Art Sqool finally offers some insight into the mysterious lives of burgeoning artists by letting everyone become one. You’ll be able to wander the alien campus, get assignments and then watch as an AI educator and critic grades your great works when Art Sqool launches on February 15. Graduating from Art Sqool won’t take as much time as getting a degree, but you will need to complete the 50 assignments doled out by Professor Qwertz, the AI art expert, all graded based on colour, composition, line
Gaming commentator and critic John Bain, aka TotalBiscuit, has died at age 33. The announcement came from Bain's wife Genna, who tweeted a poem in remembrance today, on May 24. Rest in Peace my Dearest LoveJohn @Totalbiscuit BainJuly 8, 1984 - May 24, 2018 pic.twitter.com/hg9ytHsItJMay 24, 2018Bain hosted the podcast World of Warcraft Radio from 2005 to 2010, before joining a Youtube network making videos on World of Warcraft. He was best known for his Youtube channel TotalBiscuit, which grew in
Game critic John Bain, more commonly known by the aliases TotalBiscuit and the Cynical Brit, died today after a protracted battle with cancer, according to tweets from his official account and his wife’s account. In 2015, Bain announced that his cancer was terminal, though he continued to work on his popular YouTube channel and The Co-Optional Podcast. Earlier this year, Bain announced he was retiring from game criticism, saying that conventional treatment methods had become ineffective. Bain’s
Netflix has been firing on all sci-fi cylinders as of late. Directed by Moon’s Duncan Jones, it hits the streaming service today and is apparently set in the same universe as the cult sci-fi classic. You can read them below, but if you’d rather just watch the movie yourself, I won’t judge you. Mute's disappointing lead performance - The Guardian (1/5)“Foremost among them is Leo Beller, your run-of-the-mill Amish bartender at Berlin’s premier robot strip club circa 2058. Not just because of the g
Video game review aggregator Open Critic is going to “take a stand” regarding the increased, and often ignored, existence of loot box microtransactions. Loot boxes, in particular, are increasingly common additions to full-priced games but are rarely fully detailed prior to a game’s launch. Open Critic plans on taking the initiative to inform consumers. Just what kind of information Open Critic shares and how it’s labeled is another matter entirely. Cosmetic loot boxes are of a different nature t
“Why do you hate games?”That’s the question I’ve received the most as a video game critic. Of course, no video game critic hates games. If not for a love of games, a bottomless, nagging, nonnegotiable sort of love, no one would become a professional video game critic — or any critic, for that matter. I love video games, but what I might love more is the opportunity I’ve had over the last decade to share the imperfect games with other people, people who might have otherwise passed them on their o
As a frontrunner for the best game of 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild managed to turn heads upon its initial release. It’s because of this that I was so eager to speak with the director of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Hidemaro Fujibayashi, about the game him and his team created via a recent email interview. GR: Are you surprised by the reaction that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has garnered from critics and fans thus far? The entire staff did all they could
A federal watchdog is investigating whether the Trump administration abused its legal powers when it sought to force Twitter to unmask an anonymous so-called "alt agency" account that has been tweeting criticism of the president. In response, Twitter sued the Trump administration, claiming it was trying to stifle free speech — and federal officials quietly withdrew their request. It also confirmed in writing to Wyden that it would not try to determine the identify of that anonymous Twitter user.