Jarian Martinez

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Why The Last of Us is the first truly mature action game (and our Game of the Year)

<i>Warning before you start. I need to discuss the entire game to do this right, so there will be spoilers. Gigantic ones. With teeth.</i><p>“…it could be …

Microsoft’s Xbox One policy reversal is bad for gaming

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Forcing Microsoft to reverse some of its key plans for the Xbox One console maintains the status quo for the gaming industry — one that needed to grow and …

Archaeologists find 'Chactun,' a long lost Mayan city in eastern Mexico

A team of archaeologists have found a long lost Mayan city in the rainforests of eastern Mexico, and they're hoping the discovery will help them figure out what led to the ancient civilization's rise and fall centuries ago. The city, which archaeologists have dubbed Chactun or Red Rock, was in its …

Turkish cops shoot a protester's drone out of the sky

Above, footage of a protester's quadcopter in Gezi Park getting shot down by the Turkish Police. Below, the footage of police violence the drone had …

'The Great Gatsby Curve': Why It's So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead

High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today.<p>The American Dream isn't dead—it just moved to Denmark.<p>We like to think of ourselves as living a classless society, but it isn't …

New crowdfunding site gets YouTubers a regular paycheck

Jack Conte says he’s earning over $60,000 a year making music videos for his YouTube channel, and he wants to help other artists do the same. Launched in May, his crowdfunding platform Patreon aims to get YouTube personalities get paid for the things they make—great and small.<p>Unlike Kickstarter, …

Why You Need A Hashtag Strategy For Your Business

This week associate Adam Torkildson and I had the chance to talk about our favorite topic — PR — with a company that licenses proprietary equipment to individuals who use the product to create their own regional business. Some 30 of the merchant partners had come together to attend the company’s …

In The Crowded World Of Health And Fitness Tracking, Winners Are Slow To Emerge

Trying to keep track of your sleep? There’s an app for that. Need a handheld coach to help you make better food choices? There’s an app for that. Want to record and measure workouts and fitness goals? There’s definitely an app for that.<p>In fact, there are probably a few thousand apps for that, not …

Anna Kendrick is Courted to Go ‘Into the Woods’

One of 2014's big Oscar contenders is Rob Marshall's adaptation of the hit Broadway musical 'Into the Woods,' and it looks like it's about to add …

Channing Tatum tries Parkour

You might best know Parkour from the free jumping/running extreme sport’s appearance in Casino Royale, which saw 007 chasing after a particularly …

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Anna Kendrick in Talks to Play Cinderella for Rob Marshall’s ‘Into the Woods’

Rob Marshall is busy preparing his adaptation of musical <i>Into the Woods</i> for Disney, which has drawn the attention of A-listers like Meryl Streep and …

PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS Gets More New Posters

Anna Kendrick Will Be Cinderella In Disney's 'Into The Woods' – /Film

Disney’s just about cast a second Cinderella for their upcoming slate of live-action films. <i>Downton Abbey</i>‘s Lily James is playing the would-be …