Game of Thrones: Hodor actor Kristian Nairn to DJ at Rave Of Thrones dance parties on Australian tour

Game of Thrones: Hodor actor Kristian Nairn to DJ at Rave Of Thrones dance parties on Australian tour
IT may be the most unlikely chant you will hear at a dance party, but expect plenty of “Hodor” hollers to punctuate the inaugural Rave Of Thrones events next month. Northern Irish actor Kristian Nairn will return to his night job as a DJ for the dance …

Rave of Thrones for DJ Hodor as actor Kristian Nairn spins the decks at Comic-Con
Actor Kristian Nairn – who played the tragic character in the HBO fantasy show from the first series in 2011 until his departure earlier this year – has forged a second career as a house DJ after impressing on the Belfast scene. Following on from his Rave …
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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kristian Nairn Taking Year Hiatus, Mounting ‘Rave of Thrones’ DJ Tour
Hiatus is coming for “Game of Thrones” stars Kristain Nairn and Isaac Hempstead-Wright. In a recent interview Nairn revealed their characters weren’t scheduled to appear on Season 5 of HBO’s hit fantasy series. “We have a season off and we have a …
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Game wardens in boating accident

Game wardens in boating accident
Investigations are ongoing into a boating accident involving game Wardens, which reportedly occurred at the Caroni Swamp on Friday afternoon. The Express was reliably informed that the accident left one person hospitalised and two others nursing injuries.
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Operation Dry Water: Alcohol Boating Patrols
Summer is officially underway, bringing outdoor activities such as boating back in season. While people are out enjoying the water, authorities want to make sure they’re boating responsibly. Jim VandeBrake, his wife and kids are heading to the dock to …
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Hancock Creek boating access area to reopen
Hancock Creek boating access area (Photo courtesy of NC Wildlife Resources Commission) Hancock Creek boating access area (Photo courtesy of NC Wildlife Resources Commission) HAVELOCK, Craven County – Following renovations, the North Carolina Wildlife …


Video game nation: Why so many play

Video game nation: Why so many play
Gliding through the sky, long neck undulating, great, ridged wings beating, the dragon looks … beautiful. Until it lands. Thumbs working the controller, Matt Fries, a freshman at American University in Washington, D.C., throws fireballs at it with both …
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2016 Video Game Statistics & Trends Who’s Playing What & Why
155 million Americans play games regularly (This means 3 or more hours per weeks). 4 out of 5 households own a video game console. The average age of gamers is 35. The average number of years gamers have been playing games is 13. That’s the same amount …

Video Games Can Help Boost Social, Memory & Cognitive Skills
A new review on the positive effects of playing video games finds that the interaction may boost children’s learning, health and social skills. The American Psychological Association (APA) study comes out as debate continues among psychologists and other …
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How much video game time should kids get?

How much video game time should kids get?
Kids who play video games much more than an hour a day may experience behavior problems, a Spanish study suggests. Children who limit gaming time to an hour or two a week, however, may experience cognitive benefits such as faster responses to visual cues.
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Reggie Miller blames millennials for lack of defense in All-Star Game
But, he says, part of the reason they aren’t is due to the fact the NBA is made up of a newer generation of players, or the “video game generation.” “That’s what we saw last night was a video game,” Miller said. “It’s all scoring and there’s no defense.
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10 most controversial violent video games
“I think of it as a teenage shooter game that tries to get attention by being gross, obscene and sexually charged,” video-game contributor Larry Frum wrote when it was released. “It is funny at first, but after a while, it becomes tired.”
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Talk a Good Game

trendTalk a Good Game
Playing video games is more competitive and more social than ever before, particularly with the rise of eSports. Players want to not only taunt each other but also connect over their shared love of gaming and form eLationships, which is also true of those …

Student: Use video games to ‘beat up’ Trump
(THE COLLEGE FIX) — Ohio University student Logan Graham doesn’t beat around the bush. To him, our new president is “a tax-evading, likely treasonous, narcissistic-sexual-predator and full-time fascist” … and he wants to do something about it!
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When video games become an addiction
(CNN)Can video games be addictive? One U.S. expert has no doubts. Douglas Gentile, a psychologist at Iowa State University, has been studying the subject for decades. “The first study I began in 1999, to basically try to show video game addiction isn’t a …
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Nintendo Switch Skyrim: Game To Look And Perform Horribly On New Console?

