2018’s Best PC, Xbox, PS4 Black Friday Deals (Gaming)

Thanksgiving is approaching and that means Black Friday deals are right around the corner – along with football, turkey, and stuffing. Whether you’ve been waiting for a price drop on a new part for your PC or just haven’t pulled the trigger on copping a new console, you’re in the right place.

The Metahuman team has accumulated the best gaming deals that Black Friday 2018 has to offer and stuffed them right here for your convenience. You’re welcome.


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‘Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald’ Review, A Beautiful Disaster

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald is a Harry Potter movie on crack.  

From a theatrical, storytelling, standpoint it was a hot mess. From the perspective of a Harry Potter fan, you’ll be left with a lot of questions.

However, for those that have invested time into the franchise, you’ll be at the edge of your seat the entire time for an overall satisfying ride. Whip out your phones because when the credits roll, Google will be your best friend.  

There are hardly any references to characters or situations that happened in the first movie, so we recommend that you take the time to watch Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them as a refresher.

As we continue our review, know that spoiler warnings are in effect.

The Fantastic Beasts

The fantastic beasts in Crimes of Grindelwald were arguably (and it appears most critics would agree) the best part of the movie.

They were all extremely unique, creative creatures that did a great job of grabbing and pulling you into their world. Whether that be underwater or across Paris depends on where you are in the movie. 

The biggest draw to these beasts are the mysteries behind them and what they’re capable of.

One of our favorites, the Zouwu, can travel thousands of miles a day without getting tired. Rowland describes it as an, “…elephant sized cat, [that is] five colored…”

The Love Stories of Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald

The fan-favorite couple of the first movie, Queenie and Jacob (played by Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler respectively) were quickly introduced and then quickly torn apart.  It was heartbreaking but didn’t quite have the impact the writers were probably expecting because of their minimal screen time. 

We feel like J.K. Rowling said, ‘We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s close this out and thank you, next.’

Newt Scamander, portrayed by Eddie Redmayne, and his seemingly emotionally flat love interest, Tina, played by Katherine Waterston, refers to him as ‘Mr. Scamander’ upon their first meeting. This came off cold and uncaring, which was fine. However, they had very little chemistry throughout, which may have also been due to on-screen time.

When Tina is first brought up, Queenie mentions to Newt that Tina was hurt hearing he was supposedly engaged to Leta Lestrange. It didn’t come off that way during their exchanges and even the height of Newt and Tina’s one-on-one love scene was cut short due to the entrance of Leta Lestrange.  Speaking of Leta…

Leta Lestrange, Newt and their brother love triangle.  This was explored briefly but it was a love story not well fleshed out. It is distracting at best as it arises and then leaves the viewers with so many questions.  At the beginning of the movie they introduce Newt and Leta with some obvious tension, then a scene back at Hogwarts with both of their interactions as kids. We find a few moments later that she is engaged to Newt’s brother, Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner).

After all that, she dies.

Finally, there is the love story of Credence and Nagini played by Ezra Miller and Claudia Kim. Another odd couple in the film; they get close, never kiss, have a few intimate moments,  and then Credence leaves her to be with Grindelwald because of his family issues. Done deal.

On this end, the film doesn’t allow viewers to feel the stakes involved with any of the characters, so in this aspect you’ll be left quite unsatisfied.

The Twists of Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald

(From the perspective of Credence Barebone)  “So I’m an adopted boy? No wait, I’m a Lestrange, no…actually you’re a Dumbledore.  Wait, there’s another Dumbledore? WTF.”

Then, the twist of, Leta Lestrange with a mysterious man who is not tied with the Ministry or with Grindelwald’s army.  We come to find out that he is an estranged half-brother who wishes to kill Leta’s real brother, who we all think is Credence but find out later that he is not Credence and her ‘real’ brother died when he was a baby that Leta switched with another baby because he was irritating.

