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Flyers Defensemen

The Philadelphia Flyers are considered to be one of the best teams in the National Hockey League. This is because they have a solid team that runs their plays over and over again, making the teams players nearly invincible on the ice.

Unfortunately one of the flyers key players has been in due to a series of blood clots in his lower legs as well as both of his lungs. Kimmo Timonen has been sent to the best hospital for blood clot related issues in Finland where he will remain until the beginning of the NHL Season. Coaches hope that he will be able to play by the 2014-2015 season but if he can’t he will remain in hospital.

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The Philadelphia Flyers made this announcement earlier on today saying that the defensemen’s return to the ice is uncertain as of right now. He will definitely play for the flyers again it is just uncertain if he will play at the beginning of this season or this season at all. Mr. Timonen was signed for a one year contract with the flyers for two million. He has played with the flyers for several years and before that he played with Nashville for eight years. During the course of his career as a professional hockey player he has had 571 Career Points, 117 Goals and 454 Assists. He is also one of the older players in the league as he is thirty eight years old.

We will continue to keep you informed on the health condition of Kimmo Timonen, everyone is wishing him to get better soon.

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Wii U

The Wii U is the natural successor to the Nintendo’s Wii. When the original Wii was released back on December 2nd, 2006 it was considered to be a marvel of technology. Never before were you able to take a control, move it with your hands and watch your actions relay on screen. It was this technology that allowed for the Wii to grow into one of the more popular home consoles of its day but eventually the Playstation 3 & Xbox 360 offered realistic visuals that were incredible to the naked eye. The quality of games offered by Sony and Microsoft allowed for them to defeat the Wii in less than a year’s time.

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When Nintendo released the Wii U they thought that the same effect would apply to their new console as Nintendo knew that the Playstation 4 & Xbox One wouldn’t be released for another year. Almost two years later and the Nintendo Wii U is selling horrible not only overseas but also on Northern American soil. Nintendo doesn’t have the same power they once did with home consoles, where they now succeed is in the hand held console market with their Nintendo 3DS. The Nintendo 3DS being the most popular hand held system ever created.

Unfortunately on the more popular games that was released with the Wii U was “Wii U Sports” and already the online servers are being shut down due to lack of players playing the game. This means that one of the games that the Wii U has to offer is already dead, with the unpopularity of the Wii U it is suspected that only more online servers for Nintendo Wii U games will shut

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Sky Sports Golf Rights

Sky Sports is a Television Broadcasting Station that has showcased the U.S. Open Championship for the last five years and today it was revealed that they will continue to showcase the U.S Open Championship for the next five years. This information came to light after Sky Sports revealed that the USGA (United States Golf Association) agreed to renew their contract for another give years.

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This renewal will allow for Sky Sports to showcase a total of thirty five U.S Golf Championships over the next five years. They will be able to showcase the U.S. Open Championship, a variety of woman based Golf events and a variety of men based golf events. The United States Golf Association will receive 5% of any income that Sky Sports makes off of advertisement deals. This is a small percentage for Sky Sports to pay as they will be able to turn a mass amount of profit through a variety of advertisement deals and more.

Sky Sports PR Julian Sheldon said the following, “We are honored to be able to showcase the U.S. Open Championship and other various events for the next five years. We have had a long lasting partnership with the United States Golf Association and we hope that we will be able to continue our partnership for years to come, years beyond the five which we were just renewed for. We already have a series of sponsorship deals and advertisement deals being made for the next five years. You can expect big names such as Nike to appear during our commercial time slots.”

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Formula 1 Testing

Formula 1, the most popular racing franchise in the world sees millions tune in for the weekly races that it offers. Those people get to see their favorite racers such as Nico Rosberg or Lewis Hamilton take to the track. Formula 1 Officials revealed that all testing for Formula 1 will now be confined to Europe. This isn’t surprising as a large amount of the tracks are located in the European Union.

