CS:GO map Workout removed from official matchmaking, two new maps added

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CS:GO map Workout removed from official matchmaking, two new maps added

The latest update for CS:GO is a significant one. Two maps have been added to the Defusal Group Sigma competitive pool, one of which is the popular Seaside map and the other a new one called Breach. Breach is, according to the CS:GO blog, "a defusal map set in a spacious corporate building". If you want to try the new maps they're in Deathmatch and Casual, and are also available as Scrimmage maps under the Competitive tab. 

A Short Hike is a relaxing game about enjoying a wee trek

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A Short Hike is a relaxing game about enjoying a wee trek

After starting out as a Humble Monthly exclusive in April, A Short Hike arrives on Steam and Itch with a free update packed in. This cute little trek starts out with a bird named Claire and her Aunt May getting away from the city to visit Hawk Peak Provincial Park. Apparently unable to give up modern comforts entirely, Claire sets off for Hawk Peak where she can get a cellphone signal.

Jalopy developer is making a game where you 'build stuff while getting drunk'

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Jalopy developer is making a game where you 'build stuff while getting drunk'

In 2016 we were impressed with the level of simulation Jalopy gave to maintaining and driving an old beater car across Germany, even in its early access stage. After its full release, we found it to be a haunting and nostalgic tour through the former Eastern Bloc. Sole developer Greg Pryjmachuk of MinskWorks has announced the next nostalgia trip he has planned—this time in the English midlands of the '80s. 

Echo Fox boss claims racist investor 'put a gun to the company's head'

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Echo Fox boss claims racist investor 'put a gun to the company's head'

Echo Fox founder Rick Fox has spoken out about the dispute between him and shareholder Amit Raizada, which came to light earlier this year when Raizada was accused of, and admitted to, using a racist slur in an email sent to former Echo Fox CEO Jace Hall. In an hour-long interview with Richard Lewis (embedded below), founder Fox said shareholder Amit Raizada "put a gun to the company's head" by personally acquiring the debt it owed and then demanding it be paid immediately.

A Monster Prom poster got hijacked for a Papa Roach concert

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A Monster Prom poster got hijacked for a Papa Roach concert

Artists online are no strangers to having their artwork stolen and repurposed. Most times I've seen artists work taken without credit it's been by art aggregating accounts or by individual personal accounts that just don't care to credit creators. This is the first time I've heard of a rock band pilfering digital art. Or, at least the venue the rock band is playing at, it sounds like.

Facebook wants to read your thoughts with its augmented reality glasses

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Facebook wants to read your thoughts with its augmented reality glasses

The brain-computer interface research coming out of Facebook reads like something out of a science fiction novel. Supporting a team of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, the two entities were able to create an algorithm to "decode a small set of full, spoken words and phrases from brain activity in real time" by working with patients undergoing surgery for epilepsy. In other words, for the last two years Facebook has been working on a way to allow people to type with their brain—without any kind of brain implant.