Day: October 17, 2020


Metroid Prime 4 Update Hints at Nintendo’s Plans for the Switch Game

A new Metroid Prime 4 update has seemingly hinted at Nintendo‘s plans for the Nintendo Switch game, which includes making it more cinematic and emotional than previous entries in the beloved and nostalgic series. If there’s one thing the Metroid Prime series has never been, it’s cinematic or ambitious in its storytelling. This isn’t to say there’s no story to the games or that these stories aren’t great, but it’s never been the focus. And it may still not be the focus, but at the very least we know Nintendo and Retro Studios aren’t completely backseating this aspect of the game. How do we know this? Well, thanks to a new job listing from the latter. read more


Church of the SubGenius Documentary Review: JR ‘Bob’ Dobbs Cult

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Long before the internet invaded every aspect of culture, a pair of friends who first bonded over their love of comic books and Captain Beefheart dreamed up “a weird fringe cult specifically for weirdos” that would walk the line between sincerity and parody. Thus, the Church of the SubGenius was born. read more


Black Ops Cold War Beta Video Reveals Game’s Hacker Issue

Just like Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War already has a hacker problem, and it’s not even out yet. Right now, this year’s new COD is in Beta on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. On console, the game is largely hacker free. However, on PC, there’s already a hacking problem. In other words, if the lag doesn’t get you, a hacker will. read more


The Best Niche Streaming Services For Every Kind of Viewer

If you love anime, CrunchyRoll is the place for you. Not only can fans watch a ton of it, but also keep up with anime news, read manga, and play anime-based games. It can be a lot, which makes CrunchyRoll a luxury best fit for anime enthusiasts who aren’t just casually interested or looking to watch a show or two. (In fact, I imagine it would be pretty overwhelming and intimidating to newer fans, and would recommend starting with basic streaming services if you’re only looking for a popular show or two.) But if you want to catch something like Haikyū!! season 4 as soon as possible, watch popular exclusive originals like The God of High School, or just find a place where your anime-loving heart can feel at home with otaku friends, CrunchyRoll is there for you. The tiered subscription model allows you to choose your level of obsession—if you pay extra you can see new episodes one hour after they air in Japan.
Cost: Free with ads, or starting at $7.99/month without ads, 14-day free trial read more


Xbox Boss’ Latest Comments Are Bad News for PS5 Players

The latest comments from Phil Spencer — the head of Xbox — are seemingly bad news for PlayStation players hoping to play some of the next generation’s biggest games on PS5. Last month, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax media. This means Microsoft now owns the following series: The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Starfield, DOOM, Wolfenstein, Dishonored, Prey, Rage, The Evil Within, Ghostwire Tokyo, and Death Loop. That’s a lot of valuable IP Microsoft now controls, and it looks like most of it won’t be coming to the PS5. read more


New Digimon Synopsis Sets Up a Hostage Situation

Digimon Adventure‘s new series will be hitting the 20 episode mark with its next episode, and the synopsis for it teases an intense hostage situation. As the new series continues to evolve into a completely different beast than fans of the original series were familiar with, the action and intensity of each of the battles has grown more severe. This led to the cliffhanger from the newest episode of the series that saw Matt’s young brother, T.K., captured by Devimon’s Dark Digimon forces. But the next episode of the series teases his joining the DigiDestined fold. read more