People will always tell you to go listen to this song, because it's really good, or listen to this album, because it's great, or listen to this band, because they're amazing. What people don't tell you about though, is great song titles. Bands like All Time Low, Fall Out Boy, Mayday Parade, and Panic! At The Disco are well known for having hilarious and long-winded song titles. They're not the only ones though, as many bands and singers have ushered in fun new songs with even better song titles.
Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.
1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter
2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean
3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield
4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown
5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne
6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects
7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie
8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada
9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx
10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs
11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem
12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer
13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink
14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce
15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z
16. "Don't Matter" — Akon
17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz
18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims
19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston
20. "Bartender" — T-Pain
21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey
22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin
23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder
24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol
26. "No One" — Alicia Keys
27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain
28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy
29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown
30. "Lip Gloss" — Lil' Mama
17 years ago, the legion invaded the realm of Azeroth, forcing the different races of Humans, Orcs, Night elves, and Undead to make the most unlikely of alliances. There were those who fought for the light while the others wished to banish it. Night and day, the furnaces of Lordaeron burnt bright as the loyal dwarves of Khaz Modan hammer away the swords and shields that would aid the fight ahead.
17 years ago, the young orc warchief Thrall foresaw the fate of his people as meteors of green flames crash upon his lands. He saw the upcoming demise of his clanand ordered a mass evacuation towards a new continent where they shall be safe for generations to come. 17 years ago, the night elves felt a corruption within the Tree of Life, causing them to split into opposing factions: one fought in the name of the Goddess, while the other fought in the name of personal hatred. 17 years ago, a legion of undead came upon the shores of Lordaeron, plaguing the land and defiling the life force of the realm. That was the story of Warcraft, one that spanned continents and races only to join them together for a crucial battle of their history.
Warcraft 3: Reforged - Cinematic Trailer Youtube
Warcraft was a monument to an entire gaming generation, ranked 2nd best game of all time by German games magazine "GameStar." Its fate, however, was ultimately sealed as computing technology became better and overshadowed the old giant. Plus, with the rise of gaming consoles and handheld gaming devices, PC gaming lost its appeal slowly, and games like Starcraft or Warcraft eventually faded into oblivion.
But over on the horizon, Blizzard Entertainment came to the rescue. Following the success of their previous release of Starcraft: Remastered, they decided to come forth with their next great project: remastering Warcraft 3.
Using a new and revamped engine built over the foundations of the old one, they have rebuilt the world we once loved. Adding to that are new, high definition voices and sound effects that they recorded just for this old game. For the blurry characters of old, the team decided to upscale and remodel all present units to give them the 2019 high-def treatment they deserved. For the old user interface (UI), the development team settled on one that resembled the "Starcraft: Remastered" interface, offering more room for players to look at the gorgeous 4K character models. Also, to fit the new continuity from World of Warcraft, Blizzard opted to alter the story by a small margin, showing promising changes to the revived game.
Warcraft 3 – Original vs. Reforged Trailer Graphics Comparison Youtube
However, not everyone was hyped when the game was announced. Many gamers expressed disappointment at Blizzard's move of remastering old games instead of developing new ones. Many, feeling uncomfortable at the company's decision, took to the internet and into forums. Some fans expressed concerns over Blizzard's decision to retcon a game they hold dear Some are unhappy with the graphics not being consistent with characters: unit models look too detailed while buildings look cartoonish.
Despite all this, the general population loved the announcement at Blizzcon. As the game slowly reaches its release date of December 31, 2019, the hype can only go up from here. For those of us who can't hold their excitement, here's a video of the crowd's insane reaction to the announcement:
Warcraft 3 Crowd Reaction Youtube