• Halo: MCC Is Changing Its Progression System For Season 2 [Update]

    Halo: MCC Is Changing Its Progression System For Season 2 [Update]
    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is changing its progression system for the upcoming Season 2 update. Developer 343 Industries announced that it will soon begin to allow people to purchase "seasonal items." [Update: following the publication of this story, Microsoft removed the word "purchase" from its blog post, so it seems microtransactions may not be coming to MCC]MCC currently has a battle pass-style progression system that players grind through gameplay to unlock new stuff.Vehicle skins ar
  • Amazon Is Price-Matching GameStop's Latest Sale On Switch Games And More

    Amazon Is Price-Matching GameStop's Latest Sale On Switch Games And More
    GameStop has been having back-to-back sales recently, including a massive Game Days sale that launched this Sunday just as its Fourth of July sale ended. The Game Days sale is one of the best ones we've seen at GameStop all year, offering steep discounts on first-party Switch games along with PS4 and Xbox One games. But if you prefer to shop at Amazon, you can take advantage of some of the same deals there, as the mega-retailer is price-matching many of GameStop's best game deals.Notably, you ca
  • Netflix's Grudge TV Show Is Out Now, Here's How To Watch

    Netflix's Grudge TV Show Is Out Now, Here's How To Watch
    J-Horror fans, rejoice! The latest entry in the expansive Ju-On franchise, or The Grudge as it's known in English, hit Netflix this weekend and is ready to be binged--if you're feeling in the mood for some deeply disturbing and bleak entertainment, that is. Seriously, this one is not for the faint of heart.The six-episode series explores the origin story of the curse that sits at the center of the Ju-On franchise. It goes something like this: A house, located in a suburb of Tokyo, was the locat
  • Captain Marvel's Brie Larson Has An Unexpected Favorite Super Mario Game

    Captain Marvel's Brie Larson Has An Unexpected Favorite Super Mario Game
    It's no secret that Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson loves Nintendo, and her Nintendo Switch. But if you had to ask her which of the many Mario games are her favorite, the answer might surprise you.As a guest on First We Feast's Hot Ones, Larson was asked about the time she proclaimed Super Mario 3D World was "one of the greatest achievements in Nintendo history." Larson laughed before breaking down the sense of wonder the Wii U platformer gave her."Man, that game blew my mind when it came out
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  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons Adds New Seasonal Item

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons Adds New Seasonal Item
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons' first summer content update is now live, and it's added swimming, mermaid furniture, and sea creatures to the game. That's not all that's new right now, however; Nintendo has also added another limited-time seasonal item, Bamboo grass.The item is listed in the Seasonal tab of the Nook Shopping catalog and ties into the Japanese festival of Tanabata, which takes place on July 7. Like previous seasonal items, the Bamboo grass will only be available for a limited time
  • Fortnite's Fog Of War Limited Time Mode Is Back For Summer Splash

    Fortnite's Fog Of War Limited Time Mode Is Back For Summer Splash
    The limited-time Fog of War mode is returning to Fortnite as a part of the games Summer Splash series of events. It fills the map with a thick smoke and replaces all guns and loot in the game with suppressed weapons and stealth items for quiet and tense matches.Shhhh. Be very quiet 🤫
    Only suppressed weapons and stealth-based Items are available here. Play the Fog of War LTM now! pic.twitter.com/QF4GR9S3DQ— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 6, 2020The Summer Splash series of events is b
  • Charlize Theron Comments On Not Playing Furiosa In Next Mad Max Movie

    Charlize Theron Comments On Not Playing Furiosa In Next Mad Max Movie
    2015's Mad Max: Fury Road was a critical success, scoring a 90 on GameSpot sister-site Metacritic. Additionally, the movie won six Oscars at the 2016 Academy Awards. So when a spin-off was announced focusing on Charlize Theron's character Furiosa, everyone was excited.Sadly, Theron won't be starring in the film. The focus will be on Furiosa, but it will be a prequel, and director George Miller has already been doing auditions over Skype. The actress recently opened up during an interview for The
  • Cartoon Network's Infinity Train Will Stream Its Third Season Exclusively On HBO Max

    Cartoon Network's Infinity Train Will Stream Its Third Season Exclusively On HBO Max
    HBO Max continues to build out its collection of smart cartoon shows, announcing today that it will exclusively stream the third season of Infinity Train on its platform this summer.Infinity Train's first season debuted on Cartoon Network in 2019, after an overwhelmingly positive response to the 2016 pilot by Regular Show writer and storyboard artist Owen Dennis. It began as a story about a young girl named Tulip exploring a train where successive cars contained unpredictable new worlds. But the
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  • Fans Hate The Sims 4's New "Sperm" Eyeliner, So Modders Removed It

    Fans Hate The Sims 4's New "Sperm" Eyeliner, So Modders Removed It
    The Sims 4 recently got a large update prior to the release of its Eco Lifestyle expansion, but fans aren't happy with all of the new additions. In particular, the new Mac makeup for Create-A-Sim has garnered a particularly strong reaction from players, with several referring to it as "sperm eyeliner," for obvious reasons.While fans could just avoid using the eyeliner on their Sims, the unfortunate reality is that the game uses all clothing options when it creates random "townies" to populate it
  • Russians living near base where Putin's doomsday missile may have exploded last year warned ahead of new military activity

