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Zombie Stories Are Going to Have to Change

At the core of every book, video game, television series, or movie involving a zombie apocalypse is an idea about humanity’s drive to consume, or how easy it would be for civilizations to crumble in the midst of an unforeseen disaster. Like, for instance, the sudden spread of a deadly virus that swept its way […]

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Zombie Stories Are Going to Have to Change

At the core of every book, video game, television series, or movie involving a zombie apocalypse is an idea about humanity’s drive to consume, or how easy it would be for civilizations to crumble in the midst of an unforeseen disaster. Like, for instance, the sudden spread of a deadly virus that swept its way […]

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Tenet Won’t Be Out in August, But Will Be Out as Soon as Possible

Put a pin in Tenet one more time. After multiple delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, Warner Bros. has once again moved the Christopher Nolan film off its planned August 12 release with a new date to be announced “imminently.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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‘We Are Frightened’: Disney Cast Members Share Their Anxiety and Anger About the Parks Reopening

“It’s time for magic.” With that phrase, Disney revealed on June 10 that Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure would reopen on July 17, the 65th anniversary of opening day in 1955. That date’s been pushed back because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but Disney is determined to open its doors soon. Guests are …Read more… […]

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Rap Godz Co-Creator Shares Why He Made One of the Industry’s Only Hip Hop Board Games

Three years ago, Omari Akil and his brother Hamu Dennis were sitting down for a night of board games. A few hours later, they were making their own. They’re the team behind Rap Godz, a tabletop game about becoming an industry-changing hip hop artist. And just like the characters in their game, the founders of […]

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How Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Captures the Spirit and Style of the Original

Writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach wants to get one thing straight: Of course Ein is a corgi. A rumor went around last year that the Netflix show cast a husky as the data dog, which was later debunked. After all, when it comes to adapting Cowboy Bebop, there’s only one rule to follow.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Cosplay Is a Business and It Is Suffering

Yaya Han was supposed to be on tour right now. Instead of signing copies of books and posing for pictures with fans, the cosplayer is at home prepping her next shipment of washable masks to help people prevent the spread of covid-19.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Tacky Branding Is Not the Way Back from the Coronavirus Shutdown

Like many other branches of the entertainment industry’s consumer-facing side, comic book shops have been hit hard by the covid-19 pandemic. Millions of people are staying home, and in many cases shuttering their businesses, for fear of risking exposure to a currently incurable virus that’s killed hundreds of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What to Know About That New Paper Claiming the Coronavirus Is Becoming More Contagious

A preliminary scientific paper on covid-19—detailed by the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday—is sure to unnerve people. It argues that the world is now dealing with a mutated, more contagious form of the coronavirus that causes covid-19 than the version that originated in China. But scientists we spoke with are skeptical…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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10 Fictional Foods to Consider Making With What You’ve Got in Your Pantry

While we all cook our way through the ongoing covid-19 pandemic from the relative safety of our own kitchens, it can be easy to slip into the habit of making the same thing every evening just for the sake of getting it done. But chances are that even if you’re stocked up on goods with […]

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Boy, I Picked the Worst Time to Start Playing The Division 2

As the world started to realize the true scope of the spread of the novel coronavirus, it seemed like many people turned to apocalyptic and pandemic-based fiction as a peculiar balm to soothe their nerves. I did much the same, but in a more video game fashion, and found that it was much harder to […]

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