This could be New Zealand's new flag

New Zealand’s government has revealed the final design that could replace the country’s national flag in a public vote in March next year. The black, white, and blue version of architect Kyle Lockwood’s “Silver Fern” flag was the winner, followed by the red, white, and blue version of the same design. The New Zealand Electoral Commission reported that it received more than 1.5 million votes from a population of 4.4 million for this stage of the selection process, which began with more than 10,000 submitted designs.

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Author: James Vincent

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Released Digitally on Xbox 360 in UK

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 are now available in Europe.

The release has been given little to no fanfare, which is unsurprising considering the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions were panned and launched with numerous technical issues.

The last-gen versions of the game appeared earlier this week for North Americans, but an Activision spokesperson told Eurogamer, and subsequently GameSpot, it had no plans to ship the last-gen version across the UK.

This doesn’t seem to be the case in terms of a digital release, however, as the game can now be purchased and downloaded fro the Xbox Marketplace. The PlayStation 3 version should appear when the store updates with new content.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 reviews criticised the game for numerous bugs and lack of ambition. GameSpot’s THPS5 review described the game as “difficult to enjoy.”

The game seems to have struggled commercially. It did not appear in the UK top ten upon release, or feature prominently in the US sales charts compiled by NPD.

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Author: Tamoor Hussain

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Released For Xbox 360 in UK

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 are now available in Europe.

The release has been given little to no fanfare, which is unsurprising considering the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions were panned and launched with numerous technical issues.

The last-gen versions of the game appeared earlier this week for North Americans, but an Activision spokesperson said it had no plans to ship the last-gen version across the UK.

This doesn’t seem to be the case, however, as the game can now be purchased and downloaded fro the Xbox Marketplace. The PlayStation 3 version should appear when the store updates with new content.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 reviews criticised the game for numerous bugs and lack of ambition. GameSpot’s THPS5 review described the game as “difficult to enjoy.”

The game seems to have struggled commercially. It did not appear in the UK top ten upon release, or feature prominently in the US sales charts compiled by NPD.

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Author: Tamoor Hussain

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Apple users complain of pop-up ads telling them to buy a better iPhone

iPhone users are complaining that Apple is showing them pop-up ads telling them to upgrade their iPhone. Over the last week, there have been multiple reports on Twitter and Reddit of full-screen ads appearing when users open the App Store. The ad shows pictures of the iPhone 6S with the tagline “ridiculously powerful,” offering options to skip, “learn more,” or “upgrade now.” Most users say they saw the ad after upgrading to iOS 9.2 while using an iPhone 5S or older, although at least one person on Twitter claims he was shown the iPhone 6S ad while using an iPhone 6S.

Whoa. Just got an ad for the 6S inside the App Store app. (can I get Peace for that, @marcoarment?) pic.twitter.com/ihkXi1JtRE

— Adrian (@adrian_haus) December…

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Author: James Vincent

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Julian Assange will finally face questioning over rape allegation

A Swedish prosecutor may soon question Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been holed up for the last three years. As the BBC reports, Sweden and Ecuador have agreed to a bilateral agreement that would allow Assange to be questioned in relation to accusations of sexual assault.

Swedish authorities have sought to question Assange since 2010, when two women accused him of rape and molestation, though he has not been charged with any crime and denies the allegations. He sought refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012, fearing that Sweden would extradite him to the US, where he could face charges related to the troves of diplomatic cables that WikiLeaks has published.

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