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World of Warcraft Classic
World of Warcraft Classic launches today at 23:00 BST.  If you have a subscription to the main game you can install and play World of Warcraft Classic.  It's not a large download as it shares data from the main World of Warcraft installation.


More information - https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/wowclassic
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What3words: The app that can save your life
If you travel a lot and you sometimes have no idea where you are, install What3words app to instantly give people your location easily:

From BBC News:

Police have urged everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives. What is it and how does it work?

Kicked. Converged. Soccer.

These three randomly chosen words saved Jess Tinsley and her friends after they got lost in a forest on a dark, wet night.


What3words divides the world into 57 trillion squares, each with a unique three-word address - WHAT3WORDS

They had planned a five-mile circular stroll through the 4,900 acre (2,000 hectare) woodland Hamsterley Forest, in County Durham, on Sunday evening, but after three hours they were hopelessly lost.

"We were in a field and had no idea where we were," the 24-year-old care worker from Newton Aycliffe said.

"It was absolutely horrendous. I was joking about it and trying to laugh because I knew if I didn't laugh I would cry."

Source and further reading - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49319760
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How to enable Steam Broadcasting
To enable Steam Broadcasting so others can watch you playing games added to or bought from Steam, do the following:
 
Open up Steam and click Steam located top-left.
 

 
In the drop down that appears click Settings.
 

 
In Settings, click Broadcasting and adjust the settings for Privacy - Privacy Settings. Fiddle with other settings as you see fit or leave as default. Click OK.
 
People can watch you play by clicking on your name in the friends list and clicking Watch Game.
 
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Keyless car theft – how safe is your car?
Is your new car safe?  Some new cars can be stolen in seconds by exploiting the keyless systems.

From BBC News:

Some of the UK's newest and most popular cars are at risk of being stolen in seconds by exploiting weaknesses in keyless entry systems.

The systems let drivers open and start their cars without taking their key out of their pocket.

What Car? magazine tested seven different car models fitted with keyless entry and start systems.

A DS 3 Crossback and Audi TT RS were taken in 10 seconds, and a Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4 180 HSE in 30.

What Car? security experts performed the tests using the same specialist technology operated by thieves.

Hundreds of popular cars 'at risk of keyless theft'




They measured the time it took to get into the cars and drive them away.

Car theft rates in England and Wales have reached an eight-year high. In 2018, more than 106,000 vehicles were stolen.


Source and further reading - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49273028
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Young fans 'exploited' for digital gifts
It's not just TikTok with this crap though, is it?

From BBC News:

Video-sharing app TikTok says it is "sorry" that some children and other young people have felt pressured into sending money to their favourite influencers on the app.

TikTok lets fans send their favourite videomakers "digital gifts", which can cost up to £48.99.

A BBC investigation found influencers promising to share their phone numbers with fans in exchange for the gifts.


Sebastian Moy has 3.8 million fans on TikTok

TikTok said it would strengthen its policies and guidelines but did not explain exactly how.

Claire (not her real name) told BBC News she regretted spending £100 to obtain her favourite TikTok star's phone number - and he had never answered his phone.

Claire, 12, who lives in the north-west of England, sent TikTok star Sebastian Moy a £48.99 "drama queen" gift to show her appreciation for his videos.

Source and further reading

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48725515
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"Games as a Service" is Fraud.
Games as a Service is Fraud. Decent vid that explains and goes into great detail.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUAX0gnZ3Nw:586

 

The most comprehensive video on "games as a service" and why it's fraud that you're likely to see. WARNING: This is more boring than my usual videos. This was created as the beginning of an effort to get law authorities to examine this practice.

 

Contents below:

 

Definition

Goods and Services

Legal argument: Games are goods

Legal argument: Ownership of goods

Legal argument: Programmed Obsolescence

Intermission

Conceptual Argument on games being services

Preservation Argument on games being services

Counterarguments & Concerns

Ending + Plan of what to do Link to download information + links in video:

 

MEGA NZ: MEGA - https://mega.nz/#!uvoUHQKT!Xp4kTwZ99U0kh9cD_QpRJwqFavW1-R-R6VUxZOz-ZtQ

Homepage: Accursed Farms - https://www.accursedfarms.com/

 

Worth a watch if you got an hour to kill 🙂
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UBOOT / UBOAT
UBOOT is a simulator of a submarine from WWII era. It is a survival sandbox with crew management mechanics while its primary theme is life of German soldiers like in Wolfgang Petersen's film Das Boot. The boat is their home, but it can become their grave at any time.
 

 
https://store.steampowered.com/app/494840/UBOAT/
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Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 — from the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Releasing early 2020.


Gameplay video:

 

 

E3 trailer:

 

 

Website - Cyberpunk 2077 — from the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - https://www.cyberpunk.net/en/
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Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft are producing another flight simulator named Microsoft Flight Simulator. Their last decent flight simulation was FSX which was sold on to another developer a few years ago. It's damn good to see they are coming back to the flight simulation community:
 
Website:
 
https://fsi.microsoftstudios.com/
 
Some media:
 

 
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