The Benefits of Gaming

Despite all of the hate that gaming gets from parents and society, it can actually be really beneficial for your child’s cognitive development. Not only can it be fun and engaging but your child can also interact with other children during the gaming. In the end, it is a win-win. As long as your child is playing educational games, he or she can learn a lot. In this article, I’m going to present how you can benefit from gaming.

1. Improves Coordination
The basics of gaming are hand-eye coordination. You are constantly having to use your hands to press buttons on the controller. How does a person gradually get better at a game? Their hand-eye coordination improves. This skill can also transition into other areas of life

2. Improves memory
In games, you often have to remember things and be aware of your surroundings. This improves memory and overall retention. It also improves awareness as your brain is actively engaged in the game. You have to remember every button on the controller and what controls what in the game.

3. Improves the brain’s speed
When you are playing games, especially first-person shooter games and multiplayer games, you have to have quick reactions. This improves your brain’s overall reaction time to certain stimuli. A good example of this would be Call of Duty and Mario Cart. I’d recommend Mario Kart for the kids and Call of Duty for the adults.

4. Improves social skills
When you are playing multiplayer, you are constantly having to communicate with your teammates. This builds social skills and communication skills at that. In the end, your child will be a better communicator because of it.

All in all, gaming presents a wonderful opportunity to everyone involved. Not only is it fun but it improves your brain at the same time. As long as you aren’t obsessed with the game you are playing, the activity can really help you mentally over the long term.

Fortnite Gaming Tournament Sets Average Joe’s Against Pros

Fortnite, released in September 2017, is an RPG game played against others on an online platform. Players can build and destroy anything while fighting over players over loot, territory, or glory. The game is offered on PC, PS 4, and XBox One. In just a few short months Fortnite has garnered a lot of attention as a new, exciting game. Part of the attraction is the ability to play the game for free but of course, players can purchase different skins, upgrades, and access to different perks. The fan base of the new game continues to expand even more so after the first annual Fortnite Battle Royale Tournament.

The epic event took place at the Luxor Hotel’s Esports Arena in Las Vegas. Top players from all over the country were invited to compete against the most notorious player Tyler Blevins who goes by “Ninja” in the gaming world. In an effort to open the competition to more players, anyone was able to compete against the pros for three consecutive games for a mere $75. There was a total of 233 competitors fighting for Fortnite glory. Cash prizes were given to winners that successfully beat Ninja. The most surprising win of the day came from an unexpected, unassuming player. 4DRStorm took home one of the final wins of the day and as all of the games are anonymously paired with other players to keep gameplay fair nobody knew who the winner was until the camera panned to him. The winner was a 14-year-old boy, the audience was shocked and thrilled at the unexpected turn of events. After the Fortnight Tournament ended, the game’s hype has only increased as new players join the online game. One could only guess this will only be the first mega competition featuring Fortnite.

Valve Buys Developer of Firewatch

Valve, which is a leading distributor of video games, has purchased the independent game studio Campo Santo, which developed the hit game Firewatch.


All 12 employees of Campo Santa will be moving to Valve’e headquarters, which is in Bellevue, Washington. There they will continue to develop their upcoming game, which is entitled In the Valley of the Gods.


Campo Santo announced the acquisition in a blog post, in which they said that they found in Valve a company that feels the same way about making games as they do, which they insist is rare. They further said that Valve, in them, found a group of game developers with both diverse backgrounds and perspectives. So, it did not take either long to see that the two companies were a perfect match.


Many believe little will change with Campo Santo apart from the branding on the games. They will still maintain their blog and their quarterly magazine, which is called The Quarterly Review.


Campo Santo announced In the Valley of the Gods at last year’s E3. It has similarities with Firewatch, in that it is a game in which players walk through an environment while trying to solve a mystery. It is expected that In the Valley of the Gods will launch during the course of next year.


Many in the gaming industry were surprised that Valve purchased Campo Santo, as — opposed to some other large gaming companies — it previously has bought smaller companies only rarely, such as when it bought Turtle Rock Studios, which was the company behind the Left 4 Dead franchise.


Most recently, Valve has been only supporting their own legacy games, such as Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. They also sell the HTC Vive. Though they supposedly have a number of new games in development, including a new edition to the Dota franchise.

FlyQuest Is The Latest Brainchild Of Milwaukee Bucks Owner Wes Edens

Wes Edens has a history of making the right bets at the right moments. While most know him best as the owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, his path to success is a rather interesting one. Edens graduated from Oregon State University in 1984 and it did not take long for him to rise through the Lehman Brothers ranks from there.After becoming a managing director for the company, Edens left to pursue his next challenge. The private equity division at BlackRock needed his assistance and he would soon build BlackRock Asset Investors into a more formidable group.He became a managing director and a partner at this firm and would remain there until 1997. At this time, Wes Edens came together with the four other principal partners that are responsible for the creation of Fortress Investment Group.

