Microsoft Talks Fallout New Vegas 2

Now that Bethesda has been obtained in Microsoft’s most recent purchases, there have been mumblings of Fallout New Vegas 2 finally becoming a reality.

It’s been quite some time since we discussed the possibilities for a follow-up title to the prominent Fallout New Vegas. However, now it would appear creators under the Microsoft umbrella are ready to do the same!

As reported by VGC, Venturebeat’s own Jeff Grubb discussed the possibility of a new Obsidian crated Fallout now that they are under the same parent company of Microsoft.

Grubb is quoted as saying, ““This is very early, but people have begun to have talks and say these words in sentences, and those words are ‘Obsidian’ and ‘New Vegas 2’.”

While Grubb would go on to explain this project wouldn’t be in the near future, there is at least interest in the idea of it. Interest has been heavily expressed in the past not only by the community but by Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart who views the opportunity like the original Fallout series, the games would be closely related in a relative proximity while still telling different stores.

While the answer to a New Vegas sequel is still largely up in the air, we are definitely closer than we’ve ever been to the reality of it. We anticipate more updates and news regarding the Fallout series under the new umbrella of Microsoft.

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Middler, Posted byJordan. “Fallout New Vegas 2 Is Reportedly in ‘Very Early Talks at Microsoft’.” VGC, 24 Feb. 2022, https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/fallout-new-vegas-2-is-reportedly-in-very-early-talks-at-microsoft/.

President Biden Signs New National Holiday Bill: Tuesday Feb. 22

Tuesday February 22nd becomes new National Holiday after bill signing goes wrong.

Tuesday February 22nd, or “TwosDay” as folks around the Internet have begun to call it do to its numerical pattern of 2/22/22, has officially become its own national holiday. The holiday however will not take up the “TwosDay” mantle but rather “Goof Day”.

The term Goof Day is typically used to describe a day of relaxation, fun, and “Goofing off”. The reason behind the selection of this name actually comes from an error that occurred during President Joe Biden’s recent signing of bill 2112 section 6 into law. The proposed bill would create stricter qualifications and a more thorough screening process for the approval of government aid programs like WICK. During the public signing however, President Biden was momentarily distracted by the attending press and actually signed Bill 2112 section 9 into law. This section of the bill was proposed by A member of the US Armed Forces, Leif Cassidy, and would officially recognize February 22nd as a National Holliday.

GoofDay as it is now being called will see the closures of Schools, Government Buildings, and all jobs not directly serving state administration. Banks however, will remain open. The bill claims the reason for this is due to, “people need a little extra dough to goof off now and days.”

Goof Day is quickly being used as a way to market Black Friday like sales, and cyber stores like the StyleRebelRadio.com Shop are already offering promotions up to 15% off with promo code “Goof”.

There is no current plan to reverse the ruling of this bill. We will continue to follow this story as it progresses.

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Teenager Sentenced to Jail Over Minecraft World

Sixteen year old Russian teenager Nikita Uvarov has been sentanced to 5 years in jail for his Minecraft “plot”.

Nikita Uvarov is a sixteen-year-old teenager from Siberia who is being sentenced to 5 years of jail time for creating and planning to destroy a replica of a FSB security service building in Minecraft. Nikita, along with two other colleagues, were initially charged with “participating in a terrorist organization”, in 2020 according to The Guardian, however charges were later dropped due to insufficient evidence.

Despite investigators claiming to have found the teenagers to have also been building and testing make shift explosives, these chargers were dismissed. Text conversations detailing plans to blow up the FSB building in the game were also uncovered during the investigation.

Nikita Uvarov was found guilty on the charges of “training for terrorist activities” and sentenced to 5 years in prison, even though Nikita still claimed he was not guilty. The other two teenagers were charged with possession of illegal weapons and given sentences of 3 and 4 years respectively for their compliance with the investigators.

Nikita Uvarov’s final statements reveal he still believes himself to be innocent of the chargers but if he Is to face imprisonment he “will serve the sentence with a clean conscience and dignity.”

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Siberia.Realities. “Russian Teenager Gets Five Years in Prison in Minecraft ‘Terrorism’ Case.” RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Russian Teenager Gets Five Years In Prison In Minecraft ‘Terrorism’ Case, 11 Feb. 2022, https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-teenager-minecraft-terrorism/31697608.html.

