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With ‘Rival Peak,’ Facebook is launching a television experiment that’s betting on video games as appointment viewing with Tamagotchi-style loyalty.

‘The Other History of the DC Universe’ by Oscar winner John Ridley features superheroes of color, including Black Lightning. He’s also at work on a new comic series starring a Black Batman.

Why Katee Sackhoff cried as she brought Bo-Katan Kryze to life on ‘The Mandalorian,’ plus her backstory questions and how she practiced that key line.

Black Friday shoppers line up in stores and bombard retailers’ websites to snag a Sony Playstation 5 or an Xbox Series X by rival Microsoft Corp.

It’s rare to have so many family games released at once. “Bugsnax,” “Sackboy,” even a repackaged “Super Mario Bros.” leave the storytelling to the player, providing a space for us to ask, “I wonder if I can do this?”

First the streaming wars. Then COVID-19. It’s been a rocky time for TV, but executives and creatives alike say adult animation is enjoying a ‘renaissance.’

The spies in the new “Call of Duty” are tough-talking macho men who look like they stepped out of “Boogie Nights.” But it’s Ronald Reagan the game fetishizes.




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