• Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller Went Through A Unique Evolution During The Design Process

    Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller Went Through A Unique Evolution During The Design Process
    Microsoft has focused a lot of energy over the last few years into making Xbox more accessible, with the Xbox Adaptive Controller being a positive step towards addressing the unique needs of players. A product of the Xbox accessibility movement and a team of engineers in the Xbox gaming division, the controller went through numerous iterations when it was in development. Direct feedback from gaming and disabled communities helping to shape the final product into its current form."The Xbox Adapti
  • Best Gaming News From CES 21

    Best Gaming News From CES 21
    Dave Jewitt breaks down all the biggest gaming announcements from Sony, Nvidia, Razer, and many others at the CES 21 show.
  • An Animal Crossing ColourPop Makeup Collab Is On The Way, And It Looks Incredible

    An Animal Crossing ColourPop Makeup Collab Is On The Way, And It Looks Incredible
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons was undoubtedly one of the biggest game launches of last year, and its popularity isn't slowing down in 2021. To the joy of makeup-wearing Animal Crossing fans everywhere, Nintendo has announced an Animal Crossing: New Horizons collaboration with cosmetics brand ColourPop, and the collection looks as adorable as you'd expect. The Animal Crossing x ColourPop collection launches Thursday, January 28 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET, and you can sign up to be notified at ColourPo
  • Apex Legends Kings Canyon Map Returns Alongside The Mirage Voyage

    Apex Legends Kings Canyon Map Returns Alongside The Mirage Voyage
    Respawn has snuck Kings Canyon back into Apex Legends for a limited time. And that's not all either, Apex Legends' original map seems to be the new home for The Mirage Voyage, which has parked in the empty crater where Skull Town used to be. If you want to see for yourself, you'll have to act fast--Kings Canyon will only remain in the rotation until January 21.Kings Canyon was removed from Apex Legends' map rotation at the start of Season 7: Ascension, replaced by the battle royale's third map,
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  • The Mandalorian: Bill Burr Discusses His Star Wars Character's Boston Accent

    The Mandalorian: Bill Burr Discusses His Star Wars Character's Boston Accent
    Comedian and actor Bill Burr has a role on the Star War TV show The Mandalorian as Mayfeld, a character who--like Burr himself--speaks with a Boston accent. Some part of the Star Wars community has raised some concerns about this.Burr defended this character's Boston accent in an interview with Jimmy Fallon. Burr said people don't seem to care that Han Solo can communicate with Chewbacca or that C-3PO has an English accent, so it's not much concern that Mayfeld has a Boston accent."What about En
  • The Mandalorian: Bill Burr Defends His Star Wars Character's Boston Accent

    The Mandalorian: Bill Burr Defends His Star Wars Character's Boston Accent
    Comedian and actor Bill Burr has a role on the Star War TV show The Mandalorian as Mayfeld, a character who--like Burr himself--speaks with a Boston accent. Some part of the Star Wars community has raised some concerns about this.Burr defended this character's Boston accent in an interview with Jimmy Fallon. Burr said people don't seem to care that Han Solo can communicate with Chewbacca or that C-3PO has an English accent, so it's not much concern that Mayfeld has a Boston accent."What about En
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition Review

    Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition Review
    When people think of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, they'll likely gravitate to either the comics from Bryan Lee O'Malley or the live-action film from Edgar Wright. However, one of the lesser-known strands of the Scott Pilgrim brand was the film's licensed game tie-in. Like the film, it was not only a faithful adaptation of the comics' tribute to geek culture and retro games, but it also happened to be a fun co-op brawler in its own right. After a sudden delisting from digital video game stores in
  • Capcom Cup Canceled Citing Coronavirus Concerns

    Capcom Cup Canceled Citing Coronavirus Concerns
    In response to an increase in COVID-19 cases, Capcom has decided to cancel its flagship fighting game series, the Capcom Cup. However, the event is living on, in a way, through an online season of the Capcom Pro Tour to be held in February.The Capcom Cup and the Street Fighter League World Championship were scheduled to take place in person February 19-21, but Capcom has canceled both events due to the health crisis."While we strongly believe that we could have executed a great event with limite
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  • Destiny 2 Trials Of Osiris Rewards This Week (January 15-19)

