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Sniper Strike: Special Ops surpasses 10m downloads in ten months

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first_imgSniper Strike: Special Ops surpasses 10m downloads in ten monthsGame's success demonstrates why publisher Outplay Entertainment wanted to bring EightPixelsSquare into the family, says CEOPress ReleaseMonday 15th October 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleEightPixelsSquareOutplay Entertainment[11th October 2018 - Dundee, Scotland]: Outplay Entertainment and EightPixelsSquare have announced that Sniper Strike: Special Ops has surpassed 10m downloads, reaching the milestone in only ten months. This achievement reflects ongoing investment in EightPixelsSquare's latest original title.Sniper Strike has also recently made the jump from mobile to PC, offering a new adapted control scheme, user interface and bespoke settings for PC players. Available for free on Steam, Sniper Strike's accessible and snackable missions has opened up the game to a new audience beyond mobile gamers. Douglas Hare, CEO of Outplay Entertainment comments: "The success of Sniper Strike showcases in hard numbers why we wanted to bring the incredible team at EightPixelsSquare into the Outplay Entertainment family. Related JobsSenior Lead Designer (New Game) Outplay EntertainmentUser Acquisition Lead Outplay EntertainmentDesign Manager Outplay EntertainmentDiscover more jobs in games "This milestone is a very important one for us and showcases the potential we see in this IP and the distinctive gameplay of Sniper Strike. Together with EPS, we look forward to an even more ambitious 2019 with new projects in the works, whilst continuing to support Sniper Strike's growth."Hugh Binns, Co-founder of EightPixelsSquare adds: "We are thrilled that Sniper Strike has won millions of fans across the globe, and will be working hard to delight our growing audience in the years ahead. The rapid growth of Sniper Strike has shown the combined strength of our studio working within the Outplay group."'Horror HunterZ', a series of Halloween events in which players will be tasked to hunt down a variety of enemies, is to be launched and available throughout the month of October. Players should expect to be challenged by Zombies, Aliens, Robots and even Jack-O-Lanterns!Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesWhen the brands come marching inOutplay Entertaiment CEO Douglas Hare explains why the studio got into branded games with Angry Birds Pop, and why that isn't the only way forward in mobileBy Brendan Sinclair 3 years agoOutplay doubles revenue to £15.5mScottish developer also recorded profit at £687,000 in 2016By James Batchelor 3 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img

Major flooding hits Montana, storms moving into heartland

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first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — An active jet stream moving in from the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday is bringing heavy rain and storms with it.Strong to severe storms are possible from the Dakotas to Missouri today. The biggest threat will be damaging winds and hail, but we can’t rule out a tornado or two.On Wednesday, there is a higher threat for severe weather for parts of the Mississippi Valley from Illinois to Missouri, including St. Louis. The biggest threat tomorrow will be damaging winds, hail and a few isolated tornadoes.Another storm system moves into the Northwest and the northern Rockies on Wednesday delivering more rain and stormy weather.The western storm will bring heavy rain to already-flooded Montana all the way to the Great Lakes by Friday and Saturday. The worst flooding in 37 years is forecast in parts of Montana.More flooding is possible from the Rockies into the Northern Plains.Widespread totals of 2 to 3 inches are expected with some areas getting more than 3 inches.Heat continues in SouthwestTriple-digit heat continues for the Southwest on Tuesday — and it’s only going to get hotter.An excessive heat watch has been issued for parts of Arizona and California as temperatures reach 105 to 110 degrees.Las Vegas could reach 100 degrees for the first time this year today.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Pipeline company seeks court permission to proceed with plan

