Valve leaks Steam game player counts; we have the numbers

Enlarge A recently discovered hole in Valve’s API allowed observers to generate extremely precise and publicly accessible data for the total number of players for thousands of Steam games. While Valve has now closed this inadvertent data leak, Ars can still provide the data it revealed as a historical record of the aggregate popularity of […]

Conor McGregor charged with three counts of assault for bizarre attack on UFC press event

John Locher/AP Conor McGregor has been charged by the New York Police Department for his involvement in an unpredecented attack at a UFC press conference on Thursday. Two UFC fighters were hospitalised in the incident and are unable to fight at Saturday’s big UFC 223 show. McGregor’s friend Artem Lobov, who was also scheduled to […]

An elite networking group that counts professional athletes and fashion executives as members is turning an island off Finland into the next Soho House

SuperShe SuperShe is a women-only international networking club founded by Kristina Roth in 2017. Roth recently bought an island off the coast of Finland as a headquarters for SuperShe and a place for the group to host retreats. SuperShe Island will open to members in June, and later be available for non-SuperShe members and groups […]

Former German priest jailed for 108 counts of child sex abuse

A former German Catholic priest, who gained the trust of his congregation as “Father Thomas,” has been sentenced to eight and a half years in prison for at least 108 counts of child sex abuse and possession of child pornography. The 53-year old will undergo years of therapy in a closed psychiatric institution before starting […]

Twitter “bot” purge causes outcry from trollerati as follower counts fall

A number of “alt-right,” pro-Trump, and self-described conservative social media personalities awoke this morning to find that they had a lot fewer followers on Twitter than they had the night before. The apparent cause was the latest culling by Twitter of accounts that in some way violated the company’s terms of service, a Twitter spokesperson […]

The Florida high school shooting suspect has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Nicolas Cruz, the suspect in the mass shooting at a Florida high school on Wednesday, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. Sheriffs in Broward County, Florida, posted a custody record online the morning after they arrested Cruz, who is 19 years old.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW […]

Inside the ultra-elite Explorers Club that counts Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and James Cameron as members

Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider; Reuters The Explorers Club is an ultra-elite club in New York that serves as a meeting place for explorers, scientists, and the moneyed-elite who fund expeditions. Its members include astronaut Buzz Aldrin, President Teddy Roosevelt, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and film director James Cameron. The Manhattan clubhouse is […]