I am moving on, a goodbye of sorts

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That’s right, I am moving on. I am not leaving blogging behind though. I have just started up a new blog that has been in development since the new year, I am launching it tomorrow and it will feature some cool features which will be revealed as I post more and more stuff down the line. However if you are looking for a preview head on over to http://www.enforcingthecode.com and check it out. It is still a work in progress and it may change over the rest of today as you are navigating the website.

But overall I am excited to be shifting over to the new site because it has sat there getting various changes throughout the past 3 months and this is as good as it is going to look with as little coding as I know. However if I knew as much about coding as I know about graphic design or even blogging I could have probably made a pretty bad-ass looking website for myself.

Anyway the main reason I am leaving this one behind is because I wanted to venture on my own and see what success I could have without the wordpress.com constraints, such as file upload sizes, the limited bandwidth, and just an overall lack of true features that it truly takes to run a technology based website which is why it was important for me to really move on and get working on a site that would be able to deliver on a host of different features I have implemented on the website over at Enforcing The Code.

I have a follow button and I am trying to incorporate as many as the wordpress.com features as possible to make it as seamless of a transition as possible for all of my readers and for myself because that was my main reason for going to wordpress.org, but we will see how it works out.

I would like to thank everyone who has viewed and liked my blog here for the last 14 months, I hope to serve you all on the new site, and it should allow more opportunities than I have now with ELECTROSPORTS. I hope to see you all on the new site, because it will be the same as this outside of a new look and name.

Thank You,

Kevin

Ubisoft announces that The Crew will be released in fall 2014, new gameplay video

SAN FRANCISCO — April 8, 2014 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that The Crew will be available this fall for Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC.

The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving game that takes gamers on a reckless ride throughout a massive, open-world recreation of the United States brimming with exciting challenges and populated by other real players.

The Crew’s premiere gameplay trailer, released today, shows four cars, each in a different iconic region of the United States, forming a crew to continue their journey together across the living, breathing open-world.

The Crew is now available for pre-order in two different editions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Limited Edition will grant early access to rides that will prepare gamers for any road—and off-road—conditions. Players who pre-order this edition will receive early access to the BMW Z4 sDrive35is, Mini Cooper S, and Dodge Ram SRT-10 and their respective sets of full custom and performance parts. The Muscle Edition, which can only be pre-ordered at GameStop, will include all early unlock content from the Limited Edition and will also grant exclusive early access to the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. Both Editions include 10,000 bonus Crew Credits. Players can pre-order The Crew for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at their local retailers.

For more information on The Crew, please visit: http://thecrewgame.com

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2012-13 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,256 million. To learn more, please visit http://www.ubisoftgroup.com.

©2014 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. The Crew logo, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Xbox One is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies and is used under license from Microsoft.
“Playstation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

NHL games to watch

Bruins @ Wild 8 PM ET (NESN|FS-N)

This is the best game of a day full of iffy games, none of the games jump out at me as must watch games. But since these are two playoff teams (I am assuming the Wild squeeze into the playoffs since they only need one point in their next three games) playing it should be a highly competitive game, and a low scoring game since the primary focus is on defense typically for both of these clubs. I’ll predict a 2-1 Bruins shootout win.

Video Game News; April 7

Video Game News

A quick recap of video game news is below.

  • EA’s UFC game will release on June 17th, and the pre-order bonus will be the in game character of Bruce Lee. (Seriously, I couldn’t make this up if I tried)
  • MLB the Show ’14 was released last week on the PS3 and PS Vita to good results in terms of reviews, to this point I’ve yet to see a bad review.
  • Speaking of MLB the Show ’14, there was a new trailer for the PS4 version released and it shows off the stadiums.
  • Specs for the PC version of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs have been revealed, you can find the list towards the bottom of the steam page for the pre-order of Watch Dogs.
  • Speaking of Watch Dogs they released a Welcome to Chicago trailer a couple weeks back, I don’t believe I posted it, but you can find the video here WARNING: Use of profanity; violence; gun play.
  • RBI Baseball is going to be released April 9th for PS3, Xbox 360 for $19.99, and on iOS devices for $4.99. Still no word on the PS4 and Xbox One versions.

That is just a brief glimpse into the last couple of weeks in gaming, as you can see, it is pretty uneventful.

