For Its 25th Anniversary, Magic: The Gathering Returns To Its Roots

Welcome back to Dominaria! For those who don’t know where that is, Dominaria is a fictional plane in the world of Magic: The Gathering, the most successful and popular collectible trading card game. In the lore of the game, it’s the first world where planeswalkers, who can control and shape reality using magic as well as travel to other planes, arose. The game’s fame has fueled an intense speculation among longstanding players and collectors as the new set, titled “Return to Dominaria,” is teased.

Perhaps a little too famously! The new release of cards has already been the subject of a spoiler leak online. Wizards of the Coast, creative directors of Magic, have acknowledged the leak and clarified some of the details. Basically all the leak revealed was some new game mechanics, the number of cards in the set, and other statistics. Most fans give a collective shrug to spoilers, since they’re going to find out anyway.

Having launched in 1994, the fantasy card game is nearing its 25th anniversary – and the game’s makers are planning a huge blowout celebration. Among the many special events Wizards of the Coast has planned, they’ll be releasing stories set within the game’s universe in podcast form. And in a surprise announcement, Richard Garfield, one of the game’s original creators who had since moved on to other endeavors, has agreed to come back on board with the company to guide creative direction.

“Return to Dominaria” is scheduled for release in mid-April, 2018.


Parents and Online Gaming for Children

Online gaming is extremely popular. Children and adults alike can join in competition with others from around the world from the comforts of home. There are some precautions that parents need to take into consideration when their children are involved in online gaming. Parents need to monitor how long their children are playing and who they are playing and communicating with.

Parents can be proactive and use parental controls that exist on the most popular gaming systems. When Playstation 4 provides its newest update, there will be a feature that allows parents to set limits on their child’s play. Parents will be able to limit the total time the child plays per day. There will also be a way to set what hours the child can play. For instance, if the parent only wants the gaming console to be on from 4pm to 7pm, the parent can set that restriction into the system.

The Xbox One is a little more difficult. In order to set up controls on the system, parents need to create an email account with Microsoft that will allow them to create a user profile. Then the parent can set restrictions.

The Nintendo Switch system has a convenience that the others do not. It has a mobile app that lets parents set restrictions on online gaming.

In addition to time restrictions, parents may also want to include restrictions such as not allowing voice chat or text chat. Parents can also restrict the system from letting the child accept friend requests.


Ghostbusters Franchise to Receive It’s Own Augmented Reality Game

In recent years, there has been a wide range of mobile games that have launched to be met with a lot of success. One of the most recent mobile releases was Pokemon Go, a game that had players in an augmented reality world in which the goal was to catch Pokemon. What is notable about augmented reality games is that they allow the players to take part in an experience that most mobile games don’t offer.

That being said, fans of the Ghostbusters franchise will soon have their own chance to play within an augmented reality world. A new game called Ghostbusters World recently released a teaser trailer that is gaining a lot of buzz on Twitter. Bleeding Cool reports that this tweet was released on the official Ghostbusters World Twitter account on February 23rd.

Fans of the Ghostbusters franchise are likely to have a great time collecting monsters and ghosts that are officially licensed creatures. It also appears likely that this game will see a similar degree of popularity as the previously mentioned Pokemon Go game has received when considering the popularity of the Ghostbusters franchise.

To summarize, a recent announcement was made the features the first look at the upcoming Ghostbusters World game. This game will be released on mobile devices, allowing players to take part in an augmented reality experience. In addition, players will be able to catch monsters and ghosts that were pulled from official Ghostbusters movies, video games, and other forms of media.


Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Takes Place in Augmented Reality

Fans of the Harry Potter franchise have enjoyed being able to see this title character and his friends take part in a series of adventures that have spanned decades. Fortunately, it appears as if Harry Potter fans have a new game release to be excited about. This game is notable due to the fact that it is made by the same creators behind the massively popular Pokemon Go release.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is the official title of the new augmented reality game that is set to release within this year. The Daily Star reports that a number of notable features will be included within this game including the ability to cast spells, find artifacts, and take part in a unique character progression system. This game is reported to take place during the time range between the birth of Harry Potter and his enrollment within Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

To summarize, a new Harry Potter game will soon be released on mobile devices. What is notable about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is that this game will take place within a world of augmented reality. Many franchises have experienced massive amounts of success after releasing games that are made utilizing augmented reality technology. In addition, players will be allowed to take part in classes with professors from the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Fans of the Harry Potter franchise will be happy to know that many official characters will appear in this new game.


Social Gaming Viewing App Has Been Released For iPhone

Former Apple executives have released a new app for the iPhone that is already causing a stir. They have made something they call “Caffine”. It is an app that allows users to watch some of their very favor gamers as they play the games they love to play.

The viewing of others playing games is nothing particular new. This has been a popular activity for some time. What is different is how many companies are getting involved with providing these service. They see all of those eyeballs viewing something and understand the marketing potential behind that.

These Apple executives who made the app thought that this would be a more social and safe way for people to view game play compared to “Twitch” by Amazon. They also developed it so that it is incredibly easy to use. They wanted anyone who got their app to have no difficulty at all getting to the point where they were able to view the players that they wanted to whenever they wanted to do so.

There is a “one click” easiness about this app that makes it truly desirable even for new users. That is the kind of thing that brings out big numbers when it comes to people who have subscribed to this application already. Considering that, other developers are likely to launch their own versions of this soon. Before long, we all may be looking at our smartphones not to answer texts or e-mails but to watch our favorite video games being played by experts.


Lime Crime’s Hot New Products

Ingenuity is the key to survival, especially if you’re in a competitive market. When it comes to cosmetics, being competitive is the name of the game. This extraordinary industry is cluttered with hundreds of products, services and brands. Unfortunately, many of these products, services and brands are all alike in a sense. In 2008, the cosmetics industry commenced into a change, and this change came in the form of a new brand named Lime Crime. Colors, colors and more colors is what this brand specializes in. You won’t find another cosmetic brand that offers and display such vivid colors, which comes in:

  • Utopia (vivid pink)
  • Salem
  • Riot (dull maroon)
  • Rave (hot pink)
  • Pink Velvet
  • Charcoal (grey)
  • Red Velvet
  • Zenon (glitter gold)
  • Cupid (pink)
  • Black Velvet
  • Flamingo (vivid pink)
  • Cement (dark grey)
  • And more

The all-new Venus XL Palette is one of the hottest products as of now, and its foundation comes in four unique finishes that are bronzed. These bronzed-finishes are highly pigmented as well as ultra-buttery. This actual product comes with its own mirrored-gilded box. Users will love the payoff of colors that include golden roses, berry, rustic red and pink.

Lime Crime has stepped-up its game even more by introducing the new Unicorn hair dye. This product is heaven-sent, and it comes in a semi-permanent base. Users will receive the ultimate in conditioning as well as the ultimate in color-coverage that lasts a for a long time. This type of ingenuity can’t be displayed by any other brand, especially if the brand comes from a vegan base. Lime Crime is simply leading example, and it’s winning by producing high, in-demand products.


Big Changes Coming To Twitch’s Terms of Service

If you’re a gamer, then there is a good chance you’re well aware of what Twitch is. A popular platform for people playing video games, they can then stream themselves and their gameplay to viewers worldwide.

However, one of the bigger issues that has been plaguing the website for years is the vagueness of rules. That plans to change soon as Twitch recently released a full list of changes coming to the Terms of Service and rules for the streaming platform.

Among these rules is a tougher crack down on harassment and bullying. Streamers using the platform to make certain types of viewers feel welcomed will receive temporary or potentially even permanent bans.

Another big change is the enforcement of stopping sexual content from appearing on the site. Not long ago, Twitch faced backlash for being an Amazon owned website yet had certain female streamers performing questionable acts on camera. However, Twitch’s new guidelines appear to try to stifle these types of streamers stating they’ll be monitoring, “stream title, camera angles, emotes, panels, attire, overlays, and chat moderation. Offering access to prohibited sexual content such as “lewds” on Twitch remains prohibited.”

