Curiosity To Drill On Mars In Hopes Of Finding Life

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 17, 2014 in Science

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It seems that Curiosity has a new, exciting mission. The Mars rover has arrived at the Kimberly and will be drilling below the surface. Why? Because of the harsh climate of Mars, any signs of organic life are difficult to find. Researchers are hoping that by going beyond the crust, they’ll be able to find other signs of organic life. Even if they don’t find anything, the researchers hope to discover more about what conditions were like in the past, in a time period when scientists believe life did exist. This isn’t the first time that Curiosity has drilled, but it’s the first time that it’s going below the surface, so hopefully the rover can discover something useful! Read more…

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Hans Zimmer To Score Batman Vs. Superman

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 16, 2014 in Cinema, Comic Books

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Renowned composer Hans Zimmer composed the soundtracks to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy of films and also Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Naturally, fans have wondered whether or not he’d return to score Batman vs. Superman (or whatever WB ends up calling it). Zimmer had previously mentioned he likely wouldn’t do it, since he’d fear producing the same kind of output instead of anything new. However, it seems like he’s had a change of heart. Apparently after he finishes scoring Nolan’s Interstellar, “head over to where Zack is shooting his movie and just hang out a bit and see if we can come up with any ideas.” It’s good news for fans of the composer, and if Ben Affleck’s Batman is presented in any similar manner to Christian Bale’s Batman, it might be interesting for him to reference his previous score. Read more…

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Muppet Christ Superstar Is An Actual Album

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 16, 2014 in Fandom

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Let me step that headline back for a moment. Some fans mustered up their best Muppet impersonations and recorded their version of Jesus Christ Superstar, the 70s musical about everyone’s favorite son of God. In Muppet Christ Superstar, Kermit is Jesus, Gonzo is Judas, Miss Piggy is Mary Magdalene, Fozzie is Simon, Pepe is Pilate, and Rowlf is King Herod. I kind of can’t believe anyone would make this, but that’s what makes the Internet a wonderful place. My only issue is that even though most people would cast Kermit as Jesus, Rowlf should have been Jesus, since he’s basically Muppet Jesus. Read more…

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Watch The Beautiful Graphics Of ‘Child Of Light’

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 15, 2014 in Videogames

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Any experienced gamer knows that videogame graphics aren’t as important as gameplay, no matter how good they are. And yet, I think there’s a place for graphic-heavy games. Sometimes I’ll play a game just to absorb the art, or to listen to the music, or to find out where the story goes, and I think that’s alright. So even if Child of Light didn’t look to be a fun JRPG (from Ubisoft, not a Japanese studio), I’d likely still play it for the gorgeous artwork that looks like they painted watercolors into the game. Watch this trailer and just absorb the detailed backgrounds before the game comes out on April 30. Read more…

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Rain World Is Coming To PSN, Vita, And More

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 15, 2014 in Videogames

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It seems that the intriguing Rain World won’t be limited to PC, Mac, and Linux. As I had hoped, the indie game about a lovable “slugcat” exploring the ruins of an ancient civilization will be coming to other platforms. Thanks to Adult Swim Games, Rain World will be released on PSN (which could be either PS3 or PS4), PS Vita, “and well beyond”. Ideally the game will hit Xbox One and Wii U, but even if it just hits some PlayStation platforms, I’ll be happy. I want to plug my PS4 into some good speakers and hear that wonderful music fill my living room.
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Bunny Hop Through Time And Space: Half-Life Speedrun World Record

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 14, 2014 in Videogames

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Here’s some impressive gaming to start your week: a team of intrepid speedrunners spent almost four years perfecting and creating techniques to crush the previous Half-Life world record. And they did it. By 9 minutes! Yup, the previous record was 29 minutes and 41 seconds, and their time was 20 minutes and 41 seconds. Talk about insane. To reach this time, they abuse glitchy models, jump outside of level boundaries, and exploit save glitches to chop precious seconds off. There are some really amazing speed runs out there, but this is one of the coolest. Check it out below. Read more…

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DrinkBox Studios Announces New Game Severed

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 14, 2014 in Videogames

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DrinkBox Studios, the talented devs behind Mutant Blobs Attack and Gucamelee!, have announced their next game: Severed. It’s a mobile game coming out sometime next year that features a hero who makes up missing a part of her arm. So what does she do? Solve the mystery of why and along the way, attach enemies severed body parts to herself to gain power. Yup, that sounds awesome. It’s touchscreen-based, and will combine elements of Infinity Blade, Punch Out, and Mega Man, says DrinkBox. But really, I’m just here for the art. I love DrinkBox’s style, and it shines brightly here. I can’t wait to try it! Read more…

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Footage From PAX East of Star Citizen Impresses

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 13, 2014 in Videogames

 

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Yup, Chris Roberts showed off Star Citizen at PAX East, and it had a fantastic reception. In particular he demoed the dogfighting, featuring various ships sliding in and about asteroids while shooting each other. It’s still very early, as the AI isn’t quite there, and not everything works correctly, but — holy crap — does it look stunning. I’ll strap on an Oculus Rift, jump in this game, and you’ll never see me again. Seriously. I’ll probably need a PC upgrade by the time this comes out. The footage isn’t perfect, but it’ll give you a good idea of where they’re headed. Read more…

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First Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Trailer

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 13, 2014 in Videogames

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Yup, Hotline Miami is back for more gruesome violence and bizarre animal masks. The trailer shows off Wrong Number in several ways, mainly that there are many new weapons, enemies, and creative twists on previous Hotline Miami gameplay. Stuff like chainsaws and dual-wielding also seem pretty intense! I believe they mentioned that this game will focus on the 90s rather than the 80s like the previous game, so I hope we get some excellent 90s-inspired music for the soundtrack! Check out the trailer below. Read more…

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Capy’s Below Comes To Steam Along With A New Trailer

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 12, 2014 in Videogames

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One of my most anticipated games for Xbox One was Below, a rougelike-like game from Capy that featured empty ancient halls and evoked a mystical sense of exploration that really grabbed me. I was just a little disappointed that it was temporarily a One exclusive. But now we’ve heard tell from PAX East that Capy will be bringing Below to Steam as well! No offense Xbox One, but now I can put off getting you for even longer. This new trailer isn’t jam-packed with footage, instead it’s just a nice little look at the game and some beautiful music by Jim Guthrie. Check it out! Read more…

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