Star Trek Beyond Review Round-up

Star Trek Beyond review roundup: Another big-budget disappointment?

Star Trek Beyond review roundup: Another big-budget disappointment?

By on July 22, 2016 at 8:30 PM.

It’s finally Star Trek season and the latest installment in the modern Star Trek reboot is out in theaters around the world. Star Trek Beyond marks a special moment in Star Trek history, celebrating the 50th birthday of this storied franchise. After all this waiting, Beyond is finally out and Trekkies will surely want to watch it regardless of what reviews say.

But we’re going to give you a review roundup anyway.

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Pokemon Go Sponsored Poke Stops

A sneak peek at Japan’s sponsored Poke Stops in Pokemon Go

By on July 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

A sneak peek at Japan’s sponsored Poke Stops in Pokemon Go

Now that Pokemon Go has finally launched in Japan, trainers are finally getting their first look at sponsored locations. In case you haven’t heard, developer Niantic Labs is partnering up with some big-name sponsors to convert certain locations into Poke Stops and gyms inside the game, starting with McDonald’s.

The image you see above from Toru Hanai at Reuters is our first look at a sponsored Poke Stop, which unsurprisingly looks a great deal like a normal Poke Stop.

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Hit List

The Walking Dead Season 7 Trailer

Watch the first trailer for ‘The Walking Dead’ season 7

By on July 22, 2016 at 4:24 PM.

Watch the first trailer for ‘The Walking Dead’ season 7

The seventh season of The Walking Dead returns this fall, with new episodes set to premiere in October on AMC. That means we’ve still got a painfully long wait before we finally find out who died at the hand of Negan in the final scene of season 6. But at least AMC started has begun to air trailers for season 7, with a teaser debuting at the San Diego’s Comic-Con 2016 followed by the the first official trailer for The Walking Dead season 7, which was just released. More →

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Jon Stewart Late Show Donald Trump

Jon Stewart returns to late night TV to make sense of this crazy election

By on July 22, 2016 at 12:56 PM.

Jon Stewart returns to late night TV to make sense of this crazy election

Earlier this week, Jon Stewart helped Stephen Colbert find himself, both literally and figuratively. Hosting live shows this week has done wonders for The Late Show, and in order to cap it all off, Colbert invited Stewart back once again on Thursday night, but it was for much more than a cameo appearance this time.

On Thursday night, Jon Stewart brought The Daily Show to CBS.

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Game Changers

Donald Trump Pokemon Go Interview

I replaced the word ‘cyber’ with ‘Pokemon Go’ in this ridiculous Trump interview

By on July 22, 2016 at 12:06 PM.

I replaced the word ‘cyber’ with ‘Pokemon Go’ in this ridiculous Trump interview

In an interview with The New York Times this week, Donald Trump made it very clear that he’s not 100% sure what the word cyber means or how to use it in a sentence. It was the most laughable moment in an interview full of them, so I decided to notch up the ridiculousness a few degrees by replacing every mention of the word “cyber” with some form of the word “Pokémon.”

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Luke Cage Iron Fist Trailers

Watch the new trailers for Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘Iron Fist’ from Comic-Con

By on July 22, 2016 at 9:35 AM.

Watch the new trailers for Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘Iron Fist’ from Comic-Con

Yesterday was a big day for fans of Marvel’s Netflix series. Not only did the two companies reveal the first (not so great) teaser for The Defenders, they also revealed that Daredevil would be getting a third season and showed off brand new trailers for two highly anticipated shows: Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

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The Defenders Trailer

The first teaser trailer for Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ made me so angry

By on July 22, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

The first teaser trailer for Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ made me so angry

Look, if we’re being honest with ourselves we can admit that the past few Marvel movies have been… not great. They’re all still wonderfully entertaining thanks to huge budgets and compelling characters, but I’d wager that there aren’t many people out there who would argue that Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America movies have been getting better as they progress. That noticeable decline is one of the reasons I’m so excited for The Defenders, an upcoming new Netflix exclusive show that will combine the stories of four characters from the Marvel universe similar to what we’ve seen in The Avengers.

