Quite recently, I’ve been getting into the game Overwatch. Released in 2016, I only started playing around February, however, I seem to be doing quite fine in the rankings. Losing around 6 to 7 games, it came to my surprise that I was able to be placed in low gold. Consistently getting lots of gold medals, the system recognized my skill and decided to place me higher even though I lost the majority of my placements. As a low gold, this would put me below the average skill rating in the game. During these placements, I would mostly play Soldier 76 or Tracer. However, a huge drop SR caused me to reconsider my mains and so I started to play Reinhardt as he seemingly required much less skill than the previous heroes that I’ve been playing. This resulted in a little increase in SR, but, overall, made me lose more SR than when I was playing offense heroes, or DPS. With inspiration from my friend that was Master, I decided to play Lucio. Ultimately, this boosted me back half way to my original SR. In the end, I was getting tired of playing the support heroes so I switched back to playing DPS. Coming back to this role with much better game sense, I climbed beyond my original SR giving me my season and career high. Still, my SR continues to fluctuate and I mostly play casually with my friends now.
Call of Duty, a franchise that used to be very well made has gradually declined over the years. Developers of this franchise used to put a lot of time and effort into developing this game into a fun game, that had a nice community. However, the thirst for money led to hurried game developments and TONS of downloadable content(DLC). Most of the franchise’s fan-base realized that the developing team’s drive to make games was a hunger for money, and ended up in the loss of interest of many Call of Duty fans.
A game that used to be fun to play became repetitive and boring. The campaigns for each Call of Duty game have the same exact elements, which allow you to figure out what will happen next. The multiplayer mode has become pay-to-win, as they have added special weapons that you can only own if you are either extremely lucky, or you pay the money to have a chance to unlock one of those special weapons. Those special weapons are usually quite overpowered in many ways, that favor the pay-to-win players.
Recently, Activision announced the newest Call of Duty game, called Call of Duty: WWII. Seriously? A game that is based around the same exact time and war as Call of Duty: World at War? That just shows that Call of Duty developers are thirsty for money and are just reusing ideas for their franchise at this point. Plus, Call of Duty: World at War costs $19.99 compared to Call of Duty: WWII’s $59.99. Ridiculous!
With the latest installment of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, many believe for this current version of the game to be the best out of series. Due to the increase of storage capacity from one to two items, the game has become much more competitive as the dependence on item is decreased. Since the supply of items is high, players can no longer rely on the chance of the item boxes in order to win the races. Despite these new changes, Mario Kart Wii still
is the winner in my book simply due to the fact that I have much more experience playing it. The nostalgia from playing the game outweighs the new one. Plus, the Wii remote comes more naturally to me than the Nintendo Switch. The memories and familiarity of the Wii game vastly overtakes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Even though I favor the Wii version of the game, the overwhelming support of the players for the new release stays at the back of my mind when I consider the experience both provide me.
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The fact of the matter is that the love for the new installment does not waver my love for the Wii game. It really only comes down to me growing up with this game. My allegiance to the Wii version remains. I remain loyal to this version. Mario Kart Wii is my favorite out of the series.
(Life Lessons Learned)
I never realized how bad playing many hours of video games at a time can be for your eyes. When I was younger, I used to play about 7-9 hours of video games continuously without any breaks. Of course, I was young then, with no understanding about how my eyesight would get worse. I never knew my eyesight would get blurry and worsen after playing many hours at a time until one morning, I woke up and couldn’t see the other side of my room clearly. That day, I had to go to the optometrist to receive my first ever pair of glasses. Then I realized that your eyesight would slowly wear out after playing video games for many hours at a time. So nowadays, I try my best to take breaks in between gaming sessions, by focusing my vision somewhere else from my screens for at least a minute. Sometimes, I go out with my friends to play some basketball at a court next to my neighborhood.
Peppa Pig is a children’s television show. As it is currently airing, I have never actually seen an episode at all. However, lots of parodies have popped up all around Youtube mocking the television show. Already, the character in the picture above looks outrageous and the songs I’ve heard online from the show are really bad. Maybe it’s because of my age, but the show seems really bad. Of course, I realize that the show appeals to lots of children as the target audience of the show is children and not teenagers. Being a simple cartoon, the design of the show isn’t too bad, but it’s the nose the pig that gets me. I just don’t understand how eyes can be on a nose. Maybe it’s the angle, but it looks really funny. Considering its genre, the show has a pretty decent rating. Well, I still have yet to see an episode of the show. I probably won’t though seeing as I don’t like the songs and characters. Who knows? The internet may have skewed the image of the show. Still, I won’t even consider giving the show a chance.
Recently, there has been a lot of producers who have become quite popular, and there are some that have become superstars. These are the top ten songs in the United States, which can be found on YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud, Pandora, and quite a few more websites/apps. This list was last updated on the 24th of April, 2017.
- Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles (ft. Gucci Mane)
- Migos – Bad And Boujee (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
- The Weeknd – Starboy (ft. Daft Punk)
- The Chainsmokers – Closer (ft. Halsey)
- Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
- Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall – Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
- Ariana Grande – Side To Side (ft. Nicki Minaj)
- DJ Snake – Let Me Love You (ft. Justin Bieber)
- Drake – Fake Love
- D.R.A.M. – Broccoli (ft. Lil Yachty)
Yesterday, Russell Westbrook broke an amazing NBA record that was previously made by Oscar “The Big O” Robertson. The NBA record broken was the amount of triple-doubles in a single season. The Big O had made the record with 41 triple-doubles, which was broken by Westbrook with 42 triple-doubles! He had a monster game that day, with 50 points, 16 rebound and 10 assist performance at Denver. To cap it all off, Westbrook even made the game-winning shot for his team, which was a 35-footer, at Chef Curry range!
Russell Westbrook and his teammates after the game-winning shot
To cap this season off for Westbrook, he even had averaged a triple-double! This new record will most likely never be broken again. But who really knows? After this historic night, it proves that just anything can be done.