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THE BEST DAY EVER (News Roundup- Goose Game, Link's Awakening, Switch Lite, and MORE!)

A UFO came up and he smiled at me... He said it's gonna be a good day just wait and see... Jumped out of my tent, and I Naturo-ran outside, feeling so like Kyle and paranoid... It's the best, day, eveeeerrrrrr.....

Oh, sorry about the Spongebob song lyrics. It's just that I was feeling particularly happy about how September 20th, 2019, is actually the most eventful day of this year. What makes September 20th so special this year? I'm going to list as many things as I can, and make each thing brief as possible. Without further ado, let's get started! I'll list this in order of most boring to most exciting. Most boring stuff first, all on today, September 20, 2019. 

National Fried Rice Day, National Pepperoni Pizza Day, and National String Cheese Day

Image Credit: Gimme Some Oven

I have no idea who thought it was a good idea to have so many food-related holidays in one day, but there you go. Surprisingly, I unknowingly celebrated one of these today, since I ate some string cheese during breakfast. I didn't eat fried rice, and while I did eat pizza it wasn't pepperoni, but rather chicken parm (I can't eat pork, so I don't eat pepperoni pizza anyways). National Fried Rice, Pepperoni Pizza, and String Cheese day are all today, September 20, 2019. 

Tim Cook's new Apples 

It's September of another year, so you know what that means! Another "brand new" iPhone from Tim Cook and Co. This year, the "innovation" occurred in the form of lowering the price tag of the entry-level iPhone from "you-call-that-budget?" to "luxury midrange", and also they decided to ditch Roman numerals this year (presumably since they were tired of people walking around calling it the iPhone "ex") to just call it 11. They also added one new wide-angle camera, a matte finish, new colors, slightly faster processor, and typical Apple marketing to make people think that they should go sell an organ to get barely an improvement from last year's phones... I mean, "Pro Max" is a unique name. But until some new person steps into charge at Apple, I'd expect this pattern of following other companies' innovation but just taking their time to refine it to continue. The iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Max all release today, September 20, 2019. 

Rugby World Cup Starts

Image Credit: Google Doodle

I don't watch Rugby or know much about it. That's since I'm American. But thanks Google for pointing this out. This day gets more and more eventful the more I find out things about it. The Rugby World Cup 2019 opening is today, September 20, 2019. 

Ni no Kuni... Nani?

Image Credit: Nintendo, Level-5. Studio Ghibli 

I wouldn't really call myself a "weeb" and don't really play JRPGs. However, this game is a pretty significant release for the Nintendo Switch, or so I've heard, and the remake of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch released today, September 20, 2019. I don't really plan on picking it up myself, but hey... September 20, 2019. 

Nintendo's Light Switch

Image Credit: not mine, but it has a Twitter handle watermark

Note from (today's sponsor) Onur: Spaghetti Noddles. I won't go too much in-depth on Nintendo's latest piece of hardware and the successor to the 3DS, the handheld-only $200 Switch Lite, since I already made a post about that here (Arca forgot to put in the link himself, so I, Onur, pointed it out and fixed it). But basically, it isn't meant as an upgrade to those who already have a Switch (so if you already have one, try to stop being so negative about this). This is meant as a more affordable version of the Switch for those who prefer to only play in handheld mode, don't have a TV, or don't have any friends to do local tabletop multiplayer with. This doesn't have detachable Joy-Cons, so that makes it smaller, more compact, and more sturdy. However, the analog sticks are permanently attached (unless you do some repair work yourself), so if they start drifting then you might need yourself a brand new system or have to wait after sending it for warranty. Let's hope the engineers at Nintendo have already learned their lesson and are working on fixing this defect, or are already finished with a new batch, as we speak. This looks like an awesome choice for portable-mode-only gamers who want to save a hundred bucks to be able to access one of the best game libraries of all time. The Nintendo Switch Lite comes in three nice colors, grey, yellow, and turquoise (the last one is my favorite), and enters store shelves starting today, September 20, 2019. 

Image Credit: CNET

Area 51- They came in peace (thankfully)

If you read the first part of the post and understood that I was talking about September 20th, 2019, you probably immediately thought of the viral Internet joke and meme about "storming Area 51" on this day to "see them aliens". Obviously, this is highly illegal and not at all something you should ever attempt to do, but we all knew deep down that at least some people were going to show up and do something anyways. And that's what happens. Thankfully, no one actually got hurt, and there were barely any arrests. Why? Since according to most sources, only shy of 150 people (out of the 2 million who signed up for the Facebook event) actually showed up near the gate. Then what did they do? Did they plan a battle strategy, and start to Naruto-run into the base (well, at least some kid did it behind a news reporter and became a legend). They just stood there and held some signs. That's it. And 2 hours away, people held music festivals and alien-themed parties in Las Vegas (attendees included the guy who made the joke event in the first place). So while they didn't find aliens, they did find an interesting place to become viral. 

