An aspect of the Red Dead Online game has been causing a lot of controversy — the in-game economy. Many players complain that prices for in-game items are too high and that earning currency requires too much grinding.
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‘Tis the season to be ripped off. We look at the problems with online shopping
It is a fraud many people would scoff at the idea of falling for – buying a fake handbag or perfume online through what appears to be a genuine website. For others less worried about the legal, moral or quality implications, it is a way to buy a designer item without the price tag.
The sale of fake goods online has blossomed, as have the problems that come with the illegal products – from perfumes made partially with urine to phone chargers that combust in the middle of the night and children’s toys with dangerous levels of lead. New figures show that British police have shut down 31,000 sites this year in an attempt to stop the spread of counterfeit goods as part of an international effort to make shopping on the internet safer.
The warmth of a call with the ease of a text – or just a time-wasting nuisance? Either way, they are the new chat
Trawl through social media or simply have the misfortune to be friends with an early adopter of tech trends and you’ll see that the next big form of communication is upon us. It isn’t a brand new app or some strange semaphore. In some ways, it’s a throwback to the 1980s era of answering machines. “Voice messaging” – sending recorded voice messages to recipients using apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Telegram – is having a moment. Unlike with voicemail, there’s no opportunity for the recipient to pick up and chat, and you can mix voice messages in with regular chat messages. For those who haven’t yet had the pleasure of encountering them, here’s what you need to know.
Space agencies around the world are set to explore the red planet, while Elon Musk has even grander plans
Last week, Nasa successfully landed its InSight probe on Mars, as part of a two-year mission to study the planet’s deep interior. Nasa is also planning a rover mission for 2020, to investigate signs of life and collect data for future expeditions.
Blizzard further confirmed that multiple Diablo projects are in development, and that they will be revealed next year. Fans of the series will have new Diablo games to look forward to next year, possibly including Diablo 4.
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