Daily Glixel: Those Player-Written Nintendo Game Reviews Didn’t Last
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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. Today, we’ve got Gwent, Defiance, and Horizon Zero Dawn news, Nintendo made a mysterious change to the eShop, and Sony has bad news for PS3 and Vita...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Mary Chapin Carpenter Plots U.S. Summer Tour
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Singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter has announced plans for a nationwide tour this summer. The 20-city trek gets underway in mid-June, less than three months after she releases her new LP Sometimes Just the Sky on March 30th. Following a shared show with Chris Hillman, David Crosby and Herb Pedersen on June 16th, Carpenter will step into the headlining spot with her June 17th show at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Byham Theatre. The remaining trek will take her across the country for multiple...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
This Year’s TwitchCon Goes Back to the Bay Area
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Twitch today announced the date and location for TwitchCon 2018, the fourth annual gathering for the video game streaming service’s community. This year, it’s moving back to the Bay area. It takes place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center October 26th-28th. “TwitchCon has continued to grow year over year with our diverse and inclusive community playing a major role in defining the content through their feedback and participation in on-site activities,” says TwitchCon director Krystal Herring in a press...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Keith Richards Apologizes to Mick Jagger for Vasectomy Joke
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Keith Richards apologized to Mick Jagger for joking in a recent Wall Street Journal interview that his 73-year-old bandmate should get a vasectomy. Jagger and girlfriend Melanie Hamrick welcomed their first child (and Jagger’s eighth child) Deveraux in December 2016. “Mick’s a randy old bastard,” the Rolling Stones guitarist said in the profile that published Wednesday. “It’s time for the snip—you can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids!” After the...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Facebook Announces Partnerships To Promote Women In Gaming
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Facebook is partnering with several groups to promote and encourage women in the game industry, the social media site recently announced.  As of right now, Facebook’s partnered with the non-profit company Women in Games WIGJ, the European Women in Games Conference and the MCV Women in Games This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Facebook Announces Partnerships To Promote Women In...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Steven Van Zandt Plots Tour for Music Curriculum Initiative
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Steven Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul will benefit rock education on their upcoming tour. The trek – which kicks off April 29th in New Brunswick, New Jersey – will aid the TeachRock initiative of the E Street Band guitarist’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, which provides multimedia lesson plans and resources to middle and high schools.  “Music will forever be humanity’s most effective and consistent source of inspiration and motivation,” Van Zandt said in a statement. “And, we...

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10 Best Movies to See in March: ‘Wrinkle in Time,’ New Wes Anderson and More
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Beware the Ides of March! Which, in cineplex terms, means an odd couple of releases set in different (but equally violent) eras of Russia; an outstanding Israeli film about grief; and not one, not two, but three sci-fi-inflected blockbusters. (Warning: Only one of them features Oprah.) Plus Wes Anderson makes a welcome return with stop-motion figurines in tow and a pair of deliciously This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 10 Best Movies to See in March: ‘Wrinkle in Time,’ New...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
10 Things We Learned at Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ‘Black Panther’ Cast Talk
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Breaking box-office records and introducing millions around the world to the gleaming Afrofuturistic jewel that is the country of Wakanda, Marvel’s Black Panther is already the third-highest grossing Marvel film less than two weeks after release. Originally created by Stan Lee and This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 10 Things We Learned at Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ‘Black Panther’ Cast...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Dick’s Sporting Goods to Discontinue Assault-Style Rifle Sales
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Dick’s Sporting Goods announced Wednesday that it would discontinue its sale of assault-style rifles in the aftermath of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The chain added that they would no longer sell firearms to people under 21 years old. “When we saw what happened in Parkland, we were so disturbed and upset,” Dick’s CEO Edward Stark This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Dick’s Sporting Goods to Discontinue Assault-Style Rifle...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
‘Red Sparrow’ Review: Jennifer Lawrence’s Russian Thriller Is One Long ‘Nyet’
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“You sent me to whore school,” says an indignant Bolshoi ballerina-turned-spy Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence to her less than caring uncle (Matthias Schoenaerts) in Red Sparrow, and it’s dialogue like that, with thicker-than-borscht Russian accents yet, that gets your hopes up for a trashy international-intrigue funfest. Consider them dashed. This piece of cinema du airport This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: ‘Red Sparrow’ Review: Jennifer Lawrence’s Russian Thriller Is One Long...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
‘Fortnite’ Getting Exclusive Content For Twitch Prime Subscribers
