New Cosmetic Reconstruction App

Tech Insiders Report A New Augmentation App For Smart Phones

cosmetic reconstruction phone appWe all have used snapchat and other filter driven applications but there appears to be something new on the market for consumers to eat up like birthday cake. Apparently a software company out of Oklahoma is developing a new app that allows users to take a selfie then apply filters that represent surgical procedures. This app might hit the market if it catches on. They are currently trying to find plastic surgeons in the Oklahoma area to buy into the app and offer it to their patients as means to “test drive” the surgical procedure. What this means is that anyone looking to get plastic surgery procedures like liposuction, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and botox can download this app to their smart phones and apply the filter on a selfie. So imagine that you were looking to get liposuction done around your waist area, you could snap a picture of your gut, apply the filter, and see what your post surgery stomach might look like. The same goes for nose jobs, boob jobs, and botox work.

How Technology Is Shaping Our Bodies

I love technology, if I didn’t I wouldn’t be writing about it. But with all the pros come many cons. It’s great that we can pick up a phone, snap a picture, apply a filter, and see what we might look like after cosmetic surgery. But what if we put down the phones and picked up some weights? Maybe we wouldn’t even need a new smart phone application like that if we were just getting exercise. I understand that this argument doesn’t necessarily apply to rhinoplasty or breast augmentation but it sure applies to liposuction!! It might be possible also if we weren’t so consumed with social media we wouldn’t be trying to modify our bodies to look like something else. Too much time looking at photos on instagram and facebook gives young people a false impression of reality. Well, such is life. If you are in need of cosmetic reconstructive surgery and want to see what it might look like before you go under the knife then this cool app is for you. Check it out and leave us some feedback in the comments section below and let us know how it worked for you.

Free Witcher 2 For People Who Played Gwent’s Closed Beta

Did you play the closed beta for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game? If so, CD Projekt Red has a special gift for you. Everyone who took part in the closed beta is getting a free copy of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

To claim your free copy of the 2011 role-playing game, all of you need to do is log into GOG.com with the same account you used for the beta, and then follow the instructions (via Game Informer). You must claim your free copy before 8 AM ET on May 29, so the offer is not available for very long.

In other Gwent news, the game is now available to everyone in a public beta, which CD Projekt Red CEO Marcin Iwinski called an “important step” towards final launch in a news release.

“I’m extra curious how all of the community feedback we’ve incorporated will resonate with both current players and those who’re just starting,” he added. “Please keep the feedback coming, we’re listening!”

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A cinematic trailer for Gwent has been released to mark the game’s public beta launch; you can watch it through the video embed above. New gameplay instruction videos can be found on YouTube.

Gwent, which is based on the in-game card game of the same name, is free-to-play on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. You can grab it through the links below.

  • PC
  • Xbox One
  • PS4

Rainbow Six Siege Maintenance Coming Up, As “Operation Health” Update Detailed

Ubisoft is conducting a round of maintenance on the Rainbow Six Siege servers this week. Posting on its website, the company confirmed the maintenance period will follow this schedule:

  • PS4 — 9 AM – 10 AM ET
  • Xbox One — 10 AM – 11 AM ET
  • PC — 11 AM — 11:59 AM ET
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During the maintenance period, Ubisoft will perform some kind of a “rank reset,” while the background art will change to reflect the start of the game’s Operation Health initiative.

The other big piece of news about Siege today that Ubisoft has provided a rundown of the items it hopes to address in the game’s next patch, 2.2.1 or if necessary, the one after that, 2.2.2. You can see a quick breakdown of each below, while Ubisoft will share further specifics about the changes and answer fan questions about them in the coming weeks.

There is no word yet on when 2.2.1 will launch on PC or Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Operation Health is the name for Ubisoft’s effort to improve the “overall Rainbow Six Siege experience.” Over the next few months, Ubisoft will roll out changes to this end, while some DLC has been canceled as a result of the new plan.

More than a year after launch, Siege reportedly still has a “thriving” playerbase.

Rainbow Six Siege 2.2.1 Priority List

Descriptions written by Ubisoft

One Step Matchmaking

  • We are focusing on the testing and implementation of One Step Matchmaking. We are currently testing this on the TTS.

Map Fixes

  • Our level design team will be taking a pass on all maps to correct various bugs/glitches.

Game Crashes

  • Our technical team will be reviewing the layers of code that are leading to game crashes. This will provide you with a more stable playing experience.

Hit Boxes

  • Currently being tested on the Technical Test Server, the hit box refactor is continuing to under-go further testing prior to being deployed to the live build of the game.

Spawn Killing

  • We have seen the community‚Äôs frustrations regarding spawn killing, and our level design teams will be taking steps to mitigate the locations where this is still possible. To be clear, spawn killing is when a Defender is able to kill you within seconds of spawning. Running towards the objective and dying for not using cover is not considered spawn killing.

