Breaking News: Sepp Blatter Resigns as President of FIFA

The biggest douche in sports, Sepp Blatter, announced today that he is stepping down as President of FIFA. Mind you, this is not effective immediately, but it still a step in the right direction for the organization that governs the most popular sport in the world. Blatter was just elected to another term as President of FIFA, a position he has had since 1998.

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Bethesda Studios Reportedly Set to Reveal Fallout 4 Tomorrow

Bethesda Studios looks like it’s about to reveal Fallout 4. Tomorrow, at about 10 am ET, the countdown clock at a newly launched site Bethesda released will end and everyone is hoping that means we will get a reveal of the much anticipated game. The website reads “Please Stand By” with the countdown clock underneath it.

Ever since Fallout 4 was initially teased, I was super excited for it. I was a big fan of Fallout 3, and although Fallout: New Vegas had its issues, it was still very good.

Fallout 4 is rumored to be taking place in Boston and will keep with all the features that made the game famous including the open world gameplay and the VATS system. The game is also rumored to be a cross-gen game, so Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 users can also play the game.

My biggest worry for this reveal is that we are still a year or so away from release. It would be a bit deflating (get it, because it’s taking place in Boston?) to get all excited for the reveal and then have to wait a really long time to actually get your hands on the game. I cannot emphasize how much I do not want a repeat of the Battlefront reboot or Batman Arkham Knight.

Check back tomorrow morning for the full release on everything Fallout 4!

Can We, Please, Stop Leaking Set Pictures and Videos?

I know it’s 2015, and I know everyone and their mother, or let’s be real, their grandmother has a smartphone and access to social media accounts, but can we seriously stop leaking pictures and videos from movie sets? I understand why people do it: it’s interesting to see how production is going, how the characters look in costume, and really wanting to get your 15 seconds by being known for being the person that leaked a certain thing.

Please Note: Some Spoilers Do Follow, You Have Been Warned

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NHL Recap: Tampa Bay Lightning Beat the New York Rangers in Game 7

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This weekend is going to be incredible for hockey. Two Game 7’s in the conference finals featuring the league’s four best teams (based on roster, not solely on record). The first of the two went down last night and the Tampa Bay Lightning emerged as the victors.

Last night’s game was tight throughout. Both Henrik Lundqvist and Ben Bishop were spectacular, though Lundqvist was being left out to dry by his defence far more often than Bishop. It was scoreless throughout the game until Alex Killorn was able to slide a backhand through Lundqvist’s five hole (at 01:54 of the 3rd period) which the goalie never saw. Some are saying it was a softie, but it’s really hard to stop a puck which you never see and barely feel.

The Rangers never really responded to that goal. They were flat the majority of the game and it showed during the third. Less than 10 minutes later, Tyler Johnson (11:17 of the 3rd) set up Ondrej Palat, who went top corner, to beat The King and give the Bolts an insurmountable 2-0 lead.

Even with the goalie pulled for the final three or so minutes, the Rangers were never really able to get a really good scoring chance. Their shots were either being blocked by diving defenders or stopped by Bishop, who was a stonewall last night. In the biggest game of the season, guys like Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis were invisible and the depth guys just couldn’t get it done.

Half the Stanley Cup Final is set and now the Lightning await the winner of the Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks series. My gut says Chicago tonight.

Rocksteady Studios Releases Arkham Insider #4 Which Talks About the Batmobile

 

I am more excited for Batman: Arkham Knight than I ever have been for any other videogame. I loved the first two installments of the trilogy, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, and I even loved Arkham Origins which I think got more hate than it deserved.

A cool thing Rocksteady has been doing is releasing these developer videos about different aspects of the game. If you haven’t watched them yet, you should. This week’s focuses on the Batmobile and I, for one, loved every second of it.

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