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Where to preorder Star Wars Outlaws (and what’s included in each edition)

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Ubisoft announced in April that Star Wars Outlaws will launch on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on August 30th. If you’ve been on the fence about buying it in advance, then there’s some new material to help you make the decision. We recently got a closer look at its open-world gameplay at Ubisoft Forward 2024, including the title’s combat, space travel, and branching story dialogue. And, thankfully, there’s still plenty of time to secure various exclusive preorder incentives.

Developed by Massive Entertainment, Outlaws follows main character Kay Vess and her trusty alien companion Nix as they navigate a galactic criminal underworld. It takes place throughout a range of familiar locales, including Tatooine and Canto Bight, along with Kijimi, Akiva, and an all-new planet named Toshara. The original trailer suggests Vess is looking to score a large heist from the opulent Zerek Besh family to buy her freedom.

It’s rare to see a Star Wars game with a female protagonist as the lead, and it’s equally rare to see one take place in an open world — Outlaws is the first, in fact. If the work Ubisoft and Massive did on Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is any indication, we should be in for a treat. Keep reading for a quick summary of all the preorder details, including the skins, post-launch DLC, and other goodies that come with each edition.

Preordering the Standard Edition of Star Wars Outlaws

Preordering any edition of Star Wars Outlaws from any retailer unlocks the Kessel Runner Bonus Pack, which includes a skin for both your speeder and Trailblazer spaceship. The Standard Edition costs $69.99, and you can currently preorder physical copies for the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S.

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If you preorder at Amazon (PS5 / Xbox), you’ll get cosmetics for Kay and Nix in the Rogue Infiltrator Character Pack, which is exclusive to Amazon for the physical copies and otherwise only available in the digital-only Ultimate Edition (more on that below).

As for other retailers, Best Buy is currently offering a $10 gift card with each purchase and Target an exclusive steel box. GameStop shoppers, meanwhile, will get the Sabacc Shark Character Pack, which is exclusive to physical copies and includes character and blaster cosmetics that are normally limited to the Ultimate Edition. You can also preorder it at Walmart (PS5 / Xbox), but the retailer isn’t offering any exclusive incentives.

If you prefer a digital copy, you can preorder it directly from PlayStation or Microsoft, or on Ubisoft’s website for Windows PCs.

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Star Wars Outlaws is an original open-world adventure set in the iconic film series’ vast universe. It stars Kay Vess, a protagonist looking to steal from criminal overlords to gain her freedom. Preordering the Standard Edition unlocks new cosmetics for two in-game vehicles.

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Preordering the Gold Edition of Star Wars Outlaws

The Gold Edition of Star Wars Outlaws lets you play three days early and bundles the season pass for $109.99. The pass offers two post-launch pieces of downloadable content that expand the story with new missions and environments. You’ll also get the Jabba’s Gambit bonus mission at launch, plus the Kessel Runner Character Pack that contains additional skins for Kay and Nix.

Best Buy and Target (PS5 / Xbox) are your top choices for retailer-exclusive bonuses, with the former throwing in the same $10 gift card as the Standard Edition and the latter a physical steelbook case. You can also buy copies for the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S at Amazon (PS5 / Xbox), Walmart (PS5 / Xbox), and GameStop; it’s also available for preorder digitally via Microsoft, PlayStation, and Ubisoft’s online storefront (for PC).

$110

The Gold Edition of Star Wars Outlaws features three days of early access and a season pass, which grants you access to two post-launch DLCs when available. It also instantly unlocks a bonus mission and new cosmetics for Kay and Nix.

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Preordering the Ultimate Edition of Star Wars Outlaws

The Ultimate Edition of Star Wars Outlaws retails for $129.99 and contains everything from the Gold Edition as well as two more cosmetic packs with new looks for Kay, Nix, your speeder, and the Trailblazer. It also comes with a digital art book featuring the concept art and cinematic storyboards its developers used to design the game.

As of this writing, physical copies of the ultimate edition aren’t up for preorder, but you can preorder the digital version for the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S through their respective storefronts and for Windows PCs at Ubisoft’s website. You can also subscribe to Ubisoft Plus Premium for $17.99 a month, which includes day-one access to the full Ultimate Edition for no additional cost on PC, Xbox, and Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service.

