I’m starting to get the impression that Ridley Scott feels that multinational corporations should not be involved in any sort of scientific research.
This came up on Twitter, of all places: or at least the basic subject did. While idly looking up the subject I came across this video (via this), which looks pretty danged useful. Apparently people have had problems with securing their firearms in the bathroom, and this includes cops.
Seriously, some good info here.
This is why we have the Internet, honestly. Because you didn’t know that today was Bizarro Halloween. And yet, somehow, knowing this – and that it’s celebrated with Mickey Mantle masks – makes things just a little bit better.
— Mark Pahlow (@mcpheeceo) May 24, 2016
The sharp-eyed folks at RPG Codex noticed something interesting yesterday: In late April, White Wolf Publishing filed for a trademark on “Vampire Bloodlines,” to cover “downloadable publications in relation to role-playing games; downloadable publications in relation to computer games; video game software; application software for mobile phones; computer game software.”
…White Wolf and all its properties were acquired last year by Paradox Interactive. Paradox Interactive published Obsidian’s 2015 fantasy RPGPillars of Eternity, and will do the same for the recently-announced Tyranny. And Obsidian—this is where it gets good—recently signed up Leonard Boyarsky, who was the project lead on Bloodlines, and is thus now back together with Tim Cain, who worked as a programmer on the game.
If this Graeme Whiting had just stuck with being generally dismissive of Game of Thrones, he’d have been fine. I mean: the statement “I’m not going to let my nine year old watch GoT” is an absolutely uncontroversial opinion. Virtually nobody reading this is going to go Oh, sure, it’d be a fun bonding experience for the family. And I figure that not letting my kids read the GoT books until puberty teaches them how to successfully hide things from me is likewise a perfectly valid parenting choice. So this Whiting guy was actually not in a bad rhetorical place, if he had just been smart enough to realize it. (more…)
I do kind of miss Will Smith not being in this one, but it does look like the script tried to at least THINK about the implications of the aftermath of an alien invasion. Also, Jeff Goldblum lampshades a particular trope of this… series, now. You’ll know it when you see it.
Don’t remember if I did this one this year already and I don’t care.
This was on the radio at just the right psychological moment to enliven my car ride today.
It’s the Lego Movie Batman movie, mind you, not a Lego Batman movie. You can tell by the fact that this Lego Batman is clearly not as skilled as the usual Lego Batman, which means that oh God help me I’m going to have to watch this movie twenty thousand times when it hits DVD because well-meaning relatives will buy it for my children and then it’ll just be on continuous rotation for four days straight. Because that’s how these things go.
Anyway: here’s the trailer! Those of you with children: look upon the form of your Destructor! 2017!
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