Disney Plus is winning streaming wars?!

Well it looks like Disney Plus is doing very very well indeed! The latest numbers have recently been announced and Disney Plus has taken a huge leap in the streaming wars and heading straight for Netflix!

In the last quarter of 2020, Disney Plus closed in on Hulu and almost took over the 3rd largest streaming service in the United States! While recently launched Peacock, a streaming service dedicated to streaming NBC Universal content, is already twice as big as Apple TV+. However Netflix has maintained it’s dominance over Prime Video with a margin of 30%!

Market share development in 2020- Disney Plus

That being said the growth of other streaming services impinged on Netflix’s market share. With Newcomers Disney+ and Peacock growing by 5% and 6% respectively. With HBO Max finishing on a high with a 9% expansion throughout 2020.

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Hitman 3

Hitman is back! The assassination franchise that everyone loves is making it’s way to the next gen in Hitman 3. However, it’s still available for the previous generation of consoles. So, the bald barcoded hitman, Agent 47, can still be enjoyed by those not upgrading their consoles just yet.

Hitman 3 is the conclusion in the long running ‘World of Assassination’ trilogy. You play as Agent 47 and this time his contracts are the most important that he’s ever had. As always with Hitman games, you’ll be completing assassinations across a wide variety of levels and locations. Each one is exotic and very very detailed. Each with their own creative opportunities to take out your target. Which not only are fun to discover but also gives plenty of replayability. Furthermore it makes it so not each game is the same! Your gameplay will be different to your friends, which is different to their friends and so on and so forth.

Furthermore, Hitman 3 allows you to play in ALL of the previous locations from the previous games. All locations from Hitman 1 and Hitman 2 can be imported and played within Hitman 3 at NO additional cost! Furthermore, progression from Hitman 2 is directly carried over into Hitman 3!

Did we mention you can play it in VR too?

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Doug Ford: Please Stay At Home!

Doug Ford Ontario’s Premier (A Premier is basically the head of government for some countries and states, similar to the Prime Minister, but for a state) has thanked his fellow Ontarians for staying at home. Whilst also urging the people of Canada and Ontario to continue to stay at home. He does so in a video message to the state by asking people to stay at home in various different languages.

In this new video he speaks in lots of different languages such including sign language, Dutch, Serbian, Somali and Hebrew.

It was a follow up video message from January 21st where Doug Ford urged his fellow Ontarians to stay at home. Repeating the message in a number of different languages from Italian, Russian, Turkish and Mandarin, to name but a few.

Doug Ford had issued a stay-at-home order for the province from January 14th which remains in effect for at least 28 days. Ford had also issued a second state of emergency on January 12th.

(CTV News)

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Bill Gates Answers Common Interview Questions

For Steph Curry’s official YouTube channel, Steph is doing a series of exclusive interviews called “State of Inspiration” In episode 1 Steph features one of the world’s leading executives and philanthropists, Bill Gates.

They discuss on the secondary problems that have arisen due to COVID-19, primarily food insecurity, education (remote learning), and unemployment. While they also tackled several of the issues and discussed what is needed to mitigate the problems that the global pandemic will leave behind when we all go back to normal.

One aspect that a lot of people will face young and old is job interview questions. As young people going into their first job and older generation of people who haven’t had to go for a job interview in a long time.

So, Steph wanted to ask Bill Gates to pretend he was interviewing for a software engineering job at Mircorosft and to answer a few of the common interview questions.

  1. Why Should We Hire You
  2. How do you define your strengths and weaknesses, and how would you incorporate them into a team?
  3. What are your salary expectations for this job?

However, some of these answers might surprise you and all of them might inspire you to adapt them into your line of work. So check out the answers below:

Bill Gates – Why Should We Hire You?

You should look at the codes that I’ve written. I write software programs way beyond any classes that I’ve taken. Think I’ve gotten better over time, so take a look at how ambitious I’ve been there.

I do think I can work well with people, might criticize their code a little harshly.

But overall, I like to be on a team. I like ambitious goals, like thinking through how we can anticipate the future.

Software is cool, and I want to be involved.

Bill Gates – How do you define your strengths and weaknesses, and how would you incorporate them into a team?

Well I’m not somebody who knows a lot about marketing. I wouldn’t enjoy being a salesman.

For a position where you’re actually creating the products and thinking through what those features should be, I’m fascinated by that.

