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PS5: Sony Reportedly Increasing Production to 10 Million Consoles in 2020

Sony is reportedly increasing its PlayStation 5 production to 10 million units in 2020 as it “sees the prolonged effects of the COVID-19 pandemic boosting demand for gaming.”

As reported by Nikkei Asian Review and Bloomberg, Sony had originally planned to produce 5-6 million consoles by the end of March 2021, but the change in demand due to the global pandemic has caused it to change course.

Sony is said to have begun PS5 mass production in June and “under the latest plan, expects to assemble 5 million units by the end of September and another 5 million between October and December.”

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Not all 10 million may make it to store shelves in 2020, however, as logistical delays may delay a percentage of the PlayStation 5 consoles to 2021.

A big factor in the potential delay for some of the stock is due to shipping constraints, as “a large proportion of Sony’s consoles are made in China and sent out via sea around the world.”

It can take months for these consoles to make it from China to the U.S. and Europe via ocean lines, which can cause issues keeping PS5s in stock. Nintendo has recently faced a similar problem with Nintendo Switch.

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Sony is also said to be increasing production for PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller. It had originally planned on producing 10 million units.

While we do know what the PlayStation 5 looks like and that it will be released in Holiday 2020, we still don’t know the price or exact date. However, the PlayStation 5 Reveal Event did showcase some upcoming games for Sony’s next-gen console, including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart.

Alongside the news about PlayStation 5, Nikkei reports that Facebook is also increasing production on its Oculus headsets by at least 50% to 2 million units.

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Best Sci Fi Movies on Netflix Right Now (July 2020)

Are you looking for the best sci fi movies to stream on Netflix right now? The service itself is basically the stuff of science fiction — a huge repository of motion pictures, available to watch at the push of a button. Time travel to any era in cinema history (more or less)! It’s a magical, wonderful concept, and the only thing that would make it better is if they actually had all the movies you want. But that’s where we come in with our monthly updates on the best new movies on Netflix.

So let’s take a look at the newest releases in sci fi streaming on Netflix, including true classics of the genre like Back to the Future and E.T., as well as more recent hits like Ex Machina and Snowpiercer. This list features high-concept stories for fans of all kinds to watch. The newest additions to the list will be added at the top and marked with an asterisk.

Oh, and when you’re done here, be sure to also check out our list of the 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies Ever and what’s new to Netflix this month.

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Please note: This list pertains to U.S. Netflix subscribers. Some titles may not currently be available on international platforms. This article is frequently amended to remove films no longer on Netflix and to include more sci-fi films that are now available on the service.

Cloud Atlas (2012)*

CLOUD ATLASWhile it’s a very different film from The Matrix, Cloud Atlas is no less an impressive accomplishment on the part of the Wachowski sisters. This sweeping epic features a strong ensemble cast playing multiple roles throughout time, as the plot stretches from the mid-19th century to mankind’s post-apocalyptic future. The story can be confusing on a first watch, but the lavish visuals and music make it well worth the effort.

Watch Cloud Atlas on Netflix.

E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982)

et-extra-terrestrialSteven Spielberg has consistently been churning out great work for decades, but he could have called it quits with E.T. and he’d still rank among the great American filmmakers. This timeless story of a boy and his newfound alien friend showcases Spielberg at his most whimsical and adventurous. If you’re a Stranger Things superfan who hasn’t gotten around to watching one of the main films that inspired that ’80s nostalgia-fest, now you have no excuse.

Watch E.T. the Extra Terrestrial on Netflix.

Back to the Future Trilogy

Back to the Future Part IIIGood news, ’80s kids – Netflix finally has the complete Back to the Future trilogy available to stream. No longer do we have to settle for just re-watching Back to the Future Part III. The original remains one of the greatest sci-fi movies ever made, in part because it worries less about the rules of time travel and more about having fun with Michael J. Fox’s lovable hero Marty McFly as he’s dragged three decades into the past. Neither sequel is quite as good, but both manage to add entertaining new wrinkles to the saga of Marty and Doc Brown.

Watch Back to the Future on Netflix.

The Matrix (1999)

ECcIHnqX4AA0dUbThe sequels may have dulled its appeal somewhat, but the original The Matrix remains a bona fide sci-fi classic. Nowhere outside of the anime realm have we seen such an effective blend of cyberpunk, martial arts and philosophy. The film stars Keanu Reeves in his most iconic role since Ted “Theodore” Logan, playing a solitary hacker who discovers his entire world is a digitized illusion and he may just be the messiah destined to save humanity from its machine oppressors.

Watch The Matrix on Netflix.

Minority Report (2002)

minorityreportHollywood has a long history of adapting Philip K. Dick’s science fiction novels, and Minority Report is still one of the best. We’d expect nothing less from director Steven Spielberg. This high-concept thriller stars Tom Cruise as a futuristic cop who relies on a trio of precognitive psychics to stop crimes before they happen. But when he’s accused of murder, Cruise’s John Anderton goes on the run (often literally) to prove his innocence.

Watch Minority Report on Netflix.

Inception (2010)

Inception-movieYou’d think Christopher Nolan would have a tough time following up The Dark Knight, but instead he gave us Inception. This high-concept sci-fi action movie unfolds in the realm of dreams, with Leonardo DiCaprio starring as Cobb, an international fugitive who orchestrates mental heists. Nolan’s singular talent for combining mind-bending storytelling with crowd-pleasing action and stunning imagery has never been more on display.

Read our Inception review or watch Inception on Netflix.

The Lobster (2015)

LobsterThe Lobster is far from the most approachable or mainstream-friendly film on this list, but we’d expect nothing less from director Yorgos Lanthimos. Fans of dystopian sci-fi hungry for something quirky and different will find exactly that in this darkly hilarious look at life in a world where singles have 45 days to either find a romantic partner or be transformed into an animal. Both Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz deliver top-notch performances as budding lovers struggling to build a relationship against the backdrop of a very strange and oppressive world.

Read our The Lobster review or watch The Lobster on Netflix.

Snowpiercer (2013)

SnowpiercerSnowpiercer is easily one of the best comic book adaptations that most viewers don’t even realize is a comic book adaptation in the first place. Acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho made his English language debut here, chronicling a post-apocalyptic world where a handful of survivors (played by Chris Evans, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer and others) make their way through a frozen wasteland aboard an eternally moving train. Naturally, the class divide still exists in this terrible future, and the film focuses a great deal on contrasting the squalor of the rear cars with the decadent luxury of the train’s more privileged passengers.

Read our Snowpiercer review or watch Snowpiercer on Netflix.

Ex Machina (2015)

Ex MachinaOscar Isaac stars as a brilliant billionaire inventor, who invites one of his low-level peons, played by Domhnall Gleeson, to his secluded estate. But this isn’t a friendly visit. He’s actually here to test the humanity of Isaac’s new invention, a realistic robotic woman named Ava, played to perfection by Alicia Vikander. As they question the robot’s humanity, and what it means to be human, we gradually realize that what they really can’t figure out is the female mind. Brilliant performances and a thought-provoking screenplay make Ex Machina one of the best sci-fi films of the century so far.

Read our Ex Machina review or watch Ex Machina on Netflix.

Her (2013)

HerIn an extremely recognizable future, in which people live their lives through their phones and computers, and are so divorced from human intimacy that they have to hire people like Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) to write their personal correspondence for them, a new operating system seems more human than human beings. So it is that Theodore connects to, and falls in love with an artificial intelligence named Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). As directed by Spike Jonze, Her examines the melancholy of human disconnection in an increasingly connected world, and the complex way that emotions and romance will evolve as technology exceeds our psychological understanding.

Read our Her review or watch Her on Netflix.

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Science fiction is a wide-ranging genre, and one that can sometimes be difficult to pin down. We try to focus on sci-fi movies that have a time-tested reputation like The Matrix, as well as those movies that scored well on aggregate sites like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. In some cases, we may pick more critically divisive movies like Under the Skin that we still feel are worth checking out. The one common thread is that all these movies explore the intersection of humanity and technology in a unique way.

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Best Comedy Movies on Netflix Right Now (July 2020)

Are you looking for the best comedy movies to stream on Netflix right now? While the service often seems to be flooded with comedies, it’s not always clear which ones are funny and which will flat-out ruin your evening. We’ve scoured the vast expanse of the digital service (twice!) and come back with our picks for the best comedies Netflix has to offer, including recent hits like The Edge of Seventeen and Dolemite is My Name, as well as true classics like Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Groundhog Day. So read on for the hottest and funniest new comedy movies on Netflix! New additions to the list are marked with an asterisk.

Oh, and when you’re done here, be sure to also check out our list of the 25 Best Comedies Ever and what’s new to Netflix this month.

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Please note: This list pertains to U.S. Netflix subscribers. Some titles may not currently be available on international platforms. This article is frequently amended to remove films no longer on Netflix, and to include more comedy films that are now available on the service.

Airplane! (1980)*

Airplane-movieThis disaster movie parody more than earns its place among the greatest comedies of all time. Airplane! is certainly one of the most quotable and meme-worthy movies ever made. The nonstop delivery of gags and banter, coupled with an all-around terrific cast that includes Leslie Nielsen, Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty, make for a winning formula that never gets old.

Watch Airplane! on Netflix.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

Walk Hard - The Dewey Cox Story - 2007Walk Hard is a parody of the musical biopic genre in general and 2005’s Johnny Cash-focused Walk the Line in particular. But despite being a hilarious comedy, Walk Hard is also a genuinely better film than most of those it’s spoofing. The soundtrack is catchy, and star John C. Reilly delivers a genuinely affecting performance as the troubled superstar. This film, as much as any in Reilly’s career, shows his unique talent for straddling the line between slapstick comedy and heartfelt drama.

Read IGN’s Walk Hard review or watch Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story on Netflix.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

ace venturaAce Ventura was one of three breakout movies for Jim Carrey in 1994, and for good reason. No one can match the zany energy Carrey brings to the screen, especially when it comes to this well-meaning but not particularly competent detective hero. And with Carrey finally getting back to basics in the recent Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie, now is a perfect time to revisit this early classic.

Watch Ace Ventura: Pet Detective on Netflix.

Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

Dolemite Is My Name Eddie Murphy delivers one of the best performances of his career in Dolemite Is My Name, a biopic about Dolemite creator Rudy Ray Moore. It’s basically the blaxploitation equivalent of Ed Wood, a comedy that lovingly celebrates an eccentric, off-kilter artist who was never truly appreciated in his own time. It’s also one of the most purely funny movies you’ll find on Netflix, and definitely one of the streaming service’s better original films.

Read our Dolemite Is My Name review or watch Dolemite Is My Name on Netflix.

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

Edge of Seventeen (2) Coming-of-age teen comedies really are a dime a dozen, but the best ones always manage to rise above the fray. The Edge of Seventeen is easily one of the best examples of the genre in recent memory. It manages to both hearken back to classic ’80s comedies like The Breakfast Club while also being heartbreakingly authentic in its examination of a teen girl (the always excellent Hailee Steinfeld) dealing with serious issues.

Read our The Edge of Seventeen review or watch The Edge of Seventeen on Netflix.

Frances Ha (2012)

Frances Ha Lady Bird writer/director Greta Gerwig co-wrote and stars in Frances Ha, a bittersweet comedy about a young woman gradually coming to terms with the possibility that she won’t achieve her big dreams of becoming a professional dancer, and might need to do something else with her life. It’s a difficult lesson to contemplate, let alone learn the hard way, and yet – as directed by Marriage Story’s Noah Baumbach – the film never loses its sense of humor, no matter how self-deprecating it becomes.

Watch Frances Ha on Netflix.

Groundhog Day (1993)

Groundhog Day Between Caddyshack and Groundhog Day, Netflix is now home to two of the holy trinity of Bill Murray comedies. Groundhog Day marks one of Murray’s last mainstream comedy roles, as he plays a disgruntled weatherman trapped in a time loop that forces him to relive the same day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania over and over again. That premise could just as easily form the basis of a horror movie, but Murray brings just the right amount of deadpan charm and maniacal glee to the film. It’s now rightfully regarded as one of the best comedies of the ’90s. And like Phil’s endless Groundhog Day, it only gets sweeter with age.

