Tuesday, August 3, 2021

General Hospital Actor Jay Pickett DIES on Film Set

Actor Jay Pickett, best known for his work on such daytime soap operas as General Hospital and Port Charles, died last week in Idaho while acting in a western he co-wrote, Treasure Valley. He was 60 years old. At the time of this writing, Pickett’s cause of death has not been released, but the film’s director Travis Mills believes that the longtime actor suffered a heart attack while sitting on a horse.“Jay Pickett, our leading man, writer, producer, and creator of this movie passed away suddenly while we were on location preparing to film a scene. There is no official explanation for the cause of his death but it appears to have been a heart attack,” Mills wrote in an emotional Facebook post. “Everyone present tried as hard as they could to keep him alive. Our hearts are broken and we grieve for his family who are so devastated by this shocking tragedy.”Mills went on to say that Pickett was “an incredible man” who was “kind, sweet, and generous” to all those who collaborated with him. “It is difficult to find the words right now to say more,” he added. “His closest friends have said that he was very happy making Treasure Valley and my hope is that he truly was. He was doing what he loved: acting, riding horses, making movies. And he was magnificent.”Pickett’s co-star, Jim Heffel, provided more insight into his death with a Facebook post of his own. Jay died sitting on a horse ready to rope a steer in the movie Treasure Valley in Idaho. The way of a true cowboy. Jay wrote the story and starred in it. He was also co-producer with myself and Vernon Walker. He will be truly missed. Ride like the wind partner,” he wrote.Jay Pickett appeared on such 80s classics like China Beach, Mr. Belvedere, Jake and the Fatman, and Matlock before transitioning into daytime soaps. Later in his career, Picket made several guest spots on such shows as Dexter, The Mentalist, NCIS: Los Angeles, Rosewood, and Queen Sugar. He is survived by his wife and three children.
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    Today days Gone can be acquired on PC, get started doing survival tips

