How ‘A Plague Tale: Innocence’ Makes Diseased Rats So Terrifying

In most games, rats don’t pose much of a threat. At worst, they’re in the background in gritty urban environments or cheap fodder for guns and spells. With “A Plague Tale: Innocence,” however, they’re a nightmarish manifestation of a deadly disease — and if you’re careful, you can use them to your advantage. Coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox […]

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Tyler Oakley Launches LGBTQ Event Series on YouTube for Pride Month

Tyler Oakley, a top YouTube star and a vocal LGBTQ supporter, has expanded his special programming block for Pride Month this year in a series examining different queer experiences across the country. Oakley’s 2018 “Chosen Family: Stories of Queer Resilience” series, which began rolling out last week, features an LGBTQ+ roundtable chat featuring notable voices in the community: Jazz Jennings, […]

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Lenovo: E3 Has Evolved Beyond a Console Show

This year’s E3 was the first since Microsoft’s leap into console gaming that the Xbox didn’t have its own booth on the show floor, instead Microsoft and its console were across the street from the show at the Microsoft Theater. In its place was a booth for Microsoft’s video streaming service Mixer along with a two PC hardware partners: Dell […]

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Eagle-eyed fans spot swastika in Fortnite

Epic Games has been forced into changing Fortnite’s building materials after a player discovered that the game created a swastika at the junction of metal flooring when laid in a certain way. Posting on Reddit, user EuBestCityEu explained that he and some friends were laying a metal dancefloor in a squad game — because dancing is a thing people do […]

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Telstra confirms outage for some customers, but says 'no issue' with 3G and 4G networks

Telstra has confirmed an issue which prevented thousands of people from making phone calls or using mobile data across Australia on Monday and Tuesday, although it says the actual 3G and 4G networks did not experience an outage. Fairfax Media understands a complication with Telstra's wholesale platform led to a small percentage, but still thousands, of mobile virtual network operator […]

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IBM robots hold convincing debate against humans

San Francisco: IBM pitted a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence (AI) technology it's been working on for more than five years. The company unveiled its Project Debater in San Francisco on Monday, asking it to make a case for government-subsidised space research – a topic it hadn't studied in advance but championed […]

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