Month: August 2022

TwinSpires to Pull Out of Michigan Online Gaming Market Next Week

Posted on: August 30, 2022, 11:43h.

Last updated on: August 30, 2022, 11:43h.

TwinSpires, the Churchill Downs branded online gaming platform, will end its sports betting and iGaming operations in Michigan next week.

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A “Welcome to Michigan” sign greets motorists as they enter the state’s Upper Peninsula on US Highway 45. Churchill Downs has announced its TwinSpires online sportsbook and iGaming platforms will stop taking batches on Sept. 6. It appears SI Sportsbook will be Replacing TwinSpires as the online gaming partner for the Hannahville Indian Community. (Image: spiritofamerica/Adobe Stock Images)

According to the TwinSpires’ FAQ section, it will stop taking sports and casino bets on Sept. 6. The site will remain online for a month to allow players to withdraw their funds.

Any accountholder with funds still tied to the site after Oct. 6 will have a check sent to their current address on file.

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Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Officially Launches on PS4 in West Starting Wednesday

while Phantasy Star Online 2 has been available on the PlayStation 4 in Japan pretty much since the online game’s initial launch, agreements in the west saw the series made available as an Xbox console exclusive. While signs were indicating this would not change, it turns out they will be starting on 31 August 2022, with confirmation that the free-to-play online game Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will be made available on the PlayStation 4 (with PS5 backwards compatibility).

This release of New Genesis will be comparable with the other platforms, meaning you are able to dive into all the original PSO2 content through pressing a few buttons in-game. Furthermore, it has been confirmed that the game will be completely free-to-play in terms of access, with a PlayStation Plus subscription not required to access the online functionality.

The PS4 version will also provide access to all the latest updates,

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How Nintendo Switch Online Made Me Stop Pining For Virtual Console

When Nintendo first introduced the Switch Online classic games catalog featuring NES games, I bemoaned the announcement of what I saw as an inferior content delivery system. Not only were we asked to play with a substantially smaller library of games than what we had on Wii or Wii U, but I didn’t even have the option to buy those games. Instead, we were given a small library of games from a single console with no way to carry over entitlements from previous purchases or actually own the classic games I was playing. I felt Nintendo Switch Online was a worse service in every way, even as Nintendo expanded the offerings to include a robust NES and SNES library.

Then in 2020, something changed. With many of my normal social activities put on hold, I found myself with more free time at home than ever before. I mostly spent that

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NFL live streams: How to watch 2022 preseason football games online without cable

Some sports fans may groan at the notion of watching preseason football, but NFL fanatics absolutely love it. It’s easy to understand why.

The preseason is the first chance that many get to see their team’s young players on the field as they battle for spots on the 53-man roster and practice squad. Some teams will also offer a glimpse at some of their new, veteran acquisitions, which is sure to thrill NFL fans everywhere.

Yes, plenty of teams — like Sean McVay’s Rams — are moving away from playing any of their starters in the preseason. Even still, those games can tell fans and fantasy owners a lot about roster depth, so plenty will even want to catch those teams in action.

For the second consecutive preseason, there are 49 games set to be played, as the process was shortened from four weeks to three ahead of the 2021

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2K relents to fans, turns servers back on for abandoned “4v1” online game

<em/>Evolve‘s unique 4v1 battling is now back online—and while access is limited, we still count this as a victory for game history preservation.”/<figcaption class=
Enlarge / Evolve‘s unique 4v1 battling is now back online—and while access is limited, we still count this as a victory for game history preservation.

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From a preservation standpoint, the modern shift to “always-online” video games has been a disaster. We’ve seen it repeatedly: A developer stops “supporting” an online game, and then the rug is pulled out from fans who might try to hack their way into playing the game among friends, leaving all access in tatters.

In the case of the four-on-one online shooter Evolvehowever, the reverse has been true—and in a surprise twist, this 2K-published, Turtle Rock-developed game has been given more life this week than in the four years since its support was shut down.

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