THE PCG Q&AFind previous editions of the PC Gamer Q&A here. Here are some highlights:- What game did you finish despite hating every minute of it? - What game's graphics blew you away the most when it came out?What's your least favorite entry in an otherwise good series? Reigns: Game of Thrones, a crossover between Tinder-like ruling sim Reigns and HBO's series about sad people wearing furs, might be the best GoT game made yet. That isn't a huge compliment, as the Telltale series was nothing special, but we quite like Reigns, so it's probably worth a go for Ice and Fire fans. Comparisons aside, the crossover was a good match (hah), and an interesting one. Often, licensed games are designed to the specifications of the source material—in a game about Spider-man, you have to sling webs, right? But now and then things happen the other way around, and a film or TV show is worked into an established game design idea. Telltale does this, and Jurassic World Evolution … [Read more...] about Which game would you cross with your favorite TV show or film?
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For its 27th edition, the Florida Film Festival will start with a heist, then bring on the stars.Those stars — Pam Grier and Ellen Burstyn — headline two of the biggest nights at the 10-day event beginning Friday. Grier will attend a Sunday screening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” from 1997. Then the star takes part in a Q-and-A with the audience.Oscar winner Burstyn will attend an April 13 screening of “Requiem for a Dream,” a 2000 drama from director Darren Aronofsky. Burstyn was an Oscar nominee for playing a drug addict with harrowing force. She can discuss a career that includes “The Exorcist,” “The Last Picture Show” and the best actress Oscar for Martin Scorsese’s “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” from 1974.The festival will screen 183 films in all — 55 features and 128 shorts — from 38 countries. Friday’s opening night film, “American Animals,” comes … [Read more...] about Florida Film Festival starts with ‘Animals,’ adds stars
Females on film While film school classes and incensed critics continue to debate the lack of women in film, female actresses are fighting the good fight on the silver screen itself. Alas, not in anywhere near the numbers needed - provided things were a little bit fairer, of course - or that woman over the age of 40 didn't suddenly become a movie exec's idea of nightmare kryptonite.Over the years, these actresses have been asked to play any number of damsels, dames, nagging housewives, ditzy girlfriends and occasionally (just occasionally) an interesting and nuanced character. This list celebrates the latter, looking at the very best female creations in the history of cinema. Enjoy.15 most prolific female screenwriters25 funniest female characters25 best movies on Netflix Prev Page 1 of 101 Next Prev Page 1 of 101 Next 100. Baby (Dirty Dancing) The Character: Dirty Dancings Jewish princess learns to thrust n grind with Swayzes Johnny Castle. Nobodys gonna put her in a corner … [Read more...] about The 100 greatest female characters in movies
This week, we’re running a big list of what we — and a group of trusted friends — recently voted as the 500 best video games of all time. For the backstory, criteria, explanation of why Breath of the Wild isn’t on the list, etc., head to the beginning here: The 500 best games of all time. For numbers 300-201, scroll down. 300. Microsoft Flight Simulator (1982, PC) Though technically not the first flight simulator, Microsoft Flight Simulator revolutionized the simulation genre with how many real world variables it threw at players. The changing weather, time of day, new coordinate systems and a new engine were seen as so realistic at the time, the game's advertising claimed if it were any more lifelike "you'd need a license." 299. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013, Nintendo 3DS) The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is one of the best classic Zelda games in the series. Building upon the series' dungeon design and overall presentation, A … [Read more...] about The 500 best games of all time: 300-201
Back in the ‘90s, Chris Metzen had an idea for a new game. For the still-blooming Blizzard Entertainment, these were formative years. There was Warcraft as of 1994, but there was no World of Warcraft. There was talk about doing more real-time strategy, as the company was arguably getting good at it, and a keen interest in heading into space. Senior VP of Story and Franchise Development Metzen, along with present-day VP of Art and Cinematic Development, Nick Carpenter, was working on concepts for something new. It was a sci-fi, fantasy-driven epic — a story told in a far-out universe with a huge world and different factions. It was "badass," says Metzen. It was ... space vampires. "The rest of the team was like, ‘I dunno man, space vampires are pretty wack,’" Metzen says. "‘We want to do something a little broader’." A statue of Jim Raynor in the Blizzard offices Bloodlines, which Metzen wouldn’t talk about publicly until the 2013 release … [Read more...] about StarCraft: The past, present and future