Does Netflix’s Altered Carbon Fix the Book’s Issues?

Netflix’s Altered Carbon is fascinated with the idea of bodies — we see them as weapons, as commodities and, ultimately, as disposable. This is encapsulated in Takeshi Kovacs, a former military operative turned rebel, who wakes up 250 years after his “death” in a body that isn’t his own in order to solve the murder of one of the world’s richest men, Laurens Bancroft. The twist here — well, one of them — is that Takeshi, who was born an Asian man, is put into a white body. In the new Netflix series, this new body — called a “sleeve” — is played by Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman.

He enters a world full of debauchery, where the rich — called “Meths” — can live forever and spend the centuries engaging in violent, sadistic and often fatal sex acts. They make their money through the torture industry, and there’s a brothel in the clouds that allows them to live out their sickest fantasies, most of which include killing sex workers, because their sleeves are believed to be as replaceable as condoms.

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Original Hulk Is Coming Back From the Dead

Marvel Comics revealed that the original Hulk aka Bruce Banner is coming back from the dead in March’s Avengers #684.

Marvel’s press release said, “He’s angry. And you’ve never seen a Hulk this angry before,” and that “it’s not your typical Hulk return, either! This Bruce Banner, unprovoked and unchecked, will take you on a frightening adventure as he battles to save the universe.”

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Bruce was killed in 2016’s Civil War II by Hawkeye. Bruce didn’t want to become the Hulk anymore and told Hawkeye that if he should become angry and start to transform, to use a special arrow he created specifically to kill the Hulk. After being confronted by Captain Marvel and her team of heroes, Bruce was backed into a corner and Hawkeye took his life.

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Disney World’s Toy Story Land Opening this Summer

Disney World’s Toy Story Land, inspired by the Pixar movies, is opening this summer.

As detailed on the Disney Parks website, the 11-acre land will open on June 30 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida. It’ll include a Slinky Dog Dash rollercoaster, which will feature Slinky and Jessie. Another attraction is the twirly Alien Swirling Saucers ride, which is based on Sid’s favorite The Claw game featuring little green aliens and their flying saucers.

The 3D-shooting ride Toy Story Mania! is also getting an expansion. It first opened back in 2008 and will now include a third track, allowing more guest to take aim at 3D objects using everything from baseballs to cream pies. Woody’s Lunch Box will also serve refreshments and food, and Toy Story Land will be filled with giant crayons, green army men, rubik’s cubes, tinkertoys, and more.

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Talking Sea of Thieves With Rare Boss Craig Duncan

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Rare Studio Head Craig Duncan joins our Xbox crew for an hour of Sea of Thieves talk. We discuss beta weirdness, Easter eggs, beta lessons, what post-launch might look like, and much more!

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The Best 2-in-1 Convertible Laptops

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Not long ago, a laptop with a touchscreen was considered pretty out of place. Sure, it was nice to have the option to tap or scroll with your finger, but there was no real advantage to having a touchscreen since it was often times easier to just use the touchpad. As tablets continued to gain in popularity, and Microsoft admitted it messed up with Windows 8 by going whole hog with touch, the idea of 2-in-1 laptops was born.

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Nintendo Switch Game Sale: Eshop Deals From Now Until Feb. 22

A bunch of new titles arrived on Switch this week, including Platinum’s critically acclaimed action game Bayonetta 2. If you’re still looking for something new to play on the console, however, a new batch of deals are also now available on the Eshop, and they include discounts on some good games.

Just as in the PlayStation and Xbox Stores, 2K’s latest basketball game, NBA 2K18, is on sale in the Eshop this week. From now until February 20, you can download the standard version for $39, while the Legends and Legends Gold Editions run for $50 and $82.49, respectively. Additionally, Capcom has discounted both Resident Evil Revelations titles for a limited time. Each game can be downloaded for $14 until February 21.

In addition to those titles, Switch owners can find a number of other ongoing deals that are available until next week and beyond. Axiom Verge is $14, Battle Chef Brigade is $18, Retro City Rampage DX is $10, Robonauts is $12, Semispheres is $7, Inversus Deluxe is $12.74, The Jackbox Party Pack 4 is $20, Lichtspeer is $7, Forma.8 is $6, Superbeat: Xonic is $30, Tales of the Tiny Planet is $12, Wheels of Aurelia is $6, and Puzzle Box Maker is $12. You can find the full list of all ongoing sales in the Eshop this month and when they expire below.

This week was an especially busy one for Switch, with 18 games arriving to the Eshop over the past several days. Along with the aforementioned Bayonetta 2, the original Bayonetta is also now available digitally for the hybrid console. A download code for the first game is included in physical copies of Bayonetta 2, but those who purchase either Bayonetta in the Eshop will get an automatic discount on the other one.

Other notable games out for Switch this week include Fe, Owlboy, and The Longest Five Minutes, as well as the second DLC pack for Fire Emblem Warriors. You can find the full list of this week’s Switch releases here.

Nintendo Switch Eshop Game Sale

Expiring February 17

  • Tumblestone — $6

Expiring February 19

  • Astro Bears Party — $4
  • Axiom Verge — $14
  • Battle Chef Brigade — $18
  • Brawl — $7
  • Energy Cycle — $2.39
  • Grand Prix Rock n’ Racing — $6.39
  • Robonauts — $12
  • Semispheres — $7

Expiring February 20

  • NBA 2K18 — $39
  • NBA 2K18 Legends Edition — $50
  • NBA 2K18 Legends Gold Edition — $82.49

Expiring February 21

  • Jydge — $10.49
  • Resident Evil Revelations — $14
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 — $14

Expiring February 22

  • Bleed — $11.24
  • Butcher — $7
  • Farming Simulator — $37.49
  • Inversus Deluxe — $12.74
  • Jackbox Party Pack 4 — $20
  • Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition — $7
  • Retro City Rampage DX — $10
  • Superbeat: Xonic — $30
  • Tales of the Tiny Planet — $12

Expiring February 26

  • Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers — $25
  • Monster Jam Crush It — $25
  • Puzzle Box Maker — $12

Expiring February 28

  • Forma.8 — $6
  • Wheels of Aurelia — $6

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