The Daily Populous

Thursday February 22nd, 2018 morning edition

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Unfortunately, often those moments are disrupted when I accidentally enter a restricted area, or when the story forces me to assassinate someone to proceed.

Today sees the release of a new “discovery tour” for Assassin’s Creed Origins, and it feels like it was designed specifically for players like me.

The tour takes place in the same virtual rendition of ancient Egypt as the core Origins story campaign, but one where most of the video game aspects have been ripped out.

From there, things begin with a look at the city of Alexandria and how it came to be.

One guided tour takes you step-by-step through the religious rituals in a temple, while another explores the different domesticated animals in the game.

But the tours also showcase the ways in which history was altered slightly in the service of better game design.

But the exploration-heavy style of Assassin’s Creed, combined with the stunningly detailed world built by the developers at Ubisoft, makes it a more inviting experience. »

Florida House declares porn a public health risk shortly after denying assault rifle ban

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Florida lawmakers on Tuesday passed a resolution declaring pornography a public health risk, less than an hour after they rejected a motion to consider a bill that would ban assault rifles.

In the same session, less than an hour later, according to the newspaper, the legislature considered a GOP-backed bill to declare porn a public health risk, which it passed by a voice vote.

Sheryl Acquaroli, a junior from Stoneman Douglas, told CNN that the lawmakers’ decision to not consider the assault rifle ban was “heartbreaking.” »

Netflix Lands Worldwide Rights to Next Four Duplass Brothers Films (EXCLUSIVE)

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The untitled project marks Alex Lehmann’s second outing as director — he also helmed Duplass Brothers’ “Blue Jay” — and he co-wrote the script with Mark Duplass.

“Jay and Mark are the most enterprising filmmakers in the business,” said Ian Bricke, director of independent films at Netflix.

The previous pact gave Netflix exclusive worldwide SVOD distribution rights following a short theatrical release window. »

Mueller files new charges against ex-Trump aides Manafort and Gates

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The special counsel investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin has stepped up pressure on the former campaign manager Paul Manafort by filing new sealed court charges against him.

Reuters saw a court record referring to the sealed charges, which were also directed against Rick Gates, Manafort’s former business associate, but the documents provided no details on the nature of the charges.

Gates is also reported to be negotiating a plea deal, increasing the pressure on Manafort to cooperate with the Russia investigation. »

Ajit Pai’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People

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This is why in 2016, the FCC modernized the Lifeline program, which gives low-income Americans a monthly $9.25 subsidy for communications services.

Created during the Reagan administration and expanded during George W. Bush's presidency, Lifeline historically applied only to landline, and then mobile, phone service.

And it carefully began to shift the Lifeline subsidy to include broadband internet access. »