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iOS 12 stops police unlocking your iPhone

Apple is constantly working to improve the security on its devices and protect our data. This has led to improved encryption and a shift from simple passcodes to fingerprint and most recently facial recognition on its smartphones. The security measures are so good, police seizing an iPhone have to be careful not to look directly at it. There is one thorn in Apple’s side when it comes to security, though, and that’s the company Grayshift. Founded in 2016, it offers law enforcement agencies around the world an iPhone unlocking device called GrayKey. It works, or at least it did until now, and has won Grayshift many customers. However, that all changed with iOS 12.

Snap is still losing users, blames its Android app

Snapchat’s poor Android app is still proving to be a major problem for the company. The app lost users for the second straight quarter, with its daily active users declining by 2 million, and Snapchat’s lackluster Android app may be to blame. “The decline was primarily among Android users,” CEO Evan Spiegel said in his prepared remarks during the company’s third-quarter earnings call.

It Sure Seems Like ‘Fallout 76’ Will Be The ‘No Man’s Sky’ Of 2018

Just before the launch of No Man’s Sky back in August of 2016, Hello Games chief Sean Murray released an open letter to fans. There was something just a tiny bit odd about the note. After all, it opened with this line: I feel sick writing this. You are about to play ‘No Man’s Sky’ and I don’t know what you’ll think. “Believe the hype” this was decidedly not. And sure enough, upon its release the gaming community descended into that place only the gaming community really can: Collective fury, a sense of betrayal, and outrage all mixed into a frothing stew that quickly bubbled over.

‘Pokémon Go’ will track your activity without launching the app

Pokémon Go has encouraged more than a few people to step up their physical exercise, and Niantic wants to reward that. It’s launching an Adventure Sync feature in its augmented reality games (starting with Pokémon Go) that syncs with Google Fit and iOS’ HealthKit to translate steps into game progress without having the app open or using a smartwatch. If you regularly go for a run before work, you’ll see that reflected in more Pokémon candy or more efficient egg hatching. You’ll get weekly milestones, too.

This is the Fortnite Nerf gun

Short of an actual apocalypse (which should be coming any day now), this Nerf-branded gun from Hasbro is (thankfully) probably the closest you’re going to come to any real life Fortnite action in the near future. The dart-firing gun was announced recently, alongside a Fortnite version of Monopoly (which launched earlier this month), and now we’ve got some pictures and a June 1 release date. The AR-L Blaster was inspired by the firearm in the wildly popular sandbox survival game and has the giant Fortnite branding across its body to provide it.

Samsung’s Galaxy Squad Assembles: Awkwafina and Grand Prize Winner Hector Diaz join Ninja and Travis Scott in a Fortnite Battle Royale

Samsung today announced results of the #NinjaGalaxySquad contest, which called for gamers to showcase their best moments while wearing the super elite Galaxy skin within Fortnite to secure a spot on Ninja’s coveted gaming squad. Grand prize winner Hector Diaz will join the celebrity-packed squad – including Fortnite streaming legend Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Crazy Rich Asians and Oceans 8 actor Nora “Awkwafina” Lum and award-winning artist Travis Scott – for an exclusive livestream. The exciting Fortnite gameplay is set to take place on Tuesday, October 30, which will also exclusively debut the all-new Galaxy accessory kit.

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VIDEO: #59 Zombies Are Infesting Fortnite

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Mister Rogers sings and narrates a Pixel 3 ad focused on Google Lens [Video]

Following last week’s launch of the Pixel 3, Google is ramping up advertising for its flagship phones. From celebrities to the World Series, the latest involves a Pixel 3 ad featuring a song from Fred Rogers that focuses on Google Lens. The 90-second clip is titled “The power to wonder” and features quick cuts of simple scenes like a shirt drying in a breeze to various animals and greenery. Beloved television personality, Fred Rogers, narrates over these scenes before jumping into his original recording of “Did You Know?”

Soundcloud Links Have Been Integrated into Instagram Stories

Soundcloud artists, rejoice. Instagram has announced it will now allow SoundCloud links to be shared through its Stories feature. The process will work similarly as it does with Spotify, which Instagram introduced to its Stories platform earlier this year.

