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The Original Sonic TV Show On Blu-Ray Is Nearly 50% Off At Amazon

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 08:44

Decades before the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movies brought the blue blur to the big screen, Sega's flagship platformer series was adapted to the small screen with the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, a 65-episode cartoon that aired back in 1993. The series made a comeback in 2022 with the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Complete TV Series Blu-ray set, and right now, fans can grab the collection for $40 at Amazon (normally $60). That's a great price, but you may be able to get it for even less, as many Amazon users can nab an extra 20% off TV shows on Blu-ray right now. If you're eligible, you'll see a coupon box on the listing. The price will then drop to $32 in your cart.

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The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Complete TV Series Blu-ray set includes all 65 main episodes of the series, plus a bunch of extras like the Sonic Christmas Blast Episode, pilot episode, and all the "Sonic Says" PSA bumpers that originally aired alongside each episode. All the content is presented in its original standard definition resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio. There are also commentary tracks on select episodes featuring storyboard artist Milton Knight.

Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is notable as one of the first high-profile adaptations of a Sega game, capitalizing on the character's popularity in North America. The series stars Jaleel White--best known for playing Urkel in the sitcom Family Matters--as the voice of Sonic, and features a long list of familiar sidekicks and villains, including Tails (Russi Taylor) and Dr. Robotnik (Long John Baldry). While subsequent TV shows, comics, and movies have filled Sonic's backstory even more, back in the 90s, this show gave fans their first look into the Sonic universe beyond the video games.

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The Newest Splatoon 3 Manga Is Now Available

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 08:40

The colorful world of Splatoon just couldn't be contained to video games, as the series has managed to spin off into a successful manga series. The original collection consists of 16 different books, and now a new journey has begun with the launch of Splatoon 3: Splatlands Volume 1. The manga, published by Viz Media, just launched on April 9, and you can snag it for just $10.79 at Amazon.

Splatoon 3: Splatlands Volume 1 $10.79 (was $12)

Splatoon 3: Splatlands Volume 1 sees the main character, Goggles, heading to the Splatlands where they'll meet a whole new cast of characters, including an Inkling named Braid. They'll then embark on another family-friendly adventure over the course of 168 pages written and illustrated by Sankichi Hinodeya. Hinodeya has been working on the Splatoon manga series for nearly ten years and is responsible for all the previous entries in the original Splatoon collection.

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Once you wrap up the first installment in this new Splatoon 3 series, you can preorder Splatoon 3: Splatlands Volume 2 ahead of its August 13 release. Volume 2 will follow four members of the Great Eight team who leave the group to start the New Order of Splatlands.

If you'd prefer to read a whole series, you might want to start with the original Splatoon series. Together, it offers over 1,000 pages across 16 books, so you should have plenty to keep you busy when you're not running around online inking up the competition.

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Video Game-Inspired Graphic Novels, Manga, And Books Are B2G1 Free At Amazon

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 08:31

Amazon's buy two, get one free sale is chock-full of books, graphic novels, and manga based on popular video game franchises like Halo, The Witcher, The Legend of Zelda, and more. Many of the products eligible for Amazon's B2G1 deal are also discounted from their normal price, saving you even more on these books and comics. Unfortunately, scrubbing through Amazon's B2G1 listings can be a pain, so we've gone ahead and rounded up a list of the best video game books on offer. These offers are expected to disappear this Sunday morning, April 14.

A huge list of Halo novels are up for grabs, including the first three entries in the original Halo book series Halo: The Fall of Reach, Halo: The Flood, and Halo: First Strike. In total, there are 20 Halo books eligible for the B2G1 offer, including various other sub-series like the Forerunner Saga and standalone entries like Halo: Epitaph.

Zelda fans who want to experience alternate takes on the storylines from the video games can grab the full manga adaptations of The Ocarina of Time and Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, plus select volumes of the Twilight Princess manga. If you prefer your fantasy a bit grittier, there are also several Witcher books and graphic novels to choose from, as well as select Dark Souls and Bloodborne comic collections.

