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Halo 3: ODST Will Be Coming to PC As A Part of The Master Chief Collection This Month

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Halo 3: ODST Will Be Coming to PC As A Part of The Master Chief Collection This Month

As Halo: Reach celebrates its 10th birthday today, the franchise is here with some pretty exciting news. After about 11 years of its release, Halo 3: ODST is finally coming to PC as a part of the Master Chief Collection on the 22nd of this month.

Following the disappointment about Halo: Infinite, this comes as great news from 343 Industries. The company had already announced that fans should expect updates in the Master Chief Collection (MCC) back in July following the release of Halo 3 on PC as a part of the MCC. The company aims at adding Halo 4 to the collection by the end of the year as well.

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Halo 3: ODST was originally an Xbox 360 title released in September 2009. ODST is different from the other ones in the sense that it does not have Master Chief as its protagonist. Instead, in this title players have to play as the ODST: the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers.

Halo 3: ODST coming to PC is some good news for fans following the ‘Infinite’ disappointment

Some fans believe this one to be the franchise that revolutionized console gameplay. However, the series disappointed a section of its fans with the first looks of the upcoming title, Halo: Infinite. The title headlines the lineup of games for the next generation of Xbox consoles, and hence, had quite a lot of pressure upon it and immense expectations to fulfill.

The first look of Halo: Infinite failed to live up to the expectations.

Since expectations are high with the next-gen of gaming, the graphics of the game disappointed a large section of fans. Currently, 343 Industries has postponed the release of Infinite until 2021 and there have been no updates about it since.

Following the ODST becoming a part of the MCC, 343 also aims at bringing cross-play between PC and Xbox this year. In addition to this, the company also aims at bringing input-based matchmaking, and server region selection to the game as well, most probably at the same time with cross-play.

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Jets’ Sam Darnold must overcome daunting 49ers burden

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A tug of war over Sam Darnold has already begun to rage:

He has a dearth of weapons, no No. 1 receiver, no Le’Veon Bell or running game, an overhauled offensive line, and a head coach who has reminded no one, except for Christopher Johnson apparently, of Bill Walsh.

On the other side of the rope:

No excuses. It’s Darnold’s third year. Thankfully, no mononucleosis. No one is asking him to be Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson. But look what Kyler Murray did at the start of his second season in Kliff Kingsbury’s Air Raid offense.

For the first two seasons of his career, Darnold has enjoyed a sweet, innocent honeymoon.

The honeymoon isn’t over.

Very few of them last forever.

Ask any QB of the NYJ who followed Joe Namath.

There is a daunting burden, starting on Sunday at 1 p.m. at MetLifeless Stadium, that Sam Darnold will now be asked to bear:

Pull your own weight, and simultaneously pull the weight of the franchise along with it, as much as you possibly can.

If you possibly can.

Without breaking your back.

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The worst fear of all Jets fans:

The poor kid will be Samstrung by all that swirls around him.

Darnold needed more playmakers and protectors even before Week 1. He needs considerably more help from coach Adam Gase. But fair or not, he was the Chosen One, third pick of the 2018 draft, ahead of Josh Allen, ahead of Jackson, to make everyone around him better to some degree at some point in his career.

There is no better time or place than now.

With players around him who desperately need their quarterback to make them better and lead them.

An absolutely sterling quarterback.

An extraordinary Sam.

Those were the owner’s words about his franchise quarterback.

Given the circumstances, given the supporting cast, no one should be expecting an absolutely sterling extraordinary Sam.

It doesn’t mean Darnold can’t get off the canvas and give the Jets a puncher’s chance against the 49ers. Who will have Nick Bosa breathing down his neck. Who won’t have Richard Sherman shadowing one of his receivers. None of whom are named Keyshawn Johnson or Wayne Chrebet. Or even Jamison Crowder.

Welcome to Sammy and the Miracles.

Sam Darnold and the Replacement Jets.

Darnold threw 13 touchdown passes against four interceptions over the second half of the 2019 season. He improved his completion percentage from 57.7 to 61.9. . He should be expected to reach 65 percent this season.

Gase has to get his quarterback in an early rhythm, because Week 1 Darnold looked alarmingly harried and unnerved, unable to get his footwork right and slow the game down in his head and be the fearless, swaggering field general.

A damning comparison: Jimmy Garoppolo’s completion percentage last season was 69.1 percent on his way to the Super Bowl.

He has started 27 games. Darnold (11-16) has started 27 games.