    Welcome to Farewell, Oregon. A beautiful place surrounded by mountains, lush forests, and snowy terrain. Two years later, the world has turned upside down consumed by ravenous and infected creatures known as Freakers. Deacon St. John, a drifter and bounty hunter must fight to survive against other survivors, wildlife, and hordes of Freakers. Ride the Broken Road on your invaluable Drifter bike as you traverse the unique environment of the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest. Experience a journey of redemption, hope and searching for a reason to live in an epic open world adventure available on PC now. Explore a breathing and living world filled with beauty and chaos. Witness the dynamic weather of the high desert and how it affects your surroundings. Come across random encounters and traps as you travel the vast land filled with danger. Prepare to ride off the beaten path and utilize your whole arsenal to survive one more day. This world will come for you. Play Video When you begin your Days Gone journey on PC, you will have immediate access to Survival Mode, Challenge Mode and Bike Skins – once you have completed the main story, you can access New Game Plus. Survival Mode Try your hand in Survival I and Survival II difficulty modes with harder enemies, removed enemy awareness indicators, no fast travel and immersive gameplay with no HUD on screen. However, players can temporarily turn on the HUD with the use of Survival Vision to catch your bearings. Can you survive the brutal world of Days Gone? Challenge Mode Test your skills on 12 various challenges from fighting unlimited hordes to timed trial bike races as you climb up the leaderboards. Earn credits to unlock new bike skins and more playable characters. The higher scores you achieve the better stat boosts you receive from the patches you earn. Carry those added stat boosts to story mode and watch Deacon’s vest pile up with new patches as you acquire them.  Bike Skins Customize your Drifter bike with multiple bike skins featuring God of War, Death Stranding, Horizon Zero Dawn, Concrete Genie, and more! Ride on over to the Mechanics in-game to apply any one of these bike skins and begin riding the Broken Road in style. New Game Plus Jump back onto your bike and play the story all over again with New Game Plus with your previously earned bike upgrades, weapons, skills, upgrades, crafting recipes, encampment credits and trust, collectibles, and Achievement progress. All of this will be unlocked at the beginning of your new playthrough making Deacon’s job just a little bit easier. Plus, you receive a brand-new weapon to use! Playing Days Gone for the first time? Have no fear, Bend Studio has you covered with some developer insights to help you get started. Drifter Bike You must maintain your bike by scavenging for scrap, searching for fuel, and upgrading it at encampments. Early on, you want to invest in your bike as much as possible. Whether you need to flee from an unexpected horde, chase down a bounty or escape an ambush, your bike is crucial for survival. To help limit maintenance with your bike, focus on upgrading your fuel tank to ride longer distances before having to stop. If you run out of fuel, you will need to walk your bike and explore the Freaker infested land by foot. Take good care of it, and it will take care of you.  Tip: Look out for tow trucks and believe it or not gas stations for fuel. Hordes Hordes are a formidable foe in Days Gone. They can range from 25 Freakers to 500 Freakers. To take down a horde, you need to strategize, come prepared with ammo, traps and plan an escape route. It will not be easy, but to increase your chances at succeeding follow these couple of tips to begin your path at creating a safer world.  Tip 1: Force the Freakers down narrow pathways to jumble them up creating a better line of fire. Use attractors to throw at nearby flammable crates and barrels to lure a group of them to that spot, then blow it up.  Tip 2: Park your bike close in case you need to run back to it to fill up your ammo from your saddlebags (can be equipped as an upgrade). NERO Locations Keep your eye out during your travels for NERO locations. NERO checkpoints have valuable items for you to upgrade Deacon, gather crafting supplies, access your gun locker and fuel to top off your tank. You can find NERO injectors at these locations to upgrade your Stamina, Focus or Health. Each upgrade provides a significant boost and can be the difference between life and death.  Tip: Upgrade your Stamina first… You can always run away if you are not prepared. Encampments Each encampment uses the trust and credits system, but what you get at each one differs. Complete jobs, clear infestation zones, hand in bounties and eliminate hordes to increase your trust levels with encampments and earn credits to buy weapons and bike upgrades. A couple camps you will run into early on are Copeland’s Camp and Hot Springs. Copeland’s Camp includes a Mechanic that will upgrade your bike to improve performance and give you customizations options that include decals, paints, bike skins and visual parts. Hot Springs specializes in selling weapons to help you fight the relentless danger outside of the gates. Infestation Zones Speaking of infestation zones, you want to burn out these nests as fast as possible. Make sure you have enough molotovs crafted or use the incendiary bolts with your crossbow to set the nests ablaze. Freakers use these nests to hibernate during the day, giving you a slight edge on their whereabouts. Be aware, if you are brave enough to tackle these zones at night, you will have more Freakers roaming around the wilderness. By successfully clearing out an infestation zone, you will be awarded with a new fast travel route to move around the map more efficiently.  Tip: The day/night cycle and weather changes the behavior of the Freakers. Skills Days Gone provides three skill trees including melee combat, ranged combat and survival to invest your skill points in. Each player has their own unique playstyle, but we recommend unlocking these skills first to help you during the initial stages of the story. Ranged: Focused Shot. This skill gives you the ability to activate Focus while aiming a ranged weapon. Focus slows down time and helps to increase accuracy, which is beneficial when going up against a horde. You can upgrade this ability with the NERO injectors found across the map. Ranged: Fight And Flight. This skill helps you to move and aim a ranged weapon with more precision. Days Gone will keep you on your toes and the Freakers will not allow you to stay stationary. Get used to running!  Melee: Field Repairs. This skill gives you the ability to repair melee weapons with scrap. You can scavenge for scrap underneath hoods of vehicles, abandoned buildings, and scattered around the world. Once you have crafted a weapon, you can repair that weapon to continue using it. Trust us, you will be using your melee weapon a lot. Without this skill, the durability of the weapon will diminish and break leaving you left with only your boot knife. Buy Days Gone on PC now from a range of digital retailers, including Steam and Epic Games Store.

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