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  • technology

    Essential is shutting down

    But bad timing, broader industry issues and a founder embroiled in some pretty troubling allegations of sexual misconduct contributed to a company that has struggled to make it far beyond...
  • gaming

    Indie horror survival game Dead Static Drive arrives in 2020

    Dead Static Drive is a horror survival adventure. You’re on the road. The world begins to fall apart in front of you. Your friendships will make every bit of difference...
  • gaming

    Started Kentucky Route Zero

    The game is separated into five Acts, following the narrative of a truck driver named Conway and the mysterious people he meets as he tries to cross the fictional Route...
  • comics

    100-page Catwoman book with star-studded creator lineup coming in April

    The Catwoman book (full title being the Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1) is due April 15, with the publisher describing it as “a landmark one-shot.” The creators involved...
  • gaming

    EA adding tiny house lots, furniture, more to The Sims 4

    Downsize your Sims’ dwellings with this brand-new, never-before-created residential lot that provides fun-sized challenges and unique benefits to your Sims when they meet the tiny home requirements. Customize your Sims’...
  • gaming

    Started Black Desert Online Remastered

    Experience fast-paced, action-packed combat, hunt monsters and huge bosses, fight with friends in a guild to siege nodes and region castles, train your life skills such as fishing, trading, crafting,...
  • Best comics and games of 2019

    Before we get started here, it’s important to note that I base my selections on games or books that I’ve either beaten, read, or—in some cases—spent a substantial time with....
  • gaming

    Started Disco Elysium

    Disco Elysium is a ground-breaking blend of hardboiled cop show and isometric RPG. Solve a massive, open ended case in a unique urban fantasy setting. Kick in doors, interrogate suspects,...
  • gaming

    Resurrected Telltale Games releases Batman: Shadows Edition on Xbox and PC

    Telltale Batman Shadows Edition is a compilation of every Telltale Games Batman series. When people grab a copy, they get all five episodes of Batman: The Telltale Series, all five...
  • gaming

    Resident Evil 3 remake announced, arrives April 2020

    It’s official: Capcom is remaking Resident Evil 3. Similar in style to 2019’s Resident Evil 2 remake, the new version of Resident Evil 3 will inject new life into the...
  • gaming

    It's official: Sony is done with PlayStation handhelds

    Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan appears to confirm that Sony are not making another gaming handheld after the PlayStation Vita. Jim Ryan said, “PlayStation Vita was brilliant in many...
  • podcasting

    Chasing the ideal podcast listening experience

    I’ve had so much trouble getting the podcast experience I want on iOS and macOS. I listen to shows on my phone while commuting to work, and then transfer to...
  • art,gaming

    Monsters are taking over the Steam Autumn Sale page

    Andy Chalk for PC Gamer: When the sale began, the store was bathed in the soothing red glow of dusk and surrounded by trees whose red leaves had not yet...
  • comics

    Marvel announces new Spider-Woman series for 2020

    Jamie Lovett for ComicBook.com: Marvel is giving Spider-Woman her own series. Launching in March 2020, Spider-Woman sees Jessica Drew going solo again. The series is written by Karla Pacheco (Punisher...
  • gaming

    BioWare planning Anthem overhaul, new Mass Effect game

    Jason Schreier for Kotaku: BioWare is still putting a lot of work into Anthem. Details on Anthem Next are hazy, but among other things, the game’s developers plan to overhaul...
  • gaming

    Pokémon Sword and Shield is a resounding success

    Andrew Webster for The Verge: The Pokémon series is one that has long felt resistant to change, to the point that even seemingly obvious changes, like a shift to 3D...
  • tech,design

    Initial thoughts on Disney+

    I took a quick look at the Disney+ app on Apple TV this morning. The process of signing up was painless. Creating an account takes a couple seconds and you’re...
  • gaming

    Blizzard announces Diablo 4

    This first look—particularly the gameplay footage—looks really impressive. I’m happy to see that—while Diablo 3 took the game’s art style in a more light-hearted direction—this new game brings the look...
  • technology

    Google buys Fitbit

    Chaim Gartenberg for The Verge: Google has just announced that it’s buying wearable company Fitbit for $2.1 billion. In a blog post announcing the news, Google SVP of devices and...
  • gaming,streaming