That was not confusing at all…

Where Are We In Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald

We explore the wizarding world and then the no-maj world. We go back and forth without any indication of where you are. Are we in the no-maj world? Are we in the Wizarding world?

How are all these monsters out and about?  Did Grindelwald just cast a spell all over Paris for the world to see?  Did anyone see those huge blue dragons burning up a cemetery?

Then we continue to wonder. Are we in Newt’s suitcase? Are we at his house?  Are we in his basement?

Even Hogwarts doesn’t look like Hogwarts although we’ll give them that it was in an earlier timeline.


Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald is a great movie for Harry Potter fans.  

I’m not gonna lie, it is pretty confusing but there are shining moments such as the dramatic speech given by Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) and the charm that Eddie Redmayne brings to Newt Scamander’s character. (although lost in the shuffles of confusing story archs and weak character building) Scamander so darn likable interacting with his fantastic beasts, that it distracts you long enough to throw in a few good laughs amongst a rather dark film.

The Grinch: Not Enough Naughty, Too Much Nice

Illumination Entertainment’s animated film The Grinch premiered last Friday and did surprisingly well in the box office. The classic Dr. Seuss remake earned an estimated $66 million opening in America this weekend and $78.7 million worldwide, which gave it the No. 1 spot ahead of its competitor Bohemian Rhapsody.

Universal estimated that the story of Mr. Grinch, who is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, would bring in about $50 million, while box office experts predicted closer to $60 million worldwide.

The animated film took a slightly different approach in depicting the infamous Christmas grouch. Illumination created a more relatable backstory that involved Mr. Grinch growing up in an orphanage. Without a family to celebrate Christmas with, he was forced to angrily watch as other Who-children received the love and gifts that have become synonymous with the holiday.

Mr. Grinch’s journey towards Christmas-hatred was emotional but didn’t translate into the Grinch that we’ve grown accustomed to. The Cumberbatch Grinch did mean things occasionally, but it was clear from the start that he was trying to fight back against the goodness inside of him.

For instance, the first time Mr. Grinch visits Whoville (On a mission to buy enough food to last him until January) he has a series of hilariously cruel interactions with the Who-people.

While stalking the aisles he pops a whole pickle into his mouth before spitting it back out into the jar to place it among other groceries in a random Who’s cart. When he sees an old Who-lady struggling to reach the last jar of jelly he grabs it, acts like he’s going to give it to her, places it back onto the high rack, and then slaps it down to the ground where it splatters.

These are classic Grinch moves and had the entire audience chuckling, including the adults. However, after his mean shopping spree, there was a drastic fall-off in, well, Grinchiness. He treats his dog Max like man’s best friend (for the most part), he frees an overweight reindeer named Fred to be with his family instead of making him pull his sled, and he’s fond of Cindy Lue from the minute they meet.

Illumination never lets Mr. Grinch be the Grinch, which culminates during his plan to launch a giant snowball towards the enormous celebratory Christmas tree that the Who’s have set-up. The cannon ends up malfunctioning and instead of the snowball taking out the Who’s Christmas spirit, Mr. Grinch himself is catapulted into the middle of the holiday festivities.

This was fine and the movie was obviously catered towards a younger demographic, as an animated Christmas movie should be, but unlike most animated classics it didn’t keep my attention. It was just too kiddy.

Now, it’s only fair to admit that I’m a big Jim Carrey Grinch fan. Who doesn’t like How The Grinch Stole Christmas? Carrey’s Grinch is hilarious, funny, disgusting, and even raunchy at times. It wasn’t much of a kid’s movie and its writers included a ton of innuendo and adult humor, but that Grinch was believable! When I envisioned someone who hated Christmas as a kid I saw termite infested teeth and a steady diet of literal garbage.

As a kid’s movie this Grinch checks off all of the boxes. It’s not overly mean, all of its humor is dumbed down enough for a child to digest for a laugh, and there’s the classic happy ending of a heart growing three-times in size.

