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Trends to watch out for in the apps development industry in 2022

The App development industry is ever-evolving. Each day, you wake up and find something new on the table. The App development services are multiplying and bringing exciting progression in the industry. With this progression, the trends are surely near, and here are some trends industries need to watch out for in 2022:

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Facebook renamed its “news feed” to just “feed”

Remember writing on your friend’s “wall” before the Facebook timeline? Now, the Facebook “news feed” will join the graveyard of anachronisms in our memories. Henceforth, the “news feed’ will now be known as just the “feed.”

Starting today, our News Feed will now be known as “Feed.” Happy scrolling! pic.twitter.com/T6rjO9qzFc

— Facebook App (@facebookapp) February 15, 2022

This decision could be read as an attempt to separate Facebook from its reputation as a hub of misinformation — they’ve quite literally taken the news out of the news feed. But in other realms of the app, Facebook is doubling-down on its desire to operate as a news source. Yesterday, Facebook announced that it is launching Facebook News in France. So, renaming the news feed could distinguish those posts — which include updates from friends, groups, pages, events and more — from the actual Facebook News section.

“Facebook News is a dedicated tab on Facebook in the bookmarks section that will spotlight news stories from a diverse range of reliable and relevant news sources,” the company wrote in a blog post. “As part of our ongoing commitment to journalism and content creation at Meta, this new tab will give people a dedicated space to seek out stories that matter the most to them, whilst ensuring original reporting is given a wider reach to audiences across the country.”

A team of independent journalists will help curate France’s Facebook News to ensure “a fair overview of news published.” Plus, Facebook has become a publisher in its own right through Bulletin, its curated slate of newsletters.

“We’ve had this change planned for some time. We think Feed is a better reflection of the broad variety of content people see as they scroll. This not related to the News Tab announcement in France,” a Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch.

Update, 2/15/22, 1:40 PM: Added comment from Facebook. 

Remember writing on your friend’s “wall” before the Facebook timeline? Now, the Facebook “news feed” will join the graveyard of anachronisms in our memories. Henceforth, the “news feed’ will now be known as just the “feed.” Starting today, our News Feed will now be known as “Feed.” Happy scrolling! pic.twitter.com/T6rjO9qzFc — Facebook App (@facebookapp) February

TechCrunch+ roundup: Zendesk rejects $17B offer, sidewalk robots, recruiting survey

When consumers started buying cars, many predicted the transportation revolution would lead to air pollution, traffic and life-threatening collisions. But no one gave much thought to the security aspect.

Early autos were very easy to steal: With a little practice, almost anyone could hot-wire an ignition, and Vehicle Identification Numbers were decades away. Most cars lacked locking doors until the 1920s, and Chrysler wouldn’t invent the ignition lock until the 1940s.

Fast-forward to today: the automotive cybersecurity industry has a compound annual growth rate around 20%. Likewise, the digital transformation sparked by the pandemic has boosted the cybersecurity asset management sector to new heights.

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There has been a steady drumbeat of stories about high-profile hacks, leaks and ransomware attempts since COVID-19 arrived on the scene. Newly remote workers are gathering and processing data titanic amounts of data, so keeping it secure has taken on greater importance.

In short order, this shift has created tangible benefits for the cybersecurity industry: In 2021, investors poured $29.5 billion into cyber startups, a YoY increase of 138%. Likewise, M&A activity nearly tripled, totaling $77.5 billion.

“Asset inventory has historically been a challenge when workforces were physically sitting in company offices and on company networks,” said Paul Baird, chief technical security officer at cloud security firm Qualys.

“With the pandemic solidifying a new normal of either fully remote or hybrid working approaches, the complexities surrounding asset inventory have only increased in difficulty,” he told TechCrunch.

Thanks very much for reading,

Walter Thompson
Senior Editor, TechCrunch+
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Our startup’s first hire was a fractional Head of Remote

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By this point, most startup employees have worked remotely. Even so, few managers have any meaningful experience when it comes to overseeing distributed teams.

With that in mind, SaaS startup Wingback made a fractional head of remote its first hire, “and it was the best decision we made,” said Yann Leretaille, co-founder and CTO.

