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ElDewrito – A Community Driven Success Brings Halo To PC For Free

Early in the afternoon of April 20th a group of modders released ElDewrito 0.6.0 for Halo Online, and it is glorious.

But what is ElDewrito, or Halo Online in the first place? Well, Halo Online was a free to play multiplayer only Halo title tested exclusively in Russia. It was developed by Saber Interactive and published by Innova Systems in Spring of 2015, before soon being shut down to a close in 2016. Despite its failure, a group of modders got together to try and nurture the title into success. Though the game was restricted to Russia, this is where the community-driven mod ElDewrito comes in. Continue reading ElDewrito – A Community Driven Success Brings Halo To PC For Free

Meet Ghost – The First Deaf K-9 In Washington State History

Early in his life Ghost found himself roaming the streets of Florida alone. Swamp Haven Humane Society found him and took him into their shelter. The only problem being that it was a kill shelter. Originally, Ghost was simply seen as an unadoptable animal. After all, the albino puppy was deaf, with bright white fur and reddish-brown eyes. He was a little ‘too’ full of energy, and displayed a lack of affection towards most people. Because of these factors, Ghost was scheduled for euthanization.

However, Swamp Haven Humane wanted to try one more time at finding Ghost his perfect ‘forever’ home. After reaching out and contacting various other shelters and adoption agencies around the country, they eventually got in touch with the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. The Port Angeles-based organization agreed to take the distressed puppy in. Continue reading Meet Ghost – The First Deaf K-9 In Washington State History

Children May Now Enter National Parks For Free In Canada

The Federal Budget of Canada has been revealed for 2018, and with it the announcement of free national park admission for children.

The news came out early Tuesday, and was announced by the Canadian Federal Government. Free access to parks for kids was first noted in a speech by Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau. In his recent public address over the Liberal Party’s third budget, he mentioned that the previous ‘free-entrance’ program was such a success that the central government has decided to expand upon it. Continue reading Children May Now Enter National Parks For Free In Canada

West Virginia Schools Protest Hits 4 Full Days

Tensions rise across the ‘Mountain State’ of West Virginia as almost 20,000 teachers, joined alongside nearly 10,000 support staff, who are employed in public schools have been protesting for four complete days. Every public school across all 55 school districts of the ‘Panhandle State’ is closed. According to Alyssa Keedy of the West Virginia Department of Education, there are over 277,000 students enrolled who are being affected. Continue reading West Virginia Schools Protest Hits 4 Full Days

Cloud9 The First North American Team To Win A CS:GO Major

In an unprecedented way, Cloud9 sets the record after winning the ELEAGUE Boston 2018 Championship

Let’s start by giving some background over the event. The Boston 2018 Major Championship was an eSports tournament that had players compete in the shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Normally the game has two ‘Majors’ a year, with one in winter and the other taking place during the summer. This years winter Major featured a total prize pool of $1,000,000 dollars, and its finals took place in the Agganis Arena found in Boston, MA. This competition was hosted by eSports agency ELEAGUE.

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Shot of the arena with the overhead screens featuring the sought after trophy. Image courtesy of the ELEAGUE Gallery.

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Russia Bans ‘Extremist’ Comedy The Death of Stalin

Russia’s Culture Ministry has banned the film The Death of Stalin from theaters across the nation, just days ahead of its release.

But what is The Death of Stalin, and what makes it such a controversial piece? Well, as you’d expect, the film takes place in the USSR, at the time when the infamous Soviet leader passes away. To set the scene, the year is 1953, and the communist powerhouse is left without a head of state. The country is left deep within the voids of a power struggle, and the higher-up officials/comrades of Stalin scramble to usurp his throne. The movie is a political satire, and in the same vein of “Er Ist Wieder Da” (Look Who’s Back), the 2015 German shock-humor comedy in which Hitler wakes up in modern day Berlin. The Death of Stalin shares a similar style of one-liners and mockery.

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Scene from Look Who’s Back, which features a similar style of humor. Photo courtesy of Constantin Film/Netflix.

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North & South Korea Convene To Discuss Olympic Participation

Officials and delegates from both South and North Korea decided to ‘break the ice’ in order to discuss the participation of the totalitarian regime in the 2018 Winter Olympics. This is the first high-level meet between both nations in the first time in over two years. The talks took place at the three-story Peace House, located in the South Korean border village of Panmunjom. The small town is technically a part of the demilitarized zone (DMZ). Continue reading North & South Korea Convene To Discuss Olympic Participation