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How to play Pokémon Go when everyone’s stuck inside

Enlarge / Remember when Pokemon were allowed to get within 6 feet of each other? Niantic While most game makers are seeing booming usage statistics in the era of coronavirus-induced social distancing, Niantic is in the opposite position. The company’s games—including Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Ingress—are all built around the idea of […]

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Valorant closed beta starts on April 7

Riot Games announced today that the closed beta for its upcoming PC team shooter Valorant will start on April 7. To be eligible to participate in the test, players first need to link their Riot account with their Twitch one. Then they need to watch specific Valorant streams that will give out access to the […]

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Instacart’s workers will strike for safety protections and hazard pay. A lifeline of groceries could be caught in the middle.

Gig workers have become akin to first responders for some people during the crisis, but they perform this labor without meaningful health benefits or pay protection. Instacart hasn’t provided workers with any hand sanitizers or protection, Vanessa Bain, a veteran shopper for Instacart who helped organize the strike, told The Washington Post. “It’s so scary […]