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Disney May Have Pushed EA to Pull Battlefront II Pay-to-Win Loot System Last Week

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last week, EA found itself in hot water as the official launch of Star Wars: Battlefront II approached. After first attempting to justify making players spend 40 hours unlocking a single hero, the company slashed hero prices, cut rewards and put a time-limited lockout on how many credits you could earn in a day when using Arcade Mode (undoing the impact of slashing prices), and appeared resolute in the face of mounting criticism. Battlefront II…

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Celtic see off Aberdeen to pull clear at top

Media playback is not supported on this device Moussa Dembele scored twice as holders Celtic eased to victory over closest challengers Aberdeen to move three points clear at the top of the table. Aberdeen’s Graeme Shinnie had a couple of early shots on target, but thereafter it was all Celtic. Kieran Tierney blasted in off the crossbar from a Dembele cross and then roles were reversed for the Frenchman to add the second. Dembele headed the third after the break from close range. Celtic’s sixth straight league victory over the…

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US 'to pull staff from Cuba over sonic attacks'

The US is to pull most of its staff from its embassy in Cuba, American media report, after reports that they suffered sonic attacks. About 60% are leaving in response to the attacks on diplomats, senior unnamed officials were quoted as saying. It is also warning Americans not to visit the country because some of the attacks occurred in hotels. More than 20 diplomatic staff have reported health problems. Cuba denies any involvement in the reported attacks. Last week US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said a decision whether to…

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Why did Apple pull VPNs from its app store in China?

The creators of several Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have criticised Apple’s decision to remove their products from its app store in China. VPNs allow users to hide their IP addresses and access online material that might be blocked by internet filters. At least three were removed from the app store over the weekend. Apple said it was legally required to remove the apps because they did not comply with new regulations. Which VPNs have been affected? ExpressVPN, VyprVPN, StarVPN each received notice from Apple on Saturday that their products would…

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Arsenal transfer BOOST! Besiktas pull out of race for Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan

Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Arsenal’s pursuit of Barcelona winger Arda Turan has received a major boost after Besiktas pulled out of the running to sign him. The Super Lig giants were hopeful of luring Turan back to his homeland this summer with his first-team opportunities at the Nou Camp limited. But, according to Spanish newspaper Marca, Besiktas have balked at the £26.5million asking price and they will now turn their attentions to other targets. That will come as good news to Arsenal who have been extensively…

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Skin Deep: How to Pull Off Rainbow Hair and Still Look Like an Adult

By CRYSTAL MARTIN When that ’80s signature, rainbow-colored hair made a comeback, it was wilder than ever. Layers of crazy pink transitioning to purple, blue and green now pepper Instagram feeds and pop up in everyday life — and not just at the Mermaid Parade. But what about rainbow hair lite? Something prettier, more wearable, designed for the woman who secretly adored the whimsy of that Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino but can’t rationalize a mermaid-hued mane at her 9-to-5? The colorist Rachel Bodt of the Cutler salon suggests a “beautiful, lush…

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Uber to pull out of Denmark

Cab hire firm Uber will withdraw from Denmark in April because of new taxi laws that require drivers to have fare meters and seat sensors. Local taxi driver unions and politicians have complained that Uber poses unfair competition by not meeting legal standards required for established taxi firms. According to Uber, 300,000 riders use its app in Denmark and it has around 2,000 drivers. The service will shut down on 18 April. In a statement the firm said: “For us to operate in Denmark again the proposed regulations need to…

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