It’s an exciting time in Pokemon GO, the mobile app that took the world by storm since its launch in July 2016. Niantic, the app’s developer, has been improving the app’s features and slowly adding new monsters introduced after the original 150 from the series’ first video games and cartoons. The most noteworthy changes in Pokemon GO include a weather feature which reflects the real time forecast of a user’s location. Certain Pokemon will now spawn more frequently and have enhanced stats based on the forecast, allowing trainers to hone new strategies when bringing their Pokemon into battle against rival gyms.
Additionally, Niantic has started to roll out Generation 3 Pokemon found exclusively in the Hoenn region of the fictional world. Trainers can currently catch 50 of these monsters, although there are two that are regionally restricted. Legendary Pokemon found exclusively in raids have also made an appearance. North American trainers now have the opportunity to battle and capture Groudon, a high powered ground type Pokemon with a max CP of 4074, until January 15, 2018. Groudon’s appearance marked the exit of Ho-Oh, a Gen 2 raid boss that appeared in legendary raids for one month.
Trainers are currently awaiting news from Niantic for the anticipated Christmas event. Events in Pokemon GO typically allow trainers to enjoy additional perks or limited chances to catch rare monsters. Last year’s Christmas event introduced Gen 2 baby Pokemon only hatched in eggs. To facilitate the capture of these Pokemon, trainers were able to obtain a daily single use incubator from a Pokestop and receive eggs with a higher statistical likelihood of hatching the babies.
Since the release of Gen 3, trainers cannot accurately predict what this year’s event will be. Game events in the past have been proven to follow a pattern. The last two Thanksgiving events awarded double experience to players and the Halloween event offered double candy and dramatically increased spawns of ghost and psychic type Pokemon. This year’s Christmas event is expected to be launched on December 20th. Until then, trainers will continue to theorize what Niantic’s Christmas gift will be.
It seems like yesterday when people were struggling to get everything optimized for HD. Now, there is the 4K rush with all of the devices coming out which offer 4K content. However, one of the companies that is bringing in 4K content is YouTube. YouTube is making it possible for people to view 4K content on this platform with their XBox One X device. Another feature that YouTube is giving the XBOX One X is 60fps support. This basically makes viewing on YouTube very identical to viewing on TV. Also, people can watch video game events as well as sporting events the way they were meant to be seen.
The video resolution and other features are advancing at a much quicker rate than ever. There are still plenty of people who remember the days of playing video games that consisted of tiny sprites and simplistic graphics. The soundtrack to games were little more than bleeps. Anyone that wanted decent graphics and visuals had to go to the arcade. Even then, the arcade sounds had little more than simplistic bleeps in their sound card. When the Super NES came out, the sound has already surpassed the capabilities of many arcade machines.
Nowadays, game systems are practically computers. Users can play video games, surf the internet, watch movies on them, and plenty of other features. Many people use gaming systems in order to watch their favorite shows or movies through their streaming services. At the same time, there are plenty of great games coming out with amazing storylines that rival some of the best blockbuster movies. The graphics in the game rival those of high budget summer blockbusters. With the increase in resolution, the idea of what can be done is exciting.
4K is definitely taking off as much as HD has taken off. One of the best things about this ultra high resolution is that this allows for more lifelike colors and greater picture detail in any medium that allows for it.
One of the interesting issues with video games is that it seems like there can never be a good movie based on a video game. Even the games with the best storylines have movies made that are lacking. While some people would say that the video games can’t be made into good movies, there has been at least one good video game movie. One particular example that comes to mind is Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. This movie was so good that it has inspired one of the Street Fighter Alpha games. It shows that there is a way that a video game can be translated to the big screen.
Another movie that is not necessarily good, but considered better than other attempts is Mortal Kombat. The movie follows the video game storyline adequately. It is important to note that the game was basically a remake of Enter the Dragon with elements of Big Trouble in Little China thrown in for good measure. After all, Liu Kang of the games is based loosely on Bruce Lee. The story of Liu Kang vs Shang Tsung remains in tact. What is largely missing is the feud between Sub Zero and Scorpion which is admittedly hinted at in the film. Fans did get to see a fight between Sub Zero and Scorpion in the sloppy and Abysmal Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.
