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Thragg from Gurgamoth

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'Avatar 2' Finally Gets Release Date

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Gurgamoth Fan Art

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‘Tiger King 2’ is Coming to Netflix

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‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Gets Updated Release Date

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'Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac' Cast Announced

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Why Everything You Know About Final Fantasy VIII’s Story is Wrong

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  Final Fantasy VIII is one of the more controversial titles in the Final Fantasy series. It is certainly one of the least favorites among fans for a variety of reasons. The new Draw system came under a lot of fire for being tedious. The story is what irked many after the masterpiece that was Final Fantasy VII. In short, it was a love story with a Mary Sue for the main character that had similar sci-fi elements. But what if everything you knew about the story of Final Fantasy VIII was a lie? What if Squall died at the end of disc one? That's exactly what the site SquallsDead.com proposes. At the end of disc one, Squall and company commence the assassination attempt on the Sorceress Edea in Deling City. After pushing through Seifer and seemingly defeating the witch, Squall catches an enormous ice lance to the chest, courtesy of Edea. As he falls back, he sees Rinoa reaching out to him. His eyes close and the remainder of the game is the dream of a dying man. SquallsDead.com lays

Our Lady Sacrament

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Emmy Winners (2021) - A Night to Remember

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Ghost has Returned

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  Papa Emeritus IV Swedish horror metal icons Ghost are back. The band has recently become very active on social media, which historically means a new album is about to drop. The last album was 2018's Prequelle  which introduced fans to the new frontman, Cardinal Copia.  Everything kicked off on September 19th with Ticketmaster posting an updated banner image for Ghost. It showed off an updated look for Cardinal Copia's recent promotion to Papa Emertius IV. Noticeably missing are Copia's sideburns, mustache, and nose paint. This wouldn't be the first time Ghost has redesigned a mask. Papa Emertius III also saw a mask redesign between his introduction and when the third album, Meliora , was released. The next bit of promotional material to drop was episode 9 in the "behind the scenes" series on YouTube. Episodes 1-8 premiered alongside the release of the last album, so it's safe to say that with this latest upload, the 5th album is right around the corner

2021 Emmys: List of Winners and Nominees

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Malignant Movie Review

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What If...? S1E6 Review

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Photo a Day: 2021/09/15

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Fathom Events is Bringing Universal Monsters Back to Theaters

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Jeff Bridges' Cancer is 'In Remission'

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Photo a Day: 2021/09/09

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‘The Matrix: Resurrections’ Trailer Has Finally Arrived

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‘The Transformers: The Movie’ 35th Anniversary Sees Rerelease

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'The Matrix Resurrections' Resurrects Teaser Site

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Halloween Face Masks

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  I made some face mask designs for the upcoming Halloween Season. All are available through my store on RedBubble. There are three kinds: kids, flat, and fitted. Store Link: https://rdbl.co/3l5rcNc

‘The Today Show’ Weatherman Willard Scott Passes Away Aged 87

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‘Only Murders in the Building’ is Hulu’s Most Watched Comedy Premiere

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Phasmophobia Exposition Hotfix 0.3.0.3

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Changes The DOTS Projector sound will now flicker randomly instead of when the ghost interacts with it The DOTS Projector interaction will no longer produce EMF Removed most house candles due to performance issues Reduced the glowsticks brightness after it's one minute use time as it was too bright VR: Your movement speed will no longer change based on the rotation of your controller and will now only be based on the joystick/ trackpad VR: You can now grab the Journal with both hands again as well as interact with UI with your left hand Fixes Fixed an issue where the Goryos strength wasn't functioning correctly Fixed a bug where you could see the night vision light when wearing a head camera Fixed a bug where the cameras still had the jitter post processing effect Fixed an issue where the Spirit Box emission/ bloom was too bright Fixed a bug where clicking on locked store equipment would stop you from buying other equipment if you were too low level Fixed a bug where you could