I followed the history of the industry, read about the mistakes that have been made. So product definition, product creation, very strong.

If you have a team that understands the customers, the sales, the marketing, I’m not going to bring that, but I would enjoy working with them.

Bill Gates – What are your salary expectations for this job?

I hope the option package is good. I’m able to take risk and I think the company has a great future, so I prefer to get stock options even more than cash compensation.

I hear some other companies are paying a lot, but treat me fairly and emphasize the options.

Questions for you

  • What questions would you like to ask Bill at a job interview
  • What job interview questions do you hate
  • How would you like to interview Bill Gates for a job at your company
  • Do You find job interviews hard
  • Do you feel a lot of people will struggle in job interviews after COVID
  • Should there be support for people who don’t know how to do their best in a job interview?

[INC]

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David Bowie Predicts the Internet in 1999

In this now infamous clip David Bowie discusses the internet with Jeremy Paxman of the BBC a very famous interviewer for a programme called Newsnight. Bowie was a rockstar but he also had other interests. He explained how he thought the internet is more than just a tool and why it was destined to change the world. This was in 1999 too don’t forget! Bowie even launched his own internet service provider, BowieNet, which ceased operations in 2006.

David Bowie: Internet changing the world

In the 1999 BBC interview Bowie told a skeptical Paxman that

“I don’t think we’ve even seen the tip of the iceberg. I think the potential of what the internet is going to do to society, both good and bad, is unimaginable.”

Paxman then calls the internet a tool and Bowie retorts:

“an alien life form” and expresses his belief that “it is going to crush our ideas of what mediums are all about.”

Bowie knew what he was talking about in 1998, a year before the interview, Bowie launched BowieNet an internet service provider which was more than just an ISP. It provided access to a dedicated website with exclusive content, including photos of Bowie, a blog and news feed.

Users were encouraged to start their own website with the free 5MB of space that they were paying for. They also were able to chat in live chats with one another and Bowie himself. You could say that this was a social media website.

Allegedly his enthusiasm for the internet was so great that David Bowie claimed that he’d bypass music and go right to the internet if he were 19 again!

“If I was 19 again, I’d bypass music and go right to the internet.” 

(Big Think)

Questions for you

  • Why did he think this way?
  • Was he right?
  • Was his profound prediction justified
  • Has what he predicted come right
  • What hasn’t come right
  • Could this be easily adjusted? Is it confirmation bias?

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Jingle Radio Station – JingleMad Radio!

Do you love jinlges on the radio? Do you find yourself singing jingles all day long? Well we have found the radio station for you. It’s called JingleMad Radio and it’s a radio station that plays jingles all day long!

Thanks to the co-operation and permission of the biggest jingle companies in the world, JingleMad Radio plays jingles literally all day long.

If you want to know just how many jingles are played, we’re gonna tell ya, it’s more than you think! They play 66 jingles in a row every hour!

JingleMad Radio don’t have presenters and programmes and operate like a rolling news service with the same format each hour.

What a Jingle looks like

The top of the hour will play a news jingle, sponsor jingle and top of the hour ident followed by 66 jingles in a row. All created randomly by JingleMad JingleMix.

A typical hour on JingleMad Radio looks like this:

  • :00 Single Jingle News with Stuart Clarkson
  • :01 Top of hour jingle
  • :02 JingleMad JingleMix – 66 jingles in a row
  • :17 Demonstration time – jingle demo
  • :30 Another 66 jingles in a row
  • :45 JingleMad jingle montages – user created montages
  • :59 News intro

(JingleMad Radio)

Questions for you….

  • Do you love jingles?
  • What’s your favourite jingles?
  • What makes a good jingles?
  • How would you make good jingles?
  • Do you know many jingles from now or when you were younger?
  • Could you listen to 66 jingles in a row?

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Funk Butcher joins PRS Foundation!

PRS Foundation has a brand new member on their ranks our very own Funk Butcher (aka Kwame Saf0). He’ll be joining them as grants and programmes manager! Overseeing the management of flagship funds including PPL Momentum Music Fund, International Showcase Fund and Hitmaker.

As regular listeners of the show will know Funk has over 15 years of experience as a DJ, music producer and label owner of Househology. Playing a major role in shaping the landscape of UK Dance through a various number of mediums. Such as his numerous record releases, live shows and radio shows on a number of flagship radio stations. Such as Rinse FM, Deja Vu, and the Househology 101 show.

