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.