My Dream Gaming Setup

gaming setup

Welcome back to another post, today I am going to be telling you guys what my dream gaming setup would look like. If you guys want me to make a series about cool electronic things I would use if I could, make sure to comment on what you would like to see below. You can like my facebook page here and follow my Twitter here. Please sign up for my newsletter on the sidebar to the right. Thanks!

Monitors

I would have a 3 monitor setup, with one monitor for my PS4, one for a gaming PC, and one for running: Open Broadcaster Software if I streamed, Twitter, my website, etc. I would have the 2 monitors on the sides of the main one for my console and gaming PC. And then I would have a bigger monitor in the middle for my streaming dashboard. This would ensure my gaming setup allowed me to play and stream easily.

I would have 2 of the same monitors for my games, the ASUS FreeSync monitor. I would get the 27-inch monitor with 144hz. This would be so I would get a bigger screen and higher refresh rate to ensure the best experience. You can see it here

My main monitor would be a Sceptre 32 inch curved screen LED-lit monitor. You can see it here. I like having a big screen to look at as I stated above, and with a curved monitor, I would just have a unique looking setup.

Chair

One of the most important things for gamers is to make sure they are comfortable when they are putting hours into a game each day. That’s why I would choose a GTRACING chair. These chairs are very comfy, and allow you to lean back. I would get the blue model. You can view it here.

Keyboard

When you are gaming, there is a lot of clicking noises and it can be continuous in games where you need to make quick decisions. This could annoy other people or even yourself. That’s why I have chosen a silent keyboard that I would use. This is a Corsair K55 keyboard, and it is RGB. You can see it here.

Mousepad

When gaming, you need to be able to make precise movements with your mouse, but you also need to be able to make quick and sharp moves. That’s why I chose a big pad so that I would never have to worry about running out of space when gaming. The VicTsing Extended Mouse Pad is 31.5 by 15.75 inches, and it has other great things like water resistance and it is very durable. You can see it here.

Mouse

If you want to be top level when you are gaming, you need a mouse that can be accurate and react instantly to what you do in your gaming setup. The Logitech Pro Wireless mouse is used by pro players in all of esports. It features 6 programmable buttons,  a 16k hero sensor which is the most accurate, 1 MS lightspeed, and weighing only 80 grams, making it ultra lightweight. This mouse has everything necessary for people who want to take their game experience to the next level. You can view it here.

This wraps up my post on my dream gaming setup. Comment down below what you would want in your setup. I will read them and probably respond with my thoughts! I mentioned wanting a monitor to view my stream on, so I might make another post with the gear I would want for streaming.

Thank you for reading this post and make sure to come back to the site soon for more or look around some of the other posts.

History of the Tigers: 1971-1980

Detroit Tigers history

Welcome back to another post, today is another installment in the History of the Tiger series, where we look back on the Detroit Tigers history. This post will be focused on the years 1971-1980. To stay updated on future posts, make sure to like my facebook page here and follow my Twitter here. You can join my Discord here. And you can view the rest of the posts for this series here. Thanks!

1971-1973: New Managers and Winning Success

In 1971, the Tigers finished second in the three-year-old Eastern Division. They hired new manager Billy Martin, and finished  20 games over .500 but still 10 games back of first place. Norm Cash hit .283 with 32 homers and 91 RBI, while Mickey Lolich won 25 games and had a 2.92 ERA but did not win the Cy Young.

The next year, the Tigers won the Eastern Division but lost 3 games to 2 in a best of 5 AL Championship Series against the Oakland A’s. Al Kaline hit 10 homers and drove in 32 runs with a .313 average, and Mickey Lolich finished with a 22-14 record and a 2.50 ERA.

In 1973, the Tigers went 85-77, but they fired Billy Martin as manager on August 30 and Joe Schultz became their manager. Willie Horton hit .316 with 17 homers and 53 RBI, and Joe Coleman went 23-15 with a 3.53 ERA.

1974-1977: Losing Seasons Every Year

After the 1973 season, the Tigers hired Ralph Houk as their new manager. He didn’t seem to have much success, because the Tigers finished last in the AL East, 19 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. Bill Freehan hit .297 with 18 home runs and 60 RBI. John Hiller led the pitching staff with 17-14 record and 2.64 ERA. October 2nd, 1974 was the last game that Al Kaline played. He finished his career with 3007 hits and 399 home runs.

