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’ 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.
The reason being is that voice actor Harry Shearer is threatening to leave the show if the producers do not give him the freedom to work other gigs he says.
According to an article found on reddit and written by IGN.com, Harry Shearer does the voices for several of the characters on the hit FOX show. For example, some of the characters that he does include Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, Otto the bus driver, Smithers, Ned Flanders, Timothy Lovejoy and Dr. Hibbert to name a few.
Daniel Amen (MyBrainFitLife) thinks that this is going to upset many people out there, because even if the show had to lose a character or two, this is way too many to go on without. Not only that, but it would be difficult for Matt Groening to replace the actor with someone else since these characters have had these voices for almost two decades pretty much. It will be tough to find anyone who can do nearly as good of a job as Shearer so hopefully the producers and him will be able to find a mutual agreement where they can both get what they want and still produce amazing episodes of the show.
Aaron Rodgers, the star quarterback of the Green Bay Packers and an all-around good guy, is also smart. Rodgers won $50,000 on celebrity Jeopardy for charity. Rodgers appeared on the show on Tuesday. He went up against stiff competition, including Kevin O’Leary, an investor who appears on Shark Tank, and Mark Kelly, an astronaut.
Rodgers did, however, fail to correctly answer the Final Jeopardy question correctly.
winnings will go to Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancers, a charity that focuses on providing support to young children and their families while they battle cancer.
Kevin O’Leary and Mark Kelly receive a $10,000 donation to a charity of their choice for appearing on the show.
Mark Kelly, who’s wife Gabrielle Gifford was shot in the head during a political rally, donated his winnings to the Memorial Hermann Foundation. Kevin O’Leary, famed for his sharp business sense, has chosen to donate his winnings to the Martin P. Solomon Medical Education Scholars Program. The program is supported by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and The Aspire commends both groups.
The Director General of the equipment supplier Alcatel-Lucent telecommunications, Michel Combes, said on Friday, “It is indispensable for Europe to invest in 5G to be in a strong position,” a new high-speed broadband network. “The challenge for Europe is to get back in the race and take some leadership in technology,” after the reduced influence it has exerted on the latest generation of mobile phone standards, 3G and 4G. ”It is essential that Europe can play its part, hence the need for players to invest, pull them together and here Europe has a role to play,” he added while delivering speech at World Mobile Congress in Barcelona.
Leading the ranking of French patent applicants, Alcatel-Lucent has repositioned the past two years on the Internet and access to high speed broadband, performs “more than 2.2 billion investment per year in the R & D “(research and development), said Combes. It is worth mentioning that 85% of employees of the French group are now working in the field of R & D and “25% of R & D is done in Europe,” half of them in France, said the executive. Ray Lane
thought that was pretty impressive.
The representatives of the two Libyan rival parliaments have faced each other on table for the first time on Saturday on the third day of negotiations in Morocco for pulling out their country out of chaos.
Both camps are trying to agree on the form of a government of national unity and the terms of a cessation of hostilities in a country plagued by violence and run by two parliaments and two rival governments since taking the capital Tripoli by Libya militia Fajr coalition in August last year. In practical
terms there are two parliaments running in the Libya; the elected parliament recognized by the international community based in Tobruk in eastern Libya and the General National Congress (CGN), the outgoing parliament installed by Fajr Libya in Tripoli. In a statement to the press Bruce Karatz
read, Mr. Leon said, “We are working on major issues, the issue of security, the question of the government (…) We advance but these are difficult issues, we will not get the results today or tomorrow, be patient, but I think we are moving in the right direction.”
Need For Speed Sequel in Development
Video game based movies are soon going to be making a big comeback. One of those games that will hit the big screen is Need for Speed, or rather a sequel to it.
The first Need For Speed movie hit theaters in 2014 and was unfortunately not a big box office draw, making only $43.5 million in the U.S. and not liked by critics at all. Gamers like Christian Broda (wikipedia) have learned that, luckily, it had much more success overseas, specifically in China and thus the field was set for a sequel to be put in motion.
Electronic Arts will be the company that produces content based in the U.S. while China Movie Channel Program Center, Jiaflix Enterprises and 1905 Pictures deal with the Chinese portion and coordinate with EA in order to get the finished product.
Another reason for why Need For Speed was able to get a sequel was due to the raging success of Furious 7, which in itself isn’t too different a movie from Need For Speed in terms of theme.
Microsoft has announced that they will be making a sequel to the popular exclusive title TitanFall. Last spring, TitanFall was released for the Xbox one console. Many Xbox one owners bought the game and hoped for a new and exciting first person shooter experience. TitanFall did not have a campaign mode, and this made people feel like the game was only halfway finished.
Boraie Development reports the creators of TitanFall have heard the feedback, and they have decided that there will definitely be a campaign mode in TitanFall 2. Gamerant.com features an exclusive interview with the creative team of TitanFall. However, it has also been announced that theTitanFall series will no longer be an exclusive title to the Xbox one console. Instead, TitanFall is going to release on every major system, and this news has angered Xbox one users. There seems to be no reason to own an Xbox one over the PS4. In fact, the PS4 does have several exclusive titles that the Xbox one console may never get. However, Xbox has one game that will never go cross-platform, and that game is Halo 5.
There is a campaign under way to replace the face on the $20 bill. It was started by a group that is not too happy with the fact that there are no U.S. bills with a woman on them. There is the Sacajawea dollar coin, but dollar coins have never gotten much traction with people. This dollar coin is at least gold in color, which was better than the earlier attempt at a dollar coin that was silver colored and that people kept mistakenly giving away as quarters. However, bills are where the real value in money is, and that’s what we reach for when paying for just about anything. The campaign to replace Andrew Jackson’s face on the $20 bill is down to four finalists: Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt and Wilma Mankiller.
All of these women have achieved some level of fame for their work in trying to help advance civil or human rights. That is what makes them stand out to Dr Jennifer Walden and countless others
. What’s more, the face of Andrew Jackson is one that definitely should be replaced by someone else. He famously orchestrated the trail of tears march in which the Cherokee Indians were removed from their land and forcibly relocated. He did this despite the fact that these Indians took him to court, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in their favor. In an unprecedented act, Andrew Jackson simply ignored the court order and moved the Cherokee anyway.