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  2. Baseball 2017

    The Seattle Mariners performed one of the rarest feats in baseball; they beat the Cleveland Indians. Its one in only two times the Tribe haven't landed in the win column in 28 games spanning to the 22nd of August-- shattering the record of the American League and flirting with the all time mark in 1916 (N.Y. Giants) in the process garnering the consecutive road win record at 12 with dominating pitching and batting contributions from all quarters. Its an embarrassment of riches which includes 16 game winning from 3 starters, including Trevor Bauer who had in the second part of this year morphed into a world beater if not one of the best third starters in baseball, in the loss today surrendering just one to oppose a stellar effort from Seattle's starter. Fransico Lindor has belted 31 homers, Jose Ramirez and Edward Encarnacion have powered the offense but even during the 22 game winning streak, the Indians had to compensate for losing players like Michael Brantley (hitting at a .300 clip in his return from shoulder surgery but lost again to a sprained ankle), Jason Kipnis who now rejoins the team as a centerfielder as Ramirez moves back to 2B to accomodate phenoms Giovanni Urshella (one of the most dynamic defenders at 3B in the game) and Yandi Diaz,. Lonnie Chisenhal continues to nurse a hamstring but the Indians made a gigantic addition to their outfield with slugger Jay Bruce. https://www.mlb.com/video/allens-game-ending-catch/c-1841353283 http://waitingfornextyear.com/2017/09/indians-win-21st-game-in-a-row-to-break-al-record-videos/
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  4. MMORPG.com has been given 500 keys for our community to get Hyper Universe for FREE! This game is an intense Side-Scrolling MOBA Action: Hyper Universe combines the gameplay found in a side-scrolling action platform title with the highly strategic team-oriented play of a MOBA. Enter for a chance to win now! View the full article
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  7. In a new weekly column that we're calling the HiRez Bugle, we've partnered with HiRez Studios to bring you a look at all the things going on in the Georgia-based studio's games, along with sweet giveaways, occasional Q&A's, and other inside looks at the company's happenings. Read on to get in the know on all things SMITE, Paladins, Hand of the Gods, and more. View the full article
  8. MMORPG.com has been given gift keys for Paladins: Champions of the Realm - the exciting free-to-play hero shooter game developed and published by Hi-Rez Studios. In this sweepstakes you will have a chance to win a code for Talus the all new champion, the Dutchman Makoa skin and the Swashbuckler Barik skin. Enter for your chance to win now! View the full article
  9. In the five years since the launch of Guild Wars 2, players have amassed some pretty amazing statistics including nearly 80 TRILLION earned experience points. To celebrate today's launch of the Path of Fire expansion, ArenaNet has put together a nifty little infographic to show off Tyria by the Numbers. View the full article
  10. MMORPG.com has been given all kinds of special gift keys for Dead by Daylight - the all new multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed. Enter this sweepstakes now for a chance to win one of the four cool in game prizes! As an added bonus to our past events we have a limited number of keys for the all new Leatherface DLC! View the full article
  11. There's a lot of content in Final Fantasy XIV I'll never see. Of course, everything's on YouTube, but stuff that my character will actually reach is another matter. That comes from someone who has seen far more than many others -- I've been in and out of savage and extreme primals for a good few patches now, and that's content most of the playerbase has never touched. View the full article
  12. Cougar is not quite as well known as the heaviest hitters out there, but that may not be the case for long. Cougar is making a name for themselves by offering high quality components and peripherals for lower prices than the competition. The same is true today as we turn our attention to the Cougar Panzer S dual sided tempered glass case. For a mere $99, this easy to build in case is one of the best values in PC building today. View the full article
  13. MMOs are supposed to last forever, or as long as possible. EverQuest is nearing 20 years old, and the lesser known Meridian 59 is over two decades old. But due to circumstance, poor decisions, or otherwise, some of the best and most loved games in our genre don't last nearly as long as they should. In today's list we're celebrating the very best of the games that have been cancelled, shut down, or outright murdered by poor decisions. View the full article
  14. It's our third week playing Destiny 2, and endgame has finally arrived. This time around, Gareth Harmer delivers his thoughts on the concluding single-player Campaign and gets stuck into the gear grind. View the full article
  15. The Ship of Heroes team has published a brand new video to show off big improvements in character creation, including interface updates and how player will be able to choose primary and secondary power sets. View the full article