In 1975, the Tigers kept Ralph Houk as their manager, and then had their 5th worst season in team history, with a record of 57-102. They finished 37.5 games back of first place in the AL East. Willie Horton led the team in hitting with a .275 average, 25 home runs, and 92 RBI. Mickey Lolichw as the Tigers best pitcher with a 12-18 record and 3.78 ERA.

The Tigers once again had Ralph Houk as their manager for the 1976 season, and the Tigers definitely improved, as they had a 74-87 record. Rusty Staub led the team in hitting with a .299 average, 15 home runs, and 96 RBI, while Mark Fydrich was the Tigers best pitcher with a 19-9 record and 2.34 ERA.

In 1977, the Tigers were 74-88, which was pretty much the same as the 1976 season. Rusty Staub once again led the team in hitting with a .278 average, 22 home runs, and 101 RBI. And Dave Rozema led the pitching staff with a 15-7 record and 3.09 ERA.

1978-1980 Finally Winning and Sparky Arrives

In 1978, the Tigers finally had a winning record, finishing 86-76. But they still finished 5th in the AL East because the Yankees, Brewers, Red Sox, and Orioles all won 90 games. Rusty Staub was once again their best hitter with .273 average, 24 home runs, and 121 RBI. And Jack Billingham led the pitching with a 15-8 record and 3.88 ERA.

In 1979, Les Moss became the manager of the Tigers and started 27-26. He was not fired for being a bad manager, but because manager Sparky Anderson became available, and the Tigers wanted to hire him. Dick Tracewski managed 4 games until Anderson’s arrival. The Tigers ended up finishing the season 85-76. Steve Kemp was their top hitter with a .318 average, 26 homers, and 105 RBI, while Jack Morris led the pitching with a 17-7 record and 3.28 ERA.

In the final season of this post, the Tigers finished 84-78, and 4th in the AL East. Steve Kemp led the team in hitting with a .293 average, 21 home runs, and 101 RBI, while Aurelio Lopez led the pitching with a 13-6 record and 3.77 ERA.

I hope you enjoyed this post in the History of the Tigers series and I look forward to making the last couple of posts in this series soon!

Fortnite Week 5 Challenges: Season 5

Welcome back to another post. Today we are going to be talking about the Fortnite Week 5 challenges in Fortnite Battle Royale. There are 3 challenges for the 3 pass and 4 challenges for the Battle Pass. To stay updated on future posts, follow my Twitter here and like my facebook page here. You can join my Discord here.

Here is a picture of all of this week’s challenges:

Fortnite Week 5 challenges
Fortnite Week 5 Challenges

Fortnite Week 5 Challenges: Free Challenges

Search 7 Chests in Junk Junction: I would suggest that you wait to do this challenge until a little bit later in the week because usually, Junk is not crowded so if you wait until next weeks challenges come out, you will be able to get 7 chests in Junk a lot easier.

Use 3 Rift Portals: This challenge, I would suggest going to Paradise Palms to do because that is where lots of Rifts spawn, you can even skydive into one before even dropping down at the start of the game!

Eliminate 3 Opponents in 1 Game:   For this challenge, I would choose the place you feel most comfortable dropping that usually has a couple of people that go there. Then, just try and get kills early in the game before anyone else is looted up.

Fortnite Week 5 Challenges: Battle Pass Challenges

Deal 300 Damage to Opponents with Clingers, Stink Bombs, or Grenades: For this challenge, just carry one of these explosive items with you all the time, and if you see people healing in the open or in bases, just throw all of your explosives and you should be able to do plenty of damage.

Hit 5 Golf Balls from Tee to Green: All 9 golf holes are in Lazy Links. If you go into a 50v50 game and your team has a lot of fo people that go to Lazy, you should be able to do this challenge. Just make sure you go to different holes for each one and that you have to golf ball toy in your main locker items before you go into the game.

Follow the Treasure Map Found in Snobby Shores: This challenge is pretty easy all you have to do is land on top of a certain house in Haunted Hills. This is what the house looks like:

Fortnite Week 5 challengesOnce you land on top of the house, there will be a little star and if you search it, you will complete the challenge.

