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Destiny 2 Players Revolt After Bungie Misreports, Then Slashes, XP Gain

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Bungie’s Destiny 2 is the latest game caught up by controversy after players discovered the game was blatantly misreporting XP gains and lying to them about how long it would take to earn rewards. Like Battlefront 2, Destiny uses a loot crate mechanism (purchasable with real money) to reward various items. Unlike EA, however, Destiny 2 doesn’t implement the various weapon and armor mods in a solely pay-to-win system. Polygon reports that you can buy…

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Arsenal ‘putting on-field success over financial gain’ by keeping Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil this season – Ivan Gazidis

Arsenal’s decision not to sell Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the summer proves the club is putting on-field success over financial gain, according to chief executive Ivan Gazidis. Gazidis, who was taking questions at Arsenal’s annual general meeting on Thursday, said no one outside the club is aware of the demands being made by players approaching the end of their contracts. It was reported last December that both Ozil and Sanchez wanted to be paid the same as the Premier League’s top earners. Neither of the pair are yet…

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Teen actors gain plaudits in Toronto

It’s not often you ask an actor how they felt about working with their co-star and they reply: “We hated each other.” Fortunately Madison Wolfe is only kidding, and she and Sydney Wade collapse into giggles as they explain how close they grew on the set of their new movie I Kill Giants. “At the beginning of production we were just kind of polite to each other or whatever, but by the end we were really good friends,” 14-year-old Madison says. Her co-star Sydney, 15, picks up: “By the time…

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Ketogenic diet could help us live longer, but could also lead to weight gain

The ketogenic diet is based on the basic idea that the body will always burn glucose (which breaks down from the carbohydrates) before it burns ketones (which are the breakdown of fat). By replacing most of the carbs in our diet with fat, proponents say it can fast-track weight loss, curb appetite, treat various health ailments and increase athletic performance.  The diet originated in the 1920s as a treatment for epilepsy, but became trendy in the fitness industry among those trying to shed and shred. Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim…

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Artificial sweeteners could cause weight gain over time, analysis says

Too much sugar, we know, is linked to obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. And people who are watching their weight may choose artificial sweeteners to fight back — products like aspartame, sucralose and steviocide (brand names: Equal, Splenda and Stevia, respectively). But a new analysis of studies in the Canadian Medical Association Journal looked at the long-term heart health, weight, stroke incidence and blood pressure levels of more than 406,000 people who said they use artificial sweeteners in place of sugar and found that the effects weren’t on the…

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