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Elden Ring Alexander Mug

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Elden Ring Alexander Mug

Iron Fist Alexander is one of the most memorable characters in Elden Ring, gifting you with one of the most useful talismans in the game should you see his side quest to the end. Let him aid you in your daily grind with this porcelain mug from Movic. It measures about 4″ x 5″ x 6″. Not enough to hold the flesh of fallen warriors, but good enough for coffee or candy.

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I'm very tempted.
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Amazon’s last-gen Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for 50 bucks right now

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The 10th-gen Kindle Paperwhite may lack USB-C and don a smaller display, but it still nails the basics. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Lately, it seems as though the biggest happenings in the E Ink world revolve around large note-taking devices like the Kindle Scribe and color offerings such as the apt-titled Kobo Libra Colour. That said, if you’re looking for a basic ebook reader to burn through your summer reading list, there’s nothing wrong with picking up a last-gen e-reader like the 2018 Kindle Paperwhite — which happens to be on sale at Amazon (via Woot) in used condition with ads for $49.99.

Amazon’s last-gen Paperwhite has become more difficult to find since the arrival of the 2021 model, even if it isn’t a dramatic step down in terms of features. It still carries an IPX8 rating for full resistance against water immersion, as well as a crisp six-inch, 300ppi...

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Not a bad time to dip a toe in
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Age of Sigmar is VERY GOOD #NewAoS

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I feel like I play wargames very seriously, but if you look at the bright lights of the space, I barely play them at all. Plus, the hardcore of this realm play in tournaments which sounds very scary. Imagine the overall dynamic, thus: they are members of the FGC. Evo types. I say this not because all that is bad, but because it is true: the community for every game exists in a continuum and I am decidedly not at the apex. Most aren't; that's what makes it the Apex. In comparison, I play Tekken with my friend on the couch. I tried playing Warhammer at a store once, against a stranger with my printed out army list, and it was the most harrowing experience of my gaming career.  It's just not who I am.  I suspect the vast majority of us aren't.

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Hmmmm
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Sequel Film DOWNTON ABBEY 3 Gets a September 2025 Release Date

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Focus Features and Universal Pictures International have set a September 12, 2025 theatrical release for Downton Abbey 3 which is currently shooting in the UK under filmmaker Simon Curtis. Curtis helmed the previous chapter, Downton Abbey: A New Era.

The third film in the Downton franchise is written by Downton creator and Oscar winner Julian Fellowes

The film is produced by BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning Gareth Neame, Fellowes and BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning Liz Trubridge.

Returning for part 3 is Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Robert James-Collier, Joanne Froggatt, Allen Leech, Penelope Wilton, Lesley Nicol, Michael Fox, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Kevin Doyle, Harry Hadden-Paton, Sophie McShera, Douglas Reith and Dominic West , alongside exciting new additions, Paul Giamatti, Joely Richardson, Alessandro Nivola, Simon Russell Beale, Arty Froushan, and many others.

via: Deadline



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That sound you just heard was my wife being excited.
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The First Descendant is a fast-paced looter shooter mashup with legs

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The First Descendant void battle.

Next week, one of the most significant threats to Destiny's utter dominance in the looter shooter genre to date launches on PlayStation, Xbox, and Steam. The First Descendant is a new free-to-play online third-person shooter from Nexon, and having spent several hours with the game over the past few weeks, it's safe to say that this is the first shooter since Destiny 2 to get its claws in me and tempt me to spend hundreds of hours grinding for gear.

It's hard not to compare The First Descendant to Destiny 2, as that's clearly its main inspiration. In fact, when I talked to the game's director, Minseok Joo, about influences the team drew from, he specifically cited Destiny, Warframe, Outriders, and The Division. Elements of each of those games pervade The First Descendant, but the structure most closely mirrors that of Destiny 2, down to the instanced zones and repeatable missions.

