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Wed
25
Mar

5 Best Video Games with Casino Minigames

Far Cry 3 minigame

If you think about it, a lot of video games over the past few decades have included luck-based minigames with wagering, so the distance between video games and casino games have never really been that far apart. Some games take this even further by including actual interactive casinos within the game world, or make casino games more useful than a downtime distraction.

 

In this article, we’re going to look at five popular video games that also included traditional casino and card games.

 

The Sims 3

Sims 3 players can purchase the Lucky Simoleon Casino DLC, which not only adds an entire casino with blackjack and slot machines, it also adds a Gambling skill that will level up as your sim plays.

 

Sun
22
Mar

Uncut Gems Unsettling Cinema

Uncut Gems Adam Sandler

Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) is a jeweler living the high life at a high cost. He maintains a home with his wife and children, as well as an apartment with his girlfriend, Julia (Julia Fox), but it takes more than selling high-end jewelry to a select clientele. Howard has so many shady irons in the fire that he has to become an expert juggler and proficient liar just to keep his head above water.

Wed
12
Feb

Breakaway: Beyond the Goal

US Women’s National Soccer

The United States is often regarded as a country that doesn’t like football (or soccer as they call it). However, their league, called MLS, is one of the top-flight football leagues in the world.

It’s not men’s football that’s making waves, though. The US Women’s National Soccer team is the most successful in the world. In 2019, they won the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the fourth time, helping to assert their dominance over the sport.

The US team were already reigning champions and had been joint favourites to win ahead of the tournament. However, they impressed many pundits after performing even better than expected.

Tue
19
Nov

All You Need to Know About Super Bowl LIV

Hard Rock Stadium

The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens will stage the Super Bowl LIV. Photo: AJ Lipp

The countdown is on for the Super Bowl LIV, the 54th Super Bowl and the 50th championship game in the modern-day era of the National Football League (NFL). The location has already been set for Super Bowl LIV, with Florida’s Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens set to celebrate the seventh decade of Super Bowl action. It will be the sixth Super Bowl staged in Miami Gardens, with Super Bowl XLIV the last time it was staged in this region of South Florida.

Fri
18
Oct

Tyson Fury Looking to Enter the Weird and Wonderful World of WWE

Tyson Fury Returns!

The British lineal heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, is embarking on a short-term career in the world of WWE wrestling. Fury, who is currently out of boxing training as he recovers from a bruising victory over Sweden’s Otto Wallin, doesn’t seem to be capable of putting his feet up during his downtime as he seeks to dabble in the whacky world of WWE. It all started at SmackDown a couple of weeks ago, when Fury was spotted ringside and quickly became embroiled in a storyline involving himself and towering inferno, Braun Strowman.

Fury is on the line-up for WWE Crown Jewel

Mon
24
Jun

Top Films That Will Inspire you to Get Fit

Enough

While trying to maintain your health and fitness, it can be challenging to stay energetic and motivated throughout the year. Various circumstances, such as harsh weather conditions or simply not feeling up to it are some of the factors that can tempt you to abandon your goal of being healthier and fitter.

Wed
02
Jan

Ring the Bell: "Mean" Gene Okerlund Passes at 76

Gene Okerlund

When you watched wrestling back in its heyday, before the WCW got gobbled up by the WWF (which later became the WWE), you had a host of colorful, unbridled, over-the-top personalities all itching to get at one another in the squared circle to combat each other and find out who would be victorious.

Riding herd on all of these men and women through his interviews and broadcasts was "Mean" Gene Okerlund, a man of little stature yet who towered large over the industry. He never backed down from the big guys, and always kept the audiences entertained.

Today, we ring the bell for Gene Okerlund, who has passed away at age 76. No cause of death has yet been listed, however Okerlund has had a history of kidney troubles requiring transplants in 1995 and again in 2004.

Godspeed, "Mean" Gene.

Wed
17
Oct

XFL Commish Suggests That Fans Could Pay Players Directly

XFL Commissioner, Oliver Luck, was at the Sports Business Journal's Sports, Media & Technology summit yesterday and discussed a myriad of ideas the new league is bringing to the table to be "fan friendly".

Not looking to compete, so much as compliment the NFL, the XFL from its initial inception back in 2001 has always been about the fans. From custom jerseys sporting nicknames instead of surnames, which MLB has now adopted during "Player's Weekend", to WWE style locker room interviews, everything they have done was meant to appeal to the fans.

Fri
21
Sep

Enter Sandman: James Quinn Talks About His New Supernatural Boxing Film

James Quinn Sandman Interview

We've seen the trailers online for SANDMAN, but we all know that trailers aren't often representative of the whole story. What can you tell us that's a bit more in-depth about the film?

