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‘Sea of Thieves’ Now Available on Xbox One and Windows

The highly anticipated pirate-themed video game “Sea of Thieves” was released on March 20, 2018. Available on Microsoft Windows and the Xbox One, with cross-platform play, it features an open-world in which dozens of players can engage ship battles, fight sea monsters and scavenge for loot.

“Sea of Thieves” was first announced in 2015 at Microsoft’s annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Developed by Rare, Microsoft unveiled the game’s Unreal Engine 4, which offered realistic physics paired with smooth, fluid gameplay. Rare and Microsoft had originally planned to launch “Sea of Thieves” in 2017. Like many games, however, the launch date was pushed back.

Something that makes “Sea of Thieves” stand out from other games is its unique open-world, pirate-themed gameplay. It features a shared world in which multiple groups of players will frequently encounter each other. “Sea of Thieves” also features multiple environments, including oceans, underwater caves, land and towns. Furthermore, it includes some comical gameplay elements like the ability to shoot someone out of a cannon.

Because of its focused on a multiplayer style of gameplay, there’s been some concern over griefing in “Sea of Thieves.” While players can perform solo missions, this doesn’t offer the same experience as having ship battles between two or more groups. Unfortunately, some players join games with the purpose of ruining their teammates’ game. Known as griefers, they’re a common problem among many team-oriented multiplayer games, and “Sea of Thieves” is no exception.

In an interview with BBC, developers explained how they they are trying to stop griefing. For instance, players can’t attack other players in their crew. They can swing their sword or use other weapons pointed towards their crew, but this doesn’t cause damage. A player’s attack will only cause damage to non-player characters (NPCs) and players who aren’t a part of their crew.

Rare developers also designed a shared reward system in which all players of a crew are equally rewarded when one player completes a mission. This means a single player can’t steal his or her crew’s reward.

Finally, developers have implemented a feature that allows players to place abusive players in jail. Once jailed, the player is unable to interfere with other players’ gameplay, thus encouraging a healthy environment in which players work together to achieve a common goal.

Revolutionizing Canvassing With NGP VAN’s Distributed Canvassing Tool

One of the most challenging tasks during the campaign times is being a campaign field organizer in charge of cutting turf. Cutting turf involves preparing walk lists and maps for campaign staff and volunteers. It takes a lot of time, but with NPG VAN’s organizing tool called Distributed Canvassing, the trends and efficiency will change for the better. The tool is meant to revolutionize workflow when launching canvasses.

A volunteer in a campaign contacts a field organizer who schedules office time and spends some time cutting and printing turf. Then the volunteer checks the list of voters before canvassing and reaching the voters. The volunteer will then review the list back in the office for the organizer to enter the data into the systems.

However, with Distributed Canvassing, most of these procedures are cut down especially turf cutting and distribution. All the organizer has to do is set up a universe, specify the script, and state how many doors for each volunteer. The system creates a list number, and the only work the organizer does is distributing the list numbers. Distributed Canvassing tool then cuts the turfs depending on the volunteer’s present location.

Distributed Canvassing is based on Knock 10 app that is in its beta stage. Different people have used it in various programs such as statewide universes, traditional canvassing, and ballot chase. It was highly successful in a statewide universe in Virginia where the entire universe was almost checked out and canvassed in one weekend. It provided an easy way for organizers to reach out and proved suitable for sending people out in actual canvassing using traditional canvassing.

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NGP VAN is a software firm based in Washington, D.C., specializing in developing fundraising and organization tools for progressive campaigns. They were instrumental in the 2008 and 2012 Barrack Obama campaigns as well as for Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton campaigns in 2016. They have worked closely with Democratic Party campaigns. NGP VAN provides technology for nonprofits networking platforms, local governments, and other companies. Their tools help create date to help political fronts understand their voters better. They have developed a MiniVAN smartphone app that can be used by volunteers in data entry when canvassing door-to-door.

Read consumer reviews here:

https://www.capterra.com/p/148396/NGP-VAN/

Sean Penn’s, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” Circulates the Literary World

Depending on what critic you listen to Sean Penn’s new book is either really good, sensational, original, or confusing, twisted, and downright bad writing. The famous actor, and two time Academy Award winner, has written a lot in his professional tenure. This, however, is his first novel. The book is called, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. It tells the tale of septic tank salesman Bob Honey who is also a contract killer for the U.S. government. A satirical novel containing commentary, Penn has stated that is should not be viewed as an opinion piece. In the book he comments on current events, social tropes, politics, movements, and life in general.

