Month: June 2019

Universal’s Dark Universe crossover franchise may have sunk without trace, but they’re still moving forward with their Universal Monsters characters like the Invisible Man – albeit in stand-alone form. They’re co-producing The Invisible Man with horror supremos Blumhouse, and have just recently added Aldis Hodge (What Men Want) and Harriet Dyer (The InBetween) to a
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order might finally be giving Star Wars fans what they want — a story-focused game set in the galaxy far, far away sans loot boxes — but it’s also impossible to ignore how familiar it looks. Scheduled for release this holiday, Jedi: Fallen Order is an action-adventure game developed by Respawn, makers
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IMAGE: Remote-controlled implantable nanochannel drug delivery system (nDS) created by nanomedicine researchers at Houston Methodist Research Institute. view more  Credit: Houston Methodist People with chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes and heart disease may one day forego the daily regimen of pills and, instead, receive a scheduled dosage of medication through a grape-sized implant that is remotely
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IMAGE: Eucalyptus bark extract has never been used to synthesise graphene sheets before. view more  Credit: RMIT University Graphene is the thinnest and strongest material known to humans. It’s also flexible, transparent and conducts heat and electricity 10 times better than copper, making it ideal for anything from flexible nanoelectronics to better fuel cells. The new
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IMAGE: Left: tracks of rhodopsin diffusion in the disc membrane (each molecule is a different color). Center: dynamic equilibrium model of the three patterns obtained using machine learning based on Bayes… view more  Credit: Kobe University Photoreceptor cells in our eyes can adjust to both weak and strong light levels, but we still don’t know exactly
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This Fear the Walking Dead review contains spoilers.  Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 4 There’s a lot to like about “Skidmark,” which is ostensibly a typical day in the life of Rubén Blades’s Daniel Salazar—or at least a typical day for someone navigating the vagaries of life in the post-apocalypse. There’s the usual foraging for
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2005’s Psychonauts may not have been a runaway commercial success, but it is regularly cited as one of the greatest examples of creative design in video game history. The game focuses on a camp of students who learn to use their psychic abilities to visit the minds of various people. Those minds are represented by
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This The Son review contains spoilers. The Son Season 2 Episode 9 The penultimate installment of The Son, season 2, episode 9, “The Bear,” readies the series for a somewhat forgone conclusion. But the closure is coming like a set of pincers squeezing several wounds at once, and not all of them healing. All three generations of McCullough
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Electronic Arts‘ Kerry Hopkins, the company’s VP of legal and government affairs, has defended EA’s use of loot boxes, stating that these microtransaction-assisted game mechanics are “quite ethical and quite fun.” Hopkins seems to like the term “surprise mechanics” as an alternative to “loot boxes.” It’s worth remembering that the abundance of loot boxes in
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This review contains spoilers for Agents of SHIELD. Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 6 Whenever Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge take center stage as Fitz and Simmons in Agents of SHIELD, we’re bound to witness a master class in emotionally rich acting, and “Inescapable” certainly delivered in that respect (although shouldn’t the episode
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This article is part 2 in our History of PC Gaming series.  The evolution of PC gaming features ups, down, important characters, and many, many chapters. And these chapters are not always so clearly defined. There is much debate about which pivotal moments define the history of PC gaming. There is no universally agreed upon series of
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FX’s Y: The Last Man adaptation hit a speedbump earlier this year when showrunners Michael Green and Aida Mashaka Croal departed, citing ‘creative differences’. But now it looks like the show is back on track, with Eliza Clark (Extant, The Killing) taking over showrunner duties. Based on a comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia
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The Purge season 2 will continue to terrify citizens everywhere on USA Network. Just ahead of the season finale, the network confirmed The Purge Season 2 renewal, another sign of the network’s continued commitment to scripted genre programming. Who would have thought that a series of subversive b-movies would spark a successful TV series, right? 
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The iconic comics imprint that brought readers The Sandman, Preacher, Hellblazer, Fables, Y: The Last Man, and others will close its doors in 2020. According to THR, DC Comics plans to shutter Vertigo Comics, as well as young adult imprints DC Zoom and DC Ink, starting in January. Replacing them will be three, age-specific imprints:
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This article comes from Den of Geek UK.  Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2002, and faced an uphill battle leading up to its release. Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda, who’s directed several installments in the series, has openly admitted that these Gen-3 Pokemon games were “very stressful” to make, presenting one of the
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I wrote the Steelhaven trilogy between 2012 and 2015. During that period there was a slew of other writers releasing fantasy novels, riding on the popularity of the Game Of Thrones TV show, which were labelled as “Grimdark”. Naturally, Steelhaven was clumped in with those, and having a cast at least partially consisting of amoral,
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