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Tiger Woods has threatened to sue a celebrity smut site and the as-yet-unidentified person who stole and leaked nude photos of ex-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn and a full-frontal image of the pro golfer.

Looks as if that threat is not yet getting the job done. 

As of 9:30 a.m. PDT Tuesday, photos and...

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Source: Los Angeles Times - Restaurant Reviews (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:42:00 PDT )
Fujifilm's latest instant camera shoots square film, but is it worth tolerating a quirky camera? Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:00:00 +0000)
We review the budget smartphone from Motorola, the Moto G5, with a 13mp camera, and fingerprint sensor.
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Source: ePHOTOzine - All Photography Articles (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:28:20 GMT )
All you need is an internet connection, a library card, and a good e-reader to dive into your next page-turner. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0000)
In her novel, “See What I Have Done,” Sarah Schmidt turns the story of Lizzie Borden and the Fall River murders into a grisly exploration of madness. Read More

Source: The New York Times - Sunday Review (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:00:19 GMT )
In “Into the Gray Zone,” the neuroscientist Adrian Owen describes finding signs of consciousness in the brains of vegetative patients. Read More

Source: The New York Times - Sunday Review (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:00:15 GMT )
Jacques Berlinerblau, a professor at Georgetown, explains that at colleges and universities, you don’t get what you pay for. Read More

Source: The New York Times - Sunday Review (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:00:10 GMT )
A brotherless reader seeks the fraternal bond through fictional works starring male siblings with fierce and complex attachments. Read More

Source: The New York Times - Sunday Review (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:00:01 GMT )
Three books on the land, people and culture of the region. Read More

Source: The New York Times - Sunday Review (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:00:02 GMT )
Here are 10 exciting predictions about the future of photography that will get your imagination racing.
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Source: ePHOTOzine - All Photography Articles (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:49:24 GMT )
The Bird Photographer of the Year winners have been announced and a photo of Flamingo has taken the top accolade.
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Source: ePHOTOzine - All Photography Articles (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:56:36 GMT )
Here we round-up the Top 34 best portrait prime lenses we have reviewed on ePHOTOzine, ideal for portraits and bokeh.
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Source: ePHOTOzine - All Photography Articles (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:00:01 GMT )
Canon has announced new 3 in 1 and 4 in 1 printers in the PIXMA range.
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Source: ePHOTOzine - All Photography Articles (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:06:48 GMT )
When people take photos of things they’re interested in, they tend to focus on those things more intently. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Sun, 13 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0000)
Have a look at this collection of Dragonfly and Damselfly imagery, plus pick up some tips on capturing images of these insects.
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Source: ePHOTOzine - Photography Techniques (Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:10:03 GMT )

The first teaser trailer for the Kickstarter-funded and Sony-backed Shenmue III has landed. Released today, the video uses footage taken from a "small slice" of a work-in-progress version of the highly anticipated title. In the video you'll see some characters (both returning and new), and it shows off the how the world may look in the final product.

Developing...

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Source: GameSpot Gaming Reviews (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:22:00 -0700)

Players still looking to jump into Battlefield 1 have a chance to pick up the game and its DLC all at once. During its Gamescom livestream, EA unveiled Battlefield 1: Revolution, a new edition of the multiplayer shooter that releases today for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Revolution is the complete edition of Battlefield 1. It retails for $60 and includes the base game as well as its premium pass, which gives players access to four DLC expansions: They Shall Not Pass, In the Name of the Tsar, Turning Tides, and Apocalypse. Each expansion offers new maps, weapons, and game modes. Those who purchase the Revolution edition will also receive the Red Baron, Lawrence of Arabia, and Hellfighter packs, each of which contains items, vehicles, and emblems based on their respective heroes.

Battlefield 1's next DLC pack, In the Name of the Tsar, releases in September. It adds six maps, two Operations, 11 new weapons, and other content to the popular shooter. The game's penultimate expansion, Turning Tide, follows in December and lets players "partake in amphibious warfare." The last DLC pack, Apocalypse, is scheduled to arrive in early 2018.

Coinciding with the release of Revolution, a new map is also available to play today. Battlefield 1 season pass owners can now jump into Lupkow Pass, one of the new maps from the forthcoming In the Name of the Tsar expansion. It features snow-covered battlefields and "treacherous vertical drops." A closed alpha test for Battlefield 1's new 5v5 Incursions mode kicks off in September.

