Weekly Wrap-Up (Mar. 2-8): Oscars, Trailer Park Boys, Watch Dogs, Sanctions, and More

Here is the news recap from the past week:

1. The Oscars happened.

Yeah, really not much to report here. Gravity won a lot, 12 Years a Slave won the big one, rich and famous people celebrated themselves for being rich and famous, and the internet got to hear yet another rendition of “Let it Go“.

Haven't seen the movie yet but I'm sure it's deserved.
Haven’t seen the movie yet but I’m sure it’s deserved.

2. Netflix renews Trailer Park Boys for two more seasons.

I loved Trailer Park Boys. It was a great show (the lovely Ellen Page got noticed there). That being said: seven seasons, three movies and a Christmas Special were enough. The jokes have gotten a bit tired and those guys must be getting on in years. Two more seasons, Netflix? Yeah cause everyone just loved it when you brought Arrested Development back.

Fun fact: this show started in 2001.
Fun fact: this show started in 2001.

3. Watch Dogs finally gets a release date.

After being unveiled two years ago, Watch Dogs inches closer to reality. No word yet on when it comes out for the Wii U. Here’s hoping Ubisoft can match the hype they’ve created around this game.

Remember when everyone was hyped up to play Watch Dogs? Remember 2012?
Remember when everyone was hyped up to play Watch Dogs? Remember 2012?

4. Idris Elba to voice Shere Khan in Disney’s new live-action Jungle Book adaptation.

Idris Elba is a bad ass. In my opinion, this guy should be playing Lex Luthor in the upcoming Superman/Batman movie (sorry Social Network). There have already been a number of adaptations of this particular piece of Kipling. Time will tell if this version will be worth it.

Get ready for more cg tigers (Life of Pi needed company)
Get ready for more cg tigers (Life of Pi needed company)

5. Nintendo gets fancy with a “blue shell” edition of Mario Kart 8.

Maybe next they’ll make an edition of Wii U with adequate game support.

Perfect to throw at your friends while you're racing!
Perfect to throw at your friends while you’re racing!

6. Obama tours the United States to gain support for raising the Federal Minimum Wage.

The President embarks on yet another hard fought battle to do something that 99% of the population wants.

Seriously people, freaking Canada is beating us on this one. Are we going to let Canada beat us... outside of Olympic hockey?
Seriously people, freaking Canada is beating us on this one. Are we going to let Canada beat us… outside of Olympic hockey?

7. Russia – everyone is sanctioning that shit.

Again: still don't approve the use of children, even if it's an opinion I agree with.
Again: still don’t approve the use of children, even if it’s an opinion I agree with.

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