Watch Groundhog Day on Netflix.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

05 - Monty Python Monty Python and the Holy Grail is easily one of the silliest, funniest, and most inspired comedies ever made. The British sketch comedy troupe Monty Python took aim at the history of Britain and its most beloved cultural icon, chopped all the limbs off, and made more than a few pointed remarks about just how ridiculous humanity was in the past (and, by extension, just how ridiculous it still is). Graham Chapman stars as Arthur, tasked with locating the Holy Grail, a quest that sends him and his idiot knights on one absurd and unforgettable mission after another, to accomplish tasks like buying shrubberies, ruining arranged weddings and not having sex.

Watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail on Netflix.

The Lobster (2015)

06 - The Lobster This bizarre comedy from director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) stars Colin Farrell as a man who has to find a lifelong mate in 45 days… or he’ll be transformed into a lobster. It’s not even a unique problem: Everyone in this world has to find a romantic partner or risk being shuffled aside in The Lobster, which is a pretty damning take on a culture that enforces and judges based on unrealistic expectations for our social behavior and lifestyles. The whole movie plays like a Monty Python routine that got way out of hand, and that’s the whole point, showing just how absurd our values are once we take them to extremes.

Read our The Lobster review or watch The Lobster on Netflix.

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

08 - Sleeping With Other People Leslye Headland’s overlooked but brilliantly written romantic comedy Sleeping With Other People stars Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie as people who decide that their sex drive has gotten them into trouble and decide to be platonic friends, even though they really, really, really want to get into bed together. Sudeikis and Brie have incredible chemistry, and the film’s sparkling dialogue is priceless.

Watch Sleeping With Other People on Netflix.

Goon (2011) and Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2016)

09 - Goon Goon is one of the best sports comedies in years, and surprisingly enough so is the sequel. Seann William Scott stars as a hockey player who can’t skate, and can’t score goals, but can take and dish out a punch better than anyone in the league. When he’s not brawling inside the ring, he’s figuring out his place in a world where getting hit in the face isn’t considered a valuable skill. Everyone in the cast is a delight, but Seann William Scott in particular has never been better.

Watch Goon and Goon: Last of the Enforcers on Netflix.

How We Choose the Best Comedy Movies on Netflix

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Best Dramas on Netflix Right Now (July 2020)

Are you looking for the best dramas to stream on Netflix right now? Netflix has no shortage of films that try to hit you right in the feels. From true classics like Taxi Driver and There Will Be Blood to award-winning Netflix Originals like Roma and The Irishman, there’s plenty to choose from on the service. That’s where we come in.

So let’s take a look at the best new releases in Netflix dramas, including many of the top recent films from 2019 and beyond. Our newest additions are marked with an asterisk. And when you’re done here, be sure to also check out our pick for the Best Drama Movie of 2019 or our list of what’s new to Netflix this month.

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Mean Streets (1972)*

meanstreetsIf not quite Martin Scorsese’s first film, Mean Streets is the first to truly showcase his unique voice and incredible talent. Scorsese drew from his own life in New York’s Little Italy, weaving a bleak but beautifully rendered story about two struggling crooks played by Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro. If you love Taxi Driver or Raging Bull, Mean Streets is what made them possible. And many Scorsese fans will argue this is still his crowning achievement.

Watch Mean Streets on Netflix.

Million Dollar Baby (2004)*

million dollar babyIt can be tough to leave a mark on the boxing movie subgenre, given how large a shadow classics like Rocky and Raging Bull cast. But leave it to Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank to make an old formula feel fresh again. This story of an aged, embittered coach finding hope in a promising new pupil hits like a ton of bricks, thanks in no small part to the film’s ending. Million Dollar Baby wound up winning four Oscars, and they were well deserved.

Watch Million Dollar Baby on Netflix.

Zodiac (2007)

zodiacDavid Fincher is a true master of crime noir, regardless of whether or not his films happen to be based on real-world events. In this case, Fincher dramatizes the exploits of one of the most feared serial killers in American history. Zodiac isn’t flashy, rather relying on its intelligent script, the abilities of stars Jake Gylenhaal, Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr., and a powerful sense of mood to get its story across.

Read IGN’s Zodiac review or watch Zodiac on Netflix.

Taxi Driver (1976)

Taxi DriverThis classic Marin Scorsese/Robert De Niro collaboration is also currently back on Netflix. Taxi Driver sees De Niro bring to life one of his most iconic and disturbing characters ever – psychologically unstable cab driver Travis Bickle. No less an authority than Roger Ebert described Taxi Driver as one of the greatest films ever made. It’s not hyperbole.

Read IGN’s Taxi Driver review or Watch Taxi Driver on Netflix.

There Will Be Blood (2007)

02 - There Will Be BloodDaniel Day-Lewis has quite a knack for playing ambitious, obsessive egomaniacs who destroy everything and everyone around them in pursuit of perfection. There Will Be Blood may just be his crowning achievement in that regard. Directed by the always incredible Paul Thomas Anderson, this period piece casts Day-Lewis as an oil tycoon struggling to build his fortune during the oil boom of the early 20th century. Spoiler alert – wealth is not a pathway to happiness.

Read IGN’s There Will Be Blood review or watch There Will Be Blood on Netflix.

The Irishman (2019)

IrishmanThe Irishman is classic Martin Scorsese, as the legendary director reunites with frequent collaborators Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci (along with Scorsese newcomer Al Pacino) for an epic saga of crime, betrayal and loss. In this case, De Niro stars as hitman Frank Sheeran and Pacino plays infamous teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. The film’s liberal use of de-aging tech is impressive, but what really makes The Irishman resonate is the way it plays like a moving end cap to Scorsese and De Niro’s long, fruitful partnership.

Read IGN’s The Irishman review or watch The Irishman on Netflix.

Marriage Story (2019)

04 - Marriage StoryNetflix ended 2019 with one of its best original dramas yet. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson both deliver tour de force performances in this heartfelt look at a husband and wife grappling with a long-distance divorce. Thanks to director Noah Baumbach’s steadying hand, Marriage Story avoids being an emotionally manipulative tear-jerker, but rather an earnest drama that finds both humor and heartache in the midst of a collapsing relationship.

Read IGN’s Marriage Story review or watch Marriage Story on Netflix.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

06 - El CaminoBreaking Bad was already one of the best reasons to subscribe to Netflix, with both the AMC series and its prequel, Better Call Saul, among the best TV dramas on the service. And now Netflix has become the exclusive home to El Camino, an epilogue movie that reveals the fate of Aaron Paul’s perpetually unlucky Jesse Pinkman. It’s a worthy companion to one of the best TV shows of all time.

Read IGN’s El Camino review or watch El Camino on Netflix.

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

07 - Inglourius BasterdsNetflix is rapidly turning into the go-to destination for Quentin Tarantino fans. Now the streaming service has added another essential Tarantino flick in the form of Inglourious Basterds. This WWII ensemble drama features a terrific cast including Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Diane Krueger, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Brühl and a scene-stealing Cristoph Waltz. The film’s five interconnected acts weave a compelling story, and the film winds up offering a lot of insight into why the hyper-masculine world of Tarantino’s filmography is the way it is.

Read IGN’s Inglourius Basterds review or watch Inglourius Basterds on Netflix.

Burning (2018)

08 - BurningWhile it didn’t make much of a splash on the awards circuit, Burning is undoubtedly one of the best foreign language films of 2018. This South Korean drama, based on a short story by acclaimed author Haruki Mirakami, stars Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, and Jeon Jong-seo as three friends who slowly become embroiled in an unsettling psychological mystery. The film is a slow burn, but one that steadily builds until it reaches a terrific payoff.

Watch Burning on Netflix.

Roma (2018)

09 - RomaAlfonso Cuaron’s new drama Roma may be the most acclaimed Netflix Original movie so far. It’s the spectacularly photographed tale of Cleo (newcomer Yalitza Aparicio), a young housekeeper in Mexico who works for a middle-class family and becomes pregnant at a tumultuous political time. Roma’s story may be straightforward but Cuaron amplifies every major plot point with an overtness and eccentricity that rivals Fellini.

Read IGN’s Roma review or watch Roma on Netflix.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2019)

10 - Buster ScruggsThe latest film from The Coen Brothers is a Netflix exclusive, and it’s one of their finest motion pictures. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an anthology film, consisting of weird tales from the wild, unpredictable west. It’s perversely funny, especially in the film’s opening segment (featuring Tim Blake Nelson as a monstrous hero), but eventually Buster Scruggs settles into a melancholy, serious take on the Western tradition, telling one great story after another about the tragic inevitability and absurdity of death in its many forms.

Read IGN’s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs review or watch The Ballad of Buster Scruggs on Netflix.

A Most Violent Year (2014)

11 - Most Violent YearIn A Most Violent Year, Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain are just trying to be legitimate business people, but in the midst of a crime wave in New York City, when all their truck drivers are getting hijacked, that might not be possible. J.C. Chandor’s complex drama about moral seesawing gives Isaac, in particular, one of his very best performances (which is saying something), and offers a nuanced perspective on criminality that most movies could never get away with (if they even had the guts to try).

Watch A Most Violent Year on Netflix.

The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

12 - Other Side of the WindFew filmmakers had worse luck than Orson Welles, who spent decades struggling to get films made, only to often have the finished product mangled by studios, or to get screwed out of ever finishing them. One of his most notorious projects is The Other Side of the Wind, which starred acclaimed filmmakers John Huston and Peter Bogdanovich as two acclaimed filmmakers. The film completed principle photography in 1976 and it wasn’t finished until… this year. Netflix is releasing it for the very first time, and it’s an astounding motion picture, capturing all the rage and pomposity of a filmmaker just like Welles, desperately trying to make something meaningful but getting wrapped up instead in backstage frustrations like budget crises, balking producers, ego clashes, and merciless manipulations.

Read IGN’s The Other Side of the Wind review or watch The Other Side of The Wind on Netflix.

Mudbound (2017)

16 - MudboundDee Rees directs this rich and nuanced adaptation of Hillary Jordan’s novel, about a white family and a black family farming the same land, whose lives are vastly different only because of the color of their skin. Mudbound features impressive performances and gorgeous, earthy cinematography, and comes to depressing but vital conclusions about the impact racism has on people who have literally nothing else to prop up their egos.

Read IGN’s Mudbound review or watch Mudbound on Netflix.

My Life as a Zucchini (2016)

17 - ZucchiniThe mother of a neglected child dies, and the boy winds up in a home for abused, emotionally scarred kids. And yet somehow My Life as a Zucchini doesn’t seem bitter. It’s a sincere and honest stop-motion animated drama about the capacity children have to overcome strife and unite over shared emotional pain, and thanks in part to the charming character designs, it comes across as an ultimately hopeful, lovely tale.

Read IGN’s My Life as a Zucchini review or watch My Life as a Zucchini on Netflix.

How We Choose the Best Dramas on Netflix

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While its content lineup is ever-changing, Netflix has always been a great source of film dramas. The goal is to spotlight a wide array of what’s available, including Oscar-winning classics like Taxi Driver and There Will Be Blood and key picks from the service’s growing lineup of original dramas. We’ve tried to represent many sub-genres here, from noirs to crime thrillers to historical dramas. The goal is to ensure there’s something for film buffs of all tastes.

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Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Run

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Game of the Year Watch 2020 Continues

Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN’s weekly video game talk show. We’re halfway through 2020, and that means it’s time to check in on Game of the Year Watch. We’ll be discussing The Last of Us Part 2, Animal Crossing, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Half-Life Alyx, and more. Watch the video above or hit the link below to your favorite podcast service.