Edens made an immediate name for himself with a unique investment style that focused on locating creative forms of financing and making bets that were not considered to be sure things. These contrarian methods allowed the company to go against the grain and provided Edens with the opportunity to take home $54 million per year, according to BizJournals. He would soon become the co-chairman of the company’s board of directors and remained in this post as he saw the company through the subprime mortgage lending crisis. By offering subprime lending, Fortress Investment Group was able to bounce back. Wes Edens and partner Marc Lasry purchased the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks for $550 million and nearly doubled the franchise’s valuation within a few years

. Edens is now investing in e-sports and has created a League of Legends team (in addition to a league for the team to exist within). The venture is known as FlyQuest and Edens is making a name for himself in the world of e-sports in other ways as well. The NBA has recently decided to embrace the world of console gaming in an effort to attract a younger fan base. The league’s NBA 2K venture now allows for professional console gamers to compete against one another for cash prizes. Wes Edens is one of the first NBA owners to publicly voice support for the league and he anticipates a great deal for the Milwaukee Bucks chapter. Thanks to Edens’ track record of knowing when to invest and how to invest, observers anticipate a great deal of success for these ventures in the years to come. His forward thinking is the type of asset no one can put a price on.

Randal Nardone: A Self Made Billionaire And Business Tycoon

Randal Nardone is the CEO of Fortress Investment Group LLC in New York City. He attended the University of Connecticut where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in English and Biology. He also bagged a J.D from Boston University of Law.Before his appointment as CEO of Fortress in 2013, Nardone was interim CEO from December 2011 to 2013.Randal Nardone co-founded Fortress in 1998, and since then, he has been serving as a member of the Management Committee, and in 2006 he was appointed to the board of directors of the company.Nardone Who ranked 557 on Forbes magazine’s World’s Billionaires” list boast of a net worth of approximately$1.8 billion. Before Fortress was founded, Nardone served as partner and executive committee member of Thacher Proffitt & Wood law firm. He later worked at BlackRock Financial Management, Inc as a principal and proceeded after that to UBS where he served as the managing director from 1997 to 1998.

Apart from being the CEO of Fortress, Randal Nardone is also the President and Chairman of Springleaf Financial Holdings. He is also the president of Ncs 1 Llc, a Director at Eurocastle Investment Limited, a Non-Executive Director at Alea Group Holdings Bermuda Ltd And as well as a director at Florida East Coast Holdings Corp, Brookdale Senior Living Inc., and Springleaf Finance Inc.Nardone’s skills in financial analysis, investment management, and investment banking have helped him to excel in very competitive markets.He has successfully spearheaded some projects including Fortress Credit Corporation. On December 27, 2017, SoftBank Group Corporation (SBG) officially acquired Fortress Investment Group LLC for the sum of $3.3 billion.

Following the acquisition, SBG took ownership of all outstanding Fortress shares, and Nardone along with the other principals of Fortress are quite optimistic about the acquisition of their company by SoftBank.Although SoftBank purchased Fortress, the later was approved to operate as an independent business with its headquarter in New York. Randal Nardone and other principals of Fortress remain the leaders of the company as SBG plans to maintain the leadership, culture, brand, model, and personnel of the company. Employees at Fortress Investment Group has over the years said a lot of things about the CEO of the company. 92% of the reviews by employees approved of the CEO, and 69% said they would recommend the company to a friend. Many of the employees are happy to be working with a successful global brand like Fortress under the leadership of Mr. Nardone and other executives.

New Games Teach Parenting

In the past, a number of games have used parenting as part of the story line, such as The Walking Dead. But none have ever used parenting to the extent Yakuza 6 and God of War use it. Parenting in these new games is a focal part of the story line.

In God of War, which is a reimagining of an old series, parenting as theme is very explicit. Kratos, who is the hero of the the game, is now living out his days with his son Atreus, and he has become somewhat mellow because of this. Much of the game play relates to helping Arteus. What’s more, often during the game Kratos interacts with his son.

Kratos becoming a father has allowed the character to become more dimensional in comparison to previous editions of the game. In those, he was simply a man bent on revenge, but in this game he is trying to become a better person, so as to be an example to his son. Also, the relationship between the two characters has a big impact on how the game unfolds.

In the game, Kratos is constantly trying to teach his son how to become self-reliant, which is necessary in a world of monsters and nasty gods. Early on, Arteus cannot help his father much in battle, but, as the game progresses, under Kratos’ tutelage he improves. Eventually, he even takes a proactive role in battles, thanks in large part to the relationship that builds between the characters. There is also an important scene in the game when Arteus disappears. This is a disappearance players can feel.

In Yakuza 6, the parenting theme is a little more subtle, but it is there as well. Kiryu, who is the protagonist of the game, is only a surrogate father to a boy. But parenting is still a key facet of the game.

‘Final Fantasy 15’ Is a Worthy Addition to the Franchise

The “Final Fantasy” series of games has been incredibly successful over the past 25 years. Every game in the series has received great reviews from fans and critics alike. Therefore, it was very frustrating for PC gamers to watch “Final Fantasy 15” get released on consoles more than one year ago without a release for the PC. The good news is that the long wait is finally over. The game has been released for the PC. It was definitely worth the wait. In many ways, the PC version is much better than the version that was released for consoles.

