Mike Pence tweeted a picture of him and his family having dinner at Chili's and some of the Internet is obsessing over how spooky it is.
EA, the gaming juggernaut that is known for its price gouging techniques and destroying your favorite gaming studios, is making headlines after their disastrous handling of the Star Wars brand. Unfortunately companies like EA have no desire to deliver you a clean and finished product. They're vampires, and they'd rather suck you dry through microtransatcions and pay walls.
Don't be fooled by the title of EA's upcoming 'Star Wars: Battlefront 2' because the EA 'Battlefront' games are connected to the original games by name only. The games are stripped back, soul-less, shells of the original titles that literally only exist so that EA can cash in on the Disney 'Star Wars' hype.
The most recent dumpster fire lit by EA is the 'Battlefront 2' "progression" system, which is directly tied to real currency.
Before microtransactions progression systems in shooters were tied to experience which was awarded at the end of matches based on individual player performance. EA has decided to replace that instead with a system that awards all players the same number of credits at the end of a round, completely removing any element of skill. Someone could be AFK for an entire match and make the same credits as the MVP.
Here's the kicker though. Players can spent credits on either RNG loot crates or locked content. The loot crates serve as a substitute for normal progression, things that would be unlocked using XP in other games. These can be bought with real money, making 'Battlefront 2' a literal pay-to-win game.
EA further forces you to spend real money on these crates by locking content behind huge pay walls.
Want to play Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker? That's going to cost 120,000 credits, which is roughly 80 hours of gameplay. While you're saving up for those two heroes you'll have to buy the normal progression crates with your own money.
EA sucks and is forcing you to pay money to unlock content that should already be unlocked or should otherwise be unlocked through gameplay. Heroes are locked behind a massive paywall.
Just two dudes completely roasting the hell out of each other in a distinctively non-PC way. The back and forth here is what makes it. Sorta like this facebook thread that answered funny questions black people had about white people, it's good to see online conversations like this that don't spiral out of control.
If you've ever felt disconcerted by the way technology/AI have interfered in our lives, you're not alone. Twitter account @internetofshit is basically dedicated to waking people up to the fact that tech is ruining our lives in the most capitalistic ways possible. Let's all find new ways to do necessary life things and charge people a premium for it. What the heck is the world coming to?
Look, maybe Jessica Simpson was just having a grand old time selling clothing to home-bound fashion hounds. So much so that she slurred her way through promoting jeans like a blacked out 20-year-old demanding that they're find to drive.
There are many aspersions and judgements that we can pass around about the notably strange display above, but we're not going to go there.
We'll let the Internet do it for us.
Jessica Simpson is drunk on HSN right now! Is anyone else seeing this? #JessicaOnHSN— Biega (@TheGoGoGhoul) September 18, 2015
She is beyond wasted right now, right? Right!!??!! #jessicaonhsn— The Nev (@NevSays) September 18, 2015
Want an adventure: #JessicaonHSN - I'm going to say Jessica Simpson is D-RUNK. And now, wasn't watching until I was alerted to it. WOW.— Sabina Hitchen (@SabinaKnows) September 18, 2015
She keeps saying "autumnal" and stares to see if she used it correctly. #JessicaOnHSN— Kevin (@KevyCoCo) September 18, 2015
Thanks for playing the bad cop for us, Internet. We'll just sit here remaining impassive and nonjudgemental.
We'll also link the TMZ story where HSN and Simpson's people swear that she was, in fact, not drunk.
Because they'd totally cop to it if she was.
As the video game industry prepares for what could possibly be a massive shift in the medium, Time magazine revealed its cover story on virtual reality Aug. 6.
Unfortunately, many proponents of the new technology thought it disgraced the upcoming products and was counterproductive to get mainstream VR success.
The Internet just thought it was funny.
Happy Kitten Season!
While that may sound like a lovely time of year, filled with fluffy tummies and tiny meows, it actually refers to the time of year when animal shelters are hit the hardest. Around this time is when all of those amorous cats who copulated over the spring have their litters. Many don't have happy healthy homes and so are stuck within shelters.
Mashable introduced an IRL cat video to help draw attention to the need for rescue help.
While there's definitely enough space for infinite cats on the Internet, finding space in animal shelters is a different story. Mashable teamed up with ASPCA to shed light on "kitten season." Between the months of April and October, shelters across the country find themselves flooded with kittens in desperate need of homes. To get involved, whether you're looking to volunteer, donate or adopt, visit an animal shelter near you.
If you need a new friend or know someone who does, you can find the nearest shelter here.
You actually can make this a Happy Kitten Season for yourself. Go and rescue!
Several news agencies and web monitoring services are reporting that the Internet has been completely cut off in Syria since early afternoon today. While the government apparently blamed "terrorists" for the nationwide outage, activists and humanitarian organizations are raising concerns that it may have been a drastic measure taken by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad to limit the flow of information amidst the civil war that has been ongoing for nearly two years.
NASA & ESA recently announced that an American astronaut onboard the International Space Station has successfully operated a LEGO-built rover at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, using an experimental version of planet-to-planet Internet called Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) protocol. NASA's experts say once DTN is ready for deployment, it could be used to control robots on Mars from an orbiting spacecraft or even from Earth using satellites as relay stations.