Author Archive for: ‘Chris Richardson’

DARPA Robot ATLAS Has More Coordination Than You

Whenever there is news about strides in artificial intelligence, or a futuristic robot capable of performing various feats in the cycle, inevitable jokes about Terminator, Cyberdyne Systems, and the Matrix’s robot revolution are soon to follow. However, after watching ATLAS, a disaster-response robot built by Boston Dynamics for the DARPA Robotics Challenge, jokes are no longer applicable because the future …

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iOS’ Deus Ex: The Fall Patched To Run on Jailbroken iPhones

Whatever your position on mobile device/touchscreen “serious” gaming, the kind that goes beyond the arcade-like Angry Birds/Candy Crush Sagas of the world, there is no denying these devices have become a viable destination for games with a more serious tone and more complicated control schemes. With that in mind, the moderate level of interest surrounding Square Enix’s Deus Ex: The …

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Game Mod Brings Dishonored Abilities To Skyrim

The alter, change, or build upon PC game code to add features, content, and/or, desired improvements is, of course, known as modding. Thanks to the largely unpaid efforts of these “amateur” programmers, many a game has been given new life, courtesy of the fan-created content that pops up. While those who limit their gaming to the console environment miss out …

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McAfee’s Most Toxic Superheroes In Relation To Web Surfing

Do you ever wonder what superhero has the most threatening websites related to a search conducted for their particular name? No, me neither, but the folks at McAfee did, and just because it may not be something you first think of, that doesn’t mean the findings aren’t interesting or useful. In fact, a list like this would probably be useful …

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“First Impressions” Fan Film Proves Making A Quality Wonder Woman Is Possible

While we are indeed in what appears to be the golden age of converting well-loved comic books into movies and television shows, there’s one iconic character who has happened to miss out on the fun. Yes, there have been rumblings about the CW making a Wonder Woman show for next fall, the fact is, it shouldn’t be this hard. The …

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Riding The “Sharknado” Wave, SyFy Will Bring Us “Ghost Shark” Next

So yeah, Sharknado was a bigtime social media success, and SyFy/NBC Universal are clearly eager to catch that particular brand of lightning in a bottle, which brings us to Ghost Shark, the creation seen in the above trailer. While Ghost Shark doesn’t quite boast the same “star power” that was in the critically acclaimed Sharknado had, it does have Bull …

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The Trailer for Dear Mr. Watterson Released

It’s hard to deny the impact of Bill Watterson’s incredible Calvin and Hobbes comic strip has had on the new generation of content creators. The references and nods to Watterson’s legendary duo are almost too much to count, but considering the fact the comic strip itself still has over 200,000 subscribers on GoComics.com, even though there hasn’t been a new …

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Gameplay Video Offers An Extended Look at Payday 2

While the upcoming Payday 2 may not inspire rabid reactions in the vein of whatever iteration of Modern Warfare you’re enjoying, it’s hard to deny the appeal of the game that lets players cooperatively take down valuable scores. With the first iteration whetting the appetites of many PC gamers, it’s almost time for Overkill to deliver the second installment of …

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Gareth Bale Chosen For Cover Of FIFA 14 UK

On this year’s cover of EA’s FIFA 14, Lionel Messi is the feature athlete. However, instead of just featuring one athlete, EA is putting twosoccer players on the FIFA cover: the aforementioned Messi and one standing behind him. These cover vary region to region, and for those in the United States who will be buying FIFA 14, their cover will …

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Reddit Demonstrates Power Of Social Media, Sends Pizza To Children’s Hospital

For the uninitiated, Reddit may seem like a collection of video gaming porn freaks who like cat images, and while that’s certainly a component of the site, it doesn’t begin to encompass the entire Reddit population, a group that is referred to as “Redditors.” There have been multiple documentations of the power of the Reddit collective in relation to Internet …

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IMDb Upgrades App, Now Allows Movie Ticket Purchases

For those who you are tired of apps like Fandango and Flixster and are looking another mobile application that allows you to buy tickets, IMDb has something you’ll be interested in. No longer is the IMDb mobile app only useful for solving Trivial Pursuit questions, thanks to an update that introduces a movie ticket-buying feature, one that is surprising in …

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Virtual Reality Porn Arrives On The Oculus Rift

While Rule 34 dictates that if it exists, there is pornography of it, perhaps there should be an amendment or a subsection we can add to it; one that reads, “if it is capable of displaying porn, someone will make porn for it to display.” Such is the case with the Oculus Rift, a promising headset designed to give gamers …

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