    Mixer should be everywhere

    It’s been an exciting week for Mixer—one of Twitch’s rivals in the streaming space. In a week that saw major streamers like Shroud and Gothalion jump ship, it’s become clear...
  • comics,nsfw

    Vault Comics delivers with Money Shot's debut issue

    As I assumed it would be, the first issue of Money Shot—which arrived on comic shelves this week—was a blast. In particular, I really loved Rebekah Isaacs’ art. I found...
  • movies

    Jared Leto apparently tried to kill Todd Phillips' Joker movie

    William Hughes for The AV Club: Leto was so pissed about the reveal of Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie—which essentially invalidated his own largely abortive run as the...
  • gaming

    Gaming at the end of the world

    All the craziness of Fortnite’s black hole last weekend got me thinking. Epic took the most popular game in the world offline for roughly 36 hours because they could. But...
  • design,streaming

    Thoughts on Twitch's new look

    The subtle adjustments to the glitch logo are nice fine and I like the updated logomark more than the original, which—as someone who really liked the old logo—I never thought...
  • comics,conventions

    River City Conventions shutting down permanently

    Central Canada Comic Con (Facebook): River City Conventions after 25 years will be closing its doors permanently. There will be no future events planned for 2020 or the future. I...
  • podcasting

    Pocket Casts changes offer for longtime users following backlash

    Pocket Casts: We made some pretty big changes this week, and we’ve heard your feedback loud and clear. Although we intended to demonstrate our appreciation to our most loyal users,...
  • gaming

    Remedy teases Alan Wake tie-in for Control via DLC

    While the first Foundation related expansion will undoubtedly be awesome, it’s the second expansion—titled AWE and featuring a silhouette that looks very familiar—that I’m really excited for. This could be...
  • ELN,streaming

    Extra Life North 2019

    Starting today and running through the weekend, I’ll be working/playing alongside my co-workers as we try to raise fund for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and the Children’s Miracle...
  • gaming

    Catherine: Full Body offers a more complete experience than the original game

    Aimee Hart for Polygon: Catherine developer Atlus has stretched and edited the game into Catherine: Full Body, an updated version for the PlayStation 4 that now features 13 endings, new...
  • gaming

    Telltale Games is back

    Colin Campbell for Polygon: Telltale Games, which shut down last year, is coming back after its assets were purchased by a company called LCG Entertainment. The new company will sell...
  • gaming

    First impressions of Control

    Control is crazy cool, like Fringe meets Quantum Break. It’s got everything you’d expect from a game by Remedy and a couple new surprises along the way. Though I’m not...
  • technology,design

    Android 10's new look

    Abner Li for 9to5Google: Google is using this year’s release to significantly update the operating system’s brand and naming scheme. Moving forward, “Android” will just be followed by a version...
  • comics

    Ghost-Spider returning to the Marvel Universe

    I haven’t kept up with Spider-Gwen/Ghost-Spider since shortly after her debut. I’ve never been particularly fond of alternate universe stories and while I could appreciate the art, it wasn’t really...
  • comics,nsfw

    Money Shot from Vault Comics

    Graeme McMillan for Hollywood Reporter: In the near future, space travel has become too expensive to pursue and too boring for people to pay attention to — until Christine Ocampos...
  • comics

    Comics collected: July 2019

    As part of my birthday present, my wife decided to help me clean out my pull box at the local comic book store. I have a bad habit of not...
  • comics

    The Batman’s Grave by Ellis and Hitch

    DC Comics: Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, one of the most legendary creative partnerships in modern comic book history, reunite this fall for The Batman’s Grave, a twelve-issue monthly DC...
  • comics

    First appearance of Jane Foster as Thor sells for $55 online

    Rich Johnston for Bleeding Cool: Thor Vol 4 #1 by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman featured the first full appearance of a new Thor, later revealed to be the transformed...
  • Image releasing Mirka Andolfo's new series Mercy in 2020

    Rich Johnston for Bleeding Cool: The new series, composed of three volumes, will be a horror with a gothic atmosphere set in Klondike and starring Hellaine, a “woman without mercy”,...
  • Shenmue 3 available on Steam one year after Epic Store, refunds available for backers

    Fraser Brown for PC Gamer: Backers were originally anticipating Steam keys, and some have asked that they still get them as their backer reward when Shenmue 3 launches. That won’t...
  • gaming

