The End of An Era: 2018 Edition

The End of An Era: 2018 Edition

As 2018 comes to a close, I thought we could look at what made it so great... and what didn't.


We saw so many things in 2018, but here are the highlights:

Avengers: Infinity War


This movie gave us so much heartbreak, but it also taught us what good cinematic films look like. Wow.

"This is America" by Childish Gambino


This song really put into perspective what many liberals have been trying to say. "Guns in my area, I got the strap, I gotta carry 'em." We need to do something to change this reality.

Tide Pod Challenge

People had this weird notion that eating a tide pod was a challenge???? Yeah, a challenge as to who will go to the hospital first. Peace out. You won't be missed.

Krusty Krab vs. Chum Bucket


Honestly, I think this is one of the greatest memes created. You are certainly welcome in 2019.


Stay in 2018. Please. Please. You're ruining the minds of young adults.

Rihanna's Body Lava Challenge

Oh, if you haven't heard of this one... do yourself a favor and go watch this video.

The Royal Wedding

Everyone dreams of marrying a prince, and Meghan Markle gets to live that dream. We get to watch it through her. And the wedding was just the beginning.

Big D*ck Energy


Ariana's tweet spiraled out of control and created this new saying. While I appreciate the meaning, can we keep it PG for my little brother?

To All the Boys I've Loved Before


A wonderful Netflix movie, but an even more wonderful man, Noah Centineo. That is all.

Celebrity Full Names

This one definitely takes the cake. I can't tell you how many times I sat and looked up this meme. Good times and even better laughter.

2018 left behind wonderful memories... Let's make sure that they stay alive when we find ourselves in 2019.

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Warcraft 3: Reforged - A legend returns

One of the top 100 games of the century makes a comeback in an epic way.


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

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