Theories On “The Last Of Us II” Spread All Over The Internet

The biggest surprise at the Playstation Experience 2016 show this year was the reveal of the first official “The Last of Us Part II” ad. Ever since this ad has been released to the general public, there have been thousands of theories sprouting up all over the Internet on what it means. The ad currently has around 3.5 million views on YouTube.

 

In this brand new ad, a much older Ellie is seen in a house with a bunch of dead bodies around her. She picks up a guitar and starts singing the song “Through the Valley” by Shawn James. Joel slowly enters the house and then asks Ellie is she is going to go through with her “plans.” After a long pause, Ellie says she is determined to “find and kill every single one of them.”

 

One theory gaining a great deal of traction online now is that Joel has actually been killed by the Fireflies and is only a figment in Ellie’s mind. The “them” Ellie referred to might be the Firefly organization. This would explain why the Firefly symbol was seen at the start of the ad on a stop sign, and also why all the dead bodies around Ellie don’t appear to be infected.

 

As many gamers are already aware, Ellie is immune from the zombie infestation that ravages the USA in this post-apocalyptic game. “The Last of Us” was all about trying to bring Ellie to the Firefly’s medical headquarters in order to find a vaccine. Unfortunately, the Fireflies would have to kill Ellie to get the vaccine from her. When Joel discovered this, he went on a rampage to save Ellie’s life. At the end of the first game, Joel lied to Ellie by telling her the Fireflies didn’t need her for the vaccine.

 

Some darker theories on this ad posit that Ellie actually killed Joel and is only imagining him in order to justify her rage. Some other theories suggest that Ellie might not be immune to the zombies anymore, and that the big gash on her neck is a new bite that’s now taking hold of her brain.

 

Certainly, the use of a song riffing on the 23rd Psalm signals that themes of religion will be more prominent in this new title. Also, if gamers will experience “The Last of Us Part II” from the perspective of Ellie, this might make her a classic unreliable narrator.

 

Of course, these are all speculations for right now. Gamers will just have to wait for Naughty Dog to release more ads and information to get a better sense of the plot line and release date for “The Last of Us Part II.”

 

 

Omar Boraie, developer extraordinaire

Through four decades of his life, people thought he was crazy. City planners and politicians thought so. His peers thought so. But he persisted in his vision for New Brunswick, New Jersey, and today his company Boraie Development LLC has been instrumental in the New Brunswick rebirth.

A native of Egypt, a chemistry scholar, Omar Boraie came to Rutgers University–New Brunswick to pursue a doctorate degree. In the process, he bought a house and fell in love with real estate development – and the New Brunswick of the 1970’s. Once a thriving commercial hub, New Brunswick had fallen into decay, abandoned by developers who lacked the foresight and passion that Omar had. Where others saw craziness, Omar saw possibilities and hope. To all his detractors and skeptics, he simply shrugged and said: “It will work.”

Omar faced what seemed insurmountable challenges; Twenty-one vacant and dilapidated buildings on just one New Brunswick downtown block. So he bought all those buildings and in their place built Albany Street Plaza Tower One, followed by Tower Two completed in 2003. They are office buildings, bringing much-needed office space, 250,000 square feet, spurring more growth within the city. But for the city to continue its prosperity it needed residential units. Omar saw the demand and went ahead. A crazy idea, many thought again. Can you really do a profitable New York City-style condominium in downtown New Brunswick?

Today, One Spring Street Condominium’s 121 residences, retail and office space, rise twenty-five stories high, tallest building in New Brunswick.

Omar’s love for his New Brunswick community extends to other endeavors too: Member of both the Board of Trustees for the State Theater and the advisory board for the nonprofit Elijah’s Promise. His contribution was instrumental in renovating the State Theater into a modern Opera, Broadway show, Classical and family events venue. For over 18 years, Elijah’s Promise has been a mainstay for low-income members of the Central New Jersey community who suffer from hunger and seek justice.

It doesn’t matter Omar is 75-years old, his vision and projects for a better New Brunswick persist today.

The Difficulty Level of Disney Games

The Disney channel is one of the top companies when it comes to entertaining children. It should be no surprise to see this company rise to the top in the gaming industry as well.

 

There are “Just Dance” video games that have Disney songs. There are also video games like “Star Wars” and “The Tron Evolution.” In a recent discussion on Buzzfeed there were fans of the “Lion King” video game that was released years ago for Sega Genesis. This game, unlike many of the other games created for children, was considered difficult.

