Sacha Baron Cohen Nails The Problem With Zuckerberg’s Freedom Of Expression Defensehttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/sacha-baron-cohen-facebook-mark-zuckerberg_n_5da98d5be4b0e71d65b73a67?ir=Entertainment&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000024&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=entertainment_fb&utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&fbclid=IwAR3bB_sT19fDSZDIQ2Tvh1py_o6JEP1CqbPaJXPIunOhgAxC9lrjo669UnQ

Sacha Baron Cohen Nails The Problem With Zuckerberg’s Freedom Of Expression Defense

U.S. Congress Members Send Letter to Blizzard Over 'Concern' for Recent Actionshttp://www.ign.com/articles/2019/10/18/us-congress-members-send-letter-to-blizzard-over-concern-for-recent-actions

U.S. Congress Members Send Letter to Blizzard Over 'Concern' for Recent Actions

New Software Allows Developers to put Real-World Ad's in Video Games, Claiming It Won't Break Immersion

https://www.frameplay.gg/

Frameplay is a startup company from Australia that is now based out of San Francisco. They came and spoke at my school (I am a marketing major and one of the execs is alum) and it doesn't sound horrible (bear with me). They plan on allowing ad's to be in games, but as actual parts of the world (ex billboards, like in the demo). They say the ad is customizable, allowing for different game types (8 bit, post apocalyptic, etc.). This would allow game devs for non-triple A games to make a bit of extra cash. It would also relieve the need for loot-boxes and micro transactions. If advertisements are going to be in my games on way or another, I'd rather this than the alternative.

That being said, they didn't speak much on how much of your data they will record and use / sell to advertisers. This is what bothers me. The ad's will be targeted to the player, and the game developer can specify what "type" of ads are shown (so that a candy ad isn't in a war sim or something of the like), but cannot specify what companies' ads are shown, or anything like that. I also do not know the effect on game performance. It kind of calls me back to the Axe billboards in Need For Speed: Most Wanted. Even scarier; this could potentially lead to games being made to play for free that are meant to be completely filled up with in-game ads.

In Sum:

On one hand, it could really help indie game developers generate money, while still keeping their game immersive. On the other hand, Advertisements in games are almost always bad and data tracking is not nice. Check it out for yourself.

New Software Allows Developers to put Real-World Ad's in Video Games, Claiming It Won't Break Immersion

South Park Streaming Rights Spark $500 Million Bidding Warhttp://www.ign.com/articles/2019/10/18/south-park-streaming-rights-spark-500-million-bidding-war

South Park Streaming Rights Spark $500 Million Bidding War

China Cancels Release of Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/china-cancels-release-tarantinos-once-a-time-hollywood-1248652

China Cancels Release of Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

Apple AirPods 3 release could be coming soon, report sayshttps://www.businessinsider.com/apple-airpods-3-release-date-october-report-2019-10

Apple AirPods 3 release could be coming soon, report says

'Watchmen' Is the Best Superhero Story Since 'Black Panther'https://time.com/5704708/watchmen-hbo-review/

'Watchmen' Is the Best Superhero Story Since 'Black Panther'

This may be the MacBook Pro 16, hidden in MacOS Catalina latest betahttps://www.tomsguide.com/news/this-may-be-the-new-16-inch-macbook-pro

This may be the MacBook Pro 16, hidden in MacOS Catalina latest beta

Steam - Crusader Kings II FREE Gamehttps://store.steampowered.com/app/203770/Crusader_Kings_II/

Steam - Crusader Kings II FREE Game

We'll Finally Be Able to Stream Studio Ghibli Films! | The iconic, Oscar-winning anime studio just struck a deal with HBO Max!https://www.pride.com/geek/2019/10/17/well-finally-be-able-stream-studio-ghibli-films

We'll Finally Be Able to Stream Studio Ghibli Films! | The iconic, Oscar-winning anime studio just struck a deal with HBO Max!

Quest Hunter: streamlined box movement mechanicshttps://i.redd.it/snodsc8mdbt31.gif

Quest Hunter: streamlined box movement mechanics

The Hydrogen One is now only $645, which is $645 more than you should spend on ithttps://www.theverge.com/2019/10/18/20920624/red-hydrogen-one-phone-price-drop

The Hydrogen One is now only $645, which is $645 more than you should spend on it

Roku Streaming Stick Plus 4K HDR streamer drops to $50, adds mute buttonhttps://www.cnet.com/news/roku-streaming-stick-plus-4k-hdr-streamer-drops-to-50/

Roku Streaming Stick Plus 4K HDR streamer drops to $50, adds mute button

Pixel 4 Face Unlock works if your eyes are closed, will open phone when you're asleep (or not alive)https://www.tomsguide.com/news/pixel-4-face-unlock-works-if-youre-asleep-or-not-alive

