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Ridiculous Deus Ex pre-order scheme canceled after “resounding” fan ire

Looks simple enough to us…

At times, it feels like there’s nothing that can be done about major game publishers linking additional content to ridiculous pre-order marketing campaigns—the kind that lock that content to a specific retailer, a specific console, or a specific “collector’s edition” packed with a plastic figurine (or, um, a mini-fridge). That’s not always true, though, as Square Enix and Eidos Montreal proved today by canceling the near-universally derided “Augment Your Pre-order” program for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

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Office 2016 for Mac users lambaste Microsoft after upgrading to Apple’s OS X El Capitan

After Apple released the new OS X El Capitan on Wednesday, users streamed to a Microsoft support discussion forum to report that Office 2016 for Mac regularly crashed, crippling their productivity.

“This is beyond the Pale. We basically can’t use Office on our computers,” wrote Watson Scott Swail today on the longest thread related to the crash problem.

“I finalized the El Capitan upgrade this morning and since then I can’t use my Mac with Office 2016 any longer … Multiple random crashes from any of the Office 2016 apps,” added Francisco Chaves, also today.

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Office 2016 for Mac users lambaste Microsoft after upgrading to Apple’s OS X El Capitan

After Apple released the new OS X El Capitan on Wednesday, users streamed to a Microsoft support discussion forum to report that Office 2016 for Mac regularly crashed, crippling their productivity.

“This is beyond the Pale. We basically can’t use Office on our computers,” wrote Watson Scott Swail today on the longest thread related to the crash problem.

“I finalized the El Capitan upgrade this morning and since then I can’t use my Mac with Office 2016 any longer … Multiple random crashes from any of the Office 2016 apps,” added Francisco Chaves, also today.

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SearchCap: Google On Penguin & Panda, Authorship Lives & Apple Searches

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web.

From Search Engine Land:

Google Panda 4.2 Is Still Rolling OutOct 1, 2015 by Barry Schwartz

Google has confirmed that the Panda 4.2 update that started rolling out 2.5 months ago is still rolling out.

  • Google Confirms The Real Time Penguin Algorithm Is Coming Soon
    Oct 1, 2015 by Barry Schwartz

    The next Penguin refresh will be happening pretty soon and should be a real-time algorithm.

  • Google: Leave Your Authorship Markup On Your Page
    Oct 1, 2015 by Barry Schwartz

    Google may use authorship markup in the future, even after killing it off over a year ago.

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