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Last week, United States Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals over a widespread campaign to influence the 2016 US presidential election in an effort that sounds like a Metal Gear plot. So, naturally, the voice actor for Colonel Campbell has done a dramatic reading of the the more sensational segments.

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Yesterday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that for the first time since 1953, the Doomsday Clock - its representation of how close the world is to a catastrophic, civilisation-ending disaster - would be moved to two minutes to midnight. DC Comics decided that was a grand way to promote its current event series, named Doomsday Clock, until it went a bit awry.

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There are few people in the world better positioned to bend US president Donald Trump's ear than his daughter (and adviser) Ivanka Trump - someone who's been rightly criticised for being complicit in her father's draconian politics. But what if Ivanka decided to turn on her family and fight for the people? Black Mask Studio's Billionaire Killers, written by Matteo Pizzolo and illustrated by Soo Lee, asks that very question.

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Want to make your next protest more effective? Paolo Pedercini and Harry Josephine Giles say games are the key. The two activists are building a list of "Casual Games for Protesters" that they think protesters should incorporate into their demonstrations. These games can serve as icebreakers, teach valuable protest tactics to newbies, and encourage civil disobedience in day-to-day life.

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In these turbulent times, it can be hard to focus on making video games. The world is on fire! Tightening up the graphics on level three probably won't do much to put it out. Ramsey Nasser was feeling that way, so he decided to make games about punching nazis.

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Any time a Republican US president is elected, there's discussion about the idea of California seceding from the Union, an idea that has currently been dubbed as "Calexit", in a similar manner to the equally-terribly-named "Brexit". Thanks to a near-future, alternate reality comic from Black Mask Studios, California will finally make the break.

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Over 25 million users have flocked to Discord, a text and voice platform for gamers, since its launch in May of 2015. Despite the company raising at least 30 million in venture capital funding, the company has only five "customer experience" personnel and no moderators on its staff. From what I've seen, users who wish to engage in harassment, raid servers or bombard chats and users with child pornography suffer no lasting repercussions for doing so. That seemingly any server can become the victim of organised attacks represents the strained and failing infrastructure of moderation -- of Discord, and of virtually any community on the internet.