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Source: GameSpot Gaming Reviews (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:19:00 -0700)

In a dramatic shakeup at the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago-based parent company has installed new leadership and plans to invest more resources in the news organization to move it more quickly into the digital age.

Ross Levinsohn, 54, a veteran media executive who worked at Fox and served as interim...

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Source: Los Angeles Times - Restaurant Reviews (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:45:00 PDT )
You’ll want it, even if you can't get it yet. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:47:35 +0000)
Don't have a DSLR with a fancy lens? That's fine. You can still get some great photos using your phone's camera. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000)

Sky-watchers gazed heavenward Monday in a slender corridor bisecting the mainland United States, laying claim to choice viewing spots, donning protective glasses, boning up on ancient mythology, and braving traffic jams — all for a grand celestial show not visible all across America in nearly a...

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Source: Los Angeles Times - Restaurant Reviews (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:15:00 PDT )
WATCH: The full interview with the 'Hamilton' creative team here MORE "HAMILTON"The birth of 'Hamilton,' told by the man who was in the room where it happenedHe's your Aaron Burr, sir: 'Hamilton' star Joshua Henry on why kids in the audience bring him to tearsNew details on the $10 'Hamilton' ticket... Read More

Source: Los Angeles Times - Restaurant Reviews (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:07:00 PDT )

The tallies are in, the judges’ ballots are all counted, and the trophies have all gone home with the winners. Here are the celebrants, listed by category, as provided by the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance.

COMPLETE LIST OF 2017 WINNERS

Best of Show

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer Bruce... Read More

Source: Los Angeles Times - Restaurant Reviews (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:55:00 PDT )
As well as repairing and cleaning cameras, Fixation are now offering repair tips & tricks over on their blog.
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Source: ePHOTOzine - All Photography Articles (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:32:31 GMT )
If long telephoto reach is what you're after in a lens then look no further than our top tele zoom countdown to find the best of the best.
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Source: ePHOTOzine - All Photography Articles (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:37:04 GMT )
You should be able to TiVo the internet. Here's why you can't. Read More

Source: WIRED - Product Reviews (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0000)
A stunning image of the Perseid meteor shower has been awarded the POTW accolade.
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Source: ePHOTOzine - Photography News (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:58:40 GMT )
George Anders’s “You Can Do Anything” and Randall Stross’s “A Practical Education” argue for the value of a liberal education in today’s economy. Read More

Source: The New York Times - Sunday Review (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:12 GMT )
Rachel Seiffert’s novel “A Boy in Winter” probes the bonds and betrayals in a Ukrainian town as it succumbs to Hitler’s armies. Read More

Source: The New York Times - Sunday Review (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:12 GMT )

Yakuza games do two things very well: grab you with dramatic stories and over-the-top characters, and make you laugh with oddball side missions that knowingly lean into their absurdity. The latest game, Yakuza Kiwami, is no exception. It's gripping and funny, juvenile at times and self reflexive at others. It's a difficult game to categorize, but its unbridled spirit is immediately identifiable, and acutely unapologetic.

Some people had their first taste of Yakuza when it debuted in 2005, and for them, Kiwami is a remake of the game that started it all. It is for the most part a straightforward recreation of the first Yakuza game, albeit with minor adjustments made to account for the current state of the series' extended narrative and contemporary combat systems, but it's largely a faithful adaptation where it counts.

For other people, Yakuza Kiwami is the follow-up to Yakuza Zero, the prequel that arrived earlier this year. Barring the Japanese-exclusive Samurai-themed spinoff Yakuza Ishin, Yakuza Zero is the first in the series' current timeline, and the first Yakuza game on PlayStation 4, making it the perfect starting point for newcomers.

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Kiwami is a natural sequel for recent Yakuza inductees, despite its 2005 DNA. You travel the same streets of seedy Kamurocho--a play on Tokyo's red-light district, Kabukicho--to right wrongs and protect the innocent. Chivalrous Yakuza idol Kazuma Kiryu remains in the spotlight, and though the world around him has gone through some technological and cultural growth, he's still the same-old suited gangster with a furrowed brow, a heart of gold, and fists of fury.

