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Jody Lundy

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Wrestling fanatic and zombie slayer extraordinare. Spends much of her time working towards her Illustration degree and relating everyday happenings back to Assassin's Creed missions. Will positively respond to face-pulling and sugar.
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The Sims 4’s Build Mode Removes Countless Hours of Construction Work

If you're an avid Simmer like I once was, you'll probably shudder to recall the amount of effort it took to build the perfect home. Hours would be spent plotting a floor plan, deciding on wallpaper and decorating every single room to match said wallpaper and your Sims' personalities to boot. Thankfully, akin to the revamped Create-a-Sim feature, The Sims 4's Build Mode also incorporates the push-and-pull method increasingly used in emerging basic 3D imaging software to remove said effort and save more time for play.
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eBay Hack Leaves Half of Members “Less Inclined” to Return

After revelations of the recent cyberattacks on eBay databases and apology from the company's President, David Wenig, research conducted by YouGov has revealed that 49% of British users have since become "less inclined to use eBay in the future".
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Urbanears Humlan Review, The Price of Practicality

This is the tale of one girl and her plethora of headphones, and it’s probably not too dissimilar to some of yours, that is if you can’t walk around in public without your iPod blaring at any point of the day. What? I'm shy.
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Elder Scrolls Online: Guild Banks Temporarily Close to Thwart Exploit

Friday saw the removal of guild bank functionality in The Elder Scrolls Online following concerns that players had found a loophole in item pooling. Zenimax Online did not give a specific reason for the move, however, the issue of item duplication is suggested to already be widespread. A patch has already been released to quash the bug once and for all, but problems remain.
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The World’s First Emoticon… Probably

To some, emoticons may seem like a relatively modern part of what is near already considered our everyday lives, surrounded by digitised methods of communication and entertainment. Take a look at the above excerpt from Robert Herrick's 1648 poem To Fortune - you might be surprised.
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Naughty Dog’s Dark Horse: Upcoming Art Book by Comics Publisher Celebrates...

To celebrate 30 years of games development, Naughty Dog have teamed up with Dark Horse Comics to release a collection of artworks, aptly dubbed The Art of Naughty Dog. Their Community Strategist Eric Monacelli explains that the works will "span the history of Naughty Dog and feature hand-picked, never-before-released artwork depicting our past, present, and future", inclusive of a fan art chapter. Crayola felt-tips at the ready.
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Assassin’s Creed Movie Replaces Writers: Thoughts

Word from Deadline is that writers Adam Cooper and Bill Collage have been drafted in to lend a hand with 12 Years a Slave jerkoff Michael Fassbender's take on the live-action adaptation of Ubisoft hit Assassin's Creed. These are same guys that have been writing Darren Aronofsky’s The General, which focuses on George Washington. What's that - have I added more fuel to the burning ovarian fire of Connor's Tumblr posse?
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Happy April 1st: The Google Maps Pokémon Master Challenge

"At Google, we seek to hire the most exceptional people," the narrator of a video posted yesterday explains. This year, Google's April Fools' contribution involves a false job listing of the most awesome kind; Pokémon Master.
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gDNA: Google Tracks Employees in Pursuit of Happiness

Coined as the gDNA study, Google’s plans to boost productivity by monitoring the emotional state of employees are soon to get under way spanning a 100-year period.
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EA’s Golden Poo Triad: Close Call, but no DICE

See what I did there?

With the 2012 and 2013 Golden Poo titles sittin' pretty on EA's virtual office shelving unit, the Consumerist Worst Company in America 2014 'nonagon of unpleasantness' has already seen the company fall only 2.3% short of a first-round majority vote against Time Warner Cable.
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LASH: Light Attachment for Graffiti Artists

As an Illustration student it's pretty safe to say that some of the work I produce is likely not to everyone's taste, just as some people disagree that graffiti is at all worth considering as an art form. After learning more about the street art scene for a module or two at university, it's clear that - bar crappy, pointless scribbled tags - the practice is becoming much more commonplace and heralded with creative worth. Perhaps another rebellious artistic outcry but nonetheless any kind of graffiti is usually frowned upon as vandalism and nothing more. Resultantly, artists and vandals alike often take to the streets in the dead of night to avoid being caught.
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‘Flappy Bird’ Gone Forever? Apple’s Rules Prevent App’s Restoration

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, developer Dong Nguyen discussed his thoughts on bringing the game back after having apparently thrown all of his very, very expensive toys out of his equally-expensive pram. Removing the arcade-esque hit from both iOS and Android markets would have set Nguyen back a suggested $50,000 per day after players became obsessed over its frustrating difficulty, sometimes sending death threats to the developer, but now Apple's developer agreement has removed near any possibility of the title resurfacing under the same name.
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Bring Towels: The Hitchhiker’s Guide Text Adventure Gets an Anniversary Update

Blurring the ever-thinning line between fiction and reality is a conquest which many a developer has happily taken on to allow for full immersion; but how about we take five? Alright, I'll put the kettle on. Tea, milk, one sugar?...
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The Walking Dead: Comic Publisher Launches Skybound Interactive

After being awarded with a whopping 9.3 rating by IGN, The Walking Dead: The Game proved to be worth so much more than a quick buck on top of a plethora of consistent success. Yet again solid writing trumped shiny, shiny graphics and minimal technicalities.
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Shuhei Yoshida: The Last Guardian to be Released at the “Right...

During the Tokyo Game Show, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida responded to a probable bombardment of queries on the game's drawn-out development by mentioning that the team "are still waiting for the right time to reintroduce it".

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