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Everything Shown At Today's Nintendo Direct Mini

Everything Shown At Today’s Nintendo Direct Mini

Image: Atlus Switch-owning JRPG fans are feasting today. The biggest standouts from today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase include Persona 5 Royal and Nier: Automata ports for the Nintendo Switch, but there were also neat-looking indie titles like the beautifully handcrafted RPG Time: The Legend of Wright and visually striking co-op adventure Blanc. Here’s our …

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Destiny 2 YouTube Takedown Revenge Plot Leads To $7.6 Million Bungie Lawsuit

Destiny 2 YouTube Takedown Revenge Plot Leads To $7.6 Million Bungie Lawsuit

Image: Bungie A spree of rogue DMCA takedown notices for Destiny 2 content on YouTube earlier this year has now ballooned into a $7.6 million lawsuit, as Bungie goes after the alleged perpetrator in court. In addition, some Destiny 2 content creators now say they feel “betrayed” after the person who was seemingly responsible denied …

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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Reviews Say It’s Not For Everyone

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Reviews Say It’s Not For Everyone

Image: Nintendo The embargo just lifted on Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, the musou-based follow-up to Nintendo’s critically acclaimed strategy game, Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Most reviewers seem to agree that Three Hopes is a worthwhile successor to Three Houses, though many seemed to burn out on the repetitive-feeling combat. Some critics welcome the return …

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Saints Row Previews Say Reboot Offers Bonkers Action, Deep Customization

Saints Row Previews Say Reboot Offers Bonkers Action, Deep Customization

Volition’s rebooted Saints Row isn’t out yet, but some sites got some time with it via a recent hands-off preview. Impressions of the 40-or-so minutes of gameplay, full of the explosive and wacky hijinks series fans have grown to expect, are making their rounds online and the sentiment seems to be the same: This new …

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The Downton saga rekindles that old feeling, even in A New Era

The Downton saga rekindles that old feeling, even in A New Era

Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, and Laura Carmichael in Downton Abbey: A New EraImage: Ben Blackall / 2022 Focus Features LLC Rejoice, Downtonians! Downton Abbey: A New Era is a worthy entry in Julian Fellowes’ beloved franchise. You were right to be concerned, of course. The acclaimed TV drama’s first foray onto the big screen, 2019’s …

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Activision Blizzard’s Diversity Tool Has A Long, Even More Embarrassing History

Activision Blizzard’s Diversity Tool Has A Long, Even More Embarrassing History

Photo: David McNew (Getty Images) Activision Blizzard touted its Diversity Space Tool in a blog post on May 12, in which it claimed that both the Call of Duty: Vanguard and Overwatch 2 development teams beta tested the tool with much enthusiasm, then quickly walked this statement back on May 13 and said the tool …

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On Better Call Saul, Kim's motives come into focus

On Better Call Saul, Kim’s motives come into focus

Christopher Kelly and Rhea Seehorn in Better Call SaulPhoto: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television Fans of Better Call Saul’s predecessor have debated: Did Walter White really spend that series’ five seasons breaking bad, or did he simply finally find his way to his true self? Perhaps that question, considering the nuance Saul has spun for her, …

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Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald talk sketch martyrdom and the curse of The Kids In The Hall

Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald talk sketch martyrdom and the curse of The Kids In The Hall

Kevin McDonald and Dave Foley in The Kids in the Hall (Jackie Brown/Amazon Studios ) and at SXSW (Errich Petersen/Getty Images)Graphic: Libby McGuire The Kids In The Hall are back, but in some ways they never left. While the public breakdown of the group during production of their 1996 cult classic Brain Candy had them …

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Norwegian Horror The Innocents Asks, 'Have You Checked the Children?'

Norwegian Horror The Innocents Asks, ‘Have You Checked the Children?’

Image: IFC Midnight After moving to a new home—a cluster of apartment towers surrounded by forests, quieter than usual thanks to the summer holidays—bored young Ida (Rakel Lenora Fløttum) welcomes friendship with a similarly aged neighbor, Ben (Sam Ashraf). But The Innocents, a brutal yet elegant investigation into the extremes of psychopathy and empathy, is …

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