End of the world playlist: tracks to soundtrack doomsday

Since Donald Trump has been elected President of the USA, we’ve been seeing a surge in interesting Google searches. Apparently, Americans have become increasingly interested in emigrating to Canada, and another popular search term is “end of the world”.

Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of songs that would fit with the end of the world – in case this is the end of days.

The first two songs befitting of the world’s demise are the two classics, The Ink Spots rendition of “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire” and “The End of the World” by Skeeter Davis.

Following would be David Bowie’s “Man Who Sold The World” performed by Nirvana, “Where is My Mind” by Pixie and the unforgettable stripped down version of “The Day the World Went Away” by Nine Inch Nails.

If you’re longing for some hip-hop-inspired songs, we’ve got you covered with “Judgement Day” by Method Man and “Doomsday” by the aptly named MF Doom.

Going back to some oldtimers, we have The Doors and old rivals The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Of course, no doomsday playlist can be without “The End” by The Doors, and it’s perfectly complemented by “Yesterday” and it’s melancholic atmosphere. To conclude entries from this trio of greats, there’s “Paint it Black”, although many Rolling Stones songs could have found their place on this list.

Finally, we’ll conclude things with “I Can’t Give Everything Away”, from Bowie’s last album Blackstar, a phenomenal song that fits a doomsday playlist perfectly.

Disney Made a Video That Shows Every Pixar Movie Is Connected

Remember that fan theory a while ago that claimed everything in Pixar universe was connected? Well, it seems like it wasn’t far off. It took them long enough to admit it, though. It was 22 years ago since Toy Story came out (which makes all of us feel quite old) and it all started.

According to Toy Story‘s Facebook page video (captioned, “Oh my spurs! You ain’t never seen Easter eggs like these, partner.”) fan speculation has been correct. All Pixar movies, beginning with Toy Story and ending (so far) with Finding Dory, even The Good Dinosaur, have taken place in the same universe. In the video, you can see all the subtle and not-that-subtle nods that connect these movies, so check it out.

-Riley from Inside Out can be seen in Finding Dory
-There’s a dinosaur from The Good Dinosaur in Inside Out
-Another dinosaur from The Good Dinosaur appears in Monsters, Inc.
-Sulley from Monsters, Inc. is immortalized in wood in Brave
–Brave connects to Cars
–Cars links to Toy Story 3, whose Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear is in Up
–Up‘s Dug barks at Remy in Ratatouille
-A motorbike from Ratatouille is in WALL-E, while Gusteau’s restaurant is also a culinary hotspot in Cars 2… and now that I’m up to Cars 2, let’s quickly finish the Pixar lineage before I remember that Cars 3 is a thing that is happening (too late): Cars -> The Incredibles -> Finding Nemo -> Monsters, Inc. -> Toy Story 2 -> A Bug’s Life -> Toy Story.

Top 5 Most Disappointing HD Remasters of 2016

Batman: Return to Arkham

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Batman: Return to Arkham caused some controversy in the months running up to its release. Not only did it ignore WB Montreal’s more than worthwhile entry in the series, Arkham Origins, but many screenshots suggested that it looked no better than the original release. The change in lighting effects altered the atmosphere of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City and the spooky hallways and streets didn’t add to the game’s tone as much as in the originals. The frame-rate, in both games, also suffered throughout. Whenever a high number of Joker thugs were on screen or even when Batman was running through a detailed corridor, the game chugged – something that didn’t happen in the original release. There is no doubt that Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are fantastic games and two of the best superhero games of all time but the remasters do not improve the games enough to make it make revisiting them worthwhile.

Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection


The Ezio trilogy that followed the original Assassin’s Creed are widely regarded as three of the best in the series, even if their quality does diminish over the course of the three games. Assassin’s Creed 2 built on everything that was good about the first, removing the repetitive mission structure and adding a more coherent and interesting story. With Ubisoft taking a break from the Assassin’s Creed series for a year, 2016 seemed liked the perfect time to revisit some of the series’ high points. However, although they are undoubtedly good games, or great in Assassin’s Creed 2’s case, the graphical upgrade isn’t particularly special.

Some character models look worse than before now that some of the textures have been changed. Having experienced the altered movement systems in Syndicate, the traversal seems far more cumbersome than it did when we first played the Ezio trilogy. Also, the popular multiplayer mode, introduced in Brotherhood, has been removed from the collection. Overall, the Ezio Collection remasters do not offer much more than the original releases.

