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Snapchat taps Zynga for its own Among Us clone called ReVamp

Last year’s surprise hit Among Us inspired a number of clones in the app stores, followed more recently by a very similar game mode called “Impostors” in Fortnite. The latest to get in on the genre is Snapchat with the help of Zynga, the company that once dominated the world of mobile games with titles like FarmVille. Snapchat is home … Continue reading

HBO Max lures in new subscribers by cutting its premium price in half

HBO Max, one of the largest streaming services on the market, is luring in new and returning subscribers by slashing the cost of its premium plan for up to half a year. The price decrease makes the premium plan cheaper than the ad-based plan, at least during the promotion, giving subscribers access to new theatrical movies from Warner Bros., HBO … Continue...

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake revealed as a time-hopping adventure

When THQ said it would be revealing six new games including new entries in beloved franchises during its 10th Anniversary Showcase today, there were a lot of people out there who speculated that a new SpongeBob SquarePants game was one of them. As it turns out, those people were right on the money, as THQ closed its show with the … Continue reading

Star Wars finally gave my favorite character a (new) backstory

When we first see Princess Leia in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, she’s disguised as a bounty hunter. It’s not particularly important to the plot of the movie that we know the origin of the outfit, but Star Wars is deep! Star Wars fans (like myself) want to know everything about every character onscreen, assuming someone’s taken the time … Continue...

FDA panel votes no on public COVID-19 booster dose: What that means

The FDA’s vaccine advisory committee has voted against a generally available third Pfizer COVID-19 booster, though left alternative routes open for other high-risk individuals. The panel, comprised of independent public health and scientific experts, pushed back at suggestions that sufficient data of vaccine safety had been gathered. The Vaccines and...

CDC says 2021 flu shot is vital as another COVID-19 winter nears

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention is advising the public to get their annual flu shot as summer reaches its end and the influenza season nears. Unlike past years, this winter is expected to bring a large number of COVID-19 cases and, if people don’t get vaccinated, flu cases at the same time, increasing concerns about whether hospitals...

It turns out gophers glow when you shine a UV light on them

The rodent popularly known as a pocket gopher can glow, it turns out, but only if you shine a UV light on it. The discovery was detailed in a new study from the University of Georgia, which reports that these underground-dwelling rodents are, in fact, biofluorescent. How was the discovery made? Some curious researchers shined a UV light on various …...

Dota 2 won’t work on your old computer, very soon

If you’re a Dota 2 player who uses an older 32-bit system, you might want to prepare to upgrade your machine. In a massive update that covers details about The International 2021, Valve also revealed that it’s planning to end Dota 2 support for older machines. That doesn’t just stop at 32-bit systems, but also older versions of macOS and … Continue...

Pokemon GO September Community Day: Shiny Oshawott and why

It’s nearly time for the September 2021 Community Day in Pokemon GO for the Pokemon called Oshawott. This event will feature one massive number of Oshawott for the 6 hours it’ll take place, and it’ll have increased likelihood of a SHINY Oshawott. This is good news, as this hasn’t always been the case in recent events. During the event (plus … Continue...

Watch Apple break down the iPhone 13 differences

It’s iPhone 13 preorder day, and if you’ve been scratching your head about whether to go iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max, a new Apple video could help filter through the options. Announced on Tuesday, there’s no shortage of information out there on what changes Apple made in 2021, and what sets its … Continue reading

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