Mavix M9 Gaming Chair Review: Is This $1,000 Chair Worth The Price?

If you spend a significant portion of your day at a desk, a comfortable, ergonomic chair is one of the most important purchases you should make. Since they tend to focus heavily on ergonomics, gaming chairs are ideal for both work and play. A high-quality gaming chair is an investment that your body will wind up thanking you for, and if you have the cash to spend, the Mavix M9 is about as premium as it gets unless your name is Herman Miller. Mavix jumped into the gaming chair space late last year, and the company currently has three models, each with a similar design. At $1,000, the M9 is Mavix’s most expensive. While that’s a steep price for a chair, the M9 absolutely delivers; it is, bar none, the most comfortable chair my bottom has ever graced.

Design

While many popular gaming chairs look like racing seats, the M9 is understated. Designed to look more like a conventional ergonomic office chair, the M9 has an elegance to it that will likely appeal to those who want something that meshes with their space. It’s not flashy or boisterous, but it still has a quiet style about it.

The M9 has a wide seat cushion with a subtle curvature. The two-piece backrest gets wider as it goes up and is made of soft, multilayered nylon. The ergonomic lumbar support has a pronounced bend, and the upper portion of the backrest is covered with what Mavix calls “M-Breeze Fabric” to match the seat cushion. It has a leathery feel to it but is much softer than most faux leather chairs. The M9 is extremely clean, with few logos strewn about its exterior. The M9 comes with soft rollerblade-style wheels, which gives you a cleaner roll and eliminates scratches on hardwood floors that can be caused by normal casters.

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Nier Replicant Trailer Completely Revamps Opening Cinematic

Square Enix has shared the opening cinematic for the Nier Replicant remaster, which is scheduled to arrive in just a few months. The trailer is a shot-for-shot remake of the original opening cinematic, complete with newly recorded music and voice acting, and it also points to a slight change in some of the art direction.

In the cinematic, we’re given a cursory overview of some of the game’s characters, including fan-favorites Kaine and Emil–the latter also appeared in Nier: Automata, which is a sequel that largely followed new characters. The whole thing is backed by Keiichi Okabe’s mesmerizing soundtrack. Okabe is a longtime collaborator with series director Yoko Taro, also composing music for Nier Automata, Drakengard 3, and the mobile Nier Reincarnation.

Slightly muted colors seem to suggest an influence from Automata found its way back into the original game, though it isn’t particularly extreme. Automata received much better reviews than its predecessor, but updated combat should lead to some improvements.

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Cyberpunk 2077: Major 1.2 Patch Delayed After Cyber Attack

CD Projekt Red has delayed Cyberpunk 2077’s major 1.2 patch following the cyber attack the studio suffered earlier this month.

CD Projekt Red announced the news on Twitter, also mentioning that this new patch “goes beyond any of our previous updates.”

“While we dearly wanted to deliver Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 in the timespan we detailed previously, the recent cyber attack on the studio’s IT infrastructure and extensive scope of the update mean this unfortunately will not happen — we’ll need some additional time,” CD Projekt Red wrote.

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“Our goal for Patch 1.2 goes beyond any of our previous updates. We’ve been working on numerous overall quality improvements and fixes, and we still have work to do to make sure that’s what you get. With that in mind, we’re now aiming for release in the second half of March.

“It’s not the news we enjoy sharing, but we want to make sure we launch this update properly. Stay tuned for more information as the time draws closer. Thank you for your continued patience and support.”

The aforementioned cyber attack against CD Projekt Red compromised the studio’s internal systems and the hackers stole documents and the source code for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3, and more.

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These stolen files were reportedly sold in a dark web auction that was allegedly set at $7 million.

Patch 1.2 was part of the Cyberpunk 2077 Updates Roadmap that detailed the game’s future after the litany of launch issues. Alongside these updates, there are still free DLCS planned alongside the free next-gen console update that will arrive in the second half of 2021.

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The Big Show, Paul Wight, Joins AEW

Former WWE superstar and multi-time world champion Paul Wight—aka the Big Show–has signed with AEW as a commentator for its newest YouTube show, AEW Dark: Elevation, which premieres Monday on AEW’s YouTube channel.

