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Rooney Mara Set to Star in Audrey Hepburn Biopic for Apple

Apple TV+ has landed the rights to an Audrey Hepburn biopic, based on the life of the beloved actress who starred in classic films that include Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday, My Fair Lady, and Charade. The film will be directed by Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name, Suspiria), from a script by Michael…

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How NOT To Critique Movies

It seems a lot of people these days like to look at the ‘deeper meaning’ in movies, so I thought it might be interesting to share some thoughts on how my own reviews are done, as well as comparing some well known movies with similar themes.

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Immortal X-Men Writer Kieron Gillen on Taking Over the Quiet Council From Jonathan Hickman

Kieron Gillen returns to the X-Men in Immortal X-Men in March. Gillen previously wrote the original S.W.O.R.D. miniseries, Generation Hope, and, most notably, Uncanny X-Men for Marvel’s X-office. In recent years has focused on creator-owned work like The Wicked + The Divine and Die at Image Comics and Once and Future at BOOM! Studios. Last…

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CPUs with six or more cores are becoming the new standard among Steam users

Before getting too excited about 2022’s hardware releases such as Nvidia’s RTX 4000 GPUs and AMD’s Zen 4 CPUs, it’s only right that we take the time to analyse and reflect on the last Steam Hardware Survey of 2021. December’s data shows that the dominance of quad-core CPUs is slowly but surely coming to an…

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Breath of the Wild Second Wind Mod Adds New Octo Boss Battle

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched in March of 2017, introducing fans of the series to a brand new open-world experience. In addition, several DLC packs were released known as Master Trials and The Champions’ Ballad. However, these expansion packs also came out in 2017, meaning no official content has been added…

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Demon Slayer Unleashes Inosuke’s Strangest Ability Yet

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba unleashes Inosuke Hashibira‘s strangest ability yet in the newest episode of the series! The second season of the anime is now reaching the core of the Entertainment District arc from Koyoharu Gotouge’s original manga series, and this also means that the main fight in the arc is getting clearer as…

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Release Date Narrowed Down in New Report

LEGO Star Wars fans have been waiting quite a long time for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, with the upcoming game delayed multiple times. No official release date has been announced for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga at the time of this writing, but a new report indicates that fans may be playing…

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Netflix Confirms DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Season 2 Release Date With First Trailer

Netflix has officially confirmed the release date for DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Book Two with a cool new trailer! Valve kicked off a special collaboration with Netflix on a brand new anime adaptation of their massively popular online multiplayer game, DOTA 2, with animation produced by Studio MIR (whose work can be seen with projects such…

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Former Warner Bros. Exec Says Zack Snyder’s Personality Hurt His Movies

Stampede Ventures CEO Greg Silverman, who previously served as President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production for Warner Bros. Pictures, said on social media yesterday that he thinks Zack Snyder would not get the same level of hate from critics, if he weren’t so accepting of the criticism lobbed his way. The film exec responded to…

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Genshin Impact Fan Makes Life-Sized Doll of Barbara

Genshin Impact is an action-roleplaying game, released in 2020 by miHoYo, set in the rich fantasy world of Teyvat. As a live service game, the developer releases constant updates and new content into the game for players. In addition, the game has seen plenty of playable new characters join the already expansive roster, many who…

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New Nintendo Switch Exclusive Coming to Xbox Consoles This Month

One of the Nintendo Switch’s newest exclusive games is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X this month. 2021 was a fairly quiet year from the Nintendo Switch in terms of exclusive, at least compared to previous years. Meanwhile, Xbox had a huge year with the likes of both Forza Horizon…

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New South Park Game Developer Revealed

It appears that South Park is one of those IPs that can withstand almost anything. The beloved yet often controversial series has often been able to comment on current affairs almost as they occur, with episodes only taking a few weeks to produce. South Park through the pandemic has made multiple specials and episodes based…

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Demon Slayer Explains Tanjiro’s Dangerous Trick for His Strongest Technique

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has explained Tanjiro Kamado’s dangerous shortcut to using the strongest technique in his arsenal, the Hinokami Kagura. Ever since he found himself accidentally unlocking the ability during the first season, Tanjiro has been on a mission to discover more about the Hinokami Kagura technique. Investigating Kyojuro Rengoku’s family unfortunately didn’t…

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Devolver Digital Teases New Serious Sam Game For This Month

In regards to indie title publishers, Devolver Digital is a name held in high regard, with many different games being backed by the publisher. This includes the multiplayer mayhem Fall Guys to the incredibly insane FPS franchise Serious Sam. Devolver Digital purchased the developers back in 2020, after the release of Serious Sam 4, the…

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AMD says you won’t need a new cooler for its Ryzen 7000 and future AM5 CPUs

AMD’s AM4 platform has been widely celebrated for its backwards compatibility, allowing people to upgrade their Ryzen processors without having to buy a new cooler or motherboard. However, following news that a new AM5 socket is due later this year, many are wondering whether the company will maintain its course of long term support. In…

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What if: Kojima made Metal Gear Solid 6, and it was a horror game?

We remember Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for lots of things. An unfinished conclusion, answers to questions no one really asked, and a woefully underused Keifer Sutherland displacing David Hayter’s iconic growl in Snake’s shoes are all among them, and perhaps better forgotten.
But let’s not forget the blood-curdling prologue. Years after its…

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A new Serious Sam game is coming out this month, and probably yelling a lot

Apparently we’re about to hear about a new Serious Sam game. Publisher Devolver Digital has let it slip that an announcement for a new game in the over-the-top FPS game series is coming next week, and that the game itself – whatever form that takes – will be launching before the end of January.
“What…

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It’s safe to come back: Destiny 2 is officially really good now

I’ve been playing Destiny consistently since the original game launched, way back in September 2014. Colleagues at PCGamesN have, understandably, described me as a fan.
This used to bother me. From day one Bungie’s behemoth has been remarkable as much for its frustrations as for what it gets right, and to be known as the…

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Rumor: Sony Wants Final Fantasy Games Exclusively on PS5 This Generation

The Final Fantasy games were once strongly associated with Nintendo, as Square Enix released the first six games in the series exclusively on the NES and Super Nintendo systems. However, things changed when Sony introduced the PS1, with Square Enix jumping ship to release Final Fantasy games exclusively on PlayStation up until Final Fantasy 11…

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My Hero Academia Cosplay Shows Off Deku’s Stealth Costume

One awesome My Hero Academia is showing off Izuku Midoriya’s all-black stealthy hero gear makeover seen in the World Heroes’ Mission movie! The franchise has quite a lot planned for fans over the course of 2022, but it’s going to need to top everything that happened last year. Kohei Horikoshi’s original manga reached its Final…

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