Kamurocho is full of interesting sights and sounds: there are an array of restaurants, arcades, and clubs to visit. You can buy and sell miscellaneous goods at a pawn shop and stock up on energy drinks and alcohol at the many corner convenience stores. Kamurocho both a reflection and an exaggeration of Japanese cities, though it always errs on the side of amusement.

Kiwami's primary story is heavy, defined by murder and betrayal, and while it can be wholly captivating, the game's lighter pursuits provide necessary catharsis from your life of crime.

The game's 13 chapters follow a familiar pattern, presenting a self-contained mini conflict that plays into the bigger picture with opportunities to explore the city between cutscenes. Kiwami generously provides waypoints for your next major objective, so you always feel comfortable setting main missions aside as they are easily picked back up again. But when you do, Kamurocho's footprint is rather modest compared to contemporary open worlds, meaning you're repeatedly sent to the same few locations over and over again. At some point, you grow weary of running to one corner of the map knowing full well that whomever awaits is just going to direct you elsewhere after the briefest of conversations.

It doesn't help that you're frequently interrupted with menial combat encounters along the way. Fights on the streets of Tokyo play out in an outdated beat-em-up format where stiff controls and swarms of enemies lead to frequent battles of attrition. And despite offering an impressive amount of character progression, which includes earning extremely violent takedowns as well as strategic maneuvers for your various fighting styles, Kiwami's battles remain consistently underwhelming after the initial joys of brutalizing street toughs wears off.

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Though you don't get to control Zero's standout character, Goro Majima, this time around, he's still a prominent part of the overall experience. Goro delights himself in picking fights with you to satisfy his own masochism and to help you regain atrophied skills after a stint in prison that occurs early on in Kiwami. Along with wonderfully weird side quests that pop up as you explore Kamurocho, these surprise events give exploration a sense of purpose. Kiwami's primary story is heavy, defined by murder and betrayal, and while it can be wholly captivating, the game's lighter pursuits provide necessary catharsis from your life of crime.

Beyond its lighthearted substories, Kiwami also offers a host of mini-games that can take hours to master. Many of these, such as darts and Mahjong, are straightforward and traditional experiences, and closely mirror Zero's renditions. The same goes for the RC car races, bowling, and batting cages. Others pursuits such as the bikini-clad-women-cosplaying-as-bugs fighting game, are, well, essentially there for titillation, opting to be sexy rather than challenging. In this regard, Kiwami offers plenty of adult pursuits that aren't shy about leaning into the game's pervasive machismo.

Despite that combat remains more of a bump in the road than a rewarding pursuit, it's a no-brainer for existing fans of the series, and shouldn't be overlooked by newcomers, even if Zero passed them by.

This same lack of restraint can also be credited with Yakuza's more prominent qualities. Cutscenes are often hyper-emotional exchanges backed by impassioned Japanese voice acting that, despite the language barrier, strike a chord. Likewise, Kiryu's finishing moves in combat display a fair amount of creative delight in the unusual ways he's able to take advantage of the environment and nearby props-turned-weapons. These don't always turn a boring fight into an exciting one, but creative violence--along with far-out humor and sexy distractions--is part of the reason Yakuza games are uniquely exhilarating, despite the presence of obvious flaws.

Kiwami does a great job as both a remake of the original Yakuza game and as a sequel to Zero. Despite that combat remains more of a bump in the road than a rewarding pursuit, it's a no-brainer for existing fans of the series, and shouldn't be overlooked by newcomers, even if Zero passed them by. There's nothing else quite like Yakuza, and Kiwami isn't afraid to show it.

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Source: GameSpot - Reviews (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700)

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American Ninja Warrior The top 30 competitors from Kansas City, Mo., including Dan Polizzi, Lance Pekus and Brandon Mears, return for a chance to compete in the national finals. 8 p.m. NBC

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Source: Los Angeles Times - Restaurant Reviews (Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:00:00 PDT )
A tripod is an essential part of an arsenal carried by any travel and nature photographer so you need to make sure you have the right one.
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Source: ePHOTOzine - All Photography Articles (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:10:03 GMT )

Fresh off their victory in Mosul, Iraqi forces Sunday launched their campaign to reclaim the city of Tall Afar, Islamic State’s last major bastion in the northern part of the country.

Its loss would deny the group a major resupply — or escape — route to the border with Syria, 60 miles to the west....

