An entire generation's fondness for anime can be traced back to one programming block on Cartoon Network called Toonami. Toonami is a well of nostalgia for millennials whose introduction to anime included Dragon Ball Z, Gundam Wing, Sailor Moon and other classics.
After spending 2016 eating strange and horrible things, Snacktaku is kicking off the year on a high note. Let 21 January 2017 be forever known as the day Snacktaku ate Chocolate Strawberry Oreos, one of the best limited edition flavours in ages.
One of the best evil Superman stories ever told continues on April 11, when DC Comics reunites writer Tom Taylor and lead artist Bruno Redondo to explore what happened between Injustice: Gods Among Us and Injustice 2.
I've often told people that about half of gamers are women, citing an Entertainment Software Association report that puts the number at 41 per cent. The invariable response: "But what games are they playing?"
When a new, online triple-A title is announced, the first question on the lips of Aussie gamers is: Will there be local servers? Previously, the answer was often "no", but these days many studios and publishers have picked up their hosting game. Now Star Citizen will appease Australasian players, once it finishes its move to Amazon's backbone.
There was a time when the you had little choice when it came to playing a sci-fi 4X. These days? Between Endless Space, Stellaris, Galactic Civilizations 3, Sword of the Stars, the new Master of Orion... you're spoilt for choice. But I can understand if nothing has quite scratched your itch for intergalactic politics, ship building and inevitably, planet conquering. Well, there's a new alien on the block called Stars in Shadow.
So, Sony's sci-fi flick Passengers didn't exactly set the box office on fire, but at least it has some neat special effects. If you've seen the movie, you may have noticed something a bit different about the ship's touch-based user interfaces — rather than being pre-made clips, they were built in the game engine Unity and designed to actually work.