By Jaylen Robinson
So if you don’t know much about the UK, I’m gonna tell you two things that you need to know about this artist that is quickly getting a rise to fame quickly over there now. His name is Dave, yes, just Dave. Even though his name doesn’t sound mainstream his music very much is. Dave is a lyrical rapper looking to get his message out to the world by expressing it musically.He dropped his newest album Psychodrama and it honestly is full of music that lyrical listeners would love. He gives off such a serious but positive vibe towards his music and that’s what I like about him most honestly. It’s kind of overrating when I say this but I would say Dave is the J.Cole or Kendrick Lamar of the UK, but the reason I go that far is because not many artist in the UK take the lyrical approach, and I’m more than glad that Dave is taking it to a whole other level. Dave’s newest album psychodrama is out now and available on all platforms, if you’re into lyrical rap as much as I am, I suggest heavily that you give it a listen. Thanks for reading.
By Joshua Caldwell
Nintendo and The Pokemon Company finally pulled back the curtain on Pokemon Sword and Shield, the series' eighth-generations titles for Switch, during February's anticipated Pokemon Direct presentation. On top of revealing details about the games' setting, we got our first look at the brand-new trio of starter Pokemon players will be able to choose from in the upcoming titles.
Just as in previous Pokemon games, players will be presented with a choice of three different Pokemon when they first begin their adventure in Sword and Shield. This time around, the options will be the Grass-type chimp Grookey, the Fire-type rabbit Scorbunny, and the Water-type lizard Sobble
No other new Pokemon have been revealed yet, but we did get a glimpse at a ton of returning Pokemon, including a handful from Sun and Moon--you can see all the Sword and Shield Pokemon in our gallery. Sword and Shield are set in the new Galar region, which appears to be based on Britain and spans idyllic countryside, rustic towns, and snowy mountains.
Pokemon Sword and Shield are being directed by Shigeru Ohmori, who also served as director of Sun and Moon. Based on the footage revealed thus far, Sword and Shield appear to be much more traditional takes on the series than the recent Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee; random encounters seem to be back, and players will once again be able to battle wild Pokemon before capturing them. It's also been confirmed that Gyms are returning after they were dropped from Sun and Moon. We also spotted some mysterious symbols, though it's unclear what significance they have, if any.
By Bradley Reber
Hey everyone, Bradley I have some news and a big rant for you guys. Censorship. Nowadays we can’t do anything without having to censor something. Schools, workplace, that’s one thing. But things like our topic today, Steam, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all social media or things that we access on our free time should NOT be near as censored as they are today. My News for today is this; There is a new game that was submitted recently to Steam, the big PC gaming site that most people go to for their content. The game is controversially called Rape Day where you play as a sociopath that can violate women during the Zombie apocalypse. This game was constructed as to not violate what little rules Steam actually has, and with Steam’s Hands-Off approach allowing developers the creative freedom that they crave, and use to make and distribute any game they wish. This game was made to test that very policy and approach. However, it was denied for no specific reason besides protecting Valve’s image. With the growing trend of companies shutting up anyone they don’t agree with or don’t approve of like Youtube with their oh so famous, oh so memorable, demonetization. They take away anyone’s ability to speak their mind if Youtube doesn’t like what that creator is saying. For this bring my point of Rusty Cage, This creator is famous for the creation of The Knife Game and their songs respectfully. He made a song about a year ago titled The Noose Song as the songs name suggest it was a comical take on depression and suicide. It was taken down shortly after upload, but as the internet has its ways nothing truly fades. It was posted again by subscribers and it still remains today. This shows that companies like Youtube can suppress people if they want to. Why would they do that? They want to censor people from that which they deem “offending” and with everything going on today and people overreacting to the minor things, why do we keep censoring? What is the point of having the freedom to speak your mind if everyone has either suppressed or been suppressed for some unpopular opinion? We need to stop with this unnecessary censorship. We have driven ourselves into a hole that if we don't act soon we will all have to keep the same opinions and those who don't could face worse than demonetization. With even Valve’s Steam platform bending the knee to cater to those who can't handle others expression, how far do we have now before we can’t express ourselves?