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Source: Los Angeles Times - Restaurant Reviews (Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:55:00 PDT )

In Gigantic, developer Motiga has put together a MOBA that colors within the lines at the same time as it expands your expectations of the genre. An impressive roster of character types provide significant tactical depth, while your goals at large emphasize teamwork and tactful coordination of offense and defense. And the whole experience is wrapped up in a charming setting that blends Saturday morning cartoon art with comic book superhero personality.

What’s immediately noticeable is how familiar Gigantic feels. It's a fairly standard team shooter-styled MOBA. Matches pit teams of five players against one another in cramped battle arenas. Each of the two sides--House Aurion and House Devaedra--serve a Guardian, a big beastie that sits at the back of each map. Your objective is to power up your team's Guardian through killing enemies and summoning creatures at power circles to scoop up spawning power orbs (these summoned beasts serve as guards and healers, as well.)

Hitting 100 power points through the above activates your Guardian’s abilities so that it can fly across the map and briefly subdue its counterpart. At this point you converge on the scene of this wrestling match and blast the exposed nethers of the enemy Guardian enough to cause a wound. Do this three times and it's winner winner, chicken dinner.

What’s most enjoyable about Gigantic is the wealth of wacky characters you can choose from to wage the mano-a-mano Guardian slugfests. It’s like the protagonists of nearly two dozen fictional franchises escaped from their respective universes and wound up here. This lineup is what makes the game so distinctive among the MOBA crowd, even if Gigantic isn't all that innovative when it comes to mechanics and features.

Each of Gigantic's 19 characters come with a unique look and set of skills that can be classified for their primary talents. But like the overall game, characters are more than the sums of their parts. They feel like heroes with real identities--catchphrases and all. Xenobia is a witch who helps control the map by casting spells that drain enemy health and slow movement. Elfin Zandora totes a massive sword and is a legitimate tank, but also a leader who buffs ally damage, movement speed, and health regeneration. Beckett is a steampunk shooter with a jetpack who can either snipe foes or blow them up with grenades and bombs. And that’s just a handful of highlights from a lineup where every character is distinctively weird.

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Additional character skills and and gathered Focus (a resource) add even more customization options. Skills come as you level up, allowing you to enhance existing abilities with more power, damage, and range, and also alter specialities. Beckett, for instance, starts as a lightweight run-and-gunner but can be leveled into something of a tank with devastating cannon attacks. Focus increases every time you hit an enemy, take damage, or die, and can then be expended all at once in a blow-the-doors-off attack or as a buff that turns summoned creatures into more powerful adult counterparts.

Such a varied lineup allows for a lot of experimentation with play styles. You can seemingly explore new ideas for ages, seeing what works for you and what doesn’t, all while consistently enjoying Gigantic's infectious personality. Having access to such different characters also bolsters teamwork during matches, because abilities accentuate one another in many ways. Get into a match with experienced players and the smart design reveals itself quickly, with players using characters for their intended skills and taking assault, support, and control roles.

Gigantic may not exactly be wildly innovative, but its likable characters and tactical depth are impressive enough to make an old formula feel almost fresh again.

All of the above qualities give matches an intense back-and-forth flow. It’s imperative to gauge when it’s a good time to go on offense and when it’s best to and defend against an enemy onslaught. Map design focuses on outdoor arenas with plenty of room to take cover, retreat, sneak up on foes, or go for higher ground. Being able to score points through killing foes and grabbing power orbs opens up matches as well, making most of them close affairs and forcing you to think even more tactically. Get too caught up in shooting and slashing and you can find yourself losing even with an impressive body count.

The free core game includes a significant amount of content, featuring a handful of rotating characters from the full roster. You can grind your way to the crowns and rubies needed to purchase new characters, creatures, and so on, or you can take a shortcut and pay to unlock the goodies right away. Either way is quite doable. Of course, you can skip pretty much all of this with a one-time buy of the Ultimate Pack for $30 / £24.

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Fortune cards can cut the time commitment as well. Draw them daily to activate challenges that provide rewards in the form of the in-game currencies. Many of these are focused on achieving objectives with specific characters, too, providing even more incentive to experiment with the roster.

