The final Last of Us 2 gameplay trailer is too violent for comfort

On Wednesday, we got our final extended The Last of Us 2 trailer before the game arrives on June 19 during Sony’s latest State of Play live stream. 

What we got was a deep dive into Ellie’s new moves and weaponry, as well as some of her new adversaries, the militaristic Washington Liberation Front and cultish Seraphites… and we also got buckets of blood, cult leaders breaking people’s arms with a ball-peen hammer, dogs set on fire by molotov cocktails and many, many blood-spurting neck wounds.

It’s a pretty wild ride. 

The 30-ish-minute trailer (embedded below via YouTube) is our last look at the game before launch and while we really appreciate how the game has turned out, the latest trailer reveals just how intense the gameplay is going to be.

Now, admittedly, we’ve known for the better part of two years that The Last of Us 2 would be that way – the original game is basically built on crunchy combat and intimate killing in the dog-eat-dog dystopia, so it makes sense that the sequel would follow in the same footsteps. 

But even for a franchise built on bashing baddies with a 2×4, the latest trailer feels a bit extreme.

Too much or just enough to get the point across? 

The debate about how much violence should be in games has been going on, since, well, video games have been around. It’s a worthwhile debate, even if it’s uncomfortable to have.

The crux of The Last of Us is the lengths we’ll go through to survive and protect the ones we love – it’s what drives Joel to protect Ellie through the whole first game. 

But when Ellie has to get violent to protect Joel, the moment is jarring – it’s the loss of innocence being played out in real-time by the player. It’s similar to the feeling you get when you kill a beast in Shadow of the Colossus, a profound sense that maybe, life isn’t meant to be taken away… before you go on a murdering spree.

The issue here isn’t that the game is violent – because depictions of violence need to exist – but the extent to which that violence is committed is tough to stomach, especially for a game that could last 20 hours or longer.

  • Need something new to play? Check out our list of the best PS4 games

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SpaceX launch: canceled liftoff time leads to a new scheduled time Saturday

The SpaceX launch isn’t happening today, with weather delaying liftoff live stream to Saturday, May 30 at 3:22pm EDT. We’ll be carrying the SpaceX live stream here.

Wednesday’s SpaceX launch was officially scrubbed 17 minutes inside the launch window, with NASA hanging on until the last few minutes in an effort to save today’s efforts. The historic SpaceX launch wasn’t meant for today in the end.

NASA has strict weather rules for clearing spacecraft launches and noted that three weather violations were found, including ‘natural lightning’. If they would have been able to wait ten minutes beyond the countdown, they could have cleared those violations, according to SpaceX and NASA officials.

The interesting thing is that this was what is known as an ‘instantaneous launch’, meaning due orbital mechanics, a delay wasn’t possible if the crew wanted to get to the International Space Station (ISS) on time and lock in accurately.

The good news is that everything technical with the craft and crew was a go for liftoff today, so as long as this weekend’s weather cooperates, the mission will happen on Saturday. Weather was the only concern, according to NASA.

It’s the birth of commercially-backed human space travel.

Even delayed, this week’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is historic, and it’s happening at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It’s the first such launch on American soil in nearly a decade – since NASA retired the Space Shuttle in 2011. It’s also the first time that a SpaceX reusable spacecraft will be sending NASA astronauts into space. It’s the birth of commercially-backed human space travel.

The destination of this SpaceX launch? The International Space Station (ISS) for a one- to four-month duration for NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, according to our friends over at Space.com.

We, of course, have more questions. What time is the SpaceX launch live streaming starting in your region of the world on Saturday now that it’s been cancelled for today? What happened that you missed (and will likely happen again on Saturday)? And who are the lucky astronauts? We have all of that information below.

Here’s how to watch what’s left of the SpaceX launch live stream: 

Weather was a concern for the SpaceX launch

Even with all of the exceptional planning ahead of this SpaceX launch, NASA and Elon Musk can’t control the weather (not yet anyway). Florida, while normally sunny, does have frequent quick rain showers, and that seems to be what the crew faced here.

The SpaceX launch live stream had constant chatter from operators discussing rain conditions. They waited until a few minutes before the countdown expired to scrub the mission, hoping to pull it off. Saturday, May 30 will be the next launch date for the SpaceX launch.

Another weather variable is the fact that the weather conditions need to be good everywhere this spacecraft might be. For example, if the crew had to abort anywhere along its ascent and come down, recovery crews would need to access the capsule, so it’s more than just the immediate Florida launchpad that needs ideal weather.

