Thanksgiving has always been about food.

We suffer through the awkward small talk and often anti-climactic football games for the sake of the meal that awaits us at the end of the day, and even then that "meal" is representative of ethnic cleansing and genocide. But there are a few other pros that lay outside of gorging yourself on mashed potatoes. The holiday always falls on a Thursday, which means you always have a four day weekend. Black Friday is also the following day, so despite whatever infuriating experiences you may have on Thanksgiving with your family, you can at least rest easy knowing you can go out and buy enough stuff to numb the pain.

These reasons alone are enough to warrant celebration. So while you clench your jaw through what is almost guaranteed to be a painfully long afternoon, why not curate some music to help elevate your mood and remind yourself that a four day weekend of relaxation awaits?

Keep Reading Show less

While this year has been a lackluster time to be alive and general disappointment in almost every regard, this year's gaming experience has been one of the saving graces of 2020.

With new consoles and a handful of new games freshly released, 2020 has been filled with some of the greatest gaming experiences in recent memory. But Geoff Keighley's highly anticipated game-of-the-year award ceremony is closing in, and in the end, only one game can truly be crowned champion.

Keep Reading Show less
CULTURE

The Most Highly-Anticipated PS5 Games

The PS5 is finally here, and these games are gonna change gaming forever.

The PS5 is finally here, and with the gaming console's hotly anticipated arrival, a slew of amazing new games have hit the shelves alongside it.

Players can swing alongside gorgeous New York City skyscrapers in Spider-Man: Miles Morales or transform a team of basketball rookies into all-star legends in NBA 2k21. You can reunite your COD-squad for another round of quick-fire multiplayer in Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War (which drops tomorrow), or watch Rambo beat his enemies to a bloody pulp in the next-gen reboot of Mortal Kombat 11. You can even gnaw away at tourists as a freakin' man-eating shark in Maneater.

Keep Reading Show less
Culture Feature

6 Most Underrated Xbox One Games

As Xbox Series X and S finally arrive today, let's look back at the Xbox One games that never quite got the love they deserved.

Plants vs. Zombies

The inevitable demise of the Xbox One has finally begun.

As the Xbox Series X and S finally hit shelves today, Xbox fans who pre-ordered the console say farewell to the One, revisiting classic games like The Master Chief Collection, Forza Horizon 4, Devil May Cry 5, Fallout 4, and of course, Red Dead 2.

But there were so many One games that came and went over the last 7 years that never garnered the mainstream recognition they deserved, and overrated titles like Gears 4 and Modern Warfare instead robbed them of their well-earned spotlight.

Keep Reading Show less
Culture Feature

How the Video Game Industry Still Fails to Market to Girls

"Why don't more women play video games?" You're asking the wrong question. Instead, ask: "Why aren't video games marketed towards more females?"

Christmas morning, 1994: I woke up with the sort of excitement most 6-year-old girls do.

But I wasn't excited to find gender-stereotypical presents such as Barbie dolls. I wanted the Sega Genesis video game system. I didn't get it...but my brother did.

I was crushed, but not surprised. My brother and I shared an equal love for playing video games; but the conundrum was that I was a girl—and in the early '90s, people weren't accustomed to video games being a girl's thing.

Skip forward 26 years later, and as a mother of two girls, I've realized that not much has changed.

Keep Reading Show less
Gaming

The Scariest Video Games To Play This Halloween

Trying to really scare yourself this Halloween?

While shooter video games like Doom and F.E.A.R. have plenty of scary moments, the survival horror genre has remained the go-to gaming subgenre for those seeking a truly terrifying ordeal.

As we all spend this Halloween at home, now is a great time to both revisit classics and delve back into the genre's forgotten gems. The subtle beauty of the survival-horror genre is that almost anyone can pick up and play, as entries are always more focused on creating a terrifying experience rather than on fast-paced gameplay, (though, as you'll see in this list, there are some exceptions). Here are the scariest video games for you to consume this Halloween.

Keep Reading Show less