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PS5 Graphics Modes: What Ray Tracing Actually Means

As do several modern gaming devices, the PlayStation 5 boasts ray tracing support, but many players may not know the benefits of this technical-sounding buzzword. Sony has used the inclusion of ray tracing as a selling point for its newest console, along with its new DualSense controller’s capabilities and the PS5’s quick SSD load times. The PS5’s ray tracing is a method of delivering better in-game lighting effects, and it is very different from how games previously processed light. Leading up to the introduction of ray tracing, lighting effects were typically created using a process called rasterization. Rasterization…

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Why SpongeBob’s Creator Didn’t Want Celebrity Cameos … and How They Happened

SpongeBob SquarePants has counted on the presence of a variety of celebrity guests, but the creator of the show never wanted any to begin with – here’s what happened. Nickelodeon has been home to many beloved TV shows, especially animated ones, and its most successful one to date is SpongeBob SquarePants. Created by Stephen Hillenburg, SpongeBob and friends made their debut on Nickelodeon in 1999 and have been unstoppable ever since, even branching out to other media, most notably film, video games, and a couple of spinoff series, such as the prequel…

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Children of Silentown – Official Reveal Trailer

Watch the eerie trailer for this upcoming dark adventure game, Children of Silentown, for a look at gameplay and more. Lucy lives in a small village surrounded by deep woods filled with monsters. Lucy and her friends are afraid of them and not even their dreams are safe places to play. It’s not unusual for Silentown’s inhabitants to vanish without a trace, but now the young girl feels it’s time for her to investigate. Search the village for clues, solve puzzles, meet quirky characters and animals, and deal with a…

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Dead Space 3 and Other Games That Probably Killed Their Franchises

While fans await the remake of the original Dead Space game, some lament how the commercial failure of Dead Space 3 seems responsible for cutting the science-fiction/horror series short. Game franchises tend to continue for as long as they are successful, as seen with series like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and King of Fighters, which are in the double digits on their iterative sequels, or the sprawling Assassin’s Creed series of games. Sadly, some franchises haven’t been so lucky. Dead Space 3 made several missteps, both with its shift away from…

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Invader Zim Comic Will End With Issue 50

I have a preference for comics that make me laugh. This is a problem. In the dark ages of the 90s, there was nothing. But in our modern era there are all sorts of comics, in all sorts of genres…action, detective, cutesy, scary, slice of life, anything. There’s plenty to please any age or gender. The only category that’s still hard to track down is….humor, for some irritating reason. GOOD humor is rarer still. Oni Press’s Invader Zim comic, published since 2015, comes closest to what I want out of…

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Dying Light 2’s Open World Map Will Be Four Times Bigger Than Original

Techland, the studio behind Dying Light and its upcoming sequel, Dying Light 2, has revealed new details about its latest survival game’s world, and, to put it succinctly, it’s big. In fact, Dying Light 2’s game world is estimated to be about four times the size of the original, thanks to tools like CityBuilder and World Streaming. Given the massive success of the original Dying Light, it was hardly a surprise when Techland announced the game’s sequel at E3 in 2018. The sequel, which takes place fifteen years after the original, will represent a modern version…

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Borderlands Movie Synopsis Revealed, Deukalian Atlas Officially Cast

The Borderlands movie was first announced back in 2015. Now that Eli Roth is set to direct it and a bevy of Hollywood stars like Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart make up an ever-growing cast, the film’s box office outlook is looking more and more promising. Édgar Ramirez (American Crime Story, Carlos) is the latest actor to join the film. He will play Deukalian Atlas, the mind behind the renowned Atlas Corporation that develops some of the most well-balanced guns in the franchise.  In the…

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Clash Of Clans Reveals Three New Games: Clash Quest – Mini & Heroes

Clash of Clans developer Supercell recently announced three upcoming titles set in the Clash universe. Clash of Clans is a free mobile strategy game which, after launching in 2012, has remained one of the most popular and successful mobile games of all time. In 2016 Supercell launched Clash Royale, a new mobile game in the same universe which combines card collection and tower defense mechanics. Mobile gaming has continued to rise in popularity in recent years, coinciding with the proliferation of smart phones. One of the most popular mobile games in the industry, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, recently hit…

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Red Dead Redemption Actor Squashes God of War Thor Rumor

Renowned Red Dead Redemption actor Roger Clark has been heavily rumored to play Thor in God of War: Ragnarok. Clark revealed in a new interview that he knows how the rumor started, but believes it’s a bit of a leap to assume he’s playing the God of Thunder based on its origins. Both Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War released in the same year to critical acclaim. Clark took home the award for best performance at The Game Awards that year for his performance as player character Arthur Morgan, so it’s not hard to…

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