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The Mandalorian’s Grandest Episode Yet Uncovers Old Friends, and Older Pains

The Mandalorian has always promised the picture of a much wider place it could encompass in the Star Wars universe, ever since its first episode flipped the script and put our titular hero in front of a little green mystery from the stars. Its latest chapter re-aligns the show’s place in that world even as […]

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The Nerd’s Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in December

Viewers are turning to streaming entertainment more than ever thanks to the global pandemic, and the plethora of services can serve as a much-needed escape. At the start of each month, most streamers do a little shuffle, adding new movies and taking some away, and io9 is here to help with your decision making.Read more… […]

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Twitch Streamers Are Opening ’90s Pokémon Card Boxes Worth Thousands Of Dollars

When many of us were kids, popping open a pack of Pokémon cards and flipping to a holographic Charizard meant bragging rights or a hypothetical hundred dollars if we chose to sell it on eBay (or, in my case, if an eBay-addicted aunt could pry the card from my cold, dead hands). But now those […]

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How to Watch the National Dog Show on Thanksgiving Day

Each year towards the end of November, the nation gathers together to give thanks for one of life’s greatest gifts: dogs. And despite the pandemic, tomorrow will be no exception. Immediately following a made-for-TV Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, coverage of a spectator-free National Dog Show will air on Thursday…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Watch the National Dog Show on Thanksgiving Day

Each year towards the end of November, the nation gathers together to give thanks for one of life’s greatest gifts: dogs. And despite the pandemic, tomorrow will be no exception. Immediately following a made-for-TV Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, coverage of a spectator-free National Dog Show will air on Thursday…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Twenty-twenty hasn’t taken everything from us: Macy’s historic annual Thanksgiving day parade has somehow not been canceled this year. With safety precautions in place, the fully televised event will take place on schedule, as it has for nearly a century. This year it just might look a little different.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Twenty-twenty hasn’t taken everything from us: Macy’s historic annual Thanksgiving day parade has somehow not been canceled this year. With safety precautions in place, the fully televised event will take place on schedule, as it has for nearly a century. This year it just might look a little different.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Onyx Equinox Creator Sofia Alexander Opens Up About Weaving Mythology Into Reality

When the gods of Crunchyroll’s new anime-inspired series Onyx Equinox decide that the fate of humanity should be determined by an epic game, a young boy named Izel’s life takes a turn for the divine and dangerous. He’s tapped to become the one person capable of keeping the living from being sucked into the underworld.Read […]

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Streamers Baffled By New Twitch Option To Buy Affiliate Status

The latter portion of Twitch’s 2020 has been characterized by two seismic shifts: a big push to make money off ads and deals, and creator-unfriendly capitulation to the music industry. The company’s latest announcement, a deal with music label Monstercat that allows streamers to purchase affiliate status instead of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Twitch’s Digital Convention Was A Day-Long Commercial That Left Streamers Feeling Frustrated

Its location, size, and Pokimane pizza lines have varied, but since 2015, Twitch has hosted some form of convention every year. 2020 is not like other years, to put it mildly. Of all activities people could choose to perform in our pandemic-stricken nation right now, conventions might actually be the most out of the…Read more… […]

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Hulu’s Animaniacs Reboot Is Nostalgic for All the Wrong Reasons

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot are back—and they’re ready to turn 2020 upside down. Hulu has revived Animaniacs in an era where reboots are at an all-time high, giving these classic meta characters a window into modern cultural satire. But are ‘90s goofs still relevant two decades later? Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Hulu’s Animaniacs Reboot Is Nostalgic for All the Wrong Reasons

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot are back—and they’re ready to turn 2020 upside down. Hulu has revived Animaniacs in an era where reboots are at an all-time high, giving these classic meta characters a window into modern cultural satire. But are ‘90s goofs still relevant two decades later? Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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We Don’t Know Shit About The Mandalorian’s Major New Planet, and That Rules

Star Wars, for better or worse, is fascinated with itself. It loves the past, even as it rails against it, an existential back and forth between adding to its vast tapestry or enriching what came before (or, more often than not, simply repeating it because it rhymes). But today’s episode of The Mandalorian, in a…Read […]

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How to Avoid DMCA Takedowns on Twitch

Background tunes make Twitch streams more immersive and fun, but the platform has seen an increase in Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) infringement notifications targeting streamers playing recorded music during their streams. This uptick led to weeks of confusion, with streamers unsure of Twitch’s music…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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A Salute to Director Rachel Talalay, a True Genre Pioneer

Rachel Talalay is, to date, the only woman to direct a film in any of the major slasher franchises. She also made a bona fide 1990s cult classic, and has helmed episodes of several TV shows we love (including Doctor Who). Talalay’s latest feature, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting, hit Netflix last month and…Read […]

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