Man Accused Of Tragic Swatting Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

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Man Accused Of Tragic Swatting Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

(Photo courtesy of Irfan Khan/AP)

Tyler Barriss, known online as SWAUtistic, has been charged in Kansas for involuntary manslaughter for his part in the murder of Andrew Finch.

As we have reported earlier, Barriss allegedly called in a report of a hostage situation on an address he believed belonged to a Call of Duty player that was arguing with another player. The address actually belonged to 28 year-old Andrew Finch, who was shot by police after answering the door. Barriss did not fight extradition from his home in Los Angeles to Wichita, Kansas, where he has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Man Accused Of Tragic Swatting Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

about X hours ago from
Man Accused Of Tragic Swatting Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

(Photo courtesy of Irfan Khan/AP)

Tyler Barris, known online as SWAUtistic, has been charged in Kansas for involuntary manslaughter for his part in the murder of Andrew Finch.

As we have reported earlier, Barris allegedly called in a report of a hostage situation on an address he believed belonged to a Call of Duty player that was arguing with another player. The address actually belonged to 28 year-old Andrew Finch, who was shot by police after answering the door. Barris did not fight extradition from his home in Los Angeles to Wichita, Kansas, where he has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Hyperkin Brings Back The Duke Controller In March

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Hyperkin Brings Back The Duke Controller In March

The Duke, the original Xbox controller that launched with the system in 2001, was ginormous. Nostalgia is a fickle thing, however, and a lot of people ended up missing the huge controller, especially people with larger hands. Thankfully, they're in luck, as the Xbox One is getting a new version of the Duke with some key changes by the end of March.

The original Duke lacked shoulder buttons, only having two triggers on the back, so the reformed version includes two small shoulder buttons etched into the top corners of the controller. In place of the plastic "jewel" bearing the Xbox logo on the front is an OLED screen which does nothing but play the Xbox startup movie when pressed.

The controller is coming before the end of March for a price point of $69.99 and is compatible with the Xbox One and PC, according to a tweet by Xbox father Seamus Blackley.

Hyperkin Brings Back The Duke Controller In March

about X hours ago from
Hyperkin Brings Back The Duke Controller In March

The Duke, the original Xbox controller that launched with the system in 2001, was ginormous. Nostalgia is a fickle thing, however, and a lot of people ended up missing the huge controller, especially people with larger hands. Thankfully, they're in luck, as the Xbox One is getting a new version of the Duke with some key changes by the end of March.

The original Duke lacked shoulder buttons, only having two triggers on the back, so the reformed version includes two small shoulder buttons etched into the top corners of the controller. In place of the plastic "jewel" bearing the Xbox logo on the front is an OLED screen which does nothing but play the Xbox startup movie when pressed.

The controller is coming before the end of March for a price point of $69.99 and is compatible with the Xbox One and PC, according to a tweet by Xbox father Seamus Blackley.

Entertainment Software Association Condemns Alleged Trump Remarks

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Entertainment Software Association Condemns Alleged Trump Remarks

The Entertainment Software Association, a lobbying group made up of some of the largest video game publishers in the industry, has issued a statement condemning President Donald Trump's alleged characterization of countries such as Haiti as "s---holes."

The remarks were leaked by attendees of an immigration meeting with lawmakers, as first reported by the Washington Post. Multiple witnesses, including Democratic senator Dick Durbin, have both anonymously and publicly attributed the comments to President Trump, who denies using that specific phrase.

In response, the Entertainment Software Association has condemned Trump's language:

Entertainment Software Association Condemns Alleged Trump Remarks

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Entertainment Software Association Condemns Alleged Trump Remarks

The Entertainment Software Association, a lobbying group made up of some of the largest video game publishers in the industry, has issued a statement condemning President Donald Trump's alleged characterization of countries such as Haiti as "s---holes."

The remarks were leaked by attendees of an immigration meeting with lawmakers, as first reported by the Washington Post. Multiple witnesses, including Democratic senator Dick Durbin, have both anonymously and publicly attributed the comments to President Trump, who denies using that specific phrase.

In response, the Entertainment Software Association has condemned Trump's language:

Disney Announces Mobile Shooter Star Wars: Rivals

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Disney Announces Mobile Shooter Star Wars: Rivals

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced a new realtime mobile shooter set in the Star Wars universe titled Star Wars: Rivals.

The new game is a PVP multiplayer arena shooter, a genre in which Star Wars is now well-versed, but this marks its first appearance on mobile devices. Similar to games like Overwatch, you can switch heroes in and out as best fits the situation, but the playable characters have to be unlocked first through progression and drops. The rarer a hero is, the stronger they are, and access to stronger heroes is gated by progression in the Arena Leagues.

Heroes include Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Finn, and Princess Leia, among others. Each hero has their own special ability to use, such as Vader's force choke.

Disney Announces Mobile Shooter Star Wars: Rivals

about X hours ago from
Disney Announces Mobile Shooter Star Wars: Rivals

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced a new realtime mobile shooter set in the Star Wars universe titled Star Wars: Rivals.

The new game is a PVP multiplayer arena shooter, a genre in which Star Wars is now well-versed, but this marks its first appearance on mobile devices. Similar to games like Overwatch, you can switch heroes in and out as best fits the situation, but the playable characters have to be unlocked first through progression and drops. The rarer a hero is, the stronger they are, and access to stronger heroes is gated by progression in the Arena Leagues.

Heroes include Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Finn, and Princess Leia, among others. Each hero has their own special ability to use, such as Vader's force choke.

Niantic Announces Pokémon GO Community Day

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Niantic Announces Pokémon GO Community Day

Niantic, developers and maintainers of Pokémon GO, have announced a monthly Community Day for fans to meet up to catch special event Pokémon.

Announced today on the game blog, Community Day is a call to players to meet up at local parks and landmarks to meet other Pokémon GO players and catch Pokémon that have exclusive moves unavailable to normal catches.

The first of these Pokémon comes on the next Community Day, January 20, and is the small-l legendary Surfing Pikachu. Surfing Pikachu, simply a Pikachu that knows Surf, has been well-known among Pokémon fans for years. Pokémon Yellow had a Pikachu minigame that showed Pikachu on a surfboard, which could then be used to Surf like a Water Pokémon over surfable areas in the game. It was even referenced in the Pokémon cartoon.

Niantic Announces Pokémon GO Community Day

about X hours ago from
Niantic Announces Pokémon GO Community Day

Niantic, developers and maintainers of Pokémon GO, have announced a monthly Community Day for fans to meet up to catch special event Pokémon.

Announced today on the game blog, Community Day is a call to players to meet up at local parks and landmarks to meet other Pokémon GO players and catch Pokémon that have exclusive moves unavailable to normal catches.

The first of these Pokémon comes on the next Community Day, January 20, and is the small-l legendary Surfing Pikachu. Surfing Pikachu, simply a Pikachu that knows Surf, has been well-known among Pokémon fans for years. Pokémon Yellow had a Pikachu minigame that showed Pikachu on a surfboard, which could then be used to Surf like a Water Pokémon over surfable areas in the game. It was even referenced in the Pokémon cartoon.