But the first teaser trailer Marvel just release didn’t pique my interest — it just made me angry. More →

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Xbox One vs Project Scorpio

Was Microsoft’s biggest E3 2016 announcement a huge mistake?

By on July 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Was Microsoft’s biggest E3 2016 announcement a huge mistake?

Having struggled to keep up with the PlayStation 4 for nearly three years, Microsoft knew it was going to have to bring the big guns to E3 2016. Rather than just announcing new games and peripherals, the company actually announced not one, but two (2!) new versions of the Xbox One console last month.

On paper, this sounds like a surefire way to reinvigorate a fan base. In reality, it might have unintentionally stalled Xbox One sales.

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Narcos Season 2 Trailer

Watch the new trailer for Narcos season 2, coming to Netflix on September 2nd

By on July 21, 2016 at 3:56 PM.

Watch the new trailer for Narcos season 2, coming to Netflix on September 2nd

Everyone is talking about Stranger Things this week (and for good reason, based on the reviews), but there’s another Netflix original series coming back later this year that got a new trailer on Thursday. On September 2nd, Narcos—one of the most violent shows the streaming service has even produced—returns for season 2.

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Nintendo Mini NES Trailer

Watch Nintendo’s awesome retro trailer for the mini NES

By on July 21, 2016 at 1:38 PM.

Watch Nintendo’s awesome retro trailer for the mini NES

Although we’re all dying to see what Nintendo has in store for the next generation, the gaming company made waves earlier this month will some decidedly less timely news: the Nintendo Entertainment System is coming back.

On July 14th, Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition — a miniature version of the original NES with 30 classic games built in. A week later, Nintendo shared a radical, tubular, totally retro trailer to hype up the console.

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Pokemon Go Paywall

If you want to be the best at Pokemon Go, you have to pay

By on July 21, 2016 at 12:13 PM.

If you want to be the best at Pokemon Go, you have to pay

Pokemon Go is a free-to-play game. In the world of mobile gaming, this really means that it’s free for anyone to start playing, but increasingly difficult for those players to make progress in the later stages of the game without spending money. That said, Pokemon Go generally falls on the friendlier side of the spectrum, allowing players to wander the world without forcing them to wait for a countdown timer to refresh or forcing them to unlock new abilities to progress.

Where players really begin running into trouble is when they make it above a certain level, at which point they either have to spend a significant amount of money or an unthinkable amount of time to continue to level up.

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Suicide Squad Movie Spoiler

Major ‘Suicide Squad’ spoiler revealed at Comic-Con

By on July 21, 2016 at 10:54 AM.

Major ‘Suicide Squad’ spoiler revealed at Comic-Con

If you love superheroes, then you have to be excited about Suicide Squad, a new movie from the DC Comics universe that tells an unusual superhero tale. Rather than having the good guys save the day, in Suicide Squad we get to see a team of sick, perverted villains who are forced to work together by the government. Among them, there may or may not be the Joker, who’s likely the best villain Batman has ever had to deal with, and many other exciting characters.

We have no idea what happens in the movie, even though there have been numerous trailers to enjoy. However, a major spoiler seems to have been unearthed by the most unexpected thing, a Hot Toys new product for the movie that was shown off at Comic-Con. Stop reading now, if you want to avoid any spoilers.

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Pokemon Go Minefields

Bosnia keeps having to remind Pokemon Go players not to wander into minefields

By on July 20, 2016 at 4:05 PM.

Bosnia keeps having to remind Pokemon Go players not to wander into minefields

If you’ve been playing Pokemon Go for the past two weeks, you’ve probably had to think twice before blindly following Pokemon into dark alleyways or private property at some point. One thing you probably haven’t had to deal with: landmines.

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