• A growing chorus of GOP senators wants Trump to allow the Biden transition to start

    A growing chorus of GOP senators wants Trump to allow the Biden transition to start
    Only a handful of Senate Republicans have publicly congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his victory, but a larger group is starting to get uncomfortable with the Trump administration's refusal to start the legal transition process, including giving Biden access to government officials and documents and allowing him to receive the classified President's Daily Brief intelligence report. "If that's not occurring by Friday, I will step in," Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) told KRMG radio in Tuls
  • Black Mirror Creator Is Making A Mockumentary About 2020 For Netflix

    Black Mirror Creator Is Making A Mockumentary About 2020 For Netflix
    Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror is one of Netflix's big sci-fi shows, but season six is probably a while away yet. Back in May, Brooker said that he was working on other things, but wouldn't give more details--and now, one of the actors involved in a project he's working on has spilled the beans.In an interview with Vulture, Hugh Grant has revealed that he's filming something for Brooker's next project, a mockumentary about 2020. Grant says that he'll be playing "a historian who’s being int
  • The Xbox Series X/S Is A Surprisingly Good System For PS2 Emulation

    The Xbox Series X/S Is A Surprisingly Good System For PS2 Emulation
    The PlayStation 2 is the best-selling console of all time, but many of its best games are now much harder to access, partly because of a lack of backwards-compatibility with modern systems, and partly because the system is notoriously difficult to emulate. But as it turns out, Microsoft's new, cheaper system does a pretty good job of it.As VG247 reports, the Xbox Series S has a feature called "Developer Mode," and when it's active it's possible to run RetroArch emulation on Microsoft's $299 cons
  • Peter Dinklage To Star In Toxic Avenger Reboot

    Peter Dinklage To Star In Toxic Avenger Reboot
    Peter Dinklage has played both an evil scientist and a Norse blacksmith in Marvel movies, but he's never been the hero in a superhero movie. Now, the actor best known for playing Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones has found his superhero picture: The Toxic Avenger.Dinklage will star in Legendary's Toxic Avenger film, according to a report from Deadline. The original 1984 film, produced by Troma Entertainment and co-directed by founders Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, sports Troma's trademark lo
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  • Tetris Effect: Connected Review

    Tetris Effect: Connected Review
    In 2018, Tetris Effect's mesmerizing sounds and sights heightened the classic game's aesthetically pleasing properties and its ability to consume our attention to almost therapeutic levels, reinvigorating our appreciation for one of gaming's oldest obsessions. But even as former GameSpot editor Peter Brown proclaimed Tetris "better than ever" in Tetris Effect, he noted it "sadly" did not apply its wondrous approach to multiplayer. Two years later, Tetris Effect: Connected--an updated re-release
  • The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 5: Easter Eggs & Things You Missed from "The Jedi"

    The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 5: Easter Eggs & Things You Missed from "The Jedi"
    Here are 13 Easter Eggs and Star Wars references you might have missed from "Chapter 13: The Jedi".
  • Nintendo Switch Update 11.0.0 Adds Switch Online Hub, Better Cloud Saves, Easier Screenshot Transfers, And More

    Nintendo Switch Update 11.0.0 Adds Switch Online Hub, Better Cloud Saves, Easier Screenshot Transfers, And More
    Nintendo Switch update 11.0.0 is here, and the latest numbered update makes some big additions. The main one is the addition of a Nintendo Switch Online hub on the main page, but there's plenty of other stuff to dig into.The new "Nintendo Switch Online" hub button appears on the home screen next to News, and it collects together all of Online's functions and services into one place. This includes a list of smartphone apps, online games, current tournaments, an archive of NES and SNES titles arra
  • Halo Infinite: They Used A Wolverine, A Dog, And Original Xbox To Capture Sounds For The Game

    Halo Infinite: They Used A Wolverine, A Dog, And Original Xbox To Capture Sounds For The Game
    Halo Infinite has been delayed to 2021, but Microsoft is still rolling ahead with news and previews of the sci-fi FPS. The latest special look at the game comes in the form of an "audio field recordings" video that shows off how the audio team went about capturing various sounds.Most of the sequences in this video were released earlier, but this is a "supercut" video that puts them all together in one place. In the video, you'll see how the team used everything from an original Xbox to a staffer
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  • Deadly Premonition Director's Next Game, The Good Life, Announces New Publisher With A Trailer

