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Monopoly Soon to Become a Major Motion Picture

Monopoly is perhaps the most well known board game in the history of America, and Hasbro and Lionsgate are hoping to capitalize on that fact by turning the board game into a full movie. The new Monopoly movie is hoping to build off the success of ‘The Lego Movie’ which took in over $450 million across the globe. The Transformer films are another great example of how children’s toys can be a great inspiration for Hollywood.

Andrew Niccol will be writing the script for the film with an unknown plot at this time. Niccol is best known for creating the script for ‘The Truman Show’ which earned him an Academy Award nomination.

As Jaime Garcia Dias recalls, the game of Monopoly itself was first created back in the 1930s by the Parker Brothers. Players in the game compete against each to buy up all of the popular landmarks around Atlantic City. The game ends when there is one player left and every other player is bankrupt.  It is sold in more than 114 countries to date.

Batman: Arkham Knight’ Receives Great Reviews

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ releases later this week, but the game has already been reviewed by countless websites. As of right now, most gaming outlets are calling ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ one of the best games of the next generation consoles. IGN rated the game a 9.5, and IGN is known is as one of the most strictest reviewing sites on the internet.

For the first time ever, ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ will allow players to travel throughout Gotham City in the Batmobile stated Jaime Garcia Dias. The graphics for the game are absolutely flawless, and the combat system is intuitive and responsive. ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ pushes the boundaries of the Xbox one and the PS4, and gamers have been waiting a very long time for a groundbreaking video game.’Batman: Arkham Knight’ also features some cooperative multiplayer, and gamers around the world were very pleased to hear about the unexpected addition of the game. As of right now, ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ is one of the highest rated video games of the current generation, and gamers can’t wait to get their hands on it. Luckily, ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ drops very soon.

Let Bruce Levenson Be Your Inspiration

Bruce Levenson is an example of someone who knows what they are doing when it comes to their career. He’s an example of someone who has had much success in everything that he has dabbled in, and he can be an inspiration to you in how dedicated he is to everything that he has done. Without dedication and hard work there is no way that Bruce Levenson would have succeeded in all that he has. He’s had to do a lot to get to where he is today, and if you try just as hard as him at all that you are trying to accomplish in life, then hopefully you’ll be able to have just as much success as him.

Let Bruce Levenson be your inspiration when it comes to all of your career goals, and you will quickly find yourself inspired to be a better version of yourself. This man has written for some major papers, has been the director of a big website, and has done a lot of charity work, just to name a few of his accomplishments. He didn’t just put a small amount of effort into each thing that he did, but instead he put in his full effort and it paid off.

So, if you are hoping to have a good career for yourself, and if you are hoping that you will be successful at many different things, then you will want to start trying to imitate all that Bruce Levenson has done. Take a look at his career and the things that he has accomplished in it, and set some goals for yourself.

Shenmue 3 Breaks Kickstarter Record

For any video game developer looking for the right kind of exposure, they wait for E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, where millions of consumers are coming to companies to learn most about their wares. In the age of crowd sourcing for passion projects, E3 provides an unorthodox but possibly lucrative platform.

Something of a cult classic, and forgotten by the development of video game hardware and software, no one would be embarrassed for forgetting the Shenmue games which debuted and died with Sega’s Dreamcast console. For quite a while, Shenmue 3 had existed as something of an Internet rumor, with journalists in gaming circles reporting very little of it’s possible future. But what caught fans’ attention most was his plea to fans to help fund the project on Kickstarter to be developed for both Playstation 4 and the PC. According to Engadget, minutes after it’s unveiling to the world, Shenmue 3 reached total of $2 million in pledged funds, both meeting its goal and displaying a dedication fanbase ready to continue the franchise that came to an abrupt halt over a decade ago.

According to FreedomPop in an article on recode.net, with these funds, Shenmue 3 is now announced to begin development and is aiming for a release for Q4 2017 (typically near the holiday season). Though fans may continue to pledge to the campaign between now and July 18th in order to gain access to developer perks that will be exclusive to those who pledge when the title releases.

Disney Announces Infinity 3.0

The first Infinity game used innovative technology that allows the player to used action figures to play inside of the game says Marcio Alaor BMG in this article. The player is able to switch out the character they’re playing whenever they choose while in the game, but the attraction to the game comes from Disney’s wide range of characters that they’re able to include in the game. Each one of the games has a central focus of characters, like the Infinity 2.0 Marvel sets, but 3.0 will revolve around Star Wars.

Disney acquired the rights to the Star Wars franchise years ago and have kept fans interested with their cartoon on the Disney Channel, Clone Wars. With the highly anticipated seventh film, The Force Awakens, coming out in the Winter of 2016, Disney expects sales to spike when they release their new version of Disney Infinity. In this new game, players will be able to play as their favorite Star Wars: Clone Wars characters as a Jedi, Sith or one of the rebel fighters.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is on track to be the highest-grossing film in history, so Disney will also be including characters from this blockbuster as well as their new animated film Inside Out.

Benefit Dry Dog Food Guide

Beneful manufacturers a number of dog foods that are quite popular. Consumers buy Beneful products instead of other brands because Purina produces unique foods that benefit all dogs.

Beneful Healthy Smile

The Beneful Healthy Smile blend can improve dull teeth and bad breath. The special blend is made with various crunchy kibble bits. The texture of the kibble brushes against the teeth during each chew. This is why pets have sparkly teeth after they finish their meals. Dogs enjoy eating this brand because it has hardy rice, juicy chicken, and many carrot pieces.

