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  • SJW Culture is RUINING GAMING

    07/07/2018 6:13:59 PM PDT · by kanawa · 56 replies
    Upper Echelon Gamers ^ | Feb 28, 2018 | n/a
    SJW Culture is Ruining Gaming Upper Echelon Gamers (1 week ago) Youtube just DEMONETIZED this video... AGAIN. I am appealing.
  • Nine-year-old girl placed into rehab for her Fortnite addiction

    06/10/2018 10:04:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    TechSpot ^ | 06/10/2018 | Rob Thubron
    The Mirror reports that the girl’s parents bought her an Xbox One in January and she downloaded Fortnite. But by mid-March she was showing signs of addiction. "We got called in by her head ­teacher asking if ­everything was OK. She had fallen asleep twice in lessons and her grades were slipping," said mother Carol. "When we asked our daughter what the ­problem was, she became unusually ­argumentative and aggressive, which we just put down to her hormones." The family also started noticing regular payments of £50 ($67) per month on their credit card, which the daughter said could be...
  • ‘Battlefield V’ is Right to Include Women — They Were Vital to World War II

    06/10/2018 1:39:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 177 replies
    Fandom ^ | May 25th 2018 | Dom Peppiatt
    The internet is in uproar (again). Developer DICE’s decision to include a woman on the cover art for this year’s Battlefield offering has, for some reason, antagonised the most vocal parts of the gaming internet. Within minutes of DICE revealing its new game, detractors on reddit, Twitter and various online gaming forums were spouting their vitriol, furious that DICE had sacrificed authenticity in favour of ‘political correctness’. Here’s the thing, though: it hasn’t. Women have always played a vital role in the World’s wars, and to ignore that is to be willfully ignorant. From soldiers enlisted in active duty to...
  • Why South Korea's Gaming Giants Are Storming Into Cryptocurrencies

    05/30/2018 9:50:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 30, 2018 | Elaine Ramirez
    When South Korea rode the cryptocurrency wave in 2017 to become one of the world's largest markets for Ether and Bitcoin, it was clear the craze was here to stay. The countryÂ’s leading companies and even the government threw their investments behind blockchain, the technology underlying digital tokens that promised to revolutionize everything from information distribution to logistics processes. The countryÂ’s tech and gaming leaders like Nexon, Smilegate, Netmarble and NHN Entertainment took a special liking to the technology, pinning hopes on blockchain to create new business models for their companies in one of the world's fiercest gaming markets. Nexon...
  • The day zero was banned from British roulette – how times have changed

    12/29/2017 2:40:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 29, 2017 | by Leighton Vaughan Williams, The Conversation
    <p>On December 30, 1967, senior detectives from Scotland Yard sent owners of gambling clubs into a proverbial spin. Anyone operating a roulette wheel that contained the number zero would be prosecuted, they warned. From now on the whirl of numbers would all be reds and blacks – starting with the number one.</p>
  • 'Gaming could be an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated' - Improbable CEO

    11/03/2017 9:48:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Tech World ^ | November 3, 2017 | Scott Carey
    The CEO of London startup Improbable spoke about the possibility of virtual worlds and gaming being an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated. Herman Narula, the co-founder and CEO of Improbable Worlds Limited, a London startup building the infrastructure for massive virtual worlds to be developed, says that "gaming could be an antidote to a world where jobs have been automated". While speaking at Wired Live in London yesterday the CEO directly referenced science fiction from The Matrix, author William Gibson and Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel Ready Player One. It is this last reference which seems the...
  • Las Vegas Gunman Chased Gambling’s Payouts and Perks

