‘Fortnite’ Players Are Creating Sick Scenarios With NFL Outfits From In-Game Store

Gamers have portrayed Michael Vick with a dog, Aaron Hernandez with a gun and Jason Pierre-Paul with a sparkler. November 14, 2018 2 min read Last week we reported that the NFL was teaming up with developer Epic Games to bring all 32 team uniforms to one of the most popular video games in the world, Fortnite. The reasoning, it seemed, was twofold: current fans would be excited about wrapping their characters in the “skins” of their favorite players, and potential fans would be exposed to a beleaguered league that needs all the new viewers it can get. They stated the outfits would be available in the game’s Battle Royale Item Shop starting Nov. 9, with no end date mentioned. Related: Developing an App or a Game? Take a (Retro) Lesson From ‘PAC-MAN.’ The skins have now been removed from Fortnite’s online store, Epic Games announced on Monday via Twitter. But in the short […]

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a Conversation With Conor McGregor

“Something about simply endorsing an Irish whiskey didn’t feel right to me — I wanted to create my own.” November 13, 2018 9 min read Conor McGregor didn’t take any time off from his grueling schedule while he was developing Proper No. Twelve, the Irish whiskey he launched this past September. “I was in training, I was fighting, I had a kid,” he tells Entrepreneur, “but I’m a perfectionist; I don’t do anything half-assed.” It was vital for the MMA champion to be as hands-on as possible throughout the process — and his hard work has paid off. In addition to positive reviews for the brown stuff, liquor stores — including the British grocery behemoth Tesco — are putting signs on their displays limiting the amount of Proper No. Twelve consumers can buy due to bottles selling out too quickly. A sample that was sent to the Entrepreneur office was gone soon after it arrived, thanks in […]

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This Hilarious Bingo Card That Collects Every Podcast Cliché Has Gone Viral

November 8, 2018 2 min read Here at Entrepreneur, we love a good podcast. In fact, we produce several of our own! That said, practitioners of the form — including us — do have a tendancy to be somewhat formulaic at times, resorting to clichéd language and production techniques. Twitter user Alex Sujong Laughlin noticed this and created a “Podcast Bingo” card that quickly went viral. i made this bc i’m an asshole pic.twitter.com/7YHMHeQN4Y — Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs) November 5, 2018 Yeah. Hits a bit close to home. Related: The Habits of the World’s Smartest People (Infographic) With the Twitter community being what it is, several users jumped in with suggestions for additional items to add, and Mashable collected some of the best: I don’t see “Opening is a bunch of clips/one liners from movies” — Jizz Johnson (@jizzjohnson68) November 6, 2018 ZipRecruiter’s powerful matching algorithm… — casey john leonard (@Casey_J_Leonard) November 6, […]

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NFL Teams Up With Epic Games to Bring All 32 Team Uniforms to ‘Fortnite’

The beleaguered league hopes to get a boost from one of the most popular video games in the world. November 6, 2018 3 min read Between reduced viewership, controversy over players kneeling during the national anthem, and ever-growing proof that concussions are not good things, the National Football League has been having a rough go of it lately. In a bid to connect with a different audience and find some new fans, the NFL announced on Monday that it’s teaming up with Epic Games, creator of one of the most popular video games in the world, Fortnite. Related: What’s Happening on The Entrepreneur Index Right Now Here’s the scoop from the NFL: Beginning Friday, November 9, NFL team “outfits” will be available in the Battle Royale Item Shop. This unique opportunity will give Fortnite players the ability to purchase and customize up to eight outfits representing their favorite NFL teams. In addition to NFL team […]

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Unknown 49ers QB Has Incredible Debut, Gets Twitter Verified in Middle of Game

Nick Mullens got a win and a blue check mark. November 2, 2018 2 min read Not only did Nick Mullens have one of the greatest debuts in NFL history last night, but the San Francisco 49ers quarterback also managed to get his Twitter account verified right in the middle of the game. Related: What’s Happening on the Entrepreneur Index Right Now The undrafted free agent out of Southern Miss threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns, completing 16 of 22 passes as the Niners demolished the Oakland Raiders 34-3. According to Pro-Football-Reference, his passer rating of 151.9 was the highest recorded by a quarterback making his debut with at least 20 attempts since 1970. 3 TDs.151.9 passer rating.And… a WIN. What a debut for @49ers QB @NickMullens! #OAKvsSF #GoNiners pic.twitter.com/mlZTajEeas — NFL (@NFL) November 2, 2018 As Newsweek reports, Mullens was such an unknown quantity, his Twitter account was only granted the […]

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60-Second Video: Apple Reveals Fresh Crop

Stay in the know. October 31, 2018 1 min read Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage in Brooklyn, NY, yesterday to unveil a slew of updates to several products, including redesigns of the MacBook Air, the iPad line, and a long overdue overhaul of the Mac Mini — all right in time for the holidays. Notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was killed after being transferred to a federal prison in West Virginia yesterday. The New York Times reports the 89 year old’s death was at the hands of two other inmates with mob ties. Ah, the sweet taste of victory! Boston-based Sam Adams is celebrating the Red Sox World Series win with a special double IPA called “Damage Done” made especially for the team. The brew has hints of guava, mango… and Yankee fan tears. Read_more Related posts: IHOP, #IHOb, And Lying To Your Fans As A Marketing Strategy Apple’s CEO […]

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We Tried a High-Tech New Fitness System and Got Yelled at by a Digital Trainer

