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RTX Austin was live in 2022 for the first time in 2 years. In spite of the "new norm" of the pandemic, RTX has bounced back as strong as ever!
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House of the Dragon Episode 5 - A Green Dress and Another Terrible Wedding

It’s wedding season in Westeros! That means feasts, pettiness, and death. Michelle breaks down House of the Dragon Episode 5 and some Easter eggs from the episode!
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Nerfing the Male Ego: Interview with Alyssa Dykstra, Creator of Threads and Thistles Inventory

In the second installment of Erika Aundawyn's “Women in Gaming'' series, she interviews Alyssa Dykstra, creator of "Threads and Thistles Inventory.'' They discuss Alyssa's small business journey, online harassment, and the interview's title topic: Nerfing the Male Ego.
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Babylon Trailer Reaction & Breakdown | TRAILER TALK

Either Damien Chazelle is a genius or he's lost his damn mind. Babylon might be the wildest and most epic trailer you'll see this year. Taking place in 1920's Los Angeles get ready for all the decadence and depravity you could ask for on screen. Prepare yourself and then let's break it all down.
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The Coalition "Gears" Up To Assist Suicide Prevention

Developer The Coalition studio takes a step back from the fictional war they are known for, to join a real life battle on #MentalHeath, in order to help save lives as they team with Crisis Text Line.
by Jake BrownSeptember 29, 2022

Grand Theft Auto VI Had a Massive Leak. Why Should I Give a Shit?

The GTA VI pre-alpha build leak is blowing up the internet. Tyler’s hot take is simple: why do we even care?
by Tyler GrahamSeptember 22, 2022

September Boomer Shooter Review!

Need some more Boomer Shooters in your life? Let Maria, Tyler, and guest contributor Immorpher guide you through some Shooters that caught their eyes this month!
by Maria KinnunSeptember 21, 2022

Masocore for Musou Fans - Wo Long Fallen Dynasty

Wo Long Fallen Dynasty has a limited time demo which you can play now and read our thoughts.
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Silent Hill 2 and MGS: Twin Snakes remake? Fans are tensing butt cheeks again...

After the new announcement of a possible Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes remake Maria shares her reaction to the news!
by Maria KinnunSeptember 19, 2022

The Mortuary Assistant Review - A Standout Horror Game in a Crowded Genre

The Mortuary Assistant is a fun and unique take on the horror genre that uses subtle terror over cheap jump scares.
by Dan MorrisSeptember 9, 2022

Kingdom Hearts: A Stupidly Fun Time

What do you get when you mix the characters of Final Fantasy with the worlds of Disney? A stupidly good time known as Kingdom Hearts. Thomas Richards breaks down why you should give the Kingdom Hearts series a look, even if it’s a bit dumb.
by Thomas RichardsAugust 24, 2022

Hypnospace Outlaw, Broken Reality, and Nostalgia for a Time I Never Experienced

Hypnospace Outlaw and Broken Reality offer a rare insight into the early internet… for a young’un like Tyler, it doesn’t exactly matter how accurate that insight happens to be.
by Tyler GrahamAugust 21, 2022

5 Tips to Geek Parenting

Think you need to give up nerd culture just because you’ve had kids? Think again! Here’s 5 things that helped me raise a pair of nerds.
by Charlotte MerrittAugust 13, 2022

What’s Driving the Recent D&D Resurgence?

Have you ever thought about playing Dungeons and Dragons? D&D devotee Kim talks about the game’s major comeback and why there’s never been a better time to get involved.
by Kim PayneAugust 12, 2022
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My Descent Into Horror, Part 4: Creepypastas and Beyond

In this installment of “My Descent Into Horror” Matt Kalo shares how he became motivated to create his own horror content.
by Matt KaloAugust 30, 2022

The Art of Horror Vol 2. - ZOMBIES!

