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Rick and Morty Season 4 episode 4 teaser video, 'Morty gets a dragon'

By: Jak Connor | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: 3 days, 10 hours ago

Who's excited for the next episode of Rick and Morty? I know I am, which means I'll be tuning into episode 4 this Sunday at 11:30 pm. But first, let's check out the released teaser.

The official Twitter account for Rick and Morty released the above teaser for season 4's episode 4, and from the video, we learn that this episode will be based around Morty getting a dragon. We know this from one of two reasons, the video's caption "It's the Morty gets a dragon episode" and Rick saying "and that's the end of the Morty gets a dragon episode".

Summer then asks Rick "are you gonna slay it?", Rick then turns around and says, "first off, I always slay it, queen." Then he says, "and secondly, yes." Does it seem that Rick could be referencing Game of Thrones in that sentence? Regardless, he heads down to the basement where Morty's dragon is (which looks extremely similar to The Hobbits Smaug with all the gold it's sitting on), the dragon then breathes fire at Rick. Rick then sarcastically pretends how he didn't think about how dragons breathe fire and uses a hologram to outsmart the dragon and jump on its back.

US politician stole $150,000, spent it on video games & pet rabbits

By: Jak Connor | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 3 days, 11 hours ago

A United States congressman has pleaded guilty to knowingly stealing campaign funds and spending it on his personal enjoyment.

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Duncan Hunter, Republican representative from California, known for his vaping antics while on the job, has pleaded guilty to stealing campaign funds. These funds were used to pay for leisure activities for his own personal benefit. These activities included; buying video games, buying plane tickets for his pet rabbits (what...), and maintaining a lavish lifestyle with his wife. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California said that Hunter admitted to this act.

Here's what they said, "[Hunter] knowingly and willfully stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds that he and his wife used to maintain their lifestyle." Hunter said that between the years of 2010 and 2016 more than $150,000 of campaign funds were used for him and his families "personal use and enjoyment." Hunter has been charged with conspiracy to steal campaign funds, which has a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. His sentencing has been scheduled for March 17th, 2020.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate celebrates 1yr anniversary with epic event

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 11 hours ago

It has almost been a year since the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and to celebrate the anniversary Nintendo are running a special in-game event.

This in-game event will be none other than a Spirit Board that will be starting this Friday on the 6th of December. So what's so special about this Spirit Board? Nintendo will be giving participants triple to the SP and experience earned in battle and a 50% damage item will also be provided.

Nintendo has said "Thank You! 1st Anniversary" to the community and has also said that they will be releasing the full list of spirits before the event commences. If you happened to miss out on the most recent Super Smash Bros. Ultimate news, check out the update 6.1.0 going live and Nintendo's latest addition to the roster, Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury. More on that can be found here.

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will take NASA's 'Robot Hotel' to the ISS

By: Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 3 days, 12 hours ago

SpaceX and NASA like to send some funny things to the International Space Station, but what's more amusing than a 'Robot Hotel' hitching a ride on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket?

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NASA has announced that SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will be transporting NASA's 'robot hotel', or more formally known as the "Robotic Tool Stowage" unit. So what is this 'hotel'? The unit is designed to protect robots that will be working on the International Space Station when they aren't in use. Basically, this 'hotel' or more like a glorified garage for space robots.

Two robots have already got accommodation booked in NASA's space robot hotel. Both guests are called Robotic External Leak Locators or RELL for short. The name explains exactly what they are used for -- finding leaks on the external hull of the International Space Station. The robots have been previously used and stored inside the ISS, but since space inside the ship is the most optimal spot for storing, its better for work-flow and ease of storing to have them outside the station.

Google marries private messaging and Google Photos with new feature

By: Jak Connor | Apps | Posted: 3 days, 12 hours ago

Google has brought a new feature to its Google Photo's app, and this new feature encourages people to share their snaps with their friends and family.

Google has taken to its official Twitter account to announce that Google Photos now allows users to share their images with friends inside the app. According to Janvi Shah, product manager at Google Photos, "This feature isn't designed to replace the chat apps you already use, but we do hope it improves sharing memories with your friends and family in Google Photos".

