• Video Game Sales Reached An All-Time High In September

    Video Game Sales Reached An All-Time High In September
    While a number of industries have gone into decline in 2020 due to the global pandemic, gaming has taken off, as people largely stuck at home look for ways to occupy themselves. New data from NPD looking at the July to September period shows record spending on games, the highest ever in US history.Spending on games, hardware, consoles, and all their various accessories reached $11.2 billion in the quarter, an increase of 24% on the same period last year. $10.4 billion of that was on software and
  • 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
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising Review

    Immortals Fenyx Rising Review
    Immortals Fenyx Rising might live in the shadow of better games, but its puzzles, combat, and open-world come together often enough to create a satisfying experience.Ubisoft's open-world adventure Immortals Fenyx Rising is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Stadia.
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  • eBay Warns Scammers Selling Photos Of PS5s For Hundreds Of Dollars

    eBay Warns Scammers Selling Photos Of PS5s For Hundreds Of Dollars
    eBay is one of the best places to go if you're trying to track down a previously-owned console, particularly for those that aren't produced anymore. However, when it comes to the PS5 and Xbox Series X / Series S, scammers continue to use the site to profit off the demand for next-gen consoles, which has prompted eBay to issue a statement."We condemn these opportunistic sellers who are attempting to mislead other users," eBay said via Eurogamer. "We are in the process of removing all listings for
  • SoulCalibur 6 Ends Its Season 2 DLC With The Return Of Hwang

    SoulCalibur 6 Ends Its Season 2 DLC With The Return Of Hwang
    SoulCalibur VI is closing out its Season Pass 2 DLC with the return of fan-favorite Korean swordsman Hwang Seong-gyeong. Much like the August reveal of Setsuka, Hwang has also been missing in action for some time.Originally appearing in 1995's Soul Edge, Hwang also appeared in SoulCalibur and SoulCalibur 3, and was then relegated to the sidelines for 15 years. Continue Reading at GameSpot
  • Peacock Apologizes For Saved by the Bell's Selena Gomez Jokes

    Peacock Apologizes For Saved by the Bell's Selena Gomez Jokes
    The Saved by the Bell revival series, which premiered last week on Peacock, has been generating controversy over the extended holiday weekend. Episode 6, "Teen-Line," has a running gag about actor-singer Selena Gomez's 2017 kidney transplant, which you can see in the embedded tweet below and decide for yourself about what was intended.pic.twitter.com/fWwS4iwVMn— vs (@VirtualShowz) November 28, 2020Peacock and NBCUniversal issued a joint statement (via Variety) expressing their shared regre
  • Doctor Who Holiday Special Full Trailer And Release Date Revealed

    Doctor Who Holiday Special Full Trailer And Release Date Revealed
    The first teaser for the Doctor Who holiday special was revealed last week, and now the full trailer and release date are with us. The episode, which is titled "Revolution of the Daleks," will air on BBC America on January 1.The trailer focuses on Captain Jack Harkness, the fan-favorite adventurer played by John Barrowman, teaming up with the Doctor's assistants Yaz Khan (Mandip Gill), Graham O'Brien (Bradley Walsh), and Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole) to fight the Daleks. Fans will remember that the
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  • This $100 Poke Ball Replica Definitely Shouldn't Be Thrown At Your Pets

    This $100 Poke Ball Replica Definitely Shouldn't Be Thrown At Your Pets
    Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise, and arriving just in time for Pokemon Day on February 27 is a $100 replica of the franchise's iconic Poke Ball.The collectible from The Wand Company features a detailed metal shell and a high-gloss paint job, as well as interactive features such as a glowing button and animated, multicolor case illumination that lights up when the proximity sensors detect your presence.You can even click the button on the replica to create your own P
  • Doom Eternal Finally Launches On Nintendo Switch This December