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So far numerous critics have panned the novel. Some refer to as garbage, others remark that it is a mixed bag, but the general consensus view is that Penn’s success as an actor will not transcend to his writing. Still others call the book brave, comment that it is original, and believe that Penn is destined for a good career. The actor himself does not care. In recent interviews he proclaimed a lack of passion for the film industry, remarking that he is basically retired. As a writer he could not be happier. According to him he is having much more fun. Currently he is on tour with the book. Some of his comments within Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, most famously the poem that ridicules the #MeToo movement, have brought him under fire. Penn has remained unapologetic citing that every reader will walk away with something different. Numerous celebrities like Sarah Silverman have advocated for the book, and still others have persisted that it just is not good.

Find his full interview on comedy central:

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/zc37de/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-sean-penn—following-his-muse-with–bob-honey-who-just-do-stuff—-extended-interview

For now the mixed bag of reviews leaves readers to fend for themselves, but Penn has no intention of stopping. He will continue writing and has other books in development. So far the book is doing well, but only time will tell if the first foray by the actor-turned-author will bring him the same success as the camera.

 

The Many Endeavors of Dr. Mark Mckenna

Medical aesthetics has been growing at an alarming rate as of late. This exclusive sector of the medical industry is changing lives for the better. Looking and feeling good is more than just being physically fit, it’s a state-of-mind. Dr. Mark McKenna is a standout when it comes to medical aesthetics because he has brought many interesting aspects to the game. one of his best creations is known as OVME, and it is helping to revolutionize the industry in more ways than one. OVME provides the ultimate medical aesthetics experience. Located in the Buckhead community of Atlanta, this facility takes minimal-invasive procedures to a whole new level and here is why.

Dr. Mark McKenna has the experience, the expertise and the passion to turn this business into a success. On the other hand, he has well-over 10 years of experience. The New Orleans-native is actually a medical doctor. He’s not your average everyday surgeon because of his numerous side-projects. Uptown, Title Inc., Universal Mortgage Lending and McKenna Venture Investments are just a few of his successful businesses. When it comes to maximizing health and wellness, OVME sits at the pinnacle of the industry. This facility is state-of-the-art from the inside-out. It hosts luxury- treatment rooms as well as private-consulting rooms. Body sculpting, Botox treatments, Juvederm treatments, hormonal therapy, PRP, Restylane treatments, PRP Facial, chemical peels and many more services are being provided on a daily basis. To make things even better, OVME will bring the services straight to your door. Yes, this is correct and no other similar organization is doing what OVME is doing.

Dr. Mark McKenna has found a new way to conduct business at a more efficient rate. He has conquered both the medical world as well as the business world. All in all, Dr. Mark McKenna has laid the blueprint to success in elective healthcare.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etw4xXAYNbc

‘State of Decay 2’ to Launch March 22

The sequel to the 2013 zombie-based survival game “State of Decay” is expected to launch on March 22, 2018. Developed by Undead Labs and purchased by Microsoft as an exclusive title for Windows and Xbox One, “State of Decay 2” improves on many of the elements that made the original game such a hit.

“State of Decay 2” focuses on survival and player development. It begins like its successor, with the player stranded alone in a hostile environment that’s overrun by zombies. You must then scavenge for weapons, food and equipment while also searching for other survivors. As you connect with other survivors, you can establish a base in the zombie-filled landscape, which you can upgrade for perks.

There are a few major changes to “State of Decay 2,” one of which is deeper customization. Survivors can have random attributes, for instance, that affect their statistics or skills. If a survivor has asthma, he or she will have reduced stamina, thus preventing them from sprinting long distances. A survivor with a a high pain threshold, on the other hand, benefits from increased attack power as well as higher XP from completed missions and killed zombies.

Perhaps the greatest feature of “State of Decay 2” is multiplayer. While the original “State of Decay” was well received by critics, it was strictly single player. “State of Decay 2” takes a different approach by supporting four-player co-op.

While there’s no word yet on when or even if “State of Decay 2” will be released, Undead Labs has hinted about possible spinoff games. According to The Verge, Microsoft’s Shannon Loftis said seed intellectual property (IP) could encourage developers to create new games. Being that “State of Decay” has become such a popular title for the Xbox One, we’ll probably see follow-up titles released in the future. Whether they are direct sequels or spinoffs based on IP, however, remains to be seen.

