Ubisoft Announces April’s Assassin’s Creed Update

Following up on Ubisoft’s promise of continuing development on Assassin’s Creed: Origins instead of releasing a new Assassin’s Creed game in 2018, Ubisoft has announced Origin’s newest additions for April.

PC players are privileged to have an all-new feature, one never before seen in any of the Assassin’s Creed games: an interactive animus control panel. Not much information has been released about what can be done with this new control panel, but it will be a feature in the Uplay overlay.

So far the details are as follows: 75 parameters can be changed, three presets will be available at launch, and player created presets can be shared. This isn’t much information to go on, but from what little Ubisoft explained, it is sure to be a unique experience. The trend to offer players the software to mod their own game is a strong one in the industry at the moment. Similar moves have been made by Bethesda with Fallout 4 and Skyrim’s Special Edition.

Ubisoft also announced that the Trials of the Gods will continue through April with 4 distinct challenges for each week of April.

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is one of the leading developers of open world video games. One of their most beloved franchises, Far Cry, got a new addition to its line up just last week and it was released to praise from consumers and critics alike.

Over the long existence of Ubisoft, several standalone games and franchises have emerged from the developer. Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell, and Far Cry are only a few of the world-renowned franchises created by Ubisoft.

The company has had some low points, like the release of Assassin’s Creed; Unity, which was riddled with game breaking bugs and graphical errors. Thanks to the recent success of Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Far Cry 5, the company is back on track.

Game Informer’s Hands on With Spider-Man

With the announcement of Spider-Man’s release date, September 7th, a ton of new footage and information is sure to be released in the coming weeks. Game Informer got a hands on look at the new game and has given their opinion on the game.

Employees of Game Informer were permitted by Insomniac Games to test out the very beginning of the game. During the quick preview, Game Informer was able to experience the combat system and even go free-roaming around New York City via web slinging.

Physics appear to be an important factor in the Spider-Man game. During a GIF originating from the game play footage acquired by Game Informer, Spider-Man can be seen leaping from a building to the ground below and using his web to swing through the air, moments before impact.

Insomniac Games, the developers of the new Spider-Man game, are famous for their Sony mascots. First came Spyro, then Ratchet and Clank, now Spider-Man. This doesn’t mark Spider-Man’s first time on a Sony console. At the time of the Tobey Mcguire Spider-Man films, Sony teamed up with the movie team for some promotional synergy. Incase you were ever wondering why older PS3 game covers had the Spider-Man font on its case, now you know.

This also marks the very first time Insomniac Games has worked with an IP as big as Spider-Man. All of their previous contributions towards the video game community have involved one-hundred percent original characters and stories.

Coming off the release of their smash hit Ratchet & Clank, which marked the revival of the franchise, Insomniac Games are sure to move units and sell consoles when Spider-Man hits store in September of 2007.

Far Cry 5 is Fastest Selling Games in Series History

Gamers all over the world have been exploring a fictional version on Montana for the past week. Although the original launch announcement of the game was teased and criticized by gamers, they have now changed their tone. Prior to release, players were making fun of the game for its unrealistic population. Animals attack while you are busy with human enemies, your animal followers always see something to run after, and the enemy population in-game is greater than the real-life population of the entire State of Montana. Now, after they got their hands on it, there is nothing but praise for the game.

Far Cry 5 isn’t being praised by a just a niche audience. Far Cry 5 is the fastest selling edition in franchise history. Millions of gamers are playing Far Cry 5 from all over the world right now, exploring Montana, collecting bear skins, and killing cult members.

Not only is Far Cry 5 the fastest selling game in franchise history, it is Ubisoft’s second most successful release of all time, only behind Tom Clancy’s Division. Far Cry 5 has even outsold the popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, also a Ubisoft title.

Far Cry 5 is one of the largest franchises in company history, the 5 in its title is a misnomer. Actually, there are 11 games total that bear the Far Cry name. In addition to the main numbered series, Ubisoft has produced Far Cry Instincts, Instincts: Evolution, Instincts: Predator, Far Cry Vengeance, Far Cry: Blood Dragon, and Far Cry Primal.

