Baseball Players Freak Out Over Sports Betting

Executives and players across professional sports in America have been watching the expansion of gambling with concern… and Major League Baseball is no exception. In March, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed his preference for a federal regulation of sports betting rather than the state-by-state approach, and said he views sports betting as a “great source of fan engagement’’ and “a positive’’ to his sport “in general.’’ “I’m a realist,” Manfred said, via BizJournals.com. “Would I prefer to have a single integrated structure from the federal government? Yes, because it would be easier for us to deal with one set of…

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This Super Mario Maker Homage Was Created With Over 127,000 Dominoes


TheDominoKing is a YouTuber best known for his pop culture homages created with dominoes. His previous creations reference game franchises like Sonic, Persona, and Red Dead Redemption.

Their latest creation pays tribute to Super Mario Maker, particularly the original, and uses art styles found in Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World.

“I didn’t implement any new additions from Mario Maker 2, do [sic] to not knowing much during the making of the video,” writes TheDominoKing in his YouTube video’s description. “But hey, this just means I’ll have to make a part 2 in the future… For those that don’t know this is a screen link, which means that each clip is created on its own, then edited together to make it look like one long setup.”

It took over about two months to create the entire set and it consists of 127,055 dominoes. The result is an impressive five minute video that you can watch below.

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You can read our review of Super Mario Maker 2 here

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Fan Recreates Final Fantasy VII Boss Fight In Dreams


Media Molecule’s Dreams, which lets you build interactive experiences from the ground up, continues to impress ever since it released its open beta earlier this year. We’ve scoured Dreams for the coolest user-generated creations and even made some ourselves. As time goes on and players become more comfortable with the creative suite, even more impressive builds are made.

A recent one that’s been making the rounds online is a Final Fantasy VI remake in Dreams. User sosetsuken5360 recreated a boss battle that is complete with special attacks, character swapping, and UI.

It’s one of Final Fantasy VII’s bosses from early in the game, before you meet Aeris. You can control Cloud, Barret, and Tifa in this Dreams creation. And yes, they all have fully animated limit breaks.

Final Fantasy VII is getting an official remake soon. Read our impressions from E3 by heading here.

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Technosphere Reload Review

If I was to tell you that one of the latest games to arrive would have you saving the world in a ten-hour adventure as nothing more than a ball, you’d probably shrug it off as being impossible, right? But of course, you obviously wouldn’t have seen Technosphere Reload, the sci-fi adventure from the minds at Adaptive Game that tasks you with just that and has created a rather engaging experience in the process.

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Watch The New Trailer For Westworld Season Three


Outside of a short and cryptic teaser a few months back, we haven’t seen much of what Westworld’s season three has to offer. At SDCC, we got our first deeper look at what to expect from the next season.

In the trailer we see Maeve entering a WWII virtual world and Dolores stays in the real world. We also see Aaron Paul’s character, Caleb, fighting to stay alive and attempting to save someone from falling out of a building. Check the trailer below for yourself.

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Westworld returns in 2020. Last year, Bethesda filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros Entertainment due to the similarities Westworld Mobile has to Fallout Shelter. The lawsuit has since been resolved. You can read more on that story here.

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Anthem’s pre-Cataclysm challenges are now live

Fair to say that Anthem has, so far, been one of 2019’s major disappointments. BioWare’s highly-anticipated loot-shooter landed with what can politely be called a thud six months ago, and it wasn’t long after launch that the studio essentially scrapped its post-launch roadmap and hunkered down to rethink things. Now it seems BioWare is finally gearing up for the Cataclysm, an in-game event that was meant to change Anthem’s landscape and add more to do for end-game players. A new set of ‘Pre-Cataclysm’ challenges are available to play in Freeplay mode now, and these all have to do with crystals. You can find them under the heading ‘The Oncoming Storm’ in the challenges tab in the menu. One has you destroying crystals scattered around Bastion, another wants you to complete three ‘Crystal World Events,’ and another requires you to defeat crystallized enemies. Players who complete these challenges will earn some coin and some limited-time decals to use on their javelins. All in all, not a massive addition to the game, but these are supposedly just a two-week prelude to the main event, the Cataclysm.

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