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The Man Who Speaks With Sharks.


 

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No animal quite captures our imagination like sharks. In Journey From the Source: Episode III we visit Jupiter, Florida, to meet a shark diver who swims, cage-free, with the ocean’s top predator every day. His advice? Never turn your back on a shark.

The average beach-goer in the US is about 10 times more likely to get struck by lightning than attacked by a shark. Let that sink in for a minute.

It’s a stat that doesn’t reflect the fears of the beach-going public. In Florida, for example, where a quarter of the year is spent in thunderstorms, no one blinks an eye when lightning strikes. But if a shark is spotted in the bay, you can pretty much guarantee pandemonium.

It’s fair to say – and how much blame you want to place on Jaws is up to you – that sharks terrify us. But the animal, and its threat, are so wrapped up in mythology and fear it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. Because if sharks are the merciless man-eaters we have been told, how can someone like South Florida-based captain Bryce Rohrer swim with them every day? Without a cage. And never get bitten.

Determined to understand more about sharks – many species of which are endangered due to finning and overfishing – we headed to Jupiter, a little town two hours north of Miami, to meet Bryce and witness his shark-o-philia firsthand. Within two hours of arriving at U-Tiki Marina, where Bryce keeps his diving boat, I’ve already heard him described affectionately by a fellow captain as a ‘mad scientist’.

“I guess I just never fell for the mainstream hype on sharks, you know what I mean?” says Bryce, pulling ropes on deck ready for our dive. “Being out on the water you start seeing sharks for what they are, and it just becomes pretty natural to get in the water with them. All that fear and anxiety just kind of evaporates as soon as you see that shark.”

Bryce spends about 300 days a year on the water with sharks either in Jupiter, Florida, down on the Keys, or up in Nantucket, where he runs another charter. He’s got no desire to swap it for office life anytime soon. “I’ll definitely be involved with sharks for the rest of my life, without a doubt,” he says, revving up the boat for today’s dive. “I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m driving a boat when I’m 70. In some fashion or another, I will be involved with sharks and the ocean and conservation and bringing people out there to see sharks; whether it’s through film, whether it’s through a charter, anything to get people out to see these things and what they’re really all about.”

Mortal Kombat XL.


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Mortal Kombat, has become such a massive franchise after 10 distinct iterations, spin offs, and mashup games, that all people need to see is the logo, and they know what they’re getting.  Mortal Kombat X, which launched April 2015, will re-launch in March as Mortal Kombat XL with all of the game’s downloadable content (characters, skins, movesets, etc.) developer NetherRealm Studios announced this morning.  The special edition launches March 1 in North America and March 4 in Europe, both online and in stores, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. (Windows PC was not mentioned in the announcement video.) Pricing is not yet known. The DLC covered includes everything from Kombat Pack 1, which is already out, and Kombat Pack 2, which is coming soon. Both of those cost $29.99 for any guys (OR GIRLS) who love playing Mortal Kombat.

Predator & Jason Voorhees In Mortal Kombat?


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Earlier this week, it was revealed that the title character from the fan-favorite series “Predator” would be a playable character in the upcoming Mortal Kombat X as a part of the DLC Kombat Pack. Now Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a teaser video of the character alongside the other new additions, Tremor, Tanya and Friday the 13th‘s Jason Voorhees, which you can check out in the player below.

Further details about the Kombat Pack were also announced. It will cost $29.99 and feature four packs of content, including:

  • The Ultimate Horror Pack
    • Playable character Jason Voorhees
    • Horror skins Vampiress Mileena, Kraken Reptile and Pharaoh Ermac
  • The Klassic Pack #1:
    • Playable character Tanya
    • Klassic skins for Kano, Sonya and Liu Kang
  • The Predator / Prey Pack:
    • Playable character Predator
    • Predator-themed skins Commando Johnny, Infrared Scorpion and Carl Weathers as Jax
  • The Klassic Pack #2:
    • Playable character, Tremor
    • Klassic skins for Quan Chi, Jax and Kung Lao

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Mortal Kombat X is NetherRealm Studios’ next highly-anticipated installment in its legendary, critically-acclaimed fighting game franchise that propels the iconic franchise into a new generation. The game combines cinematic presentation with all new gameplay to deliver the most brutal Kombat experience ever, offering a new fully-connected experience that launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.

For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game’s most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together.

A Face only a Mother Could Love.


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For those of us who were Predator fans, we all know that the last 2 movies featuring the Predator were uglier than the Predator itself.  Thankfully Robert Rodriguez has stepped up to direct a re-boot to the series.  Click the pic to check out the newest predator flick, featuring everyone’s favorite scary Casey Mcleod-look-a-like’s.