Saturday, November 26

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Verified Twitter accounts impersonating LeBron James, George W. Bush and others send out fake tweets
Science

Verified Twitter accounts impersonating LeBron James, George W. Bush and others send out fake tweets

Several Twitter users have already begun exploiting the revamped Twitter Blue by receiving the blue check mark and pretending to be celebrities and politicians. Twitter Blue, which now costs $8 a month, is stirring confusion about which of the platforms' accounts are real.A verified Twitter account that had Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James' name and a current profile photo of his family requested a trade, thanked Lakers fans and suggested he was going back to Cleveland. At a quick glance, the tweet looked real, but the handle was @KINGJamez, not the authentic @KingJames one. The tweet was deleted, and the account appears to have lost its verified status.Another Twitter user pretended to be New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman and announced he was signing an extension with t...
Gaming

God of War Ragnarök Ad Sees Ben Stiller, LeBron Bonding As Dads

Screenshot: Sony / YouTubeGod of War is rolling out its marketing campaign for its impending release, and in this one, Ben Stiller has started a father-child support group. I can see what they’re going for here: At their core, modern God of Wars are about a dysfunctional father-son relationship. And...LeBron James and John Travolta are bald with beards? But Ben Stiller isn’t? So he’s in charge? And they’re all Kratos fans? Yeah, no, I can’t see what they were going for here. I was lying.Well, look, you have your own brain and opinions, just watch it for yourself. And yes, those are their real kids:PlayStationWhile there are a couple of nice lines in there—“LeBreakthrough” (the first time it’s used), and that final, “It is a costume,” work for me—the overall commercial feels like a missed a...