Ubisoft, even without Far Cry 5, has had a very successful past few years. Rebounding from the horrendous release of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Ubisoft has earned the forgiveness of players with hit titles such as Watch Dogs 2, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Far Cry Primal, and now Far Cry 5.

Nick Vertucci and a Trusted Academy

Nick Vertucci is a person who has many things to do on a daily basis. He’s the person who launched the Nick Vertucci Real Estate Academy located in Santa Ana in California. He did so back in 2013. This academy has grown considerably since its establishment several years ago. It offers exhaustive educational programs that accommodate people who want to go after real estate investments of all kinds. Vertucci is the Chief Executive Officer of the academy. He’s been able to use his brain to do a lot for his life. He’s been able to depend on tenacity, too. He’s eager to assist people who want to get out of difficult circumstances. Nick Vertucci wasn’t ever someone who had plenty of money. That’s why he wants to show people the way out of significant debt. He wants to show them how they can attain considerable wealth. He wants them to have “tomorrows” that are much more promising as well. He believes that the majority of individuals out there possess the ambition to thrive. He believes, however, that they in many cases just don’t know how to proceed.

This individual has the assistance of a corporate team that never gives up for a minute. The members of his crew include controller Jeff Wilson, Vice President of Operations Jamie Tomlinson, Student Services Director Amberly Morgan and Logistics Manager Dana Monson. He collaborates with various student educators as well. Some of these educators are trainers Jun Zhou, Derek Hudson, Alek Gilmore, Hal Tanner, Joe Finnegan and Megan Shaw.

Nick Vertucci has put together a sophisticated system that can accommodate people who have major real estate investment objectives. His system can be good for individuals who are looking to flip all kinds of contracts. It can be good for those who are trying to wholesale them as well. It can even tend to people who are eager to find out about the renovation of properties. Property flipping is a big topic among students who study with Vertucci. He gives them many relevant and updated suggestions that involve asset defense, commercial investments and property purchases.

The Real Real Wants to Raise $100 Million for Business.

Luxury Consignment Company for re-sales known as The Real Real is now looking to come up with about $100 million before it considers paving room for others and listing on the industrious stock exchange market. The Real Real specializes in the resale of high-quality, fashionable designer clothing, jewelry, stylish watches that bears notable brand names like Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Hermes among others.

Background Data

According to the chief executive officer of The Real Real Julie Wainwright who is currently trying to pitch investors on the same project, the company will probably raise the entire amount from the look of things. Initially, with the help of angel investors, The Real Real raised over $170 million during its launch seven years ago.

How to Succeed

From the look of the mechanism of operation, The Real Real is likely to land another marketing deal as it works under a prestigious consignment model that allows it to stash up to 70 percent commission. This entirely depends on the value of the said item. Even so, the company does not have to purchase stocks or unsold items that have been returned to the consumer.

Mechanism

Besides, the firm employs gemologists, horologists as well as luxury experts for them to ascertain the viability of the items stored. This is in light of maintaining the standards of quality assurance. When interviewed in 2016, Julie Wright categorically stated that the value of the employed gemologists is equivalent to the authenticity of the products sold. Although this is an expensive investment, the returns are worth it as the same amount made from the proceeds.

The overview

The Real Real started out as a boutique investment for women’s luxury fashion. Until now, the business has branched out to menswear, art, jewelry, home décor as well as watches among others. Coupled with a brick-and-mortar geographical location, the company has impressive potential and is on the right path to delivering outstanding results.

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Also important to note is the fact that the company is a handful venture filled with backed-up online businesses that specialize in the fashion industry.

Fortnite Introduces Vending Machines around the Island

Fortnite has taken PS4 and PC gaming by storm. Fortnite is constantly one of the most streamed games on Twitch and has been growing in numbers since its launch. The game is all about being the last man standing. 100 players go to battle during each game of Fortnite, and they don’t stop until every player is eliminated but one. Players are dropped from a balloon onto an island that is littered with weapons, ammo, and building supplies. They then must then avoid a storm as its eye closes in on the island, all the while trying survive combat with other players. Eventually, 2 players will be left, fighting in an area no bigger than a house until only one remains.

