Gaming

Westworld’s Main Street shooting set at Paramount Ranch burns down

Enlarge / Horses are spooked as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018, in Agoura Hills, California. Matthew Simmons/Getty Images The Woolsey Fire currently burning in Los Angeles County has destroyed much of the Western Town, a key feature of Paramount Ranch. The site was where the […]

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Pittsburgh shooting: Gab drops offline after attack

A Twitter-rival used by the man accused of a gun attack on a US synagogue has gone offline after several technology services withdrew support from it. Gab describes itself as a defender of “free speech and expression” with nearly 800,000 users. It has faced criticism in the past for providing an outlet for far-right figureheads […]

Gaming

‘Fortnite’ shooting gallery season 6 week 4 challenge guide

The Fortnite season six, week four challenges have arrived! We are nearly halfway done with this spooky season already (crazy!) but Epic Games still has a ton of surprises on the way for us. This week, in particular, has some very interesting and unique challenges that we haven’t seen before. The hottest of these is […]

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Madden NFL 19 shooting victim sues EA, claiming negligence

Enlarge / Law enforcement officials investigate a shooting in the GLHF Game Bar where three people including the gunman were killed at the Jacksonville Landing on August 26, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A survivor of the recent shooting at a Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, has filed a lawsuit against […]

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School shooting game Active Shooter pulled by Steam

A game pitched as a “school shooting simulation” has been ditched from Steam’s online store ahead of release. The title had been criticised by parents of real-life school shooting victims, and an online petition opposing its launch had attracted more than 180,000 signatures. Steam’s owner, Valve, said it had dropped the game because its developer […]

Gaming

Tragic YouTube shooting casts new light on creators’ “adpocalypse” complaints [Updated]

An image taken from alleged shooter Nasim Aghdam’s personal website. Nasim Aghdam As news unfolded about Tuesday’s YouTube shooting, a chilling motive emerged. Ahead of the incident, the alleged shooter had posted videos maligning the service—doing so as a former money-making user of the site. “I’m being discriminated [against] and filtered on YouTube, and I’m […]

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YouTube shooting: Female suspect 'angry over video postings'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The suspect in a gun attack at YouTube’s HQ in California had expressed anger over its treatment of her video postings, media reports say. Police have named Nasim Aghdam, 39, as the suspect but say they are still investigating a motive. US media say Aghdam was angry that […]

Photography

Moment Filmmaker Collection brings cinematic shooting to smartphone cameras

With the iPhone-shot Unsane as inspiration, smartphone lens accessory maker Moment announced a new series of products built specifically for cinematographers. Called the Filmmaker Collection, it combines four accessories that push beyond the limits of your phone’s built-in camera, promising cinematic results like never before. The heart of the collection is a new 1.33x anamorphic lens […]