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2020 MTV VMAs to Host In-Person Ceremony in New York City

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Oscars invites new stars to vote and says it has exceeded 2020 diversity target

Organisers of the Oscars have revealed details of the latest stars, directors and other industry experts invited to vote, saying they have exceeded a target for diversifying membership by 2020.
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2020 NHL mock draft: Chris Peters’ predictions for Nos. 1-8, plus a look at Nos. 9-31

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2020 NHL draft updated rankings: Top 100 prospects

With the first part of the NHL draft lottery complete, Chris Peters updates his top 100 prospects in the 2020 class.
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Beyoncé Accepts the 2020 BET Awards’ Humanitarian Award From None Other Than Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama, BeyonceWho runs the world? Girls. And, who helps the world? Beyoncé!
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Black Trans Model Jari Jones Fronts Calvin Klein 2020 Pride Campaign

Jari Jones, Calvin KleinJari Jones is making history.
The Black transgender model, actress and activist celebrated a huge accomplishment this week when she saw herself on a larger-than-life Calvin Klein…

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Black Trans Model Jari Jones Fronts Calvin Klein 2020 Pride Campaign

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Public Enemy kick off 2020 BET Awards with powerful all-star Fight the Power revamp

Winners include Lizzo, Chris Brown, Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby.
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Top 40 NFL quarterbacks for 2020 ranked: Chris Simms QB rankings, full list entering this season

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Wynonna Earp Season 4 Gets July 2020 Premiere Date–See the New Trailer

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Strictly Come Dancing will return for 2020 – but there’ll be less of it

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How to Watch the 2020 BET Awards

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2020 NBA schedule: The 12 most important games as the season resumes

The schedule for the NBA’s restart is set. Here are the must-watch games as teams push for the postseason.
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Berry: 100 facts for the 2020 fantasy football season

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Here’s what to expect from Apple’s WWDC 2020 event

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Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now (June 2020)

These are the best action movies on Netflix right now — blockbusters, fight films, animated adventures and shootouts galore.
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Suddenly baseball in 2020 seems highly unlikely

As time passes in the stalemate between the owners and players, more virus cases also seem to be popping up. At this rate safety and optimism for a season are both low.

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Denon rolls out the first 8K-ready receivers with its 2020 X-Series

Denon rolls out the first 8K-ready receivers with its 2020 X-SeriesDenon's 2020 X-Series receivers handle 8K video as well as key 4K gaming features with prices starting at $ 849.



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Annecy 2020: A Cloaked Tale of Female Resistance Leads Mifa’s Animation du Monde Pitches

A selection of short format pitches from around the world kicked off the last day in the first week of presentations at Annecy’s virtual animation market. It was led by “The Wasp and the Hummingbird” (“Avispa y Colibrí”) a Peruvian tale of subtle female emancipation from French-Peruvian director Aida del Solar and Lima-based Apus Studios. Inspired […]

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Amazon Summer Sale 2020: Everything We Know So Far

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Star Wars Celebration 2020 Cancelled

Star Wars Celebration 2020 was officially cancelled Monday due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.

Star Wars Celebration will return to the Anaheim Convention Center on August 18-21, 2022.

StarWars.com has posted details on how fans can get refunds to Star Wars Celebration 2020:

“Fans who were planning to attend Star Wars Celebration Anaheim this year may either transfer their current ticket purchase to the new event dates, receive a refund or receive a credit for Star Wars Celebration merchandise. As a token of our appreciation and to thank all Star Wars Celebration 2020 fans who choose to transfer their tickets to the 2022 show, we are excited to offer a free exclusive Star Wars Celebration stormtrooper character pin for all transferred tickets.”

The ticket refund and merchandise credit request period opens Monday, June 22. The official site says these requests must be completed by August 26, 2020.

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Be sure to check out StarWarsCelebration,com for additional information on hotel cancellations, any existing merchandise pre-orders, and how to get a free exclusive Star Wars Celebration stormtrooper character pin as a token of the convention’s appreciation.

For more Star Wars coverage, find out everything you need to know to pre-order Star Wars: Squadrons, enjoy our Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge review, and discover who IGN readers picked as the best Star Wars character of all time.

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PAX Australia 2020 Cancelled Due to Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns

The PAX Aus team have confirmed that PAX Australia 2020 will not take place as scheduled in the wake of the continuing coronavirus crisis. The expo – the largest of its type in Australia – was set to take place from October 9 to 11, 2020 in Melbourne, Victoria.

“It is with a heavy heart that today we announce the postponement of PAX Australia 2020, due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 in Australia and globally,” said a statement published today on the PAX website. “We have been working hard with our partners and exhibitors to explore all viable options but with our desire to bring you the best PAX Aus ever, the next edition of PAX Aus will now take place in 2021.”

Australia’s borders are currently closed. Only Australian citizens, residents, and immediate family members can travel to Australia at this time. There are also varying levels of restrictions on domestic travel.

“While we can’t move forward with PAX Aus 2020 in the way that we normally would, we are finding new and exciting ways to connect you and the PAX community with your favourite content and creators,” continued the statement. “Stay tuned to our social media channels in the coming days as we start to announce more information.”

PAX Aus was the first PAX event hosted outside the US and has been held in Melbourne annually since its inception in 2013.

No new announcement has been made concerning PAX West. In April ReedPop announced that the expo would go forward as planned from September 4 to September 7 at the Seattle Convention Center, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2020 ESPYS — Vote for your favorite Can’t-Stop-Watching Moment

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Lady Gaga Addresses Class of 2020 During Graduation Speech: ”You Are the Seeds of Our Future”

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BAFTA TV Awards 2020: The full list of nominations

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Seemingly Leaked for August 2020

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning has seemingly leaked on the Microsoft Store and will apparently make its way to at least Xbox One on August 11, 2020.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is a remastered version of the 2012’s Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning that was released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

This remaster appears to include all DLC, including Teeth of Naros and Legend of Dead Kel, and will have “improved graphical fidelity.”

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Amalur’s story is penned by New York Times’ best-selling author R.A. Salvatore and was also developed by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion lead designed Ken Rolston.

In our review of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, we said “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning isn’t the perfect game. Its random technical hiccups and inconsistent art style certainly holds it back from even higher levels of greatness. But no matter what you’re looking for, whether it be amazing gameplay, immersive storytelling or perhaps a riveting new world to explore as you fully customize and re-customize your character at will, Reckoning has it all.”

Kingdoms of Amalur was originally developed by 38 Studios and was published by EA. In 2018, THQ Nordic bought the property from the now-defunct studio, although EA still owned the publishing rights. It appears they worked out a deal to make this happen.

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Amalur came with a ton of controversy, as the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation filed a lawsuit against 38 Studios founder and ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and other executives. 38 Studios went out of business following a $ 75 million dollar loan supported by Rhode Island taxpayers.

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‘Chernobyl,’ ‘The Crown’ Lead BAFTA Nominations for 2020 Television Awards

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How Fashion and Beauty Brands Are Giving Back for Pride Month 2020

Although the coronavirus pandemic has canceled virtually all in-person Pride Month events, fashion and beauty brands are continuing their commitments to give back and support the LGBTQ+ community.
Several brands are creating rainbow-themed Pride collections to donate proceeds to global organizations supporting the LGBTQ+ community, including GLAAD, the Trevor Project and the It Gets Better Project.
Others are launching larger initiatives to highlight the importance of Pride Month, including makeup brand NYX, which is hosting a virtual Pride March on Instagram, and activewear brand Under Armour, which is offering a grant program to aid LGBTQ+-focused nonprofits that are impacted by COVID-19.
Here, WWD looks at 20 fashion and beauty brands that are giving back for Pride Month 2020.
1. ASOS

Styles from Asos’ Pride Month collection. 

Asos is teaming with GLAAD for the fourth year in a row to collaborate on a Pride-themed collection. This year’s collection centers on the theme of unity, with several graphic T-shirts sporting the word in a rainbow colorway. Other pieces include button-up tops, shorts and sweatshirts ranging in price from $ 29 to $ 69. All proceeds from the collection will benefit GLAAD.
2. Banana Republic

A style from Banana Republic’s Pride collection. 
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Kobe Bryant Will Be Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2020 Class

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WWD EXCLUSIVE: Hyères Festival Announces New Dates for 2020 Edition

LATE SHOW: Amid serial cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic, one major fashion event has confirmed it will hold a physical edition this year: the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography will take place from Oct. 15 to 19, organizers said Wednesday.
The 35th edition of the festival was initially scheduled for April 23 to 27, but Jean-Pierre Blanc, the festival’s founder and general director, said in March that it would be postponed until October. Unlike other events that were initially postponed, and then ultimately canceled their 2020 editions, Hyères is now set to go ahead.
The program is unchanged: Jonathan Anderson will head the fashion jury of the festival; Paolo Roversi will lead the photography panel, and Hubert Barrère, artistic director of Chanel-owned embroiderer Maison Lesage, will take the lead for the accessories prize.
The accompanying exhibitions will stay open until Nov. 29 at the Villa Noailles, the modernist villa built in the Twenties that hosts the annual event, and other locations around the Mediterranean town. France partially lifted its lockdown measures on May 11, and the Villa Noailles reopened to the public on May 15.
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WWD EXCLUSIVE: Hyères Festival Announces New Dates for 2020 Edition

LATE SHOW: Amid serial cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic, one major fashion event has confirmed it will hold a physical edition this year: the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography will take place from Oct. 15 to 19, organizers said Wednesday.
The 35th edition of the festival was initially scheduled for April 23 to 27, but Jean-Pierre Blanc, the festival’s founder and general director, said in March that it would be postponed until October. Unlike other events that were initially postponed, and then ultimately canceled their 2020 editions, Hyères is now set to go ahead.
The program is unchanged: Jonathan Anderson will head the fashion jury of the festival; Paolo Roversi will lead the photography panel, and Hubert Barrère, artistic director of Chanel-owned embroiderer Maison Lesage, will take the lead for the accessories prize.
The accompanying exhibitions will stay open until Nov. 29 at the Villa Noailles, the modernist villa built in the Twenties that hosts the annual event, and other locations around the Mediterranean town. France partially lifted its lockdown measures on May 11, and the Villa Noailles reopened to the public on May 15.
Sponsors of the Hyères prizes include Chanel, Hermès, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Kering, Chloé, Première

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5 Summer 2020 Fashion Collaborations to Watch Out For

With the coronavirus pandemic causing what’s expected to be a socially distant summer, several fashion brands are trying to add some excitement to the season with collaborations.
One of the most anticipated fashion collaborations is coming from Target, which is continuing its tradition of teaming with buzzy designers. This summer the retailer is tapping three female-led fashion labels — LoveShackFancy, Cushnie and Lisa Marie Fernandez — for a summer dress collection that evokes the feminine style each brand is known for.
As at home workouts are on the rise amid the COVID-19 quarantine, other brands are launching activewear collections that combine fashion with function. Take Staud designer Sarah Staudinger, who is making her first entry into activewear with a colorful collection with New Balance.
Here, WWD looks at five summer 2020 fashion collaborations to watch out for. Read on for more.
1. Target’s the Designer Dress Collection

Target x Lisa Marie Fernandez as part of the retailer’s Designer Dress Collection. 

Target is upping the ante on its latest designer collaboration, this time teaming with three female-led fashion brands for a collection of dresses fit for the summer. The retailer is working with fashion brands LoveShackFancy, Cushnie and Lisa Marie Fernandez for a collection of more than

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5 Summer 2020 Fashion Collaborations to Watch Out For

With the coronavirus pandemic causing what’s expected to be a socially distant summer, several fashion brands are trying to add some excitement to the season with collaborations.
One of the most anticipated fashion collaborations is coming from Target, which is continuing its tradition of teaming with buzzy designers. This summer the retailer is tapping three female-led fashion labels — LoveShackFancy, Cushnie and Lisa Marie Fernandez — for a summer dress collection that evokes the feminine style each brand is known for.
As at home workouts are on the rise amid the COVID-19 quarantine, other brands are launching activewear collections that combine fashion with function. Take Staud designer Sarah Staudinger, who is making her first entry into activewear with a colorful collection with New Balance.
Here, WWD looks at five summer 2020 fashion collaborations to watch out for. Read on for more.
1. Target’s the Designer Dress Collection

Target x Lisa Marie Fernandez as part of the retailer’s Designer Dress Collection. 

