NBA 2K20 MyTeam Trailer Brags About The Inclusion of a Slot Machine

Take-Two Interactive, owners of NBA 2K, Grand Theft Auto, and Red Dead Redemption among other properties, is no stranger to allowing gambling in their games. There’s a casino in Grand Theft Auto V, where you can put real money into the game and gamble for, you guessed it, virtual prizes. In NBA 2K18, there was a controversy where you had to pay to change your haircut in … Continue reading NBA 2K20 MyTeam Trailer Brags About The Inclusion of a Slot Machine

Showcasing Game Music: Volume 2

It’s been a while since I’ve written a new edition of this feature, as volume one was actually written several years ago for an older site. Now though, I’ve got new tunes to talk about! Yoshi’s Woolly World: Knitty Knotty Windmill Composed by Tomoya Tomita This track is just so happy. I’m far from an expert in music, but when a composer writes a track … Continue reading Showcasing Game Music: Volume 2

Showcasing Gaming Music: Volume 1

If you know me, you probably know that I really enjoy video game music. In fact, it’s one of the things I like most about gaming. Imagine my disappointment when I learned it was an afterthought for most game developers. This is definitely not always true, however- I found this evident when Playtonic Games released a couple of tracks off Yooka-Laylee on announcement day. Let’s … Continue reading Showcasing Gaming Music: Volume 1

MELBOURNE: A Different Maple Leafs Team – A Story About My First Visit to Dominico Field

Going to Dominico Field at Christie Pits is, in a way, like stepping back in time. When I arrived, I almost didn’t see it. I’ve been to Coates Stadium in Barrie many times, so I’m familiar with the Intercounty Baseball League. I even covered the Barrie Baycats for a year for a local newspaper. I’ve seen the baseball version of the Toronto Maple Leafs before, … Continue reading MELBOURNE: A Different Maple Leafs Team – A Story About My First Visit to Dominico Field

641. Presents: 2019 Fantasy Football Draft Special

Well, things have changed in the NFL. Yes, things always change quickly in the NFL. Doesn’t it seem, though, this year, even more than usual has changed? Aaron Rodgers wasn’t the best quarterback last season, and he’s not the top quarterback going into this year. The same goes for Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown for running back and wide receiver respectively – and neither plays … Continue reading 641. Presents: 2019 Fantasy Football Draft Special

MELBOURNE: Red Bull Is Exercising Patience With Gasly – But How Long Can This Last?

Unfortunately for Pierre Gasly, the 2019 Formula One season has been a bit of a nightmare. Not just for him. It would be untruthful to say that Gasly is the only one that’s been having a bad year in this group of twenty drivers. However, that’s unlikely to make him feel much better. Performance in Formula One is a tricky thing to evaluate. It’s not … Continue reading MELBOURNE: Red Bull Is Exercising Patience With Gasly – But How Long Can This Last?

MELBOURNE: Fan Excitement from NBA and NHL Free Agency Proves That MLB’s Dated Offseason Needs an Overhaul

It’s been a common sentiment over the last few Major League Baseball offseasons. Free Agency isn’t really working. It’s not working for the fans, it’s not working for the players, it’s not working for the agents, and it’s not even an ideal scenario for the teams. It’s just not working. On June 27th, Craig Kimbrel made his 2019 debut for the Chicago Cubs. Kimbrel was … Continue reading MELBOURNE: Fan Excitement from NBA and NHL Free Agency Proves That MLB’s Dated Offseason Needs an Overhaul