‘Black Mirror’: How the New Season’s Breakout Episode Guts Toxic Fandom
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It’s a familiar image: a strapping, confident young white guy seated in the captain’s chair of a spaceship, blaster at his hip, hair coifed just so, one elbow on the armrest, legs spread wide as if to say, “Mine is no tiny penis you are dealing with.” He’s a hero we all know, love and trust do the right thing in the end, whether it’s James T. Kirk or variants like Han Solo, Peter Quill or Mal This article originally...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018
Daily Glixel: IGN EiC Fired Following Misconduct Allegations
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Welcome to Daily Glixel, the B side of video game news, where we roundup some of the day’s other top stories. We’re three days into the new year and things are already crazy. The president is having a nuclear dick measuring content on Twitter, the snowpocalypse is coming for the northeastern U.S., and famous YouTubers are already causing outrage. But at least the video game industry is This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Daily Glixel: IGN EiC Fired Following Misconduct...

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Accused Swatter Charged With Making False Alarm, Waives Extradition in Fatal Shooting
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Tyler Barriss, the 25-year-old man suspected of making a fatal prank “swatting” call to police after an argument over the video game Call of Duty, has waived extradition to Kansas, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. The fugitive from justice warrant lists Barriss’ charge as making a false alarm, according to NBC News. Authorities in Los Angeles arrested Barriss on Friday. Wichita police say they received a call on Thursday from someone claiming they had killed their father,...

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Hoda Kotb on New ‘Today’ Position: ‘I’m Not Making Matt Lauer Money’
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After NBC announced Hoda Kotb would permanently replace Matt Lauer as co-anchor for Today, the veteran journalist said she will not earn the same salary as Lauer, according to People.  “I really have done jobs I liked for the job I liked because I never wanted to be happy every other Friday on pay day,” said Kotb. “Like, I didn’t want that to be the happy day. I wanted to feel good throughout. So no, I’m not making Matt Lauer money. Not...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018
Media Groups Warn Lindsay Lohan GTA Lawsuit Loss Could Erode Free Speech
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Ten media organizations Wednesday called on the New York Court of Appeals to reject Lindsay Lohan’s and Karen Gravano’s appeal in the Grand Theft Auto V lawsuit against publisher Take-Two Interactive, warning a loss could erode First Amendment rights. The organizations argue that the request by actress Lohan and reality TV star Gravano to broaden the state’s right of publicity law would violate the First Amendment rights of journalists, filmmakers, writers, artists and others. The Court of Appeals will hear...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018
Chris Stapleton to Appear on Justin Timberlake’s New Album
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Pop superstar Justin Timberlake’s new album Man of the Woods is set to include a collaboration with country titan Chris Stapleton – the pair’s first official recording together and seemingly the long-anticipated sequel to their now-legendary 2015 CMA Awards appearance. According to a release, Man of the Woods will also include top-shelf collaborations with Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams and Timbaland, but it’s Stapleton’s name who stands out – both for its musical implications and fan appeal....

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018
‘PUBG’ and ‘Cuphead’ Top 2017’s Steam Awards List
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Cuphead are among the winners of this year’s Steam Awards, Steam recently announced. The awards, which run alongside Steam’s winter sale, are based on fan votes across a variety of categories.  A completely rundown of the awards, as detailed by Valve, is below: The “Choices Matter” Award – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Runner-ups: Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Dishonored 2, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier The...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018
Logan and Jake Paul: Everything You Need to Know About The YouTube Megastars
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Logan Paul was blasted on social media this New Year’s Eve after he posted a YouTube clip of himself visiting the famous Aokigahara “suicide woods” in Japan – a video that included footage of a man who had recently hanged himself. The “shock and awe” that Logan later apologized for, however, is nothing new in his brand of social media stunts; it is, in fact, one of the defining characteristics that has made him and his younger brother, Jake, YouTube...

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‘Game of Thrones’: U.K. Post Office Preps Character Stamp Set
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The United Kingdom will celebrate Game of Thrones‘ actors with a new stamp series featuring 10 characters from the acclaimed HBO series. Available at U.K. Post Office branches on January 23rd, the set will include Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance), Ned Stark (Sean Bean), Olenna Tyrell (Dame Diana Rigg) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). ...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018
Nexon: ‘PUBG’ to Blame for ‘LawBreakers’ Poor Performance
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Publisher Nexon, speaking in a recent earnings call, cites the massive success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for the poor performance of LawBreakers. But that admonition, as harsh as it is, might not mean much for players or the game itself, an analyst tells Glixel.  Since its release in August 2017, LawBreakers, the newest game from Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski, has had a tough time finding a large, dedicated fan base. Just two months after its release, the game’s concurrent player count dropped...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018
Watch Kelsea Ballerini Sing Shimmering Acoustic ‘Unapologetically’
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Kelsea Ballerini is still riding high off the release of her 2017 album Unapologetically as 2018 begins. On Tuesday, Ballerini started off the year with an acoustic performance of the album’s title track at Radio Disney Country. Joined by two guitarists and a percussionist, Ballerini transforms the pop sheen of the anthemic love song into a gentle, rhythmic arrangement that retains the recording’s harmonic hooks. She closes the performance with a self-aware joke about the tune’s subject matter, saying, “All...

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Here’s a Look at a New Nation in ‘Civilization 6’
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Developer Fireaxis recently gave a inside-look at one of the new civilizations and its leader coming to Civilization 6’s new “Rise and Fall” expansion via GameSpot. As the outlet details, the Cree will be led by Poundmaker. The group will ship with a special move called “Nihithaw,” which, when used, give the Cree a free trade-route after it researches pottery. Also, in the expansion, any time a trader comes within three tiles of the Cree, the tile will be claimed for the...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018
The Case for Trump Campaign Collusion
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Illustration by Victor Juhasz When Luke Harding sat down with Christopher Steele in a London pub in December 2016, he hoped Steele might help him develop an admittedly thin lead that Russia covertly financed Donald Trump’s campaign. At the time, Steele was a relatively unknown former British intelligence officer, despite the fact that he had helped uncover widespread corruption at FIFA and the Kremlin’s hand in poisoning ex-FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko. During their 45-minute meeting, Steele didn’t offer much more...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018
Mike Tyson Breaks Ground on Marijuana Ranch in California
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Mike Tyson is apparently getting into the marijuana business. The former heavyweight champion recently broke ground on a 40-acre plot of desert in California, which he intends on turning into a cannabis resort that produces “high quality strains of THC and CBD,” The Blast reports. Tyson also hopes to advance research on the health benefits of marijuana with the implementation of “cutting-edge technology.” According to the report, Tyson has gone into business with Robert Hickman and Jay Strommen to turn...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018
See John Oates Nod to Arkansas’ Musical Heritage in Rustic New Video
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John Oates pays tribute to the voices that became before him — including Delta bluesmen, country yodelers and old-time folksingers — with next month’s Arkansas. Released on February 2nd, the solo record finds Oates fronting an electrified string band – the Good Road Band – that includes mandolin player This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: See John Oates Nod to Arkansas’ Musical Heritage in Rustic New...

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