As far as mobile games go, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery isn't the first game to be stingy when it comes to energy metres and making the player wait to push the story forward. But rather than sitting idly or going off to do something else, one Hogwarts Mystery player opted to write a fanfic while they waited.
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The most recent trailer for Avengers: Infinity War revealed more of Thanos' plan, and its own connections to the events of one of the comics that inspired the film in the first place, The Infinity Gauntlet. There's one brief moment in the 1991 comic, however, that likely wouldn't go down well with a certain President in 2018.
Last week, United States Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals over a widespread campaign to influence the 2016 US presidential election in an effort that sounds like a Metal Gear plot. So, naturally, the voice actor for Colonel Campbell has done a dramatic reading of the the more sensational segments.
Yesterday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that for the first time since 1953, the Doomsday Clock - its representation of how close the world is to a catastrophic, civilisation-ending disaster - would be moved to two minutes to midnight. DC Comics decided that was a grand way to promote its current event series, named Doomsday Clock, until it went a bit awry.
There are few people in the world better positioned to bend US president Donald Trump's ear than his daughter (and adviser) Ivanka Trump - someone who's been rightly criticised for being complicit in her father's draconian politics. But what if Ivanka decided to turn on her family and fight for the people? Black Mask Studio's Billionaire Killers, written by Matteo Pizzolo and illustrated by Soo Lee, asks that very question.
Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey, who last year spent a lot of money helping Donald Trump get elected, has since spent a lot of money helping Trump throw some big parties.
Want to make your next protest more effective? Paolo Pedercini and Harry Josephine Giles say games are the key. The two activists are building a list of "Casual Games for Protesters" that they think protesters should incorporate into their demonstrations. These games can serve as icebreakers, teach valuable protest tactics to newbies, and encourage civil disobedience in day-to-day life.
Current events and social issues have always played a part in shaping Star Trek from its earliest days, whether it be the idealistic future of the Federation or using alien races as metaphors for society's dark side. In Deviations: Star Trek, it's humanity that's messed up after the tyrannical Romulans make first contact instead of the Vulcans.
Any time a Republican US president is elected, there's discussion about the idea of California seceding from the Union, an idea that has currently been dubbed as "Calexit", in a similar manner to the equally-terribly-named "Brexit". Thanks to a near-future, alternate reality comic from Black Mask Studios, California will finally make the break.
He's barely been in office for a month, but already Donald Trump has given the world a fearsome amount of wild, delirious quotes. They're sentences that not even the best satirical writer could come up with -- and weirdly enough, they make for uncomfortably believable quotes for Marvel's premiere fascist supervillain.
Over 25 million users have flocked to Discord, a text and voice platform for gamers, since its launch in May of 2015. Despite the company raising at least 30 million in venture capital funding, the company has only five "customer experience" personnel and no moderators on its staff. From what I've seen, users who wish to engage in harassment, raid servers or bombard chats and users with child pornography suffer no lasting repercussions for doing so. That seemingly any server can become the victim of organised attacks represents the strained and failing infrastructure of moderation -- of Discord, and of virtually any community on the internet.
You round a corner, finger wrapped around the trigger like a child clinging to a safety blanket. A nazi appears. You try to fire, but a mysterious force prevents you. Nazi magic? No, something much more sinister. You hear a voice: "Is it really OK to deny fascism a platform?" "Oh no," you whisper. Then you die.