SpaceX launch time live stream

SpaceX launch time set for Saturday

The official Demo-2 SpaceX launch time is set for Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 EDT, so the times across the continental US will be 2:22pm CDT / 1:22pm MDT / 12:22pm PDT. You may want to show up a couple of minutes ahead of time to take in the rocket while it’s grounded and steam is coming off of it.

The UK SpaceX launch time will be 20:22 BST. In addition to tuning into the video live stream, you should go outside and see if you can catch a glimpse of the SpaceX-built spacecraft in the sky at around 20:40 BST – if that remains true on Saturday (that was the case for the Wednesday launch at least).

In Australia, it’ll already be Sunday, with the launch time occurring at 5:22am ACT.

SpaceX launch time live stream

How to watch the SpaceX launch on Saturday

The official NASA and SpaceX YouTube accounts will be offering a live stream of the preparations, which they noted will feel like deja vu if you had already tuned in for the Wednesday launch.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to tune into both – they’re offering the same content across both live streams

During the Wednesday launch, we saw SpaceX founder Elon Musk visit suited-up astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken and exchange a few words before liftoff time. Musk then went to greet US Vice President Mike Pence, who is there to watch the launch. President Donald Trump joined soon after, while Hurley and Behnken traveled to the launch site in a Tesla Model X (Tesla being another company Musk founded).

NASA continued to monitor the weather via data sensors around the launch site in an effort to get everything into ‘the green position’ on their maps. At the time, NASA said, “the weather is trending in the right direction,” but as the countdown got to T-minus 17 minutes, favorability went the other direction.

This meant that the crew was seated in the capsule after crossing the crew access arm, and the crew arm had already retracted. Steam started to come off of the rocket before the launch was called off. It was that close to liftoff.

SpaceX spacecraft, SpaceX suits and NASA astronauts

On Saturday, Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will be back inside the Dragon capsule, which sits atop the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It’s situated on a launch pad at legendary Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida’s Cape Canaveral. LC-39A was originally built for the Apollo missions and remodeled for the Space Shuttle program.

Hurley (the spacecraft commander) and Behnken (the joint operations commander) are NASA astronauts, engineers and both former members of US military (Hurley is a former marine, while Behnken was in the US Air Force).

The two-man NASA crew is not only flying in a SpaceX-built craft, but also outfitted in SpaceX pressurized suits, first shown off in 2017.

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SpaceX launch canceled with new liftoff time scheduled for Saturday

The SpaceX launch live stream isn’t happening today, with weather delaying liftoff to Saturday, May 30 at 3:22pm EDT (one hour minutes ahead of today’s window).

The Wednesday launch was officially scrubbed 17 minutes inside the launch window, with NASA hanging on until the last few minutes in an effort to save today’s efforts.

NASA has strict weather rules for clearing spacecraft launches and noted that three weather violations were found, including ‘natural lightning’. If they would have been able to wait ten minutes beyond the countdown, they could have cleared those violations, according to SpaceX and NASA officials.

The interesting thing is that this was what is known as an ‘instantaneous launch’, meaning due orbital mechanics, a delay wasn’t possible if the crew wanted to get to the International Space Station (ISS) on time and lock in accurately. 

The good news is that everything technical with the craft and crew was a go for liftoff today, so as long as this weekend’s weather cooperates, the mission will happen on Saturday. Weather was the only concern, according to NASA.

Today’s SpaceX launch time was scheduled for 4:33pm EDT (that’s 9:33pm BST for everyone in the UK). They’re now taking the propellant out of the rocket with plans to reload it on Saturday for the afternoon launch.

It’s the birth of commercially-backed human space travel.

Delayed or not, this week’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is historic, and it’s happening at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It’s the first such launch on American soil in nearly a decade – since NASA retired the Space Shuttle in 2011. It’s also the first time that a SpaceX reusable spacecraft will be sending NASA astronauts into space. It’s the birth of commercially-backed human space travel.

The destination of this SpaceX launch? The International Space Station (ISS) for a one- to four-month duration for NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, according to our friends over at Space.com.

We, of course, have more questions. What time is the SpaceX launch live streaming starting in your region of the world now that it’s been cancelled for today? What’s happened so far that you’ve missed? And who are the lucky astronauts? We have all of that information below.

