Jupiter's Legacy Season 1 Review

Jupiter's Legacy Season 1 Review

This is a review for Season 1 of Jupiter’s Legacy. All 8 episodes are currently available to stream on Netflix. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] In an era when comic book TV shows like Amazon’s The Boys and Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier subvert genre expectations by addressing topical issues in America, Netflix’s adaptation of writer Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and illustrator Frank Quitely’s (All-Star Superman) Jupiter’s Legacy graphic novel opts for a more unambiguous approach to its storytelling. While not as illuminating or inventive as those previously mentioned series, Jupiter’s Legacy delivers plenty of exciting superhero action, compelling stories, and memorable characters thanks to strong performances from its leading cast. Jupiter’s Legacy centers on the world’s first superheroes and their children, who have mostly inherited unique abilities of their own. The Season 1 arc spans nearly a century, bouncing back and forth between Great Depression-era America and the present. This storytelling approach keeps the show’s momentum going strong throughout its eight episodes, but at times lessens the impact of the events taking place in the present day, especially when it comes to the younger generation of superheroes. [poilib element=”poll” parameters=”id=9f3b3553-037d-41d0-85ce-f3b2ac4aef1e”] The events during the 1930s focus on the origin stories of the founding members of The Union (think the Justice League). It’s in these flashbacks that we get to see the fascinating character transformations that the founding members go through, as their eventful journeys take them from mere mortals to godhood. Sheldon Sampson, aka The Utopian (Josh Duhamel), works alongside his brother Walter, aka Brainwave (Ben Daniels). Duhamel delivers an impressive performance, effectively transforming his character from the handsome and carefree son of a millionaire into a disheveled shell of himself that no one wants to be around. Sheldon’s psychotic break eventually leads him, his brother, and an unlikely band of misfits on a quest that feels very akin to an Indiana Jones-esque adventure involving strange symbols that need translating, graves that need pillaging, and even a daring captain that needs hiring for a trip across treacherous waters in search of an island no ones ever heard of. Sure, this is all par for the course when it comes to adventure stories such as this, but it’s all told in a way that’s fun to watch, thanks in part to sharp writing and endearing characters. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=jupiters-legacy-gallery&captions=true”] The other members of the troupe include: George Hutchence, aka Skyfox (Matt Lanter);…
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Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 2 Review

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 2 Review

Warning: this review contains full spoilers for The Bad Batch Episode 2! If you need a refresher on where we left off, here’s our review of the series premiere. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] The Bad Batch is now confirmed to be 16 episodes long, and that’s assuming the series isn’t returning for a second season down the road. Given that relatively lengthy structure, it stands to reason not every episode will be as brisk and plot-driven as the premiere. Episode 2 serves as a bit of a narrative breather. It allows our heroes to regroup and take stock of a galaxy transforming before their eyes. It also allows the series to revisit a familiar face from the Clone Wars days. It’s just a shame the series skips a few storytelling beats along the way. “Cut and Run” wastes no time before paying off on the big tease from the premiere. Those coming into this episode hoping for a megaton Star Wars icon like Yoda or Ahsoka to be Hunter’s secret ally will probably be disappointed in the actual reveal. That ally is none other than Cut Lawquane, a rogue clone introduced way back in a 2010 episode of The Clone Wars. He may not be the most exciting choice, but it’s hard to argue he doesn’t fit the needs of this episode. Cut is a perfect means by which to show Hunter and his team what kind of a life they can achieve if they leave honor and duty behind. His return certainly does nothing to counteract the impression The Bad Batch is really just The Clone Wars: Season 8 by another name. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=disney-premiere-dates-and-images-loki-star-wars-the-bad-batch-and-more&captions=true”] The Lawquane family also give this episode all the urgency it needs, thanks to their increasingly desperate struggle to escape off-world before the Empire comes knocking. The scope of this conflict is small, but it’s anchored in the tangible, immediate drama of a man trying to protect his family. It also serves as a chilling showcase of just how quickly and dramatically the galaxy has changed since the newly crowned Emperor’s rise. The clones were the heroes of this story right up until the final two episodes of The Clone Wars. There’s something deeply sad about seeing them recast as fascist thugs. And as much as this series replicates the look, tone and feel of the later seasons of The Clone Wars, this episode has more…
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Resident Evil Village Beginner's Guide: Essential Tips To Help You Survive

Resident Evil Village Beginner's Guide: Essential Tips To Help You Survive

Resident Evil Village is a bit involved even by most survival horror game standards, with its fair share of inventory management, exploration, a merchant you should regularly return to in order to help arm and upgrade yourself with the equipment you need to survive, and even hunting.If you’re new to the series, or even survival horror in general, these tips will help you find your footing rather than tremble as you round every corner in fear. Below, we break down our essential tips into three sections: combat, exploration, and the Duke, with helpful insight in each category.COMBATLike it or not, you’re inevitably going to face some horrific baddies on your quest to find Ethan’s daughter, Rose. Fortunately, the essentials of combat aren’t too tricky to master.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Resident Evil Village Treasure Chests Guide – Every Marked Treasure, Weapon, And Upgrade On The Map

