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Nintendo Direct Announcements: Switch News & Games Revealed – GameSpot

Nintendo Direct Announcements: Switch News & Games Revealed – GameSpot

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Nintendo's February 2019 Direct presentation on Wednesday has wrapped up, and as promised it delivered us some solid new information on the upcoming Fire Emblem game for Nintendo Switch, Three Houses. That unfortunately isn't releasing as soon as expected--it's been delayed until this summer--but the Direct also delivered reveals of some brand-new Switch games. In addition, we got welcome updates on existing Switch games, with new free and paid DLC coming to a bunch of our favorite titles, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.Along with some exciting news for Mario and Zelda --sorry, Animal Crossing fans and those holding out hope for Mother 3--we learned about a slate of games and demos releasing today. Some of these are already available on the Nintendo Switch Eshop--and several are f...
A Look at the Tennessee-Kentucky Game by the Numbers | RTI – Rocky Top Insider

A Look at the Tennessee-Kentucky Game by the Numbers | RTI – Rocky Top Insider

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(Photo via Kyle Zedaker/Tennessee Athletics) This Saturday will mark arguably the biggest regular season match-up between Tennessee and Kentucky in the series’ long and storied history. No. 1 Tennessee (23-1, 11-0 SEC) and No. 5 Kentucky (20-4, 9-2 SEC) will face-off in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday night at 8:00 PM Eastern. The Vols have already made a lot of history during this season, and they’ll look to make some more on Saturday in Rupp Arena when they take on the Wildcats. Kentucky, meanwhile, is looking to avenge a controversial loss to LSU on Tuesday at home. The Wildcats haven’t lost back-to-back games this season, and they haven’t lost back-to-back games since they dropped four-straight games from February 3rd through February 14th of last season. One...
New Study Shows That There Is No Link Between Violent Video Games And Aggression In Teenagers – Forbes

New Study Shows That There Is No Link Between Violent Video Games And Aggression In Teenagers – Forbes

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It's been shown yet again that playing violent video games do not make people more aggressive.Credit: Getty In yet another study on the subject, it shows that there is no link between playing violent video games and aggression in adolescents. Courtesy of the Oxford Internet Institute and the University of Oxford, this new study was published in Royal Society Open Science and is being touted as being one of the most comprehensive studies on the subject to date. That is because this study used a combination of subjective and objective data to measure teen aggression and violence in games. Compared to previous research on the subject, which relied on self-reported data from teenagers, this study used information from parents and carers to judge the level of ag...
America’s Biggest Labor Federation Asks Game Developers to Unionize – Variety

America’s Biggest Labor Federation Asks Game Developers to Unionize – Variety

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A leading figure from America’s biggest labor organization penned an open letter to game developers encouraging unionization across the games industry. AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Liz Shuler took to Kotaku with a post that asks workers in the games industry to fight for adequate pay, sensible work hours, and against toxic work conditions. “We’ve heard the painful stories of those willing to come forward, including one developer who visited the emergency room three times before taking off from work,” writes Shuler. “Developers at Rockstar Games recently shared stories of crunch time that lasted for months and even years in order to satisfy outrageous demands from management, delivering a game that banked their bosses $725 million in its first three days.R...
The 5 biggest trends in video games are colliding on the same day – Polygon

The 5 biggest trends in video games are colliding on the same day – Polygon

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Can one day have too many big video game releases? Today alone, we will see an underrated franchise get its big shot; iconic manga characters collide in a bizarre crossover event; a long-in-development sequel finally reach store shelves; a pseudo-sequel repurpose one of last year’s best-selling games; a semi-launch for one of the biggest gambles in the history of Electronic Arts; and a heavy, free expansion for one of the year’s best games. Not only are some of the biggest games of 2019 dropping all at once, they each represent different trends that, collectively, are shaping the future of big-budget game development. To process the sheer curiosity of this day, I’ve broken down each game’s trend. When you need a break from all these games, this piece will give yo...
Miami (Ohio) football preview 2019: Chuck Martin must win some close games – SB Nation

Miami (Ohio) football preview 2019: Chuck Martin must win some close games – SB Nation

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One fact of life that becomes more true to me with each passing year is that we are all paradoxes in some way. The factors that give us our best traits also give us our worst. In football terms, Miami (Ohio) head coach Chuck Martin might be the most perfect example of this. In his five seasons with the RedHawks, he has proven to be one of the country’s most methodical program builders. When he moved to Oxford, Miami was at an all-time low point. The RedHawks had gone 0-12 in 2013 with an S&P+ rating of minus-29.0 adjusted points per game, easily its worst ever. In his first year, he improved that rating to minus-18.7. In his second year, minus-13.5. In his third year, minus-6.1. In his fourth year, minus-2.2. In his fifth year, minus-0.7. By the end of 2018, he was fielding a...
Manchester United's Martial Lingard to miss Chelsea Liverpool games – Solskjaer – ESPN

Manchester United's Martial Lingard to miss Chelsea Liverpool games – Solskjaer – ESPN

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9:24 AM ETMANCHESTER, England -- Manchester United could be without Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard for three weeks, according to caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Martial and Lingard both limped off during the 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday and are set to miss the FA Cup fifth round tie with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday and the Premier League clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford six days later. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy's Serie A, Major League Soccer, UEFA Nations League and English FA Cup. | ESPN+ schedule ESPN FC's experts ranked the best men's players and managers in world football. Check out the list. Fear, paranoia, difficult behavi...
Xbox Game Pass titles leaving in February – Polygon

Xbox Game Pass titles leaving in February – Polygon

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Ten games are leaving Xbox Game Pass at the end of February, headlined by Shadow Warrior, Massive Chalice, Sonic CD, and Resident Evil Revelations 2. Xbox Game Pass offers a “curated selection” of about 200 titles to subscribers, with the catch being they can disappear from the library at any time. Players who have downloaded the games get an error message if they try to boot one up past its expiration date. Outgoing games can be found under the “Leaving Soon” category in the Xbox Game Pass tab on the Xbox One dashboard. You have to scroll down to see it; it’s the sixth section from the top. The list is typically updated around the middle of the month. Xbox Game Pass subscribers can buy the games outright for 20 percent off if they want to keep playing past...
Epic Games CEO to Show Off Unreal Engine Advancements at GDC 2019 – Variety

Epic Games CEO to Show Off Unreal Engine Advancements at GDC 2019 – Variety

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February 15, 2019 5:45AM PT Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney will be demonstrating the latest advancements in the Unreal Engine during Epic’s opening session at GDC 2019 on March 20, the company revealed on Thursday. He will be joined by CTO Kim Liberi and additional guests as part of Epic’s State of Unreal session starting at 9:30am. The session will be open to the media and all GDC attendees with an Expo Pass Plus or higher. Epic will also be hosting “Unreal Engine Tech Talks,” a full day of programming with topics ranging from the future of physics and destruction in Unreal Engine to ray tracing and refactoring the mesh drawing pipeline in the new engine. Both events will be livestreamed via Twitch, Youtube, and ...