“Russian Teenager Jailed over ‘Minecraft Plot to Blow up Virtual Spy Hq’.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 10 Feb. 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/10/russian-teenager-nikita-uvarov-jailed-over-minecraft-plot-to-blow-up-virtual-spy-hq.

Everything We Know About The King Of The Hill Reboot

While not much has been brought to the public yet, here is everything we know about the KOTH reboot.

Originally airing from 1997-2010 over 13 seasons, King Of The Hill left its devoted audience craving more. Over the past decade, fans have been speculating and fantasizing about what Arlen life has been like since the final scene wrapped. The answer to that question may finally be upon the horizon as series creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels have been reported to be reviving the series by The Hollywood Reporter. The duo is set to oversee the creation and production of the revival under their new animation company, Bandera Entertainment. This announcement follows the revival of Judge’s other popular series Beavis and Butthead, which has been picked up for a new movie coming to paramount+ set in 2022. The movie is set to also be followed by the TV series reboot, however, a time frame for this has yet to be announced.

While Judge has been rather vocal about the return of Beavis and Butthead, it would seem the King Of The Hill project is still being kept close to the chest. Reports of the reboot first came about during a Reddit AMA in 2021 with show writer Brett Forrester when he was asked if there are any plans on a possible King Of The Hill return. Forrester told the Redditor, “I am sure Greg Daniels and Mike Judge will murder me for sharing this but… HELL YES. They are in hot negotiations to bring back King of the Hill.” It would seem as though all the stars seem to be aligning and aligning very soon. While it is still unclear whether or not the show’s return will be set in 2022, it seems rather likely considering Judge’s similar move with Beavis and Butthead, as well as the trend brought about by the most recent South Park special on Paramount+.

While Judge and Garcia are seemingly keeping the majority of announcements under wraps at the moment, we are eagerly waiting for an official statement on the reboot of one of our favorite series. What do you think will be the setting of the KOTH reboot, let us know down below!

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Cobb, Kayla. “’King of the Hill’s Final Episode Embodies Everything Perfect about the Show.” Decider, Decider, 16 Sept. 2019, https://decider.com/2019/09/16/king-of-the-hill-finale/.

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Remley, Hilary, and Hilary Remley (135 Articles Published) . “’King of the Hill’ to Return in Series from Original Creators’ New Animation Company.” Collider, 18 Jan. 2022, https://collider.com/king-of-the-hill-reboot-mike-judge/.

Beavis and Butthead Returns

Series creator Mike Judge has confirmed the return of Beavis and Butthead.

Show creator Mike Judge has confirmed on Twitter the metal-loving duo of Beavis and Butthead will be making a triumphant return to the big screen in 2022 with a follow-up movie to the 1996 cult classic, Beavis and Butthead Do America. The film is set to be released on Paramount+ and will feature middle-aged versions of the dynamic-duo. Paramount+ is the same streaming service that ordered a new South Park special at the tail end of 2021 feature “adult versions” of all the main characters.

Judge accompanied his announcement with two character design sketches for Beavis and Butthead (below) with the caption, “They need some time to get back in shape.”

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This announcement follows one made by Judge back in 2020 describing his new deal with Comedy Central to seemingly reboot the series for two more seasons set in the modern era. With no date yet announced for either project, we eagerly look forward to seeing our two favorite degenerates on the screen once again.

Will the Beavis and Butthead movie be a precursor for the rumored new seasons on Comedy Central? Let us know what you think down below as well as in the WSRR Discord server!

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Cyber Monday Steals

The best Cyber Monday deals and steals of 2021.

While Black Friday and Cyber Monday have seemingly been extended to the entire month of November, there’s still the day of magic for that special sale. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most anticipated Cyber Monday sales to save you the internet runaround.

Hulu Subscriptions

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Starting out strong, one of the best savings out there on something for everyone. Hulu is offering a $12 fo 12 month subscription plan for Cyber Monday! Typically $6.99 a month, this deal will end up saving you roughly $72 over the course of the year!

Samsung 70in Smart TV

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One of the forefathers of the Cyber Monday shopping list, BestBuy is currently offering deals on Samsung 70in smart TVs. Typically running you $750, BestBuy now has these smart TVs on sale for $599. There’s never a bad time to upgrade your TV game, why not save $150 in the process?