But with all the character classes and customization in play, the battlefield can become too chaotic at times. All of it combined can be tough to follow, especially in the early stages when you’re with a group of newcomers and every one is sorting out how each fighter plays. Melee combat is also a bit more confusing than it should be, due to splashy graphical effects and motion blur that make it tough to track where you and your foes are in close quarters.

A more minor gripe is the absence of weight behind weapons. Hammering someone with a huge fist, twirling around a man-sized sword, or even firing a hand cannon should come with more “oomph.” As the game currently is, there is no real difference in feel whether you’re a lithe character with a blade or a hulk toting a gun. Kills are a little less satisfying than they could be.

Gigantic may not exactly be wildly innovative, but its likable characters and tactical depth are impressive enough to make an old formula feel fresh again. These key core elements, plus the vital ingredient of a healthy fan base that guarantees you’ll pretty much always be able to find a match, make the game stand out, even among the crowded free-to-play MOBA genre.

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Ever since the introduction of jump pads in shooters, an FPS that offered greater freedom of flight was inevitable. Lawbreakers feels like one such result. There's a moderate learning curve to maneuvering and surviving in-air and within the myriad anti-gravity spheres of the game's arenas. When you do manage to adapt to sniping on the fly or boosting down a corridor with strategic purpose, the resulting outcomes can feel sublime even if you rarely receive the post-match MVP award.

Even with the possibility of vertical movement, FPS maps are wasted if there aren't adequate weapons and abilities to play with. Lawbreakers addresses this challenge through an intelligible diversity in the armaments and specialities spread across its nine classes. There's a reasonable assortment of advanced finesse fighters, beginner-friendly gateway classes, and well-rounded combatants who are useful in any map/mode combination. Even after about 100 matches, it was pleasing to see that no one class dominated, especially among high performing players, which is a credit to developer Boss Key's thoughtfulness in honing these characters.

The lack of standardized weapon and movement types make each of these fighters all the more distinct. The Vanguard, for instance, offsets the immense potency of having a gatling gun by not having a secondary weapon. The lack of boosts or upward mobility makes the armored Titan seemingly useless when delivering the batteries in Overcharge, but this class is invaluable for guarding the battery when it's charging at your base (the mode's main goal). And learning how to optimize a role based on your team makeup, map, and mode is part of the fun, which is perpetuated by the welcome ability to change your classes mid-match.

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While Lawbreakers isn't the type of shooter that awards skill-boosting gear as you level up, discovering additional gameplay depth after getting the hang of flying becomes its own reward. Like experienced Street Fighter competitors, advanced players will feel a sense of accomplishment learning which tactics and attacks work best against specific classes. The challenge is in discerning who you're fighting in a given moment since the already-cluttered user interface does little to convey that specific kind of visual information. Tailoring an attack strategy against a class works when you're in a sudden mid-air duel just yards apart, less so when you're trading shots across a courtyard and you can't tell if you're firing at an Assassin or a Wraith.

From the Asian-influenced architectural designs of the Redfalls map or the futuristic shopping mall that makes up the Promenade arena, Lawbreakers' battlegrounds are well-carved to accommodate every class. The balanced mix of wide open spaces and confining passages in all of Lawbreakers' maps present a wealth of combat scenarios. That includes turning the tables on the predator/prey dynamic or using your environment to gain a tactical advantage. The Juggernaut, in particular, will no doubt become the bane of many, thanks to the class' hallway-sized pop-up barrier. Imagine playing the swift Assassin, thinking that you had a straight shot to deliver a ball to the goal, only to have the Juggernaut throw up a wall at the homestretch.

Such obstacles are easily countered by knowing the alternative routes. As with any shooter map, time is the only factor preventing you from committing every turn, shortcut, and hiding spot to memory. A common benefit of knowing the layout well is the palpable gratification of taking a battery or ball from the center of the map to your goal in less than 5 seconds in the Overcharge and Blitzball modes.

This map memory learning curve wouldn’t be as steep if not for all the time you spend running into locked doors and crossing invisible boundaries that pick away at your health. The maps' other shortcoming is the environmental art style, where futuristic surroundings can't mask the arenas' uninspired visuals.

The contrast of richness in functionality and lack of memorable visuals also applies to Lawbreakers’ ensemble cast. Their designs support the notion that high detail does not equate to pleasing aesthetics. You only need to look to the class selection screen to see the fighting game influence, where a large and culturally diverse group exude personality, hungry for a fight. Yet despite their array of outfits and confidence-oozing body language, this group largely lacks the magnetic charisma that inspires loyalty and discussion of favorite characters in real life.

