The history of mazes and labyrinths is a maze itself. The first recorded labyrinth was commissioned by the Egyptian king Amenemhet III thousands of years ago: unlike the Minotaur labyrinth of Greek myth, this was built to be lived in, with banqueting halls, temples, and offices. Since then, mazes have been cut from turf, mosaicked on cathedral floors, stamped on coins, hacked into cornfields, formed by parking tourbuses, and fashioned from hedgerows as dallying spots for English aristocrats. Mazes and labyrinths generate a surprising range of emotions. Partly, this is because the former isn't quite the same as the latter. The associations of the noun 'maze' are largely negative, referring to bewilderment, deceit and worldly distraction. A labyrinth is a similarly confusing structure, but the word has acquired more positive senses over time—it can serve as a place for reverie and contemplation. Psychotherapists like Dr. Lauren Artress have even prescribed labyrinth-walking as a form … [Read more...] about Unraveling the curious history of videogame mazes and labyrinths
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Uncharted might have once been PlayStation's golden goose, but the reaction to a recent report into The Last of Us remake revealed it's curious position in the wider landscape now. News that Day's Gone developer Sony Bend were in the pre-production phase of a new Uncharted game would have almost certainly dominated headlines years ago, but now it seems to be a curious side note, nothing more than a bit of color buried under bigger revelations. But it nevertheless offers up a tantalising glimpse of a potential future for fans. While Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier has gone on to state that this project might not exist now , he also said in a recent appearance on the MinnMax show that it was “supposed to be an Uncharted spin-off, not Uncharted 5 or something like that. For sure there will be new Uncharted games in the future, who knows if that particular one will continue. But that doesn't even mean anything, it was just paper design.” So while it's unlikely that we'll be … [Read more...] about Uncharted might be making a comeback, but should it be with Naughty Dog?
Ever wondered what the MCU would be like as an animated supervillain comedy? The new MODOK trailer – which isn’t canon for the Marvel Studios adventures, unfortunately – gives us a pretty good idea. Featuring Patton Oswalt as the AIM baddie, it marries the stylings and irreverent humor of Robot Chicken with the bombastic crossover action we’ve come to expect from a Marvel property. MODOK (that’s Mobile Organism Designed Only for Killing, in case you were curious) starts off by trying to take over the world, naturally. He soon starts having to think a little smaller, as his wife is divorcing him and has flown the coop to be with Wonder Man (Nathan Fillion). Joining Wonder Man is Iron Man (Jon Hamm), as well as a whole host of other Marvel nods and winks. Mystical dragon Fin Fang Foom – rumored to be in the new Shang-Chi movie – also shows up as MODOK takes it for a joyride. As you might have guessed from the merciless murdering and dismemberment, this isn’t going to be a … [Read more...] about New MODOK trailer is Robot Chicken meets the MCU – with plenty of killing
The Hawkeye Disney Plus series has wrapped filming, according to star Jeremy Renner. "Last day, for Now…" Renner wrote on his Instagram Story, along with a behind the scenes picture of himself looking a little worse for wear, with cuts on his face. "This is not a goodbye, but a see you soon" he continued, adding: "Thank you cast, crew, and Marvel" Check out the Story below. Renner also posted another picture to Instagram confirming the series has wrapped, captioned: "Bravo to everyone @marvel @disneyplus, our entire crew, stunt team @heidimoneymaker and amazing cast for all the hard work [put] into this show!!! We can't wait to share it. Thank you all for the incredible journey... #hawkeye" A post shared by Jeremy Renner (@jeremyrenner) A photo posted by on Not much is known about the plot of Hawkeye just yet, but Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop is making her MCU debut in the series, and Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova, who will first appear in Black Widow , is … [Read more...] about Jeremy Renner celebrates Hawkeye Disney Plus series finishing filming with new photo
Disney and Sony have inked a new deal that will give streaming and TV rights for Sony Pictures' new releases--including movies like Spider-Man: No Way Home --to Disney's many streaming and linear services. It's complicated, so buckle in. The streaming deal includes Sony's new theatrical releases between 2022 and 2026 as well as titles from Sony's existing library, with releases heading to Disney+, Hulu, ABC, Disney Channels, Freeform, FX, and National Geographic as appropriate. In the press release, Sony specifically calls out its Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters films, which would include any Spider-Man films, as well as spin-off characters like Venom , Morbius , and Kraven --not to mention Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and its upcoming sequel . Here's where things get complicated, though. Earlier this month, Sony made a very similar-sounding deal with Netflix , which specifically included Spider-Man. So what's up? These features would go to Netflix … [Read more...] about Disney Inks Massive Deal With Sony Bringing Spider-Man Movies To Disney Plus