Windows Laptops

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Bestbuy is back at it again, but what else would you expect from one of the worlds top electronics suppliers on Cyber Monday? Currently in preparation Bestbuy is offering up to $500 off on select Windows laptops! Take the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 touch screen laptop, typically retailed at $1400, now available for $899.99!

Google Nest

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If you’re like us here at The Rebel Studios, Google Home runs the show. Now available tie all your miscellaneous smart devices together is the half priced Google Nest Hub Smart Display, Originally priced at $100, The Nest Hub can be grabbed this Cyber Monday for only $50!

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https://www.cnet.com/tech/best-cyber-monday-deals-2021/

Greta Van Fleet and Tears For Fears Announce 2022 Tours

This past week saw the announcement of Greta Van Fleet’s 2022 Tour Dates as well as the return of Tears For Fears live.

Greta Van Fleet

Following the release of The Battle at Garden’s Gate, Greta Van Fleet has announced their 2022 tour lineup. The tour kicks off on March 10th in Kalamazoo, Michigan. While not exclusively touring in The United States, these dates will be accompanied by Rival Sons and The Velveteers. Tour dates courtesy of Loudersound.com follow:

Mar 10: Kalamazoo Wings Event Center, MI
Mar 12: Grand Rapids The DeltaPlex Arena, MI
Mar 13: Saginaw Dow Event Center, MI
Mar 16: Flint Dort Financial Center, MI
Mar 17: Ypsilanti EMU Convocation Center, MI
Mar 19: Huntington Mountain Health Arena WV
Mar 22: Madison Kohl Center, WI
Mar 23: Green Bay Resch Center, WI
Mar 25: Omaha CHI Health Center Omaha, NE
Mar 26: Peoria Peoria Civic Center, IL
Mar 29: Cincinnati Heritage Bank Center, OH
Mar 30: Hershey GIANT Center, PA
Apr 01: Atlantic City Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, NJ
Apr 02: Atlantic City Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, NJ
May 03: Rio de Janeiro Qualistage, BR
May 16: Mexico City Pepsi Center, MX
Jun 05: Stockholm Grona Lund, SE
Jun 11: Vienne Theatre Antique de Vienne, FR
Jun14: Cologne Tanzbrunnen, DE
Jun 15: Frankfurt Jarhunderthalle, DE
Jun 23: Dublin Fairview, IE
Jun 25: London Alexandra Palace, UK
Jun 28: Manchester O2 Apollo, UK
Jun 29: Manchester O2 Apollo, UK

Tears For Fears

Following a nearly three year hiatus from the stage, Tears For Fears have announced they will begin touring again starting May 20th 2022. In an article from UCR, the band is quoted saying, “We couldn’t be more excited to start playing concerts again,” Tears for Fears co-founder Curt Smith said in a news release. “We’ve missed seeing our friends on the road around the world, and the energy of performing live.” Tears For Fears will be joined for a large portion of the tour by Garbage. A complete list of your dates courtesy of Ultimate Classic Rock can be found below:

May 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
May 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
May 24 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
May 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 29 – Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion
June 1 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
June 2 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
June 5 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 9 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
June 10 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
June 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
June 13 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 15 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 16 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
June 19 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ TD Pavilion at The Mann
June 22 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion
June 24 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
June 25 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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The Real Issue with Baldwin’s “Prop Gun”

The REAL Issue with Alec Baldwin’s “Prop” gun.

On October 21st 2021, during film rehearsal for the up and coming movie “Rust”, Alec Baldwin discharged a live round from a “prop gun” injuring director Joel Souza and killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. No charges have been filed to date.

After reading about the events that transpired there is seemingly one question on everyone’s mind, how did this “prop gun” end up firing a live round and killing Halyna Hutchins. Surely a “prop” should not be capable of such things.

It comes as no shock to learn that this “prop” was nothing more than a regular run of the mill handgun that was intended To fire a blank round. In reality there was nothing about this that made it a “prop”. Guns are not toys and should not be treated as such, ever. The mere fact the firearm was capable of firing any form or round, live or blank, indicates that there is nothing that separates this so called “prop” from any other handgun intended to fire live ammunition.