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Marvel's Brand-New What If... Novel Is Already Steeply Discounted

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 08:28

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is taking it easy in 2024 when it comes to new movies and seasons of TV, with only this summer's Deadpool 3 left on the calendar for new on-screen content. But you'll still be able to get your MCU fix in other ways this year, such as with a new series of novels that tie in with Marvel's animated What If... series on Disney+. The first of these hardcover books, What If...Loki Was Worthy? (A Loki & Valkyrie Story), just came out and is already included in Amazon's massive buy two, get one free sale. If this is something you're in the market for, it's time to do some shopping.

Marvel's What If... novels

The Loki-focused tale, from author Madeleine Roux, is just the first of three What if... novels that are slated for release this year. The second book, about Wanda Maximoff and Peter Parker being siblings from Seanan McGuire, is scheduled for August, and a third, by Mike Chen, in which Venom takes Moon Knight as a host, is planned for October. Only the first book is included in the B2G1 free sale, though.

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These stories are part of the MCU's multiverse, meaning they happen in alternate realities from the main ones we've seen on screen--the fun of What If.. is that they take these characters we know so well and give them fascinatingly different context. But with the multiverse being such a major part of the MCU's overall plot, there have been references to some of the existing What If... stories in the main part of the franchise--like the inclusion of the corrupted Doctor Strange from What If... Season 1 in the second live-action Doctor Strange movie.

Amazon's B2G1 free sale is massive and includes tons of different stuff, from books to movies to board games and more--there's plenty of low-priced items to choose from here. We've got some curated lists to help you sort through it all.

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You Can Finally Preorder Succession On Blu-Ray

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 07:37

Succession ended its four-season run last year with a whole pile of Emmy victories to go with its high ratings and universal acclaim, but until now the only way to watch this series has been to stream it from Max, watch on actual cable, pay too much for your own streaming copy from a digital retailer, or opt for a DVD set. It's rare to see a show as big as Succession release on DVD without a Blu-ray version as well. But that's going to change soon, because HBO is going to be releasing Succession: The Complete Series on Blu-ray, and you can preorder it right now. Unsurprisingly, it's more expensive than the DVD version, which is currently on sale for $45 at Amazon, but it'll offer a better overall viewing experience.

Preorder Succession Complete Series Blu-ray set $78 (was $95)

Succession is the story of Logan Roy, head of one of the world's largest media conglomerates, who just announced his imminent retirement. Now his kids, and more than a few others, have to spend four seasons jockeying for position in hopes of becoming the new boss while also earning a little bit of love from daddy.

While there's no release date yet for this set, it's expected to arrive sometime this year. As the title indicates, the set will include all four brilliant seasons of this darkly comic family drama, along with a variety of extras to go with. This set is currently listed for $78 on Amazon, but there's a decent chance that will change before it actually launches. With Amazon's preorder price guarantee, you'll get Succession for the lowest price offered between the time you order and release.

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Since it'll be a minute before you actually get to have this Blu-ray set, there are other ways to get your Succession fix. Such as by reading the episode screenplays, which HBO released in book form last year not long after the series finale. Each season has its own book, and the books for Seasons 2 and 3 are included in Amazon's current massive B2G1 free sale. Why only those two? I don't know, I'm just the messenger. Season 1 also has a coupon for a dollar off you'll want to click before you check out.

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Balatro Fans Should Check Out Humble's Deckbuilder Bundle - Get 7 Games For $20

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 07:25

Deckbuilder games are having their moment in the sun right now (hello, Balatro), but there are so many more to choose from in this little genre than juggernaut titles like Marvel Snap. In fact, the indie gaming scene offers tons of inventive awesome deckbuilding games that change up the formula in some really interesting and unique ways--often trying weird-but satisfying things that a big publisher might be scared of trying. Balatro is one of the newest examples of this, as it's compelling spin on poker has resonated with many thousands of players. But if you're looking to take a Balatro break, right now you can buy a sampling of inventive indie games with elements of the deckbuilding genre for cheap. Humble's Devious Deckbuilders bundle lets you get seven deckbuilding games for just $20.

