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By Kendo 2
U.S, Senator Josh Hawly (R Missouri) has introduced a new bill which specifically addresses the question of 'big tech' companies like FaceBook, Google and Twitter being either platforms or publishers. In a nutshell, Twitter claims immunity under Section 230 of the Commutations Decency Act (1996) and they censor users at the same time. Sen. Hawly proposes that they are either a utility (like AT&T) or they're a publisher; they cannot be both. The bill also addresses algorithms used by search engines (like Google) that skew search results or otherwise manipulate searches.
PDF of the Proposed Bill
Article From FOX News
Article from CNBC
By Kendo 2
In a nutshell, Tim Berners-Lee (creator of the World Wide Web) is disgusted by it and announces an opensource alternative everyone can use. He wants people to be able to say 'goodbye' to the titans like FaceBook, Amazon, Twitter and Google.
Link the FastCompany.com article.
Okay, I figured I would open a thread on Cyberpunk 2077 so that we all could have a discussion about. Feel free to speculate, criticize, hate it, love it and so on.
For those who haven't kept up much on Cyperpunk 2077, or never heard of the game, Cyperpunk 2077 is an RPG based off the original Cyberpunk 2020 which is a table top/pen and paper RPG created by Mike Pondsmith, which sets the Cyberpunk world exactly 57 years later. From what we do know, classes haven't changed, but we will see how the world has progressed from then to now. We also know that CDPR is trying to keep to the originality of the game as much as possible. Below I have listed what we know so far about CP2077 and what we can expect to be featured in the game. However, because this game is still in development and not much is really known about this game, take some of these things with a grain of salt.
I will be updating this thread with new information and related videos with CD Projekt Red and Cyberpunk 2077. But if you want to really know more on what Cyberpunk (the game) is about, I suggest researching on Cyberpunk 2020 as it will help give an idea and understanding of Cyberpunk 2077. Some of the things in the trailer from back in 2013 are references from the table top RPG that presumably might be in CP2077 from what we see.
Also, feel free to post any new information you find.
Here's a brief history of this game's development throughout the years and relevant information that YongYea kindly put together in regards to CD Projekt Red and Cyberpunk 2077.
2018 E3 CDPR's Cyperpunk 2077 Trailer
What we can expect so far is...
CP2077 will be on the latest Red Engine 4. Play as male or female. Open world sandbox. Allow you to customize you character's appearance and choose the class/role you want. Multi-player will be a feature in the game. Driveable vehicles on ground and in air. Motorcycles seems to be on that list. It is confirmed that CP2077 wil be FPP and TPP (first person and third person shooter and view). CP2077 will be about you saving yourself and not about saving the world. Drugs and more than likely sex as well since this is a very mature based game. That, and Witcher 3 had sex scenes in that game, so it's no surprise if we see this level of mature content in CP2077. Braindance which is basically a brain implant that lets you experiences someone else's life experience first hand. If you're a rockstar and someone buys an implant of your on stage perfomance, they will live that experience themselves through braindance. implants/augmentations that will significantly boost your character depending the role/class you are as each role/class will have advantages of certain implants over others. Attire and implants will have an impact on NPCs. How much in CP2077 is uncertain at this point. The way it will have an impact is by certain implants and NPCs reactions towards you and those modifications. Each role/class will have their advantages over others and more than likely their weaknesses. It's like the SPECIAL used in Fallout 1 and 2 where you have slight advantages but also disadvantages as well. It's not a system meant to create the perfect and godly characters. CP2077 will have multi-launguage implemented in it. What this does is the world will have NPCs of different ethnicity that will talk in their native language. And in order for you the player to be able to understand what they're saying, you'll have to buy a translating implant. CP2077 will be a not so distance from the future rather than a futuristic sci-fi game. CP2077 takes place a little over 50 years after CP2020 so you will see weapons (and perhaps gear as well) from the 2020 era more modified in 2077.
Related Videos in spoiler.
By Kendo 2
The European Commission paid the Dutch firm Ecory for a study on how piracy impacts the sales of copyrighted music, books, video games, and movies. But the EU never shared the report—possibly because it determined that there is no evidence that piracy is a major problem.
LINK to the archived Gizmodo Article.
LINK to the archived original study.
NOTE: The study is in its original and unedited format. I included it so there will be no question as to the veracity of the Gizmodo article's claims.
By Kendo 2
It seems Patreon has some new community guidelines.
Prohibited content now includes; graphic violence, bestiality, incest, rape/non-consensual sex, exploitation of children, and so on. They are extending these restrictions to art forms, including CGI imagery. That means video game content, which would fall under "illustrated, animated, and otherwise" from the new guidelines.
These new guidelines go beyond the 'flagging' system already in place for adult content. The new prohibited content is just that; prohibited from the Patreon community. And the process of account suspensions has already started.