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Apex Legends developers spark outrage after calling gamers “dicks”, “ass-hats”and “freeloaders” Benjamin Wareing Follow Aug 18 · 4 min read.

Users of the Apex Legends subreddit were left shocked and outraged last night as two Respawn developers called gamers “dicks”, suggested they were “ass-hats” and described them as “freeloaders” in unfiltered public comments.

In one public comment responding to a reddit user, dk05 wrote: “Hey everyone – found the dick I was talking about.”.

dk05 wrote in a separate comment: “I’ve been in the industry long enough to remember when players weren’t complete ass-hats to developers and it was pretty neat.”.

When one user tried to clarify DK05’s statement calling gamers “dicks”, the developer wrote: “I think technically I was calling gamers dicks?

With a slowing growth in the player base as gamers gravitate towards alternate battle royales such as Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty’s Blackout and Battlefield’s Firestorm, it’s difficult to understand the benefit behind the Apex Legends developer’s divisive comments.

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Having kids makes you happier, but only when they move out

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When it comes to who is happier, people with kids or those without, most research points to the latter.

But a new study suggests that parents are happier than non-parents later in life, when their children move out and become sources of social enjoyment rather than stress.

Most surveys of parental happiness have focused on those whose children still live at home. »

'Mulan' faces boycott in Korea after Chinese actress Liu Yifei's 'support' for Hong Kong protester crackdown

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Disney's new live-action flick "Mulan" faces growing calls for a boycott in South Korea after its star Liu Yifei shared a controversial image on social media that critics see as her tacit support of China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

"She is enjoying freedom as an American citizen, while forcing Hong Kong people to make sacrifices," a Korean netizen wrote.

Another netizen wrote: "I don't want to see a movie starring the person who supports a police crackdown in Hong Kong.". »

George RR Martin: the end of Game of Thrones on TV was a liberation

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A petition demanding that the HBO channel reshoot it from scratch has now been signed by more than a million viewers.

George RR Martin: ‘Game of Thrones finishing is freeing, I’m at my own pace’ Read more.

Facebook Twitter Pinterest George RR Martin says: ‘I don’t think [the TV series] was very good for me.’ Photograph: Antonio Olmos/The Observer. »