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Twitter’s new multicolored verification, according to Elon Musk, will go live next week

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Elon Musk announced that the social network will likely roll out a new multicolored verification system next week after botching the initial launch of Twitter’s “power to the people” verification system.

According to the owner of Twitter, under this system, businesses will receive a gold checkmark, government officials will receive a grey checkmark (likely resembling the “official” checkmark it is currently testing with some prominent accounts), and the blue checkmark will be reserved for people even if they are not famous. That would imply that the new $8 per month paid plan on Twitter as well as legacy verified accounts would use the blue check mark.

Before the new verification system goes live, the company intends to manually authenticate each verification, Musk continued. Given that Twitter Blue subscribers will see a blue checkmark, it’s unclear what he means by that. Additionally, Twitter’s smaller staff will be under pressure to manually review each verification in order to prevent any spam or impersonation.

Musk added that people could have a second, very small logo to show that they are affiliated with a specific group. Additionally, that organization must confirm that the person actually works for or is a representative of them. He continued by saying that it was decided to apply the blue checkmark to all individual accounts because a person’s notoriety is a matter of opinion.

Musk suspended the redesigned Twitter Blue program earlier this month and announced that it would start up again on November 29. The Tesla CEO, however, postponed this strategy this week until “there is a high degree of halting impersonation.” It should be noted that he had never previously discussed the use of multiple colors for verification.

He didn’t say whether the distribution of the Twitter Blue revamp will coincide with the implementation of this new verification system. Currently, it’s likely that this verification restart only applies to already verified accounts, businesses, and government officials – not to paid subscribers.

Once Twitter Blue is ultimately reintroduced, Twitter will have taken another step toward eradicating spam and false accounts. Following a modification in the company’s rules last week, newly formed accounts must now wait 90 days from the date of account creation before they may subscribe to Twitter Blue.

Numerous accounts started using false identities when the new verification mechanism was first introduced by Musk-led Twitter on November 9. Twitter promptly stopped the initiative as a result. He is currently making every effort to prevent a repeat of that mayhem.

Earlier today, Musk announced that starting next week, Twitter will provide “a broad amnesty” to all suspended accounts based on the results of a vote he conducted a few days ago.

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Sony is reportedly engaged in discussions to form a partnership for a potential bid on Paramount

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There hasn’t been much buzz lately about any new acquisitions in the world of video game intellectual property. According to a recent report, Sony is currently engaged in discussions with a well-funded partner to potentially acquire the renowned film studio Paramount, along with all the exciting possibilities that come with such a merger.

As reported in the New York Times (thanks, ResetEra), Sony Picture Entertainment is reportedly in discussions with Apollo Global Management, an investment firm, as per two sources familiar with the matter. In the past, Apollo had made an offer to acquire Paramount for a minimum of $26 billion, but their bid was ultimately turned down.

The terms of the joint bid are currently under discussion, and there is a chance that the two parties may decide against making a formal offer. Unnamed sources have revealed that Paramount is currently in exclusive discussions with Skydance, preventing any official offer from being made at this time. Investor opposition to the recent deal that Skydance brought seems to have been significant.

The potential impact of such an acquisition is immense. First and foremost, it would introduce adaptations of Sonic and Halo into the expanding media empire of the PlayStation platform holder. Following the announcement, Paramount’s stock experienced a significant 11% surge in after-hours trading.

What are your thoughts on the news? Is there a possibility of Sony acquiring Paramount? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Fallout Season 2 has been confirmed as the show continues to captivate audiences, making it one of Amazon’s most-watched series

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Amazon has just made the exciting announcement that a second season of the highly acclaimed Fallout TV adaptation is in the works. Fans can look forward to another thrilling installment of the series, which will be exclusively available on the Amazon Prime streaming service. Confirmation has arrived regarding the second batch of episodes for the series, following the acquisition of $25 million in Californian tax credits.

In just four days after its release, Fallout has already captivated audiences, quickly becoming one of Amazon Prime’s most-watched TV shows of all time. It has garnered immense popularity, rivaling even the acclaimed season of The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power.

The Fallout TV show has caused a massive surge in sales for the newer games, resulting in a staggering 7,500% increase in purchases of Fallout 4 in Europe. Fallout 76, Fallout 3, and Fallout: New Vegas were also among the top 10 best-selling games across the continent last week. Next week, the highly anticipated PS5 version of Fallout 4 will be released, offering players an enhanced visual experience with new graphical modes. Additionally, players can look forward to exciting new content from the Creation Club.

Considering the potential for character development and narrative arcs, it would be intriguing to see where season two takes Lucy, Maximus, and The Ghoul. Without revealing any spoilers, it’s exciting to speculate on the possible directions their stories could go. We would greatly appreciate your feedback in the comments section.

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Helldivers 2 Players Face Overwhelming Hordes of Factory Striders

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In the ongoing conflict against the Automaton invasion fleet, the Helldivers 2 players have successfully halted their advance. However, the situation has now reached a tiresome stalemate. Yet again, the machines refuse to take a break from their relentless pursuit of progress, with reports emerging of the Factory Striders being deployed in record-breaking quantities.

There have been reports of alleged machines that were supposedly encountered during Operation Swift Disassembly, which was just the beginning of a larger campaign. However, these accounts should be taken with a grain of salt, as they are unverified and seem to be more on the imaginative side. Factory Striders have gained a reputation as formidable weapons platforms that can produce more Automatons while enduring significant damage. If the machines are able to withstand such a relentless assault, it will be necessary to develop innovative strategies.

Have you come across groups of Factory Striders in Helldivers 2? Which strategies are proving to be the most effective in taking down these armored brutes? The Orbital Railcannon Strike will prove to be a valuable asset in the comments section below.

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