Tokyo Games may see more spectator restrictions and downgrades

Japan could ban everything but VIP spectators for Games opening – Asahi Decision expected this week on the extension of the quasi-emergency rules The torch relay should be moved off the roads – Yomiuri TOKYO, July 6 (Reuters) – Japan plans to exclude all spectators except VIPs from the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, a newspaper said on Tuesday, ...

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OnePlus 6T Windows 11 user ports, runs PC games including Modern Warfare 2

If you own a OnePlus 6T and want to play Windows-based PC games, via the smartphone, it seems possible according to a report from MSPowerUser. The report states that you can play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, among other popular games like Prototype and Need for Speed: Most Wanted on the OnePlus 6T on Windows 10 or Windows 11. ...

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Take a closer look at Robert Yang’s ‘Queer Crowd’ simulation video game about gardening

In ‘We Dwell in Possibility’, Yang’s free online experience invites us to plant suggestively shaped objects, flowers and trees among an interactive crowd of nude simulated AI characters – illustrated by Davis with parts of the randomly generated sexual bodies. The track is also composed by Manchester-based experimental electronic music producer aya, making it Yang’s most collaborative project to date. ...

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8 video games that aren’t as good as you remember

It’s very easy to remember the glut of video games we played as kids and remember things with a lovely pinkish tinge. Long nights side by side with our friends finishing co-op titles on the couch, fighting against each other in the arcades, or just a moment captured when a video game speaks to us in a deep way. Yet ...

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Shigeru Miyamoto’s Favorite Games Include Tetris and Pokémon Go

Shigeru Miyamto (left) and Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa (right)Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI (Getty Images) At Nintendo’s 81st Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, a question-and-answer section allowed those in attendance to ask all kinds of business-related questions. One, however, was so obvious that I can’t believe it hasn’t been asked before: someone just wanted to know what everyone’s favorite video games were. ...

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Japan could exclude all spectators except VIP for Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony: report

Japan plans to ban all spectators except VIPs at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a newspaper said on Tuesday, another degradation for the Games whose pomp and public spectacle has been overshadowed by the pandemic of coronavirus. Once promoted as an extravaganza to introduce Japan to the world, the Games appear to be in danger of being ...

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Montreal beats Tampa Bay to keep Stanley Cup prospects alive

Montreal goalie Carey Price kept his team’s slim Stanley Cup hopes alive as the Canadiens emerged with a 3-2 overtime win over defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4, Monday. Price made 32 saves, including several key overtime saves, before Josh Anderson’s second goal of the game sealed the victory for the Canadiens, who are now trailing Tampa Bay ...

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How teachers can motivate students with video games

If you ask your teens to do their homework, they will find a thousand other things to do. But put them in front of a video game, and they’ll focus on it for hours. How exactly do game designers create this kind of engagement? And what if we applied these principles to teaching? I am a teacher, father of teenagers, ...

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The best fitness video games

At Kotaku, we independently select and write things that we love and think you will like, too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of the sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices accurate and items in stock at time of posting. With the coronavirus forcing millions of ...

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Angels manager says Ohtani will pitch, touchdown at All-Star Game

Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani will pitch and strike for the American League in next week’s All-Star game, Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon confirmed on Monday. Maddon said he and Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash, who drives the AL All-Star team, have previously discussed a plan for Ohtani for the July 13 game at Coors Field in Denver. Details ...

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Baseball-Japan and South Korea retain advantage in East-West clash

March 17, 2019; Tokyo, Japan; Yomiuri Giants shortstop Hayato Sakamoto (6) ended up throwing the ball to first base to complete a double play in the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners at the Tokyo Dome. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports / File Photo OAKLAND, Calif., July 5 (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea are favorites in the Tokyo ...

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Atari wants to create “premium” PC games again

Atari will move away from mobile and free-to-play games in favor of “a strong pipeline of premium games” for PC and consoles, the company announced today. A portion of its current mobile offerings, including Atari Combat: Tank Fury and Ninja Fury, will be discontinued or sold, while “hit games with a loyal user base” will be allowed to remain. The ...

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14 Upcoming Indie Gaming Gems That Will Fill Your Wish List

Picture: Pancake games / Kotaku With this fourth collection, that’s 44 indie games covered on Kotaku today! I engaged, and overall seriously, each one of them just contains extraordinary-games you would never have heard of elsewhere. No difference here. Another collection of fascinating projects that you will probably never see on another major gaming site. Peglin makes me so happy ...

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Maine teenager wins $ 98,000 college scholarship for video game design

CARMEL, ME (WABI) – For some children, video games can be a distraction from school. But for a teenager from Carmel, a play hobby turned into his ticket to college. Daniel Brower played his first video game with his father when he was only three years old. It wasn’t long before he knew he wanted to make a career out ...