Twitter tests status updates and ‘ice breaker’ tweets

Last month, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that one of his company’s goals is to “increase the health of public conversation” on its platform. And it’s a talking point Twitter has come back to throughout the year. In March, it reached out to experts for ideas on how to promote healthy, open and civil conversations online and in September, the company sought feedback on a proposed policy that would ban dehumanizing speech. Now, the company is testing a handful of new features aimed at encouraging users to talk to each other.

‘SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE’ ROSTER LEAK REVEALS 7 NEW CHARACTERS

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is set to release on Switch this December but it seems the growing roster is getting bigger, if this latest leak is to be believed. An unnamed person who claims to have access to promotional material took photos of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster collage on their Snapchat. The post was deleted, but later posted on message boards like 4Chan and Resetera. Nintendo has not officially confirmed any of these characters for the game at this time.

Fortnite’s map is being infested with hordes of monsters

Fortnite is getting into the Halloween spirit with the addition of undead opponents to its popular battle royale mode, marking a major moment in the game mode’s history where players can fight computer-generated enemies. A trailer for the mode, showcases the demonic ghouls in action. Players will have to defeat the monstrous-looking opponents that were birthed from Cube Fragments that appear on the map. Killing the undead will result in loot for players, and they’ll appear sporadically throughout matches.

‘Battlefield V’ won’t have battle royale until spring 2019

You’ll have to wait a while if you want to see Battlefield V’s much-touted battle royale mode. EA DICE has detailed the post-launch roadmap for its WWII shooter, and the vaunted “Firestorm” battle royale experience will arrive as part of a “Trial by Fire” chapter starting in March 2019 (it’s not clear if the mode will be available right away). While the last-one-standing experience isn’t the only tentpole feature of BFV, it’s safe to say this will be disappointing if you expected to play it over the holidays.

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VIDEO: #58 Patreon Is Partnering With Reddit

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TO FIND NEW FANS (AND THEIR MONEY), PATREON PARTNERS WITH REDDIT

THE PROMISE OF Patreon, the membership platform for independent artists and creators, has always been simple: If your fans like your work, they will pay you for it. No need to slough off cash from advertisers, or make shady deals with brands. It’s just you, your fans, and the stuff you make for them. Patreon has slowly introduced new ways for creators to milk the most out of these fan relationships. They can give subscribers (called “patrons”) a peek into their lives behind-the-scenes with Patreon Lens, a Snapchat dupe specifically for creators. They can host live Q&As with fans on Discord, the voice-and-text chat app. Now, Patreon has another trick up its sleeve: It’s announcing an integration with Reddit, aimed at bringing creators closer than ever to the fan networks that support them.

Facebook Rolling Out Redesigned Messenger App With Simplified Interface and Customizable Chat Bubbles

Facebook today announced that it’s rolling out a redesigned, simplified version of the Messenger app on a global basis starting today. Messenger 4, as Facebook is calling it, will refocus on conversations, making it easier to navigate through the app. Instead of nine separate tabs, there will be three tabs, with conversations quickly accessible through the “Chats” tab. Quick access to the camera for sharing photos and for video chats is also included in the Chats tab.

Arcade1Up is next-level retro gaming with cabinets for Street Fighter and other classics

The retro gaming trend gives us many ways to spend new money reliving old memories. Systems like SNES Classic, C64 Mini and the upcoming PlayStation Classic top the gift charts as consumers yearn for the good ol’ days. But now, the company Arcade1Up is taking the craze to the next level with build-it-yourself home arcade cabinets. The machines are now on sale in retail stores, starting at $300 (which converts to roughly £288, or AU$420). There are several flavors of machines, with each cabinet featuring a handful of iconic arcade titles: Street Fighter, Rampage, Centipede, Asteroids and Galaga are among the first batch.