Pixel 4 Face Unlock works if your eyes are closed, will open phone when you're asleep (or not alive)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare replaces map packs and loot boxes with a Battle Pass systemhttps://www.game-debate.com/news/27864/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-replaces-map-packs-and-loot-boxes-with-a-battle-pass-system

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare replaces map packs and loot boxes with a Battle Pass system

Lady Gaga suffers nasty fall off stage during Las Vegas concerthttps://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/lady-gaga-stage-fall-vegas-enigma-fan-titanic-concert-a9160961.html

Lady Gaga suffers nasty fall off stage during Las Vegas concert

World of Warcraft 15th anniversary event in Taiwan postponed amid Hong Kong protestshttps://www.polygon.com/2019/10/17/20919539/blizzard-entertainment-world-of-warcraft-event-taiwan-hong-kong-protests

World of Warcraft 15th anniversary event in Taiwan postponed amid Hong Kong protests

Genuine comparison of Google Pixel 4 XL vs OnePlus 7T Prohttp://www.whatsupgeek.com/2019/10/Genuine-Comparison-of-Google-Pixel-4-XL-vs-OnePlus-7T-Pro.html

Genuine comparison of Google Pixel 4 XL vs OnePlus 7T Pro

Weekly /r/gamingnews Discussion - What Game You Will Play This Weekend, And What Do You Think Of It? - October 18, 2019

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Weekly /r/gamingnews Discussion - What Game You Will Play This Weekend, And What Do You Think Of It? - October 18, 2019

Stephen Colbert Extends CBS Contract To Host ‘The Late Show’ Through August 2023https://deadline.com/2019/10/stephen-colbert-extends-cbs-contract-host-the-late-show-august-2023-1202762277/

Stephen Colbert Extends CBS Contract To Host ‘The Late Show’ Through August 2023

Disney to work with Chinese writer to produce stories for Chinese Audiencehttps://www.shine.cn/biz/tech/1910163851/

Disney to work with Chinese writer to produce stories for Chinese Audience

The Studio Ghibli movies are coming to HBO Maxhttps://news.avclub.com/that-was-quick-studio-ghibli-movies-are-coming-to-hbo-1839136581

The Studio Ghibli movies are coming to HBO Max

Foldable Motorla Razr invites sent for Nov. 13 launch with invite that says 'an original unlike any other'https://www.tomsguide.com/news/foldable-motorola-razr-set-for-nov-13-debut

Foldable Motorla Razr invites sent for Nov. 13 launch with invite that says 'an original unlike any other'

'The Batman' Casts Paul Dano as The Riddlerhttps://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/batman-casts-paul-dano-as-riddler-1248494

'The Batman' Casts Paul Dano as The Riddler

Widget Satchel a mischief metroidvania is coming to the Nintendo Switch and PC later this yearhttps://twitter.com/NobleRobot/status/1184858755139297280

Widget Satchel a mischief metroidvania is coming to the Nintendo Switch and PC later this year

Google Pixel 4 Face Unlock works if eyes are shuthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50085630

Google Pixel 4 Face Unlock works if eyes are shut

Nvidia Shield TV Pro leaked on Amazon with Dolby Vision and faster chiphttps://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/10/17/20919189/nvidia-shield-tv-pro-leaked-amazon-dolby-vision-faster-new-remote

Nvidia Shield TV Pro leaked on Amazon with Dolby Vision and faster chip

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer in 4K sexinesshttps://www.highpinggaming.com/red-dead-redemption-2-pc-trailer-in-4k-sexiness/

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer in 4K sexiness

'South Park' mocked LeBron James over his comments about Chinahttps://www.businessinsider.com/south-park-mocked-lebron-james-over-china-comments-2019-10

'South Park' mocked LeBron James over his comments about China

Epic Games - Observer & Alan Wake American Nightmare FREE Gameshttps://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/collection/free-games-collection?lang=en-US

Epic Games - Observer & Alan Wake American Nightmare FREE Games

Millions of older Amazon Echo and Kindle devices vulnerable to Wi-Fi attackhttps://www.tomsguide.com/news/millions-of-amazon-echos-kindles-vulnerable-to-wi-fi-attack-what-to-do-now

Millions of older Amazon Echo and Kindle devices vulnerable to Wi-Fi attack

Jonah Hill declines opportunity to get the crap killed out of him by The Batmanhttps://news.avclub.com/jonah-hill-declines-opportunity-to-get-the-crap-kicked-1839118472

Jonah Hill declines opportunity to get the crap killed out of him by The Batman

TCL 8-Series QLED Roku TV Review - TCL's first premium QLED TV puts the competition on notice.https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/tcl-8-series-qled-roku-tv

TCL 8-Series QLED Roku TV Review - TCL's first premium QLED TV puts the competition on notice.