Here’s how to watch what’s left of the SpaceX launch live stream: 

Weather was a concern for the SpaceX launch

Even with all of the exceptional planning ahead of this SpaceX launch, NASA and Elon Musk can’t control the weather. Florida, while normally sunny, does have frequent quick rain showers, and that seems to be what the crew faced.

The SpaceX launch live stream had constant chatter  from operators discussing rain conditions. They waited until a few minutes before the countdown expired to scrub the mission, hoping to pull it off. 

Saturday, May 30 will be the next launch date for the SpaceX launch.

Another weather variable is the fact that the weather conditions need to be good everywhere this spacecraft might be. For example, if the crew had to abort anywhere along its ascent and come down, recovery crews would need to access the capsule, so it’s more than just the immediate Florida launchpad that needs ideal weather.

SpaceX launch time live stream

SpaceX launch time set for Saturday

The official Demo-2 SpaceX launch time is set for Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 EDT, so the times across the continental US will be 2:22pm CDT / 1:22pm MDT / 12:22pm PDT. You may want to show up a couple of minutes ahead of time to take in the rocket while it’s grounded and steam is coming off of it.

The UK SpaceX launch time will be 20:22 BST. In addition to tuning into the video live stream, you should go outside and see if you can catch a glimpse of the SpaceX-built spacecraft in the sky at around 20:40 BST – if that remains true on Saturday (that was the case for the Wednesday launch at least).

In Australia, it’ll already be Sunday, with the launch time occurring at 5:22am ACT.

SpaceX launch time live stream

How to watch the SpaceX launch on Saturday

The official NASA and SpaceX YouTube accounts will be offering a live stream of the preparations, which they noted will feel like deja vu if you had already tuned in for the Wednesday launch.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to tune into both – they’re offering the same content across both live streams

SpaceX launch time live stream

During the Wednesday launch, we saw SpaceX founder Elon Musk visit suited-up astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken and exchange a few words before liftoff time. Musk then went to greet US Vice President Mike Pence, who is there to watch the launch. President Donald Trump joined soon after, while Hurley and Behnken traveled to the launch site in a Tesla Model X (Tesla being another company Musk founded).

NASA continued to monitor the weather via data sensors around the launch site in an effort to get everything into ‘the green position’ on their maps. At the time, NASA said, “the weather is trending in the right direction,” but as the countdown got to T-minus 17 minutes, favorability went the other direction.

This meant that the crew was seated in the capsule after crossing the crew access arm, and the crew arm had already retracted. Steam started to come off of the rocket before the launch was called off. It was that close to liftoff.

SpaceX spacecraft, SpaceX suits and NASA astronauts

On Saturday, Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will be back inside the Dragon capsule, which sits atop the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It’s situated on a launch pad at legendary Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida’s Cape Canaveral. LC-39A was originally built for the Apollo missions and remodeled for the Space Shuttle program.

Hurley (the spacecraft commander) and Behnken (the joint operations commander) are NASA astronauts, engineers and both former members of US military (Hurley is a former marine, while Behnken was in the US Air Force).

The two-man NASA crew is not only flying in a SpaceX-built craft, but also outfitted in SpaceX pressurized suits, first shown off in 2017.

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How to watch Agents of SHIELD season 7 online from anywhere

One of the best-loved Marvel shows of all-time is entering its final run this summer, having first hit TV screens all the way back in 2013. It’s a pretty momentous television event for fans of comic book shows and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular, as it’s the first-ever MCU spin-off series – so here’s how to watch Agents of SHIELD season 7 online and stream the Marvel show from anywhere in the world.

Spoiler alert: if you’re not fully up-to-date with Agents of SHIELD – so having finished season 6 – you may find some unwanted surprises below. Please bear this in mind and scroll down for specific guides to watching Agents of Shield online.

Season 7 picks up where season 6 left off, after a dramatic finale saw Quake, Mack, May and Yo-Yo narrowly thwart Izel – although May (Ming-Na Wen) suffered serious injuries in the showdown that could still be life-threatening. 

And in something of a preview for season 7, Fitz, Simmons and Enoch teamed up against the Chronicoms – who will feature as the main villains of the final series and want to colonize Earth after their home planet was destroyed.

The show once again stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, albeit a LMD (life model decoy) version of the dead human character – and there are even rumors that Captain America could feature. That’s because the final run of the show time travels back to the 1930s, which perfectly fits with the  timeline of one Steve Rogers

So let’s cut to the chase – here’s how to watch Agent of SHIELD season 7 online and stream every episode no matter where you are right now.

