Monthly Archives October 2014

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The second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy launches in September, and pretty much everyone involved in the project wants you to know one thing; it's not just about fatalities. Sure, there's martial arts and fantasy take-downs and awesome weaponry and, yes, there are gruesome fatalities. But that's not the whole deal here. In the online show's first series, director and…

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Guardians of the Galaxy has enjoyed critical success, with 92% "fresh" on aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, and incredible commercial success, as it's destroyed August box office records. It was also co-written by a woman: Nicole Perlman. Guardians of the Galaxy is the first Marvel Studios movie to be penned by a woman screenwriter. Perlman is only the second woman to have…

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Two and a half years ago, Microsoft finally took their first big step toward a goal it had been pursuing for nearly a decade: making your cable box obsolete. This month, Microsoft showed off another major milestone in that fight: A season of television originals created to appeal to millennial gamers by Microsoft's internal Xbox Entertainment Studios. This is, for…

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Referred to as a "tweedpunk robo-horror" game by developers Big Robot, Sir, You Are Being Hunted abandons players on an island where they are being hunted by tea-swilling, bloodlusting mustachioed robots, for sport. Despite the inherent humor of being pitted against aristocratic robots clad in tweed, within a few minutes of playing it struck me how creepy it was to…

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Cards Against Humanity, the party game for horrible people, is at it again with their second Holiday Bullshit event. Called Ten Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa, it offers fans of the card game ten mystery gifts throughout the month of December in exchange for $15. Last year's inaugural wave of Bullshit was a cavalcade of surprises, featuring physical goodies like…

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A group of clinicians who began treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with virtual reality are now developing a system that could better prepare combat medics for battle. Using augmented reality, the Virtual Reality Medical Institute hopes to be able to harden troop's physical and emotional response to the stress of combat. The end result would be soldiers who are better…

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The more you dig into this story of a YouTube copyright feeding frenzy against makers of Let's Play videos, the more you seem to find villains. Of course, everybody involved is pointing at someone else, claiming innocence for themselves or, at least, noble intentions. The makers of the videos are being portrayed as irresponsible mavericks, ignorant of copyright laws, grasping…

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