Author: GamingHybrid

Very much the second part of last week’s Kansas City adventure, episode 5 of HBO’s The Last of Us is equal parts thrilling and distressing. Fugitive brothers Henry and Sam add a welcome layer of warmth to Joel and Ellie’s relationship, helping our protagonists progress on both their physical and emotional journeys, as well as leading them to one of the action high points in the series. It’s an unforgettable and explosive end to a powder keg of a chapter whose fuse steadily burned throughout this and the previous episode.This ending comes in two segments, each presenting the two distinctly…

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Alice, Darling premieres Jan. 20 exclusively in AMC Theaters. Films about psychological abuse within relationships run the gamut of effectiveness. The scale goes everywhere from the lowkey cheesy Lifetime movie approach to the recent The Invisible Man (2020) kind of terrifying. But sometimes the more intimate approach can pack the biggest emotional wallop, as is the case with director Mary Nighy’s debut feature, Alice, Darling. Essentially a character study of the impact that gaslighting and manipulation by one partner over another has over time, writer Alanna Francis, Nighy, and star Anna Kendrick, as Alice, together paint a raw portrait of…

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A lot has changed since Nvidia GeForce Now released its first beta way back in the yonder years of 2015. In that time, we’ve seen a slew of competitors start up – ranging from Microsoft xCloud to Rainway to Google Stadia, some of which have since shut down. After an eternity in beta, GeForce Now launched to the public in 2020 – just in time to catch the coattails of other early streamers like Microsoft and Stadia. In all that time, the quietly capable GeForce Now never seemed to claim mindshare or word of mouth.That’s due in part to GeForce…

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Kids vs. Aliens debuts in theaters, On Demand, and digital on Jan. 20, 2023.Kids vs. Aliens is a midnighter disappointment because I adore co-writer and director Jason Eisener’s exploitation signatures, yet this Nickelodeon meets Troma horror-comedy is an energetic mess. Sure, it’s messy in a good way when practical effects erect extraterrestrial strongholds or melt flesh. Other times, it’s messy in a convoluted way as hyper-bouncy storytelling ping-pongs without structure or foundations. Maybe that won’t matter if you’re distracted by the hormonal teenagers raging unsupervised or the extraterrestrials with Freddy Krueger hands — I’m just stuck thinking about better do-it-yourselfer…

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There’s Something Wrong With the Children is now available on digital and On Demand. It will debut on MGM+ on March 17, 2023.Roxanne Benjamin’s There’s Something Wrong With The Children likens itself to kiddies-gone-killer mainstays such as 1976’s malicious Who Can Kill a Child? and 2008’s brilliant The Children. They’re not mirroring experiences — writers T.J. Cimfel and David White play with more demonic mysticism than punctual violence. Benjamin wrings tension out of concerning behaviors from mischievous children, leaning on innocence as a facade. Horror filmmakers aren’t often courageous enough to challenge tropes where underage characters can endure harm or…

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Each and every day new mobile games are hitting the App Store, and so each week we put together a big old list of all the best new releases of the past seven days. Back in the day the App Store would showcase the same games for a week, and then refresh those features each Thursday. Because of that developers got into the habit of releasing their games throughout Wednesday or very early Thursday in order to hopefully get one of those coveted features spots. Nowadays the App Store refreshes constantly, so the need for everyone to release all on…

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Night Court premiered Jan. 17 on NBC. New episodes will release every Tuesday.The original Night Court sitcom aired for nine seasons from ‘84 to ‘92 and helped define NBC’s comedy dominance that carried the network into the 2000s. The new revival of the series picks up 30 years later with the Judge Harry Stone (Harry Anderson) character’s daughter, Abby (Melissa Rauch), following in her father’s footsteps and donning the black judicial gown to preside over the weirdo cases that fill the New York City night court docket. It’s the same sets, multi-camera format, dated laugh track, and quirky ensemble, including…

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The X2 Pro is GameSir’s first officially licensed mobile controller designed specifically for use with Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming. It improves on the previous X2 Mobile controller in many ways by adding features that are deserving of the “Pro” moniker, such as programmable back buttons, interchangeable thumbstick caps, and customizable face buttons to suit your playstyle. While the compact size isn’t comfortable for long gaming sessions, this is still a great option for gaming on the go with your Android phone.GameSir X2 Pro – PhotosGameSir X2 Pro – Design and FeaturesThe X2 Pro is designed to work with most…

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Velma will premiere with two episodes on HBO Max on Jan. 12, followed by two episodes weekly. Below is a review of the first eight of ten episodes provided to press.Much has been said about Velma being the unsung hero of Mystery Inc., the Scooby-Doo sleuth who’s never been given her chance to truly shine. To many, she’s the brains behind the teenage mystery solving outfit. But while it’s true the character in most of her iterations has typically played second fiddle to the rest of the cast, HBO Max’s Velma proves exactly why the character, at least this version,…

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After putting in some major study sessions and passing its tests in 2019’s Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Fire Emblem Engage makes the potentially surprising decision to take a purposeful step away from that focus on time management and teaching. Many base activities and socializing aspects with your team are still here, but Engage makes the smart move to adjust its sights back toward the roots of the series by putting engaging tactical combat first and foremost. There’s a reverence for Fire Emblems past that is clear in every aspect of it, even including the spirits of legendary heroes from previous…

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