Following the popularity of Black Ops 2 and 3, it’s safe to say that a lot of Call of Duty are excited for Black Ops 4. As is usually the case for these Call of Duty games, there will be a beta test that allows fans to get an early look at Black Ops 4 before it launches later this … Continue reading
Nintendo’s 2DS XL is not just a throwback 3DS console (without the 3D), but also a blank canvas for special editions like the Zelda Link Shield version. That goes triply for Japan’s equivalent 2DS LL version, where Nintendo just launched three new cr…
Enlarge / DropMix, complete with phone and cards. (credit: Charlie Theel)
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Trying to explain what DropMix is can prove a challenge. It’s a game, it’s a chunky piece of hardware, and it’s a centerpiece that breeds discussion. But it’s primarily an experience—and one that’s wholly unique.
This product is brought to us courtesy of Hasbro teaming up with Harmonix, the studio behind the massive hit Rock Band. It’s a tabletop game of sorts that facilitates the ad-hoc creation of custom music mixes. If you ever wondered what Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” would sound like when paired with the percussion from Skrillex’s “Bangarang,” DropMix has your answer. What’s surprising is just how effective this piece of technology is.
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2018 has been an eventful year for Logan Paul, one of YouTube’s most popular personalities.
In early January, the 22 year old caused a firestorm after he uploaded a video showing the body of a man who died by suicide. The backlash from that incident caused YouTube to temporarily withhold video ad revenue from him, and he subsequently took a break from posting videos. But after his short apology tour, he quickly returned to his roots, using car crashes to get views and getting raunchy on Twitch.
And now, in a video uploaded on Sunday, he announced to his 17 million subscribers that he was ending his daily YouTube vlogs. With his typical frenetic energy, intense edits, and lots of yelling, Paul explains that he wanted to get back into comedy — similar to the Vines that launched his career — and wanted to spend more time on other projects. Read more…
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Celebrities … they’re just like us, right?
If you put aside all the wealth and fame and success and, well, yeah. Hey, at least they were once kind of like us! We were reminded of that fact this week when
#oldheadshotday started trending and scores of celebs took the opportunity to tweet pictures from their past.
The results are truly wonderful.
For starters, let’s take a look at America’s funny man, Stephen Colbert. Did you know he wasn’t born with an arched eyebrow? Neither did we!
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The online world can be rough for women, but navigating online dating is its own type of intimidating. However, as the world increasingly moves onto the internet, online dating has long been the new norm.
Finding the right dating site can be a challenge. Every woman has different wants when it comes to finding a match.
Some are looking for a fun time, some are looking for their next long term relationship. Some are trying out online dating for the first time, while others are seasoned pros. Some are just getting back into the dating game. Read more…
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I know you love Kodi. I do too. But there’s a reason people keep switching to Plex: it’s better.