Join in Progress

  • We do not intend for players to be placed into Ranked matches that are already in progress. We are also going to be working on the various bugs encountered by people when they join a match in progress in Casual.

Defuser issues (audio, planting, destroying)

  • Interaction with the Defuser is not always fluid and intuitive, and sometimes does not work as intended. We will be doing a pass on the Defuser as a whole to address these issues. The various Defuser issues will be worked on throughout the entirety of Operation Health.

Glaz

  • Glaz will be receiving some attention. Stay tuned for details!

Justice League Dark Movie Reportedly Loses Another Director

Doug Liman will no longer direct DC’s upcoming Justice League Dark film, according to a report.

Hollywood news site Variety says it has heard from sources that Liman, who directed The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow, exited the project due to scheduling conflicts. Liman is also directing the new movie Chaos Walking.

Insiders told Variety that Justice League Dark studio Warner Bros. is now holding meetings with directors to find someone to replace Liman. A new director could be signed “shortly.”

Speaking about his plans for Justice League Dark earlier this year, Liman said, “I have a really amazing take on it…,” going on to say his version of the movie would be anything but straightforward.

“I’m not going to do something campy either. I have a take on it that isn’t like anything else out there. At the end of the day, I make character-driven movies,” he said.

Justice League Dark comprises more supernatural members of the DC Universe, such as John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Swamp Thing, and Deadman.

According to Variety’s report, Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro was at one time attached to direct the Justice League Dark movie before dropping out.

In other Justice League news, director Zack Snyder has left the Justice League film following the death of his daughter. Avengers director Joss Whedon is stepping in to finish the film.

Xbox Scorpio Console Is “Promising,” Cliff Bleszinski Says

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio console will surely be one of the biggest storylines in gaming this year. Due out in holiday 2017, the system is billed as the “most powerful console ever made.” Now, Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski, who left Epic Games to create LawBreakers studio Boss Key, has weighed in.

In a Reddit AMA today for LawBreakers was asked for his thoughts on Scorpio. He praised Microsoft for “getting their sh** together” and mentioned that an Xbox One version of LawBreakers could happen.

“MS is getting their sh** together. They’re putting it in a backpack or in a shit museum and getting it alllll together,” Bleszinski said. “Scorpio is promising. MS bet on Kinect too hard last round. Don’t rule out an Xbox version [of LawBreakers], btw.”

Bleszinski also shared his opinion on Gears of War 4, the first new entry in the series developed internally at Microsoft. He said he enjoyed it and is curious to find out “how much of my ideas will stick as they continue with the series… :)”

For lots more on LawBreakers, you can read GameSpot’s report from a recent event where a PlayStation 4 version was announced and cross-play with PC ruled out.

PSN Now Has 70M Monthly Active Users; Sony Wants To Enhance Appeal Of PS Plus

[UPDATE] During the Sony Corporate Strategy Meeting briefing, Sony management talked more about the PlayStation business. Here are some of the gaming takeaways so far:

  • PS4 users collectively spend 600 million hours every week on PS4.
  • Sony wants to further enhance the content and appeal of PlayStation Plus to make it more attractive and in turn grow subscriber figures.

The PlayStation Network now has 70 million monthly “active” users, Sony has disclosed.

Sony revealed the new figure as part of its latest Corporate Strategy Meeting for FY2017, which was released today [PDF]. A slide (below) shows the 70 million number, but does not mention how Sony defines what it means to be “active” or when the number was reached. It likely covers at leastPlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita.

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By comparison, Microsoft announced in April that monthly active figures for Xbox Live across Xbox One and PC reached 52 million for the latest quarter.

A webcast for Sony’s Corporate Strategy Meeting will take place later today in Japan where more details may be divulged. Keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest.

In April, Sony announced that PlayStation 4 shipments reached 60 million, edging closer to the PS3’s 80 million mark. Looking ahead, Sony said it is expecting PS4 sales to drop year-over-year. A recent report claimed that Sony will release a next-generation PlayStation console in 2018.

Get $15 Back When You Spend $100 On PSN Next Month

Looking to buy more games or other content through the PlayStation Network? If you can wait until June, there is a nice deal coming up that you may want to consider.

Starting on June 9, when you spend $100 on the PSN you’ll get $15 back in PSN credit. The promotion is good through June 20 at 11:59 PM PT, and it’s only available in the US, Canada, and Mexico. As was the case with past offers, you can only receive a single $15 credit per account, so don’t spend hundreds in the hopes of stacking up vouchers.

The $15 code expires at 11:59 PM PT on July 18, so you have until then to use it. Codes will be sent on or before July 5 through email or system message/notification.

The June 9-June 20 promo period covers the time immediately leading up to and following E3 2017. The full terms and conditions on the free credit offer can be seen here.

In other PSN news, Sony announced today that the network has reached 70 million monthly active users.