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Star Citizen’s latest promise rakes in almost a million dollars

How much was that Star Citizen trailer this week worth? Putting that in perspective, Star Citizen took in $692,406 seven weeks ago, its best in the past two months. Star Citizen is the most crowdfunded venture — video game or otherwise — of all time. The Anvil Valkyrie is currently available on test servers and will join Star Citizen’s “persistent universe” alpha module when its 3.3 update launches. Star Citizen attracted numerous fans of the neglected space combat genre when its crowdfunding ca

By | 2018-10-13T17:00:00+00:00 October 13th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

PS4 message hack allegedly bricks the console

Though numerous users have said they’ve been hit, the attack isn’t officially confirmed and Sony hasn’t given any kind of comment. To be on the safe side, users are suggesting that others change their message receipt settings so that only friends (or, more drastically, no one at all) can send them messages. Numerous users in the PS4 subreddit say they’ve been hit, though, and many describe the same effects. The message attack appears to be similar to others seen in mobile platforms, where a mess

By | 2018-10-13T17:00:00+00:00 October 13th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Empire Strikes Back’s long-lost making-of documentary surfaces on YouTube

The Making of the Empire Strikes Back, a documentary partially referenced on the internet but otherwise believed incomplete and lost, has made it to YouTube in full. At this point in history, all three were bought into the love triangle set up in the original Star Wars, before everyone figured out Luke’s parentage — and then Leia’s, as well. Jedinews.co.uk says the footage was recently recovered after a DVD was bought at auction and the winner uploaded it to YouTube. Prosaic establishing shots l

By | 2018-10-13T17:00:00+00:00 October 13th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

West Virginia is so ready for its Fallout 76 closeup

West Virginia is, uh, really leaning into this Fallout 76 thing. “It’s finally time the rest of the world sees what a gem West Virginia is,” Gov. It was a video game, and a golf video game at that, but the sense of place was still profound. Fallout 76 isn’t so much the affirmation of West Virginia, the place, it’s an affirmation of West Virginians, the people, because now everybody wants to be one of them. Hell yes, anyone — everyone — from West Virginia should take pride in this moment.

By | 2018-10-12T17:00:00+00:00 October 12th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Worlds 2018: A Lightning Round interview with Flash Wolves’ Maple

We talked to Flash Wolves’ SwordArt already, but following the team’s loss on day four of the 2018 World Championship Group Stage, we pulled aside the team’s mid laner, Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang for a Lightning Round to cheer him up. (Vocaloid Miku Hatsune.) note: Vocaloid isn’t an anime, but we’ll let him slide ... this time.) The Rift Herald: Edible food! The Rift Herald: And what’s your answer to that question?

By | 2018-10-12T17:00:00+00:00 October 12th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unraveling the musical neo-noir Bad Times at El Royale with director Drew Goddard

My only regret after seeing the stylish, crackling crime thriller Bad Times at the El Royale is that I didn’t soak it up in a dine-in multiplex. That we get to see Bad Times at the El Royale at all seems like a mini miracle, complementary steak dinner be damned. Like last year’s Get Out or Lady Bird, Bad Times at the El Royale is a personal, palpable vision exploding in a genre we all know well. Polygon spoke to Goddard about how he funneled his inspirations, obsessions and quirks into the slow-

By | 2018-10-12T17:00:00+00:00 October 12th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fan art of Venom and Eddie Brock’s relationship celebrates the romantic side

Of course, when the movie came out, fan artists created renditions of very sexy Venom to fulfill their deepest desires. But many are taking this a step further: Not only are Eddie and the Venom Symbiote entangled in heated, passionate trysts, they are also in in a loving, romantic relationship. Mike Costa’s recent run on Venom also depicts man and symbiote in a sort of romantic relationship, albeit emotionally co-dependent and certainly unhealthy. And those fans are taking to their pencils, tabl

By | 2018-10-12T17:00:00+00:00 October 12th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deals on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and more

The two biggest October releases (so far) have been Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which are both excellent continuations of giant video game franchises. As of this writing, both Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 are still discounted at Green Man Gaming for $50.97 and $55.19 respectively. Ultimate bundle pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop and Best Buy for $359.99 (to be released Nov. 2). Nintendo Switch Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee bundle pre-order at

By | 2018-10-12T17:00:00+00:00 October 12th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dead Space proved that in horror games, bigger isn’t always better

While Dead Space 3 famously fell apart, the franchise’s problems started with Dead Space 2... or maybe with the expectation that there be a franchise at all. Whereas Dead Space was quiet, confident and centered around a simple concept of good, old fashioned survival horror, Dead Space 2 entered the room with trumpets. The goal was for Dead Space 3 to sell five million copies, and that would enable the creation of more games in the Dead Space universe. That’s not always a losing proposition, but

By | 2018-10-12T17:00:00+00:00 October 12th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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