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ENTERTAINMENT

YouTube TV subscription service revealed, launching this Spring

Amidst the seemingly endless supply of subscription-based television options, YouTube has decided to throw its hat into the ring with the announcement of YouTube TV. Priced at $35 a month, the service – which will launch this Spring – will offer subscribers a number of channels from the four major networks: Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC. The base package will include three dozen different channels. YouTube TV will offer other benefits to subscribers as well, even with the basic package. These include a cloud-based DVR with unlimited storage, a recommendation system backed by Google AI, and the promise of a reliable and adaptable streaming experience. The service, which will be provided through its own app, is being billed as a “mobile first” service, which means that it will be tailored to users who enjoy watching content on their phones. However, users will still be able to watch TV on their laptops, computers, or on traditional televisions via Chromecast devices. With so many options available for streaming television content, I’m curious whether YouTube’s offering will catch on or get lost in the crowd. We will have to wait to find out when the service launches in the Spring.


GAMING

Latest ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ gameplay covers profiles and squads

Last week, BioWare released the first part of its gameplay video series for Mass Effect: Andromeda. That video covered the game’s weapons and abilities. The second video in the series has now been released, this time featuring an in-depth look at the game’s character profile system, favorites menu, and squad combat. You can watch the video below:


NEWS

'Stardew Valley' makes farming fun again

This reviewer’s playthrough was completed on a Windows PC running Windows 10 with an AMD Radeon HD 8510G graphics card and 8 gigabytes of ram   Stardew Valley had me hooked almost immediately. From the get-go, the game oozes charm, from its lovely, pixelated art style to its leisurely gameplay that calls back to the Harvest Moon games of old.


NEWS

Dark souls-inspired endless runner 'Slashy Souls' releases for Android, iOS

Mobile gamers who are also fans of the Dark Souls franchise are in for some good news. Bandai Namco has announced that the mobile spinoff of the franchise, Slashy Souls, is for Android and iOS devices. Though this new title is not directly related to Dark Souls, fans of FromSoftware’s flagship franchise should still find a lot to love.


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