HP’s latest Spectre x360 has a new angular design and 22.5 hours of battery life

HP is updating its popular Spectre x360 convertible laptops today. Both the 13- and 15-inch versions are getting a new “gem cut” design with a more angular look and feel. The new design also includes a USB-C port that’s angled on the edge of the Spectre x360 to improve cable management. As you’d expect, HP is including Intel’s latest 8th Gen quad-core processors inside the 13-inch Spectre x360, and six-core options for the larger 15-inch model.

Alexa, be afraid

“What was your favorite thing today?” I heard the question from at least five different Amazon executives last month in Seattle, when the online megaretailer introduced us to about a dozen new Alexa gadgets. “What jumped out at you?” All of it? None of it? I really wasn’t sure. I didn’t see a new, breakout hit like I saw when Amazon first compressed Alexa down into a Dot-sized speaker that cost just $50. Instead, I saw a mess of tangents, an Echo for everything. Alexa, throw the spaghetti at the wall. Alexa, tell us what stuck.

Those painted sculptures in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey are true to history

When Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey debuted earlier this month, it received widespread praise for the quality of its world-building and narrative. Some historians say it also deserves high marks for its attention to historical detail in recreating ancient Greece. Notably, the game showcases colorfully painted statues, temples, and tombs dotted about the virtual city. Yes, it’s true: contrary to all those pristine, gleaming white marble sculptures we see all the time in museums—the ones we long thought defined the Western aesthetic of the Classical era—Greco-Roman art was awash in color. Art historians have known this for a while, of course, but the knowledge hasn’t really moved beyond the confines of that rarefied world. That might change, now that it’s a feature in a hugely popular game.

Monster Sanctuary – Monster Taming Metroidvania

Monster Sanctuary is a monster-taming RPG with party-based combat and metroidvania-like exploration. New monsters provide additional strategic options in combat and allow you to overcome obstacles to explore new areas and find hidden treasures. The turn-based combat focuses on team synergy and combos, distinguishing Monster Sanctuary from other popular monster collecting games.

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VIDEO: #57 Ghostbusters World is Pokemon Go With Ghosts

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Why women check social media more than men

If you’re a social media holdout, you are an increasingly rare breed. D.C.-based business news and how-to website The Manifest says 86 percent of Americans now use social media every day. Women are more likely than men to check in repeatedly throughout the day. Facebook remains the most-used social media channel, but The Manifest says use of other social platforms is growing faster, particularly YouTube and Instagram. Nearly two-thirds of social media consumers report they are using YouTube and Instagram more this year than they were last year, compared to 52 percent of Facebook users who said so.

REPORT: APPLE TO TAKE A BITE OUT OF NETFLIX AND AMAZON BY MAKING ITS CONTENT FREE FOR DEVICE OWNERS

In a move that appears to take a page from Amazon’s Prime playbook and one-up it by removing price as an entry barrier, Apple reportedly plans to offer completely free of charge at least some of the content it’s developing for its long-awaited streaming service — so long, that is, as you’re a part of Apple’s device ecosystem. Citing unnamed inside sources, CNBC reports that Apple plans to feature its launch-day streaming content at no cost for Apple device owners, who would access the platform via a dedicated app icon in much the same fashion as they currently access iTunes or the App Store.

Oculus Co-Founder’s Departure Could Mean Bad Things for Facebook VR

Facebook made a splashy entrance into VR when it purchased fledgling startup Oculus back in 2014 for $2.3 billion. However, even after putting out the first consumer-ready Oculus Rift in 2016, which was followed up by this year’s Oculus Go and the upcoming Oculus Quest, today’s departure of Oculus co-f0under and former CEO Brendan Iribe casts doubts on the future of Facebook’s VR efforts.

Razer Phone 2 review: Still fun, still niche

It’s not easy to turn heads in the mobile industry in 2018. At best, we see new handsets come out to critical acclaim but also a sense of stifled boredom. Maybe it is the best of its kind yet, but so what? Apart from the fact that it ticks every box, what does it bring to the table that’s new? Fortunately, for those of us seeking something different (if a bit quirky), Razer has decided to get into the mobile market. The gaming hardware company is now on its second generation smartphone, the Razer Phone 2, and it’s staying true to its original vision: a handset for elite mobile gamers. This puts the device in an interesting position. It’s vying to be a luxury product — so it should not only compete with the best but somehow achieve more. That’s where the 120Hz refresh rate display comes in, and the RGB light-up logo.

