Steep Road to the Olympics Details



UbiBlog
discusses the Road to the Olympics DLC coming in December to
Steep, their tea-making and wintersports simulation. They offer
this new trailer
showing things off, and drop some new details:

The Olympic Winter Games
are kicking off next February in PyeongChang, South Korea, but players can
experience the competitive thrills and inspiring stories early when the Road to
the Olympics expansion launches for Steep on December 5. Road to the Olympics
will introduce a new story mode that takes players on a journey through the
world of freestyle competition. As they work their way up to qualify for Olympic
competition and strive for gold in Big Air, Half Pipe, and Slopestyle, players
will be cheered on with tips and insights from real Olympians, including Lindsey
Vonn, Bode Miller, Sage Kotsenburg and more.

Outside of the story mode, players will be able to compete for medals and online
leaderboard glory in Giant Slalom, Slalom, Super-G, Downhill, Parallel Giant
Slalom, Halfpipe, Snowboard Cross, Slopestyle, Big Air, Ski Halfpipe, Ski Cross,
and Ski Slopestyle, all held on new South Korean slopes. Road to the Olympics
also introduces an expansive new massif set in Japan, where multiple new peaks
loom over slopes dotted with temples and cherry blossom forests. Players can cut
loose and take on a ton of new challenges while enjoying the new rail-grind
mechanic and, of course, the deep powder that Japanese slopes are famous
for.



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Depot Days draws thousands – News – Arkansas News Bureau


Beautiful weather, delicious food, children’s activities, a Rock and Roll museum and a brand new park  brought thousands of music fans to Front Street in downtown Newport for this year’s Depot Days festival.  The event celebrated it’s twentieth anniversary this year by paying tribute to the late Rock n’ Roll pioneer and Jackson County native Sonny Burgess.  Fans of Burgess from as far away as the Netherlands were among the attendees at the historic event. 

Friday night was dedicated to Blues music and fans came early and stayed late to hear a variety of forms of the genre.  The Deltatones from Little Rock started the show with a lively set of Jazz and funk-fused blues fronted by Charlotte Taylor on vocals adding a gritty feel to begin the evening.  Cooler Fall temperatures were raised by guitar master Larry McCray when he brought his world-class band from Saginaw Michigan and heated the crowd with his scorching electric version of the delta Blues.  The fans then got on their feet when The Memphis Allstars returned for the second year in a row to lay down a non-stop set of Memphis and Motown Soul rhythm and blues.  Friday’s die-hard crowd were not disappointed when The North Mississippi Allstars ended the evening with their unique and world-famous version of boogie down, southern-fried, North Mississippi Hill Country Blues.

North Mississippi Allstars’ frontman Luther Dickinson recognized Burgess during his set several times. He also brought Larry McCray back onstage at the end of the show to trade guitar licks in front of the Depot Days crowd in the new park and a place he called “magical!” 

Saturday’s festivities began in the morning with the annual Lion’s Club charity auction.  Spirited bidding on dozens of items donated by local businesses raised thousands of dollars for those in need.  At 1:00 the Newport High School Junior ROTC posted the colors and the crowd was treated to a rousing rendition of our National Anthem sung by Brenda Wilson.  The Jimmy Dunham Family Band immediately began their set of inspired rockin’ gospel which has been a favorite opener on Saturday at Depot Days since it’s inception twenty years ago.

The afternoon was filled with continuing tributes to Sonny Burgess by JR Rogers, The Zyndall Raney Band and saxophone virtuoso Ace Canon.  By mid-afternoon dozens of dancers were on their feet enjoying the music.  At 5:00 the crowd was treated to personal remembrances of Burgess from friends Mike Doyle and LaDawn Fuhr of Arkansas State University and a heartfelt recount of a career performing with Burgess delivered by his bandmate of sixty years drummer Bobby Crafford. 

The mood of the crowd never let down as Burgess’ band, The Legendary Pacers, hit the stage with their set of favorites to continued dancing and singing along by the crowd.  Following the Pacers’ set fans were treated to a tribute to Johnny Cash by his drummer of thirty-nine years W.S. Holland and his band. Following Holland’s show the crowd was entertained by a twenty minute “Rockumentary” chronicling the U.S. 67 story told by many of the original Sun recording artists in interviews conducted by historians and produced by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism inside the Rock and Roll Highway 67 Museum in Newport.

The festival was capped off with Muscle Schoals guitar virtuoso Travis Wammack and Nashville newcomers “The Matte Grey Band” who brought generations of hits from the 60’s through the new millennium which were inspired, no doubt, by Burgess and other pioneers who played the nightclubs, honky-tonks and roadhouses which dotted highway 67 when Rock and Roll was in it’s infancy.

The festival was made possible by The Newport Area Chamber Of Commerce and has been free to the public for the past twenty years due to the generous contributions of local citizens and businesses. 



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Rocket League Halloween Event Starts Tomorrow


The

Rocket League website
has details on a Halloween event kicking off tomorrow
in the hard-driving sports game (thanks

Engadget
). This involves a temporary in-game currency based on candy corn
the beloved/worst-ever candy (depending on who you ask), and the lightning rod
of the moment, loot crates. Things get started at 8:00 pm EDT, and this will
conclude on November 6th at 1:00 pm EST (that’s no typo, daylight saving time
ends during the event). Here’s a rundown on the event, which, like most loot
crate/virtual currency deals, is pretty complicated:

Rocket League’s
first-ever Haunted Hallows special Event is just around the corner, which means
that it’s time for a closer, not-at-all spooky look at Rocket League’s upcoming
Event system!

