How ‘Prometheus’ the Ship Reflects ‘Prometheus’ the Movie

How ‘Prometheus’ the Ship Reflects ‘Prometheus’ the Movie

If you want to know how a science fiction film approaches its science or even its mood, you need only look at its spaceships.

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‘Game of Thrones’ New Season 3 Characters Revealed

‘Game of Thrones’ New Season 3 Characters Revealed

If you’ve read the George R.R. Martin series, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” the basis for the HBO television series, Game of Thrones, you’d know that a multitude of characters have been written out of the show. Producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss did it to keep the story simple. But in season 3, they’re going to show us just how wonderfully complex the series is by introducing a few of the ones who got left behind.

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Game of Thrones 2.09 Recap: War Is Comin–Wait, It’s Here

Game of Thrones 2.09 Recap: War Is Comin–Wait, It’s Here

I didn’t know how to summarize the penultimate episode of season 2, “Blackwater,” so I thought I’d have the opening crawl of Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith do it for me: “War! King’s Landing is crumbling under attacks by the ruthless King Stannis. There are heroes on both sides.”

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Why the Collapse of 38 Studios May Be Good for Rhode Island

Why the Collapse of 38 Studios May Be Good for Rhode Island

As we all know, the state of Rhode Island loaned 38 Studios $75 million on the condition that the video game developers create 450 new jobs over the next three years. As we also know, 38 Studios could either make a payment or keep its staff, but not both. The loan was serviced, but the staff was let go en masse on May 24. If you’re a taxpayer in the state of Rhode Island who is looking down the barrel of a $75 million deficit (and that’s not including interest), you might be feeling a little testy now. But despite evidence to the contrary, this incident could be good for Rhode Island in the long run.

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Will ‘Twilight’ and ‘True Blood’ Replace Religion in Teenagers?

Will ‘Twilight’ and ‘True Blood’ Replace Religion in Teenagers?

Young people become have increasingly irreligious in countries such as Denmark, yet they still ponder the big questions: Is there a heaven? What happens to us when we die? Will we turn into vampires? Well, perhaps not that last question, but according to Line Nybro Petersen of the University of Copenhagen’s film and media studies department, supernatural-themed television shows and movies are helping teenagers explore questions about life and death—and some of them find the answers they’re looking for.

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Don’t Let 38 Studios Sour You: Video Games Are Good for Your State’s Economy

Don’t Let 38 Studios Sour You: Video Games Are Good for Your State’s Economy

Videogame company 38 Studios, makers of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and an upcoming MMORPG set in that game’s universe has recently collapsed, leaving $90 million in unpaid principal and interest to the state of Rhode Island. (And let’s not forget those 413 employees in R.I. and Maryland who were suddenly laid off without pay.) The [...]

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Don’t Let 38 Studios Sour You: Video Games Are Good for Your State’s Economy

Don’t Let 38 Studios Sour You: Video Games Are Good for Your State’s Economy

Videogame company 38 Studios, makers of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and an upcoming MMORPG set in that game’s universe has recently collapsed, leaving $90 million in unpaid principal and interest to the state of Rhode Island. (And let’s not forget those 413 employees in R.I. and Maryland who were suddenly laid off without pay.) The [...]

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‘Game of Thrones: Ascent’ Comes to Facebook, Puts Farms to the Torch

‘Game of Thrones: Ascent’ Comes to Facebook, Puts Farms to the Torch

Have you ever had a friend brag about his Farmville farm and thought, “I would so love to take an axe to your field?” If you have, good news: When I asked Jon Radoff, the CEO and Founder of Disruptor Beam, the creators of the upcoming social game Game of Thrones Ascent, if I’ll ever have to plant a crop, he said, “No, but you might burn a crop and raze someone’s land.”

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‘Aliens: Colonial Marines’ Gets a Release Date and a High-Octane Trailer

‘Aliens: Colonial Marines’ Gets a Release Date and a High-Octane Trailer

SEGA and Gearbox have announced the release date for Aliens: Colonial Marines. It’s not great news, soldiers. Human-on-xenomorph action won’t commence until February 12, 2013 for the XBox, PS3, and PC, while the Wii U’s release date is still TBD. This means we have a whole nine months of wait time before we can get our hands on the aliens who are trying to get their hands (and other parts) on (and in) us.

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‘Game of Thrones’ 2.08 Recap: Sex: 1, Slaughter: 0

‘Game of Thrones’ 2.08 Recap: Sex: 1, Slaughter: 0

Why is this episode, “The Prince of Winterfell,” different from all other Game of Thrones episodes? It’s because there was a lot of talkie-talkie and no slicey-dicey. The few corpses we saw came pre-stabbed. We did have one sex scene that was remarkable for one specific reason: it was the first time we’ve seen a romantic coupling. The thirteen-year-old boy who does the script rewrites must have been busy at his middle-school prom.

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