How to watch Agents of SHIELD from outside your country

Those who already have a streaming service they use to watch Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD season 7 online may find themselves unable to access it when abroad, due to pesky geo-blocking restrictions. Yes, we’re aware that most of us aren’t going anywhere in the near future, but global travel will one day resume and, god forbid, you may even be stuck abroad during these difficult times.

Fortunately, there’s an easy solution to geo-blocking. Downloading a VPN will allow you to watch all your favorite shows no matter where you are. This simple bit of software changes your IP address so that you can access episodes live or on demand just like you would at home.

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Microsoft releases the Windows 10 May 2020 Update

The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is finally here, Microsoft says, meaning that you can download it now. Eventually, it will be pushed to your PC as a regular update.

If you don’t actively seek it out, however, your PC won’t receive it right away. “To ensure you continue to have a reliable, productive experience with your Windows 10 devices, we are taking a measured and phased approach to how we offer the May Update, initially limiting availability to those devices running Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909 who seek the update via Windows Update,” Microsoft said in a blog post

According to Microsoft, if you want the Windows 10 May 2020 Update right now, you can open your Windows Update settings (Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update) and click the Check for Updates button. If the update appears, you can then click the Download and Install button to install it. If you don’t see this button, there’s probably a reason. Microsoft scans your device hardware, and won’t offer the update if it knows there’s an existing workaround that it’s trying to solve.

In our review of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, we noted that the release is more significant than in years past, with some substantive feature upgrades, but not so many nor so major as to be very ambitious. The Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 now features a true Linux kernel, though it’s an optional feature you’ll specifically have to enable. The Your Phone app is now fully functional for the vast majority of devices. Cortana is now a standalone app, too, somewhat to its detriment. 

Microsoft did say Wednesday, however, that it’s adding some features to Cortana’s functionality—though not in the app itself. Andrew Shuman, Microsoft’s corporate vice president in charge of Cortana, told PCWorld that Microsoft feels strongly that using Cortana to add intelligence in other areas of the Windows Experience is important. One example of this is Cortana’s Play My Emails feature. It’s currently part of the Outook app for iOS and will roll out for Android in the coming weeks. 

Microsoft also said that it will be sending a Cortana “Briefing” email outlining what a user has on their agenda during their day. Right now, however, the feature is limited to a specific subset of users: First Release for Microsoft 365 Enterprise users with Exchange Online mailboxes in English.

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SpaceX launch aborted – here’s what happened with the weather

Update: The SpaceX launch has been aborted, according to SpaceX and NASA officials giving updates in the live stream video. The official scrub of today’s liftoff happened 17 minutes inside the launch window, with the weather conditions being at fault. The launch will be attempted again in three days.

The SpaceX launch live stream isn’t happening today, with weather delaying liftoff to Saturday, May 30 at 3:22pm EDT (one hour minutes ahead of today’s window). 

The good news is that everything technical with the craft and crew was a go for liftoff today, so as long as this weekend’s weather cooperates, the mission will happen on Saturday. Weather was the only concern, according to NASA.

Today’s SpaceX launch time was scheduled for 4:33pm EDT (that’s 9:33pm BST for everyone in the UK). They’re now taking the propellant out of the rocket with plans to reload it on Saturday for the afternoon launch.

It’s the birth of commercially-backed human space travel.

Delayed or not, this week’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is historic, and it’s happening at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It’s the first such launch on American soil in nearly a decade – since NASA retired the Space Shuttle in 2011. It’s also the first time that a SpaceX reusable spacecraft will be sending NASA astronauts into space. It’s the birth of commercially-backed human space travel.

The destination of this SpaceX launch? The International Space Station (ISS) for a one- to four-month duration for NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, according to our friends over at Space.com.

We, of course, have more questions. What time is the SpaceX launch live streaming starting in your region of the world now that it’s been cancelled for today? What’s happened so far that you’ve missed? And who are the lucky astronauts? We have all of that information below.

Here’s how to watch what’s left of the SpaceX launch live stream: 

Weather was a concern for the SpaceX launch

Even with all of the exceptional planning ahead of this SpaceX launch, NASA and Elon Musk can’t control the weather. Florida, while normally sunny, does have frequent quick rain showers, and that seems to be what the crew is currently facing.

In the launch SpaceX live stream, you can hear operators discussing rain conditions and waiting until a few minutes before the countdown expires whether or not to scrub today’s mission. Saturday, May 30 will be the next launch date.