    Russians living near base where Putin's doomsday missile may have exploded last year warned ahead of new military activity
    Residents were told they are living in the "danger zone" and were given the opportunity to evacuate the before the military starts its work nearby.
  • Netflix's Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy Gets Explosive New Trailer, Watch It Here

    Netflix's Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy Gets Explosive New Trailer, Watch It Here
    While Transformers celebrates its 36th anniversary in 2020, the franchise is still going strong. On July 30, episodes for part one arrive to Netflix for the show Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy will hit the streaming service--which is a three-part series. Now, there's a new trailer to check out.The first trailer for the series debuted in June, but the latest shows us that everything is on the line for Cybertron as the battle rages on between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Check it out
  • Netflix's Tansformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy Gets Explosive New Trailer, Watch It Here

    Netflix's Tansformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy Gets Explosive New Trailer, Watch It Here
    While Transformers celebrates its 36th anniversary in 2020, the franchise is still going strong. On July 30, episodes for part one arrive to Netflix for the show Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy will hit the streaming service--which is a three-part series. Now, there's a new trailer to check out.The first trailer for the series debuted in June, but the latest shows us that everything is on the line for Cybertron as the battle rages on between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Check it out
  • Cyberpunk 2077 Gaming Headset Gets Discounted On Amazon

    Cyberpunk 2077 Gaming Headset Gets Discounted On Amazon
    If you're looking for a new gaming headset that will work on multiple devices, then you're in luck: The wonderful SteelSeries Arctis 1 headset is now discounted on Amazon, including a cool-looking Cyberpunk 2077-themed version. You can snag the Cyberpunk 2077 Arctis 1 gaming headset for $98.90, though if you're okay without the branding, then you can snag the regular Arctis 1 headset for $80. It comes with free two-day Prime shipping.The SteelSeries Arctis 1 gaming headset is one of my new favou
  • Exotic meats are a Chinese delicacy. But they're causing concern about another outbreak.

    Exotic meats are a Chinese delicacy. But they're causing concern about another outbreak.
    At least 200 species of wildlife, from snakes to civet cats to scorpions, are bred and traded in China, according to the Humane Society International.
  • Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong calls for solidarity as books ordered removed

    Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong calls for solidarity as books ordered removed
    Top Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong called on the international community Monday to "stand with" the restless city, as authorities ordered schools to remove books for review under a sweeping new security law imposed by Beijing.China enacted the law a week ago, sending a wave of fear through Hong Kong as it criminalised certain opinions such as calls for independence or autonomy.Wong, who at age 23 is one of the city's most prominent activists, was speaking outside a court where he a
  • Marvel's Black Widow Director On Future Of The Character

    Marvel's Black Widow Director On Future Of The Character
    The Marvel movie Black Widow should've hit theaters back in May, but like all major movies due for release over the past few months, it has been delayed. The film is now set to arrive in November, but ahead of that, director Claire Shortland has been talking about where the character goes from here.Black Widow is a prequel, and as anyone who's seen Avengers: Endgame knows, star Scarlett Johansson is unlikely to return for many more Marvel films. Luckily, Black Widow is just a codename for a grou
  • Persona 5's Anime Is Getting A $300 Blu-Ray Collection And English Dub

    Persona 5's Anime Is Getting A $300 Blu-Ray Collection And English Dub
    The immense popularity of the 2017 JRPG Persona 5 led to it getting a 26-episode anime series, and now you can own the entire show on Blu-ray--but for a steep price. Persona 5: The Animation's complete Blu-ray box set will release September 29, 2020, distributor Aniplex of America announced this weekend, and if you're looking to add it to your collection, it'll cost you a whopping $300. That's obviously much more expensive than we'd normally expect to see for a Blu-ray collection like this, but
  • Mary Trump's book to be published early amid 'extraordinary interest'

    Mary Trump's book to be published early amid 'extraordinary interest'
    Tell-all book by Donald Trump’s niece will argue president suffered ‘child abuse’ in the early years of his lifeA tell-all book by Donald Trump’s niece will be published two weeks ahead of schedule and will argue that the president suffered “child abuse” in the early years of his life.Publisher Simon & Schuster, which last week was released from a temporary restraining order won by the president’s brother, cited “high demand and extraordinary i
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Title Update 4 Patch Notes Add Alatreon, Frostfang Barioth

    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Title Update 4 Patch Notes Add Alatreon, Frostfang Barioth
    Fans have been waiting a while for the latest update for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, and it's almost here. Title Update 4 was delayed due to the onset of the coronavirus crisis, but it will make its way to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on July 8 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET. It adds the fearsome black dragon Alatreon to the game, which can change its elements at a whim.As a dev diary video notes, the update also includes a new variant to the ice wyvern, dubbed Frostfang Barioth. This rugged monster has the
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay Leaks Ahead Of Ubisoft Forward

    Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay Leaks Ahead Of Ubisoft Forward
    Ahead of Ubisoft Forward this weekend, nearly 30 minutes of Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay from an early build has found its way online.The footage, which is being bounced between hosts as Ubisoft attempts to scrub it from the internet, gives us our first real look at the female version of Eivor, after only the male version was featured in the game's two recent trailers. The footage covers a lot of ground, showing off some of the game's open-world, naval gameplay, lots of melee combat, and a
  • Ubisoft Forward: Date, Stream Start Time, Free Watch Dogs 2 Offer, And More

    Ubisoft Forward: Date, Stream Start Time, Free Watch Dogs 2 Offer, And More
    The Ubisoft Forward livestream is set to go live on July 12 at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET. There will be a 30-minute pre-show before the main event, tons of reveals for titles like Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion, free giveaways during the presentation, and more. Here's what else you can expect from Ubisoft Forward this Sunday.Game Reveals, Announcements, And "Other Surprises"According to a blog post, the main showcase will be packed with announcements concerning the studio's highly ant
  • New Batman Art Book Celebrates The Wonderful Animated Series

    New Batman Art Book Celebrates The Wonderful Animated Series
    While there has been no shortage of quality animated Batman shows, Batman: The Animated Series remains a fan-favorite 25 years after its run ended. The 85-episode arc offered a more mature look at Gotham City than we were accustomed to seeing in superhero cartoons, had a striking art style that remains captivating today, and was held together by great performances such as Mark Hamill's Joker. If you're a longtime fan of the series, there's an upcoming art book that you may want to add to your sh
  • New York's Cuomo pleads with Trump to acknowledge COVID-19 as 'major problem'

    New York's Cuomo pleads with Trump to acknowledge COVID-19 as 'major problem'
    "So, Mr. President, don't be a co-conspirator of COVID," Cuomo said at a news briefing."Acknowledge to the American people that COVID exists, it is a major problem, it's going to continue until we admit it and each of us stands up to do our part."Cuomo said Trump was "enabling" the virus if he failed to acknowledge the severity of the situation, and slammed the president's comments that the spike in U.S. cases was due to increased testing.
  • Pokemon Go Fest 2020 Gets A Commercial From Star Wars Director Rian Johnson

    Pokemon Go Fest 2020 Gets A Commercial From Star Wars Director Rian Johnson
    Niantic has a number of events lined up for Pokemon Go in July, but the biggest is Pokemon Go Fest 2020. The annual event returns later this month as a digital experience, and ahead of the festivities, Niantic has shared a new Pokemon Go Fest 2020 commercial directed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.The commercial, titled "Look Closer," follows a handful of Pokemon Go players who peel back parts of their surroundings to reveal Pokemon hiding in everyday places. Niantic says the
  • Weird West Keeps The Immersive Sim Alive

    Weird West Keeps The Immersive Sim Alive
    Arkane founder Raphael Colantonio talks about leaving AAA games development and making titles like Prey and Dishonored in order to create his new action-RPG, Weird West. He also discusses influences, the rules of an immersive sim, and how making games later in life feels like New Game Plus.
  • We Regret To Inform You That JK Rowling Is Tweeting Again

    We Regret To Inform You That JK Rowling Is Tweeting Again
    Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has become known for creating controversy around her thoughts on gender and transsexuality. In a weekend tweetstorm, the author once again stepped into a contentious topic by signal-boosting and then defending a tweet criticizing hormone treatments and the "pure laziness" of the medical professionals who prescribe them.This time it began when Rowling liked a tweet criticizing hormone treatments as "the new antidepressants" (via The AV Club) and saying they're over
  • What can Keys do about COVID-19 rate? Possibly ‘live with the virus,’ health chief says

    What can Keys do about COVID-19 rate? Possibly ‘live with the virus,’ health chief says
    Monroe County officials said Monday that they may soon have to make difficult, yet unspecified, decisions as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in the Florida Keys.
  • Dormant Battletoads Reboot Might Be Nearing Release

    Dormant Battletoads Reboot Might Be Nearing Release
    Games enthusiasts of a certain age still bear the scars from the infamous speeder bike levels of the original Battletoads, and you might be able to test your skills again soon. The Battletoads reboot that was first announced back at E3 2018 is finally showing signs of life, with Gematsu noting that the game recently appeared on Brazil's state-run rating board. Typically, games don't receive ratings from such agencies unless they're relatively close to launch.Battletoads (Xbox One, PC), which we
  • The Office Oral History Podcast Coming Soon

    The Office Oral History Podcast Coming Soon
    The Office fans are getting another podcast both hosted by and featuring guest appearances from stars. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that starting July 14, Spotify will be the exclusive home for the upcoming Oral History of the Office podcast. The new show will be hosted by Brian Baumgartner--who played everyone's favorite slow-witted accountant, Kevin--and the 12-episode run will feature interviews with Steve Carrell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Jenna Fischer, and many mor
  • Supreme Court won't throw out ban on robocalls to cellphones

    Supreme Court won't throw out ban on robocalls to cellphones
    A group of fundraisers, political organizations and pollsters filed a lawsuit alleging the prohibition was unconstitutional.

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