A Review of Arms: Nintendo’s New Fighting Game

“Arms,” Nintendo’s new and unconventional fighting game, has just recently released. The game fuses traditional fighting games with “Wii Sports: Boxing”-like controls. Unfortunately, this hybrid approach means that it may be hard to market.


One perspective is that Arms should be treated like a casual multiplayer game like Mario Kart; Arms was developed by Mario Kart 8’s team. While the MK series is known for being novice-friendly, it also offers incentives for players with more gaming experience. Much like Wii Sports: Boxing, Arms’ controls are based around motion controls. While all a player needs to do for their character to punch is to throw a punch himself, the intricacies of Arms’ control system include a mild learning curve-motion controls are also involved when jumping, dodging and blocking.


The previously-mentioned variety of maneuvers make be just the thing to attract fans of competitive fighting games; how a player throws his punches affects the trajectories that his character’s attacks will fly, allowing for strategies like hooking around barriers to sneak in a hit or two. Another factor in the variety of Arms’ play styles is that each of its ten characters has a different “feel” and different weapons, the eponymous “arms,” to strike with; some arms can apply poison or blind, while others allow for projectile attacks. Ultimately, Arms has the potential to join competitive fighting games like the “Smash Brothers” and “Mortal Kombat” franchises without the need to exactingly memorize button inputs.


Yet another potential market for Arms would be as a compelling first-party title for the Switch beyond “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” While Arms is an innovative new IP for Nintendo, its strength is in its multiplayer offerings; just like Mario Kart or any serious fighting game, very little exists within Arms’ single-player experience beyond playing “Grand Prix Mode” to learn a character and unlock items. Arms is a great game for people who regularly have company over for gaming.


VR on YouTube

In companion with Google Daydream, YouTube VR is set to release sometime later this year. The plan, according to an article from The Verge, is to introduce a co-watching experience. In other words, users will be able to enter rooms together and watch videos at the same time. They will be able to communicate with each other with voice chat while they watch. Have no fear, however, because the user will not be forced to watch videos with other people. Instead, they will have the option to merge rooms with other people who are watching the same videos. On top of this users will be able to see if other people are watching videos in a room before they even click on it.

If you’re wondering what the rooms will look like you aren’t alone. Inside the room is described to be what sounds like a cross between Netflix VR and Altspace VR. If you haven’t seen either of these, Netflix VR is essentially a room with a relatively large viewing screen and a living room as you’re surroundings. Alternatively, Altspace VR is a place you can communicate with other people who appear in the form of customizable avatars. This is what YouTube VR is planning to accomplish when they try to redefine the market for watching videos online.

Considering everything that YouTube is used for, this program will most certainly be used for leisure, but the possible applications extend much farther. If you are trying to learn something through YouTube VR you would have the ability to talk about it with other people watching who may be able to help if you’re confused. We will see if YouTube VR can accomplish everything they say they will later this year!


The Excellent Leadership Skills Of Logan Stout

Logan Stout is a top entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist, leadership trainer, speaker, and best-selling author. His career has been successful, and he has managed to generate billions of dollars.

Stout is the founder of the IDLife, LLC, which is a business that deals with health and wellness. The company was launched in May 2014 and has partnered with billionaire Darwin Deason, Troy Aikman, and Jen Widerstrom who is a celebrity trainer. It has been working closely with various renowned author and fitness experts in the educating the public on the advantages of the health and wellness. IDLife has also specialized in offering nutritional products. IDLife was ranked among the world’s top100 Solid Top MLM Companies.

Stout has been assisting other people in developing their leadership skills. He wrote a book that is called “Stout Advice: The Secrets to Building Yourself, People, and Teams”. The book was published in 2013, and it aims at empowering and motivating people who are striving to utilize the potential that God gave them. The book got the endorsement of the Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran who are entrepreneurs on ABC’s Shark Tank. Logan has also been conducting leadership and personal training development in more than 196 countries by working with John C. Maxwell who is a motivational speaker. Maxwell was named by the Inc. Magazine as the “Most Popular Leadership Expert in the World”.

