Rick and Morty Season 7 Episodes 5 & 6: A Pivotal Moment

Rick and Morty’s post-Roiland Season 7 continues! Iain explains that the returns of some old adversaries and friends in episode 5 and the creation of some new ones in episode 6 mean that the Rick and Morty train keeps on a-rolling. But the landscape has just changed forever…
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Did The Marvels Actually Bomb? Separating Fact From Clickbait Fiction

Many of the articles about the latest entry for the MCU, The Marvels, tell you how badly the movie is doing, and how bad the movie is. Is that a fair review? Let’s talk about some of the factors surrounding the release of The Marvels.
by Tim BeisiegelNovember 25, 2023

Reviewing Reviews: Making Sense of the Madness

Are you struggling to make sense of review scores? Here are some great tips to help sift through the noise and find your truth within the chaos of review score aggregators! It’s just the thing you’ll need with The Game Awards and Oscars fast approaching.
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Behind the Mic: Yuri Lowenthal Breaks Down the Little Things that Make Spider-Man 2 a Tearjerker, Including Grandpa Earl and Howard’s Mission

Perhaps the greatest, friendliest and the best Spider-Man, Yuri Lowenthal talked to Couch Soup about all things Spider-Man 2 and what he would like to see in future Spider-man games.
by Art of Lily KNovember 11, 2023
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Loki Season 2 has officially ended with the episode “Glorious Purpose”, and what a wild ride it was! Join Couch Soup contributors Lily K, Thomas Richards, Erika Aundawyn, and Iain McParland for a Watching Now special, discussing the series’ ups and downs. Did the Loki series end satisfyingly or did it leave us gasping for more? What did they think of series newcomers? How about that character development: undercooked or jusssstttt right? And what does it all mean for the overarching MCU?
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PAX Aus 2023: Nintendo’s Return, Tabletop Adventures, and a Brush with Back Pocket!

Missed out on PAX Aus 2023 or wondering what it was like to attend? Join Rohand and Thomas as they break down PAX Aus 2023 from the eyes of a first-timer and a grizzled veteran.
by Rohan ElliottNovember 19, 2023

A Tiny Sticker Tale Review: Where Stickers Hold the Power to a Heartfelt Story

Looking for something different? Something super wholesome? Look no further than A Tiny Sticker Tale! Here is our review of this adorable little indie title available right now!
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Why You Shouldn’t Sleep on Sea of Stars in a Year Full of Excellent RPGs

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Avatar The Last Airbender: Quest for Balance- We Deserved Better

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PAX Aus 2023 is Shaping up to be the Best Yet, With More Exhibitors Announced!

Another wave of exhibitors has been announced, and we’re excited. Join Thomas and Rohan as they break down and highlight their favorite new additions to PAX Aus 2023.
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Armored Core 6 for Newbs – First Boss Guide

Ready to rage quit Armored Core 6 before finishing the first level? Well we got you covered with our tips for toppling that flying titan in From Software's new mech action game
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The Best Indie Games Coming to PAX Aus 2023

The PAX Aus 2023 Indie Showcase winners have been announced, and they’re amazing. Join Thomas and Rohan as they go over their favourite games from this incredible selection.
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Epic Unveilings and Unbelievable Surprises: Inside the August 2023 Pokemon Presents

Another Pokémon Presents is here, and it’s got all of the news. Join Thomas Richards as he breaks down all the announcements from this Pokémon spectacular.
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Pokemon GO: Best Community Day Pokemon, Ranked

Community Day events have been a staple of Pokemon GO since they started in 2018. These are the best Pokemon that Niantic has spotlighted through their monthly tradition.
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Why I Shouldn’t Review The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – An Anti-Review

Everyone doesn’t have to enjoy every game. Different games appeal to different people. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been released and is receiving universal praise. But here’s an opposite opinion: the reasons why Iain shouldn’t review the game.
by Iain McParlandMay 19, 2023
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Did The Marvels Actually Bomb? Separating Fact From Clickbait Fiction

Many of the articles about the latest entry for the MCU, The Marvels, tell you how badly the movie is doing, and how bad the movie is. Is that a fair review? Let’s talk about some of the factors surrounding the release of The Marvels.
by Tim BeisiegelNovember 25, 2023

Reviewing Reviews: Making Sense of the Madness

Are you struggling to make sense of review scores? Here are some great tips to help sift through the noise and find your truth within the chaos of review score aggregators! It’s just the thing you’ll need with The Game Awards and Oscars fast approaching.
by Iain McParlandNovember 22, 2023

Why Star Wars Needs to Move Away from the Skywalkers

Is Anakin Skywalker required for the future of Star Wars storytelling? Let's talk about the reasons why we should be moving away from the Skywalkers.
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10 GenX Holiday Films to Enjoy This Holiday Season

Every year, there are new Holiday films, and Hallmark has a whole channel for them. But the best Holiday films were when GenX was young. Join Charlotte and fellow GenXers for their favorite holiday movies!
by Charlotte MerrittNovember 20, 2023

The Marvels Proves Marvel’s Resilience Amidst Controversy and Cat-astrophes!