Target is upping the ante on its latest designer collaboration, this time teaming with three female-led fashion brands for a collection of dresses fit for the summer. The retailer is working with fashion brands LoveShackFancy, Cushnie and Lisa Marie Fernandez for a collection of more than

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The CFDA and Paper have partnered to provide 2020 fashion school graduates a platform to increase their exposure and offer industry mentorship.
Together they chose five schools to highlight: Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, Savannah College of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design and the Academy of Arts University. Each university’s fashion directors nominated their top students and Paper selected one from each school to pair with an established CFDA designer. Participating designers are Christopher John Rogers, Brandon Maxwell, Piotrek Panszczyk, Beckett Fogg of Area, Stacey Bendet of Alice + Olivia and Jonathan Cohen.
The featured students are Samantha D’Iorio of Parsons, Justin Chi of FIT, Max Condon of SCAD, Kyra Buenviaje of RISD and Kenneth Brody McCasland of AAU.

Images from RISD graduate Kyra Buenviaje’s ’20 senior thesis collection. 

Each graduate will be profiled on papermag.com and cfda.com today, accompanied by images of their work and a highlight reel of their virtual meeting with their design partner.
“Paper has always been dedicated to introducing and empowering the newest names in talent, and fashion is no exception,” said Justin Moran, digital director of Paper. “Under quarantine, fashion students are unable to show their final presentations, so we felt it was

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What Did the Games Industry Think 2020 Would Be Like in 2010?

Cast your mind back to 2010. It was a time when games – by and large – weren’t a service. Nor were many of them free-to-play. Back then loot boxes were on the fringe and micro-transactions were really only just getting going. In 2010, we were still playing on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the Wii. League of Legends was a new thing, as was Minecraft. World of Warcraft, meanwhile, was ancient – five years old! Ten years ago people weren’t spending their free time absorbed in Let’s Plays or watching players broadcasting their games. At this point, Twitch didn’t exist. Remember Justin.tv? And thanks to the Wii, motion control seemed an inevitable part of the future, with PlayStation and Microsoft both about to jump in, with Move and Kinect (then known as Natal) respectively.

A lot has changed, then. Would it have been possible to predict where we’d be by now, in 2020? Let’s find out, because ten years ago IGN polled a panel of industry veterans about what they thought gaming would be like in 2020. Let’s see how their predictions worked out.

Games Will Be Everywhere and Played by Everyone

A common thread amongst our panel back in 2010 was the belief that games would continue to become more mainstream; that the audience would expand to encompass wider demographics. “Nintendo have recently hit a gold mine with the Wii and the DS and the brand new market of non-gamers it’s attracted,” Paul Denning, Senior Gameplay Programmer at Rocksteady Studios (the Batman: Arkham games) told us back then. “Microsoft and Sony are eyeing the market and licking their lips. Both are bringing out their own tech to entice people to their platform and that can only be a good thing.”

The traditional platform holders didn’t really deliver when it came to their own tech. Move was underwhelming and never became core to PlayStation’s offering, while Kinect proved to be a costly distraction for Microsoft, seeing the company chasing a broad audience while under-serving its existing player base.

Denning was, nevertheless, absolutely correct about games becoming more mainstream. It’s just that Microsoft and Sony weren’t the prime drivers of that change. “In 2010… I said many things will be the same, and on the surface they are,” says Gareth Wilson, who worked on Project Gotham Racing 3 and 4 as Lead Designer at Bizarre Creations ten years ago, and now oversees new IP development as Creative Director at Traveller’s Tales, the studio famous for its LEGO video games. “The big three are still battling it out in the console wars. But scratch the surface and things have changed massively. Very few people predicted the rise of free-to-play in 2010, first on mobile and then on PC and console. If you’d told me ten years ago the biggest game in 2019 was a free-to-play multiplatform shooter I would have been very surprised!”[poilib element=”quoteBox” parameters=”excerpt=%22If%20you%E2%80%99d%20told%20me%20ten%20years%20ago%20the%20biggest%20game%20in%202019%20was%20a%20free-to-play%20multiplatform%20shooter%20I%20would%20have%20been%20very%20surprised!%E2%80%9D%20-%20Gareth%20Wilson”]

Free-to-play games were just one part of the broadening of the market. Other key changes were the explosion of mobile gaming, the growth of digital marketplaces, the influence of key regions outside the West, and the rise of Let’s Plays and streaming. All these factors helped contribute to growth that has seen global sales of game hardware and software go from $ 67 billion in 2010 according to a report from research firm Gartner, to more than $ 160 billion in 2020 according to research firm Newzoo.

Our panel foresaw many knock-on effects from games becoming more mainstream too. “I believe video games will become an important extension of all visual entertainment,” said Chris Pickford, who was an associate producer working on Project Gotham Racing and other titles at Bizarre Creations at the time, and is now working on an unannounced multiplayer action game at Improbable Game Studios. “There will be lots more crossover between different media formats – films, games, websites, even theme parks! As companies get smarter with their IPs and learn to manage their ideas, they’ll be able to use different aspects of them in different ways, and create full encompassing experiences for the end user.”

Nintendo’s present strategy is a great example of this, allowing it to use the strength of its own IP to expand its reach and awareness through mobile games, theme parks, movies, and more. Strong IP and cross-platform support also allowed Nintendo’s Amiibos to ride the rise and fall of the toys-to-life category, whereas the likes of Skylanders and Disney Infinity are now just footnotes.

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We’ll See An Interface Revolution

One of the bigger topics in 2010 was the idea that the next decade would see significant interface innovations. “We’re going to see some fundamental changes to both the input and the output of games devices,” said Hermen Hulst, former Managing Director of Guerrilla Games (Killzone, Horizon: Zero Dawn), now head of Worldwide Studios. “Gestural interfaces are already happening, of course, and the screen as we know it might be a thing of the past too. I’m not sure if there will be a complete virtualization by 2020, but I like the idea of a wearable device – one that we control and interact with through natural hand gestures, and that we use to augment our physical world.”

Hulst’s prediction is very much the end goal for devices like HoloLens, but the path to the maturation of that technology – and AR in general – is proving to be a long one. Back in 2010, it was the success of the Wii that was the impetus for a lot of the conversations around gesture controls, but despite the fact that both Microsoft and Sony were prepping their own solutions, many members of the panel weren’t entirely convinced.

“There will be a lot of experimenting with interfaces during the next ten years but I think the basic general purpose controllers that will be used by the majority of the games will stay pretty similar to what they are now,” said Avalanche Studios Lead Game Designer Peter Johansson, who has worked on the Just Cause series and Mad Max. “Pressing a button is still often the easiest way to do an action. Motion controls will play a part but have matured into being used where it really enhances the experience.”

That’s certainly proven to be true for console gaming, where we use motion controls in combination with buttons to do things like throw Cappy in Super Mario Odyssey, or guide petals around a meadow in Flower. While motion controls were ultimately a sideshow, we have nonetheless been part of an actual interface revolution over the last ten years that has fundamentally changed how we lead our digital lives and play games on the go.

In the last ten years touch screen devices have become our ever-present technology portals, and a whole generation of kids are now growing up as touch screen natives. The new era ushered in by smartphones represented a paradigm shift, and games in turn adapted to play a large role in the new ecosystem.[poilib element=”quoteBox” parameters=”excerpt=In%20the%20last%20ten%20years%20touch%20screen%20devices%20have%20become%20our%20ever-present%20technology%20portals%2C%20and%20a%20whole%20generation%20of%20kids%20are%20now%20growing%20up%20as%20touch%20screen%20natives.”]

There have been other advances in interfaces too – geolocation games like Pokemon GO make the entire globe a playspace, toys came to life in our living rooms, and the re-emergence of VR, and in particular room-scale VR, changed how we interact with virtual spaces… and spurred some controller evolution too.

Digital Distribution Will Be Transformative

The rise of the smartphone came hand in hand with the growing importance of digital storefronts. Ten years ago, Steam was well-established, the App Store was beginning its meteoric growth after launching with a selection of 500 apps in 2008, and Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Store had been around since late 2004 and late 2006 respectively. Digital distribution was here to stay, but exactly how much it would change the games industry was still up for debate.

“Digital distribution will be huge,” declared Jeremiah Slaczka, Co-Founder and Creative Director of 5th Cell, which is best known for the Scribblenauts games. “It changed the way music is sold and I think it will have a huge impact on games as well. In 2000 we were just being introduced to 300kbps DSL. In 2010 10mbps is normal in a lot of places. Where will we be in 2020? Cloud computing is a possible avenue. I don’t think physical media will be wiped out, but think it’s possible for the majority of games, like music, to be downloaded from online-enabled platforms. It’s happening already now.”

“I’ll be amazed if we’re still doing boxed product in 2020,” commented Jamie Jackson, who was Creative Director at DJ Hero developer FreeStyleGames and is now Chief Creative Officer at Mythical Games, a technology studio with a blockchain-based platform. “Digital distribution may be the only way to access your entertainment, be it games, TV, or films.”

Other panelists were more conservative. “Although online distribution will become even more important (expect full game downloads to be commonplace),” said Traveller’s Tales’ Gareth Wilson, “people will still be buying games from shops in ten years time. There will be people who simply prefer to physically own a title, and a download doesn’t make a good birthday present.”

It was Dan Greenawalt, Game Director at Forza Motorsport developer Turn 10 Studios, however, who really honed in on how digital distribution will fundamentally change game publishing itself, as well as how we’ll interact with games. Gaming, he said, “will continue to trend along the same lines as recent developments: ubiquity of games and devices catering to a bigger and even more diverse audience who are hungry for interactive entertainment; digital distribution having effectively leveled the publishing field so you have risky, experimental indie games coexisting with huge blockbuster titles in a virtual and sustainable marketplace; and of course, the uber-connectedness of it all – with social media and user-generated content playing central roles in how players define themselves and the experiences they have with the games they play.”

The Definition of a “Game” Will Continue to Evolve

But what, exactly, would those games be like? “Of course a few new genres will come into existence, probably enabled by the fact that our games consoles are increasingly networked, mobile, and equipped with innovative interfaces,” PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios head Hermen Hulst told us. “But most of today’s basic genres will still exist in 2020, just like most of today’s genres were already there in 2000. I guess playing a game like Cowboys and Indians is always appealing, regardless of the state of technology.”

Hulst was certainly spot on in terms of new genres being enabled by networking and mobility. The battle royale genre is absolutely the product of a thoroughly networked age, for instance, and the genre has a large audience playing on mobile too. Auto Battlers also, are very much at the nexus of networking and mobile gaming. Other new genres from the last decade include incremental games (initially popularised by Cookie Clicker) and walking simulators (spearheaded by Dear Esther, which technically was available as a free-to-play mod in 2008, but only commercially released in 2012).

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A number of other notable genres found the spotlight in the last ten years. Modern survival games kicked off with Minecraft, but evolved when DayZ came on the scene. Digital CCGs blew up, thanks to Hearthstone. You could also argue that this was the decade of loot shooters (Borderlands was released in 2009), hero shooters (Team Fortress 2 led the way in 2007) and Souls-likes (Demon’s Souls came out in 2009).

Avalanche Studios’ Peter Johansson had a broader response to what the games of 2020 would be like. “The definition of what constitutes a game will be less clear since all games will be so integrated with other forms of entertainment,” he said.

This is certainly becoming true. Think about the distinction between a game like Her Story and a TV show like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. The lines can be very blurred indeed. Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode is another interesting example; it now exists as both a game and an interactive show on Netflix, in which the game’s action sequences are automated, but you can still make all the dialogue decisions.

