Star Wars Sketch Starring Kylo Ren Hits Saturday Night Live

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Star Wars Sketch Starring Kylo Ren Hits Saturday Night Live

...and it's pretty darn amusing. The sketch stars Kylo Ren as he participates in an episode of  undercover boss, going undercover as a technician on Starkiller Base to mingle with his underlings and gauge how they feel about him.

It's a funny sketch that involves plenty of lightsaber hurling temper tantrums and force chokes, as well as a goofy blonde wig. Fair warning: if you haven't seen The Force Awakens yet, there are a few spoilers here for the movie.

You can watch the sketch in its entirety right here:

PSA: Humble Bundle Winter Sale Offers Steep Discounts On PC Games

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Humble Bundle is in the midst of its Winter Sale right now, going on until next Thursday. There are a number of significant discounts on games from both 2015 and 2014.

Discounted titles include include The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt ($29.99), Rocket League ($13.99), SOMA ($21.59), Invisible Inc. ($9.99), Wolfenstein: The New Order ($8.99), Life is Strange ($13.39) and others.

You can find the sale at Humble's storefront here.

Netflix Renews Jessica Jones For A Second Season

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Netflix Renews Jessica Jones For A Second Season

In a move that won't take anybody by surprise, Netflix has announced that the critically-acclaimed adaptation of Marvel's comic series will return for another season. A premiere date has not been revealed yet.

Marvel and Netflix have been making all sorts of announcements lately, including revealing the release date and teaser for the second season of Daredevil. There's even talk of The Punisher getting his own Netflix show.

Be sure to check out our chat with Brian Michael Bendis, the creator of Alias, which is the comic book series Jessica Jones is based on.

PSA: Sci-Fi RPG Consortium Free On Steam

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PSA: Sci-Fi RPG Consortium Free On Steam

Consortium is a sci-fi RPG where you play as a "peacekeeper" on a futuristic aircraft trying to solve a murder. The game's being offered up on Steam as one of the store's free weekend games. However, this one is unusual in that if you download it, the copy is yours to keep past the weekend.

The offer is part of a promotion for the upcoming crowdfunding campaign for a sequel. Here's a trailer for Consortium showing off some gameplay:

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Former Game Developer Accused Of Being A Spy Released From Iranian Prison

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In 2011, Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, a former marine and developer for Kuma Reality Games, was arrested and imprisoned for allegedly being a CIA spy. In 2012, he was sentenced to death though Iran's Supreme Court later overturned the sentence and ordered a new trial. According to CNN, Hekmati, along with several other U.S. prisoners, have been released as part of a prisoner swap.

Hekmati had worked at Kuma as a developer on a game designed to help soldiers learn languages. In a supposed confession aired on Iranian state television after his arrest, Hekmati allegedly said that Kuma had been working to spread propaganda for the CIA.

Though Hekmati is now free from prison, a statement released on Facebook by his family says "There are still many unknowns. At this point, we are hoping and praying for Amir's long-awaited return."

Did You Know Gaming Takes A Look In The Rear-view Mirror At The Simpsons Hit And Run

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Did You Know Gaming Takes A Look In The Rear-view Mirror At The Simpsons Hit And Run

Do you remember The Simpsons Hit & Run? I sure do. I commonly refer to it as "The Grand Theft Auto My Parents Would Let Me Play." Well, Did You Know Gaming took a drive down memory lane and brought back a video with some facts about one of the better games made out from The Simpsons.

Per usual, DYKG drops a lot of interesting tidbits, including an explanation of how Hit & Run was designed to be more like Grand Theft Auto III because Sega filed a lawsuit against Fox and EA because they believed Hit & Run's predecessor, The Simpsons: Road Rage, was too much like Sega's Crazy Taxi. You can watch the video right here:

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Reader Discussion: What Are Your Favorite PC Game Modifications Of All Time?

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Reader Discussion: What Are Your Favorite PC Game Modifications Of All Time?

We had a reader discussion a while back asking if you used mods. Since it's clear that a lot of you do, let's take a step further today, yeah?

A lot of my childhood was actually spent navigating the various dotcoms of the internet in search of mods for the original Half-life. There weren't really any sites out there that functioned like NexusMods does, as  a nearly all-encompassing database containing mods and download links to them. Back then you had to search across hundreds of poorly made sites to find and download them. It was a headache, really, but one well worth the effort whenever you found a great, creative modification.

My personal favorites? I honestly couldn't pick between Neil Manke's USS Darkstar and They Hunger. Both total conversion mods that felt like completely different games from the core Half-life experience. Darkstar situated you on a starship where you had to fight off aliens while They Hunger had you playing as someone trying to survive a zombie-infested countryside. Even now, years later, They Hunger is still an impressive piece of work.

The Assassin's Creed Movie Has Wrapped Up Filming

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The Assassin's Creed Movie Has Wrapped Up Filming

The Assassin's Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender wrapped up filming yesterday. The head of content for the franchise, Azaïzia Aymar, snapped a picture of the crew together on set to celebrate the occasion:

It is my honor to announce that #assassinscreedmovie last shot was taken minutes ago! Congratulations guys!!! pic.twitter.com/UxsiUDIQQm

The movie is entering post-production now. It's set for release on December 21st of this year.

Fan-Made, Valve-Approved Sequel To Half-Life: Opposing Force Will Be Sold On Steam

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Fan-Made, Valve-Approved Sequel To Half-Life: Opposing Force Will Be Sold On Steam

Valve left a lot of dangling threads back when they went mum on the Half-life's development after Half-Life 2: Episode Two. One of those threads concerns the fate of the protagonist from Gearbox Software's first expansion pack for Half-Life, Half-Life: Opposing Force. There might finally be an answer to that...kinda, sort of?

Prospekt is a mod that functions as as sequel to Opposing Force, letting you play as Adrian Shepard, the soldier you played in Opposing Force, during the events of Half-Life 2. These sorts of things are not usually a big deal. Mods are everywhere, mod-sequels have been churned out for ages, especially for Half-Life. Except that the key difference here is this one has received  "official Valve approval for Half-life 2 license and assets" and will go on sale on Steam for $9.99 sometime next month.

According to the developer, Richard Seabrook, the game will be comparable to the length of Half-Life 2: Episode One and will have "13 new levels featuring fully-scripted puzzles and action sequences, all carefully integrated into the Half-Life 2 story."