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By Namerah S
Borderlands 3 goes gold
by Namerah Saud Fatmi
Game developer Gearbox Software announced today that the upcoming third installment in the popular shooting game series Borderlands has gone gold. For those unfamiliar with gaming dev terms, going gold means that the game is done with the development process and a final copy of the game has been produced.
Announced officially at EastPAX 2019, Borderlands 3, the heavily-anticipated sequel to the action RPG shooter game series, is due to be released next month.
Borderlands 3 will be available on multiple platforms, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Coming out on September 13, the PC release will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store. Other PC game retailers such as Steam will be able to sell the game six months after the official release, from April 2020.
GoDaddy tells "free speech" social network, Gab, to find a new domain host after shooting
by Paul Hill
Image via Wikimedia The social networking site, Gab, has been told to look for another domain provider by GoDaddy. The domain provider took the action following complaints that content had been posted which encouraged violence against people, which is a violation of GoDaddy’s Terms of Service agreement.
In a statement to The Verge, GoDaddy said:
The site, which says it promotes free speech, has attracted lots of criticism for essentially not moderating what content is allowed on the platform. Earlier this year, Microsoft, unhappy that its cloud service was being used to host some of the site’s content, told Gab to take action against malicious activity, which Gab responded to by saying it would become more self-reliant.
In the latest episode, Gab looks defiant, explaining to followers on Twitter that it “will emerge stronger than before” and that the “actions of one man will not take us down.”
In a statement on its website, Gab said that it’s committed to fighting for “the fundamental human right to speak freely” and that it’s transitioning to a new provider. The network’s admins say they’re working around the clock to get back online but only said that the site would be inaccessible “for a period of time”, giving no firm timeframe for when users could begin using the website again.
Over the weekend, PayPal, Medium, Stripe, and Joyent have all stopped doing business with Gab, the moves were prompted after they found out that the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue shooter, Robert Bowers, was a frequent poster to the social network, on which, even ‘gabbed’ that he was “going in.”
No matter which provider Gab finds next, the site is likely to be plagued with similar takedown warnings going forward due to the views it appears to be attracting in the droves.
Via: The Verge
By Rich Woods
YouTube headquarters evacuated due to active shooter; casualties reported
by Rich Woods
There was an active shooter at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California today, police have confirmed. According to a report from CBS SFBayArea, police laid down evidence markers near an outdoor cafe on the campus.
Victims of the shooting are being admitted to San Francisco General Hospital, but while the hospital hasn't confirmed how many victims were admitted. Newsweek is reporting contradictory numbers, saying that the San Bruno Police Department scanner confirmed that 37 people have been transported to hospitals, while other reports are saying that that number is as low as four or five.
The police radio also said that casualties are being taken to the hospital. According to ABC7 in San Francisco, the shooter was a white female that wore a dark top and a head scarf.
Details do seem to be scarce for now, and the facility has been evacuated, so the situation is over.
Police are now on the scene, as is Homeland Security, according to local reports. We'll likely learn more details about the incident over the coming hours and days.
I do hope this cop will be charged with murder over this...