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New Project xCloud Games Hit Microsoft Service

Project xCloud is Microsoft’s approach to the game streaming wars. With Xbox titles like Gears of War 5 and Sea of Thieves playable from Android devices, the service is likely a huge part of the company’s future. Right now, the service is in a preview state. Players who want to try the experience can sign […]

BY Taylor Bauer January 22, 2020
Pop Culture
Disney+ Releases Final Season Trailer for The Clone Wars Promises Epic Ending to Beloved Series

Over the next two weeks, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will end its theatrical run. This means that, once again, it’s possible we will never see a Skywalker on the big screen again. However, such is not the case for the small screen. Disney+ debuted a new trailer for the final season of The […]

BY Joshua M. Patton January 22, 2020
Pop CultureTV Shows
On Blue Monday, We Remember Even Superheroes Can Suffer From Depression

Daredevil, Mister Miracle, Silver Surfer, Batman, Jessica Jones, Harley Quinn—what do these heroes have in common? They all superheroes suffering from some form of depression. And they aren’t alone. To this list, we can also add Thor, Deadpool, Renée Montoya, Wolverine, Cyclops, Hulk, Punisher, Captain America, Martian Manhunter, Joker, Moon Knight and even Superman. Over […]

BY Roman Colombo January 20, 2020
COMICSPop Culture
Why Joker Is the Wrong Film to Represent Comic Book Movies at Awards Shows Like the Oscars

When the 2020 Oscar nominations were announced Todd Phillips’ Joker won a few nods, surprising no one . It garnered almost a dozen nominations in categories like Best Picture or Director to Sound Mixing or Makeup and Hairstyling. Comic book movies have long sought recognition from awards shows like the Oscars, and Joker got it. […]

BY Joshua M. Patton January 20, 2020
MoviesPop Culture
Christopher Tolkien: Master of Middle-Earth

JRR Tolkien is often credited as the father of modern fantasy…because he is. There’s not a single fantasy book today that owes something The Lord of the Rings. Even the fantasy books that are “anti-Lord of the Rings” still can’t exist without what the former. Yet as much as JRR Tolkien’s stories changed the face […]

BY Roman Colombo January 18, 2020
Pop Culture
Joe Manganiello Schools Patients in Dungeons and Dragons at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital

He’s been a sexy werewolf, a sexy dancer, and (arguably) a sexy Deathstroke in Justice League. Yet, Joe Manganiello is also a big-time fan of tabletop role-playing games, as well as a board member for hospital for children in his hometown. Last year, Joe Manganiello donated a bunch of Dungeons and Dragons starter kits to […]

BY Joshua M. Patton January 18, 2020
Pop Culture
Oscar Snubs Are A Yearly Reminder That Hollywood Isn’t Changing Fast Enough

One of the most recent films that I’ve watched is The Farewell, directed by Lulu Wang. The film tells the intimate and authentic story of a young woman who must come to terms with cultural differences and how they affect her family. It’s beautiful, heartbreaking and full of touching performances. And I’m certainly not the only person […]

BY Meghan Hale January 17, 2020
Pop Culture
Taika Waititi In Talks to Direct Star Wars Movie: Report

Since directing Thor: Ragnarok in 2017, Taika Waititi is in the midst of a “moment.” His character, Korg, was a part of Avengers: Endgame, and he’s signed on for the fourth film Thor: Love and Thunder. He released the stunning film Jojo Rabbit, a darling at the Golden Globes and Oscar nominations. He also ended […]

BY Joshua M. Patton January 17, 2020
MoviesPop Culture
Christopher Tolkien Passes Into The Undying Lands, Dies At Age 95

Christopher Tolkien, the son of author J.R.R. Tolkien died on Thursday at the age of 95. Christopher was the third and youngest son of the legendary fantasy author, and the literary executor of the Tolkien estate. He also helped edit and publish much of Tolkien’s posthumous works such as The Silmarillion and The Children of […]

BY Emily O'Donnell January 17, 2020
BooksPop Culture
The 10 Best New Anime Of The Decade

The 10 best anime of the decade come from wide range of genres. There were anime from fantasy, superhero & horror that ruled the past decade.

BY Shah Shahid January 16, 2020
Anime NewsPop Culture
Adaptive Switch Controller Goes Viral After Dad Builds Set-Up for Daughter

I thought the collaboration between Nintendo and Microsoft as of late provided a great dialogue on the power of gaming. Instead of fighting with one another over sales, both companies focused on bringing together their fan bases. Well, as it turns out, the company’s efforts helped to make something incredibly inspiring and innovative possible. This […]

BY Taylor Bauer January 21, 2020
Marvel’s Avengers Game Delayed, Second Delay for Square Enix in 2020

Here we are, just weeks in 2020, and another major game is pushed back to the second half of the year. News of the Marvel’s Avengers game delayed isn’t necessarily surprising. In a lot of ways, the move to delay a game to improve its final product is all but routine. Not to mention, a […]

BY Taylor Bauer January 20, 2020
Why Is Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed?: Details on the Biggest Game of 2020

BeingThere are a lot of weird things that happen during the end of a console cycle. For one, developers and publishers start to work on games for the unreleased, future consoles. Usually, that means the current generation consoles sort of get left in limbo. It’s a weird period of time, but one thing left gamers […]

BY Taylor Bauer January 19, 2020
Left 4 Dead 3 Rumors Ended in Valve Statement

It’s funny to think about the state of gaming rumors today. On the one hand, it’s wonderful having so many people looking into the latest news in gaming. Of course, this is going to come with a number of false rumors and unfounded speculations. Here at Comic Years, we try very hard to not report […]

BY Taylor Bauer January 18, 2020

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New Project xCloud Games Hit Microsoft Service

Project xCloud is Microsoft’s approach to the game streaming wars. With Xbox titles like Gears of War 5 and Sea of Thieves playable from Android devices, the service is likely a huge part of the company’s future. Right now, the service is in a preview state. Players who want to try the experience can sign […]

BY Taylor Bauer January 22, 2020
Disney+ Releases Final Season Trailer for The Clone Wars Promises Epic Ending to Beloved Series

Over the next two weeks, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will end its theatrical run. This means that, once again, it’s possible we will never see a Skywalker on the big screen again. However, such is not the case for the small screen. Disney+ debuted a new trailer for the final season of The […]

BY Joshua M. Patton January 22, 2020
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 Premiere Shows the Crisis Didn’t Change Much

Technically, the last hour of the Crisis On Infinite Earths finale was the season 5 premiere for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. (If the giant walking Beebo wasn’t a clue.) However, the spiritual season 5 premiere of Legends of Tomorrow was Tuesday’s episode “Meet the Legends.” In the Legends of Tomorrow season 4 finale, the entire […]

BY Joshua M. Patton January 22, 2020
Green Arrow and the Canaries Backdoor Pilot Highlights the Future of the Arrowverse

The penultimate episode of Arrow should have been titled “Livin’ in the Future,” in keeping with tradition. The second-to-last episode of each season bore a title drawn from a Bruce Springsteen song. Of course, this episode is actually titled Green Arrow and the Canaries because it serves as the backdoor pilot for the new Arrow […]

BY Joshua M. Patton January 22, 2020