Brett Whiteside

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‘The Flame in the Flood’ Is a Cute but Crushing Game About the End of America

The game is an arduous journey featuring starvation and exposure, but that doesn't stop it from looking really pretty.<p>Appearances can be deceptive. <i>The Flame in the Flood</i> looks cute, but spend an hour with it, and your nerves will be shredded. You're Scout, a lone wanderer with a scrawny old dog, …

Trailers

The man who made 'the worst video game in history'

<b>The video game of Steven Spielberg's ET is considered to be one of the worst of all time and has even been blamed for triggering the collapse of Atari. Howard Scott Warshaw, the gifted programmer who made it, explains how it was rushed out in a matter of weeks - and how he feels about those events</b> …

Retrogaming

Why Hollywood is looking to video games as its post-comics gold mine

Video games are on the verge of becoming the next movie gold mine after comics, or so director Roy Lee, co-founder of Vertigo Entertainment, believes.<p>And, he told me during a recent interview at DICE Summit 2016, Hollywood believes so too.<p>"It's like how the comic book movies rose to such …

A white buddy for Miles Davis: Don Cheadle’s struggle to get “Miles Ahead” financed is absurd — and not surprising

A major star can’t get a biopic of a jazz legend funded without inventing a white co-star—Hollywood is a mess<p>In the early 1950s, the CIA liked to meddle in the American film industry. During Eisenhower’s presidency, historian Hugh Wilford explained, a CIA agent at Paramount studios engaged in an …

New York City

That $4 smartphone is sketchy as hell

Photo by Vishal Mathur<p>Earlier this week, Indian smartphone maker Ringing Bells unveiled their record-setting Freedom 251, an Android device that had some astounding specs for its unbelievable $3.64 price tag (Rs. 251). There was so much fervor over the device’s release that Times of India described …

Gear & Gadgets

Lost and Beat Up: Kanye West, Depression, You, and Me

Kanye West's simultaneous dedication to being relatable yet unknowable is what makes Kanye such a challenging and compelling artist.<p><i>Photo by Getty Images</i><p>I rarely get surprised when I listen to pop music, but I was genuinely taken aback when Kanye West rapped about being crazy when he’s “off his …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A movie theater chain that started in a Texas garage is using delicious food to save the industry from Netflix

Why leave the house, subject yourself to absurdly overpriced food, and sit through 15 minutes of previews when you could just unwind on the couch with some takeout and a glass of Chardonnay while watching one of thousands of titles on Netflix?<p>It's a toss-up, but Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is hoping to …

Texas

15. Discworld (1995)

Discworld was a classic mid 90's puzzle solving head-scratcher, involving a myriad of insanely confusing, baffling and outright illogical brain …

Puzzles

A Reflection on How Jason Statham Was the Go-To "Hot Bod" of 90s Music Videos

Before he was Britain’s most beloved hardman, he was the greased-up, half-naked backing dancer in videos for Erasure and The Shamen.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey UK.</i><p>Jason Statham is to lads what 90s Leonardo DiCaprio was to hair: an inspiration, a savior, something that crept into …

Jason Statham

Video game stories don’t have to suck

From Firewatch to The Witcher, the medium is getting a lot better at storytelling<p>It’s been said so much now that it’s become cliché: "It has a good story, <i>for a video game</i>." Games have garnered little respect over the decades for the stories they tell, and for good reason. Video game narratives …

Blockbusters

The Anti-Piracy Tech That's Giving Hackers Fits

More than two months after release, it’s still not possible to pirate <i>Just Cause 3</i>. The same is true for <i>Rise of the Tomb Raider</i>, released for PC in …

Tomb Raider

How ‘Deadpool’ Features An Ultra-Subtle Copyright Violation (Almost)

One of the more deviously entertaining aspects of the breakout smash <i>Deadpool</i> is the unhinged mercenary’s constant taunts toward the studio system that made the movie possible. The credits openly dump on all parties involved, the script works in a few jokes about the film as a planned three-quadrant …

Comics

How Did Kanye West End Up $53 Million in Debt? A Line-by-Line Estimate

Kanye West claimed on Twitter he has amassed $53 million dollars in personal debt. Many wondered how this is possible. Maybe it was all the rare feathers?<p>You’re not the only one who signed up for a Mint account and then never looked at it again. Just before releasing his new album <i>The Life of Pablo</i>, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Vectrex emulator app updated to version 2.0 with new games and more

