The film classification body’s five-yearly public consultation has revealed increased concern about the depiction of sexual violence, and a desire for stricter ratings

In the future, all films containing scenes of rape or sexual violence may be automatically given an 18 certificate by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), it has emerged.

At a conference organised by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, where BBFC director David Austin gave the keynote speech, results from the organisation’s five-yearly public consultation indicated increased concern about such scenes, meaning certification guidelines may become stricter.

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Argentina's Word Cup squad is the "worst in their history" and not even "the best player in the world" can make them competitive, says Ossie Ardiles.

PES 2018 doesn't have a World Cup update - EA has FIFA's signature on that official licence. But it does have a small group of dedicated fans who have put the time into creating an unofficial World Cup update for the game.

Konami's football game is famous for its option files - edits that add official player names and kits, among other things, to the game. Back in the day, I'd spend hours manually editing player and team names in PES to make them real life accurate. These days - in fact for some time now - PES players have been able to download and install community-created option files that do all the work for them.

There are a handful of pretty decent World Cup option files for PES out there. The PES World PES 2018 World Cup 2018 update is a good shout for PlayStation 4 players. For PC players, the PTE patch is a great choice. It adds a new World Cup-themed menu for the game, new logos and font design, new updated kits for national teams, correct lineups and formations and even new tattoos. Check it out in the video below. It's pretty impressive work!

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A welcome announcement at Microsoft's E3 2018 media briefing, Nier Automata is receiving a long-overdue port onto Xbox One. Better yet, the game is due for release next week and our E3 hands-on suggests that Xbox One X is set to deliver the best version of the game yet. Indeed, Microsoft's list of X-enhanced titles suggests that we'll be receiving a 4K ultra HD experience (with HDR, no less) - a substantial boost over the PS4 Pro's 1080p showing. So is the upgrade as substantial as Microsoft suggests?

The content we had to sample was effectively a mirror for the existing PlayStation 4 playable demo, delivering the entirety of the first full level beyond the prologue. It's a decent enough workout for the engine, featuring an expansive stage to explore with a variety of scenarios, including some taxing boss encounters. And it's clear straight from the off that there is a resolution advantage on Xbox One X, delivering a significantly crisper image. But native 4K? That's quite a push bearing in mind that Nier Automata is actually a really demanding game.

We know this not just from the PlayStation 4 Pro version's relatively low 1080p resolution but also because of how difficult it is to extract decent performance from the PC build. Over a year on, this release still has issues - most of them thankfully resolved by the FAR mod - but the big takeaway is that the global illumination system used in Nier...

When EA Sports released the free World Cup update for FIFA 18, some players thought it played differently compared to the main game. Actually, it was more than some - there were loads of players who thought it played differently.

These players, who suspected EA Sports had tinkered with the gameplay of FIFA 18 for the World Cup update on the quiet, claimed it felt slower, with nerfed dribbling and passing. I've also seen plenty of people say the World Cup mode plays more "arcadey" than the main FIFA 18 game, with overpowered shooting from distance. I've also seen people say lofted through balls are more effective, and even spotted the suggestion the World Cup update reverts to gameplay before FIFA 18 was patched.

The truth is, the gameplay in the World Cup update is exactly the same as the gameplay in the main FIFA 18 game, Andrei Lazarescu, producer of the Switch version of FIFA and the World Cup update confirmed to me at E3. So, why do players think there's a difference?

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It’s the time of the week where we get to take a big, long look at the this week’s best gaming deals and treat ourselves to some fun stuff. Let’s take a look.

As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. Let’s get started.

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Worlds Adrift is a survival-y, build-y, floaty, flying, massively multiplayer type of game that’s hit some headlines relatively recently. The folks from Green Man Gaming joined forces with our sister-site Jelly Deals to offer up 40 copies of the game to some of you folk. To be in with a chance of winning a copy, you can enter on the link below.

Win one of 40 copies of Worlds Adrift Pioneer Edition from Green Man Gaming and Jelly Deals

Just in time for the Steam sale to go live, Humble is offering their own limited time discount. A 100 per cent discount, to be exact, on Shadowrun Returns Deluxe for PC. Head to Humble’s site and you can grab yourself a free copy of the...

Three Fields, the studio made up for ex-Criterion developers, has announced two new games.

