Daily Glixel: Valve Revokes Major Status For Galaxy Battles Tournament
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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. It’s Monday! CES is happening this week. You can check out some of the intriguing gadgets on display at the show here (Shameless plug – I wrote it). This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Daily Glixel: Valve Revokes Major Status For Galaxy Battles...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
‘Halo’ Live Action Show Still In ‘Active Development’
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The long talked about live action Halo show is still in “active development,” according to Showtime president and CEO David Nevins.  A live action Halo adaptation was originally announced back in 2013 as a collaboration between developer 343 Industries This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: ‘Halo’ Live Action Show Still In ‘Active...

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The National Enlist Father John Misty, Feist for Homecoming Festival
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The National recruited Father John Misty, Feist, Future This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: The National Enlist Father John Misty, Feist for Homecoming...

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Loretta Lynn Breaks Hip in Fall
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CountryMusic Hall of Fame singer Loretta Lynn, who has been recuperating after suffering a stroke last May, is now recovering from a broken hip. On Monday, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Loretta Lynn Breaks Hip in...

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What Tommy Wiseau Wanted to Say During Golden Globes 2018 Speech
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Tommy Wiseau was mere inches from the microphone and delivering what was undoubtedly a long-awaited acceptance speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, but viewers didn’t get to find out what he had to say because James Franco, who portrayed him in The Disaster Artist, swooped in to interrupt This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: What Tommy Wiseau Wanted to Say During Golden Globes 2018...

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How Mary Gauthier Is Giving U.S. Veterans an Outlet on New Album
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Imagine you’re a woman serving in the United States Army. You’re pregnant when your unit goes into training for a combat tour, so you can’t join them until after you’ve given birth and missed out on some crucial camaraderie and trust building. When the call to Afghanistan comes, your baby is 7 months old and you’re lactating, but you have to bid the child adieu and depart for the desert, where This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: How Mary Gauthier...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
CES 2018: Check Out These Seven Amazing Gaming Gadgets
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CES 2018 kicks off tomorrow in Las Vegas. While the annual consumer technology show doesn’t focus on video games specifically, there will be plenty of shiny new gaming-related electronics to salivate over on the show floor. Here are some of the best products announced so...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
Dylan Farrow Hopes ‘Time’s Up’ Movement Will Affect Woody Allen
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Thematically, much of Sunday night’s Golden Globes was devoted to calling out sexual misconduct in Hollywood, but Dylan Farrow, who has spoken for years about her alleged abuse at the hands of her father, Woody Allen, didn’t think it was quite enough. “Advocating for ‘every victim’ in the abstract is great for illustration,” she tweeted following the awards ceremony, during which many men and women wore black and sported “Time’s Up” pins in support of the movement. “In practice, each...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
HTC Vive Pro Virtual Reality Head-Mounted Display, Wireless Add-On Unveiled
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The HTC Vive Pro is a lighter, 3D-sound integrated virtual reality headset releasing to the public later this year as both as standalone and upgrade option, HTC announced today at a CES press conference. The company also announced a new add-on that can convert both Vive and Vive Pro headsets from wired to wireless.  The key feature for the new Vive Pro is its increased resolution, which bumps the dual-OLED display quality up 78 percent from the original headset to...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
The Weeknd Cuts Ties With H&M Over ‘Deeply Offensive’ Photo
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The Weeknd has severed ties with clothing retailer H&M after a controversial photo of a black child modeling a hoodie reading “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” appeared on the Swedish company’s website. The singer tweeted on Monday, “Woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo. I’m deeply offended and will not be working with H&M anymore.” woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo. i’m deeply offended and will not be working with @hm anymore…...

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New England Patriots’ Tom Brady Says ‘I Am the Storm’ Ahead of Playoff
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posted a galvanic message on Instagram under a picture of the Patriots’ foggy game against the Atlanta Falcons. “Fate whispers to the warrior, ‘You cannot withstand the storm.’ The warrior whispers back, ‘I am the storm,'” said the caption. The Patriots are ramping up for a playoff game against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday. Brady’s message underscores the ESPN story that came out this month detailing a fractured relationship between Brady,...

