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YouTuber’s Tiny GameCube Is a Heartbreaking Look at What Could Have Been

Unlike the low-effort PlayStation Classic, the NES Classic and SNES Classic are among the best attempts at reviving the lovable consoles from days gone by. But for some reason, despite selling millions of its retro consoles, Nintendo hasn’t continued its line of console reboots and doesn’t seem interested in taking it further, leaving fans of systems like the N64 and Gamecube to their own devices. Read More >>

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That ‘Sudden’ Game of Thrones Turn Was Actually a Long Time Coming

If you thought that turn on Game of Thrones felt surprising, or like it came out of nowhere... you haven’t been paying attention. Read More >>

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A New Documentary Will Take Game of Thrones Fans Inside the Heartbreaking Final Season

We’re now one episode away from the end of HBO’s Game of Thrones. While the final season of the groundbreaking fantasy series has been, umm, a bit divisive... it still represents a decade of growth, change, and storytelling. To show us where the series has gone, and how it ended, HBO will be airing a new documentary charting the end of Game of Thrones. Read More >>

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Lots of Switches Were Flipped in the Millennium Falcon Across the Star Wars Films

Let’s be honest. If any of us got to sit in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, we’d exhibit no chill. We’d press every button and flip every switch imaginable, consequences be damned. And while Disney is letting fans do that in their theme parks soon enough, the notion raises the question, “Just how much does that happen across the Star Wars films?” Read More >>

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Tetris Played on an Old School Display Produces the Most Satisfying Sounds

Imagine yourself playing Tetris, and you’ll undoubtedly have the Game Boy version’s memorable theme song (called Korobeiniki) stuck in your head for hours. But playing the game on an old school analog display manages to produce an even more satisfying sound as 210 small plastic discs quickly flip back and forth to recreate the falling tetrominos. Read More >>

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The Surprising Origins of Absurd Gaming Hardware Design

In recent years there’s been a schism in gaming hardware design, and you can see it in two distinct approaches to gaming laptops. On the one hand, you have Razer, which is building super thin, sleek laptops that sacrifice a little power for more portability and cultural accessibility. While companies like Alienware continue to make the biggest, fastest, and loudest laptops you can game on. This isn’t a coincidence. As gaming becomes more and more popular—a report suggests that about 56 per cent of people in the UK play video games now—the aesthetic of devices designed for gamers has started to warp. Read More >>

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Pennywise Returns to Spread More Fiendish Terror in the First Trailer for It Chapter Two

When we last saw the members of the Losers’ Club—the misfit kids of Derry, Maine—they had just made a vow to reunite when Pennywise, the sewer-dwelling demon who preys on their worst fears, inevitably lurches back to life. As the first trailer for the much-anticipated It Chapter Two reveals, the characters may be adults now, but that damn clown is just as horrifying. Read More >>

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If You Didn’t Like the Sonic the Hedgehog Trailer, Try This Terrifyingly Surreal One Instead

Sonic the Hedgehog doesn’t look promising. But it definitely has room to look… stranger. Read More >>

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This Lego Artist Created the Ultimate Horror Movie Haunted House

Lego is the perfect medium for playful sculpture, and it’s also great for pop culture pastiche. This haunted house, created by Reddit user @Kreimkoek, is both. Read More >>

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Does Asking Alexa Actually Save Time? An Investigation

Digital assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri are easier to use than ever. Not only are they built into smart speakers, these days you can access them via your phone, TVs, and even your smartwatch. Read More >>

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How to Make Your Own Functional Spider-Man Web Shooters

You can hang around as many laboratories as you want, but there are zero chances you’ll ever get bitten by a spider and find yourself with superpowers. The easiest (and safest) way to realise your Spider-Man fantasies is to build this DIY web shooter instead, which also ensures no music stands will ever pose a threat to you. Read More >>

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Dig Deep Into Game of Thrones’ ‘Long Night’ With This 40-Minute Behind the Scenes Video

Leading up to this final season of Game of Thrones, we heard so much about one huge battle – a battle that was going to be the biggest ever shown on TV, featuring practically every character you love from the show, filmed over multiple months. Read More >>

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You Can’t Unsee the First Sonic The Hedgehog Trailer

Like the left side of a classic Sonic video game stage, the live-action Sonic The Hedgehog movie has been steadily approaching, whether we like it, or not, and the first trailer is here. Read More >>

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Leia’s Rescue of Han is Just as Romantic in Animation

In the galaxy of adventures, nothing’s more romantic than killing a bounty hunter, taking his place, and then using his cred to save your beloved. Read More >>