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With any given Quick Match, your mileage will vary on how many strangers decide to work as team players. It's a testament to the combative appeal of Lawbreakers that it's not unusual to engage in brief isolated duels. Whether a player's motivation is to distract an opponent from the objective or the bloodlust of notching another kill, it's a shame that there is no Deathmatch or Team Deathmatch mode to add variety to a suite of match types centered around delivering items to goals or dominating territory.

Given the unique demands of anti-gravity gameplay, the PC version's comprehensive yet concise tutorials turn out to be crucial for onboarding new users. That makes their puzzling omission from the PS4 version disappointing. The fact that you're given currency for participating in the tutorials on PC only twists the knife. To further affirm the PC version as the preferred platform, we also experienced post-match glitches that forced us to relaunch the game from time to time on PS4.

Lawbreakers delivers dopamine hits beyond the arena through post-match score tallies and letter grading. Continuous play also begets higher player profile levels which--after every level up--yields Lawbreakers' cosmetic customization reward: Stash Crates. Capitalizing on the ever-popular, anticipation-driven appeal of random card packs, these loot boxes--packing four items of various rarities (and the occasional in-game currency)--reinforce Lawbreakers’ replayability. And the spectacle of opening these crates is as ceremonious and well-animated as anything you’ll find in Madden or Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

One sign of any worthwhile team-based shooter is a level of accessibility where everyone feels they can contribute no matter their play style, and Lawbreakers succeeds in this manner. And while the lack of Deathmatch is a lost opportunity, its sufficient playlist of modes offers a viable outlet to flaunt your kill/death ratio, even if it's at the expense of team success. What counts is that its fresh anti-gravity mechanics transcends its first-glance novel appeal and creates limitless combat situations that will be new and inviting to many shooter fans.

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Source: GameSpot - Reviews (Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0700)

Ever since the introduction of jump pads in shooters, an FPS that offered greater freedom of flight was inevitable. Lawbreakers feels like one such result. There's a moderate learning curve to maneuvering and surviving in-air and within the myriad anti-gravity spheres of the game's arenas. When you do manage to adapt to sniping on the fly or boosting down a corridor with strategic purpose, the resulting outcomes can feel sublime even if you rarely receive the post-match MVP award.

Even with the possibility of vertical movement, FPS maps are wasted if there aren't adequate weapons and abilities to play with. Lawbreakers addresses this challenge through an intelligible diversity in the armaments and specialities spread across its nine classes. There's a reasonable assortment of advanced finesse fighters, beginner-friendly gateway classes, and well-rounded combatants who are useful in any map/mode combination. Even after about 100 matches, it was pleasing to see that no one class dominated, especially among high performing players, which is a credit to developer Boss Key's thoughtfulness in honing these characters.

The lack of standardized weapon and movement types make each of these fighters all the more distinct. The Vanguard, for instance, offsets the immense potency of having a gatling gun by not having a secondary weapon. The lack of boosts or upward mobility makes the armored Titan seemingly useless when delivering the batteries in Overcharge, but this class is invaluable for guarding the battery when it's charging at your base (the mode's main goal). And learning how to optimize a role based on your team makeup, map, and mode is part of the fun, which is perpetuated by the welcome ability to change your classes mid-match.

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While Lawbreakers isn't the type of shooter that awards skill-boosting gear as you level up, discovering additional gameplay depth after getting the hang of flying becomes its own reward. Like experienced Street Fighter competitors, advanced players will feel a sense of accomplishment learning which tactics and attacks work best against specific classes. The challenge is in discerning who you're fighting in a given moment since the already-cluttered user interface does little to convey that specific kind of visual information. Tailoring an attack strategy against a class works when you're in a sudden mid-air duel just yards apart, less so when you're trading shots across a courtyard and you can't tell if you're firing at an Assassin or a Wraith.