In a general sense the definition of what a “game” is continues to evolve. Ten years ago it had already changed drastically, with game devices capable of encompassing a broad suite of experiences, from Brain Training and Nintendogs to Wii Fit. Since then we’ve seen walking simulators put storytelling front and centre, we’ve seen incremental games create never-ending, ever-escalating gameplay loops, and we’ve seen a whole lot of experimentation – think 80 Days, Heavy Rain, The Stanley Parable, P.T., Return of the Obra Dinn, and many more.

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Online Connectivity Will Be Taken for Granted

“All games will be online but by that I don’t mean massive multiplayer,” said Avalanche Studios’ Peter Johansson in 2010. “‘Online’ will be firmly integrated into our way of life and games will naturally tap into that connectivity. I’m talking about social networks, digital distribution, downloadable content, mobile connectivity, community, etc. There’s so much untapped potential there of which we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface.”

Being online – or at least having the ability to be online at any time – is very much a given in many parts of the world now, with games wrapped up in that expectation in countless ways. Blizzard Entertainment’s President J. Allen Brack, who was working on World of Warcraft at the time, also touched on what that might mean. “You’ll have everything online,” he said. “There’ll still be single player games, but there’ll be a lot more connectedness in games than we have now. I think potentially you’ll look back on the idea of connecting to small numbers of players like we have right now as kind of quaint. I’m a big believer in the ‘everyone playing together’ kind of model and there will be more games that come along that are everyone playing together.”

Connecting a hundred players in games like PUBG and Fortnite is no big deal in 2020, nor is queueing into just about any mode of popular online titles like Call of Duty or League of Legends. All of that works so smoothly – the matchmaking, the low queue times – because behind the scenes there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of active players.

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Of course, there are issues with everyone playing together – toxicity in chat can be a major problem, and so voice chat is often restricted to players that are grouped up, which is a disappointing – but not unexpected – limitation of our always-connected age. It has the byproduct, however, of reducing humanisation in many of our online interactions.

That humanisation can be absent in other places too. The ubiquitous nature of social media and online life has introduced direct lines of communication between members of the games industry and consumers, for both better and worse. At its worst, this has resulted in campaigns of harassment, and the formation of an us versus them mentality. At its best, it has led to tight knit communities in which gamers are actively involved in the development process.[poilib element=”quoteBox” parameters=”excerpt=The%20ubiquitous%20nature%20of%20social%20media%20and%20online%20life%20has%20introduced%20direct%20lines%20of%20communication%20between%20members%20of%20the%20games%20industry%20and%20consumers%2C%20for%20both%20better%20and%20worse.”]

Also, for better and worse, gamers have shown over the last decade that they can wield real power. Recent examples include the overwhelming response to Blizzard’s heavy-handed handling of pro Hearthstone player Blitzchung, who made a pro Hong Kong statement at the end of an official tournament stream, and was stripped of prize money and banned for a year, effectively ending his career. (The company later walked the punishment back.) EA’s implementation of loot boxes and pay-to-win elements in Star Wars Battlefront 2 also became a cause to rally round, eventually seeing the game’s microtransactions disabled shortly before the game’s wide release, so large was the furor.

Other aspects of the games industry have also come under the spotlight in the last decade. We’ve seen revelations of sexism and toxicity at companies like Riot Games and we’ve read about the persistence of crunch culture in studios including Epic Games, in which developers work long hours for weeks or months on end to hit a deadline. Consumers and lawmakers have also targeted game companies over loot boxes, accusing the industry of employing exploitative business models that are tantamount to gambling.

Rising Development Costs Will Impact Design

Micro-transactions were already part of the conversation in 2010. Street Fighter Series Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono saw how things would develop, commenting that micro-transactions were now “in almost every game released. This has also created a new marketplace (literally) and this trend will continue. Games will have to be designed with this in mind.”

The changes to the mobile games market over the last decade really highlight what Ono foresaw. Where initially developers could price their games somewhat fairly, they quickly had to drop to a dollar at most, and before long the expectation for consumers became that mobile games are free… which meant that revenue had to come from in-app purchases.

On PC and consoles, development costs continued their long rise, so the increasing importance of loot boxes and other micro-transactions, not to mention the introduction of concepts like season passes, were part of a broader shift towards business models that could help generate ongoing revenue.

These factors, alongside others – such as the emergence of free-to-play on PC and the rise of early access/playable alphas – culminated in one of the defining trends of the last ten years, that many games became a service.

This was accompanied by a move towards smaller release slates from many of the big publishers. In late 2009, for instance, after laying off 1500 staff and cancelling a number of projects, then-Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said the company would be cutting its releases from more than 50 titles in 2009 to around 40 in the 2010 fiscal year. Fast forward to the fiscal year ending March 2021 and EA will be releasing 14 games, and that includes two remasters and several annual sports titles.

Another way publishers have combated rising development costs and team sizes is through “external development”, or outsourcing, which is a large part of modern game development. They also continued the well-established trend of taking advantage of tax breaks or lower labour costs by opening studios in financially favourable locations.

Major publishers may have released less games in the last decade than in the decade before, but overall we now have more games to choose from each year, and that’s due to the rise of independent developers. To put it in perspective, in 2010, there were 276 new games released on Steam. By 2016 this had jumped to 4,207, and by 2018 it hit 9,050. Gaming is now a saturated market for lower profile titles, where quality is no guarantee of success and discoverability is one of the biggest hurdles.[poilib element=”quoteBox” parameters=”excerpt=In%202010%2C%20there%20were%20276%20new%20games%20released%20on%20Steam.%20By%202018%20it%20was%209%2C050.”]

China Could Play a Major Role

The landscape has changed dramatically, but there’s a large aspect we haven’t even mentioned yet – the ascendancy of China. China came to be the largest gaming market in the world in 2015 and held that position until 2019. (2019 revenues were predicted to be USD $ 36.5 billion, just shy of the U.S. market prediction of USD $ 36.9 billion.)

Rocksteady’s Paul Denning singled out China in our original roundtable. “There’s a huge untapped potential in places like China that if used correctly could help the industry grow,” he said. “Already there’s been some companies that have started development there… Ubisoft have already started this process with their EndWar team for instance.” Denning was talking about making games in China, and essentially anticipating that big games would increasingly be made by studios all around the world. 2018’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was created by ten studios, for instance.

China has proven to be an important emerging market too. In the last decade a number of publishers from other parts of the world have established large player bases there, such as Bluehole Studio with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Blizzard Entertainment with Overwatch. Both partnered with Chinese companies to make it happen. During PUBG’s early access success Tencent Games inked a deal to publish the Windows version of PUBG in China, then developed what would come to be known as PUBG: Mobile. NetEase has published Blizzard’s games in China since 2008, and is a development partner on Diablo Immortal.

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Even so, there is a strict approvals process around what can be released, so many non-Chinese games must be modified before they’re greenlit. This was the case for the Windows version of PUBG, while PUBG: Mobile wasn’t approved for monetisation in China at all, forcing Tencent to release the similar, but state-friendly, Peacekeeper Elite. All publishers are subject to the whims of the Chinese government too. It instituted a nine-month approval freeze on new games in 2018, for instance, and has also introduced measures to curb hours played by minors.

Over the last decade, as publishers like Activision-Blizzard have looked to grow their mainland Chinese audience, so too have Chinese companies grown their foothold outside the country. Tencent – now the largest games publisher in the world – has full ownership of Riot Games, a 40% stake in Epic Games, a 5% stake in Ubisoft, and to come full circle, a 5% stake in Activision-Blizzard, and more than 10% in Bluehole Studio. And that’s just some of its investments.

Gaming Will Be a Pillar of the Entertainment Industry

The games industry in 2020 is both familiar yet radically different to its 2010 self. In terms of reach and revenue it has expanded significantly, yet many of the drivers of those changes have only come into their own in the last ten years: mobile, free-to-play, digital distribution, the importance of China.

Nonetheless, our panel made some astute observations about where we might be by now. And while many saw significant challenges ahead, due to factors like escalating budgets and team sizes, there was also a sense that gaming would be more important than ever by 2020.[poilib element=”quoteBox” parameters=”excerpt=The%20games%20industry%20in%202020%20is%20both%20familiar%20yet%20radically%20different%20to%20its%202010%20self.”]

“My take is that the industry will strengthen its place as one of the main pillars of the entertainment industry,” said Yannis Mallat, former CEO of Ubisoft Montreal (Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry), now CEO of Ubisoft’s Canadian Studios, “becoming even more mass market, widening its reach and cementing its place as a cultural product.”

How might things look in another ten years? Keep an eye on IGN in the coming days, as we’re going to find out.

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Dell is offering a 10% discount on digital Xbox gift cards when you enter promo code GAME10 at checkout.

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Sega Genesis Mini is 33% Off

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The Sega Genesis Mini is the best retro console yet, and right now you can get it for 33% off.

PC Game Deals at Humble

Humble isn’t doing a Memorial Day sale per se, but its Spring Sale Encore runs until 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Monday morning. You can view the entire sale here, or scroll down for some of the highlights.

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More Gaming Deals

You can expect to find a batch of gaming deals at each of the below retailers. This year’s sale will look a bit different than last year’s, back when scoring a Nintendo Switch with a free bundled item was possible. In recent months, inventory problems have made Switches nearly impossible to find in stock. That said, you’ll find plenty of game discounts and deals on controllers and other accessories for Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

For more sales and deals, check out our coverage of Memorial Day sales on TVs, PCs and laptops, and Dell computers and accessories. Or, for a veritable firehose spray of deals, we’ll also have a mega-post that features all the best deals on all the categories you’re likely to care about.

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Swimwear Trend 2020: Staycation Mode

WWD style director Alex Badia and his team styled via Zoom in a series of meetings, including a virtual “run-through” with the photographer unpacking clothes two days prior. On shoot day, the model was directed via Zoom on which look to put on and how to style it, like showing her a Grace Kelly reference to tie the scarf and what props to try, which were sent to her direct from Target. There was a Zoom meeting with the makeup artist two days before the shoot, who did sample looks on herself and sent new, unused makeup to the photographer. The makeup artist did a FaceTime tutorial with the model on how to apply the makeup one day prior to the shoot, and again on shoot day, while the model styled her hair as directed by Alex Badia.

As for the location: The shoot took place on the photographer’s rooftop to make distancing easy (and after he had been quarantining for six weeks). The result: a modern look at nostalgia in these buy-now styles, from pouf-sleeve tops and high-waisted silhouettes to playful prints.

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The best goalie prospect since Carey Price? Ranking the top 2020 NHL draft goaltenders

Yaroslav Askarov has been projected in the top 10 of the 2020 NHL draft. What makes him so special? And who ranks behind him among the class’ top goalies?
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Market Moments: Fall 2020 Stripes Fashion Trend

From left: Acne Studios, Ganni and Mozh Mozh 
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Like many others in the industry, fashion p.r. agencies have had to pivot operations and adapt under lockdown. The new normal has given rise to digital press days, where new collections and product launches are highlighted on Instagram instead of physical showrooms, with trends easier to decipher as assets are all in one place.
From the most recent digital press days, stripes have emerged as a bold classic for fall 2020. Whether consumers will gravitate toward minimalist or maximalist dress once lockdown measures are lifted, stripes are a safe middle ground. Here, examples from Ganni, Acne Studios and Mozh Mozh.

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Where the star 2020 NHL draft prospects land on ‘The Auston Matthews Scale’

Alexis Lafreniere and Quinton Byfield appear likely to go 1-2 in the 2020 NHL draft. So where do they stack up against recent top-two picks?
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Acronis True Image 2020 Cloud Backup Review

Acronis True Image has long been known as the go-to app for system imaging and drive cloning, but the company also includes cloud backup in its True Image 2020 suite. That means you can combine local backups with a copy in the cloud, which is crucial when it comes to protecting your data from fire, theft, and other types of catastrophic loss.

Cloud backup options vary wildly in price and functionality, and are increasingly necessary for peace of mind and data security. I thoroughly evaluated Acronis True Image along with several other leading packages based on three main criteria: pricing, features, and performance.

