Credit; 505 Games / Magnus Games Credit; 505 Games / Magnus Games Credit; 505 Games / Magnus Games 505 Games and Malaysia-based Magnus Games have announced that Re:Legend is coming to Steam Early Access on Friday 30th August, 2019. The game is a co-operative multiplayer JRPG adventure honored in 2017 with the Southeast Asia “Best Rising Star Award” and in 2018 with the “Best Game Design” award at the Level Up Game conference in Malaysia. Re:Legend was successfully backed on Kickstarter in less than 24-hours and became the most crowd-funded game in the history of Southeast Asia.Re:Legend is a JRPG-simulator hybrid combining farming and life-simulation mechanics with monster-raising and multiplayer features. The game invites players to build and expand their village and includes activities such as farming, fishing and crafting. Several renowned composers are working on Re:Legend, including famed Video Game Orchestra founder and composer Shota Nakama (Final Fantasy XV).Watch the Re:Legend Early Access trailer below:Set in the world of Ethia, players awake as a legendary hero, washed ashore on Vokka Island with no memories. Players must revive their hero, and find ways to remember the forgotten past. By learning how to survive players will increase the chances of taming and raising the Magnus, magical creatures that populate this wondrous world. With a Magnus on his/her side, the adventurer will be able to venture across the land, facing threatening challenges, finding even more powerful Magnus and eventually regain lost memories.Key features of Re:Legend include:Create your hero to fit your personal taste with a plethora of customization optionsTame and grow your Magnus, impacting their evolution into powerful creaturesFarm the land and the sea by cultivating crops, catching fish and maintaining fisheriesFight menacing enemies with a variety of crafted weapons and your MagnusMaster your skills through practice, with skillsets including logging, crafting, combat and moreSocialize with villagers, join festivals, make new friends and even find lovePlay by yourself in single-player mode or with up to four friends in multiplayer co-op modeView some Re:Legend screenshots in our gallery: Credit; 505 Games / Magnus Games The Steam Early Access program will allow players to access the game during its last phase of development, offering the player community an opportunity to help the development team define the final game content. The world of Ethia will expand during the Early Access program with additional biomes made available to players leading toward the official v1.0 game launch.Re:Legend will be available on Steam for PC at the special price of £15.49 during Early Access. Check out the official Re:Legend website and Steam page for more information. Credit; 505 Games / Magnus Games
If you already broadcast your gameplay in some form, likely, you’ve already heard of XSplit. If you’re new to broadcasting your content then XSplit is a name you should make yourself familiar with. Developer SplitmediaLabs have announced that their new XSplit Express Video Editor is available in an early access form and won’t cost you a single penny.The XSplit range currently consists of XSplit Broadcaster, XSplit Gamescaster and XSplit VCam with the video editor adding to the lineup. All of the titles are aimed at making recording, streaming and publishing your gaming videos as easy as possible and they are powerful pieces of kit. All are available for free and can be improved by purchasing a license.View the XSplit Express Video Editor launch trailer below:XSplit Video Editor aims to make editing professional-quality video content easier than ever before, offering users a range of powerful yet simple-to-use tools that keeps your focus on the fun of creating exciting and visually impressive content to share with your viewers & creative communities.Key features of XSplit Express Video Editor:Cut, stitch & import in seconds. No rendering requiredImport recordings from OBS, Streamlabs & XSplit at the click of a buttonLightning-fast editingWorks seamlessly with Twitch, YouTube, Reddit, Twitter & FacebookPlus a whole host of features to come, including a title editor, scene transitions, additional audio tracks, and much more.We’ll be putting the video editor through its paces and will publish a full review soon.If you’d like to check out the XSplit Express Video Editor for yourself head over to the download page.