    Deadly Premonition Director's Next Game, The Good Life, Announces New Publisher With A Trailer
    The Good Life, the next game from Deadly Premonition director Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro, has picked up a publisher. The game, about New York photographer Naomi Hayward and her move to the mysterious town of Rainy Woods, is due to release in Summer 2021.The Good Life will be published by The Irregular Corporation, the publisher of Murder by Numbers and PC Building Simulator. The game is being developer by Suehiro's White Owls Inc. team, and is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign.The
  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Patch Notes Reveal Weapon XP Changes (November 30)

    Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Patch Notes Reveal Weapon XP Changes (November 30)
    The newest patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has arrived, and the big-ticket change is a tweak to how fast you'll earn weapon XP.Across multiplayer and Zombies, Treyarch has increased the earn rates for weapon XP. With the update applied, players should now level up their weapons faster than before, allowing them to unlock new gear and attachments at a quicker pace.The update also fixes an XP-related problem with the Zombies mode that caused the game to not pay out enough XP in solo mat
  • The Queen's Gambit Has Driven A Huge Increase In Chess Sales

    The Queen's Gambit Has Driven A Huge Increase In Chess Sales
    The Queen's Gambit, a recent Netflix miniseries about the rise of fictional chess prodigy Beth Harmon (played by Anna Taylor-Joy), has been a huge success for the streaming giant, scoring the biggest debut ever for a scripted limited series. The ripples of this success spread much further, though--chess itself has greatly benefited.A recent report from NPD states that chess-related sales have spiked since the show debuted in October. In the 21 days following the show's release, chess set sales i
  • The Walking Dead Boss Talks About Competing With HBO's Last Of Us TV Show

    The Walking Dead Boss Talks About Competing With HBO's Last Of Us TV Show
    HBO recently greenlit the Last of Us TV show, meaning it might enter production relatively soon. An official release date for the program has not been announced yet, but people are guessing that it may debut around the time that another show with zombies--The Walking Dead--airs its 11th and final season in 2022.Scott Gimple, the head of content for The Walking Dead at AMC, said in a new interview with Insider that he's not worried about potentially competing with The Last of Us. "I think there's
  • Pokemon Go Adds Espurr And Other Gen 6 Pokemon This Week

    Pokemon Go Adds Espurr And Other Gen 6 Pokemon This Week
    Pokemon Go's big Go Beyond update is now live, which means a new generation of Pokemon are soon making their debut in the mobile game. Niantic is introducing the first wave of Gen 6 Pokemon to Go this week as part of the new Kalos Celebration event, which kicks off tomorrow, December 2, at 8 AM local time.Throughout the week-long event, a handful of Pokemon originally from the Kalos region will appear in the wild and hatch from eggs, including the Gen 6 starters Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie. O
  • Amid COVID-19 Lockdowns, Time And Money Spent On Games Is Increasing In The US

    Amid COVID-19 Lockdowns, Time And Money Spent On Games Is Increasing In The US
    During the pandemic, people have turned to video games to pass the time, connect with friends, and just enjoy themselves. New data from The NPD Group has provided a new level of detail on just how popular gaming has become in recent months.In short, it's up across the board. The number of people in the US who play video games has risen to 79%, total time spent gaming jumped by 26%, and the total amount of money spent on games has increased by 33%. According to the NPD's numbers, four out of ever
  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War -- A Real Spy Tells Us How Authentic The Game Is

    Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War -- A Real Spy Tells Us How Authentic The Game Is
    Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is finally here, and one part of the military FPS that people are particularly enjoying is the campaign and its story. The Black Ops brand has always had a special flavor to it. It is less serious--remember this?!--and more narratively open-minded than the ripped-from-the-headlines storylines in the other historical and modern Call of Duty games.With Black Ops Cold War, the game's story plays with history and covers real historical events, but with a
  • Here's What To Expect From The Game Awards This Year

