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Graham McTavish’s Ne’er-do-well ‘Witcher’ Role Was Years in the Making

When it comes to channeling evil, Graham McTavish gives it everything he has. From Castlevania's fearsome and hopelessly misunderstood Dracula to Preacher's vicious Saint of Killers, McTavish has long towered over the competition — literally. That’s due in part to his imposing 6-foot-3 frame, but also his thick, rich accent, both of which seem concocted for the express purpose of on-screen subjugation.

‘S.M.A.S.H.’ Resurrects the Joy of Childhood Saturday Mornings

Cynics may look back on this time as one where most cartoons were meant to sell something (namely, toys), but what ultimately made this era of pop culture so special wasn’t the products or the sugary cereal that accompanied so many viewings. The allure of the Saturday morning cartoon was about being young — letting yourself giggle helplessly at something silly, getting wrapped up in epic adventures and transportive tales. And if you were a parent, watching with your children, Saturday morning ca

Love ‘Cowboy Bebop’? Watch These Shows Next

That feeling you get when you finish an amazing anime series and don't know what to do next? That's post-anime depression (PAD). Those who’ve recently watched Cowboy Bebop for the first time are likely well acquainted with PAD. Honestly, you can't do much about it, except letting the feeling run its course. It's like a breakup, in that the only thing that'll make it better is time... or something new. You can, of course, go watch Bebop again — but nothing is quite like the first time. If you nee

From the Stage to Sorcery: Anya Chalotra’s Path to ‘The Witcher’

Anya Chalotra has been a professional actor for just five years, yet she managed to land one of the biggest roles in Witcher history. The British actor kicked off her career with stage plays, bringing her talent to the legendary Globe Theatre in a 2017 production of Much Ado About Nothing, then following up with stints at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Royal Theatre for productions of The Village and Peter Gynt. Only in her early 20s at the time, Chalotra managed to juggle these roles wit

Best tablets in 2021: Perfectly portable for play and productivity

A great tablet with a bright, crisp screen and processing power can be transformative when it comes to mobile entertainment. You can enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows on the go with it, but you can also get some work done on your commute, enjoy games, or just chill and listen to music. Tablets are a dime a dozen and most electronics manufacturers have their own brand, making it difficult to discern which one is the best for your budget and unique use case. We’ve put together this guide to

Marvel's Spider-Man 2: release window, trailer, news and more

Sony's included a slew of new trailers, but few caught the eye like the one for Marvel's Spider-Man 2. Featuring both Peter Parker and Miles Morales, the trailer for the upcoming game also included up-close cutaways of the spider suit and an ominous Venom lurking in the shadows. Unfortunately, you're going to have to wait to find out what else there is to Marvel's Spider-Man 2. Helmed by Insomniac Games — which developed the last two Spider-Man offerings — we won't see this title until next yea

Stream It or Skip It: ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Embraces Its Dark Monster Movie Roots With a Slick Anime Sequel

Netflix’s Pacific Rim: The Black follows siblings Hayley (Gideon Adlon) and Taylor Travis (Calum Worthy), who find themselves struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic vision of Australia. It’s been ravaged time and time again by the massive and destructive kaiju, the giant monsters introduced in 2013’s sci-fi adventure Pacific Rim. After a mass but ultimately failed evacuation of Australia, some survivors remain, and the rest fell to the kaiju.

VENN | GAMING | ‘It Takes Two’ Offers a Delightful Refresh to Co-Op Adventure Genre

Though something felt as though it was lost in translation with A Way Out, Fares and the Hazelight team have stumbled onto something patently wonderful with their latest offering, It Takes Two, the new co-op adventure game slated to launch on March 26. It’s an important exercise in not judging a book by its cover (though you should absolutely judge the book in this game), as at first glance, It Takes Two seems like another pithy “you do X, I’ll do Y” co-op adventure in which things rarely change

Competitive Gaming On An NVIDIA GeForce RTX Laptop

When people think of esports and competitive gaming, giant desktop towers and monitors likely come to mind. After all, better hardware gives competitive gamers an edge, and so that means the bigger, the better, right? That may have once been the case, but the introduction of laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs means one integrated device can take the place of the separate display, tower, and peripherals a desktop needs while still offering the excellent performance that esports enthus

How 1440p Gameplay Takes The New NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptops To The Next Level

PC gaming is a delicate balance of resolution and framerate. Push one of these too far and the other one suffers. This is especially true with laptop gaming, where GPUs have to be both powerful and portable. With the last few GPU generations, NVIDIA GeForce laptop manufacturers found 1080p with 144Hz, 165Hz, or 240Hz to be the sweet spot. However, with the release of the RTX 30 Series laptop GPUs we’re seeing many manufacturers leap to 1440p as the new standard for their premium gaming lines. S
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