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Learing from Lyrics: Brothers of Metal’s 'Njord'

Their song “Njord” is the first single from their upcoming second studio album, Emblas Saga, which is releasing on Jan. 10. The song is a tribute to the Norse god, Njord. Unlike the previous Learning from Lyrics where I went through most of the lyrics and explained the significance of them, I’m only going to include a few lyrics that have significance to Njord’s story or his significance to the Vikings. 


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History Of: SNK

When one thinks of the arcade giants of the 1990s, some of the big names that might come to mind are Capcom, Namco, Konami, Sega, and Midway; however, one arcade innovator that always seems to be left out of the discussion—despite their innovations in the field—is Shin Nihon Kikaku (SNK), creator of the Neo Geo arcade cabinets and multiple successful game franchises, such as Metal Slug and The King of Fighters. Despite their early success in arcades, they’ve seemed to have fallen off the map after the shift to home consoles. The company’s recent titles still sell relatively well, and their characters are even showing up in the likes of Tekken and Soul Calibur, but they’re no longer the juggernauts they used to be during the golden era of arcades. 



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The evolution of Harry Styles’ music

The moral of the story is that I have loved Harry Styles for a long time and I have listened to every piece of music that features him… and I got to thinking about how much that has changed since I was 13 years old with posters plastered on my wall. 



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A look behind Mac Miller’s ‘Circles’

On Jan. 17, 2020, Mac Miller’s posthumous album was released, a little over a year after his sudden and tragic death. The album, Circles, was produced and finished by Jon Brion, per the request of Mac’s family. Brion, who had helped Mac work on the project before his passing, released it on his behalf as his last album and last piece of work for the world to hear. 



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Agree to Disagree: How much Fire Emblem is too much?

After a controversial character decision for Smash Ultimate, fans everywhere have been raving about what this means for the game. Some can agree that Byleth was a good addition while others have a more cynical viewpoint. Blake and Tanner break down what Byleth means for Smash and how this changes the game. 


ENTERTAINMENT

Remixed S5E2- The Grammy's 2020

Welcome back to another episode of Remixed! Records were broke and controversies continued. In this exciting new episode, we discussed the ongoing drama regarding the Recording Academy and the overall quality of the Grammy's. How did the academy controversy impact the Grammy's this year? What performances stood out? Were the award decisions valid? Find this all out and more on Remixed! Hosted by: Jack Gillespie and Kellyn Harrison Edited by: Kellyn Harrison Graphic by: Malia Hutton


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Redditor fixes 4-year-old netcode issue in ‘Street Fighter V’

  The modder, who goes by ‘Altimor’ on Reddit, posted the fix on January 9 to /r/StreetFighter with a download link along with source code and instructions. They cite the bugs of Street Fighter V’s online mode along with Capcom’s negligence as the key reasons behind coming up with a solution. Other players are not required to have the solution downloaded, but it is still possible for one-sided rollback to occur on their end if they do not have it.







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