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With the Ultimate Edition of Star Wars Outlaws, you’ll get a digital art book and even more skins for Kay, Nix, your speeder, and the Trailblazer spaceship. You can access the Ultimate Edition on PC, Xbox, and Amazon Luna as part of a Ubisoft Plus Premium subscription, which starts at around $18 a month.

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Google is putting more Android in ChromeOS

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ChromeOS will “soon be developed on large portions of the Android stack” so that it can roll out AI features at a faster pace, Google announced on Wednesday. The company says it will be embracing things like the Android Linux kernel and Android frameworks “as part of the foundation of ChromeOS.”

The changes won’t just mean more AI features, according to Google. The company also noted that they will help “simplify engineering efforts” and “help different devices like phones and accessories work better together with Chromebooks,” as detailed in a blog post.

Google surely wants to have Chromebook users trying as many AI-powered features as possible, so these changes will probably accelerate that. But the company cautions that while the changes to the tech stack are “starting now,” they “won’t be ready for consumers for quite some time.”

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How much is your personal information worth on dark web?

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How much is your personal information worth on dark web?

While privacy is priceless for most individuals, it sells for pretty cheap on the dark web. 

According to Whizcase, years of curating your social media page for your close network could be up for sale for as cheap as $14 for your Facebook log-in in 2023.

And that’s just the beginning. Every access point from Reddit to LinkedIn can be purchased for a price, $6 and $45, respectively.

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How does your info end up on the dark web?

Creating unique and complex passwords for all your online accounts is not just a kitschy tactic to get you to spring for a password manager. Passwords that are simple can be cracked or guessed by diligent hackers, and if you repeat that password across multiple accounts, then all those accounts are also in jeopardy. 

Infuriatingly enough, you can make the concerted effort to create a complex and unique password for all your accounts and even use a password manager, but you will still have your information leaked if the company you are logging onto gets infiltrated. Unfortunately, being notified of having your information compromised in a data breach is more common than not. 

In addition to having your information unwittingly floating around the dark web to the highest bidder, if your device gets hacked and malware or viruses are installed on it, then your log-ins and passwords can be stolen and sold, too.

MORE: WAS YOUR PRIVATE DATA BEING SOLD ON THIS DARK WEB MARKETPLACE?

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What should I do if my information ends up on the dark web?

When you get the inevitable notification or letter stating that your information has been compromised, there are action steps you can take to minimize damage and maximize the prevention of future problems.

1. Log out of all devices

Instagram is an example of a social media account that lets you see where and what devices your account is currently open on. They also provide you with the option of logging out of all devices so that your account is not accessible by third parties or on devices that aren’t yours. This is especially helpful if your account is open on a device that might be yours but might also have malware or a virus.

How to view your account’s recent log-in activity on Instagram 

You can view a list of devices that have recently logged into your Instagram account at any time. If you don’t recognize a recent log-in, you can log out of that location or device and let us know that the log-in wasn’t you. Here’s how to do it. 

  • Click the profile icon on the bottom right of the screen
  • Click the three horizontal lines in the upper right
  • Tap Accounts Center
  • Scroll down and tap Password and security
  • Tap Where you’re logged in to view your recent log-in activity for accounts in this Accounts Center
  • To log out of devices you’re currently logged into, tap on one of your accounts, then scroll down and tap Select devices to log out.
  • Select the devices you’d like to log out, then tap Log out.

2. Change your password

If you manage your passwords or have them saved to autofill on browsers like Safari and Chrome, you will get updated if your password has been compromised, weak, or reused. Because having complex, unique passwords for each online account is critical to keeping your information online safe, password managers can help with generating those as well as managing them for you. Get more details about my best expert-reviewed password managers of 2024 here.

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3. Turn on two-factor authentication

This step can be annoying when you just want to quickly check an update or post a quick video, but it can be your saving grace when someone has figured out your log-in and is trying to guess your password. If your two-factor authentication is on, you have the opportunity to get alerted of any log-ins or password reset requests. It gives you the opportunity to secure your account. 

4. Install strong antivirus software

While you can’t control what companies do with your information, you can control what information gets out from your personal devices by installing good antivirus software. It can “catch” malware or virus before it gets unleashed on your device and siphon your password and other private information. Get my picks for the best 2024 antivirus protection winners for your Windows, Mac, Android & iOS devices.

5. Remove yourself from the internet

While no service promises to remove all your data from the internet, having a removal service is great if you want to constantly monitor and automate the process of removing your information from hundreds of sites continuously over a longer period of time. Check out my top picks for removal services here.