New Deal by Talk Fusion, the Video Email Feature

Talk Fusion is a growing company providing video communication services to both individuals and businesses. Bob Reina, who is the current CEO, founded the company in the year 2007. Talk Fusion uses a relationship-marketing model to thrive in the business and provide income opportunities to the clients. Instead of having companies paying commissions on weekly or monthly terms, the company, Talk Fusion, offers a new model referred to as instant pay compensation plan. The priority of the company is to offer the services in video solutions. The company has a great passion and enthusiasm to bring dreams into reality. The company is also committed to bringing memorable and engaging efforts for a good marketing plan. To this date, Talk Fusion is available in various countries, more than 140 and expanding into video chat app. It has incredible features and functions that are enabling the business to operate with increased convenience. The business world is competitive but with this feature, it helps the business to cut across the stiff competition. The app is readily available on various platforms like the iTunes and Google Play stores. Learn more: https://talkfusion.com/en

 

One of the leading products of this app is the video email. It is convenient for connecting a business with its contacts. It allows the user to send video email texts to the clients from the Apple or the Android devices. With this feature, it is easy for a business to monitor the marketing campaigns from the business location. The best advantage out of the video email is that you can easily customize the email message depending on the type of recipient. It could be a team member, a customer, or a partnering business that you would want to draw their attention. It performs better than promotional emails and with time, the outcome is great. When it comes to usability, it one of the easiest to navigate and use. All you need is the app and from that point, you can be able to send videos either by having recorded them live or uploading them. It is possible for one to make changes to the display names and the features that enable the message to be relational to the recipient. Additionally, the video email feature allows one to send more personalized video messages to their friends and families in a more convenient way. One can effectively connect with them from where they are and from whichever device they choose as long as it remains compatible with Talk Fusion

Mobile PUBG Is an Acceptable Play Experience

“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” has been the independent darling of 2017’s gaming landscape, to the point that it has now gone to iPhone and Android devices. While seasoned gamers may balk at the notion that a PC shooter could work just as well on an iPhone as it does on PC, the evidence indicates that both platforms are equally suitable. Despite the small size of the screen, everything seems to play well without requiring a controller, like the console releases necessitate. What may surprise most users is just how well the mobile version of PUBG maintains the sense of tension; headphones allow mobile players to track gunfire just as easily as someone playing on PC.

Others have commented that, much like with gaming PCs, anyone looking to experience mobile PUBG should do so only if they have a fresh model of phone. While graphics have taken an understandable hit for the sake of accessibility, with buildings being less populated and terrain being flatter and blurrier during while parachuting from the starting plane, the overall experience is one that is synonymous with what people expect from PUBG. Notably, the refresh rate on some phones may exceed that of a console experience. One reviewer, Matthew Gault of Motherboard, remarked that mobile PUBG is kinder to gamers who lack a specialized gaming mouse or lightning reflexes. Indeed, he feels that the mobile experience places everyone on equal footing in regarding to gaming skill.

One welcome distinction between the mobile version of PUBG and its contemporaries would be the inventory. Mobile PUBG automates loot collection, prioritizing whatever equipment your character is currently using; wielding an M16 will ensure that your character will focus on 5.56mm ammunition without having to push anything. While raiding a downed player’s corpse for gear involves a few more hoops, the game features quick item slots for one-shot items like bandages. The one major drawback to mobile PUBG? Tank controls combined with a touch interface for aiming.

Academy of Art University: Creating Creative Success

Universities and colleges alike long to see their alumni go on to have largely successful careers post-graduation especially but not limited to that seen in their field of study, so imagine the thrill and support that exuded from the Academy of Art University when alumni, Daniel Arriaga, won an Oscar for the awe-inspiring animated film “Coco”. Events like these inspire new students and graduates giving a sense of greater meaning and purpose. As for students on a hunt to find their college or university of choice, Daniel Arriaga’s achievements could indeed make one consider the Academy of Art University as their school of choice.

 

Academy of Art University was established in 1929 with the idea that anyone could be taught and guided into the art industry as a professional by professionals. Many schools required on-comers to have an existing art portfolio prior to acceptance which interfered with the potential to see more inspiring artists to flourish in the arts. This mission, started by founder, Richard S. Stephens, continues strong today with much-seen growth throughout the years offering much to its constituents and the world.

