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Nintendo Direct E3 2019- What to Expect (and not)

It's the most wonderful time of the year.... With the gamers all playing and everyone telling you to ride the hype train... It's the most wonderful time of the year! It's the hype-hypiest season of all. With those leaks and rumors and speculative rambling when E3 comes by... It's the most wonderful time of the year! There'll be predictions to make and leaks to debunk and expectations to set... And tales of those failed E3's long, long ago... It's the most wonderful time of the year! 
Oh, wait, are you guys reading this right now? Oh, sorry for my singing. It's just that I tend to get very festive this time of the year. *Ahem*. Where was I? Oh yeah, E3 2019 is finally here! The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 for short, is the annual gaming convention and press conference where gaming studios and developers take the curtains off from some of their biggest game and console projects and announcements for the public! It's no boring selection of key…
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NEWS ROUNDUP!: RIP Peter "Chewie" Mayhew & Grumpy Cat, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge park opens, Super Smash Bros. VR, and MORE!

Hello, everyone! I haven't been posting very frequently, and lots of interesting stuff has happened recently. Now that it is officially the start of June (meaning that there are only about 20 more days until my school ends), I decided to drop a massive News Roundup post so that I could catch up on what I missed. We've got lots to talk about today, from celebrity deaths and birthdays to Star Wars theme parks and what Nintendo's been up to recently. So, without further ado, let's get RIIIIIIIIGHHHHT into the neeeeewwwwssssssss!!!!! The first batch of news is sad, unfortunately. 
Peter Mayhew, the Chewbacca actor, has passed away :'(

On April 30, 2019, Peter Mayhew died at the age of 75. He was best known for his role in most of the Star Wars films as the lovable wookie partner of Han Solo, Chewbacca. He warmed audience hearts all around the globe with his heartfelt depiction of the gentle giant, and his absence will long be felt in the hearts of fans everywhere. Outs…

Pokémon Detective Pikachu- Movie Review (Spoiler-Free)

Image Credit: Warner Bros./The Pokémon Company

Recently, the trailer for the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie brought along plenty of memes, disappointed fans, and affirmation of one long-lasting “fact:” The video-game movie adaptation curse is real. Ever since the infamous failure of the Super Mario Bros movie in 1993, nearly every single attempt by movie studios to make a decent movie based on a video game franchise has been poorly received by fans and critics. So, if you told the haters one year back that a live-action Pokémon movie was in the works, they would probably insist that it would turn out terrible. But luckily, one film seems to have broken that curse. One film based on a Nintendo franchise, with live-action pocket critters and the voice acting of Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds. That film would be 2019’s Detective Pikachu, released a few weeks ago. I will be reviewing it today.

Now, what exactly made video game movies in the past bad? Well, poor storylines, unfunny …

Thank you, Minecraft.

Image credit: Microsoft/Mojang

As my childhood crumbles and fades away, I have had to say goodbye to many of the things I formerly held dear. Angry Birds? Irrelevant. Gravity Falls? Ended 3 years ago (yeesh, time flies). Google+? Shut down. Hotel? Trivago. But one of the biggest phenomenons that defined my childhood was the game Minecraft. The first version of the game was released exactly a decade ago on May 17 (two days ago, this post is slightly late), and know I guess I know why adults constantly say that they "feel old" whenever an aspect of their childhood is brought up. To think that Minecraft, of all things, was released 10% of a century ago... it's hard to wrap my head around just how much of my life it has been around for.

This post serves as a sort of trip down memory lane of all the things that Minecraft has done for the lives of me and other kids worldwide, as well as a reflection on what made it so special and what exactly is next for the game.

I, just lik…