Halo 5 Getting Major Warzone Changes

Halo 5 developer 343 Industries continues to support the 2015 Xbox One shooter. In this week’s Halo blog post, 343 announced that it is planning a major-sounding update for Halo 5’s large-scale Warzone mode. 343 lead multiplayer designer Lawrence Metten said there have been too many lopsided Warzone matches, so the team is going to make some big changes to make for a more balanced experience. “Over time, the Warzone battlefield has changed as players have become more and more skilled at the game mode. However, not all of these ...

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Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona

Spanish police say they have killed five people in the town of Cambrils to stop a second attempted van attack after an earlier one in Barcelona. The attackers were wearing explosive belts, police said. Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas area on Thursday afternoon. The driver of the van fled and is still at large. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said it was a “jihadist attack”. The authorities are now linking the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils with an ...

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Top magazines take on Trump and hate

Trump dissolves business councils Three of the most prominent and widely read magazines — Time, The New Yorker, and The Economist — are reacting to the latest controversies rocking the Trump administration with bold, pointed art on their covers. The New Yorker’s upcoming cover reacts to Trump’s response to a violent white supremacist rally in Virginia. It features a sketched image of the president seated in a rowboat, blowing into a sail that’s drawn to resemble the white hoods worn by members of the Ku Klux Klan. The artist who ...

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Durant: Won't visit White House over Trump

6:52 PM ET SEAT PLEASANT, Md. — Kevin Durant says he will not visit President Donald Trump at the White House if the NBA champion Golden State Warriors are invited. “Nah, I won’t do that,” said Durant, the 2017 NBA Finals MVP. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.” Durant spoke to ESPN on Thursday as his hometown of Seat Pleasant celebrated Kevin Durant Day for all of his achievements on and off the court. The Warriors visit the nation’s capital Feb. 28 to take on the Washington Wizards. ...

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Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government’s drive to tackle child obesity in England. Health officials believe the move is needed as people are consuming 200 to 300 calories too many each day. It could see the size of products reduced or ingredients changed in food and drinks bought in supermarkets, takeaways and restaurants. The targets are expected to be set by Public Health England within a year. They will be voluntary, although officials at the government advisory ...

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Nintendo Switch Outsells PS4, Xbox One In US July Sales

The NPD Group today put out its report for July 2017, showing that the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of the month in the US. Its success was fuelled in part by new units coming into retail channels and the launch of Splatoon 2, which was July’s best-selling game, NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. On a year-to-date basis, however, Sony’s PlayStation 4 remains the best-selling console. For July 2017, hardware sales in the US came to $ 182 million, rising 29 percent when compared to July 2016. Piscatella said ...

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Trump responds to Barcelona terror attack by spreading debunked rumor

Tapper: Trump told the world to study a lie President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that before he makes a statement on an important matter he likes to “know the facts” and “be correct.” On Thursday, he responded to the Barcelona terror attack by spreading a debunked rumor. “Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught,” Trump urged his 36.1 million Twitter followers. “There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!” Trump was likely referring to a supposed practice of shooting Muslims with ...

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NFLPA head: 2021 strike or lockout very likely

5:26 PM ET ESPN.com news services NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith told The MMQB/Sports Illustrated in a video interview posted Thursday that he expects a work stoppage when the league’s current collective bargaining agreement expires in 2021. “I think that the likelihood of either a strike or a lockout is almost a virtual certainty,” he said. “So we have a new deal where if it doesn’t get fixed, you head into a certain ‘small-a’ Armageddon.” DeMaurice Smith on the current CBA The NFL and its union agreed to ...

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Trump defends ‘beautiful’ Civil War statues

US President Donald Trump has denounced the removal of “beautiful” Confederate statues amid a heated national debate about US race relations. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” he tweeted. “You can’t change history, but you can learn from it,” he continued. Mr Trump drew outrage by defending organisers of a white supremacist rally that left a woman dead and dozens hurt. The rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, supported by neo-Nazis and white supremacists, was ...

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Union May Win Battle Against Self-Driving Trucks, But Not the War

Truckers are waking up to the threat autonomous vehicles pose to their jobs a decade from now. They’ve convinced Congress to restrict driverless-vehicle legislation to cars (all) and trucks (few) that are under 10,000 pounds. As autonomous vehicles get closer to reality, and if the public decides autonomy make highways safer, truckers may not have the final say. Right now there’s an undersupply of truckers, especially long-haul drivers, and their average age places them about 15 years from retirement. Autonomous trucking may be what fills the gap in 2030. The ...

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