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‘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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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:

  • Nintendo debuted Super Mario Odyssey, which will finally give users a more naturalistic experience of running through the sewer

  • Atari disappointed fans with yet another delay of Pong 2

  • EA hinted that FIFA 18 will allow gamers to play as an FBI official investigating internal corruption

  • Adam Katz of Spokane, WA announced that he’s selling a Star Fox 64 cartridge, which is used but still in pretty good condition

  • Blowing away expectations, Microsoft revealed that the new Xbox One X will support non-sequel game titles

  • After years of development, Google previewed its new self-gaming console, enabling users to relax while their machines beat bosses for them

  • Microsoft pointed out that its electronic chess game is still a perfectly good way to spend a few minutes

  • Changing with the times, Bethesda announced that Wolfenstein II will allow players to fight on the side of the Nazis

  • Intel tapped into consumer nostalgia by reviving its $895 price tag from 1989

  • Ubisoft took the opportunity to tell everyone to get some fresh air

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‘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:

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