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Donald Trump’s team launch mugshot-inspired merchandise | Entertainment
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Donald Trump’s team launch mugshot-inspired merchandise | Entertainment

Donald Trump's campaign team have started selling merchandise that features his mugshot.The historic mugshot was released by authorities in Georgia after the former US President - who has been accused of trying to overturn his electoral defeat in 2020 - turned himself in at the Fulton County jail in Atlanta.Trump, 77, subsequently posted his own mugshot on X, which was formerly known as Twitter.The post was Trump's first message on X since January 2021 and the message also featured a link to his official website.The mugshot has already been attached to various bits of merchandise by Trump's team, including T-shirts, coffee mugs and bumper stickers. ...
Pulled Steam RPG Asks Fans To Torrent After Theft Allegations
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Pulled Steam RPG Asks Fans To Torrent After Theft Allegations

Illustration: IronmaceThe ongoing saga surrounding the upcoming RPG Dark and Darker continues, as developer Ironmace has turned to torrents for playtesting after being delisted from Steam.The Top Ten Most Played Games On Steam Deck: March 2023 EditionIt all started back in March, when police raided the Korean developer’s office due to accusations from publisher Nexon that the studio founded by ex-employees stole assets and staff from the company for Dark and Darker, and that the game heavily resembled a working project underneath the publisher with the working title P3. According to Nexon’s lawyers, this extended to “major gameplay, rules and arts.” Shortly after, Dark and Darker was pulled from PC gaming platform Steam, and there was a short-lived GoFundMe campaign from the developers to ...
Controversial Ex-Epic Games Store Exclusive Now Free On Steam
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Controversial Ex-Epic Games Store Exclusive Now Free On Steam

Gif: Terri Vellmann / Doseone / KotakuIf you’re like me and feel life is entirely too short to spend on important, self-congratulatory games (or people, for that matter), might I recommend 2020’s Sludge Life? Once exclusive to the Epic Games Store, it arrived on Steam about a year later where you could buy it for 15 bucks. Right now, though, you can grab it for free (for a limited time) as a part of a promotion for the game’s just-announced sequel which, believe it or not, is titled Sludge Life 2. A trippy, low-risk platformer where you bounce around a world ravaged by pollution and work-induced alienation, Sludge Life has you tagging up various bits of property as you chat with disaffected locales who are going all-in on pessimistic readings of Nietzsche, are terrified of pigeons, or are...
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Angry Birds Game Pulled From Store In The Worst Way

Image: Rovio GamesRovio Games announced yesterday that it will remove the paid version of the app from the Google Play Store “due to the game’s impact on our wider games portfolio” on Thursday, February 23. The studio’s other games are all free-to-play titles featuring microtransactions while the original Rovio Classics: Angry Birds just features one price paid upfront. Now, fans are upset the developer is choosing microtransactions as its primary business strategy.“Additionally, the game will be renamed to Red’s First Flight in the App Store pending further review. Rovio: Classics Angry Birds will remain playable on devices on which the game has been downloaded, even after it has been delisted,” the tweet from Rovio Games continued.The classic Angry Birds game is the only one you can get ...
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UK Government Launches Discord Channel, Bullied Immediately

The current British government, now onto its third Prime Minister since 2019 and rocked by a combination of scandals and gross, malicious incompetence, is facing an uphill battle to simply avoid complete destruction at the next general election, let alone win it. What better time, then, for one of its most important ministries to launch a Discord channel and connect with the youth!As The Guardian report, though, the decision by the UK Treasury was immediately met with a “torrent of abuse”, despite launching as a read-only channel, meaning that users could join and read things left by its admin, but could not type anything themselves.If the folks responsible for setting that up thought that would guarantee them some degree of protection from a public who are one more election cycle of auste...
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First Ever Kingdom Hearts Fan Elected To US Congress In Florida

Maxwell FrostPhoto: The Washington Post (Getty Images)Amidst a sea of depressing, enraging, mildly promising and other election results tonight, one victory has proven to be truly inspiring. And it took place in Florida.In a state that has voted overwhelmingly in support of goons like Governor Ron DeSantis, Democrat Maxwell Frost won Florida’s 10th Congressional District—based mostly in Orlando—by a landslide, capturing 58.8% of the vote (at time of posting) against his nearest competitor, Republican Calvin Wimbish, on 39.7%.Frost’s victory is notable for a number of reasons. You’ll see him hailed in most reports as the “first member of Generation Z elected to Congress”, since he is just 25 years old, and don’t get me wrong, that’s an incredible achievement. But we’re here because Frost is...
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Elon Musk Could Turn Twitter Into The Worst Pay-To-Win Game

Photo: Taylor Hill (Getty Images)Twitter, the social media site that has spawned one A24 movie and too many meltdowns to quantify, is tumbling into its next circle of hell with soon-to-be-implemented extensive monetization. With a new $8 a month subscription to Twitter Blue, which will roll out after the midterm elections, you can get a blue verification badge (and other features) without actually verifying your identity and be immediately banned for pretending to be someone else. New owner and CEO Elon Musk, the richest person in the world, whose comprehension of comedy dilutes to walking into Twitter headquarters carrying a sink and meekly going, “Hehehe! Let that sink in!” says that his reign and bid for revenue will not only legalize comedy, but it will also “democratize journalism” so...
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30 Million People Were Using Steam Today, A New All-Time Record

Image: SteamDBValve’s Steam platform launched all the way back in 2003, and for much of that time saw slow and steady growth as it grew from a place you could buy Half-Life games to the PC’s default gaming marketplace. What has happened over the last two years, though, has been incredible.In 2015, Steam set a record for concurrent users—the number of people logged into the service—at 10 million people. That was 12 years after the service launched.In 2017, we reported that Steam had set a new record, this time at 14 million. Not bad growth for just two years. In March 2020, that record had blown out to 20 million. March 2020 is an important point in this timeline; for most countries this is when the pandemic really kicked off, lockdowns began, and a lot more people started spending a lot m...