Entertainment 

Fortnite and PUBG set to get new rival? Now Call of Duty launching Battle Royale mode

Fortnite and PUBG have so far ruled the Battle Royale genre, but these heavyweight games are set to get a brand new Call of Duty rival. Activision’s hugely popular series is getting its own Battle Royale mode, with testing already begun on the Fortnite and PUBG competitor. The beta is underway at the moment, with matches in Call of Duty’s version of Battle Royale on a much smaller scale. Instead of the 100 player melee that Fortnite and PUBG is known for, Call of Duty’s Battle Royale is an 18…

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Legalize betting? College sports say don’t corrupt our games

Mississippi isn’t quite ready to fold. In a state where Ole Miss college football reigns supreme, Republican state Rep. Roun McNeal has pushed a bill that would ban sports betting in the event that a Supreme Court decision legalizes it nationwide this year. His move runs contrary to those of lawmakers in at least 20 other states, as NBC News reported last week, who have been busy crafting legislation to embrace legal sports gambling and make it easy for their states to cash in. “We don’t want to be caught…

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Sport 

Winter Olympics doping SHOCK: Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky probed for offence

Krushelnitsky, who won mixed doubles bronze with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova, is suspected of having tested positive for meldonium. A statement from the anti-doping division (ADD) of CAS read: “The CAS ADD has initiated a procedure involving the athlete Alexander Krushelnitsky (mixed curling; OAR).” No hearing date has yet been fixed. Meldonium, which increases blood flow, was found to be used by more than 100 Russian athletes in 2016. Former world tennis number one Maria Sharapova served a 15-month ban for using the substance after it was added to the…

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Russian bronze medal-winning curler reportedly tests positive for banned substance

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russian curlers said Monday a coach told them that mixed doubles bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Women’s skip Viktoria Moiseeva said the coach “came to tell us the news” late Sunday. She added the team wanted to comfort Krushelnitsky and his wife and curling partner Anastasia Bryzgalova but “we thought that there are no words to comfort now. We just tried to stay away.” Russian Curling Federation president Dmitry Svishchev would not confirm the name of…

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US ‘NERVOUS’ of North Korea NUCLEAR WAR threats admits Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

The member of Donald Trump’s cabinet declared that the threat imposed by despot leader Kim Jong-un is “not acceptable” as he issued a stark warning to Pyongyang. He said: “It does make us nervous. “It also stiffens our resolve. “That kind of a threat to the American people by a regime like this is not acceptable.” The alarming message came as the official pledged to do all he could to reach a peace resolution with the hermit state before physical conflict broke out. Mr Tillerson added: “I’m gonna use all…

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North Korea LASHES OUT at Donald Trump AGAIN, over post-Winter Olympics plans with South

North Korea’s main newspaper, The Rodong Sinmun, declared that Washington will be to blame for any detriment to the recent rapprochement between both North and South Korea. In addition, the state-run newspaper claimed Donald Trump’s administration is guilty of conducting war rehearsals. The newspaper said: “The US has a purpose to end a thaw in inter-Korean ties immediately after the Olympic flame goes out. “The US is making noise to resume its military exercises with Seoul right after the Games’ closing. “Risks of tensions are growing on the Korean Peninsula.…

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Sport 

Conor McGregor makes HUGE Floyd Mayweather announcement

McGregor turned his hand to boxing to face the unbeaten Mayweather in the ring in August last year. However, the Irishman was defeated by total knockout in the 10th round where he won the hearts of a nations with his spirited performance. Both fighters earned millions from the showdown and there have been strong rumours of a potential rematch. But McGregor has since taken to social media to reveal that talks were underway but his American opponent has now withdrawn and decided to continue with his retirement. “I am happy…

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PS4 news: PS5 release date, Kingdom Come update, Last of US 2 2018 launch

Sony’s PS4 and PS4 Pro line of consoles continues to sell well and isn’t likely be replaced this year. A PS5 release date in 2018 doesn’t seem likely, especially when you look at how well Sony’s gaming machines are selling. While the PS4 may have sold less near the end of 2017 than it did in 2016, The PS4 games lineup in 2018 looks pretty strong. Fans already have the likes of Spider-Man and Days Gone being launched this year, and there could be another big release in the works.…

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Technology 

Rocket League is becoming a real-life Hot Wheels set – CNET

The Rocket League video game is turning into a real-life Hot Wheels set. Sarah Tew/CNET Rocket League pits rocket-powered Battle-Cars into intense soccer matches on nearly every video game system, and now it’s becoming a real-life Hot Wheels set. The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals set, announced Tuesday by game developer Psyonix and Mattel, recreates the arena from the video game, the Octane and Dominus Battle-Cars as well as the Rocket League ball. The $180 (roughly £130, AU$230) package also includes a boost pad that charges up the cars…

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NBA All-Star 2018 EXCLUSIVE: Team LeBron against Team Steph preview

NBA All-Star Game 2018 The 67th NBA All-Star Game will mark the first time that there won’t be a matchup between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference, with players being chosen by two team captains, LeBron James and Stephen Curry, regardless of the conference they play in. With the two teams featuring the best players in the league, it is fair to expect some spectacular dunks and blocks from a more athletic Team LeBron, and a heavy dose of three-point shooting from Team Stephen. Team LeBron Team LeBron will reunite…

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