Epic halts Fortnite ads on YouTube after outbreak of videos exploiting children

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Epic halts Fortnite ads on YouTube after outbreak of videos exploiting children

Epic Games has halted Fortnite pre-roll ads on YouTube after a report surfaced indicating that ads from major corporations were playing ahead of videos used by online predators to exploit children. The move comes following the report of a "softcore pedophile ring" on YouTube that came to light earlier this week via Matt Watson, who also posted a lengthy message about it on Reddit.   

Anthem's 'Day One' patch will actually go live today

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Anthem's 'Day One' patch will actually go live today

Anthem was already out to Origin Access subscribers and everyone who had preordered when BioWare said that a "day one" patch would be released for the game on February 22, when it becomes available to everyone who wants it. Today, however, lead producer Ben Irving revealed during a livestream that it will be coming sooner than that—as in, today. 

Hearthstone designer wants to know why people aren't playing it as much

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Hearthstone designer wants to know why people aren't playing it as much

Hearthstone is still the king of digital CCGs, but it also appears to be kind of stuck: Monthly active users have been on the decline for awhile, and Activision Blizzard COO Coddy Johnson said during the company's most recent earnings call (the one where the company announced record revenues and laid off 800 people at the same time) that it "experienced sequential declines in net bookings from players making in-game purchases." Wondering why? Lead balance designer August Dean Ayala wants to know, too. So a couple of days ago he asked:

Mr. X becomes Mr. Sex in a revealing Resident Evil 2 thong mod

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Mr. X becomes Mr. Sex in a revealing Resident Evil 2 thong mod

Resident Evil 2 is an excellent game, but it's also very one-sided. We're thrown into the lap of a flimsy rookie cop who becomes a hero on his first day. Meanwhile, Mr. X has been hitting the gym, keeping close track of his macronutrient intake, and ignoring his friends to get that hard body, the hard body required to properly represent Umbrella as an unstoppable PR tyrant. Killing you is just damage control. 

Samsung's new Mixed Reality headset is just $300 right now

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Samsung's new Mixed Reality headset is just $300 right now

Windows Mixed Reality headsets are a great option for PC VR gaming, especially if you don't want to spend an obnoxious amount of money. Samsung's Odyssey Plus headset is the best one currently available, and now it's $200 off at B&H Photo—dropping the price to just $299.