Dead Rising Triple Pack

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To many Dead Rising fans, the remasters of the first game, Dead Rising 2, and Off the Record were a big disappointment, especially players on PlayStation 4. In the months preceding the release of Dead Rising 4, players were given the chance to replay the early games to re-familiarize themselves with the zombie massacring gameplay. Unfortunately, none of the games looked a huge amount better after their visual upgrade but the main issues were encountered in Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record.

Some players weren’t able to pass the loading screen and much of the DLC, that is usually included in remastered collections, was nowhere to be seen. Off the Record, the spin-off of Dead Rising 2, also had missing DLC with the Case West and Case Zero chapters not being included. If you want to play a Dead Rising game over the Christmas period it is probably best to go straight to the newly released Dead Rising 4 rather than returning to the remasters.

Indigo Prophecy Remastered

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The remaster of Quantic Dreams’ early game was already available on PC but it came to PlayStation 4 earlier in 2016. The game follows the same design and philosophy as games such as Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, as it’s an interactive drama that focuses on story rather than gameplay. It was well received when it was first released in 2005 but the remaster has been quite disappointing.

The graphical upgrade was very minimal and some people thought it looked more like a port of the PlayStation 2 version than an HD remaster. The story is worth experiencing to anyone that didn’t play the original release but the remaster doesn’t offer much new content for anyone that has already played it.

Heavy Rain

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When it originally released on PlayStation 3, Heavy Rain was one of the best looking games available and it had one of the best narratives in any game. It was a deep and emotional story that focused on some excellently designed characters in a fantastic plot. However, although the story is still just as good, the performances, visuals, and gameplay feel extremely outdated.

Moving the characters feels cumbersome and the writing causes the voice performances to feel wooden. That is less to do with the actors themselves than it is to do with the huge leap forward we have seen in acting in video games over the past few years. Heavy Rain is still one of the PlayStation 3’s best games so if you are able to look past the dated feeling, it certainly offers a story that should be experienced.

It’s a shame that these remasters weren’t what fans expected, but at least there were plenty of new experiences to be had this year.

Ed Sheeran reveals full track list for third album Divide

Ed Sheeran recently released two new record-breaking songs, ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Castle on the Hill’. Both songs have already gathered millions of listens on Spotify. Now, the singer-songwriter revealed the track listing for his upcoming album ÷ (Divide) on Twitter.

Of course, Divide will feature both ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Castle on the Hill’, along with ten other tracks that are bound to repeat their predecessor’s success and get a lot of radio play during the next few weeks.

The full track-list for Divide: 
1. Eraser
2. Castle on the Hill
3. Dive
4. Shape of You
5. Perfect
6. Galway Girl
7. Happier
8. Hearts Don’t Break Around Here
9. New Man
11. What Do I Know?
12. How Would You Feel (Paean)

Talking about his two new singles, the first new music from the troubadour since 2015, Sheeran said: “Hello 2017! I’ve been working hard on the new material and I hope you can be as excited about it as I am.

“I really wanted to show two different sides to my music that I’m equally as passionate about and I just knew I wanted to roll with two songs at the same time. I’m absolutely buzzing to be back.”

According to recent rumors, Ed Sheeran is going to make his 2017 comeback to live shows in February at the Grammy rewards. He’s also expected as a headliner at Glastonbury, along with Radiohead who have already been confirmed.

George Michael returns to the top 10 album charts

George Michael’s untimely demise sure brought back a few oldies but goodies to the top 10 list. His greatest hits collection, Ladies & Gentlemen, which was first released in 1998 made its huge comeback to the top 10 album chart after the 53-year-old artist passed away on Christmas day this year.

Michael Talbot, Chief Executive of the Official Charts Company, said: "The sudden and terribly sad death of George Michael has naturally prompted his fans to re-explore his rich catalogue again, paying tribute to his incredible talent, both as a solo artist and founder of Wham!."

Apparently, Michael’s fans couldn’t get enough of the old tunes, which resulted in 5,625 percent surge in sales and streams this week alone. Currently, the record is at No. 8 on the Official Charts Company album chart.

Furthermore, one of the most beloved Christmas classics by Wham! returned to the limelight after over three decades—Last Christmas is once again on the top 10 list.

Late Michael’s other hits, such as Faith from 1987, Older from 1996, and Symphonica from 2014 also made it to the Official Albums Chart Top 100, while Wham!’s The Final is at No. 40 and Twenty Five ranks at No. 47.

No.1 on this week's chart is the unforgettable single Freedom, which RadioTimes reported to be the greatest-selling UK vinyl single.

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