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first_imgbaseball roll outThe Municipality of Portmore will hit-start the Jamaica Baseball Association (JBA) all-island project called “Baseball roll-out”.President of the JBA, Urel Gordon, has been busy getting schools registered as affiliates of his organisation.The main aim of the project is to spread the game of baseball throughout Jamaica.Errol Matthias the coordinator of the project said that this initiative will commence in Portmore, on Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m. It is tentatively set for the UDC field, across from the Portmore Mall. Approximately 230 children, ages nine-12, from primary and preparatory schools will be taught the dynamics of the game. The theme for the project is “pitch it”, “hit it”, “field it”, “catch it”. The JBA on a broader scale will target players from age nine to 19 in primary, prep, junior high and high schools across the island. United continues unbeaten runDefending champions Passagefort United appear to have no equal in the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Domino League as they won their eighth match in a row last Sunday.Passagefort United surged to 32 points from eight games and lead by an 11-point margin, after they defeated fourth place, Garveymeade (17 points), 250-232. In other games, second place Cumberland (21 points), handed last place Portsmouth their seventh defeat of the season while third place Waterford (19 points), were on the losing end, 250-248 to a resurgent Westmeade Rising Stars (16 points). Games on tomorrow: (Home teams named first), Garveymeade vs Ken’s Wildflower; Passagefort United vs Waterford and Westmeade Rising Stars vs Portsmouth. All games begin at 1 p.m.Portmore Primary competitions put on holdThe INSPORTS Portmore Primary Football and Netball Leagues will not start next week as planned.INSPORTS Sports Officers Andrea Hanson and Judith Thomas said at a meeting with coaches that a new date in November is being looked at for the commencement of the leagues. The Football League was scheduled to start on Thursday, October 8 while the Netball League was set to begin on Thursday, October 15. The opening day schedule for both competitions remains the same. Portsmouth Primary are defending champions for both leagues.Classic return to winning waysVeteran club Caribbean Classic returned to winning ways after their shock defeat to Spit Fyah in the Jamaica Domino Council Association (JDCA), mid-season final. They defeated Naggo Head 300-272 last Sunday.Spit Fyah, the newly crowned mid-season champions, easily beat Memory Lane 300-238. In other games Giants stampede Eradication 300-288; Waterhouse United cut down Small Axe 300-252; Right Stuff turned back Highlight Strikers 300-265; Tamerind Tree got past Feluchie 300-263; Spring Village triumphed 300-282 over Exceptional International and Ten to Ten beat Sour Sop Tree 300-281. The competition continues tomorrow with a full slate of games.Passagefortlast_img read more

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Expands With DLC Season

first_img The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo’s epic open-world take on its classic fantasy adventure franchise, already looks like one of the most massive games Nintendo has ever produced. But the game that launches on March 3 for both the Wii U and new Nintendo Switch won’t be the complete version. Nintendo has just announced that starting on launch day Breath of the Wild owners can purchase an “Expansion Pass” for downloadable Zelda content.For $20 Zelda players on both Wii U and Nintendo Switch can buy two sets of content: one coming in the summer and the other releasing during the holidays. The summer pack includes a new Cave of Trials challenge, and upgraded in-game map, and a hard mode for a game that already appears to be one of the more difficult Zelda titles to survive. The holiday pack adds an entirely new dungeon and storyline, just in time to make the game more enticing to folks picking up the Switch for the first time. Unfortunately, these packs are only available in this season pass. You can’t buy them separately. But the pass does come with some other perks like new treasure chests and a Switch t-shirt Link can wear right away on March 3.Season passes are that curious recent AAA gaming idea that charges users upfront for content released over a period of time. With its open-world format Breath of the Wild has already shown that Nintendo is willing to take inspiration from modern AAA games like Far Cry and The Witcher. We shouldn’t be too surprised these modern business models have also been lifted. The company has gone full Ubisoft. This also seems to confirm a recent Nintendo Switch UI leak that mentions the ability to sell season passes.This isn’t even the first Nintendo season pass. Mario Golf: World Tour and the recent Fire Emblems sold content this way as did action-packed Zelda spin-off Hyrule Warriors. Mario Kart 8 also sold DLC in two big content packs spaced six months apart, the same content appearing in the upcoming Switch port Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This is just the first mainline Zelda game to offer DLC.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been in development for at least four years across two platforms, one of which is virtually dead. It’s the first original HD Zelda game. It takes place in a huge open-world Nintendo has never made before and features voice-acting. All this to say it was probably a very expensive game to produce for a company with profits not as high as they used to be. So we shouldn’t be surprised Nintendo is trying to recoup as much money as possible with season passes and $100 collector’s editions. Other game companies do it all the time. I just hope the DLC is worth it, and given how great The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has looked and played so far, I have faith.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch. Stay on target Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch last_img read more