Xbox One at GamesCom 2014: Everything you need to know
Aug18

Xbox One at GamesCom 2014: Everything you need to know

Held annually in Germany, GamesCom is a trade fair for video games. The show is a great venue for publishers and developers to show off games that will be making their way to store shelves before Christmas, or games that are slated for release early next year. It is also Europe’s biggest video gaming expo. Here, publishers typically show off larger sections of their games that were originally presented during E3. Microsoft’s GamesCom...

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Halo 5 and beyond: Everything you need to know about Halo’s future
Aug18

Halo 5 and beyond: Everything you need to know about Halo’s future

As is the case for about a year when most new consoles launch, PS4 and Xbox One are in the midst of a dry spell, especially in terms of exclusives. Sure, the PS4 just saw a visually polished re-release of a masterpiece in The Last of Us, but there aren’t any newly acclaimed titles to speak of. For both consoles, their best days are yet to come. Xbox One users, especially, won’t have to wait long with the upcoming release of two Halo...

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Alien encounters in film
Aug07

Alien encounters in film

Learning from Alien Encounters in Film For most of us, our experience with extraterrestrial beings is limited to the films we watch. Whether it’s in the form of a friendly buddy alien like in E.T. or the more dangerous, murder-obsessed stereotype – as is the case with Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise – the appearance and temperament of aliens in film is as varied as those of the human characters. As with several aspects of a film’s...

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How do American politicians stack up against Star Wars characters?
Aug04

How do American politicians stack up against Star Wars characters?

You probably remember hearing the name “Nate Silver” during the 2012 election. A writer and statistician, Silver correctly predicted how 49 of the 50 states would vote in the presidential elections that saw Barack Obama earn a landslide victory. Since then, Silver has been poached by ESPN to work his analytic magic, and he does so for FiveThirtyEight, a polling website for which he serves as editor-in-chief. The site, creatively named...

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The Only Rule of Fight Club 2 is…Let’s Talk About It!
Jul28

The Only Rule of Fight Club 2 is…Let’s Talk About It!

Chances are you’ve either read the 1996 Chuck Palahniuk novel or seen the 1999 David Fincher film that both bear the name Fight Club. It’s my hope that if you’re still reading these words, you’ll be happy to hear that the story will continue. Earlier this week, Palahniuk announced that he was working on a sequel to the groundbreaking novel that explored reality in the form of psychosis in the mind of a young man stuck in the 9-to-5...

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