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Brian Burns / September 26,2022

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Video Game.

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Games are commonly separated right into styles, based upon the kind of gameplay they give. Some are simple, such as sports simulations, while others call for much more complex strategies and also tactics. For example, a bullet hell video game relies on shooting tools as well as evading return fire to endure. Other sorts of games require players to connect with other players, such as a role-playing game. Sandbox video games, on the other hand, permit gamers to create their very own worlds.

In the modern-day feeling, games are tasks done by individuals for pleasure, normally with guidelines as well as purposes. They can be played alone or in teams. Their basic purpose is to test the gamers to get to a specific goal or beat the opponent. There are many sorts of video games, consisting of role-playing, cooperation, as well as competition. Regardless of its function, it is very important to bear in mind that a game can be both an art type and also a social activity.

The rules as well as elements of a video game establish its play. Everything that is consisted of in the rules becomes part of the game. The rules are the boundaries and also heart of the video game. The guidelines are volunteer, and also the guidelines can not be required on players. Without rules, no video game can be called a real video game. In an affordable atmosphere, the regulations identify the guidelines and methods of a video game. As an example, in an online poker game, the gamer must ensure to always understand the video game’s rules as well as just how it can affect his or her play.

Brian Burns / September 24,2022

A Napier Podcast Interview with Mike Roberts – SpyFu

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In this podcast episode we interview Mike Roberts, Founder and CEO of SpyFu, a search analytics tool offering competitor keyword research tools.

Mike discusses how the tool leverages search data in real time, providing users with the data to build informed and successful campaigns for both paid search and SEO.

He also shares how the tool provides insights on multi-lingual campaigns, and how users should view competitor data to successfully influence future marketing campaigns.

Listen to the podcast now via the links below:

  • ‎Marketing B2B Technology on Apple Podcasts
  • Marketing B2B Technology on Spotify
  • Marketing B2B Technology on napierb2b.com

Transcript: Interview with Mike Roberts – SpyFu

Speakers: Mike Maynard, Mike Roberts

Mike M: Thanks for listening to marketing b2b Tech, the podcast from Napier, where you can find out what really works in b2b marketing today.

Welcome to marketing b2b technology, the podcast from Napier. Today, I’m joined by Mike Roberts. Mike is the founder and CEO at SpyFu. Welcome to the podcast. Mike.

Mike R: Thanks so much for having me.

Mike M: Well, I mean, you started a marketing technology company SpyFu. I mean, how did you get there? What’s your career story?

Brian Burns / September 02,2022

A Clockwork Orange Ending Is Better Off With Alex Not Being Cured

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“I was cured all right,” Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) asserts at the end of Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 cautionary science fiction classic, A Clockwork Orange, and audiences cheered. We left theaters relieved the teenaged thug who’d been beating and attacking his way through the future suburbs of London escaped government brainwashing, conformity, and supplication with his mind, and baser instincts, intact. Good for him. He is free to brutalize and pillage another day. This may be problematic as a working social application in real life, but it is the better cinematic choice.

Brian Burns / August 19,2022

Enter the Rogue Lion’s Den When ‘Beast’ Opens Aug 24 in Cinemas

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Enter the Rogue Lion’s Den When ‘Beast’ Opens Aug 24 in Cinemas

A huge relentless lion is out to get his revenge on humans in the highly visceral film Beast starring Idris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Iyanah Halley and Leah Jeffries directed by Baltasar Kormákur, who also helmed the survival adventure film Everest and action thrillers Contraband and 2 Guns.
Enter the Rogue Lion’s Den When ‘Beast’ Opens Aug 24 in Cinemas
The nomadic rogue lion hunts his victims under the cloak of midnight. His pride, the lions he is instinctively bound to protect at any cost, has been slaughtered by poachers. Alone, he now hunts the animal responsible for killing them: humans.
In Beast, Elba takes on the role of Dr. Nate Daniels who left the savannah to build a new life in the States with his wife. As a child of South Africa, he still dreams of the wild beauty of the savannah. After his wife’s death, he returns to his homeland with his two daughters Meredith (Halley) and Norah (Jeffries) to pay homage to his late wife where Nate feels life finally coming in full circle.
They are welcomed by his long-time and closest friend Martin (Copley), a biologist and ardent anti-poacher who also manages a game reserve in Africa. Martin has survived in his South African homeland by adhering to one simple tenant: humans will never outsmart nature. Now, trapped in a game reserve with only his instincts to guide them, Nate has to survive for his girls to live. If that is to happen, Meredith and Norah must learn to trust him again.

