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How a VC avoids the “hyper-financialization” of gambling

Get the Insider app A personalized feed, digest mode, and ad-free experience. Download the app close icon Two crossed lines that form an ‘X’. It indicates a way to close an interaction or dismiss a notification. Gaming venture capital firm Hiro Capital just launched a $340 million fund to capture companies based on the metaverse. Co-founder Luke Alvarez showcases the ...

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E-sports take center stage at Hoover High School with a new competitive video game facility

An already thriving esports team was recently upgraded at Hoover High School, not in a video game, but in real life. The club has an all-new space on campus dedicated to competitive gaming, and it’s fully equipped with high-end computers, gaming chairs, headphones, and more. “I would say the most popular game right now, at least in esports, is still ...

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7 Best Depictions Of Orcs In Games

Orcs, usually depicted as muscular, green-skinned humanoids (sometimes with tusks), were popularized in modern fantasy by JRR Tolkien. and The Lord of the Rings. Since then, they’ve exploded in popularity – most often as “evil” races who are always your stupid opponents. It’s handy for game designers to have an opponent you can kill without remorse. RELATED: The Most Succulent ...

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10 Best Tiger Characters In Video Games

As we celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome in the Year of the Tiger, it’s time to take a look at some of the best tigers in gaming history. From protagonists to supporting characters, boss battles, and even entire games filled with tiger goodness, we’ve got them all. RELATED: The Best Elephants In Video Games Of course, with so many ...

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Gaming Monitor Panel Face-off: IPS vs. VA

When it comes to the best gaming monitors available on the market, the dizzying array of sizes, resolutions, refresh rates, response times, FreeSync vs. G-Sync, and panel types can make purchasing decisions difficult. Our job is to make the buying process easier for you. So in this article, we’ll look at two of the popular panel types used in today’s ...

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Acer Swift X (AMD) review

At 3.31 pounds, the Acer Swift X (starting at $ 849.99; $ 1,099.99 based on testing) is five ounces too heavy to be an ultraportable, and it’s not a gaming laptop. despite having a fairly gaming-worthy Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU. Instead, it’s a 14-inch laptop that offers one of the best price / performance ratios you can find, ...

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“The Last of Us 2” Proves Games Can Make Us Better People

As a black gamer, I spent decades separating my hobby from my identity for fear that no one would want to play with me. But the more I opened up, the more surprised I was to find a solid base of friends through video games. Over the past couple of years, in particular, identifying with people through gaming has been ...

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The 10 Best Fireworks in Video Games

Fireworks are a fantastic light show that brings people together at some of the most important holidays of the year. However, fireworks aren’t limited to the real world, as you can experience them in video games as well. RELATED: The Best Gaming Soundtracks of 2021 When you watch fireworks in video games, they often have an even more unique shape ...

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Get ready for faster Google Pixel 6 5G speeds on T-Mobile

Less aggravation, more aggregation Google Pixel 6 owners on T-Mobile will have a signal pulse to wait for once the Un-carrier is able to activate it. An Android Police reader has submitted a new modem log from their Pixel 6, the component that enables cellular connectivity for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The log, hosted on 4G / ...

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The Lord of the Rings: What games would the Fellowship play in 2021?

Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). New Line Cinema December 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Peter Jackson’s iconic film, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Does it make us feel incredibly old? Yes. Do we still watch the trilogy once a month? Yes. Are we ...

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A video game that only a pharmacist could love flushes out drug fraud

Robert Lodder, a professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky and a biopharmaceutical entrepreneur, has long enjoyed a good video game. Now he’s turning his passion for gambling into a powerful tool for identifying faulty and dangerous drugs. Working with Heather Campbell, a pharmaceutical engineer with a penchant for software coding, Lodder created a video game ...

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A video game victory based on WWII

Much has been said about the rich and inclusive history in this year’s edition of the famous Call of Duty video game franchise. It may be, but “Call of Duty: The Vanguard“, released Friday for PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, and PC ($ 59.99 and up, rated Mature for ages 17 and up) loses little ...

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Microsoft says it has metaverse plans for Halo, Minecraft, and other games

The metaverse: that’s bullshit. But that doesn’t stop all kinds of big players from betting the virtual farm on it. Tim Sweeney is, as far as we can tell, a true believer, and Facebook recently rebranded itself as Meta, a deep commitment meant to reflect the growing influence of the concept of metaverse on its products. Now Microsoft has shared ...

