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Surprisingly, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Won Me Over In The First Few Hours

Surprisingly, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Won Me Over In The First Few Hours

screenshot: nintendo I’ve been looking forward to Monolith Soft’s next game since the last one ended in 2017, though not without my fair share of reservations. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a meandering JRPG with a hodgepodge of systems and extremely uneven storytelling. As much as I love the series, I was worried Xenoblade Chronicles 3 …

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Are You Confused About Taika Waititi's Star Wars Movie as We Are?

Are You Confused About Taika Waititi’s Star Wars Movie as We Are?

Taika Waititi on the set of Thor: Love and Thunder.Image: marvel studios Flashback to May 4, 2020. That was the day the official Star Wars website announced that recent Oscar winner Taika Waititi was going to make a Star Wars movie, one he’d direct and co-write along with Oscar nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns. A few months …

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The Amazing Spider-Man, 10 Years Later, Found Its Own Success

The Amazing Spider-Man, 10 Years Later, Found Its Own Success

Image: Sony Pictures/Marvel It isn’t just transformers that’s celebrating a milestone this holiday weekend. Back in 2012, Sony returned to Marvel Comics’ most popular hero with Tea Amazing Spider-Man, a reboot completely separate from the original Sam Raimi trilogy, for better and for worse. And ten years later, the two-film franchise (well, two-and-a-half, technically) has …

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PlayStation Studio Refreshingly Honest About What It Isn't Working On

PlayStation Studio Refreshingly Honest About What It Isn’t Working On

Video game companies are notoriously cagey about sharing their plans. In a market saturated with sequels and spin-offs, developers nevertheless treat every new project with extreme secrecy. They’ll rarely even be up-front about what they are not working on, but today the PlayStation studio behind Ghost of Tsushima did just that. As it approaches its …

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God Of War Ragnarök Producer Asks Rabid Stans To Chill Out Over Reveal Rumors

God Of War Ragnarök Producer Asks Rabid Stans To Chill Out Over Reveal Rumors

OMG relax already!Image: Sony Santa Monica Studio For the past week, God of War: Ragnarok has been trending on Twitter, though there isn’t any definitive news from developer Sony Santa Monica Studio. Instead, there have just been a series of tweets from “industry insiders” pointing to a potential livestream reveal of the game on June …

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Lightyear's Vinyl Soundtrack Is Michael Giacchino at His Joyous Best

Lightyear’s Vinyl Soundtrack Is Michael Giacchino at His Joyous Best

Lightyear art by Devin Elle Kurtz graces the cover of Mondo’s exclusive vinyl.Image: Mondo/Pixar These days when you think of big, adventurous, sci-fi scores, there’s one name at the top of the list: Michael Giacchino. In the past few months alone, the prolific, Oscar-winning composer did the scores for Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Batman, …

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