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There are seven total games in this bundle, and three purchasing tiers, the cheapest being $10 for two games: the old-style RPG Gordian Quest and the turn-based tactics title Floppy Knights. For $15 you'll get an additional pair of titles, the roguelite Zoeti, and the strategy game Mahokenshi. And for $20 you'll get all of those games plus three others: the robust, story-focused Book of Hours, a dungeon crawler called Dungeon Drafters, and the "dice-builder" Astrea: Six-Sided Oracles.

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Where To Find Fortnite Cabbage Carts For Avatar Event

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 06:47

Fortnite's latest seasonal collaboration event is underway, bringing cool magical powers from Avatar: The Last Airbender to the battle royale island along with skins in the item shop and an event pass that'll let you nab two Aang skins and a pile of other cosmetics for a decent price. But the cost of that affordability is that you'll need to do some quests to progress through the pass--like finding and destroying a cabbage cart.

Fortunately for you, there are many of these carts scattered around the island, but they're easy to overlook because they don't really stand out that much. But you can find them in every named location, plus a ton of spots in between. They're everywhere And they look like this:

Cabbages are weak to pickaxes.

To destroy them, you just need to wack them a couple times, and a large pile of cabbages will fall out. That's actually not a bad stack of heals, and it's a good idea to remember to look for these carts if you get stuck in the storm late in a round.

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Fallout's Walton Goggins Breaks Down Emotional Ghoul Moment From Episode 4

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 06:14

While the star of Fallout may be the action unfolding in the California wasteland and all of the interesting/terrifying creatures and people that inhabit it, there's so much more at play in Season 1 of the Prime Video adaptation.

One primary mystery that unravels throughout all eight of Season 1's episode is the backstory of movie star Cooper Howard (Walton Goggins) and how he became The Ghoul, an irradiated mutant bounty hunter.

Warning: The following contains spoilers from Season 1 of Prime Video's Fallout. If you have yet to watch the series, stop reading now.

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Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, And Akira Manga Collections Are Half Off

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 05:50

If you're an anime fan, chances are you enjoy manga--but if not, we highly recommend giving it a shot. While anime is arguably more popular and easier than ever to watch thanks to streaming services such as Crunchyroll, sometimes the original manga is the best way to experience these stories. Luckily, now is a great time to dive into the medium, as Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, and Akira box sets have been massively discounted. All three collections are also included in Amazon's B2G1 promotion, along with hundreds of other manga deals.

Demon Slayer Complete Box Set

Starting with the Demon Slayer Complete Box, the collection is down to just $115 (normally $245). This gigantic collection of all 23 volumes of the hit manga ships inside of a beautiful slipcase.

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Demon Slayer is set in Taisho-era Japan and follows kind-hearted swordsman Tanjiro Kamado on a quest to cure his sister of her demonic infection. The anime adaptations have received rave reviews so far and only scratch the surface of the Demon Slayer saga, so if you have an anime fan in your life, this makes for an excellent gift.

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Martin Scorsese's The Departed Releases On 4K Blu-Ray This Month, Steelbook Preorders Discounted

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 05:42

The debate over which Martin Scorsese-directed film is the best--even if the obvious winner is Cape Fear purely for inspiring the best Simpsons episode--but, in all seriousness, The Departed is easily a top contender. Released in 2006, this crime thriller combined an all-star cast with a gritty story and shocking twists. And now, you can revisit it with this new Amazon preorder deal ahead of its April 23 release on 4K Blu-ray.

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The Departed

The Departed has received a fresh 4K remaster for this release, and this deal also includes a fancy steelbook case. Like the majority of 4K releases, you'll get a standard Blu-ray and a digital code to stream the film in case you don't have a UHD TV nearby. Alternatively, you can save some cash on the regular 4K version. Alongside the release, there'll be a variety of bonus features, including:

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Possibility Space Shuts Down, Founder Blames Leaks

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 05:19

The studio Possibility Space has been shut down, effective today. Now-former studio employees have announced their departure.

Senior game designer Brendan McLeod stated that everyone at Possibility Space was laid off, and others such as former senior environmental artist Matt Graczyk and lead systems engineer Kyle Kukshtel have confirmed their layoffs.

According to Polygon, Possibility Space owner Jeff Strain blamed the studio closure on its employees leaking information to the press about its upcoming game, Project Vonnegut. As a result, Strain claims the studio was unable to secure additional resources from the project's publisher and decided to cancel it instead.