This feature uses the recipient's Gmail address as a means of sending an image to someone and can be done by pressing on an image and tapping the 'share' option. Users can like photos, comment in the conversation, and even save sent images to their own galleries. Google says on their blogpost that this feature will be rolling out for both Android and iOS over the next few days. Be sure to update your Google Photo's app on whatever platform you are on to receive this new feature.

Twitch loses another huge streamer, 'ZeRo' moves to Facebook Gaming

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 13 hours ago

Twitch has been losing some key streamers over the course of this year, with Ninja and Shroud moving over to Mixer another streamer has announced his departure.

The king of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios quit his competitive career to take up streaming and full time content creation. Since then, he has branched out from just streaming on Twitch to making daily content on YouTube, quickly amassing 818,000 subscribers as of writing this. ZeRo also lead the pack of Smash Bros. streamers (520,000 followers), but has since branched out into streaming different gaming content, which he finds more fulfilling.

ZeRo took to the Tempo Storm YouTube Channel and his personal Twitter account to announce the news that he's leaving Twitch to go to Facebook Gaming. He says throughout the video that he is excited for the move over to Facebook, as it will open up more opportunities for him to play with other streamers, and do more collaborations with other gamers and games. Basically, the transition gives ZeRo many more options for his future career in streaming.

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PlayStation Vita is dead for good, Sony won't make another handheld

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 14 hours ago

Despite the Nintendo Switch's strong sales, Sony has no plans to make another PlayStation handheld.

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In a recent interview with Game Informer, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan confirms they're out of the handheld business for good. "PlayStation Vita was brilliant in many ways, and the actual gaming experience was great, but clearly it's a business that we're no longer in now," Ryan said in the only mention of the Vita in the entire 25 years of PlayStation article.

This isn't the first time Sony has made these kinds of remarks. Sony has said loud and often that it won't make another PlayStation Vita, first in 2017 and then in 2018, but gamers still didn't give up hope.

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PlayStation is the best-selling console line ever with 450m sales

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 16 hours ago

Sony just won a Guinness World Record for the most consoles sold in the history of gaming.

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According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Sony's entire PlayStation line of consoles has cumulatively sold more than 450 million units worldwide since 1997. This huge milestone beats competitors like Nintendo and Microsoft, the former of which was in the game for two generations for the PlayStation, and the latter who jumped in during the PS2 era.

The news comes after the PlayStation 4 become the second-best selling PlayStation console of all time with over 100 million sales, second only to the PS2's monumental 155 million units. Now in 2020 these numbers are set to swell with the ultra-powerful PlayStation 5, which can hit native 4K gaming, 8K resolution playback, and super-fast gaming with a highly customized SSD--all wrapped with Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU architecture to push true next-gen gaming performance.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake art spotted on PSN

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 18 hours ago

It's happening, folks. As confirmed by some officially leaked promo art, Resident Evil 3 Remake is on the way.

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Today Sony accidentally leaked out Resident Evil 3 Remake key art on the PlayStation Network, stealing thunder from the big announcement (presumably at The Game Awards) and validating months of rumors. The art, which has since been taken down, was crawled by a stat-tracking website.

The art is pretty simplistic, showing protagonists Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliviera framed by the ominous Nemesis, and underlines one simple point: Resident Evil 3 is getting reborn in the RE Engine's potent graphics engine, complete with overhauled lighting, character models, animations, and amazing environments. Expect RE3 Remake to mirror RE2 Remake's impeccable visuals and incredible sound design.

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Destiny's best Guardian is back with new Season of Dawn

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 20 hours ago

With the help of some Back To The Future time-bending antics, Saint-14, aka the best character in the Destiny mythos, is coming back.

Today Bungie announced Destiny 2's new Season of Dawn, which brings a ton of new content and systematically builds off of the Season of the Undying and Vex Invasion events. Season of Dawn sees Guardians manipulating time to resurrect legendary Titan Saint-14, who's only really been seen in small flashbacks and lore books.

The season takes us back to Mercury for a big planet-wide event. This time the Cabal are our targets, and they're trying to alter history so they actually win the Red War. Osiris built a special time-machine called the Sundial, which was literally made to save Saint-14, aka the most badass Guardian that ever lived. Osiris failed, Saint-14 died...but now we have a shot at preventing his death and bringing him back.

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