    Here's What To Expect From The Game Awards This Year
    The game industry's version of the Emmys are almost here. The Game Awards will be broadcasted from Hollywood, California on December 10, with other segments happening in different locations. The annual show will take place entirely online due to the pandemic.Game of the Year nominees include Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part II, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, and Hades. Other notable nominees include 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Half Life: A
  • Five Years Later, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3's Zombies Community Is Still Booming

    Five Years Later, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3's Zombies Community Is Still Booming
    Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War marked a return to the incredibly popular Zombies mode after it wasn't included in Modern Warfare. The mode, which is a big part of the Treyarch-developed Call of Duty games, is the reason many players purchase every edition of the yearly franchise.The new Zombies mode only has one map, though. Treyarch has said that more maps and other additions to the mode are coming, but players already want more. If it's just more content they want, they'll find a wealth of o
  • Sega Reveals Prototype Nomad Handheld For The First Time Ever

    Sega Reveals Prototype Nomad Handheld For The First Time Ever
    Most of us are still stuck indoors for this long winter, and Sega is putting together some amusing videos in the style of a college lecture that teach you the history behind the former console giant. In the first talk, Sega producer Hiroyuki Miyazaki showed a prototype for the handheld Sega Nomad for the first time publicly.As Miyazaki reveals in his lengthy lesson, Sega referred to many of its hardware projects by planet codenames, a trend that was first established by the release of the Sega S
  • November Xbox System Update Rolling Out For Series X/S And Xbox One

    November Xbox System Update Rolling Out For Series X/S And Xbox One
    The Xbox Series X / Series S finally launched earlier this month to much fanfare, and Microsoft is already rolling out a major update for both these new consoles and the Xbox One. The November Xbox system update will bring some features that fans have requested, including more backgrounds, an auto HDR indicator, and the ability to pre-load games from Xbox Game Pass. The update is already available for some Xbox Series X owners, and it clocks in at 701 MB.These dynamic backgrounds allow you to pe
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla Mods Are Letting Players Avoid Paying For DLC Items

    Assassin's Creed Valhalla Mods Are Letting Players Avoid Paying For DLC Items
    Assassin's Creed: Valhalla players have found a way to skirt the system in Ubisoft's latest open-world adventure. Using a script editor, they've managed to add any cosmetic item they want to their inventory, including those you'd normally have to pay real-world money for. They've even managed to unlock as-of-yet unreleased premium items.A user detailed how to pull the digital heist off over on Nexus Mods, as originally reported by Eurogamer. The method has players use memory scanning software to
  • Cyber Monday's Best Keyboard Deal Discounts The Excellent Corsair K70

    Cyber Monday's Best Keyboard Deal Discounts The Excellent Corsair K70
    Black Friday had one of the best gaming keyboard deals we've seen in quite a while, with an $85 discount on Razer's BlackWidow Elite. And while that has since expired, Cyber Monday is bringing some more great keyboard deals. One of the best Cyber Monday deals features the Corsair K70 RGB Mk. 2 gaming keyboard for $100, down from its regular price of $160. This deal is only available today, November 30. If you want a great gaming keyboard, the Corsair K70 is a great choice, but supplies likely wo
  • An Upcoming NFL Game Will Be Streamed Exclusively On Twitch And Amazon Prime

    An Upcoming NFL Game Will Be Streamed Exclusively On Twitch And Amazon Prime
    If you're looking to watch the Arizona Cardinals face off against the San Francisco 49ers on December 26, you are going to need access to Amazon Prime or Twitch. Though the early and late games that day--the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs the Detroit Lions and the Miami Dolphins vs the Las Vegas Raiders, respectively--will still be broadcasted on TV the usual way, that middle game is Amazon and Twitch only. It's a bit confusing though, since viewers should also be able to catch the game via other NFL,
  • Willow Disney+ Sequel Show Casts Three Main Stars - Report