    Destiny 2 Trials Of Osiris Rewards This Week (January 15-19)
    Another weekend has arrived in Destiny 2, and so the Trials of Osiris are back for players who want to take on the game's toughest multiplayer challenge. As always, the rewards are great if you take on the Trials--this week, you can snag a bunch of different weapons and armor you can get anywhere else, particularly if you go Flawless.Here's the Crucible map you'll face in Trials, plus all the rewards you can earn in this rotation. Trials ends with the weekly reset on January 19, so get your matc
  • New Pokemon Snap File Size, More Details Revealed

    New Pokemon Snap File Size, More Details Revealed
    Nintendo gave fans another look at New Pokemon Snap this week. In addition to announcing the game's release date, the company has shared a few more details about the title on its website, including its file size.According to Nintendo's product page, New Pokemon Snap will weigh in at 6.8 GB. For comparison, Pokemon Sword and Shield each take up 11.3 GB of space on Switch, while the upcoming Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury only takes up 2.9 GB.The product page also confirms that New Pokemon S
  • Microsoft Investigating Windows 10 Exploit That Can Easily Corrupt Your Hard Drive

    Microsoft Investigating Windows 10 Exploit That Can Easily Corrupt Your Hard Drive
    Microsoft is addressing a new Windows 10 exploit that can corrupt your hard drive with extreme ease, which could make it a nightmare for IT administrators globally. The exploit allows attackers to hide a single line of text in a file as innocent as a shortcut or zip file. What makes it so dangerous is that the file in question doesn't need to be explicitly interacted with--a user can simply open a folder with a compromised shortcut inside it for the exploit to be enacted.The loophole was discove
  • GameSpot After Dark Ep. 76: All Aboard The Banter Bus

    GameSpot After Dark Ep. 76: All Aboard The Banter Bus
    2021 has kicked off in earnest so the GameSpot After Dark crew are back with those sweet, sweet podcast you love so much. This week, Jake, Lucy, and Tamoor are joined by Gav Murphy of RKG fame. If you're not familiar with RKG, you should check out their superb work on YouTube and, if you're into it, support them on Patreon.Lucy, Tamoor, and Gav go way back, so expect a fair bit of going off the rails as they catch up and have a good time chatting about whatever nonsense pops into their head, whi
  • Denim Xbox Controller Is From Canada, Eh?

    Denim Xbox Controller Is From Canada, Eh?
    A custom-made Xbox controller pokes a bit of self-deprecating fun at America's northern neighbor, Canada. The official Xbox Canada account shared an image of the controller clad in all denim, calling it the "Canadian Tuxedo."The tweet says it's one-of-a-kind, so don't expect to buy this controller anytime soon. Still, it's a fun and cheeky look for the standard Xbox Series X controller, and even includes tiny little denim pockets for holding, presumably, strategic poutine reserves.The "Canadian
  • Don't Worry, Josef Fares Also Doesn't Understand Xbox Series X|S Naming Conventions

    Don't Worry, Josef Fares Also Doesn't Understand Xbox Series X|S Naming Conventions
    Two months after the Xbox Series X and Series S launched, Microsoft's naming conventions for this console generation are still confusing for those outside the know or unfamiliar with the industry. But even prominent developers have a hard time wrapping their heads around Microsoft's new Xbox names, and Hazelight Studios founder Josef Fares is one of them.In an interview with IGN discussing Fares' ambitions and Hazelight's games, Fares delivered some choice words about the Xbox Series X|S, callin
  • Gal Gadot To Star In New Netflix Thriller Heart of Stone

    Gal Gadot To Star In New Netflix Thriller Heart of Stone
    Earlier this week Netflix revealed its extensive line-up of upcoming movies in 2021, which showed the company is sparing little expense when it comes to making new films. It's now been announced that it will be producing a big-budget thriller titled Heart of Stone, starring Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot.Netflix announced the movie on Twitter, describing the movie as "an international espionage thriller." It will be directed by Tom Harper, who previously helmed the drama Wild Rose as well as episodes
  • Last Of Us, Uncharted Dev Hiring For "Something Cool"

