Bang! Zoom! Straight to the new Overwatch map which is set on the Moon

Posted on May 31, 2017

Overwatch [official site], aka the one you still think about when you fall asleep at night even though you are in a happy relationship, is getting a new map. It?s set on the moon. According to the increasingly tangled folklore of the multiplayer hero shooter, the Horizon Lunar Colony is where tanky gorilla Winston comes from. It?s an assault map and, although most of it will be grounded and normal, there are parts of the map where you can prance about in low gravity. But come down here to see what the map itself looks like. [embedded content] Moon scientists and experimental apes. Yep, that sounds like Overwatch lore, all right. More specific and fun news comes from the accompanying developer update from Jeff Kaplan which goes into details about the effects of changing the gravity during playtests. ?We explored a lot of different options for the moon map,? he says. ?At first we had low gravity for the whole map and we felt like it sort of turned the game a little bit into a gimmick? It broke the game in some ways ? while fun ? that took away from the competitive nature of Overwatch and sort of the solid feel of the game. But we didn?t want to get rid of that altogether.? So they came to a compromise. Nearby one of the capture points there?s an airlock which lets you enter an external low gravity area ? an alternative route to the point. You can still breath out here for ?whatever magical reason? says the developer. But you can also dance around, you could say, like a lunatic. But Blizzard do want to let people try this out as a gimmick as well. So there?ll be an arcade mode that enables low gravity on all maps, not just the whole of the new Lunar map, and gravity options will be coming to the custom game browser too, so you can invent your own wacky Moon Modes there. It?s all live on the Public Test Realm, where enterprising Overwatchers try out the new things Blizzard comes up with (here are the patch notes for that update) but it will be coming to the rest of us sometime later. Carry on, mooners. View ads here more...

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House Of Cards Season 5 Review: 7 Ups & 3 Downs

Posted on May 31, 2017

Netflix House of Cards is finally back for its long-delayed fifth season, available now to stream in its entirety on Netflix. Though the show has admittedly lost a little of its freshness over the last two seasons, season five feels like a return to form in many ways, upping the pace and the sense of danger, and giving Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright some of their best material as these characters to date. It’s not all perfect, sure, and it still doesn’t quite reach the highs of those brilliant first two seasons, but it nevertheless proves there’s still life in the show yet, and the final two episodes in particular are sure going to give fans a lot to digest. And now the painful year-plus wait begins for the inevitable season six, which going by how season five leaves us, is going to be one Hell of a political epic… Downs 3. Some Of The Subplots Are Repetitive Or Boring (Or Both) David Giesbrecht/Netflix Probably the biggest issue this season is that a lot of the show’s subplots end up feeling like repetitions of drama from previous seasons, be it Doug having the worst work-life balance known to man, or Tom Hammerschmidt’s continued attempts to expose Frank’s murderous activities. That’s to say nothing of other plots that just go around in circles for most of the season before finally paying off, such as Governor Conway’s campaign trail and marital life, and the rather tedious romance between Claire and Tom Yates. Though the central drama undeniably sizzles, some of the moldier side-stories end up running their course long before the end of the thirteen episodes, something that’s even more apparent for those who dared to binge the show. News in Focus Best news...

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20 reasons to visit Isle of Wight with kids

Posted on May 31, 2017

There?s something special about Isle of Wight. BritMums is a big fan of the little island that?s only 1 hour away from the mainland but feels like both a delightful throwback to a simpler time (beaches, countryside, boats) as well as a destination that speaks to modern families (active fun, good food, funky accommodations). More than 2.4m visitors come by ferry every year, with 300,000 more arriving by private boat. We personally think everyone should among them at some point in their lives.  BritMums recently visited the island on a press trip organised by Discover Ferries, an industry body that promote ferry travel from the UK. BritMums cofounders Susanna Scott and Jennifer Howze here give their favourite things to do on the island, both their old favourites and items on their wish list for the next visit. Osborne House Picture: visitisleofwight.co.uk Queen Victoria and Albert loved their Isle of Wight residence Osborne House and spent as much time as possible there. It?s easy to see why, as the extensive grounds lead to a charming Swiss Cottage (where the royal children played) and then down to the private beach where you can see Queen Victoria?s bathing machine. Spend a half day here, reserving time for the museum of oddities next to Swiss Cottage that the children brought back from their travels. Carisbrook Castle Carisbrook is what we think a castle should be ? ramparts to climb, lots of hands-on activities and cute donkeys. It?s the perfect place to be a knight or princess for the day. Isle of Wight Steam Railway Naturally train lovers will get powered up by this attraction, but there?s plenty for folks whose interest in this kind of transport is more casual. The restored carriages (are you 3rd or 1st class?), the kids area where they can build a wooden track on a map of the island and the play locomotive complete with whistle to toot make visits delightful, plus the the story of the train?s history and its preservation (saved by 3 teen boys in the 1960s) is pacey and well-presented. Seaview Wildlife Encounter If you love wildlife and want a hands-on experience, spend an afternoon at Seaview Wildlife Encounter (ranked a top attraction by TripAdvisor). Make sure you get the duck and bird seed so you can feed the thousands of birds on the open parklands. You can pet a wallaby, help feed penguins, hang out with meerkats and more. Monkey Haven Seeing eye to eye with a monkey. Picture: Jenography.net BritMums cofounder Jennifer and her family have mostly given up visiting animal attractions, having seen one too many beautiful creatures in too-small habitats. But Monkey Haven is the exception. The facility is home to rescued monkeys, owls, meerkats and more. Quarr Abbey BritMums cofounder Susanna and her family wanted to visit Quarr Abbey, the Benedictine monk monastery, after it was listed in The Sunday Times as one of the best places for afternoon tea. but we?ll have...

