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The Impossible Choices of “Life Is Strange 2”
There are plenty of choice-based video games out there, but few dig into the subtleties of everyday human drama like the “Life Is Strange” games. So far there have been three, developed by French studio Dontnod Entertainment and published by Square Enix, all set in the moody environs of the
5 Games That Approached Alcohol Differently
Drinking in video games tends to be a task without any real consequence. Getting drunk is part of a story or a fun mini-game – the worst that can happen is a night in jail while you sober up. Some games even use alcohol as a buff, generally to increase some (or all) of your skills while making the s
‘Mortal Kombat’ At 25: Still One Of The Best And Most Successful Video Game Movies
The secret to making a well-liked and commercially-successful video game movie has been hiding in plain sight for 25 years. Last week marked the 25th anniversary of Paul W.S. Anderson and Kevin Droney’s Mortal Kombat. Truth be told, the nostalgia I feel for the film isn’t rooted in the movie its
Microsoft Flight Simulator Takes Off With French Studio in Cockpit
Many aircraft are still grounded due to the coronavirus pandemic, but would-be and real pilots took to the virtual skies on Aug. 18 with the first update in years of Microsoft's venerable Flight Simulator game. The bestselling title dates all the way back to 1982 — when home computers had l
Videogames Are Stepping In To Become Concert Venues in Quarantine
Coronavirus has completely dismantled the live concert experience as we know it, and musicians have been scrambling to adapt in its absence. Ever since the realities of quarantine began to set in back in mid-March, the entire live industry—artists, concert promoters, venues, and publications that co
DC FanDome Round-Up: Announcements, Reveals, Trailers, and Everything You Missed
The first DC FanDome was a huge success. It gave fans a sneak peek at what they can expect to see from the DC Universe over the coming years, and the sheer amount of reveals, news, and announcements that dropped over just one day were astounding. But, if you missed it, we'll catch you up ahead of pa
Top 5 panels to check out during DC FanDome
The DC FanDome programming schedule has been released! The scheduling site for DC's free, virtual fan event launched Friday, revealing over 100 hours of various presentations, discussions, screenings and musical performances. Kicking off Aug. 22 at 10 a.m., the 24-hour DC FanDome c
Planting Seeds and Building Community in “Mutazione”
More than any time in recent history, we find ourselves in a moment when people the world over are turning to what’s closest to us, both physically and emotionally. We’re learning to find meaning in what’s nearby, whether it’s the herb gardens on our fire escapes or our immediate neighbors, to bloom
The next generation of race car drivers started out as gamers
James Baldwin’s confidence overtakes his ability midway through his fourth lap of Silverstone Circuit. The track, home to the British Grand Prix and among the most famous in racing, features a tricky series of sweeping curves best approached with a delicate balance of gas and brakes. Baldwin, howeve
How Artists Can Optimize The Virtual Concert Experience
Virtual concerts are finally getting more interactive. Four months into the pivot to the lion’s share of live music being delivered largely via live streams, a host of shows, charity events and even festivals are cropping up in with varying levels of interaction that herald deeper engagement for bo
‘Destiny 2’ And Beyond Light On Xbox Game Pass Is The Future Of All Huge Franchises
On July 23rd, one of the most significant moments of the Xbox Games Showcase was not one of the myriad of cinematic trailers promising Series X exclusives years out, but the reunion of two old friends. That would the news that Bungie was bringing Destiny 2 to Xbox Game Pass. Not just the base game
The fall of Microsoft’s Mixer and the fate of its exiles
Towards the end of June, Microsoft surprised everyone by announcing it was shutting down Mixer, the streaming service it’d been attempting to build into a Twitch competitor for years. Now millions (yes, millions) of channels are left without a platform. So where would they go?
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