‘League Of Legends’ developers share a new punishment for AFK players

Riot Games has shared a development blog discussing how the Behavioral Systems Team is approaching the problem of AFK (away from keyboard) players in League Of Legends. Posted yesterday (September 17), a new blog titled ‘Tackling AFKs‘ explains how – and why – Riot is reworking and improving punishments for AFK players. An AFK player … Read more

How are the Festival’s COVID-19 Protocols Holding Up?

Try not to feint from shock, but a festival named for violent disobedience is showing some indifference to following the rules. The question is whether Chicago’s Riot Fest 2021 can enforce enough of its own COVID-19 protocols to avoid becoming a super-spreader event. There’s one big reason to think it’s possible. Last month, Lollapalooza welcomed some … Read more

Big Freedia Drops New EP Big Diva Energy: Stream

Big Freedia is back (by popular demand!) with her new EP Big Diva Energy via East West Records. Stream it below. To mark the release of the project, the MC also dropped the wild music video for lead single “Not Today” featuring Jake Shears and Tank and the Bangas’ Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph. “Not Today’ is … Read more

Playboi Carti Sued Over Unpaid Jewelry

Playboi Carti is being sued over an unpaid jewelry bill. Celebrity jeweler Eliantte & Co. filed a lawsuit in New York claiming that the Whole Lotta Red rapper owes him $97,063.75. According to TMZ, the outstanding bill is for two custom necklaces that Carti ordered back in September 2020. Eliantte designed a 14-carat white gold … Read more

Melody Joyce Taps EDM Duo Going Deeper for Vibey Remix of “Won’t Give Up” – EDM.com

Dutch singer-songwriter Melody Joyce has tapped Platinum-certified electronic dance music duo Going Deeper for a scintillating remix of her latest single, “Won’t Give Up.” Joyce’s original track is an indie pop stunner, but the Russian duo have flipped it into a heart-pumping dance rendition that could work in both clubs and on the radio. Going Deeper … Read more

Judge Denies Bail for Pop Smoke’s Alleged Killer

A Los Angeles judge has denied bail to one of Pop Smoke’s alleged killers. Christopher Darden, the attorney for Corey Walker, requested bail on behalf of his client, one of four individuals accused of murdering the late rapper. According to The Shade Room, who was in the courtroom on Friday, prosecutors said Walker’s case was … Read more

Rick Astley & Blossoms Announce Smiths Covers Shows, Johnny Marr Calls Preview Clip “Funny And Horrible”


Rick Astley is joining forces with Blossoms for two cover shows next month, performing songs by the Smiths with the indie-pop quintet as his backing band. The announcement, which was accompanied by rehearsal footage of them performing “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now,” came after Astley and Blossoms teamed up earlier this week to cover “Panic” and “This Charming Man” in London.

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