Cyberpunk 2077 bans unauthorized Keanu Reeves sex

Cyberpunk 2077 creator CD Projekt Red would kindly like modders to stop making Keanu Reeves into a sex object. Following a fan mod that allowed players to have sex with Reeves’ character, Johnny Silverhand, the developer told PC Gamer that user-generated content cannot be “harmful towards others” — especially when it comes to mods. “In the case of model swaps, especially those that involve explicit situations, it can be perceived as such by the people who lent us their appearance for the purpose of creating characters in Cyberpunk 2077,” the developer said.

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Japan PM says ‘virus recognises no holidays’, urges ministers’ vigilance |

Yoshihide Suga, Japan
Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s prime minister, said the virus ‘recognises no year-end or New Year holidays’. — Pool pic via Reuters

TOKYO, Dec 28 — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga today asked his ministers to remain ready to implement measures to prevent the further spread of coronavirus infections, after daily case numbers hit a string of record highs in recent days.

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Andor ohne K-2SO? Alan Tudyk wird im Rogue One-Prequel (vorerst fehlen

Alan Tudyk bestätigt die Abwesenheit von K-2SO in Andor. In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story konnte der umprogrammierte imperiale Droide mit hohem Humor-Level und eingebautem Sarkasmus-Modul die Herzen der Fans erobern, aber in der kommenden Prequel-Serie für Disney+ muss der titelgebende Rebell Cassian Andor ohne seinen Robo-Kumpel auskommen – zumindest in der ersten Staffel. Der Schauspieler hinter dem Klappergestell ist sich aber ziemlich sicher, dass er bald in die weit entfernte Galaxis zurückkehren wird.

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The best water filter pitcher to buy for 2021 – CNET

A filtered pitcher is a quick and easy way to improve the taste and quality of your water. They’re simple to use: Just pour tap water into the pitcher and stick it in the fridge while the water passes through the filter and into the main reservoir. Some pitchers take several minutes to filter water, while others only take about 30 seconds.

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South Korea reports record daily death toll from Covid-19 |

Workers wearing protective gear disinfect an arrival gate amid the Covid-19 pandemic at the Incheon International Airport, South Korea December 28, 2020. — Reuters pic
Workers wearing protective gear disinfect an arrival gate amid the Covid-19 pandemic at the Incheon International Airport, South Korea December 28, 2020. — Reuters pic

SEOUL, Dec 29 — South Korea today reported 40 new coronavirus deaths, a record daily toll, bringing the total death tally to 859, as the country grapples with a third wave of infection centred around nursing homes and a prison in the capital Seoul.

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Birx Describes Pattern of White House Misinformation on the Pandemic During Trump Tenure

Dr. Vivek Murthy, President Biden’s  nominee for Surgeon General, spoke in Wilmington, Del., last month.
Credit…Hilary Swift for The New York Times

Four Biden officials tried on Sunday to manage public expectations about vaccine distribution, as frustration grows among Americans over long lines, canceled appointments and other daunting issues.

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Philippines bans arrivals from 20 countries over new Covid-19 strain |

People wearing face shields and masks amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic visit a popular shopping market hours before Christmas eve in Manila December 24, 2020. — AFP pic
People wearing face shields and masks amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic visit a popular shopping market hours before Christmas eve in Manila December 24, 2020. — AFP pic

MANILA, Dec 29 — The Philippines will shut its borders to foreigners arriving from 20 countries and territories in a bid to prevent a new strain of coronavirus entering the nation, officials said today. 

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Portugal holds presidential election as Covid-19 cases spiral

LISBON: Portuguese voters – largely confined to their homes due to a strict Covid-19 lockdown – will pick a new president on Sunday, but many fear going to the polls could worsen a surge in coronavirus cases and low turnout is expected.
The country of 10 million people, which fared better than others in the first wave of the pandemic, now has the world’s highest seven-day rolling average of new cases and deaths per million people.
“It wouldn’t have been a problem to wait another month. Exceptional times call for exceptional measures,” said Lisbon resident Miguel Goncalves, 55. Almost two-thirds of voters think the election should be postponed, a poll by research institute ISC/ISCTE showed last week.
Delaying the ballot would have required changing the country’s constitution – something officials said was not possible at such short notice, but there has been widespread criticism of the decision to press ahead with the vote for the largely ceremonial president.
“They should have spread voting over more days,” political scientist Joao Cancela of IPRE-NOVA University said. “It’s a mistake to think the only options were to delay or keep as is.”
Voting is the only reason people are permitted to leave home for anything other than essential work or trips under the current nationwide lockdown rules.
Pollsters expect record-high abstentions, even as voluntary teams clad in protective gear collected ballots at the doorstep of some 13,000 quarantined voters, and about 250,000 people registered for early voting to avoid crowds.
“We’re now facing a double-edged risk – high abstentions, and the fact that those who do turn out will be outside their homes,” opposition leader Rui Rio said.
Opinion polls show that the incumbent, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the centre-right Social Democratic Party, is likely to easily win re-election, with left-wing candidate Ana Gomes forecast in second at 13.5-14.5% and the leader of far-right party Chega Andre Ventura close behind at 10-12.5%.
Despite their mainly ceremonial role, presidents can veto certain laws and decree states of emergency.

Portugal holds presidential election as Covid-19 cases spiral

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