Month: August 2020

August 11, 2020 Off

SpongeBob Squarepants: Nickelodeon Greenlights Patrick Star Spinoff Series

By tracy
SpongeBob Squarepants’ best friend is on his way to getting his own spinoff series called The Patrick Star Show, which will see the pink starfish become the host of his own late-night talk show.According to Deadline, Nickelodeon is in the process of finalizing deals for a 13-episode order of The Patrick Star Show, a new animated series coming from the same creative team as the original SpongeBob Squarepants show.The new series will reportedly center around Patrick and his family, with Bikini Bottom’s shirtless invertebrate heading straight for stardom as the presenter of his own late-night talk show, which will apparently be in a similar vein as The Larry Sanders Show and Comedy Bang! Bang!

SpongeBob veteran Bill Fagerbakke will continue to voice the main character, but will be joined by “a largely new cast voicing new characters, with SpongeBob cast members expected to make occasional appearances, reprising their roles.”

No further details were shared about the other cast members that have signed up to dive into the underwater universe, even though the series’ voice actors have reportedly already started to record their lines for the project behind the scenes.

The 25 Best Adult Cartoon TV Series

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August 11, 2020 Off

Fast & Furious Crossroads Review – Going Nowhere Fast

By tracy

With Fast 9’s theatrical release delayed until 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Fast & Furious Crossroads could have given fans a jolt of vehicular mayhem to tide them over. Even with the star power of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Tyrese Gibson reprising their roles as Dom, Letty, and Roman, respectively, this combat-racing experience sputters along like a clunker on its last mile, gasping for someone to hit the brakes and take it to the junkyard.

The campaign, which clocks in at roughly five hours, has its heart in the right place. It has massive amounts of chaos, incoherent plot twists (as fans have come to expect), a little bit of humor courtesy of Roman, and huge setpiece moments, like cars being used in superhuman ways to dismantle a speeding train. We are also introduced to two excellent new characters to the Fast world: Vienna (voiced by Sonequa Martin-Green of Star Trek: Discovery fame) and Cam (voiced by Asia Kate Dillon, who is currently on Billions). Their personalities blend nicely with the existing crew, and give the game that ensemble vibe that is always present in the film series.

 

Their character models and animations are rough, however,

August 10, 2020 Off

Othercide Review – IGN

By tracy

Some parents are really invested in their kids’ report cards or success in extracurricular activities. Othercide offers a different kind of parental pride as you command a small army of warrior Daughters armed with giant swords and sleek revolvers they can use to slice, bash, and blast through a menagerie of Lovecraftian horrors. But this is more than an outlet for such dreams of blood-drenched parenthood, though. Othercide is also the best turn-based tactics game of the year so far.

With the help of a mysterious figure called the Red Mother, Othercide puts you in charge of a darkly ethereal realm called the Inner Void from which you summon Daughters – echoes of whatever the Mother used to be – to stop the coming of an eldritch entity known as Suffering. Similar to 2018’s Into the Breach, this will require failing and going back in time over and over until you manage to get it right. Each successive “Remembrance” allows you to carry over a currency called Shards from your previous run, so I never felt like I was having to start from square one. Failure is an expected and essential part of progression.

15 Screenshots of Othercide

Once I

August 10, 2020 Off

A machinist lapped an AMD Ryzen 16-core CPU within a nanometer of its life

By tracy

What happens when a machinist with a penchant for fine details takes on the task of lapping a 16-core CPU? The result is quite possibly the smoothest surface ever achieved on a processor’s integrated heatspreader (IHS). It is so smooth, in fact, that it could probably be installed into a PC without any thermal paste.

Let’s back up a moment and take a high level overview of the cooling mechanics of a CPU. The large chunk of metal on the top is the IHS, and its purpose is twofold: to protect the chip from cracking, and to pull heat up from the CPU die and transfer it to a cooling block—typically an air cooler or a liquid cooling apparatus.

However, the surface of an IHS is imperfect, as is whatever heatsink you end up attaching to it. This is where thermal paste comes into play. Thermal paste is a conductive material that fills in all the microscopic nooks and crannies in the IHS and heatsink, to facilitate a better transfer of heat.

It works well for mass consumption, but as with most things produced at scale, there is room for improvement for those with the requisite knowledge, money, and time.

August 9, 2020 Off

Daily Deals: WD Storage Deals, Dragon Ball Manga Discount and More

By tracy

Welcome to the weekend, where the sun is bright and the deals are plentiful. If you’re looking for storage, Western Digital has some deals for you as both their External options and SSDs are on sale. Dragon Ball fans can get excited as the original manga has seen a huge cut in price for the weekend, and fans of Funko POP! can land a nice deal on their favorite collectibles over at GameStop.

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