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Phasmophobia Nightmare (Update 0.4.0)

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Phasmophobia is receiving a major update today. The patch is set to launch at 10am CST on October 25, 2021. In typical fashion, the developer, Kinetic Games, made the announcement via Twitter shortly beforehand. There's a lot of good stuff coming to players including a new map, new ghosts, a new difficulty, and a bevy of changes. Let's dig in! Maple Lodge Campsite A brand new medium sized map featuring picnic areas, games, multiple tents, a log cabin and a haunted lake. Maple Lodge Campsite has more unique objects, higher object density and more visual detail. Minimum specification computers should have no issues, but if you have outdated hardware you may see FPS drops Other locations will receive more detail and more unique objects at a later date In the future, other locations will receive a new truck mini-map design to be consistent with Maple Lodge Campsite Difficulty Rework All difficulties have received a major overhaul. We hope these changes make each difficulty feel mor

Sketch for the Day

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Art for the Week

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Ended up using a reference for this one since my own work has been lackluster. I'm fairly happy with how it came out. Tried a portrait. It feels stiff. I'm still conflicted about it.  I hate the way this one came out. The face is awful and despite trying to create a dynamic pose, it feels super stiff. Oh well, they can't all be winners.

Marvel’s Hit-Monkey is Coming to Hulu

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Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s 2.0 Update and Happy Home Paradise DLC Detailed

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Nintendo hit fans with a deluge of content coming in early November. Today was a good day to be an Animal Crossing: New Horizons fan. After months of waiting, fans of the series were treated to their very own Nintendo Direct stream. At just over 23 minutes long, the information-dense stream unveiled the upcoming 2.0 update and Happy Home Paradise DLC. Both the free update and the paid DLC are scheduled to release November 5, 2021. 2.0 Update After teasing his return weeks ago, Brewster and his coffee café, The Roost, are finally arriving in Animal Crossing: New Horizons . The new social stop for the island will be located in the museum, with space graciously provided by Blathers. Players can summon characters via Amiibo and even host multiplayer sessions for everyone involved to enjoy a nice cup of coffee. Also returning is Kapp'n who makes his home at the pier. He will ferry players to unique islands where they can gather new resources. Islands can appear with different seasons

First Impressions: Monster Hunter Rise for PC

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 I've been waiting a very long time for Monster Hunter Rise . When the game was first announced and eventually released in March of this year, it took every fiber of my being not to buy it for the Switch. The hope was that it would eventually see release on PC and be a worthy successor to World and Iceborne.  That day is nearly upon us. This week, Capcom gave us a PC release date and a playable demo.  Monster Hunter Rise  will release on January 12, 2022.  The demo is straightforward with a tutorial, singleplayer, and multiplayer components. Basic training is a great way to get reacquainted with the mechanics of the game if you haven't played in a while or just want a quick refresher. Wyvern Riding Training is an absolute must for anyone new to Rise. It goes of using the new wirebugs to mount, ride, and attack with monsters. There are three monsters to hunt for singleplayer and multiplayer: Great Izuchi, Mizutsune, and Magnamalo. There is a loadout for each of the weapon types,

Bungie Nerfs Festival of the Lost

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  In a confusing move last night, Bungie has issued a series of nerfs designed to limited how quickly players could farm candy and Spectral Pages for the Festival of the Lost event. It appears that players figured out too quickly the most efficient ways to farm resources to "quickly" complete the event. Candy is required to purchase the six new masks available for this year. The cost for each mask ranges from 1300 candy to 7500 candy. Because the cost goes up exponentially, there is a bit of a grind involved to get each one over the course of the three weeks this event runs. Spectral Pages must also be farmed in order to convert them to Manifested Pages via Haunted Sector runs.  Bungie specifically nerfed Wrathborn Hunts, Expunge missions, and the Lake of Shadows Nightfall. The changes to the Nightfall will be reverted next Tuesday when the weekly rotation occurs. The Wrathborn Hunts and Expunge missions could be completed in a matter of minutes and rewarded a healthy amoun

2021 Festival of the Lost First Impressions

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Halloween is in full swing in the world of Destiny 2.  Festival of the Lost kicked off yesterday, bringing a new mode, masks, and rewards to be earned. After years of running The Haunted Forest of Mercury for the past three years, the event was becoming as stale as a popcorn ball. So, how does this year hold up? Read on for our first impressions. Beware the Headless Ones  This year, Eva Levante returns with a host of new treats, masks, and rewards to earn. Eramis, Ada-1, Taniks, Pyramid Ship, and Honkmoon join the paper mache family. Aside from earning the required candy to purchase the new masks, there is also a Book of the Forgotten to be filled out. The book tells the stories involved with this year's primary bad guys, the Headless Ones. Our ghost is taking a backseat this year and Glint is stepping in while his own guardian, Crow, sorts things out following this season's story. Glint is a fantastic addition and quite honestly, makes me wish we replace our ghost with him p

‘Hatchet’ Author Gary Paulsen Passes Away

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Destiny 2 October 12 (3.3.1) Update Patch Notes

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Abu Dhabi is Hosting a Real-Life Squid Game

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Will Poulter to Play Adam Warlock in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

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Destiny 2’s 2021 Festival of the Lost Revealed

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'Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City' International Trailer

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Netflix Releases Trailer for Upcoming Holiday Special ‘Robin Robin’

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Netflix Drops Trailer for Season 3 of 'Narcos: Mexico'

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  Netflix has begun building hype for season 3 of  Narcos: Mexico.  The streaming service announced the premiere date of November 5, 2021, with a teaser a month ago. Today, they dropped the first official trailer for the third and final season, much to the delight of fans. "What I'm doing here...is building an empire." Narcos: Mexico was created by Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato, and Doug Miro. It has had several directors including Andres Baiz, Amat Escalante, Alonso Ruizpalacios, Josef Kubota Wladyka, and Marcela Said. There is a bevy of writers involved: Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato, Doug Miro, Eva Aridjis, Johnny Newman, Terrence E. Poppa, Clayton Trussell, Eric Newman, Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson, Andrew Black, Jessie Nickson-Lopez, Scott teems, and Alec Ziff. Scoot McNairy ( Argo ), Diego Luna ( Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ), and José Maria Yazpik ( Polvo ) head the series. They are joined by Fermín Martínez ( The Mexican ), Alejandro Edda ( The Forever Purge ), A

2021-10-11 Sacrament

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Venom

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The Monsters of ‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’

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Upcoming ‘Dune’ Movie Continues to Tease With Its Final Trailer

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Netflix’s ‘Locke and Key’ Releases a Season Two Trailer

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‘Cyrano’ of de Bergerac Renown Releases a Heartfelt Trailer

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'Squid Game' Season 2 Teased

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Witch Sacrament

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David Lee Roth is Jumping into Retirement

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Jorge R Gutiérrez’s ‘Maya and the Three’ Trailer Will Raise the Dead

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'Wolf' Trailer Showcases the Power of Love and Animals

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