Acronis True Image – Design, Features, and Pricing

Despite being an advanced backup tool, Acronis’ interface is very user-friendly. Buttons are big and clear, your storage is color coded so you can see what’s taking up space, and Acronis’ many, many tools are organized neatly into sections away from the main backup window. It explains every feature as you set it up, so you don’t have to click on “help” Icons to find out how anything works.

The backup process itself is dead simple, taking only a few clicks: you can back up certain folders and files, or back up an image of your entire machine. Acronis lets you back up to an external drive, a NAS, or to Acronis’ cloud servers (if you pay a monthly subscription fee).

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The structure of that subscription fee is a bit confusing at first, but the comparison wizard helps you choose what’s right for you. The Standard version is a one-time purchase of $ 60, which just gets you a license to the software that performs local backups. If you’re backing up to the cloud, you’ll need a subscription to the Advanced version instead: for 250GB of space, you can pay $ 50 per year for one computer, $ 80 per year for three computers, or $ 100 per year for five computers. If you need more space, add $ 20 per year for 500GB.

Any more than 500GB, and you’ll need a subscription to Premium, which adds a couple small features and allows for more space: 1TB for one computer at $ 100 per year, all the way up to 5TB for five computers at $ 320 per year, with many options in between. It’s not the most expensive service I tested, but it is on the pricier side. Some throw in just 50GB of storage, and some like Backblaze are unlimited, and then others like IDrive start out at 2TB, so as you can see the options are kind of all over the map.

The value comparison depends highly on the number of machines you’re backing up, especially since they share the same pool of storage. For multiple machines, Acronis can get quite expensive, but it packs its program with extra features to make it more enticing.

Some of those features are tangentially related to backups, like the “Archive” feature, which scans your hard drive for large files, and allows you to back up ones you rarely use to the cloud to free up space on your hard drive. Acronis also has a syncing tool, à la Dropbox/Google, for syncing files between machines. Acronis can also clone one disk to another (which is useful if you’re upgrading to a new SSD or hard drive), build rescue disks (so you can fix your PC if it won’t boot), and convert your backups to a virtual hard drive for use in a virtual machine. It even has a module that can back up your mobile devices and social media accounts.

Those are all relatively useful, but it also has a lot of features that feel more like unnecessary padding. For example, it comes with a system cleaner (which works fine, but doesn’t seem much better than Windows’ built-in tools), a ransomware monitor, and a “Try & Decide” feature that lets you make changes to your computer, then roll them back if you don’t like them. Most of these tools feel “tacked on,” and I feel that most people would rather pay less to eschew some of these less important add-ons. (I’ll be focusing mostly on the backup and cloud features for this review.)

Acronis True Image – Backup and Recovery

Despite being overloaded with features (denoted by tabs along the left side of the window), Acronis puts the important stuff front and center. The “Backup” tab along the top is where the magic happens: you’re given two big boxes in the center of the screen, one for the backup source, and one for the backup destination. By default, Acronis is set to back up your entire computer, but you can click on a box to change your backup to only certain drives, files, folders, or to back up a mobile device.

I recommend backing up the entire machine, since this is one of Acronis’ biggest strengths: allowing you to create a full image of your computer so it can be restored, exactly as it is now, if something goes awry. Next, you’ll select where you want to back it up. You can choose an external drive, the Acronis cloud, or a custom location (like a NAS). You’ll also have an option to encrypt your backup, which I recommend. Acronis supports deduplication, so if you move a file to a different folder, it won’t back it up all over again.

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Acronis’ default settings work well, but you can click the Options button here to further customize how the backup works. You can change the schedule, prevent the computer from going to sleep while backing up, get email notifications about the backup state, exclude certain files or file types, choose how many versions of a file Acronis keeps, adjust how much bandwidth Acronis uses, and a whole lot more. There is a page where you’ll find a lot of advanced settings too, and while some of them seem more advanced than they need to be (why do I need to set up an SMTP server for email notifications?), tech-savvy users will love the number of options Acronis provides.

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The other tabs in the sidebar correspond to Acronis’ other features. The Archive tab analyzes your hard drive so you can offload large files to an external drive or the cloud. The Sync tab lets you set up Dropbox-like syncing, and the Tools tab contains…well, pretty much everything else. The “Clone Disk,” “Rescue Media Builder,” and “Acronis Universal Restore” are the more useful features here, allowing you to migrate your data to a new PC or rescue it when you run into problems.

The other features on this page are interesting, but generally not anything I’d use, since they’re either well covered by Windows’ built-in tools or just not necessary for most users’ day-to-day computing. Though they’re there if you want to explore them.

Speaking of security, Acronis offers end-to-end AES-256 encryption for your backups, meaning you can protect them with a private encryption key. Even the Acronis service itself won’t be able to see your data, which means it’s as private as can be in the cloud. I didn’t notice any slowdowns or other downsides to using this feature, so turn it on – and remember your password, because if you forget it, that data will be locked up forever.

Acronis is, however, still missing a very important security feature: two-factor authentication. Every cloud-oriented service should have this option to protect you from password thieves, especially backup programs that can hold literally all your personal data. It’s truly bonkers that Acronis– which has packed its program with so many features – continues to neglect something so important.

Acronis True Image – Recovery Options

The Backup section offers two useful tabs: Activity and Recovery. Activity shows when you backed up last, and Recovery allows you to select files for…well, recovery. Again, Acronis is remarkably intuitive to use, and the recovery process is no different. Just select the files you want to recover from the folder tree, then Acronis will ask where you want to restore them.

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You can also click “Recovery Options” to get an email notification when the process is complete, run a command before or after the restore, choose which files to overwrite, and more. When you’re ready, click “Recover Now,” and Acronis will restore your files. Acronis doesn’t offer a courier service, unfortunately, so downloading your files is the only way to restore them. This can take a while if you’re recovering from the cloud, but with Acronis’ robust local backup features, I highly recommend backing up locally too, using the cloud backup only as a just-in-case-of-disaster option.

Acronis True Image – Testing

Acronis has a lot going on, but the basics are pretty easy to use, and users shouldn’t find it too intrusive. It’ll only nag you when you tell it to, using the notification settings mentioned earlier, and customer support is very good. Acronis used a maximum of 163MB of RAM on my test system, while CPU usage hovered around 7 percent of my 2.7GHz i7-7500U during the backup process (with encryption enabled and the main window open).

For such a feature-packed program, that’s not bad, and does a good job of using bandwidth effectively. My initial backup uploaded at around 163Mbps, even with encryption enabled. Restoration speeds were even better, easily maxing out my 200Mbps connection and restoring my 2GB test folder in 1 minute and 26 seconds. Overall, Acronis was easily the fastest program I tested, which is great provided you also have a fast connection. (Still, I recommend using the cloud as your second line of defense—local backups from an external drive or NAS will be much faster.)

Finally, I contacted support for most of the backup programs I tested, usually just with questions or clarifications. Acronis was responsive and helpful, though it did take a couple of back-and-forth emails to answer my question.

Purchasing Guide

The pricing for Acronis True Image depends on whether you want cloud storage (and how much of it you need), and how many computers you want to protect. As of press time in May 2020, the Standard version was $ 50 with no cloud storage. Advanced offers 250GB of cloud storage for $ 50 per year, or 500GB for $ 70 per year – with higher yearly prices as you add more computers to your plan. If you want more than 500GB, you’ll have to spring for Premium, which starts at $ 100 per year for 1TB on one computer, with upgrade options for more machines and cloud storage.
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The NHL’s coronavirus pause: The keys to play resuming, latest on the 2020 draft, testing and more

New details are emerging on the league’s return to play, the playoff format and the draft. Plus, more players speak out on a possible return.
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Miley Cyrus, Cardi B & Oprah Celebrate Class of 2020

From Selena Gomez's reassuring message to Kristen Bell's heartfelt hoorah, celebrities give this year's graduates shout-outs in a virtual ceremony. Watch!
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TV’s Top Leading Lady 2020: The 100 Star Eliza Taylor Thanks Fans For Her Win

The 100, Season 6TV’s Top Leading Lady 2020 is here to accept her crown.
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Pierce Brosnan, Kelly Ripa and More Stars Celebrate Their Kids Who Virtually Graduated as Class of 2020

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‘Graduate Together:’ Barack Obama, LeBron James and More Virtually Celebrate Class of 2020

Despite all the canceled in-person graduation ceremonies, a star-studded lineup of speakers, including Barack Obama, LeBron James and Malala Yousafzai, were determined to celebrate the class of 2020. Lakers star James kicked off the virtual ceremony, commending the senior class for their resilience and hard work in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Kevin Hart, […]

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Barack Obama Gives the Class of 2020 Advice for Shaping Their Future World in Uniting Speech

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2020 NHL draft rankings: Top 100 prospects

Alexis Lafreniere is the surefire No. 1 prospect, but the 2020 draft class has plenty of talent from top to bottom. Here are this class’ best 100 players.
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LeBron James and Travis Scott Team on Class of 2020 T-shirt

The graduating classes of 2020 are getting a special treat from LeBron James and Travis Scott.
James’ Uninterrupted platform and Scott’s Cactus Jack label have collaborated on a 2020 Graduation T-shirt, designed by Scott. The shirt bears both Uninterrupted and Cactus Jack logos and the handwritten phrase “We’re all in this together.”
The collab is available for 72 hours, which started today at 3 p.m. ET and runs through Monday at 3 p.m. ET with 100 percent of proceeds going to LeBron James Family Foundation and Feeding Texas to support James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio and Scott’s home Houston.
James is also producing a prime time special to celebrate the high school graduating class of 2020 that will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and streaming platforms on Saturday. Special guests will include Kevin Hart, Zendaya, Megan Rapinoe, Lena Waithe, H.E.R. and President Obama.
The NBA superstar had been spending his quarantine with his family, doing Tiktok videos, sharing his sneaker collection and watching ESPN and Netflix doc “The Last Dance” with the rest of the world, while Scott held an “Astronomical” concert on Fortnite that drew 27.7 million unique participants, dropped an apparel collection with the game, and new song “The Scotts” with

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The graduating classes of 2020 are getting a special treat from LeBron James and Travis Scott.
James’ Uninterrupted platform and Scott’s Cactus Jack label have collaborated on a 2020 Graduation T-shirt, designed by Scott. The shirt bears both Uninterrupted and Cactus Jack logos and the handwritten phrase “We’re all in this together.”
The collab is available for 72 hours, which started today at 3 p.m. ET and runs through Monday at 3 p.m. ET with 100 percent of proceeds going to LeBron James Family Foundation and Feeding Texas to support James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio and Scott’s home Houston.
James is also producing a prime time special to celebrate the high school graduating class of 2020 that will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and streaming platforms on Saturday. Special guests will include Kevin Hart, Zendaya, Megan Rapinoe, Lena Waithe, H.E.R. and President Obama.
The NBA superstar had been spending his quarantine with his family, doing Tiktok videos, sharing his sneaker collection and watching ESPN and Netflix doc “The Last Dance” with the rest of the world, while Scott held an “Astronomical” concert on Fortnite that drew 27.7 million unique participants, dropped an apparel collection with the game, and new song “The Scotts” with

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LeBron James and Travis Scott Team on Class of 2020 T-shirt

The graduating classes of 2020 are getting a special treat from LeBron James and Travis Scott.
James’ Uninterrupted platform and Scott’s Cactus Jack label have collaborated on a 2020 Graduation T-shirt, designed by Scott. The shirt bears both Uninterrupted and Cactus Jack logos and the handwritten phrase “We’re all in this together.”
The collab is available for 72 hours, which started today at 3 p.m. ET and runs through Monday at 3 p.m. ET with 100 percent of proceeds going to LeBron James Family Foundation and Feeding Texas to support James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio and Scott’s home Houston.
James is also producing a prime time special to celebrate the high school graduating class of 2020 that will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and streaming platforms on Saturday. Special guests will include Kevin Hart, Zendaya, Megan Rapinoe, Lena Waithe, H.E.R. and President Obama.
The NBA superstar had been spending his quarantine with his family, doing Tiktok videos, sharing his sneaker collection and watching ESPN and Netflix doc “The Last Dance” with the rest of the world, while Scott held an “Astronomical” concert on Fortnite that drew 27.7 million unique participants, dropped an apparel collection with the game, and new song “The Scotts” with

