Star Wars: Battlefront II microtransactions return, and they’re cosmetic only
- Caught between a desire to make money and avoid your angry shouting, the publisher is announcing that it has reworked all of Star Wars: Battlefront II’s progression and microtransaction systems.
- While many critics of the gaming industry have taken a stand against loot boxes in any form, many games are getting away with only offering up cosmetics without attracting hordes of enraged fans.
- Instead, players had to hope to get certain improvements out of loot boxes — even when EA removed the option to make in-game purchases the day before Battlefront II’s release.
- And while I’m not sure that these changes will get people back into Battlefront II — it seems too late for that — this is a lot more about EA showing that it can do a system that works so people don’t hesitate to buy the next Star Wars game.
The £30 workout Meghan Markle called 'the best thing you can do for your body' was the hardest thing I've ever done in a gym — here's how to get the same results at home
- Apparently, Markle owes her figure partly to Megaformer — an intense full body conditioning workout that takes place on a moving machine.
- She's been quoted calling Megaformer workouts "hands down the best thing you could do for your body," and is said to be a fan of Studio Lagree, a provider with three locations in London.
- The 50-minute class takes place entirely on a Megaformer machine, which, lined up alongside a number of others, looks incredibly intimidating upon arrival.
- Once you're on the machine, you can perform hundreds of exercises for full-body conditioning — but you do so at a slow, controlled pace, really engaging your muscles.
- Lagree trainer Linda Robson told Business Insider that the slow movement is one thing that differentiates the method from other workouts.
- Luckily, while the movements are slow, the class is fast-paced and you change position frequently, so it goes by quickly.
Getting to know QuillJS - Part 1 (Parchment, Blots, and Lifecycle)
- Parchment will skip calling create() and use the passed DOM Node, skipping to the next step.
- While you might know the blotName when manually instantiating a Blot, there are instances where Quill needs to create a Blot from DOM Node, such as copy/pasting.
- Currently the only other way for Parchment to tell the difference between these HTML structures is by setting a static className that matches an expected CSS class on the DOM Node passed in.
- This means parent ShadowBlot will automatically apply the className to the element's DOM Node in the static create() function, and that Parchment will be able to differentiate between the 2 Blots.
- The ScrollBlot tracks the MutationRecords and calls the update() method on every Blot who's DOM Node was the target of a MutationRecord.
- A Blot's update method is called with the MutationRecords targetting its DOM Node.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands gets another free patch
- Ubisoft has a New Assignment for anyone playing Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands in the form of a free update to the online cooperative military shooter.
- The patch launches tomorrow, and it introduces new classes for the player-versus-player (PVP) mode.
- The New Assignments update debuts March 14 on PC and consoles.
- Ghost Recon debuted a year ago, and it has contributed to the 60 million players for the Tom Clancy brand, along with Rainbox Six: Siege and The Division (two other online shooters).
- The new classes in the upcoming patch are the Trapper, Guerilla, and Stalker.
- Ubisoft has now delivered on the six promised additional classes it said it would deliver after launch.
- In addition to the character classes, New Assignment introduces the Refinery and Cliffside maps for Wildlands’ Extraction mode.
- The patch also brings a refined map-voting tool and a number of other tweaks to the shooter.
How to code like playing LEGO™
- Now image that you want to use the Unicorn class in another project, or just open-source it to the Humanity.
- The Unicorn class is so linked to the Unicorn project that we'll use NPM scoped package name for clarity.
- Since we left the plain browser JS with import/export statement, why not use the beautiful ES6 class syntax.
- Set a new file called webpack.config.js with some instructions inside.
- Then, if you run npx webpack it will build all your sources into one file usable by plain web browser.
- You can now create lots of sub-modules and wrap them all in one file.
- The use of webpack + babel is just there to make it work on browser.
What you need to know about the national school walkout
- Students and teachers across the United States will walk out of their schools and universities to honor the lives of the 17 people killed at Stoneman Douglas and press lawmakers to pass stricter gun control laws, according to EMPOWER, the group organizing the action.
- The kits include a step-by-step guide to organizing a walkout, sample letters to administrators to request permission to participate and an explanation of students' rights.
- Many schools are allowing students to walk out of class for the 17 minutes and are providing additional security to ensure the actions are organized and safe.
- While students do have a First Amendment right to protest, those whose schools forbid participation in the walkout could still legitimately face consequences.
- Known as the National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools, the walkout is being organized by the Network for Public Education.
How I finally understood what a class is
- A constructor is a special kind of function that must have the same name as the class it belongs to + have no return value (doesn't even need the void keyword), which is normally used to make sure that an instance of that class is in a valid state.
- The keyword this is used to refer to the global scope of our class in order to differentiate the name parameter of the constructor from the actual global scope's name.
- Now we can refactor our code in order to use our new and shiny Chris class!
- The keyword new is used to refer to the constructor of our Chris class.
- Regarding the default constructor, I thought it would be a correct way of calling it since that implementation of the Person class does not allow the client of our code to create an object without passing any arguments to it.