    Last Of Us, Uncharted Dev Hiring For "Something Cool"
    The Last of Us and Uncharted developer Naughty Dog is apparently ramping up hiring for a new game, which is a project that executive Neil Druckmann is particularly excited about.Druckmann said, "Come work with us! We're making something very cool!" He included the lips-sealed emoji with his message, referencing how he cannot share any more information.Come work with us! We're making something very cool!🤐 https://t.co/ZGU6W3cAKU— Dr. Uckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) January 14, 2021Naughty
  • Destiny 2: Where Is Xur This Week? Exotic Items / Location Guide (January 15-19)

    Destiny 2: Where Is Xur This Week? Exotic Items / Location Guide (January 15-19)
    Only a couple of weeks remain in Destiny 2's Season of the Hunt, so if you're looking to wrap up your adventures on Europa or finish off the Wrathborn and the High Celebrant, you need to get on it. Xur's back in the solar system for the weekend and can help, providing a fresh stock of Exotic weapons and armor for your collection. Head to The EDZ, to the Winding Cove area, to find Xur this week. For his weapon, Xur is offering Arbalest. Hunters can pick up the Oathkeeper gauntlets; for Titans, th
  • Destiny 2 PSA: Cash In Your Crucible Tokens While You Can

    Destiny 2 PSA: Cash In Your Crucible Tokens While You Can
    An upcoming update for Destiny 2 will be revamping the rewards system, which means a lot of changes to loot to make it more worthwhile to visit the Moon and the Dreaming City. As part of the changes, though, Bungie will be changing Crucible tokens, so be sure to cash those in while you can.In a This Week At Bungie blog post, the studio detailed the changes to the reward progression, including Crucible tokens. Tucked away near the bottom of the explanation is a warning to use them or lose them be
  • Crunchyroll Anime Awards Nominees Announced, Voting Now Open

    Crunchyroll Anime Awards Nominees Announced, Voting Now Open
    Crunchyroll has announced the nominees for this year's Anime Awards. 2021's event is composed of 18 different categories, ranging from Anime of the Year to Best Animation. Voting for each category is now open and will remain so until Friday, January 22. You're allowed to vote in each category once per day, so you can vote seven separate times if you log in everyday. The voting period resets each day at 12am PT / 3am ET.It's a pretty varied list of nominees this year, so there aren't too many rep
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Runs Into Errors On PC After Huge Spike In Players

    Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Runs Into Errors On PC After Huge Spike In Players
    EA's Star Wars: Battlefront II is the latest free game on the Epic Games Store. The game's release has proven to be extremely popular, it seems, as EA has needed to introduce additional server capacity to accomodate the huge influx in players.This has also led to some error messages. People booting up the game may have encountered the 623 or 918 errors, and EA is working to improve the stability of Battlefront II. "An incredible number of players have joined us during our Epic Games Store free w
  • NBA Jam Documentary In The Works, Will Bring The Boomshakalaka

    NBA Jam Documentary In The Works, Will Bring The Boomshakalaka
    Legendary video and arcade game NBA Jam will be the focus of a new documentary, according to Variety. BestCrosses Studio, the production arm of the basketball-themed social media platform of the same name, has optioned author Reyan Ali's 2019 book NBA Jam from publisher Boss Fight Books.Documentary director Sean Menard (The Carter Effect, UFC 25 Years in Short) will develop and direct the film building off the work Ali did to research and write the book. Given that NBA Jam first came out in 1993
  • WandaVision Was Filmed Before A Live Studio Audience

    WandaVision Was Filmed Before A Live Studio Audience
    Disney+'s first Marvel Cinematic Universe series has arrived, WandaVision. The first two episodes of the series were released on January 15, and the MCU show leans heavily into every aspect from classic sitcoms. So much so that WandaVision was filmed before a live studio audience.In a recently released featurette for the new Disney+ original, we get a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the show, along with some cast and crew interviews. And it's revealed that the series really did have a l
  • Captain America's Creator's Son Isn't Happy About Capitol Mob's Use Of Star-Spangled Hero

