Animator Makiko Futaki Has Died

Animator Makiko Futaki Has Died

Makiko Futaki, an important Studio Ghibli animator for over thirty years, passed away in Tokyo on May 13th after an undisclosed illness. Her funeral was private. Depending on the source, she is reported to have been either 57 or 58. She worked with director Hayao Miyazaki on all his films,

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Elfquest: There and Back Again

Elfquest: There and Back Again

Elfquest is an epic comic book series created in 1978 by Wendy and Richard Pini which I am very much attached to—I still have the collected  editions from the eighties, when I first discovered them. The art is colourful and distinctive, the characters are sexy, smart, and interesting, and the

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X-Men: Apocalypse Wins the Memorial Day Box Office

X-Men: Apocalypse Wins the Memorial Day Box Office

X-Men: Apocalypse is on top of the Memorial Day domestic box office, taking in $65 million in its first three days. While it came in slightly lower than expected, according to the Hollywood Reporter it should still gross a solid $80 million before the weekend is out. To compare, X-Men:

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Twitch Adds New Clips Sharing Feature

Twitch Adds New Clips Sharing Feature

Twitch is adding a new feature called Clips that lets users take and share snapshots of other players’ streams, PC Magazine reports. Instead of simply recording, Clips saves the previous 25 seconds and the next 5 seconds of action to capture the excitement as it happens, and allows users to

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WoT Corner: How to be a Better Teammate

WoT Corner: How to be a Better Teammate

This week in WoT corner we will discuss one of those rather nebulous topics; how to be a better teammate.

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Sony Announces 40 Million PS4s Sold

Sony Announces 40 Million PS4s Sold

Today, Sony announced that it has sold more than 40 million PlayStation 4’s since the console’s release in November 2013, making it the fastest selling PlayStation in Sony’s history. According to Polygon, Sony expects to sell an additional 20 million units before its current financial year ends in March 2017.

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Rocket League Xbox One/PC Cross-Play Launches

Rocket League Xbox One/PC Cross-Play Launches

Psyonix has announced that its Rocket League is now the first Xbox One game to allow cross-play with PC, CNET reports. This vastly increases the pool of available players, and Xbox One players will be able to use their Options menus to allow or prohibit PC players in their matches

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Revive Update Allows Piracy of Rift Software

Revive Update Allows Piracy of Rift Software

An update to a tool making Oculus Rift’s VR games compatible with HTC’s Vive has created an opening for users to pirate Rift’s software, CNET reports. Oculus recently released an update that prevented the Revive tool from making Rift games compatible with the Vive system. Oculus stated that the update

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Overwatch Worldwide Launch–When and Where

Overwatch Worldwide Launch–When and Where

In case you missed it, GameSpot has a handy table of Overwatch worldwide launch times. All servers will go online at 12 AM BST on Tuesday, May 24. Preloads have been available for a few days, and Bilzzard has already made sure that physical copies are available today so that

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Free Version of Halo 5 for Windows 10 Launching This Year

Free Version of Halo 5 for Windows 10 Launching This Year

According to Ars Technica, Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced the “later this year” release of a free Windows 10 version of Forge–Halo 5: Guardians Edition. The Windows 10 Halo 5 will allow friends-only multiplayer mode using a created or downloaded Forge map. But it doesn’t look like there will

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