Category: Gaming

World of Warcraft developers pledge to remove in-game references that are ‘not appropriate’ following sexual harassment lawsuit World of Warcraft

In the wake of Activision Blizzard’s lawsuit for alleged widespread sexual harassment and discrimination, World of Warcraft’s developers issued a statement that said it will be stripping out in-game references that are “not appropriate for [the game]”—most likely meaning NPCs and items related to former creative director Alex Afrasiabi who was directly named in the […]

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Biden addresses intelligence community in first visit as president

Washington — President Biden urged the U.S. intelligence community on Tuesday to act with “vigilance” and speed to confront new and evolving security challenges ranging from climate change to cyber conflict to a more militarily assertive China. In public remarks delivered at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in Virginia, his first visit since […]

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Facebook stops sales of the Oculus Quest 2 because it might irritate your face Facebook stops sales of the Oculus Quest 2 because it might irritate your face

As of Tuesday, Facebook is temporarily pausing sales of the Oculus Quest 2 worldwide as the company announces a voluntary recall after concerns that a small percentage (0.01% according to Oculus) of users were experiencing adverse skin reactions after using the popular VR headset. This comes only a month before Facebook is getting ready to […]

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Biden addresses intelligence community for first time

Washington — President Biden addressed members of the U.S. intelligence community during a visit on Tuesday to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he also received an update on the community’s work and thanked its workforce for their efforts.   As part of his visit, Mr. Biden toured the National Counterterrorism Center […]

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Activision Blizzard employees are planning a walkout on Wednesday Activision Blizzard's Santa Monica studio

Activision Blizzard employees have announced plans to stage a walkout on July 28 to protest the company’s response to a lawsuit alleging discrimination, sexual harassment, and a “frat boy” culture at the company. The call for a work stoppage comes as an open letter condemning company leadership and calling for “compassion for victims” has now […]

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Infrastructure deal may create 500,000 jobs, trade group says

A bipartisan infrastructure deal being negotiated in the U.S. Senate could create roughly half a million new manufacturing jobs by 2024, the end of President Biden’s first term, an analysis conducted on behalf of the trade group Association of Equipment Manufacturers found. The analysis by IHS Markit assumes the manufacturing jobs would come from $1.1 trillion spent […]

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Purple carrots and horrifying toilets were key to making The Forgotten City’s ancient Rome believable Food and details in The Forgotten City

Exploring the dimly-lit slums of The Forgotten City, you might stumble across one citizen’s room filled with bottles upon bottles of garum—an ancient Roman fish sauce made from fermented fish guts that was basically like today’s ketchup. Some of us might remember 2013’s great “Sriracha-pocalypse” when people feared price hikes and shortages of every hipster’s […]

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Blizzard quietly reveals all the new cards in the Hearthstone: United in Stormwind expansion United in Stormwind card art

Under normal circumstances, the launch of a new Hearthstone expansion is preceded by days of card reveals on gaming sites and YouTube channels, followed by a final Blizzard livestream in which the remainder are ‘dumped’ en masse in the form of some fun games. But with Activision Blizzard facing serious allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment, […]

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CDC to urge some vaccinated people wear masks indoors again

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to revise its mask guidance Tuesday afternoon, saying fully vaccinated Americans should wear masks indoors in communities where there is substantial or high transmission, according to a federal official.  The announcement is expected to come at a 3 p.m. briefing. It isn’t yet clear how substantial […]

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CDC to recommend that vaccinated people wear masks indoors again

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to revise its mask guidance Tuesday afternoon, saying fully vaccinated Americans should wear masks indoors in communities where there is substantial or high transmission, according to a federal official.  The announcement is expected to come at a 3 p.m. briefing. It isn’t yet clear how substantial […]

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Chernobylite review Chernobylite

What is it? A non-linear shooter with a focus on survival and player choice. Expect to pay £24/$30 Developer The Farm 51 Publisher All in! Games SA Reviewed on Ryzen 7 5800H, Nvidia GeForce 3070 (mobile), 16GB RAM Multiplayer? No Link: Official site  Chernobylite is a curious mash-up of ideas orbiting a pretty stiff first-person […]

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