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New way to NBA: ‘NBA Baller Beats’ scores big innovation

New way to NBA: ‘NBA Baller Beats’ scores big innovation

by Cornelius Fortune
Real Times News Service

Can't teach an old ball new tricks? Think again.

"NBA Baller Beats," unveiled during this year's annual E3 conference – featuring the best and latest innovations of the video game industry – has all the makings of a hit game. The Majesco Entertainment title is slated for a September release and includes not only the game, but a full-sized Spalding basketball.

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MOGA puts the future of mobile gaming in your hands

MOGA puts the future of mobile gaming in your hands

The MOGA controller hopes to change the face of mobile gaming. “Pac-Man” is one of a select list of titles to use the new technology. (Photo by Cornelius Fortune)by Cornelius Fortune
Real Times News Service

"Angry Birds" excluded, most games designed for your phone don't replicate the game controller that well ("Angry Birds" was designed for mobile platforms). While touchscreen technology has a plethora of advantages and intuitive controls, it's not always compatible with video game play.

Enter the MOGA Mobile Gaming System just unveiled at the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles. Developed by PowerA (a leader in gaming innovation) this device connects to your tablet or cell phone, giving a much richer game experience on par with your console experience.

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Exercise your game

Exercise your game

Dancers show E3 audiences how to use “Dance Central 3.” (Photo by Cornelius Fortune)by Cornelius Fortune
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

One of the most exciting aspects of E3 wasn't just all the innovation announcements and stunning demo play – it was the pound of music and the act of dance; fully assembled groups, coordinated and visually tracked upon large screens moving to an infectious beat.

Two of these games, "Dance Central 3" and "Just Dance 4" were huge crowd pleasers.

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City’s Contract Compliance office has ‘Bright’ future

City’s Contract Compliance office has ‘Bright’ future

Now it’s up to Mary L. Bright to oversee the office that provides oversight to the Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Program as well as the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. (Courtesy photo)May has been pretty much of a blur for Mary L. Bright. It's the month in which she received the Office of Contract Compliance (OCC) baton passed to her by a predecessor with a 12-year stamp on the position.

The OCC is known by many as the place for small, minority and women-owned businesses to go to obtain assistance in doing business with the City of Memphis. Carlee McCullough, Esq., who made the decision to retire on March 23 and start her own firm, McCullough Law, had run the office since 2000.

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How can you insure your future?

Long ago, people realized that there is strength in numbers. For hundreds of years, we have been joining forces against all kinds of calamities – including financial troubles.

The concept of insurance is simply that if enough of us can pool our money to form a large enough fund, then together we can handle practically any financial disaster. Our motivation for contributing to this fund is our own eligibility to draw from it in the event of a disaster. One for all and all for one, so to speak.

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Going full time!: McCullough Law:

"On Our Way To Wealthy" was designed as a weekly business column to inform and inspire African Americans to create and build wealth in our community. Over the last two years, we've profiled all types of businesses. From sports agents to stylists and contractors to security firms, their thoughts and steps have been laid out so that others may follow.

We have also provided advice on business plans, funding a business and marketing the business.

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