Lethal Weapon: Season 3 Premiere Review

Lethal Weapon: Season 3 Premiere Review

Warning: Full spoilers for Lethal Weapon’s Season 3 premiere follow… Firstly, it’s absolutely nuts, even though this TV series is a mix tape-style alt universe based on the movie franchise, that there’s an iteration now of Lethal Weapon where Riggs dies. I mean, it’s not totally out of line considering the original ending of Lethal Weapon 2 had him dying after being shot by “Diplomatic Immunity!” Arjen Rudd, but this time it all happens off-screen. Murtaugh gets the dire news relayed to him by a doctor in a dialogue free moment, that just involves a head shake. Crazy. I’m not here to comment on the behind-the-scenes chaos that led to star Clayne Crawford’s firing and, subsequently, Riggs’ death (we assume Riggs would’ve just survived the shooting had Crawford returned) except to say that this created a massive hurdle for a show that’s always existed on the bubble and is based on a very popular, established franchise that leans heavily on Riggs for action and drama (granted, the character’s nesting doll of surprise skeletons from his past had dried up). This was a massive mountain to climb. Continue reading…
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The Gifted: Season 2 Premiere Review

The Gifted: Season 2 Premiere Review

Warning: Full spoilers for The Gifted’s Season 2 premiere follow… Even though events in The Gifted’s Season 2 premiere more solidly defined the adversarial Inner Circle – a decades-after-the-fact offshoot of the Hellfire Club that…now only has four(ish) members thanks to Reeva Payge’s (Empire’s Grace Byers) culling in the first scene – the story remained hyper-personal and emotional. Skipping ahead six months, and centering things around Polaris giving birth to her daughter, “eMergence” (we’re capitalizing the “M” now…to spell out X-Men over four seasons?) was able to nicely focus in on the show’s characters instead of setting up a big seasonal “bad guy” plot for our heroes to tackle. The heart of this chapter came down to Marcos wanting to be there for his baby’s birth and Lorna wanting to protect her child, no matter what, if things went wrong with her super-powered, chaotic labor. Continue reading…
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Who the Hell Is Bowsette and Why Is the Internet Obsessed With Her

Who the Hell Is Bowsette and Why Is the Internet Obsessed With Her

If you’ve made it this far, it’s already too late. The phenomenon known as Bowsette is dominating the internet and there’s no turning back from the character created through a cruel morphing of Peach and Bowser. Seriously, the Bowsette hybrid has gone on to inspire countless amounts of fan art, cosplay, and even a custom amiibo in just a matter of days. Most depict Bowsette as Peach donned with black apparel, spikes, two horns, and a strange affect that makes it hard to look away. What makes this lunacy even more absurd is the fact that Bowsette is actually Bowser who has been transformed, seemingly leaving Peach out of the entire process. Continue reading…
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Microsoft Announces the XO18 Fan Event

Microsoft Announces the XO18 Fan Event

During today’s Inside Xbox livestream, Phil Spencer announced XO18, an event aimed towards Xbox fans around the world. Detailed on the official Xbox website, XO18 will be hosted on Saturday, November 10 during the fourth-annual Xbox FanFest in Mexico City. The event will be live-streamed as an Inside Xbox episode, so fans outside of Mexico can join in on promised announcements. This will be the largest Inside Xbox episode so far, reportedly clocking it at two hours long. There will be announcements from both first- and third-party developers. This was announced along with mouse and keyboard support for Xbox One. Though not many details were given today, more about this developer-centric input support process will be revealed during XO18. Continue reading…
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Forza Horizon 4 Post-Launch Roadmap Detailed

Forza Horizon 4 Post-Launch Roadmap Detailed

During today’s Inside Xbox livestream, Playground Games has laid out a post-launch roadmap for Forza Horizon 4 after it launches on October 2. Horizon 4 will change its in-game season every week after players have finished the early portion of the game, and after a full year of in-game seasons (four weeks) a new year will start with a batch of new content, the first starting on October 25. The first season present at launch for Forza Horizon 4 will be summer, but this will shift to autumn on Thursday, 3:30 PM GMT and will change the season around the game world. This season change will happen at the same time every week, and will be shown via a countdown clock for gamers currently playing the game. If players are in the middle of something, the game will allow them to finish, then a brief cinematic showing the season change will be shown, with the new season changes in effect after the cinematic. Continue reading…
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Every IGN Forza Horizon/Motorsport Review

Every IGN Forza Horizon/Motorsport Review

Going from 0 to 9.6 in 13 years may not sound like an astonishing rate of acceleration, but in the case of the Forza series (both Motorsport and Horizon) has done some super impressive things. Now that Forza Horizon 4 has added an all-time series high 9.6 to the series’ resume, let’s drive through Forza history to see how Playground Games and Microsoft raced past the competition. Which game was your favorite? Continue reading…
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Xbox Avatars Update Coming Next Month

Xbox Avatars Update Coming Next Month

Xbox announced deeper customizations with avatars during the Inside Xbox live stream on Tuesday. The focus was for avatars to become more inclusive, expressive, and creative for users to be able to further customize. The new avatar system takes the old one to an entirely different level – it will be called the Xbox Avatar Editor. Senior Program Manager of Xbox Avatars, Randy Santossio explained where the inspiration came from to make these changes to avatars. “We agreed very early that we wanted to bring the best parts of the Xbox Original Avatar, add to that expressive goodness, and make it better.” Continue reading…
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Xbox Announces Mouse and Keyboard Support

Xbox Announces Mouse and Keyboard Support

During today’s Inside Xbox livestream, Phil Spencer announced that mouse and keyboard support is coming to Xbox One. It will be on Xbox Preview in October, and will be initially tested on Warframe. The idea behind mouse and keyboard support will be as a tool for developers, so they can choose how they want the control style integrated, if they want it integrated at all. More information on mouse and keyboard support will be coming during the returning XO18 fan event in Mexico City on November 10. There is currently no news when this feature will be rolling out for all developers and gamers, but expect news along these lines during XO18, and for more on the exclusive Microsoft and Razer partnership for mouse and keyboard support. Continue reading…
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A Prebuilt PC Is Still the Best Way to Get an RTX 2080 or RTX 2080 Ti

A Prebuilt PC Is Still the Best Way to Get an RTX 2080 or RTX 2080 Ti

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. The next generation of Nvidia graphics cards are here, and the good news is they live up to the hype. Don’t believe me? Check out our Nvidia RTX 2080 review or our Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti review to see what we thought, as well as look over those 4K benchmarks, possibly with your mouth agape. They’re real good cards, is what I’m saying. However, they’re also hard to come by. Continue reading…
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