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EA has detailed the list of Origin games it will offer to customers affected by the disastrous launch of SimCity.
All copies of SimCity registered on Origin before March 25 will give applicable customers a chance to pick one free game from the following list: Battlefield 3; Bejeweled 3; Dead Space 3; Mass Effect 3; Medal of Honor: Warfighter; Need for Speed: Most Wanted; Plants vs. Zombies; and SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition.
The games provided, with the exception of Sim City 4, are all standard edition.
EA will roll out the redemption process across its three territories in waves, starting in North America by 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday, March 20, before reaching Europe by March 21, and then Asia and South America before the end of March 22.
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Free agent wide out Donte Stallworth was hospitalized Saturday with serious burns after a hot air balloon he and his girlfriend were in crashed into power lines above South Florida, his agent said.
The 10-year NFL veteran won’t suffer any permanent damage from the accident in Homestead, said Drew Rosenhaus, Stallworth’s agent.
“He’s going to be OK. He has some burns, but he’s going to be fine,” Rosenhaus said. “He will be able to continue his NFL career. The injuries are not to the extent they will jeopardize his career.”
Rosenhaus said one of the passengers was Stallworth’s girlfriend, but he would not say whether she was hurt.
The basket carrying three hot air balloon passengers crashed into the power lines while airborne, according to Miami-Dade Police spokesman Roy Rutland.
Stallworth was suspended for the 2009 season after a car he was driving struck and killed a pedestrian in South Florida that March. He spent 24 days in jail for a DUI manslaughter conviction.
There were numerous intriguing designs in New York City’s Reinvent Payphones competition, but only one can win the vote. The people have made their choice: NYFi will serve as the inspiration for street-side payphone overhauls. It’s not hard to see why, as the proposal would theoretically solve several urban hassles at once. Each NYFi hub would dish out free WiFi, taking the load off of the cellular network. It would also use open, smartphone-like software and easily adaptable touchscreen hardware to consolidate many of the boxes that clutter the sidewalks, such as ticket machines and bike sharing stations. We’ll admit that the winning concept sounds a little optimistic to us — we wouldn’t be surprised if any finished city project fell short of the ideal. Even if we don’t get a WiFi hotspot on every corner, though, NYFi’s eventual offshoot could be a welcome replacement for landline phones that have mostly collected dust in recent years.
Via: The Next Web
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This year’s version of the NCAA March Madness Live app is live in the iOS App Store (an Android version is scheduled to arrive on Google Play this weekend) and unlike last year the apps are free. Unfortunately there’s still a catch, since while the games aired on CBS will be streamed registration free via the web and apps, games on cable (TNT, TBS and TruTV) will require users to login with the account they use for their pay-TV provider.
The action gets started with the seedings on Selection Sunday, with the First Four games kicking off on the 19th. The March Madness apps are ready for smartphones and tablets on Android and iOS and “redesigned for optimization across platforms” this time around. Whether or not you have the privilege of membership (or can borrow a login from a friend) the apps are available beyond the source link.
By Brandon Sweeney
It has been a big first day of free agency, and rumors are still flying all over the league. If you are a little late on the signings today, this will catch you up! This article will give you some recap on what happened today, and my top five signings as of yet.
Colts have signed LB Erik Walden, OT Gosder Cherilus, CB Greg Toler, and G Donald Thomas
Eagles have signed DT Isaac Sopoaga, S Patrick Chung, CB Bradley Fletcher, and FB James Casey
Dolphins sign WR Mike Wallace, LB Dannell Ellerbe, and LB Phillip Wheeler
Browns sign LB Paul Kruger and DT Desmond Bryant
Ravens sign DT Chris Canty
Chiefs Sign DE Mike DeVito and TE Anthony Fasano
Bears sign T Jermon Bushrod
Lions sign WR Domenik Hixon
Broncos sign G Louis Vazquez
Titans sign G Andy Levitre
5. The 5th best signing today was the Dolphins coming to terms with former Ravens’ linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. The contract is a 5 year, $ 35 million deal that will give the Dolphins an up and coming solid linebacker. Ellerbe filled in for Ray Lewis last season and helped the team reach the playoffs to win the Super Bowl in the end. Ellerbe had 92 total tackles last season with 4.5 sacks. I feel this was a great pick up for the Dolphins.