The first is Danger Zone 2, a sequel to last year’s game that tasked players with crash testing cars. Danger Zone 2 will expand this to the open road, and you’ll be able to drift and boost.

It also features new cars, varied objectives, and Three Fields promises 26 levels across 17 unique locations from the US freeways, to the British and Spanish motorways.

It’s coming real soon, too. Danger Zone 2 is due out in July for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, priced $20.

Three Fields also announced Dangerous Driving, a spiritual successor to the Burnout series the team created years ago. Unlike the crash mode-focused Danger Zone, Dangerous Driving will bring back competitive racing.

Races will take place in closed tracks, and you’ll able to boost around and takedown your opponents. The game is coming a little later, in the winter.

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the busiest man in Hollywood. Between updating his millions of fans on social media, appearing as a regular in the world of WWE, and generally being the nicest celebrity on the planet, it’s a wonder how he stars in any movies at all.

Yet, Johnson’s name is seemingly attached to every major Hollywood production going.

As one of the most bankable actor’s working today, having The Rock star in your movie all but guarantees that audiences will show up in droves. This is something that can no longer be said about the Hanks, Cruises, and Schwarzeneggers of this world.

Having first made his movie debut in The Mummy Returns, the former wrestler is now better known for his work on-screen than in the ring. Charisma, presence, and a knack of knowing what his audience wants has kept him on top.

Sure, there were some missteps along the way (Tooth Fairy), a rare box office disappointment (Baywatch), and some interesting choices (Southland Tales), but since breaking out as Luke Hobbs in Fast 5, it’s been nothing but box office gold.

It's no wonder why he’s set to earn a career-best pay check of $22 million for upcoming action-comedy Red Notice.

Being so prolific means that it's hard for fans to know what The Rock is up to next. So to help, we’ve broken down the rumors we’re excited about and the ones that should definitely stay as rumors.

Here are the 8 Dwayne Johnson Rumors We Hope Aren't True (And 9 We...

Yesterday the final trailer was released for Ant-Man and The Wasp and today Marvel has released the first action-packed clip from the film along with a slick new IMAX poster for the film offering fans a great new look at The Wasp. I know some fans have issues with the costume, but I dig it. Ant-Man is in the poster as well, but he's shrunk down and standing on the edge of the X.

As for the clip, it gives us a look at the Wasp's lethal abilities as she fights a bunch of thugs in an industrial kitchen! Are you excited about this movie!?

On E3 last week, Bethesda revealed Fallout76 as the next installment in the Fallout franchise. The studio also announced that the hame will be the series’ first fully online title, discarding the traditional format of previous Fallout titles, which makes me wonder if Bethesda abandoned the SavePlayer1 campaign they started during last year’s Video Game Awards. 

Now, in an FAQ at the official website for the game, Bethesda revealed that the beta test for Fallout76 will be released first on the Xbox One before heading to the PlayStation 4 and PC. Currently, the beta doesn’t have a release date on any of the platforms yet, but the company stated that the schedule will be announced through the game’s official social media channels. 

Players can only participate in the beta by pre-ordering the game before it is released on November 14. You can check out the FAQ for Fallout76 here, and the official announcement of Fallout76 here. What are your thoughts on Fallout76? Should it be a full online game? Or should Bethesda stick to what they’re good at?


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  • There's some serious drama between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and a former employee the company is suing for leaking information. 
  • The billionaire has accused Martin Tripp of sabotage and is suing the former staffer for passing information about raw-material waste to Business Insider.
  • In an explosive email exchange on the day the lawsuit was filed, Musk reportedly called Tripp a "horrible human being."
  • Tripp says he is being made a "scapegoat" for telling the truth.

There's some serious drama right now between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and an employee the company is suing for leaking information to Business Insider. 

According to The Guardian, the BBC, and The Washington Post, Musk and former Tesla technician Martin Tripp had an explosive email exchange this week, with Musk accusing his former employee of being a "horrible human being."

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Technology is increasingly disrupting every part of our daily lives.

Smart speakers and voice assistants let us interact with our homes and with retailers in new and seamless ways.

Smartphones are taking over as the dominant shopping device.