Brian Burns / August 19,2022

Destiny 2 Is Getting Fortnite Skins According To Dataminer

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Destiny 2 Is Getting Fortnite Skins According To Dataminer

Destiny 2 Is Getting Fortnite Skins According To DataminerFortnite and Destiny 2 are probably the two most popular live service games out there right now. The former is now also known to have crossovers from just about any other popular media franchise. But instead of taking things into its universe, the next crossover it is involved in sees it going out. And to the latter game, of all places.
Destiny 2 dataminer @GinsorKR shared on Twitter a screenshot showing a Warlock, a Titan and a Hunter, sporting what looks to be Fortnite skins. Specifically, the Black Knight, Catalyst and Omega skins, but its own twist to fit the game. For now, there’s no indication on when this crossover will start, or the method with which Destiny 2 players can get these Fortnite skins.

Brian Burns / August 15,2022

4 Dellinger Lane | Home and Garden Delight

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4 Dellinger Lane | Home and Garden Delight

4 Dellinger Lane | Home and Garden Delight

4 Dellinger Lane Mill Creek at Cypress Ridge
3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2,584 Heated Square Feet | 2-Car Garage | Fenced Backyard | Wooded Views

A meticulously kept home, with architectural flair, take a look at the bright and cheery interiors of 4 Dellinger Ln. But don’t miss the beautiful yard… the Lowcountry climate lends itself to beautiful gardens, and this home has done all the hard work for you. The screened porch and patio are filled with pleasant, sweet fragrance from the plantings surrounding this home.
The resort amenities of Mill Creek at Cypress Ridge are just a bonus to this fantastic home, in a stellar location in Bluffton SC.

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Brian Burns / March 31,2022

Will Smith Resigns From Academy Membership After Oscars Slap: ‘I Betrayed the Trust of the Academy’

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Will Smith announced this evening that he is resigning from membership in Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences days after his slapping Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars dominated ceremony coverage and conversation. Rock had made a distasteful joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
In a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter, Smith said:

I have directly responded to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notice, and I will fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct. My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable. The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home.I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken. I want to put the focus back on those who deserve attention for their achievements and allow the Academy to get back to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in film. So, I am resigning from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and will accept any further consequences the Board deems appropriate. Change takes time and I am committed to doing the work to ensure that I never again allow violence to overtake reason.

Brian Burns / January 14,2022

Nostalgia – the double-edged sword…

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The nostalgia industry has become something of a lucrative business. There are now entire TV channels dedicated to repeats of old shows where (if you have time on your hands) you can spend all day watching the likes of Columbo, Murder She Wrote, Kojak, Starsky & Hutch or The Sweeney. There are radio stations which only play golden oldies. Ageing rock bands re-form (sometimes with less than half their original line-up) and go on tour thereby cashing in on the older fans as well as the younger generation who have discovered their music retrospectively. Despite the advent of streaming services and digital downloads vinyl records have still managed to make a comeback. Confectionery manufacturers seem to regularly bring back new products.
The so-called grumpy old men and women of this world complain that things were better back in their day. But in most cases they weren’t better, but simply different. In many aspects, things were a lot worse, as I will touch on below.
It’s been often said that the older generation of Brexit voters was motivated by a sense of nostalgia for the past – an apparent golden age that never really existed.
But there’s clearly something about reliving our youth and recreating the past that makes us feel a warm glow inside. Some people even spend a great deal of time and effort in doing so – like the young Enniskillen man who rebuilt the now-defunct BBC teletext service Ceefax on his computer- a six year labour of love.
But there’s a catch to all this.

Brian Burns / November 16,2021

Tv, tonight’s programs: on Canale 5 “Zelig”

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Tv, tonight’s programs: on Canale 5 “Zelig”

 on Canale 5 “Zelig”

Brian Burns / October 31,2021

7 Novels About, Or By, Folk Musicians

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7 Novels About, Or By, Folk Musicians

It’s easy to make fun of the folkniks—those mostly college kids in the late 50s and early 60s who suddenly turned to sea shanties, work songs, and banjos for their musical pleasure. At least, on screen they have served as reliable joke fodder. From the soporific earnestness of the cast in A Mighty Wind, to the pathetic bumbling of Inside Llewyn Davis, to naïve Greenwich Village scenesters in Mad Men, folk fans and their comrades have recurred as fools in modern day media portrayals, inflexibly committed to impossible ideals of authenticity. 

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