Stripe announced today that it will stop supporting bitcoin payments in April. The company started accepting bitcoin payments in 2014, but in a blog post, it said today that the cryptocurrency has become way less useful as a method of payment, and as… Engadget RSS Feed
One of the fun things about mobile is the wide variety of silly ideas people come up with for games. And just when you think you’ve seen it all something like Meat Cannon Golf comes along and raises the bar for absurdity in game ideas. So it’s a golfing game, obviously, but instead of using the standard wood and iron clubs we all know and love, or those tiny little white balls which are so easy to lose, you’ll be firing various types of meats from a cannon trying to get that hunk of meat to land into a hole in as few “strokes” as possible. Yep. Check out this early look at one of the holes that will be in Meat Cannon Golf.
So yeah, this is a thing. If you’re weird like me and are very intrigued by the idea of Meat Cannon Golf, you can actually head over to the game’s forum thread and sign up for potential beta testing for both iOS and Android platforms. There’s also some pretty great animated gifs and additional video clips in that thread that more looks at this wacky game, and if you’re not really interested in testing but you’re still interested in the game you can just sign up on the Meat Cannon Golfofficial website to get notified when the game launches.
Steam is no longer accepting bitcoin as a payment method, game company and distributor Valve announced today. The company is attributing its decision to cryptocurrency’s “high fees and volatility.” In a blog post, Valve explained that bitcoin transaction fees have gone up to nearly $ 20 per transaction last week, “compared to roughly $ 0.20 when we initially enabled Bitcoin.” Those fees then have to be shouldered by gamers making purchases on Steam, and the total cost to consumers could be even higher if the value of bitcoin dips in the meantime.
Even if the value of bitcoin were to go up while the user completes the transaction, and Steam has to refund the difference to the user, the transaction fee must be paid by the user again for the…
After a hugely successful preorder launch, Apple on Tuesday updated a handful of international websites to reflect new iPhone X Reserve and Pickup options set to begin on Nov. 4, giving customers another route to purchase. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
The MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) Committee has announced a new contract for the New York City Transit system to receive a technological update. This $ 573 million deal would hire the same company who developed the London Underground and London Commute payment system to adopt a similar payment system in 500 subway turnstiles and 600 city busses starting late-2018. The new payment system would allow riders to pay the flat-rate fare with a contactless card, or NFC mobile payment service like Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay. The full rollout of the new payment system is slated to…