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LeBron James and Travis Scott Team on Class of 2020 T-shirt

The graduating classes of 2020 are getting a special treat from LeBron James and Travis Scott.
James’ Uninterrupted platform and Scott’s Cactus Jack label have collaborated on a 2020 Graduation T-shirt, designed by Scott. The shirt bears both Uninterrupted and Cactus Jack logos and the handwritten phrase “We’re all in this together.”
The collab is available for 72 hours, which started today at 3 p.m. ET and runs through Monday at 3 p.m. ET with 100 percent of proceeds going to LeBron James Family Foundation and Feeding Texas to support James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio and Scott’s home Houston.
James is also producing a prime time special to celebrate the high school graduating class of 2020 that will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and streaming platforms on Saturday. Special guests will include Kevin Hart, Zendaya, Megan Rapinoe, Lena Waithe, H.E.R. and President Obama.
The NBA superstar had been spending his quarantine with his family, doing Tiktok videos, sharing his sneaker collection and watching ESPN and Netflix doc “The Last Dance” with the rest of the world, while Scott held an “Astronomical” concert on Fortnite that drew 27.7 million unique participants, dropped an apparel collection with the game, and new song “The Scotts” with

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LeBron James and Travis Scott Team on Class of 2020 T-shirt

The graduating classes of 2020 are getting a special treat from LeBron James and Travis Scott.
James’ Uninterrupted platform and Scott’s Cactus Jack label have collaborated on a 2020 Graduation T-shirt, designed by Scott. The shirt bears both Uninterrupted and Cactus Jack logos and the handwritten phrase “We’re all in this together.”
The collab is available for 72 hours, which started today at 3 p.m. ET and runs through Monday at 3 p.m. ET with 100 percent of proceeds going to LeBron James Family Foundation and Feeding Texas to support James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio and Scott’s home Houston.
James is also producing a prime time special to celebrate the high school graduating class of 2020 that will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and streaming platforms on Saturday. Special guests will include Kevin Hart, Zendaya, Megan Rapinoe, Lena Waithe, H.E.R. and President Obama.
The NBA superstar had been spending his quarantine with his family, doing Tiktok videos, sharing his sneaker collection and watching ESPN and Netflix doc “The Last Dance” with the rest of the world, while Scott held an “Astronomical” concert on Fortnite that drew 27.7 million unique participants, dropped an apparel collection with the game, and new song “The Scotts” with

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LeBron James and Travis Scott Team on Class of 2020 T-shirt

The graduating classes of 2020 are getting a special treat from LeBron James and Travis Scott.
James’ Uninterrupted platform and Scott’s Cactus Jack label have collaborated on a 2020 Graduation T-shirt, designed by Scott. The shirt bears both Uninterrupted and Cactus Jack logos and the handwritten phrase “We’re all in this together.”
The collab is available for 72 hours, which started today at 3 p.m. ET and runs through Monday at 3 p.m. ET with 100 percent of proceeds going to LeBron James Family Foundation and Feeding Texas to support James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio and Scott’s home Houston.
James is also producing a prime time special to celebrate the high school graduating class of 2020 that will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and streaming platforms on Saturday. Special guests will include Kevin Hart, Zendaya, Megan Rapinoe, Lena Waithe, H.E.R. and President Obama.
The NBA superstar had been spending his quarantine with his family, doing Tiktok videos, sharing his sneaker collection and watching ESPN and Netflix doc “The Last Dance” with the rest of the world, while Scott held an “Astronomical” concert on Fortnite that drew 27.7 million unique participants, dropped an apparel collection with the game, and new song “The Scotts” with

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LeBron James and Travis Scott Team on Class of 2020 T-shirt

The graduating classes of 2020 are getting a special treat from LeBron James and Travis Scott.
James’ Uninterrupted platform and Scott’s Cactus Jack label have collaborated on a 2020 Graduation T-shirt, designed by Scott. The shirt bears both Uninterrupted and Cactus Jack logos and the handwritten phrase “We’re all in this together.”
The collab is available for 72 hours, which started today at 3 p.m. ET and runs through Monday at 3 p.m. ET with 100 percent of proceeds going to LeBron James Family Foundation and Feeding Texas to support James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio and Scott’s home Houston.
James is also producing a prime time special to celebrate the high school graduating class of 2020 that will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and streaming platforms on Saturday. Special guests will include Kevin Hart, Zendaya, Megan Rapinoe, Lena Waithe, H.E.R. and President Obama.
The NBA superstar had been spending his quarantine with his family, doing Tiktok videos, sharing his sneaker collection and watching ESPN and Netflix doc “The Last Dance” with the rest of the world, while Scott held an “Astronomical” concert on Fortnite that drew 27.7 million unique participants, dropped an apparel collection with the game, and new song “The Scotts” with

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Meet the Graduates: Standout Senior Collections From the Class of 2020

Fashion colleges across the country this year have canceled their senior thesis collection shows — a tradition that many graduating students weigh heavier than commencement. These longstanding shows, typically held en masse in mid-May, act as a young designer’s coming-out party to the industry — with some standout collections even leading to immediate store orders or jobs with prestigious labels.
The class of 2020 has seen this tradition upended by the coronavirus crisis. In mid-March, many students moved back to their childhood homes to complete their thesis collections and finish coursework remotely. They were left with limited materials and equipment — forcing some to alter their collections and adapt to their surroundings. For students now living at home, it remains unclear when they can resume an independent life and look for job opportunities.
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Meet the Graduates: Standout Senior Collections From the Class of 2020

Fashion colleges across the country this year have canceled their senior thesis collection shows — a tradition that many graduating students weigh heavier than commencement. These longstanding shows, typically held en masse in mid-May, act as a young designer’s coming-out party to the industry — with some standout collections even leading to immediate store orders or jobs with prestigious labels.
The class of 2020 has seen this tradition upended by the coronavirus crisis. In mid-March, many students moved back to their childhood homes to complete their thesis collections and finish coursework remotely. They were left with limited materials and equipment — forcing some to alter their collections and adapt to their surroundings. For students now living at home, it remains unclear when they can resume an independent life and look for job opportunities.
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You’ll Be Made in the Shade With These Summer 2020 Sunglasses Trends

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Fashion Trust Arabia Names 2020 Award Winners

LONDON — Five young designers have scooped this year’s Fashion Trust Arabia awards, which took place online due to lockdown measures from the coronavirus.
The winners are the Sudanese designer Omer Asim, who received the ready-to-wear category; Ammanii, who won in the jewelry category; footwear designer Andrea Wazen, who was named accessories designer of the year, and Yousef Akbar, who took home the award in the dedicated eveningwear category, while the new Franca Sozzani Award for emerging talent was given to Zeid Hijazi.
The designers were chosen from 25 finalists by a judging committee that included the likes of Christian Louboutin, Yoon Ambush, Diane von Furstenberg, Alber Elbaz, Elizabeth Salzman and Olivier Rousteing, all of whom met the designers via a series of Zoom conferences held last month.
Each winner will receive financial support of up to $ 200,000, as well as industry mentorship and the opportunity to sell their spring 2021 collection through FTA partner Matchesfashion.com.

Despite the cancellation of the awards ceremony, which was set to take place in Qatar in March, the FTA said it wanted to forge ahead and give international exposure to Middle Eastern talent.

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Fox Announces Fall 2020 Schedule with Coronavirus Contingencies

Filming in the entertainment industry has largely ground to a halt due to COVID-19, but the broadcast TV networks are starting to announce their fall lineups for later this year.

Fox is first network to announce how it plans to lay out its fall schedule, leaning on animated shows, reality programming, sports, already-completed dramas, and acquired series from other cable and streaming partners to beef up its roster while the ability to film scripted series is still uncertain. We’ll update this post with ABC, NBC, CBS, and The CW’s fall schedules as they’re announced.

The networks aren’t expected to announce exact premiere dates until later this summer, but these early announcements help give us a sense of how each network plans to program every weeknight, and which shows will be held until midseason.

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Renewed and New TV Shows on Fox

Fox has renewed reality shows The Masked Singer and Masterchef Junior, along with animated comedies The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, and Bless the Harts. With animated shows able to continue production and reality shows more easily able to be filmed without audiences and with social distancing precautions on set, this makes the lineup a little more secure from coronavirus-related delays.

New series premiering on Fox this fall include Next, “a propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives,” starring John Slattery, and Filthy Rich, “a southern Gothic family soap in which wealth, power and religion collide – with outrageously soapy results. When the patriarch (Gerald McRaney) of a mega-rich Southern family, famed for creating a wildly successful Christian television network, dies in a plane crash, his wife (Kim Cattrall) and family are stunned to learn that he fathered three illegitimate children, all of whom are written into his will, threatening their family name and fortune.” Both shows have already been filmed and were initially planned to debut as part of the 2019-2020 season.

Fox will also be the broadcast home of Bad Boys spinoff LA’s Finest, which follows Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union), “last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has seemingly left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with an equally complex history, Syd is forced to confront how her unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a greater personal secret.” The series previously aired on Spectrum last year. And Fox will offer the broadcast debut of Cosmos: Possible Worlds, the third installment of the science docuseries produced by Seth MacFarlane and hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, which aired on National Geographic earlier this year.

At midseason, Fox will air drama series 911 and spinoff 911: Lonestar, animated series Duncanville, and reality series Hell’s Kitchen, along with new comedy series Call Me Kat, starring and executive produced by Mayim Bialik, and animated shows The Great North and Housebroken.

Fox shows that have yet to be renewed or cancelled include Prodigal Son, The Resident, Last Man Standing, Outmatched, Almost Family, and Deputy, while Empire already aired its final season.

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8:00-9:00 PM                          COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS (network television debut)

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8:00-9:00 PM                          THE MASKED SINGER (Season 4 premiere)

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Mother’s Day 2020: Designers and the Moms in Their Lives

This year a lot of us are separated from our moms due to COVID-19. Thanks to video applications like FaceTime, Zoom and Skype, we’re able to virtually chat with our moms, but it’s still not the same. For Mother’s Day this year, we asked designers to share a favorite memory of the mom in their life. For some it’s their mother, for others it’s a sister or mentor. Some include walking down the aisle, others include spending time with their mothers cooking dinner and for some it’s the support their mothers gave them while navigating this crazy industry.
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Best Horror TV Shows on Netflix Right Now (May 2020)

Are you looking for the best horror TV shows on Netflix right now? It can be hard to dig through the service to find what’s worth watching. But that’s where we’ve got you covered with our monthly updates on the best new series on the streamer, from The Haunting of Hill House to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell. This lineup includes many of the top recent horror series from 2020, 2019, and beyond, as well as several all-time classics. Who says it has to be Halloween to watch these shows?!

When you’re done here, be sure to also check out our list of the 100 Best Horror Movies Ever and what’s new to Netflix this month.

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Please note: This list pertains to U.S. Netflix subscribers. Some titles may not currently be available on international platforms. This article is frequently amended to remove shows no longer streaming on Netflix, and to include more horror TV series that are now available on the service.

Dracula

01 - DraculaJust as they did for Sherlock Holmes, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss manage to put a fresh spin on one of the most iconic characters in Western fiction in the form of a BBC-produced miniseries. Dracula may be an adaptation of the classic Bram Stoker novel, but it’s not afraid to chart its own path over the course of its three 90-minute episodes. The series thrives by exploring the rivalry between the undead Count (Claes Bang) and his nemesis Agatha Van Helsing (Dolly Wells). The end result is as silly as it is spooky, but it’s just the ticket for vampire fans fed up with the usual fare.

Read IGN’s Dracula: Season 1 review or watch Dracula on Netflix.