Furthermore Funk is also a teacher and plays an important role on advocating for safety and education for young people. As a Lead Tutor for Captial Xtra’s Musical Potential project in 2012. Plus as Ambassador for the London Night Czar Amy Lamé’s Sounds Like London initiative and event in 2018.

In 2020 Funk oversaw Mixmag’s Blackout Mixmag special edition which tied together 18 different features addressing systemic racism and the amplification of Black contributors as the guest editor.

What PRS Foundation are saying:

Kwame Safo, grants and programmes manager, PRS Foundation: ‘I’m really excited to get to work with an incredible organisation and help, but also to further build my understanding of the music landscape at this level. I’m also enthused that I’ve had the support of so many whilst also given room to be true to myself. That’s very important to me, given the times we are in.

Joe Frankland, chief executive, PRS Foundation: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Kwame to the PRS Foundation team.  His music connections and experience across multiple sectors of the industry will be a fantastic asset to the organisation, the team and the ground-breaking industry funds he will be managing.’

(PRS)

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Override 2: Super Mech League

Override 2: Super Mech League is out now and the 3D competitive arena brawler returns with 20 mechs and a brand new fast paced combat system, including an all new career mode!

Override 2: Super Mech League – Career Mode

The new career mode is called Leagues. So, in Leagues your agent Zoe will guide you through the ins and outs of the Super Mech League and set you up with matches.

Each match type in Leagues have their own associated rank. This rank will increase as you continue through the competition against players online. Leagues will feature returning match types from the first Override, such as 1v1, 2v2 and free for all. Furthermore brand new match types come in called Control, king of the hill style battles and Xenoswarm. So, this is a battle for survival against Kaiju-infused bots!

Sponsorships and Clubs

As you continue through the league in Override 2: Super Mech League, you will have the option to accepted limited – time sponsorships. Complete in game challenges from sponsorships to earn bonus coins. Raking in that extra cash opens up a range of customisable options in the garage. Including additional mechs to fight with in Leagues, skins for each part of your mech and cosmetic attachments.

Furthermore, once you have gained enough experience you’ll unlock the option to join a club. One of Magma, Pacifica and Starlight. Winning marches and completing challenges raises your clubs collective influence. More influence the better the more rewards available!

Mech Pilots – Override 2: Super Mech League

The first step in becoming a top tier pilot is finding the right mech suit to match your fighting style. While a good mechanic that you can use is the quick recovery system. Tapping on the jump button whilst knocked down will spring the mech’s back in to action!

Be aware though once death occurs mechs will explode after a short period!

While in matches with more than two players you can surprise your opponents by grabbing the mech scraps. By timing it correctly you can throw them like an item to catch your enemies unawares!

(Playstation)

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No More Heroes 1 & 2 Review

You’re all alone in the bedroom – put down that laptop down and pick your Nintendo Switch and give your attention to No More Heroes, 1 & or 2.

Yes – The Hack and Slash adventure that was Nintendo Wii more adult esq adventure. Which had you waving your wii stick and follows the journey of Travis Touchdown, and is a must for your Christmas stocking.

No More Heroes. Not for Kids.

Now NMH is not a game for Kids, don’t let the cell shaded animation fool you.

We talking Toilet Humour, Stylist art style!! Dope dope music and OVER THE TOP action.

The game follows Travis Journey to become the number one assassin by killing off the others in a very battle royal movie still. Like this game could be straight out a Tarantino movie, with lightsabers! YES Travis has a Katana which is basically a lightsaber and his personality has a touch of Jonny bravo. Yes he loves the ladies and it’s a bit of that one the top tongue in cheek and sexual references.

No More Heroes 2

No More Heroes 2 is more of a revenge tell and it’s your job Is to go and kill the top fighters. It plays really well on the Switch because as cool as it was waving around the wii remote. That type of gameplay has become a little played out. Game runs really well on Handheld mode.

No More Heroes

No More Heroes isn’t an open world game, the game has a map with lots of cool little hubs you can jump on your bike and ride to. From the most random side missions, which are basically 8bit mini games, that have you do anything from catching mice and rodents, to moving pipes. The best training mode, with the best chest hair wrestling looking,

No More Heroes feels like a OTT Japanese version of an American action. With some real stylist look that could’ve been taken from a persona game.

So yes like me if you think Die hard best Christmas movie, then No More Heroes 1&2 port are for you.

