Electro Pop duo The Chainsmokers recently commemorated the late Swedish DJ, Avicii— who passed away in April 2018 due to an act of suicide related to depression. As the duo presented the top 100 Song award to Luis Fonsi for “Despacito” they proceeded to remember Avicii; mentioning how he was one of their inspirations and a Dj who was also beloved by the EDM community.
Later in the event, The Chainsmokers went back on stage to receive the award of Top Dance/Electronic Artist and Andrew Taggart, member of the band proceeded to dedicate the award to Avicii. Taggart mentioned how Avicii was a big influence on him and one of the reasons he believed he could succeed in this career.
Singer and songwriter Hasley also had some thoughts. She commented on how she was fortunate to have worked with Avicii and shared that he was a great person to be around. She went on to encourage people to be loving and supportive of friends and family who may be suffering from mental issues.
About The Chainsmokers
The electropop duo began in 2012 in New York City with members Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Pall was originally part of a different duo including DJ Rhett Bixler. Andrew Taggart soon learned that Bixler had left the group and decided to relocate from Maine to New York to fill the missing spot; they became The Chainsmokers.
In its early days, the duo began by doing remixes of bands such as The Killers, Chromeo, and Phoenix. One of their first notable hits was the song “Erase”, released in 2012 and which included vocals by actress and singer Priyanka Chopra.
The group broke into mainstream success when they released a free download of their new single #Selfie in 2013. Soon after, they scored a deal with Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records and the single was re-released. The band soon hit a peak on the dance music charts while receiving international recognition.
The Chainsmokers have since blown up and received several other awards. Amongst those include a Grammy for best dance recording, two AMA awards, and five iHeartRadio awards.
For people looking for reasons to get outside, Pokemon Go is doing its best to provide them the opportunity. Pokemon Go is the hit augmented reality game developed by the team at Niantic. For the better part of the past two years, Niantic has been working to develop communal events in order to promote interaction among the growing player base. On May 19th, Niantic is unveiling their most recent Pokemon Go Community Day and it’ll feature a fan-favorite Pokemon, Charmander.
The Pokemon Go Community Day event will kick off at 10 AM in the United Kingdom and it will roll through until 1 PM. The event will focus on Charmander, one of the original ‘starters’ from the first generation of Pokemon games. Evolving Charmander is a mission that many trainers probably have yet to complete as the Gen 1 starter is considered relatively rare. On Community Day events, the selected Pokemon will appear en masse all around the map. Typically, trainers will have more luck finding the Pokemon they are looking for nearer to Pokestops. With 150 total Pokemon candy, of which each Pokemon gives 3 candy, trainers will be able to score a Charizard to add to their collection.
Charmander won’t be the only draw for the Community Day event. Trainers will also be able to get triple Stardust rewards on all captures as well as the special placement of 3-hour lures on popular Pokestops. Finally, people who evolve their Charizard on the 19th will also be given a special move: Blast Burn. The evolution HAS to take place during the hours of the event or else the special move will not be given to the Charizard.
During all Community Day events, the three factions within Pokemon Go compete to capture the most Pokemon for their team. The past several events have been won by Team Mystic and Team Instinct individually. Now, Team Valor will be looking to make their mark on the Pokemon Go Community Day festivities.
Fans of Overwatch can rejoice as Blizzard teams up with Nerf to bring reality a little closer to the world of the game. Just without all the robots, assassinations, and a destroyed Australia.
A post on the official Overwatch Twitter announced a new partnership between itself and the toy company Nerf. Set for release at some point next year, Nerf will be making Overwatch-branded blasters in the style of different weapons from the game.
These new toys will be a part of the Nerf Rival line. These blasters are designed to be more precise than the standard Nerf guns, offering a somewhat safer alternative to things like paintball and airsoft through the use of foam balls.
No specifics have been given yet as to which guns from the game will be making it into the line, though it’s a safe bet that the likes of Tracer’s iconic pulse pistols will probably make an appearance. Price has also not been announced, with other guns in the line costing as much as $100 in some cases but as low as $25 making it hard to speculate as to how much you’ll need to pay when the time comes.
This won’t be the first time Nerf has produced weapons in the Rival line themed after different media, as Deadpool got his own toys in the form of specially themed Apollo XV-700 blaster and a set of Kronos XVIII-500 pistols covered with his face. However, these were recolors of existing toys, so whether or not the company plans to do the same for Overwatch or create entirely new weapons will remain to be seen until more information is revealed.
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