Facebook is planning to launch a new tool that aims to help ease breakups between two ex-lovers without the need to unfriend or unblock each other.
The social media giant recently announced that it will start testing out new tools that will help ex-lovers cope better after their breakup. Facebook will provide users the option to filter the information they encounter about their former flame on the social network without having to click either the Unfriend or Block button, according to TechCrunch.
The option to activate the new breakup tools will pop up once a Facebook user changes relationship status on the network. To give post-breakup Facebook users virtual space, they will be given the option to filter posts from an ex-lover, an AP report published on CNBC says. more >>
The popular shooter game exclusive to Xbox One, "Halo 5: Guardians," has received its first free expansion pack a few days ago. Called "Battle of Shadow and Light," this free content pack is said to be one of the "many" free updates that the game is set to receive from game developer 343 Industries. Among the biggest features of this update is the Big Team Battle that allows teams of eight players to battle it out in four new Big Team Battle maps.
According to a report in GameSpot, aside from the 8v8 Big Team Battles, there are also four new maps which were made using Halo 5's Forge tools and were said to be inspired by previous maps that appeared in the game. The new maps are Deadlock, Basin, Guillotine and Recurve.
Apart from the new maps, the update also brings with it 48 new REQs, which includes new weapons, weapon skins, armor such as the Shinobi armor set and the Tracer armor set and emblems. A new type of assassination is also available, called "Shove It," as well as several other assassinations. Weapon skins also come for both guns and vehicles that players use. Game publisher Microsoft however said that the new REQ content may not arrive all at once but will definitely be available within 24 hours or less. more >>
Electronic Arts' "Star Wars: Battlefront" is already available for buyers after its release on November 17. For $60, gamers can purchase and play the much-awaited first- and third-person shooter video game which is also said to be a reboot of the original "Star Wars: Battlefront" series. Even before the game's release however, EA has also announced that a Season Pass for the game can be had for a whopping $50, which is considered high for additional content that is yet to arrive to the game. According to a report in Tech Times, fans of the game were taken aback by the Season Pass' price.
In order to appease its fans, however, EA and Dice eventually detailed the contents of the Season Pass which they think justifies its price. According to the report, EA provided details two days before the game was scheduled to be released.
The report noted that the upcoming content of the game will be doubled with the Season Pass. It is said to bring 16 new multiplayer maps, which will be featuring several new planets but does not include the free Battle of Jakku map. Not much detail about these new maps was given however. more >>
Last year's 10th anniversary of the "World of Warcraft" brought huge rewards and gifts for long-time players of the game. As "World of Warcraft" marks its 11th year this year, the rewards as expected are not as big as the previous year's. However, there are quite a few that players can look forward to this year. According to a report in Tech Times, although the rewards this year are "tame" compared to last year's, loyal players should still want to avail of them.
Game publisher Blizzard announced what's in store for players come November 16. According to a report in Kotaku, all players need to do is to check their mailbox between November 16 to 30. They will receive mail with a box that contains the in-game rewards that they will receive. These include:
- Celebration Package: gives 11% experience boost from kills for one hour with a 10 second cooldown more >>
"Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Online" Lowriders Week brings players special sale on Benny's Original Motor Works for lowriders the whole week.
When "GTA Online: Lowriders" was released on Oct. 20 as an update to "GTA V" and "GTA Online," gamers got acquainted with Benny's Original Motor Works, where they can buy lowriders and interior customizations. The update also opened new missions for Lamar Davis, and new weapons, clothes, hair, accessories, and other freebies and specials, according to Realty Today.
Lowriders Week comes just a month after the game was launched, and the special brings a week-long sale at Benny's Original Motor Works, Clapway said. Gamers can avail of a 25 percent price drop lowriders in the shop. Another 25 percent discount is up for grabs for the same car, and a 25 percent discount is being offered on selected items, Game Zone reports. more >>
Movie piracy website Popcorn Time has re-launched just a month after it announced it would stop its operations immediately.
In a move that defied copyright group's efforts to put a stop to piracy, Popcorn Time re-launched a new version of its site just a month after it ceased the operation of its PopcornTime.io site. It was later revealed that the company shut down the site because of legal and internal financial issues, according to the International Business Times (IBT).
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) had been pushing for the shutdown of Popcorn Time. After the cessation of its operations in October, its virtual private network VPN.ht Movies announced that the movie download service will be resurrected, the report details. more >>