Conor Maynard is back with new single Not Over You via Parlophone.The track is the follow-up to Hate How Much I Love You, which was his first solo track in four years. The music video was directed by Maynard and you can watch it below:Not Over You is described as ‘a cheeky take on the precarious balance between unrelenting love and bitterness following a break-up’. “It feels exciting to be able to put out Not Over You so soon after Hate How Much I Love You,” says Conor. “I was worried the fans might not like the new material, but their response has been so overwhelming and I feel so lucky to have such loyal fans after all this time. This is only the beginning and I can’t wait for them to hear more!”Maynard wrote the song at Geejam Studios in Jamaica with the Virginia rapper Anth (Too Much To Drink) and Aaron Ferrucci. It was later recorded with Ferrucci and Daniel Mirza on production duties. You can catch Maynard on tour at the following dates in October:5th – Sweden, Stockholm, Klubben6th – Norway, Oslo, Vulkan7th – Denmark, Copenhagen, Lille Vega9th – Germany, Berlin, Columbia Theater10th – Germany, Munich, Technikum12th – Germany, Cologne, Kantine13th – The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg Old Hall15th – Belgium, Antwerp, Zappa16th – France, Paris, Alhambra20th – UK, Glasgow, SWG321st – UK, Manchester, O2 Ritz23rd – UK, Birmingham, O2 Institute24th – UK, London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire26th – Ireland, Dublin, The Academy
We already knew that the Witcher was getting a second season, this was before the first episode of season one had aired. Having binge-watched the show it’s no surprise that the show was a success.As you would expect the big names from season one are returning with Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Man of Steel) who leads the cast of The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia. Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) returns as the sorceress Yennefer, Freya Allan (Third Day, Gunpowder Milkshake) as Ciri and Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as Jaskier all returning.Credit: NetflixJoining the show for season two will be Yasen Atour (Young Wallander) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn (Monster) as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, and recent graduate Mecia Simson, as Francesca.Other actors making a return include MyAnna Buring (Kill List) as Tissaia, Tom Canton (Good Karma Hospital) as Filavandrel, Lilly Cooper (Peterloo) as Murta, Jeremy Crawford (Titans) as Yarpin Zigrin, Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks) as Cahir, Mahesh Jadu (Marco Polo) as Vilgefortz, Terence Maynard (Cursed) as Artorius, Lars Mikkelson (House of Cards) as Stregobor, Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla Vigo, Royce Pierreson (Judy) as Istredd, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Hunter Street) as Dara, Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss Merigold, Therica Wilson Read (Young Wallander) as Sabrina.Credit: NetflixThe Witcher showrunner and Executive Producer, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich commented:“The reaction to season one of The Witcher set a high bar for adding new talent for the second season. Sophie Holland and her casting team have once again found the very best people to embody these characters, and in the hands of these accomplished directors, we’re excited to see these new stories come to life.”The Witcher season two is currently in production and is due to be released sometime in 2021.
Credit: RCAWith just two albums to his name, Kane Brown has established himself as one of the biggest stars of modern Country music. The 26-year-old Tennessee native is also one of the most divisive artists in the genre, ignored by traditionalists but loved by the more open-minded genre fans who like their Country with influences from other genres. After the release of several singles, Brown has bundled them up with some news tracks for the 7-track EP Mixtape Vol. 1.Current single Cool Again kicks the EP off but sadly not the remix featuring Nelly. The breezy pop Country track has been climbing the Country charts, and it’s not really a surprise as it’s hook-laden and summer ready. The song is a perfect slice of modern Country, the kind of which is very much dominating airplay right now. For my money the remix with Nelly packs more of a punch but even without Nelly, you can’t deny this is a cracking song.The other tracks included here that fans will already have heard are Be Like That (feat. Swae Lee and Khalid), Last Time I Say Sorry with John Legend and Worldwide Beautiful. Those three songs perfectly encapsulate Brown’s appeal. He’s a bit of a chameleon and can shape his sound however he needs to depending on the track. Be Like That is straight up hip-hop while Last Time I Say Sorry is a contemporary pop/soul ballad that shows Brown’s vocals off in a way we’ve not really heard them before. Worldwide Beautiful, which closes out the EP, was the name of Brown’s recent tour and it borrows a little of the speak-sing style of Sam Hunt while calling for unity.Of the songs fans won’t have heard yet, Worship You mixes two Country staples – women and religion – in a song that will sit nicely alongside Brown’s previous material. BFE, the best song here, is a throwback to 90s Country and proves that when he wants to, Brown can go traditional and pull it off, while BFE sounds a little Elton John musically with big chords that open up into a melodic chorus.Across the songs included on Mixtape Vol. 1, Brown showcases all sides of his abilities. While his genre shapeshifting may not sit well with all Country fans, I find him a refreshing change. Vocally he’s Country through-and-through but through his music he pays homage to all of the genres that have inspired him. I’m sure people will complain this isn’t Country enough but they can’t say this isn’t a perfectly crafted collection of songs.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Track list: 1. Cool Again 2. Be Like That (feat. Swae Lee and Khalid) 3. Worship You 4. BFE 5. Didn’t Know What Love Was 6. Last Time I Say Sorry (with John Legend) 7. Worldwide Beautiful Released by: RCA Release date: 14th August 2020
