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If cinephiles thought that 2014 was the year of the reboots, they are wrong. Only one month into 2015 and yet another film reboot is in the works. This time, the Tomb Raider franchise that is linked to the popular Tomb Raider game franchise will experience a complete reboot with story lines that focus on the tomb raiding adventures of a much younger Lara Croft. In previous films, Angelina Jolie played an older version of the character.

According to Deadline, the new film will be penned by the reboot writer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, Evan Daugherty. There no news yet as to who MGM and Warner Bros. might tap to play the iconic lead. Given Jolie’s unique looks and incredible acting ability, whoever takes on the task will be facing a lot of comparisons CatalystFive users like Brian Torchin feel anyway.

Some fans of the original films and video games are concerned though at Daugherty being the writer choice. Although he also helped adapt two films that were big box office successes — Snow White and the Huntsmen and Divergent — both films were not of the same high caliber that audience members have come to expect after watching a reboot like Star Trek. Additionally, although Daugherty was only a partial contributor to TMNT, many fans of the cartoon series weren’t happy with the reboot and blame him for it not having enough elements from the original series.

The Three Greatest Video Games Of All Time

Video games have become extremely popular and acceptable in recent years. The Xbox One and the Playstation 4 were bought by millions of people around the world. However, just a decade ago, you were considered a loser if you played video games regularly. Now, even girls play video games. The gaming world has been commercialized, and this allows for terrible games to be made from what Sultan Alhokair says.

I believe that some of the greatest games of all time may have been released over a decade ago. Final Fantasy 7 was released in 1997, and it makes the list as one of the greatest games of all time. FF7 is beloved by millions of gamers around the world, and people are begging for a remake. Final Fantasy 7 immersed players into its story, and the game still lives on in the hearts of many.

The next game on my list is The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time. If there ever was a perfect game, Ocarina Of Time is it. Zelda is one of the greatest franchises in video game history, but Ocarina Of Time took players across the land of Hyrule like never before. The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time is truly a masterpiece.

Halo 2 takes the final spot on my list. Combining amazing story with amazing multiplayer, Halo 2 is the greatest first-person shooter of all time. For more information on some of the best games ever, visit Gamerant.

Raspberry Pi Tops Sales Charts

The Raspberry Pi, a small microcomputer, has now sold over five million units, making it the best selling computer in the United Kingdom. The Pi was released in 2012, and has since been a hot commodity on the market. Despite its initial draw for those with private interests in such an affordable and highly capable model, the Pi has been staying true to its roots, and has been facilitating educational growth, as well as enabling those who are interested in learning about the capabilities of technology to do so. At only $35, the Raspberry Pi’s price certainly lends itself to the remarkable sales numbers. Furthermore, the Raspberry Foundation has recently released the Raspberry Pi 2, a unit with faster processing power and greater memory, which still costs the same as the original Raspberry Pi, and is something Ricardo Guimarães is definitely going to buy.  Browsing Maquina will be so much better.

This demonstration in sales potential and consumer friendly ideology from the Raspberry Foundation provides hope for the future of technological growth. It is clear that this company puts perceived social needs ahead of securing profits, staying true to their goal of furthering education where possible. The cost and simplicity of the Raspberry devices make it easier for individuals who are less aware of the capabilities of current computers to take steps to become up to date on the current technological climate. This suggests the possibility of moving forward into an even more computer-laden age without allowing others to lag behind.

Zombie News and Notes

 

New video game Dying Light puts an end to the age old debate over which zombies are better – slow moving Romero style or the modern running dead zombies. When game developers Polish and Techland Studios simply said, ‘Why not both?’

It is an answer so simple it is surprising no geek has mentioned it before. Taking a page out of the Resident Evil handbook, the new gaming experience Dying Light is chock full of zombies of every sort, variety and stage of decomp.

The story, while not very original, is still interesting thinks Paul Mathieson. In a metropolis setting in Eastern Europe, you are a special ops soldier called in to get to the bottom of the situation. The latest trailer for Dying Light can be seen here.