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake for Switch

Image Credit: Nintendo 

Now, this is where we start to talk about things that interest me more and actually affect me. Today, a brand new Zelda game released for the Switch! Well, actually, yes, but technically, no. It's not the sequel to Breath of the Wild that Nintendo confirmed at E3 (that will probably be available at least a year or two from now). You see, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening isn't new in 2019. It actually released first in 1993 on the Game Boy. It was widely acclaimed and love, and is still to this day considered to be one of the best Zelda games ever made, so Nintendo went ahead and decided to create a remake of the game for the Switch with a gorgeous and different new art style. It's the same top-down, phenomenal Zelda story that we all know and love, but with visuals that look like you're playing with adorable little toy figurines in a detailed play environment. I, of course, have picked this game up right away, and am looking forward to trying to be a completionist with it and collect as many items and complete as many dungeons as possible beyond just the main story. This is a very good Switch game that warrants at least checking out, picking up on a discount, or trying out if they ever release a free downloadable demo for it on the Nintendo eShop. It releases today on the Nintendo Switch, September 20, 2019. 

TheFatRat's back, back again... 

I don't really listen to much modern music nowadays since I'm not at all a fan of most of anything that plays on the radio. Most of my music-listening consists of listening to songs by bands or artists who don't even make music anymore- 80s rock from legends like AC/DC, Queen, Guns' N Roses, occasionally meme songs from Smash Mouth, Electric Light Orchestra... yeah, that's about it in terms of genre. But oh yeah, I also listen to another genre that isn't on any radio and by an artist who still makes music continually today. It's the father of the glitch-hop instrumental genre, TheFatRat (his name in real life is Chris). I found him first via Minecraft let's play videos when I was 9 (yes, I know, maximum cringe). But somehow from that era, I remember his songs more than the videos they were played on themselves. You see, most let's play videos had trashy techno music that all sounded the same and was very annoying. But a few of them were actually made using real instruments (rather than a fax machine barfing), had great vocals, and were all-around great musical compositions. They were made by TheFatRat. Despite the weird name, his music is a very niche thing but once you know you like it, you like it. I'd recommend that if you're curious, listen to one of his older songs (they're usually of higher quality and are timeless enough that they caused people to listen to him in the first place). 

Anyways, so far, his songs in 2019 have disappointed a lot of people who think that they don't capture "the rat's magic" nearly as much. They simply failed to give me goosebumps on the first try, and even if I eventually liked them, most of them were collabs so they weren't even just an example of his pure talent. But his latest song breaks a record since he's been working on it from idea to final product for more than 6 years--- that's right, since 2013, before the era of some of his best songs! So once he said that, I knew that this would be good. And when the artwork was revealed, and that the very talented singer Anjulie was doing the vocals, and that it continued the same story that all of his songs' lyrics and artwork tell in order, as well as the fact that it was a more refined version of his fantastic song Origin (from his Dota2 music pack)... I knew that this one would be another one of his best works. And after listening to it, I can confirm that it very well is. Origin is still very catchy of a glitch-hop drop to choose, the traditional Asian music inspiration definitely is done well, and those lyrics and vocals are beautiful! Plus, that background art... wallpaper, please! You can listen to it on all music platforms and YouTube now (plus, most of his songs, including Close to the Sun, are copyright-free for your own video uses), and of course he chose to release it on September 20, 2019. TheFatAlien? 

Untitled Goose Game is GOTY (Goose of the Year)

Now, finally, for the most important and exciting thing on this post. The most important event to occur today, September 20, 2019. More important than Naruto running into Area 51. More important than any rugby, string cheese, or Zelda game. The inevitable Game of the Year winner, and possibly even the best game of all time. That's right, I'm talking about the new indie game Untitled Goose Game! What's the title, you ask? There literally is none. The name of the game is "Untitled Goose Game". As if that wasn't GOTY-worthy enough, in the game, you play as the most annoying animal on the planet. No, not a goat. A goose! (Someone not a Canadian Goose, though.) This is a humorous sandbox simulation-puzzle game where you play as a goose who tries to wreak havoc on the poor folks of a small town. I'd best not spoil you as to the sort of epic shenanigans that go on in this game, but if you want to see more gameplay, watch the video above. The game only costs $15 on release day (and $20 all other non-discount times) and is only on the Nintendo Switch eShop, PC, and Mac. That's a pretty good deal, if you ask me, for one of the best games that mankind has ever witnessed. Now, all that Sakurai has to do is to put this goose into a future Smash Bros DLC. Come on, I'm waiting! The game released today, September 20, 2019. Unfortunately, this is the same day that the new Zelda game comes out. That's since it will overshadow Zelda and no one will buy Link's Awakening today.


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