Like other media, video games do not equally represent the demographics of their consumers. This article is a look at the issues the industry and its constituents have with gender representation and game diversity.
Should a video game sequel break new ground? Iterate on the original? Offer the same thing with different graphics? Why every player wants different things from their beloved sequels--and why that often harms the games.
Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend were acquitted in an appeals courts of the brutal 2007 murder of roommate Meredith Kercher, possibly ending a years-long legal process that captured the attention of the world press.
After the commercial and critical disappointment of "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier", Paramount went ahead with plans for one more film with the original crew of the USS Enterprise, "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country".
Valve Software's upcoming "Dota 2" not only looks to be an excellent translation of the aging "Defense of the Ancients" mod, but proves the continuing viability of small-time modders and developers as the next big game designers.
As video games have become hugely popular and lucrative entertainment properties, the amount spent marketing them has skyrocketed. What appears in video game trailers, however, can often be controversial when selling the game.
At the 2011 National Association of Broadcasters Apple unveiled the newest version of their popular nonlinear editing program, Final Cut X. Read on to see what's changed and how editing just got more fun.
Captain Kirk (William Shatner) took the helm to direct Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989); it was a critical and commercial disappointment that nearly killed the franchise. A look at the trials and troubled production of the film.
Even if a television show has decent ratings or is praised by critics, it often ends up being cancelled by the networks. The current way of making television shows is hurting the entertainment industry.
The award-winning and critically acclaimed sequel to Halo: Combat Evolved broke sales records on release, but it suffered delays, disappointments and a massive development crunch. A look at the behind-the-scenes history of Halo 2.
The popular PC real-time strategy game StarCraft II is a microcosm of the gaming world, where game companies vye for player's continued attention and multiplayer options are more than just a fun afterthought, but the soul of a competitive game.
Before the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film adaptation is released, catch up on the highs and lows of the film series; this article ranks all six films 2001-2009 from best to weakest.
With the announcement of the official sequel to one of the most successful mods in the world, Defense of the Ancients (DotA) is poised to become the next great game genre if it came break out into the mainstream.
Everyone seems aware that film critics are a dying, or at least an endangered, breed'"especially the critics themselves. It begs the question: do we need film critics? And if so, what's going to happen to them in the Internet Age?
With the rise of laptops, cellphones, and tablet computers, the age of the desktop personal computer may be ending'"or is it? A look at trending topics in technology and the shifting we in how we interact with our gadgets.
Developing a major video game is a long and expensive process. Sometimes, products fail to materialize, and are often dubbed "vaporware." The industry is filled with sad tales of unfinished products; here are some of the most famous.
Is modern society too dependent on technology? How do we know if we're too connected, or is that really a bad thing at all? Scientists and pundits are divided on what our computer-driven future has in store.
With the advent of cheap digital cameras, it's possible for novice filmmakers to make a quality film for virtually no budget. Here's a quick guide to everything you'll need, including special effects tricks.
Retroactive continuity or retcons are a long-established way for franchise creators to streamline or modify existing elements of their established story canon, but as this article explains, the video game medium offers different challenges.
Film cliches are so pervasive we sometimes don't even realize what we are watching is entirely divorced from reality. This doesn't just mean we get sub-par entertainment--our acceptance of stereotyped conventions hurts us and our entertainment.
Apple is known for its stylish products, ease of use, and devoted following, but even among the smash hits it has had over the years, it's still made its fair share of mistakes; here is a list of ten of their biggest flops and failures.
A retrospective review of the 2009 film adaptation of Dan Brown's symbology and Illuminati conspiracy Angels & Demons; free from the glare of hype, this movie does everything it's supposed to-and more.
The production of the fourth Star Trek feature, The Voyage Home (1986), the most popular film yet and one that traded the confines of a futuristic space ship for our own backyard-20th century San Francisco.
What the implications of the editable internet mean for longstanding and accidental celebrities, and what moral responsibilities content providers like Wikipedia have in regards to how this information is presented.
A review of Halo Evolutions, a recently-released short story compilation featuring work by Eric Nylund, Tobias Bucknell, Fred Van Lente, Eric Raab and more, all set in the Halo science fiction universe.
65 million years ago a massive asteroid plunged into Earth and caused the dinosaur's extinction. This is a history of the people who discovered the massive impact that irrevocably changed our world forever.
The behind-the-scenes story about how first-time director Leonard Nimoy set out to resurrect Spock and continue the Star Trek film franchise, creating the 1984 epic space opera about duty, honor, life, and death.
How the decline of the publishing and newspaper industries could be catastrophic from a social perspective; and how the decline of reading might result in global society moving aware from a more informed world.
Despite a questionable premise, plot arc, characterization and a lack of cohesiveness, Push (2009: Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning) turns out to be a strangely compelling work that is worth at least one viewing.
The wiki model of collaborative changes can both effect great change and lead to issues in enforcing a common standard of behavior. This is a case examination of a problematic user and the application of Wikipedia's guidelines and policies.
The 'Halo' film is currently dead, but trusting in the greedy desires of film and software companies, I suspect it might return. Here's why it's a good thing 'Halo' was killed, and where it can go from here.