The animation in the film is top notch, which is to be expected from Illumination. The scenes where Mr. Grinch is using ninja stars and net-shooting candy cane guns to wrap up Christmas trees and snag presents look great. Plus the way that this Grinch steals Christmas using his gadgets is way more thought out than the lousy vacuum method of Carrey’s.

The film’s last scene is heartwarming and will have some movie watching softies tearing up at Mr. Grinch’s dinner toast. I’d recommend that if you have kids, go and watch the movie once and let them enjoy the new-age Grinch; they’ll probably love it. If you don’t have kids and you’re looking for a Grinch fix, go on Netflix and pop on Carrey’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas, you won’t be disappointed.




Photo credit: Universal Pictures

Disney+ Series ‘The Mandalorian’ Lead Actor Announced

Disney went out and got Diego Luna, so it’s no surprise that they cast another big name for the other Star Wars show.

It was announced Tuesday morning that Pedro Pascal has been offered the lead role in Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian, which will be available on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+. Negotiations between the actor and the media conglomerate have already begun, Variety reports.

The Mandalorian, written and produced by Iron Man director, Jon Favreau, will be centered around a “lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” It takes place after Episode VI – Return of The Jedi and before the formation of the First Order in Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

Pascal has an impressive resume both on TV and the big screen. He has previously played star roles as Prince Oberyn in Game of Thrones and Javier Pena in the popular Netflix series Narcos. Pascal has also appeared in The Equalizer 2Kingsman: The Golden CircleIf Beale Street Could Talk, and recently finished filming Wonder Woman 1984.

The first episode of Pascal’s Star Wars debut will be directed by Dave Filoni, who previously worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, according to Disney. Disney also announced that future episodes of the series will be directed by Taika Waititi, who directed Thor:Ragnarok, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow.

Last week Disney CEO Bob Iger also announced that Disney+ will premiere a second live-action Star Wars spinoff based on the adventures of popular Rogue One rebel, Cassian Andor, who will be played by Luna as he was in the film.

It’s impossible to know who Pascal’s character is or what role he will play in The Mandalorian, which doesn’t have a set release date as of yet. Pascal is represented by WME and Untitled Entertainment.





Marvel Founder and Comic Legend Stan Lee Dead At 95

The comic book universe lost a great man today – a legend.

A barrage of tweets, news articles and tributes flooded the internet Monday morning offering their respects for the loss of Marvel co-founder Stan Lee.

An ambulance rushed to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center shortly after, according to reports.

Lee had been struggling with illness for much of the past year and had challenges with his vision and pneumonia, according to reports.

Stan is largely known for creating Marvel Comics with co-founder Jack Kirby in 1961. Lee is responsible for creating many of Marvel’s signature superheroes including Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, The X-Men, and The Avengers.

While his relationship with the Marvel Cinematic Universe wasn’t always perfect (Lee sued Marvel in 2002 over royalties he was owed for the first Spider-Man movie), Lee had made cameos in every Marvel movie thus far.

Lee’s wife of 69 years passed away in 2017. He is survived by his daughter J.C. Lee.

Stan Lee was 95.

Everyone at MetaHuman Entertainment is grateful to have been influenced by Lee’s genius and we are saddened by the news. RIP.

After Battlefront 2 Disaster, DICE Is Taking Battlefield 5 In A New Direction

With Battlefield 5‘s release being less than a week away (November 15th), it’s time to talk about game developer DICE’s newest game.


The Battlefield series is notorious for its large-scale war-based gameplay that often incorporates the use of vehicles, in-game objectives, and different soldier classes. It strays from the Call of Duty franchise by creating a more realistic, gritty feel behind the controls.


Fans of the series have waited quite a while for a new Battlefield title; the last game was Battlefield 1, which was released more than two years ago. However, they’ll be pleased to know that DICE is learning from previous mistakes made in its other titles.