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first_imgPipeline company seeks court permission to proceed with plan SHARE Published: November 15, 2016 1:29 PM EST CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) – The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline is urging a federal court to speed up approval of its plan to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir, arguing Tuesday that further delays could add millions of dollars each month to the cost.Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners and a subsidiary turned to a judge for help to get final approval from Barack Obama’s administration for the four-state pipeline rather than wait for President-elect Donald Trump, a pipeline supporter, to take office.“The declaratory relief Dakota Access Pipeline has sought seeks to end the (Obama) Administration’s political interference in the Dakota Access Pipeline review process,” the company said in a statement Tuesday.The Army Corps of Engineers referred a request for comment to the Justice Department, which did not immediately respond.The Corps on Monday called for more study and input from the Standing Rock Sioux before it decides whether to allow the pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe. The 1,200-mile pipeline that’s to carry North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois is largely complete except for that stretch, which will skirt the tribe’s reservation. The tribe says the pipeline threatens drinking water and cultural sites.The Corps in July granted Energy Transfer Partners the permits needed for the project, but it said in September that further analysis was warranted, given the tribe’s concerns. Its announcement Monday came amid speculation that federal officials were on the brink of approving the crossing. ETP last week began preparing equipment to bore under the river.“Dakota Access has been waiting long enough to complete this pipeline,” the company’s CEO, Kelcy Warren, said Tuesday.The company said in court documents that the delay has already cost it nearly $100 million, “and further delay in the consideration of this case would add millions of dollars more each month in costs which cannot be recovered.”ETP disputes that the pipeline would endanger the tribe and Warren noted earlier that Army Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy had informed company officials and Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault that the Corps’ previous permit decisions “comported with legal requirements.” ETP contends that the Corps has no legal justification for the delay.Hundreds of protesters gathered Tuesday morning outside a work staging area west of Mandan, North Dakota, and disrupted freight train traffic by putting a pickup truck and tree branches on BNSF Railway tracks, Morton County sheriff’s spokesman Rob Keller said. It wasn’t immediately clear how many trains were affected.Officers in riot gear responded. There were no immediate reports of arrests.Mandan is about 50 miles north of a camp where hundreds of protesters have gathered in recent months to oppose the pipeline. The camp was quiet early Tuesday, with many people having left for Mandan. Some people were erecting large tents with stoves in preparation for colder weather and snow forecast for later in the week.Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is an environmental attorney and president of the New York-based Waterkeeper Alliance, which seeks to protect watersheds worldwide, was expected to visit the camp Tuesday. Activists were also calling for demonstrations at Army Corps of Engineers offices and the offices of the banks financing the pipeline construction. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.last_img

Chris Bosh Looks To Rejoin Dwayne Wade, LeBron James In The Future

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first_img Co-editor, photographer covering the Cleveland Monsters, Gladiators and Indians. Also, passionate about high school sports, be sure to follow David on Twitter and Instagram @neosi_sprouse for in-game updates and up-to-the-minute developing news. Related TopicsChris BoshDwayne WadeLebron James MIAMI, Florida – Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat, is thinking of rejoining the NBA after he is back on his feet from healing from the blood clots that he was sidelined by.Bosh is looking towards former Heat teammate, Dwayne Wade, who is now in Chicago, for a team that would be interested in having him on the team, as well as Bosh.He also has looked to LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who is likely to not re-sign with the Cavs next season due to disagreements with Cavalier’s front office.The NBA has rules about athletes performing on the blood thinning medications that Bosh is currently on, so his return to basketball is unlikely. Although, if all of these things did happen to align it could make for a powerhouse somewhere within the NBA landscape.“From what I’ve been told, Bosh has not definitively decided whether to resume his career. He certainly has not ruled it out. And the idea of playing again with Dwyane Wade or LeBron James appeals to him.” – Barry Jackson of the Miami HeraldBoth James and Wade have expressed support for Bosh while being out of the game. In the upcoming months, we can look forward to what is to come.In this fantasy, where would it be that the three could reunite? I guess we just have to see if it comes to fruition.center_img David Sprouselast_img

