New Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Trailer Shows Off Big Korok Boy Hestu

New Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Trailer Shows Off Big Korok Boy Hestu

Nintendo has shared another brief new trailer for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, the upcoming Dynasty Warriors-style prequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This video gives us another look at the mischievous Koroks, who we recently learned would be up to their usual tricks in this prequel.Like in Breath of the Wild, the Koroks will be hiding out in various places around the world map, and you’ll be able to run around and find them in between battling hordes of Ganon’s minions. The trailer also confirms that Hestu, the larger dancing Korok who expanded your inventory slots in Breath of the Wild, will be returning in Age of Calamity as well. You can watch the video below.Nintendo has been sharing a variety of trailers for Age of Calamity since the game was first unveiled last month. Previous videos have given us looks at other returning characters, such as Impa and younger versions of BOTW inventors Robbie and Purah. The most recent trailer focused on the villainous Yiga clan and teased a new shadowy threat behind them.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Top New Games Out On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week — October 18-24, 2020

Top New Games Out On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week — October 18-24, 2020

Halloween is getting closer, which means it’s time for New Releases to get a little spooky. This week, you can run from monsters in Amnesia: Rebirth or face them head-on in the first part of Doom Eternal’s The Ancient Gods DLC. You can also take a few runs at rogue-lite The Red Lantern or try the game that started it all with the re-release of Rogue. Finally, Transformers: Battlegrounds rolls out this week, too.Amnesia: Rebirth — October 20Available on: PS4, PCThis new spin on the Amnesia games is set in the Algerian desert, where you’ll have to run from the series’ trademark monsters, solve puzzles, and figure out why the desert residents have disappeared. Rebirth is also more about the theme of survival, according to developer Frictional Games. Expect a mix of wide-open and claustrophobic spaces as you try to survive.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Who Is Kindred? Spider-Man's Newest Nemesis Revealed

Who Is Kindred? Spider-Man's Newest Nemesis Revealed

While Peter Parker has dealt with a number of new challenges since Marvel relaunched The Amazing Spider-Man in 2018 – from the return of Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter to a long-distance relationship with Mary Jane – one villain has been at the heart of the series from the beginning. The mysterious Kindred has spent months plotting against Spider-Man, and now we finally know the identity of this twisted villain. Keep reading to learn Kindred’s true identity and why they hate Peter Parker so much, but beware of full spoilers for The Amazing Spider-Man #50 ahead! [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=the-top-25-best-spider-man-comics&captions=true”] Kindred has been one of the main, consistent focal points of the series over the past two years. From the beginning, it’s been clear Kindred is someone with both a close connection to and a deep-seated grudge against Peter Parker. He’s also seemingly a character with the power to raise the dead, travel between the living realm and the afterlife and command an army of undead insects. But who is Kindred really, and is he truly a master of death or merely a clever con artist? With The Amazing Spider-Man #50 kicking off the “Last Remains” story arc, we finally have an answer to the first question. Kindred is none other than Peter Parker’s best friend and occasional enemy Harry Osborn. Art by Patrick Gleason. (Image Credit: Marvel) As longtime ASM readers will know, this isn’t the first time Harry has plotted Peter’s destruction. Harry inherited his father Norman’s mantle as Green Goblin way back in 1974’s The Amazing Spider-Man #136. That kickstarted a recurring pattern of Harry plotting to kill Spider-Man in revenge for Norman’s death, only to be stricken with amnesia and return to his normal life. Harry ultimately died in 1993’s The Spectacular Spider-Man #200 after consuming a lethal variant of the Oz serum. The Peter/Harry dynamic was further complicated when Harry returned in 2008’s The Amazing Spider-Man #545 (one of several major changes to Spider-Man’s world caused by the infamous One More Day storyline). Harry’s return was explained with the reveal that Norman had staged his son’s death (with a little help from Mysterio) and sent him to a long-term drug rehab facility in Europe. Since his return, Harry has mostly been an ally to Peter, choosing to focus more on raising his son Normie than reviving old grudges. However, it would seem…
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AMC Theatres Now Offering Private Theater Rentals, And It's Cheaper Than You Might Expect

AMC Theatres Now Offering Private Theater Rentals, And It's Cheaper Than You Might Expect

AMC Theatres has announced that it will be renting its theaters for private parties for up to 20 people total starting at $99 plus tax. COVID-19 is still continuing to play itself out in the US, and movie theaters have been among the hardest hit industries from the global pandemic–this unconventional move allows for small groups (hopefully already in a COVID bubble) to make their way to a theater to see new movies that haven’t yet hit streaming.In addition to newer movies like Tenet and The New Mutants, the selection seems geared towards both seasonal picks and offerings for parents to give their kids something to do: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Shrek, and Sonic the Hedgehog are among the current offerings. Continue Reading at GameSpot
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New To Netflix This Week: Horror, Mysteries That Remain Unsolved, And Animated Tales

