This month marks the 80th anniversary of the first Batman story ever. And thanks to only a skosh of numerical manipulation on the part of DC Comics, this week also marks the publication of the 1,000th issue of Detective Comics, the still-going series in which that 1939 story debuted. This all means that it’s a pretty good time for Polygon’s resident Batman expert, me. I talk about Batman a lot, professionally. The character is a deeply personal subject for me, a fantastical fiction that I am unashamed to say is a fundamental pillar of who I am. For his 80th birthday, there was only one Batman creator I wanted to talk to. And that’s Devin Grayson, the only woman to have been a lead writer on a core Batman title, ever. Picture me: a tiny nerd, in early college in the mid-aughts. I had decided to study writing in order to write superhero comics for a living, in full knowledge that finding people in academia who respected comics would probably be hard, and finding … [Read more...] about One of Batman’s most singular writers explains why women are so drawn to Gotham City
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WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional panel said on Monday that it has served document requests on 81 government agencies, entities and individuals as part of an investigation into alleged obstruction of justice and other abuses by President Donald Trump and others.Among those targeted by the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee are the president's sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, WikiLeaks, White House aide and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former White House counsel Doug McGahn."We have seen the damage done to our democratic institutions in the two years that the Congress refused to conduct responsible oversight. Congress must provide a check on abuses of power," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said in a statement.Among the committee's aims is determining whether Trump may have obstructed justice by ousting perceived enemies at the … [Read more...] about US House panel issues 81 document requests in Trump obstruction probe
After several years of waiting, Capcom has finally debuted its remake of classic survival-horror game Resident Evil 2. If you only watched its E3 2018 reveal trailer, chances are you have some questions regarding how it plays and how faithful it is to the 1998 original. There are still plenty of details that we don't know, but Capcom has at least offered some clarity on its most curious changes.To ensure you're kept up to date on everything there is to know about Resident Evil 2 remake, we've compiled all the information we have on the game so far: how it came to be, why its camera is from the third-person over-the-shoulder perspective, and more.To Clarify: It's A Full-On RemakeWhile not explicitly titled "Resident Evil 2 Remake," the game is in fact a total remake of the classic survival-horror game, and not a remastered version of the PS1 original with touched-up graphics--much in the same vein as 2002's Resident Evil remake. You once again control rookie cop Leon Kennedy and college … [Read more...] about Resident Evil 2 Remake: Everything We Know So Far
MARK Zuckerberg is the founder of social network giant Facebook who has pledged to give most of his wealth to charity during his lifetime. Here is everything we know about the genius entrepreneur and philanthropist. Who is Mark Zuckerberg? Mark Zuckerberg is the chairman, CEO and co-founder of social networking giant Facebook. Born in New York in 1984, Zuckerberg already had a "reputation as a programming prodigy" when he started college. While at Harvard, Zuckerberg launched a site called Face Mash, on which students ranked the attractiveness of their classmates. Harvard shut the site down after its popularity crashed a network and Zuckerberg later apologised saying it was "completely improper". The following term he began working on an early version of Facebook. The 33-year-old launched the social network from his dorm room on February 4, 20o4 with the help of fellow students. The friends would end up embroiled in legal disputes as they challenged Zuckerberg for shares in the … [Read more...] about What is Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth, who’s the Facebook CEO’s wife Priscilla Chan and when is he giving evidence to the European Parliament?
Last month, the University of Cambridge’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk released a mod for Civ V that introduced superintelligent AI to the game – not in the form of AI opponents, but as a technology that can end the game for every player if it’s left unchecked. It’s a novel overhaul to the science system, as well as an attempt to teach people about AI safety. While I had some problems with the mod, I also thought it was a fascinating idea. Keen to learn more, I spoke to project director Shahar Avin about how the mod came about, the issues that it presents both poorly and well, and how people can get involved with AI safety themselves. RPS: How and when did you first get the idea for the mod? Shahar Avin: How – The idea was inspired by the concept of “differential technology” in the study of extreme technological risks, that says that it’s easier to make technology development go faster than to make it go slower. At the same … [Read more...] about The creator of the Civilization V superintelligence mod on AI safety