By Stephen Boyer
On Friday 15th, Donald Trump, in a move to Bypass Congress, declared a National Emergency at the Southern border. This gives him the money he needs to build a wall, one of his central Campaign Promises. He announced this in a televised event in the Rose Garden, claiming he is protecting the country from drugs, criminals and, Illegal Immigration from Mexico.
The declaration gives the President 3.6 billion from military construction and 2.5 billion from counternarcotics programs. Combined with the 1.3 Billion Congress authorized for Trump on February 14th he has 8 Billion Dollars to work with, more than 2 Billion more than his original demand of 5.7 billion.
However, this move has faced some backlash, mostly from Democrats, who believe it is an unconstitutional move. “This is plainly a power grab by a disappointed president, who has gone outside the bounds of the law to try and get what he failed to achieve in the constitutional legislative process,” Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Schumer said in a joint statement. The 2 pledged to overturn the decision and asked for Republicans to join them. House Democrats plan to introduce a bill to reverse the presidents move but to reverse it would require getting passed in the Republican-controlled Senate.
But legislation isn't the only way Democrats plan to fight against the Declaration. Its expected some Democrats and activists will take it to courts. The white house can make arguments to justify its decision, but the court can decide they are stretching the intent of the law. White House Officials have rejected the idea that this creates a precedent for future presidents to ignore Congress. “It actually creates zero precedent” the White House chief of staff told reporters Friday morning. “This is an Authority given to the president in law already. It's not as if he didn't get what he wanted and waved a magic wand to get some money.” Previous Presidents have declared National Emergencies 58 times and 31 of these remain active. Trump was among many Republicans who criticized Former President Obama for abusing executive Authority after failing to win over Congress.
Hey what's going on everyone Its Bradley here for WPPB News! Recently there has been a grand snowstorm wreaking havoc in the northern parts of the United States. This snow storm has caused travel plans all over to change drastically simply to avoid any injury or death that may occur. It is predicted to be in the 20s and 30s this coming week. In other news Mr. Oreo, the real life model for the best Guardian of the Galaxy, Rocket Raccoon, has passed away from sickness today at the age of 10 years. This poor adorable raccoon will rest in peace with an immortal legacy. Also there has been an upsurge lately in fake accounts from Iran on Facebook. Facebook has recently taken down hundreds of fake accounts just this week and works to get rid of more as the surge of fake scammers accounts gets worse. That'll be it for WPPB News. See you next time!
Post written by Abby Hopkins
With YouTube changing their guidelines, many are usually affected by them. In one of the most recent guideline changes, big YouTuber Shane Dawson was one of the few affected. With the upload of his almost two hour long video all about conspiracy theories (featuring stuff about Deep Fakes and Apple), it took a huge hit but why?
It isn’t new for YouTube to demonetize videos for clips that are in them and no matter how long they are, YouTube will take action if it doesn’t meet their community guidelines. As stated in an article by The Verge, “Dawson’s video has since been remonetized, but it was originally cut off because it included a clip of footage showing a dangerous prank. YouTube recently altered its community guidelines to specifically tackle dangerous pranks — especially in wake of potentially harmful stunts like the Bird Box Challenge, which had creators like Jake Paul driving around blindfolded. Since Dawson included footage of the prank, YouTube’s system assumed that the video was promoting harmful and dangerous activities, and it removed monetization privileges.”
Even just a single clip brought Dawson to having his hard work not being monetized which I personally think is crazy but when you actually look into how much money he could have earn through this video, you really start to see the craziness. He had multiple ads throughout the long video and not to mention the sponsor he had as well. In all, Dawson could have earned around $2 per 1,000 views and at the time of this article being written he had a little over seven million views so just imagine how much he could have gotten.
In conclusion, what do you think about this whole situation? I would love to hear what you think!
Post written by Joshua Caldwell
Resident Evil 2—and let's talk about the original 1998 game first—is where things begin to go off the rails, even as it cemented the series as one of the best things in video game horror. It did all of the things that a game's sequel could possibly do: It was bigger, it was scarier, it was more complex, and it opened the world of the game up, going long on the biological warfare conspiracy-mongering that the first reserved for its final act. In the way that it chose to not walk itself back, Resident Evil 2 indulged in an impulse that the series never really shook—the desire to go bigger, always.
