Ancient Resource Auctions' March 14 online sale features authentic antiquities, ethnographic art, Natural History items

Extraordinary circa 1000-1500 AD full figure marble anthropic cohoba stand, an item used in hallucinogenic ceremonies and rarely made from stone like this example (est. $6,000-$8,000).

Marvelous 3rd century BC Etruscan terracotta head of a man, 10 inches tall and an outstanding example. His features are wonderfully modeled in high relief (est. $4,000-$5,500).

Large Byzantine double-spouted bronze lamp from the 6th or 7th century AD, 9 ¾ inches tall, a lovely example on a flared pedestal foot with an elegant rounded body (est. 7,000-$10,000).

This exceedingly rare Egyptian wooden Apis Bull figure, also from the Late Period, well carved from a single piece of cedar, should find a new owner for $5,500-$8,000.

Apulian red-figure fish plate, 4th Century BC, depicting three perch-type fish, each beautifully executed with great style and detail, 5 ½ inches diameter (est. $3,500-$4,500).

A Byzantine double-spouted bronze lamp from the 6th or 7th century AD and a circa 1000-1500 AD full figure marble anthropic cohoba stand are expected top lots.

We’re featuring an incredible selection of antiquities from a wide variety of cultures in our first major online auction of the year. Bidders are bound to get some wonderful pieces at great prices.”

— Gabriel Vandervort

MONTROSE, CA, UNITED STATES, February 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A large Byzantine double-spouted bronze lamp from the 6th or 7th century AD, an extraordinary circa 1000-1500 AD full figure marble anthropic cohoba stand, and a marvelous 3rd century BC Etruscan terracotta head of a man are just a few of the highlights in Ancient Resource Auctions’ online-only Auction #82 – An Exceptional Spring Antiquities Sale.

The auction is already up and online for pre-bidding. It will go live on Saturday, March 14th, at 9 am Pacific time, and continue on through the afternoon that day. Up for bid are around 450 lots of authentic Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Holy Land, Byzantine, Asian and Pre-Columbian antiquities, plus ethnographic art, Natural History items and other rare collectibles.

All lots may be viewed and bid on now, via Ancient Resource Auctions’ bidding platform, at bid.AncientResourceAuctions.com, and on its bidding apps for both Android and Apple devices. Bids can also be placed on Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. A link to LiveAuctioneers is at https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/161985_a82-exceptional-spring-antiquities-sale/.

“We’re featuring an incredible selection of antiquities from a wide variety of cultures in our first major online auction of the new year,” said Gabriel Vandervort, the owner of Ancient Resource Auctions, adding, “Bidders are bound to get some wonderful pieces at great prices.”

With a pre-sale estimate of $7,000-$10,000, the large Byzantine double-spouted bronze lamp is a strong candidate for top lot of the auction. The 9 ¾ inch tall lamp, on a flared pedestal foot, is lovely, with an elegant rounded body and well-preserved brown patinated surfaces with green deposits. Lamps with similar bodies and spout designs currently reside in the British Museum.

The full figure marble anthropic cohoba stand was an item used in hallucinogenic ceremonies.
A bowl of cohoba would be placed on the effigy’s head and shared among participants. The stands were rarely made from stone, like this gorgeous 12 ½ inch tall example. The figure’s head is turned backward – commonly seen in Taino Art (est. $6,000-$8,000).

The Etruscan terracotta head of a man, 10 inches tall, is an outstanding example. He is veiled and is wearing a narrow diadem decorated with rosettes. Four small pinecones adorn his forehead and his features are wonderfully modeled in high relief, his hair short and well defined. Last acquired thru Sotheby’s, the piece should garner $4,000-$5,500.

A wonderful Egyptian bronze figure of the mother goddess Mut from the Late Period (circa 664-332 BC), depicted wearing a tight-fitting gown and striated wig, with uraeus surmounted by the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, 6 ¾ inches tall, has an estimate of $6,000-$7,500. Also, a very rare Egyptian wooden Apis Bull figure, also from the Late Period, well carved from a single piece of cedar, should garner $5,500-$8,000.

A large and beautiful Egyptian polychrome figure of the funerary deity Ptah-Sokar-Osiris from the Late Period, 25 ¼ inches tall, depicted mummiform on a rectangular integral base and with much of the original paint preserved, is expected to fetch $5,000-$8,000; while a large Greek terracotta figure of a bearded deity from the Late Hellenistic Period (2nd-1st Century BC), 20 ¾ inches tall and very well preserved, should hit $4,000-$7,000.

