Thursday, January 20, 2022

God of War or Red Dead II? Drafting The Best Games Of 2018

Click to watch embedded media While the internet may be more familiar with fantasy sports such as football or baseball, that doesn't mean the gamers of the world can't have a little fun too. From God of War to Red Dead Redemption II and everything in between, join Game Informer as we pick the best games of 2018 and form the ultimate fantasy teams. But how does the process work? The panel of Ben Reeves, John Carson, Kim Wallace, Alex Stadnik, and Alex Van Aken have assembled to select five games apiece from 2018 to create the most robust roster possible. After randomizing the draft order, each person will have time to decide. At the end of the round, the order reverses, and the fun continues from the fifth person back to the first. Sounds pretty standard, right? You can fill your list with as many great games as possible and create the video game equivalent of the 1990s Chicago Bulls. That's where you're wrong. If you've played fantasy sports before, you're well aware that picking players in the late rounds can get rough. In that spirit, each panel member in today's video must select one title off Metacritic's list of the worst games of 2018. In a year of such high highs, it's incredible how low the lows can get. But why are we drafting games like this? Just for fun? Why no, for the community validation, of course! That's right, folks. You get to vote on who has the strongest list. Be sure to head over to our Discord to select the editor with the strongest list, and we'll read the results on this week's episode of The GI Show! Thank you so much for your participation and please let us know what you thought of the segment in the comments below!
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    Facebook takes down Chinese-run accounts that posted about US elections

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    Facebook has had down a network of fake accounts which were go out of China and posted about US politics, tuesday the company disclosed.

    As CNET highlights, Facebook has found fake accounts from China during the past, however the latest takedowns will be the first-time it’s found Chinese-run accounts posting about US politics. The business detailed its investigation in a written report that identified two separate networks that coordinated collectively.

    One network started in China, and was comprised of a lot more than 155 accounts that had amassed a following of 133,000 and group membership of 61,000. Though Facebook says the group “focused the majority of its activity” in Southeast Asia, a few of the accounts also posted about US politics to get and against presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg “both, Joe Biden and Donald Trump.” The US-focused accounts “gained no following almost,” however the takedowns were significant enough the business opted to reveal the proceed of its monthly report on coordinated inauthentic behavior, CNN reported.

    The second network was from the Philippine police and military, in accordance with Facebook. It had 276,000 flowers on Facebook and 5,500 on Instagram and posted about domestic politics in the Philippines and the military mainly.

    News of the takedowns comes as Facebook continues to shore up its policies prior to the 2020 presidential election. Facebook along with other platforms have met with government officials to go over election security, and is particularly gaming out scenarios in case of a “chaotic” aftermath following election.

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