Zombies are big business, but killing zombies is even bigger business.

The Revolutionery Social App: Skout

Skout is newest dating and social networking app on the market. It lets users connect with people in their hometown or travel to other cities and countries and communicate with other people there. Skout’s endless features let users chat, set up meetings with other people and more. The result is a new and innovative twist to the other social apps that are available now.

Skout works much like other dating websites or apps but differentiates itself by letting its users find people in their proximity through its GPS location tracker. Once they find someone who lives nearby, users can contact others, chat with them and even send virtual gifts. Skout users can also view each others unique profiles which show basic information, recent activities and trips.

While it is not the only feature that Skout boasts, the travel feature is probably the most popular of them all. Just earlier this year it had officially been used over 10 million times since its introduction less than two years ago. With this feature Skout users can pick a destination anywhere in the world and virtually travel there. They can then meet new people who are in the same city and connect with them. Some connections only last the duration of the trip while others flourish into lifelong relationships.

Besides being a fun way for users to connect, Skout is also very safe. Users have the ability to keep certain information private and can turn the location tracking feature on and off as they please. When deciding to meet some of their friends in person, they can do so through the app’s messaging feature. The app also separates teen users from adults for added security.

Skout is one of the first apps to focus on the importance of location when dating or looking for new friends. It enables users to meet new people that actually live near them as opposed to half way around the world. And since Skout is available in over 180 countries and 14 languages everyone is sure to find someone to connect with.

The Elder Scrolls Online Release Date

Bethesda has announced that the Elder Scrolls Online will be coming to consoles on June 9th, 2015. The game was originally supposed to be released in 2014, but the game was not ready for sale. The PC version of The Elder Scrolls Online was a major failure. The game was plagued with many technical issues.

The console version of the Elder Scrolls Online was delayed because of the PC version’s failure. The Elder Scrolls has become one of the most popular gaming franchises in the history of video games. Fans of the series expect a top of the line product from Bethesda. The PC version of the game surprised all those who bought it. Elder Scrolls fans are coming off the best game in the series, “Skyrim.” The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was one of the greatest games of all time.

Dan Newlin is waiting along with several other video game critics that I know for the successor of Skyrim. While it may be hard to duplicate the crictially acclaimed game, many people thought that Bethesda would be able to do it. Bethesda has continued to delay the release of The Elder Scrolls Online because the company wants to deliver an experience like no other.

Bethesda has now announced that the Elder Scrolls Online will not have a monthly subscription fee. The Elder Scrolls Online will be completely free to play. Bethesda is a company that strives for customer satisfaction. Xbox One and Playstation 4 users are waiting for Bethesda’s next masterpiece.

 

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Find International Friends Through Skout

I think of myself as a very multicultural person. I have friends from different nations, I work in a multicultural setting, and I’ve traveled to many different countries. Because my travels to different countries were short-lived, I wanted a way to be able to meet new friends in countries around the world, especially ones that I’ve never traveled to. I was searching the internet for a chat website, when I came across Skout. Skout sounded perfect to me, because it has over 100 million users on the network, giving me a wide array of people to talk to.

I immediately signed up, and I also chose to download the Skout app, for the ease of use. I set up my profile to reflect my personality, and added pictures that let others know what type of person I was, and my background. I immediately had people on Skout looking for me, and asking to chat. I wanted to filter out the different people I would talk to, by finding those that were in different countries that I had never been to, or never heard of. Skout really caters to those who want to meet people in other countries, as the app pinpoints users’ locations.

I’ve spoken to someone in Australia, the UK, South Africa, China, Japan, Jamaica, and many locations here in the USA. I love the “shake” feature, which allows me to talk to people that I’ve never met before, and who I may not have searched for, originally. I just simply shake my phone, and then I get a new potential friend to talk to. I absolutely love this feature, because I’ll never know which person I’ll end up talking to, or which area of the world they will be in. I love the mystery behind the shake to talk feature.