The entrepreneur is also the founder of Dallas Patriots baseball institution. He is the organization’s CEO and has been striving to lead and mentor the youth. Dallas Patriots work with individuals who are aged between six and eighteen years old, and it offers excellent coaching and mentoring. Everyone who graduates from the foundation has played college baseball, and most of them are selected by MLB every year.

Logan has been attending shows on radio, televisions, and even live events. The Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Life Magazine, New York Times, and other media houses have featured him in several publications. Stout currently lives in Frisco, Texas and has been married for many years. He has been working with his wife in supporting charitable organizations such as American Heart Association of North Texas, Youth Athletes Foundation, and Boys and Girls Club of Collin County.

Payday 2 Goes Free on Steam

Cooperative first person shooter “Payday 2” will be free until June 21. Like all good things that sound too good to be true, there are some conditions to this free game; the offer of a free game is only valid until June 21 or after five million Steam users have installed the game. Additionally and even if they have not actually downloaded the title to a device, Steam users who add the game to their Steam library have lifetime ownership of the title. Lastly, this offer does not extend to the various pieces of downloadable content, also known as “DLC.” Payday 2 has a total of thirty different pieces of DLC.


The premise of Payday 2 is that players assume various roles on a team of masked criminals. Players have a great deal of flexibility in what their characters look like and also in the particular skills their characters are most adept at. Players team up in order to successfully execute various criminal activities while avoiding or overcoming the countermeasures of law enforcement and SWAT officers. Should law enforcement manage to incapacitate a character, that character can still be resuscitated by one of the player’s teammates unless the character is downed a certain number of times; at which point the character is hauled off into custody and removed from play. A run is only considered a failure if all player characters are incapacitated or taken into custody.


Completing a mission presents each player with the choice of one of three different cards. These cards, known as “Paydays,” serve as one of the main incentives to keep playing and award the player with cosmetic items, certain color schemes for equipment, crafting components for masks, or temporary boosts to the acquisition of money or experience points; money is used to buy better weapons and tools and experience points are used to progress and acquire skill points used to specialize a character’s abilities among five different skill trees.


Clay Siegall: Guiding Seattle Genetics Towards Innovative Success

While research on cancer is gaining popularity especially among research scientists and pharmaceutical companies, success has become elusive when it comes to developing effective cancer drugs and therapies. However, Seattle Genetics under the leadership of its cofounder Clay Siegall has made significant progress in developing an effective alternative and innovative cancer therapy. In 2011, the company scored a milestone following the approval of its conjugate therapy, Adcetris by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug is currently being used in over 60 countries. Adcetris is the first in a long list of drugs the company hopes to introduce into the market in the coming years. Through partnership with numerous industry players such as GlaxoSmithKline and Bayer, Seattle Genetics aims at introducing a further 20 drugs into the market.

However, the landmark achievement was not solely hinged on the company’s high profile partnerships. Clay Siegall who serves as the directors, board chairman, president and chief executive officer at Seattle Genetics has played a critical role in the success. He has helped the company raise over a billion dollars in capital to help in financing the company’s research initiatives.

Clay Siegall’s Fight against Cancer: A Passion Born Out of Personal Experience

After witnessing a close family member battle cancer especially the traumatizing pain associated with the conventional treatments, Clay Siegall was inspired to come up with new and better cancer alternative treatment options. At the time, he was a student at the University of Maryland studying Bachelor of Science in Zoology. He would later join the George Washington University for his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Genetics. He has directed efforts towards greater understanding of cancer and finding an alternative cure that with fewer and less severe side effects than the conventional treatment options available.

He has authored dozens of articles on cancer in addition to the numerous inventions he has come up with. Even before cofounding Seattle Genetics in 1998, Clay Siegall dedicated his professional career as a research scientist for organizations dedicated to cancer research including Cancer Research Institute. In addition to his current roles at Seattle Genetics, Clay Siegall also serves as a member of the board of directors at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical among other pharmaceutical companies.

Call of Duty: WWII To Replace Traditional Franchise Create-a-class With New Division System

The create-a-class feature of the Call of Duty franchise has allowed players to create a class unique to their playstyle by letting them choose their own weapons, upgrades, abilities, and attachments. However, Treyarch, the company behind the Call of Duty: Black Ops series, has been toying with the concept of template class customization.