You might be surprised to find out where Zombies first originated in film. It's not what you think! Also, get some recommendations on what zombie films and TV to watch in this installment of The Art of Horror.
by Art of Lily KAugust 22, 2022

Clichés are the worst... and the best!

The killer that just won’t die, the secretly beautiful girl behind glasses, the villain always seems to be British. Clichés are everywhere these days. Let’s dive into some great, and some not so great clichés, while we ignore that explosion right behind us!
by Nick McKayAugust 18, 2022

The Real-Life Places That Inspired Pop Culture Phenomenons

In part one of this ongoing series, Liza takes a look at a few of the real-world places that inspired some of pop culture's famous films, shows, and games.
by Lizabeth PhoenixAugust 9, 2022

My Pop Culture Teachers Part 3 (Artsy Fartsy)

We can learn a lot from fictional characters. If you could choose your teachers from pop culture, which ones would you choose? These are the ones I chose. Today, we touch upon the arts and who gets my creative brain juice going.
by McKinley JoAugust 4, 2022
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Quickies on the Couch: Star Wars Andor Episodes 1-3

Star Wars: Andor just kicked off on Disney+! Couch Soup team members give their first impressions of the look, the story, and more.
by Stef WatsonSeptember 26, 2022

House of the Dragon Episode 5 - A Green Dress and Another Terrible Wedding

It’s wedding season in Westeros! That means feasts, pettiness, and death. Michelle breaks down House of the Dragon Episode 5 and some Easter eggs from the episode!
by Michelle HolstineSeptember 21, 2022

House of the Dragon Episode 4 - Recap of the Chaotic Ladder

Michelle is back with the recap and breakdown of what happens in Episode 4 of House of the Dragon! Chaos is indeed a ladder, and it is filled with cringe!
by Michelle HolstineSeptember 14, 2022

Don't go to School, Watch Anime Instead!

Ever been so bored in school that you couldn't learn anything, wishing it was more interesting? Thomas Richards has got you covered as he lets you know of anime that'll not only entertain you, but educate you as well.
by Thomas RichardsSeptember 13, 2022

Ahsoka Finds Ezra! Eman Esfandi Joins Star Wars, Thrawn Casting Still Unknown

The upcoming Disney+ series Star Wars: Ahsoka has reportedly cast Eman Esfandi as the live action incarnation of Ezra Bridger. This news came from The Hollywood Reporter on September 9, and the Star Wars internet is ecstatic right now! If you have been following my last two articles reflecting on Star Wars: Rebels and speculating […]
by Stef WatsonSeptember 11, 2022

House of the Dragon Episode 3 Breakdown and Symbology

Michelle is back breaking down the lore, Easter Eggs, and important events from House of the Dragon, episode 3!
by Michelle HolstineSeptember 8, 2022

The Mike Flanagan Files 

Mike Flanagan is a masterful storyteller. Join us as we highlight some of his best works and projects that are on the horizon for this wizard of the screen.
by Art of Lily KSeptember 7, 2022

House of the Dragon Episode 2 Brings us Peace and Cringe

Join in as Michelle gets into Episode 2 of the inaugural season of House of the Dragon! There’s Easter Eggs, lore, and so much cringe!
by Michelle HolstineAugust 30, 2022

My Descent Into Horror, Part 4: Creepypastas and Beyond

In this installment of “My Descent Into Horror” Matt Kalo shares how he became motivated to create his own horror content.
by Matt KaloAugust 30, 2022

The Dragons Air! House of Dragon is off to a Fiery Start

Michelle burns down some key moments and fun Easter eggs in Episode 1 of HBO's House of the Dragon, "The Heirs of the Dragon."
by Michelle HolstineAugust 27, 2022
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Tampa Bay Comic Con: Friends, Nolan North, and Tiny Ironman

Shana Martin shares what it was like to experience her first comic convention and meet Nolan North, and how her Couch Soup friends made that possible.
by Shana MartinSeptember 20, 2022

Don't go to School, Watch Anime Instead!

