Joaquin Rossi Castro

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The best to-do apps

Plenty of people still rely on pen and paper, but it's inarguable that smartphones have become the more common way to keep tabs on what needs to get done. And while Apple and Google both offer basic reminder apps, many people might crave something a little more robust. Fortunately, both app stores …

Hot Cartridge Art For Nintendo Games That Do Not Exist

Oh hey, it’s time for Famicase, an annual exhibition held at Japanese indie games store Meteor which invites artists from around the world to design …

Driving Survival Is A Car Chase Horror Game

Sometimes you come across a game premise and think, “Why aren’t there already tons of games like this? It’s such an obviously <i>good</i> idea.” As soon as I …

We Live in the Pop-Culture World That Lou Pearlman Created

Lou Pearlman, who died on Friday in federal prison in Miami, at the age of sixty-two, was arguably the great pop Svengali of our time. He perfected the boy-band template for the age of MTV, with his groups the Backstreet Boys and ’N Sync. (Credit also goes to Maurice Starr, who put together both …

The Exceptional Beauty of Doom 3's Source Code

This is a story about <i>Doom 3</i>’s source code and how beautiful it is. Yes, <i>beautiful</i>. Allow me to explain.<p>After releasing my video game <i>Dyad</i> I took a …

Read This: How two Epcot fans risked their lives to document their favorite ride

Though they may seem like untouchable monuments to childhood joy that must provide the same thrills from one generation to the next, Disneyland and …

A one-button wearable defeats the purpose of Pokémon Go

Whenever you ask Pokémon players what they enjoy about playing the games, they usually mention the actual Pokémon in some way. Some enjoy training up their creatures to assemble the ultimate battle team; others really get into the breeding aspects of the game. In some titles you can even enter your …

Pokémon

Monohm's circular 'anti-smartphone' is up for pre-order

Back in 2015, while I was trawling the halls of Mobile World Congress, I stumbled upon a device known as the Runcible. It was a strangle, pebble-like object with limited functionality -- its creator, Aubrey Anderson, described it as a "quieter" gadget to help people relax and live slightly more …

Mobile Technology

Facebook and Microsoft are building a huge trans-Atlantic data cable

Microsoft and Facebook today have announced a partnership to build a massive underwater data cable connecting the US to Europe, an effort that'll help the two internet giants better move data back and forth around the world. The cable, dubbed "MAREA," should be ready by October 2017 and will have …

Two of the World’s Greatest Shooters Consider the Four-Point Shot

If you’ve watched HBO lately, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a promo for the upcoming show hosted by Bill Simmons, formerly of ESPN and Grantland, called “Any Given Wednesday.” The ad, unapologetically cribbed from a scene in “Bull Durham,” is titled “I Believe” and shows Simmons spouting a …

Why Apple Music Is So Bad When the iPhone Is So Good

On April 28, 2003, Apple launched the iTunes Music Store, saving the music industry from the scourge of piracy while creating a large and steady source of revenue for Apple. Thirteen years later, however, what started as a simple and intuitive way to find music has become a cluttered festoonery of …

The emotional impact of Room is a matter of perspective

<i>On Sunday, February 28, the Academy will honor the previous year in cinema with a slew of awards, waiting until the end of the night to bestow Best</i> …

Bill Murray allegedly smashes some cell phones, is still cool about it

Everybody loves a good Bill Murray story because everybody has a good Bill Murray story. They usually happen to a friend of a friend of a friend, …

Donald Trump actually makes a pretty decent Calvin in Calvin & Hobbes

The 20th anniversary of the end of Bill Watterson’s beloved comic strip <i>Calvin & Hobbes</i> is fast approaching, and the denizens of Reddit are …

PS4 Exclusive Dreams Is Kinda Blowing Our Minds

This is... Wow.<p>I hope there is a singleplayer.. Because i s*ck at creating content..<p>Glad I held onto my two Move controllers.<p>S***, that's awesome. My …

Gates, Zuckerberg and Bezos invest in huge clean energy fund

After announcing the Mission Innovation program to convince nations to double their clean energy investment budgets, Bill Gates has launched another massive initiative at the United Nations Climate Change conference in Paris. The Breakthrough Energy Coalition is backed by a who's who of tech …

Bill Gates

How Are We Supposed to Play All These Enormous Video Games?

I played the opening few hours of <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i> in August. You know what I did after that? I opened up the map, saw that it was forested with …

Las baldosas de Odin, historia de un amor no correspondido. - mirá mamá

Miércoles por la mañana, nos desayunamos con la noticia de que la Intendencia envió a una de sus cuadrillas a reparar las baldosas de Ciudad Vieja. …

Roy Andersson closes his trilogy with another striking study of humanity

The first shot of Roy Andersson’s new movie, <i>A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence</i>, depicts a pasty, overweight man wandering a museum, …

Why Gandhi Is Such An Asshole In Civilization

From the very first game in the <i>Civilization</i> series through to today, India’s supposedly-peaceful leader Gandhi has been famous for one thing: …