Watch the industry’s response to Trump’s violent video games reel

first_imgWatch the industry’s response to Trump’s violent video games reelGames For Change compiles montage of beautiful and emotional moments from The Last of Us, Zelda, Minecraft, Abzu and moreJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefTuesday 13th March 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGames for ChangeA not-for-profit video game organisation has created a video counterargument to the President Donald Trump’s showreel of violence in games.The footage, which you can view below, represents a broader range of titles than those seen in the video Trump’s administration prepared for last week’s White House meeting with industry executives.The organisation Games For Change chose to highlight titles such as Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Abzu, Minecraft, Ori and the Blind Forest, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Life is Strange, The Witness, Journey and Monument Valley.Games For Change also took the time to factor in emotional and beautiful moments from titles that could be argued as predominantly violent in order to demonstrate there is still more to these games than killing.The prime example is a clip from The Last of Us, which shows Ellie stroking a wild giraffe. Watch Games For Change’s video below.There are 88 seconds of video game footage in this new montage – the same length as Trump’s.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games President Trump met with various video games executives last week to discuss how violence in our medium might be contributing the America’s ongoing issues with school shootings and gun crime.The video shown to attendees compiles some of the more brutal scenes from the likes of Fallout, Call of Duty and Sniper Elite 4. Its release sparked debate across the games industry.Deus Ex developer Warren Spector described the footage as “simply disgusting” and added that, while his own games do include violence, the levels of brutality in the titles featured are “in colossally bad taste and everyone associated with those games should be ashamed of themselves.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesGames for Change Accelerator to offer funding and support for social impact gamesCollaboration with i(x) Investments and Quake Capital will admit two “cohorts” of developers each yearBy Matthew Handrahan 2 years agoLife is Strange: Before the Storm takes home two Games for Change awardsWhat Remains of Edith Finch, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice also honoredBy Rebekah Valentine 2 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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‘I Would Have Committed Suicide If…’ – Wenger

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has funnily revealed that he would have committed suicide if Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta had scored for the Blues with both sides deadlocked at 2-2.The Frenchman was speaking after his Arsenal side played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening in what was a Premier League clash.Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin equalised for the Gunners in added time after an Eden Hazard penalty goal and a close range finish from Marcos Alonso had overturned Jack Wilshere’s opener for Arsenal.With the scores at 2-2 in added time, Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was put through on goal but his shot was saved by Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech before the rebound fell to Zappacosta who thumped his shot against the crossbar.When asked on what he would have done had Zappacosta scored for Chelsea at 2-2, Wenger said: “Maybe I would have commit suicide.”RelatedLate Bellerin Strike Denies Chelsea Second Spot As London Derby Clash Ends In A Four-Goal ThrillerJanuary 4, 2018In “England”Petr Cech Reveals Why Arsenal Have Become SoftMay 28, 2019In “England”Bruno MartellaJune 30, 2017Similar postlast_img read more

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Evans above; Nik takes the count-back

first_imgThe Jomtien Golf SocietyMonday, Oct. 9, Parichat G.C. – StablefordWe were playing off the yellow tees as normal and they used to be placed just in front of the whites, but today they were at least 25-40 yards ahead of the normal placings and there were a few moans, so in future we will test the white tees out.Support Pattaya Mail – Click Here There are two 39’s in for division 1 and some remarkable scores on for the front and back-nines.  Nik Evans beat Mark Potton 22/14 on the back-nine and in division 2 Alan Bissell won with 34 points, three ahead of Peter Davies in second.Near pins went to Nik Evans and Mark Potton in division 1 and Steve Godfrey in division 2.Some sad faces at the presentation back at Frasers in the ‘2’s today in division 1, there were no rollovers and Nik Evans birdied the 11th, Mark Potton the 2nd, Dennis Scougall the 11th and Pete Sumner the 6th.  Leo Adam in division 2 birdied the 6th.This was our only full game of the week after being washed out at Treasure Hill on Wednesday after 16 holes and on Friday at Eastern Star horrendous rain, thunder and lightning for over an hour led to the comp being cancelled.  We have never experienced so many rain-offs before.last_img read more

