Oliver Talbott

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Mario and Sonic look absolutely stunning in Unreal Engine 4

Unreal Engine 4 has shown us what the next generation of video games can look like: large, realistic and mind-bogglingly gorgeous. Frankly, its tech demos are breathtaking -- technical marvels that show off photo-realistic apartments and stunningly beautiful landscapes; but what happens when you …

Game Development

The F-35: Is the world's most expensive weapons program worth it?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three years behind schedule and some $200 billion over its original budget, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is finally set to become operational this month.<p>The fighter jet has been in development for nearly 15 years, weathered half a dozen years of testing and experienced myriad …

How One Website Is Convincing People To Pay For Cartoon Porn

After eight years of offering every form of aggregated<i>hentai</i>, a pornograhic subgenre of Japanese anime—Fakku.net is planning to make people pay.<p>Fakku CEO Jacob Grady, says the site is in the process of removing all unlicensed content in preparation of its premium launch at the end of 2015. “I’ve …

Anime

Is Transparency The Music Industry's Next Battle?

The issue of how much musicians theoretically earn from their work has moved out of the trade press and into social media's trending topics recently, whether that's Taylor Swift demonstrating her clout via a successful protest of Apple Music or Jay Z's Tidal promising artists higher royalty rates …

Sony Music

The 100 Best Video Games of All Time

100. The Oregon Trail<p><b>Released:</b> 1971<b><br>Platform:</b> Multiple Systems<p>It’s only fitting that our road to #1 begins on The Oregon Trail. The original release …

Retrogaming

Meet Italy's Ghost Hunters

Mental institution, Colorno, Parma. Every night, ghost-hunting groups head into abandoned warehouses, old buildings and<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Ghost Hunter Team …

Sony at E3: from 'Horizon: Zero Dawn' to 'No Man's Sky'

Sony has surprised audiences at its E3 event by revealing a full-blown <i>Final Fantasy VII</i> remake, the new <i>Call of Duty</i> and <i>The Last Guardian</i> gameplay. It has also announced a seriously lengthy list of games other than those three, including a title for it upcoming VR headset and ones that feature …

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse<p>On 5 February, Jordanian officials confirmed that the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, had been released from prison. Though he is little known in the west, …

Islam

Before twin tornadoes, photographer caught other amazing storm shots

A double-tornado picture captured by weather photographer Kelly DeLay is taking the world by storm.<p>The image, snapped Thursday near Simla, Colo., shows a massive supercell — a thunderstorm with a deep, persistent rotating updraft — with two tornadoes underneath, a rarity, according to DeLay, who is …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Best mobile games of May 2015 (pictures)

Windows Phone

Japan’s ‘Cardboard Theater’ uses your tablet to create a private movie house

Japan is known for its quirky trends that don't always make sense to the rest of us, but this latest one might be a winner: the Cardboard Theater.<p>The …

Google Cardboard

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

When Marnie Was There: Adaptation of a Joan G. Robinson ghost story

We may be seeing the last of Studio Ghibli, the beloved Japanese young-adult animation studio that signs off – at least temporarily – with <i>When Marnie Was There</i>, a reserved adaptation of a Joan G. Robinson ghost story.<p>The protagonist is young Anna, an artistic asthmatic introvert who is unable to …

Photographer Creates Stunning Symmetric Images with Light and Reflection

<b>All Photographs (c) Ferdinand Choffray, Courtesy of Ferdinand Choffray</b><p>Could symmetrical composition be part of defining beauty? Symmetry makes it attractive. This is what we've been told. When applied to photography, the binomial equilibrium and proportion can create striking images.<p>The shots of</b> …

10 Cool Airplanes that Will Never Fly Again

There are a lot of good reasons that some airplanes will never — and in some cases <i>should</i> never — fly again. Sometimes the safety, economic or …

Exclusive Interview With Shinji Aramaki

Most creative individuals tend to stick with one discipline and focus on excelling at that. Then you have people like Shinji Aramaki. With a career spanning multiple decades, he has helped shaped the face of anime and games as well as made bold strides in the new field of CG animation. So I was …

When Marnie Was There review: is this Studio Ghibli's last-ever movie?

All indications are that <i>When Marnie Was There</i> will be the last Studio Ghibli feature film for a long time, if not forever. And if that does turn out to be the case, the legendary animation house isn’t going out with a bang. Written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, <i>When Marnie Was There</i> has no …