From the Asian-influenced architectural designs of the Redfalls map or the futuristic shopping mall that makes up the Promenade arena, Lawbreakers' battlegrounds are well-carved to accommodate every class. The balanced mix of wide open spaces and confining passages in all of Lawbreakers' maps present a wealth of combat scenarios. That includes turning the tables on the predator/prey dynamic or using your environment to gain a tactical advantage. The Juggernaut, in particular, will no doubt become the bane of many, thanks to the class' hallway-sized pop-up barrier. Imagine playing the swift Assassin, thinking that you had a straight shot to deliver a ball to the goal, only to have the Juggernaut throw up a wall at the homestretch.

Such obstacles are easily countered by knowing the alternative routes. As with any shooter map, time is the only factor preventing you from committing every turn, shortcut, and hiding spot to memory. A common benefit of knowing the layout well is the palpable gratification of taking a battery or ball from the center of the map to your goal in less than 5 seconds in the Overcharge and Blitzball modes.

This map memory learning curve wouldn’t be as steep if not for all the time you spend running into locked doors and crossing invisible boundaries that pick away at your health. The maps' other shortcoming is the environmental art style, where futuristic surroundings can't mask the arenas' uninspired visuals.

The contrast of richness in functionality and lack of memorable visuals also applies to Lawbreakers’ ensemble cast. Their designs support the notion that high detail does not equate to pleasing aesthetics. You only need to look to the class selection screen to see the fighting game influence, where a large and culturally diverse group exude personality, hungry for a fight. Yet despite their array of outfits and confidence-oozing body language, this group largely lacks the magnetic charisma that inspires loyalty and discussion of favorite characters in real life.

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With any given Quick Match, your mileage will vary on how many strangers decide to work as team players. It's a testament to the combative appeal of Lawbreakers that it's not unusual to engage in brief isolated duels. Whether a player's motivation is to distract an opponent from the objective or the bloodlust of notching another kill, it's a shame that there is no Deathmatch or Team Deathmatch mode to add variety to a suite of match types centered around delivering items to goals or dominating territory.

Given the unique demands of anti-gravity gameplay, the PC version's comprehensive yet concise tutorials turn out to be crucial for onboarding new users. That makes their puzzling omission from the PS4 version disappointing. The fact that you're given currency for participating in the tutorials on PC only twists the knife. To further affirm the PC version as the preferred platform, we also experienced post-match glitches that forced us to relaunch the game from time to time on PS4.

Lawbreakers delivers dopamine hits beyond the arena through post-match score tallies and letter grading. Continuous play also begets higher player profile levels which--after every level up--yields Lawbreakers' cosmetic customization reward: Stash Crates. Capitalizing on the ever-popular, anticipation-driven appeal of random card packs, these loot boxes--packing four items of various rarities (and the occasional in-game currency)--reinforce Lawbreakers’ replayability. And the spectacle of opening these crates is as ceremonious and well-animated as anything you’ll find in Madden or Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

One sign of any worthwhile team-based shooter is a level of accessibility where everyone feels they can contribute no matter their play style, and Lawbreakers succeeds in this manner. And while the lack of Deathmatch is a lost opportunity, its sufficient playlist of modes offers a viable outlet to flaunt your kill/death ratio, even if it's at the expense of team success. What counts is that its fresh anti-gravity mechanics transcends its first-glance novel appeal and creates limitless combat situations that will be new and inviting to many shooter fans.

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Source: GameSpot - Reviews (Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0700)

Curious Cameras is a visual journey through the evolution of the camera, from the earliest daguerreotype camera through to novelty toy cameras.

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Ellen Bowness has a proven record for creating guide books to specific areas in the UK - everywhere from the Lake District, to the Yorkshire Dales and even London.

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JoeJoe Byrne and Carson Hardee hit second-inning home runs — the second with the bases loaded — and pitchers Chase Anderson and Matthew Matthijs combined on a no-hitter, lifting Greenville, N.C., to a 16-0 win over Rancho Santa Margarita in a Little League World Series on Sunday.

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The flirtation with history lasted five innings. Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander permitted only one walk during that time. Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda did not allow a Tiger to reach base. Rare is the day when two pitchers travel this deep into a game with a no-hit bid in sight, but that was the...

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The Clippers, continuing to revamp their front office, have offered the general manager’s job to Michael Winger from Oklahoma City, according to an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

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The Southland’s top defensive linemen of 2017:

Ahmir Crowder; Crenshaw; 6-3; 280; senior; can run, plug holes and disrupt.

Parker Gissinger; Chaminade; 6-4; 245; senior; Michigan State commit is good pass rusher.

