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Biggest Announcements From E3

Each June, E3, or The Electronic Entertainment Expo, hosts game developers showing off their latest products. Here are this year’s most exciting announcements:

‘Star Wars’ Turns 40

When George Lucas’ Star Wars premiered in 1977, the movie quickly became a phenomenon. On its 40th anniversary, The Onion looks back on the franchise’s defining moments:

Ringo Starr Announces 26th Beatles Album With New Backing Band

‘Moonbeam Sunday’ Slated For Release On June 16

LONDON—Excitedly informing fans that the iconic pop group was back with more original music, Ringo Starr announced Tuesday that on June 16 he would be releasing a 26th Beatles album titled ‘Moonbeam Sunday’ with an all-new backing band.
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Guinness Forced To Recognize Bigger Record Book

LONDON—Once thought to be the most definitive reference of its kind, Guinness World Records was forced to formally recognize The Ultimate Book of World Records as the world's largest collection of exceptional human achievements and natural phenomena, its publishers announced Tuesday.

"One of our guys went to the bookstore to verify it, and yes, The Ultimate Book lists 57 more world records than Guinness, though the arrangement of the topics is very confusing," a Guinness spokesman said. "Many of the records are pretty trivial and were clearly put in to outdo us, like 'Largest Cookie Wrapped in Cellophane' and 'Widest Lint Brush.'"

Guinness subsequently announced that it would introduce a "Most Prestigious Record Book" category in its 2008 edition.

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