    Fans upset about Pokemon Sword / Shield don't understand how things are made

    While developer Game Freak has said that bringing all Pokémon to the a new platform and balancing them for Sword and Shield would be difficult, that hasn’t prevented fans, who...
  • gaming

    Ubisoft announces Watch Dogs: Legion

    Following a few weeks of leaks and speculation, Ubisoft has formally unveiled its upcoming action-adventure game, Watch Dogs Legion, at E3 2019. Unlike the previous two Watch Dogs games, Legion...
  • comics

    Tom King and Clay Mann on Batman & Catwoman in 2020

    Fans of Tom King’s Batman saga can rest easy. Though we learned earlier this week that King is leaving the series sooner than expected, his story will continue in a...
  • gaming

    Panic debuts Playdate console

    We love video games. We love the places they take us and the feelings they give us. We’ve grown up with them. It sounds silly, but they really mean a...
  • gaming

    George R.R. Martin working with FromSoftware

    A new blog post by George R.R. Martin following the series finale of Game of Thrones teases that the author has been helping make a video game. The blog post...
  • Bokeh on Kickstarter

    My friend Tim Smith of Bright Pixels has officially launched his Kickstarter campaign for Bokeh, a social network to privately share your photos with friends and family. If you’re looking...
  • events

    Winnipeg comic convention cancelled indefinitely

    Central Canada Comic Con (Facebook): it is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we have to announce that C4 will not be happening this year. It has been...
  • comics

    Venom's new look seems familiar

    Rich Johnston for Bleeding Cool: So we have a new looking Venom as well… with all sorts of Dark Elf symbols. And yes, it is rather Fear Itself-like but Venom...
  • gaming

    Taking another look at Neo Cab

    While it’s not new, the trailer for Neo Cab from last year is certainly worth a second (or maybe first?) viewing. The game looks criminally unnoticed by most gaming media....
  • gaming

    Is Capcom teasing a Resident Evil 3 remake?

    Jenni for Siliconera: It began with a screenshot showing Jill in the Resident Evil remake. It asked, “Ever feel like somebody’s watching you…?” This is a reference to Resident Evil...
  • gaming

    Octopath Traveler arrives on PC in June

    Andy Chalk for PC Gamer: Square Enix announced today that the previously Nintendo Switch-exclusive JRPG Octopath Traveler is coming to Steam on June 7. Octopath Traveler features a retro-styled mix...
  • gaming

    Remedy's new game Control arrives August 2019

    I remembered today when opening the Epic Launcher (don’t ask) that Remedy’s new game Control is only a few months away from release. Regardless of my previous thoughts on this...
  • gaming

    Watch Dogs 3 set in London?

    Vikki Blake for PC Gamer: This has been rumoured for some time, of course—we said as much when Ubisoft confirmed details of its upcoming E3 conference—plus we know a patch...
  • movies

    Zack Snyder confirms existence of his Justice League cut

    Britt Hayes for The AV Club: While appearing at a fan event to promote (checks notes) the director’s cuts of his various films–an event that proves anything can be an...
  • gaming

    Devil May Cry 5 sells 2 million copies

    Matthew Handrahan for GamesIndustry.biz: Devil May Cry 5 has reached two million shipments, and it has done so since it launched on March 8. The critics also gave the game...
  • comics

    Axel Alonso, Bill Jemas, and Jon Miller form AWA Comics

    Rich Johnston for Bleeding Cool: …former Marvel EIC Axel Alonso, financer Jon F Miller who brokered the Millarworld/Netflix and former Marvel President Bill Jemas have gone official in the New...
  • gaming

    Google announces Stadia gaming platform

    Tom Warren for The Verge: Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who says he plays FIFA 19 “quite a bit,” introduced the Stadia service during a special keynote at GDC this morning....
  • technology

    Tumblr traffic dropped by 30%

    Shannon Liao, writing for The Verge: Tumblr’s traffic has dropped nearly 30 percent since December. Tumblr’s global traffic in December clocked in at 521 million, but it had dropped to...
  • technology

    Reeder 4 beta available now for macOS

    I’ve been using Reeder on both iOS and MacOS for years so I’m really excited to see this new version finally coming to life. Already I’ve noticed a ton of...
  • movies

    Despite a pathetic campaign by trolls, Captain Marvel is a massive success

    William Hughes for The AV Club: …the MCU’s latest big-budget offering, Captain Marvel, is on track to make more than $150 million at the domestic box office this weekend, making...
  • comics