Following in their footsteps, Sledgehammer (a subsidiary of Activision) has designed a similar pathways system for Call of Duty: WWII in which players choose from five specialized characters (divisions) in multiplayer, each with their own specific training and skills. Michael Condrey, the co-founder of Sledgehammer Games, believes that this new system will “change how players invest in their multiplayer soldier career.”


Information about the five new divisions was released on the Activision blog a day after their announcement.


The first division given was the Airborne division, which sounds like a “sergeant” or “scout” type class from the blog’s description. This might be a class where you use speed and stealth to overcome your enemies, being “first to the fight”.


Next to be described was the Mountain division, which appears to be a sniper class whose focus is “precise and deadly sharpshooting”. Sniping is always an important part of multiplayer games, so it is no surprise they include this as its’ own division.


Infantry division, of course, is another one of the divisions included in the system. This division will most likely use close and medium range weapons such as the Thompson sub-machine gun or a shotgun.


There is also going to be an Armored division, who is reportedly going to be the heavy firepower of the group. This class will probably use light or heavy machine guns. Based on their name, they may also be equipped with anti-vehicle gear, but that is pure speculation.


Last, but not least, we have the Expeditionary Force division, who is “packing heat with incendiary shells.” This could be a very explosive class that uses grenade launchers, mortar, or perhaps even flamethrowers. It will definitely be interesting to see how this class is utilized once the game is finished.


Call of Duty: WWII is set to be released November 3rd for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The New and Improved the United States Money Reserve

As one of the largest money reserves in the world, the U.S. Money Reserve is famous worldwide for the significant quantities of hard currency (precious metals) under its management.

Examples of such precious metals include gold, platinum, and silver used to back the currencies offered by the United States for circulation as legal tenders to be used by people. The company is filed as a Foreign For-Profit Corporation in the State of Texas in 2001 and is the biggest single distributor of government issued precious metals legally.

After its founding, the company has brought transformative change especially in enabling its customers to expand their resources through the use of the precious metals. Recently the company underwent a significant improvement change geared at improving its service provision to its clients. The company uplifted its online service interface so as to improve its customer experience through the delivery of quality service. Learn more about US Money Reserve: http://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2016/09/02/DA82547

The new and improved site also educates the consumers on the importance of being able to own government issues precious metals. The site also facilitates the ease of being able to buy these valuable metals.

The firms encompass of a team that conducts coin research and numismatic market researchers that evaluate the market trends. These market researchers aim at understanding and coming up with products which would enable the firm to come up with profit margins for its customers and potential buyers.

This goes a long way in fostering a good relationship between the company and its clients while also attracting new customers. In addition to this, U.S. Money Reserve also operates above average, and due to this, it can offer improved services to its loyal customers.

Apart from re-launching its improved online shop the company also deals in the provision of PCGS certified coins and other products regarding the buyer’s needs. When selling these coins to its clients, the U.S. Money Reserve assist the customer in choosing coins that attract highest value affordable to them enabling the client to make good decisions.

In addition to this, the U.S. Money Reserve through Client-Connect-Advantage platform which they use to offer a one-on-one customer consultation, assisting customers with their purchases, and securing individual offline purchases.

The U.S. Money also offers one of the best return policies to its customers. The BuyBack Guarantee is considered the best returns policies in the United States of America which provide full refunds to its clients.

Cloud Technology by NuoDB That Can Predictably Scale Huge Databases in the Cloud

To accommodate the increasing demand for the management of databases and other technological innovations that rely on the internet, there has been an exponential increase if cloud computing to address the emerging challenges facing data integrity. The latest and fast developing technologies in the cyberspace industry is known as NuoDB Cloud technology. The innovation provides several selections and choices of adaptable database techniques that are elastically scalable to accommodate new opportunities in the competitive market. The technology by NuoDB Cloud application embraces architectures that are based on SQL elasticity for processing of mega data in seconds. Due to the compliance of the technology to SQL, it is sometimes called New SQL.