Beneful Healthy Fiesta

The Healthy Fiesta blend is packed with vitamins and delicious chucks of chicken. It also has avocado, veggies, and plenty of rice.

Beneful Healthy Growth

The Healthy Growth blend is designed for puppies; it has a calcium-rich formula that strengthen bones and teeth. Puppies love this blend because the recipe features real chicken, veggies, and rice.

Beneful Healthy Radiance

This Beneful formula gives pets plenty of nutrition so that they can maintain healthy skin and a silky coat. The recipe consists of vitamin-rich vegetables, various grains, and real salmon.

Beneful Healthy Weight

Beneful Healthy Weight is a calorie-light blend. Because the recipe has fewer calories than other blends, it is a great option for weight management. Each bag of food contains soy, apples, veggies, rice, and real chicken.

Beneful Original Blend

The original blend has a number of ingredients that keep dogs happy and healthy.
Beneful Playful Life

Beneful Playful Life is ideal for playful pets because each ingredient provides energy benefits. The blend also has eggs and beef, which improve muscle strength.

Is Hollywood Obligated to be Realistic?

Writer Emily Steele brought up the topic of medical inaccuracies portrayed by Hollywood shows and films early this morning, Thursday, May 14, for Herald-Review.com.  Additionally, some inaccuracies foster discrimination toward certain groups of people — especially those with mental health issues.

Should Hollywood be obligated to show only realism?Well, a lot of current technologies used in medicine started out as fiction on small and big screens. For example, the handheld medical scanner was a Star Trek original series invention; as was the medication auto-injector. Other medical-related technologies that people use today that were first seen in Star Trek and other science fiction TV shows and films include handheld touch-screen computers, universal translators and micro-lasers.

Given these facts, what percentage of Hollywood’s portrayals of medical practices should be accurate?

Some experts, critics and fans like Adam believe that Hollywood should do its best to at least portray “current” medical technologies, emergency protocols and information as accurately as possible to prevent TV and film viewers from being confused about what doctors, EMTs, firefighters, police officers, nurses and other medical staff, and normal people can really do when faced with illnesses and emergencies.

After all, online medical databases and CGI make it entirely possible to accurately portray modern medicine.

Swift vs. Kloss Knockout Fight, and Other Anticipated Videos of the Year

Taylor Swift is, undoubtedly, one of the most loved artists in the pop world, apart from Rihanna. So when TSwift tweeted and teased her fans about an upcoming venture, hearts were set aflutter and the prediction mills started working overtime. Real life BFFs Traylor Swift and Karlie Kloss might be starring together in an upcoming video when ‘Catastrophe’, Taylor Swift’s character, and ‘Knockout’, Kloss’ character, would be throwing punches at each other. While Kloss is going to don boxing gloves, Swift would be trying to shake it off in a leather suit.

The clip would be directed by Jason-Kahn, as Guimarães points out. Recently, Swift tweeted a picture of herself and her friend, Martha Hunt (HomeSlice). She mentioned “drinking with assassins” and that should be the first clue for fans about what Swift was up to.

Taylor Swift’s last album too was full of mystery, with small clips getting released and fans getting teased to their limits. Since the album turned out to be one of the best ones so far, the teasing was well worth the wait at the end. It is reported that the video would also feature Zendaya, Ellie Goulding and Kendrick Lamar. Lamar has been one of the influences in Swift’s music, so it would be interesting watching the chemistry pan out.

 

Odell Beckham Jr. wins Madden Cover

Odell Beckham Jr. burst on to the season last season for the New York Giants and he never looked back. The actual drafting of Beckham Jr itself was a head scratcher. Why did New York want another speedy, undersized receiver when they had Victor Cruz already split outside? So with injuries and fan criticism firmly leveled on him, what did ODB do after missing the first four games of the year? He caught 92 passes, racked up over 1,100 yards, scored 12 touchdowns and, oh yeah, made the best catch of the decade. To add to his accomplishments, Odell Beckham Jr. just became the youngest player to ever win the Madden Cover.

Winning the fan vote for the Madden Cover is no small feat. Madden is one of the biggest video game franchises in the world and the cover athlete gets a HUGE boost in press for their own personal brand. Players like Marshall Faulk, Adrian Peterson, Brett Favre, Calvin Johnson, and Larry Fitzgerald have all graced the cover. ODB won the popular fan vote by beating out Rob Gronkowski in a 1 on 1 final vote.

While Odell Beckham Jr. is probably ecstatic to be on the cover, some fans may not like it.  To see some exciting shots check out my friend James Dondero on tumblr.

‘Mortal Kombat X’ Dominates the PlayStation 4

‘Mortal Kombat X’ is the latest installment of the famed ‘Mortal Kombat’ franchise.  The Huffington Post and the gamers at Skout have reviewed the game, and most people agree that ‘Mortal Kombat X’ is a great game.

‘Mortal Kombat X’ released for both next generation consoles. The Xbox one and PlayStation 4 received a ton of praise for the appearance of the new game. The graphics for ‘Mortal Kombat X’ are absolutely incredible, and the gameplay is second to none. However, it is the PlayStation 4 that has been most positively affected by the new game.

Games such as ‘Destiny’ and ‘Call of Duty’ have sold the most amount of merchandise for the PlayStation 4 console in recent memory. However, it was recently announced that ‘Mortal Kombat X’ was the number one game seller for the PlayStation 4 in the last month. The intense fighting system and superb multiplayer experience has driven the sales of ‘Mortal Kombat X.’ PlayStation 4 users have never purchased a fighting game in this manner before.  For more information on this story, Gamerant.