A wonderful Apulian red-figure fish plate from the 4th Century BC, depicting three perch-type fish, each beautifully executed with great style and detail, about 5 ½ inches in diameter, carries a pre-sale estimate of $3,500-$4,500. Also, a gorgeous Roman head of an enraptured Venus, the goddess of love, circa 2nd Century AD, likely once part of a paired statue with Pan, mounted on a marble stand, is estimated to reach $1,500-$3,000.

In addition to live and Internet bidding, phone and absentee bids will be accepted. When bidding this way, a 19.5 percent buyer’s premium will apply, versus a 24.5 percent when bidding online via LiveAuctioneers.com or Invaluable.com, and 20 percent via the Ancient Resource Auctions bidding platform and app. Previews are by appointment only; to schedule one call 818-425-9633.

Mr. Vandervort said Ancient Resource Auctions is one of the few truly specialized auction houses as it pertains to handling rare antiquities. “We’re a small operation with a true passion and dedication for ancient history,” he said, “with decades of combined experience working specifically with these items. Buyers can feel secure knowing we only offer genuine antiquities.”

Ancient Resource Auctions is always seeking quality ancient art and antiquities for future auctions. To inquire about consigning one piece or an entire collection, you may call 818-425-9633 or send an e-mail to ancientresourceauctions@yahoo.com. All inquiries are confidential.

To learn more about Ancient Resource Auctions and the Saturday, March 14th Exceptional Spring Antiquities Sale, visit www.AncientResourceAuctions.com. For more information, please call 818-425-9633; or, you can send an e-mail to ancientresourceauctions@yahoo.com.

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Justin Williams Laser Explores the Weirdest Video Game Spin-offs

Justin Williams Laser takes a look at some of the strangest offshoots of well-known titles.

AUSTIN, TEXAS , UNITED STATES, February 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sometimes when there are beloved characters or concepts that don’t get enough screentime in the main attraction, a spin-off makes perfect sense. However, Justin Williams Laser wants to take a look at the games that have no logical reason to even exist in the first place. Sometimes a developer just wants to try something new—and sometimes, it pays off in a big way.

Justin Williams Laser first points out Pokemon Snap for the Nintendo 64. This odd spinoff moves away from the RPG gameplay of capturing and battling monsters and moves you into a photographer role. The game, which is fully 3D, moves you along a predetermined track, akin to a lightgun game or a theme park ride. Your goal is to try to capture as many good shots as you can along the way and be graded on them at the end of the “ride”. While the concept seems strange in theory, it proved to be a big hit and sold units like crazy. There were even Pokemon Snap photobooths set up in malls and Blockbusters where you could print out the shots you took of your favorite pokemon.

One spin-off that wasn’t quite as well-received, also from Nintendo but years earlier, is the Super Nintendo game Mario is Missing. In this Super Mario spinoff, much like the title suggests, Mario is missing. You must play as Luigi who, unfortunately, does not get to do any of the fun things Mario is accustomed to. Instead of skillfully racing your way through well-designed levels, picking up powerups and defeating enemies by jumping on their heads, you must walk slowly from town to town, asking people if they’ve seen your brother, and answering history questions.

Justin Williams Laser is aware this sounds like a joke, but he assures you: this game is real, and it is absolutely terrible.

Another game that doesn’t quite live up to the greatness of its original series, Justin Williams Laser points out, is Megaman Soccer, also for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Megaman, much like Mario, usually runs through levels from left to right, defeating enemies by shooting his arm cannon at them rather than bouncing off their skulls. Megaman Soccer, not surprisingly, replaces this gameplay with a soccer game. The problem is, Justin Williams Laser explains, it wasn’t a particularly fun, or good-looking, or interesting soccer game. After this outing, Megaman put down the soccer ball and stuck to the tried and true formula of weapons and explosions.

One final spin-off that no one realized they wanted until it was released: Halo Wars. This RTS release in the popular first-person shooter series may seem odd, but Halo Wars is interesting because, as Justin Williams Laser points out, Halo actually began its life as an RTS game. Halo Wars proves that the game could have survived as a strategy game, and it was so successful it was followed up with a sequel.