SANDMAN is kind of a passion for us, for our whole team. It's a project that I wrote about a year and a half ago. Some of the premise is based upon my own life, so it made it a little bit easier to bring the story together.

Sat
04
Aug

The Masked Ace's Recap and Review of "World of Sport Wrestling Season 1, Episode 2"

Review By The Masked Ace

Sun
29
Jul

The Masked Ace's Review of "World of Sport Wrestling Episode 1"

Review By The Masked Ace

In the UK, ITV debuted the first episode of it's new World of Sport Wrestling this week.  While it is not really available to US viewers, it is not particularly hard to find if you want to check it out.  Not that the Masked Ace is suggesting that you should violate any copyright laws...of course...

Tue
17
Jul

Who will be facing Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam?

During Sunday’s EXTREME RULES Pay-Per-View, Kurt Angle accounted that Brock Lesnar needed to appear on the July 16, 2018 episode of Raw to set up a match for SummerSlam or else Brock would forfeit the WWE Universal Championship.  Brock wasn’t there, but Paul Heyman was, and he did agree to have Brock face anyone of Kurt Angle’s choosing.

Kurt set up two triple threat matches with the winners going on to have a number one contender’s match on next week’s Raw.

The two matches featured some of WWE’s hottest talent.

Sun
15
Jul

Hulk Hogan reinstated by WWE

From WWE.com:

STAMFORD, Conn. — After a three-year suspension, Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame. This second chance follows Hogan’s numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake. These efforts led to a recent induction into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame.

Hulk Hogan also Tweeted:

Mon
21
May

WWE scores big on new TV Deals

Once again, it is I, The Masked Ace, Critical Blast's resident wrestling expert! 

Last week, it was announced that Universal/NBC had decided to keep Raw on the USA Network, reportedly tripling what they were paying the WWE.  Smackdown would no longer be on USA, and WWE had been shopping it around.  The frontrunners included Fox, Facebook, and Amazon.  

Wed
18
Apr

Wrestling Icon Bruno Sammartino passes away at 82

From WWE:

WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino passed away at age 82.

The story of Bruno Sammartino is the story of the American dream.

During his childhood in the small Italian mountain town of Abruzzi, Italy, Bruno Sammartino heard stories about how the streets in the United States were paved with gold. Though he believed it literally at the time, Sammartino would experience fortune and fame first-hand as the longest-reigning WWE Champion and the most beloved competitor in the history of the squared circle.

Fri
06
Apr

The Masked Ace's Wrestlemania 34 Predictions

The Masked Ace has returned, and I have your Wrestlemania predictions here!


André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal for the André the Giant Memorial Trophy

Tue
20
Mar

YES! YES! YES!! WWE clears Daniel Bryan for in-ring return

From WWE.com

Following more than two years of extensive evaluations, four-time World Champion Daniel Bryan has been medically cleared to return to in-ring competition by leading neurosurgeons, neurologists and concussion experts, including Dr. Robert Cantu, Dr. Javier Cárdenas and Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher.
 
Bryan underwent a full review of his medical history and received comprehensive neurological and physical evaluations independent of WWE. He was cleared by each doctor as well as WWE’s Medical Director, Dr. Joseph Maroon.

Thu
25
Jan

XFL to return in 2020

From WWE:

STAMFORD, CONN. – Professional football will be reimagined when the new XFL kicks off in early 2020, Vince McMahon announced in a live stream event today.

The XFL will deliver a fan-centric, innovative experience, including shorter, fast-paced games and a family-friendly environment, complemented by cross-platform viewing options and real-time fan engagement.

Plans for the XFL at launch include eight teams, 40-man active rosters and a 10-week regular-season schedule, with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game.

Wed
10
Jan

The Masked Ace Talks Raw 25th Anniversary

The Masked Ace has returned!  January 22 marks the 25th Anniversary of Raw!  To celebrate, the WWE will be doing a huge live Raw from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as well as the Manhattan Center (home to the first ever Raw taping back in 1993).  On Raw and Smackdown, WWE announced a who's who of stars returning for the celebration

Fri
20
Oct

The Masked Ace Previews WWE TLC 2017

When The Masked Ace was looking at the card for TLC, he was not all that impresed.  There were two big draw matches: the Shield VS Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus, Braun Strowman, and Kane in a TLC match and The Demon Vs Sister Abigail.  But, the Universal, Intercontinental, and Tag Titles were not being defended.  And the rest of the card was three women’s matches (one featured the debut of Asuka on the main roster) and two cruiserweight matches.

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