    Doom Eternal Finally Launches On Nintendo Switch This December
    Doom Eternal is finally launching for Nintendo Switch on December 8, after originally launching on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Google Stadia earlier this year.Confirming earlier rumors too, Doom Eternal will not be launching with a physical edition as previously planned, with retailers now only supplying customers with an eShop download code. According to Bethesda, the game will require just over 18GB of space on the Nintendo Switch.Doom Eternal launches with the original single-player campaign and B
  • The Mandalorian's Jeans Guy Has Been Removed From Disney+

    The Mandalorian's Jeans Guy Has Been Removed From Disney+
    While much of the discussion of the latest season of The Mandalorian has focused on the live-action debut of animated Star Wars characters or Baby Yoda's food, there has also been focus on Jeans Guy. This is the name that fans have given to a casually dressed crew member who was spotted briefly in the background of last week's episode. Sadly, this mistake has now been edited from the episode.Jeans Guy--whose real identity is unknown--could originally be seen in Episode 4 of The Mandalorian Seaso
  • Super Nintendo World Opening In Japan In February, Mario Kart AR Ride Detailed

    Super Nintendo World Opening In Japan In February, Mario Kart AR Ride Detailed
    Super Nintendo World will open in Japan on February 4, and reporters given access to the theme park have shared some first impressions about the sights, sounds, and rides. One of the main attractions is a Mario Kart ride, which will use AR to keep you feeling like you're racing while remaining on the tracks.Bloomberg reporter Kurumi Mori shared her impressions on Twitter. The Mario Kart ride, called Koopa's Challenge, is located inside Bowser's Castle. The castle itself is decked out with royal
  • Genshin Impact's Zhongli Is Available As A Playable Character This Week

    Genshin Impact's Zhongli Is Available As A Playable Character This Week
    With the Unreconciled Stars event finished and Tartaglia's event banner drawing to a close, Genshin Impact is about to drop the remainder of the new content that was patched in with Update 1.1--including a new quest and two new characters. Zhongli, a five-star character who players will know as a big part of the game's major storyline in Chapter 1, will now get his own featured event banner called "Gentry of Hermitage".The new banner features Zhongli as its main 5-star character, meaning players
  • The Goonies Cast Are Holding Another Virtual Reunion For Charity This Year

    The Goonies Cast Are Holding Another Virtual Reunion For Charity This Year
    Back in April this year, Josh Gad held a reunion for a number of the cast and crew of 80s classic The Goonies, in order to raise money for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Now, the cast is coming together again, this time to benefit charity No Kid Hungry.The new reunion was announced by Goonies director Richard Donner, and will include cast members Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Martha Plimpton, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Jonathan Ke Quan, and Joe Pantoliano. Taking place this Saturday, December
  • Nintendo Switch Fortnite Edition Bundle Available Now For Cyber Monday

    Nintendo Switch Fortnite Edition Bundle Available Now For Cyber Monday
    In October, Nintendo released a special Fortnite-themed Nintendo Switch called the Fortnite Wildcat Bundle, but US fans could only import it from Europe. As a Cyber Monday surprise, Nintendo has brought the cool Fortnite console stateside. It's currently available to purchase at Walmart for $299 as part of the retailer's Cyber Monday sale. This seems to be a limited-time restock, as Nintendo's website says "available while supplies last," and like other Switch bundles, we expect it'll sell out f
  • Nintendo Switch Fortnite Bundle Is In Stock Now For Cyber Monday

    Nintendo Switch Fortnite Bundle Is In Stock Now For Cyber Monday
    Though Cyber Monday tends to have a lot of the same deals we saw on Black Friday, it's still brought some surprises today, and one of the biggest was Nintendo's Fortnite-edition Nintendo Switch, which is making its way to the US for the first time for Cyber Monday. Previously only available in Europe, the Fortnite Wildcat Bundle includes a unique design and comes with some Fortnite bonuses as well. After going live last night at midnight, the Fortnite Nintendo Switch is currently back in stock a
  • An Episode Of Lucasfilm Comedy Star Wars Detours Has Leaked Online