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Skip Drish, a Man of Many Talents, Discusses His 30-Year Construction Career

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TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES, February 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Skip Drish of Tampa, FL, is a true Renaissance man. From serving his country in the U.S. military to protecting communities as a police officer, captaining boats to renovating homes, he has proven time and again his versatility and dedication to success in any endeavor. His construction career, spanning more than three decades, is itself a testament to his talent and drive.

Skip Drish is a respected State Licensed General and Electrical Contractor in Florida and Illinois. Starting from the bottom and working his way through the ranks, Skip Drish demonstrated strategic planning and utilized controlled investments, market forecasting, continuing education, and exceptional leadership, to establish a gold-star reputation in the Florida contracting and construction community. Over 30 years, he amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience while working for various construction companies, orchestrating the successful growth and expansion of a number of entities. Currently, Skip Drish Tampa stands at the helm of his own contracting firm, WorldWide Contracting, Inc.

Headquartered in Lutz, Florida, WorldWide Contracting, Inc., also has affiliate offices in Oak Brook, Illinois, Newark, Delaware, Atlanta, Georgia, and San Antonio, TX. Skip Drish said he plans to expand his national workforce further in the future.

In addition to an impressive portfolio showcasing his commitment to quality and innovation, he has garnered the widespread respect of clients and colleagues through his professionalism, dedication to quality, and exceptional customer service.

Skip Drish’s extensive educational background includes graduating with honor’s with a bachelor in science management from National-Louis University. He is also a State Certified General Contractor in Florida and a Union Carpenter and Electrician. His numerous additional certifications include certification with Square D, certification in pre-manufactured residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, fiber-optic installation and termination, certification for city water reclamation plant, Master Electrical Wireman, OSHA safety certification.

Prior to embarking on his construction career, Skip Drish was a U.S. Military Police/Investigations Corporal and Squad Leader in the U.S. and Europe from 1981 to 1984, for which service he received a U.S Army Medal for Heroism in the line of duty. After his military service, he became a police officer with the Chicago Police Department in May 1988, the start of a decades-long career in law enforcement, which has included positions in local, state, and government arenas, with titles ranging from VIP Chief Operator of his private security firm, Investigations & Security Bureau Inc. to BLS First Responder Instructor.

Skip Drish Tampa said many skills and lessons he learned in the military and law enforcement have served him well in construction and business ownership as well.

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Industry Growth in Global Online Gambling & Betting Market Size Will Reach USD 100 Billion by 2026: Facts & Factors

Online Gambling & Betting Market

Online Gambling & Betting Market

Global online gambling & betting market anticipated to reach above USD 100 billion by 2026 and is expected to grow CAGR of 10% from 2020 to 2026.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Facts and Factors has authored “Online Gambling & Betting Market By Game Form Type (Poker, Casino, Sports Betting, Bingo, Lottery, and Others), By Component Analysis (software, and services) and By Device Analysis (Desktop, Mobile, And Others): Global Industry Perspective, Market Size, Statistical Research, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Trends, and Forecasts, 2019–2026”. The global online gambling & betting market in 2019 is approximately USD 50 billion and is anticipated to reach above USD 100 billion by 2026. The anticipated CAGR for the online gambling & betting market is around 10% from 2020 to 2026.

Online gambling and betting, is generally known as internet gambling. It is gambling on different games such as casino or sports over the internet. Some of the common games in the market include poker, bingo, lotteries, roulette, slots, and keno. Online gambling and betting have perceived reflective propagation over the past 8-10 years. Easy availability of these games and the temptation of easy money are the leading factors fueling the overall online gambling and betting market growth.

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Online gambling and betting market are enormously motivated by the firm growth in the internet organization along with the strong awareness of mobile devices. The rising propagation of mobile applications has widened the opportunity for overall market growth. Thus, the constant rise observed across internet usage and online streaming & gaming is anticipated to fuel the market growth in the following years.

Based on game form, the global online gambling & betting market is divided into poker, casino, sports betting, bingo, lottery, and others. A sports betting was the largest segment of the online gambling & betting market in 2019. It is expected to register growth by CAGR of 11% over the forecast period.

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Based on device type, the global online gambling & betting market is segmented into the desktop, mobile, and others. In 2019, the desktop segment dominated the global online gambling & betting market. The mobile segment is projected to be the fastest-growing device type over the next five years attributed to increasing the adoption of mobile by consumers, especially in developing countries.

