It’s science vs. religion in new folk horror series The Essex Serpent [Apple TV+ recap]

The Essex Serpent is Apple TV+’s first foray into folk horror and a welcome return to BBC-style costume dramas. Based on the book by Sarah Perry, and starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston, this series holds a lot of promise in its deviously clever premise. Shepherded by writer Anna Symon (Dark Matters: Twisted But True, … Read more

Halo TV series Season 1, Episode 8 review: Penultimate tensions hit their peak

Source: Microsoft / Paramount+ In the eighth episode of the Halo TV series, the tension across the main cast finally stops building. Instead, we get an explosion as sides are chosen and passions inflamed. It’s not exactly where I thought the show was headed, but it works well enough, and I’m more invested than ever … Read more

Diablo 4 for Xbox One, Series X|S, and PC: Everything you need to know

Source: Blizzard Entertainment At BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard revealed the long-awaited Diablo 4, the latest in the series of top-down, demon-obliterating games. Diablo 4 is a sort of return to form for the series, with art and styles that longtime fans will appreciate. Blizzard also stated that the game is a world of gore, occultism, and … Read more

Halo TV series Season 1, Episode 7 review: Pruning the plotlines

Source: Microsoft / Paramount+ As the first season of the Halo TV series begins to draw to a close, the show dedicates a whole episode to dealing with characters and plotlines across Insurrectionist-controlled Madrigal. Despite some wariness at an episode that doesn’t really feature the UNSC or Covenant, it ends up wrapping things up well, … Read more

Halo TV series Season 1, Episode 6 review: Secrets are revealed

Source: Microsoft / Paramount+ Six episodes in, the Halo TV series has gained a consistent stride and pattern, with this sixth episode bringing us the realistic fallout of last episode’s battle. Physical wounds are healed as the Spartans rest up, while other psychological wounds continue to fester and burrow, with the tension between Master Chief … Read more

Forza Horizon 5 Series 7 update celebrates Cinco de Mayo, including five new Ferraris

Source: Xbox Game Studios Forza Horizon 5 was an incredible racing game when it initially released, but it’s steadily improving over time with the iterative release of new content by Playground Games. At least once a month, FH5 players are treated to new cars, events, challenges, and more into which to sink their teeth, and … Read more

Halo TV series Season 1, Episode 5 review: The action finally arrives

Source: Microsoft / Paramount+ The fifth episode of the Halo TV series takes almost everything we’ve loved about the series so far — diving into who the Spartans really are, mounting tension between Master Chief and his handles, excellent action sequences — and brings it all together into what is the strongest episode of the … Read more