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All About Brawl Stars

Brawl Stars is the newest Supercell game and is quite different from all the games that came before it. It is a multiplayer mobile game that was in beta release in countries like Canada for the past two years and during winter break it was released globally. The game consists of 24 brawlers and 5 modes and a multitude of special events (which take tickets to play), Showdown, Bounty, Heist, Gem Grab, Big Game, Boss Battle, Robo Rumble, and Siege. The Brawlers are: Trophy brawlers, earned by gaining trophies: Shelly, Nita, Colt, Bull, Jessie, Brock, Dynamike, Bo Super Rares: Rico, Penny, Darryl, and Karl Epics: Frank, Piper, and Pam, the mythics, Tara, Mortis, and Gene Legendaries: Crow, Spike, and Leon All of these brawlers and all of these gamemodes make for fluid fast paced gameplay that has attracted 10 million players worldwide. The infinite possible permutations of the game has lead…


Curling: What Is it, Exactly?

Let me regale you with a tale of a most noble of sports; Curling. It is similar to Bocce, which I’m now realizing probably isn’t the best comparison to make because Bocce is an equally obscure sport, if not more so. So, some basics. Curling is a Winter Olympic sport, and is most commonly played in Canada. The rules of Curling are as follows: two teams, each with four players, who take turns throwing granite rocks down the curling sheet (a rectangular sheet of ice) towards the target. Points are scored by having your rock closer to the center, with teams trying to get as many in a row and closest as possible. Each team has eight rocks which they throw in turns. At the end of each round the points are counted each game consists of 8-10 rounds. Curling’s unique style of movement, sweeping, allows for different patterns and…


Opinion: 8K TV’s High-Def Scam

When I first heard about 8k TV I was like, cool! Yay! Then I thought, how can the tech industry keep increasing the amount the amount of pixels if the human eye has a set limit? They can’t. 8K–what does it mean? The k in 8k is 1000. That is the amount of pixels on the width of the TV. Increasing that means either increasing the size of your tv or decreasing the size of each pixel. The human eye can’t see that much without moving closer and closer so, 8k TV is a huge scam. It is not worth your money to buy something that has almost no difference unless your screen is enormous or your nose is pressed against it. 4k TV is the max, so spending money on this is just silly. 8k TV actually has no content yet and is still unavailable to the large part…


Pokemon Let’s Go Info

Pokemon Let’s Go has changed Pokemon in many ways. It makes it so the player can’t fight wild Pokemon, and that might sound like a bad thing, but it makes the game quicker more efficient and easier. It also changes the process of catching Pokemon and shiny hunting. Now that the player can see Pokemon while walking through the routes, it is possible to actually catch ’em all. Some pokemon are version-exclusive (for either Pokemon Let’s Go: Pikachu or Pokemon Let’s Go: Eevee) so here is a guide. P = Pikachu, E = Eevee Growlithe (P), Arcanine (P), Vulpix (E), Ninetails (E), Oddish (P), Gloom (P), Vileplume (P), Bellsprout (E), Weepinbell (E), Victreebel (E), Sandshrew (P), Sandslash (P), Meowth (E), Persian (E), Electabuzz (P), Magmar (E), Grimer (P), Muk (P), Koffing (E), Weezing (E), Mankey (P), Primeape (P), Ekans (E), Arbok (E), Scyther (P), Pinsir (E). Shiny hunting has changed…


Game Preview: Fallout 76

Fallout 76 will be Bethesda Games’ first online game. Players may play individually or with a party of up to three others. Elements of previous Fallout games will be present and modified to work with the real-time game. The V.A.T.S. system—a mechanic first introduced in Fallout 3 that allows players to pause the game to target specific locations on an enemy’s body to attack—will be used in Fallout 76 as a real-time system, though it will still allow players to specify targets on an enemy’s body. All the servers for the game will be dedicated, with the player automatically allocated to one of them.While the game is expected to launch with public servers only, game director Todd Howard revealed plans for private servers to be introduced some time after the game’s launch. Howard described the delay as being necessary to allow Bethesda time to assure the stability of public servers….


Mega Man 11 Review

Includes Spoilers Mega Man 11 is the latest instalment in the Mega Man series. It features the new mechanic, and really, the coolest feature in a Mega Man game to date: the “double gear system”. This allows you to either “Speed up”(which is really slowing time), or “Power up” which makes your attacks stronger. There is a third mode after you’re down to around 4 bars of health you unlock Overdrive which activates both Power and Speed and gives a strong attack but after the timer ends everything is disabled for a long time. This game has several difficulty levels: Newcomer for noobs like me or people who have never played a Mega man game, Casual for players who want a small challenge, Normal for a real challenge, and Superhero in the game’s own words “only the truest, most hardcore fans need apply.  That is scary hard. The robot bosses…


Pokémon Let’s Go Review

Pokémon is a wonderful series of games with inventive villains, a wide variety of Pokémon with several generations of them, and epic battles against wild Pokémon. Pokémon Lets Go! has none of that. The villains are Jessie and James, some of the worst characters in the anime. They just want to steal Pikachu for 98% of the episodes with some terrible disguise and giant elaborate machine. The wide expanse of Pokémon has so far been shown to have all generation-1 Pokémon with Alolan forms, megas, and hopefully shinies. And worst of all there is no wild Pokémon battles. None at all. All you do is throw pokéballs at them like in Pokémon Go. The battles against trainers are lackluster and the game has the mass EXP share which makes it way too easy. Your rival has an expressionless face and enormous eyes, but the characters other then him are all…


Review: Super Smash Brothers Ultimate

This review is intended for readers who are already familiar with the Super Smash Brothers franchise.  In Super Smash Bros Ultimate everyone is here (as they will constantly remind you even though to date Waluigi is not a playable character so 0/10 no Waluigi). Actually the developers changed a lot of the final smashes and my favorite character is Mega Man and his smash art was changed to add Bass and Rockman. New characters were added such as Snake, Pichu, Daisy, and around 15,000,000 new Fire Emblem characters. Ice Climbers were added and the blue Ice climber dies individually. Now all amiibos for Super Smash Bros Ultimate characters work like wedding suit Mario. All of the extremely cool looking combos are still here but they are easier to do and do not require a 6th finger. All in all the new game looks cleaner, more fluid, and more expansive. Like…


Roy Halladay Dies in Plane Crash

     Roy Halladay died last Tuesday when a personal plane he was flying crashed into the Gulf Coast. He sent out three different distress calls and the Pasco county (Florida) police department arrived shortly after. They found his body in shallow water near land. His wife Brandy Halladay fought against him getting his pilot license but she eventually relented. He was seen taking photos of himself and his plane as part of the ICON A5 marketing campaign. The lead flight tester also had a fatal plane crash during testing. Roy was a two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher who retired from baseball nearly four years ago. During his 16-year career, which included eight All-Star selections, he played for the Blue Jays and the Phillies. Both teams give their thoughts and prayers.


Stroop Puzzle

Try this puzzle, which demonstrates the psychological phenomenon called the Stroop Effect.


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