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Europe dominated the market of online gambling & betting accounting for 52% share of the online gambling & betting consumption globally in 2019. Europe is expected to project a huge revenue in the global online gambling & betting market, mainly due to the enormous demand originating from the Western European countries. The Asia Pacific online gambling & betting markets are projected to demonstrate significant growth rate in the near future, due to rise in awareness regarding gambling & betting, increased internet penetration, increase in population, and significant growth in GDP in the developing countries such as India, China, etc.

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Kobe Bryant signed and inscribed middle school yearbook with an L.A. Lakers reference up for bid at IconicAuctions.com

Kobe Bryant signed and inscribed 1992 middle school yearbook with a reference to the Los Angeles Lakers, the team he would play for just four years later (minimum bid: $2,500).

Poem handwritten by Michael Jordan when he was in middle or high school, titled “Only You” and signed “Michael Jeffrey Jordan”, his full name, an autograph rarity (minimum bid: $2,500).

Baseball dual-signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig while the two were part of a barnstorming tour of cities across the U.S., with Ruth’s signature across the sweet spot (minimum bid: $5,000).

Rare ship’s pass document dual signed by George Washington (as President, “Go. Washington”) and Thomas Jefferson (as Secretary of State, “Th. Jefferson”) (minimum bid: $10,000).

Original pressing from 1963 of the Parlophone album With the Beatles, signed by all four band members, in overall fine condition with multiple surface impressions (minimum bid: $5,000).

Also for bid is a love poem handwritten by Michael Jordan when he was in middle or high school, signed “Michael Jeffrey Jordan”. The auction ends February 29.

The market for basketball autographs and memorabilia has exploded in the last several years. The Kobe Bryant middle school yearbook and Michael Jordan handwritten teenage love poem are unique pieces.”

— Jeff Woolf

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A Kobe Bryant signed and inscribed 1992 middle school yearbook with a reference to the Los Angeles Lakers, and a love poem handwritten by Michael Jordan when he was in middle or high school, signed “Michael Jeffrey Jordan”, are expected top lots in Iconic Auctions’ Internet-only Autographs & Memorabilia auction, online now and ending Feb. 29th.

Interested parties can view the entire auction catalog and bid now, at www.IconicAuctions.com. Most of the items have been authenticated by Beckett, REAL, James Spence and other reputable authenticating services. Others still are accompanied by letters or certificates of authenticity.

Over 700 lots are up for bid, in a range of collecting categories, not just sports. These include politics and history, music and entertainment and more, with rare, collectible items signed by such luminaries as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, The Beatles, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Dylan, Abraham Lincoln, Tupac Shakur, Derek Jeter, Ted Williams, Mike Trout and others.

The yearbook, from NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s 8th grade year at Bala Cynwyd Middle School in California, is boldly inscribed in blue ballpoint pen on the second-to-last left page. It reads: “In a few years you will probably be dunking on me. NOT!! How about those Lakers – Your friend, Kobe Bryant #24”. Four years later Bryant wore #24 for the Lakers (minimum bid: $2,500).

The Michael Jordan love poem, titled “Only You”, was penned by His Royal Airness to a girl he presumably fancied at school. In turns it is sentimental (“Only you can kiss on my cheeks”), devout (mentioning “the great man above”) and awkward (“I hope you grow very, very tall”). The signature is a rare full-name example and an early Jordan autograph (minimum bid: $2,500).

“The market for basketball autographs and memorabilia has exploded in the last several years, and the Kobe Bryant middle school yearbook and Michael Jordan handwritten teenage love poem are two of the most unique pieces we've ever handled in that genre,” said Jeff Woolf, the president of Iconic Auctions. The Kobe yearbook, in particular, is both timely and poignant.”

Woolf added, “It’s crazy if you think about it. Here’s a kid rooting for the Lakers who not only ends up a player on the team four years later, but arguably goes on to become the greatest player in team history. You just don't see something so prophetic like that ever surface. It's amazing. Bryant mentions in his Showtime documentary that he developed his mentality for basketball during the time when this yearbook was signed. You can see that reflected in his first sentence.”

An exceedingly rare four-language ship’s pass document dual signed by George Washington (as President, “Go. Washington”) and Thomas Jefferson (as Secretary of State, “Th. Jefferson”), dated June 21, 1793, carries a minimum bid of $10,000; while a letter handwritten by Abraham Lincoln on Executive Mansion stationery, dated May 11, 1861 (even “Executive Mansion” was handwritten by Lincoln), addressed to the Secretary of the Navy, has a minimum bid of $5,000.