  16. MMORPG.com has 500 gift codes for Path of Exile that will give players the Victorious Wings Helmet (a $7 value!) in game for free! This sweepstakes will run from Sept 22 @ 8PM EDT to Sept 26 @ 8PM EDT. The more days you login to MMORPG.com after you enter the better your odds of winning! Enter now for a shot at one of these great looking helms! View the full article
  17. The latest "This Week at Bungie" article has been posted with a ton of nifty information about what the Destiny 2 team has been working on most recently as well as providing more information about certain features. In this week's newsletter, you can learn more about faction rallies that will begin on September 25th at 2:00 am Pacific / 5:00 am Eastern. Players can volunteer with their favorite faction and earn some sweet faction-specific loot for the effort. View the full article
  18. If you've been looking for a way to take ArcheAge on the road with you, you're in luck. Gamevil has announced that ArcheAge Begins will be heading to the App Store and Google Play on October 25th. View the full article
  19. Companion of Adventure is Bless Online's mini game that allows players to tame mounts, pets and companions out in the wild. In the "Rebuild" project for the game, Neowiz has produced a new video to give you a look at several components of the system as they have been redone for the updated version. View the full article
  20. The Wild West Online Facebook page has been updated with a list of things that are changing as the team preps to welcome players back into the game for alpha weekend #2. Many of the changes came directly as a result of community feedback after last weekend's inaugural event. View the full article
  21. Hyper Universe has been updated again, this time with a new Hyper named Signal joining the rest. In addition, a new event map called Fortress of the Guardians has been added to the game. From now through October 4th, players can team up to capture shrines on the map. Teams will compete to capture these shrines and score 25 points for beating their opponents on the way to scoring 100 total points. However, each round of the event sees shrines randomly placed. View the full article
  22. Elite Force 2 scores page [SFI]

  23. RT @jbouie: So, why must the base rate be exculpatory re: police violence, but ignored re: “black criminality?” I know why, but you get th…

  24. When you think of putting together a new gaming system, usually one of the last things on your mind is a chair. For most of us, we head down to the local Ikea and get something affordable. Our own BrandedWolf had the opportunity to spend some time with the Vertagear SL5000 racing chair. Could one chair change his mind? View the full article
  25. Alex Hunter's adventures as an up-and-coming player in the glamourous world of football continue in the Hunter Returns story mode, and while the game adds little touches to its other modes, this is FIFA 18's major piece of business in the offseason transfer window. The story of Alex Hunter contains new choices, takes him across the globe, and introduces new characters, but its basic structure is the same. The mode is now broken up into chapters, but you still play lots of games, practice, and work your way up the skill tree. These things are not inherently bad, but the routine would be more enjoyable if its basic mechanics culminated in a more interesting destination. The match performance grading dings you for actions it shouldn't, and the menu feedback can be contradictory. Meanwhile, practicing to be in the starting lineup and having to spend points on skills you don't want (due to the restrictive skill tree) isn't an exciting backbone for the mode when you'd just rather get to the next turn in the story. All this is especially true when it feels like playing with Hunter is like starting back at square one where you struggle to put the ball on net, and a big part of the upgrade infrastructure only leads to cosmetic customization. These flaws are tolerable because the tale itself – which ventures into serious subjects without binging on drama or hamming it up – is once again a success. I won't go into any spoilers, but family and the business of football are presented and executed believably. The inclusion of playable characters other than Hunter is smart because they not only help the pacing of the story, but they add depth to the characters involved. The script, voice actors, and Frostbite-generated graphics again deliver a great experience. As well-executed as the story is, the mode still could use some league and fan flavor. I was at a huge, global club at one point, and it didn't feel any different than if I was playing for a minnow. (Please visit the site to view this media) Other modes don't feel as bolstered this year, despite their additions, because they don't have Hunter Returns' excellent story to provide a fresh experience. The career mode now includes transfer negotiation cutscenes (which are mute like many of Hunter Returns' characters), but this is a visual skin on the career mode's already familiar business dealings. In fact, the biggest change isn't the presence of cutscenes, but that negotiations occur in a single day, a nice (if minor) quality-of-life improvement for an otherwise static mode. The transfer network still goes dark and squad fatigue isn't the concern it is in real life, but thankfully training programs can be automated so you can easily shepherd the progress of your younger players. The Ultimate Team juggernaut rolls on with new Icon cards that chronicle famous players at