Every studio has its ups and downs, but there’s nothing people like more than to hate on one for its apparent “downfall”. Marvel is the latest greatest victim of this trend, and it got even stronger with the release of The Marvels. Let’s find out if this hate train is deserved or not.
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In preparation for Sweet Home Season 2

With Sweet Home Season 2 right around the corner, it is time to look back at Season 1. The hit Netflix K-Drama based on the also incredibly popular webtoon is a story that’s highly recommended to all. I will tell you why.
by Art of Lily KNovember 28, 2023

Rick and Morty Season 7 Episodes 5 & 6: A Pivotal Moment

Rick and Morty’s post-Roiland Season 7 continues! Iain explains that the returns of some old adversaries and friends in episode 5 and the creation of some new ones in episode 6 mean that the Rick and Morty train keeps on a-rolling. But the landscape has just changed forever…
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Did The Marvels Actually Bomb? Separating Fact From Clickbait Fiction

Many of the articles about the latest entry for the MCU, The Marvels, tell you how badly the movie is doing, and how bad the movie is. Is that a fair review? Let’s talk about some of the factors surrounding the release of The Marvels.
by Tim BeisiegelNovember 25, 2023

Reviewing Reviews: Making Sense of the Madness

Are you struggling to make sense of review scores? Here are some great tips to help sift through the noise and find your truth within the chaos of review score aggregators! It’s just the thing you’ll need with The Game Awards and Oscars fast approaching.
by Iain McParlandNovember 22, 2023

Why Star Wars Needs to Move Away from the Skywalkers

Is Anakin Skywalker required for the future of Star Wars storytelling? Let's talk about the reasons why we should be moving away from the Skywalkers.
by Tim BeisiegelNovember 21, 2023

10 GenX Holiday Films to Enjoy This Holiday Season

Every year, there are new Holiday films, and Hallmark has a whole channel for them. But the best Holiday films were when GenX was young. Join Charlotte and fellow GenXers for their favorite holiday movies!
by Charlotte MerrittNovember 20, 2023

Rick and Morty Season 7 Episodes 3 & 4: Rick and Morty’s Saddest Moment

Rick and Morty’s post-Roiland Season 7 continues with two very different episodes. Iain recaps the ups and downs of episodes 3 and 4 and tells us why you may need a moment or two to compose yourself after one scene.
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The Marvels Proves Marvel’s Resilience Amidst Controversy and Cat-astrophes!

Every studio has its ups and downs, but there’s nothing people like more than to hate on one for its apparent “downfall”. Marvel is the latest greatest victim of this trend, and it got even stronger with the release of The Marvels. Let’s find out if this hate train is deserved or not.
by Art of Lily KNovember 14, 2023

Loki Season 2 Episode 6: Burdened With Glorious Purpose

The series finale of Loki is here, and it’s the best episode yet! Join Thomas Richards as he recaps and reviews the series' final episode.
by Thomas RichardsNovember 12, 2023

Hayseed – A Whodunnit Mystery

Looking for a great whodunnit mystery? Check out Hayseed! A local church congregation's reverend is found dead. Was it a terrible accident or was it murder? The unfortunate fate of the reverend upsets a small Midwestern American town as the investigator tries to sift fact from fiction.
by Candace BissonetteNovember 8, 2023
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A Film Guide to Understanding Your GenX Coworkers

Do you have a GenX coworker that you just can’t figure out? Charlotte gives us a list of films that might explain some traits or behaviors of your GenX coworker(s).
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It’s In God’s Hands Now: A Chat With KC Green

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A Nintendo Amiibo Hunting Guide for 2023

Got some old Amiibos wasting space? If you have any of these, you could be missing out on a sweet payday. Ben goes in-depth on the current state of the Nintendo Amiibo Market and what is rare and expensive in the current year.
by Ben HazellMay 25, 2023

Happy Birthday to the Bard

Think 400+ year old literature can’t be relevant? Charlotte looks at how Shakespeare's works are still influencing us today.
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Why Book Adaptations Seemingly Fail

Here’s a short, to-the-point article about why book adaptations fail. Here’s a hint: it doesn’t have anything to do with money.
by Michelle HolstineMarch 2, 2023
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Rick and Morty Season 7 Episodes 5 & 6: A Pivotal Moment

Rick and Morty’s post-Roiland Season 7 continues! Iain explains that the returns of some old adversaries and friends in episode 5 and the creation of some new ones in episode 6 mean that the Rick and Morty train keeps on a-rolling. But the landscape has just changed forever…
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Starship Troopers Extermination – Early Access Preview

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by Dan MorrisNovember 18, 2023

Spike Chunsoft’s Newest Sleuthing Masterpiece: Master Detective Archives: Raincode

What is the spiritual successor to Danganronpa like? Ben goes in-depth about the game in this spoiler-free review!
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Agatha Christie – Murder On the Orient Express – Fun Murder Mystery or Miss Entirely?