These changes are planned to go into effect this March, but some that use the platform have questioned just how much the rules will be enforced as Twitch has had a vague aura around the rules in the past. Just how much these changes will effect Twitch remains to be seen, but only time will tell.


Why Has Fortnite Surpassed PUBG in Popularity?

Fortnite Battle Royale has taken the online gaming world by storm over the past few months. The third-person shooter pits 100 players against each other in a winner take all competition that sees them scavenging for weapons and supplies over a vast island in an attempt to outlast and outkill their opponents.

Fortnite was originally derided as a clone of the popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds(PUBG) which debuted on PC before being ported over to the Xbox One. Since then, Fortnite has surpassed the popularity of the popular PUBG and has seen millions of gamers flocking to its strategic, intense shooter gameplay.

What sets Fornite apart from PUBG is pacing. Each game takes place on an island that players drop into where they must gather weapons and supplies in order to survive. A shrinking zone of safety throughout the match forces players into a more confined area, leading to intense gun battles. While PUBG features a much larger map and a longer period of time between shrinkages of the safety zone, Fortnite’s smaller map and quicker intervals in the reduction of the play area force players into combat much more quickly. This causes less downtime waiting around for something to happen to provide a sense of instant gratification.

This more streamlined approach, combined with Fortnite’s cartoony graphics and less emphasis on realistic physics, makes for a more friendly experience that can attract more casual gamers not looking for something overly serious and complex to play.


World of Warcraft Aims to Bring People Back in 2018.

Every serious online gamer knows the first time that they entered the World of Azeroth. Whether you ported in as a member of the Alliance or as a member of the Horde, your first foray into the game was likely magical — literally. Learning the ins and outs of MMORPGs is an important moment in the evolution of gamers everywhere. Now, the team at Blizzard is looking to reach way back in order to give gamers that dose of nostalgia once again. With the advent of World of Warcraft: Classic, we are going to see a reinvigorated Azeroth. Why should you consider coming back?

Well, there are a number of different reasons as to why World of Warcraft is once again pulling in brand-new players. As capably laid out by the team at Kotaku, the one largest reason is that the legendary title is pushing on almost 14 years of content laid out across capably constructed zones in a variety of different unique maps. The world of Azeroth is teeming with life and history and it can be absolutely enrapturing to lean back into the game and really take in all that the game has to offer. Still, why would this appeal to a veteran returning to play the game?

The big reason that retired WoW players need to return to World of Warcraft is simple: Blizzard recently added world scaling to the entire land of Azeroth. Your toon now scales to the area around you which makes the map larger than it has ever been before. Are you ready to jump back in?


Do it the Nick Vertucci way

Get in get out get paid this are three statements that Nick Vertucci lives by. Since becoming a real estate investor in the years following the dot-com bubble, he has used them to develop a strategy that works which revolves around them. He breaks that statement down as follows.

Get in

Nick Vertucci confirms that this stage involves looking for deals that meet the criteria that he aspires to. By looking at aspects such as geographical location which is very important in determining where the next housing boom will occur and what type of property is likely to be found here, i.e., commercial or residential. The property laws of that state considering that different states have different real estate laws that may need to be critically analyzed to determine what kind of investment can be made there. When the investor identifies a property that meets his criteria for investment they should get the best offer for the same as it is important to buy low.

Get out

This involves doing all the necessary renovations to the house while ensuring that the price of the house does not rise as much from the cost of renovation. The investor will then assess the property and then determine the true value it holds.This knowledge is used to determine whether to sell it out or lease. The investor now concentrates there efforts towards making a sale on the same. By meeting various and pitching them, you can deliver to them the true value of the property and at this point its when the sell high part comes in. As an investor Nick vertucci sates that once potential margins have been determined it now boils down to convincing the client to meet the selling price.

Get Paid

Nick Vertucci states that once the client is convinced and have made an offer the transaction is made and from there the ROI realized.