    Icarus and the Sun on Indiegogo

    Gabriel Picolo launched his campaign for his book Icarus and the Sun yesterday and its already annihilated the goal of $20,000. The book looks great and he’s included some stretch...
  • gaming

    Resident Evil 2 team reveal details of the game's development

    Alistair Wong for Siliconera: The Resident Evil 2 staff had an afterparty to celebrate the launch of the game, and they were secretly recorded by producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, resulting in...
  • movies

    Rotten Tomatoes removes pre-release features following Captain Marvel trolling

    Angela Watercutter for Wired: “Unfortunately,” the blog post noted, “we have seen an uptick in non-constructive input, sometimes bordering on trolling, which we believe is a disservice to our general...
  • comics

    Black Cat ongoing series launches in June

    Megan Peters for ComicBook.com: Today, Marvel Comics has announced an ongoing Black Cat series is coming this summer, and it will get into some high-strung heist drama. The upcoming series...
  • comics

    The state of DC Black Label

    Rich Johnston for Bleeding Cool: But today DC Comics cancelled all orders [of Batman Damned #3], promising it will be resolicited at a later date, for May. I wouldn’t hold...
  • gaming

    Catherine: Full Body launches worldwide on PlayStation 4 in September

    Jenni for Siliconera: Catherine: Full Body has a release date for North America and Europe. The game will appear on the PlayStation 4 in both regions on September 3, 2019....
  • gaming

    Metro Exodus ditches Steam for Epic Games Store

    AJ Dellinger for Engadget: PC gamers planning to explore the post-apocalyptic world of Metro Exodus will have to go through the Epic Games Store. Publisher Deep Silver announced today that...
  • gaming

    Star Citizen has cost $200m (and counting) to make

    Fraser Brown, writing for PC Gamer: Star Citizen has raised over $200 million since Cloud Imperium Games started looking for funding in 2012, and a financial breakdown from late last...
  • gaming

    Ranking the Resident Evil games

    Lists like these are incredibly subjective so I’ll break down why the one by PC Gamer doesn’t align at all with my own personal tastes in regard to the RE...
  • gaming

    The cutscenes from games that you can't skip

    PC Gamer had an interesting article the other day about the cutscenes in games you can’t miss or never skip and it got me thinking about mine. I’ll never forget...
  • gaming

    Resident Evil 2 remake reviews are coming in

    Sam Byford for The Verge: Capcom’s new Resident Evil 2 — which comes out this week, 21 years after the PlayStation original — is a more radical remake than most....
  • gaming

    Thoughts on the Resident Evil 2 one-shot demo

    Today I pre-ordered Resident Evil 2 on Steam and got around to playing (and completing) the 1-shot demo of the game. I didn’t think I could get more excited for...
  • technology

    Dialog has officially left beta

    It is with great excitement that I announce Dialog is now officially out of beta. If you were a part of our public beta, there should be an update available...
  • comics

    Thoughts on relaunching Superior Spider-Man

    ComiXology: Otto Octavius leaves the moniker of Doctor Octopus behind and once again becomes THE SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN! If you think you’ve already read the most intense and surprisingly heartbreaking Superior...
  • technology

    Blot is a great way to leave Tumblr behind

    If you’re a frequent user of Tumblr and are looking for a way to move off the site following some their recent changes, I’d highly recommend using Blot to do...
  • comics

    Marvel doing weird things with numbers again

    Jude Terror for Bleeding Cool: That’s right, in addition to Amazing Spider-Man #17 and #18, March will also see the release of Amazing Spider-Man #16.HU, not to be confused with...
  • technology

    Apple Music Twitter account fiasco

    Gary Ng for iPhone in Canada: YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee seems to be the ultimate sleuth when it comes to Twitter, as recently he’s been busting companies for tweeting...
  • gaming

    Started Titanfall 2

    Titanfall 2 will let fans step out onto the Frontier as a Militia rifleman with aspirations of becoming an elite Pilot. Stranded behind enemy lines and facing overwhelming odds, players...
  • gaming

    Persona 5’s Joker is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as DLC

    Chaim Gartenberg for The Verge: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is almost here, but Nintendo isn’t resting on its laurels. On the eve of the game’s launch the company announced the...