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Halo Forge mastermind xXHugabearXx forged a custom Grifball level and game mode to mirror the infamous Harry Potter game Quidditch. Though, in this case players use jetpacks instead of broomsticks, but the rules of the Halo 5 Quidditch game are very similar to the original.


-Players are allotted three points for throwing the ball through one of the rival team's hoops, and one point for killing a player on the opposing team with a gravity hammer.


-The first team to hit 15 points is victorious.


Unfortunately, there's no version of the Golden Snitch in this game; and there's no assigned positions, but a team could definitely assign positions on their own. Players eager to try out this game mode in Halo 5: Guardians simply need search for the new level "Quidditch Arena' and the game mode "Quidditch."

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park is opening at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 7, and CNN got a sneak peek at the park's food and drink offerings. Spoiler alert: it looks delicious.

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JK Rowling spent her day on Twitter congratulating parents of Harry Potter-themed children. Meet Hermione, who was named for the character in Rowling's magnum opus, and Sophia, whose mother read HP while she was pregnant, which probably was not the cause of Sophia's facial birthmark, but hey, magic happens.

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Quidditch being the only sport I follow, I don't know a lot about Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Mike Evans, but I do know he's my favorite NFL player because of his epic Harry Potter groom's cake. Dude is apparently a huge fan, and he isn't afraid to show it.

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Author J.K. Rowling is known for her scathing quips toward people who say things that are sexist, racist, homophobic or generally awful. Also she wrote the very, very famous Harry Potter Series.  

This time she tweeted back to a Donald Trump spokeswoman who made a zenophobic remark regarding Americans born outside the U.S. who are (or would like to be) leaders of the country. 

Ouch, Katrina Pierson. You need a freezing spell for that burn?

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TripAdvisor is sending one lucky Harry Potter fan around the world.  You can enter at TripAdvisor.com.

The site provided these details on what the winner can expect from this excursion:

Your adventure begins at the Grand Opening of The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM at Universal Studios HollywoodSM and continues to Universal Orlando® Resort and Universal Studios Japan®. Plus, experience a behind-the-scenes look at where the Harry PotterTM films were made at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.


Apparently the sweepstakes is in honor of the grand opening of the Wizarding World in Hollywood.

 

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The most recent exciting addition to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London calendar is a three course Valentine's Day meal plated and served within Hogwarts Great Hall, which is also set to include a hearty supply of Butterbeer, a tour of the studio, and a free wand.


Perhaps the biggest catch here is this meal's about to wipe out your account at Gringotts Wizarding Bank.


But hey, you could always hit up Harry Potter for a friendly loan, right?


No really though, the whole show costs £247.50 ($357) per person, or £495 ($714) for two people.

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A group of college students had the real-life Professor Snape.

His name was Henry Lloyd Snape, and while he didn't wield a wand—far as we know— fawn after Lily Potter, or make a mad magical potion; he did claim his expertise in the field of Chemistry. So, he was pretty much the Half Blood Prince. Check him out, pictured in the center, below.

In The Irish Times, the real-life Professor Snape is described as uncannily lenient towards a dark but charismatic disposition, much like the demeanor of Severus as played by Alan Rickman in the 'Harry Potter' flicks.

What gets the bit between the teeth on the connection between Henry Lloyd and JK's Severus Snape, is Rodger's discovery of a recent lecture that was titled 'The Philosopher of Stone.' This immediately brings to mind the title of the first 'Harry Potter' book, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.'

As a final resounding note we'll add that Henry Lloyd taught at Aberystwyth University, an old college building that had Gothic spires and turrets eerily similar to Hogwarts.

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After yesterday's casting news of a black Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, fans took to Twitter and began riffing on other characters in the series with different nationalities. JK Rowling even joined in to express her fondness for a few with praise and retweets.

Somebody draw these, stat!

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Go argue with Voldemort, eat a Golden Snitch or spit in Snape's coffee Harry Potter, because Swaziland-born actress Noma Dumezweni's is the new chosen one, and she's shattering barriers. Dumezweni's been chosen to play Hermione Granger in the up and coming stage play, "Harry Potter and The Cursed Child."

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is listed as the eighth installment, and covers events that transpire shortly after we all got goosebumps watching Harry and Ginny's kids board the Hogwarts Express with the original theme playing on in the background. All the nostalgia feels though.

Much like rising star Michael B. Jordan who played Johnny Storm in the recent, catastrophic, anything but Fantastic Four rendition, Dumezweni's reprised role as Hermione will continue to challenge film audiences that expect white as the default ethnicity.

What's more is, JK Rowling just expressed her strong nod of approval.

Check out Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni, and Paul Thornley as Harry, Hermione, and Ron above. It's great to have the band back together for another adventure. Any guesses on who might play our favorite barrel-chested, black bearded, mountain of a man Hagrid?

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Erase some of the hate on the internet with the browser extension Trump2Voldemort. All mention of Trump is replaced with references to Voldemort, the evil antagonist of the Harry Potter series. 



Not surprisingly, most of Trump's statments seem to make more sense when attributed to one of Voldemort's many names.