Fortnite also offers a team mode where the last team standing is declared the winner. There is also a non-player vs player mode that you can enjoy if engaging in combat against real people is not something you are interested in.

The game is known for its frequent updates, and now its newest update is finally here. With update v3.4, players now have access to vending machines that spawn all around the island. The vending machine consumes materials such as wood, brick, and stone, and each vending machine contains three different guns that players can purchase. The guns are spawned randomly in each machine.

In addition to the new content, sniper rifle mode has been removed and replaced with high explosives. When you enter this game mode, the only weapons found on the island will be grenade launchers, rocket launchers and the Easter themed egg launcher.

In addition to the new game content, developers also announced that they are now able to roll out weekly updates without the need for a patch. This method of updating is meant to enable them to work harder and longer on existing bugs while still dishing out content on the regular.

PPP projects in Brazil

Brazil has been implementing many public private partnerships over recent years. Brazil, Latina America’s largest economy has been slowly recovering from a recession and has been leveraging public private partnership’s benefits as a solution to cut the deficit and help the economic situation. Brazil government in 2004 implemented the Federal Law 11,079 / 04, which details the rules and regulations regarding the implementation of public private partnerships. There are more public private partnerships in the country than it was ten years ago, but there is still the need for more of them. Learn more at consorciocorretora.com for more info.

Felipe Montoro Jens, an infrastructure specialist and Chief Executive Officer of Odebrecht Properties reports on many details regarding Brazil’s efforts in the successful implementation of public private partnerships in several states. Felipe Montoro Jens detailed efforts in Piaui, there is currently a public private partnership underway to improve internet connectivity, by installing 1,500 access points and fiber optic cables. Felipe Montoro Jens also details internet project will improve connection quality to the internet for 2.1 million residents. In the state of Maranhao, there is a public private partnership to building prisons that is scheduled for June 2019. In Pernambuco, the government is using public private partnerships to make improvements in the sanitation sector. COMPESA (Pernambucana Sanitation Company), and BNDE (National Bank for Economic and Social Development) has partnered up in an effort to gain momentum among investors to help fund more of public private partnerships in the sanitation sector.

Felipe Montoro Jens, also detailed the historic public private partnership in Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte. Belo Horizonte is implementing a public private partnership to replace all 182,000 public lights. According to Felipe Montoro Jens LED project is planned over a 20 year period. Belo Horzonte’s public private partnership to replace the luminary lights with LEDs is the largest in history. Visit: https://www.baptista.com.br/felipe-montoro-jens-reporta-que-brasileiros-estao-entre-os-mais-insatisfeitos-do-mundo-com-a-infraestrutura-de-seu-pais/

 

Highland Capital Management Moves Ahead As George W. Bush Institute Champion

From the time of its launch twenty five years ago, Highland Capital Management has made a difference through its philanthropic initiatives.

The privately-held Highland Capital Management, with headquarters in Dallas, Texas, specializes in senior secured bank loans, hedge funds, distressed private equity, emerging markets and more. Read this article at Dallas News.

The generosity of the global financial firm ranges from programs such as Education is Freedom, the Perot Museum of Natural Science to the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

In fact, Highland Capital is a founding benefactor of the George W. Bush Institute. In January of this year, Highland Capital Management announced a $10 million endowment gift to sponsor a public program series known as Engage at the Bush Center.

The series draws together newsmakers, authors and thought leaders throughout the year who will take part in lectures and discussions.

Jim Dondero, co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management commented in a statement that events such as the Engage Series are essential in encouraging dialogue on the topic of policy issues. Learn more about Highland Capital at Affiliate Dork.

Highland Capital Management’s initial Engage event will involve constitutional conversations while another will be a discussion about the current media scene. The events will also include an annual Highland Capital lecture.

