Fowl play: Untitled Goose Game captures the pure joy of being a huge nuisance

It started out as an in-joke, then the trailer went viral. The team behind the game in which you play a naughty goose takes Guardian Australia behind the scenes

Untitled Goose Game has a very simple pitch: you are a horrible goose and your aim is to ruin everybody’s day.

“We thought this was a funny thing, with niche appeal,” says programmer Nico Disseldorp of House House, the four-person Melbourne-based development studio behind Untitled Goose Game. “We thought, ‘Oh, we’d love a game about a naughty animal.’

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Facebook growth slows as Zuckerberg says developed countries are saturated

Company announces 33% revenue growth over last year as CEO reports more than 2bn daily users

Mark Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook “may be close to saturated in developed countries” as the social media giant posted a 33% increase in revenue.

In spite of controversies including the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, the quarterly results showed Facebook continuing to grow, although Zuckerberg cautioned that revenue could slow in the future.

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Why the strange notch on the Pixel 3 XL isn’t all that bad

Yes, at first glance the notch on the Pixel 3 XL might look gigantic and really annoying, but is that really the case? We’ll take a closer look by considering some numbers and by using the Pixel 3 XL in everyday life. Get the inside scoop on Google’s conspicuous new notch here.

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‘Fallout 76’ is nothing like ‘World of Warcraft,’ and that’s for the best

“Is Fallout 76 an MMO?” That depends on who you ask. Critics and players often cite its online multiplayer capabilities as a reason it qualifies. Yet calling the game an MMO only confuses matters, and takes away from what could make ‘Fallout 76’ unique.

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How a bookstore owner turned a tech billionaire into a homelessness activist

Christin Evans’ Twitter conversation with Salesforce’s Marc Benioff led to his role as a key advocate for San Francisco’s Prop C

It was a late-night Twitter argument that Christin Evans never planned to have. The San Francisco bookstore owner and homeless advocate used the platform to voice her frustration over a comment from the Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff – but she never thought he’d reply.

“Is this for real?!” she wrote above a retweeted comment attributed to Benioff referring to San Francisco as the “Four Seasons of homelessness”. Tagging him in the tweet, she added: “How out of touch can a billionaire be?!?!” along with a plug to support Proposition C – a city initiative going to voters in November that would tax San Francisco’s highest-earning companies to fund new strategies to combat homelessness.

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