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Springfield, Illinois, is a city rich with history, culture, and a plethora of activities to suit all interests and ages. As the state’s capital and the longtime home of Abraham Lincoln, Springfield boasts a unique blend of historical landmarks, vibrant dining scenes, family-friendly attractions, and diverse outdoor activities. This guide will explore the many facets of Springfield, IL, offering insights into its most significant sites, best accommodations, and must-try restaurants. Things to Do in Springfield IL Springfield’s historic sites provide a deep dive into the past, particularly the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Start your journey at the Lincoln…

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Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has passed away, after battling cancer. The news was announced by his family, and the official press release about the news reads as follows: The family of the award-winning documentary filmmaking maverick, Morgan Spurlock, announced today that he passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on May 23, 2024, in New York from complications of cancer.“It was a sad day, as we said goodbye to my brother Morgan,” says Craig Spurlock who worked with him on several projects. “Morgan gave so much through his art, ideas, and generosity. The world has lost a…

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It seems like just yesterday “The Walking Dead” first premiered on AMC. Back on Halloween of 2010, the series, based on the long-running graphic novels from Robert Kirkman, introduced Andrew Lincoln as lawman Rick Grimes. And the world of zombies was never the same. Later in the show’s 11 season run, the character of Michonne (played by the great and Danai Gurira) was introduced. If you know your TWD lore, you know how she and Rick became one of the favorite couples from genre television. First announced back at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, a spinoff centering on Rick and Michonne in the…

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When you’re in business, you might get used to talking about demographics and working to not only consistently appeal to your target audience over your competitors but to widen your demographic and draw in new customers. If your demographic is an older one, you might eventually be interested in finding out what you can do in order to broaden that downward, including younger consumers who might be faster learners or perhaps more confident with emergent technology and sharing your name around their social circles. If you’re a casino owner, you might find this to be difficult due to how casinos…

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Playing online Slots games opens your eyes to a whole host of fantastical, tropical and ancient realms – all just waiting to be explored. Players can transport themselves into many different cultures, while spinning the reels in the hopes of winning a pretty penny. Why travel around the world or beyond when these games offer up excitement, innovation and fun all at once? Pack your bags and go on an online Slots adventure… Read on to find out our top picks! Cleopatra Go back in time to an era where pharaohs ruled and see if you can trigger the riches…

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In recent years, there has been a lot of success when it comes to games being made into movies and books being adapted into series, but we’d like to see more games made into animated series. All games are animated, so following the same blueprints to create an animated series which explores the world further should be an easier process than creating a live-action spinoff. The fact that companies like Netflix are investing in more anime also shows how popular the genre has become. Among the best and most open type of game for one to derive a story for…

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As we begin Summer, Fox Performing Arts Center and Riverside Municipal Auditorium announce a special ticket promotion. National Concert Week will take place from May 1st at 9 a.m. PST through May 7th at 11:59 p.m PST where tickets to select shows can be purchased for just $20 (all-in including fees). The tickets will cross multiple genres for every type of live event fan, including Country, Hip-Hop, Latin, Metal, Rock, Pop, and Comedy. To purchase tickets, visit NCW.LiveNation.com search desired show while quantities last. Participating Shows: FOX PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Ana Barbara – May 10Spike & Mike’s Twisted Festival Animation…

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“Murloc Powa !!!” (CC BY 2.0) by Randalfino A game of Hearthstone Back in 2016, gaming history was made when two different genres were brought together in a landmark crossover tournament. The two games featured were Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and poker. But why were these two games chosen for this one-off event? And will we ever see a similar match-up again? What is Hearthstone? If you have never heard of Hearthstone, you might be wondering what it is all about, and what does it have in common with poker? Well, although it is set in the World of Warcraft universe made famous…

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By Ben Wickens Since the last episode of Season 7 aired in August 2017, Game of Thrones fans have been waiting with excitement for the final season. The producers of the show have been savvy in allowing a fallow year, which let them to see how interest wanes when there’s no show on. Does the year off the show mean that the franchise’s popularity will continue once we find who ends up atop the Iron Throne (and yes, we know that it’s not actually about who ends up sitting on the throne, it’s about the journey there)? Excitement for the…

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By Thomas Gosling In 2018, mobile games made up 50% of the global digital games revenue. A report by industry analysis firm SuperData Research revealed that of the $109.8 billion that games made digitally (in-game purchases and game downloads), $61.3 billion of that was from mobile games. Free-to-play games like Fortnite and League of Legends were in the top 10, as was Candy Crush Saga, a game that made $4.2 million a day in 2018. The success of mobile games is now impossible to ignore, but one game genre that has been there for a while, having seen the potential…

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