    An Episode Of Lucasfilm Comedy Star Wars Detours Has Leaked Online
    Star Wars Detours, a comedic show produced by Lucasfilm Animation in partnership with Robot Chicken's Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, has long been the stuff of legend in the Star Wars fandom, with 39 episodes produced in 2013--and not a single one ever released to the public. Now, a full 6-minute episode titled "Dog Day Afternoon" has leaked online.The series was announced at Star Wars Celebration in 2012 but was later put on hold, likely as the satirical comedy show was not considered the bes
  • Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer Is More Than Just A Mode

    Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer Is More Than Just A Mode
    CD Projekt Red has cleared up some confusion about the upcoming multiplayer game set in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe. Executive Adam Kicinski said during the company's latest earnings briefing that it's not right to call it just a "mode" for Cyberpunk 2077.Instead, it should be thought of as a standalone product. "So, first, we don't call it modes," Kicinski said (transcription via Seeking Alpha). "It's a separate dedicated production, a big production. We think about it as a standalone product."
  • Demon's Souls Player Discovers PS5 Trophy Videos Record Mic Audio, Too

    Demon's Souls Player Discovers PS5 Trophy Videos Record Mic Audio, Too
    Defeating an enemy in a Souls game can be extremely satisfying, and with the Demon's Souls remake debuting as a PlayStation 5 launch title, many early adopters are discovering the joys of slaying its titular demons. The PS5 records a video when you earn a trophy, and one player made a fun discovery as he defeated the Tower Knight--that video can include your mic audio.Reddit user helloiamjack posted a video of his successful defeat of the Demon's Souls boss to the PS5 subreddit, and amusingly, i
  • Sean Astin On Which Lord Of The Rings Scene Always Makes Him Cry

    Sean Astin On Which Lord Of The Rings Scene Always Makes Him Cry
    Goonies and Rudy actor Sean Astin starred in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings series as the ever-faithful and genuine Samwise Gamgee. The character appears in a number of emotional and impactful scenes as he helps Frodo to Mordor to destroy the One Ring, but there is one scene in particular that always makes Astin choke up.Speaking to CinemeBlend, Astin said he always tears up during the scene in Return of the King when Aragorn expresses his gratitude to Sam and the rest of the Hobbits for
  • Croods: A New Age Had A Pretty Good Opening Weekend By 2020 Standards

    Croods: A New Age Had A Pretty Good Opening Weekend By 2020 Standards
    The Croods: A New Age opened at the US box office over the Thanksgiving weekend, and it was--by the standards of 2020 movie releases--a solid success. The film pulled in $14.2 million across the 5-day frame beginning Wednesday, Deadline reports, with $9.7 million of that figure happening across the three-day weekend. The film was shown on 2211 screens, according to Box Office Mojo.That's the second-best figure posted by a movie since the pandemic closed cinemas back in March, after Tenet's openi
  • Harry Potter Movie Director Recalls Stress Of Adapting The Book And Thinking He Would Be Fired

    Harry Potter Movie Director Recalls Stress Of Adapting The Book And Thinking He Would Be Fired
    Chris Columbus, the director of the first two Harry Potter films, has recalled some of the stress he felt during the production of the first film in particular.Speaking to Collider, Columbus said he felt "the pressure of the world" when filming the first movie, The Sorcerer's Stone/The Philosopher's Stone. "I knew if I screwed this one up it's all over," he said. "You can't screw up this book. So I had to go to the set every day with sort of tunnel vision in terms of not thinking about the outsi
  • SaGa Frontier Remastered Announced, And It'll Feature An Extra Playable Character

    SaGa Frontier Remastered Announced, And It'll Feature An Extra Playable Character
    SaGa Frontier Remastered has been announced, and it's an improved version of Square's 1998 PS1 JRPG. The game, originally released in the US in 1998, is being remastered for Switch, PS4, mobile, and PC, and some cut content is being restored for this new version.SaGa Frontier presented players with seven potential protagonists, and let them explore the game world in a non-linear fashion. For the Remaster, there are now eight characters--Fuse, who appeared on the start screen but was not availabl
  • Extraction 2: Avengers Director Joe Russo Reveals When The Movie May Start Filming