6. Get identity theft protection

Many identity theft protection services provide dark web monitoring services. They continually monitor the dark web to see if any crucial pieces of personal information like your email addresses or social security number end up compromised or up for sale on the dark web. Getting those alerts immediately gives you the opportunity to act faster and take the other steps listed above. They can also assist you in freezing your bank and credit card accounts to prevent further unauthorized use by criminals. See my tips and best picks on how to protect yourself from identity theft.

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Kurt’s key takeaways

In the digital age, where our personal data can be as fleeting as a password, it’s a stark reminder that what we hold dear isn’t always locked down tight. It’s unsettling to think that years of personal posts and connections could be reduced to a mere transaction on the dark web. But knowledge is power, and being informed is the first step in strengthening our digital defenses. So, let’s keep those passwords complex, our log-ins secure and our vigilance high.

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Fired SpaceX workers sue Elon Musk for sexual harassment and retaliation

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Eight former SpaceX engineers filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk on Wednesday alleging sexual harassment and retaliation.

Musk, who founded SpaceX in 2002, “knowingly and purposefully created an unwelcome hostile work environment based upon his conduct of interjecting into the workplace vile sexual photographs, memes, and commentary that demeaned women and/or the LGBTQ+ community,” says the employees’ complaint, which was earlier reported by Bloomberg.

The complaint — which cites many of Musk’s Twitter posts making sexually explicit jokes — claims that Musk fostered “a perversely sexist culture at SpaceX.” Several of the plaintiffs say they “experienced direct harassment that mimicked Musk’s posts.” According to the suit, senior engineers often used phallic language during technical meetings, referring to mechanical parts as “chodes” and “schlongs.”

Engineers allegedly used sexual jokes as product names

“It was also common for engineers to apply crude and demeaning names to products in an attempt at humor, often at the expense of women and LGBTQ+ individuals. For example, the name ‘Upskirt Camera’ was used for a camera on the first stage of the Falcon rocket that views the bottom of the second stage.” The complaint also cites a video “starring SpaceX’s upper management, including Vice President of Human Resources (HR) Brian Bjelde, President and CEO Gwynne Shotwell, and Elon Musk that mocks and makes light of sexual misconduct and banter.” 

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The former employees, who are also pursuing a National Labor Relations Board complaint against SpaceX, collaborated on an open letter in 2022 that raised concerns about Musk’s behavior and the broader company culture at SpaceX. The employees were subsequently fired — and their lawsuit alleges the order to terminate them came from Musk himself. Per Bloomberg, after a human resources official suggested SpaceX conduct an investigation, Musk replied, “I don’t care, fire them.”

After the letter was published, Shotwell emailed two of the letter writers telling them to “stop flooding employees [sic] communications channels immediately,” the complaint claims. Shotwell later sent a companywide email “with the subject line ‘Please stay focused on the SpaceX mission,’ in which she called the Open Letter ‘overreaching activism’ and stated that ‘[w]e performed an investigation and have terminated a number of employees involved,’” according to the suit.

The complaint targets both Musk and SpaceX. “Musk thinks he’s above the law. Our eight brave clients stood up to him and were fired for doing so. We look forward to holding Musk accountable for his actions at trial,” Laurie Burgess, an attorney representing the former engineers, said in a statement.

The lawsuit comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal report that Musk had sexual relationships with two SpaceX employees, including a former intern he later hired onto his executive team. A third woman who spoke to the Journal said Musk asked her several times to have his children and complained about her work performance after she said no. The woman said she was also denied a raise. 

Shotwell accused one of the women of having an affair with her husband, according to the Journal. After the woman reported this to HR, Shotwell reportedly “told the HR department at SpaceX that she wanted the woman removed from the office of the chief executive,” the Journal’s article says. In a statement to the Journal, Shotwell said the report paints “a completely misleading narrative” of SpaceX’s company culture.

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Some former SpaceX employees disagree. In 2021, after a former SpaceX employee published an essay detailing multiple instances in which she was groped by her male colleagues, five former employees claimed there was a culture of sexual harassment at the company. The employees said HR handled complaints poorly. In 2022, Business Insider reported that a flight attendant on Musk’s private jet claimed he exposed himself to her.

SpaceX did not immediately respond to The Verge’s request for comment.

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