4. The 4th best free agency signing today was the Eagles landing former 49ers DT, Isaac Sopoaga. The 330 pound stout nose tackle is a wrecking machine and a very good plug in the middle of the defensive line. Will automatically make the Eagles front side better and stronger. Just 27 tackles and a single sack last season, but stats are not key for a defensive lineman. All-in-all, a good sign for the Eagles. (3 years, $ 12 Million)
3. The 3rd best sign today was Browns walking away with linebacker Paul Kruger. Kruger continues to get better each year when it comes to getting to the quarterback. Racked up 9 sacks last year and will help this young defense in their new 3-4 defensive scheme. (5 years, $ 40 Million)
2. The 2nd best sign of the 2013 free agency class as of yet, is Mike Wallace agreeing to terms with the Miami Dolphins. The only reason this does not make number one, is I believe the Dolphins spent too much money on Wallace. Wallace drops the ball too much for my taste for $ 30 Million in guaranteed money. However, he is certainly a deep threat and his highlights speak for themselves.
1. The best free agent signing of today was the Indianapolis Colts coming away with tackle Gosder Cherilus. Cherilus is a big tackle that will be a huge help right away for Andrew Luck and the Colts. Cherilus started all 16 games last season and really played at a high level last season for the Lions. Colts’ front office stoked about getting Cherilus. (Contract details not released yet)
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It is impossible for an NFL team win a Super Bowl in March. The transactions that take place this month cannot be judged until January, at the earliest, and likely cannot be accurately judged for at least two to three years down the road, which as Tuesday’s release of Nnamdi Asomugha tells us, is the shelf-life of all free agent contracts.
That said, it’s always fun to look at who the early “winners” in free agency are, so here it goes.
Miami Dolphins: Jeff Ireland is facing a critical season in 2013 and made the first major splash of the new league, reaching a five-year deal with wide receiver Mike Wallace that Jeff Darlington of NFL.com reports is worth $ 60 million. With a 17.2-yard per catch average and 32 touchdowns in his career, Wallace adds a dynamic presence to the Dolphins’ receiving corps, who combined for just three touchdowns in 2012. In addition to Wallace, the Dolphins got younger at linebacker, signing Dannell Ellerbe and Phillip Wheeler to contracts totaling $ 61 million and parting ways with over-30 veterans Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett. The Dolphins also kept promising safety Chris Clemons to a one-year deal.
Tennessee Titans: Like the Dolphins, the Titans moved quickly out of the gate, reaching a six-year, $ 46.8 million contract with ascending guard Andy Levitre, formerly of the Buffalo Bills. The Titans offensive line was besieged by injuries in 2012 as 80 percent of the projected starting offensive line finished the season on injured reserve. That dubious list included future Hall of Famer Steve Hutchinson, who officially retired on Tuesday, opening a spot in the starting lineup (and payroll) for Levitre, a dependable, durable player who has not missed a single snap over the previous two seasons. The Titans lost Jared Cook to the St. Louis Rams, but added tight end Delanie Walker, who gets his chance to emerge from Vernon Davis’ shadow. The former No. 2 tight end on the San Francisco 49ers has caught 123 passes for 1,465 yards and eight touchdowns, six of which have come in the last two seasons.
Cleveland Browns: The Browns underwent a complete overhaul this offseason, changing general managers (out with Tom Heckert, in with Michael Lombardi) and head coaches (out with Pat Shurmur, in with Rob Chudzinski). The Browns are also changing defensive schemes, going back to a 3-4 under Ray Horton, a top head coaching candidate for orchestrating a Cardinals defense that was among the top units in the NFL despite receiving little to no help from their offense. Lombardi spent big on the front seven, signing outside linebacker Paul Kruger to a five-year contract worth just over $ 40 million, a move that would soon be followed up by the arrival of defensive lineman Desmond Bryant, who agreed to a five-year deal worth $ 34 million. Between Kruger, who had nine sacks in 2012, and Bryant, a valuable starter for the Oakland Raiders, the Browns beefed up an already promising front seven that includes Phil Taylor, Ahytba Rubin, Billy Winn, D’Qwell Jackson and Jabaal Sheard.