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfriesshire MSP Oliver Mundell has officially opened his constituency office in Lockerbie following his election victory in May.Mr Mundell invited supporters to 78 High Street in the town on Friday and the office is now open for constituents who wish to ask for his help on issues they are concerned about.Commenting on the opening Oliver Mundell said: “I am delighted that I now have a constituency office up and running in what has been a quick turnaround in securing an office since I was elected in May.“It was good to welcome a lot of familiar faces on Friday and my office door is now very much open for business for constituents who I will be more than happy to help on any issue.“I settled on Lockerbie as my constituency base as it is at the heart of Dumfriesshire and has strong connections linking me to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, with the train station being very close to my office.“It is important to be accessible as possible to my constituents who need assistance and I feel having an office in the heart of Lockerbie High Street does just that.“You can also contact the office on 01576 203910 or by e-mail on Oliver.Mundell.MSP@Parliament.Scot where my team will be happy to help.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfries Camera Obscura, the oldest working example of its type in the world, is celebrating its 180th birthdayMoving images projected onto a white table in a dark room at the top of the iconic windmill tower were first enjoyed by audiences in 1836. Today this pre-Victorian invention still fascinates visitors of all ages from all over the world.On Monday 1 August 2016, weather permitting, Dumfries Museum is celebrating the Camera Obscura’s 180th birthday by offering Camera Obscura showings at the original 1836 price of sixpence.Councillor Tom McAughtrie, chairman of the Communities committee, said, “The camera obscura in the old windmill tower is a famous landmark and something that Dumfries can be proud of. Many local people and visitors have fond memories of visiting Dumfries Museum and climbing the spiral staircase to see the camera obscura in action. It offers a unique way to see our town and the beautiful landscapes surrounding it.”The windmill tower was built in the late 18th century. The town already had water mills on the west bank of the River Nith, driven by water power from the caul. These mills were housed in the building which is now the Robert Burns Centre. The windmill was an additional method of grinding the town’s grain. It operated for several decades, but by the 1830s it had become redundant.It was purchased by Dumfries and Maxwelltown Astronomical Society and converted into an astronomical observatory. Raising their funds from the subscriptions of members, the society arranged for adaptations to the building and purchased a telescope and a camera obscura from the Kilmarnock instrument maker, Thomas Morton. In 1836 the observatory was opened.Lord Cockburn, a Scottish lawyer, judge and literary figure, visited Dumfries in 1939 and wrote in his journal:21st September 1839The old windmill has been converted into what they call an Observatory; which means a windmill- looking tower, with a bit of shrubbery round it, ginger-beer in the ground floor, a good telescope in the second storey, and a camera obscura in the third. So the astronomical dignity of the establishment is not great, but still it is an agreeable and civilised institution. The views of the neighbouring country are beautiful, and there are few better positions for a camera.So, how does the Camera Obscura work? A wooden turret revolves on an iron ratchet wheel at the very top of the building. If you look carefully you can see this happening from the museum gardens. Within this turret is a mirror which can be tilted by a pulley rope to reflect its image downward through a lens, onto a white plaster topped table about 12 feet below in a totally darkened room. A real life, panoramic view of the town of Dumfries and its surrounding countryside can be seen. On a clear day you can see from Corsencon, near New Cumnock in Ayrshire, down to Coniston Old Man, amongst the Lakeland Fells – mountain peaks over 80miles apart. Even in the high tech days of the 21st Century, the effect is still magical.When the Camera Obscura is in use its mirror and lens are exposed to the open air which is why it cannot be used when the weather is wet. Providing the weather is favourable on Monday 1 August, visitors will be able to view the Camera Obscura between 10am and 5pm (1000 and 1700). And, just as in Lord Cockburn’s day, traditional ginger beer and lemonade will be available for thirsty visitors who have climbed Observatory Hill to reach the museum.During the summer Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm (1000 to 1700) and Sundays 2pm to 5pm (1400to 1700). Entry to the museum is free. Camera Obscura presentations normally cost £3 (concessions £1.50).
