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‘The Division’: Ubisoft’s massive shooter could be the most ambitious game of 2016

‘The Division’: Ubisoft’s massive shooter could be the most ambitious game of 2016

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The Division is a lot of things. First and foremost, it’s a competent, if unimaginative, third-person shooter. It’s an RPG as well, with plenty of loot to collect and experience to gain and skills to choose from. It also shares a great deal in common with the modern MMO, in that you’re never more than a few button presses away from teaming up with other players online.

This kitchen sink approach has doomed other equally ambitious games, but The Division manages to stay afloat, even underneath the weight of all the adjectives that describe it.

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Zoolander Hansel Trump Iowa SNL

Even Zoolander and Hansel are mocking Trump over the Iowa ‘couscous’

By on February 8, 2016 at 11:40 PM.

Even Zoolander and Hansel are mocking Trump over the Iowa ‘couscous’

You might think Derek Zoolander and Hansel are just stupid male models who don’t pay attention to world events and politics. But it turns out they’re pretty well informed. They know there’s a presidential election coming up and they can totally explain the fashion behind it. Furthermore, they’re very much aware that Donald Trump came in second place at the Iowa “couscous,” and they recently joined the Internet in mocking him.

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Superman Vs. Batman DC Comics

Is there any way to make Superman interesting again?

By on February 8, 2016 at 8:10 PM.

Is there any way to make Superman interesting again?

I know that there are plenty of people out there who love Superman. I have never been one of them, however.

When it comes to superhero stories, there’s something so much more compelling about the tortured soul of Bruce Wayne, who must rely on his intelligence and guile to save the day. Superman, on the other hand, is just way, way too powerful and his “mild-mannered” alter ego of Clark Kent has just never really done anything for me.

In The Atlantic, writer Asher Elbein argues that Superman is still a great character and he can be redeemed if used the right way. I remain skeptical of this argument but it’s very interesting nonetheless. More →

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Daredevil Season 2 Teaser Trailer

Watch the latest Daredevil season 2 trailer ahead of the show’s March debut

By on February 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Watch the latest Daredevil season 2 trailer ahead of the show’s March debut

We’re just over a month out from the next season of Daredevil, but the wait has been excruciating for fans of the blind superhero.

After all, Marvel diehards binged all thirteen episodes of Jessica Jones three months ago, and the next Marvel movie doesn’t hit theaters until May, so you can understand why even the shortest teaser would have fans excited. More →

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Indiana Jones Star Wars Easter Egg

You probably missed this Indiana Jones easter egg in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

By on February 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM.

You probably missed this Indiana Jones easter egg in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Somehow, despite the fact that the Internet has spent the past month and a half deconstructing each and every moment from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there are still things we’ve missed.

Earlier this week, Nerdist sat down with Skywalker Sound sound editors Matthew Wood and David Acord to discuss the film, and ended up uncovering a few interesting tidbits along the way. More →

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Unravel Review

Unravel review: If Pixar made a game, it might look something like this

Unravel review: If Pixar made a game, it might look something like this

By on February 8, 2016 at 4:08 PM.

For years, Flower has been the game that I’ve shown friends and family when I want to prove to them that gaming isn’t all about shooting aliens and screaming at strangers over the Internet. Flower is beautiful, tranquil and meaningful, but after all these years, I think a new game has finally taken its place.

That game is Unravel. More →

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The Simpsons Making a Murderer

The Simpsons/Making a Murderer mashup is nothing short of incredible

By on February 8, 2016 at 3:24 PM.

The Simpsons/Making a Murderer mashup is nothing short of incredible

Earlier today, Vulture released an expertly crafted mashup that takes the plot of Netflix’s Making a Murderer and applies it to the universe of The Simpsons. The brilliant mashup centers on Homer, cast in the role of Steven Avery, being sentenced to prison for crime he didn’t commit (murdering Mr. Burns), only to be released and then re-arrested for murdering someone else just two years later.

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Walking Dead Episode 9

Watch: The first 4 minutes of The Walking Dead premiere just leaked

By on February 8, 2016 at 1:26 PM.

Watch: The first 4 minutes of The Walking Dead premiere just leaked

It’s been a long wait, zombie movie fans, but The Walking Dead is returning to AMC in just a few short days. We’ve seen a bunch of trailers and official teasers posted online so far, but that’s simply not enough for fans. That’s why you’ll be thrilled to hear that the first four minutes of the show has just leaked. While it’s not great quality video, it’ll definitely give you a taste of what’s coming.

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Best Super Bowl Commercials

The 10 best Super Bowl commercials of 2016 (and the one worst Super Bowl ad)

The 10 best Super Bowl commercials of 2016 (and the one worst Super Bowl ad)

By on February 8, 2016 at 9:41 AM.

On Sunday night, two teams clashed on the biggest stage in professional football and left it all out on the field in their quest to become the champions of Super Bowl 50. It was an epic meeting for the record books as Broncos quarterback Payton Manning sought to put the ultimate cherry on top of an illustrious career. Meanwhile Carolina QB Cam Newton looked to cap off one of the most impressive seasons of the past decade by continuing the momentum his Panthers had been building throughout the playoffs.

At least, that’s probably what happened. We’re not sure because we were too busy watching all the Super Bowl commercials. More →

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Bern Your Enthusiasm

Watch Larry David impersonate Bernie Sanders in SNL’s hilarious ‘Bern Your Enthusiasm’ spoof

By on February 8, 2016 at 9:16 AM.

Watch Larry David impersonate Bernie Sanders in SNL’s hilarious ‘Bern Your Enthusiasm’ spoof

If you’re feeling a bit let down from one of the most boring Super Bowl games in recent memory, we have just the thing to turn your day around. Over the weekend, Larry David hosted Saturday Night Live and delivered an all-around great performance with no shortage of memorable moments.

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Super Bowl 50 Movie Trailers

Super Bowl movie trailers: Captain America 3, Independence Day 2, and 7 more

By on February 8, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

Super Bowl movie trailers: Captain America 3, Independence Day 2, and 7 more

Not everybody watches the Super Bowl solely for the action on the football field. Some do it for the commercials, others love the half-time show, and movie fans are likely keen to see what trailers will air during the game. And Super Bowl 50 certainly delivered when it comes to new trailers, offering us sneak peaks at some of the most exciting movies hitting theaters this year.

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Better Call Saul

Awesome list of 17 ‘Breaking Bad’ references hidden in ‘Better Call Saul’

By on February 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

Awesome list of 17 ‘Breaking Bad’ references hidden in ‘Better Call Saul’

I’m not typically a fan of TV spinoffs, but Better Call Saul has seemingly broken the spinoff curse that plagues shows looking to capitalize off of the success of previous hits. To be sure, following up Breaking Bad would be a daunting task for any show, but Better Call Saul works precisely because it’s not trying to perfectly mirror all the elements that made Vince Gilligan’s meth-fueled drama so addictive and compelling. Rather, Better Call Saul seeks to carve out its own unique and independent nook within the larger Breaking Bad universe, and it does so quite successfully.

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Game Of Thrones First Pilot Disaster

‘Game of Thrones’ creators reveal why their original pilot was an epic disaster

By on February 5, 2016 at 10:40 PM.

‘Game of Thrones’ creators reveal why their original pilot was an epic disaster

The first episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones was a remarkable piece of television that showed the world that it was actually possible to make a TV show out of George R.R. Martin’s sprawling fantasy epic. However, things didn’t always look as good as they did in the final product, as the show’s creators recently revealed a podcast called Scriptnotes that’s hosted by screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin. More →

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