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Bernie Ecclestone, the CEO for Formula One Management, said the following, “Today my fellow members and myself agreed that Formula 1 Testing will now be confined to Europe. We didn’t make this decision lightly as we have been debating it for the last three months but we came to the conclusion that Europe continues to offer the best tracks and testing there would prove the true skill of new racers trying to enter the F1 Racing League.”

Recently, Formula 1 saw a new winner crowned champion, which came at the last race of the season in Australia. Nico Rosberg took the championship and commented after the race on what he thought about testing being confined to Europe. Mr. Rosberg said the following, “I think that Europe offers the best formula one tracks that I’ve seen. Australia has some incredible tracks but it is something about Europe’s design that allows for a racer to get true enjoyment out racing while testing our true skill with the vehicles we use.”

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Playstation 4 To Be Released In China

The Playstation 4, the latest video game console to be released by Sony Entertainment could potentially be making its way across the seas once again to China. This would mark the first video game console that Sony has released in the borders of China, due to certain laws Sony Entertainment wasn’t able to release any of their previous consoles in the Chinese Market. This has made Chinese gamers angry throughout the years as Chinese Gamers have known that the Playstation consoles are by far the best video game consoles in any market.

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During those two decades that Sony could reveal their console to the Chinese Gamers, those very same gamers were trying to force their government to change the laws so that they could experience the quality entertainment that came from games on the Playstation 1, 2, 3 and now 4. Those Chinese Citizens were finally able to change the governments mind on the PS4, allowing for the console to be released in the Chinese Market. The Chinese Government has openly said that they will ban certain games from being released in the Chinese Market. Games such as Call of Duty and Battlefield won’t be released in the Chinese Video Game Market.

Sony Entertainment revealed this information during their Pre-E3 Press Conference saying, “We could very well be releasing the Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 in the Chinese video game market come holiday season this year. We still have a couple of things to figure out before we can truly announce if we’ll be entering the Chinese video game market or not.”

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Call of Duty Ghosts Goes Offline

Call of Duty Ghosts, the latest installment in the franchise that is currently available in stores went offline on the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Network for twenty four hours yesterday. This information came to light after Activision and Infinity Ward had a mass amount of people tweet out to them through Twitter, complaining about how the online functionality wasn’t working at all on both consoles.

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Call of Duty hasn’t had one of their games go offline by chance since Call of Duty World At War. When Activision did some research on their systems they found that they had been hacked and implemented with a virus that cancels all online functionality on the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC. This was proven to be a massive problem for Activision and Infinity Ward, both companies went to work late last night trying to fix the problem and when gamers went to play the online mode in COD Ghosts today they were pleased to see that online functionality had returned.

Activision alongside Infinity Ward quickly got rid of all traces of the virus, allowing for the online mode to run smoothly without any hiccups. Activision posted a statement through their Twitter saying, “We weren’t able to find who placed this hack onto our systems but we have been able to reverse the problem, once again allowing for our loyal fans to enjoy the Call of Duty Ghosts experience online.”
If you don’t own COD Ghosts you can purchase it for $60 at any local electronics store.

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The Amazing Spider Man 2 Does Great Overseas

The Amazing Spider Man 2 opened up this weekend in Europe. During its opening weekend in Europe the movie was able to bring in a total of $47 Million. The movie is earning money 30% faster than Captain America: The Winter Solider did overseas, this in return shows that Spidey is still the most popular super hero ever created in the Marvel Universe.

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The Amazing Spider Man 2, a sequel to the highly popular comic book film puts Spiderman against a group of different villains which includes Electro and Rhino. Peter Parker this time around has grown up a fair bit since we last seen him. He has now left high school and is searching New York City for an actual job such as a Photographer. During his searching he finds a man who previously worked for Oscorp Industries, this man loves Spiderman and when rejected by his favorite superhero he grows angry and starts his path of revenge against Spiderman.