    Willow Disney+ Sequel Show Casts Three Main Stars - Report
    George Lucas' 1988 fantasy movie Willow is set to get a new TV sequel, which is being produced by original director Ron Howard and is being made for Disney+. Three of the main stars of the show have now been announced.As reported by Variety, Ellie Bamber, Cailee Spaeny, and Erin Kellyman are all in talks to play lead roles in the Willow show. Bamber previously appeared in Nocturnal Animals and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Spaeny recently starred in Devs and the horror sequel The Craft: Legac
  • Here's When To Watch Fortnite's Galactus Event

    Here's When To Watch Fortnite's Galactus Event
    Fortnite's special Marvel season is finally coming to an end this week. Galactus, the destroyer of worlds, is coming to crash the party and change the map tomorrow afternoon. Here's how you can take part in the battle royale's special event.Galactus will arrive in special event servers at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST tomorrow, December 1. You'll need to arrive early and queue up for the event by selecting it in the game mode menu. Players have missed previous events due to server capacity, so do
  • Get Bayonetta In Wonderful 101 Easily With The Launch Of Its Demo

    Get Bayonetta In Wonderful 101 Easily With The Launch Of Its Demo
    The Wonderful 101 Remastered is getting an extensive demo across all its release platforms, and it includes additional content and easy access to the Bayonetta-inspired character on all versions.Titled the "Wonder-Sized Cadet Demo," the free version features the entirety of the game's prologue and all three acts of its first mission, giving you around two hours of play time to mess around with the game's distinct combat system. Developer Platinum Games says that any progress you make in the demo
  • Rainbow Six Siege Operation Neon Dawn Goes Live Tuesday, Is A Big Download

    Rainbow Six Siege Operation Neon Dawn Goes Live Tuesday, Is A Big Download
    Rainbow Six Siege's latest season is about to hit, and it brings a variety of changes to the game. Titled Operation Neon Dawn, the update will add a reworked map and a new operator to the game. But in terms of immediate impact, some players might blanch at the hefty size of the patch itself, which comes in at 60 GB on PC and 35.90 GB on console. That's in addition to the next-gen upgrade, which is 3.2 GB on Xbox Series X/S and 5.38 GB on PlayStation 5🛠Y5S4 Maintenance🛠
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  • Immortals: Fenyx Rising Review Roundup

    Immortals: Fenyx Rising Review Roundup
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild posited a completely different blueprint for the open-world genre back in 2017, and it's taken three years for the gaming industry to take those ideas and run with them. Immortals Fenyx Rising one of the biggest games yet to deliver its own take on many of Breath of the Wild's most interesting ideas, and now that the reviews are out, check out the roundup below to see what critics think of this mythological adventure.Heavily indebted to Greek mythology, Im
  • New To Netflix This Week: More Pokémon, Big Mouth, And A David Fincher Movie

    New To Netflix This Week: More Pokémon, Big Mouth, And A David Fincher Movie
    This week marks the start to the final month of the year, and Netflix has plenty of new content planned for its subscribers. From new movies to TV shows to original programming, there is something for everyone for the week of November 29.If you're a fan of pocket monsters that are trapped inside balls that you command to fight for you, then Pokémon Journeys Part 3 may be right for you. The series continues the adventures of Ash as he and his best friend Pikachu travel to a new land where
  • Baldur's Gate 3's Next Patch Will Require You To Start Over

    Baldur's Gate 3's Next Patch Will Require You To Start Over
    With Baldur's Gate III being in early access, it's no surprise that developer Larian Studios is going to be forced to make changes that might halt your progress through the RPG. That first fork in the road is approaching with the game's next patch, which will make your save game incompatible going forward.In preparation for the patch, Larian Studios explained in a post on Steam that players will have to choose between updating and restarting or sticking with the version of the game they have now
  • Net Neutrality-Repealing FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Will Step Down Soon

    Net Neutrality-Repealing FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Will Step Down Soon
    You might not have heard the name Ajit Pai recently, but you probably remember the outcry surrounding the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules back in late 2017. Now, the current FCC chairman has announced that he will step down on January 20 of next year, the day that president-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated.Outside of Washington, Pai is best-known as the figure who spearheaded and oversaw the FCC's wholesale dismantling of net neutrality rules that prevented internet service providers fro

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