Resident Evil Village Treasure Chests Guide – Every Marked Treasure, Weapon, And Upgrade On The Map

Not long into your adventure into Resident Evil Village, you meet the Duke, a traveling merchant. The friendly salesman soon provides you with a map of special treasure chests scattered throughout the area that take a little extra effort to unlock. These chests have some of the most valuable items in the game: Some contain weapons, others have key upgrade items for your guns, and some contain a few of the most valuable treasures in the game, which you can sell to the Duke for cash.Unlocking all the treasure chests in the game takes a little extra effort as you explore, but they’re worth grabbing to make yourself as powerful as you can be as you search for protagonist Ethan Winters’ missing child, Rose. Here’s where (and when) you can get to each of the chests, what they contain, and how to nab them.We’ve got lots more Resident Evil Village coverage, so check out our full spoiler-free walkthrough, our full slate of guides, and our Resident Evil Village review.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Hardcore Difficulty Is Resident Evil Village's Sweet Spot

Hardcore Difficulty Is Resident Evil Village's Sweet Spot

As someone who plays too many Resident Evil games and knows all the series’ tricks, you can imagine how my experience as a fan makes me somewhat overly ready for its myriad challenges. While I adore Resident Evil Village, one of the few issues I had with the game was that I thought it was a bit too easy on Standard difficulty. For me, the ideal Resident Evil experience is one where you’re constantly riding the line of barely having enough ammo and health to survive. On Village’s higher difficulty, Hardcore, you have to play smart in order to maintain enough breathing room to survive, and just a few bad mistakes will dwindle your resources and put you in danger. This is the secret sauce of Resident Evil’s survival horror, and my favorite games in the franchise often naturally nail that dynamic without the need to adjust their difficulty beyond the Standard setting.However, in my first time playing Village on Standard, I rarely found myself in this sweet spot of tension. Ammo was never a problem, and, as a result, I barely touched the game’s crafting system simply because I never needed to. It wasn’t until about 75% through the game that things ramped up in terms of ammo scarcity and health management, forcing me to take the game more seriously. As a result, I only died a handful of times my first time through, and these deaths were primarily due to an unexpected environmental hazard or timing-based challenge, not combat. The game has all the pieces in place to make a harrowing survival experience work, but the balance isn’t quite right, and I didn’t think that the Standard difficulty demanded I take full advantage of its mechanics as much as I would’ve liked.I don’t mean all this necessarily as an indictment of Standard difficulty; it’s not bad by any means. It’s simply that as a veteran of the Resident Evil series, I am bringing with me all my knowledge of how these games work, and can thus take advantage of that to easily overcome Village’s challenges. Nailing headshots, avoiding enemies you don’t need to kill, scavenging every possible nook and cranny for items and money; this game absolutely rewards that kind of playstyle. But on Standard, you can often find yourself feeling a bit too powerful and more prepared than what the story would suggest, meaning you don’t have…
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Resident Evil Village Walkthroughs, Tips, And Guides

Resident Evil Village Walkthroughs, Tips, And Guides

Resident Evil Village is a terrifying game, and if you’re just starting out, you’ll know from its opening hours how overwhelming it can get. Unfortunately, it only gets worse as it goes on, pitting you against all sorts of horrifying monstrosities as you explore haunting locales. To help you survive, we’ve compiled below our full walkthrough and guides detailing essential tips and directions to beating the game.For more about Resident Evil Village, be sure to read our full review. Otherwise, check out our feature discussing why you should play the game on Hardcore difficulty.Essential Beginner’s Tips & TricksYou’re up against ridiculous beasts like this in Resident Evil Village, so it helps to understand the fundamentals if you hope to survive.If you’re new to Resident Evil or just would like to know how to best play it, we’ve got a beginner’s guide that covers some of the fundamentals of survival. We include notable tips like aiming for an enemy’s knees rather than their head, checking the map screen to check item completion before leaving a room, upgrading to your weapons to suit your strengths (and weaknesses), and much more.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Resident Evil Village Walkthrough (Spoiler-Free)

Resident Evil Village Walkthrough (Spoiler-Free)

Ethan Winters just cannot catch a break. First the whole mold business at the Dulvey house in Louisiana, then the thing on the ship with the killer child, and now, he’s stuck in an Eastern European village being hunted by a whole Brady Bunch of murderous freaks and their Lycan pals.Ethan can use all the help he can get, and we’re here to provide assistance with a comprehensive walkthrough on how to (hopefully) survive Resident Evil Village. And don’t worry, we’ll go as spoiler-free as possible, and offer plenty of warning when we can’t.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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[DTW 2021] 델, 서비스형(as-a-Service) 오퍼링 ‘에이펙스’ 사업 본격화