“A head of remote is not just a glorified HR manager. They make sure that the right processes are set up and that the right tools are selected and used to make remote work successful.”

TechCrunch Experts is recruiting recruiters

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It’s common for early-stage founders to spend more than a third of their time on recruiting — not because they want to, but because they have to.

Fundraising is key, but a generous wire transfer from an enthusiastic investor only addresses one problem. Before you can deliver on any of the promises in your pitch deck, you’ll need to build a team.

To help TechCrunch+ readers take on this challenge, we are looking for experts to participate in a survey about tactics and strategies for startup recruiting in Q1 2022.

Do you have recent experience recruiting talent for pre-revenue startups?

If this describes you — or someone you know — please use the form to share a link to their professional profile and their contact information before March 4, 2022.

Exploring the many faces of sidewalk delivery robots with Cartken’s Anjali Jindal Naik

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As part of an ongoing series of interviews with transportation startup founders, ​​Rebecca Bellan spoke to Anjali Jindal Naik, co-founder and COO of Cartken, which manufactures autonomous sidewalk robots.

Since its founding in 2019, the company has run pilot programs in Miami, Rotterdam and Tokoname, Japan, to offer curbside delivery and local pickup for restaurants, convenience stores and coffee shops.

“I think being on the bike path or even on the road creates some barriers to entry,” Naik said.

“Sidewalks, to us, seem like the best way to get to an origin and an end destination. So that’s kind of where we’ve landed.”

Zendesk spurns $17B private equity takeover offer

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Zendesk’s board of directors is a confident, secure group of individuals.

Last week, it declined a $17 billion offer from a consortium of private equity firms on the grounds that “this non-binding proposal significantly undervalues the Company and is not in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders.”

As Ron Miller and Alex Wilhelm note, the company best known for its help desk platform now has a suite of integrated support products that “accounted for $500 million in ARR and 35% of total ARR in its first year.”

Given the company’s steady growth, “who wants to sell that business for 10x?”

Startups are evolving to manage growth alongside profitability

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My knowledge of physics is rudimentary, but I know that momentum can only take you so far.

Eventually, external forces like gravity, friction — or increased competition in your chosen sector —will cause things to slow down a bit.

As startups get larger and older, they’re also adopting new growth strategies to deepen their defensible moats, said Amit Anand, a founding partner at Jungle Ventures.

In a TC+ guest post, he looks at tactics companies like DoorDash, Block, Airbnb and Zomato are using to build more resilient businesses. Three trends he’s identified:

Moving beyond demand-side innovation
Creating an ecosystem of offerings to maximize value
Accelerating profitable non-core operations

It’s not a startup reckoning, it’s a correction

Businessman using fire extinguisher on laptop computer that is in flames

Natasha Mascarenhas considers the turbulence at companies like Peloton and Hopin that experienced a huge pandemic-induced bump.

“Every growth round, mega-valuation, impressive IPO pop and total-addressable-market bump gave the appearance of strength amid the crisis,” she writes.

“But the same tailwinds that drove so much value creation also quieted money-saving conversations and planning for a future deceleration.”

As a result, we’re starting to see “which startups are disruption-proof.”

The laws of physics dictate that momentum can only take you so far. Eventually, external forces like gravity, friction — or increased competition in your chosen sector —will cause things to slow down a bit.

You can now play the ‘all your base are belong to us’ game on Switch

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You can now play one of the internet’s most famous memes right on your Nintendo Switch. Zero Wing, which features the classic line “all your base are belong to us” during its introductory cutscene, is now available to play on the Sega Genesis app that’s accessible with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription.
Nintendo seems to be well aware of the meme. In a video announcing the arrival of Zero Wing and three other games to the service, Nintendo leads with the space shooter and features many memorable quotes from its bad translation, including, of course, the “all your base” line. (Warning that the Zero Wing section in the video and the game itself has patches of intensely flickering lights, in case you’re sensitive to those like I am.)
Is this meme still relevant?
Now that I’m squarely in my 30s, I’m basically a dinosaur in internet years, so I have no idea if “all your base are belong to us” is in any way still relevant or is just something us old-timers can point to when reminiscing about days gone by. If you’re not familiar with the meme or you’re like me and want to feel nostalgic, Ars Technica wrote a nice piece about it last year, though that article reminded me that the meme is now more than 20 years old. Oof.
The update also adds Comix Zone, Mega Man: The Wily Wars (which is a compilation of multiple Mega Man games), and Target Earth.

