Steam August VR hardware survey: Oculus Rift makes its biggest leap over HTC Vive

August’s Steam hardware survey results are now in, and the Oculus Rift takes its biggest leap over the HTC Vive yet. Last month’s survey showed less than a 2 percent difference in the use of the two leading PC VR headsets on Valve’s gaming platform, but that gap grew to just under 4 percent in August. Vive […]

Sir James Mirrlees, a Nobel-prizewinning economist, died on August 29th

The optimal economist WHEN James Mirrlees got the call to say he had won the Nobel prize for economics in 1996, he assumed that a friend was pulling a prank. “Jim politely suggested that it didn’t sound very likely and he’d need some proof,” his wife later recalled. Friends and colleagues say it paints a […]

U.S. Auto Sales: SUVs and Trucks Ruled the Roost in August

For marques flush with crossovers, SUVs, and trucks, August held some pleasant news. Any company whose portfolio is devoid of product (or filled with aging machinery) in those segments found their balance sheet wanting. Evidence of this? SUV-anemic brands such as Genesis are falling off the proverbial cliff while Subaru is outselling the likes of […]

Off & Racing – August 30

Video Off & Racing – August 3023:20 The Off & Racing team of Ray Thomas, Tony Thomas and Matt Jones dissect this week’s best at the track. August 30th 2018 7 minutes ago /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Sport news and galleries/SuperRacing/ SuperRacing Sky Racing – 30.8.20182:27 August 30th 2018 14 minutes ago /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Sport news and galleries/SuperRacing/ Sky Racing news […]

Fortnite shop TODAY: New leaked season 5 skins and item in August update

Fans just have a short amount of time to grab the new Fortnite skins released by Epic Games. The weekend saw a new crop of outfits and one emote launched, providing fans with another chance at grabbing the most recent Fortnite cosmetics. Battle Royale players can grab two new skins by purchasing them from the […]

The 7 Travel Rewards Credit Cards to Sign Up for in August

The 7 Travel Rewards Credit Cards to Sign Up for in August Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This […]

Path of Exile’s next Challenge League is Delve, an infinite dungeon launching August 31

PREVIEW: Path of Exile‘s upcoming Challenge League is about to supersize the megadungeon. Delve launches on PC August 31 in an infinite dungeon, an adventuring complex without end. You roll up a new character and head into the Azurite Mine, and as you explore, you find that the darkness is full of dangers. But if […]

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in August

Hey there, are you tired of summer yet? Ready to be done with the endless parade of sequels and explosions and sequels to movies about explosions? Well, good news: this month’s indie slate is packed, with exactly the kind of personal dramas, character comedies, and informative documentaries your summer brain is starving for. Here are […]

Nintendo Switch games news: Gamescom lineup revealed ahead of August Direct

Nintendo Switch fans might want to get a ticket to Gamescom, because the console is going to be highlighted in a big way. Ahead of the rumoured Nintendo Direct presentation for August, the company has revealed its lineup for Gamescom. Taking place in Cologne, Germany, the European gaming expo runs from August 21 until August […]