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Final Fantasy 7 Remake: ‘This is not just for the players of the original’

Final Fantasy 7 Remake: ‘This is not just for the players of the original’

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Cloud Strife and his iconic mop of spiked blonde hair emerge through the rising steam of an overcrowded city.The main character of Final Fantasy 7 has his distinctive buster sword strapped to his back.This time, however, he's not a pixelated image as seen in the 1997 PlayStation original - he's been fully rendered in life-like modern graphics. It's been five years since gamers got a first glimpse of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, when the first trailer dropped.The remake, which is out now, is a completely rebuilt version of a role-playing game that has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide.And fans of the original are excited to make a return to Midgar, the fantasy city where the remake takes place. ...
Oliver Luck: High-scoring XFL to have fantasy football component

Oliver Luck: High-scoring XFL to have fantasy football component

Sports
Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Commissioner Oliver Luck says the XFL's new rules are designed to create fast-paced and high-scoring games. The XFL is also talking to several providers to make fantasy football an in-game component. The XFL -- a planned professional football league -- originally started in 2001, but lasted one season. WWE chairman Vince McMahon relaunched the league in January, with the new season to kick off Feb. 8. Luck and XFL head of officiating Dean Blandino worked to create the league's rules. Blandino previously served as the NFL's vice president of officiating. The XFL engaged with focus groups to create the rule book, finding fans wanted a faster game with more rhythm and flow compared to other football leagues. "We took that information and said, 'How can we build our league a...
Fantasy football playoffs: Week 15 quarterback rankings

Fantasy football playoffs: Week 15 quarterback rankings

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Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Which quarterback will you choose for the fantasy football semifinals? There are several elite gunslingers with tough matchups, while up-and-coming options have great matchups. Do you have the guts to bench a proven commodity for someone who might post more points and help you get to the championship? It's crunch time in the fantasy football playoffs and those big decisions have to be made. My top 20 quarterback rankings can help make those decisions easier. Remember to make your lineup decisions based on a combination of factors: recent production, player skill level, role in offense and matchup. Lamar Jackson, Drew Brees, Jameis Winston, Russell Wilson and Patrick Mahomes top my Week 15 fantasy football quarterback rankings, based on those factors. Ryan Tannehill, Des...
Fantasy football playoffs: Week 15 wide receiver rankings

Fantasy football playoffs: Week 15 wide receiver rankings

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Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Congratulations if you are still invested in a fantasy football team. Most leagues have now reached the semifinals, meaning you are one win away from an appearance in your league's championship. Don't second guess yourself at this point. Remember the players who have helped you get this far. You still shouldn't ignore matchups entering the Week 15 games. Shy away from players who are facing tough defenses, but only if you are deciding between two players with similar skill levels and opportunities in their respective offenses. Michael Thomas, DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones, Chris Godwin and Keenan Allen top my Week 15 fantasy football wide receiver rankings. Robert Woods, Julian Edelman, Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams and Allen Robinson round out my top 10 options for Week 15....
Fantasy football: Week 13 best add/drops from waiver wire

Fantasy football: Week 13 best add/drops from waiver wire

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Nov. 26 (UPI) -- We are past the bye weeks and onto the final week of the 2019 fantasy football regular season. But the waiver wire is still important in Week 13 as you could be fighting to earn a playoff spot or secure a first-round postseason bye. You have your full roster available from now though the playoffs, but there are still some solid unowned players who could add depth or star power to your team down the stretch. You should also be on the hunt for players that your opponents might need so they can't use those players against you. Make sure you have adequate depth for your starters and cut some players loose who haven't lived up to expectations. You no longer have time to wait on a sleeper to wake up. I have added some of my favorite players to target on this week's waiver wire...