Minnesota Timberwolves Break Into Esports With T-Wolves Gaming

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Minneapolis-St. Paul – In the first-ever NBA 2K League Expansion Draft, T-Wolves Gaming, the Minnesota Timberwolves organization’s NBA 2K League affiliate, last night selected Timothy “oLARRY” Anselimo with the 3rd overall selection and Mihad “I F E A S T” Feratovic with the 6th overall pick. Today, T-Wolves Gaming traded the rights to oLARRY to the Cavs Legion GC in exchange for Brandon “Hood” Caicedo.”

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Ask An Indie: Remy Ripple

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Welcome to Ask An Indie where we interview local independent game developers to learn how they make, do and create.

The Indie: Remy Ripple, Designer/Artist/Animator/Writer

What inspired you to start making games?

I’ve always really liked video games but in high school I was determined to go into comic art during college. I read a lot of comics at the time, especially webcomics. One particular webcomic was someone’s adaption of a game called Yume Nikki. I read it through and was really into the imagery and concepts that were in it so I had to try out the game!

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Evolve And Player.Me Merge Gaming Tech Together

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“Improving Player.me and making it the best place for gamers has always been our main goal since day 1. Over the course of time, we’ve added a lot to the platform based on your feedback and what we feel is beneficial to everyone. Today is a big day as Evolve is now part of Player.me. Our very own Sean Fee and Evolve founder Adam Sellke discuss the details in the video below.”

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Ask An Indie: Sara Ferret

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Welcome to Ask An Indie where we interview local independent game developers to learn how they make, do and create.

The Indie: Sara Ferret, Freelance Musician & VR Developer

What inspired you to start making games?

I’ve always spent most of my time writing and playing music, and eventually thought about the ideal format for my stories. l love books and shows, but 3D games with agency like Myst and Unreal feel like actual memories – “I was THERE when I was a kid!”

The way that impacted me, I knew it had to be digital games… but sitting in front of a screen also didn’t seem right.

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Ask An Indie: Farzan Fatemi

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Welcome to Ask An Indie where we interview local independent game developers to learn how they make, do and create.

The Indie: Farzan Fatemi, hobbyist developer

What inspired you to start making games?

I started playing video games “seriously” in college. I had played many games while growing up, but I think college was the first time I realized what rich experiences video games could be.

At around the same time I started learning programming in MATLAB for a summer research job in neuroimaging. I found out that programming was actually really fun and not as hard to start learning as I thought it would be. So I decided to take some computer science classes later on with the intent to eventually take game design courses.

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Minnesotans Can Now Buy Their Lottery Tickets Via Mobile App

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“A company’s attempt to sell Minnesotans state lottery tickets via smartphone is meeting fierce resistance from legislators and anti-gambling activists, who say it is an unauthorized expansion of gambling. The New York company, which is called Jackpocket, began selling Minnesota lottery games Tuesday through its smartphone app, making Minnesota the first state where the service is offered, said company CEO Peter Sullivan.”

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[FIELD NOTES] IGDATC June – Going to 11: Developing a Fantasy Soccer App

The local chapter of the International Game Developers Association met in June to dig into the art and craft of making games. The two presentations focused on the logistics and challenges of creating a visual novel and the process of launching a fantasy sports app.

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