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Game on! 5 reasons to be excited about gaming in 2017

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(BPT) – With a forecasted value of $82 billion for 2017, video games are hotter than ever. With new technologies, classic characters and interactive worlds that become more lifelike every day, there is plenty to be excited about when it comes to video games in the new year. So whether you’re just getting into the hobby or you’re a veteran gamer looking to level up, here are the top five things to look for in video gaming in 2017.

* The growth of virtual reality. Virtual reality uses technology to create a completely artificial world for gamers to play in and while most people have heard of virtual reality gaming before, opportunities to experience it will increase in 2017. Existing technology will only continue to grow and develop in the next year, providing gamers with more options. In 2016, most virtual reality systems for PC were quite expensive. Moving into the holiday season and 2017 however, consumers can own a virtual reality-ready PC for under $500.

* Improved desktop options. On the tail of virtual reality’s popularity, Microsoft and their partners are unveiling several new Windows 10 personal computers up to the task. The ASUS ROG 752VL will carry updated specs in 2017, and it’s already virtual reality ready. The same can be said for the CyberPowerPC Syber M Series, which offers the perfect balance between price and performance. Finally, for gamers on the go, the Razer Blade Signature Edition Gaming Laptop lets you take your favorite games with you wherever you’re headed in style.

* The revival of augmented reality. While virtual reality seeks to create an entire artificial world digitally, augmented reality brings pieces of digital creation into the real world. The year 2016 was dominated by people traversing parks and paths playing with the power of augmented reality on their phones. While that particular craze has died down, other companies have taken notice. Expect more augmented reality options to appear in 2017 with new missions and popular characters joining the action. All of it will focus on helping people bring their favorite games into the real world through innovative new technology on PCs and mobile devices.

* Increased gaming flexibility. The new year will mark more ways to game on your own terms. Microsoft’s Xbox App allows you to edit and share epic gaming moments with your Xbox Live friends and Xbox Play Anywhere makes it possible to purchase any digital game and play it on your Xbox One or your Windows 10 PC. Best of all, there’s no messy file transfers because all of your saves, game add-ons and achievements automatically come with you so you won’t miss a step.

* Return of classic characters. A great game is often defined by its heroes and some of the most popular characters in gaming will make new appearances in 2017. Gamers will have the opportunity to start a new investigation as Blake Langermann in Outlast 2, go to war as a heroic Spartan in Halo Wars 2 or join the kids of South Park in South Park The Fractured But Whole. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to have a great time with some old friends.

The year 2017 is a great year to be a gamer. The games are better than ever and new technology is making for a streamlined experience where you can game when you want, where you want. So don’t delay, pick up your control and play today because the 2017 games will be here soon, and you don’t have time to hit the pause button. To learn more about Xbox games and Windows 10 devices, visit your nearest Microsoft Store, microsoftstore.com or a partner retailer.

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NEW MUSIC VIDEO BY MainMain Artist: MainMain feat. Big Al Cherry Track: Shimmy Year: 2017 Directed By: GoRilla M3dia (GoRillaM3dia.com) & Alicia Rollins Creative Vision By: Alicia Rollins Available for purchase everywhere Digital Music is sold. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shi… Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/a… And More. Social Media: https://www.Facebook.com/MainMainJc https://Instagram.com/MainMainJc https://www.Snapchat.com/add/jonathan… About MainMain: 19 Year Old Dream Chaser! For Booking Email MainMainjc@gmail.com I’m A Young man with A GOAL Taller Than Yao Ming. No One Can Stop You But You. #DreamChase

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Episode 98 | Actress, V/O Artist, and Musician Mary Beth Eversole

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Awesome interview last night with Actress, V/O Artist, and Musician Mary Beth

Mary Beth Eversole, is an actress, host, voiceover artist, musician, producer, and activist.
Her current projects include creator of “I”, a 6 part film series about trauma and healing, and producing and hosting the YouTube show Allergy Actress Cooking, which addresses, in a light hearted and quirky way, the perils of living, performing, and cooking with severe food allergies.
Mary Beth has performed on theater stages as an actress since she was very young and more recently in film and television. She currently is represented in Los Angeles by Commercial Talent Agency for commercial and voiceover and managed by Harold Mendez of Estrella Management. In Denver, Big Fish Agency represents her for film, commercial, print and voice over. In New Mexico, Eversole is represented across the board by Phirgun Mair. Eversole’s recent projects include a recurring role in the episodic podcast “Soul Full of It” created by former Harpo Executives, Corny Koehl and Jill Barancik of Cult Favorite Media, a guest star role on Lifetime Movie Network’s “My Crazy Ex”, a two time Best Feature Film winner “Glimpse” directed by Arnon Shorr now on Amazon, two multiple award winning short films directed by Brad Etter, one that addresses the realities of bulllying called “Morning Announcements”, and one that addresses the need to listen to your authentic self called “Me + You”. This film was a Cannes Film Festival selection. Other recent roles include the female lead in “Standing Woman” directed by Sara Lattis, and the Musical Theater Teacher in the HUB network’s “Parents Just Don’t Understand” hosted by Joey Fatone. Mary Beth has been seen in several short film leads such as Vicky in “Dollars of Love” directed by Cristina Piemonte-Semedo and Gianinni Moreira, Amanda in “Over? Over!”, Mrs. Lee in “The Way”, Jennifer in “The Treehouse”, the Mother in “Homeless”, Natasha in “No Soliciting”, and Amy in “All’s Well” a comedic webisode. She also works in animated films, games, audiobooks and industrial voiceover.