“It’s been amazing to watch what AEW has built in just a couple of years,” said Wight in a statement. “AEW Dark is an incredible platform to hone the skills of up-and-coming wrestlers, but I also love that established AEW talent can build out their personalities and showcase themselves in new ways on Dark.”

Wight, a Grand Slam Champion, had been with WWE since February of 1999 and has a storied career with matches up against contemporary legends like Triple H, the Rock, Stone Cold, and Undertaker. He made his debut at the only St. Valentine’s Day Massacre pay-per-view. He soon became a mainstay on WWE television.

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Cyberpunk 2077 1.2 Patch Delayed, CDPR Cites “Extensive Scope” And Recent Cyberattack

CD Projekt Red is delaying the planned 1.2 patch for Cyberpunk 2077. In a series of tweets, the studio explained that the recent cyberattack combined with the “extensive scope of the update” means it will need additional time.

“Our goal for Patch 1.2 goes beyond any of our previous updates,” the studio states. “We’ve been working on numerous overall quality improvements and fixes, and we still have work to do to make sure that’s what you get. With that in mind, we’re now aiming for release in the second half of March.”

This update appears to have been the major patch that was previously slated for February, making the new late-March target constitute a delay of roughly a month.

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New On HBO Max March 2021: Godzilla Vs. Kong, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, South ParQ Vaccination Special, And More

This March on HBO Max, the rubber hits the road on a pair of movies you’ve likely been hearing about and following for quite a while. You probably don’t even need us to say this, but the next month brings both Zack Snyder’s Justice League and Godzilla Vs. Kong. There are, of course, other bright spots worth designating as appointment television as well–let’s get into it.

To work our way backwards through next month, on March 31, the highly anticipated monster movie Godzilla vs. Kong will hit the streaming platform. The movie is also hitting theaters, but for those who are still observing quarantine HBO Max is obviously the preferable way to catch it. We’d tell you the movie’s plot so you have an idea of what to expect, but what’s to know? It’s freakin’ King Kong and Godzilla beating on each other. This is the fourth movie in MonsterVerse, following Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019).

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Spider-Man 3: Tom Holland Responds To Rumors About Tobey Maguire And Andrew Garfield Cameos

Spider-Man actor Tom Holland has responded once more to the rumors that the previous Spider-Man actors–Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire–will have cameos in the next film.

Holland told Jimmy Fallon that he’s read the Spider-Man 3 script from start to finish and it doesn’t mention them. That being said, he said Garfield and Maguire are not involved “at the moment,” which suggests this could change in the future.

“It would be amazing if they were because they haven’t told me that yet. And I am Spider-Man,” he said. “I’ve read the script from beginning to end. So it would have been a miracle if they could have kept that from me. At the moment, there is no cameo from the two boys.”

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How WandaVision Sets Up Captain Marvel 2

Marvel’s WandaVision may be all about the titular couple, but Marvel fans know new MCU character Captain Monica Rambeau is destined for the spotlight one day soon.

Monica is set to appear in Captain Marvel 2 and will co-star alongside Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers and the soon-to-be-introduced Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan played by Iman Vellani. Monica has a long history in the comics as a powerful and important superhero, and what we’re seeing in WandaVision is just the beginning of her MCU journey. IGN spoke with actress Teyonah Parris about how her role in WandaVision creates a new superhero and sets the stage for her next MCU appearance in Captain Marvel 2.

Warning: full spoilers for WandaVision ahead!

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Setting Up Captain Marvel 2

While there are many, many fan theories about WandaVision, there’s one particular scene in Episode 5 featuring Monica that left fans buzzing with speculation. As Monica talks with Randall Park’s Agent Jimmy Woo and Kat Dennings’ Dr. Darcy Lewis about Wanda’s growing powers, a passing mention of Captain Marvel triggers an unexpectedly troubled look on her face.