New To Netflix This Week: Horror, Mysteries That Remain Unsolved, And Animated Tales

It’s a brand-new week, and that means there is new content coming to Netflix, the streaming service giant. This week offers a new installment of an original series that Netflix resurrected from the dead, as well as a few other cool offerings.If you enjoy your mysteries to be unsolved, then you’ll be pleased as punch that Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2 arrives on Monday. The Netflix original series picks up the NBC/CBS/Lifetime/Spike TV series which was about cases that were never solved. While the original series had two things really going for it–Robert Stack hosting and an over-reliance of leaning into paranormal stories–the Netflix version of the series is heavier on the true crime side of things, as that form of storytelling has gained a lot of traction over the years. Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2 delves into stories from outside of the US, and you can see a new clip for the season below.Considering it’s the season of spooky haunts and eating way too much sugar, you might be interested in the new movie Cadaver, which seems pretty bizarre and fitting for the season. It follows a group of people set to go to a charitable event in a mansion–in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster where people are starving. During the party, people are disappearing, and the party-goers are trying to figure out why. You can see the trailer for Cadaver here. Cadaver arrives on Thursday.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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The Outer Worlds Switch Update Improves The Game's Graphics

The Outer Worlds Switch Update Improves The Game's Graphics

When The Outer Worlds was released on Nintendo Switch on June 5, many critics at the time noted that a number of technical sacrifices were made to ensure Obsidian’s RPG would run on the console. Developer Virtuos was in charge of that port and the end result was a game that featured muddy textures and a sub-par frame rate.This version of The Outer Worlds hasn’t been left to fend for itself though, as the game’s official Twitter account has confirmed that a new patch will be released this week ahead of an upcoming sale on the Nintendo Switch on October 22.While details are slim as to what changes players can expect to see exactly, two new screenshot comparisons for the patched version of the game revealed more detailed skies, extra trees, additional objects that weren’t present in the previous version, and more complex buildings will be added to the various planets that can be explored in the Halcyon colony.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Nokia Is Going to Build a 4G Network on the Moon

Nokia Is Going to Build a 4G Network on the Moon

NASA has awarded Nokia Bell Labs $14.1 million to bring a 4G/LTE cellular network to the moon. NASA has given Nokia and over a dozen other companies a portion of $370 million as part of its 2020 NASA Tipping Point competition, as originally reported by Mashable. This is the fifth Tipping Point competition and one of the highlights of this latest edition was the $14.1 million awarded to Nokia so that the cellphone company can build a 4G cellular network on the moon. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/09/14/signs-of-alien-life-found-on-venus-ign-now”] “Inspired by terrestrial technology, Nokia proposes to deploy the first LTE/4G communications system in space,” a blog post about this year’s Tipping Point reads. “The system could support lunar surface communications at greater distances, increased speeds, and provide more reliability than current standards.” This means your astronaut partner can no longer use being on the moon as an excuse to leave you on read. Typical astronauts. Beyond that, this cellular network will be constructed in such a way that an eventual transition to 5G — which we’re only just now seeing become more widely available here on Earth — can happen. This 4G/LTE network will allow for a more sustainable human presence on the lunar surface. “Working with our partners at (Intuitive Machines), this groundbreaking network will be the critical communications fabric for data transmission applications, including the control of lunar rovers, real-time navigation over lunar geography, and streaming of high definition video,” a Nokia Bell Labs tweet about the $14.1 million award reads. “The mission critical LTE network we have developed has been specially designed to withstand the extreme temperature, radiation and vacuum conditions of space, as well as the sizable vibrational impact during launch and landing on the lunar surface.” [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=the-25-best-sci-fi-movies&captions=true”] There isn’t a projected launch date for this lunar 4G network at the moment, but NASA does have plans for additional lunar exploration starting in 2024 as it looks towards a more Mars-focused future, and it’s easy to see how helpful a 4G network would be for that. If you’re looking for more science, check out this story about how the Earth might be the reason why the Moon is rusting and then read about the possible signs of life detected on Venus. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes. 
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PS5 System Updates Will Optimize Its Fan Over Time

PS5 System Updates Will Optimize Its Fan Over Time

Sony plans to optimize the PlayStation 5 fan with game data collected from the hardware’s Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). That will allow the company to tweak how intense the fan activity will be based on how particular games push the hardware.In an interview with 4Gamer.net (via Eurogamer), mechanical design VP Yasuhiro Ootori says the company will be collecting APU behavior for each game that’s released. There’s a temperature sensor inside the APU, as well as three more sensors on the main board. Sony will be able to adjust those fan control parameters basd on its collected data, like increasing the fan speed if a game tends to require a lot of processing power (and heat) for an extended time.To help test the fans, Otori also said that Sony made a transparent model of the PS5’s outer chassis and observed smoke (from dry ice) flowing through it to help test the fans, airflow, and temperature. The PS4 and PS4 Pro were well-known for their fan noise, and part of the reason the PS5 is so large is for cooling.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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