Gun safety should always be at the forefront for anyone holding or in proximity of any form of firearm, real or not. What should be common sense, unfortunately seems to be the biggest common issue when it comes to individuals handling firearms, which is the Golden rule of gun safety; you should NEVER aim any form of firearm, loaded or not, real or fake, in the direction of another person. Once again Guns are not toys, not “props”, and should not be handled as such.

Baldwin, an avid gun control activist, neglected to practice proper firearm safety while handling the alleged “prop”. The National Rifle Association outlines three major steps everyone should take to ensure the safe handling of firearms; Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction, always keep your finger away from the trigger until ready to safely fire, and always keep the gun unloaded until ready to fire. Regardless of the gun was being used as a prop or not, it was Baldwin’s responsibility to be an educated handler of the firearm and use it safely.

While there is a large backing supporting a visibly distraught and traumatized Alec Baldwin claiming it was not his fault, and rather the person responsible for preparing the “prop”, we simply cannot shift the blame because of how someone feels after the fact. Naturally the prop director responsible for having a live round on set to begin with should be held accountable for his negligence, but at the end of the day Alec Baldwin is still responsible for pulling the trigger that took someone’s life. Surprisingly, at the time of writing this article no charges have been filed against Baldwin or anyone else on the production end of the film. Only time will tell if Alec Baldwin will ever face the consequences of his actions, or if the actor producer will find his way out of the involuntary murder of his crew member. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Halyna Hutchins.

At the end of the day you can call it whatever you like, but a firearm that has the ability to discharge any form or round, live or blank, is NOT a prop. With the unimaginably large budget most of these Hollywood movies have it is extremely unfortunate there is not some law or regulation for mock firearms to be made and used in place of real, functioning ones.

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How To Get NFTs for FREE

So, You’ve got an extra $2000 that you want to throw away in a digital trash can rather than a physical. Enter NFT’s. You’ve been good, why not treat yourself to some metadata for a poorly rendered piece of “art”. But what’s this, you refused to pull out your net profit in crypto six months ago when it peaked and now find yourself in a constant battle with the refresh page button over your diminutive decimal point value? Not to worry my friend, even you can still get yourself some NFTs.

So what exactly is an NFT anyway? NFTs or Non-Fungible Tokens are more or less one-of-one digital “art” pieces that belong to a blockchain. What does that mean to you? Essentially you can be extra and own the data behind this artwork or media for bragging rights… I suppose. Once you buy an NFT it’s yours, no one else can buy that same blockchain unless you decide to sell it. NFTs can come in a multitude of media sources including, but not limited to, PNG files, GIFs, Videos, Jpeg files, etc.

But here’s the thing right… while it may be a weird niche flex to own the metadata and blockchain behind some little 8-bit sprite some dude on the internet likely created for next to nothing, at the end of the day you bought it because it looks cool. To clarify everything that is about to follow, in regards to the images and other media referenced, it is implied these will NOT be used for commercial or monetary use. The theoretical use of these images will be purely for the viewer’s own enjoyment.

Okay legal disclaimer aside, you buy NFTs ultimately because you like how they look. Now think back to your first iPod touch. You downloaded that generic wallpaper app and went to town downloading and screen-shoting every dope looking design under the sun. To that vein, what is honestly stopping you from taking a picture or downloading the media file of an NFT? If strictly for your own enjoyment why not? You don’t plan on selling it so that aspect is out the window. It’s digital artwork that can been seen on the vast, readily available resource that is the internet. If the reason you want to buy an NFT is to have some little animated computer generated image to yourself, take a picture man. No need to shell out $2,000 for something that is restricted to a digital platform. Hell, Print it out for all I care. Below is an example of a PNG file I have created… yeah I made it just to cover any other bases here… feel free to take a picture or download it to your liking. For all intensive purposes this is an NFT, I am the only one who possesses the coding and metadata file this was made on.

PNG made by Yours Truly Via Spark… For Free

On second thought, If you’d like to pay me $450 for that, I’m willing to talk.

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(This is a satirical piece written for StylesRebelRadio.com)

What Causes The Mandela Effect

The Mandela Effect

The Mandela Effect, Named after the mass confusion surround the death of Nelson Mandela, is the name given to the phenomenon of the mass remembrances of events that seemingly never happened. The theory began with the aforementioned Nelson Mandela who passed away in 2013 despite a hefty majority of people remembering him dying in an African prison in the 1980s. Since then the community surrounding the Mandela Effect has grown rapidly as more residuals are discovered and more theories arise as to just how this all can possibly be happening. Before we dive into some of those theories, let’s break down some of the most iconic and recent Mandela Effects that may affect you.

