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Travis Scott’s Astronomical Concert in Fortnite: An unprecedented visual experience

The best in-game concert you will ever witness while at home

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With the world in an uncertain point in time, we’re all forced indoors. That meant going out only for necessities, most people advised to work from home, and no mass public gatherings. We said goodbye to live events, basketball games, and music concerts that give us the break we need from the stress of the world.

At least, that’s how things are turning out. Fortunately, it hasn’t stopped the gaming world from giving the people just a little taste of experiencing these things from the comfort of your own home. In particular, Epic Games’ most popular (for the good and the bad) battle royale title, Fortnite introduced these special events to their players. And with their latest collaboration with Travis Scott himself, here’s what you got:

 

The event had five different show times, and I was lucky and early enough to get into one without crashing mid-game. It’s one of those ordinary limited-time modes the game has, where there are 50 people basically fighting to the death. Except, well the event takes place on an isolated stage area in the middle of vast waters. With about 2 minutes before the event, people in-game couldn’t deal damage to others and you had no access to your weapons at all. At about 12:05 PM PST, it was show time.

Fortnite went full SICKO MODE with the visuals

The event starts off with a meteor made up of speaker sets, carnivals, and a cluster of stars making its way towards the earth. On stage, Travis Scott’s logo appears, which is soon followed by an illustration of that same meteor. By the time that silhouette fades out, SICKO MODE starts playing and the sky turns dark real fast. As the beat of the intro was coming down, a pink comet shoots out of the sky and wouldn’t you know it: Travis Scott himself, in Fortnite!

From start to finish, the entire event just looked like one visual masterpiece. You got Travis Scott walking around the entire island, collecting stars and merging them together. You even have him in his Cactus Jack and Astro Jack persona in the event, with apocalyptic backdrops and underwater scenes.

Getting goosebumps

Swimming underwater with Astro Jack

My initial reaction to everything was a mix of awe, appreciation, and saying “oh my god” and “woah” a lot more than normal. From the animations to the vibrant colors, this in-game event kept my eyes glued to the screen in pure excitement. It honestly felt like I was actually in a real-life concert, even if it was just 10 minutes long.

I even found myself vibing (and straight up singing and dancing) to the five songs they picked for the entire event. SICKO MODE, STARGAZING, HIGHEST IN THE ROOM, goosebumps, and topping it all off with THE SCOTTS; I couldn’t get enough of it.

Nothing else they did could compare

This wasn’t even the first time Fortnite even did special events like these. Back in the game’s first season, they had this entire collaboration with Marshmello that had people flying and bouncing everywhere. Just a few months ago, they even hosted an in-game Star Wars event for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That event even had an entire fight scene complete with TIE fighters and Stormtroopers, which led to players having lightsabers afterwards.

Travis Scott himself in the game

But the Astronomical live event was basically what the name suggests. It brings fantastic visuals with heart-pumping songs that almost feels like a real concert built from the ground up. And honestly, here’s to hoping that we could get more of these soon, or open up possibilities to incorporate virtual reality.

If you missed witnessing this other-worldly event in-game, you can watch a full version of it below:

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Netflix’s ‘To All The Boys: Always and Forever’ is your Valentine’s Day treat

Lara Jean’s last hurrah?

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The sequel for Netflix’s To All The Boys I Loved Before and To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is almost here. Premiering this Valentine’s Day, Netflix’s To All The Boys: Always and Forever follows Lara Jean Covey’s senior year in high school.

In the upcoming film, a pair of life-changing trips lead Lara Jean to reimagine what life with her family, friends, and Peter will look like after graduation.

Of course, Lana Condor and Noah Centineo will take center stage. Netflix will also be starring Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Ross Butler, Madeleine Arthur, Sarayu Blue, and John Corbett. The film is directed by Michael Fimognari and produced by Matt Kaplan, with Katie Lovejoy working on the screenplay.

Netflix’s To All The Boys: Always and Forever is based on the novel by Jenny Han. It will be available on Netflix on February 12, 2021. Stay tuned via Netflix.com/ToAllTheBoysAlwaysAndForever.

SEE ALSO: 5 apps to help you plan a cheap Valentine’s Day date | 10 films to Netflix and chill to

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‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ is a reimagination of Italian cartoon classic ‘Winx Club’

A six-part series of magic!

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Our childhood is back! Or so we think.

Netflix brings out Fate: The Winx Saga, the reimagining of Iginio Straffi’s popular Italian cartoon series Winx Club. The live-action adaptation is a six-part series, following the coming-of-age journey of five fairies.

The five fairies will be attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld. They must learn to master their powers. All while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.

Netflix will be starring Abigail Cowen as Bloom, Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella, Precious Mustapha as Aisha, Eliot Salt as Terra, Elisha Applebaum as Musa, and Sadie Soverall as Beatrix.

Fate: The Winx Saga is a joint collaboration between Netflix and Archery Pictures Production, in association with Rainbow.

The series features Brian Young (Vampire Diaries) as showrunner and executive producer. Joining Young as executive producers are Judy Counihan and Kris Thykier from Archery Pictures, and Cristiana Buzzelli and Joanne Lee from Rainbow.

Catch Fate: The Winx Saga on Netflix.

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Netflix will release a new movie every week in 2021

Who isn’t looking forward to 2021?

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While 2020 was a disaster for most industries due to lockdowns and restricted movement, Netflix gained the most. The streaming service attracted a lot of users who’re just looking for entertainment without leaving the house. And, Netflix wants to ensure you continue streaming endlessly even when the pandemic ends.

With a promise of “a new movie every week,” Netflix announced the titles that will be premiering on the streaming service in 2021.

Netflix has put together some of the biggest names in entertainment for its 70-star studded line-up. The features include the Zack Snyder-directed Army of the Dead, Jennifer Lawrence starrer Don’t Look Up, musical Tick, Tick… Boom! and Dwayne Johnson’s action movie Red Notice, among others, many others.

 

If the above names weren’t enough, you’d also get to see Chris Hemsworth, Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds, Zendaya, Jason Moma, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Netflix has also unveiled a trailer that offers sneak previews of the upcoming titles.

52 titles shall be in the English language, eight will be animated, and 10 shall be non-English language films. One of the most imminent releases is Malcolm & Marie, starring John David Washington and Zendaya, filmed during the Coronavirus pandemic.

This is the first time Netflix has announced a yearly features slate. Though it also means the brand wants users to be excited about upcoming content and continue subscribing.

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