There’s a better way to bypass Windows 11 install restrictions

Rufus 3.19 Beta has options when you start creating the bootable windows installer. | Image: Umar Shakir / The Verge

Windows 11 comes with more restrictive install requirements when compared to its predecessor, including restrictions on older processors as well as requiring an internet connection and Microsoft account. Luckily, there are workarounds that allow for upgrades to Windows 11 on unsupported CPUs, and the company isn’t blocking those circumventions. But, if you’re looking to do a clean Windows 11 install and configure the system with just a local account, you can now do that easily with a tool called Rufus.
The app has been long used by IT departments to quickly create bootable Windows installers. The latest beta release, as reported by Ars Technica, now has the ability to remove the requirement of an online Microsoft account, alongside other circumventions. It can bypass computers that lack TPM 2.0 (including Intel Macs), computers that have less than 4GB of RAM or 64GB of storage, and you can also automatically disable data collection.
You’ll still need to keep your computer fully offline during setup in order to skip the Microsoft account requirement, just like in previous methods. But the Rufus method makes it much easier by skipping manual registry edits, plus the software is free and open source.
Microsoft irked some users as they upgraded to Windows 11 Home last year by requiring an internet connection and Microsoft account, and now with the latest 22H2 update, the restrictions extend to Windows 11 Pro as well. And for those who bypass the restrictions, Microsoft may start using a watermark on those machines, much like how it treats non-serialized installations of Windows. Microsoft could also block software updates on unsupported machines whenever it deems doing so necessary.

Google will start auto-deleting abortion clinic visits from user location history

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Google says it’ll start automatically deleting visits to abortion clinics, domestic violence shelters, weight loss clinics, and other potentially sensitive locations from users’ location histories in the coming weeks. In a blog post on Friday, the company says that the deletion will happen “soon after” the visit, once its systems have identified that a trip was made to one of the locations. This change is happening in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the moves several states have immediately made to outlaw abortions.
You can also turn off Google’s location logging altogether by following its instructions here.
Google’s post, entitled “Protecting people’s privacy on health topics,” also mentions that there’s an update coming for Fitbit that will let you delete multiple menstruation logs at once if you’ve been using the health tracking feature.
These privacy updates are meant to remove select data from Google’s servers that could be used to prosecute people for seeking care, but the company still stores a lot of other data about your activities. Search and YouTube histories could also be used as evidence in investigations, and Google’s post doesn’t mention anything about those. We’ve reached out to Google to ask about any other steps it may be taking to protect users’ data.
While Google legally has to comply with certain government demands for data (and could be compelled to turn over logs if they exist), the company reiterates that it will “continue to oppose demands that are overly broad or otherwise legally objectionable.” Google also says that it will notify users when it gives their data to the government, unless it’s been ordered not to do so or there is a pressing security concern.
Data privacy concerns around abortion go beyond Google: official medical records aren’t as private as many of us assume, and everything from text messages and purchase records could be used against you in court. Plus, the company isn’t necessarily the only entity keeping tabs on where your smartphone has been. For more info, you can read our article that goes in depth on the privacy risks that people seeking care may now face.

The GPU shortage is over

These cards are now worth just over $1,000, well under MSRP — down from $2,570 last March. | Photo by Sean Hollister / The Verge

Nvidia and AMD graphics cards are again within reach For nearly two years, you’ve had to be incredibly lucky, skilled, or patient to get an Nvidia or AMD graphics card at MSRP. We’ve liveblogged and livetweeted that hell of trying to buy a GPU online, fighting against an army of bots to navigate the buggy websites of retailers who didn’t have enough reason to care.
But, yesterday, I did the unthinkable. I saddled up to Best Buy’s website eight hours after the retailer’s weekly drop and bought an RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition for its $599 MSRP.
I had a $499 RTX 3070 Founders Edition in my cart, too. And those finds weren’t a fluke: both of those GPUs were still available when we checked back this morning. The 3070 FE is still there as I type these words. So is the 3070 Ti. AMD.com currently has the Radeon RX 6750 XT, 6900 XT, and 6950 XT in stock for MSRP, too.