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Time to put the pedal to the metal for the 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

first_imgIt’s back to the basics for West Kootenay Glacier Challenge organizers as annual ride to fight MS (Multiple sclerosis) is returning to its original route August 20-21.After a shortened route in 2015 due to paving of Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley, organizers are pleased to once again offer the traditional route around Kokanee Glacier from New Denver to Nelson to Kaslo and back to New Denver.”It is our fifth annual tour and we are back to our original route that starts and finishes in New Denver with an overnight in Nelson,” said Leona Dimock, West Kootenay Glacier Challenge Bike Tour Coordinator. “(Ride of) 222 kilometers over two days with great food with more than 100 volunteers to help make it a memorable weekend and Fundraiser for the MS Society.”All participants must raise a minimum of $350 to participate in the event. Dimock said if the minimum has not been achieved by event weekend participants will be asked to cover the difference in order to participate. “Of note the average fundraising total for participants in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge is $1100,” Dimock said.Proceeds from MS Bike fund vital MS research and programs & services that enable those affected by MS. To participate, all you need is a bike and a passion to end MS.Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problemsDimock said this tour is run by the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society and the money raised supports the programs and services we offer in the West Kootenay and Boundary areas to people living with MS and their caregivers.The top fundraiser in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge receives a gift certificate for dinner at their favourite Heritage City restaurant compliments The Nelson Daily.Currently there are 76 cyclists and 14 teams entered.In 2015 59 riders busted the $60,000 mark to help the fight against MS.For more information on the MS Bike Tour — West Kootenay Glacier Challenge go to webite link or contact Leona Dimock at 1-866-352-3997 or email [email protected]last_img read more

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‘Heart, determination’ the cornerstone of Bombers Volleyball season

first_img“The girls wanted/needed this game to keep the 13th spot in reach and after the devastating loss the day before, they had a tough mental game ahead of them,” said Kidd.”They came out hard, played every point like it was the last, and won in two straight. (26-24, 25-23).”The Bombers faced off against GW Graham for 13th spot.LVR won the first set 25-23, but could not close the deal losing the second set 23-25.Kidd said the third set was a grinder.  “The game shifted back and forth several times, but in the end, our girls lost steam in the final points, losing 11-15.”Kidd said that although LVR had a winning season, the players have not faced off against high level teams on a regular basis, the last time being Thanksgiving weekend at the UBCO tourney in Kelowna. “Without that kind of regular level of competition, it’s hard to prepare for the mental game,” she said.”I know these girls had it in them, it showed with each and every set they played, as they got better and better every time they took the court.  If we had stronger competition in the last month, I feel they would have been better prepared.”LVR’s Bailey Stefani (#15) received a provincial Honourable Mention during the closing ceremonies; a new accolade for LVR.Kidd said the Bombers would like to say a sincere thank you to all the sponsors for their generosity in helping them get to provincials: Red Dog Carpentry, Spearhead, Kootenay Chimney, Alfab Mfg, JB Office, Big Cranium, Sitkum, Snowpack and the Nelson Police Department. The L.V. Rogers found the competition tough at the BC High School AAA  Girl’s Volleyball Championships in Vancouver, finishing 14th overall in the 16-team field.LVR lost a heartbreaking 2-1 decision to GW Graham of Chilliwack during consolation round action.”Our 14th placing does not reflect how well these girls played through out the tournament,” said Bomber coach Jennifer Kidd.”There were no ‘weaker’ teams, they were all stronger than we have seen at previous provincial championships. They played hard against top ranked teams, fighting for every point through every match, and playing to a level they never have before.”Finishing third in round robin action, LVR lost to WL Seaton of Vernon in the opening game of consolation round action, 25-13, 25-17, 25-18.The Bomber then met Alberni, against losing 21-25, 25-19, 15-13.”This was such an exciting match,” said Kidd.”We played with heart and determination. However in the tie breaking set, they were ahead 11-7 and unfortunately let Alberni creep back to win 15-13.  It was a heartbreaking loss as this made our top 10 finish, unreachable.”In the next match, Saturday morning, against Hugh McRoberts, the Bombers had another battle, but were able to come out on top.last_img read more