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Fortnite leakers say Lebron James is coming to the game as an Icon Series skin

It seems very likely that NBA superstar Lebron James will take his place in Fortnite soon. Dataminers Hypex and Shiina both say James will be added as an Icon Series skin in the next game update. Shiina made the initial statement about James arriving as the Icon Series skin, while Hypex gave more details, including that players can earn rewards ...

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Cardinals vs Giants odds, line: 2021 MLB pick, prediction for July 5th from proven computer model

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to turn things around when they face the San Francisco Giants in a key National League game on Monday. The Cardinals (41-44), who are just 5-5 in their last 10 games, have lost two in a row and three of four. The Giants (53-30), who are 6-4 in their last 10 games, have three ...

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10 retro indie games to evoke your favorite games from the past

Picture: Graverobber / Kotaku Foundation Of course now Indie-Penance Day became such an instituteution in the gaming industry since its inception this morning, that people are starting to get nostalgic about it all. To meet that need, here are ten indie games you’ve probably never seen before that evoke gaming eras from past. OmegaBot gives off that warm atmosphere of ...

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Ten more indie games to watch right now

Picture: Serious Sim / Kotaku IIIiii Deeeeee Fiiiiiiive. This is what the cool kids already call the first annual * Kotaku Indie-Penance Day. They’re all on the wishlist breathtaking indie games, and then we have fun and have all kinds of interesting sex with each other. Don’t miss out. The Fermi Paradox obtained a mention on Kotaku earlier this year ...

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DF Direct Weekly talks about Sony acquisitions, PS5 chip on PC card and more • Eurogamer.net

And why Ratchet and Clank’s 40fps mode is so cool. Welcome to the all-new Digital Foundry Direct Weekly, where the team stop working on their projects for a few hours to get up to speed, talk about technology, answer questions from our pretty awesome supporters about the DF Support Program – and in this week’s case, battle plenty of technical ...

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Ten new indie games to list right now

Picture: Odd Bug Studio / Kotaku Hush, all the adults are distracted. The real Kotaku employees all left to do whatever Americans do on Independence Day, and in a terribly ironic act, allowed a Briton to take over the site. So apart from leaving cases of tea everywhere and graffiti “Long live King George III!” On different walls, I’m launching ...

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Payday loan alternatives are becoming more widely available

In perhaps the most unprecedented change, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, designed to provide financial relief during the pandemic, included $3 billion specifically for the CDFI Fund, which provides financial assistance to CDFIs and minority depository institutions (MDIs). That amount is nearly equal to what the fund has received in total since its inception in 1994. “There’s a lot ...

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How To Get Out Of Payday Loan Debt Now

The key is to shop around and find a loan at the most affordable rate and on the most favorable terms possible. If you are able to get a personal loan, you can significantly reduce the interest rate and the borrowing costs that you pay compared to payday loans. More of your money will be used to pay off your ...

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As pandemic spreads, organizations offer alternatives to payday loan cycle – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tens of millions of people continue to struggle as the pandemic spreads and many are among the millions of Americans who are turning to payday advances to try to make ends meet. They offer quick cash, but their easy access buries debtors in a cycle that some cannot escape. MORE: FOX13 investigates: MPD’s internal affairs investigations of ...

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36% payday loan rate caps may not fully protect consumers

Several states, including Illinois and Nebraska, recently implemented restrictions capping interest rates at 36% on consumer loans, including payday loans. Proponents claim these restrictions prevent consumers from gaining the upper hand with these traditionally expensive loans, but opponents argue that these types of laws will reduce access to credit by forcing lenders to close their doors with unsustainable rates, leaving ...

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Illinois Adopts Hard Payday Limits As Other States Shut Down

Illinois has joined the growing number of states that have limited high-cost payday loans, but it’s taken a different path to get there: state house. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D) signed a law on March 23 that caps interest rates on payday loans, auto title loans and installment loans at 36%. Similar efforts in other states, most recently in the ...

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What is the maximum you can borrow when you take out a payday loan?

If you decide on a payday loan is the best option for you, you’ll want to know how much you can borrow. The difference between using licensed or unlicensed lenders is that unlicensed lenders operate outside the parameters of the law. This is why it is important to use a trusted broker like ready now when you need money now. ...

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What is a payday loan?

A payday loan is a high-cost, short-term loan for a small amount – usually $500 or less – that is supposed to be repaid with the borrower’s next paycheck. Payday loans only require ID, income, and a bank account and are often given to people who have bad or no credit. Financial experts warn against payday loans — especially if ...

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This Legislation Could End Illinois Payday Loan Industry | Chicago News

Kesha Warren needed a short-term cash injection of $ 1,250 to cover the salary costs of her small janitorial services business. In 2019, she took out an auto title loan, a short-term loan that uses the borrower’s vehicle as collateral. She says she has been cut off from more traditional bank loans. “No one wants to lend to someone who ...