 

Many people have added their opinion about how the game was so difficult to get through. As they moved from one level to the next it became difficult to get to the next level. There is something that has been revamped for lots of the newer games that exist right now. In fact, a large number of the games have multiple modes that people can play. There are easy and expert levels in many of the games that exist today. That has made it much easier for people to play according to their skill level.

 

The old Lion King game is something that a lot of kids wanted for Christmas, but it was a frustrating game to beat. Most kids that requested this game were unable to get through the multiple levels that were on the game. Much of that may have had to do with the fact that there were limitations on the amount of technology that kids had access to. Videos was about the extent of their technology. In this day and time there are tons of kids that have smartphones and all types of technical devices. Kids are so much more accustomed to technology and playing games on their phones. They are a lot more advanced. A game that seemed really difficult some years ago may prove to be much easier now that there are some people that are playing games that are lot more technical. Most people that have played the “Lion King” game as a child as probably waiting for new and improved version of this game. Disney has moved on to other things, but there are still people that long for classic games of their youth.

 

Successful Litigation with Karl Heideck

Karl Heideck PA LitigatorLitigation is also known as dispute resolution. It involves any assistance given to people who have disputes in business transactions. Companies or individuals may have differences in terms of mergers and acquisitions, banking transactions, competition, restructuring problems or contractual matters. In such a case, a litigator will come in to represent a plaintiff or defendant in civil cases. The litigator will help the client in the process of investigations, pleadings and discovery. The legal expert is also instrumental in pre-trial, trial, settlement and appeal. The education level of a litigator includes a Bachelor degree, a Test to the Law School Admission, a Juris Doctor (J.D), passing the Bar Exam and being experienced.

Litigation Process

The litigation process goes through different phases which include preliminary case assessment and development where the two parties can meet and the litigators can develop a theory for the case. The second one is pleadings where the defendant is served with summons and complaints. The third stage is discovery which means exchanging evidence. In the fourth stage there is summary judgement and finally a trial can be the next step if it is necessary.

Karl Heideck Legal Solutions

Karl Heideck is presently a legal heavy weight based in Philadelphia working as a Hire Counsel at Grant & Eisenhofer. He specializes in litigation, risk management and compliance. Over the years he has specialized in reviewing discovery materials which are being used for complex securities fraud or litigation in the banking industry. Karl Heideck also deals with risk management, banking crisis and acquisitions. He participates in settlement negotiations to give clients with the needed legal support in order to settle disputes.

In 2010, Karl Heideck worked as a Project Attorney at Pepper Hamilton LLP reviewing the materials to be used for fact investigation, trial and discovery. He was dealing with issues on white collar defense, bankruptcy restructuring and pharmaceutical litigation. In 2010 he was also an Associate working at Conrad O’Brien representing companies and individuals in commercial litigation. Karl Heideck has skills in litigation, corporate law, legal research, legal writing, commercial litigation and employment law. Karl Heideck is also excellent in product liability, teaching, courts and civil litigation. He attended Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law.

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The Many Development Projects of Sam Boraie

Of the many real estate developers that have been able to create a niche within this competitive and expanding market, one individual stands out to the rest due to not only his innovation within real estate development, but also through the many projects that he has created that have many millions of individuals all over the world happy with the final result. This individual is Sam Boraie of Boraie development, a growing real estate development firm that has thrived in many residential areas, cities, as well as countries all over the world. As a growing real estate developer with a growing name, Sam Boraie and his team offer the best quality goods and services that are all offered at a reasonable price. Boraie Development especially loves urban real estate and offers some of the best customer service to potential buys. At this company, individuals truly feel as though they receive special treatment and that they get exactly what they ask for in home options at the price they want.

The goal of this company is to build the best quality and to make sure that it is put on the market quickly. Sam Boraie and his team all have a strong passion for real estate development and want to make sure that this passion is continuously demonstrated to the clients of the firm. This real estate development firm brings reliability to the table and makes sure that each and every client knows that this firm has over 30 years of experience with helping others.

Of the many projects that Sam Boraie has helped to create, his projects in New Brunswick are his best accomplishments. In this city, with a population that is rapidly growing, individuals are now turning to live in one of the hottest new complexes. This complex is called ‘The Aspire’ and is located in a neighborhood with so many options and so many opportunities for individuals of all ages. In addition to his efforts to make New Brunswick a better place to reside in, Sam Boraie and his company have also put much effort into developing areas such as Atlantic City as well as Newark.