Eliminate 3 Opponents in Shifty Shafts: If you want to drop into Shifty right from the start, it will be very chaotic but you might be able to pick up a couple of kills. You can also land somewhere close and then go into Shifty and try to find people a little bit later in the game. The choice is up to you.

I hope you enjoyed this guide for this week’s challenges and stay tuned for more posts about Fortnite.

 

 

Fortnite Battle Royale Landing Spots Part 1: Some of the Original Spots

Fortnite Battle Royale Landing Spots

Welcome back to another post, today we are starting a new series about all of the Fortnite Battle Royale landing spots. For the first few posts in this series, there will be a theme to the spots in the post. Today’s theme is some of the original spots that were on the first map. The spots that were once on the map but were taken out of the game will not be in this series, but there may be a separate post with all of the removed locations. To stay updated on future posts, follow my Twitter here, like my Facebook page here, and join my Discord here.

 

Fortnite Battle Royale Landing Spots
Fortnite Landing Spots

Fatal Fields

Fortnite Battle Royale landing spots
Fatal Fields

Fatal Fields is located in the southern part of the Fortnite map. It is a farm with barns, a house, silos, and stables, Fatal is a medium sized location with a good amount of chest spawns and floor loot. The loot is spread out so you can have a bit of time to find some weapons before you have to start fighting people. There is a forest on the edge of Fatal and also a spot to farm brick. In my opinion, Fatal is a very good place to land because you can get good loot, lots of mats, and there aren’t a ton of people that you have to fight.

Flush Factory

Fortnite Battle Royale landing spots
Flush Factory

Flush Factory is in the south part of the Fortnite map. This landing spot has warehouses that make toilets. Flush isn’t great for farming materials because you don’t get a lot of metal from hitting walls. But there is a decent amount of loot. The two main issues with Flush are that it is kind of hard to loot and you almost never will get the circle, so you have to loot pretty efficiently.

If you want to go to a spot with little action where you will not have to worry about fighting and just loot up and get ready for endgame, Flush is a good spot for you. Also, heading northeast out of Flush will take you towards the unnamed factory. If you are ready to start fighting, people usually land here, and if they don’t you can get more loot. Also, there are lots of wood stacks in the unnamed factory, which is the best thing to farm. If you don’t have to run too far to the circle, I would suggest this route.

Greasy Grove

Fortnite Battle Royale landing spots
Greasy Grove

Greasy Grove is located in the southwest part of the map. It is a neighboorhood with a restaurant, store, and gas station. It has a lot of loot and the amount of action varies based on the bus’s path, but it usually will give you some action. Landing at a house with no one else at it will help you greatly because you will be able to loot your entire building. Then, I would suggest looking out at the streets for a little bit to scout out where the other enemies are. But don’t wait too long because you could miss out on getting more loot. If you are confident in your fighting ability but don’t want too much action, Greasy is a good spot for you.

Pleasant Park

Fortnite Battle Royale landing spots
Pleasant Park

Pleasant Park is located towards the northwest corner of the map. It used to be one of the most visited places before some of the other huge places were added. It still has some people every game, but it is nowhere as busy as it used to be. Pleasant is a neighboorhood with houses and also a soccer field, gazebo, gas station, and a vending machine spawn. Pleasant is another place that will have good loot. It can be really good if you are confident to push people but don’t want a place that is too chaotic.

Wailing Woods

Fortnite Battle Royale landing spots
Greasy Grove

Wailing Woods is located in the northeast side of the map. It is a forest with lots of trees and bushes. It definitely doesn’t have great loot.  But it is easy to get to max wood here if building is the most crucial part of your game. There are also mushrooms to give you shield, and there are always enough to get you full shield. A good route to take out of here would be to go to the boxes/shipment containers area. Then continue through the mini forest to Retail Row.

I hope you enjoyed this first post in the series talking about different locations in Fortnite Battle Royale. If you did please share this post! Also, look forward to more posts in this series coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

How Much XP do You Need to Unlock Fortnite Drift and Ragnarok Skins?