‘Ghostbusters World’ combines ‘Pokémon Go’ and turn-based battles

Ghostbusters World is a mobile game from Ghost Corps — the Sony company that “owns” Ghostbusters — and South Korean game developer [4:33]. The developer is no stranger to big-name franchise games, and released DC Unchained earlier this year. Here, however, the company has sought to bolt the franchise onto something more successful: Pokémon Go. It won’t take players long to spot the number of similarities between Ghostbusters World and Pokémon Go, surely the apex predator of GPS-based mobile AR games. In Go, users wander around their locale catching monsters Pokéballs. In World, players wander around catching ghosts with their Proton Packs and Ghost Traps. Both games can be played in either a simulated environment or using your phone’s camera for augmented reality, too.

These Nintendo Piranha Plant Slippers Release This December And We May Have Fallen In Love

Nintendo’s surprisingly wide range of merchandise options often has us drooling over the latest and greatest thing, and this is usually amplified when we see the sorts of goodies available in Japan. Joining that list in style are these lovely Piranha Plant slippers and we can’t wait to get multiple sets for ourselves.

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VIDEO: #56 Downgraded Blacks Ops 4 Servers?

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This business card-sized Japanese phone bucks the giant-phone trend

With Apple and most Android OEMs making increasingly larger phones while Apple discontinues the small iPhone SE, it’s pretty clear where the smartphone market is going—at least for the near term. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some companies bucking the trend by going smaller, not bigger. Earlier this week, we heard that Palm’s brand is rebooting with a very small phone that’s not meant to be your main portable computing device. But this phone from Kyocera is even smaller.

YouTube video embeds now include a ‘Subscribe’ button

Up until now, if you saw a YouTube video you liked embedded in a website, you had to click through the video to YouTube’s page in order to subscribe to that channel. Now, YouTube is making it a little easier for viewers to see the videos they want (and for channel operators to grab those subscribers). Going forward, YouTube embeds will feature a “Subscribe” button.

Intel Core i9 9900K review: the fastest gaming CPU money can buy

Intel has been marketing the new Core i9 9900K as the fastest gaming CPU money can buy – and while a massive amount of controversy has surrounded the accuracy of pre-release benchmarks, the logic is sound. After all, the existing Core i7 8700K holds the title, ahead of its Ryzen 7 2700X competition. The new 9900K adds two additional cores and four threads, while boosting frequencies and increasing cache – improving on the 8700K in every way. Going into this review, my only question was this: to what extent do games actually make use of the additional resources? After all, the 8700K was already a performance monster, and arguably under-utilised. Do we actually need more gaming power?

Everything you need to know about the 2018 MacBook

While Apple’s higher-range MacBook Pros received an update earlier this year, the entry-level MacBook options are in desperate need of an overhaul. Rumors have been swirling as to what exactly that device will be, but we know the company has something up its sleeve for a cheaper MacBook in 2018.

HTC Plans to Bring Hand & Finger Tracking to Vive Pro

Today at the the World Conference on VR Industry in China, HTC announced plans to bring hand & finger tracking to Vive Pro via the headset’s front-facing cameras. Back in April HTC launched new tools to help developers take advantage of the Vive Pro’s largely unused front-facing cameras. Now it seems the company plans to double down on that by adding hand and finger tracking that works “natively” on the headset.

Have Black Ops 4’s servers been downgraded?

The Black Ops 4 beta was as smooth as a pre-release game can get, with multiple tests confirming the game was running on dedicated servers with a 60Hz send rate from both client and server sides. Even when the game launched on October 17, Black Ops 4’s multiplayer performance was relatively smooth. However, the following days revealed increased reports of kill-trading, unbalanced corner peeking and poor hit registration. According to a new study by reddit user Smcro, Black Ops 4’s multiplayer is currently running at only 20Hz from the server side, a significant downgrade from the 60Hz the game was using earlier.