Last year DICE released the remake of its classic game, Star Wars: Battlefront II, which sparked major controversy due to its in-game progression system. The game’s multiplayer was heavily based around upgrading each character’s attributes with ‘Star Cards’, which were acquired through random loot crates. They were practically Overwatch loot boxes that give you in-game advantages instead of cool skins.



When it was announced that these loot crates could be purchased with real-world money DICE received so much criticism that they decided to do away with the monetary prices and make them purchasable through in-game currency. Still, in order to compete, players were forced to pour hundreds of hours into the game and hope to find the Star Cards they were looking for in random crates.


It took months for DICE to see that this system was killing the game; not many people were willing to play the game enough to level up their characters. Finally in March, nearly five months after the game’s release, DICE issued a massive update that allowed players to use experience points earned in multiplayer to purchase Skill Points, which could then be used to buy the specific Star Cards needed for a specific hero, weapon, or class.


Battlefield 5 will continue to distance itself from a ‘pay-to-win’ style of in-game progression. All of the items that players can buy in-game are strictly cosmetic, which means that they will not alter anything about the gameplay itself. In fact, there is no form of a real-money microtransaction system in the game as of yet, so all items can only be unlocked through playing the game.



The items themselves can be purchased with an in-game currency called Company Coin or earned through Shipments. Company Coins are earned through leveling up and can be used to buy bits and pieces of an outfit or gun skin, or a whole set. Shipments are rewards that players obtain for achieving certain tasks in-game, such as leveling up a certain class or gun. These rewards can vary from a new outfit for a class to a new camo for the gun that a player has leveled up, but they are strictly cosmetic.


While the only purchasable items are cosmetic add-ons, don’t worry, there is a plethora of unlockable weapons and equipment earned through leveling up each class. Unfortunately for the pay-to-win players out there, you’re going to have to play this game to get an edge on the competition.


We’re looking forward to getting our hands on Battlefield 5, but it looks like we’ll have to wait for the 20th. DICE might be doing away with microtransactions, but they’re still charging an extra $20.00 to play the game on its official release date November 15. Thankfully no one can get an in-game edge in those five days.




Photo Courtesy: Gamespot, Wccftech, DICE

The Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes 2018

Halloween 2018 came and went as fast as you can say ‘trick-or-treat’ but it’s always fun to take a look back at who killed the Day of The Dead. From a designer dripped Jason Vorhees to a very convincing Pennywise, here are the best celebrity costumes from yesterday’s spooky festivities.


Lebron James – Jason Vorhees 


Harry Styles – Elton John












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Rita Ora – Post Malone


Klay Thompson – Jackie Moon

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JaVale McGee – The Grinch 


Olivia Munn – Peik Lin




















Brandon Ingram – Lord Voldemort

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Victor Oladipo – Black Panther


Kendall Jenner – Fembot from Austin Powers

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Halsey – Poison Ivy


Mindy Kaling – Mustard


Diddy – Pennywise


Beyonce & Jay-Z – Olympic Track Stars


Lil Pump – Na’Vi from Avatar


DeAndre Hopkins – Better Na’Vi from Avatar


Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner – Gomez and Morticia Addams 

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Chrissy Teigan & John Legend – Queen and Duke of Halloween

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Tom Brady – Super Creepy Clown

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Lonzo Ball – Batman 

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Aaron Gordon – Aaron Judge 


Golden Tate – Willy Wonka

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There is more than one way to get into the Halloween spirit this year. Whether you dress up as your favorite superhero, watch a few scary movies, or choose to play through a terrifying video game, you’ll end up quivering under your bedsheets all the same.


Gaming is a particularly interesting way to celebrate Spooky Season because it grants you the unique ability to immerse yourself into the horror. The horror genre of gaming has always been under-appreciated. However, it’s become more popular in recent years due to popular streamers playing through them live on streaming platforms such as Twitch.