trendNintendo Switch Skyrim: Game To Look And Perform Horribly On New Console?
The speculations about the arrival of Skyrim on Nintendo Switch are at a peak, but there are chances that the game might not look and perform well on Nintendo’s next console. Undoubtedly the Skyrim gameplay shown in the video released by the company …

New Xbox One video game Saturday Morning RPG has music by 80’s Transformers composer
Saturday Morning RPG launched today on Microsoft’s Xbox One console in several regions. The game is a throwback to the Saturday morning cartoons kids watched in the 80s and 90s and boasts a soundtrack composed by Vince DiCola, the man behind the epic …
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Video game simulation gives nod to Cavaliers over Warriors again this season
TORONTO – The Cleveland Cavaliers edge the Golden State Warriors for the NBA title for a second straight year, according to a video game simulation of the season. In the “NBA 2K17” simulation, the NBA final goes to seven games before the Cavaliers dispatch …
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SEC prepares for a 2017 ‘game changer’ in locker room video

trendSEC prepares for a 2017 ‘game changer’ in locker room video
Allowing coaches and players to review video in the locker room could make a huge difference to how teams adjust during games DESTIN, Florida — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema loves using technology for football, so the NCAA’s reluctant embrace of video is …
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UCF’s Big 12 pitch took aim at UConn and Cincy and claimed video game supremacy
The Big 12 is continuing to consider expanding to 12 teams, and that means prospective invitees are making sure Big 12 institutions have all the facts they need. UCF created one as well, which SB Nation obtained on Friday via public records requests.
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Doritos #MixArcade Storms E3 With Ultimate Mix Of Gaming And Music … And The World’s Largest Arcade Game
Doritos, one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, today announced a major presence at E3 Live during the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world’s premier trade show for computer, video and mobile games and related products.
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Spring festival guide: From food to music to culture, it’s all fair game

cusineSpring festival guide: From food to music to culture, it’s all fair game
DEWEY BALFA CAJUN AND CREOLE HERITAGE WEEK: Vermilionville Living History and Folklife Park, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette. “The Greatest Week of Cajun and Creole Culture on the Planet!” forklore workshops and culinary celebrations. Prices vary …
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Food Truck Friday cruises back into town April 8
Following huge success from its debut year, Food Truck Friday will return this spring. The event will kick off April 8, in the parking lot at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach. It will run from 4 to 7 p.m. every second and fourth Friday …
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Lowcountry Cajun Festival
The 25th Annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival returns to James Island County Park on Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 12 – 6 p.m. Bringing Louisiana living to the Lowcountry, the Cajun Festival is a full-day of music, Cajun and Creole foods, children’s …


Students compete in video game developing contest known as ‘game jam’

trendStudents compete in video game developing contest known as ‘game jam’
This year marked the second time Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization hosted what’s known as a “game jam,” where teams of college students interested in gaming and computer science race to develop a unique video game from the ground up before …
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ESports promoter ESL becomes world’s biggest videogame events company
This week, the nation’s largest video game company, Activision Blizzard Inc., announced the hiring of former ESPN and NFL Network Chief Executive Steve Bornstein to oversee new eSports initiatives. ESPN broadcast college games earlier this year.
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Anita Sarkeesian just created a cool new genre of video game review
Unless I’m specifically analyzing some aspect of them, I play blockbuster games for fun, and the biggest unnecessary barrier to that fun is boring racial and gender stereotypes. Obviously, these details appear in videos and essays all the time, but …
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Buried Treasure: Lost Mario Kart game unearthed on a Game Boy Advance cartridge

trendBuried Treasure: Lost Mario Kart game unearthed on a Game Boy Advance cartridge
Footage from an unreleased, third-party developed sequel in Nintendo’s long-running Mario Kart series has surfaced on YouTube, fueling fan speculation regarding the cancelled project. Made by Denaris Entertainment Software, the purported demo for Mario …
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Back to School: Fashion trends from Von Maur
Twist on the basics: One of the big trends this season is the edgy twist on basics. Basic leggings for girls take an edgy turn when they are patterned instead of plain. Look for geometrical shapes and pair the standout leggings with faux leather …
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The privacy-centric Blackphone 2 is here, and it’s much better than the original
You may not have heard of the Blackphone, but it made a splash among privacy-conscious buyers. Released last year as a result of a joint venture between Silent Circle and Geeksphone, it was the first Android phone geared toward those who want more …
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