Nickelodeon is launching Avatar Studios, a division committed to expanding the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. The studio, led by Avatar co-creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, will begin production on an animated theatrical film this year.
Dogs have shared a history with humans since we first domesticated the animals nearly 30,000 years ago. And now, a bone fragment from a 10,000 year old domesticated dog may confirm the theory that early humans migrated to America through the Northwest Pacific coastal route with a little help from man’s best friend.
Back in the mid-’90s, Disney premiered a new cartoon that influenced animation for decades to come. Gargoyles presented complex characters who changed and grew throughout the show, eschewing the common practice of “resetting everything” at the end of each episode. Alas, though brilliant, the show only lasted three seasons. But now it’s coming back as a cooperative board game dubbed Gargoyles: The Awakening.
Over the next two years, Google will slowly replace its standard Android TV software with the newer, smarter Google TV system. But among all of Google TV’s fancy UI elements and content curation features lies an odd little feature—a “basic TV” mode that turns your smart TV into a conventional “dumb” TV.
If you’ve been on social media site TikTok in the past year, you’ve likely seen videos of people reacting to sightings prompted by an app called Randonautica, some of which are downright creepy, like a suitcase containing human remains. While the app has also led to equally banal findings, its paranormal-esque vibe makes it a curiosity in its own right.
With board games becoming increasingly popular, it makes sense that so many of them have made the journey to smartphone app stores. Now, with these digitized versions, you’ll be able to download your favorite board games and play them anywhere you go without having to deal with tiles, cards, tokens, or finding a big enough gaming table to play on.
While everyone who hasn’t been living under a rock is aware of the Skywalker saga’s various trilogies within the Star Wars universe, not everyone knows that there are hundreds of Star Wars novels out there that are just as thrilling. Their myriad new characters, locales, and adventures further flesh out the already exciting science-fiction-meets-fantasy universe.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet is arguable the best Chrome OS device currently on the market. But Asus plans to debut a new Chromebook that might improve on that near-perfect design. The Detachable CM3 Tablet can stand vertically or horizontally, thanks to an ingenious kickstand. And with a detachable keyboard, it becomes a full-blown laptop. Add in the solid aluminum unibody and storable stylus, and there’s a lot to like.
We’ve got good news for fans of the adorable farming simulation RPG Stardew Valley: it’s now available in board game form! The game’s developer—Eric Barone, alias ConcernedApe—recently made the announcement. You can purchase your own copy from the Stardew Valley Shop for just $55.
No matter whether you’re a kid or an adult, dinosaurs and other ancient creatures are cool. And the only thing cooler than seeing them on TV or viewing their fossils in a museum would be to see them in your own home. Luckily, with this new app, voiced by natural history David Attenborough, you can do just that.