Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Review

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Review

How long has it been since we’ve had a chance to jump into a cool fighter jet, get into an intense dogfight, and just blow up stuff up without having to memorize a thick flight manual? Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown brings the welcome return of a series – and a genre – that’s been long absent from gaming’s mainstream. The exciting, arcadey flying and dogfighting gameplay that kept Ace Combat going from 1995 to 2014 is still present and a lot of fun. You’ll blow up bombers, chase down ace enemy pilots, and dismantle enemy bases one missile at a time across a wide array of scenarios and landscapes. And even though this is by no means a hardcore flight sim, there’s a fair bit of strategy in planning your attack — your plane is constantly moving, so you need to know what you want to hit and when you want to hit it. Maximizing your efficiency is crucial, because you are always under the gun — either due to a time limit or simply because you have a lot of planes to “splash.” Continue reading…
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Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Premiere Review

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Premiere Review

Full spoilers follow for this episode. Star Trek: Discovery returns for its second season with an exciting and fun episode that serves to accomplish several tasks, including: introduce a new series regular (or season regular, at least) in Anson Mount’s Captain Pike; establish the overarching plotline of the season (the Red Angel mystery); set up Michael Burnham’s storyline involving none other than her adopted brother, and Star Trek legend, Spock; and administer a tonal shift that is clearly taking Disco away from the darker approach of Season 1. That it succeeds in doing all of these things in its hour-long running time is commendable, though “Brother” does at times feel heavy on set-up and, as a result, some of the cast aren’t given a ton to do in this outing (ahem, Saru). But this can be excused, as the overall feel of the episode is that the show is now standing on much firmer and assured footing than it was when it debuted. Continue reading…
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Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Zombies: Every Gauntlet Mode Challenge

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Zombies: Every Gauntlet Mode Challenge

From round based challenges to unique rewards, here is everything you need to know about the all-new Zombies Gauntlet Mode.
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The Shazam! Costume Was Super Expensive to Make

The Shazam! Costume Was Super Expensive to Make

It turns out Shazam’s superhero costume for the upcoming film was incredibly expensive to make, ultimately costing upwards of $1 million. What’s crazier: 10 of these suits were reportedly made for the upcoming film, each costing the same amount. TotalFilm (via SyFy Wire) spoke to costume designer Leah Butler, who stated “Each suit costs, oh boy, upwards of a million? We have ten suits.” She also explained that the design of the suit was inspired by Shazam’s look in the New 52 series of comics, and took cues from Greek and Roman symbolism. You can get a decent look at it in this poster for the upcoming movie. Continue reading…
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Atlas Early Access Review

Atlas Early Access Review

In large part thanks to its dreadful imbalances and instability, setting sail in Atlas is, in its own way, extremely tense. The high-stakes excitement of leaving the relative safety of my base to explore the watery unknown is definitely perilous: What if we’re sunk by a storm? What if there is no land to claim? What if the latest patch makes the marauding Ships of the Damned nigh-indestructible again? All of these thoughts fluttered through my mind every time my company and I sailed out in search of territory and resources. Of course, after a few times of spawning back home without our expensive and time-consuming ships through little or no fault of our own, that excitement turned to questions of whether it was worth our while to continue. Continue reading…
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New Ghostbusters Film's Main Characters Are Reportedly Children

New Ghostbusters Film's Main Characters Are Reportedly Children

Rumors have surfaced suggesting the main characters in the newly announced Ghostbusters film will be children. We Got This Covered reports that two of the main characters in this sequel to the original movies will be kids. Reportedly, they will be a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. The source also states the boy is curious about conspiracy theories and the unknown and has a habit of narrating his own life. It’s said at some point during the course of the film he’ll befriend the girl who’s acutely intelligent but not great with emotions. Reportedly, her schtick is voicing her observations in a deadpan fashion to humorous effect. Continue reading…
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Would You Pay More For SNES On Switch? – NVC EP 440

Would You Pay More For SNES On Switch? – NVC EP 440

Weeeeeelcooooome to Nintendo Voice Chat Episode 440! On this week’s show, Brian Altano, Peer Schneider, Zachary Ryan, and Max Scoville talk about the potential of Super Nintendo games being added to Nintendo’s NES Online app as well as their overall online service charge. Long story short, an alleged data mine on Switch points to the possibilities of SNES games coming to Nintendo’s wildly successful console/handheld hybrid. Continue reading…
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Netflix Calls Fortnite a Bigger Competitor Than HBO

Netflix Calls Fortnite a Bigger Competitor Than HBO

In a quarterly report released today, Netflix claimed that it competes for screen time with Fortnite more than it does HBO. In the report, Netflix discussed its penetration into overall screen time, which includes TVs and mobile devices that are used for television and movie viewing, video games, and more. Netflix said, “We earn consumer screen time, both mobile and television, away from a very broad set of competitors. We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO.” While the comparison may seem odd, as Netflix is clearly more in line content-wise with HBO, this comment is all about overall consumer screen time, so anything taking up a TV or mobile device, including video games, is seen as competition in this realm. With Fortnite being one of the most popular games in the world, it’s naturally eating into competing services’ screen times. Continue reading…
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Action Comics #1000 Was the Top-Selling Comic of 2018

Action Comics #1000 Was the Top-Selling Comic of 2018

Diamond Comics recently revealed the best-selling comics and graphic novels of 2018. Superman proved to be the mightiest hero of them all, as Action Comics #1000 beat out all challengers to become the top-selling comic of 2018. According to Comichron’s estimates, Action Comics #1000 sold a total of 504,243 copies last year. That issue’s success was fueled both by the Man of Steel’s 80th anniversary and the fact that it featured the first DC work by writer Brian Michael Bendis since ending his exclusive contract with Marvel. Amazing Spider-Man #800 followed in second place, with an estimated 439,465 copies sold, followed by the wedding-centric Batman #50 at 412,541 copies sold. Continue reading…
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