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Nvidia RTX 3080 average eBay sales price, June 2021 to June 2022.

I dashed over to eBay to run the numbers — the same ones I’ve been compiling since December 2020 to show you the true street price of a GPU. Sure enough, this week is the week the most popular graphics cards finally hit MSRP on the secondhand market as well. The RTX 3080 is hovering around $700, the exact price Nvidia originally said it would cost.

Over the past six months, the street price of a modern GPU has been chopped in half. Almost every graphics card we track fell by more than 50 percent on eBay since January — 30 percent of that since April alone.
It was also Nvidia’s most popular and best bang for your buck cards — the RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, and RTX 3080 — that saw the biggest dips. Of those cards, the 3060 Ti is the only used GPU that can’t be had at or under MSRP on average. Meanwhile, an average AMD card will cost you $100 less than MSRP.
The secondhand market even seems to be normalizing prices of Nvidia and AMD’s more overpriced GPUs. You can buy a used 6900 XT for $300 off its $999 MSRP, and I saw eBay buyers get an average of $318, $466, and $540 off Nvidia’s 3080 Ti, 3090, and 3090 Ti, respectively.

I think it’s safe to say: the great GPU shortage is over.
But should you actually buy one? That’s a way tougher question — because the forces that are finally driving supply and demand to meet are not all in your favor.
Why you might or might not buy a GPU right now
First, let’s state the obvious: the chips that power these GPUs are now two years old. In October 2020, $500 might have been a great price for an RTX 3070, but is it still a great price in July 2022 now that new ones are on the way? The RTX 40 series and AMD’s RDNA 3 are both expected this fall and could offer significant performance jumps.
That goes double if you’re looking at one of the cards that Nvidia and AMD introduced later in the GPU shortage at a higher MSRP than their performance would suggest. I recommend taking a look at this handy 3DCenter / VideoCardz chart of how much GPUs should cost, normalized against an RTX 3070.
The age of these GPUs might matter even more if you’re considering a used GPU since it might have already been worked for those two years and might have even spent time doing hard labor in a cryptocurrency mining rig.

GPU flood is here.Chinese miners and South Asian ecafes now dismantling their mining rigs and putting cards up for auction on livestreams.3060 Ti’s going for $300-$350 US … pic.twitter.com/kphmIt7vZw— Hassan Mujtaba (@hms1193) June 21, 2022

Reportedly, one big reason used GPU prices are tanking is because crypto miners are flooding the market with cards that are no longer profitable due to the ongoing crypto crash, where the total market cap of all crypto assets has fallen by two-thirds since its peak of $3 trillion last November. (Miners have been switching away from GPUs for some time, though.)
Whether it was used for gaming or mining, maybe buy locally or from a site with good buyer protection — there have been reports of damaged GPUs among the flood. If you do get the chance to test, here’s a Gamers Nexus video that can walk you through potential red flags.

Prefer new instead of used? Outside of my Best Buy Founders Edition finds, things aren’t quite as rosy — because you’re going to have to deal with the desire of Nvidia and AMD board partners and retailers to make as much money as possible now that they have inventory to clear.
In its last earnings call, Nvidia CFO Colette Kress suggested that supply had just about caught up to demand. “Channel inventory has nearly normalized, and we expect it to remain around these levels in Q2,” Kress said. But supply chain sources tell Digitimes (via VideoCardz) that Nvidia and AMD may now actually have too many cards and are trying to order fewer new ones from TSMC because they allegedly overestimated demand.

Nvidia has reportedly pushed back its launches of the RTX 4090, 4080, and 4070 to as late as October, November, and December, respectively, according to Wccftech and VideoCardz, which might mean today’s GPUs won’t be yesterday’s news for a bit longer. But, that means it might also be longer before current-gen RDNA 2 or RTX 30 series GPUs see a price cut.
(Nvidia declined to comment on whether the GPU shortage is over; I’m waiting for comment from AMD.)
Falcodrin, the GPU hunter I profiled last December, tells me that new GPU prices have been all over the place, and it’s not hard to find evidence of that: Best Buy is stocking third-party RTX 3060 Ti cards that cost substantially more than the more powerful RTX 3070 I had in my cart. If you want to buy a card with a fancy cooler for twice MSRP, you’ve still got plenty of options because an across the board price drop hasn’t yet arrived.
Instead of drops, they’re still trying to attract customers with sales, like EVGA’s anniversary sale today, where an RTX 3080 can be had for only $80 over MSRP and both the 3080 Ti and 3090 Ti are under MSRP.

