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Now that 2014 is drawing to a close, it is time to look back and reflect on what has been released in the past 12 months. 2014 was, in many ways, an amazing year to be a video game enthusiast, with high quality games and innovative studios churning out triple-A games and working on fresh ideas to keep the gaming world alive in the coming years. For every upside, however, there is some bad. 2014 was also one of the worst years for gaming; high budget games by big name studios fell into a rut of profit-oriented gaming, the “freemium” craze created a large black mark in the gaming world, and the battle for name brand supremacy became even more intense as Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony pitted fans of their hardware against one another.
(BPT) - As the new year kicks off, it’s the premier time to refresh and refocus on certain aspects of your life ... and the home is no exception. Say goodbye to lackluster interiors as renowned interior designer and DIY television personality, Taniya Nayak, has forecasted the top trends for 2015 that will be sure to enhance and revive any home.
(BPT) - Skin care is important for men and women of all ages. Not only does healthy skin help you look younger, but properly maintaining your skin also gives you a healthier overall appearance so you feel more confident.
ovember is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month—making it the ideal time to focus on your own brain health. Research has proven that people of all ages—even older adults—can improve their cognitive abilities and their memory.
(NAPSI)—Frontier Communications (NADAQ: FTR) and DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) have launched America’s Best Communities, a $10 million prize competition to stimulate growth and revitalization in small cities and towns across Frontier’s 27-state footprint.
A new contest challenges the brightest and most innovative thinkers to develop meaningful strategies and plans that will transform their community. (NAPS)
(BPT) - Listen up, boomers: Do you want to stay active? Vibrant? Socially engaged? Professionally successful? Most of us do.
(StatePoint) Have you ever wondered why abandoned or dilapidated buildings lie vacant for years on end, or why traffic patterns isolate people from businesses, or why there is a lack of safe and accessible open space in your community?
(Family Features) While there's no magic way to transform your appearance overnight, you can freshen up your look through your eyewear. If you've worn the same glasses for years, a simple frame change can revitalize your face and style - and even take years off of you.
(StatePoint) If you want to help a local non-profit organization, but are strapped for time, making a difference is easier than ever. In fact, there are a variety of new ways you can make an impact in your community even from your computer or mobile device, as a “virtual volunteer.”
Virtual volunteers can help revitalize distressed Knudsen Park in Detroit by visiting www.50StatesforGood.com.
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend with lots to do! Bring your dog to Brandi Fenton Memorial Park this Saturday for a Canine Carnival to raise funds for a dog park revitalization project in memory of young dog lover Austin Fitzgerald. Please be sure to drop by our booth and meet our Pet VIP teams.
A Tucson family is turning tragedy into a park project that will celebrate their loved one’s deep passion for dogs.
(BPT) - Patio season is upon us, which means hosting family and friends for warm-weather gatherings and barbecues. Don’t fret; outdoor events don’t have to break the bank. With just a bit of creative vision and DIY savvy, you’ll have an al fresco affair to remember in no time at all.
Guests of the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain can add something special to their stay this year.
The end of 2013 was marked by a much needed wrench in the cogs of the video game industry, a console war. After the long lives of the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3, the gaming world needed a breath of fresh air. Sadly, we didn’t really get that. The Xbox One and Playstation 4 are both impressive consoles in their own right, but neither has brought truly innovative positive changes to the gaming world. Both Microsoft and Sony plagued social media networks with unending ads, Microsoft tried to bribe YouTube users to endorse the Xbox One, and a stream of negative media ruled supreme as the two companies seemed to be arch rivals. During all of the news storm, redesigning of consoles, and removing controversial features (Microsoft), one company was surprisingly out of the spotlight.
These guests, including five from Arizona, who have been invited to sit with the First Lady represent the stories of millions of Americans across the country, who are working hard to better their communities, improve their own economic outcomes and help restore opportunity for all.
Originally, a pristine 1930’s Vaudeville Stage & Movie Palace, the Fox Tucson Theatre has once again become a major center of arts and culture in Tucson, serving as one of the premier performance venues in Tucson’s exciting, revitalized downtown district. With state-of-the-art acoustic and visual technology that supports and attracts high quality shows, the theatre hosts everything from classic Hollywood films to local and regional film premiers and well as providing an unrivaled setting for concerts and community events all year long.
The Walt Disney Company has been responsible for some of the most timeless classics to grace our theaters and TV screens since the company’s inception in 1923. The multinational mass media conglomerate is one of the largest companies in the world and has established itself as a leader in the American animation industry as well as live-action film, television, travel, and theme parks. The Disney train has been going strong for decades now and there seems to be nothing stopping its momentum in the coming years.
Arizona is more than a great place to live. It’s also a prime tourist destination, one that weathered the depths of the recession to again become an area where visitors choose to spend time and money.
A new collaborative project is underway to assess the exact situation and needs of those living in poverty in Tucson, with plans to eventually inform the implementation of programs across the city.
A healthy dose of good news never hurt anybody, especially when the subject is economic development.
The first-ever Marana Main Street Festival is coming to the Town on April 5-7. Spearheaded by town staff and local business owner Teri Murphy, the event is designed to familiarize residents with an area of Marana that was once considered downtown before the introduction of Interstate 10 in the 1960s cut through the area’s development plans.