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Best vacation related video games to play this season

Now that November has arrived, the holiday season has begun and many are putting away their favorite horror games in favor of something to celebrate the holidays. The tricky part is that there isn’t a “holiday” genre to correlate with celebrations like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years or other occasions in the same way horror games go together well. with ...

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Laura E. Hall explains how escape rooms are more like video games than you might think

On the subject of escape rooms – the mysterious places that have popped up everywhere in recent years – few are as knowledgeable as Laura E. Hall. She was there, did it and literally wrote the book on it. The book in question, Plan your escape, aims to transmit part of its escape expertise to all those looking to perfect ...

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Are the first three Persona games worth playing today?

Serial, Character has evolved. Originally a spin-off of the original Atlus signature series Shin megami tensei, the sub-series ultimately usurped its parent series in popularity. The series grew so large that its status as Atlus’ most famous and profitable property became undeniable, especially when Persona 5 ‘Joker has joined Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s list. That being said, Characterthe franchise identity ...

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Netflix boss uses violent video games to defend Dave Chappelle’s transphobic joke

Netflix seems eager to defend Dave Chappelle and his transphobic jokes. The streaming giant is not alone, as hordes of keyboard warriors have joined in and played the “free speech” card. The actor himself justified his content by saying “If that’s how to be canceled, I love it!” Meanwhile, Netflix has suspended employees who criticized the show. In what is ...

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Squid Game on Netflix: All you need to know about the disturbing hit

Desperate and in debt, Squid Game players risk their lives playing deadly children’s games in the hope of winning big. Netflix / Youngkyu Park Show n ° 1 on Netflix right now is a Korean series with a strange name. Squid game is a disturbing nine-part series about a world where children’s games become deadly. Squid Game Is The First ...

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PC Building Simulator is free on the Epic Games Store this week

Epic Games Store offered PC construction simulator to claim and keep free of charge this week, in lieu of Europa Universalis IV. An independent simulation title, PC construction simulator concerns the construction, testing and diagnosis of PCs. It features a career mode, putting gamers in charge of a PC construction and repair business where customers will go through with particular ...

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Xbox series X stock – live: latest UK replenishment updates of Game, Smyths and more

Xbox Series X reportedly getting 500GB storage expansion card The Xbox Series X is almost a year old, but it’s still out of stock across the UK. A global semiconductor shortage, combined with the collapse of supply chains at home and abroad, has slowed production of Microsoft’s latest Xbox in the past 10 months. The cheaper, less powerful Xbox Series ...

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PS5 UK stock – live: today’s Asda, Game, Argos and Very restock dates

Update: New PS5 stock has arrived at BT store this morning, and further restockings should drop to Game, Argos and Very this week. Read on for more information. The PS5 launched in November 2020, but supply issues and a global semiconductor shortage have slowed production of Sony’s next-gen console. New stock is always hard to find, and when it does ...

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How HBO’s “The Last of Us” preview compares to beloved games

An image from HBO The last of us The TV show was revealed online and teases a very faithful take on the original games. The photo was uploaded to social media last night (Sunday, September 26), as part of the official The last of us Celebration of the day 2021. For those who don’t know, this date commemorates the anniversary ...

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8 best video games where you play like a god

Characters and tales from mythology and folklore have been incorporated into video games in many ways. While some games like The sims series, people, and Spore let players control the lives of characters by building and managing their worlds, there are others that make gods playable protagonists. RELATED: The 10 Best Video Games of 2021 So Far, Ranked According to ...

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Xbox x series restock – live: today’s UK news and dates from AO, Game, John Lewis and more

Many large retailers are expected to restock soon (iStock / The Independent) Update: Xbox Series X is now sold out at AO.com Supply chain issues continue to plague the Xbox Series X, making it virtually impossible for buyers to find Microsoft’s next-gen console in stock online. While the cheaper Xbox Series S is easier to find in most UK stores, ...

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Witcher mobile game makes the real world less fun

The best thing that happened to me in my two hours of walking outside squinting at my phone playing The Witcher: Monster Slayer happened in the first five minutes or so. In the quest for the opening tutorial, I investigated a monster attack that left a horse’s decapitated head on the ground. Except in my game, after turning on augmented ...

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Virtual reality makes a return to your local mall as COVID restrictions lifted

Sandbox VR is designed for small groups to experience virtual reality together. VR sandbox For the latest news and information on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. Steve Zhao’s business was promising until last year. His company, VR sandbox, had taken over a number of retail spaces, and people would visit so they could shoot zombies, cross ...

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