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Islanders’ Jordan Eberle scores another big goal; 2OT tally forces Game 6 vs. Lightning

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Islanders' Jordan Eberle scores another big goal; 2OT tally forces Game 6 vs. Lightning

Yes! Yes! Yes! … the irony.

Back in 2017, Jordan Eberle was a member of the Edmonton Oilers, and he netted zero playoff goals in 13 games. On Tuesday night, back in Edmonton but as a member of the New York Islanders, he kept his current team’s Stanley Cup dreams alive with the 2-1 game-winner in double overtime.

“The boys battled hard tonight,” said Eberle postgame. “Obviously, to score that and continue to move and give ourselves another chance in a couple days is huge.”

The Islanders’ entered Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Tampa Bay railing 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. Defenseman Ryan Pulock broke the ice — and an 18-game goal drought — in the first period on the power play. In the middle frame, Victor Hedman knotted things up and then the scoring went silent.

Both teams goose-egged in the third, so the game headed to overtime. And then another. And looked as if it was headed for a third until less than eight minutes left in the period. Off a fanned shot by the Lightning’s Kevin Shattenkirk, Anders Lee and Eberle broke out 2-on-1. The Isles captain then feathered the pass to Eberle who buried it to keep his team alive.

Eberle has quite the knack for scoring big goals on Canadian soil.

In 2009 at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Ottawa, he scored “The Goal” against Russia with 5.4 seconds left in regulation to tie the semifinal game. Canada eventually won in a shootout — where he also scored — and then won the gold-medal game against the Swedes.

The following year, in his hometown of Regina, Sask., Canada trailed 5-3 in the gold-medal game to the U.S. with three minutes left. He notched two goals in the final 2:49 to tie things up, but the Americans would go on to win in overtime.

“It’s the biggest one in a long time for sure,” said Eberle with a laugh and a big smile. “First you have to have the opportunity to do it. This team has battled hard to get to where we are and we’re not finished.”

“I think it’s just his demeanor,” said head coach Barry Trotz about Eberle’s big-game goal scoring. “He puts a lot of pressure on himself sometimes when he’s not scoring. He has a pretty high level of expectations that he puts on himself, but I think he just enjoys those moments.”

Tuesday’s goal was just the sixth of the postseason for Eberle after potting 16 during the regular season. And while he may not have scored any playoff goals for the Oilers, he did score 165 in 507 games for Edmonton’s hometown team — and a key one for the Islanders at Rogers Place, which, by the way, goaltender Semyon Varlamov celebrated with style.

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Rumors Suggest a Remake of Metal Gear Solid is in Development

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Rumors Suggest a Remake of Metal Gear Solid is in Development

YouTube channel RedGamingTech’s recent claim has given PS5 users yet another reason to lick their lips. The report suggests that the original Metal Gear Solid title is getting a remake that will be a PS5 and PC exclusive!

The news was initially reported by Gamesradar, and originally comes from RedGamingTech, which has a history of providing precise information. If these reports are to be believed, Metal Gear Solid will get a full remake, and once finished, it will be available for both PS5 and PC gamers.

There is no information on how much time it will need in the oven before walking the ramp, but even news of its development is a reason for fans to rejoice.

Metal Gear Solid coming soon as a PS5 exclusive?

The report suggests another piece of exciting news. Metal Gear Solid 2, 3 and 4 will be getting HD remasters. This essentially means that the titles would be fit for both current and new-gen consoles. However, we don’t know if these would be exclusive for the PS5 or not.

The remake of the game would mean undertaking a huge expense for the studio, so it makes sense to simply remaster them.

Just a few months back, rumors had suggested that Konami was working a new Silent Hill game that would release just for Sony’s new-gen console. Hence, it is safe to say Sony has enough games in the making to entice people to the PS5 when it launches.

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What adds fuel to this theory is Sony’s interest in third party publishers to stack exclusives to get ahead in the console war. Final Fantasy XVI is a perfect example of this enigma that Konami has created.

Moreover, now that Microsoft has acquired Bethesda and has added a range of reputed franchises under its belt, Sony has a good reason to splash the cash to produce more exclusive titles.