The Berenstain Bears

No, you didn’t read that wrong and no, that’s not a typo. The spark that lit the fuse is largely attributed to these childhood storybook bears. Most often remembered as the “Berenstein Bears” even the most detailed search through the archives will show these bears have always been named the “Berenstain Bears”. While some residuals of old TV Guides and VHS tapes have surfaced, no source that can be traced back to the production or company responsible for these books or shows ever show them being spelt with an “e”.

… A box of chocolates

Everybody and their mother is familiar with the cultural classic that is Forest Gump. Even for those who haven’t seen it (Do you exist?) there is one quote from the film that has surpassed pop-culture. Go ahead and say it to yourself, It’s the catchphrase, The Slogan, The repetend line through out the film. Dis you say “Life Is like a box of chocolates”? If so, You’d be wrong. I know what you’re thinking, how could this be can hear Tom Hanks say it plain as day. I urge you to go back and watch that clip on YouTube, listen closely and hear that iconic line… “Life WAS like a box of chocolates”.

Who’s the Fairest of them all?

Yet another pop culture classic, Snow White. Admit it fellas, you know the quite too. Ya know, that famous quote, “Magic Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the fairest of them all?” That’s right, No “Mirror, Mirror” in this reality. One of the absolute most baffling examples as that exact line has been seen quoted in Shrek as well as inspired its own spinoff of the same name. Yet in the Disney animated Snow White film “Mirror, Mirror” is never spoken. Stranger still, seemingly in the other languages the movie is translated in, that line DOES appear. Residual?

Down The Rabbit Hole

There is an ever-growing list of Mandela Effects that seemingly keep getting wilder and wilder. If none of these have made you question this reality, I encourage you to check out the following video on some of the most bazar Mandela Effects.

Youtube: WatchMojo

So How Can This Be?

As of now there are two major theories as the the reasoning behind the Mandela Effect phenomenon.

The Timeline/Paradox Theory

The first theory revolves around the possibility of a paradox involving the timeline we know to be our reality. And yes, before you jump to it, this theory well precedes Loki and the Multiverse. The theory goes that the world (our world that we have perceived in this reality) has actually ended, and not just once. However rather than physically ending the reality we perceive has merged into another reality causing a paradox, one where we retain the memories from our initial reality despite the subtle differences making these non-existent in the current one. Three notable points in history have been linked to this theory as three different points we have merged with three different realities. The First paradox event is said to be Y2K, originally thought to be “The end of the world” Year 0 would wipe all computer based intelligence ability to comprehend the actual year causing a reset. The second paradox shift is though to be the year 2012 when the Mayan Calendar predicted the end of the world. Lastly and most recently is the year 2020 which was considered to be the coming of days due to the unforeseeable and outrageous events the year hosted. While we can look back at these three fixed points as nothing more than hoaxes and false predictions, oddly enough there seems to be a spike in Mandela Effects following each of these years.

Simulated Reality Theory

Simulated Reality theory is the theory that it is very possible and even extremely likely that we currently live inside a computer generated simulation. The crux of the theory relies on the fact it would be next to impossible to answer this question without first being able to create a simulated reality of our own that perfectly mirrored our reality. However by doing so we also run the equal possibility of either creating the first simulated reality or being the last reality to do so. The Mandela Effect comes into play as the response to a “patch” of sorts. While a new reality or update to our current one could easily overwrite the code for a company like “Febreeze” so that the code reads it was actually always spelled “Febreze”, rewriting the code of near sentient, growing AI as a whole would be a lot more challenging. This would lead to peoples “false memories”. Memories of something that actually existed and was witnessed however was overwritten so that it seemingly never existed inside the current reality.

Closing Thoughts

This is just scratching the surface of the Mandela Effect theory. This ever expanding and ever growing phenomenon is one of my favorite things to discuss and monitor. I highly encourage anyone unfamiliar to look into some of the documented effects as I can almost assure you one of them will strike a chord. Let me know what your favorite Mandela Effects are and which ones sent you over the edge below, then be sure to check out more articles like this one right here!

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