Something you should know before playing Vampyr: this is not a joyful game. Even games about hipster-coiffed bloodsuckers like Doctor Jonathan Reid, the newly undead surgeon star of Dontnod’s follow up to Life is Strange, come burdened with an expectation of fun. This game is ugly and hopeless even in its best moments, a series of dirty alleyways, docks, and gaslit halls where you make dirty decisions and fight mostly faceless monsters (the enemies whose faces haven’t rotted off in the process of becoming lesser vampires are largely interchangeable, hyper-aggressive human thugs). Just because something isn’t fun, though, doesn’t mean it isn’t pleasurable or good. Vampyr is good — flawed, but very good — and pleasurable. What is most impressive is where it pulls its pleasures from. Role-playing games have drawn too frequently from the well of moral dichotomy over the past 20 years. Every time you take control of a Jedi, a Witcher, or … [Read more...] about Vampyr review — a dark, delicious night of the soul
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THE end of the world could be closer than we think, if American conspiracy theorist David Meade is to be believed. Here’s the lowdown on the man and his terrifying new prophecy. Who is David Meade? David Meade is an American Christian conspiracy theorist who has made predictions about Doomsday. He wrote a book called Planet X – The 2017 Arrival - insisting Nibiru would crash into Earth in October - but then moved it forward by a few weeks. His theory was given a boost this year when NASA discovered a new planet in the solar system, which they named Planet Nine. Meade, however, insists that this planet is actually Nibiru, or Planet X. The American’s previous theories and predictions about the end of the world have all been wrong – as is proved by the fact that we are all still here. In his earlier theories, Meade suggested that the mysterious "Planet X" - or Nibiru – could be headed towards Earth to destroy it on September 23, 2017. However, when the date … [Read more...] about Is the end of the world on April 23 and what is David Meade’s theory about the sun, moon and Jupiter aligning in Virgo?
Jason Guerrasio, provided by Published 10:44 am, Monday, April 9, 2018 Photo: Jonny Cournoyer This image released by Paramount Pictures shows John Krasinski, left, and Noah Jupe in a scene from "A Quiet Place." (Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures via AP) This image released by Paramount Pictures shows John Krasinski,... "A Quiet Place" had one test screening, and audiences were very confused while watching it. According to the producers behind the movie, Platinum Dunes' Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form, the CGI wasn't ready yet to have the scary monsters in the screening. In fact, some of the footage the audience saw was director John Krasinski in a motion-capture suit playing a monster. Warning: Minor spoiler below if you haven't seen "A Quiet Place." John Krasinski's latest directing effort, "A Quiet Place," scored a huge $50 million opening weekend for Paramount over the weekend thanks to its frightening … [Read more...] about The funny reason the audience wasn’t scared during the test screening of ‘A Quiet Place,’ the latest hit horror movie
Rome is one of the possible secret destinations. Photo: Moyan Brenn/Flickr A company that organizes surprise trips for people who don't find out where they are going until 48 hours before departure could be one of Spain's most interesting new startups. The Wonder Trip is pioneering a different style of travel, providing weekend break travel packages with a difference: you have absolutely no idea where you are going until just 48 hours before you leave. While this might sound like hell on earth for the planners among us, it is attracting a lot of attention on the startup scene and has been named as one of ten undiscovered Spanish startups by Equidam, a valuation platform startup. The site, based in the Netherlands, provides valuations and data intelligence to seed-stage and series A companies. The Wonder Trip offers breaks for either €149 or €199 including flight and accommodation to destinations around Europe and Morocco, but the destination stays secret until 72, 48 … [Read more...] about ‘Magical mystery tours’ among top Spanish startups to watch
They say that no idea is original, but there have certainly been some weird and wild movie villains over the years. From not-so-terrifying toy robots to un-frightening foodstuffs, we dive into the weird world of unlikely, and often unwise, movie villains. Join us on a journey through film history to see the very worst in villians from the big screen. Doughnuts - Attack of the Killer Donuts (2016)"A chemical accident turns ordinary donuts into bloodthirsty killers." The synopsis of this one gives us an insight into a film that flips the food chain on its head and sees sugary treats getting their sticky revenge on mankind. Watch what you crave, as one day it might come back to bite you. A car tyre - Rubber (2010)An angry tyre is out roaming the streets with murder on its mind and blood on its tracks. This innocuous bit of rubber has "destructive psionic powers" allowing it to wreak havoc and destruction wherever it treads.Everything green - The Happening … [Read more...] about 33 of the weirdest and wildest movie villains of all time