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Londoner speaks out on agony of payday loans as campaigners call for crackdown

Breadcrumb Links Local News When Betty Morrison moved to London, she was trying to escape a payday loan that she couldn’t afford to pay off. Author of the article: Megan Stacey Release date : February 21, 2021 • February 22, 2021 • 3 minutes to read • 151 reviews Betty Morrison for an article on Megan Stacey’s payday loans in ...

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SoLo Funds is a payday loan alternative with bigger plans

Travis Holoway, CEO and co-founder of SoLo Funds, says his startup isn’t just a quick way to take out a small, short-term loan. It’s the start of something bigger. The startup, which raised $ 10 million in a Series A funding round last week, offers an app where users can lend money to each other. Borrowers typically give their lenders ...

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5 tips to break the cycle of payday loans

pathdoc / Shutterstock.com This story originally appeared on The Penny Hoarder. A payday loan can provide quick respite from unexpected expenses or a run of bad luck. But if you don’t have enough money to repay the loan on your next payday, you may need to take out another loan or transfer your balance to a new loan with interest ...

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Watchdog agency to tackle military payday loan scams once again

The new leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, has pledged to reject the Trump administration’s “relaxed approach” and resume targeting of payday loan scams that trap troops in endless cycles of indebtedness. Acting director Dave Uejio said on Thursday that the watchdog agency “would reverse policies of the last administration that weakened enforcement and oversight” of business ...

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New payday loan ruling is bad news for borrowers

Would-be lenders have long tried to evade state usury laws by using what are known as bank leasing programs: an out-of-state bank, which is not bound by interest rate caps in the state of the payday lender, acts as a front to the company that is actually originating a high interest loan that they could not legally take out on ...

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What is a personal loan?

Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles that we think our readers will find useful. We earn commission from affiliate partners on many offers, but not all offers on Select are from affiliate partners. Millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet. According a survey from the First National Bank of Omaha released earlier ...

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City staff plan to crack down on payday lending establishments in Greater Sudbury

‘Predatory’ lenders faced restrictions in other Ontario cities The City of Greater Sudbury will take a closer look at crackdowns aimed at allowing payday lending establishments to operate in the city. City Council voted in favor of a motion brought by Ward Council 4. Geoff McCausland on Oct. 20 that directs staff to review its business licensing bylaws and consider ...

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What happens when you can’t repay a payday loan?

A payday loan default can result in bank overdraft fees, collection calls, damage to your credit scores, a day in court, and garnishment of your paycheck. Don’t think it can’t happen because you only borrowed $300. “If you have a valid, binding legal agreement to pay that debt, and you’re in a state where they can sue you and garnish ...

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LendUp Review: Is This Payday Loan Alternative a Good Choice?

Payday loans are risky business. Coming in at an average interest rate of 400%, once you get involved in a payday loan, it’s hard to get out of it. But there are times when you may have no other option. So if these loans are a necessary last resort for some, are there responsible versions available? Online lender LendUp would ...

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BONOKOSKI: Payday loan joints speak an ugly language of their own

Breadcrumb Links Columnists Publication date : Sep 16, 2020 • September 16, 2020 • 3 minute read • 13 comments Toronto Sun Files Content of the article One of the best ways to get financial insight into Smalltown Canada is to search their main streets for a payday loan outfit. Advertisement 2 This ad has not loaded yet, but your ...

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Payday loan verdict paves way for further legal action | New

A test case for regulations governing irresponsible lending could pave the way for new lawsuits against payday lenders, according to a lawyer acting for a group of plaintiffs who had been encouraged to enter a “cycle of debt”. In Kerrigan vs. Risethe High Court found that payday lender Elevate Credit International Limited – better known as Sunny – breached the ...

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New payday loan rules could put millions in debt trap

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday issued a final rule on payday loans, repealing Obama-era provisions that would have required lenders to ensure borrowers could repay their loans before issuing cash advances. To help ensure that borrowers do not fall into so-called debt traps, the CFPB released new multi-part payday loan regulations in 2017 which, among other things, required payday ...

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US consumer watchdog removes need for ‘ability to pay’ from payday loan final rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its long-awaited payday loan measure on Tuesday that reverses an Obama-era proposal requiring lenders to first ensure a borrower is able to reimburse them. Consumer advocates blasted the move as yet another sign the Trump administration is being soft on predatory lenders. The rule follows the agency’s 2019 proposal to ...

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The pros and cons of using a payday loan as a quick cash solution

Most of us experience financial difficulties at some point in our lives. It can be a medical emergency, home expenses and bills. And finding extra cash to fix problems becomes a problem. Lucky are those who have family and friends to turn to in case they need to borrow extra money. However, it doesn’t happen all the time, and the ...

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The advantages of taking out a personal loan

Since the dawn of the internet age, the payday loan industry has grown tremendously. Nowadays, more and more people go online to borrow money when a sudden and unexpected expense arises. Thousands of payday lenders are flocking to the online space to grab their share of customers by offering instant loans to people in dire need of cash. Yet, with ...

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