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New gear, heroes and cosmetic options are coming for free to Fortnite players with a Twitch Prime subscription, developer-publisher Epic Games announced today. The exclusive items are available now.  As detailed by Epic, the following will now be available for Twitch Prime subscribers: Exclusive Battle Royale Havoc Outfit & Back Bling: Style on friend and foe This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: ‘Fortnite’ Getting Exclusive Content For Twitch Prime...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Lake Street Dive Announce New Album, Share Soulful ‘Good Kisser’
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“Not everyone knows what it is like to be supremely, devastatingly good at kissing, but if you are a #goodkisser, this one’s for you!” So reads Lake Street Dive’s latest tweet, written on Tuesday to announce the band’s newest single and upcoming album. “Good Kisser” is the kickoff track from This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Lake Street Dive Announce New Album, Share Soulful ‘Good...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Hear Chvrches’ New Song With National Singer Matt Berninger, ‘My Enemy’
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Chvrches recruited the National‘s Matt Berninger for the bittersweet new single “My Enemy.” The indie rocker lends his distinctive baritone to the electro-pop track, trading heartbroken lines with Chvrches vocalist Lauren Mayberry. “I got no more time to hear who you think we should blame/ Because all your words are so vile, so vicious, so vain,” he sings over airy synths. “In the end, we did all the damage that you could want, want/ But the emptiness will go on...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Hear Dinosaur Jr.’s Electrifying New Song ‘Hold Unknown’
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Dinosaur Jr. unveiled the electrifying new song “Hold Unknown,” the latest installment in the ongoing Adult Swim Singles program. The fast-paced rocker boasts J.Mascis’ trademark guitar heroics and a big, anthemic chorus from the alt-rock Massachusetts trio. “Hold Unknown” marks Dinosaur Jr.’s first new song since the release of the alt-rock giants’ 2016 album Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not. It’s unclear whether “Hold Unknown” is a leftover from that studio LP or a preview of...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Hear John Prine’s Gentle Cover of Johnny Cash’s ‘Ways of a Woman in Love’
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Throughout his career, songwriter John Prine has not only had his remarkable catalog of songs covered by other artists, he has also put his own spin on songs by his influences and peers. The latest in the latter category is Prine’s delicate take on a song Johnny Cash first recorded 60 years ago for Sun Records, but that was actually written by country-pop legend Charlie Rich and Bill Justis, whose signature hit, the instrumental tune “Raunchy,” had been released a...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
‘Overwatch’: Newest Hero is Armor Engineer Brigitte
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After numerous teasing hints from Blizzard, Overwatch officially has a new hero. Brigitte is a melee support character who combines aspects of both her father, Torbjorn, and her godfather, Reinhardt. The public test realm patch notes describe her as “an engineer with peerless armor-constructing abilities.” “Brigitte’s armor engineering capabilities make her a stalwart support hero, capable of holding her ground in combat while also providing healing and armor for her allies,” Blizzard says. Here is a list of her...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
The Loot Box Problem Just Got Much Worse
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Earlier this week, the game industry finally acknowledged an issue that has embroiled game players and game makers for so long that politicians around the world have been debating its impact on children for months. Loot boxes, a bit of digital code created to deliver a flashy online in-game prize to players who either have the patience to earn one or the cash to buy one, have been in the news since late last year. Lawmakers from Australia, the UK,...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Artists to Fans: Put Your Phone Away!
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The last thing Jack White wants to see, when he’s standing onstage, is a sea of fans more involved with their phones than the music. So after pleading with fans not to use smartphones at earlier shows, he’s going hardcore for his sold-out spring tour – hiring Yondr, a tech company, to force attendees to lock their phones in pouches. “The way they react tells me what to do next,” White tells Rolling Stone. “And if they’re not really there,...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Hear Jake Owen Update John Mellencamp in ‘I Was Jack (You Were Diane)’
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Jake Owen revisits a John Mellencamp classic with his nostalgic new single “I Was Jack (You Were Diane).” Borrowing both the signature guitar riff and the scrappy, romantic feel from Mellencamp’s 1982 heartland rocker “Jack and Diane” – Mellencamp was performing as John Cougar at the time – Owen’s updated version highlights the original’s impact on present-day America, while a regular Joe reminisces about falling in love to the tune years before. Representing Owen’s first release...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Play As A Talking Duck In Upcoming New ‘XCom’ Style Game
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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, an upcoming tactical adventure game that mixes XCom-like turnbased combat with with exploration and stealth, has been announced by publisher Funcom and developer Bearded Ladies. Currently, the game boasts developers who worked on both the Payday and Hitman series.  Mutant Year Zero, expected to be released sometime this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, puts players in the shoes of titular mutants wandering a post-apocolyptic world looking for the “legendary Eden.” Check...

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