Fortnite Drift and Ragnarok skins

This post explains how to unlock the Fortnite Drift and Ragnarok skins, and the levels that unlock certain skins.  In Fortnite Battle Royale, if you have bought the season 5 battle pass, you get the Drift skin immediately and the Ragnorok skin once you get to tier 100. Both the Fortnite Drift and Ragnarok skins have different stages that you can unlock by earning XP. Today we are going to be digging into just how much XP will be needed for each stage. To stay updated on future posts, you can follow my Twitter here and like my Facebook page here. You can join my discord here.

Drift

The Drift skin is the skin you unlock as soon as you buy the Battle Pass. There are 5 stages that you can unlock for the Drift.  Here is what they look like.

Fortnite Drift and Ragnarok
Drift Skins

The first one will be unlocked once you earn 10k XP. You should be around level 13 or 14 when you have this amount of experience.

The next stage will be unlocked at 25k XP. You will be around a level 20-21.

The next stage of the  Drift will be unlocked at 50k XP or level 29-30.

The second to last stage will be unlocked at 100k XP or around levels 40-41.

Finally, the last stage of the Drift will be unlocked at 200k XP or levels 55-56. .

Personally, when I saw the Drift for the first time, I wasn’t a fan of it because it looks very generic from the beginning to the second stage. But once you see what it can become when maxed out, I thought that it was amazing because how colorful it gets and how there is something flowing around you.

Tips to Obtain XP in Fortnite

Before we get into the Ragnarok skin, I want to give you some tips on how to get XP in Fortnite. The first thing to do is just do your daily and weekly challenges because they give lots of XP. If you do 4 out of 7 of the challenges every week, you unlock the XP. From all 10 weeks of challenges, this XP will be 65k XP.

Also, the Birthday challenges run until August 8th, and playing just 14 matches will get you 5k XP.

Finally, playing with friends who also have the Battle Pass is good because you will give each other a friend XP boost, which means playing together you are automatically earning more XP than playing solo.

Ragnarok

Fortnite Drift and Ragarok skins
Ragnarok Skins

Now its time to look at the Ragnarok skin. You will have to get to tier 100 to unlock this skin, but the good news is because you will already be a high level when you get to tier 100, you will already have unlocked some of the stages for it.

Here is what all the different Ragnarok skin stages look like

Now, to unlock the different stages of the Ragnarok, you will need to get this much XP:

First unlock, 35k XP or levels 24-25. You will most likely have this much XP by the time you unlock the skin itself.

For the next stage, 75k XP, or level 35-36.

Third unlock, 125k XP, or level 44-45.

For the second to last stage, 250k XP, or level 60-61.

And for the final stage, 500k XP or level 78-79.

I like the Ragnarok skin a lot also but it is definitely going to be a grind to get it maxed out, but in the end, I think it will be worth it.

I hope you enjoyed this post about the Fortnite Drift and Ragnarok skins and I will look to make some more posts with more tips for Season 5 and information about new updates in the future.

Fortnite Update v5.1: Birthday Celebration and Playground Returns

Fortnite Update v5.1

Fortnite has announced that the v5.1 Fortnite update will release tomorrow and that there will be special challenges and rewards for a 1-year birthday celebration. They have also announced that Playground mode will be coming back on Wednesday. Today we are going to be looking at everything new that will be in the update tomorrow. To stay updated on posts, follow my Twitter here and like my facebook page here. You can join my Discord here.

Birthday Celebration

Because of Fortnite’s 1 year anniversary, they will be releasing challenges that you can do to earn rewards. The event runs until August 8th. If you play 14 matches, you will earn 5k XP. This is a fairly easy challenge to do and will be very helpful for doing the Drift and Ragnorak progressive outfits. Next, you will earn a #1 cupcake emoticon for dealing 1,000 damage to opponents with any weapon. Finally, if you dance at 10 different birthday cakes that will be added throughout the map, you will get a Happy Birthday spray. Completing all of these challenges will give you a Birthday Cake back bling.

Playground Returns 

The following day, Playground mode will be returning to Fortnite Battle Royale. Epic Games has already said on social media that this version of Playground will have team select and lots more loot. There will be a full list of the new things added to the mode when the v5.1 patch notes release. These notes will come out once the downtime for the update starts. You can stay updated about the Fortnite update by following Fortnite’s Twitter here and their Instagram here.