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Galway’s National Football and Hurling League Fixtures Announced

first_img14.02.2016 (Sun) Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1A Round 1 Pearse Stadium, Salthill 14:00 Gaillimh v Corcaigh Walsh Park, Waterford 14:00 Port Láirge v Cill Chainnigh The Fixtures in Full are as Follows…..Allianz League Fixtures 2016 31.01.2016 (Sun) Allianz Football League Roinn 2 Round 1 Derry G.A.A. Centre, Owenbeg 14:00 Doire v Fear ManachPáirc Tailteann, Navan 14:00 An Mhí v Ard MhachaHealy Park, Omagh 14:00 Tír Eoghain v An CabhánO’Moore Park, Portlaoise 14:00 Laois v Gaillimh 20.03.2016 (Sun)Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1A Round 5 Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 14:00 Cill Chainnigh v Áth CliathSemple Stadium, Thurles 14:00 Tiobraid Árann v CorcaighWalsh Park, Waterford 14:00 Port Láirge v Gaillimh 27.03.2016 (Sun) [Easter Sunday] Allianz Football League Roinn 2 Round 6 Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan 14:00 An Cabhán v LaoisDerry GAA. Centre, Owenbeg 14:00 Doire v An Mhí St Jarlath’s Park, Tuam 14:00 Gaillimh v Fear Manach 07.02.2016 (Sun) Allianz Football League Roinn 2 Round 2 Brewster Park, Enniskillen 14:00 Fear Manach v An MhíPearse Stadium, Salthill 14:00 Gaillimh v Tír Eoghain Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1A Round 4 Pearse Stadium, Salthill 14:00 Gaillimh v Tiobraid Árann Walsh Park, Waterford 14:00 Port Láirge v Áth Cliath Galway’s Senior Hurlers and Footballers face tough opening games in the Allianz National Hurling and Football league next year. 13.03.2016 (Sun) Allianz Football League Roinn 2 Round 5 O’Moore Park, Portlaoise 14:00 Laois v DoirePáirc Tailteann, Navan 14:00 An Mhí v Tír EoghainAthletic Grounds, Armagh 14:30 Ard Mhacha v Gaillimh center_img 06.03.2016 (Sun) Allianz Football League Roinn 2 Round 4 Brewster Park, Enniskillen 14:00 Fear Manach v LaoisPearse Stadium, Salthill 14:00 Gaillimh v An Mhí Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1A Round 3 Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 14:00 Cill Chainnigh v Gaillimh Semple Stadium, Thurles 14:30 Tiobraid Árann v Port Láirge The Footballers will be first up as they take on Laois in O’Moore Park Portlaoise on the 31st of January at 2pm. The Galway Hurlers have a home game on the 14th of February when they welcome Cork to Pearse Stadium for a 2pm throw in. 28.02.2016 (Sun) Allianz Football League Roinn 2 Round 3 Celtic Park, Derry 14:00 Doire v Gaillimh O’Moore Park, Portlaoise 14:00 Laois v Tír EoghainPáirc Tailteann, Navan 14:00 An Mhí v An Cabhán 20.02.2016 (Sat) Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1A Round 2 Pairc Uí Rinn, Cork 19:00 Corcaigh v Port LáirgeParnell Park, Dublin 19:00 Áth Cliath v Gaillimh 03.04.2016 (Sun) Allianz Football League Roinn 2Round 7 Athletic Grounds, Armagh 14:00 Ard Mhacha v DoireKingspan Breffni Park, Cavan 14:00 An Cabhán v Gaillimh Brewster Park, Enniskillen 14:00 Fear Manach v Tír Eoghainprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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