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Pokémon Unite’s “pay to win” mechanics are upsetting some players

Pokémon Unite, The Pokémon Company’s popular free-to-play MOBA on Nintendo Switch, has a system that many players are criticizing as “pay to win” and unfair for the competitive integrity of…

Yat thinks emoji ‘identities’ can be a thing, and it has $20M in sales to back it up – News Brig

I learned about Yat in April, when a friend sent our group chat a link to a story about how the key emoji sold as an “internet identity” for $425,000.…

Space Jam: A New Legacy runs on video game logic

Space Jam: A New Legacy is all about games. That’s not surprising, since it stars LeBron James saving the world with basketball and is a sequel to a film about…

June heatwave was the ‘most extreme’ on record for North America

The devastating heatwave that struck the Northwest US and southwest Canada in June was “the most extreme summer heatwave” ever recorded in North America, according to a new analysis from…

Calendly CEO Tope Awotona is joining us at Disrupt 2021 – News Brig

It all seems so simple. Instead of the dreaded back-and-forth on email, what if there was a solution that helped two parties (or multiple parties) schedule a call or a…

Boomerang X teaches you to fly, and it almost feels like cheating

Boomerang X made me feel like a genius, like I was getting something over on a hard game by circumventing its level design. It wasn’t until I reached the game’s…

‘May be an image’: what it’s like browsing Instagram while blind

Using a screen reader to navigate Instagram, as some people with low vision do, is a strange patchwork of sounds. It can be overwhelming, especially if you’re used to quickly…

Twitter launches bug bounty contest to detect algorithmic bias

has laid out plans for a competition with a difference. This time around, instead of paying researchers who uncover , Twitter will reward those who find as-yet undiscovered examples of…

Gillmor Gang: Social climbing – News Brig

Fear is back with the deadly combination of pandemic politics and a vicious variant. The good news is that if enough people took the shots we could cut the damage…

Report: Horizon Forbidden West to be delayed to 2022

Those wanting to take up Aloy’s bow in the much-anticipated sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn will apparently have to wait a bit longer. Horizon Forbidden West, the upcoming follow-up to…