    10/04/2017 9:07:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 4, 2017 | Serge F. Kovaleski, Sabrina Tavernise and John Branch
    LAS VEGAS — The video poker machines that Stephen Paddock liked were the ones that did not draw attention. They had few look-at-me flashing lights or listen-to-me bells. He would sit in front of them for hours, often wagering more than $100 a hand. The way he played — instinctually, decisively, calculatingly, silently, with little movement beyond his shifting eyes and nimble fingers — meant he could play several hundred hands an hour. Casino hosts knew him well. “Not a lot of smiles and friendliness,” said John Weinreich, who was an executive casino host at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa...
  • Want a job at MGM Springfield? Casino company launches hiring push ahead of fall 2018 opening (MA)

    09/25/2017 1:16:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Republican ^ | September 25, 2017 | Dan Glaun
    MGM Springfield is launching a push to attract job seekers, as the company prepares to fill thousands of jobs ahead of the $950 million gaming complex's opening in the fall of 2018. The campaign, which already includes billboard, radio, digital and print advertisements and will feature television ads in the coming months, is designed to raise awareness of hundreds of posted job descriptions to local workers, MGM said in a statement. "We want MGM Springfield employees to reflect their community, which will ultimately enrich our property and the customer experience," MGM Resort's Vice President of Talent and Workforce Development Wanda...
  • Resorts World Casino to begin $400M expansion to add 400-room hotel in South Ozone Park (1,000 jobs)

    07/14/2017 5:59:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    QNS ^ | July 14, 2017 | Anthony Giudice
    Queens’ only casino will be building brand new amenities for the over 10 million annual visitors to Resorts World Casino New York City in South Ozone Park as they broke ground on a $400 million expansion project on Thursday, July 13. Excitement was in the air as members of Resorts World, including President Scott Molina, and elected officials from across the borough gathered outside the casino located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., for the honorary groundbreaking ceremony commemorating the expansion that will bring a 400-room four-star hotel, four new dining outlets including a signature restaurant concept by a celebrity chef, new...
  • Why More Young Men Aren’t Working — Video Game

    07/08/2017 1:04:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | uly 5, 2017 | Maria LaMagna
    Before young American men get back to work, they should switch off the video console. Younger men’s working hours have declined more than those of older men over the last 15 years, according to a working paper by researchers at Princeton University, the University of Chicago and the University of Rochester and distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Cambridge, Mass.-based research group. The researchers analyzed how people spend their time when they are not working. Older men are more likely to be employed than those who are younger. Some 66 percent of men looking for jobs aged...
  • Island View casino starts big expansion on Mississippi coast (250 new jobs)

    05/25/2017 5:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | May 25, 2017 | Bob Warren
    South Mississippi officials gathered Wednesday (May 24) to break ground on a big addition to the Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, south Mississippi media outlets reported. The addition will push the casino's floor space to 123,000 -- the largest on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, WLOX television station reported. The new, smoke-free venue will be on the south side of U.S. 90 and provide an additional 43,000 square feet of gambling space. Floor-to-ceiling glass will give visitors a view of the water in the Mississippi Sound....
  • AG can’t intervene on behalf of Gaming Control Board? Cortez Masto did

    05/11/2017 3:06:26 PM PDT · by VegasVictor · 1 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | May 11, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    There’s nothing unprecedented about a Nevada attorney general intervening on behalf of the Gaming Control Board in litigation between private parties, even when one of the parties is a licensee. You wouldn’t know that from legislative Democrats’ hyperventilating over an affidavit from Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett. As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Sean Whaley, Burnett admitted to secretly recording a 2016 conversation with Attorney General Adam Laxalt. They talked about whether the board should file an amicus brief defending the confidential nature of licensee records submitted to state gaming regulators. Burnett stated he was “shocked and in...
  • Siletz tribe bets on plan to build casino in Salem (1,500 FT jobs in Oregon)

    05/03/2017 6:24:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | May 3, 2017 | Andrew Selsky, The Associated Press
    SALEM — A confederation of tribes in Ore­gon announced plans Tuesday to build a casino in the state capital and draw in crowds of gamblers from Portland. The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon said they hope to open the 140,000-square-foot entertainment, gaming and hotel facility in 2021 on reservation property at the northern end of Salem and that they want to partner with other tribes....
  • Hard Rock plans to create 3,000 jobs, invest $375M in Atlantic City property (New Jersey)