Ever been so bored in school that you couldn't learn anything, wishing it was more interesting? Thomas Richards has got you covered as he lets you know of anime that'll not only entertain you, but educate you as well.
by Thomas RichardsSeptember 13, 2022

My Descent Into Horror, Part 4: Creepypastas and Beyond

In this installment of “My Descent Into Horror” Matt Kalo shares how he became motivated to create his own horror content.
by Matt KaloAugust 30, 2022

Hypnospace Outlaw, Broken Reality, and Nostalgia for a Time I Never Experienced

Hypnospace Outlaw and Broken Reality offer a rare insight into the early internet… for a young’un like Tyler, it doesn’t exactly matter how accurate that insight happens to be.
by Tyler GrahamAugust 21, 2022

Clichés are the worst... and the best!

The killer that just won’t die, the secretly beautiful girl behind glasses, the villain always seems to be British. Clichés are everywhere these days. Let’s dive into some great, and some not so great clichés, while we ignore that explosion right behind us!
by Nick McKayAugust 18, 2022
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Quickies on the Couch: Star Wars Andor Episodes 1-3

Star Wars: Andor just kicked off on Disney+! Couch Soup team members give their first impressions of the look, the story, and more.
by Stef WatsonSeptember 26, 2022

New Norm, Same Ole' RTX Austin

RTX Austin was live in 2022 for the first time in 2 years. In spite of the "new norm" of the pandemic, RTX has bounced back as strong as ever!
by Emmanuel AlejandroSeptember 23, 2022

House of the Dragon Episode 5 - A Green Dress and Another Terrible Wedding

It’s wedding season in Westeros! That means feasts, pettiness, and death. Michelle breaks down House of the Dragon Episode 5 and some Easter eggs from the episode!
by Michelle HolstineSeptember 21, 2022

September Boomer Shooter Review!

Need some more Boomer Shooters in your life? Let Maria, Tyler, and guest contributor Immorpher guide you through some Shooters that caught their eyes this month!
by Maria KinnunSeptember 21, 2022

House of the Dragon Episode 4 - Recap of the Chaotic Ladder

Michelle is back with the recap and breakdown of what happens in Episode 4 of House of the Dragon! Chaos is indeed a ladder, and it is filled with cringe!
by Michelle HolstineSeptember 14, 2022

The Mortuary Assistant Review - A Standout Horror Game in a Crowded Genre

The Mortuary Assistant is a fun and unique take on the horror genre that uses subtle terror over cheap jump scares.
by Dan MorrisSeptember 9, 2022

House of the Dragon Episode 3 Breakdown and Symbology

Michelle is back breaking down the lore, Easter Eggs, and important events from House of the Dragon, episode 3!
by Michelle HolstineSeptember 8, 2022

The Mike Flanagan Files 

Mike Flanagan is a masterful storyteller. Join us as we highlight some of his best works and projects that are on the horizon for this wizard of the screen.
by Art of Lily KSeptember 7, 2022

Book Review - Bound by Alan Baxter

Rohan checks out fellow aussie Alan Baxter’s urban fantasy novel Bound to see if this novel’s as breathtaking and enjoyable as its blurb proclaimed. It’s got magic, monsters and cage fighting so if nothing else it looks to be a wild ride.
by Rohan ElliottSeptember 1, 2022

House of the Dragon Episode 2 Brings us Peace and Cringe

Join in as Michelle gets into Episode 2 of the inaugural season of House of the Dragon! There’s Easter Eggs, lore, and so much cringe!
by Michelle HolstineAugust 30, 2022
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The Coalition "Gears" Up To Assist Suicide Prevention

Developer The Coalition studio takes a step back from the fictional war they are known for, to join a real life battle on #MentalHeath, in order to help save lives as they team with Crisis Text Line.
by Jake BrownSeptember 29, 2022

Grand Theft Auto VI Had a Massive Leak. Why Should I Give a Shit?