Former Bulldog Justin Cox charged with domestic violence

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first_imgFeb 23, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Justin Cox runs with the ball during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsFeb 23, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Justin Cox runs with the ball during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsSTARKVILLE — Justin Cox, a former Mississippi State Bulldog and current Kansas City Chief, was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with aggravated domestic violence, burglary of a residence and trespassing, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office told the Clarion-Ledger.The alleged incident occurred at the Aspen Heights apartment complex on Monday. Authorities received a call around 1 p.m. Cox was quickly determined to be a suspect. He was later arrested in West Point and transferred back to Starkville where he was booked at 4 p.m.Cox is still in custody and bond has not yet been set. An arraignment is expected on Tuesday.This is Cox’s second arrest involving domestic violence in eight months. Cox was also arrested and charged with aggravated domestic violence and burglary of a dwelling last November.Mississippi State suspended Cox indefinitely after his arrest in November. The safety didn’t play in MSU’s final three games, including the Orange Bowl.Cox, a West Point native, played in 21 games during two years with Mississippi State.He was invited to the NFL Combine in February and impressed scouts with a 4.36 40-yard dash. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent after he wasn’t selected in the NFL Draft in May.Contact Michael Bonner at [email protected] Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.last_img

Other Sports I’m Becoming My Worst Enemy, Says Viswanathan Anand

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Kolkata: Struggling for consistency, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Tuesday said he is becoming “my own worst enemy”. Anand missed the Grand Chess Tour Finals by just 1.5 points, getting eliminated after managing just one point in the last five games of the Tata Steel Rapid and Blitz tournament that concluded here on Tuesday.“I’ve no words to describe. I would give myself a chance and then I would become my own worst enemy. That probably bugs me. If I had no chance then it would have been nice actually,” Anand said after the tournament.The biggest heartbreak came in the round 15 when the former Blitz king lost to Dutch number one, Anish Giri, from a winning position and saw his flag fall in front of the crestfallen spectators at the National Library Auditorium.Such was the despair that Anand remembered veteran John Cleese’s dialogue from the 1986 movie Clockwise where the British actor says: “It’s not the despair, Laura. I can take the despair. It’s the hope I can’t stand.”“I’m okay with failure but it’s the hope that’s killing me. This is what I was doing today. I kept giving myself a chance and then I destroyed myself. “It (the game against Anish) was probably the final straw.I was just winning. I forgot about the clock. If I won the game, I was back in contention. I was my worst enemy,” he rued. In such troubled times, the Indian wizard found solace from his son Akhil’s dance performances at school. “Almost the whole year, I’ve been struggling to put up any kind of stability and consistency.The good news is my son got second prize in school dance competition so that’s the most important thing right now. The joy of being a father. “I was at home when he was practising for his competition.He took it very seriously, putting the soundtrack and would the steps. It paid off.” Anand, who had finished third in the penultimate leg in Bucharest, concluded with a seventh-place finish.Anand had earlier missed the ticket for the next year’s Candidates. “This year has been tough. The nice thing when you come to the end of the year you tend to forget everything and kind of wipe the slate. Hopefully, I can look forward to next year,” Anand, who turns 50 next month, said.“Right now I’ve to think about why things are going so wrong. Try to be better next year,” he said. Reigning world champions Magnus Carlsen finished the tournament with a whopping 27 points and broke his own record in the Grand chess tour, bettering his 26.5 points scored at Abidjan, Ivory Coast earlier this year.“I knew before today that I needed to score points to regain the world number one spot in Blitz. I think I’m second now—that’s a bit less disastrous than being fifth. But in the long run, being number one is what it counts where I feel like I belong,” the Norwegian said. last_img

Cole ‘keeping options open’ and QPR are linked with Algeria forward

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first_imgCarlton Cole is “keeping his options open”, the West Ham striker’s agent Saif Rubie has told Sky.QPR manager Harry Redknapp wanted the former Chelsea man before Cole signed a short-term deal at Upton Park, and is interested in signing him this month if his contract is not renewed.Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has indicated that he would like to keep the player.AdChoices广告“It is correct that West Ham have made contact about extending Carlton’s deal, which is due to expire later this month,” said Rubie.“Carlton is West Ham through and through and we will sit down and listen to what they have got to say.“Carlton wants to help West Ham get out of trouble and stay in the Premier League, but the deal has to be right him.“There has been interest in Carlton from other clubs and he is keeping his options open.“At this stage of his career he wants a deal best suited to him and he is a West Ham player until 20 January and then we will see what happens.”Meanwhile, Inter Milan striker Ishak Belfodil, 21, is also wanted by QPR, Sky Italia say.Belfodil’s representatives have touted the Algeria international for a move to England and he has also been linked with Fulham and Crystal Palace.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Gus Malzahn Wednesday press conference recap

