Stephenie Meyer was a busy mother of three when she had a dream about an average teenage girl meeting a hot vampire. A few years on, her novels-turned-movies became every studio’s dream: not just a boy-meets-girl story, but the story of a film made for modest money meeting multiple demographics to modesty-be-damned returns.True, old-guard critics and horror-hounds huffed. “Tweenager porn,” sniffed vamp veteran Stephen King. “Pisslight, morelike,” scoffed Black Mirror’s Charlie Brooker. “Twilight at gunpoint? Just shoot me,” coughed 30 Days of Night director David Slade. Others coined the put-down “abstinence porn”, berating Meyer for peddling questionable gender dynamics.Black Friday deals: see all the best early offers right here.Yet fans fell “unconditionally and irrevocably in love” with lip-biting teen Bella Swan and 17-forever dreamboat-with-fangs Edward Cullen. Their romance generated fan industries, … [Read more...] about 10 years on, here’s how Twilight changed cinema
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Fortnite is currently one of the most popular games in the world and a UK based website has noted that Fortnite addiction along with other online games has contributed to 5% of overall divorces in the UK. The website in the question is “divorce-online.co.uk” who has noted that 5% of all the divorces in the UK are a result of Fortnite addiction among other online games. According to the website, they started to investigate divorce petitions citing Fortnite and other online games since it saw a rising trend since the start of the year. The site noted that it has “received 200 divorce petitions since January 1  where addiction to Fortnite and other online gaming has been cited as one of the reasons for divorce. This equates to roughly 5% of the 4,665 petitions we have handled since the beginning of the year”. The site claims that it handles 5% of all the divorces in the UK and wales. Also, it is important to note that none of the applications cite Fortnite … [Read more...] about Fortnite Addiction Is Reportedly The Cause Of 5% Of All Divorces In UK This Year
Fortnite skyrocketed to popularity shortly after it introduced free-to-play Battle Royale mode. While the game is fun but, none of us would have thought that it can be a cause for suicide as a 17-year-old gamer attempted to commit suicide due to his addiction to the game. Carl Thompson is the 17-year-old boy who attempted to commit suicide as he spiraled into debt and drug addiction and spent most of the time playing Fortnite. Reportedly, the boy barely ate or slept and noted that he was “miserable and unable to function”. Just a few months after he started playing the game, Thompson decided that the only way to escape is to die. The boy tried to jump from the roof but, his father got there on time and pulled him back and is now having treatment. According to Thompson: Fortnite turned me into a suicidal, thieving, lying drug addict. I want to warn kids or parents how the game sucks you in far, far worse than any 18-rated game I’ve played. The idea that young kids are … [Read more...] about Addiction To “Fortnite” Led To 17 Year Old’s Suicide Attempt, Says It Made Him Suicidal Drug Addict
Windows XP was a great operating system, but it's also 17 years old, and its best days are long, long behind it. And on January 1, 2019, Valve will finally pull the plug, and send the old boy off to OS heaven. "Starting on January 1 2019, Steam will officially stop supporting the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. This means that after that date the Steam Client will no longer run on those versions of Windows," Valve announced today. "In order to continue running Steam and any games or other products purchased through Steam, users will need to update to a more recent version of Windows." The problem is that Steam relies on an embedded version of Google Chrome to operate, and Chrome doesn't run on older versions of Windows anymore either. Upcoming versions of Steam will also be dependent upon Windows features and security updates that aren't supported in versions of Windows that predate Windows 7. Windows XP and Vista users will be able to launch games … [Read more...] about Steam will drop Windows XP and Vista support at the end of the year
NEW YORK (AP) — For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America's flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change.The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. The change will take effect in February. Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said many possibilities were considered during lengthy and "incredibly fun" deliberations before the new name was chosen."We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward," he said. "We're trying to find the right way to say we're here for both young men and young women."The parent organization will remain the Boy Scouts of America, and the Cub Scouts — its program serving children from kindergarten through fifth grade — will keep its title, as well.But the Boy Scouts — the program for 11- to 17-year-olds — will now be Scouts … [Read more...] about Why are the Boy Scouts changing their name? And what do the Girl Scouts think?