History of the Detroit Tigers: 1961-1970: Championship and Division Play Starts!

Detroit Tigers history

Welcome back to another post in this series about Detroit Tigers history. I know it has been a long time since I have posted in it, but I will be finishing the series this summer and then starting a new one on one of the other Detroit sports teams when this series is finished. But today we will be talking about the Tigers from the period of 1961-1970.

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1961-1962: Good Success

After the 1960 season, the Tigers decided to hire Bob Scheffing as their manager, and Rick Ferrell as their GM. In their first season, the Tigers won 101 games and finished just 8 games behind the Yankees. Norm Cash won the AL batting crown, as he hit .361 with 41 homers and 132 RBI. Frank Lary lead the pitching with a 23-9 record and a 3.24 ERA.

The next year, the Tigers once again had a good season, going 85-76, but they still only finished third in the AL. Al Kaline hit .304 with 29 home runs and 94 RBI, while Jim Bunning led the pitching with a 19-10 record and a 3.59 ERA.

1963-1965: Average Seasons

in 1963, after the Tigers started off winning just 24 of their first 60 games, the Tigers fired Bob Scheffing and hired Chuck Dresson on June 18. He led the team to a 79-83 record, despite coming in to manage a team 12 games under .500. Al Kaline hit .312 with 27 homers and 101 RBI, and Hank Aguirre was their best pitcher with a 14-15 record and a 3.67 ERA.

The next year, the Tigers were 85-77, as they finished 4th in the AL. Bob Scheffing joined Ernie Harwell in the radio booth of WKMH. Bill Freehan hit .300 with 18 homers and 80 RBI. And Dave Wickersham had a 19-12 record and 3.44 ERA.

In 1965, the Tigers finished 16 games over .500 despite changing managers throughout the year. During spring training, Chuck Dressen had problems with his heart, so Bob Swift had to step in until Dressen returned on May 31. Willie Horton hit .273 with 29 homers and 104 RBI. And Hank Aguirre was 14-10 with a 3.59 ERA.

1966

In 1966, the Tigers won one less game than the previous year but still moved up to third in the AL. Chuck Dressen managed until May 16, but was sidelined with a heart attack and ended up dying in August. Bob Swift took over for the Tigers when Dressen was sidelined, and Swift was appearing to be doing a good job leading the team until he went to the hospital during all-star break and a test showed he had lung cancer. Unfortunately, he would die in October after the season. Frank Skaff took over for the team after Swift was sidelined.

Al Kaline lead the team in hitting with a .288 average,  29 homers and 88 RBI. And Denny McLain led the team in pitching with a 20-14 record and 3.92 ERA.

1967-1968 New Leader and Championship

After the 1966 season, Mayo Smith was hired as the new manager of the Tigers, He quickly led the team to a 91 win season, and they finished tied for 2nd in the AL. Al Kaline had a breakout year with a .308 average, 25 homers and 78 RBI. And Earl Wilson was a great pitcher with a 22-11 record and 3.27 ERA.

In 1968, the Tigers won the pennant, and eventually, beat the St Louis. Cardinals in a 7 game World Series. Mickey Lolich won the World Series MVP after pitching 3 complete games and winning all three. During the regular season, Willie Horton batted .285 with 36 home runs and 85 RBI. Denny McLain won the Cy Young and AL MVP after an amazing 31-6 record and 1.96 ERA.

1969-1970 Division Play

After the 1968 MLB season, the league decided that the AL and NL would each be split into 2 divisions, and the 2 teams that won their divisions in each league would play in a best of 5 league championship series. In the 1969 season, the Tigers won 90 games, but they still finished 19 games back of an amazing 109-53 Baltimore Orioles team. Jim Northrup led the team in hitting with a .295 average 25 home runs and 66 RBI. And Denny McLain once again led the team in pitching with a 24-9 record and 2.80 ERA. He won the AL Cy Young again.

In 1970, the Tigers went back to mediocrity with a 79-83 record, good for 4th in the 6 team AL East. Willie Horton hit 17 home runs and drove in 69 RBI while batting .305, and Les Cain was their best pitcher with 12-7 record and 3.84 ERA.

