Quantum Conundrum: A Lighthearted Puzzler That Shifts Into Action

Quantum Conundrum: A Lighthearted Puzzler That Shifts Into Action

Quantum Conundrum (QC), by Airtight Games, is the latest contender to the crown of physics-based puzzlers in which you progress through a sequence of challenge areas to reach the door on the other side. In this, it’s similar in both structure and spirit to a previous game you may have played. I am, of course, referring to 2010’s The Ball.

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Guild Wars 2 Gets a Launch Date (and a Final Beta Weekend)

Guild Wars 2 Gets a Launch Date (and a Final Beta Weekend)

The upcoming MMO Guild Wars 2 made a very good impression with me when I played it in its beta form back in May: it was both easy to play and easy to become engaged. Also, killing centaurs. But potential players did not know when they could become actual players. Until now. Guild Wars 2 will officially launch on August 28, 2012.

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‘Total Recall’ Trailer Is a Thinking Person’s Action-Fest

‘Total Recall’ Trailer Is a Thinking Person’s Action-Fest

The new trailer for Total Recall is out, giving us new footage, new action, and a glimpse at the infamous three-breasted prostitute from the 1990 version. For fans of author Philip K. Dick, action films, and um, prostitutes, this is the trailer for you.

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Valve’s New Animation Tool Gives Filmmakers Their Own (Free) Studio

Valve’s New Animation Tool Gives Filmmakers Their Own (Free) Studio

Valve Software, the creators of some of the world’s most beloved videogame series, Half-Life and Portal, has announced the beta release of their new animation tool, Source Filmmaker (SFM), designed to give filmmakers their own limited, yet extremely powerful, film studio.

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Kim Swift, Creator of ‘Portal,’ Discusses Her Latest Game, ‘Quantum Conundrum’

Kim Swift, Creator of ‘Portal,’ Discusses Her Latest Game, ‘Quantum Conundrum’

This is a triumph: Kim Swift, one of the creators of the puzzle game magnum opus, Portal, has given us a new videogame, Quantum Conundrum (QC), which was released on Steam on June 21, 2012 (and will be hitting the PS3 on July 10, 2012 and the Xbox on July 11, 2012). But rather than her previous home at Valve, where Swift worked on award-winning titles Half-Life 2: Episodes One and Two, Left 4 Dead 1 and 2, and Portal 2, QC is released under the auspice of Airtight Games.

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George R.R. Martin Fans Beg Him to ‘Write Like the Wind’ in Hilarious Song

George R.R. Martin, author of the epic series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” which HBO has turned into a successful TV show, Game of Thrones, has been writing his series on and off since 1991. With an average of almost four years between book releases, Martin has refused to set the release date for the next installment, Winds of Winter, other than, “It will be done when it’s done.” I’m far from the only rabid fan to lament this painful wait. In fact, some of them have set their grievance to song.

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Alan Moore, Author Who Disavowed ‘Watchmen’ and ‘V for Vendetta,’ to Write His Own Film

Alan Moore, Author Who Disavowed ‘Watchmen’ and ‘V for Vendetta,’ to Write His Own Film

Alan Moore is one of my favorite comic book writers, and his wild, arcane imagination has given us some wonderful series, such as From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, V for Vendetta, and Watchmen, which were adapted to the big screen. Moore has publicly condemned all of these adaptations…none of which he has ever seen (and has not accepted royalties from after a lawsuit concerning The League of Extraordinary Gentleman in 2003). Now he’s about to willingly put his name on a series of short films, Show Pieces.

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3 ‘Game of Thrones’ Parody Videos Show That Election Day Is Coming

As we know, Mother Jones is the most widely read left-wing political magazine in the United States. What we didn’t know is that the editors are fans of Game of Thrones with a snarky sense of humor.

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5 Scientists Share Their Baffled Reactions on the Science in ‘Prometheus’

5 Scientists Share Their Baffled Reactions on the Science in ‘Prometheus’

Warning: Spoilers.

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Fan Renders 13 Minutes of ‘Blade Runner’ in 3285 Paintings

Even after 30 years, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner still inspires fans like artist Anders Ramsell from Östersund, Sweden. Ramsell has paid tribute to the science fiction classic by reconstructing part of the film…using 3285 “aquarelle” (transparent watercolor) paintings.

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