An original pressing from 1963 of the U.K. Parlophone album With the Beatles, signed by all four members of the Fab Four, in overall fine condition with multiple surface impressions, has a minimum bid of $5,000. Also, a stereo pressing of the classic 1965 Columbia album Bringing It All Back Home, boldly signed by singer, songwriter and poet Bob Dylan in blue felt tip marker, a near-mint offering from one of the toughest signers in the world, has a minimum bid of $1,000.

A baseball dual-signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig while the two were part of a barnstorming tour of cities across the country, featuring Ruth’s bold signature in blue ink across the sweet spot and Gehrig’s on the panel below, has a minimum bid of $5,000. Also, a Hillerich & Bradsby W166 model bat dating from 1951-1954, game-used by the Splendid Splinter Ted Williams, with ball marks and Williams’s number “9” handwritten on the knob, has a minimum bid of $3,000.

The earliest-known game-used jersey from Derek Jeter, worn when he was a player with the minor league Greensboro Hornets, size 46, with impeccable provenance from the team oner at the time, has a minimum bid of $3,000; while a 33 ½ inch Old Hickory baseball bat used by Mike Trout in the minor leagues, signed by the Los Angeles Angels slugger “Mike Trout, 2010 Game Used”, with multiple ball marks, a crack and taped handle, has a minimum bid of $2,000.

The very American flag flown over the United States Capitol building during Barack Obama’s historic presidential inauguration in 2009, encased and with a letter authenticity from the Acting Architect of the Capitol, Stephen T. Ayers, has a minimum bid of $1,000. Also, Tupac Shakur’s rare, handwritten and double-signed lyrics to the unreleased track Tha Brightness of Your Smile, overall in fine condition with minor handling wear and discoloration has a minimum bid of $750.

Iconic Auctions is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and operates under the corporate name Iconic Memorabilia, L.L.C. The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single item or a collection, call them toll-free at 1-800-325-7127; or, send an email to jeff@iconicauctions.com. For more info on the Feb. 29 auction, visit www.iconicauctions.com.

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An exhibition of limited edition prints has opened at Virtosu Art Gallery, New York.

Alien

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Connection Of Civilizations

Connection Of Civilizations

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An exhibition of limited edition prints has opened at Virtosu Art Gallery, New York.

To me the art is cohesiveness – empowering people to start thinking of themselves.”

— Gheorghe Virtosu

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — 'To Celebrate' – presents an important and highly valuable collection of limited edition prints, showcasing Gheorghe Virtosu's artwork perfected through mediums as etchings, woodcuts, engravings, and lithographs.

Highlights from the collection include:

Alien – Edition to address Social Alienation Awareness Week 2019: "reducing the stigma of loneliness."
Connection of Civilizations – Edition to celebrate United Nations Secretary-General Dialogue of civilizations.
J. F. Kennedy – Edition to commemorate J. F. Kennedy centennial year.

With the rising demand, the value of Virtosu's limited edition prints is increasing. Generally passed to hand and viewed on a scale of intimate appreciation, the work is influencing a broad audience.

Over the last two years, Virtosu's art prints have become a significant contribution to museum collections, securing their significance. Every image in this exhibition resonates with a sense of progression in time through diversity, delicacy, and depth of tone, variation in color, and the emotion conveyed by its maker.

When asked: "Why are Virtosu paintings worth so much when there is such a large volume of his work?"

Alina Livneva, the Art Director, said: "Indeed the artist created 3500 works so far and is far from retreating. However, after the announcement that he will undertake only significant projects starting in 2019, the signal was seen as a limitation, raising the Virtosu market price tag. 99 % of Virtosu's works are in private hands, and no auction placement have been registered so far. It seems people are not keen on selling."

'To Celebrate' presents the sensory experience, while offering the rare opportunity to walk away with an integral piece made by the artist.

Featuring an exciting array of new-to-market works by a contemporary master, and with estimates starting from only $650, the sale offers something for every collector, at every price level!

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GunBroker.com reflects on its successful attendance at the Great American Outdoor Show

KENNESAW , GA, UNITED STATES, February 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — GunBroker.com, the world's largest online marketplace for firearms, ammo, and accessories, demoed its website at The Great American Outdoor Show from February 1st through February 9th.