When a new server for scaling-out is added to the system, the speed of the database increases a hundred fold, and that implies that the NuoDB Cloud system has an architecture for distribution of objects the operates optimally in the cloud. The NuoDB Cloud technology can distribute tasks and scale out different tasks to several processors without meeting data bottlenecks associated with other types of servers. Using the peer-to-peer system of messaging, tasks are routed via many nodes, and the technology employs a tiered approach comprising of multiple or redundant managers of storage or SM and TEs or transaction engine configurations. The technique helps to predictably scale data in the clouds. The SMs and TEs can function on similar platforms.

Bruce Bent II’s Unrelenting Entrepreneurial Drive

Flexibility, innovation, and strong faith in your goals are some of the vital traits that you should have as an entrepreneur for you to overcome the common obstacles that you will find on your path to success. If things don’t work as planned, you have to be resilient enough and be willing to try again.

Bruce Bent II is one entrepreneur who has literally changed the definition of entrepreneurial resiliency. He is credited for having created some of the most innovative cash-related solutions, short term asset management, retail markets, and qualified plan systems globally. He has also been involved in unprecedented number of entrepreneurial ventures, including financial technologies, intellectual property, business consulting, pharmaceuticals, financing, and healthcare among others.

He is also astute manager and CEO who is reputed for amplifying the growth of some of the biggest corporations globally, including FDIC Cash Management and The Reserve, a top ranking money market mutual fund business. One of the achievements that he’s remembered for during his tenure at FDIC Cash Management is the systematic liquidation of some of the company’s affiliates and subsidiaries following the 2008 financial crisis.

His unrelenting entrepreneurial drive is considered to be the primary catalyst of the most critical products in the expansion of FDIC-insured programs. With over 60 privately held patents under his name, Bent’s innovation prowess catapulted FDIC-Insured cash management portfolio to the revered $1 million industry it is today.

Bruce Bent II has also been quoted vastly in major publications, including New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times among others. An investment column he penned was also featured in China Press and World Journal. What’s more, Bruce has also been featured in various financial books, including the World’s Most Successful CEOs and the Corporate’s Guide to Patent Practice.

Bent is also associated with a number of successful organizations, including Young Presidents’ Organization (where he is a member), 99 Jane Street Condominium Association (where is a board member), Manhattan’s Entrepreneurs’ Organization (where he’s also a member), and Scenic Hudson (where he served as a member of the President’s Advisory Council).

For more information follow Bruce Bent II on Twitter @bbentii

Integrated Education with ClassDojo

Parent-teacher communication has always been a challenge: both parents and teachers are, by nature, busy people, and a combination of conflicting schedules and heavy workloads often leads to long periods without any real interaction. The makers of ClassDojo intend to change this.

ClassDojo is a communication platform which encourages connections between teachers, parents and students. Parents and teachers can exchange messages using a built-in messenger feature, allowing parents to have a more in-depth understanding of their child’s education. Students can post photos and videos of their school day to their school’s Story, which both allows them an outlet for otherwise distracting social media impulses and shows parents and teachers what the students find most engaging and interesting about their experience. The app intends to foster a sense of community and positive culture through ground-up change, and it appears to be working: two out of three schools in America have at least one teacher who is active on the service, and with full support for over 30 languages, international growth is sure to be rapid.

Launched in August of 2011, ClassDojo began as a simple point tracker to allow teachers to reward students for good behavior; it has since evolved to become a powerful communications tool, and is rapidly developing into an all-in-one education suite. In January 2016, a collaboration with Stanford University produced a five-part video series on the growth mindset, the idea that a child’s potential is not based on how innately “smart” they are, but rather on how hard they are willing to work. A second collaboration with Stanford produced a further video series, entitled “Perseverance”, while the most recent series, this time produced in conjunction with Harvard, focuses on empathy–all vital topics of conversation in an era of rampant negativity and cyber-bullying. With these videos, ClassDojo hopes to begin transitioning from simple communications app to full-scale distribution platform, using a freemium model similar to that of Slack or other enterprise-focused software. By packaging a variety of educational services into a single software bundle, developers believe they can reduce the cost of traditional educational services, as well as providing a vital new-media approach that will keep students, parents and teachers more closely connected. ClassDojo brings community, communication and a positive culture, all in one free download.