different stages of their career, but whether you land one or not, I think everyone will appreciate the new Squad Battles. These single-player matches against real-life players' squads (with variable difficulty levels and rewards) are nothing special at face value, but they form a more appetizing non-PvP grind path since you control the challenge and rewards through the difficulty level. I prefer this to Madden's Solo Challenges, for instance, which can either be too easy or too specifically demanding. Ultimate Team isn't my favorite FIFA mode, but with its loan players, squad building, and various ways to grab coins, I don't worry about forming a competitive team – on paper at least. On the pitch, FIFA 18's gameplay shows as many strides forward as it does legacy issues. I like how it feels to run and dribble with the left analog stick, with easy, minute changes of direction letting you move into open spaces. Overall, the game seems more wide open than some previous FIFAs, which more strictly governed how you moved up the pitch. As for legacy issues, I still encountered oddly wayward passes and weak shots; predetermined ball possessions, pathing (so many posts), and detection issues; and inconsistent acceleration, among other problems. Overall, FIFA 18's gameplay is in a good place, but there are still moments where I'm anticipating how the game will translate my intent instead of just playing without thinking. FIFA 18 shows Alex Hunter moving into a wider world of football, and while that story experience is absorbing, it also reveals how much work areas like the career mode – which hasn't meaningfully changed in years – need. It's still worth it to play all the modes the title has to offer, but this is a title that caters to its superstar. View the full article
  26. Trying To Escape

    Minecraft: Story Mode's sophomore season tells the story of Jesse and friends as they struggle against the seemingly all-powerful Admin. Last episode featured a breakneck pace that relied heavily on action sequences, which masked the fact that Telltale's formula is aging. This episode brings an interesting premise of locking the crew in a zombie-infested prison tucked behind a labyrinth, but aside from a couple of standout moments, the result is a mostly forgettable entry. If last episode was a detour from Telltale's aging approach to adventure, this episode accentuates it. The repetition of being dumped into a room until you talk to the right person or look at the correct piece of a wall has been tiresome for a long time, and this episode doubles down on that concept. While Jesse's friends are locked away as well, many of the characters you interact with in the prison are fellow prisoners that feel like insignificant one-shots in the grand scheme of the series. The episode does a good job presenting entertaining characters, but it doesn't give me any reason why I should care about them beyond the scope of our conversation. Most of the episode is spent in conversation trees, but some fun action sequences present themselves, as well as more free-building. However, unlike the free-build segments from the first two episodes, I'm less confident the structure I made will reappear in future episodes. (Please visit the site to view this media) Though Jailhouse Block is largely forgettable, I enjoyed seeing how antagonistic Jesse could get when dealing with the authority figures in the prison, and the back half of the episode picks up considerably as the escape efforts mount. One moment sticks with me for giving me the most gut-wrenching choice I can remember in the series. I don't want to spoil it, but deciding between two characters I've grown attached to in a situation that feels like it could have real consequences for the characters had me sitting on the screen for a long time, then immediately regretting the decision. Though that particular situation upset me as the results played out, thinking back to how Telltale usually finds a way to work around your decisions to arrive at the same destination comforted me. Regardless of any choice (or illusion of choice), my favorite sequence in Jailhouse Block came at the end as Jesse squares off against a massive, three-headed ghast. You control Jesse as he autoruns across the top of the labyrinth. Though you don't have to jump or avoid obstacles like a typical autorunner, you dodge fireballs flying your way and deflect them back using Jesse's sword. The music, the pace, and the gameplay combine to make this an entertaining moment. Unfortunately, the rest of the episode is a slog. With so much conversation with characters that feel like they'll be left in the past after this episode, a dreary prison setting, and gameplay that generally fails to engage, Jailhouse Block is the weakest entry of the season. The fleeting high moments like the difficult decision or the climactic battle don't save the episode. However, like most episodes Telltale releases in any of its myriad licensed series, it ends on a solid cliffhanger that has me intrigued about what happens next. View the full article
  27. LawBreakers has been updated with a big new patch that brings a new map, the new Skirmish mode and a major balance update to systems such as health regeneration and an increased health pool for all classes. To illustrate what players can expect, Boss Key sent out a "rapid fire dev update". View the full article
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