The GTA VI pre-alpha build leak is blowing up the internet. Tyler’s hot take is simple: why do we even care?
by Tyler GrahamSeptember 22, 2022

September Boomer Shooter Review!

Need some more Boomer Shooters in your life? Let Maria, Tyler, and guest contributor Immorpher guide you through some Shooters that caught their eyes this month!
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Masocore for Musou Fans - Wo Long Fallen Dynasty

Wo Long Fallen Dynasty has a limited time demo which you can play now and read our thoughts.
by Dan MorrisSeptember 19, 2022

Silent Hill 2 and MGS: Twin Snakes remake? Fans are tensing butt cheeks again...

After the new announcement of a possible Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes remake Maria shares her reaction to the news!
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Babylon Trailer Reaction & Breakdown | TRAILER TALK

Either Damien Chazelle is a genius or he's lost his damn mind. Babylon might be the wildest and most epic trailer you'll see this year. Taking place in 1920's Los Angeles get ready for all the decadence and depravity you could ask for on screen. Prepare yourself and then let's break it all down.
by Drew LewisSeptember 22, 2022

Decoding Dragons | House of the Dragon Episode 5 Explanations & Lore Breakdown

Liza and Michelle spill all the tea about the royal wedding drama, Daemon's future, and what we'll see after the time jump! Their fifth episode of Decoding Dragons breaks down HOTD Episode 5, "We Light the Way," and tells you what to expect for our complicated Targaryens moving forward. Turns out Westerosi weddings are just not such a swell idea.
by Drew LewisSeptember 21, 2022

GAME SHOWCASE HYPE | TRP: Ep 136

Sony State of Play and Nintendo Direct dropped this week, along with Ubisoft Forward and TGS. Wow, is there a lot to talk about!
by Dan MorrisSeptember 16, 2022

Crew Reacts to YouTube Comments | TRAILER TALK

The Trailer Talk crew is together at last in a single location in the Redbear studio in California. So let's air out some of the dirty laundry - meaning let's read some of the worst comments we've gotten on our show since the beginning. We've angered some fandoms and ruffled some feathers during the last two years. Some might say PJ is pretty polarizing while others are swiping right for Stephanie. Let's break it comment by comment. This is Trailer Talk.
by Drew LewisSeptember 15, 2022

Decoding Dragons | House of the Dragon Episode 4 Reaction & Lore Talk

Liza and Michelle talk about questionable character decisions, Aegon's dagger, Bloody Ben Blackwood, and more! Don't miss their fourth episode of Decoding Dragons, your go-to outlet for all things House of the Dragon lore. "King of the Narrow Sea" is a huge episode for the characters involved, and your co-hosts are dishing out all the tea. Don't miss their thoughts on what wheel REALLY should've been broken.
by Drew LewisSeptember 14, 2022

DISNEY + MARVEL PREDICTIONS | TRP: Ep 135

What will Disney be showing off at their first-ever gaming showcase? We make some educated guesses and wild assumptions.
by Dan MorrisSeptember 12, 2022

Decoding Dragons | House of the Dragon Episode 3 Lore Breakdown & Predictions

Liza and Michelle react to the War for the Stepstones, Seasmoke's arrival, and THAT stag hunt. Tune in for their third episode of Decoding Dragons and nerd out about the rich lore fueling House of the Dragon as they decode the show's third episode "Second of His Name," and break down where we're at in the timeline of Fire and Blood. Don't miss their guesses about which dragons we might see next!
by Drew LewisSeptember 7, 2022

GAMES THAT SHOULD GET REMADE | TRP: EP 134

In light of the Last of Us Part 1, we wanted to discuss games that we feel should get a remake. Many of which already have, from fans, that is. But we feel there are many games more deserving of a proper remake.
by Dan MorrisSeptember 2, 2022

WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story Trailer Reaction & Breakdown | TRAILER TALK