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The Bizarre World Of Fallout Is More Relevant Than Ever

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 05:02

With the release of Season 1 of Prime Video's Fallout TV series, those who don't have experience with the games are finding out just how peculiar the world its set in is. While Fallout is set in the aftermath of a nuclear apocalypse that all but wiped out the majority of the United States of America, it's not necessarily the USA you're accustomed to.

Instead, Fallout is set against the backdrop of a nation that never moved on from its penchant for American exceptionalism, the idea that the United States stands tall and proud among other nations.

"The unique challenge of one of things about Fallout that's so interesting is it's not our world that ends exactly," executive producer Jonathan Nolan explained. "It is this different kind of Eisenhower America that never had a Watergate, never had a Vietnam [war], never had a moment of self-reflection, and just kept powering through with nuclear powered toasters, and giant Cadillacs, and all of that."

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Geena Davis Isn't In Beetlejuice 2 For A Pretty Good Reason

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 04:45

Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O'Hara are all reprising their roles from Beetlejuice in director Tim Burton's upcoming sequel, Beetlejuice Beetlejuice. However, two of the original film's primary stars, Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin, will not be reprising their roles as the ghost couple Barbara and Adam Maitland. Davis recently confirmed that she won't be in Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, and she also explained why.

"No, I'm not. I'm not in the remake," Davis told Entertainment Tonight. "Oh, you were expecting that I would be? Yeah, no, you know what? Because my theory is that ghosts don't age... Not that I have... Our characters were stuck the way they looked when they died forever, so it's been a while, it's been a minute."

In the first film, the Maitland's tragically died in a car accident near their home, which they haunted before and after the Deetz family moved in. Keaton's title character also tried to trick the Maitlands into unleashing him on the Deetz family, especially once he fixated on Lydia Deetz (Ryder). But by the end of the film, the Maitland and the Deetz families peacefully co-existed in the house.

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Baldur's Gate 3's Astarion And Narrator Are Open To Appear In More D&D Games

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 04:03

Larian Studios isn't making Baldur's Gate 4, but some of the voice actors who brought Baldur's Gate 3's now iconic characters to life hope they will get the chance to appear in future Dungeons & Dragons projects all the same.

Speaking with IGN, actor Neil Newbon, who won Best Performance at the 2023 Game Awards for their portrayal of fan-favorite Astarion in Baldur's Gate 3, said he feels that he's not quite done with the character and would be open to reprising the role in other D&D games or even live-action films.

"Most characters, once I've finished the work, especially on long jobs, and this was a particularly long job, I usually have a compartmentalization and it's like 'Great, that's done,' I'm happy moving forward to the next role," Newbon said. "With Astarion, his rhythm is still very much alive inside me somewhere and I feel I'm not done with him. But, you know, that's not my call. Hopefully at some point I'm going to reprise him and I'd love to do that, but we'll have to wait and see."

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Where Is Xur Today? (April 12-16) Destiny 2 Exotic Items And Xur Location Guide

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 03:02

The road to The Final Shape has officially opened up, as the launch of Into the Light this week has brought with it the return of a fan-favorite Exotic weapon mission, a new Onslaught horde mode to play, and more weapons to earn. Speaking of weapons, Xur has arrived, bringing with him an assortment of new gear. Here's where you can find Xur this week, and what he has for sale.

This week you can find Xur in The Tower, inside the Hangar. For his weapon, Xur is offering Hard Light. Hunters can pick up the Lucky Raspberry chest armor; Titans can grab the One-Eyed Mask helmet; and Warlocks can buy the Getaway Artist gauntlets.

Xur LocationXur's location in the Tower.

Spawn in using the Courtyard transmat zone in the Tower to find Xur this week. Head left and down the stairs to enter the Hangar section, then hang another left. Make your way to the north end of the area and look for a staircase that will take you onto a catwalk, where Xur is waiting.

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The Minecraft Movie Has Officially Wrapped Filming

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 02:56

After a short delay, the Minecraft movie started filming in January and in just three months wrapped principal photography. Star Jason Momoa posted on his Instagram Friday showing the movie's cast and expressing his excitement about the production.