One of the things that makes the “Final Fantasy” games so unique is the large amount of character development. People who play these games can get totally immersed in the stories because of the attention to detail of the people who design them. Square Enix has developed a reputation for creating games that are so addictive that they make people lose track of time. “Final Fantasy 15” would definitely fit that description.

The “Final Fantasy” series is famous for having some of the most stunning graphics that are currently available for video games. Each title in the series has always pushed the limits of what is possible in terms of video game graphic design. The 15th installment in the series does it again in a rather brilliant way. This game is amazing to look at. However, the plot is not nearly as complex as earlier installments. Four characters take a road trip and must complete various missions in order to earn rewards. This is not a terribly new concept. However, the recycled plot is saved by some fun missions and interesting creatures that you must fight along the way.

The bottom line is that fans of the earlier “Final Fantasy” games will like this one as well. It may take people a while to get used to this latest version. However, the game has a certain undeniable charm.

Nick Vertucci Gets Serious About Helping Investors with Real Estate

Nick Vertucci has been capitalizing on real estate investing since he retired from his role as a police officer. As time progressed Nick realize that he had the ability to document what he was doing and give successful tips to those that were interested in building the same type of income from real estate that he was building up.

When Nick Vertucci got to a place where he was making millions with investments he knew that it was time to start the Nick Vertucci Real Estate Academy. Now he has the ability to make even more money as an investor that helps others that want to invest.

The academy was a very big part of his ability to gain a crowd of investors that were looking for answers when it came to solidifying themselves as serious real estate entrepreneurs. Nick has become so popular over time that he has managed to write a book about these tips that he has given to real estate entrepreneurs through his academy.

This book is available on Amazon, and it has easily become a favorite with Amazon customers because it inspires and motivates. The thing that people may like about this written format of information from Nick Vertucci is the personal story that he attaches to the tips that he is putting in the book. Vertucci has really been able to put forth the effort to build a much better blueprint for those that want to learn how things work in this industry. Everyone is not going to be able to attend the academy that he created, but that is okay.

Nick Vertucci is someone that people will pay attention to because he knows how to make money when it comes to real estate. There are a lot of people that may say that they have ideas about the type of investments that people can make, but they may not have any proven documentation that they are good at what they are doing. Nick has an entire academy of students that have come under his training. He has a full-time staff. He has retired from one completely different profession and gone through the trials and errors of investing in real estate in order to learn about this whole new way of life.

It is these types of steps of action that have made him someone that people believe in. It is this type of work ethic that has given him the ability to cross line to financial freedom and encourage others to do so as well. The people that make a decision to take a look at the book that Nick has created will have a greater advantage when it comes to real estate.

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‘Sea of Thieves’ Offers a Fun Gaming Experience

Microsoft has unleashed a game that is sure to get a great deal of attention. It allows players to team up in groups of four and become pirates who are looking for treasure. The game is called “Sea of Thieves” and it is quite thrilling. The game shows off some of the skill of the Microsoft design team. The game is played online. You and your team will go up against other ships controlled by opposing players. This ads to the adventure and intrigue of the overall game. There is no question that this is one of the best PC games that Microsoft has released in a very long time.

This game has been very highly anticipated ever since a trailer for it was released last summer. The trailer generated quite a bit of buzz within the PC gaming community. People wanted to be able to play it right after seeing the trailer. However, they were forced to wait six months for the game to finally be released. It is safe to say that “Sea of Thieves” has lived up to every gamer’s expectations. The characters are beautifully rendered. The missions require a lot of strategy in order to complete them successfully. Therefore, people who want to find a very challenging game do not need to look any further.

It should be noted that this is not a game that you can enjoy for a few minutes here and there. You need to devote a considerable amount of time to this game if you are going to succeed at it. You also need to find three other people to be on your team who also have a similar amount of free time. This can be challenging to do. However, the payoff will be well worth it if you can get past the logistics of playing the game for several hours at a time. There are already rumors that a sequel will be released in a few years.

‘Northgard’ Provides Viking Adventures for Gaming Fans

There have been many games based on viking themes. These games have varied greatly in terms of their level of quality. However, Shiro Games has developed a viking game that is one of the best to come down the pike in quite some time. “Northgard” is the name of this epic adventure. There is a lot to love about this game. It takes you into a beautiful world that is filled with many different environments. You will be building cities in thick forests and mountain ranges that are covered with snow. You will need to manage a number of different problems in order to survive.

Food is scarce in most of the locations where the game takes place. Therefore, you will need to scavenge for food and store it away so you will be able to use it when you need it the most. You will be able to acquire food in a number of different ways. You can kill animals to use for meat. You can also steal it or trade for it. There are pros and cons to each decision that you make in the game. The key is to make decisions that impact you and your viking community positively in the long run.

What would a viking game be without lots of battles with swords and axes? “Northgard” will not disappoint you where battle scenes are concerned. There is plenty of fighting and blood to be spilled as you protect your land and your treasure from those who would seek to take it from you. You will need to have a variety of skills in order to truly master every aspect of this game. You will obviously need to be a great fighter. However, you will also need to be a good strategist and have the ability to plan ahead for the needs of your community. Running out of food in the winter because you didn’t store enough is a mistake you can’t afford to make.