'Saints Row' Reboot

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During its Gamescom presentation, Volition announced a Saints Row reboot. Titled simply Saints Row , the fifth entry in the series takes fans back to the origins of an entirely new cast of Saints. Being a reboot means that we will have a new setting, new story, and new cast of characters. The community hasn't taken kindly to the trailer, for reasons that are beyond me. While it would have been nice to see a tie-in with some original Saints like Gat, Shaundi, or Pierce, a reboot is the only move that makes sense here. The last Saints  game was Saints Row IV  released back in 2013. By the end of the game, the Saints had literally taken over the universe. From a narrative perspective, there is nowhere else to go. Personally, I'm okay with scaling back and rebuilding. Just because it's a reboot, doesn't mean we won't see the same sort of raunchy humor and gameplay that fans of the series love. But, interviews like the one with Stevivor paint a grim picture for that. Fr

Destiny 2 Hotfix 3.3.0.1

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ACTIVITIES   Seasonal Astral Alignment  Fixed an issue where the Ether Collection encounter could soft lock when all Ether Wisps were destroyed.  Fixed an issue where objects could be removed when players left the activity while carrying them, which would soft lock the activity.  Raids Vault of Glass  Fixed an issue where Atheon would sometimes summon an invisible barrier to block Guardians from entering the Vault of Glass.  UI/UX  General  Fixed an issue where the "pre-order" text string for 30th Anniversary wrapped and overlapped the title in Japanese, Polish, and Russian.  Other localization fixes for Japanese and Polish. Russian will be fixed in Hotfix 3.3.0.2.  Fixed an issue where the description of Top Tree Dawnblade mentioned “Sliding” instead of “Gliding” in German.  Fixed an issue where some players could not discard Solstice key fragments.  Players who may have remaining Solstice key fragments can now dismantle the entire stack from their inventory screen.  Incomin

Our Lady Sacrament

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  I used an old pinup as a reference. I'm not super happy with the hair or proportions.

'No Time to Die' Finally Gets a Release Date

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The Problem with Jon Stewart Gets a Teaser Trailer

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Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson Reunited in 'Ghosted'

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Uncorked

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Phasmophobia: Exposition Hotfix 0.3.2

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While the new Phasmophobia update has added a lot to the game with remodeled equipment and updated ghost behaviors, it hasn't been without issues. The biggest issue our team of ghost hunters has encountered has been with the reworked video camera not operating properly. It's awesome to see the Kinetic Games identify and address the issue so quickly. Overall the new update has made the game feel new and scary again, so it's exciting to come back and play with the ghosts. Changes The ghost will now move through the DOTS Projector at different speeds each time Fixes Fixed a bug where video cameras would turn off in your hand if the CCTV monitor changed camera Fixed a bug where the CCTV monitor would freeze if you walked out of the truck with a tripod Fixed a bug where the DOTS Projector interaction would only work if the host placed it Fixed an issue where the DOTS Projector interaction was happening twice as often if you placed two down Fixed a spot where you could get stuck

Fishing in Final Fantasy XIV

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 One of the hallmarks of any great game is the inclusion of a fishing minigame. I may have made that rule up, but that doesn't stop it from being a great rule. There's something incredibly relaxing about casting off the set of adventuring gear and pulling up next to a stream and casting a line. My love for fishing in games began with Ocarina of Time  and has now landed in Final Fantasy XIV. Fisher is a Disciple of the Land gathering class. To begin fishing, players will need to acquire the Fisher class. This is acquired from N'nmulika at the Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (X:7.9, Y: 14.2). All that is required is to have a class at level 1 to accept it. Like any other class, completing class quests will unlock new features and offer a plethora of EXP. General Tips Gathering will affect the rate of landing a catch. If the fishing class level is adequate for the area and the fish are still getting away, it may be time to upgrade your equipment. Perception will affect the HQ catch

Today Marks the One Year Anniversary of Chadwick Boseman's Passing

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FFXIV Data Center Congestion