Philadelphia Eagles: Less than two years ago, the Eagles made big splash after big splash in free agency, moves that yielded a 12-20 record and resulted in the firing of head coach Andy Reid. General manager Howie Roseman has clearly learned the lesson and, with the team moving to a 3-4 defense, made a quartet of defensive signings to fit the scheme. The centerpiece of the transactions was Isaac Sopoaga, a versatile former 49ers defensive lineman who could play a few spots along the Eagles’ line. The Eagles added cornerback Bradley Fletcher, an oft-injured player who will certainly play on the outside in a secondary that released Nnamdi Asomugha on Tuesday and figures to lose Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to free agency. The Eagles also signed safety Patrick Chung, who should compete for a starting job, and linebacker Jason Phillips, a core special teams guy. On offense, the Eagles added swiss army knife James Casey, a fullback/tight end hybrid whose versatility will be appreciated by Chip Kelly’s unique offensive mind.
Chicago Bears: Over the last four seasons, quarterback Jay Cutler has been sacked 148 times, including 113 times over the last three seasons, which is partly to blame for Cutler missing eight games during that stretch. The Bears finally made a move to seal up their leaky offensive line by signing Jermon Bushrod to a five-year contract worth just under $ 36 million, taking advantage of the rare opportunity when a two-time Pro Bowl left tackle hits the unrestricted free agent market. Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer, who coached Bushrod with the New Orleans Saints, surely pounded on the table for GM Phil Emery to bring in a legitimate left tackle to stop the madness that was entrusting J’Marcus Webb to adequately protect Cutler’s blindside.
The number of cabs per capita in Austin is probably quite reasonable for a city of under a million, but during SXSW, taxis can be difficult to come by, plagued by ridiculous traffic and a surge of carless visitors. So, to make our way from last night’s Engadget+gdgt event to our hotel — a roughly 15-mile drive north of the city center — we turned to Uber’s Android app. Selecting the UberX option, we were told, would net us a free ride, but we were expecting a clunky cab to pull up; instead, we got a brand new Tesla Model S, with a tie-clad chauffeur to match. The driver, we learned, was on loan from Dallas, while the gorgeous all-electric car was likely to quietly roll its way to distant roads following this week’s Central Texas geek fest. But we weren’t leaving Austin without our ride.
Gallery: Tesla Model S with UberX
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SimCity’s launch may be long remembered as a complete disaster, but in a new update, Lucy Bradshaw, General Manager of Sims creator and EA subsidiary Maxis, aimed to alleviate the sour mood by promising to fix the connectivity calamity and deliver a free game as a peace offering.
“To get us back in your good graces, we’re going to offer you a free PC download game from the EA portfolio,” said Bradshaw. “On March 18, SimCity players who have activated their game will receive an e-mail telling them how to redeem their free game.”
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With the future of wide out Wes Welker uncertain with the Pats, the team is keeping an open mind about maybe adding Steelers free agent WR Mike Wallace.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald cites an agent in reporting the Patriots “have some interest” in Wallace.
The Dolphins and Vikings are thought to be the top suitors for Wallace and it is doubtful the Patriots would get involved in a bidding war over Wallace.
Last season the Steelers tried to get Wallace to ink a new deal, but he wanted the type of money Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald got in his last deal, and the Steelers instead paid WR Antonio Brown.
By Brandon Sweeney
After an 8-8 season, the Steelers know that they will have to answer some big questions this offseason. The first one being free agency. Who is going to stay and who is going to go. The Steelers have eighteen unrestricted free agents this year. A lot of them are players that have helped the Steelers be so successful in recent years. Names like: Larry Foote, Mike Wallace, Casey Hampton, Keenan Lewis, and Rashard Mendenhall. We are going to break down their key free agents and what kind of position this will put the Steelers in for the 2013 season.
Mike Wallace is the hot free agent in the NFL this year. As you may know, it seems that the Steelers will not be getting Wallace back under contract for the future. Wallace is ready to collect a paycheck of what he feels he is worth. The Steelers however, do not feel Wallace is worth what he wants. How do we know this?
When receiver Antonio Brown got a new deal over Mike Wallace before the start of the 2012 season, while Wallace was holding out for a new deal, seemed to have caused tension in the locker room for the Steelers receivers when Wallace returned for the regular season.
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