These are just two examples of good movies made from video games. There is an important question to consider when it comes to making good movies out of video games. One thing that could be done is putting the storyline of the film in the hands of the fan of the franchise, preferably someone from the gaming community.
Admittedly, there are some games that are largely impossible to translate to the big screen. A lot of liberties would have to be taken in order to get it to work. One of the games that would prove to be extremely difficult is Super Mario Bros. There was a movie based on the game franchise back in the 90s but it bore very little resemblance to the game. Instead, it has taken on some of the elements from Blade Runner. It ultimately didn’t work. There is still hope for a good video game movie. However, the upcoming Tomb Raider movie might not be it.
Nintendo is bringing back another classic Pokemon game title in January when it makes Pokemon Silver available for download on the Nintendo eShop. As part of its revamped launch, the game will be compatible with the Pokemon Bank. That service allows players to import Pokemon from older games into the latest releases: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. Pokemon Crystal is the last of the original Pokemon games to be connected to the Pokemon Bank.
The original version of Pokemon Crystal was the sixth Pokemon video game released and was the only game that was exclusive to the Game Boy Color. It was the first Pokemon game to feature between scene animation and the first Pokemon game to feature a playable female character. It was also notable for being the first game to include a lengthy storyline featuring Suicune. Sucine is a boss that is seen in some other games, but his role is much expanded in Pokemon Crystal.
Other notable features in the game include the introduction of a new character named Eusine, which battles the player while looking to team up with Suicine. There’s also a new radio show, Buena’s Password, which includes a password that can be used later by the player to complete a battle.
One change for the updated version of Pokemon Crystal is that players will be able to have an interaction with the mythical Pokémon Celebi after they completely finish the game. In the original version of Pokemon Crystal, the only to interact with Celebi was by inputting a special code. That code was available for a limited amount of time through a mail-in contest.
While Pokemon Crystal is the final original Pokemon game to be ported to the 3DS platform, it is not yet available as part of the new Nintendo Switch gaming system. Some of the older Pokemon games are available on Switch as part of an add-on game, but there is no word on when Crystal will be available.
As many people would know, Street Fighter II is not the only fighting game. As a matter of fact, just the name itself would suggest that there has been another fighting game before it. However, Street Fighter II is considered one of the best fighting games in history. However, there have been other fighting games that have come along and has gained some form of popularity. Some of them have lived on to this day.
This can be considered the ultra violent answer to Street Fighter II. Even though Street Fighter II has its moments of blood, Mortal Kombat actually had blood splatter, dismemberment and other gruesome forms of violence
This is probably one of the unsung heroes of the fighting game genre. Some may consider this game to be Mortal Kombat-Lite. While it does have violence that exceeds that of Street Fighter II, Killer Instinct’s claim to fame is the extremely long combos. It does have finishing moves like Mortal Kombat, but none of them come close to being as gruesome as Mortal Kombat. The most recent installment in the game franchise has finish moves that seem tame. One other area that the game shines in is its soundtrack, particularly the music.
Virtua Fighter has pioneered the 3D fighting game market. Even with Street Fighter II’s revolutionary style in fighting, seeing some fighter polygons fighting in a 3D arena was considered groundbreaking back in its day. As the sequels came, the graphics have updated. Virtua Fighter remains one of the more popular fighting game franchises.
Tekken is in fact another interesting franchise. This has gone through plenty of advancements with each installment. Tekken is another franchise that shines in its music. Another thing that is notable is that its physics is a little different and more realistic than Virtua Fighter’s. Another interesting feature is that each hit that connects results in sparks. The games released have brought with it a continuing storyline. Another interesting thing is that Tekken 7 is considered to be the end of the storyline.
Cosmetics company Lime Crime has a very interesting and distinct method for marketing in China as a result of the interesting dynamics that the brand faces in the country.