So now Resident Evil 2—and this is the new game, the remake out today—finds itself in the strange position of having to continue the franchise's decision to walk itself back that began two years ago, by reimagining the series's point of divergence. The plot is very much the same—Leon S. Kennedy, reporting to his first day of work at the Raccoon City Police Department, arrives to find the city overrun by zombies. On his way there, he runs into Claire Redfield, a college student looking for her brother, Chris—one of the two protagonists of the first Resident Evil, missing since the events of that game. As Leon and Claire, the player investigates the police station and the surrounding area in the hopes of finding help and making it out of the city alive.
Post written by Bradley Reber
Hello everyone! It's Bradley From Chilling at the Mic here to bring you the news. First off, I would like to give you the update the GoFundMe of Trump's wall has gone to twenty million. Anyways, I'm sure some of you have already heard about the current government shutdown. In the Speech, Trump was quite concerned about the drugs coming across the border and sexual assault that occurred during the long trip the migrants took and he is determined to fix the immigration system, “As a candidate for president I promised I would fix this crisis and I intend to keep that promise one way or the other. Our immigration system should be the subject of pride not a source of shame” He said today at the conference he promised to hold. He gave us the outline to his proposal which in his own words includes “800 million in Urgent Humanitarian assistance
805 million for Drug Detection Technology to help secure our ports of entry
an additional 2750 border patrol agents and law enforcement professionals
And 75 new immigration judge teams to reduce the courts backlog” he wishes to stop the shutdown soon, this being the longest government shutdown in history most people want it to end before tax time. He will also be making another speech later this week as well. Well that will just about wrap it up for now. Until next time!
Post written by Jaylen Robinson
If you’ve been living under a rock for the past 2 years you might not have heard of the rapper J.I.D. who has been rising in the rap game. In 2017 J.I.D. dropped his first studio album titled The Never Story. When I first listened to the album I generally didn’t pay attention to J.I.D’s great wordplay at first. So it caught me off guard when I gave The Never Story another listen and ended up loving it. Not only does it have great instrumentals but J.I.D was delivering some heavy bars. J.I.D is also signed to J.Cole’s label Dreamville, which makes him like him even more because Dreamville is one of the best labels out there now. J.I.D continued his great album run when he dropped his second studio album DiCaprio 2, and I gotta admit it’s one of the best albums of 2018. J.I.D also got chosen to be an XXL Freshman and delivered a skillful freestyle. His cipher verse that he performed with ski mask the slump god is one of the best XXL ciphers in my opinion. 2019 is looking good for J.I.D. I expect him to do a lot of features for other upcoming artists since he’s dropped two albums in the past two years. Since his debut album though, J.I.D has gathered a heavy following, so seeing that he has got a lot of fans already, I don’t see J.I.D falling off from the rap game anytime soon.
Post written by Joshua Caldwell
Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling video game system of this hardware generation through 21 months, according to The NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. From its launch in March 2017 through November 2018, Nintendo Switch has sold more than 8.7 million units, outpacing U.S. sales of all other current-generation systems at the same point in their life cycles.
Nintendo is also the overall top-selling U.S. software publisher so far for 2018, according to NPD data through November. This performance should receive an additional boost from the December release of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game, which has become not only the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time, but also the fastest-selling game in the Super Smash Bros. series, with U.S. sales of over 3 million units in just 11 days, according to Nintendo’s internal sales data.
“We are thrilled to see such a strong reaction from consumers in the second holiday season for Nintendo Switch,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We’re looking forward to delivering more excitement and smiles to our fans in the coming year and beyond.”
The following data from Nintendo of America is specific to the U.S. only:
Nintendo hardware unit and dollar sales for 2018 are at their highest annual totals since 2011.
Nintendo eShop sales have grown 105 percent over 2017.
Evergreen Nintendo Switch games have set new milestones, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling over 4 million and 5 million units, respectively. Super Mario Odyssey has sold over 4.7 million units.
In addition to the fast-selling Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game, other recently released games that continue to make a splash include Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! , which together total 2 million units, and Super Mario Party at 1.4 million.