Jay Zwitter, a representative for GunBroker.com, explained that "The Great American Outdoor Show is an incredible opportunity for GunBroker to interact with our many loyal customers and meet many more outdoor enthusiasts." The event, which lasted from February 1st through February 9th, is the largest consumer outdoor show in the world. This year marked the 7th annual outdoor show. Last year the event welcomed over 170,000 guests into its vast and spacious halls. The Great American Outdoor Show hosted over 1,100 exhibitors and had over thirty speakers with five special guests. Including educational seminars and concerts, the Great American Outdoor Show was full of different activities. "Being an online marketplace, we always jump at the opportunity to go out and meet with our consumers face to face. An event such as The Great American Outdoor Show allows us to get to know our consumers on a much more personal level." Says Jay Zwitter of Gunbroker.com

The Great American Outdoor Show is not just a fun event for outdoor enthusiasts but a program that brings a lot of good and money back into the local community and economy. The show creates a more than $75 million economic impact on the surrounding community. It produces over 6,000 jobs annually and brings substantial income into the local lodging, restaurant, transportation industries, and many more markets. More than $240,000 goes back into local Pennsylvania organizations each year. The Great American Outdoor Show and its vendors, such as GunBroker.com, ensure that the local community gets the aid it deserves. Jay Zwitter, who attended the show, says, "We are proud to take part in such a large event that puts so much back into the local community, and hope to be a part of it for many years to come."

Representatives from the Gunbroker.com were located this year in the Shooting Sports Hall. The representatives and spokespeople answered any questions one may have had while also demoing their expansive and growing website. GunBroker.com also handed out gifts every day during the show. Jay Zwitter from GunBroker.com says, "With a large number of people attending the show, we knew we could do a good service teaching people how to browse the website." Jay Zwitter goes on to say, "Occasionally new users can be intimidated or overwhelmed by the prospect of buying or selling a firearm online, but we were able to walk them through it, and everyone was surprised by just how simple it can be. We met a lot of long-time users and successfully introduced many hobbyists to our website." Gunbroker.com touts a user-friendly and straightforward interface that allows seasoned experts or novices to buy or sell their firearm or accessories as smoothly as possible. "We also encouraged people to browse our forum so that they could interact with more enthusiasts like themselves and get any more specific questions answered."

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A New Way to Spin and Win at Tulalip Resort Casino

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i-table Roulette comes to Tulalip Resort Casino on February 21, 2020

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Award-winning Tulalip Resort Casino is the most distinctive gaming, dining, meeting, entertainment and shopping destination in Washington State. The AAA Four-Diamond resort’s world-class amenities have ensured its place on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold and Traveler Top 100 Resorts lists. The property includes 192,000 square feet of gaming excitement; a luxury hotel featuring 370 guest rooms and suites; 30,000 square feet of premier meeting, convention and wedding space; the full-service T Spa; and eight dining venues. It also showcases the intimate Canoes Cabaret and a 3,000-seat amphitheater. Nearby, find the Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve, Cabela’s and 130 designer names at the Seattle Premium Outlets. The Resort Casino is conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. just off Interstate-5 at exit 200. It is an enterprise of the Tulalip Tribes. For reservations, please call 866.716.7162 or visit us at www.TulalipResortCasino.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Lamplight Hollow – a Video Game About Gaslighting – Featured at DreamHack Anaheim

Image of the video game 'Lamplight Hollow' a short game by Luciano Sgarbi rated E for Everyone, asks "Where do YOUR dreams take you?" - 2019 Life.Love. Game Design Challenge Winner and 2020 Jungle Jam DreamHack Anaheim Winner..

Lamplight Hollow, an award winning video game with a compelling message

In Lamplight Hollow you will be joined by a motley group of characters who might or might not be helpful.

You might even recall those memories that were seemingly too-easy-to-forget.

Lamplight Hollow, explores the form of psychological manipulation called gaslighting and will be featured this weekend at DreamHack Anaheim.

Video games are often unfairly blamed for violence in our society.”

— Drew Crecente

ATLANTA, GA, USA, February 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lost in a lucid dream, dropped into a dungeon, Lamplight Hollow may sound like a typical fantasy adventure video game, but dig a little deeper and players soon discover an experience that plumbs the depths of psychological manipulation.

Lamplight Hollow makes a public appearance this week at DreamHack Anaheim as one of the winners of the Jungle Jam, competing against nearly 160 other games to be selected for the expo showcase.

