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iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS 15.1 Released October 25, 2021

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This is a bit delayed but I wanted to give you all a heads up that Apple has released new software for pretty much all of their personal devices. The iPad, Apple TV, iPhone and even Apple Watch have received major updates today, and you can get them all right now through your device’s software update feature or (in some cases) through iTunes.

The new update includes support for the much anticipated SharePlay feature as well as camera improvements for the iPhone 13 Pro.

Depending on your device, even if you have the previously most recent system software installed, the new update will likely weigh in at around 1.25-1.5GB.

Halo Infinite Campaign Overview October 25, 2021

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We are just two months away from the release of Halo: Infinite on multiple platforms and most of the recent previews for the game have revolves around the game’s incredible looking multiplayer campaign. However, the heart of Halo, at least to me, has always been its single-player campaign. Today, we finally got a look at it. This is literally the first look at the game’s single-player campaign in what feels like two years, so take a look!

Halo: Infinite is coming December 8th, 2021 to PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

Uncharted Movie Trailer Released October 21, 2021

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The first trailer of the Uncharted feature film has just been released. The game takes place between the prequel and mainline sections of the Uncharted games and follows a young Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and Victor Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) as they search for a hidden treasure.

Man that kid sure gets thrown out of a lot of planes.

Uncharted will come to theaters February 2022.

Halo: Infinite PC Overview October 21, 2021

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Halo: Infinite is headed on its way to release this winter for multiple platforms and that is the first time in history I could ever say that about a brand-new Halo FPS game. Earlier today, Microsoft and 343 Industries have revealed what you’ll be able to do with the game.

LAN PARTIES ARE BACK BOYS!!!

Halo: Infinite is coming December 6th, 2021 to PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S

Conversations with Curtis Video Newsletter 2 October 20, 2021

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Paul M. Stetler, lead actor of the cult classic PC horror game Phantasmagoria 2, plans to start his let’s play of the game he starred in 25 years ago this Friday at 6PM Eastern. To celebrate that, he’s posting this video about the future plans for the rest of the month.

Whoa. He found it! If you’re interested in checking out his let’s play as it broadcasts live you can subscribe to the YouTube Channel.

Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh is out now for PC.

Japan Travel Tips – Vending Machines October 19, 2021

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Welcome back to Japan Travel Tips, where we highlight some of the best independently produced videos about the beautiful country of Japan. We’ve touched upon Vending Machines in one of our earliest articles, but I felt we barely skimmed the surface of just how cool and unique Japan’s vending machines are. So sit back and relax because we have found so many great videos about vending machines that we had to devote an entire article to all of them.

First off, I want to re-highlight a video we featured in the previously mentioned article. Produced by the reference-quality channel Only In Japan, this is a great video to provide an introduction to Japan’s vending machines, how they work, and just what makes them so great and unique. Check it out.

Next, I would be remiss to neglect the legendary YouTuber Safiya Nygaard, who spent some time in 2019 traveling through the country. Here’s a video of her trying to find some of the country’s most famous vending machines and giving her thoughts about them.

I know what you’re thinking, “That sounds kinda cool, but just what can these machines do that machines in other countries don’t?” Glad you asked. The YouTube channel DancingBacons does a great no commentary video series where they highlighted some of Japan’s more unique vending machines. Did you know you can order a frozen Coke or Sprite right out of one of a vending machine? Watch and see for yourself.

And to follow up, here’s their look at a pizza vending machine.

Finally I want to highlight the spot that is probably the most famous row of vending machines in the entire world and highlight the original YouTube video that put it on the map. YouTuber Ericsurf6 highlighted this row of vending machines for his series Eric Meal Time. The food options of these machines have to be seen to be believed.

This video was so popular when it was posted it was actually highlighted on a Japanese late night tv show. Apparently I’m not the only person who thinks this is really cool. Here’s the clip.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s look at Japan Travel Tips. Did you like this expanded article on a dedicated subject? Post a comment below with your thoughts. I’ve gone through my archives and looked up several videos that I think could be part of further expanded articles. I don’t know if there will be a new article next week, but stay tuned because Japan Travel Tips will return!

DC Fandome 2021 October 16, 2021

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In less than six minutes, DC Comics is about to begin their broadcast of DC Fandome 2021, where we will see previews of upcoming movies , tv shows and video games. This year, DC is broadcasting Fandome on more than just their official website, it is also going to be up on services like YouTube and Twitch. That means we’ll be able to watch it on Smart TVs!

If you’d like to watch it, the direct feed is below! Check it out.

DC Fandome Tomorrow October 15, 2021

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Just a reminder that DC Comics will be hosting the second annual DC Fandome event tomorrow! For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, DC Fandome is an online-only streaming convention where new DC Comics properties are revealed. It is highly likely we will see a new trailer of the next Batman film, a preview of the next Suicide Squad video game, and a few surprises!

The event is expected to broadcast starting at 1PM Eastern and last for four hours. You can check out the event at the official website.

Nintendo Announces Nintendo Network Expansion Price October 15, 2021

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Earlier this month, Nintendo announced they would be offering an expansion tier to their Nintendo Network online service for the Switch. In this expansion, Nintendo says they’ll be offering the chance to play preselected N64 and Sega Genesis titles. Today, we now know what the cost of the expansion will be. The total price to access the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games…is $49US a year. A whopping $30 increase over the current plan. Here’s the announcement video.

I’m sorry but that’s just too high a price for me. Especially since Nintendo won’t be offering very many N64 and Genesis games at launch. Maybe if they offered EVERY game ever made on both platforms, the $50 a year price would be justified.

Hoonigan Builds a Real-Life Warthog October 14, 2021

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Halo’s M12-LRV, otherwise known as the Warthog, is one of the most iconic vehicles in the history of media. From the first minute you got behind the wheel, gaming was changed forever. It’s a four wheel drive Jeep with a 50 caliber chaingun in the backseat. At the time of its release, driving in a shooter video game was almost unheard of, and it set the standard for all future console games. The controls were absolutely flawless. And let’s be honest, it is so cool.

Officially, three Warthogs have been built in real life. The first was made by WETA for the Halo feature film that never happened. It later appeared in Halo: Landfall and Halo 4: Forward Onto Dawn. As far as I know that one is currently at WETA in New Zealand. The second was a 3D printed custom vehicle made to promote Halo 4. That is currently at the Patterson in Hollywood. The third was made by Hershund for Halo: Outpost Discovery. It’s whereabouts are currently unknown.

Now, we have a fourth. Hoonigan has been building a Warthog capable of hitting 1,000 horsepower to celebrate the release of Halo: Infinite. To celebrate the build, they’ve produced this ten-part documentary about its creation, and the final part was posted earlier today. Give it a watch!

I think it looks more like a Puma.

Halo: Infinite is coming December 8th, 2021 for PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.