    04/05/2017 1:18:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | April 5, 2017 | Don E. Woods
    They're going to rebuild this city on rock and roll. The former Trump Taj Mahal is receiving a $375 million facelift that will turn it into the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City. Officials anticipate the project to bring 1,000 construction jobs and 3,000 permeant jobs. The opening is anticipated for summer 2018. "We have confidence in the fact that the Hard Rock will do this the right way and take a property that has a great tradition in this city and create an absolutely new tradition for the people of Atlantic City and the people who come here,"...
  • Video Gaming Becomes a Scholarship Sport at University of Utah [Bloomberg Link Only]

    04/05/2017 9:07:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Body] ^ | April 5, 2017 | Eben Novy-Williams
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  • Bill introduced to lower age for legal gambling in Nevada

    02/06/2017 7:42:31 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 48 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/06/2017 | By COLTON LOCHHEAD
    Buying cigarettes. Going off to war. Voting. They are things you can do at 18 years old in America. A Nevada lawmaker wants to add gambling to that list. Assembly Bill 86, sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Minden, would drop the legal gambling threshold from 21 to 18 years of age.
  • At PAX South, gamers gather to protest Trump

    01/31/2017 1:21:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Ars Technica ^ | January 31, 2017 | Kyle Orland
    It was Saturday night, and Trin Garritano was on vacation at PAX South, an annual San Antonio gathering where thousands had come together to celebrate everything associated with games and the wild and wonderful culture surrounding them. She should have been happy and relaxed, but she wasn't. "I was just sitting in my hotel room with my friend Maya, getting angrier and angrier watching the news," she said. The news, of course, was focused on President Trump, and especially on his recent executive order to largely bar people from seven muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Garritano, who described...
  • Everything we know about the next Xbox: Project Scorpio

    01/01/2017 7:25:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    windowscentral.com ^ | Friday, Dec 30, 2016 at 2:22 pm EST | Jez Corden
    Microsoft claims that Scorpio will rock 6 teraflops of computational power and 320 GB/s of memory bandwidth, Microsoft is aiming for uncompromising 4K UHD resolution gaming with Project Scorpio. The current Xbox One has a peak throughput of only 1.3 teraflops with a theoretical maximum of 200 GB/s of memory bandwidth, making Scorpio potentially over 4.5 times more powerful than the Xbox One. ... Unlike previous console upgrades, Project Scorpio will be fully backwards and forwards compatible with the Xbox One, including accessories, all games, and Xbox 360 backward compatibility. Besides VR experiences, Microsoft confirmed to me at E3 2016...
  • (Attn: Gamers and Simmers:) Steam is down everywhere, and we don't know why

    12/23/2016 9:49:46 AM PST · by Signalman · 43 replies
    PC Gamer ^ | 12/23/2016 | Andy Chalk
    The outage appears to be worldwide. It's not just you: Steam is down. As far as we can tell, it's down worldwide (a contact in Germany confirmed that it's down there), both the store and services, meaning that some of your single-player games won't work unless you go into offline mode. (I just tried to fire up Fallout 4 and it's a no-go; Escape Goat 2, on other hand, works fine, albeit without access to cloud saves.) We don't know what's going on at this point, but I've emailed Valve for more information and will update when the situation changes....
  • The 'All Your Base' Game Had 32 Secret Japanese Endings

    12/18/2016 7:31:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Kotaku ^ | Luke Plunkett
    Zero Wing, an old shooter most famous for its "All your base are belong to us" intro, was presumed (at least among Westerners) to have three to four different endings. Turns out only the English language version has three; the Japanese one has 35, most of which are absolute nonsense. Legends of Localization dug into the game at a reader's request and found that outside the game's more traditional endings there are a ton comprised of gibberish, lame jokes and references to pop culture gags made before most of us were even born. Each one of these secret endings uses...