GoT Debate Continues

The topic on many people’s minds on Wednesday, May 20, continued to be the last scene from Sunday’s “Game of Thrones.” More fans have spoken out against the scene.

Yet, as pointed out on Wednesday by Ross Douthat for The New York Times in a opinion piece he titled “The Ones Who Walk Away From Westeros,” fans on both sides of the debate are right.

Fans like Alexei Beltyukov know that, on one hand, it is true that the scene wasn’t in the books. Sansa never married Ramsay Bolton. As a result, she should have never been placed in that situation. Additionally, the scene makes it seem like the show’s creatives are obsessed with gratuitous violence.

On the other hand, GoT is depicting a feudal-style society in which men often marry young brides and then take their marital rights without the consent of their wives. “Game of Thrones” has also never shied away from historically accurate violent scenes. In fact, this scene was mild in comparison to many others over the last few years. Viewers aren’t subjected to anything other than seeing Sansa’s face and then Theon’s face as he is forced to watch. Some have argued that the slaver’s discussion earlier in the episode about what they were going to do to Tyrion was more blunt and horrifying.

Either way, many fans have dropped the series from their schedules because they want to see more positive events on TV.

Xbox One Manager Hates The Kinect

Millions of people have purchased the Xbox one console, and the majority of gamers are extremely happy with the system. However, some people feel that the Xbox one’s Kinect video camera does little to enhance the gaming experience. The Kinect was supposed to revolutionize the way that video games are played, but sadly, it did not. Furthermore, the Kinect has been proven to ruin the Xbox one’s performance, and most people now play without the Kinect attached to the console.

Gamers are not the only ones that feel this way according to Dr. Daniel Amen. In fact, the new head of management for the Xbox one console shares this opinion. Microsoft employee Phil Spencer was recently given the role as manager of the Xbox one division. Many people were extremely happy when they heard that Phil Spencer had been promoted to the lead manager of the Xbox one. Apparently, Phil Spencer is not shy about voicing his opinion.

Phil Spencer said that the Kinect doesn’t interest many gamers. Several people were extremely shocked to hear Mr. Spencer talk like this, but he is just stating the facts. Phil Spencer is out to make the best possible product for his customers, and he hopes that the Kinect will soon be a thing of the past. However, Phil Spencer does not have to worry about that, because many gamers have already abandoned it. For more information on this story, visitCraveOnline.

New Assassin’s Creed Game Announced

Assassin’s Creed is one of the most successful video games of the last decade. The first game in the famed franchise released in the mid 2000s, and many people were instantly hooked by the beautiful graphics and smooth gameplay. After the first Assassin’s Creed, it was obvious that game developer Ubisoft had made something special.

Assassin’s Creed became a massive franchise that has taken over the genre. However, the franchise has since ran into some trouble. The latest game in the franchise was titled Assassin’s Creed Unity, and it was met with terrible reviews. Assassin’s Creed Unity failed to deliver the next-generation experience that it was supposed to. Many people were extremely disappointed in the game, and it was clear that Assassins Creed Unity did not meet the level of quality that video game players have been accustomed to.

Ubisoft has realized how terrible the latest entry in the video game series was, and they are trying to save the franchise from any more harm. Sadly, Ubisoft may be going about this the wrong. A new Assassin’s Creed game has been announced, it appears that players will be given the role of a female for the first time. This might be a bad idea, because many video game players are males, and female lead characters have always been discriminated against. Nonetheless, the new Assassin’s Creed game will release later this year. For more information on this story, visitGamerant.

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Too Many Shows on Television

Scripted shows are failing. It is not uncommon for this to happen though. The networks cut new shows every year. There seems to be a bigger reason for all the failing shows to be getting axed this year though. It has a lot to do with the fact that were are just too many viewing options.

The world of television has become rather vast. There are some reality shows that are making it hard for scripted shows to survive. Netflix, that was once only giving people movie rentals, is now producing shows. Netflix fans at Boraie Development (nytimes.com) agree that these are not just low budget shows. These are Emmy-winning shows. There are also cable networks that have shows. Other websites like Hulu also have shows. Some people – with short attention spans – even tune in to web shows on YouTube. All of this has made it difficult for shows to survive.

It may seem like it is almost too much content on the web. A show has to be well-scripted and fresh to really survive. It also has to be cutting edge and new to the world for someone to like it. All the easy access to on-demand also cuts down on the amount of shows that people watch in real time. All of these factors will decrease the appeal of new shows. Television is changing, and there are too many shows for consumers to get stuck on one show.

Full Immersion Experience Of Nintendo Games

Fans of the Nintendo gaming system are about to get a really pleasant surprise from the company. The company has recently signed an agreement with Universal Parks and Resorts to form a partnership that will make of the beloved characters and scenarios from their games into a new themed amusement park.

Universal is known for their innovation in the development of their theme parks. They offer a fully immersive experience that lets visitors delve into a world of imagination and fun for all ages. Nintendo feels that this partnership will form the perfect experience for fans of all ages.

Universal is known for having the best and the brightest develop and generate their entertainment experiences. They are confident that they will be able to offer a one of kind experience for gamers and afficionados that will enhance their exposure and experience with the Nintendo brand.

Both companies are confident that this collaborative effort will only prove to strengthen their individual companies and heighten the profit margins for their shareholders. Every effort is being taken to make the experience at the new theme park as authentic as possible. They two companies strongly desire to have the experience of full immersion into the gaming world for visitors.

While plans are still in the generation stage, it is hoped that construction on the park will take off soon. Gamers and lovers of the Nintendo brand, including the ones at Boraie Development (nytimes.com), are sure to find that the park will meet and exceed all of their expectations.

