I’m doing sit-ups for a demonic drill instructor who wants to get me in tip-top shape so I can join his military corps. A long time ago, this was one of several random events concocted as a way to deal with the multitude of bots that set up shop in Old School RuneScape, back when it was just plain RuneScape. They stopped being effective after a couple of months. 14 years after they ceased being useful, they persist. “We kept them because the players quite liked them,” says Mark Ogilvie, RuneScape design director. “They’re part of the fabric of the universe.” It’s a familiar story in a game that exists because players voted for its resurrection. Old School RuneScape was originally created to be a copy of the game as it was in 2007—an exact replica designed to entice nostalgic adventurers. It’s not a snapshot of the universe as it was, however, as it’s still a living game with updates, additional quests and even a new … [Read more...] about Touring Old School RuneScape, where 2007 never ended
Lands end returns form
So, it’s come to this, has it? Well, frankly, we’re not surprised. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is an enormous game and its many ending states are relatively complicated. So you can either devote the rest of your life to discovering them all unaided like a CRPG monk, or read this. We’re working off the assumption that you’ve come here to spoil the ending of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire for yourself - please don’t use this for ill and ruin the enjoyment of this excellent RPG for anyone else. Unless it’s that one friend who told you what happened at the end of Infinity War. In that case text, tweet, and mail this to that one friend. Remember to check out the best RPGs on PC. This guide will cover the main ending, the effects of your actions on major regions and characters, and some party member interactions and outcomes for good measure. It goes without saying, but there’ll be spoilers ahead and reading the conclusions to such a grand … [Read more...] about Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire endings explained: how to get all endings
Does John Lasseter still have a friend in Disney?The Pixar Animation Studios executive who took a six-month leave of absence in November will soon know the answer when his corporate bosses decide whether he will return after he admitted to inappropriate workplace hugging and other “missteps.”Walt Disney Co., which acquired Pixar in 2006, is expected to render its verdict on Lasseter in the next few weeks. Some in the industry believe it would be unlikely for Lasseter to resume his roles as chief creative officer of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios given the current climate in Hollywood, where tensions are still high after sexual harassment scandals toppled several entertainment and media figures.For Disney leaders, the Lasseter situation represents an exceptionally thorny dilemma. In many ways, Lasseter is synonymous with Pixar and is credited with having transformed the Emeryville, Calif., studio into a digital animation juggernaut. Under his creative leadership, the … [Read more...] about Will animation legend John Lasseter return to Disney-Pixar after a six-month leave?
Though it’s as slim and poorly balanced as a cheap knife, “The Strangers: Prey at Night” is a stylish 1980s throwback that packs plenty of terror into its short running time. This isn’t a horror movie that will take up residence in your nightmares for weeks, but the sequel to the solid 2008 original “The Strangers” is nonetheless just as effective in the short term as its well-made counterparts.Director Johannes Roberts begins the film with a synth-infused version of Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America” and retro title styling, letting the audience know what decade of horror we’re in for, even if the characters are blissfully unaware of what’s coming.Mom Cindy (Christina Hendricks) and dad Mike (Martin Henderson) pack up a pouting Kinsey (Bailee Madison) and older brother Luke (Lewis Pullman) on a trip to take Kinsey to boarding school. She’s a teenage rebel, as her Ramones t-shirt and cigarette habit quickly tell us.The … [Read more...] about Murder, mayhem, mobile homes and the return of Dollface in ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’
The Duke is coming back, that we know, and it’ll get here by April 30 (a placeholder date for preorders on GameStop, the only place it’s available). Seamus Blackley, one of the Xbox’s original designers and the guy who put together the design team for the first console, went on Xbox Wire’s inaugural “Inside Xbox” series to talk about the return of Xbox’s iconic phat-ass controller, which is being made by Hyperkin. “It rose out of a joke, I was going through a bunch of old boxes, and a bunch of them were from my old office at Microsoft. In one of the boxes was an original Duke,” Blackley said, showing off a classic, translucent green model of The Duke. When he found an old land-yacht of a controller, Blackley got his son to pose with it in his small hands for a Twitter post, and made several cracks about its massive footprint — which wasn’t always a funny thing. “I took a huge amount of crap for the size of the … [Read more...] about The Duke’s return to Xbox redeems the original designer