What's New In Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Summer Update

What's New In Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Summer Update

July 3 marks the first wave of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ summer update, and with it comes a whole bunch of new features, including swimming and diving, a new category of critter to find, new visitor interactions, and a new DIY recipe set. Here’s everything new to Animal Crossing this week and how to dive in.Swimming And DivingYou need the wetsuit to start swimming.The biggest new feature from the update is the ability to swim and dive in the ocean around your island. We have a full guide on how to get a wetsuit and swim, so check it out to get started.Catching New Sea CreaturesStart filling your Critterpedia with new sea creatures, like the sea anemone or moon jellyfish.Swimming and diving on your island opens up a new world of wildlife to find and collect. There are 40 sea creatures you can catch, all categorized in their own “sea creature” label in your Critterpedia. You can also donate them to Blathers at the museum.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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How To Find Pascal In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How To Find Pascal In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Pascal isn’t a newcomer to the Animal Crossing series, but he did make his first appearance in Animal Crossing: New Horizons after wave one of its summer update went live this week. The red sea otter loves scallops and will trade you DIY recipes in exchange for them. He can also gift you pearls, a rare crafting item requires for certain recipes, including the new mermaid set.How To Find Pascal On Your IslandYou can find Pascal while swimming and diving in your island’s oceans. If you don’t know how to do either yet, check out our Animal Crossing swimming guide for instructions on where to get a wet suit and how to swim.He waits…Once you’re in the water and start diving for sea creatures, Pascal will eventually appear, but only when you find a scallop. He won’t appear every time you catch a scallop or even the first time–it’s random, and we’re not quite sure what the rate is, but it seems to only be once a day. It does seem like he can appear on your island alongside other special visitors, however. Leif was in my island’s town square on the same day I met Pascal.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Shia LaBeouf Really Tattooed His Chest for Suicide Squad Director's Crime Movie

Shia LaBeouf Really Tattooed His Chest for Suicide Squad Director's Crime Movie

Shia LaBeouf really got his chest and torso heavily tattooed for Suicide Squad director David Ayer’s new movie The Tax Collector. “He’s one of the best actors I’ve worked with, and he’s the most committed to body and soul,” Ayer told /Film (via Newsweek). “He had a tooth pulled on Fury, and then on Tax Collector, he got his whole chest tattooed. So he kind of goes all in, and I’ve never known anyone that committed.” The Tax Collector sees LaBeouf play “Creeper,” the right hand man and best friend of Bobby Soto’s protagonist, David. One of the tattoos on LaBeouf’s torso reads “Creeper,” which sparked much speculation whether it was real when paparazzi photos of a shirtless LaBeouf surfaced online last year. Shia LaBeouf as “Creeper” in The Tax Collector. (Credit: RLJE Films) In The Tax Collector, David and Creeper collect debts owed by local gangs to the crime lord Wizard. Their lives and business are upended when Wizard’s old rival returns to L.A. from Mexico looking to take over. As you can see from the trailer below, LaBeouf appears very steely and intense in the role. Heavily tattooed characters are nothing new for a David Ayer film, as most notably seen in his adaptation of DC Comics’ Suicide Squad that featured Jared Leto’s Joker and his infamous “damaged” forehead tattoo. In recent months, Ayer has revealed morsels of new info about Suicide Squad, such as whether Joker intended to push Harley Quinn out of a helicopter, if an “Ayer Cut” of Suicide Squad would be easy to complete, that most of Jared Leto’s Joker footage “remains unseen,” and how Deadpool turned Suicide Squad into a comedy. Check out the world premiere trailer for The Tax Collector! In Theaters, VOD and Digital August 7th and Oct 26th for the rest of the world! #thetaxcollectormovie @cedarparkent @rljefilms pic.twitter.com/pZkgKRy49Q— George Lopez (@georgelopez) July 2, 2020 Shia LaBeouf, meanwhile, explored what makes him tick as a human being and an actor in last year’s autobiographical film Honey Boy, which won him rave reviews. LaBeouf both scripted and played a version of his own father in the indie drama. Viewers can see more of Shia LaBeouf’s Creeper (and his real tattoos) when The Tax Collector — which also stars Cinthya Carmona and George Lopez — debuts in theaters, on digital, and On Demand on August 7.
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Check On Your Black Gamer Friends