Konami hasn’t released an official word on anything, though, and until they do, all this is mere conjecture. There is going to be a lot of tittle-tattle until the consoles hit the global markets. Don’t forget to follow this space to keep up with the developments.

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“Don’t Cry Sour Grapes After the Fight” – Legendary Boxer Goes off on Deontay Wilder

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"Don't Cry Sour Grapes After the Fight" - Legendary Boxer Goes off on Deontay Wilder

Former light-welterweight and welterweight boxing champion, Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton gave his thoughts on the injury rumors surrounding Deontay Wilder’s defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury in the rematch in a recent interview.

Recently, one of Wilder’s training partners, Junior Fa, came forward months after the fight and stated that Wilder suffered a bicep injury in the training camp leading up to the rematch. Seemingly unimpressed with the excuses, Hatton said:

“Well, you know, we all the bring the excuses out don’t we? After the job’s done… You know I think one of the biggest, I mean you’ve gotta be honest and say straightforward, if you’ve got an injury, tell them, cancel the fight, get it rescheduled.

“I think it’s always sometimes, I know you have to go into fights injured sometimes. But you know, if you’ve got an injury, mention it before. But if you got an injury and you don’t mention it and you go through the fight, don’t cry sour grapes after the fight.”

A lot of excuses and conspiracy theories have come up following Deontay Wilder’s TKO loss in the second bout. Some even stated that Wilder had to wait backstage before the walkout for a very long time wearing his heavy armor, which tired his legs out.

Others stated that Fury had not laced up his gloves properly. Deontay Wilder (43-1, 41 KOs), however, will get a chance at redemption when the two collide again this year in December.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will go at it again

Tyson Fury (31-0-1, 21 KOs), now remains the only top undefeated heavyweight. Going into this bout, Fury will look to settle the debate once and for all regarding who is the better heavyweight between the two.

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His plan after that would be to face fellow Britisher Anthony Joshua, who is the unified heavyweight champion. The bout will decide the undisputed champion of the division and the best heavyweight on the planet.

But for that to happen, Fury will first have to go through Wilder again, which is not an easy feat.

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Microsoft’s Inspiration Behind the Xbox Series S/X Design

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Microsoft's Inspiration Behind the Xbox Series S/X Design

Microsoft may have revealed the Xbox Series S and X but there is a lot more to the story than we know. Designing next-gen consoles that users will continue to enjoy for many years is not an easy task. Add to that the pressure that comes from the competitors racing alongside and we can begin to imagine just how difficult it is.

Apart from the hardware specifications and capabilities of the Series X and S, the design of the consoles has attracted a lot of attention. Microsoft shared their inspiration for the design of the next-gen consoles in a blog post today. Read on to find out how the team put together Series S and X, keeping their faithful fanbase in mind.

Designing the Xbox Series X/S

Xbox One released way back in the last decade, when Obama was still President. The design research for Series X had started in 2017. The Xbox team did ground research to understand what the gamers wanted.

In September of 2017, the design and research teams went out and visited our customers, bringing with them some prototype form factors for what would become the Xbox Series X. What they found when sharing their vision of what a next-generation console could be was that gamers were most excited about something that felt new and different, but also easily fit into their homes wherever they played.”

The Series S is a cheaper version of the standard X, but its functionality will differ as well. The idea was to create an Xbox that is portable and playable in environments never imagined before.

Designing in this flexibility gives our customers options on how they configure their gaming setup- the compact nature of the Series S means it will fit in, and travel more easily between, more environments than any Xbox before. It easily slips in a backpack or small bag and lets you take a next-generation console-quality gaming experience with you.

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Use of intelligent geometry

The design team sought to introduce a revolutionary concept with the Series X design. The idea was to offer something to the patrons that would naturally complement the aesthetics of their homes.

The geometric forms and bold details of the products lend themselves naturally to being expressed with 2D elements and gives the devices their aesthetic and personality. The team named this approach to console design “Intelligent Geometry.

A fair amount of thought seems to have gone in designing these next-gen consoles by Microsoft. The console war is still on, with the PlayStation 5 reportedly sold out in their pre-order bracket. This November we will see the ultimate showdown between the two giants. The question is, who will come out on top?

Watch this space for more such news on Xbox.

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