Past speakers at the Engage series, since it origin in 2015, have included Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former Hamilton cast member Christopher Jackson and Jenna Bush Hager.

A new exhibit, which is also part of the Bush Center’s Engage series sponsored by Highland Capital Management, calls attention to the significant work of First Ladies of the United States and their influence throughout history.

First Lady Laura Bush introduced a panel that included previous White House Curator Bill Allman who worked with eight first ladies; Lea Berman former White House social secretary; Dr. Katherine Sibley, historian and author of First Lady Florence Harding and Anita McBride, chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush.

The panel talked about how the role of the First Lady has changed over time as well as how some of the First Ladies made the most of their position by advancing public, educational and national programs.

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Stream Energy Helps People in Trouble

When it comes to big business there is a general feeling out there that these companies are only concerned with their bottom line and the needs of the community are only important as it pertains to increase profit margins. However, as is the case with any generalization, there are always counterexamples that can be pointed out. Such is the case with Stream Energy, an energy, wireless, protective, and home services company based out of Dallas Texas. Stream Energy has a commitment to protecting and giving back to communities that comes from the philanthropic culture that exists at every level of the company.

For example, in 2017 the Houston area was devastated when Hurricane Harvey hit the area. Thousands were left homeless and hundreds of businesses were forced to close their doors as almost 4 feet of water came pouring down on them in only a few days time. Stream Energy was quick to respond by giving thousands of dollars out of their own profit margin to get emergency relief to those affected. It was after this disaster that they started the Stream Cares foundation as an organization dedicated to philanthropic ventures nationwide.

Stream Energy has a long history of working with charitable organizations like The Salvation Army, The Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity. One area where they are particularly vigilant is the homeless problem. They have a long-lasting partnership with the Hope Supplies Company and cosponsor an annual event called Stream of Hope where over a thousand homeless children from northern Texas are given an all expenses paid day at the water park. The kids get to have a day of play without thinking about their situation while the parents are given supplies and money to help ease their burden.

Another instance of Stream Energy’s charitable work happened during the winter of 2016 when a handful of tornadoes touched down throughout northern Texas. The damage was extensive and people were left homeless. Stream Energy sprang into action with an employee-driven fundraiser that the company matched. This gave tens of thousands of dollars to the desperate community and helped get residents back on their feet.

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‘Sea of Thieves’ Gets Cinematic Trailer Starring Sean Astin

For the better part of the last several months, Microsoft has been engaging their hype machine in order to prop up the swashbuckling adventure title, ‘Sea of Thieves’. Now, the game is getting headline news as more and more players get to experience it first hand. Recently, Microsoft unveiled a brand new trailer to promote the title and it starred Sean Astin, of ‘Lord of the Rings’ fame, as a museum curator with a lisp and thirst for pirate swag.

In ‘Sea of Thieves’, gamers will be given the chance to roam the high seas in their own ship. This ship will be the vessel that takes gamers onto quests, into battle, and into collaborative events with other players. Players will primarily be interacting in an open world but they’ll be wanting to look out for the Merchant Alliance, the Order of Souls and the Gold Hoarders for the primary means of gaming emphasis.

The goal in ‘Sea of Thieves’, it appears, is to create an atmospheric game based on exploration and a love of high adventure. Gamers will be able to level up a multitude of different statistical categories in order to improve their swag, improve their fighting ability, and improve their gaming experience. The cinematic trailer featuring Sean Astin only hints at the greater world that the game is offering and it could be just the right flavor of adventurous freedom that gamers are looking for in a new title for 2018.

‘Sea of Thieves’ will be launching on March 20th, in an official capacity, for both PC and the Xbox One. The game will be sold for $60 as the base price or it can be acquired via the Xbox Game Pass Subscription which costs $10 per month or you can buy a completely new XB1 and get ‘Sea of Thieves’ thrown in for free. ‘Sea of Thieves’ will be the first part of Microsoft’s exclusive first-party release package that will go straight into the Game Pass library.