The very best documentaries draw you in even if you don’t care about cold-case crimes or political campaigns or jailed artists or sleep disorders. They allow us to see ourselves in the subject no matter how famous or how far removed they are from our own lives — which is part of the point, reaching for the humane strands that connect us across mileage and mental state. Stories about leaders and burnouts. Stories about losses and resurrections. Stories about fears and triumphs. Stories as true as a camera can allow. If you want to watch a documentary every day for the foreseeable future, Netflix has you covered for at least the next two years. To get you cheerfully enthusiastic about life and art, or to anger you to your very core, here are the 15 best documentaries you can stream on Netflix right now. The Nightmare(2015) Horror movies aren’t usually non-fiction, which is part of what makes Rodney Ascher’s documentary so mesmerizing. Ascher’s harrowing … [Read more...] about The 15 best documentaries streaming on Netflix right now
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Unlike practically every other naming convention in tech, graphics cards don’t tend to follow on nicely from one generation to the next. The new Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, for example, may seem like it should be the natural next step from the previous generation’s GTX 1060, but as we saw in last week’s RTX 2060 vs GTX 1060 comparison piece, the RTX 2060 is really in a whole other league of its own when it comes to performance at 2560×1440 resolutions. Really, it’s a much better match for the the next card up in Nvidia’s GTX 10-series, the GTX 1070, which I agree makes very little sense and is confusing for everyone but that’s just the way these things are unfortunately. With that in mind, here’s how the RTX 2060 stacks up against the GTX 1070 via the medium of some nice graphs. RTX 2060 vs GTX 1070: How we test Just like my RTX 2060 vs GTX 1060 article, I’ve tested each card with pretty much every game I currently use as part of my … [Read more...] about RTX 2060 vs GTX 1070: Which Nvidia graphics card is better?
No matter how beautiful and brilliant the game, there's no guarantee that it's going to be love at first play. We've all had those times when we've cracked open a fresh download or - back in the day - popped open a new game case only to feel the cold dread of buyer's remorse. Animal Crossing, Tetris, Destiny, no game is safe from the subtle whims of the human mind. Sometimes we take the games back for a trade in, sometimes we persevere and realize we're wrong, and fall harder than we ever had before. Find out which games left our writers cold, until time, practice of the lure of farming life won them over. This is the first in a series of big questions we'll be interrogating our writers with, so share your answers and suggestions for topics with us on Twitter. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake EaterBack in Ye Olden Days, tutorials were called 'manuals' and MGS3 worked on the assumption that you'd read its 120-page controls, tips, and lore guide; which of course I hadn't since I was … [Read more...] about Which game did you start out hating, but grow to love?
Ah, it's good to have land, whether that be here in the real world or in the games we play. But have you ever caught yourself wondering just how much a house in, say, Skyrim would cost in real-world terms? Well wonder no more. London & Country Mortgages, one of the UK's largest brokerage firms, has broken down how much property would actually cost in Skyrim, Fallout 4, Breath of the Wild, The Witcher 3, The Sims 4, Stardew Valley, and Final Fantasy 14.We've pulled out some of the most interesting details from L&C's study below, or you can read the full study on the London & Country website if you like.Most homes in Skyrim will run you 5,000 Septims, which translates to $12,476 / £9,242 (read on to see how L&C arrived at that figure). That alone is pretty neat, but let's take this a few steps further. GeekifyInc - an Etsy-like store that sells custom memorabilia - claims Breezehome in Whiterun to be roughly 1,900 square feet, with an upper level. Meanwhile Zillow, … [Read more...] about A mortgage company figured out how much a house in Skyrim, Zelda, and more would cost in real life
Despite the decades that have passed since its release, it would be hard to argue that any film is as relevant to the way movies are made today than George Lucas’ 1977 space opera, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Kevin Feige, the Marvel head honcho who presides over what is the most lucrative and successful film franchise currently operating — including Star Wars — talks openly about how much of an impact the original trilogy had on him. The list of filmmakers who directly crib from Lucas would be like a census of Hollywood royalty. And the subsidiary industries that Star Wars has spawned, from toys to novels to video games, has changed how the entertainment business works. But when you eliminate the biases that come from living in a Star Wars-addled world and look back at the circumstances of its creation, what’s far more surprising is that the film got made at all. That a USC grad in his early 30s best known for a coming-of-age story about small-town … [Read more...] about What if Star Wars never happened?