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The Fancy Display Tech Samsung Apparently Wants for Its Future Phones Sounds Amazing

Samsung is one of the clear leaders in mobile display tech, and its screens are found in a wide range of flagship devices including its own Galaxy phones and those of its biggest competitors like Apple. However, one of the biggest complaints about the Galaxy S9 is that looks virtually identical to last year’s device, a sentiment that arose largely due to the fact that Samsung didn’t do much to change up the S9’s screen. However, based on a number of leaks and rumors, that may not be an issue for Samsung’s next big phone, which could boast one of the most advanced mobile displays yet.

GameWisp is Saying Goodbye

The GameWisp subscription platform will be shutting its doors in January of 2019. For more than half a decade, we’ve had the privilege of being a part of the gaming content ecosystem and working with countless amazing creators. In that time, the world of “Let’s Plays” and the earliest of Twitch streams has turned from niche internet trend to a fundamental part of pop culture, and it’s been an absolute honor to have been along for the ride.

INTEL IS PREPARING FOR A DUAL-SCREEN COMPUTER FUTURE

At Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara, California, Dieter Bohn got the chance to see the development process for two prototype devices that could be an early look at what might be coming next for computers. They’re dual-screen tablets that are unlike anything that’s on the market today, but they’re also very far from being finished products you’d want to use.

Microsoft has a platinum edition Xbox One X bundle, but there’s a catch

Microsoft is set to release a special limited edition Xbox One X bundle that includes the console and an Elite wireless controller in a sleek platinum finish. The package deal also contains 3-month subscriptions to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. The whole bundle is worth about $600. There’s just one catch — it’s not for sale. Microsoft is partnering with Taco Bell in a cross-promotion. Starting on Thursday, October 18, and going through November 21, anyone who orders a $5 “Double Chalupa Box” from Taco Bell will receive a code that they can submit online or via text message that will enter them to win one of the platinum beauties.

‘Rocket League’ cross-platform profiles delayed until 2019

Rocket League’s cross-platform profile system, RocketID, has been pushed back until early next year. Psyonix said that it’s working “incredibly hard to ensure that it’s as intuitive, stable and polished as possible, before releasing it to the world.” When it arrives, RocketID will enable cross-platform parties and friend connections.

‘Friday Night Fortnite’ Tournament: Start/End Times, Rules, Scoring, Prizes And How To Enter

It would be easy to be confused about the name, but take note: this is not Friday Fortnite, the Keemstar-hosted Fortnite tournament that served as the first major professional Fortnite event. Keemstar’s Friday Fortnite was eventually cancelled after Epic kept scheduling Fall/Summer Skirmish events on Friday night, and as a sort of nail in the coffin the developer has apparently decided to start holding its own in-game weekly tournament and naming it Friday Night Fortnite. The first one starts tonight, so read on for rules, timing, scoring and more.

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VIDEO: #54 COD Blackout Chipping Away at PUBG

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YouTube says ‘we’re back!’ after widespread outage

YouTube was down for a time on Tuesday night and people were not happy about it. Team YouTube sent out a tweet Tuesday evening and said, “We’re working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience.” The reports started coming in of YouTube’s outage around 9:15 p.m. ET. YouTube is the world’s second most-visited website. Later Tuesday evening, some reported it was back up for them. And, at around 11 p.m. ET, Team YouTube confirmed the news, saying “We’re back!”

First look: RED Hydrogen One hopes holographic screen can lure people from Apple, Samsung

We were getting a first look at the Hydrogen One from RED, an ambitious – and pricey – new “holographic” smartphone that launches Nov. 2 in both AT&T and Verizon stores. It costs $1,295 for an aluminum model and a whopping $1,595 for the titanium model that is coming later. Known for the professional cameras developed by founder Jim Jannard, RED has built a stellar reputation around high-end cinematography, the likes of which are in wide use in Hollywood. RED’s technology is at the core of the new phone.

