The Visit: Worth Stopping By

The Visit: Worth Stopping By

The Visit is quite an effective little horror film about two children meeting their grandparents for the first time. It relies on nothing but finely-tuned acting and sharp camera work to make it scary. And it was—I jumped, I flinched, I gasped in shocked surprise. Is it derivative? Absolutely. Is it predictable? Frequently. Is it scary? Yes, indeed.

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A Prologue to Your Phantom Pain

A Prologue to Your Phantom Pain

How do you write a prologue that is meaningful, assertive, deep and yet vague? How do you write a prologue that sets the tone for your entire story? How do you encapsulate the feel of a game’s plot in twenty minutes or less? And doesn’t this sound ridiculously, impossibly hard?

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New Jessica Jones Teaser Trailer

Netflix has posted a new teaser trailer for their upcoming Marvel inspired series Jessica Jones. The trailer, “Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Good Morning” doesn’t give us much insight to the new show, but we do find out Jessica likes to sleep in, drinks whiskey in bed, and can crush an alarm clock with

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Is it a Monkey or is it The Wolverine?

Is it a Monkey or is it The Wolverine?

Is it a monkey or is it The Wolverine? Shared by Instagram user lessysebastian, this Wolf’s Mona Monkey (Cercopithecus wolfi) certainly does bare a resemblance to the X-Men Mutant Wolverine. We can only wonder if this monkey follows Wolverine’s slogan, “I’m the best there is at what I do, but what

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Rumor Mill: Hayden Christensen Appearing in Star Wars VII?

Rumor Mill: Hayden Christensen Appearing in Star Wars VII?

The rumor mill is churning today as makingstarwars.net reports that Hayden Christensen may have, in some form, a reprisal of his role as Darth Vader in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII movie. There’s no certainty that he will in fact appear in the film or if he does to what

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Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program

KSP has been a game I’ve been playing on and off since I joined the beta back in March 2012. Since then KSP has been through many changes, with the game being released back in May 2015. You can pick up the free demo here. It was through KSP that

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The Conundrum Of MechWarrior Online

The Conundrum Of MechWarrior Online

All games have their issues, particular elements that varying amounts of people dislike (some people outright hate what developers choose to do to some games) and it’s nothing new. A lot of games overcome this with patches and feature additions that come with the different strokes of development cycles and,

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The Shepherd’s Crown and Saying Goodbye to Terry Pratchett

The Shepherd’s Crown and Saying Goodbye to Terry Pratchett

My fantasy involves an immortal Terry Pratchett churning out novel after novel, for generations over generations, across time, across technology—an immortal Discworld, ruled by its avuncular and prolific writer—forever. Terry Pratchett changed the face of contemporary fantasy forever. Writers come and go, and every writer invariably exercises his craft in

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Sword Coast Legends release pushed back again

Sword Coast Legends release pushed back again

If you were looking forward to the release of the D&D video game Sword Coast Legends next week get ready to keep waiting. Originally set to release on the 8th of September it was pushed back to the 29th fairly early on. In a press release issued by N-Space today the

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Read This: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Read This: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

It is assumed that the androids of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’s dwindling Earth have their own desires and motivations, and are all but impossible to tell from natural humans without highly specialized empathy tests. In this world, it is not the androids’ ability to be self-aware that defines the difference, but their inability to feel for anyone but themselves. Or so the humans believe.

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