The “regeneration” of Vectrex has just undergone a regeneration of its own: Vectrex for iOS has just been updated to version 2.0.<p>Classic video game …

Retrogaming

Mattel’s $300 3D printer lets you design and create your own toys

In the 1960s, Mattel's ThingMaker let children create their own toys by pouring liquid plastic into metal molds. Now, Mattel has updated the idea for a new century using 3D printing. The reinvented ThingMaker is a $299.99 3D printer which works with an iOS and Android app to let children (and …

Hot Wheels

Church of England defends prayer tweet for Richard Dawkins after stroke

Twitter users accuse church of ‘trolling’ the famous atheist, but it insists it was wholly genuine in its concern for Dawkins’ health<p>The Church of England has said a tweet it posted sending prayers for secularist Richard Dawkins after he had a stroke was genuine.<p>On Friday, the Church tweeted …

Religion

Star Wars Bits: Grand Admiral Thrawn Lurches Back Into Canon, the Future of 'Star Wars' Video Games, and a Sneak Peek at the New 'Star Wars' Encyclopedia – /Film

Welcome back to Star Wars Bits, your regular source of delicious, bite-sized, and surprisingly healthy bits of <b>Star Wars</b> news. In today’s edition:<p><b>Star</b> …

Star Wars Rebels

Try to Create Star Wars as George Lucas in This Hilarious Adventure Game

If put in George Lucas' shoes in 1975, could you have created <i>Star Wars</i>? That's the question a new text adventure from ClickHole seeks to find out.<p>While far from the first of these games that the satirical site has put out, it is arguably one of the best to date. The lengthy, branching story takes …

Star Wars

What this scathing exchange between top scientists reveals about what nutritionists actually know

Yet ever since it was published last month, a very public, very caustic spat has been waged among experts over the quality of the science behind the recommendations and the extent to which any of the advice can be trusted.<p>That much was interesting enough. But in recent weeks one exchange has gone …

Clinical Trials

The Division Free With This New Logitech Gaming Keyboard

Logitech has announced a new mechanical gaming keyboard and revealed a special promotion whereby you can get a copy of The Division free when you buy it. The keyboard is the G810 Orion Spectrum. It used Logitch's Romer-G mechanical switches and the keys are illuminated. Take a look at it in the …

There's Now A Video Game Controller You Can Have Sex With

What a time to be alive.<p>4.3K<p>SHARES<p>Do you love virtual reality games about anime goddesses and fighting monsters? Do you wish you could have sex with …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Nintendo is exploring VR again, 20 years after the Virtual Boy flop

Nintendo is reportedly exploring a return to virtual reality, with the company's president Tatsumi Kimishima describing VR as "interesting technology" in a recent earnings calls. According to a report from the <i>Financial Times</i>, the Japanese firm says it's researching virtual reality but has no …

Virtual Reality

RANKED: The 10 worst movies to win the best picture Oscar — and what should have won

But the Academy voters don't always get it right. Tucked away in the 89 years of Oscar ceremonies are best picture winners that quickly vanish from the zeitgeist, never to be heard from again. That's often because they weren't as good as originally thought.<p>Here we look back on the 10 most …

Native Americans

New Final Fantasy 15 footage doesn't look like Final Fantasy any more

Square Enix showed off a new trailer and info on Final Fantasy 15 over the weekend, showcasing a revamped battle system, stealthy base infiltration …

Metal Gear

6 Video Games You'll Want to Buy in February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's full of quality games.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

PlayStation Plus members can vote for March's free game

Primary season meets PlayStation<p>Sony has brought back its Vote to Play campaign to allow PlayStation Plus subscribers to determine which game they get free in March. The company announced the return of the voting period on the PlayStation Blog today.<p>From Feb. 9 through Feb. 22, the polls will …

PlayStation Plus

The Video Game ‘Catherine’ Predicted My Commitment Issues with Spooky Accuracy

My results in Atlus's titillating puzzler suggested I wasn't cut out for long-term love. And then my real-life relationship broke down.<p><b>"What would you do if your significant other fell in love with someone else?"</b>I'd let her go.<p><b>"It is easier to love, or be loved?"</b>To be loved.<p><b>"Are you prepared to</b> …

Relationships