For millennia we’ve told the story of the passing of the seasons with the help of supernatural figures. The ancient Greeks had three: Zephyr to bring the summer breeze, Notos to conjure autumn storms, and Boreas to blow the winter cold. In Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, the Wintersmith dances eternally with the Summer Lady, who is described as taking the shape of the smell of apples, or of shimmering heat on a road. Now games are contributing their own myths to that tradition. In Kinoko, you play the cloaked and hatted forest spirit who ushers in the spring – personally shovelling away the snow, knocking the white powder from the trees, and planting the flowers until the job is done and the year has begun anew. The tellers of this new legend are not ancient Greek priests nor acclaimed fantasy authors, but a small gaggle of students training as designers, programmers, artists, and musicians in Dundee, Scotland. That’s where the GTA series began, and … [Read more...] about Making it in Unreal: how Kinoko simulates the changing seasons
Arrested development season 4
There's no movie more secretive than Avengers 4 right now. Marvel Studios is doing everything in its power to keep the mega superhero mashup under wraps, and while we're generally ok with that (no one wants spoilers, right?), we do have a few burning questions about Avengers 4... are you ready Marvel? What's the Avengers 4 title? When will we get an Avengers 4 trailer? Who is in the Avengers 4 cast? And what are all those Avengers 4 set photos about? Ok, those are all pretty big questions, but it's not our fault, that shocking Avengers: Infinity War ending left us hanging and now we have to wait until next year - specifically May 3, 2019 - to find out what happens post-snap. In the meantime, the least we can do is keep our ears to the ground (see: the internet) and let you know as soon as we hear anything about Avengers 4. That's what you'll find below; everything we know about the Avengers: Infinity War sequel so far. From the Avengers 4 release date to the best … [Read more...] about Avengers 4 release date, title, trailer, cast, theories, and everything else you need to know
If you thought we didn't know much about Avengers: Infinity War before it came out, get ready to redefine the term 'secretive' after you find out how much we know about its sequel, Avengers 4. While you could argue that we at least have a good idea of where the Avengers 4 plot will begin - it will surely continue the events of Infinity War, right? RIGHT?! - that's somehow a lot more confusing than we anticipated given the Avengers: Infinity War ending. Despite this, we've somehow managed to pull together a good idea of what we can expect from the upcoming movie thanks to some quotes from the directors/writers, the few Avengers 4 set photos flying around the internet, and our own common sense. Read on and find out everything we know about Avengers 4 so far, including the release date, title, cast, and more. Fast Facts:Avengers 4 release date: May 3, 2019 Avengers 4 director: Anthony and Joe RussoAvengers 4 cast: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, … [Read more...] about Avengers 4 release date, set photos, title, cast, and everything else you need to know
Arrested Development’s original fourth season is still streaming on Netflix, but it takes a little bit of detective work to find it. Netflix debuted Arrested Development’s newly remixed fourth season today, and although it isn’t the only available option for Netflix subscribers, it is by far the most visible one. The remixed version re-edits the original 15, single character-focused episodes from 2013’s fourth season and turns them into 22 chronological episodes, each including a majority of the cast. If subscribers click play on Arrested Development’s fourth season from the platform’s main landing page, the remixed version will automatically start. Netflix subscribers have to go to the show’s official page and click on the “trailers and more” section to find the original cut of the fourth season. Netflix is clearly making it more difficult for people to watch the original fourth season, seemingly hoping that subscribers tune into … [Read more...] about Netflix is hiding Arrested Development’s original fourth season
Netflix has always done well out of being perceived as the cheeky young upstart, the brave disruptor of a stale status quo. A service that lives or dies by how well it can drive and maintain subscriptions, Netflix has a long history of delivering cool, unexpected events designed to prove just how dynamic, fresh, exciting, and in-tune with the modern media enthusiast it really is, compared to the slow, unswerving old-guard. There was the early championing of much-loved, but decidedly dead, culty shows, whose audiences had long felt neglected by their original owners. The resurrection of Arrested Development made Netflix an instant hero, regardless of the eventual quality of season 4. As did the service's at-the-time unprecedented move of securing day-and-date, ‘live’ broadcast of the final season of Breaking Bad for long-deprived, spoiler-fearing UK audiences, in step with the show’s US airdates. And then there were the many, many revivals of nostalgia … [Read more...] about Cloverfield, Annihilation, and Mute: Do Netflix’s big name movies make it a real Hollywood rival, or is it all just expensive smoke and mirrors?