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Should You Subscribe to Peacock, NBC’s New Streaming Platform?

On Thursday, NBC made several announcements regarding its new streaming site, Peacock—its attempt at keeping up with streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu. But how do you decide where to subscribe among all of these options, assuming you can’t get access to a friend’s account? Below, everything you need to know about…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian’s Fascinating Approaches to Star Wars Fan Service

For better or worse, it is not unfair to describe either of Star Wars’ most recent major projects—at the box office, the climax of the saga, The Rise of Skywalker; and on streaming, the culmination of years of attempts to bring live-action Star Wars to the small screen, The Mandalorian—as stories that deeply engage in…Read […]

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io9’s Essential Guide to 2020’s Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Superhero TV

It turns out there is such a thing as too much good television because this preview list is simply too much. Coming on the heels of our mega-list of 2020's movies, here’s our overwhelming compilation of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and superhero shows that you’re going to want to keep on your radar this year. Read […]

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The Witcher Does Fantasy Sex (Mostly) Better

Fantasy movies, shows, video games, and books that are geared toward an adult audience tend to repeat the same mistakes when it comes to how they portray sexuality—exploiting female bodies while adhering to archaic notions of what sex was like in the Middle Ages in Europe. (Hello, Game of Thrones.) But the latest…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Stream Jeopardy’s ‘The Greatest of All Time’ Tournament Without Cable

Jeopardy! is holding a tournament this week between three of its greatest players: Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, and James Holzhaur. The event, called Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time, officially kicked off Wednesday evening on ABC, but will also air at 8pm ET Thursday and Friday evening.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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io9’s Guide to All the Movies You Should Give a Damn About in 2020

No Star Wars? No Avengers? No problem! After the massive movie year that was 2019, one might assume 2020 would be underwhelming. To that we say…James Bond. Ghostbusters. Christopher Nolan. Godzilla vs. King Kong. Wonder Woman. Edgar Wright. Bill and Ted. Dune. Need we go on?Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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io9’s Guide to All the Movies You Should Give a Damn About in 2020

No Star Wars? No Avengers? No problem! After the massive movie year that was 2019, one might assume 2020 would be underwhelming. To that we say…James Bond. Ghostbusters. Christopher Nolan. Godzilla vs. King Kong. Wonder Woman. Edgar Wright. Bill and Ted. Dune. Need we go on?Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Twitch Streamers Raise Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars To Fight Australian Bushfires

Australia is on fire. Thousands of homes have been destroyed, countless people have been displaced, and 24 people have died. More than 15.6 million acres of land have burned. All this, and Australian summer is only just beginning. With the government failing to act against the blisteringly obvious effects of climate…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Lewis Capaldi and Ed Sheeran break UK streaming record

More than 110 billion tracks were streamed in the United Kingdom in 2019, marking the region’s highest consumption of recorded music yet. According to figures released by trade body BPI, streaming hit a record high with total music streams in the year charting 114 billion and the equivalent of 154 million albums either streamed, purchased, […]

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Lewis Capaldi and Ed Sheeran break UK streaming record

More than 110 billion tracks were streamed in the United Kingdom in 2019, marking the region’s highest consumption of recorded music yet. According to figures released by trade body BPI, streaming hit a record high with total music streams in the year charting 114 billion and the equivalent of 154 million albums either streamed, purchased, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Darksaber, the Black Blade That Freed Mandalore

Death Stars. Starkiller Base. The Final Order. The Lightsabers of Jedi and Sith legacies alike. Star Wars is full of incomprehensibly powerful weapons, be they the tools of heroic and villainous individuals or the combined military might of Empires. But none have become more important or interesting to the galaxy far,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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I Never Knew How Much I Needed a Star Wars TV Series Before The Mandalorian

In the last week and a half, two Star Wars sagas have come to a close. First The Rise of Skywalker wrapped up the sequel trilogy, followed this past Friday by season one finale of the first live-action Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian. Only one of these stories managed to unite and delight the […]

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What The Witcher Gets Wrong (and Right) About Disability Narratives

The world of fantasy has been one of the few genres to regularly include disabled characters, though this inclusion has always come with the concept of disfigurement and grotesquerie. One of the most famous disabled fantasy characters, George R.R. Martin’s Tyrion Lannister, is described in the first volume of the A… Read more…

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Streaming platform 8tracks shutters after 11 years

Streaming platform and internet radio service 8tracks plans to close up shop on December 31. The company launched in 2008 and helped fuel the shift to streaming, allowing users to create, share, and surf through subscriber-created playlists of at least eight songs or more. Though, after 11 years the company is shutting down due to […]

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Theoretically, Yoda Wasn’t Even 30 When He Died

There’s a big, if unintentional, consequence of Baby Yoda’s existence. Because we were told how old the little guy is (50) and we think we have a decent understanding of how old Baby Yoda is developmentally (approximately 18 months) considering what we’ve seen of his actions so far in The Mandalorian, we can infer how…Read […]

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