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In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve compiled a list of the scariest games that you can find and ranked them on the spooky scale. Here are the top ten video games that’ll give you the best chance at some terrible nightmares.



10. Slender: The Eight Pages

Starting off our list we have, Slender, which is an old, simply made game that is very creepy under the right circumstances. It’s based around the Internet urban legend, Slenderman, who is depicted as a tall lanky creature that wears all black and has no face. The entire premise of this game is to walk around a dark forest with nothing but a shaky flashlight and find eight pages of a mysterious book. But be careful, you might run into Slenderman before you can find all eight. Turn off all of the lights, turn the volume up to max, and it’s an excellent way to get your horror fix.



9. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

You can’t go wrong playing any of the Resident Evil games if you’re looking to be scared; especially the first few. Having said that, the newest rendition of the franchise, RE7 is the scariest one to date. The player takes control of Ethan Winters who is searching for his wife in a plantation house full of cannibals. The game’s first person point of view, stunning graphics, and the return of a more horror-survival themed story makes it an amazing game to play this Hallow’s eve. Did I mention that it’s VR compatible?



8. Penumbra: Black Plague

One of the more popular streamed horror games, Black Plague will send chills down your spine. The second game of the Penumbra franchise, Black Plague starts where the first game leaves off: in an abandoned research facility that is filled with the “infected”. You’ll have to avoid the terrifying creatures to learn more about your character’s past while finding the best way to escape.




7. Dead Space

Another horror genre classic, the Dead Space franchise is one of the best horror-survival games to this day. While all three of the game’s main titles are exhilarating, there’s nothing quite like the first. You play as an interstellar engineer named Isaac Clarke that is trapped aboard a ship that has been overrun by alien parasites. The best part about the game is that while you’re terrified to turn each corner of the ship, it’s still incredibly fun to play.




FEAR is a horror first-person shooter that revolves around an evil supernatural force that has taken the form of a creepy little girl. You’ll play as the leader of the FEAR task force that has been called in to investigate and contain the evil presence. Much like Dead Space this game is as much fun as it is scary and you’re going to enjoy working towards its ending.


5. Fatal Frame

Top five, top five, top five! Fatal Frame was the first game in a five game franchise and the first of its kind. It’s based around fighting some seriously terrifying ghosts with a special camera that has the ability to exorcize them. While fighting spirits like the one shown above with nothing but a camera seems like a strange premise, you’ll see why it’s on this list as soon as you start playing.




4.  Alien: Isolation 

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to watch all of the Alien movies. While they’re quite frankly ancient, they’ve withstood the test of time and maintained their scare factor. Alien: Isolation is much newer and contains a slew of new themes that’ll be sure to get your palms sweaty. There’s nothing like walking around a dark, damp ship knowing that there are giant murderous aliens roaming the halls. One of the coolest things about this game is that it’s not one-dimensional in any way; there are multiple evils that you must face and many of them are simply un-killable.



3. Silent Hill 2

Pyramid head was the stuff of nightmares as a kid. Silent Hill 2 is the second game in the Silent Hill series and the scariest of the franchise’s main titles. Another survival-horror game, SH2 is based on James Sunderland’s hunt for answers in the town of Silent Hill after receiving a letter from his wife that says she’s trapped there. Sunderland sets out to find her but quickly realizes that the town is turning his deepest fears into reality. The game is more centered around puzzles and riddles than actual combat, but somehow that makes it even more horrifying to play.



2.  Outlast

Outlast is another game that has become a popular horror title to stream. The game follows an investigative journalist named Miles Upshur who has decided to write an article about a remote insane asylum called Mount Massive Asylum. There is no combat in the game, which leaves you defenseless and piles onto the insane amount of dread and terror you feel while playing. Your only tool is a camcorder, which can be used as an inefficient source of light.




