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Hayley Williams

Crusader Kings 3 1.1 Patch Is Here, And It's A Big One

Paradox's grand strategy game Crusader Kings 3 may be a lot to handle for new players, but what other game would deliver patch notes like "historical characters will no longer be their own parent," or "children can no longer be educated by hardened criminals." The game's 1.1 patch is here and huge, offering cultural and historical corrections, bug fixes, and plenty of balancing tweaks.

Paradox's highlights from the massive list of patch notes are as follows:

A host of bug fixes, including...

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James O'Connor

Batwoman, Riverdale, And Other Productions Paused Due To COVID-19 Testing Delays

As production resumes on numerous shows and movies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some are facing setbacks and challenges while trying to maintain a safe set. Now Variety is reporting that several big shows filming in British Columbia, Canada--including Riverdale and Batwoman--have had their productions halted due to a delay in COVID-19 test results being returned.

Production had resumed on both shows, Variety's sources report, but had to be shut because the lab that is overseeing coronavirus...

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Hayley Williams

Xbox Games On An External Hard Drive Will Be Playable Straight Away On The Xbox Series X/S

While the new generation of consoles set to release this November is promising huge advances in performance, upgrading to next-gen has never been more confusing. Now, some details about backwards compatibility and external storage are being cleared up for the Xbox Series X/S.

For players who use an external USB SSD or HDD to store and play games on their Xbox One, the process is simple. "It is easy as unplugging your existing external USB 3.1 HDD or SSD from your Xbox One and connecting it to...

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James O'Connor

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.5.0 Is Out Now, Adding Pumpkins And Halloween Gear

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has released its latest update, taking the game to version 1.5.0. This update adds Halloween-themed gear to the game, including pumpkins to grow and new events.

Once you've downloaded the update, you'll be able to buy pumpkins from Nook's Cranny during the month of October--and all year round from Leif. These can be planted and grown for DIY projects, and they'll let you kit your town out ahead of Halloween.

Throughout October, thanks to this update, you'll also...

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Eddie Makuch

Official James Bond Podcast Launches Soon With Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, And Other Big Interviews

Ahead of No Time To Die's release in November, the producers are launching a new James Bond podcast, and the first episode is out very soon.

The Official James Bond Podcast, as it's called, premieres on September 30. The show promises "unrivalled behind-the-scenes access," featuring interviews with 007 himself, Daniel Craig, as well as Rami Malek, who plays the main villain in the film.

NO TIME TO DIE: The Official James Bond Podcast launches this Wednesday, with exclusive interviews with cast...

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Eddie Makuch

George R.R. Martin Did Not Like This One Game Of Thrones Scene In Particular

The writing of author George R.R. Martin spawned one of the most popular fantasy TV shows ever with HBO's Game of Thrones, but Martin didn't love every scene in the show.

Martin told Entertainment Weekly that his least favorite scene in the show's eight-season run came at the very start. In Season 1, Game of Thrones was working on a modest budget (for the scale of the production) of around $6 million USD per episode. Due to this, and presumably other factors, the scene were King Robert goes...

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James O'Connor

Felicia Day's New Weekly Twitch Series Will Interview Women In Entertainment

Felicia Day, star of The Guild and Mystery Science Theatre 3000: The Return, has started a new weekly Twitch panel series focusing on women in the entertainment industry. The show is called Women R, and it will run for eight episodes.

The first episode is up now, and it focuses on game streamers.

In the episode below, Day speaks to streamers CupAhNoodle, Anne Munition, Silvervale, and WowGrandma78 about their work and experiences. Future episodes will feature designers, artists, writers, and...

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Phil Hornshaw

Among Us Imposter Detection Guide - How To Spot A Murderer

Most of the time in Among Us, you'll have the tough job of identifying which of the people you're playing with can't be trusted--ideally before they kill you or sabotage your spaceship and kill everyone aboard. Figuring out who's an imposter and who's just nervous is your main job in Among Us, while also scrambling around the ship to repair systems and bank points on your own. But spotting someone's murderous intent can be very difficult, especially since you can't always tell whether...

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Eddie Makuch

Sea Of Thieves Adds DLC To Support Stand Up To Cancer Campaign

Microsoft's pirate game Sea of Thieves has added new DLC that supports the Stand up to Cancer charity. The "Sails of Union" cosmetic pack is out now, and it includes a new cosmetic option for your ship's sails.

As you can see in the trailer below, in the daytime, the Sails of Union show off the Stand up to Cancer's arrow-themed logo, with a yellow background and small holes. At night, the sails take on a different look, with the moonlight streaming through the holes to give off a starry...

