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Star Wars: Visions’ ‘T0-B1’ nods to Astro Boy to rewire Star Wars’ outlook on droids

If all living things can feel the Force, why not a sentient being of wire and metal? Though lacking a bloodstream of Midi-chlorians, the white-and-blue-plated T0-B1 droid — pronounced “Tobi” — of Disney Plus’ Star Wars: Visions anime dreams himself as a flesh-and-blood Jedi. He would rather swing the lightsaber rather than help his human […]

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What if, instead of being enslaved by AIs, we could date them?

Artificial intelligences — robots, cyborgs, humanoids, all that jazz — are often divided into two factions in sci-fi. They’re either humanity’s overlords, or they’re our servants, and whatever friction exists between us and them is caused by the discrepancies in those levels of authority. Imagining an engineered entity as an equal, full stop, is trickier, […]

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Animal Crossing: Who is Brewster, and why are people excited for him?

Animal Crossing players’ favorite coffee-slinging pigeon is moving into the New Horizons museum in November, Nintendo confirmed during Thursday’s September 2021 Direct presentation. Of course, we don’t yet have a ton of information, but Nintendo gave us a peek into Animal Crossing’s newest expansion through a new sign posted at the museum in its short […]

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The best anime of 2021, so far

The fall anime season is almost upon us with exciting new shows like Naoko Yamada’s The Heike Story and Platinum End premiering alongside returning favorites like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Lupin III: Part IV, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean! With the absolute deluge of awesome and exciting new anime pouring out this year, […]