You’ll remember the child version of Monica from the Captain Marvel movie set in the ‘90s looked up to Carol Danvers because she was a superhero who was best friends with her mother in the Air Force and affectionately referred to her as Lt. Trouble. But it seems something changed in their relationship over the years. Monica gets lost in thought at the mere mention of Carol, and that moment is a hint at what’s to come, according to Parris.

“I think that we know Monica will be in Captain Marvel 2 with Carol Danvers and Kamala Khan. So I think there’s space there for us to further investigate what’s happening with those two,” she said.

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The going fan theory on why Monica might not be so happy with Carol has all to do with Monica’s mother, Maria Rambeau. As Episode 4 of WandaVision showed in horrifying fashion, Monica was snapped away by Thanos and returned in The Blip, only to learn that in the intervening five years her mother passed away from cancer. It could be Maria only got cancer in the first place because Carol exposed her to dangerous radiation with her powers. Maybe Carol encouraged Maria to go on more space missions and that’s how she got exposed to too much cosmic radiation. Or perhaps Monica is upset with Carol for not being there for her sick mother while she was Snapped out of existence. Either way, the thinking is Monica blames Carol for her mother’s death.

As you can see, there are are plenty of reasons for Monica to have beef with Carol, and now we know Captain Marvel 2 will address that drama. While Parris’ tease of Monica’s future is small, it does paint a big picture about the dynamic between the leading ladies of Captain Marvel 2. Young Ms. Marvel idolizes Captain Marvel, whereas Monica will be critical of her. This could allow the upcoming sequel to deliver a character study of Captain Marvel, dissecting the hero’s triumphs and flaws to better define where she stands in the pantheon of the MCU, while also establishing what makes the other two Marvel-ous ladies unique.

Watching Monica Evolve Into a Superhero

Before Monica confronts Carol in Captain Marvel 2, she has to help Wanda put an end to the Maximoff Anomaly in WandaVision. Though we witnessed Monica gain new super powers in Episode 7 thanks to a third trip through the Hex, her best tool to help Wanda may be something else entirely. Having just suffered a tragic loss herself, Monica is able to empathize with Wanda and understand what she’s going through after the loss of Vision.

“I think when she sees Wanda and realizes what’s happening, I do think that this parallel experience of grief is what is drawing her to be more compassionate with Wanda,” Parris said of her character.

Acting Director Hayward and pretty much everyone at SWORD considers Wanda a threat that needs to be neutralized, so it speaks volumes about Monica that she’s choosing to address the situation with compassion instead.

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That’s not to say that Monica’s powers won’t come in handy. In the comics, her ability to manipulate all kinds of energy on the electromagnetic spectrum gives her the power to fly and blast villains into next week. She’s considered one of the more powerful Marvel superheroes, and she’s been the leader of the Avengers to boot.

But before any of that materializes on screen in the MCU, Parris emphasized how it was her goal to first introduce audiences to who Monica Rambeau is as a person.

“What I wanted to do was go to the source material to find out who this woman was,” she said. “And for me, Monica is ambitious, she’s compassionate, she’s a leader, and she’s also pretty funny in the comics.”

With so much lore behind the Monica Rambeau character in the comics, there’s certainly plenty of material for her to chart a course into the future of the MCU, but right now Parris is focused on enjoying the moment.

“I’m excited for her future,” she said. “I don’t know what will happen, but even just in this moment, I’m grateful and excited and can’t wait for you guys to see what else we have in store because it’s not over yet.”

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Want more on WandaVision? Check out why they decided to revisit the Blip, a theory that finds one simple answer for every mystery in the show, and a breakdown on the big, red villain fans think is really pulling the strings.

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Star Wars: Republic Commando Launches For PS4, Nintendo Switch This April

Star Wars: Republic Commando, the hit first-person tactical shooter, is coming to PS4 and Nintendo Switch on April 6 with developer Aspyr handling the port.

The shooter will feature reworked controller support, which Aspyr says will help make the over 15-year-old game feel more akin to what players expect from a first-person shooter today. The PlayStation Blog post doesn’t mention any other enhancements to the game’s visuals and sound, so it’s unclear if any other remaster work is being done. The new version will cost $15 on both platforms.

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