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James O'Connor

The Orville Creator Seth MacFarlane Gives An Update On Season 3

The Orville, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's sci-fi show that is part parody, part homage of Star Trek, has grown and improved since its so-so pilot, and now fans are awaiting news on season 3. Now, MacFarlane has given a brief update on how the next batch of episodes is coming along amid the current COVID-19 pandemic.

In an Instagram chat with Jessica Szohr, who plays Lt. Talla Keyali on the show, MacFarlane said that work on the show is continuing, but there's not much he can say. As...

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Eddie Makuch

NBA 2K21 Release Date For PS5 And Xbox Series X Confirmed

NBA 2K21's next-generation edition for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X now has a release date. 2K Sports has confirmed that the next-gen edition will begin its rollout on November 10 as a launch title for the Xbox Series X and S consoles.

The professional basketball game will then arrive for the PS5 as a launch title on November 12 in the console's launch markets, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea. The game will then arrive in other markets...

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Nicole Carpenter

Cyberpunk 2077 developer will require crunch ahead of November launch

Image: CD Projekt Red/CD Projekt

According to a Bloomberg report

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Mat Paget

New Third-Party Xbox Series X Controllers And Accessories Revealed

The Xbox Series X and S are slated to launch on November 10, and while Microsoft has new controllers on the way to accompany the next-gen consoles, some third-party peripheral makers are launching their own lines of accessories this holiday. Hori USA revealed its new line of controllers, headsets, and other accessories that work with Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.

All of these products launch in November, and unfortunately, there are no preorder links available at the moment. If you're...

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Tamoor Hussain

Cyberpunk 2077 Devs Reportedly Working 6-Day Weeks To Finish The Game

CD Projekt Red, the studio behind upcoming open-world RPG Cyberpunk 2077, has reportedly instituted a mandatory six-day work week that will be enforced until the launch of the game on November 19. Bloomberg reports that an employee, speaking under conditions of anonymity, has indicated that some staff have been working nights and weekends for over a year.

Additionally, Bloomberg states that, in an email, studio head Adam Badowski told the entire team that this was required to polish the game....

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Eddie Makuch

The Office: Dwight Actor Rainn Wilson Is Up For A Reboot

Plenty of popular TV shows have been rebooted in recent years, and The Office might be next. A new version of the show is reportedly in the planning stages, and now actor Rainn Wilson--who played the buffoon Dwight K. Schrute on the workplace comedy--has said he would be interested.

Speaking to Collider, Wilson said he would "love" to come back for a new version of The Office. In fact, he said he has already spoken with The Office's US creator Greg Daniels about the idea.

"Maybe someday we'll...

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Mat Paget

PlayStation Gift Guide 2020: Best Gifts For PS5 And PS4 Owners

The PlayStation 5 is set to be one of the biggest gift items this holiday season, as it kicks off a new generation of gaming with exciting upcoming titles like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon's Souls. Sony's new console is definitely going to be at the top of many gamers' wish lists, but they don't need the new console to have a great time this holiday season. Thanks to games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, and Watch Dogs Legion offering free next-gen upgrades, gamers can...

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Rafael Motamayor

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna is Toy Story 3 for anime fans

Image: Toei Animation

A 20-year-old series finally lets the characters grow up and say goodbye to their fans

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Chris E. Hayner

Disney Lays Off 28,000 Employees

California's Disneyland and Disney California Adventure have both been closed since March, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While the company's Disney World theme parks in Florida reopened in July with limited capacity, theme parks are still closed throughout California. Now, Disney is making massive reductions to the workforce in its Parks, Experiences, & Products division, citing the ongoing closures in the state.

The news was revealed in a statement from Disney Parks, Experiences, and...

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Meg Downey

Zac Efron To Star In New Stephen King Movie

The well of Stephen King content to adapt has absolutely no risk of drying up. Actor Zack Efron has been pegged to star in the remake of 1984's Firestarter, based on the King novel of the same name.

The story of a young girl named Charlie, played by a 9-year-old Drew Barrymore in the original film, who develops telepathic and pyrokinetic abilities, Firestarter skews more towards the sci-fi end of the spectrum in King's work. It deals with shady government agencies, human experimentation --...

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Charlie Hall

New expansion for Elite Dangerous will add tens of thousands of locations to the game

An SRV on the surface of Stuemeae DX-A d1-989 during the Distant Worlds 2 expedition in 2019. | Image: Commander Korver

First-person combat and exploration is just the beginning

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