet technology as sanctions hit airlines

Russia is attempting to revive its accident-prone Cold War-era aviation industry after being pummelled by Western sanctions. State engineer Rostec said it would make 1,000 airliners by 2030 in an effort to end Russia’s reliance on Boeing and Airbus planes. Western sanctions means parts from these companies can no longer be supplied to Russia after … Read more