Lime’s Crime’s Global General Manager Kim Walls talked about this topic during the National Retail Federation Shop.org Conference that was held in Los Angeles. Walls shared that as she learned more about the China market, she realized that LimeCrime couldn’t sell their products using the tactics that she was already familiar with.
One of the challenges that the cosmetics company faced was the requirement that makeup sold wholesale in the country had to be tested in animals. However, Lime Crime is a vegan brand that does not test on animals. The only way that this requirement could be skipped is if the makeup is shipped from the U.S. instead of China. Shipping to customers who are in China through this method could mean having to go through complicated transportation logistics. This includes trying to assist customers who speak a foreign language, handling shipping and return taxes and finding the right transportation companies.
Walls also shared that because of this complicated shipping challenge, the company had to deal with other companies making counterfeit versions of the organization’s products. She even reveals that last year, more than a million units of the company’s lip topper product were sold in counterfeit form in the Chinese market.
The vegan cosmetics organization came up with a solution for this by partnering with Revolve, an e-Commerce fashion company based in Los Angeles. The makeup company was able to create a seed audience in China by informing online customers to visit Revolve to make their purchases. Walls shares that this let customers know that Revolve was the sole source for getting authentic product shipped to China.
Customers who were already existing fans of the vegan cosmetics brand were able to access the e-commerce hub two hours before it was available to the rest of the public, and this served as an effective word-of-mouth marketing tool. The vegan makeup organization worked with lots of influencers who were passionate about the company, and able to effectively influence the average consumer.
David Giertz is passing out critical advice to financial advisors about the state of Social Security. He has noticed that many advisors are working around the issue. This is not uncommon in the industry. Social Security is a complicated subject that includes 2700 different rules that must be thoroughly understood in order to be explained properly. Advisors tend to skip around this subject and paint a broad picture for their clients. However, retirees are starting to become more curious about Social Security and how it will affect them in the future.
David notes that implementing Social Security at the incorrect time can cause the retiree to loss a great deal of money in the long run. Giertz has also become aware of the fact that clients are leaving their advisors due to disappointment over lack of information. They will not hesitate to sever their relationship and seek new representation if they are not thoroughly educated on the subject of Social Security.
David Giertz has spent over 30 years in the financial services industry. His experience has been proven to bring a great deal of leverage strategy and skills that build a profitable situation for his clients. David was the President of Nationwide Financials Sales and Distribution organization. He pushed the company to new heights and posted a number of 17.8 billion in revenue over the previous 11 billion during his tenure. Giertz went on to exceed expectations by implementing a wholesale strategy to the private sector, life insurance, mutual funds and retirement plans through banks.
David was the leader of Financial Institutions Bank channel in 2004. The organization acquired Warehouse Distribution channel by 2009. David is a trusted business coach who became part of Nationwide in 1999. He was appointed to the office of Regional Vice President and set up his offices in Miami Florida. David elevated the revenue up to 40% in his area, which was made up of seven states, as well as Puerto Rico.
David Giertz worked with Citigroup before he was offered a position at Nationwide. He spent 10 years with Citigroup as a financial services advisor, then moved up to the position of Area Director.
David Giertz is an active member of the community and works with several organizations. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees with Millikin University. Giertz also served nine years as the Budget and Finance Committee Chairman. David is proud of his tenure as a member of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Broward County.
David’s educational background includes an MBA from the University of Miami and a BS from Millikin University.
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There are a number of reasons to believe the the beauty of your smile. If beauty is skin deep, your teeth play a major role in your beauty. Enhancing your smile can give you back your confidence and help you with many dental issues, no matter how big or small. Dr. Villanueva, MB2 Dental, leading dentist, encourages his patients to take care of their smile as early as possible to offset future dental bills or uncomfortable treatment. Most people are stuck with the traditional way pf dentistry that costs a lot and really hurts, but the professionals at MB2 have a spa dental experience to relax any mood before and after any procedure.