Apple stores are now selling a $2,000 ‘self-flying’ drone you can control from an Apple Watch

Most people don’t think of Apple stores as a good place to buy a drone, but on Wednesday, it started to sell one of the most interesting quadcopters for consumers. At select locations, Apple will now sell a high-end drone called the Skydio R1, which costs $1,999, and is designed by a company founded by former MIT students and Google employees. The difference between the Skydio and similar drones is that the Skydio basically flies itself. DJI’s quadcopters and other competitive drones still are based around manual control and require the drone’s pilot to control where the drone flies.

How to Run a Windows App on a Chromebook

Google’s cloud-based Chrome OS has morphed into an impressive computing platform now that it’s compatible with Android apps and, more recently, Linux apps. But what about Windows apps, you might wonder? What happened to all the rumors of Windows compatibility on the horizon? They’re still floating around, but you don’t have to wait for them to become true to start running Windows apps on your Chromebook. All you need is the Crossover app and a little time for experimentation.

Call of Duty’s Blackout is starting to chip away at PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

It seemed like Call of Duty’s battle royale would tear people away from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds when it launched last week. And that is potentially starting to happen. PUBG held strong through the weekend with no obvious effect on its peak concurrent players on Steam. But now that the week is here, fewer people are logging into play the last player-standing shooter, according to Steam’s stats. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched October 12. On PC, it isn’t available on Steam. Instead, players must purchase it through Blizzard’s Battle.net service. And publisher Activision Blizzard does not share stats like peak concurrent players. So we can only look at data for PUBG. And those numbers reveal a sharper dip that corresponds with the release of Black Ops Blackout (BOBO).

How to view your Black Ops 4 and Blackout stats and leaderboards on PC, Xbox and PS4

Because Black Ops 4 multiplayer is now more focused on ‘EKIA’ (which includes assists) rather than straightforward kills, you can’t actually see your K/D ration in game, rather only your EKIA ratio. Website ‘COD Tracker‘ will allow to not only see your K/D, but so much more, including Total Damage, Damage per game, Heals per life, Average time alive per life, Captures and Defends, to name a few.

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VIDEO: #53 The Discord Game Store Is Open

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Google Call Screen: Everything you need to know

Google not only recently announced two new Pixel phones, but the company also unveiled a new call screening service launching first with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that will surely help you deal with calls from unknown numbers or people you’d rather avoid. Call Screen answers incoming calls, asks the person for more information and gives options throughout the screening process to better handle the call. The entire experience is well done, impressive and easy to use.

Facebook is reportedly working on a TV camera that can stream video

Earlier this month, Facebook announced Portal, a camera-equipped smart device that’s meant to compete with Amazon’s Echo Show. But the company’s hardware ambitions apparently go far beyond that: Cheddar is reporting that Facebook is working on a TV camera that would offer Portal-like video chatting on a bigger screen and allow users to stream content from Facebook Watch.

Congratulations Palm, you’ve launched the stupidest product of the year

Stop looking everyone, the stupidest product of the year has arrived. It’s the Palm (2018), a device that should never have got past the point of conception, and certainly never have actually been made. It’s so baffling, even those that made it don’t know what it’s for. However, heads were nodded, budgets allotted, boxes were ticked, and production lines were fired into life. And now it has been vomited into the world.

Apple fattened up its bagel emoji and now people are happy

Food lovers feel strongly about their bagels. Some fans of the boiled and baked bread product took offense at Apple’s new emoji rendition of a bagel. Apple seems to have heard their cries of anguish because it’s now released a redesigned, more appetizing version.

Discord’s game store is open to everyone

Discord is marching further onto Steam’s turf by opening up its game store to all users. The store arrived in August in a limited beta, and now everyone can pick up games directly from the app. The curated store includes recognizable titles such as Celeste, Into The Breach, Dead Cells and Subnautica along with a number of exclusives. Games featured in the First on Discord program will only be available on PC through the app for 90 days — developers get a showcase for their games, and Discord gets some limited-time exclusives.

Battlefield 5 Story Trailer Is About Rising To The Occasion

Battlefield V returns to World War 2, which means a lot of focus on the heroism of a just cause, the Greatest Generation, and all the imagery that entails. The single-player story trailer embraces that spirit wholeheartedly with a cinematic presentation that intermingles personal sacrifices with the bombastic moments that come in a theater of war.

