Daily Deals: Early Savings on Xbox Accessories & Storage

Daily Deals: Early Savings on Xbox Accessories & Storage

It's the day before Halloween, which means it's two days before cheap Halloween candy is on sale. Unfortunately, we don't have those kinds of sales ready just yet, but we do have some awesome discounts on Sabrent NVMe storage, that's sure to make any PC gamer happy. Xbox expansion drives are also discounted, Keurig K-Cups have been slashed in price and LG continues to discount their TVs more and more.Daily Deals for October 30th, 20212021 LG C1 4K OLED TV Price DropNow with 6 Months of Free HBO MaxToday the 48", 50" and 65" variants of the LG 4K OLED TV have dropped back down to the lowest price we've ever seen. The LG C1 OLED TV improves upon last year's highly-rated CX model with an upgraded A9 Gen 4 processor that delivers slightly better image quality, better 4K scaling, and improved audio handling as well as a new webOS smart TV redesign. The C1 OLED TV also looks good when paired to a gaming PC with an RTX 30 series video card because it has HDMI 2.1 inputs that support 4K at 120Hz and G-SYNC. It's easily one of the best (if not the best) TVs on the market right now. For a limited time, you also get 6 free months of HBO Max, so you can catch up on blockbuster movies like Dune, Godzilla vs Kong, Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Suicide Squad, and more, as well as upcoming movies like The Matrix Resurrections.Preorder the Nerf LMTD Halo NeedlerThe Halo Needler is part of the new Nerf LMTD premium line of nerf guns, and Hasbro certainly did a phenomenal job recreating the look and feel of this iconic gun. It features light-up flexible needles and accents, a 10-dart rotating drum (darts included), and a display mode complete with display stand for showing off your Covenant weaponry, and a came card with in-game Halo Infinite content.
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Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin's Big Connection to Earlier Movies Explained

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin's Big Connection to Earlier Movies Explained

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin.While Paramount has billed the seventh Paranormal Activity – written by franchise veteran Christopher Landon – as a fresh start for the series, a fan on the Paranormal Activity Wiki may have just cracked how the so-called reboot of the found-footage horror mainstay may actually take place in the series’ already-established continuity.A late revelation about the demonic presence plaguing the characters throughout Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin ties the events of the film right back into the surprisingly complex mythology of Paranormal Activities 1-6. Read on for all the details!This Halloween, The Activity is Reborn. Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin premieres October 29, exclusively on @ParamountPlus. pic.twitter.com/PLzYTkWeGy— Paranormal Activity (@TweetYourScream) October 6, 2021 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThroughout Next of Kin, lead character Margot is looking for her birth mother, who abandoned her as an infant. Her search leads her to the Beiler farm, an Amish community that’s not actually all that Amish after all. The farm is more of a prison for the demon Asmodeus, an especially powerful prince of darkness, and the “Amish” are a clan of religious protectors who have managed to bind Asmodeus to a single bloodline. The women of this bloodline serve as hosts for the demon and pass the burden along to their daughters. Margot’s biological mother Sarah was the last host of Asmodeus… and remains so in the present day. A prisoner deep under the farm, Sarah gave Margot up rather than subject her to the ruin Asmodeus would cause to her body and spirit, and judging by Sarah’s worse-for-wear appearance by the end of Next of Kin, that was quite the sacrifice to make.Next of Kin wraps up with Margot putting Sarah out of her misery and escaping the Beiler farm with her friend Chris, but it’s no happy ending. Asmodeus possesses Sam Beiler, Margot’s cousin, and escapes the farm, free to chase down Margot or to wreak havoc on other unsuspecting people who refuse to put their cameras down in mortally dangerous circumstances. It’s a clean jumping-off point for new stories in a fresh continuity, but “Asmodeus” is not a name chosen lightly (you know, like a lead character named “Chris”). In fact, the name seems to be Paramount’s way of leaving the door open to tying Next of Kin back to the original canon.It all comes back to the demon that plagued the character of all…
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Natural Resources on Mars Could Produce Rocket Fuel, Say Researchers

