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Saturday February 6th, 2021 day edition

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Ahead of the title’s November 2020 roll out, Ubisoft unveiled a roadmap replete with paid content plans.

Add to that Valhalla’s aggressive microtransactions and there lies the perfect recipe for backlash.

Like Odyssey before it, Valhalla launched with a slew of in-game purchasing options in tow.

Unlike Odyssey, however, Ubisoft has done little to address the issue in its newest release.

Players who want good-looking armor with decent stat bonuses have to buy them via the in-game store, for instance.

Meanwhile, the armor sets available in-game are either a grind to unlock or don't appear until much later in the experience.

Or perhaps this particular conversation has been overshadowed by the controversy surrounding Cyberpunk 2077, which launched just one month after AC Valhalla?. »

House Puts $1.9 Trillion Stimulus on Fast Track, With No G.O.P. Votes

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Biden says he will bar Trump from receiving intelligence briefings, saying his ‘erratic behavior’ cannot be trusted.

President Joe Biden has decided not to share intelligence briefings with former President Trump, breaking from tradition.

“I just think that there is no need for him to have the intelligence briefings,’’ Mr. Biden said. »

Trump funnelled money from donors into private business after election loss, report finds

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Donald Trump has funnelled thousands of dollars from his donors into his private business after his loss in the 2020 presidential election.

The former president’s reelection campaign moved roughly $2.8 million from donors into the Trump Organisation over his term, including at least $81,000 since Mr Trump lost the election, according to Forbes, based on campaign finance reports submitted to the Federal Election Commission.

Nearly a month after Election Day, the campaign paid $38,000 to Trump Tower Commercial LLC, the business under which the former president owns a stake in his namesake tower in New York. »

Texas Republicans endorse legislation to allow vote on secession from US

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The Texas Republican party has endorsed legislation that would allow state residents to vote whether to secede from the United States.

In a talkshow interview, the party chair, Allen West, argued that: “Texans have a right to voice their opinions on [this] critical issue.

UPDATE: Allen West, the chairman of the @TexasGOP, says Texans should be given an opportunity to vote to secede from the United States. »

Tom Hanks' COVID-19 diagnosis likely shaped behaviors, thoughts toward virus

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"There is a growing body of research about how celebrity behavior and social media posts can affect public health,” Myrick said.

“This suggests that public health officials and advocates may want to use these types of celebrity announcements to help reach people who may be harder to reach.".

The respondents who reported making changes said Hanks’ disclosure inspired them to seek more information and/or take stricter precautions. »