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Wordle Gets a Little Frustrating

By David T. Valentin

It’s been a week since Wordle has passed into the hands of The New York Times and let’s just say... people are not happy.

Last month, Josh Wardle sold Wordle for $1 million to the New York Time, the perfect time to sell the game given the big hype over the mobile game. When Josh wordle sold to The New York Times he wrote a statement saying, “I’ve long admired the NYT’s approach to their games and the respect with which they treat their players. Their values are aligned with mine on these matters and I’m thrilled that they will be stewards of the game moving forward.”

The New York Times promised they would keep to Wordle’s basics. “At this time, we’re focused on creating added value to our existing audience, while also introducing our existing games to an all-new audience that has demonstrated their love for word games.”

But despite NYT trying to keep to the integrity of the game, the past few daily words have been a bit challenging for most players. While NYT has insisted they haven’t changed the difficulty of the game, players have noticed many words with repeat letters and just words that not everyday people use, words like Cynic, Dodge, Cynic, Swill and Caulk.

For now, the game remains free to play, but in the same statement they say, “Right now, the game will be free to play,” so who really knows if it’s going to stay like that.


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