Delivery Drones Are on Their Way

In the midst of the holiday season many of us are scrambling to find the perfect last minute gift for that special someone in our lives, and trying to find a way to balance the struggles of holiday shopping and arranging for package deliveries within our busy schedules. Now it seems that Amazon has recently come one step closer to making those types of stresses a thing of the past. On December 07 the company took a step toward forever changing the way we shop as it completed its first fully drone-powered delivery in Cambridge, England.

 

The order, which took only 13 mins from submission to delivery, was the first of its kind and a very early indicator of what the future of online shopping will hold for customers and businesses. Currently, Amazon is only servicing a few local Cambridge residents during this beta program, but there is Amazon Prime Air laboratories already located in the United States, Australia, and Israel as well.

 

Although they are still working out the logistics of implementing such a system on a large scale, Amazon has cleared up many early concerns in the FAQ section of their website. According to them, there should be no concerns over the drones interfering with other crafts in the same airspace because the drones will be flying at around 400 feet, a level of airspace where only small unmanned craft can operate. They have also stated that the drones will only be in service during clear, daylight conditions and any signs of rain, snow, or ice would leave them grounded.

 

While the success of this initial test is very encouraging for Amazon and the potential that it promises, we are still a long way out from seeing large scale implementation of this type of system. The Prime Air lab still has a lot of obstacles to work through, such as how this kind of delivery system would be feasible in urban areas and large cities. So, while for now we must continue to brave the cold on our way to shopping malls and wait patiently for our packages to appear on the porch, the future holds exciting possibilities for us all.

 

 

The Benefits of Video Games

Video games do not have the negative stigma that they once had. Contrary to popular belief among parents and educators, video games can actually be beneficial for children and even adults. Excessive video game play can be addictive and negative. Although, video game play in moderation can be beneficial for a developing mind. Video games now are so realistic and it can be hard to tell if it’s actual animation. The story plots are complex and take a lot of critical thinking skills.

 

Hand and eye coordination is a common concept taught in many lesson plans in preschools. Video games teach this skill while the child is enjoying and immersed in play. Our brain makes complex connections depending on activities we are doing. The more senses you add to an activity, the more neural pathways are created. When a video game player is using a complex controller, cognitively planning movements, and using vision to watch what they’re doing, three important senses are being connected to one activity.

 

In addition to adding neural connections, video game socialization can help children that are shy and have difficulty making friends. Video game companies create complex platforms in which people can interact with other players. Huffington Post has an article that has additional benefits to video games.Your text to link… School can be difficult and video games can be a positive and relaxing outlet. Surprisingly, studies have begun to discover that video games are extremely beneficial therapy for children with developmental disabilities such as autism. These children are learning in a way that they were unable to before these advanced technologies.

 

Lastly, video games are sometimes recommended to elderly patients suffering from beginning stages of dementia. It is a belief that video games keep cognitive functions active and can possibly slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. With that said, playing video games in moderation could significantly help children with hand/eye coordination, neural connections, socialization, developmental delays, and keep an elderly person’s mind functional.

 

 

Fox’s Animation Throwdown, A Succinct Review

Ever wanted to see the cast of the FOX Network’s Family Guy, Futurama, American Dad, King of the Hill and Bob’s Burgers fight against each other? Probably not, but that does not matter because Fox seems to think that it was a good idea to throw these characters together into fighting card game anyways. Despite the ridiculous premise the game has received a darling reception and rather impressive critical reviews and ratings. For instance, it has, thus far, been rated by well over 120,000 players and has received an aggregate rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars (which you can see here:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kongregate.mobile.throwdown.google&hl=en – pretty impressive! But this begs the natural question of, what’s it all about?

 

Animation Throwdown is a card battle game that is much in the vein of other popular card battle games such as Yu-Gi-Oh! or Magic The Gathering, only with Peter Griffin and Zoidberg instead of Seto Kaiba and Jace Behrin.

 

When any new player begins the game he or she will be able to chose a character from each of the five shows. Starting characters include, Bob (Bob’s Burgers), Roger the Alien (American Dad), Brian the Dog (Family Guy), Leela (Futurama) and Bobby (King of the Hill). Though the choice of character does not in any way determine the power of your starting deck, it will determine what kind of cards you get down the line. So choosing Roger, for instance, will give you a deck of Futurama cards.