EARNING AND SPENDING CURRENCY

Our Event system introduces a new limited-time currency, with the first being
Candy Corn! All you need to do to earn it is to play (and complete) Online
Matches. In order to use Candy Corn, simply click the ‘Special Event’ button on
the main menu screen. From there, you can redeem whatever you’ve earned to claim
Halloween Items, Decryptors, and Locked “Haunted Hallows” Crates.

Candy Corn can be spent throughout the Event, and will expire one week after
Haunted Hallows is over, but don’t worry — Items purchased with Candy Corn DO
NOT expire at the end of the event, and will remain in your inventory forever!

*Note: The standalone items you can buy with Candy Corn are NOT the same as the
items available in the ‘Haunted Hallows’ Crate!

DECRYPTORS

Decryptors are the newest way to unlock Crates in Rocket League and they can be
used for any Crate in the game (including Event Crates). The only way to get
Decryptors is to buy them with Candy Corn. But remember: any Crate Item unlocked
through the use of Decryptors will be untradeable. If you want to trade an
unlocked item, make sure you use a normal Key.

EVENT CRATES

Our new ‘Haunted Hallows’ Event Crates are only available during the Haunted
Hallows event, and there are three ways to get them. As always, you can get a
new Crate as a drop after some Online Matches, and you can also buy the Crate
using Candy Corn. In both cases, you can open the Crate with a Key or a
Decryptor. We’re also letting you buy Event Crates directly, similar to how you
buy Keys, and any purchased ‘Haunted Hallows’ Crate will not require a Key or
Decryptor to unlock. Purchased Crates will not be tradeable, but items from
purchased crates can be traded after the normal seven-day trade hold window.

Finally, the Haunted Hallows Event Crates will not be updated for next
Halloween. If you decide to wait a year to open one of these Crates, it will
still have the same potential item inside as it does during this event.



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Big Reward For Blues | Fiji Sun



Lautoka football captain Ilaitia Tuilau (left) and Valerio Nawatu holds the Courts IDC Trophy as they are joined by officials and fans at Churchill Park, Lautoka on October 15, 2017. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Reserve goalkeeper becomes Blues saviour  in Courts IDC final

 

Design Engineering Lautoka reserve goalkeeper Senirusi Bokini pulled off two brilliant saves in a dramatic penalty shootout as they beat Ba 5-4 at the Courts Interdistrict Championshp premier final at Churchill Park, yesterday.

Lautoka FA president Abdul Kadar immediately announced that the players would share a total of $44,000. That is $22,000 from the winning prize and this is to be matched by the association.

The police officer sat out through the tournament and watched Beniamino Mateinaqara take Lautoka up to the final.

Spoting a cut under the chin which he received in the final, Mateinaqara injured his arm after conceding the second penalty against Ba. Bokini stepped-up to the mark and pulled off two brilliant saves from Malakai Rakula and Meli Codro’s attempt and sent the packed Churchill Park partisan crowd into frenzy.

“Bokini has always asked me when you will give me time to play,” Lautoka coach Kamal Swamy told SUNsports.

“I told him that he has to be patient and he will surely get a chance. He did it today. It was a tense game, we should not have conceded the goal which allowed Ba came back into action.”

What happened: The game had all the drama and this began in the 4th minute when Lautoka captain Ilaitia Tuilau was red-carded for a dangerous play on Saula Waqa. The 10-men Lautoka side grouped, changed strategies and took Ba head-on.

Against the odds, Lautoka swung into attack and in the 9th minute Samuela Drudru while dribbling into the penalty area was brought down by Codro. All eyes zeroed in on penalty specialist Zibraaz Sahib and he made no mistake with the spot kick putting Lautoka up 1-0.

Then it was Ba’s turn to face the music when in the 32nd minute Laisenia Raura was sent from the field for a rugby tackle on Drudru.

Ba upped the tempo and was nearly rewarded in the 42nd minute when a powerful drive with a deflection saw Mateinaqara pull of a wonderful save.

In the 54th minute Ba’s efforts paid off which saw Codro sent in a cross that drew Mateinaqara out of his goalmouth and allow skipper Abu Zahid to level the scores at 1-1.

Before the end of the second spell of extra time, Saula Waqa was red-carded for swinging Iliesa Lino to the ground.

Following two spells of extra time, the dreaded penalty shootout saw the Lautoka side cap off a wonderful season.

In the penalty shootout, Sahib, Josevata Dugucagi, Dave Radrigai and Christopher Wasasala scored while Avinesh Swamy, Maveliko Nakama and Manasa Nawakula made no mistake with their attempts.

Comment: Ba captain Abbu Zahid said, “It was a tough final, we missed a lot of chances. We went to the wire and that is what football is about.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle PC Plans


A new trailer from
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle
introduces more characters from the upcoming
fighting game (thanks

DSOGaming
). This has all the visual and auditory overload one would expect
from an anime brawler, though some of it will be confusing, as it mixes Japanese
and English translations with inconsistent use of subtitles. One bit of
information is clear, though, as Steam is listed along with PlayStation 4 and
Switch, confirming the game will be coming to PCs when it is released next year.
Here’s a description of the game from the
BlazBlue Wiki:

BlazBlue
Cross Tag Battle (ブレイブルー クロスタグバトル BureiBurū Kurosu Tagu Batoru) is a crossover
tag team fighting game consisting of characters from the licensed fighting games
series which Project BB Team involved in, from Arc System Works’ own BlazBlue,
Atlus’ Persona 4 Arena and French-Bread’s Under Night In-Birth, including
Rooster Teeth’s anime-styled web animation RWBY. The character art for this game
is drawn by Higuchi Konomi who previously worked as a character designer of the
XBlaze series.



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