This week, Netflix claimed that it would release 1,000 hours of original content in 2017. That sounds incredibly daunting, but rather than peer too far into the future, let’s focus on the present. On Thursday, the company unveiled all the new movies and shows coming to its streaming service next month.
Nintendo finally just took the wraps off of its brand new video game console, the Nintendo Switch. It looks… interesting. The Japanese gaming company will take a unique new approach with its next-generation console, which features a modular design that allows the device to be used in a wide range of scenarios. At home, the Switch connects to your TV and acts like a typical home video game console. Then, the main component can be removed and two miniature controllers can be attached to transform it into a portable console with a 6-inch touchscreen display. Those tiny controllers can also be pulled off and used wirelessly by one or more players on the go.
It’s a daring new approach from Nintendo, and there are a lot of moving parts — both literally and figuratively. Fans are excited though, and the trailer has been well received so far. But the most important question may still be games, which is one of several areas where the current Wii U has fallen short. Badly. More →
No more rumors. No more speculation. No more frustration.
On Thursday morning, we finally got our first look at the Nintendo Switch (previously known as the NX), and as reports suggested, it exists somewhere in the realm between a portable device and home console.
Hours before the long-awaited reveal of the NX, Nintendo has unleashed a new gameplay trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Over the past few months, the company has shared snippets of gameplay on Twitter, but this is the first full-length trailer we’ve seen since the first debuted in June.
This isn’t the Wolverine you remember from the X-Men movies.
On Thursday, 20th Century Fox shared the first trailer for Logan, the ninth X-Men movie and the third (and final) movie in the Wolverine solo movie trilogy. As previous reports suggested, the movie will have a much darker vibe than the previous entries in the X-Men canon, as mutants have been all but eradicated.
While yesterday’s third and final U.S. Presidential debate began rather slowly, the intensity quickly picked up as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton inevitably began picking each other apart amidst a back-and-forth that was filled with name-calling and bold accusations.
As was to be expected, the debate was rife with meme-worthy soundbites and verbal zingers. From Donald Trump inventing the word “Bigly” to Trump and Clinton arguing over which candidate was a bigger puppet, yesterday’s debate was a sad yet hilarious reminder that the current election has been the most bizarre, entertaining, and at the same time, depressing U.S. Presidential election in recent memory.
The wait is finally over. On Wednesday night, Nintendo announced that it would debut a preview trailer for the next-generation NX console on October 20th at 7AM PT/10AM ET. In an email, Nintendo stated that the trailer “will serve as Nintendo’s preliminary announcement of information regarding the platform.”
Donald Trump likes to give Hillary Clinton a hard time about her email blunders — and with good cause — but a recent tweet from security researcher Kevin Beaumont reveals that Trump’s corporate website is anything but a beacon of security.
Specifically, Beaumont notes that Trump’s website relies on a woefully outdated and un-patched version of Windows Server 2003 that, funny enough, isn’t even officially supported by Microsoft anymore.
On Tuesday, BGR ran a post about Netflix’s ongoing war with VPN service providers — a war that Netflix is winning despite the likelihood that the company doesn’t even want to fight with VPN providers in the first place. The problem is that Netflix pays licensing fees by region so when users outside of that region access content that shouldn’t be available to them, they’re stealing. And if there’s one thing content owners in the movie and TV industries don’t like, it’s stealing.
After running that article we received an influx of emails from users claiming that they always use VPN services for privacy or to circumvent restrictions imposed by their employer or school. But each time they try to use Netflix, problems arise. We’ll take your word for it, dear readers, and we have good news: There are still a number of VPN services that work despite Netflix’s efforts to block them, and we’ll show you how to find them. More →
Aside from Battlefield 1 and Civilization VI, the Pokemon Sun and Moon demo might be the biggest release of the week. Some persistent gamers have already datamined the demo to uncover virtually every scrap of information that Nintendo had yet to unveil, but some of the most intriguing secrets won’t unlock for days.
Everyone’s favorite group of comic book misfits is back. On Wednesday, Marvel Studios shared the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the sequel to one of the more surprising smash hits of 2014. Although Marvel is calling this a “sneak peek,” it’s really more of a trailer, with a ton of footage from the movie.
The launch lineup of the PlayStation VR snuck up on me.
I’m not sure how it happened — I’ve been covering the device since E3 2014, back when a VR shark encounter was the best of what Sony had to offer. Two years later, I’m now finding it difficult to remember the last time a console had such a compelling collection of software on day one.
In order to illustrate this point, I thought we’d go back a few years and reexamine the launch lineups of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U.
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