The Amazing Spider Man 2 will open up in North America on May 2nd. You can choose to either watch this movie in a regular theatre or live the true experience of this movie by going to IMAX. It should be noted that if you get motion sickness quickly you shouldn’t watch this movie. Spider Man performs wild acrobatic movements while he is swinging through New York City. Those who don’t get motion sickness will only find those movements exciting and thrilling to the eye.

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PlayStation Stores offering Flash Sale

Sony and Playstation continue to give back to their players with a new flash sale available only this month. Playstation contacted a group of different developers in order to offer a series of games for only one dollar a piece. There has never been a sale on the Playstation like this one before and there are quality games available for gamers to enjoy.

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The sale began on Monday April, 14th and ends on April 21nd, 2014. You will be able to enjoy games such as Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2, Gotham City Imposters, Red Faction, Red Faction 2, Red Faction Battlegrounds, Blast Factor, The back to the future game, Spyro, Spyro 2 and many more. Regardless of which game you purchase you will be met with memorable gameplay moments.

Spyro, Crash Bandicoot and Red Faction are three cult phenomenon games created by Playstation. These game series have sold the majority of copies during this sale with Plants Vs Zombies falling shortly behind them. Red Faction, one of the cult phenomenon games offered in this sale takes you into another world where everything in the environment in there for you to enjoy. You have the ability to take down walls with explosives and guns, you can jump from one building to the next, you can explore a vast world and do nearly everything you possibly could imagine. Spyro and Crash Bandicoot on the other hand is an adventure game that takes you through a series of levels where you collect coins, defeat enemies and level up.

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PPA Takes To Media Speaking Out Against Anti-Gambling Bill

The Poker Players Alliance took to the media in order to speak out against the Anti-Gambling Bill that is currently being reviewed by the US Senate. This bill sets out to ban all forms of online gambling in the USA.

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The Executive Director behind the PPA issued a statement against the new legislation brought senate by a US Senator and Representative. The statement reads the following, “These two new anti-online gambling bills trample over the rights given to citizens of the USA. Our main concern is that if the US Senate approves these bills then our country will continue to destroy massive industries that can earn huge tax revenues for the USA. Online gambling can be regulated on a federal level.”

He continued saying, “Today there are three different states that offer legal and regulated online gambling. New Jersey, one of the states that offer online gambling earns more than a million dollars each month in Tax Revenue. That amount grows with each passing months, imagine that revenue times 51. Our country would be far better off with legal online gambling and the revenues brought in from various states.”

Thousands of members of the PPA have sent emails and letters to their representatives, governors and senators. These members do this in hopes that one day online gambling can be legalized in the USA. As of right now there isn’t any word on if the US Senate will legalize or ban online gambling on a federal and state level across the USA.

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Playtech Games Launched On Ladbrokes Casino

Ladbrokes, a well known United Kingdom land based and online based operator had their online casino shut down for nearly two weeks. Today Ladbrokes announced that they have re-launched their online casino, the casino re-launched under the Playtech software.

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Ladbrokes previously boasted an array of different developers that all offered a different experience. Certain punters would prefer one software over another and it caused for major issues with the software developers that Ladbrokes licensed. This in return made Ladbrokes re-evaluate how their online casino should run and that is why Ladbrokes removed all of their previous software. You can now experience video poker, online bingo, live dealer games and slots at Ladbrokes Casino.

The biggest perk available to punters due to this transition is software is that more promotions will be offered by Ladbrokes and the promotions will be more affordable for punters. This essentially gives the Ladbrokes punters a better opportunity at winning big bucks.
Managing Director for Digital Entertainment at Ladbrokes, Jim Mullen made a statement regarding the re-launch of the Ladbrokes casino saying, “By choosing to switch over to the Playtech software, we have been able to give our customers a market leading software that has become popular throughout the years. It will enhance the experience we offer and it’ll better the winning opportunities of our punters.”

He continued stating, “The Ladbrokes team has spoken about switching our software many times in order to give our customs a better gambling services through one developer. Unfortunately it took us a long period of time before we were able to afford purchasing the rights to use the Playtech software.”