Image: Sean Hollister / The Verge
Yes, I actually bought it. My friend’s been looking for a while.

But, if you’re the kind of person who will be satisfied with a current-gen GPU instead of waiting for next gen, it sounds like those price cuts might be coming. Seeing how some first-party GPUs can be had at MSRP, EVGA’s sales, and that 3DCenter price index, it’s not hard to see room for the rest of the prices to sink.
That said, it depends on whether gamers notice that the prices they were waiting for have finally returned. Moor Insights & Strategy analyst Anshel Sag thinks they will. “GPUs will likely return to normal levels as people who held off on building PCs or buying GPUs actually start to build them, now that prices have come back down to reality,” he tells me, adding that “There’s a lot of pent up demand from actual gamers and consumers that have been holding off for the last two years due to the chip shortage, supply chain disruptions and crypto bubble.”
And while some people are tightening belts due to inflation or will wait for next-gen GPU launches this fall, he doesn’t think they’ll keep gamers away. “You have to remember that for a lot of these consumers, this is their primary source of entertainment and socialization,” he says, adding that many who’d wait for an RTX 40 or RDNA 3 card “understand that the latest and greatest will also be a lot harder to get their hands on than what’s already available now.”
But he agrees that the GPU shortage is now over. The prices speak for themselves.

Kaser Focus: Lay off

The games industry has more layoff news this week, and GamesBeat’s Rachel Kaser wants fans of God of War and Monkey Island to calm down.

Stranger Things 4 ends by trusting in the season’s best and worst instincts

Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven and Matthew Modine as Dr. Martin Brenner. | Netflix

Stranger Things 4 Vol. 2 finishes with a deadly bang and the glimpse of the apocalypse Though Netflix hyped Stranger Things 4 Vol. 2 as being its own standalone season of the Duffer Brothers’ nostalgic sci-fi opus, its two extra-long episodes are truly just the final chapters of Vol. 1’s story about what’s really been hunting Eleven and her friends. Stranger Things 4 Vol. 2 puts a period on this season’s introduction of Vecna, and sets the stage for its psionic hero and villain to take on even larger roles in the series’ future. As a season finale focused on emotional payoff, Vol. 2’s manages to rise to the occasion and deliver, but it does so while also leaning into some of Stranger Things’ worst instincts that have plagued the series from the jump.
While Stranger Things 4 Vol. 2 does actually sneak in a solid couple of jokes that succinctly summarize the important bits of Vol. 2, the episodes pick up immediately after the ones preceding them without losing any of the story’s momentum. After going out of its way to lead you into thinking that Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) murdered all of the other child test subjects at the Hawkins Lab, Stranger Things 4 revealed that her first terrifying show of power as a young girl came during a fight with Henry (Jamie Campbell Bower), the man who would go on to become Vecna. Vol. 2 opens with Eleven coming to fully understand her relationship to Henry/Vecna, and choosing for herself how she wants to deal with his murderous plan to escape the Upside Down.
By stripping Eleven of her powers, separating her from her friends, and introducing even more unexamined lore, Stranger Things 4 has been purposefully taking the series back to its roots when both the show’s audience and its characters were generally in the dark about what was going on. That finally change swith Eleven’s decision to stand up to Dr. Martin Benner (Matthew Modine), her first — and incredibly abusive — adoptive father who returned to Stranger Things with the promise of restoring her lost abilities.