 

Your deck will be very weak when you start out but do not fear, even if you only get a select few new cards you will still be able to create a powerful deck. The reason for this is that two different cards can be combined to create super cards which are far, far stronger then the standard pieces initially afforded to you. However, like any great boon in a video game, there is a cost to these supercard combos – you will need to research them. Research can be conducted in a particular section of the game and can take quite a long time, anywhere from 15 minutes up to six hours – yikes! But fear not, if you are really, truly impatient you can purchase the upgrades without any download time!

 

Dead Rising 4 Does Not Inspire

The gaming world just cannot get enough zombies. After 20 years worth of zombie games, there is still huge demand for a mix of walking corpses, shooter action, survival horror, and end of the world mayhem. Creating a new and different zombie game is never easy. Zombies are not exactly the most multi-dimensional of characters. Those behind Dead Rising 4 have done their best to deliver something totally new. Have the designers succeeded?

 

Reviews indicate the game delivers a lot of action and horror. No one will be bored with how the game moves. In terms of uniqueness and originality, Dead Rising 4 delivers little of note. The game is a departure from the previous three entries of the series, but doesn’t really distinguish itself from the crowded zombie apocalypse genre at all.

 

Reviews indicate the game opts to expand its sales base outside of the core group of fans who made the series successful in the first place. Such an approach is an odd one to be sure. This is the fourth installment of the series. Trying to reach a larger audience for sales at the expense of those who made the series a hit is risky. Turning off the core fans and not drawing in new ones could destroy the franchise.

 

Bringing in new fans who ignored the first three entries in the series and hoping to pick them up for the fourth entry could be a risk as well. Even with changes and tweaks longtime video game fans who enjoy zombie horror might not be thrilled to go for something they skipped time and time again. Then again, marketing can do a lot as far as targeting these potential buyers. The right campaign may lead to big sales.

 

The trouble is reviews have been a bit negative. New fans are going to be thrilled to invest in the most recent entry of a series on decline. Old fans of the series may end up really annoyed a weak entry has been produced to attract those who never supported the series before.

 

Maybe the goal here is to somewhat reboot the series in order to continue on for another four or so videos. Some might call that a desperation tactic. Others may say it is good business.

 

No Man’s Sky: An Innovative, Exploratory, Science Fiction Gaming Experience

Space… The final frontier; and that means even on your game consoles, folks! With over a quintillion star systems to explore and catalogue, No Man’s Sky has definitely achieved the record for longest overall playtime in the history of gaming. Heralded and hyped for almost two years before its release, No Man’s Sky flew onto, and quickly off of, store shelves promising an entire universe for sci-fi gaming fans to enjoy. This exploration, combat, mining, and essentially space slice-of-life game allows players to mix elements to create fuel for their spacecrafts, battle sentinels in the forests of back water planets, and fly through thousands of different galaxies in some pretty awesome ships.

 

 

No Man’s Sky is the brainchild of Sean Murray and had been in development for just over three years by a small team of a dozen developers at Hello Games before its release this year. In No Man’s Sky the player takes the role of The Traveler beginning near a crashed spacecraft on a random planet in the procedurally generated universe. From there, after repairing the ship, the player can traverse the universe using their exosuit and multitool to mine resources and defend against hostile alien creatures and other non-friendly entities. All the while the player is being guided to the center of the universe by a mysterious force known as the Atlas.

 

 

At its core No Man’s Sky is a game of exploration and the incredibly beautiful planets filled with extraordinary flora and fauna give you some pretty incredible sights to behold as you’re making your way through the universe. Based on the optimism of classic science fiction writers No Man’s Sky comes through in providing the player with all the action, visuals, and style of classic authors of the genre such as Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein. However, many players have been less than satisfied with the game’s overall performance and have said that Hello Games made promises during development that they didn’t deliver.

 

 

In my opinion though, No Man’s Sky not only delivered, and continues to develop on those concepts through updates and bug fixes, but is possibly the greatest Science Fiction video game released in modern history. With so many games featuring variations of the same old concepts, No Man’s Sky dares to provide an experience fresh and innovative that I feel may be far ahead of their time for many gamers stuck in the same old rut. Regardless, No Man’s Sky is a game that can be enjoyed for hours on end without seeing something you’ve already seen previously during play and is certainly not a game to be slept on. For more information, news, and play throughs, visit No Man’s Sky’s official website at www.no-mans-sky.com