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The new ‘Uncharted’s photo mode hilariously lets you ruin all the game’s best moments

By Jess Joho

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Naughty Dog’s games are too beautiful for your run-of-the-mill screenshots.

The team behind titles like Uncharted and The Last of Us heard the cry from fans for more ways to capture their games’ beauty by incorporating a photo mode into their latest addition to the Uncharted series: The Lost Legacy.

The game isn’t out yet, but critics and fans are already almost more interested in this single feature than the game itself, overjoyed by the improvements from …

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‘Pivot to video’ is not the death of words

By Jason Abbruzzese

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The “pivot to video” is not the death of words.

It’s not the death of journalism or a sign that people are abandoning everything that is right and good in the world.

What it is, however, isn’t much better.

The “pivot to video” is the product of an internet that is run by Google, Facebook, and an advertising market with little regard for anything that isn’t video. They’re setting the rules, and media companies—especially startups—have to play the game.

News broke on Thursday that …

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Facebook is finally purging annoying fake videos from your News Feed

By Patrick Kulp

Facebook

Say goodbye to annoying fake Facebook videos.

The social network is tweaking its algorithm so you’ll see static memes disguised as videos and images with fake play buttons way less often.

Spammers have been flooding the site with these trick formats to take advantage of Facebook’s fanatical focus on promoting video above other types of content. Uploading single images as videos can earn the poster advertising money, and photos made to look like videos can lead users to sketchy sites with malicious ads.

An example of a photo with a fake play button that leads to a sketchy website.

An example of a photo with a fake play button that leads to a sketchy website.

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Visit Chernobyl in virtual reality on PlayStation VR

By Kellen Beck

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If you’ve always wanted to visit the abandoned location of the Chernobyl disaster, you’ll be able to do that from the safety of your home soon with PlayStation VR.

The Chernobyl VR Project is coming to PS VR “in the near future,” according to a PlayStation Blog post, sending people into the abandoned area of land around the site of the Chernobyl disaster.

In 1986, there was a disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, Ukraine, resulting in more than 30 deaths and sending radiation into the air. The area was evacuated and has been largely abandoned by humans ever since. …

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