Commenting, Mr Arkless said: Local MP Richard Arkless has said that the health board is simply not doing enough to deliver services to people living in the west of the region despite his repeated calls that they must change their approach. He added: Mr Arkless has written to Jeff Ace to express his frustration that once again, a patient receiving cancer treatment is being asked to travel to Dumfries for a simple procedure that has previously been carried out at the Galloway Hospital in Stranraer. Mr Arkless has suggested that as the message is failing to get through, the installation of maps on office walls would remind staff of the enormous distances ill and vulnerable people are being asked to travel for minor procedures that had previously been available in Stranraer. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn ‘Once again a constituent has come to me for help after being told that a procedure that had previously been carried out in in the Galloway Hospital, is now only available at DGRI or in the patients home in Stranraer. The situation defies logic. If a procedure is available to a patient in their own home in Stranraer, then why is it not available at the Galloway Hospital? ‘For various reasons, my constituent does not want to receive the treatment at home – that should be her choice. She should not then have to be forced to travel all the way to DGRI – there should be another option and that option should be the Galloway Hospital which is fit for purpose and conveniently located.’ ‘It is incredibly frustrating when access to care and services is made unnecessarily difficult for ill and vulnerable people for inconceivable reasons. I have written to Jeff Ace to ask him once again to consider how far people in the west are being asked to travel for cancer treatment. In an effort to keep distance at the forefront of practitioners minds, I have suggested maps be provided for office walls – I feel that there is a real lack of empathy for NHS users in the west of this region and its time things changed.’
It’s almost that time of the year – Basketball season! With the NBA season about to start, trades finalized, and with players reporting to training camp and the season opener set, the National Weekly looks at a few of the NBA players with Caribbean heritage.Roy HibbertBorn in Queens, NYC, to a Jamaican father and a Trinidadian mother, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has chosen to represent Jamaica in international basketball competition. Carmelo AnthonyThough his Puerto Rican father, Carmelo Anthony Sr., died when he was only two, Carmelo Jr. has reconnected with his roots in recent years, contributing to community rebuilding projects in the island.Tim Duncan5 time NBA champion Tim Duncan was born and raised in Christiansted, a town in Saint Croix, one of the main islands composing the US Virgin Islands. Duncan has been honored with the Virgin Islands Medal of Honor, the highest award bestowed by the Virgin Islands territorial government, and has been celebrated in several “Tim Duncan Day” ceremonies.Al HarfordAl Horford, who’s full name is actually Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso was born in Puerto Plato, DR. The younger brother of former NBA player Tito Horford , Al was part of the Florida Gators team along with Joakim Noah that won repeat NCAA championships in 2007 and 2008, and appeared in each of the last two NBA All-Star games.Charlie VillanuevaDallas Maverick forward Charlie Villanuva lobbied the International Basketball Federation in 2009 to be allowed to represent the Dominican Republic in international play, after previously repping the USA. Villanueva, who suffers from the skin disease alopecia areata, received the Community Assist Award from the NBA for his work as spokesman for the NAAF National Alopecia Areata Foundation.
Miami Dade Commission Chairman Jean Monestime is condemning a recent job ad declaring “No Haitian” should apply, from south florida-based home health aid company, Interim Healthcare.“It is completely unacceptable that any company in 21st Century America would consider placing such a racist and discriminatory ad,” Chairman Monestime said. “I call upon the U.S. attorney general to investigate this company for its blatant violation of the Civil Rights Act. The days of no blacks, no Jews or no any other ethnicity need apply are over.Monestime is demanding that the Attorney General investigate the Florida based company to find out if the company has a record of discrimination and racism against individuals of haitian descentThe company has since apologized for the ad, posted in a New York City pennysaver for their New York branch, calling it unacceptable and offensive.