Week 1 overreaction is a rite of the waning days of summer. The immediate gratification that Chiefs fans (Mahomes), Ravens fans (Jackson) and Texans fans (Deshaun Watson) have celebrated makes you forget that it wasn’t until his fourth-year Super Bowl run that Eli Manning was wholeheartedly embraced by Giants fans.

If he fails to progress, if Gase fails to develop him, and GM Joe Douglas is armed with a top-five pick and the draft capital to make a run at, oh, Trevor Lawrence, all bets on Darnold’s Jets future will be off. Not to mention Gase’s.

But that’s for tomorrow. Today is for still believing that Darnold is made of the right stuff, and is the symbol of hope that Jets fans have been clinging to since the day he showed up, and laughed off a pick-six on his first NFL throw and whipped the Lions at Ford Field.

Here’s what you like: The kid looks in the mirror. Doesn’t throw anyone under the bus. Same guy, every day. Teammates believe in him. Patience is a virtue sometimes with 23-year-old franchise quarterbacks. Though try telling that to his fan base, 52 years after Broadway Joe.

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NFL Browns’ star Odell Beckham addresses sex, poop rumor

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Odell Beckham Jr. is pooped from all the rumors, but this one left him in tears.

While the Cleveland Browns wide receiver is no stranger to being in the news for non-football reasons, the most recent snafu involving Beckham was a new one. He started trending on Twitter earlier this month after the “Thots Next Door” podcast alleged a bizarre sexual preference of his involving poop.

“Out of every rumor, situation, all the bulls–t I’ve dealt with in my career, this was the funniest s–t,” the 27-year-old Beckham told Maverick Carter in an interview for Uninterrupted.

Beckham said he woke up to a text from a friend who had sent him the video of the allegation.

“It was like seven in the morning when I was going to take my [COVID-19] test and I watched it and I called him back in tears crying,” Beckham said. “I have never, ever, in my life heard this one. I couldn’t even believe it.

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“I was on the field and they were like, ‘Don’t tell me it’s true, man. Don’t tell me you like to get s–tted on.’ I was like,’ Dog, I’ve never heard this in my life.’ Out of all the rumors, I never could have imagined this is even real.”

The former Giant — who consistently is the subject of trade rumors — said over the course of his career he has learned how to deal with rumors or critiques.

“I feel like I was always trying to come to my own defense,” Beckham said. “I just realized it was a lose-lose-lose situation to speak on something… It got to the point where, what am I going to say? It’s not going to matter. If I don’t say something, it probably means it’s true because I didn’t defend myself. If I defend myself, then I’m probably trying to hide the truth.”

Beckham said he’s also feeling more settled in his life, living in Cleveland with girlfriend Lauren Wood.

“It’s been very special,” he said. “This is the first time I’ve ever been with somebody, like, living with somebody and just with somebody, with somebody. I love her to death and it’s just been great.

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Big Ten football returns: Full week-by-week breakdown of new-look 2020 schedule

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The Big Ten unveiled its schedule Saturday — the conference’s third-different slate of games for the 2020 season.

The conference will play eight games starting Oct. 24, a new schedule that offers a few new wrinkles for 2020. Ohio State — the three-time defending champions — will face rival Michigan in the final week of the season on Dec. 12.

MORE: What to know about Big Ten football schedule start date & more

That would be the end of the road of a successful return to college football — one that features some interesting cross-division games between the Big Ten East and Big Ten West divisions.

Here is a week-by-week breakdown of the best the Big Ten schedule has to offer in 2020:

Big Ten schedule: Week 1

Saturday, Oct. 24

Game
Nebraska at Ohio State
Michigan at Minnesota
Penn State at Indiana
Iowa at Purdue
Illinois at Wisconsin
Rutgers at Michigan State
Maryland at Northwestern

Big takeaways: Nebraska and Ohio State were among the most vocal dissenters of the original Big Ten decision, but it won’t be so united on the field. The Buckeyes have averaged 53 points per game against the Huskers in the last five wins. Michigan-Minnesota might be the better game; The Wolverines might face more pressure on the road in that spot for the Little Brown Jug against a talented Gophers team — especially if it’s Joe Milton’s first start.

Big Ten schedule: Week 2

Saturday, Oct. 31

Game
Ohio State at Penn State
Michigan State at Michigan
Wisconsin at Nebraska
Northwestern at Iowa
Minnesota at Maryland
Purdue at Illinois
Indiana at Rutgers

Big takeaways: Ohio State at Penn State won’t be a “White Out,” but this is the biggest early-season challenge for the Buckeyes, given Penn State is the last Big Ten East team to beat them. Can the Nittany Lions avoid a second-half collapse? Michigan State’s Mel Tucker will get his first taste of a rivalry the Wolverines have taken back. Nebraska faces the toughest two-week start of any Big Ten team, but at least the Badgers are coming to Lincoln. Wisconsin has won seven straight games against the Huskers.