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Flashback: Hear Elvis Presley’s Rare ‘Way Down’ From Jungle Room Sessions
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In the annals of world history, January 8th represents the day numerous significant events took place, including the start of Andrew Jackson’s decisive victory over the British in 1815’s Battle of New Orleans – later the title of a chart-topping song by Johnny Horton – and the 1935 birth of Elvis Aron Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi.  Just two decades later, Presley was a global phenomenon, adored by teenage girls, feared by parents and marveled at by a generation of future...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
How Legalization Is Already Hurting California’s Small Pot Farmers
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Brian Chaplin was dining in town with his partner Brandy Reaves when they received a text from one of their pot trimmers: “We just got fucking robbed 911.” Chaplin shoveled down one final bite of his apple crisp and rushed back to their small cottage homestead – a few chicken coops, a vegetable garden, a rustic house and a 2,500-square foot cannabis greenhouse – nestled among silver oaks and Jeffrey pines in the rolling hills of Grass Valley, California. Is...

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Add Spring 2018 Tour Dates
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Award-winning roots stalwart Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit have announced plans for a coast-to-coast tour in spring, with 19 new dates scheduled from Florida to California. Kicking off April 14th with a show at the Savannah Music Festival in Savannah, Georgia, the tour will wrap May 10th with a stop in Isbell’s home state at Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Along the way Isbell will perform in cities such as Orlando, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; San...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
Hear Eminem Blast Critics on Volatile ‘Chloraseptic’ Remix With 2 Chainz
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Eminem fires back at his critics in a remix of Revival track “Chloraseptic,” featuring 2 Chainz and Phresher. “Not as raw as I was; ‘Walk on Water’ sucks; Bitch, suck my dick/ Y’all saw the track list and had a fit ‘fore you heard it,” he rhymes. “So you formed your verdict while you sat with your arms crossed/ Did your little reaction videos and talked over songs/ Nah, dog, y’all saying I lost it, your fucking marbles are gone.” Throughout,...

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Golden Globes 2018: Meyers, #MeToo and How Oprah Saved the World
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The Golden Globes get woke? Most years the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s ceremony barely looks semi-conscious. That’s the whole point of this tipsiest and dippiest of award shows, where a herd of wobbly celebrities squeeze themselves into the Beverly Hilton for a night of free booze and camera time. But the 2018 Golden Globe Awards tried to get serious, with stars wearing black on the red carpet, host Seth Meyers cracking jokes about Hollywood sexual predators and a triumphant speech...

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Golden Globes 2018: Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, More Criticize ‘Hollywood Fakery’
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Though activism was an obvious element at the Golden Globes Sunday night, with women donning black to show solidarity for the #TimesUp movement, not everyone was a fan of the visual display of resistance. Rose McGowan, who openly criticized the call for a red carpet black-out in the weeks leading up to the awards show, took to Twitter Sunday to reiterate her stance after Italian actress Asia Argento voiced her support for McGowan. “No one should forget that you were...

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Hear Belle and Sebastian’s Dreamy New Song ‘The Same Star’
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Belle and Sebastian released a lush new single, “The Same Star,” previewing the second installment of their EP trilogy, How to Solve Our Human Problems. Multi-instrumentalist Sarah Martin wrote the breezy track incorporating synthesizers, vibraphone and a climactic distorted guitar solo into its ever-shifting arrangement. “Mirror, mirror on the wall/ I saw another girl’s reflection,” she croons. “Kingdoms rise and kingdoms fall, but maybe that’s just my projection.” The Glasgow-based band...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
David Byrne Preps New Album ‘American Utopia,’ First Solo LP in 14 Years
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David Byrne announced his new album American Utopia, the former Talking Heads singer’s first solo LP in 14 years. Byrne also unveiled the animated video for the album’s first single “Everybody’s Coming to My House,” co-written by longtime collaborator Brian Eno and feautirng contributions from Sampha, TTY and Onyx Collectiv’s Happa Isaiah Barr. The track glides along on a polyrhythmic groove that has become a stalwart of Byrne’s work, with the singer delivering lines like “I welcome you to...

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IGDA: Interest in Diversity, But Not Actual Diversity On The Rise in Game Industry
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While more game developers see diversity in the industry as important, less companies are taking steps towards creating an workplace environment where “people from all walks of life can thrive,” the Independent Game Developers Association (IGDA) reports, citing findings from its 2017 Developer Satisfaction Survey. Check out the results below. According to the IGDA, 81 percent of developers feel that workplace diversity is either “very important” or “somewhat important.” This number is up three percent...

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