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Blue Box Dev Behind PS5's Abandoned Misled Fans, Solicited Business Deals In "Toxic" Chatroom

Blue Box Dev Behind PS5’s Abandoned Misled Fans, Solicited Business Deals In “Toxic” Chatroom

It’s been over a year since Abandoned was first announced on the PlayStation Blog, and by now you may have heard about the controversial game in one of several very different contexts. Shortly after its reveal, some fans began speculating that the game was a secret Hideo Kojima project, perhaps even his return to the …

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Saints Row developers discuss the game's reveal backlash, and bringing fans back to the series

Saints Row developers discuss the game’s reveal backlash, and bringing fans back to the series

Following my hands off preview of the Saints Row reboot, I sat down and chatted more with Volition developers Kenzie Lindgren (associate UX designer) and Damien Allen (principal designer). We covered a broad range of topics, including plenty on what’s new for this entry, but we started by discussing why Saints Row aficionados should …

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Review | Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza is back, and fans are fired up

Review | Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza is back, and fans are fired up

Placeholder while article actions load Nafisaria Mathews’s weekend plans are set — and they revolve around discs of tortilla stacked with refried beans, ground beef and cheese. This week, Taco Bell is bringing back its Mexican pizza after two years’ absence from its menu, and Mathews, a hairstylist and singer in Portland, Ore., is ready. …

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Kendrick Lamar fans are hype for 'Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers': Here's what to expect

Kendrick Lamar fans are hype for ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’: Here’s what to expect

Lamar Is King of the Grammys Kendrick Lamar tops the nominations for the Grammy Awards. The rapper is the leading nominee for the 2016 awards with 11, followed by Taylor Swift and The Weeknd with 7. (Dec. 7) AP Many Kendrick Lamar enthusiasts will be waiting for the clock to strike midnight to get a first listen …

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Toxic fans have made Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial inescapable

Toxic fans have made Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial inescapable

You aren’t imagining things. The internet is completely underwater, submerged in memes, supercuts, livestreams, fancams, and conspiracy theories about the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial. The trial is part of a long-running legal battle between the two actors. In May 2016 Amber Heard filed for divorce, and in 2018 she penned a Washington …

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Doctor Strange’s writer on fans’ biggest question about Wanda

Doctor Strange’s writer on fans’ biggest question about Wanda

Immediately after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness premiered, some fans started rebelling over some of the film’s biggest plot points, particularly the ending. Major changes to a familiar character will do that. Inevitably, theories and protests started flying, and the fate of the movie’s villain sparked immediate online arguments, hypotheses, and hopes. Polygon …

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Late-night reaction: Detroit Tigers fans deserve better. It’s time for change

Late-night reaction: Detroit Tigers fans deserve better. It’s time for change

DETROIT – The last time I rushed to my laptop late at night to write a Detroit Tigers piece, it was because the team had just traded for Austin Meadows. Everyone was excited. Opening Day was right around the corner and the long, miserable rebuild was finally coming to an end. Or so we thought. …

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Mass Effect 4 Merch Has Fans Talking About Commander Shepard’s Return

Mass Effect 4 Merch Has Fans Talking About Commander Shepard’s Return

Screenshot: EA If there’s one thing Mass Effect’s Commander Shepard has earned, it’s some goddamned rest. Over the past 24 hours, flavor text for a promotional product, as spotted by a YouTuber, sent fans into a tizzy of speculation that the galactic hero would be returning in some sort of new adventure. But the fan-favorite …

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