Natural Resources on Mars Could Produce Rocket Fuel, Say Researchers

A new study has discovered that future astronauts who find themselves on Mars may be able to use its natural resources to help make rocket fuel that could assist in getting them back to Earth.As reported by Space.com, scientists have detailed their findings on the matter in the journal Nature Communications and have shared certain proposals that could save billions of dollars in the mission to get our astronauts home.As it stands, NASA plans on using rocket engines that are fueled by both methane and liquid oxygen to depart Mars. The problem? Neither of these exist naturally on Mars, meaning that "30 or so tons" of methane and liquid oxygen would be needed to be transported from Earth to Mars for the return trip. NASA estimates this part of the process could cost upwards of $8 billion.NASA has explored the idea of reducing this cost by using chemical reactions to produce liquid oxygen from carbon dioxide in the Martian atmosphere, but methane would still be needed to be transported from Earth to Mars.These aforementioned scientists have proposed an alternative solution that would not only let astronauts produce methane and liquid oxygen from Martian resources, but the process would also provide extra oxygen for them to use.Instead of transporting tons of methane and liquid oxygen, astronauts would bring with them two microbes on their trip to Mars. The first – cyanobacteria – would "use sunlight to create sugars via photosynthesis after given carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere and water taken from Martian ice." The second – a genetically modified E. coli bacteria – would "ferment those sugars into a rocket propellant called 2,3-butanediol, which is currently used on Earth to help make rubber."2,3-butanediol is weaker rocket fuel than methane, but Mars' gravity is only one-third of Earth's, which would make this solution a good option for take-off."You need a lot less energy for lift-off on Mars, which gave us the flexibility to consider different chemicals that aren't designed for rocket launch on Earth," study senior author Pamela Peralta-Yahya said in a statement. "We started to consider ways to take advantage of the planet's lower gravity and lack of oxygen to create solutions that aren't relevant for Earth launches."Enzymes would also be needed to be brought from Earth that could digest the cyanobacteria and free up their sugars and industrial seperation techniques would need to be utilized to "extract the 2,3-butanediol…
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Goldeneye 007 German Ban Removal Raises Some Interesting Questions About Its Future On Switch Online

Goldeneye 007 German Ban Removal Raises Some Interesting Questions About Its Future On Switch Online

N64's Goldeneye 007, one of the most iconic multiplayer games to ever be released, has been unbanned in Germany, sparking speculation that this could be a sign it may be on its way to Nintendo Switch Online or another platform.Goldeneye 007 has been part of the German Federal Review Board for Media Harmful to Minors list for some time, but Schnittberichte.com has reported that it was recently removed, meaning it is now legal to advertise and sell in stores in Germany.This development is made even more interesting because there is usually an automatic review of any media on the list after 25 years, but Goldeneye 007 was released only 24 years ago in 1997. This could mean someone was lobbying for its removal from the list early.Schnittberichte.com also notes that Stadlbauer Marketing – a toymaker who also licenses Mario Kart for its Carrera slot car line – has the German rights to Goldeneye 007. This could be a big hint that someone wants to re-release it in some form, be that on Nintendo Switch Online, on Xbox as original developer Rare is owned by Microsoft, or for licensed toys.While this may be a promising sign, bringing Goldeneye 007 to modern platforms requires much more to actually happen. One of the biggest reasons is Nintendo or another company would have to do its part in negotiating the rights for the James Bond license and possibly the actors' faces that appear in it in digital form like Pierce Brosnan. Hopefully, when/if Goldeneye 007 is added to Nintendo Switch Online, it will be in a bit better shape than it is in now. Players who have already upgraded to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack to play N64 and SEGA games have reported issues of input lag, sound delays, frame rate issues, and incorrect controller layouts.For more on Goldenye 007, check out a fan's remake of Goldeneye in Far Cry 5, how a Goldeneye 007 remaster was canceled by Nintendo with only a few bugs to fix, and how Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto wanted to make Goldeneye more family-friendly.Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected] Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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Golf Club Wasteland Lets You Play Golf in the Ruins of a Climate Apocalypse

Golf Club Wasteland Lets You Play Golf in the Ruins of a Climate Apocalypse

Igor Simić has always maintained a penchant for dark commentary on the world around him. One of his earliest games, called Children's Play, asked the player to run a factory staffed by children and keep them from falling asleep on the assembly line while a mutated teddy bear spouted critiques of sweatshops.It was while he recorded music for Child’s Play that he met his future collaborator on Golf Club Wasteland, Shane Berry. In the studio break room Simić heard Berry's voice for the first time, and immediately cast him as the horrifying teddy bear.From there, the two began a working relationship that spanned several videos and short films, with Golf Club Wasteland ultimately their first commercial attempt at a game. They and their fellow collaborators all had day jobs at its onset, so they began brainstorming something they could easily make in the evenings after work."I remember a couple of us were watching TV, and [Donald] Trump was becoming more likely a viable [presidential] candidate, and it was becoming reality," Simić says. "And also, Elon Musk on the other hand was more in the zeitgeist not only as an entrepreneur, but as a public figure. And also, Bernie [Sanders] was talking about the 1%, and somehow all of that coalesced in my head, and I realized, 'If Earth undergoes a massive climate change catastrophe, from the perspective of someone like Trump, who is a real estate guy in golf courses, that's a clean slate, because then the whole Earth can be a golf course.'"Their vision coalesced further in 2017, when a viral photo of golfers finishing their games as an Oregon wildfire blazed behind them made the rounds.The idea for a golf game jived with their need for a less complex project, too. Simić tells me the team never aimed to create a realistic golf game with Golf Club Wasteland. His development touchstones were simple ones: minimalist golfing title Desert Golfing, Worms, and an MS-DOS game called Gorillas where the player types in an angle and force in order to throw bananas at another gorilla across a city.The finished product, Golf Club Wasteland, is a lovely, haunting experience. It takes place in the post-apocalypse where almost all human life has been wiped out. Earth is now used solely as a golf course for the ultra-rich who escaped to Mars during the catastrophe that destroyed their home. Its visuals are minimalist…
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