The Hunger Games returns

It seems that the world will be returning to Panem, albeit 60-some years before the events of The Hunger Games trilogy that the most have come to know.  Suzanne Collins has announced that she will be writing a prequel to her famous Hunger Games novel set  years before the events of The Hunger Games, but after an uprising was quelled by the Capitol.  Beyond this, not much is known about the story, but we do know that it will be released May 19th 2020 ,and Lionsgate is already in talks for the film rights.  the public will have to wait to find out what lies in store for Panem until then.

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Doctor Sleep (the sequel to The Shinning)

This sequel to The Shinning brings us back into the life of a now grown Dan Torrance (the young boy from The Shinning who we see now in the throws of alcoholism much like his father.  But unlike his father, he still has the gift of “the shinning” which is a psychic ability of sorts.

While Dan may not care much for his own life now,  the entrance of a young girl in his who has the same abilities as he does will give him something to care about, and more importantly to protect.

View the trailer for yourself below:

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Elite: Dangerous

Years ago, my father came home with a game for me and my Commodore 64 called Elite.  It was a space simulation, but instead of just flying and shooting (which you also did in the game), you could also trade elements and items between different star bases or you could rescue people in space.  For my young mind, the sky was the limit with this game which you can see below.

But alas, there was one problem: no matter how hard I tried, I could not land back inside of a base to trade.  Time after time again, I tried to no avail, and eventually simply gave up, somewhat sad that I would never be able to experience the game in full.

Until… one day when I was wandering around the Xbox store and found a game called Elite: Dangerous.  Could this be a sequel to the game a had tried and failed at so many years ago?  Spoiler alert: it was.  I quickly downloaded the game and found myself immersed in a world worthy of the Elite name.  They had managed to keep many of the features which I had fallen in love with as a young person, while updating the political, and economic features of the game.  Now you could easily visit different space ports and with one of the later updates actually land on planetary bases and move around the planet to complete missions or collect valuable materials to trade.  The game is now rich in different ways to play: you can be a mercenary, a trader, a miner, or even a tour guide for rich passengers who will pay you to see the galaxy.

All in all, the game now satisfied both the child in me looking to explore and the adult in me looking for redemption.  See you in the stars!

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There’s a sequel to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming

Not to be outdone by the presentations of Cyberpunk 2077 or Fallout 76, the good people at Nintendo ended their E3 presentation with a glimpse at the sequel to one of the greatest games ever made (and I don’t say that lightly).  They seem to be opting for a direct sequel this time, using the same animation style that brought them such acclaim for BOTW, as of this article, a release date has not been announced, but don’t let that distract you from enjoying the trailer below.

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Frozen II (the trailer)

The good people at Disney have blessed us with every parents best or worst nightmare, depending on your feelings on the song “Let it Go”, the trailer for the juggernaut of children’s films, Frozen.  This film seems to explore the origins and limits of Elsa’s powers by having our heroes head of to the unknown and frozen north to face off against God knows what.   Whatever may come, those of you with kids and many of you without will find yourself in a theater in the near future to see for yourself.  Check out the trailer below:

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