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EA Reverses Itself, Temporarily Removes Pay-to-Win Mechanics From Battlefront II

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. As late as yesterday afternoon, EA appeared firmly committed to its decision to release Star Wars Battlefront II with a pay-to-win system that had been slammed from every quarter. An explosion of gamer fury last Sunday over the idea of spending 40 hours to unlock a new hero had pushed it to reduce hero costs when purchased with in-game credits, but the development team had also cut how many credits you earned from the single-player ...

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EA Reverses Itself, Temporarily Removes Pay-to-Win Mechanics From Battlefront II

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. As late as yesterday afternoon, EA appeared firmly committed to its decision to release Star Wars Battlefront II with a pay-to-win system that had been slammed from every quarter. An explosion of gamer fury last Sunday over the idea of spending 40 hours to unlock a new hero had pushed it to reduce hero costs when purchased with in-game credits, but the development team had also cut how many credits you earned from the single-player ...

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EA Reverses Itself, Temporarily Removes Pay-to-Win Mechanics From Battlefront II

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. As late as yesterday afternoon, EA appeared firmly committed to its decision to release Star Wars Battlefront II with a pay-to-win system that had been slammed from every quarter. An explosion of gamer fury last Sunday over the idea of spending 40 hours to unlock a new hero had pushed it to reduce hero costs when purchased with in-game credits, but the development team had also cut how many credits you earned from the single-player ...

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Star Wars video game maker apologizes after uproar from fans

‘Star Wars’ really is from ‘a long time ago…’ The company behind the new Star Wars video game has turned off a money-spinning part of it after an outcry from angry fans and scrutiny from regulators. Gamers had complained in recent days that it takes huge amounts of time — or money — to unlock features in Star Wars Battlefront II. Regulators in Belgium, meanwhile, are looking at whether the game constitutes a form of gambling. Some Star Wars fans who paid roughly $ 60 to buy Battlefront II were ...

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Golden leaf cut from Napoleon's crown goes under hammer in France

PARIS (Reuters) – A golden laurel leaf cut from the crown of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte will be auctioned near Paris on Sunday. An auctioneer displays a gold laurel leaf from French Emperor Napoleon’s imperial crown at the office of the Osenat auction house in Paris, France, November 15, 2017. The leaf will go under the hammer on Sunday and is expected to fetch between 100,000 and 150,000 euros. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer The small 10-gram decoration – worth less than $ 500 if melted down for its metal – is expected ...

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California shooting: Schoolteachers ‘saved’ children from gunman

A gunman who killed four people on Tuesday in rural California fired into an elementary school but was stopped from entering by teachers, police say. Staff at Rancho Tehama Reserve School went into lockdown, securing school doors after hearing nearby gunshots. Authorities praised the teachers’ actions as “monumental” in saving “countless” lives. Police confirmed one child was shot at the school after the gunman fired into it. Others were hurt by broken glass. Police later confronted the gunman in a stolen vehicle, shooting and killing him. He was named locally ...

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Lawyer to Uber: Turn over data on rape, assault reports from riders

A new lawsuit is again calling into question Uber’s background check policies and how it monitors its drivers. On Tuesday, two anonymous women filed a complaint in California against Uber claiming the ridesharing company had falsely presented its service as safe to passengers. Both women say they were raped by drivers. They state that they ordered the service after a couple of drinks, believing it to be safe. “Uber’s advertising campaigns make the assertion that it provides the best option for a safe ride home after a night of drinking,” ...

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Unlucky seven: Eliminator cuts Irish, six others from playoff race

Oct 29, 2017 The last time we gathered here a mere two weeks ago, 17 teams remained in contention for the College Football Playoff. And well, that was before the emergence of the Turnover Chain as a societal touchstone, before Bedlam produced 114 points, before Alabama nearly lost to another college football team and before Ohio State was blown out by Iowa, which one week later gained 66 yards. (Yes, in four quarters.) So much has happened. Also, the College Football Playoff selection committee released two sets of rankings, inserting ...

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Steelers wake up from Indy nightmares with vintage Roethlisberger

5:07 PM ET INDIANAPOLIS — Scrambling and bracing for a hit, Ben Roethlisberger stepped up and floated a pretty, off-balance touch pass to Antonio Brown, who whipped his way across the field and into field goal range in the final seconds. Game sealed for the Pittsburgh Steelers, with Chris Boswell connecting from 33 yards as time expired. Roethlisberger looked like Big Ben, at least for a moment, adding a 69-yard game-winning scoring drive to his personal record books. Nothing else about Sunday’s performance was that pretty. Much of it was ...

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What to expect from the Dubai Air Show

Leaders of the global aerospace industry are gathering for the Dubai Air Show. The show kicks off Sunday in a region where geopolitical uncertainty has cast a shadow, and where aviation is the backbone of its economic future. But less business is expected to be conducted than in previous years. That’s because the trio of super-carriers that dominate the region — Emirates airline, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways — have run into struggles after years of rapid growth that could affect purchasing decisions. Qatar Airways, which has more pending orders ...

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