Valve’s Last Stand Update Could Be Hinting About ‘Left 4 Dead 3’

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  • Valve recently released The Last Stand DLC for “Left 4 Dead 2
  • The new campaign introduced new weapons, rolled out bug fixes and featured characters
  • The Last Stand DLC could indicate that Valve is open to developing “Left 4 Dead 3”

Valve rolled out The Last Stand DLC campaign for “Left 4 Dead 2,” ending an almost a decade of update drought for the successful horror title, but a new report believes that the studio’s recent activities could be hinting that “Left 4 Dead 3” could be on the way.

Gamerant speculated that Valve’s recent push towards the new content of “Left 4 Dead” and “Half-Life” could indicate that a sequel of the horror title could finally be on the way. While many believed that Valve is no longer actively developing games, the release of “Half-Life: Alyx” and The Last Stand update prove otherwise.

The publication also thinks

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Why digital marketers have to keep up with emerging tech to stand out

The internet is having a moment. Forcing most of the developed world inside and online this year has officially pushed us into the next digital evolution. Among other technologies, augmented reality (AR) is on the rise. Digital marketers need to be aware of AR’s vast capabilities in order to reach today’s media-bombarded customers in new and exciting ways.

Augmented reality makes perfect sense in scenarios when consumers want to try goods on themselves: makeup, clothing, sunglasses, etc. This is especially handy because you no longer need to wait for a consumer to come into your brick-and-mortar store for these kinds of interactions. Many industries are starting to realise — possibly in part because of a push from the requirements of social distancing — that there’s a lot more that can be offered online.

eCommerce websites used to be treated like two-dimensional interactive flyers that had users scroll a page to

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U.S. must stand up to China if Biden wins, focus less on trade, Krugman says

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Democratic candidate Joe Biden should maintain a tough stance against China if he wins the U.S. presidential election, but focus more on industrial policy than trade tariffs, according to Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman.

A fiery critic of the Trump administration who writes a column for the New York Times, Krugman said the dispute over Chinese technology giant Huawei, whose U.S. operations have been severely curtailed by Washington, will remain a bone of contention between the two powers no matter who wins the White House.

“The U.S.-China situation is complicated. On the one hand, the U.S. has genuine complaints; on the other, there is very little support for Trump’s trade war,” Krugman said in an emailed interview with Reuters.

“So what Biden should probably do is continue to face up to China, but in a different way. Focus more on industrial policy and bring other countries on

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Time to Stand Up Against Big Tech

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Posted: Sep 27, 2020 12:01 AM

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Townhall.com.

Editor’s Note: This piece was coauthored by Jim McCoy.

The ongoing effort to destroy the world’s oldest democracy and replace it with a socialist or neo-Marxist form of government has its usual enablers. Groups include the Sixteen Thirty Fund and New Venture Fund, the Ford Foundation flush with former Obama officials, and city, state officials and district attorneys funded by George Soros head the list.

Somewhat opaque are power-crazed billionaires like Michael Bloomberg who hope to gain inordinate influence in the new government order, many of whom are executives at the Big Tech (BT) companies. As their coup progresses, wield enormous leverage, playing a super-sized role in this leftist crusade. They view themselves as members of an emerging oligarchy in the new Harris-Biden regime

In their

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Left 4 Dead 2 Gets Huge ‘Last Stand’ Update, But Mac Version Remains 32-Bit

After almost a decade since the game’s release on Mac, Valve’s iconic co-op zombie shooter “Left 4 Dead 2” has just got a huge update thanks to new content pack “The Last Stand.”

It has been many years since the infection first hit. Radio silence, no sign of life, nothing but lingering hopes… CEDA is not going to save us. But there is hope! A few brave souls have continued the fight against all odds, and soon we can all benefit from their resilience.

Created by the L4D2 community and officially endorsed by Valve, the update includes over 1,000 changes to the game, including 26 new survival maps, new weapons, new enemy types, new animations, and unused dialogue. There are also several new achievements, many bug fixes and a handful of user interface enhancements to make the game feel fresh again.

The only downside to today’s development for old-school gaming

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Here’s where things stand with the messy TikTok deal

  • TikTok’s deal with Oracle and Walmart is mired in confusion as the app’s parent company ByteDance and the bidders put out conflicting statements. 
  • ByteDance meanwhile has applied for an export license with the Chinese government.
  • And a federal judge has asked the U.S. government whether it will delay an upcoming ban on video-sharing app TikTok or defend its policy in court over the weekend.

The latest developments in the TikTok saga as U.S. app store ban looms

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A federal judge has asked the U.S. government whether it will delay an upcoming ban on the viral video-sharing app TikTok or defend its policy in court over the weekend.

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It’s the latest development in the TikTok saga which has ramped up tensions between China and the U.S. and led to a complicated and fluid deal for the social media app, owned by a Chinese parent

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National Groups Call on U.S. Federal Health Agency Leaders to Stand Strong for Science Over Politics in the Fight Against COVID-19

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Alliance for Aging Research (Alliance) and 78 other national organizations representing patients, healthcare providers, and multi-stakeholder coalitions signed a letter directed to the leaders of federal health care agencies urging them to rise above the political considerations and focus on providing the American public with information about the well-established guidelines in place to ensure safe and effective COVID-19 prevention, detection, and treatment. Information and decisions that are perceived as anything less than science-based weaken the public’s confidence in research and innovation, and hinder adherence to mitigation efforts. In fact, a recent STAT/Harris poll found 78 percent of Americans worry the COVID-19 vaccine approval process is being driven by politics rather than science. It is this sentiment that federal government health officials must work with trusted partners to change if they intend to curb the deadly spread of COVID-19 and encourage widespread acceptance of

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Government targets emerging technologies with $1.9 billion, saying renewables can stand on own feet

The government has unveiled a $1.9 billion package of investments in new and emerging energy and emission-reducing technologies, and reinforced its message that it is time to move on from assisting now commercially-viable renewables.

The package will be controversial, given its planned broadening of the remit of the government’s clean energy investment vehicles, currently focused on renewables, and the attention given to carbon capture and storage, which has many critics.

The latest announcement follows the “gas-fired recovery” energy plan earlier this week, which included the threat the government would build its own gas-fired power station if the electricity sector failed to fill the gap left by the scheduled closure of the coal-fired Liddell power plant in 2023.




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Unveiling the latest policy, Scott Morrison said solar panels and wind farms were commercially

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