There was a time when people were blowing into little plastic cartridges, hopeful of getting their copy of Contra to work properly with their Mitashi (or N64 or Atari, depending on the location). Today, streamers are screaming at screens in frustration when a little lag in PUBG causes them to lose their dinner.The ability to play video games without having to download them is an enticing notion for gamers and corporations alike. Instant delivery of content and no requirements for the showroom. It's a win-win, and the scene is already shifting from brick-and-mortar stores to digital retail. Steam, GOG, Humble and other digital game providers have been major perpetrators of this change in cahoots with the console manufacturers themselves.Now, we have software giants releasing "exciting" cloud gaming services – Stadia, ProjectX, Apple Arcade – it is obvious that people will soon have an additional monthly expense apart from today's video or music streaming platforms. This … [Read more...] about Can cloud gaming turn the tide for the industry?
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By Doug Smith Sports Reporter Mon., May 13, 2019 The gosh-danged ball hit the rim, then the buzzer went, then the buzzer stopped and then the ball hit the rim for the fourth time and then the ball went in the basket and, I swear, I have never seen anything like that in my life. Un-freaking-real. They’ll be talking about that for time immemorial around these parts, The Kawhi Shot that ended a wonderful game of some of the best defence I’ve seen in the building, an exhilarating, emotional, close game that is now the gold standard for Raptors playoff games. No one could make a shot because the other guys wouldn’t let them, long arms and big, quick bodies everywhere; totally delightful and draining. I don’t remember how loud it got during Vince’s 50 point game 18 years ago but I do remember how loud it got in Game 7 against Brooklyn and Game 7 against Indiana and Game 7 against Miami and I am dead sure it’s never been louder and … [Read more...] about The Raptors win defies description, so let’s describe it
Separation is never easy for anyone. Though most K-pop fans would wish for their groups to stick together for a long time, there are always several groups that don't last. Be it a difference in musical direction, or members that face controversy, groups splitting up is always heartbreaking for the fans. But for some idols, it seems that leaving might sometimes bring more good than harm. Here are some of the best win-win examples. EXO'S EX-MEMBERS KRIS, LUHAN, TAO Originally, EXO was a 12-member group with four members from China. However, a series of departures saw the group reshuffle to its nine-member lineup it has today. In 2014, Kris (Wu Yifan), who was the leader of the Chinese subunit EXO-M, filed for a contract termination against SM Entertainment citing unfair contract agreements. The announcement came as a shock to fans, as the group was reaching their peak in popularity. That same year, another member Luhan followed … [Read more...] about Thank u, next: K-pop divorces that did more good than harm
Sport Derby County sealed their place in the promotion playoffs with a 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion on the final day of the Championship season on Sunday, leaving Middlesbrough facing another year in the second tier. 05 May 2019 11:05PM Bookmark LONDON: Derby County sealed their place in the promotion playoffs with a 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion on the final day of the Championship season on Sunday, leaving Middlesbrough facing another year in the second tier.Frank Lampard's Derby side needed a victory to guarantee sixth place and they could start celebrating after two goals in three minutes in the second half from Mason Bennett and Harry Wilson settled the jitters.West Brom, already assured of fourth spot, had equalised just after halftime through Stefan Johansen after Derby had led at the interval through Martyn Waghorn's header.Middlesbrough did their part, winning 2-1 away at Rotherham United while Bristol City, who also still had a chance of making the … [Read more...] about Derby County seal playoff spot with win over West Brom
By Doug Smith Sports Reporter Tues., April 30, 2019 News flash: If the Raptors shoot 27 per cent from three-point range and 36.3 per cent overall from the field in the next game, they will lose it, too. Doesn’t matter who plays, who starts, who comes off the bench, who does what. That kind of shooting loses games. And it really was more about Toronto missing shots than any wondrous defensive effort by the Sixers. Sure, the matchup changes momentarily befuddled the Toronto offence but the number of open shots that just didn’t go in was the story of the night. So analyze all you want, they shoot like that, they won’t emerge victorious. Here’s the thing, though: I don’t imagine they will so channel that angst and anger you feel to something important, like the crappy weather or the number of high schools cancelling important classes because of reduced staffing levels. Article Continued Below But there were some things … [Read more...] about More a case of the Raptors losing Game 2 than the Sixers winning