    Extraction 2: Avengers Director Joe Russo Reveals When The Movie May Start Filming
    Extraction, the Chris Hemsworth-starring action movie for Netflix written by Joe and Anthony Russo (The Avengers), is getting a sequel, and now we know when it may begin shooting. Joe Russo told ComicBook that the plan, as it stands currently, is to start cameras rolling at some point in 2021.Plans could change, of course, and it all depends on when the script is finished--which it is not currently."We're in the script phase right now but we're hoping to shoot that sometime next year. And then y
  • Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Passes Away

    Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Passes Away
    David Prowse, the actor inside Darth Vader's suit in the original Star Wars trilogy, has passed away. He was 85.Star Wars creator George Lucas said in a statement, "David brought a physicality to Darth Vader that was essential for the character. He made Vader leap off the page and on to the big screen, with an imposing stature and movement performance to match the intensity and undercurrent of Vader’s presence."Lucasfilm was saddened to learn of the passing of David Prowse, who provided th
  • Chadwick Boseman Tribute Video Added To Black Panther On Disney Plus

    Chadwick Boseman Tribute Video Added To Black Panther On Disney Plus
    November 29 is Chadwick Boseman's birthday, and to mark the occasion for the late actor, Disney updated the Marvel movie intro for Black Panther on Disney Plus to be focused on him. Boseman passed away in August. This would have been his 44th birthday.The new video uses the same structure as the main one, but the text, images, and video puts the focus on Boseman and his various appearances in the MCU.Long live the King. #WakandaForever pic.twitter.com/uW1KisOkTq— Marvel Entertainment (@Mar
  • Best Cyber Monday Game Deals 2020

    Best Cyber Monday Game Deals 2020
    After weeks of retailers promoting Black Friday deals, we're finally approaching the end of the year's biggest sales period--but it's not over quite yet. Cyber Monday 2020 is here, bringing one last wave of steep discounts before the holidays. While some Black Friday sales are wrapping up today, most retailers have moved on to Cyber Monday already, with sales going live at Amazon, Target, and Best Buy.Cyber Monday deals tend to be a mixture of recycled Black Friday deals and brand-new ones that
  • Nintendo Switch Game Bundle Will Get Big Cyber Monday Discount Tomorrow

    Nintendo Switch Game Bundle Will Get Big Cyber Monday Discount Tomorrow
    Target's Cyber Monday sale is live now, but select deals won't be available until tomorrow, including one particularly solid Nintendo Switch deal. You'll be able to pick up the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Super Mario Party Double Pack for $80, down from $100. The Double Pack is a Target exclusive, and the deal will be available tomorrow only, according to Target's weekly ad. There's a good chance this Cyber Monday deal will sell out, so you'll probably want to snag it as soon as possible. Mario Kart 8
  • Xbox Game Pass Playfully Teases Mysterious New Game On Twitter

    Xbox Game Pass Playfully Teases Mysterious New Game On Twitter
    The Xbox Game Pass Twitter account is up to some shenanigans again. Back in September, the account posted an email exchange that not-so-subtly implied that Doom Eternal was coming to the service soon, and it joined the console Xbox Game Pass on October 1. Now, the account is teasing another big addition, but we can't quite tell what game they're referencing.Honestly we have no idea what gif or sinister red light Melissa is referring to pic.twitter.com/QaOK7jZNkM— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGameP
  • Spoon-Bending Magician Uri Geller Gives Nintendo Permission To Make Kadabra Pokemon Cards Again

    Spoon-Bending Magician Uri Geller Gives Nintendo Permission To Make Kadabra Pokemon Cards Again
    After a 20-year legal dispute, magician and spoon-bending illusionist Uri Geller has given Nintendo permission to once again use Kadabra on Pokemon cards. The self-proclaimed psychic's dispute with Nintendo began in 2000 when he sued the company, alleging that his name and signature spoon-bending act had been stolen and used in the creation of a Pokemon that vilified him."I want to tell the world before the start of the holiday season that I have nothing whatsoever to do with these violent chara

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