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VIDEO: #52 Details On Pokémon Go Gen 4

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen has died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Vulcan Inc. said Monday on behalf of his family. Allen passed away Monday afternoon in Seattle at 65 years old, Vulcan said. His sister, Jody, said he was “a remarkable individual on every level.” “While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend. Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern,” she said in a statement. “For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends. At this time of loss and grief for us – and so many others – we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day.”

Malicious messages reportedly crashing PlayStation 4 consoles

We’ve seen single malicious messages able to crash smartphones, but now there’s one for Sony’s PlayStation 4 console to look out for – users on social media and Reddit are reporting receiving a certain specially coded message that’s enough to put their hardware out of action. For now, you can set your PlayStation 4 and its mobile apps to only accept messages from friends you’ve already confirmed, or block messages completely: the options are under Account Management then Privacy Settings in the console settings. If you are hit with problems, one fix appears to be rebooting in Safe Mode and then rebuilding the database which shouldn’t affect your data.

Winamp is coming back as an all-in-one music player

Winamp, the legendarily customizable music player, is being revamped as a mobile app that will give you one place to listen to all your music — including playlists, podcasts, streaming radio stations, and more, as reported by TechCrunch.

Players are exploiting Black Ops 4 emotes to peek around corners

The first-person perspective in shooters usually brings an inherent kind of balance to the constant battle for cover—if you peek your head out to see an opponent, they’ll be able to see you as well. Over the weekend, though, Black Ops 4 players found the game’s new gesture system had the unintended side effect of breaking this balance, letting players easily and safely see around cover from a third-person perspective.

Pokémon Go Gen 4 Pokémon list, estimated release date: Every creature from Diamond and Pearl’s Sinnoh region listed

Pokémon Go’s Gen 4 will offer 107 new Pokémon, the second largest addition of new creatures to the game since its summer 2016 debut – topping the 80 or so added in Gen 2, and close to the numbers we seen in Gen 3. These Gen 4 Pokémon are from the franchise’s fourth generation of games – Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum – and feature many evolutions of creatures from previous generations, as well as some new baby Pokémon and, as always, brand new Legendary creatures.

Epic Games Is Suing A YouTuber For Cheating

Once again, Epic Games is taking a couple of cheaters to court, after the studio filed a lawsuit against YouTuber Brandon Lucas, also known as Golden Modz, and his partner Colton Conter that goes by the name Excentric. Lucas got into trouble with Epic Games after posting several videos on his YouTube channel with 1.7 million subscribers, where he is seen cheating in Fortnite and selling cheat tools via his website, which allegedly violates the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Conter, on the other hand, would sometimes participate in these videos, which is why Epic Games included him in the lawsuit.

“Tournaments” Mode Coming to Fortnite This Week

There will be a new “Events” section to the game, which you will find the available tournaments. “In-Game Tournaments are open to everyone and provide an opportunity for every player to compete directly alongside the pros for prizes and glory. Note that all players must opt-in for crossplay to participate in competitive events. During tournaments, players from all platforms will compete against one another as equals, regardless of if they are on a Mouse, Controller, or Touch input device. Every player will participate in the same competitions from start to finish, with equal opportunity to rise above the competition.”

 

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Epic Games Is Going After Fortnite Console Cheaters

Epic Games has always done a great job when it comes to keeping cheaters away from Fortnite Battle Royale. The game developer has no mercy when it comes to cheating and ruining fun for other players. While Epic mostly bans players from the game, there are some cases where the company filed a lawsuit against cheaters. The Fortnite developer is not changing its stance on cheating. This is why some console players have been banned from Fortnite matches recently. They have been banned because they found a way to gain an unfair advantage over their opponents, which is something the game creator does not like.

This Man Was Just Looking for Directions When He Found His Wife With Another Man on Google Street View

According to Techspot, a man in Peru discovered that his wife was with another man when he was simply trying to find directions to a bridge in Lima using Google Maps. As he searched through the street view, he happened upon a screenshot of a woman who looked remarkably like his wife sitting on a bench on a lovely, flower-lined street, with a man resting his head on her lap.

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