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Blade Runner 2049 New Trailer Released

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The second trailer dropped for the highly anticipated sequel Blade Runner 2049, and it was very dark. Not that the world of Blade Runner is known for being an extremely bright and vibrant one, but we had a chance to see some interesting scenes. We get a glimpse of California in 2049, with its very grimey cyber punk vide. Then we get a better look at Officer K, Ryan Goslings’ character in the film. In the opening scene, we see Officer K trying to calmly apprehend a suspect, played by Dave Bautista, which eventually leads to an intense scuffle throwing the two through a wall.

We also get to see Officer K locating Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), and we get a very small piece of what seems like a conversation with the two discussing Rick’s past as a cop. This cuts back and forth with some pretty interesting action sequences with Officer K. Blade Runner 2049’s new trailer also gave us a better look at the new villain Neander Wallace, played by Jared Leto. The character makes a very strong statement, following a more straightforward choice of words than the previous line used in the first trailer. These words have changed from “Every civilization was built off the back of a disposable work force,” to “Every leap in civilization was built off the back of slaves.” Fans that are excited for Blade Runner 2049 will be happy to know that this new film will keep the same ominous tone set by its predecessor. The film is set to release October 6th, 2017, so it’s safe to say we will get another trailer before its debut.

I have always let my imagination run wild. Now that I am an adult, not much has changed. Now I spend most of my free time doing so through video games, film, television, and comics.

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Facebook intends to eliminate its news tab in the United States and Australia

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Meta is seeking to eliminate the news tab on Facebook in the U.S. and Australia to avoid news media-related restrictions and financial complications. The business announced today that it will discontinue the product in April 2024.

Meta ceased Facebook News in the UK, Germany, and France last year, stating a desire to focus resources on its most valued products and services. The current announcement has a similar tone.

Facebook reported an 80% decrease in the usage of Facebook News in Australia and the U.S. over the past year.

Our investments are being realigned to focus on the products and services that are most valued by people as part of a continuous effort. The corporation must prioritize its time and resources on content that users express interest in, such as short-form videos.

Meta stated that news comprises less than 3% of the stuff that users see on their feed. Users are unlikely to notice this devaluation. Publishers have experienced a decline in referral traffic from Facebook over time.

Facebook News’ discontinuation is a result of regulatory actions and Meta’s decision to stop investing in new projects. Legislation in Australia and Canada requires platforms to compensate online publishers for their material. In August of last year, the business began restricting access to news links for users in Canada.

Meta clarified that today’s announcement will not impact the company’s existing agreements with publishers until they expire. In Australia and the U.S., individuals can share news on their feeds, while publishers can control their sites and add links.

The corporation stressed that it has no intention of investing in new news-related goods.

“To maintain our focus on developing products and services that enhance user interaction, we will refrain from forming new business agreements for conventional news content in these regions and will not introduce any new Facebook offerings tailored for news publishers going forward,” the statement declared.

Meta has reduced its focus on continuously investing efforts in news. Last year, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri stated that the business would not prioritize news content on Threads, a social network introduced by Instagram.

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EA and Square Enix Encounter Leap Year Issues

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For individuals who may not recall, the Year 2000 Problem, commonly referred to as the Y2K scare, was a thrilling period of chaos experienced in the late 90s. There was widespread concern about a potential catastrophic computing disaster due to discrepancies in dating systems. Today, we had the opportunity to experience some unexpected events as EA and Square Enix faced technical difficulties due to the leap year, causing their games to be temporarily unplayable.

Players of EA’s Sports WRC encountered a problem on the 29th where they couldn’t start the game because of a timezone glitch. The issue was promptly fixed, but users had to adjust their system settings for the next day to play. Meanwhile, Square Enix is facing challenges, with the problem only impacting Nintendo players and not PlayStation users. The Theatrythm Final Bar Line failing to start up ruined the release of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

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It seems like these problems have been addressed based on our observations, highlighting how minor details can surprise you unexpectedly. Were there any scheduling conflicts related to the leap year? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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New Heavy Armor Appears to be on the Way with Helldivers 2 Mech Gameplay Leaks

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In Helldivers 2, players will find themselves in need of additional firepower to spread freedom across the galaxy. Arrowhead Game Studios announced that armored mechs will be included in the game for free shortly after its release. Leaked gameplay footage on social media suggests that heavy armor support is on its way.

IGN showcased a few clips, with the first one being shared by Redditor fozzye18, featuring a Helldiver piloting a mech equipped with what appears to be twin-linked autocannons. It’s important to note that in another clip shared by Redditor Klyka, we witness a mech equipped with a gatling gun and rockets, hinting at the possibility of various strategy versions for these machines.

A clip from TikTok ponders the possibility of a different outcome at the famous Malevelon Creek, where the Helldivers community faced a significant defeat against the Socialist Automatons.

Mechs… enjoy
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Any idea when these much-needed mechs will make their way to the battlefield? What armament configurations would you prefer to see? Feel free to suggest a flamethrower-armed melee assault variant in the comments. segment provided

 

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