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This viral Twitter game casts you as Beyonce’s assistant, and it’s really hard not to get fired

Kevin Winter/GettyDo you have what it takes to be Beyoncé’s assistant?Kevin Winter/Getty A new, very viral choose-your-own-adventure thread on Twitter asks you to decide what you would do if you were Queen Bey’s assistant for a day. If you make the right choice (does she want yogurt and strawberries or …

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EA doubled down on loot boxes in games during a hearing with UK lawmakers, comparing them to Kinder Eggs and saying they’re ‘actually quite ethical’

&quotFIFA 19″/EA Sports Electronic Arts, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, defended its business practices during a recent hearing with UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee. Lawmakers questioned whether EA’s sale of randomized digital items, commonly referred to as loot boxes, is similar to gambling. Kerry …

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You can now rent Reese Witherspoon’s Malibu mansion from ‘Big Little Lies’ for $5,000 a night. Take a look inside.

Malibu Luxury Vacation Homes Although Reese Witherspoon’s home in “Big Little Lies” is set in Monterey County, California, the real home can be found in Malibu, and you can rent it out for $3,000 to $5,000 per night. The main house has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, while the guest …

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Welcome to deepfake hell: How realistic-looking fake videos left the uncanny valley and entered the mainstream

“Deepfakes” as we know them first started to gain attention in December 2017, after Vice’s Samantha Cole published a piece for Motherboard on AI-manipulated porn that appeared to feature “Wonder Woman” actress Gal Gadot. The videos took on their unique name due to a prolific Reddit user called “deepfakes” who …

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The company behind ‘Fortnite’ told UK lawmakers that the game isn’t addictive, after Prince Harry said it was ‘irresponsible’ and should be banned

Much of the committee’s questioning focused on how “Fortnite” manages its users, and how Epic defines a healthy relationship with the game. Collins pointed out that the World Health Organization had recently classified video game addiction as a disorder, though the classification has been disputed by some psychologists. Canon Pence, …

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An impersonator on Jimmy Kimmel gets face-swapped with 11 famous Hollywood actors in an incredible new ‘deepfakes’ video – take a look

1. Here’s Ross Marquand as Matthew McConaughey. 1. Here’s Ross Marquand as Matthew McConaughey. 2. Here he is as John C. Reilly. 2. Here he is as John C. Reilly. 3. This is Marquand as Matt Damon. 3. This is Marquand as Matt Damon. 4. This is Marquand as Kevin …

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‘Harry Potter Wizards Unite,’ the new game from the creators of ‘Pokemon Go,’ is coming to Android and iPhone on Friday

Niantic/WB Games “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,” a new mobile augmented reality game from the creators of “Pokémon Go,” is coming to Android and iOS devices on Friday June 21. Niantic announced that it was partnering with WB Games to work on “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” in November 2017. The game …

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Jon Snow apologizes for the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ in a ridiculous new deepfake video

HBOJon Snow is not actually sorry about the final “Game of Thrones” season.HBO Despite all the angry social media posts and petitions, it’s unlikely you’ll ever get an apology from anyone who worked on the final season of “Game of Thrones.”  But today, right now, you can watch Kit Harrington …

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Epic Games, the maker of ‘Fortnite’, acquired teen chat app Houseparty in a surprise deal

HousepartyIn-app group video-chat via HousepartyHouseparty “Fortnite” creator Epic Games acquired group video-chat platform Houseparty on Wednesday. “We kept hearing that people were using Houseparty to talk to their real life friends while gaming together and one game came up over and over again: Fortnite,” Houseparty CEO Sima Sistani Tweeted. Visit …

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The next ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ character pays homage to a legendary gaming franchise

NintendoNintendo “The Hero” from Dragon Quest is the next downloadable character coming to“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” this summer. “Dragon Quest” is a legendary series of roleplaying games, rivaling “Final Fantasy” in both age and international popularity. “The Hero” represents the protagonists from multiple Dragon Quest games. With designs by “Dragon …

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