This wraps up another decade in Tigers history. Make sure you stay tuned for more posts in the History of the Tigers series.

Cristiano Ronaldo Signs for Juventus

Ronaldo Juventus Transfer

The Ronaldo Juventus Transfer

Earlier today, Juventus tweeted that they had signed Cristiano Ronaldo. This is a huge deal for Juventus and for Real Madrid. Today we are going to be looking at why this deal could have happened. To stay updated on future posts, follow my Twitter here, like my Facebook page here, and join my Discord here.

So why would Ronaldo want to leave a team that has won the last 3 Champions League titles? On May 31, former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane announced his resignation from managing the club. On June 12, Spain manager Julen Lopetegui was announced as the new manager for Real. The next day, the Spanish FA fired him. The reason all of this matters is because the reason Ronaldo might have wanted to be sold could be because he does not like Real’s new manager. He could have wished that they were still going to be managed by Zidane. We don’t know for certain why Ronaldo left Madrid, but we do know why Juventus bought him.

Juventus paid 117 million dollars to buy Ronaldo, so obviously, they really wanted him. He will join Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, and Giorgio Chiellini. With this lineup, Juventus has the potential to win the Champions League as well as the Serie A title.

It will be interesting to see Ronaldo in a new jersey this season, but it will be a new challenge for him and will make the soccer world more interesting. Look for previews of the Champions League and other soccer games throughout the year.

Why the Detroit Pistons Will Finish Top 5 in the East Next Year

Detroit Pistons Coach Dwayne Casey

The Detroit Pistons season was disappointing last year, with the team having hopes of making a playoff run and instead of missing out on them all together. But the Pistons have a new look this year, and so does the Eastern Conference. Today we are going to be looking at why the Pistons could be towards the top of the East next year. To stay updated on future posts, follow my Twitter here and like my facebook page here. You can join my Discord here.

The Detroit Pistons New Coach

The Pistons fired their head coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy in the offseason. They replaced him with Dwayne Casey. Casey won the coach of the year award this year and led the Raptors to the 1 seed in the East. The one thing that people are a little bit worried about is that Casey has never made it to the NBA Finals despite lots of high seeds in the playoffs. But Casey is definitely a great hire for the team.

The Detroit Pistons Roster

The Pistons have all of their key pieces from last year returning, and they signed Glenn Robinson III in free agency. The Pistons definitely have the talent to make it to the playoffs, they just need to perform.

The Eastern Conference 

With LeBron James leaving the Cavaliers, they do not seem like a team that will do very well next year. The only other teams that I see as being better than the Pistons in the East are the Celtics, 76ers, and depending on how they actually perform, the Raptors. This gives the Pistons a very good chance to get home court advantage in the first round next year.

I hope you enjoyed my post about the Pistons next season, and look for more posts about the team previewing the next year to come soon.

Why DeMarcus Cousins Free Agency Choice Will Ruin the NBA

On July 2nd, it was announced that the Golden State Warriors had signed star center Demarcus Cousins. Lots of people have been angry with this signing, so today I am going to be breaking down why this signing is bad for the NBA’s image. To stay updated, follow my Twitter here and like my facebook page here. You can join my discord here. Thank you.

The Contract

Demarcus Cousins made 18 million dollars last year. So why is a player of his caliber signing a 5 million dollar contract? The answer is because he is chasing championships. If he had signed a contract for the money that he was worth, the Warriors wouldn’t have been able to pay it. But he took a significant pay cut just so he can play for the Warriors. The NBA should make a rule where players cannot sign a contract that is a certain amount lower than their estimated value or the contract they made last year. This would prevent situations like Cousins’ contract.

The Team

Cousins will join a team with Curry, Thompson, Durant, and Green. This will mean their entire starting lineup will be all-stars from last year, and they will have 2 MVPs. A team should not be able to have a lineup this good. Even teams like the 2010-2014 Heat had non-all-star players in their lineup. This will be a new era of superteams in the NBA, and I do not agree with it. There need to be rules about just how good a team can be.

In conclusion, DeMarcus Cousins could have played for a different team and gotten more money, and he would have been the star. Instead, he will be shadowing Curry and Durant, and he will be earning less money than normal players like JJ Reddick, just so he can have a great chance at rings.