"Minecraft we are wrapping! All my aloha to my crew and cast. Unbelievable movie experience truly one of the greatest times of my life," the actor said. "Too many laughs. I love this country. Aotearoa New Zealand you are magical. Mahalo for letting me film here." Momoa also commended his Dahui brand team for helping families in Maui still in need.

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The Minecraft movie is directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), from a screenplay written by Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer, and co-produced by Momoa. Alongside Momoa, the film stars Jack Black, Danielle Brooks, Emma Myers, Jennifer Coolidge, Kate McKinnon, and Jemaine Clement.

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Marvel Shares First Look At Captain America: Brave New World

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 02:16

Although Captain America: Brave New World slipped out of its 2024 release date due to the 2023 Hollywood strikes, it's going to be the first Marvel Studios movie of 2025. That's why Marvel Studios gave Brave New World the spotlight at this year's CinemaCon by screening the first footage of Anthony Mackie's solo outing as the new Captain America, Sam Wilson.

Warning: the following contains spoilers from Captain America: Brave New World. If you don't want to know what happened in the preview, stop reading now.

Via EW, the scenes shown for CinemaCon attendees featured Sam's first reunion with General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross since he was elected to be President of the United States. Harrison Ford is taking over the role of Ross from William Hurt who passed away in 2022. And unlike their contentious relationship in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, Ross actually wants to work with Sam and form a new team of Avengers.

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Mr. Robot Complete Series On Blu-Ray Is Super Cheap At Amazon

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 02:13

Mr. Robot pulled in solid reviews during its four-season run, winning a handful of Primetime Emmys and earning close to 100 award nominations. If you're interested in checking out the unsettling, anti-establishment show, you can pick up the Mr. Robot: Complete Series (Blu-ray) for just $33 (down from $100), which is one of the lowest prices of 2024.

Mr. Robot: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) $33 (was $100)

This Blu-ray collection includes all 45 episodes from all four seasons of Mr. Robot across 12 discs. You'll also get a few bonus features, such as deleted scenes, gag reels, and a look behind the scenes at how the show was produced. All told, you'll have over 37 hours of content to explore--meaning you're paying less than a dollar for each hour of Mr. Robot goodness.

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Mr. Robot is often cited as one of the best shows of the last decade. It follows Elliot Alderson (played by Rami Malek), a computer programmer with social anxiety who's unimpressed with the direction the world is headed. He eventually meets a mysterious man known as Mr. Robot, who leads a group of hackers that's trying to take down the one percent. Things quickly spiral out of control, and what follows is 45 episodes of well-written social commentary.

If you're not sold on Mr. Robot, there are a bunch of other great Blu-ray and DVD collections on sale at Amazon. You'll find some of our favorites below.

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Deadpool And Wolverine Director Responds To Rumor That Taylor Swift Is In The Movie

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 02:07

One of the most intriguing rumors about Deadpool and Wolverine is that superstar Taylor Swift will be in the movie, playing the role of Dazzler. Director Shawn Levy was recently asked straight-up if Swift will be Dazzler in the movie, and he couldn't confirm or deny it. However, Levy did say he's excited by how fans are theorizing about the film's many cameos.

"You know I can't answer. All of America knows I can't answer that. That is hardly confirmed nor denied in this interview," he told Entertainment Tonight at CinemaCon this week.

Levy added: "The proliferation of rumors about who is and isn't in this movie--it's fabulous. No one will ever know the truth until July 26."

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Dragon's Dogma 2 Best Mystic Spearhand Build And Skills

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 01:31

The right Dragon's Dogma 2 Mystic Spearhand build gives your Arisen a skill rotation that, if executed properly, ends with a high chance of dealing extra damage in most encounters. Mystic Spearhand is a tricky vocation to master, as an attack in the wrong direction or a foe that refuses to flinch could throw your whole plan off course.

Our Dragon's Dogma 2 Mystic Spearhand build guide explains how the Mystic Spearhand works and how to get the most from their skills. If you're wondering where the Spearhand falls in the hierarchy of vocations, check out our Dragon's Dogma 2 Vocation tier list.

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