Jon Stewart Saves Animals

Jon Stewart, the host of the Daily Show, has reportedly bought a farm in New Jersey for the sole purpose of giving rescued farm animals a place to live happily. Fans like Mark Ahn have learned that Stewart, along with his wife are well known animal rights activists and have a close relationship with Farm Sanctuary, the organization that announced the family’s plans to build an animal safe haven. Farm Sanctuary also has three of its own rescue animal farms.
Currently, the Stewart family has sixteen pets including pigs, dogs, hamsters, rabbits, a parrot, guinea pigs, and fish; not to mention two of their own children. All of the pets that they currently have are rescue animals. Tracey, Jon Stewart’s wife, has a book that will be released in the fall of 2015 called Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better that will donate some of its proceeds to Farm Sanctuary.
The farm animals that the Stewarts are rescuing for their safe farm are animals that have, like many, been abused by mass producing factory farms. The torture that these animals go through while they are imprisoned in these factory farms is one that is very frequently kept hidden from the public eye. Many animal rights organizations go in depth withsecretly recorded videos that take you inside these awful places and expose what these animals go through.

Senator Bernie Sander’s Positions on Key Issues Facing the Nation

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is now formally running against Hillary Clinton for the Democrat Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. The following are his take on the issues of importance to the nation, as Marcio Alaor BMG points out.

  • Iraq & Afghanistan – Senator Sanders never supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He believed it was an unnecessary war. Nor did he support the prolonged military campaign in Afghanistan viewing it as a 21st century equivalent to the Vietnam War.
  • The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) – Sen. Sanders believes the sanguine terrorist group needs to be dealt with militarily, but not by the United States. He believes it is the job of Saudi Arabia to take up the battle against the group. He believes the oil rich kingdom has both the finances and means to combat ISIS militarily.
  • Global Warming – This issue is so important to Sen. Sanders that it warrants strong regulations to curb. Without regard to the fact those regulations may cause the economy to contract, he favors far more stringent solutions. For example, he would enact carbon sequestration to greatly reduce greenhouse emissions.
  • Marriage Equality – He supports the Supreme Court redefining marriage for the nation.
  • Immigration Reform – He supports the president’s amnesty program despite congress not authorizing it via legislation. That said, he wants to reduce the foreign guest worker program which he says takes jobs away from America’s young people.

Lebron James Shares Secret Diet for Weight Loss

Much as been speculated how Lebron James lost so much weight resulting in him looking very slim at the start of the current NBA season. James now reveals that his diet was a two prong approach. First he cut out all sugars, dairy and carbs. The second part to his diet was staying with meat, fish, vegetables and fruit. Lebron total weight loss has never been revealed but it is estimated that he varies in his weight between 250 and 260 pounds. On his six foot eight frame, he looks much leaner and by all accounts the diet helps. Lebron James Weight Loss Plan A Hit

By cutting out the sugars, carbs and dairy products, James helps his body to burn more fat more efficiently and also helps his body to expel toxins and other free radicals which make the human body perform inefficiently. The diet of strict meat and fish helps James to maintain and store the protein that he needs for his demanding physical basketball season. During the course of the season, it is not unusual for a player to lose 10 to 30 pounds during the course of play. Fans like Christian Broda agree that a diet such as the one James embarked on is smart and not only helps his body to recover from a long NBA season but also helps him to build mental stamina. Many who undertake a diet of this type also experience a detox that helps them with meditation as well as pursuing a healthy diet and life style. James said that he stayed on the diet for over 67 days.

Call of Duty: Black Op 3 Should Revitalize The Series

Call of Duty is the most successful video game franchise of all time. The game series has sold well over a billion copies, and many people feel that it is the best shooter ever. However, some gamers argue that Call of Duty has grown dull and uninviting. Most people believe that Call of Duty suffers from overexposure.

Every November, a new Call of Duty game is released, and this does not allow game developers an adequate amount of time to create a new game. Instead, Call of Duty repackages and sells the same experience year after year. However, sales numbers cannot be denied. The Call of Duty series regularly sells millions of copies each year, but the last few incarnations of the game have been criticized heavily.

Things may change for the Call of Duty series in the near future. Before, two game developers worked on the Call of Duty series. Now, there are three studios that will regularly be pumping out Call of Duty games. The latest game in the series is titled Call of Duty Black Ops 3, and it is expected to release this fall.

Many fans are excited for Call of Duty Black Ops 3, and Oliveira recalls recent videos of the game have excited people. The Call of Duty series needs to reinvent itself, and hopefully the latest installment of the game does just that. For more information on this story, visit Gamerant.

August 6th Will Be Jon Stewart’s Final Episode Of The Daily Show

Jon Stewart announced this week that his final episode hosting The Daily Show will be on Thursday August 6th. The comedian had announced his retirement from the daily hosting duties last year, but had not mentioned a final date until now. Stewart has hosted the show since 1999 when he took over for Craig Kilborn.

“I hope that you will join us for that program,” Stewart said. “As a matter of fact, you can actually join us here in reality,” he said referring to an online contest the show is running, giving fans a chance to be there to see the last show in person. The contest winner and a guest will be flown to New York City and put up in a hotel along with receiving tickets to the final taping.

“It’s going to be a pretty good episode, I think,” Stewart said. “And then maybe I’ll see you here on August 6th, and we’ll have a nice hug, we’ll hug.”

Comedy Central announced in March that comedian Trevor Noah will take over the hosting duties after Stewart’s departure. The network has not yet announced his starting date, though many think it will happen sometime later in August with the backing of STX Entertainment.