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  FFXIV continues to explode in popularity due to streamers, a massively successful demo, and other MMORPGs failing to live up to standards. But, it would appear the servers are suffering from this success and many of the data centers are "at capacity". What does this mean for new players?  In a blog post released on Monday, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida addressed the data center congestion and laid out plans for moving forward. He explains that as of late, the number of simultaneous logins on the NA and EU data centers has continually hit the upper threshold. On August 24th with the 5.58 patch, a change was made to the OS settings for the server configuration of the EU data centers with the plan to increase the login cap once they have confirmed stability in the post-maintenance. An equipment replacement is scheduled for late September with the goal of increasing the cap even further. Along with the patch 5.58 hotfix maintenance, all the Worlds on the Aether data cente

Phasmophobia Exposition Update

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  Popular ghost hunting game Phasmophobia is set to release its August update today at 1pm CST. There are a number of additions, changes, and fixes. There are two new ghosts, a new equipment type, and the equipment overall has received a visual upgrade. Sprinting Sprinting has received a much-needed overhaul. The default walking speed is now what the old sprint speed was. Players can now sprint for 3 seconds with a five second recharge. VR will have teleporting now to mimic PC sprinting. An inner and outer UI circle represents the teleport range for walking and sprinting that adjust in size depending on how far the player chooses to teleport. Ghosts now have increased acceleration during a hunt when they see a player and their hunt movement delay has decreased from 5 to 3 seconds. What's New Two new ghost types have been added: the Goryo and Myling.  Goryo are vengeful ghosts from Japanese aristocratic classes that have typically been martyred. Belief in the spirits arose during th

Destiny 2 2021 Showcase

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Today Bungie held its 2021 Destiny 2 Showcase. It offered players a look into what's in store with the new season, Season of the Lost , and upcoming expansion, The Witch Queen . Before getting into the meat of the presentation, it was revealed that since going independent two years ago, Destiny 2 has gained 20 million players. Overall, there is a lot of content to dive into and to keep things short, I'm super excited for the future of Destiny. Season of the Lost Season of the Lost  is launching today and will run from August 24, 2021 until the launch of The Witch Queen  on February 2, 2022. Mara Sov has returned to the Dreaming City to find much has changed. Her brother Uldren now fights with the Guardians he so despised. Xivu Arath, sister of Oryx and Savathun, goes to make war with her formidable fleet. Due to Savathun's meddling in an unspeakable number of affairs, Mara Sov seeks an audience with the Witch Queen. A new seasonal activity takes shape in the form of Astra

FFXIV: The Rising Event

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  The Rising is making a return to Eorzea. It celebrates the game's 8th anniversary. It is scheduled to run from August 27 - September 9. To begin this year's quest, players will need to speak to Kipih Jakkya in Ul'dah (X:10, Y8.7). Players must be at least level 15 to accept the quest. There are two advertised rewards for the quest, the Red Moon Parasol and Nymeia Potpourri. The potpourri is a fireworks type effect item, so much like the actual fireworks from Moonfire Faire, it will most likely be available to purchase in stacks. Once the event kicks off, make sure to check the Lodestone for past Rising event items to go on sale: LODESTONE

Maneater: Truth Quest Reveal

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Much to my son's delight, Tripwire Interactive has revealed DLC for the hit "ShaRkPG" Maneater . Truth Quest  is set to release on August 31, 2021 and follows our favorite shark and narrator (Chris Parnell) to the mysterious Plover Island Military Complex. Since the end of the last game, our narrator has been given a name, Trip Westhaven, and relegated to the online video streaming platform "ViewTube". Plover Island is the source of many a conspiracy theory, particularly those involving the naval base nicknamed "Site P" which played host to the US Marine Wildlife Program. From the Tripwire release: "Fight new evolved creatures – Battle fierce wildlife including new evolved apex predators as you battle your way up the food chain to regain your regional dominance. Add new evolutions to your arsenal – Feed on military personnel and evolved wildlife to grow your shark further, and find new evolutions to gain more powerful abilities." The traile

Stupid Sexy Savathun

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