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By first foregrounding how abuse defined Eleven and Brenner’s relationship, Stranger Things 4 Vol. 2 is able to frame her rebelling against him as an act of empowerment and recognition of the genuine love that she was able to find after originally escaping the lab. Millie Bobby Brown has been consistently riveting to watch this entire season, but in Vol. 2 there’s a rawness to her performance as Eleven that perfectly splits the difference between a weary action hero in their final act and a scared girl who just wants to be back with her family.
In the buildup to Eleven and Henry’s final showdown, Stranger Things 4 Vol. 2 makes a great deal out of how much their overall development — both in terms of their powers and evolving identities — began with them choosing to defy Brenner. Stranger Things 4 Vol. 2 has its choice few moments where Brenner’s rendered as an even more menacing, sadistic presence than before. But Modine stands out most in scenes where his character is lashing out and clearly operating from a place of fear — fear of the monster Henry’s become, and of how he can no longer control Eleven.
Stranger Things 4 Vol. 2 brings virtually all of its characters’ arcs to a close this season with an intricateness that’s impressive, but leads to both episodes feeling dense and almost overstuffed due to the size of the cast. At the same time that Eleven’s simultaneously taking back her power and remembering that she can use it to remotely check in on the Hawkins crew, each of their subplots kick into high gear to make sure that everyone gets some level (momentary) closure.

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Especially at this late stage of Henry’s — who the show repeatedly makes fun of by pointing out how many names he goes by — big plan, it still boggles the mind that all of the kids without powers figure that they should go into the Upside Down to fight things there. But Vol. 2 shifts Stranger Things into the series’ familiar action-adventure rhythms with a smoothness that was conspicuously absent in Vol. 1.
The final two episodes rightly choose to commit a considerable amount of time to wrapping up Max’s storyline by homing in on just how profoundly her encounters with Henry/Vecna have changed her. Stranger Things’ characterization of Max hasn’t always been the most three-dimensional, but here Sink’s given the opportunity to really flex as the show revisits what her various relationships have meant to her over the seasons.
Foolhardy as it is, the kids’ plan to fight Vecna in the Upside Down is what gives Stranger Things the ability to really dig into what’s been eating at them all season. Mike almost became a supporting character in both Eleven and Will’s (Noah Schnapp) orbits during Stranger Things 4 Vol. 1, and it’s much of the same in Vol. 2 as the show reunites the three characters. Unsurprisingly, Stranger Things slows down and takes a soft focus as it gives Eleven and Mike the space to properly work through their complicated feelings about each other.
Similarly, Vol. 2 tries to tug at your heartstrings as Will becomes comfortable enough to share with Mike and Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) the gnawing secret about himself that’s been hiding in that bowl haircut. But Will’s somewhat clumsy resolution is one of the multiple awkward speed bumps that keep Vol. 2 from reaching its full potential.

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While it’s been great to watch Hopper (David Harbour), Joyce (Winona Ryder), and Murray (Brett Gelman) trust the kids to take care of themselves while they deal with their own adventures in the Soviet Union, Stranger Things knows their stories haven’t been what people are tuning in for. Vol. 2 does the admirable thing, though, and keeps the adults plenty busy with actual things to do rather than simply dropping them back in Hawkins for the occasion.
Vol. 2 wisely uses its time in Russia to begin alluding to Stranger Things’ final season, but Hopper’s big Demogorgon fight is also part of how these episodes remind you how much everyone has changed over the course of the series. Like Hop, the prospect of potentially dying in battle brings out a sobering sentimentality in Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Eddie (Joseph Quinn), Nancy (Natalia Dyer), and Steve (Joe Keery) that compliments the proactive way they ride out the apocalypse.
It’s sort of wild how Vol. 2 chooses to interrupt the time it spends with Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Max to remind you that he’s also on the run from high school basketball star-turned-militiaman Jason Carver (Mason Dye). With Jason having witnessed Vecna’s wrath firsthand, his becoming even more of a gun-toting heel in Vol. 2 doesn’t add all that much to the episodes outside of emphasizing that he was always an asshole.
In the grand scheme of psychic battles, Eleven’s confrontation with Vecna isn’t necessarily the showiest, but it does carry an emotional heft that hasn’t always been the case with Stranger Things’ previous finales. Vol. 2 recontextualizes many of those battles with a bit of straightforward foreshadowing of what’s to come, and even though this season definitely felt like it could have been the end of Stranger Things, it’s fair to say that the series does have a little bit more gas left in the tank.
Stranger Things 4 Vol. 2 is now streaming on Netflix.