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15 years ago, the Xbox 360 launched in the desert. It was a wild event.
November 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm 0
"Everyone here who wants a 360 will be able to leave with a 360." In these new console-starved times, when pre-orders are hard to come by, it's hard to imagine anyone uttering such an outlandish statement. But that's exactly what a Best Buy rep said 15 years ago, on Nov. 22, 2005, as Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 at a blockbuster "Zero Hour" event in the Mojave Desert. "Our goal with the launch event is to reward the gamer by creating the ultimate Xbox 360 oasis," former Xbox exec Peter Moore said at the time. "Gamers at 'Zero Hour' will have bragging rights to say 'I spent over 24 hours at the epicenter of the gaming universe, and I was among the first generation of the next generation of gaming." Read more...More about Microsoft, Xbox 360, Entertainment, and Gaming
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It's been 10 years since 'Deathly Hallows – Part 1,' the best Harry Potter movie ever
November 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm 0
When the Harry Potter books were adapted for film, we had no idea what to expect. Books had been made into movies before, but never a series on this scale. A series unfinished, so dependent on technical wizardry, and with a cast that would implicitly go from children to adults before our very eyes. We did not know how the films would transition from one director to another, or if they even would. We didn't know how the tone would shift from books one to seven, that we could split books into two movies, or which books would make for better films. A decade later and with another tepid half-franchise in the mix, let's call it: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 is the best Harry Potter movie.  Read more...More about Entertainment, Movies, Harry Potter, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, and Entertainment
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HBO reportedly leaving Amazon Prime in 2021 to make way for HBO Max
November 21, 2020 at 3:51 pm 0
The streaming wars are about to get messier for HBO subscribers. WarnerMedia's newest streaming app, HBO Max, finally made it onto Amazon's Fire TV platforms, like its tablet, Stick, and Cube. That's not to be confused with HBO, the channel, subscriptions for which are available through Amazon Prime Video Channels (and which let you use HBO Max separately as well). Though apparently not for much longer. The new HBO Max streaming service, which offers up material from the full WarnerMedia catalog (including DC Films, CrunchyRoll, TCM, and others), made it to Amazon devices in November, about six months after its May launch. But for the streaming service to finally arrive on Amazon devices, something had to give.  Read more...More about Amazon Fire Tv, Hbo Max, Entertainment, Streaming Services, and Media Industry
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Sega's canceled VR project from the '90s gets revived by historians
November 21, 2020 at 3:51 pm 0
In the early '90s, Sega had bold plans for a virtual reality headset peripheral for its Genesis console. Those plans never came to fruition, and Sega's foray into VR and the games that were developed for it never saw the light of day. Until now. Nuclear Rush, a game developed for Sega VR, has been reborn thanks to a joint effort between the Video Game History Foundation's Rich Whitehouse and Gaming Alexandria's Dylan Mansfield. Mansfield managed to get ahold of developer Kenneth Hurley, who found a CD-ROM of Nuclear Rush, igniting a journey that led to an emulated version of the once-lost game, now playable on the much more modern HTC Vive Cosmos. Read more...More about Sega, Entertainment, Vr Ar, and Gaming
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Everything coming to Hulu in December 2020
November 20, 2020 at 3:41 pm 0
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'Super Mario Bros. 3' just sold for a record $156,000
November 20, 2020 at 3:41 pm 0
More than $150,000 for a Mario game? In this economy? Yes, on Friday morning, Heritage Auctions announced it sold a rare, sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 for the original Nintendo Entertainment System for a record-breaking $156,000.  Twenty bidders battled to spend the most ever paid for a video game.  Why did this copy of the game sell for so much? According to Heritage, sealed copies Super Mario Bros. 3 with this particular packaging are rare. Most gamers recognize the cover art of the game, with Mario gliding through the sky with his raccoon cap and the title of the game centered above him. But the earliest production of the box art looked a tad bit different.  Read more...More about Nintendo, Super Mario Bros, Entertainment, Web Culture, and Gaming
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This Sling TV BOGO deal locks down 2 months of live TV for $30
November 19, 2020 at 3:31 pm 0
Save $30: As of Nov. 19, Sling TV will give you a free month of streaming when you pay for the month before — a savings of $30. There's trouble in paradise for anyone who currently pays for Hulu Live. After YouTube TV raised its prices over the summer, Hulu Live seemed like the better option for a while. Hulu said "SIKE" and plopped an extra $10 onto both of its plans, which goes into effect on Dec. 18. SEE ALSO: How to watch football, basketball, and other sports live without cable or a TV In the midst of the craziness, Sling TV remains the real affordable alternative. Its current BOGO deal is sweetening your switch: Paying for a month of Sling gets you a second month for free. Sling charges $30 per month for both the Blue and Orange plans. That's $30 for two months of live TV versus *checks notes* $129.98 for two
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PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are getting restocked at Walmart — here's when
November 19, 2020 at 3:31 pm 0
TL;DR: Walmart will be releasing another batch of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles for purchase today, Nov. 19, at 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST.  QUICK LINKS: PlayStation 5 — $499 PlayStation 5 Digital Edition — $399 Xbox Series X — $499 Xbox Series S — $299 We don't have to remind you how much of a pain it has been to snag a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X — whenever they get restocked, they're gone before you can even add one to your shopping cart. It can get disheartening after multiple failures to actually get one purchased, especially when so many people are aiming to pick one up for the holidays.  Read more...More about Mashable Shopping, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X, Entertainment, and Gaming
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Walmart confirms yet another PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X restock for Black Friday
November 18, 2020 at 3:20 pm 0
UPDATE: Nov. 18, 2020, 12:37 p.m. EST Walmart has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be getting a restock tomorrow, Nov.19 at 12 p.m. EST.  TL;DR: Walmart has confirmed that they will be getting another restock of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X for Black Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. EST in Nov. 25.  QUICK LINKS: PlayStation 5 — $499 PlayStation 5 Digital Edition — $399 Xbox Series X — $499 Xbox Series S — $299 Even though we're past launch week for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, it's still nearly impossible to get one — whenever they get restocked, they're basically gone within seconds thanks to people with faster internet speeds than you, and bots. Those damn bots.  Read more...More about Black Friday, Mashable Shopping, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X, and Entertainment
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Jenna Fischer says 'The Office' Season 3 finale has an alternate ending
November 18, 2020 at 3:20 pm 0
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