Big Ten schedule: Week 3

Saturday, Nov. 7

Game
Michigan State at Iowa
Maryland at Penn State
Purdue at Wisconsin
Rutgers at Ohio State
Michigan at Indiana
Minnesota at Illinois
Nebraska at Northwestern

Big takeaways: Maryland could be 2-0 and catch Penn State in an emotional letdown situation. That’s a chance for coach Mike Locksley to make a statement. Michigan isn’t getting any early-season breaks, knowing Indiana has kept two of the last three meetings in Bloomington within a touchdown. That said, the Hoosiers haven’t beat Michigan since 1987. Purdue at Wisconsin would be more exciting if Boilermakers star Rondale Moore returns to the field.

Big Ten schedule: Week 4

Saturday, Nov. 14

Game
Penn State at Nebraska
Ohio State at Maryland
Wisconsin at Michigan
Iowa at Minnesota
Indiana at Michigan State
Northwestern at Purdue
Illinois at Rutgers

Big takeaways: Michigan’s schedule is brutal. The Badgers visit Ann Arbor in Week 4, and that’s a series where the home team has won the last four meetings since Jim Harbaugh and Paul Chryst arrived in 2015. Nebraska’s brutal cross-division slate continues with a trip to Penn State, and Iowa-Minnesota is an intriguing leg in the Big Ten West race. The Hawkeyes have won the last five meetings in the battle for the Floyd of Rosedale trophy.

MORE: Ohio State must be perfect — on and off field — to gain favor with College Football Playoff committee

 

Big Ten schedule: Week 5

Saturday, Nov. 21

Game
Iowa at Penn State
Indiana at Ohio State
Purdue at Minnesota
Michigan at Rutgers
Wisconsin at Northwestern
Michigan State at Maryland
Illinois at Nebraska

Big takeaways: Penn State-Iowa games are always physical. The Nittany Lions have won the last three meetings by a combined total of 13 points. That’s a fun cross-division game. If Northwestern still is in the Big Ten West hunt, then this is the biggest spot on the schedule at home against Wisconsin. The Badgers and Wildcats have split the last six meetings.

Big Ten schedule: Week 6

Saturday, Nov. 28

Game
Penn State at Michigan
Minnesota at Wisconsin
Nebraska at Iowa
Ohio State at Illinois
Northwestern at Michigan State
Maryland at Indiana
Rutgers at Purdue

Big takeaways: If the Wolverines survive the first half of the schedule, then this game against the Nittany Lions will be huge. The home team has won the last four meetingS in this series, and a few of those games have been blowouts. Minnesota-Wisconsin should decide the Big Ten West, and it’s a chance for P.J. Fleck to score that signature victory in the battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe. Nebraska-Iowa still is on Thanksgiving weekend, too.

Big Ten schedule: Week 7

Saturday, Dec. 5

Game
Ohio State at Michigan State
Maryland at Michigan
Northwestern at Minnesota
Indiana at Wisconsin
Iowa at Illinois
Penn State at Rutgers
Nebraska at Purdue

Big takeaways: Ohio State travels to East Lansing to face Michigan State in an all-in game for first-year coach Mel Tucker — and a week before “The Game,” to boot. The rest of the schedule is ho-hum, though Northwestern-Minnesota could produce one of those patented wild finishes. Purdue has won the last two meetings against Nebraska. Scott Frost has to win this one.

Big Ten schedule: Week 8

Saturday, Dec. 12

Game
Michigan at Ohio State
Wisconsin at Iowa
Michigan State at Penn State
Minnesota at Nebraska
Illinois at Northwestern
Purdue at Indiana
Rutgers at Maryland

Big takeaways: “The Game” is in its rightful spot at the end of the schedule. Michigan travels to Ohio State with the usual storylines at stake. Harbaugh is 0-5 against the Buckeyes, and the Wolverines have not won in Columbus since 2000. It’s the game that will generate the most headlines on Dec. 12. Wisconsin at Iowa could decide the Big Ten West, considering how the schedule breaks for both teams. The schedule-makers did an excellent job of preserving the Indiana-Purdue and Illinois-Northwestern rivalries in their proper spots, too. Who is ready for the cross-division schedule in Week 9?

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