Black Summer

02 - Black-SummerSyfy may have canceled Z Nation in 2018, but the series lives on in a new form on Netflix. The spinoff series Black Summer is basically the anti-Walking Dead. It’s less concerned with character building and exploring the long-term course of humanity after the zombie apocalypse than it is the immediate, visceral fear of battling the undead. Sometimes style over substance is just what the zombie doctor ordered.

Read IGN’s Black Summer: Season 1 review or watch Black Summer on Netflix.

Castlevania

03 - CastlevaniaYou don’t need to be an anime fanatic to appreciate this series, which finally proves that video game adaptations can do justice to the source material. A (very) loose adaptation of Castlevania III on the NES, this series brings together three vampire-hunting heroes in a quest to rid the land of Wallachia from Dracula’s scourge. Stylish action and surprisingly deep characterization both help Castlevania soar. Whether in live-action or animation, Dracula has rarely been this sympathetic a villain.

Read IGN’s Castlevania: Season 1 review or watch Castlevania on Netflix.

Dark

04 - DarkDark may technically qualify as a science fiction series more than anything else, but it’ll definitely scratch that horror itch all the same. This dense German-language series centers on a town that sits atop a time-travel portal and the complex web of characters and conspiracies linked by that portal. The series is dark, brooding and unsettling in addition to being a real mind trip.

Read IGN’s Dark: Season 2 review or watch Dark on Netflix.

Daybreak

05 - DaybreakDaybreak serves as a recent and very welcome addition to Netflix’s horror TV lineup. It’s a zombie survival story with a considerable twist, as it’s as much a John Hughes-inspired coming of age comedy as it is a saga about surviving in the post-apocalypse. Daybreak presents a flawed by ultimately very entertaining world that prioritizes humor as much as horror.

Read IGN’s Daybreak: Season 1 review or watch Daybreak on Netflix.

Lucifer

06 - LuciferWhat if the Devil not only walked among us, but he ran a nightclub in Los Angeles and helped the LAPD solve difficult cases? That’s the premise of this series, which stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar and Lauren German as Detective Chloe Decker. The series doesn’t show the same literary ambitions as the comic book source material, but it does put an entertaining and dark spin on the typical police procedural format. Netflix has now become the sole home of Lucifer following NBC’s cancellation of the series, and the service recently debuted the fourth season, with a fifth and potentially sixth season on the way.

Read IGN’s Lucifer: Season 4 review or watch Lucifer on Netflix.

Legacies

07 - LegaciesThe Arrowverse isn’t the only shared universe The CW has established in recent years. Legacies is a spinoff of The Originals, which itself built on the foundation of The Vampire Diaries. This series combines the sexually charged high school drama of Riverdale with a healthy dash of True Blood and X-Men. Danielle Rose Russell stars as Hope Mikaelson, a teenage vampire and the newest student at Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. While perhaps best appreciated by fans of The Originals and The Vampire Diaries, Legacies has a lot to offer anyone in the mood for a little spooky soap opera fun.

Read IGN’s Legacies: Series premiere review or watch Legacies on Netflix.

The Haunting of Hill House

08 - Hill HouseThe Haunting of Hill House is one of the most celebrated books in the history of horror literature, and has already spawned one of the best horror movies ever made, Robert Wise’s The Haunting, back in 1963. This new adaptation comes from director Mike Flanagan (Gerald’s Game), and very loosely adapts the original tale into a generational saga of supernatural horror, as the Crain family tries to renovate the creepy estate and suffers terrible consequences. Few horror shows have ever received the level of acclaim that The Haunting of Hill House has been getting, so find out for yourself why!

Read IGN’s The Haunting of Hill House: Season 1 review or watch The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix.

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

09 - Chilling AdventuresHot on the heels of the hit series Riverdale comes Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, another adaptation of the old, wholesome Archie comic books with a dark, modern twist. Instead of being a mild-mannered, wholesome witch who lives next door and gets into delightful mischief, this version of Sabrina (played by Kiernan Shipka) engages in twisted spells and horrifying rituals. Will she embrace her dark baptism, or will she see the light…?

Read IGN’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Season 1 review or watch Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix.

The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell

09 - Curious-CreationsFinally… a cooking show with demon puppets. The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell is a curious creation in and of itself. McConnell stars as a version of herself, who lives in a house full of puppet creatures, created by Henson Alternative. When she’s not wrapped up in the misadventures of her mummified cat and roadkill raccoon, she’s making astounding treats modeled after ghoulish delights, like edible femurs and eerily haunted houses. The creations are nearly impossible for most people to make at home because they require an astounding amount of artistic skill, but it’s fascinating to watch McConnell work and her creepy companions are always a delight.

Watch The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell on Netflix. 

American Horror Story

10 - American Horror StoryMurder House. Asylum. Coven. Freak Show. Hotel. Roanoke. Every season of the anthology American Horror Story takes place in another corner of America, with a new series of horrors, and most of them are varying degrees of great. The show has a grand guignol sensibility that’s outlandish and entertaining, but it still manages to be genuinely scary once in a while. And watching the same cast of actors play completely different roles in various different seasons gives American Horror Story a strange and fascinating continuity unlike any other horror show on television.

Read IGN’s American Horror Story: 1984 premiere review or watch American Horror Story on Netflix.

Ash vs. Evil Dead

11 - Ash Evil DeadThe adventures of Ash began in the Evil Dead cult hit horror trilogy, and for decades it seemed as though his Deadite-killing days were over. But Ash vs. Evil Dead brought back Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi in a show that continued the mythology and the wild humor that everyone loved from the original, classic films (until it was axed after Season 3, anyway). Ashy Slashy forever!

Read IGN’s Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 1 review or watch Ash vs. Evil Dead on Netflix.

Bates Motel

12 - Bates MotelThe prequel to the classic, iconic horror movie Psycho, Bates Motel tells the story of a young Norman Bates and his weirdly manipulative mother, who we all know are eventually doomed to live a life of tragedy and murder. But getting there is a lot of creepy fun, with eerie foreshadowing, icky subtext, and admittedly some unnecessary subplots about drug trafficking.

Read IGN’s Bates Motel: Season 1 review or watch Bates Motel on Netflix.

Devilman Crybaby

13 - Devilman CrybabyMasaaki Yuasa’s update of the classic Devilman manga is one of the most twisted and violent shows around. It’s the story of a young, sensitive teenager who becomes infected with a homicidal demon that uses its powers to destroy other demons. But this isn’t a “monster of the week” series. Devilman Crybaby eventually transforms into something completely harrowing, and unlike anything else you’re likely to find on Netflix.

Watch Devilman Crybaby on Netflix.

Dexter

14 - DexterMichael C. Hall plays Dexter, a serial killer who kills other killers. So that makes him… okay? This subversive Showtime series treats homicidal mania like some kind of superpower, with a protagonist who has a secret identity he can never, ever reveal. The later seasons lose steam, but when Dexter was great, it was one of the best shows on television.

Read IGN’s Dexter: Season 1 review or watch Dexter on Netflix.

Goosebumps

15 - GoosebumpsKids like horror too! In this adaptation of the classic R.L. Stine book series, every episode tells a new story of monstrousness without ever becoming actual nightmare fuel. Whether you’re feeling nostalgic or trying to introduce your kids to the horror genre, the Goosebumps TV series is a safe, fun, but still kinda spooky treat.

Watch Goosebumps on Netflix.

iZombie

izombie-blog-1491354589951Just when you thought everything had been done with the zombie genre, and the procedural genre, here comes iZombie, a sharply written series about a medical examiner who happens to be undead. She can only survive by eating brains, and when she eats them, she can remember things about the corpse, which helps her solve one crime after another in this morbidly funny twist on some beloved television tropes.

Read IGN’s iZombie: Season 1 review or watch iZombie on Netflix.

Mindhunter

16 - MindhunterDepending on your definition of horror, Mindhunter might not technically qualify, but it’s certainly horror-adjacent. This exceptional series tells the true story of how the FBI evolved to get into the minds of serial killers, and all of the obstacles that had to be overcome to convince law enforcement officials that there were other ways of investigating and tracking murderers. It’s dark, it’s intriguing, and with several episodes each season directed by David Fincher, it fits right into the mold of Se7en and Zodiac.

Read IGN’s Mindhunter: Season 1 review or watch Mindhunter on Netflix.

Penny Dreadful

17 - Penny DreadfulAll of the gothic literary horror characters who emerged in the late 1800s were real, and lived at the same time. That’s the premise of the captivating and stylish series Penny Dreadful, which combines serious period piece drama with modern fantasy world-building. It may be a bit slow at times, but it’ll suck you right in.

Read IGN’s Penny Dreadful: Season 1 review or watch Penny Dreadful on Netflix.

Stranger Things

18 - Stranger ThingsThe pop culture phenomenon Stranger Things is a show that wears a lot of hats, sometimes evoking Spielbergian levels of nostalgia and wonder, and sometimes Stephen King-like moments of unbridled terror. It’s a blend that works well for Stranger Things, and helps it stand out amongst a sea of other 1980s-inspired movies and TV shows. If you haven’t watched it already, it’s time you started. And now the third season is now available to binge.

Read IGN’s Stranger Things: Season 1 review or watch Stranger Things on Netflix.

Supernatural

19 - SupernaturalThe impossibly long-running horror-adventure series Supernatural has two of the most likable stars in the horror TV genre, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, who play monster-hunting brothers who travel the country fighting beasties and solving urban legends. The first five seasons are pretty spectacular, and although it couldn’t quite stay brilliant afterwards, there’s a reason it’s lasted 15 years. Give it a watch and you’ll see why.

Read IGN’s Supernatural: Season 1 review or watch Supernatural on Netflix.

The Walking Dead

20 - Walking DeadThe zombies took over the Earth. Now what? The hit zombie drama The Walking Dead just keeps going, and it still finds new ways to shock its audience, long after you’d imagine they’d run out of ideas. At its best, The Walking Dead is one of the best horror shows in TV history. At its worst, it’s still worth watching to get to the next good part.

Read IGN’s The Walking Dead: Season 1 review or watch The Walking Dead on Netflix.

Wynonna Earp

21 - Wynonna EarpThe horror TV show that’s stealthily built up a dedicated cult following, Wynonna Earp, tells the story of Wyatt Earp’s descendant, who now protects the town of Purgatory from demons alongside an immortal Doc Holliday. It’s probably the most butt-kicking supernatural action show on television. You’re going to want to see what all the fuss is about.

Watch Wynonna Earp on Netflix.

How We Pick the Best Horror TV Shows on Netflix

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We’ve combed through the Netflix lineup for the most varied horror lineup we can find. The goal is to spotlight both original series like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Castlevania and popular TV fare like Bates Motel and Supernatural. The goal is to have something for horror fans of all tastes, whether you prefer your horror to focus on the mystical, undead zombies and monsters, or good, old-fashioned man.

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TGS 2020 Has Been Cancelled

Japan’s Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) has confirmed the 2020 Tokyo Game Show has been cancelled as a result of the current COVID-19 crisis. The expo, which was scheduled to run from September 24-27 at Makuhari Messe, will instead be reshaped into an online event. More information about how the digital event will unfold is expected later this month.

“Due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on a global scale and the situation remains unpredictable in Japan as well, the organizer and the co-organizers have reached this decision after a long consideration to place the utmost priority on the health and safety of visitors, exhibitors and stakeholders,” CESA explained in a press release published today. “We ask for your kind understanding and cooperation.”

TGS joins a lengthy list of international expos and events that have been cancelled in the wake of the global pandemic, including E3, San Diego Comic-Con, BitSummit, GDC, Gamescom, and many others. Like TGS, the Gamescom team is building a digital replacement event to air in place of the physical expo.

IGN will also be hosting a global, digital event in June to bring you the latest news and impressions around upcoming games and the next generation of console hardware. IGN’s Summer of Gaming partners include 2K, Xbox, CD Projekt Red, Square Enix, SEGA, Bandai Namco, Amazon, Google Stadia, Twitter, Devolver Digital, THQ Nordic, and many, many more.

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