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first_imgAUBURN — Gus Malzahn will hold his final media availability before Saturday’s game with Samford this evening.— On Xavier Dampeer taking first team reps this week: “He’s taken some”— “We need to play in all three phases.”— On not calling trick plays: “We do have our full arsenal. You only run them when it feels right.”— D’haquille Williams “dressed out” for practice. He is “day-to-day” for Saturday.last_img

Utah Utes basketball: Fans can get first look at Runnin’ Utes tonight

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first_imgE-mail: [email protected] Utah basketball fans will get their first look at this year's edition of the Runnin' Utes tonight at the Huntsman Center at the first annual JimmyBall Scrimmage.The free scrimmage begins at 7 p.m. and is expected to last approximately an hour. Unlike the past three years, the Ute women's team will not be part of the scrimmage, although coach Elaine Elliott will briefly address the crowd.Second-year Ute Boylen said he is treating it like a game day, with a shootaround in the afternoon and an intense scrimmage with two 15-minute halves between equally divided teams in the evening."We're more than a week into practice and I want to use this almost as a real game to see where our veterans are at, where our freshmen are at," Boylen said.The Utes return four seniors, Luke Nevill, Shaun Green, Tyler Kepkay and Lawrence Borha, along with juniors Luka Drca and Kim Tillie, who each started seven games last year and sophomore Carlon Brown, who started 29 games. Another returnee is sophomore Morgan Grim, who played in 26 games.Five freshman have joined the team and although some might redshirt, 6-4 wing player Jordan Cyphers from Kansas is expected to make the earliest impact."Our depth has added to our level of play as well as our level of competition," Boylen said. "We don't have a starting lineup yet this year. Having competition at a lot of positions has really helped us."Boylen praised the play of Green, saying, "Shaun Green has been terrific at both ends of the floor." He also said Nevill has improved and is being counted on to up his rebounding average to around 8 or 9 per game. After tonight, the Utes will be in action Nov. 8 for an exhibition game against Grand Valley State. Their first official game will be the following week on Nov. 15 against Southwest Baptist. Both games are Saturday afternoon games at 2 p.m. last_img

U14 Selects enjoy taste of Kootenay South Gold

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first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe roundball season is in full swing and so is the Nelson U14 Selects.The Reps blasted Kootenay South 6-0 en route to the gold medal in the U14 Boys Division at the KSYSA 16th Annual Boys Tournament Sunday at Mozzochi Park in Fruitvale.Micah May scored three times and James Miller added a pair to lead the Reps to the convincing victory.Dunavan Morris-Jansen scored the final tally for Nelson.“In the close games we maintained most of the possession but we just couldn't finish and even when we were down our boys just kept at it,” said Nelson coach Dan Szabo.“Their perseverance paid off, they didn't quit. Once they found the net you could just see the confidence build.”The Selects opened the tournament by rallying back to edge Kootenay South 3-2. Trailing 1-0, Spencer Szabo tied the game on a penalty kick. Kootenay South restored the lead before May pulled the team even again. Nicholas Wethal notched the game winner with just minutes to play.In the afternoon game, the Reps blasted Creston 9-0. James Miller scored three times for Nelson with the remaining goals going to May, Szabo, Keaton Roch and Sam Woodward.Sunday, Nelson advanced to the final by edging Kootenay East Rovers of Cranbrook 3-1. Once again the Selects needed to comeback after being down 1-0.But goals from Morris-Jansen and Tucker Anderson, followed up by an insurance marker by Dylan Bennett, allowed the Selects to pull out the victory.“This was a very important weekend for (the players),” Szabo explained. “The boys have grown and are now, truly, a 'team'. I couldn't be happier for them."Despite scoring more than 20 goals, Szabo was impressed by the strong play of the defensive line.“Much of the credit goes to our fullbacks,” he said. “Johnny Johnson, Theo Bakas and Nick Wethal were a force back there and (goalkeeper) Harrison Giles made some terrific saves.“That guy is a walking Tide commercial.”The Reps have a week off before traveling to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for a rep tournament during the May long weekend.  [email protected]last_img