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Elite: Dangerous Is The Ultimate 'Water Cooler' PC Game

Probably the highest praise I can pay Elite: Dangerous is that it’s been a genuine struggle forcing myself to stop playing long enough to write about it. That’s because of the limitless stories that happen so organically while pirating/space trucking/Han Solo’ing your way through Frontier …

Fanfiction

“Winter Sleep”: A haunting masterpiece from Turkey about love, loss, class and religion

Shot on the high plateau of central Turkey, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s gorgeous “Winter Sleep” is one of 2014’s best films<p>I’m sometimes tempted to make a big deal about the diminished status of foreign-language film, especially when it comes to cinema from unfamiliar countries and non-name-brand …

The 10 Best And 10 Worst Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies Of 2014

This was a weird year for movies. The box office was weak, but also, most films didn't deserve love or hate. They were just... okay. But the genre …

Science Fiction

New features, low prices make these PlayStation 4, Xbox One + Wii U games worth second looks

Early adopters get bragging points for being first to own new game consoles, but they’re only a small fraction of the consoles’ eventual user bases. That’s why game developers save their biggest titles until consoles’ second or third years – there are a lot more potential customers to buy their …

Colonize A Hyper-Detailed Universe In Virtual Reality

'Elite: Dangerous' is almost too immersive for the goggles it's played on<p>Anyone who's tried on a consumer virtual reality headset in the last two decades knows how far short that technology has fallen from its promise. A good VR device should track head motion and alter the images relayed to each …

The future of humanity

I have seen countless science fiction movies and documentaries about the future of humanity. None of them were as inspiring, beautiful, and realistic …

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Snap out of it, Mr. President

I wish the president would go golfing again. Really.<p>He skipped it on Sunday, a beautiful day, because he wanted to show the nation that he now finally understands the bad “optics” of golfing while frightening matters embroil the nation.<p>Actually, he has always understood optics. He just temporarily …

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Project Cars' Wii U version won't hit until 2015

Slightly Mad Studios' racing simulator <i>Project Cars</i> won't be available on Wii U until next year, publisher Bandai Namco told Eurogamer.<p>The PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One versions are still on track for release in Nov. 2014. When asked about the Wii U version of the title — no footage has …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Immune System

Heli review – ultraviolent Mexican drugs drama with family dignity at its core

Extreme scenes of bloodshed and torture make this film difficult to watch, but it is redeemed by its main characters' defiance<p>Last week in this column, I reviewed Jia Zhangke's <i>A Touch of Sin</i>, a bleakly violent state-of-the-nation portrait of modern China that earned Jia a best screenplay award at …

Papercraft Land Cruisers put Dakar on your desk

A 4x4 for all ages.<p>Have a kid that's too young to be turning wrenches? Here's an opportunity to get their little fingers on a 241-hp off-road racing truck.<p>At Dakar 2013, Toyota Auto Body entered a pair of biodiesel-fueled Land Cruiser 200s in the T2 class. The lead No. 341 truck—driven by two-time …

Gubia Font Family

Gubia – Minimalist and Geometric Typeface.<p>Argentina based type designer Pablo Balcells designed the <b>Gubia</b> font family for type foundry Graviton. This …

Typography

Top 10 sci-fi movies

A long time ago, in a land far away... there were no space movies. Luckily, we have lots and the Guardian and Observer's critics have picked the 10 best ever<p>• Top 10 romantic movies • Top 10 action movies • Top 10 comedy movies • Top 10 horror movies<p>Peter Bradshaw on sci-fi<p>Science fiction has …

The 10 best fonts

From beautiful DIN 1451 to robust Rockwell, our pick of the world's greatest typefaces

A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects

Six cutting-edge design firms have teamed up with the world’s most popular brick-maker to impart the core principles of modern architecture.<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues here. It is as white …

Leading ladies: Amazing indie games made by women (pictures)

Choose Your Own Adventure

Star Citizen surpasses $15M in crowdfunding, adds ship class

Space combat and exploration sim <i>Star Citizen</i> barreled through another funding milestone at $15 million raised, according to a post on Roberts Space Industries.<p>Cloud Imperium began raising money for the game in October of last year. The latest funding achievement unlocks a new flyable ship class for …

Best mobile games of June 2013

Hero of Many<p>Siegecraft TD<p>Anodyne Mobile<p>Magic 2014<p>Puzzle Pirates<p>XCOM: Enemy Unknown<p>Colin McRae Rally<p>Layton Brothers Mystery Room<p>Where's My …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Open up the definitive guide to delightfully detailed doors.<p>Many modern-day projects by cutting-edge firms include details of incredible rigor.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>Inspired by ancient Islamic architecture but realized through state-of-the-art …

Time Travel

Dell Outlines The Death Of The PC

The era where the PC is dominant in IT is rapidly coming to a close as we move towards a future dominated by post-PC devices such as smartphones and tablets, and if your business is reliant on the PC to keep the dollars flowing in then you’d better start working on “Plan B.”<p>The message that the era …

How Bungie shaped Destiny from fantasy to 'mythic sci-fi' world

When Bungie set off on its journey to build an all-new universe for <i>Destiny</i>, the mythic science fiction, "shared world shooter" it unveiled earlier this year, it started with a more traditional fantasy concept starring wizards, grub lords and giant frogs battling in ancient settings.<p>Bungie also …

The Most Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Around the World

One of the best known symbols of spring in Japan are the magnificent pink Japanese cherry trees, also called sakura. Starting in mid-March, the …

Japan