Tag Archives: Content

Bryce Alford, coach's son and social media target, is finally content

Mar 22, 2017 LOS ANGELES — Bryce Alford, a critical UCLA shooting guard in Friday’s NCAA tournament Sweet 16 affair against Kentucky in Memphis, Tennessee, strolled into Pauley Pavilion on a mild winter afternoon with a confident stride and relaxed presence. He’s a young man living the life in Los Angeles. Maybe that’s why a portion of the UCLA fan base despised him in the past. His father, Steve Alford, is a millionaire and controversial head coach of his team. Bryce drives a nice car he calls his “stallion.” Former ...

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Destiny's Next Content Update Will Be Announced Tomorrow

Bungie will soon provide the first details about the next content update for Destiny, though it doesn’t sound like a major expansion. The developer teased the announcement in its weekly blog post today, saying it’ll share “an announcement and a reveal schedule” at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET tomorrow, March 3. “We’re putting the finishing touches on an announcement about the next content update for Destiny,” it explained. “For weeks now, we’ve been teasing relentlessly that you haven’t heard the last from the Live Team. We do that ...

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Arizona Sunshine Restricts New Content to Certain CPUs, then Backpedals

Timed exclusives are a thing. It’s not a new concept, and most games consumers are familiar with them, if not 100% happy. But when they’re applied in a seemingly arbitrary fashion, and covertly? Well, that’s when the claws come out. Players discovered that VR zombie-murderin’ good time Arizona Sunshine had restricted its newly-released singleplayer horde mode to PCs running 5th, 6th, and 7th generation Intel Core i7 processors only. “Working with Intel allowed us to create even more content than we originally planned, including these modes and the physics systems ...

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Warcraft Will Have “Steady Stream of Content” But Not Yearly Expansions

Even though the Legion expansion has already launched, Blizzcon 2016 saw lots of new announcements for Blizzard’s flagship MMO. Upcoming patches will include epic class mounts and micro holidays, and you can get a look at the new legendary artifacts coming to the game right here. To get more details about what lies ahead, we talked with Warcraft’s game director Ion Hazzikostas about the recent changes. The micro-holidays you announced sound really interesting. Is that going to be a regular, new thing every month? How long is it going to ...

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Twitch's New Amazon Prime Support Offers Free Game Content, Ad-Free Streaming

Amazon Prime now offers a bunch of benefits for Twitch users through a new slate of features called Twitch Prime. Announced at TwitchCon, Prime subscribers get ad-free streaming, free game loot, and discounts on physical games, among other things. The free game loot for October includes Tyrande Whisperwind, the newest Hearthstone hero, and new stream-based indie game Streamline. Prime subscribers also get the exclusive Boss Ymir skin for Smite and the exclusive Bomb King weapon skin for Paladins, though these items are only available until October 2. Additionally, the aforementioned ...

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Amazon, Sony, Steam refunding players unhappy with No Man’s Sky, former Sony content director calls refund-seekers thieves

Even in the run-up to No Man’s Sky’s debut, it was clear that no single game could possibly fulfill the sky-high expectations of its player base. Since the game launched, a number of websites have collected numerous examples of behaviors that were originally promised and never implemented. The animals on the various planets you explore never demonstrate the interesting behaviors they exhibited in launch trailers, there’s no variation between factions, the combat model is painfully simplistic, there’s no stealth capabilities for your own ship, no variations in ship types, no ...

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Google Chrome will start blocking all Flash content next month

Flash was an integral part of the internet in years past, but it has also been a drag on performance and the source of a great many security vulnerabilities. Today, HTML5 is a better way to get the same sort of interactive content running on the web, and it works on mobile devices. The next phase in Adobe Flash’s agonizingly slow demise starts next month when Google Chrome begins blocking all Flash content. This will come as part of the Chrome 53 update, which should be available in early September. ...

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Google Chrome will start blocking all Flash content next month

Flash was an integral part of the internet in years past, but it has also been a drag on performance and the source of a great many security vulnerabilities. Today, HTML5 is a better way to get the same sort of interactive content running on the web, and it works on mobile devices. The next phase in Adobe Flash’s agonizingly slow demise starts next month when Google Chrome begins blocking all Flash content. This will come as part of the Chrome 53 update, which should be available in early September. ...

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War for content: Top TV execs on big budgets, surprise hits and Netflix's billions

Netflix plans to spend more than $ 6 billion on programming next year. It’s become one of the biggest houses on the TV block. For other networks, it’s hard to keep up. That is one takeaway from The Hollywood Reporter’s annual TV executive roundtable. The “titans of TV” panel: Richard Plepler of HBO, Josh Sapan of AMC Networks, Nancy Dubuc of A+E Networks, Ted Sarandos of Netflix and Bonnie Hammer of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “That’s starting to absolutely kill us poor people here in basic cable,” said Bonnie Hammer, chairman ...

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Facebook will begin embedding ads as content to bypass ad blockers

The battle between ad blockers and content engines has raged for years, with no end in sight — but Facebook’s decision to throw its own weight against ad blocking could have significant impacts on both the service and online journalism. The company plans to make changes to its desktop advertising platform that will make online ad blocking much more difficult, if not impossible. Facebook announced a new program today that will give users more control over how they see ads on FB, while simultaneously attacking ad blocking itself. Here’s the ...

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