I was able to do a narrowed search, and look for people in many other countries. Skout has people from different countries all over the world, so I decided to search through many of them, and look for a new friend. After finding several persons that I found to be interesting, and great conversationalist, I added them to my favorites list. This favorites list is very handy, because I can easily find the person when I want to talk in the future, as opposed to looking them up all over again. I decided to open up other features, by purchasing Skout points.

There are certain features that must be paid for on the Skout app, using Skout points, which are at a good price, so I can choose different features that I want. Since I’m all over the place, and talking to so many people from different countries, I was curious about a few things. I wanted to see who had been searching for me, and also who had added me as their favorites list. I found someone from every country that I had researched, had added me as a favorite. I now have a lot of people on my favorites list.

My Skout points can also be used to send virtual gifts, and I also decided to send several greetings to many of my favorites on Facebook later. This feature is a great one, because it allows me to say “hi” to those that I choose, and let them know that I’m thinking of them. I absolutely love Skout.

Cepheus Will Beat Everyone at Texas Hold’em

Texas Hold’em and other varieties of poker are a pleasure to play for either relaxation or for winning some money. I should recommend this to Jared Raftel. Some make a career of being professional poker players, and by listening to them talk about it, you can tell that they are among the small percentage of population on the globe who really enjoy to be at work.

They will have concurrence now. Cepheus is a new robot that can solve the ‘math of poker’ in no time. The Canadian-Finnish team of developers said that it is an unbeatable robot.

The number of possibilities in poker is huge but limited, and Cepheus is advanced enough to calculate the outcome without mistake. One trick used by the robot, which has long been suspected by the professionals but never mathematically proven, is to never call the blinds (small money amount you bet at the beginning of a game). Cepheus either folds or raises the blinds, and that is the mathematically correct thing to do, creators say.

The poker community is still to test and give a feedback to their robotic concurrence. If you are interested, you can give it a try as well. Do you predict the end of the professional poker players’ career?

The New Term ‘NetBrain’

Do you have a netbrain? Darius Fisher asked himself. It is easy to find out by answering a short questionnaire. It is just as easy to explain what a netbrain is, especially if you are among the internet and smartphone lovers.

First of all, the constant use of smartphones has strengthened the connection between brain and hands, which is a significant proof that human brain adapts to circumstances. Do you feel uncomfortable when there is no internet access? Because that is the main sign of a netbrain. Other signs include anti-social behavior.

That does not mean incapacity to make friends. You do have them, but speak on the phone and check online stuff while being at a meeting with the friends. A group of 1000 people from different parts of the globe were asked to respond the questionnaire and you can compare the ‘affected’ numbers by region.

As for the men, studies regarding regular selfie posts and social media activity showed that males who are more active in this direction are more likely to be impulsive and lack empathy. According to the final results, 6% of the people, and that is 182 million approximately, are carriers of a netbrain and web addiction.

Halo 5: Gaurdians, Beta Overview

The Halo 5 Beta has been released, and the critics have given it mixed reviews. The Beta allows xbox live members to play together against an enemy team. Not exactly a Skout communal, but okay.  It’s a game of four on four Team Deathmatch. The Halo 5 Beta allows access to only a couple of maps. 

The multiplayer gameplay in Halo 5 is incredible. The graphics are visually stunning. The controls feel pretty good, but they can get a bit complicated. There are many new features, which need to be learned. I advise you to play around with the controls for a bit before going right into combat. Halo is known for its multiplayer gameplay. Halo 5 is no exception. If you play the Halo 5 Beta you will surely notice the ruthless competitiveness displayed by your enemies.

Halo 5: Gaurdians will release during next year’s holiday season. That is a long time to wait after playing such a great demo. The Beta is amazing, but it does suffer a great deal of technical problems. The party system is constantly malfunctioning. It is almost impossible to play together with a friend. 343 Studios, the creators of Halo 5, have been having a great deal of technical problems with their online matchmaking system. The company better get their act together if they want anyone to purchase the full game. 

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