The Daily Populous

Thursday November 14th, 2019 night edition

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Game Freak – the hit developer behind the classic Pokémon franchise – has come under fire from fans, triggering a social media storm.

Sword and Shield – the latest in the series – is set for release on the Nintendo Switch this Friday.

The hashtag ‘GameFreakLied’ has been trending globally this week after disgruntled enthusiasts posted screenshots, video clips and concerns over the apparent below-par effort.

Firstly, there are only 10 routes in the game when previous entries have had a vastly greater number of paths to traverse.

Secondly, 144 moves have been cut from the game, limiting the amount of variety players have at their disposal.

The gym leaders now only have a maximum of three Pokémon to use, which is once again a serious deviation away from older games.

Discover more about a woman who was shot while playing Pokémon Go after accidentally being caught in the crossfire of an armed robbery. »

Tesla cites Brexit as Germany chosen over UK for European plant

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The Tesla chief executive, Elon Musk, has said Brexit uncertainty played a role in the firm’s decision to build its first European factory in Germany rather than the UK.

The billionaire entrepreneur revealed that the firm’s European battery plant would be built on the outskirts of Berlin.

Speaking to Auto Express after making the announcement, Musk said: “Brexit [uncertainty] made it too risky to put a Gigafactory in the UK.”. »

Disney's new streaming service doesn't work on some Vizio smart TVs, and there's no fix in sight

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BusinessInsiderDe Several Vizio smart TV owners have taken to Twitter to share their discontent that Disney's new streaming channel Disney Plus is not working on their TVs.

Vizio recognizes that Disney Plus isn't working, but it hasn't offered an explanation, a fix, or an estimated time when Disney Plus may become available.

Regular Chromecast users received an update to version 1.36 that's said to contain the compatibility for Disney Plus. »

Mark Zuckerberg says TikTok is a threat to democracy, but didn't say he spent 6 months trying to buy its predecessor

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Sources told BuzzFeed Facebook wasn't able to close the deal, while Bloomberg reports it walked away over's young usership and Chinese ownership.

Mark Zuckerberg has been on the offensive against TikTok in recent months, criticizing the platform for reportedly censoring content.

Instagram yesterday launched a short-form video feature called "Reels" in Brazil, which has been widely characterized as a clone of TikTok. »

‘The Witcher’ Gets Early Season 2 Renewal at Netflix

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The second season of the Henry Cavill-led fantasy series will begin production in London early in 2020, for a planned debut in 2021, according to Netflix.

Like the first season, Season 2 will also consist of eight episodes.

Also Read: 'The Witcher' Finally Gets a Premiere Date From Netflix - Watch the First Trailer Here (Video). »