The Best Laptop Deals of 2018

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It’s pretty amazing how quickly laptops have progressed from expensive, but ultimately underpowered, to the modern versions. Higher-end laptops have desktop-grade GPUs in them, so the tradeoff between power and portability is smaller and smaller. Prices, too, are at a point now where buying a laptop as a matter of convenience can land you a good machine at a great price.

With the insane cryptocurrency mining bubble right now, GPU prices are through the roof, so if you’re after a gaming rig at a not-insane price, a laptop is a great place to start. Whether you just want something for work, school, or to replace a desktop, it’s a great time to pick up a laptop. We’ll be updating this list throughout the year with the best deals, so make sure to keep checking back.

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New Splatoon 2 Amiibo, Map, and Weapon Coming Soon

A pair of new amiibo, as well as a new map and weapon are coming soon to Splatoon 2.

The amiibo are of Splatfest hosts Pearl and Marina, an they’ll be available in a two-pack later this year for $25 USD. Details regarding their specific functionality have yet to be revealed.

For a sneak peek at the figures, check out the reveal trailer below:

A new map called Goby Arena and a new weapon known as the Dark Tetra Dualies, which allows the wielder to perform four consecutive dodge rolls, are also on the way for Nintendo’s ink-based shooter.

Check out the gallery below to see a few images of the new map and weapon, courtesy of Nintendo Versus on Twitter.

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Anime Games Confirmed For 2018

For anime fans, there’s a lot to look forward to in 2018. The year started out strong with Dragon Ball FighterZ, which is full of references to classic moments from Dragon Ball Z and a new story for fans to enjoy. But it’s not the only anime game coming out this year; Sword Art Online, One Piece, Naruto, and more are all getting new games. Click forward to see all the games based on existing anime confirmed for 2018.

If you’re curious about 2018 in general, you can check out our features on Switch exclusives, PS4 exclusives, Xbox One exclusives, and PC exclusives. There’s also a wealth of exciting games coming out in 2018 that aren’t necessarily exclusive to one platform or another, so be sure to check out our individual features highlighting the most anticipated PS4 games, Xbox One games, PC games, and Switch games for a broader look at the year ahead.

For more on anime, be sure to check out our gallery of the biggest anime to watch in 2018. If you’re looking for recommendations of shows to watch, see the best anime available on Netflix and our top 10 anime of 2017.

Harrison Ford’s Contributions to Solo: A Star Wars Story

Harrison Ford contributed to Solo: A Star Wars Story by helping the new Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and director Ron Howard capture the essence of the beloved character.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said Ford provided Ehrenreich with some valuable insight about what makes Han so special. Ford recalled how George Lucas developed Han in the original trilogy when he met with the new Solo actor.


did so beautifully for Alden was he talked a lot about what he remembered when he first read Star Wars, and what George had done with Han,” Kennedy said. “Who the character was and the conversations he had for so many years with George about how that character developed.”

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