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by Brandy BrownNovember 16, 2023

Rick and Morty Season 7 Episodes 3 & 4: Rick and Morty’s Saddest Moment

Rick and Morty’s post-Roiland Season 7 continues with two very different episodes. Iain recaps the ups and downs of episodes 3 and 4 and tells us why you may need a moment or two to compose yourself after one scene.
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The Marvels Proves Marvel’s Resilience Amidst Controversy and Cat-astrophes!

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by Art of Lily KNovember 14, 2023

Ghostrunner 2 Review: Unleashing a Cyborg Revolution of Speed, Slashing, and Stunning Villainy

The sequel to one of the best games of 2020 is here, but does it live up to the hype? Join Thomas Richards as he reviews Ghostrunner 2.
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Moonstone Island Review – Nearly Perfect Mix of Pokémon and Stardew Valley?

Moonstone Island is a cozy farming sim with a twist - it’s also a monster battler. But does it successfully blend the seemingly disparate genres?
by Tyler GrahamNovember 10, 2023

Hayseed – A Whodunnit Mystery

Looking for a great whodunnit mystery? Check out Hayseed! A local church congregation's reverend is found dead. Was it a terrible accident or was it murder? The unfortunate fate of the reverend upsets a small Midwestern American town as the investigator tries to sift fact from fiction.
by Candace BissonetteNovember 8, 2023

One Year Later: Gotham Knights – Misunderstood Masterpiece Or Missed Opportunity?

It’s been one year since Gotham Knights was released and we’re still debating whether it is a misunderstood masterpiece or a massive missed opportunity. Join us as we Step Into The Knight and find out!
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PAX Aus 2023: Nintendo’s Return, Tabletop Adventures, and a Brush with Back Pocket!

Missed out on PAX Aus 2023 or wondering what it was like to attend? Join Rohand and Thomas as they break down PAX Aus 2023 from the eyes of a first-timer and a grizzled veteran.
by Rohan ElliottNovember 19, 2023

A Tiny Sticker Tale Review: Where Stickers Hold the Power to a Heartfelt Story

Looking for something different? Something super wholesome? Look no further than A Tiny Sticker Tale! Here is our review of this adorable little indie title available right now!
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Why You Shouldn’t Sleep on Sea of Stars in a Year Full of Excellent RPGs

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Avatar The Last Airbender: Quest for Balance- We Deserved Better

Ready for a new Avatar Game? Well, hold on to your cabbages before you hop on your flying bison to play this game until you hear what we have to say.
by Dan MorrisSeptember 28, 2023

PAX Aus 2023 is Shaping up to be the Best Yet, With More Exhibitors Announced!

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Movie games are usually not great, but all is not lost. We are here to give you our picks for which games are the crème of the crop when it comes to movie license tie-ins. See if you agree with our picks or if we missed any you think should make the cut!
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Starfield has been in the wilds for over a week now. Should you play it? Listen to our deep discussion and ratings to find out!
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Another week, another episode of Ahsoka. Episode 4 has dropped, and we don't know what to think about it. This episode was filled with fights, reveals, and an unexpected cameo; it was a rollercoaster of emotions. Some of us even got a little bit too stressed out, which may have caused some issues. Join us as we breakdown everything that happened in this installment of the Ahsoka Chronicles.
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We've been playing Immortals of Aveum in the wake of Starfield and its good! Baron from Lv1 Gaming joins in and we all jump on the Hype Train for Starfield!
by Dan MorrisAugust 31, 2023
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Glorious Burden – Season 2 Breakdown | Watching Now: Loki

Loki Season 2 has officially ended with the episode “Glorious Purpose”, and what a wild ride it was! Join Couch Soup contributors Lily K, Thomas Richards, Erika Aundawyn, and Iain McParland for a Watching Now special, discussing the series’ ups and downs. Did the Loki series end satisfyingly or did it leave us gasping for more? What did they think of series newcomers? How about that character development: undercooked or jusssstttt right? And what does it all mean for the overarching MCU?
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Trailers we are reacting to: Avatar The Last Airbender - Showrunner Albert Kim and starring Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley, Tamlyn Tomita. Ghostbusters Frozen Empire- Directed by Gil Kenan and starring Starring Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace. Let's watch - react - discuss. This is Trailer Talk.
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The Screen Smash crew takes a look at everything we know about the upcoming Marvel's Spider-Man 2 with lots of speculations, predictions, and a few wild theories to boot
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If you could choose your teachers from pop culture characters, which ones would you choose? We can learn a lot from our fictional heroes, so this batch of assignments is for the physical stuff (wink).
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Niantic, the AR mobile game giant, recently revealed they’re making a Monster Hunter game. Here’s why you shouldn’t be so quick to celebrate the news.
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Friends: The Show That Was There For Me

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