Tonal promises the ultimate gym experience from the convenience of home. October 31, 2018 1 min read If the creators of Tonal have their way, you might never go to the gym again. Tonal is a compact, wall-mounted at-home fitness system with a 24-inch digital touchscreen that unlocks on-demand workouts and personal coaching. It was created by former Hewlett-Packard exec and supercomputer engineer Aly Orady, with the goal of making strength building accessible to all. Related: What’s Happening on The Entrepreneur Index Right Now What makes Tonal so innovative is that fact that this is the first time strength has been digitized; until now, if you wanted to build strength, you’d need a cumbersome weight rack. The team behind Tonal has built major household products and brands for companies like Fitbit, GoPro and Apple, and the complete system retails for $2,995. Is it worth it? Watch us test out Tonal in the video above. Read_more Related posts: The Average Salaries […]

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5 Science-Proved Reasons Vacation Will Boost Your Brain

Get your next big idea on picturesque Nassau Paradise Island in the Bahamas. October 5, 2018 5 min read While your next great idea could conceivably be born while maneuvering through rush-hour traffic or with your nose in a fellow straphanger’s armpit, breaking out of your routine is a time-honored method for encouraging inspiration to strike. As Tim Ferriss, Richard Branson and many others have found, a change of scenery can help stoke the flames of creativity. Narrowing down precisely where to escape to, however, can be a daunting task. I recently spent a long weekend in Nassau Paradise Island, which turned out to be not only the perfect place to generally recharge, but, thanks to the wide variety of unique experiences offered, a hotbed for inspiration. (And no, it wasn’t just thanks to the copious rum.) Related: 21 Ways to Get Inspired (Infographic) Located on New Providence, the eleventh largest […]

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Toys ‘R’ Us Is Coming Back to Life! 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. October 4, 2018 1 min read 1. Toys ‘R’ Us is coming back! After closing all of its US stores in June as part of a bankruptcy liquidation, the owners of the remaining assets are looking into restarting the business, the company disclosed in a court filing this week. We’ve missed you, Geoffrey. 2. A hangover is coming. Spirits company Diageo and HBO have partnered on a new Game of Thrones-inspired scotch dubbed “White Walker by Johnnie Walker.” The beverage, according to a press release, is “inspired by the most enigmatic and feared characters on the show.” Cheers? 3. Kim Kardashian is officially the most dangerous celebrity to search for. Cyber criminals are using interest in the reality TV star to trick visitors to got to sites that install malware or steal personal information. So remember — think before you click. Watch the previous 3 Things video: Meet […]

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Sony Is Getting in on the Retro Gaming Craze With the PlayStation Classic

September 19, 2018 2 min read Retro gaming is red hot. When Nintendo lauched the NES Classic at the end of 2016, it immediately became that holiday season’s must-have gift. Units of the $60 device sold out from stores and online merchants almost immediately, and unscrupulous retailers and re-sellers were offering them for hundreds of dollars a pop. Now, two years later, Sony is getting in on the action with a retro console of its own. Related: Where Do Great Ideas Come From? The PlayStation Classic will go on sale on Dec. 3, almost 25 years after it introduced the original PlayStation to the world. It was the first home console in video game history to ship 100 million units worldwide, and games such as Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3 and Metal Gear Solid became instant classics. Here’s what we know about the console, via Sony: The console will come pre-loaded with 20 classic titles, including fan favorites such as Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type […]

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MMA Champion Conor McGregor Launches Irish Whiskey Brand

September 17, 2018 3 min read While celebrity-endorsed spirits have been big business ever since Sean “Diddy” Combs partnered with Ciroc vodka in 2007, George Clooney’s reported $1 billion payday for selling off his Casamigos tequila last year brought the trend to a whole other level. This year alone, Ryan Reynolds bought Aviation gin, Bob Dylan and Metallica both announced brand-new whiskies, and now Conor McGregor is launching, appropriately enough, an Irish whiskey. It’s called Proper No. Twelve, and the name is derived from the MMA champion’s childhood home. “I come from a suburb called Crumlin, in Dublin 12,” he explains via press release. “It’s a place dear to my heart. It’s where I learned how to fight; it made me who I am today.” Related: 8 Reasons a Powerful Personal Brand Will Make You Successful McGregor is the founder, chairman and majority owner of the company. Image credit: Proper No. Twelve McGregor took a hands-on approach to developing […]

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3 Ways a Virtual Reality Pioneer Is Rebranding the Form

Even new technologies sometimes need a reboot. September 14, 2018 5 min read Dekker Dreyer was over it. And in that moment, he saw an opportunity. A pioneer in the virtual reality (VR) space, he realized the narrative around this specific niche of the film and entertainment world needed a reboot. Despite having produced high-impact VR experiences for Disturbed’s hit cover of “The Sound of Silence” and the groundbreaking VR film of their Live at Red Rocks album, he couldn’t shake the feeling that VR was getting stale when it should be at its most exciting. Image Credit: Dekker Dreyer When Dreyer — a connoisseur of the form — found himself not wanting to experience what was being produced, he realized that others probably felt the same way: “The audience isn’t stupid, and they can tell that most of the content getting made is the afterthought of an ad agency with […]

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It’s Easy to Steal a Tesla! 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. September 11, 2018 1 min read 1. Don’t have the $75,000 necessary to buy a new Tesla Model S? Well, you’re in luck. A team of researchers have revealed a technique for defeating the encryption used in the electric sedan’s wireless key fobs, allowing green-minded thieves to drive off without a trace. 2. A 9-year-old girl wrote to Taco Bell saying they needed a delivery service after her “mean mom” said she didn’t have time to get them tacos. The fast-food giant then invited her to read the letter at their annual convention in Las Vegas. Well done, young lady! 3. Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the south east, which is bad news for everyone — except pigs. Yes, the severe weather will slow the rate of hog slaughter in North Carolina, the second biggest producer of pork. Our advice? Eat that bacon […]

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