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Sundance 2015: New Frontier Immersion
While virtual reality filmmaking has been getting much attention at this year's Sundance Film Festival, other groundbreaking content from the New Frontier films and installations division reimagines storytelling in equally compelling, immersive ways...
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Hohokum PS4 Game
In Hohokum—a PS4 game collaboratively created by London-based studio Honeyslug and artist Richard Hogg—players navigate a surreal world as a curious flying kite. There are goals, activities and secrets to uncover as you roam around, all set to a soundtrack...
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Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
Gamers will go gaga over Keith Stuart's ultimate book on the early Japanese video game console. "Sega Mega Drive / Genesis: Collected Works" is a veritable bible of information, covering every detail like console blueprints and specs, history, character...
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Indoor Cycling Meets Entertainment with Zwift
Whether it's the dropping of temperatures, shortening of days or just plain lack of free-time, hitting the road for a lengthy ride isn't always in the cards. While indoor trainers for stationary riding continue to advance, giving cyclists more detailed...
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Game Developer Other Ocean's #IDARB
From their headquarters Emeryville, CA and three studios in Canada and Northern California, game developers Other Ocean work on a multitude of projects that span mobile, handheld and console games. They've produced numerous noteworthy titles over...
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Kaho Abe of the NYU Game Innovation Lab
In anticipation of NYU's Brooklyn Polytechnic artist-in-residence Kaho Abe's presentation at Kill Screen's upcoming Two5six conference, we visited the one-time fashion designer, then wearable technology pioneer, now game developer on campus. The...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Vein$ Fingerprints aren't the most secure password—as any decent crime film shows, you leave them everywhere. Vein geometry, however, has been shown to be just as unique as fingerprints—even differing in twins—and could be a safer alternative...
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Voyager
As the NASA spacecraft Voyager I pierced the outer reaches of our solar system in its 36th year of travel (and became the farthest manmade craft from Earth), New York City designer Ken Amarit questioned "what it means to be on an endless mission...
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Outerlands: Season One
Every now and then a project comes along that can make even the most jaded curmudgeon crack a smile—Outerlands is one of those projects. Video games are a diverse form of entertainment, and one that is oftentimes misunderstood, vilified or mocked...
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Anki Drive
Video games, by nature, have always existed in the virtual world. While no less real or engaging to players, gaming has largely been contained to screens—at least until now. Anki Drive fuses robotics, artificial intelligence and video game styling...
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Journey
A unique interactive online adventure, Journey for PS3 is by far one of the best games of 2012. It's also the first video game soundtrack to be nominated for a Grammy. You will be immersed in gorgeous Miyazaki-esque environments and share an experience...
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Xperia Play
We spent some time with Sony Ericsson's new Xperia Play mobile phone, which combines the latest Android Gingerbread operating system with a Playstation gaming console. Geared toward the gaming-first niche of smartphone users, the Xperia Play is essentially...
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Skylanders Spyro's Adventure
Among the many new exciting games and oddities at the 2011 Toy Fair, Activision's latest gaming experience for the Nintendo Wii stood out for its fresh take on role-playing games. Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is action-packed entertainment that lets...
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Alphabetical Poster
Channeling his ingenuous passion for video games into ingenious graphic design, Brazilian illustrator and designer Maicon Costa created his "Alphabetical Poster" to spark a nostalgic conversation that aims to "stimulate memory and sensitize the audience...
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Blur
If you're the kind of gamer (like us) who's tired of the hyper-realistic, hundreds-of-different-button games that flood the gaming consoles of today, then Blur might be for you. On the surface, the new racing game from Bizarre Creations is an absolutely...
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Luke Kopycinski
Luke Kopycinski is a concept artist for a game company in Melbourne, but his fine art transcends any niche genre with rough paint strokes converging into luminous and expressive figures.
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SwitchGames
For those who've ever tried to sell back a used game to Game Stop, you know the feeling when they give you your measly cash back or slightly-less-measly store credit and you have to swallow it. Unfortunately they've long been the only place...
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Tetrical
Tetris is one of the most straight-forward video games ever invented. It's also one of the most challenging, even with only two dimensions to worry about. Tetrical kicks it up another level by adding a third dimension. Try really hard not to...
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Jean-Philippe Rajotte
Montreal-based artist Jean-Philippe Rajotte has been working in the gaming industry for the past seven years doing 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, UI Design and now as an Art Director. Of his work, he says, "I am trying to achieve a strong...
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Moon Master
Moon Master: Rahkon is yet another totally addictive vector game where you are a little green ball that has to bounce around the screen avoiding exploding bombs, falling meteors, and malevolent, laser-shooting UFOs. The really fun part is that you...
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