Link Tank: Animal Crossing Fans Will Love Cozy Grove

Why you should check out Cozy Grove, Eurovision's US broadcast, looking back at Netflix's Sleight, and more in today's Link Tank.

Cozy Grove

If you love the relaxing, escapist vibes of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ll love Nintendo’s new camping game Cozy Grove.

“It was just over a year ago, right at the start of the global pandemic we’re all still living through, that our collective obsession with Animal Crossing: New Horizons consumed us… A year later, Cozy Grove feels like the natural spiritual successor to ACNH, based on where we are now vs. where we all were then.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

NBC’s streaming service Peacock has reportedly acquired the broadcast rights for the Eurovision semifinals and finals.

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“For the first 60 years of the Eurovision Song Contest, the most viable (and legal) way for U.S. residents to watch it live was to take a trip to a country that broadcast it. That changed in 2016, when Viacom aired the finals on its channel Logo. Logo remained the U.S. home for Eurovision through 2018, and Netflix acquired the VOD rights to both the 2019 and 2020 competitions (though last year’s was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic).”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Netflix’s 2016 sci-fi crime drama Sleight is the offbeat superhero movie you need to watch.

Sleight is a 2016 sci-fi crime drama written and directed by JD Dillard (who went on to write and direct Sweetheart). It follows Bo, a young Black teen who lost his mother just when he won a scholarship to follow his academic passions. Left the sole guardian of his sister Tina, he turns to street magic and drug dealing to pay the bills and secure a better life.”

Read more at Inverse.

Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige apologizes for whitewashing Doctor Strange five years after the film’s release.

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“While Marvel’s Doctor Strange was mostly meant to bring proper magic to the MCU ahead of the Avengers’ confrontation with Thanos, the movie also brought renewed attention to some disappointing, racist truths about Silver Age comic characters like Stephen Strange who were products of their time.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Check out how music lovers can safely attend concerts again as vaccines allow the world to open back up.

“If you’re a music fan, few things can be as life-affirming as seeing your favorite bands perform on stage and losing yourself to the sound. Belting out lyrics, dancing uncontrollably, diving headlong into a mosh pit, or just standing still and nodding serenely—concert-going offers the right mix of euphoria and escapism to help you get through life.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Get ready to say goodbye (and good riddance) to Internet Explorer, which will be put out of its misery in June of 2022.

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“Microsoft is putting Internet Explorer (mostly) out of its misery in 2022, when the company ends mainstream support for the aging browser. On Wednesday, the company announced the official retirement date: ‘With Microsoft Edge capable of assuming this responsibility and more, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10.'”

Read more at PCMag.