Ms. Eversole currently studies at the Clyde Bernardy Acting Studio under the tutelage of KC Clyde. Former studies took place at the Speiser/Sturges Acting Studio under the tutelage of Aaron Speiser. She studied improv at the Masters Level at Mocksides Studios in Denver and improv at The Groundlings in LA. Voiceover training began at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts with Brian Shae and continued from there with Susan Berkley of The Great Voice Company. Currently Ms. Eversole coaches with celebrity voiceover artist Lori Alan. Mary Beth gets her commercial training from Killian McHugh of Killian’s Commercial Workshop in LA. Her earprompter training is with Paul Rohrer of Rohrering Success and teleprompter training is with David Dalton at Mocksides Studios.

Mary Beth holds a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in vocal performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music from Colorado State University. She has performed with many theater companies throughout Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and in Europe including Fort Collins Children’s Theater, Up in Lights Productions, Starlight Theater, Theater in the Park, Musical Theater Heritage, Front Range Music Theatre, The Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Fort Collins, Colorado State Opera Theater, The American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria, Loveland Opera Theatre, Bethesda Music Festival, Emerald City Opera, and Colorado State Opera Theater. Ms. Eversole also had the pleasure of being an opera apprentice artist with two companies, Opera Fort Collins in 2009-2010 and Emerald City Opera in Summer 2010.

Along with performing on the stage and screen, Ms. Eversole works on many philanthropic endeavors. With her current project “I”, Eversole is working to change the narrative surrounding trauma and how people heal from trauma. Mary Beth is also passionate about bringing awareness about healthy eating and food allergy acceptance. She is currently in the process of
collaborating with several other food awareness groups around the country to promote healthy eating and food allergy safety through her cooking show Allergy Actress Cooking. Ms. Eversole also regularly donates her performing time and lesson packages to charity and silent auction events in LA that raise awareness and funds for animal rights and the homeless crisis in America. Mary Beth has donated her time and expertise to several charities that help rescue animals, including the No To Dog Meat campaign, She has also created homeless care packages, with donations of supplies given by her hometown, Kansas City, and a retired American community located in Ensenada, Mexico that she regularly hands out to those in need while she is driving around Los Angeles.

In 2011, she performed for a fundraiser for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and in 2010 she created and performed in a benefit recital, in both Colorado and Kansas City, to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Another recent benefit recital in 2012 raised funds for a doctoral candidate researching hope and positive psychology and their impact in the public education system.

Ms. Eversole maintains a voice and piano studio out of her home and online in addition to her performing career. In her free time, Ms. Eversole enjoys reading, watching movies, cooking, yoga, HIIT training, pilates and running.

Acting website: www.marybetheversole.com
“I” website: igg.me/at/itheseries

Twitter: @ITheMovie1 and @AllergyActress

Instagram: @I_TheMovie and @Allergy_Actress

Facebook: @I_TheMovie, @Allergy Actress Mary Beth Eversole, @Allergy Actress Cooking

Youtube: Mary Beth Eversole and Allergy Actress Cooking

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Episode 96 | Grammy-winning percussionist Nina Rodriguez

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Today’s guest is Grammy-winning percussionist Nina Rodriguez!

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Nina Rodriguez is a nationally celebrated, Grammy-winning percussionist, musical performer, clinician and educator. Her extraordinary energy and dedication to the power of music, drumming and performance has shaped her career as a lead Facilitator with Drum Cafe and a celebrated independent musician.

Through Drum Café, Nina has inspired thousands of Fortune 1,000 employees from all sectors of Healthcare to Banking, Technology and more, including those from Microsoft, Levis, Gap, Universal Music Group, NBC, Google, Amazon and scores of school districts throughout the US. She is an endorsed artist for Toca Percussion, Vic Firth and Gibralter.

Nina uses Toca Freestyle Djembes, Djun Djuns, Timbales, Congas, Cajon and a variety of hand percussion. The authenticity, tone, pitch and extreme attention to detail make these products kick! Her interactive audiences love the Toca Freestyle Djembes. Their unique colorful designs, along with their lightweight and durable construction, make them a perfect fit for her drumming participants.

http://www.tocapercussion.com/artists/artist/nina-rodriguez
https://www.facebook.com/Drummingwithnina
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Hear this podcast on Googleplay, TuneinRadio, iTunes, Spreaker, Youtube, and iHeartradio

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All Sports Speed and Conditioning is the top sports performance training gyms in San Antonio, and has produce many collegiate and professional athletes since opening. All Sports was founded in 1997 by Bremond “Bay Bay” McClinton. All Sports is based out of the beautiful city of San Antonio, TX. Having accomplished his own career in professional sports; starting a company like All Sports was a natural transition for him. Bay Bay is a native of San Antonio, TX. His 100 meter dash in High School at Roosevelt High in San Antonio was not broken until recently. In college Bay Bay played opposite the great future hall of famer, Darrell Green. He went on to sign a professional career with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and played 7 years in the European Leagues before returning to his home town to finish his career “San Antonio Texans”. In 2006, his company, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the East vs West Shriners’s college senior bowl. In 2008-09, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the Division II college Senior Cactus Bowl All Star game in Kingsville. Today All Sports Speed and Conditioning continues to train athletes to elevate their athletic performance to the next level in all sports.

I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by D.W. Brooks Funeral Home
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