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  • 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 · 40 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...
  • NES Mini sells as many units in 30 days as Wii U in six months

    12/16/2016 4:48:21 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    ARSTECHNICA.COM | 16 DECEMBER 2016 | MARK WALTON
    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/12/nintendo-nes-mini-sales-figures/
  • Celebrating Vets day tomorrow with big thanks and... a war game Machinima style?!

    11/10/2016 9:55:12 PM PST · by mainestategop · 12 replies
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    Well I want to share this and see what ya'll think? Kyle Weissman who does our new history blogIs not only a historian but an avid war gamer. His favorite battles he recreates are from the middle ages and the Napoleonic wars. I have decided to check out just how good he is and play with him on a few war gaming matches to see how good he really is. Maybe pick up some strategy of my own and record the whole thing on my Youtube channel!! We'll be playing Empire total war set in the revolutionary war, an old...
  • Soon you’ll be able to watch teams play Overwatch for $300,000 on TBS

    07/23/2016 2:00:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    TBS announced that it will air the Overwatch Open Grand Finals. In a press release, ELeague, a new esports organization established in partnership between Turner, WME | IMG, and Faceit, will host a new $300,000 Overwatch tournament. Most of the tournament will take place on Twitch, while TBS will broadcast the finals alongside the Internet stream. The online phase of the tournament will begin on July 23 and is limited to North America and Europe. The online rounds will lead to the playoffs, which will run during the weekend of August 26. The top eight teams from each region will...
  • Skyrim Remaster, Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein 2, and More Will Be Announced at E3 - Report

    06/07/2016 7:24:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    gamespot.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Eddie Makuch on
    In November last year, Bethesda revealed that it ported Skyrim to Xbox One, but only as a technical exercise. It appears Bethesda now has grander plans. ... The Skyrim remaster project will reportedly include "mods, all DLC [and] improved visuals," according to Eurogamer's report, which cited a NeoGAF user with that information. The inclusion of mods is particularly interesting, given that mods just recently came to the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 and are on the way for the PS4 edition. A Bethesda representative told GameSpot, "We don't comment on rumors and speculation."
  • ‘DOOM’ — Fight Like Hell Cinematic Trailer

    04/01/2016 8:49:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 31, 2016 | Staff
    Beat back the minions of Hell in the latest installment of the celebrated DOOM franchise.
  • The Official Fallout 4 Thread

    11/28/2015 7:53:03 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 668 replies
    11/28./2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Had to do it. Had to create the thread. The game is too damned good. This thread is reserved for hardcore gamers who play Fallout 4. Norm, KC, TADSLOS and I have hijacked so many threads discussing this game, I felt we needed our own thread.Fallout 4 is amazing. The content is excessively large. There is so much to explore, you could replay this game 10 times and not find every mission or quest. The characters are so much better fleshed out than any other game I have played. Even the radio announcer of Diamond City Radio will have you...
  • Games Academics Play, Literally

    11/10/2015 6:27:55 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 10, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who thought academia couldn’t get more trivial might do a face palm over the trend toward gaming in higher education. “Several courses in my department at the University of Michigan have been gamified,” Kentaro Toyama, an associate professor in the School of Information there, writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “Assignments are called adventures, battles, and quests.” “Each activity earns experience points — a hundred thousand at a time — and students’ grades depend on their final scores. The classes differ from traditional courses in that students have more choice in the assignments they complete; they can work...
  • How MINECRAFT is teaching robots to do the laundry

    07/13/2015 10:28:23 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/13/2015 | Victoria Woollaston
    As humans, we make intuitive choices every day about how to empty the bin, sort laundry or the best way to get to work.  But robots have a far more difficult time choosing from a never-ending list of possible actions.  To make robots respond in a more human-like way to tasks, researchers have developed an algorithm and are teaching machines to use it through an unlikely source - playing Minecraft. The algorithm was developed by computer scientists at Brown University.  It is designed to help robots better plan their actions in complex environments and use these skills in the real...