C. Eduardo de Sousa

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How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization

OK, J.K. Rowling—Enough Already With the World-Building

2016 has been the biggest year for the Harry Potter universe since the book series ended in 2007. In April, its Universal Studios theme park expanded …

Gears of War 4 has lost some weight

A number of things define <i>Gears of War</i>. There’s the chainsaw-equipped assault rifle used to saw murderous reptile men in half, the constant rhythmic …

Gears of War

All That New Google Hardware? It's a Trojan Horse for AI

The focus of Google’s big hardware event this week wasn’t the hardware at all. It was Assistant, the artificially intelligent digital helper that …

"Jakku: First Wave" a Star Wars Film

About That Phone At The End Of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

At the end of <i>Captain America: Civil Wa</i>r Tony Stark gets a package. Inside is a note from Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, aka the guy against whom …

How Games Are Resurrecting the Eighties, One Neon Sunset at a Time

With 'synthwave' genre, game makers are embracing the decade of hot pinks and endless cityscapes<p>No game understands the power of a beefy bass …

Blade Runner

Black Superhero Music: THE GET DOWN Is Amazing

“This is black superhero music right here baby,” Jay-Z says in the outro of <i>Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)...</i>, and that phrase kept coming to mind as I …

Metal Gear Solid V – Idioma e Identidade

esse texto contém revelações importantes sobre o enredo do jogo, então já sabem. Em 2015 saiu o quinto jogo de uma das minhas séries favoritas. Eu …

How the minds behind Metroid Prime and Mega Man joined forces to make ReCore

In 2002 a little-known developer called Retro Studios from Austin released <i>Metroid Prime</i> on the Nintendo Gamecube. Built in collaboration with Nintendo, the game transformed the seminal sci-fi series from a 2D side-scrolling experience into a vast, three-dimensional world. Before it launched many …

Blockbusters

“The Millennial Whoop”: The same annoying whooping sound is showing up in every popular song

Once you hear it, you can’t un-hear it. It will be forever with you. Just a warning.<p>It’s not a secret that a lot of popular music is unoriginal. In fact, science has proven it: The combinations of notes in pop songs have been losing diversity consistently over the last 50 years. Popular …

Pop Music

Guest Column: On Monsters, Role Playing, and Blackness

When your Inquisitor recruits Blackwall in Dragon Age: Inquisition, you have a short conversation with him after he returns to Haven with you. He …

Dragon Age

Nostalgia for the 1980s Suburbs? Stranger Things Have Happened.

Nostalgia for the 1980s Suburbs? <i>Stranger Things</i> Have Happened. by Charles MudedeS<i>tranger Things</i> is a monster that walks on three legs.The body of …

Horror

The Typography of ‘Stranger Things’

How one designer got hooked to a TV show in 52 seconds<p>Like most of us at Nelson Cash, you’ve probably heard about Netflix’s latest cult show <i>Stranger</i> …

How Batman Made Me Fall In Love With Comic Books

What got me every time was the covers.<p>I’ve almost never written Batman, but he’s what drew me into comics. I was six years old and my father mentioned that, in America, there was a Batman TV series. I asked what this was, and was told it was a series about a man who fought crime while dressed as a …

Books

STEVE OLIFF: Coloring AKIRA with KATSUHIRO OTOMO

What Anime Architecture Teaches Us About the Future of Cities

The Museum of Architectural Drawing in Berlin hosts an exhibition on the architecture of anime.<p>Within the world of animation and the subculture of anime, <i>Akira</i> and <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> stand apart as iconic and highly influential. Released in the late 1980s, both animated films featured dystopian …

Saying Goodbye to Games Is Getting Harder Than Ever

About a third of the way into <i>Blood and Wine</i>, a character asks the protagonist, Geralt, if he has any regrets. This isn't an easy question for anyone …

Pulp Friction

Even by the standards of the ailing book publishing industry, the past year has been a bad one for Barnes & Noble. After the company spun off its …

Writing

WARCRAFT Review: A Horde Of Problems Besiege This Ambitious Mess

The conflict at the heart of <i>Warcraft</i> isn’t between orcs and humans but rather between director Duncan Jones and the behemoth of a movie with which he …

The Story Behind That Superman and Muhammad Ali Team Up

In 1978, one of the strangest and most exhilarating comic book issues in DC’s history appeared in stores, featuring one of the greatest team-ups of …

Qualé a desse tal de… Overwatch

Vamos falar sobre a Widowmaker. No “lore” do jogo, que é completamente ignorado, ela é uma vilã, uma assassina, uma personagem má. Isso se reflete na …

Brian Michael Bendis tackles America's profiling problem in Civil War II

Ten years ago, Marvel split its comics universe in two with its massive crossover event series <i>Civil War</i>. Penned by Mark Millar, the series saw Bush-era political concerns written directly into the lives of Marvel’s marquee characters. The existence of superheroes was suddenly a public concern, and …

Marvel Universe

Why DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH Is A Gutsy Work Of Comics Criticism

Last week <i>DC Universe Rebirth</i> #1 leaked onto the internet. It was a pretty huge deal in the comic book world because Rebirth is intended to be the …

Tracer & Pose Design 101 - The Animation of Overwatch - Extra Frames

Microsoft has a first-party app problem too

Microsoft’s lack of success regarding Windows Phone and now Windows 10 Mobile is widely regarded as being due to a lack of 3rd party developers …

Why White People Don’t Use White Emoji

Light-skin-tone symbols are used far less often in the U.S. than their darker counterparts. Does shame explain the disparity?<p>When they were first launched in 2015, emoji skin tones corrected an obvious wrong. Previously, if a black man or a Latino woman wanted to text a friend the thumbs-up emoji …