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Hip Hop Artist Soulja Boy Arriving in ‘Beat Street’ as Playable Character Next Week

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Well here’s something I didn’t expect to be writing in a million years: World-renowned hip hop artist Soulja Boy will be added to Lucky Kat Studio’s Beat Street [Free] as a playable character. Yes, this is really happening. As the story goes, late last year Mr. Boy reached out to Lucky Kat via Twitter DM to tell the studio how much he enjoyed playing their game, and asked if it might be possible to be featured as a playable character. Of course, when you’re talking about a celebrity like Soulja Boy you’d have to be crazy to say no! It also doesn’t hurt that Soulja Boy fits in very nicely with the “street” aesthetic of the game. I mean heck, one of the bosses in Beat Street is just a parody of 50 Cent, having another rapper enter the fray is just par for the course. Here’s Souja Boy mixing it up with some baddies in the game.

Man, I hope someday I become cool enough I can be added into video games just by asking. (Well, there was that one time.) Soulja Boy will be arriving in Beat Street next week on March 7th and he’ll be offered as a $ 2.99 IAP. As for the Beat Street game itself, in case you were unaware I’m slightly obsessed with it. I included it in my personal Best Games of 2017 list and play it every day without fail. Lucky Kat has captured the essence of what made these beat ’em ups so fun back in the ’80s and ’90s, namely satisfying combat mechanics and decent enemy behavior, but they’ve stretched it into an experience that can last months or even years.

Most games in this genre are quite shallow and can be beaten in less than an hour, which was fine when you were pumping in quarters but not so fine when you were playing a home conversion with endless continues. It just removed any of the challenge. Beat Street rectifies this by having dozens of levels instead of just a handful, each with multiple difficulty levels, as well as an endless Tower Mode. This means there’s always something to do and in all modes you have the option of playing cooperatively with someone online which is incredibly fun.

Beyond that, though, Lucky Kat has built in a pretty awesome drip feed of character unlocks and upgrades that means you’re always working towards something, even if you’re just grinding previous levels for the fun of it. Even though the characters don’t play drastically different from one another, the upgrade loop is one of the primary reasons Beat Street has become a daily play for me. Plus it’s just fun in the same way the classic brawlers were so fun; I can’t overstate just how much Lucky Kat nailed all the important mechanics here.

Anyway, I could blather on further, but the reality is Beat Street is free to download and try yourself so if you haven’t done that previously and you’re a fan of beat ’em ups then definitely give it a shot. Also keep an eye out for the one and only Soulja Boy to arrive as DLC next week in one of the more surprising crossovers I’ve seen in a while.


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Apple Releases macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update to Patch ‘Telugu’ Character Bug

Earlier today, Apple released an update to iOS to address the “Telugu” character bug, and now the company is patching its desktop operating system, too. Continue reading
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Apple Releases iOS 11.2.6 With Fix for Telugu Character Bug That Causes iOS Devices to Crash

Apple today released iOS 11.2.6, the eleventh official update to the iOS 11 operating system. iOS 11.2.6 comes approximately one month after the launch of iOS 11.2.5, an update that introduced support for the HomePod, Control Center updates, Siri news, and a slew of bug fixes.

The iOS 11.2.6 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings –> General –> Software Update.

Apple released iOS 11.2.6 to address a bug that causes apps like Messages to crash on the iPhone and iPad due to an inability to render a specific character in the Indian language Telugu. When sent, received, or input into Messages, Safari, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and more, the Telugu character can cause the app to freeze up and become unresponsive.

In Messages, for example, receiving the character can freeze up the entire Messages app on all of a person’s Mac and iOS devices. The Messages app then refuses to function properly until the offending character is removed by deleting the conversation with the person who sent it. Apple’s release notes are below:

iOS 11.2.6 includes bug fixes for your iPhone or iPad. This update:

Fixes an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash

Fixes an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories

Apple fixed the bug in iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4, but those updates are still in beta testing and won’t be released until the spring. Apple last week promised a minor update to fix the bug in the meantime.

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Apple releases iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, tvOS 11.2.6, and macOS 10.13.3 supplemental update including Telugu character fix 

Apple has released new software updates to address the Telugu character bug that affected devices running the latest public version of Apple’s software. Updates available today include iOS 11.2.6 for iPhone and iPad, tvOS 11.2.6 for Apple TV, watchOS 4.2.3 for Apple Watch, and macOS 10.13.3 supplemental update for Mac.



iOS 11.2.6 starts rolling out, contains fix for Indian language character bug

Apple has started rolling out a new iOS update that bumps the version to 11.2.6. The new version contains fix for a recently discovered bug which allowed users to send a specific Indian language (Telugu) character to another iPhone resulting in app as well as device crash. iOS 11.2.6 fixes the Indian character bug— Mat’ (@matteyeux) February 19, 2018 Apple had promised a minor update to fix the aforementioned bug, and with iOS 11.2.6, the company has fulfilled the promise. Moving on, the release notes for the update reveal another change: fix for an issue… – Latest articles

iOS 11.2.6 now available, fixes Telugu character bug that causes iPhone to crash

Apple users, it’s time to update. iOS 11.2.6 is now available. This update addresses a bug that was discovered last week which could cause your iPhone to crash when it receives a particular character from the Indian language Telugu. Here’s the full iOS 11.2.6 changelog from Apple: Fixes an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash Fixes an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories While … [read full article]

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Apple releases iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS updates with Telugu character fix

Apple today released software updates to all of its platforms to address the Indian character crash bug discovered last week. The fix is included in iOS 11.2.6, macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update, tvOS 11.2.6, and watchOS 4.2.3. As expected, the potentially serious nature of the bug hastened Apple’s response, allowing the issue to be addressed before the next full point releases of each OS.

Also known as the Telugu bug, referencing the specific language spoken by around 70 million people in India, the exploit causes certain iOS communication apps to crash when attempting to process a specific Telugu character. If the character is processed by iOS’ notification system, the device’s Home screen can crash and fall into a looping reboot cycle. preventing access to all of the device’s functions and data.

iOS 11.2.6 is a free download and can be accessed through Settings > General > Software Update on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update can be accessed through the Updates section of the Mac App Store. tvOS 11.2.6 can be applied automatically by an Apple TV or manually in Settings > System > Software Update. watchOS 4.2.3 can be manually applied using the Watch app on an iPhone. Note that the patch will not appear on devices running Apple developer or public betas, which are said to have already addressed the bug.

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Apple issues iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates with fix for Indian character bug

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As promised, Apple on Monday released revisions to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS with a fix for a bug that crashes devices running earlier operating system iterations when an Indian language character is received by certain messaging apps.
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