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There were dozens of college football recruiters wandering around the practice field at Bellflower St. John Bosco on a spring showcase day. The Braves have more than 20 players with scholarship offers, but there was also a free barbecue with free beer afterward, so the recruiters should have been...

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Madeleine Woo went on a cruise in July with her family. At a port call in Puerto Rico she took this photo of a deserted street in Old San Juan, the island’s oldest settlement. She liked the colonial architecture and “the brightly colored buildings, cobblestone streets, and intricate ironwork on...

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What we learned in the Rams’ 24-21 preseason victory over the Oakland Raiders.

Jared Goff is comfortable in Northern California

The Rams’ second-year quarterback looked like a seasoned veteran in Oakland-Alameda County Stadium, where he said he played once during high school.

Goff completed 16...

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When the California Legislature reconvenes this week for its final month of work for the year, its members will likely do what they believe is in their constituents’ best interests.

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All Saints John Corbett stars as a pastor who teams with Burmese refugees to save a church he was sent to close in the American heartland. With Cara Bono, Barry Corbin, Nelson Lee. Written by Steve Armour. Directed by Steve Gomer. (1:48) PG.

Beach Rats A young Brooklyn man cruises for older...

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JOHN MUIR TRAIL

Workshop

Learn the basics of plotting your adventure on the John Muir Trail, including how to plan meals and schedule resupplies, as well as discuss logistics for thru hikers.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real.

Admission, info: Free. (714)...

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The 11th Annual MixMatch Dance Festival This four-day showcase hosted by Hart Pulse Dance Company concludes. The Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Sun., 2 p.m. $18. www.HartPulseDance.com

Forever Flamenco Antonio Triana and Company perform with featured dancers Mizuho...

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Jessica Mata wasn’t even a year old when “The Golden Girls” ended its broadcast run on NBC in 1992.

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THEATER

Capsule reviews are by Charles McNulty (C.M.) and Philip Brandes (P.B.).

Openings

Festival of Living Art Works by Munch, Picasso, Banksy, et al., are re-created and set to a musical score. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Sun.-Mon, 8:30 p.m.;...

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Carmen The Opera Buffs present a concert version of Bizet’s beloved romantic tragedy. Zipper Hall, the Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Sun., 2 p.m. $125. (323) 356-0047.

Nixon Library Sunday Concerts A string quartet performs. Richard M. Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda....

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Catharine Hamm was much too kind when describing the situation involving currency exchange rates (“The Five Words You Never Want to Say When You’re Paying by Credit Card in a Foreign Country,” On the Spot, online, July 30, lat.ms/currencyexchange).

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To the editor: President Trump’s repetition of the false anecdote about Army Gen. John J. Pershing’s murdering of Filipino Muslims during the Moro insurgency, tweeted after the recent terror attack in Barcelona, is as dangerous as it is false. (“Trump shuns healing gestures, redoubling support...

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To the editor: I fully agree with your position that we must respect free speech, however heinous it might be. I also think we should make sure that members of the law enforcement community are adequately prepared when they know a hate group is descending on them. (“Hate speech is loathsome, but...

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Every metropolitan area in the nation is racially segregated, and Los Angeles is no exception. We tolerate residential segregation because we’re convinced that it happened informally — because of personal choices and private discrimination. But what cemented our separate neighborhoods is something...

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To the editor: Grover Norquist and Patrick M. Gleason seem to suffer from the delusion that taxes are evil both in form and function. (“Angry taxpayers, leave Mitch McConnell alone and turn your attention to California's Republicans,” Opinion, Aug. 17.)

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To the editor: The Times previously expressed concern about the fairness of campus sexual assault adjudications. A July 2015 editorial argued that the rights of accused students “cannot be sacrificed to make their accusers feel comfortable.”

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A cliché is haunting America — the cliché of a second civil war.

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Monday morning, just as the workweek is getting underway, the sun over the entire continental U.S. will dim and, in some places, go dark altogether as a total solar eclipse traverses the country from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic Ocean.

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When a van plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona last week, President Trump didn’t wait for investigators to determine who the attackers were. Within minutes of the first reports, he tweeted: “The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to...

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They arrived by trains, buses and cars, carrying signs and wearing T-shirts in defiance of bigotry and hate.

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