    Captain America's Creator's Son Isn't Happy About Capitol Mob's Use Of Star-Spangled Hero
    Captain America has always been the standard in Marvel Comics as a cornerstone of leadership and morality; someone to look for and up to when things seem lost. Recently, some of the insurrectionists were wearing Captain America merch that was altered with Trump's face and slogans.Neal Kirby, son of Jack Kirby, made a statement that was posted by CNN's Jake Tapper this week condemning those who participated in the riots and storming of the Capitol, and why he thinks that was downright "unAmerican
  • Joaquin Phoenix Movie About Napoleon Is Coming To Apple Studios

    Joaquin Phoenix Movie About Napoleon Is Coming To Apple Studios
    Apple Studios is looking to compete with Netflix, Amazon, and other streaming services, and the iPhone company just made a big move. According to Deadline, Apple Studios has reached a deal with famed director Ridley Scott for his new Napoleon Bonaparte movie, Kitbag, that will star Joaquin Phoenix in the title role.Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the investment might have been significant given the talent attached to the project. Production on the film is expected to begin in early 202
  • Netflix Announced Two Interactive Movies Where You Battle Nature For 2021

    Netflix Announced Two Interactive Movies Where You Battle Nature For 2021
    Netflix has released a trailer for Animals on the Loose: A You Vs. Wild Movie, which is an upcoming action-packed interactive feature starring outdoorsman Bear Grylls. The film will land on the streaming platform February 16--check out the trailer below.The official synopsis indicates that the 90-minute interactive story focuses on the chaos after a protective fence surrounding a wildlife sanctuary has mysteriously suffered a breach, thereby setting all the animals on the loose. Afterwards, "Bea
  • Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Preorders Are Live Now

    Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Preorders Are Live Now
    After years of rumors and fans clamoring for it, BioWare announced a remastered edition of the Mass Effect Trilogy during last year's N7 Day celebration. Mass Effect: Legendary edition is set to release this spring for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Though an exact release date hasn't been revealed, recent retailer listings have suggested that the remaster could arrive March 12. Regardless of whether that turns out to be true or not, it's clear fans won't have to wait much longer t
  • Epic Expands Its Apple And Google Lawsuits To UK

    Epic Expands Its Apple And Google Lawsuits To UK
    Epic has expanded its Fortnite legal battle with Apple and Google to the United Kingdom, now asking an antitrust tribunal to rule against the hardware and software giant as well. Bloomberg reports that in its latest filing, Epic said that Apple has abused its "dominant position" and that its removal of Fortnite from the App Store was unlawful. The complaint was similar to another one filed the same day against Google. The Fortnite developer raised its legal challenge to the Competition Appeal Tr
  • The Friends Reunion Special Is Definitely Still Happening, Lisa Kudrow Says

    The Friends Reunion Special Is Definitely Still Happening, Lisa Kudrow Says
    The American sitcom Friends is one of the most beloved TV shows ever, and a reunion special was originally slated to premiere on HBO Max in 2020 as a marquee offering to help encourage people to sign up. However, filming was delayed due to COVID-19 and there is still no official word on when the show will premiere. Some are wondering if it's still happening at all.Series star Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe on the show for all of its 10 seasons, said on Rob Lowe's podcast recently (via EW) that t
  • First Images Revealed For New Mortal Kombat Movie

    First Images Revealed For New Mortal Kombat Movie
    The creative team behind the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie, which is due out April 16 simultaneously in theaters and HBO Max, is well aware how earlier films in the series have garnered a reputation for being cheesy. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, director Simon McQuoid says his feature directorial debut will pay homage to the video game series' over-the-top leanings while also going deep on the story. The story is worth clicking over to since it's got tons of new shots of the film--plus ano
  • Persona 5 Strikers Goes All-Out In Stylish New Gameplay Trailer

    Persona 5 Strikers Goes All-Out In Stylish New Gameplay Trailer
    It's been a long time coming, but Persona 5 Strikers is finally launching in the West on February 20, and a new trailer shows just how chaotic its musou-inspired fights can get.In the vein of Dynasty Warrior titles, Persona 5 Strikers will load the screen with enemies for you to mow down, tying Persona 5's RPG systems to the hack and slash action. That includes the game's signature All-Out attacks, which let each of your party's members team-up to unleash a devastating attack. That, and they jus

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