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Champion Snooker Player Talks About How Video Games Impacted His Career

Australian Snooker champion Neil Robertson has opened up on his former video game habits and how playing games like League of Legends and World of Warcraft affected his professional career. Speaking to EuroSport (via Kotaku), the Australian-born Robertson said games like League of Legends are designed to “to over your life.” “You find yourself sitting in front of the computer screen for six, seven or eight hours straight. Which is obviously not healthy,” he said. Robertson stressed that his time spent playing video games didn’t necessarily stop him from winning ...

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Marvel Boss Confirms Spider-Man For Avengers 4, Talks R-Rated Movies

Spider-Man will be in the next two Avengers movies, it’s been confirmed. He’ll appear in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and the fourth movie in the series, which is due out in 2019. Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed this in an interview attended by The Hollywood Reporter (via IGN). Marvel’s deal with Sony for the Spider-Man movie rights also covers this year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and a sequel to that movie, due out in 2019. “That’s as far as it goes for now,” Feige said, leaving open the possibility of the deal ...

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Total War: Arena Dev Talks Possible Console Edition And Avoiding Pay-To-Win

The next Total War game differentiates itself from those that came before it. Total War: Arena is a free-to-play, online-focused game in the works for PC, made by series studio Creative Assembly. It’s still without a release date, but progress is moving along, and employees from Wargaming–whose Alliance label is working on the game–shared some new insight on the project in an interview with GameSpot today at the WGL APAC event in Taipei. Wargaming producer Jose Edgardo Garcia talked about potentially bringing the game to consoles and how Wargaming is ...

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Oil jumps on Syria strike; U.S. jobs; China talks

Click chart for in-depth premarket data. 1. U.S. strikes in Syria: Crude oil futures jumped more than 2% overnight to their highest level in a month after the U.S. Navy launched a missile strike on Syria. Prices eased back a little early Friday, with oil trading 1.3% higher. The U.S. fired 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of Syrian civilians earlier in the week. Syria is not a major oil exporter, but the U.S. military action creates additional uncertainty ...

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Syria civil war: UN calls emergency talks after 'gas attack'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The UN Security Council is to hold emergency talks after a suspected chemical attack in Syria left dozens of civilians dead and wounded. The attack on a rebel-held town brought furious international reaction, with the US and other powers blaming the Syrian government for the deaths. Officials in Damascus deny using any such weapons. The attack will overshadow a conference in Brussels at which 70 donor nations will discuss aid efforts in Syria. Delegates want to step up humanitarian access for thousands of ...

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Gibraltar 'not a bargaining chip' in Brexit talks

Gibraltar says it will not be used as a bargaining chip in negotiations over Brexit. Its chief minister Fabian Picardo says the message that “we want to stay British” needs to be clear in every capital of the European Union. In draft Brexit negotiating guidelines, the EU said any decisions affecting Gibraltar would be run past Spain. Theresa May has said the UK is “committed” to the territory and its sovereignty is not on the table. Gibraltar has accused Spain of manipulating the European Council for its own political interests. ...

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Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!; Senate votes on Trump's SEC pick; Fed talks rates

Why the Fed hiked interest rates again 1. Jobs report: On Friday, the U.S. Labor Department will release its March jobs report. It’s yet another glimpse at President Trump’s key promise: “Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!” as it put it in a tweet last week. February’s report was robust: The U.S. economy added 235,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dipped to 4.7% from 4.8%. Trump is on pace to fulfill his promise to create 25 million jobs over the next 10 years, though he’s only got a couple months under his belt. ...

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U.S. women, USA Hockey talks: Where things stand

6:38 PM ET Craig Custance Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior NHL writer for ESPN The Magazine Wrote for Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wrote for The Sporting News Johnette Howard Close ESPN Staff Writer Columnist, ESPN.com Formerly at Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post Author of “The Rivals” As the U.S. women’s national hockey team and USA Hockey officials continue their negotiations under the team’s looming boycott of the March 31-April 7 IIHF World Championships, here is what we know and don’t know so far from the talks: Who are the key players involved ...

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New Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer Shows 4K PC Gameplay, Talks Up Nvidia's Tech

Nvidia has released a Mass Effect: Andromeda video showing off gameplay running in 4K resolution. It features developers from BioWare discussing the technology it leveraged to bring the new Andromeda galaxy to life. In addition to HDR, Mass Effect: Andromeda also supports Nvidia’s Ansel technology, which–according to its press release–is “a revolutionary new way to capture in-game photography.” Ansel allows players to capture screenshots in 360 degrees then share them for viewing on PCs, smart devices, and in VR. According to producer Michael Gamble, combining Nvidia’s technology with the Frostbite ...

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A contentious confirmation hearing; Yellen talks to Congress; Even more earnings

Andrew Puzder in 60 seconds 1. Andrew Puzder’s confirmation hearing: President Donald Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary is scheduled to appear for his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday. Trump tapped Puzder in December, saying he has an “extensive record fighting for workers.” But his nomination remains controversial. Puzder’s hearing was delayed four times because the Senate hadn’t received paperwork explaining how he’d detach from his business entanglements. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. The Office of Government Ethics finally submitted the paperwork last ...

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