NHL Games to Watch; April 7th

NHL games to watch

Ducks @ Canucks 10 PM ET (PRIME TICKET|SNET-P)

This should be a dandy of a game between two Western Conference teams seemingly heading in the opposite directions. For the Ducks they have already clinched a playoff spot whereas Vancouver has been a mess since January 10th going 11-18-2 in that span and have had several stretches of poor hockey in that time including two 3-game losing streaks and one 7-game losing streak. The Canucks are fighting for their playoff lives in this game as well as the rest of their games in a last second bid to avoid what would be an embarrassing season considering the talent level this team has.

And just think, when the Canucks traded Luongo they were in a playoff position.

NHL Game to Watch; April 2nd

NHL games to watchBruins @ Red Wings 8 PM ET (NBCSN|TSN2|RDS)

The Boston Bruins take a 16 game points streak (including 15 of those being wins) into the Motor city when the face off against possible first round match up the Detroit Red Wings who in their own right are in need of some points as they’ve yet to clinch a playoff spot heading into the final week and a half of regular season hockey. The Red Wings are however in really good shape having two points on the ninth place Toronto Maple Leafs and two games in hand on them as well. I can see a Detroit win in regulation in this game, they historically have been better in head to head match ups against the Bruins, especially more so recently over the last few years.

NHL Games to Watch; April 1st

NHL games to watch

Flyers @ Blues (NBCSN|TSN2|CSN-PHI)

These teams played two weeks ago and it was a great battle, there was a good dose of hitting and a few goals along the way. The pace of the game was fast and exciting and it really reminded me of a playoff game which is rare for a game played before April. And now that we’re in April, it will be even more critical for the Flyers to pick up two points. I think the Blues will win 4-3 in a shootout. It should be an amazing game!

NHL Games to Watch; March 31st

NHL games to watch

Wild @ Kings 10 PM ET (NBCSN)

While there is slim pickings tonight this one is a stand out on most nights, it features two very skilled defensive style teams. I don’t think there will be much scoring but it should be a solid checking game. I think the Kings win, they are the better of the two teams in my opinion, I think this could be a rare entertaining low scoring game.

 

MLB Season Preview

MLB Season Preview

Another MLB season kicks off in the USA tonight with ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball featuring the Dodgers and Padres. If that match up sounds boring to you, well then I am sure you are not the only one. However there will still be countless others to watch the rest of the season which is about 5-6 months long and there will surely be great match ups, surely Red Sox vs Yankees, Braves vs Nationals, Cardinals vs Reds battles come to mind in terms of good rivalry games to mark on the calender.

This season also marks the last season for the New York Yankees Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter who is retiring at the end of the season, so you can expect a farewell tour similar to Mariano Rivera’s for DJ when the season hits cities that will see him for the final time, which will probably start early in the season with inter league play starting as soon as the season starts since there is always at least one inter league series going at one time.

But here is how I see the seeing breaking down.

RED INDICATES WILD CARD TEAMS

AL Predictions

AL West

Oakland

L.A. Angels

Texas

Seattle

Houston

AL Central

Detroit

Cleveland

Kansas City

Chicago White Sox

Minnesota

AL East

New York Yankees

Boston

Tampa Bay

Baltimore

Toronto


I think the Yankees will come back strong, they went out and spent money on some good talent. The biggest concern for the Yankees could be injury with McCann and Ellsbury having injuries in the past, it could be an interesting season for them. If their big name signings stay healthy the Yankees could be a strong contender to win a World Series. The rest of the AL East did not do enough to compete with the Yankess, and that is in part due to the fact that the Yankess and Red Sox are two power house teams on paper and on the budget sheets.

In the Central it is easy to say that the Tigers will be the best team, but the rest is complicated because for some reason I still believe Kansas City  is good enough to be second in the AL Central if there young players lived up to their potential, but I had to put the Indians number two because they are so well coached and possibly a bit better than Kansas City right now.

Out West it seems to be Oakland lately and I don’t see any reason as to why that would change. As long as Oakland has good pitching (when don’t they?) they will be in contention. Another thing that the A’s have going for them is Pujols and Hamilton (more so Pujols) have yet to make that big of an impact on the end results. It isn’t fair to point out two high priced signings and not mention Seattle and Robinson Cano, that will be an interesting team to watch. Can Robby Cano be good enough to lift the Mariners to a playoff spot? I don’t believe so.