[DTW 2021] 델, 서비스형(as-a-Service) 오퍼링 ‘에이펙스’ 사업 본격화

간편한 서비스형(as-a-service) 스토리지 경험을 제공하는 ‘에이펙스 데이터 스토리지 서비스’ 출시 퍼블릭, 프라이빗 클라우드 및 엣지에 걸쳐 일관된 클라우드 경험을 보장하는 ‘에이펙스 클라우드 서비스’ 유연한 과금 모델과 IT 관리 서비스로 폭넓은 서비스형 오퍼링을 제공하는 ‘에이펙스 커스텀 솔루션’ 에이펙스 전체 라이프사이클을 단일 포인트에서 관리할 수 있는 ‘에이펙스 콘솔’ [테크수다 기자 도안구 [email protected]] “전세계에 걸쳐 혁신의 속도가 그 어느 때보다 빨라지고 있다. 기업, 정부, 학생, 시민 등 수많은 이해관계자들의 요구가 빠르게 변하는 만큼, IT 기술은 더 민첩하고 더 간편해져야 한다. 에이펙스의 역할이 바로 여기에 있다. 델 테크놀로지스는 업계를 선도하는 IT 포트폴리오를 기반으로 오랜 기간 데이터센터 서비스 경험을 다져왔으며, 막강한 글로벌 공급망, 폭넓은 파트너 네트워크의 이점을 가진 만큼 서비스형 IT 시장에서도 독보적인 입지를 확보하겠다.” 김경진 한국 델 테크놀로지스 총괄 사장은 서비스 형 오퍼링 ‘에이펙스’ 포트폴리오와 로드맵 공개와 관련해 이렇게 소감을 밝혔다. 델 테크놀로지스(Dell Technologies)는 5일과 6일 양일간 진행된 델 테크놀로지스 월드(DTW) 2021 행사에서 자사의 서비스형(as-a-Service) 오퍼링 ‘에이펙스(APEX)’의 업데이트된 포트폴리오와 향후 계획 및 로드맵을 공개했다. 델 테크의 에이펙스 포트폴리오 서비스형 IT(IT as-a-Service)를 위한 최신 기술이 집약된 ‘델 테크놀로지스 에이펙스’는 물리적으로 IT 인프라를 도입하고 관리하면서 발생하는 복잡성을 줄이고 비용을 절감할 수 있도록 돕는다. 고객들은 새로운 애플리케이션을 구축하고, 신규 프로젝트를 시작하거나, 또는 수시로 변하는 조직내 요구에 대응할 때 필요에 따라 손쉽게 IT를 확장할 수 있다. 이 같은 관리 작업은 모두 델에서 담당하며, 단일 콘솔을 통해 처리된다. 기업들은 비즈니스 환경이 변함에 따라 IT를 확장하거나 축소하고, 활용도가 낮은 IT 자원을 처분해야 한다.  ‘델 테크놀로지스 에이펙스’는 기업들이 결과 중심의 접근 방식을 취할 수 있게 하며, 특정 제품이나 기술의 사양 및 버전을 관리해야 하는 번거로움을 덜어준다. 조직의 요구에 가장 적합한 기술 서비스를 선택할 수 있도록 유연성을 제공하는 에이펙스는 델과 델의 파트너사들이 인프라를 구성하고 관리한다. 고객은 에이펙스를 이용해 필요한 IT 자원을 14일 이내에 배치하고, 필요에 따라 5일 안에 자원을 확대할 수 있다. 또한 한 곳에서 모든 에이펙스 서비스를 모니터링하고 관리할 수 있다. 매튜 이스트우드(Matthew Eastwood) IDC의 수석 부사장은 “IT의 중심이 aaS(as-a-service) 형태의 오퍼링으로 옮겨가고 있다. IDC는 2024년까지 데이터센터 인프라의 절반이 서비스 방식으로 소비될 것이라고 전망한다”고 말하며 “에이펙스 포트폴리오는 시장의 변화에 대응하는 델의 민첩성을 보여주는 좋은 예시”라고 말했다. 서비스형 스토리지(Storage-as-a-service)로 간편한 사용자 경험을 제공하는 ‘에이펙스 데이터 스토리지 서비스’ 에이펙스 데이터 스토리지 서비스(APEX Data Storage Services)는 필요에 따라 언제 어디서든 업계를 선도하는 엔터프라이즈 스토리지(2)를 사용할 수 있도록 지원한다. 투명한 과금 정책으로 초과 비용을 걱정할 필요가 없으며, 퍼블릭 클라우드와는 비견할 수 없는 고성능을 제공한다. 블록 또는 파일 스토리지에 대해 고객들은 니즈에 따라 세가지 성능 레벨(performance tier) 중 하나의 옵션을 선택할 수 있다. 서비스는 1년 혹은 3년 계약으로 구독(subscription)할 수 있으며, 최소 50페타바이트에서 시작해 확장하며 사용할 수 있다. 퍼블릭, 프라이빗 클라우드 및 엣지에 걸쳐 지속적인 클라우드 경험을 보장하는 ‘에이펙스 클라우드 서비스’ 에이펙스 클라우드 서비스는 ‘에이펙스 하이브리드 클라우드(APEX Hybrid Cloud)’와 ‘에이펙스 프라이빗…
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