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Pop-culture preview: 21 releases to look forward to in 2021

(01/26/21 11:28pm)

This year, more than any other, is about looking forward to brighter, more exciting days. The entertainment industry, after facing unprecedented setbacks due to the pandemic, will look to this year as an opportunity to bounce back and make up for the fairly limited 2020 release schedule. While there are hundreds of projects in the works that will release in 2021, it seems fitting to take a sneak peek at 21 films, shows and video games that will fulfill many media consumers’ entertainment cravings.




Thanks for the memories Kinect, even if they weren’t so great

(11/11/20 11:38pm)

Ten years ago, Microsoft graced the world with their $150 webcam. The Kinect was the company’s attempt at controller-free gaming, during a time where motion controls were at their most popular with the Nintendo Wii. Microsoft believed their rectangular camera stand would supersede the Wii and become the next big thing to transform home entertainment, spending $500 million on advertising alone. 




A look back at 'Super Mario Bros.' on its 35th anniversary

(09/22/20 4:00am)

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the original “Super Mario Bros,” and Nintendo surprised fans with a series of products that rightfully pays tribute to the iconic franchise. The video game crash of 1983 could have easily spelled doom for home gaming consoles, with personal computers on the rise ready to take hold of the gaming market. But in 1985, Nintendo released the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), a console that revitalized the gaming industry with the help of the bundled launch titled “Super Mario Bros.” This year marks the 35th anniversary of the original video game’s release, and Nintendo surprised fans with a series of products that rightfully pays tribute to the iconic franchise.