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ATTENTION!!

There’s this huge problem spreading across amino, and possibly other social media platforms, and it would be horrible to have this happen to anybody else.

There is this horrible thing going around popular aminos called ‘The Blue Whale Challenge’, which is an app that has a link to it. If you do get a link to it from ANYBODY, I advise to immediately block them, and report them.

This 50 day challenge, also known as ‘The Blue Whale Game’ is reported to have you do various things to harm yourself, or put yourself in immediate danger. These things include cutting yourself in various ways, (cutting into major veins, carving symbols into your body, generally harming yourself, etc.) going on top of buildings and standing close to the edge, attempting to climb a crane, talking to others suffering the same ordeal, etc.

On the 50th day, they tell you to take your life. Jump from a building. Do not do any of this, EVER. There are people that care for you, and there would be people that would miss you horribly. Call the suicide hotline. Get help. Please, stay safe. Do not do this to yourself.

If you download this app, they hack into your electronic device and find all of your personal information, and make it so that you can’t remove or delete the app. They will use whatever they can get against you. Your credit card, tell you that they will hunt down your loved ones and kill them, anything. The person that created this game may have been arrested, but there are people still sending the links for this game.

Please, spread awareness about this problem so we can stop it before it starts. Stay safe, because I care. There are others that do too. Please, once again, stay safe, and do not download this app, or joke about it in any way.

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I never thought I’d get to see club penguin’s iceberg tip but here we are, probably 10 years since I stopped believing it was possible, and dreams have come true. (Excuse the sniff in the middle - I was holding back tears)

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A new update has gone live for Pokémon Shuffle. Sprite sheets for the upcoming update to Pokémon shuffle including alola pokemon, regional variations, Ultra beast and Pikachu forms! This update brings the game to Version 1.4 and includes information to allow for the Alola Pokémon, which were confirmed for later this Spring.

some lessons I learned from the Foxes

Andrew: know yourself. enforce your boundaries because you have the right to. ask for help when you need it. 

Neil: you are not the people who hurt you. you do belong somewhere. 

Aaron: facing the world alone will only bring you pain. forgive. 

Renee: you can always change. you are not irredeemable. 

Dan: your dreams aren’t stupid or impossible. you can achieve them. 

Allison: no one can tell you who to be. you decide. 

Matt: never forget what made you the person you are today. it may not be pretty, but you’re here, and that counts for so much. 

Nicky: you are nothing to be ashamed of. anybody who makes you feel different isn’t worth your time or energy. 

Kevin: you are stronger than you think. you are capable of greatness. 

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Net neutrality is in danger —  and it could affect your ability to play games online

  • The days of playing online games on your standard internet plan may be in danger if a new proposal from the Federal Communications Commission is passed.
  • Under the FCC chairman’s proposed rollback of net neutrality rules enacted in 2015, cable and internet providers might theoretically be able to charge more based on how you use the internet — and it would have big implications for the gaming world.
  • Recently, the FCC’s chairman, Ajit Pai, proposed a rollback for a number of regulations enacted in 2015 intended to keep the internet “open and fair,” according to CNN.
  • These regulations are meant to preserve net neutrality — the idea that your internet provider can’t charge more based on the sites people visit and services they use. Pai’s proposition, if enacted, would get rid of those regulations.
  • If Pai has his way, regulations that prevent your internet service provider from charging you according to the online services you use will go away.
  • If that happens, your ISP might start looking for ways to milk more money out of you. For example, it could theoretically throttle your download speeds from Steam or make your internet connection to Battle.net slower once you hit a certain data cap. Read more (5/10/17)

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‘Pokémon Go’ announces water festival event today through March 29

  • Niantic is ushering in spring with a Pokémon Go Water Festival.
  • According to a blog post that went up on March 22, the next event will be a water festival, with increased spawn rates for Magikarp, Totodile, Squirtle and their evolutions, starting at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time and lasting until March 29. Niantic has also promised a new wardrobe item (a hat in the shape of a Magikarp) but the real prize here is the chance to catch a Lapras. Read more (3/22/17 9:30 AM)

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‘Overwatch’ colorblind mode sucks, says a top player — and the community agrees

  • Blizzard has a good reputation for constantly making tweaks and updates, but there’s one area it seems to be dropping the ball: Accessibility options for players with disabilities.
  • In the past, Blizzard has come under fire for its lack of subtitles for hearing impaired players.
  • This time around, Overwatch’s colorblind players are asking for some much needed improvements.
  • According to one of the world’s top Bastion players, Overwatch’s colorblind mode makes everything look like a psychedelic fever dream but isn’t actually all that helpful. Read more (2/24/17 2:28 PM)

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