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Let's start with the general flow of the game. After learning the ropes in the prologue, The First Descendant dumps you in Albion, a hub city similar to the Tower in Destiny 2. This is where you will accept most of the main story quests before opening up your map and venturing out into the world. There are eight fields to choose from on the map at launch, but to begin, you'll only have access to Kingston, which is where the story picks up from the prologue.

Every field is filled with outposts, mission beacons, enemy patrols, and collectibles. In general, you're going to be running straight from the outpost where you spawn to a beacon, starting the mission, and shooting a bunch of enemies to get a reward. That's the very repetitive core loop, so how does The First Descendant keep it interesting?

There are a few big ways that this game sets itself apart from Destiny 2. First, instead of picking a class or customizing your character's skills, you can play as one of many Descendants, each of whom has their own unique skills and abilities.

A party taking on a world mission in The First Descendant.

A party taking on a world mission in The First Descendant. Image source: Nexon

For instance, Lepic, one of the starter Descendants, is an area-of-effect damage dealer with grenades and an ability that adds a burn effect to his other skills. Ajax is a tank who can create shields, Viessa throws frost shards to freeze her enemies, Bunny can electrocute enemies just by running past them, and Blair throws fireballs. This should all sound rather familiar to fans of Warframe, which features a nearly identical system.

You can unlock all of the Descendants by simply playing the game and gathering the materials necessary to add them to your roster. Or you can buy them from the shop. Remember, this is a free-to-play game, so spending money is always going to be an option.

Finding a Descendant you enjoy playing with for hours on end is the key to unlocking the fun of The First Descendant.

I started as Viessa, the icy debuffer, and I couldn't find an enjoyable loop using her skills. So, I switched to Bunny and started sprinting around at light speed, electrocuting every dope in sight. Suddenly, missions that were previously tedious and frustrating became fast and fun. All of your characters share the same arsenal of weapons and gear that you gather from mission rewards and enemy drops, but their skills completely change the way you play the game. Everyone is going to have a version of this game that works best for them.

Looking down on a group of enemies in The First Descendant.

Looking down on a group of enemies in The First Descendant. Image source: Nexon

Speaking of weapons and gear, loot is plentiful in The First Descendant. Virtually every firefight you engage in will end with a pile of weapons, reactors, and components on the ground. There are 11 weapon classes altogether, from hand cannons and rocket launchers to machine guns, shotguns, beam rifles, and sniper rifles. Each is available in three tiers: Standard, Rare, and Ultimate. You'll cycle through them often as you acquire more powerful models.

There are so many other ways to deck out your character as well: Reactors that increase your skill power, modules that grant abilities and perks to your Descendant and your weapons, and external components that can boost your health and shield.

One of the dungeons in The First Descendant.

One of the dungeons in The First Descendant. Image source: Nexon

Other than completing objectives in the fields, you can also take on instanced dungeons called Infiltration Operations, challenging and lengthy Special Operations, and Void Intercept Battles, which are raids that have you facing off against a single enormous Colossus.

My biggest issue with the game in the days prior to launch is that I haven't had a chance to play with anyone else yet. One thing all these looter shooters have in common is that they are always infinitely more fun to play with friends or even strangers. I'm curious to see if some of the game's rough edges and repetitiveness are counterbalanced by the fun of running around this world with other players who can bring some synergy and strategy to the combat. It sure would be nice to have someone freezing enemies while I run at them.

The First Descendant launches for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC on July 2.

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18 days ago
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Sounds like "What if a game bonked warframe and destiny over the head, dragged them into an alley, and rifled their pockets for loose features and gameplay"
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Anti-aging molecule successfully restores multiple markers of youth

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As we age, the protective caps at the end of our chromosomes called telomeres get shorter and shorter

In pre-clinical trials, a small molecule effectively regrew neurons, reduced inflammation, and improved memory, speed, coordination, grip strength, and more. The finding could have a profound impact on aging and the diseases that accompany it.

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