Lamplight Hollow, a surprisingly deep interactive experience about the psychological cruelty of gaslighting, was originally developed by Luciano Sgarbi for Jennifer Ann’s Group's Life.Love Game Design Challenge in 2019. The game was one of the winning games from the 12th annual challenge.

“Video games are often unfairly blamed for violence in our society,” said Drew Crecente, executive director for Jennifer Ann’s Group. “Using them as a tool for social change to prevent violence is fitting and also very effective. Adolescents prefer to explore a sensitive issue like dating abuse through self-paced exploration and these free video games are an ideal way for them to learn this critical information. Educators also appreciate the fact that these games, although free, are evidence-based and expert informed. Parents also like that these games are an easy and judgment-free approach to engaging their teenagers about healthy dating relationships.”

The game can be played during DreamHack Anaheim, which runs from Feb. 21 to Feb 23 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The game is also available to be played online at GameJolt, Gaslight.Games and itchio.

The annual Live.Love. Game Design Challenge tasks game makers with creating video games that explore different facets of domestic violence without including any violence in the game itself. Last year’s theme was gaslighting, the act of psychologically manipulating someone into questioning their sanity.

Since 2008, Jennifer Ann’s Group’s Gaming Against Violence program has produced more than fifty serious video games about these serious issues. Previous video game topics include bystander awareness, consent, healthy relationships, and teen dating violence prevention. This award-winning approach to violence prevention is evidence-based and the games are available for use in university studies.

Jennifer Ann's Group is named for Jennifer Ann Crecente, a high school senior killed by her ex-boyfriend. The nonprofit charity was created by her dad, Drew Crecente, in her memory.

More information about Jennifer Ann's Group is available at JenniferAnn.org.

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Justin Williams of Park City Utah: Best Video Game Sequels

Justin Williams of Park City Utah examines some of the best follow-ups to classics.

PARK CITY, UTAH, UNITED STATES, February 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Producing a sequel that lives up to its predecessor is often a tough prospect to face: fans of the original might be resistant to change, overly-critical of new features, or resistant to new story beats. And yet, there are those sequels that outshine their progenitors, improving on them in nearly every single way. Justin Williams of Park City Utah counts down some of his favorite sequels and lists his reasons why they’re great.

Justin Williams of Park City Utah starts with a real classic: Sonic the Hedgehog 2. While the original introduced several of the franchises key iconic features, including collecting golden rings for health, speeding through levels as quickly as you can, and Sonic’s nemesis Dr. Robotnik (played in the new movie by Jim Carrey), it wasn’t until the sequel that two mainstays of the series were introduced. One is Sonic’s “spin dash” move, which lets him curl up in a ball and take off at high speed. The other is Sonic’s sidekick, Miles “Tails” Prower, the two-tailed fox that can fly. Both of these additions have been included in every single release since. Besides these iconic additions, Justin Williams of Park City Utah says that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Sega Genesis also included slightly better graphics, catchier music, and longer levels than the first game, making it an overall improvement.

Perhaps, the most agreed-upon “best sequel” contender, Justin Williams of Park City has to bring up Half-Life 2. The first Half-Life was a revolutionary first-person shooter for its time, and Half-Life 2 improved upon it in every single way. Incredible graphics that hold up even today, intelligent AI enemy characters, and an impressive physics engine that was utilized to solve puzzles all helped Half-Life 2 become one of the most legendary sequels of all time. Justin Williams of Park City points out that the game, unfortunately, suffers from “Seinfeld syndrome”: while it was revolutionary for the time and did things no other game was doing, it inspired so many future games that it now seems relatively generic. Those who were around for its release know, however, the special place this game holds in gaming history.

Finally, Justin Williams of Park City Utah shares with us his last pick for worthy sequels: Batman: Arkham City. This entry in the Batman: Arkham series is the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum, and expands upon the original’s mechanics in ways that were risky, but proved to pay off. Justin Williams of Park City explains that the original Batman game, Arkham Asylum, took place entirely inside of the titular building. This allowed the developers to craft a finely-tuned, detail-oriented story and game world that received the praise of critics and fans alike.

For the sequel, this concept was turned on its head as the game transitioned into the popular “open world” format of other games such as Grand Theft Auto or Saints Row. At first, people were trepidatious about the change, believing there was no way the game would retain its quality—however, those fears proved to be unfounded, and Batman: Arkham City not only lived up to the first game, but also won several awards.

It’s hard to live up to fan favorites, but these sequels prove that it’s possible.

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