Samsung will launch phone with a camera hidden under the display in 2020https://www.tomsguide.com/news/samsung-will-launch-phone-with-a-camera-hidden-under-the-display-in-2020

Samsung will launch phone with a camera hidden under the display in 2020

Fujifilm GFX 100 review: Awesomely expensivehttps://www.digitaltrends.com/digital-camera-reviews/fujifilm-gfx-100-review/

Fujifilm GFX 100 review: Awesomely expensive

Destiny 2 Adds Insanely Expensive 900 Power Level Boosthttps://gamerant.com/destiny-2-power-level-boost-900-price/

Destiny 2 Adds Insanely Expensive 900 Power Level Boost

Phone-based VR is officially over.https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/16/20915791/google-daydream-samsung-oculus-gear-vr-mobile-vr-platforms-dead

Phone-based VR is officially over.

Samsung: Anyone's fingerprint can unlock Galaxy S10 phonehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50080586

Samsung: Anyone's fingerprint can unlock Galaxy S10 phone

Elton John Calls ‘The Lion King’ Remake ‘Huge Disappointment': ‘They Messed the Music Up’https://www.thewrap.com/elton-john-calls-the-lion-king-remake-huge-disappointment-they-messed-the-music-up/

Elton John Calls ‘The Lion King’ Remake ‘Huge Disappointment': ‘They Messed the Music Up’

Call of Duty: Mobile could work as a Nintendo Switch titlehttps://blastawaythegamereview.com/2019/10/03/op-ed-call-of-duty-mobile-could-work-as-a-nintendo-switch-title/

Call of Duty: Mobile could work as a Nintendo Switch title

‘Fight Club’ at 20: The Twisted Joys of David Fincher’s Toxic-Masculinity Sucker Punchhttps://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-features/fight-club-20th-anniversary-appreciation-david-fincher-896690/

‘Fight Club’ at 20: The Twisted Joys of David Fincher’s Toxic-Masculinity Sucker Punch

The men behind GirlsDoPorn lured young women with modeling jobs, then tricked them into porn, FBI says. The website allegedly made $17 million by specializing in “amateur porn” starring nervous first-timershttps://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/10/16/men-behind-girlsdoporn-lured-young-women-with-modeling-jobs-then-tricked-them-into-porn-fbi-says/

The men behind GirlsDoPorn lured young women with modeling jobs, then tricked them into porn, FBI says. The website allegedly made $17 million by specializing in “amateur porn” starring nervous first-timers

Jennifer Aniston broke the Guinness World Records title for the fastest time to reach one million followers, in 5 hours and 16 minutes on Instagram.https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rambling-reporter/jennifer-aniston-joins-instagram-friends-reunion-1247782

Jennifer Aniston broke the Guinness World Records title for the fastest time to reach one million followers, in 5 hours and 16 minutes on Instagram.

'Tarzan' actor Ron Ely's son stabbed mother to death in Santa Barbara before deputies fatally shot him, authorities sayhttps://abc7chicago.com/tarzan-actors-son-killed-mother-before-being-shot-by-deputies/5624121/?fbclid=IwAR3UucYa-GxH9leYxmFhRR_qss30UV_G5YCtEzK3NGFKg2n0PEIOT6g7KBA

'Tarzan' actor Ron Ely's son stabbed mother to death in Santa Barbara before deputies fatally shot him, authorities say

Seth Rogen responds after a college student is arrested for using a fake https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/seth-rogen-responds-mclovin-arrest-1248158

Seth Rogen responds after a college student is arrested for using a fake "McLovin" ID

Gaming can cause obesity and cardiovascular risk - Middle aged men! I doubt you became obese. But maybe added on a few pounds? Tell your story!https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160509150010.htm

Gaming can cause obesity and cardiovascular risk - Middle aged men! I doubt you became obese. But maybe added on a few pounds? Tell your story!

Nicole Kidman, Skarsgard Brothers in Talks to Star in Viking Revenge Film from Robert Eggershttps://collider.com/nicole-kidman-alexander-skarsgard-robert-eggers-the-northman

Nicole Kidman, Skarsgard Brothers in Talks to Star in Viking Revenge Film from Robert Eggers

‘Bone’: Netflix Will Animate Jeff Smith’s Acclaimed Comic Book Epichttps://deadline.com/2019/10/bone-netflix-will-animate-jeff-smith-acclaimed-comic-book-epic-1202761594/

‘Bone’: Netflix Will Animate Jeff Smith’s Acclaimed Comic Book Epic

32 animated feature films have been submitted for a nomination in the 2019 Academy Awards (Oscars)https://www.oscars.org/news/32-animated-features-submitted-2019-oscar-race

32 animated feature films have been submitted for a nomination in the 2019 Academy Awards (Oscars)

The Internet Archive adds 2,500 MS-DOS gameshttps://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games?and%5B%5D=emulator_start%3A%2Aiafix%2A&sin=&sort=-publicdate

The Internet Archive adds 2,500 MS-DOS games