Another variable is the fact that the weather conditions need to be good everywhere this spacecraft might be. For example, if the crew had to abort anywhere along its ascent and come down, recovery crews would need to access the capsule, so it’s more than just Florida that needs ideal weather. 

SpaceX launch time live stream

SpaceX launch time

The official Demo-2 SpaceX launch time is 4:33pm EDT. Across the continental US, you’ll be able to see it at 3:33pm CDT / 2:33pm MDT / 1:33pm PDT. You may want to show up a couple of minutes ahead of time to take in the rocket while grounded.

The UK SpaceX launch time will be 21:33 BST. In addition to tuning into the video live stream, you should go outside and see if you can catch a glimpse of the SpaceX-built spacecraft in the sky at 21:50 BST.

In Australia, it’ll already be Thursday, with the launch time occurring at 6:33am ACT. If today’s mission happens to be scrapped for any reason (weather was and still is a concern for this countdown), then the next possible day for a launch is Saturday.

SpaceX launch time live stream

How to watch the SpaceX launch

Live YouTube video is already up-and-running ahead of the launch time, with both the official NASA and SpaceX accounts offering a live stream of the preparations. You don’t have to tune into both – they’re offering the same content.

SpaceX launch time live stream

Earlier, we saw SpaceX founder Elon Musk visit suited-up astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, exchanging a few words before liftoff time. Musk then went to greet US Vice President Mike Pence, who is there to watch the launch. President Donald Trump joins soon after, while Hurley and Behnken traveled to the launch site in a Tesla Model X (Tesla being another company Musk founded).

NASA continues to monitor the weather via data sensors around the launch site in an effort to get everything into ‘the green position’ on their maps. “The weather is trending in the right direction,” according to NASA.

So the countdown clock continues to click and things are actually said to be ahead of schedule. The crew is seated in the capsule after crossing the crew access arm and the crew arm has retracted.

NASA operators are currently concerned about the weather, but waiting for more information before calling off the launch due to weather conditions. They remind everyone that the Saturday, May 30 launch will be the next launch date if it is indeed scrubbed for today.

SpaceX spacecraft, SpaceX suits and NASA astronauts

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are inside the Dragon capsule, which sits atop the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It’s situated on a launch pad at legendary Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida’s Cape Canaveral. LC-39A was originally built for the Apollo missions and remodeled for the Space Shuttle program.

Hurley (the spacecraft commander) and Behnken (the joint operations commander) are NASA astronauts, engineers and both former members of US military (Hurley is a former marine, while Behnken was in the US Air Force).

The two-man NASA crew is not only flying in a SpaceX-built craft, but also outfitted in SpaceX pressurized suits, first shown off in 2017.

Developing with live updates…

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Samsung 2020 QLED TVs now have a health tracking app that can help get you in shape

Samsung announced that it will be flipping the switch on its health tracking app on select 2020 QLED TVs starting today. 

The new Samsung Health app on Tizen will be able to sync all your data from your phone, wearable and now your Samsung Smart TV in one unified dashboard that shows key health metrics, and gives you access to both free workout classes and mindfulness sessions.

In addition to the mindfulness and fitness classes, the Health app allows you to set a daily routine that reminds you when it’s time to switch over from whatever you’re watching to your workout class, as well as set personal goals and challenges through the app. 

If you’ve ever wanted to get buff while watching your TV (and a number of included workout videos), now’s your chance.

A workout for every level of fitness 

With six content partners at launch including Calm, Echelon, Jillian Michaels, and Fitplan, the Samsung Health app is definitely attempting to include something for everyone: according to the company, the app will include classes in yoga, mindfulness, strength training, stretching, barre, pilates, dance, cardio and more, with more partners to potentially arrive later down the line.

The two big caveats are that, for now, the app will be limited to 2020 QLED TVs – which is so far a fairly limited audience considering those models just became available to purchase in April of this year – and persisting concerns about user privacy regarding data the app collects.

In a conversation with a Samsung representative at CES we were told that all the data was actually in the cloud and wouldn’t be stored locally to the TV where it could be used by advertisers or accessible through hardware exploits, but we’re more than a little cautious about the data we give to our TVs after Vizio got caught monitoring users’ viewing habits in 2017.

All that said, if you’re already linked up to Samsung Health through your Samsung Galaxy S20 or via your Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, then adding a QLED TV to the list of devices tracking your health data probably isn’t that big a deal.

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