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Everything you need to know before watching 'The Afterparty'
January 27, 2022 at 3:43 pm 0
Tiffany Haddish, Dave Franco, Ben Schwartz, Christopher Miller and the cast of The Afterparty explain all the backstory you need to know before diving into the new Apple TV+ series.
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Preorder 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' for $5 off (and get an exclusive in-game outfit)
January 27, 2022 at 3:43 pm 0
PREORDER: The highly anticipated Nintendo Switch game Pokémon Legends: Arceus comes out this Friday, Jan. 28. Reserve a copy through Amazon ahead of time and you'll get $5 off the game (from $59.99 to $54.99) plus an exclusive in-game outfit. The reviews are trickling in for Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Game Freak's upcoming action RPG for the Nintendo Switch — and from the sound of things, it's one of the finest Pokémon games we've gotten in years (albeit a little "messy" at times):"It stumbles often on its way to innovation (it’s trying to evolve a nearly 24-year-old series, after all) and brings equal parts brilliance and frustration in its updated systems," writes Polygon's Ryan Gilliam. "But the good bits in Pokémon Legends: Arceus outweigh the bad, rounding out a successful first attempt at an action-centric Pokémon game."Per Steve Watts of GameRant: "Once Pokémon Legends: Arceus finds its stride ... it's the
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Mike Schur shares a hilarious 'Office' moment inspired by his life
January 26, 2022 at 3:32 pm 0
Mose Schrute is in the house! Or rather, he's on the podcast.On the latest episode of the Office Ladies podcast, former co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey took a break from recapping episodes to interview comedic genius Mike Schur. For those who don't know, Schur worked as a writer on The Office from Seasons 1-4, played Dwight's quirky cousin Mose Schrute in 13 episodes, and he also created other iconic series, including The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.During the podcast episode, Schur talked about everything from his days at Saturday Night Live to his new book, How to Be Perfect. Naturally, he also reminisced about his time on The Office and shared how he started working on the show as a writer and an actor, what it was like learning from showrunner Greg Daniels, and more.As Office Ladies fans have learned over the years, many storylines on the show —
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Tiffany Haddish and 'The Afterparty' cast hilariously remix the show's plot — Mash Libs
January 26, 2022 at 3:32 pm 0
The ensemble cast of The Afterparty cooked up an alternative plot for their Apple TV+ show.
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The 'Cobra Kai' composers told us where their musical Easter eggs are buried
January 25, 2022 at 3:21 pm 0
Composers Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson tell us how they met, how they got started as composers and where they left Easter eggs in the Cobra Kai soundtrack.
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Netflix's new social channel champions stories of the Asian diaspora
January 25, 2022 at 3:21 pm 0
On Tuesday, Netflix launched a new social media channel to celebrate and champion the pan-Asian diaspora: Netflix Golden. The introductory video for the channel features too many major — and talented — stars of Asian descent to name, but amongst the lineup is Freida Pinto, Ken Jeong, and Tan France. "We are billions of people from dozens of countries with hundreds of languages and probably a trillion different ways to ferment vegetables," say multiple stars in the clip.The initiative is the latest in a string of audience-focused channels that Netflix has created, including Strong Black Lead, Most, and Netflix Is a Joke. The YouTube promotion, directed by Shruti Ganguly, has been launched in tandem with individual Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok accounts dedicated to Netflix Golden. The channels will also feature Netflix's existing interview series Spill the Boba Tea (hosted by Philip Wang, co-founder of Bopomofo Café). The first episode to
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Save 31% on an enormous version of 'Uno'
January 24, 2022 at 3:11 pm 0
SAVE 31%: The UNO Giant Family Card Game is on sale for $13.85 at Walmart as of Jan. 24. It's just like regular Uno, except it's very big.For whatever reason, the giant versions of childhood games — like Jenga and Connect Four — are much more fun than the originals.Another game that's super-sized itself? Your favorite matching card game: Uno. As of Jan. 24, you can grab it on sale for $13.85 at Walmart — 31% off its usual price. (You can also find the same deal at Amazon for a limited time.)Giant Uno is the same game you might know and love from childhood, but three times its normal size. You still race to get rid of your cards by matching a card in your hand with the top card on the discard pile. And you still yell "Uno!" when you have a single card left. But with larger cards, there's
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Everything you need to know about the history behind 'The Gilded Age'
January 24, 2022 at 3:11 pm 0
The writers and cast members of The Gilded Age talk about all the historical inspiration in the latest HBO period drama.
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Google gets in on 'Wordle' fun with a delightful Easter egg
January 23, 2022 at 3:01 pm 0
The folks at Google are apparently as happily obsessed with Wordle as everyone else.The tech giant has embedded a new Easter egg in search results for Wordle, the word guessing game that went viral at the start of 2022.Now, when you search for the game on Google, six squares in the Wordle style appear at the top of the results above the search bar. The squares get filled with letters, forming a few different words, with different letters lighting up in green and yellow. So close! Finally, the invisible Wordle player hits on the right six letter word, which is, of course, Google.  Tweet may have been deleted Nothin' but greens, baby! Tweet may have been deleted A delightful romantic origin story chronicled in the New York Times, and the fact that players only get one word to play every day — which prevents burnout and boredom, and keeps you coming back
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Microsoft can rescue a historic trove of lost games from Activision's vault
January 22, 2022 at 2:52 pm 0
It's something close to criminal that Infocom isn't better known in the 21st century.The iconic developer of all-text story games — commonly referred to as "text adventures" — like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the Zork series shut down in 1989, but not before releasing a library of titles that are some of the earliest to demonstrate the storytelling potential of video games. It's a rich history that's largely been squandered under the stewardship of Activision, which acquired Infocom in 1986.Now, though, there's hope for Infocom fans in the form of business news: Microsoft is lining up to acquire Activision Blizzard in a blockbuster deal worth almost $80 billion. Most of the attention has been rightly focused on the to-be-acquired publisher's popular franchises like Call of Duty and Overwatch, as well as what the deal means for an employer that's faced a growing number of toxic workplace accusations since
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