 

This university has a diverse assortment of majors. They could not have possibly left anything or anyone out! Aspiring actors, film producers, directors and more may venture into the Acting, Multimedia Communications, and/or Motion Pictures & Television majors. For those who’d like to explore the ever-expanding tech world, majors such as Graphic Design, Illustration, Web Design & New Media Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, and Game Design are available. Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Interior Architecture & Design would “tickle the fancy” of those that would like to influence the architectural world or create spaces that set the perfect mood. Set fashion trends in Jewelry & Metal Arts and Fashion majors. Allow others to appreciate your sound with Music Prod. & Sound Design for Visual Media. Photography, Visual Development, and Fine Art majors for eye-catching wonders. If you’d like to inspire the next generation of artists, majors in Art Education and Art History are available as well.

 

Academy of Art University is fostering creativity.

 

How NewsWatch TV Would Build You a Global Name within Minutes

What every business expects when starting up is being successful no matter how it has started. However, achieving this success requires the business to know the advertising companies it should work with. Many businesses even go to an extent of contacting the best TV shows to showcase what they deal with. If a business utilizes a TV show in the right way, the kind of awareness it creates is exceptional. This is what NewsWatch TV has come to help businesses do. Many small organizations, businesses, independent app developers and companies have achieved great success through a TV show program on NewsWatch TV.

 

Avanca is one of the companies that know what it means to showcase something through this TV show. The company had initially set to make more than $10,000 within 30 days. The business goal looked good and for sure it was. However, the NewsWatch TV helped the company realize something greater than this or exceed its expectations. After airing a promotional segment through NewsWatch for one minute, Avanca Indiegogo campaign gained unmatched view and presence. The results were unbelievable. The company gained a total of $456,551 within the 30 days set, giving it 29 times more of what it had initially set. Contour Design campaign, Saygus Smartphone campaign, and Steelseries campaign are among the other campaigns that realized exceptional results through NewsWatch TV.

 

The TV airs its shows in over 200 markets in the United States weekly. The TV uses ION and AMC Network to air shows. It started its operations in 1989 and it has managed to air over 1000 programs and episodes. Some of the content subjects NewsWatch TV airs include national public awareness, fashion, tourism and travel, business news, consumer electronics reviews, new product releases, and medical and health breakthroughs. Some of the celebrities who have appeared on NewsWatch TV in the last one year include Ted Danson, Julianne Moore, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Brooklyn Decker, Olympian Carl Lewis, Diane Lane, Dr. Oz, Carrie Underwood, and Phil Mickelson among others. Global companies such as LG, Legos, Toyota, Ford, Discovery Channel, Kelly Blue Books, Dewars whiskey, American Heart Association, Suave, NASCAR, D-Link, Sports Authority, Bounty, and GoodYear have appeared on NewsWatch TV.

 

Richard Dwayne Blair Is A Top Rated Financial Planner

Are you looking for a reputable and experienced financial planner or investment advisory firm? Need advice on how to invest wisely and secure your future? Richard Dwayne Blair is a leader in the industry and can provide the information and guidance you need to become successful.

 

Being a successful investor or entrepreneur is all about education. It is advisable to learn from one of the best in the industry. There are so many aspects of investing and entrepreneurship, that you really need to consult a professional to ensure that you know what you’re doing. In fact, you can spend time on trial and error, researching investing strategies or investment vehicles, and you will still have a hard time knowing what works. That’s why it’s crucial to turn to Richard Dwayne Blair – one of the most knowledgeable and experienced investing professionals.

 

Richard Dwayne Blair is the owner of Wealth Solutions, a popular investing firm in Austin Texas. This renowned firm has all the resources you need to invest wisely and reach the success you desire. Many people have followed his investing system and are happy with the results they have obtained.

 

Richard Dwayne Blair started his investment advisory firm as a single resource of top notch advice and guidance on investments and financial planning. His Three Pillars Approach To Financial Planning has been receiving raving reviews from clients and peers and is designed to equip you with the information and guidance you need to become successful and secure your financial future.

 

So, if you want to learn what works and what to avoid, contact Richard Dwayne Blair right away. Richard Dwayne Blair will also determine your risk tolerance and financial objectives. He will evaluate your current situation and work with you to develop the right investment portfolio for you.

 

Whether you want to save money for your children’s education or invest for retirement, it is imperative to consult a knowledgeable professional. Richard Dwayne Blair is well versed in this area and has the resources to provide the excellent guidance you need.