1. Silent Hill: P.T.

Silent Hill: PT was never turned into anything more than what its name stands for, a ‘Playable Teaser.’ The game was originally released on the PlayStation 4 as a teaser for the Silent Hill franchise’s next installment, Silent Hills. However, that title was eventually cancelled and PT was removed from online stores. It is based around an unspecified protagonist that wakes up within a severely demented house. The sole objective of the game is to continue down a single hallway, solving riddles and puzzles, facing horror after horror. If the player fails to succeed in any of the trials the loop of challenges is reset and each scare must be faced again. It’s a shame that the full game was never released, but nonetheless it is the scariest game to play this Halloween.



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Kidney Stone, ER, Gymnastics World Championships and Biles Still Makes History

Having a kidney stone would leave any normal person unable to walk, let alone compete in a Gymnastics World Championship.


That would be the case if you were a regular human being. Which begs the question, is Simon Biles even human?


The 2018 Gymnastics World Championships held at the Aspire Dome, Doha, Qatar from Oct 25, 2018 – Nov 3, 2018, kicked off last week and amidst poor equipment during podium training (the training period for gymnast to get acclimated to equipment and the environment), the US team arrived ready qualifying night, Saturday 10/27.


However, on the day prior, a different problem arose. Front-runner and four-time Olympic gold medalist from the Rio Olympic Games, Simone Biles, needed to go to the emergency room with less than 24 hours until the World Championship event and team qualifications.


She had brought up “having stomach pains on her right side for two days” during training and Biles mentions that, “they found a kidney stone.”



Aside from being admitted into the hospital, Biles posted a history charting all-around score of 60.965 during qualifications. A score like this is unheard of only two years after an Olympic Games.


To put it into perspective, Biles’ score is five total points higher than last year’s World Champion, Morgan Hurd of the United States, posting a 55.232 (14.533 on Vault, 14.3 on Bars, 12.666 on Beam, 13.733 respectively).


In gymnastics, five points equal to five major falls on any apparatus. One point deducted for a fall or major error. Simone would need to fall off the beam five times in order to lose the 2018 World Championship to last year’s winner.


Of course, the gymnastics world never thought that Biles could get any better, and they were wrong.


Not only did Simone Biles recover from her kidney stone and the midnight trip to the ER, but she made history by unveiling a new skill now called, “the Biles” on vault. “The Biles” which is a Cheng (roundoff, back handspring with half turn entry; front straight somersault with 1½ twist) adding an extra half twist.

It is one of the hardest moves being done in women’s gymnastics to-date and Biles does it with ease, see below.



She then went on to compete on each apparatus with nearly flawless routines.

Her scores and US teammates’ are listed below:

Vault: Biles, 15.966 (2nd, 15.366; avg. 15.666); McCallum, 14.600 (2nd, 13.533; avg, 14.066); Hurd, 14.600; McCusker, 14.266

Uneven bars: Biles, 14.866; Hurd, 14.466; McCusker, 14.133; Grace McCallum, 14.100
Balance beam: Biles, 14.800; Eaker, 14.466; Hurd, 13.466; McCusker, 13.100
Floor exercise: Biles, 15.333; Hurd, 13.933; McCallum, 13.800; McCusker, 13.266

Scores provided by www.usagym.org


Unfortunately, it wasn’t a strong showing for fan favorite, Riley McCusker, who competed on each apparatus during qualifiers. “…I let the nerves get to me a little bit,” McCusker said in an interview with USA Gymnastics.


With a fall on beam, a big bobble on the floor and a miss of a major connection on bars McCusker, favorite to qualify for Uneven Bar finals, will not be competing after the team final for a medal. See her all-around performance during qualifications below.



All that being said, Biles has qualified for every major apparatus for event finals and has the opportunity to win the most medals of any gymnast of all-time.


She is two gold medals away from making gymnastics history to receive the most World and Olympics medals of any person in the history of gymnastics.


According to USA Gymnastics, “The women’s qualification round wraps up tomorrow, and the finals begin with the men’s team competition on Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. Doha time/9 a.m. ET.”