You must resist Big Brother in upcoming Ubisoft video game 'Watch Dogs: Legion'

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If you're a fan of Ubisoft's popular Watch Dogs video game series โ€“ a 5-year-old action-adventure franchise played out in real-world cities like Chicago and San Francisco โ€“ you'll no doubt want to get your hands on the next installment, slated for March 5, 2020, for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Google Stadia. "Watch Dogs: Legion," which earned several "Best of Show" awards at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo, the video game confab known as E3, looks to be the most ambitious title in the series to date. Is Facebook listening to me?: Why those ads appear after you talk about things One of the most ambitious games of 2020, Ubisoft's'Watch Dogs: Legion' takes place in a post-Brexit London, which has become an all-seeing surveillance state. The following is what you need to know about the game โ€“ based on what I saw (and played) at E3, along with some details provided by Joel Burgess, world director at Ubisoft Toronto, which is taking the reins on this title with portions of the game being developed simultaneously at Ubisoft studios in Montreal, Paris, Newcastle, England; Bucharest, Romania; and Kiev, Ukraine. One of the most ambitious games of 2020, Ubisoft's'Watch Dogs: Legion' takes place in a post-Brexit London, which has become an all-seeing surveillance state.


Time to face north and salute: Canada is turning 150 and we have 150 pictures

Los Angeles Times

On July 1, 1867, after three years of populist revolt and bloody battle, the Dominion of Canada was born. Modern Canada's birth on that day 150 years ago was mostly a matter of polite conferences and prudent compromises among colonial leaders in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, along with a discreet nod from the Queen of England. There had been plenty of blood, sweat, tears and conflict before that, and there would be more after. But in the 1860s, confederation seemed like an urgent idea. MORE CANADA: Celebrate Canada's 150 Ottawa Why Canada is cool, not cold Quiz If they didn't knit themselves more closely together, some Canadian leaders worried, the U.S. (which had just waged its own Civil War and bought Alaska from Russia) might just try to grab up more of North America.


Viking ship hits 400k snag

FOX News

It was an epic journey that was to end with the world's largest Viking ship making a tour of the Great Lakes. Now the ship might have to make a U-turn. The Draken Harald Harfagre--which made stops in the Shetland Islands, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland while repeating explorer Leif Eriksson's 1,000-year-old crossing of the Atlantic from Norway--was set to appear at ports across the Great Lakes beginning Thursday. But upon entering the St. Lawrence Seaway, the crew was informed it would need a 400-per-hour pilot for a total fee of at least 400,000, which it can't afford, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The crew says it believed the ship would be exempt from such a fee--it was given free passage through Canada--but the US Coast Guard requires ships carry a pilot in international waters.


When Good Waves Go Rogue - Issue 37: Currents

Nautilus

Early in the morning on Sept. 11, 1995, the cruise liner the Queen Elizabeth 2, on its way from Southampton to New York, was being lashed by the tail end of Hurricane Luis, somewhere off the coast of Newfoundland. As if sensing its imminent demise, Luis had galvanized one last time, twitching to life and whipping the North Atlantic into a torrent of 130 mph winds and 40-foot waves. None of this caused undue concern for the ship's captain, Ronald Warwick, a 30-year sailing veteran well acquainted with rough seas. Luis was hardly unexpected; since leaving England, the ship had steadily tracked the storm's path. "This was fair game for us," the retired Commodore recalls, from his home in Somerset, England. "We are a transatlantic liner."


EU's Tusk to Meet UK PM May in London

U.S. News

European Council President Donald Tusk meets with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (not pictured) the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, April 5, 2017. LONDON (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May in London on Thursday, according to a schedule published by Tusk's office. May formally began Britain's divorce from the European Union on March 29. Not all U.S. presidents are missed once they leave the White House. A California farmer is now at the center of the most fraught congressional investigations in decades.