Monthly Archives August 2015

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I hit my stress cap and popped to "Afflicted" status during the third week of the Darkest Dungeon Kickstarter — the culprit being the last two months of intensive work and constant decision-making. My own personal Affliction is Irrationality — the pathways in my brain normally so devoted to logic and reason can become twisted like gnarled overlapping roots, and…

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At the D23 Expo earlier today, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger announced a pair of massive Star Wars-themed attractions for the company's Disney theme parks in California and Florida. But the company has even more planned for Star Wars at Disneyland and Disney World, including a Star Wars: The Force Awakens-themed update for its classic Star Tours ride. Walt Disney…

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When Tango Gameworks, the studio founded by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, and Bethesda Softworks set out to create a teaser for their horror game The Evil Within, they turned to a company called Prologue and director Kyle Cooper. You may not immediately know their names, but you know their work. Venice, Calif.-based Prologue, the creative agency founded by Cooper…

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At the center of this week's confusing thicket of news and outrage surrounding YouTube video game copyright sweep is a very simple issue. It's about freedom-of expression and the ability of critics, commentators and journalists to speak to large numbers of people without fear of reprisals or restrictions from corporations. On a more prosaic note, it's also a clash of…

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By which I mean "the entirety of your sense of self worth"? I'm not personally, but that hasn't seemed to deter AirVR, which has launched a Kickstarter to fund a gadget that lets you strap your iPad Mini or iPhone 6 Plus to your face and be whisked away to virtual reality. This new reality is, by definition, better than your…

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The Yogscast's Yogventures was the first Kickstarter I ever saw that set off alarm bells in my head. If you've never heard of The Yogscast, understand that it is huge. Originally started in 2008, The Yogscast has grown into one of the most popular YouTube groups. Its main channel has over 7 million subscribers, with individual videos regularly receiving over…

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