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Game on: ‘Video games have gone downhill’ is a silly notion

If you’ve spent any time on social media or video game-centric corners of the internet, you’ve likely come across the proclamation that video games “have gone downhill,” or that games “aren’t fun anymore.” The statement is often accompanied by a depressing video clip of someone browsing their library of games before giving up and resorting to everyone’s favorite 21st-century activity – mindlessly scrolling their smartphone.
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7 new food-centric shows you should be watching right now

Next spring – that’s how long fans will likely have to wait to see the estimable Kristen Kish take over hosting duty from Padma on the next season of “Top Chef.” (Filmed in … Wisconsin?) But in the meantime, the TV landscape is hardly a desert. There are new shows about Iron Chef-quality sushi, José Andrés and his family touring Spain, a five-star luxury hotel’s fancy kitchen and so much more. ...
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Frozen’s Disney on Ice star lets the boos go

Boos are seldom heard at Disney on Ice shows but some fans make an exception and jeer Prince Hans, the villain from Disney’s animated classic “Frozen.” Miles Addison, who portrays Hans, takes it in the same manner as how he skates, which is in stride.
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If Taylor Swift and Beyoncé are movie stars, what’s that mean for actual movie stars?

Two of the most talked about and most anticipated movies of the fall are concert films from Taylor Swift and Beyoncé. That's a good thing for both of the pop musicians' camps, and a weird thing for the movie industry and, you know, actual movie stars. Well it's a good thing in that the two movies will bring people to theaters. That's something that's desperately needed right now, as the box ...
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Game On: Epic Games’ CEO announces layoffs of 16% of its workforce

On Sept. 28, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney sent out a company-wide email announcing that 16% of Epic employees are being laid off – about 830 workers. He further specified that two-thirds of the layoffs were in teams outside of core development, and that 250 people are leaving Epic through “divestitures from Bandcamp and SuperAwesome.”