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Sunday October 11st, 2020 night edition

image for As Star Citizen turns eight years old, the single-player campaign still sounds a long way off

Squadron 42 is meant to be a cinematic, star-studded story-based single-player adventure akin to the Wing Commander games Roberts made his name with in the '90s.

Squadron 42 was originally announced for release in 2014 during the Star Citizen Kickstarter campaign, but was delayed multiple times.

But that date has passed and there has been no meaningful communication from the studio on the status of Squadron 42's release.

Roberts stepped in to address this question, announcing the imminent release of a show focused just on Squadron 42 called The Briefing Room.

Roberts admitted however that the studio hasn't done a good job of showing progress on Squadron 42.

Star Citizen and Chris Roberts have come under fire for years now for failing to release the game, or provide a target release date.

Yesterday, the developers launched the Star Citizen - Alpha 3.11: High Impact update, and kicked off a Halloween-themed event as well as an in-game election. »

Federal judge blocks Texas governor's order limiting mail ballot drop-off locations

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A federal judge in Texas on Friday barred officials from enforcing Governor Greg Abbott's order that would limit the number of mail in voting drop off boxes to one per county.

But Judge Robert Pitman said the directive imposed a "burden on an already vulnerable voting population that is somewhere between 'slight' and 'severe.'".

Abbott's order, which was issued last week, was criticized by officials in some of Texas' largest counties who were planning to set up multiple drop off locations in order to make it easier to return mail ballots. »

Transmission Dynamics by Age Group in COVID-19 Hotspot Counties — United States, April–September 2020

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Understanding whether increasing incidence in hotspot counties is predominantly occurring in specific age groups is important for identifying opportunities to prevent or reduce transmission.

* CDC analyzed temporal trends in percent positivity by age group in COVID-19 hotspot counties before and after their identification as hotspots.

There is an urgent need to address transmission among young adult populations, especially given recent increases in COVID-19 incidence among young adults (3). »

Judge rules Apple can continue blocking Fortnite from the App Store

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(CNN Business) A federal judge has ruled that Apple can continue to block the hit video game Fortnite from its app store as the iPhone maker defends a landmark antitrust lawsuit by the game's publisher, Epic Games.

Apple AAPL Epic Games suedin August after Apple removed Fortnite from its platform.

In federal court, Epic had asked Judge Yvonne Gonzalez for a preliminary injunction that would restore Fortnite to the Apple App Store. »

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