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CORPORATE GIANTS NAME CEO OF HEALTH VENTURE: Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase have appointed Dr. Atul Gawande as the head of their newly formed healthcare company — which was announced in January 2018 with the lofty goal of lowering the cost of healthcare in the US. Employers bear the brunt of rising healthcare costs: US employers contributed more than $13,000 per covered worker with a family health plan in 2017, according to Kaiser Family Foundation estimates. That’s up about 60% from 2006. With more than one million combined employees, the corporate trio has a strong incentive to reduce healthcare spending.

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  • Former Tesla technician Martin Tripp says Elon Musk is waging war on him for leaking information to Business Insider about the firm's raw material waste and safety standards.
  • Tesla filed a lawsuit against Tripp for hacking and leaking "confidential and trade secret information" to third parties, while Musk has accused him of "sabotage."
  • Tripp has protested his innocence. He said he never hacked the information and leaked it because he was concerned about public safety.
  • Tripp said Telsa is "trying to do everything they can to silence me."

A former Tesla technician has said that Elon Musk is waging war on him for leaking information to Business Insider about the firm's raw material waste and safety standards.

The whistleblower, Martin Tripp, has done a round of interviews with The Guardian, The Washington Post, and CNN explaining his role in what has been an explosive week for electric car maker Tesla.

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Innovative, attractive, and straight-up desirable

It’s time to stop dismissing Chinese phones as knockoffs. We’ve all seen the endless parade of iPhone clones, yes, but over the past couple of years manufacturers from China have stepped up their game in a big way, turning out devices that are innovative, attractive, and straight-up desirable in their own right. If you don’t think there’s any reason to pay attention to Chinese phones, it’s because you haven’t been paying attention.

The problem is, most of the best ones aren’t available in the US, meaning you’d have to deal with third-party importers and a lack of official support if you did want to buy one. Some of these phones aren’t available with Google services, meaning you’ll need workarounds to access the Play store even though the software is based on Android. And while the US government is yet to show its receipts for claims that companies like Huawei could be a national security threat, the notion is unlikely to encourage many people to decipher their import options.

If you’re in the US, then, we can’t exactly recommend buying any of these phones. But it’s worth knowing what’s out there, even if only to inform yourself about just how those new premium LG or Samsung Android devices hold up by comparison. And hey, if you do feel like checking out something different, you can probably get it to work if you really try.


The amount of people ready to drop a serious amount of cash on Red Dead Redemption 2 might have just increased by quite a bit. VG247 is reporting that Rockstar Games is preparing to launch the much-hyped title on the PC, as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The site found a LinkedIn profile, which Engadget has independently verified, of a developer who worked for Rockstar for almost a decade. Their resume includes a reference to Red Dead Redemption 2 for "PS4/XBox1/PC."

Red Dead Redemption, the first game in the franchise, never made its way across to the PC, probably because porting from consoles was far harder than today. After all, earlier consoles used custom hardware, rather than the stripped down PCs-in-boxes we're used to now. But, lack of technical barriers aside, it makes sense that Rockstar would look to sell its latest title to the PC market. Of course, you need to take all of that with a pinch of salt, since it could be a slip of the keyboard as much as a blockbuster secret.

After all, it has turned out to be a lucrative one for Grand Theft Auto V, and the fifth game in the series sold anything up to 10 million copies through Steam alone. It also spawned a prolific modding scene that has helped prolong the life of a game that came out in 2013. Given the roughly six-month...

Enlarge / We need your help to produce a new newsletter to chronicle the dynamic launch industry. (credit: Aurich Lawson/background image United Launch Alliance) Welcome to Edition 1.05 of the Rocket Report! This collaborative effort with readers of Ars Technica seeks to diversify our coverage of the launch industry. The Rocket Report publishes as a newsletter on Thursday and on this website every Friday morning. We welcome reader submissions, and if you don't want to miss an issue, please subscribe in the box below. Each report will include information on small-, medium-, and heavy-lift rockets as well as a quick look ahead at the next three launches on the calendar. Company plans to launch rockets from drone plane. An Alabama-based startup called Aevum is developing plans to launch small payloads from an autonomous air-launch system that it is calling Ravn. The aircraft could launch rockets every three hours, according to the company. Per, Aevum is working toward beginning flight testing in 2019. If the entire flight test campaign goes according to plan, Aevum has three launches planned for the fourth quarter of 2019.

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