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Securus Technologies and Its North American Reach
Securus Technologies is a company that serves over 3000 Correctional Facilities in North America. It is a company that is committed to using technology to help with incident management, investigation, communication, and inmate self-service. Not only does Securus Technologies have a dedication to the correctional facilities in which it serve, but it is a company that is also dedicated to reducing the recidivism rate in North America by providing inmates with access to job information before they are set free. Securus Technologies has teamed up with Jobview. Jobview is a correction services that is used by a large amount of correctional facilities in The United States. This service allows inmates to obtain access to jobs around the US without having to use a keyboard or the Internet. Securus Technologies has invested over $6 million in their Jobview acquisition. This services is able to help inmates view more than 7 million jobs that are in the Jobview databases.
Inmates and Contraband Cell Phones
It is wise for correctional facilities to deal with a professional company such as Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies is a leader when it comes to technology that provides security in correctional facilities. When it comes to technology that can improve contraband surveillance, a Wireless Containment solution can prevent a large amount of the incidents that have been reported with cell phones. Last year, an alleged José Ariel Rivera recorded himself brandishing a knife while he was using a cell phone. Prisoners should have absolutely no access to personal cell phones, but unfortunately, every year they are found with contraband phones. Apart from the incident with Rivera, prisoners have been able to orchestrate revolts and even murders by using contraband cell phones.
How Securus Technologies Keeps Prisons Safe
Securus Technologies is dedicated to keeping prisons safe. It is a company that gives services to over 1,200,000 inmates in the North American area. Securus Technologies’ Wireless Containment Solutions system is remarkable. During the 2016-2017 year, Securus was able to release information that proved that its technology was able to prevent and detect over a million illegal communication attempts. Since that is the case, savvy correctional agencies use this system to stop inmates from using contraband cell phones.
The Broad Spectrum Of Securus Technologies
Securus Technologies is an innovative company that invest millions of dollars each and every year into it’s technology. This is technology that not only works inside of correctional facilities, but it helps inmates to create a better life for themselves outside of the prison walls as well.
“HOPE” is short for “Helping Other People Everyday.” It’s also the name of a program that was organized by Troy A. McQuagge, the tireless Chief Executive Officer of Fort Worth, Texas’ USHEALTH Group, Inc. It’s an organization that works hard to do great things for other people. The group is composed of USHA or USHEALTH advisors. This program was set up back in 2010 by McQuagge. That was right after he landed his position as President of the firm. USHEALTH Group, Inc. at that time was an up-and-coming business that was looking to make a name for itself. Things are totally different for the company right now, though. That’s because it’s seen immense expansion since that year.
HOPE is program that started off with a bang. Troy McQuagge US Health joined forces with other professionals who were part of the company’s leadership division. They, in turn, teamed up with a group that was called PNOLA or “Phoenix of New Orleans.” They did this not long after the disastrous events of Hurricane Katrina took place. They tackled home reconstruction duties in parts of the city that were affected the most by the massive natural disaster. Volunteers from the company worked for seemingly countless hours at a time. They managed all kinds of restoration responsibilities. The objective was to give the people of New Orleans access to accommodations that were 100 percent reliable, secure and safe. They focused specifically on New Orleans’ lower Mid-City section.
USHA didn’t stop working on the concept of HOPE after that. They took the HOPE concept to a whole new level in 2011 when they made considerable donations to the not-for-profit group called The Crisis Nursery. The Crisis Nursery, in short, is the name of a shelter that functions as a safe haven for youngsters who are in the Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. It gave the organization a vast range of supplies. Some examples are baby formula, apparel and brand new footwear. Travis Yoder is a Senior Vice President of Sales for USHA. He states that the company has a penchant for saying thanks to the cities that host its meetings. Yoder doesn’t want to encourage a company that focuses solely on commerce. He, along with the rest of the USHEALTH Group, Inc. team, wishes to concentrate on human beings in general. Read more on glassdoor.com about Troy McQuagge US Health
People sometimes discuss the point of HOPE with McQuagge. This professional indicates that companies are all equipped with their own souls. Company souls zero in on their foundations. They zero in on all of the people who are part of the staff. They zero in on how these individuals think and operate. The employees who work for USHEALTH Group, Inc. work hard to assist other humans.