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Alonso won $300,000 at Indy 500 despite retiring | IndyCar

Posted on May 31, 2017

Fernando Alonso?s Indianapolis 500 appearance netted him a prize of $305,805 (£238,008) despite his retirement before the end of the race, the promoters have announced. Alonso led 27 laps of the race but dropped out with 20 laps to go while running eighth. Race winner Takuma Sato took the largest share of the prize fund, claiming $2,458,129 (£1,913,161). The total prize fund shared between the drivers was worth $13.1 million (£10.2m). Here?s a full breakdown of what the 33 drivers won in Sunday?s race: Sato is $2.4m better off after his win1. Takuma Sato (200 laps, running) ? $2,458,129 (£1,917,341)2. Helio Castroneves (200 laps, running) ? $770,629 (£601,091)3. Ed Jones (200 laps, running) ? $535,629 (£417,791)4. Max Chilton (200 laps, running) ? $484,129 (£377,621)5. Tony Kanaan (200 laps, running) ? $438,129 (£341,741)6. Juan Pablo Montoya (200 laps, running) ? $255,805 (£199,528)7. Alexander Rossi (200 laps, running) ? $420,629 (£328,091)8. Marco Andretti (200 laps, running) ? $384,629 (£300,011)9. Gabby Chaves (200 laps, running) ? $235,305 (£183,538)10. Carlos Munoz (200 laps, running) ? $364,129 (£284,021)11. Ed Carpenter (200 laps, running) ? $395,129 (£308,201)12. Graham Rahal (200 laps, running) ? $361,129 (£281,681)13. Mikhail Aleshin (200 laps, running) ? $355,629 (£277,391)14. Simon Pagenaud (200 laps, running) ? $349,129 (£272,321)15. Sebastian Saavedra (200 laps, running) ? $210,305 (£164,038)16. JR Hildebrand (200 laps, running) ? $345,129 (£269,201)17. Pippa Mann (199 laps, running) ? $200,305 (£156,238)18. Spencer Pigot (194 laps, running) ? $200,305 (£156,238)19. Josef Newgarden (186 laps, running) ? $334,129 (£260,621)20. James Davison (183 laps, contact) ? $355,129 (£277,001)21. Oriol Servia (183 laps, contact) ? $200,305 (£156,238)22. James Hinchcliffe (183 laps, contact) ? $349,129 (£272,321)23. Will Power (183 laps, contact) ? $388,129 (£302,741)24. Fernando Alonso (179 laps, mechanical) ? $305,805 (£238,528)25. Charlie Kimball (166 laps, mechanical) ? $339,129 (£264,521)26. Zach Veach (155 laps, mechanical) ? $200,805 (£156,628)27. Ryan Hunter-Reay (136 laps, mechanical) ? $351,629 (£274,271)28. Sage Karam (125 laps, mechanical) ? $202,805 (£158,188)29. Buddy Lazier (118 laps, contact) ? $200,305 (£156,238)30. Conor Daly (65 laps, contact) ? $334,129 (£260,621)31. Jack Harvey (65 laps, contact) ? $205,805 (£160,528)32. Scott Dixon (52 laps, contact) ? $446,629 (£348,371)33. Jay Howard (45 laps, contact) ? $200,305 (£156,238) IndyCar Browse all IndyCar articles View articles read the...

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11 DIY Friendship Bracelets for Summer Camp

Posted on May 30, 2017

11 DIY Friendship Bracelets for Summer Camp – Red Ted Art’s BlogFacebookGoogle+InstagramPinterestTumblrTwitterYouTubeFacebookGoogle+InstagramPinterestTumblrTwitterYouTube This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.Accept Read More Privacy & Cookies Policy read the text Read the...

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