A parody music biopic based on the man who parodied music. WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story is going full meta and delivering on its premise in spades. Daniel Radcliffe plays Harry P...uh Al Yankovic and goes all in on the crazy hair and mustache to deliver a performance that likely to get a lot of praise or criticism. Either way, we're here for it.
by Drew LewisSeptember 1, 2022

Decoding Dragons | House of the Dragon Episode 2 Easter Eggs & Lore Breakdown

Liza and Michelle talk dragons and Valyrian Easter Eggs in their second episode of Decoding Dragons, a show all about the epic lore fueling House of the Dragon. They're examining HotD's second episode "The Rogue Prince," and breaking down the GoT show nods, drama, and how they're changing some of the lore for the season. Don't miss out on their next episode predictions at the end!
by Drew LewisAugust 31, 2022
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Babylon Trailer Reaction & Breakdown | TRAILER TALK

Either Damien Chazelle is a genius or he's lost his damn mind. Babylon might be the wildest and most epic trailer you'll see this year. Taking place in 1920's Los Angeles get ready for all the decadence and depravity you could ask for on screen. Prepare yourself and then let's break it all down.
by Drew LewisSeptember 22, 2022

Decoding Dragons | House of the Dragon Episode 5 Explanations & Lore Breakdown

Liza and Michelle spill all the tea about the royal wedding drama, Daemon's future, and what we'll see after the time jump! Their fifth episode of Decoding Dragons breaks down HOTD Episode 5, "We Light the Way," and tells you what to expect for our complicated Targaryens moving forward. Turns out Westerosi weddings are just not such a swell idea.
by Drew LewisSeptember 21, 2022

GAME SHOWCASE HYPE | TRP: Ep 136

Sony State of Play and Nintendo Direct dropped this week, along with Ubisoft Forward and TGS. Wow, is there a lot to talk about!
by Dan MorrisSeptember 16, 2022

Crew Reacts to YouTube Comments | TRAILER TALK

The Trailer Talk crew is together at last in a single location in the Redbear studio in California. So let's air out some of the dirty laundry - meaning let's read some of the worst comments we've gotten on our show since the beginning. We've angered some fandoms and ruffled some feathers during the last two years. Some might say PJ is pretty polarizing while others are swiping right for Stephanie. Let's break it comment by comment. This is Trailer Talk.
by Drew LewisSeptember 15, 2022

Decoding Dragons | House of the Dragon Episode 4 Reaction & Lore Talk

Liza and Michelle talk about questionable character decisions, Aegon's dagger, Bloody Ben Blackwood, and more! Don't miss their fourth episode of Decoding Dragons, your go-to outlet for all things House of the Dragon lore. "King of the Narrow Sea" is a huge episode for the characters involved, and your co-hosts are dishing out all the tea. Don't miss their thoughts on what wheel REALLY should've been broken.
by Drew LewisSeptember 14, 2022
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The Dune We've Been Waiting For

Has Denis Villeneuve created an adaptation of Frank Herbert's epic novel Dune that satisfies long-time fans and new viewers alike? Stephanie Watson shares her reflections after seeing the film.
by Stef WatsonOctober 28, 2021

Shrunken kids, giant bugs, and surviving the backyard: Here's why you should try Grounded

Grounded from Obsidian Entertainment is giving gamers bug-sized adventure scapes for a small group of friends to survive together. Kim shares her experiences with the pre-release version.
by Kim PayneApril 15, 2022
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Tampa Bay Comic Con: Friends, Nolan North, and Tiny Ironman

Shana Martin shares what it was like to experience her first comic convention and meet Nolan North, and how her Couch Soup friends made that possible.
by Shana MartinSeptember 20, 2022
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The COVID-19 pandemic and the pop culture phenomena that rose from it changed our day-to-day conversations. Stef W recollects how we've expanded our vocabulary over the last year.
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WTF Just Happened In Outlander? S6, E1, "Echoes"

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