Written by Mr Midas

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Cyberpunk 2077 – ONE HUGE GAME!

The world’s most anticipated video game, Cyberpunk 2077, is finally here! The open world action adventure story set in Night City! It’s a city that is obsessed with power, glamout and body modification. Who doesn’t want swords in their arms? You play as the protagonist V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one of a kind implant that is the key to immortality!

Everything is customisable, from the cyberware, skillset and playstyle. Even your characters, y’know, important bits. Ahem.

Every choice you make in this game will shape the story and the world that is around you. You have three different Life Path choices to make at the start of the game. You can choose to be a Corpo, Nomad or Street Kid. There will get be a different game depending on which one you choose. The prologue will be different, however, the main story will more or less be the same. However, how you are able to navigate night city, using your skills and various pieces of dialogue will be adjusted according to how you choose. For example a Street Kid may be better at navigating the gangs and talking his/her way out of trouble with the police. Whilst a Corpo will have easier and earlier access to tech guns and be able to negotiate better.

The guys over at IGN have done a wonderful breakdown of what these Life Paths are:

Nomad Life Path

The Nomad Life Path is one that revolves around a story of an outsider. Starting their journey in the vast desert-like district outside of Night City called “The Badlands”, Nomads are scrappy and resourceful people who pride themselves in their strong family dynamics, forming clans that function similarly to small communities. Inside of Night City, Nomads have bad reputations, especially with the corporate elite and police, and are treated very much like outcasts.
Since they reside in the outskirts, Nomads are savvy in the business of acquiring and transporting stolen corporate goods and turning them for a profit. This knowledge can help them.
  • Backstory: V is an outsider from The Badlands looking for a new life in Night City.
  • Starting Destination: The Badlands
  • Starting Mission: The Nomad

Street Kid Life Path

The Street Kid Life Path is one of someone who’s no stranger to the streets of Night City. Their journey begins in Heywood, a large district that borders the corporate landscape of the City Center and is home to the majority of the people of Night City. Having lived a life in the streets fighting off “badges” and navigating around gangs, Street Kids have a wealth of knowledge about the city, knowing every street and just about everyone who lives there. Their street smarts and and their connections with the people who live there can help them.
  • Backstory: V is from the streets of Night City where gangs and violence are rampant and they are looking for a come-up.
  • Starting Destination: Heywood
  • Starting Mission: The Street Kid

Corpo Life Path

The Corpo Life Path, as you might assume from the name, is all about holding one’s own while navigating around people consumed with money, power, and respect. Corpos begin their adventure in the heart of the Night City business district, also known as the City Center, surrounded with sleek and towering skyscrapers with boardrooms of executives shaking hands on underhanded deals. Since Corpos are acquainted with the one percent’s lifestyle, they have a knack for dealing with people from the upper echelon and this knowledge can help them.
  • Backstory: V is living in Night City acting as an agent for the elite of a mega corporation.

  • Starting Destination: The City Center

  • Starting Mission: The Corpo

(IGN Wiki Cyberpunk 2077)

Cyberpunk 2077 Upgrades

Not only are your skills upgradeable via your skill tree, this is in both of physical skill (jumping, fighting, running for example), but your mental skill (negotiation, talking your way out of trouble for example)  but you can also upgrade your ‘cool’. Cool is what will affect your stealth and ability to make critical hits on opponents.

You can also upgrade your weapons, hacking skills and body implants. Remember those inbuilt swords we told you about earlier? Their called Mantis blades and they look amazing:

You can also upgrade your legs which will allow you to jump higher and further! So as you can see there’s lots of customisation available in this game for players!

Cyberpunk 2077 – What you need to do

In Cyberpunk 2077, you are tasked with taking down everyone, from corporate security to the police, gangs and other outlaws to gain street cred and then get better jobs. Better jobs equals better play equals better gear! Buy weapons, body upgrades or buy cars, motorcycles and clothing!

Along the story you will journey through the whole of the city and encounter every walk of life. From the gang-ridden warzones to it’s downtown to the corporate heavens. Nothing is off limits. Deal with sleazy characters, desperate celebs and artificial intelligence.

Everyone is after the same thing, a prototype chip that will make you live forever. Face corporate leaders, underground hustlers and the most feared people in Night City. Anyone will do everything in their power to possess the prototype chip.

Choose how you handle the power and who you wish to become and remember, the choices in your journey will change the story based on your actions!

(CyberPunk)

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