 

NL Predictions

NL West

LA Dodgers

Arizona

San Francisco

Colorado

San Diego

NL Central

St. Louis

Pittsburgh

Cincinnati

Milwaukee

Chicago Cubs

NL East

Atlanta

Washington

Philadelphia

New York Mets

Miami


Out West the Dodgers look to be the cream of the crop, and it is about time because they’ve spent half of a billion, yes with a B, over the last couple of years on their roster so it is easy to see how they could be the expected leaders of the NL West. Arizona and San Francisco will most likely end up fighting for a playoff spot come late in the season, and with the addition of Mark Trumbo the D-Backs line up got even scarier. The biggest question for Arizona could be the pitching, in particular the bullpen.

In the Central the Cardinals look to be the clear division winners, however teams like Pittsburgh and Cincinnati will compete for second and third in the division. I think the Brewers and Cubs will be far out of the race by seasons end. Though the young players for the Cubs will be fun to watch I think.

Out East is another story because I think this race will go down to the wire between the Nats and Braves, I have the Braves winning the division but I can see the Nationals making a strong push for a division crown, mainly because of heart even though the Braves have the skill down pat.


 

Awards

AL

MVP: Mike Trout

It will be hard to imagine the Angels having any success if Mike Trout fails to deliver another great year this season. If the Angels win the division or even make the playoffs it will most likely be because of Mike Trout’s outstanding talent. Probably the best player to play center field since a young Ken Griffey Jr back in his Seattle days.

Cy Young; Felix Hernandez

Felix is an amazing arm out there for the Mariners and while I see the Mariners struggling, I think they have a world class starting pitcher who doesn’t get enough help from the rest of the team. I have a hard time seeing the Mariners being that great even with the addition of Robinson Cano

NL

MVP: Jason Heyward

At the end of the season the Braves will need Heyward to be a leader, and I think he will be what the Braves want. Heyward is a very talented player who I still think has a high ceiling to reach which is saying a lot considering his current skill set.

Cy Young: Jose Fernandez

I was going to go with Clayton Kershaw but with him stating the season on the DL, it will be hard for him to bounce back I think. Plus I really like this Fernandez kid, he appears to have excellent stuff, he could put up some sick numbers this season.

NHL Games to Watch; March 28th

NHL games to watch

Maple Leafs @ Flyers 7 PM ET (SNET-O|CSN-PHI|RDS)

This game should be an excellent battle between two teams trying to make the playoffs. Plus I think both teams are very much on a level playing field in terms of individual talent on the roster. The Flyers are currently in a playoff position and the Maple Leafs are on the outside looking in technically even though they are in a 4-way tie for the last two wild card positions.

Honorable Mentions

Penguins @ Blue Jackets 7:30 PM (ROOT-PIT|FS-O)

Ducks @ Oilers 9:30 PM  (Prime Ticket|SNET-W)

NHL Games to Watch; March 26

NHL games to watch

Flyers @ Rangers 8 PM ET (NBCSN|TSN2|RDS)

I flip flopped between this and the Canucks @ Wild game for game of the night because both games should be entertaining and wild all in one. In terms of this game this could be a possible playoff preview between these clubs, in fact it would be a preview if the playoffs were to start today. So historically these teams do not like one another and even if the hatred has been simmered a little between the clubs in recent years, there could be added hatred tonight and in a playoff series should that be the case. I think this will be a low scoring game but hard hitting with the teams trying to intimidate one another, which would be interesting.

Canucks @ Wild 7:30 PM (SNET-P|FS-N)

Another great battle on the schedule tonight, Vancouver is looking to find its way while the Wild will try to put distance between themselves and the Canucks. These two teams traditionally have a bit of hatred for one another on top of that so if the Canucks fall behind big, don’t be surprised to see some cheap play from the Canucks.

NHL Games to Watch; March 25th

NHL games to watch

Sabres @ Canadiens 7:30 PM ET (MSG-BUF|TSN-HABS|RDS)

This should be a good game between two division rivals. Do not let Buffalo’s laughable record fool you, this is the time of the season where teams come in and try to play spoiler to other teams who are fighting for a playoff spot, I would be shocked if Buffalo layed down and let Montreal trample them. Therefore I am calling for a 3-1 Montreal win and not a 7-0 game. But I think the game has a good chance of being entertaining throughout.

Honorable Mentions

Blues @ Maple Leafs 7 PM ET (FS-MW|SNET-O)

Kings @ Capitals 7 PM ET (FS-W|CSN-MA)

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