Check On Your Black Gamer Friends

For many of us, playing video games is a much-needed break from all the trials and responsibilities of everyday life. When COVID-19 forced the globe into quarantine, gamers shared how playing games like Animal Crossing was an important part of both having fun and maintaining mental health while in isolation.Despite elements of randomness that are pervasive in many games, video games often feel like a level playing field. Unlike life away from our controllers, the rules of video games are explained, the parameters and limitations made clear. Whether it is Mario jumping over pipes or fighting a boss in Final Fantasy, the avatar is an extension of you. Getting your Pokémon to Level 99 is a reflection of the time and effort (and money) you invest in the game. Though scholars like Christopher Paul warn us about the toxicity that can arise from seeing video games as pure meritocracies, it isn’t inherently wrong to see video games as one of the few places where (to the greatest extent possible) you get out exactly what you put in. Everything that happens is a function of your input, no matter what demographic you come from.Lately, I’ve been playing games like FIFA, Smash Bros., and River City Girls with my girlfriend. Spending time with her while doing something we both enjoy has been a silver lining in the pandemic quarantine, but there aren’t enough Switch games in the world to drown out all news stories and videos of unarmed black suspects and bystanders being killed in just about every context imaginable.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Daily Deals: Early 4th of July Holiday Sales, Discounted Gaming Laptops and More

Daily Deals: Early 4th of July Holiday Sales, Discounted Gaming Laptops and More

Welcome to our Friday deals! We have a slew of great savings for you this weekend, including a giant sale happening over at Best Buy thanks to the 4th of July weekend. On top of that, we have great discounts on Samsung 4K UHD TVs, a wide array of awesome games, gaming laptops from Razer and Alienware and tons more. App users: Don’t see the deals below? Click here. [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=disneyplus-hamilton-placement”] [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=daily-deals-june-3-update”] [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=daily-deals-july-2-2020″] More Video Game Deals [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=daily-deals-games-roundup”]
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New Sea Creatures Guide — Animal Crossing: New Horizons

New Sea Creatures Guide — Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The biggest addition to part one of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ summer update is the ability to swim and dive in the ocean around your island, which means new creatures to catch. In fact, the summer update added an entirely new category in your Critterpedia, titled “Sea Creatures,” and Blathers is accepting donations of new finds at the museum as well. There are 40 total new sea creatures to catch.Here we’ll go over every new type of sea creature you can find while diving. If you don’t know how to dive yet, check out our guide on how to swim in Animal Crossing for info on where to get a wet suit and how to get into the water for the first time.How To Find Sea Creatures In Animal CrossingSea creatures can only be found while diving underwater in the ocean. You’ll know you’re near one when you see a column of bubbles floating to the surface, or when you’re already underwater and spot a dark shadow beneath the waves. Just dive under and swim over to the shadow to automatically collect the creature. Sometimes the shadow might be moving, so you will have to follow or chase it.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Game of the Year Watch 2020 Continues

Game of the Year Watch 2020 Continues

Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN’s weekly video game talk show. We’re halfway through 2020, and that means it’s time to check in on Game of the Year Watch. We’ll be discussing The Last of Us Part 2, Animal Crossing, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Half-Life Alyx, and more. Watch the video above or hit the link below to your favorite podcast service. Listen on: Apple Podcasts YouTube Spotify Stitcher
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37 Things You Didn't Know About The Matrix

37 Things You Didn't Know About The Matrix

The Matrix is one of the most iconic and best sci-fi movies ever madeFew movies have had as significant an effect on pop culture as The Matrix. Everything about it, from the revolutionary “bullet time” action scenes to the leather-clad style, became instantaneously iconic. And on top of those inimitable stylistic choices, the movie was smart, with something to say that has kept viewers thinking about it and re-watching it over and over again ever since.But just because you’ve watched The Matrix dozens of times doesn’t mean you know everything there is to know about it. Sure, you’ve probably noticed the obvious Easter eggs, like the very specific books in Thomas Anderson’s apartment, or the way Neo’s duel with Agent Smith mimics classic Westerns. But there are certain things you can only find out by digging into the ancillary materials created around a movie–in other words, by watching the special features and listening to the audio commentaries on the “Ultimate Matrix Collection” Blu-ray set.With The Matrix 4 on the horizon (for better or worse), we did just that. These facts, quotes, and anecdotes were all pulled from either the audio commentary or the many making-of featurettes included with the series’ definitive collected release. Read on to find out what we learned. And don’t worry–this list only covers the original. We revisited the sequels already once, and that was plenty. 1. Nobody besides the Wachowskis understood the script The Wachowskis had never directed a film before, but they wound up directing this one because nobody else, including production designer Owen Paterson, director of photography Bill Pope, star Carrie-Anne Moss, and everybody at Warner Bros., understood what the hell the movie was. The one exception? Lawrence Fishburne, who claims he understood it perfectly the very first time he read it. 2. The opening scene was deliberately ambiguous In the movie’s opening scene, viewers are meant to be confused about who to root for. “We liked the idea of not necessarily recognizing anybody in the first few scenes of the movie. When you see Trinity sitting there in the dark hotel room, again, you don’t know who the good guy is and who the bad guy is,” says Lilly Wachowski. 3. This move has a name It’s called “The Eagle,” according to Carrie-Anne Moss. 4. The opening originally featured a train 5. This weird twirl required some clever digital effects When they shot…
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