Long after the rest of the videogame world emerged out of their dark, hidden corners and embraced the blinding lights of show business, one kind of game remained reclusive. While shooters, adventures, strategy games and sports games started appearing in book and toy store shelves, mainstream advertising and even Hollywood films during the s and '90s, there was one genre that remained the preserve of the nerd, the geek, the hardcore. It was the oddly named Roguelike - a role-playing subgenre in which players braved near - impossible odds to enter endless dangerous dungeons filled with fabulous treasure guarded by vicious beasts and deadly traps. A genre where gasp! It was the nerd's own genre-born of the unholy union of Gary Gygax's legendary Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game and the ultimate geek activity: computer programming.
This is a guest post by Emily Contois. I totally own the complete series of Sex and the City —the copious collection of DVDs nestled inside a bright pink binder-of-sorts, soft and textured to the touch. In college, I forged real-life friendships over watching episodes of the show, giggling together on the floor of dorm rooms and tiny apartments. Through years of watching these episodes over and over again, and as sad as it may sound, I came to view Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha like friends—not really real, but only a click of the play button away. On opening night in a packed theater house with two of my friends, I went to see the first Sex and the City movie in
We fly behind the scenes of The Aeronauts to find out how director Tom Harper and his team brought the detailed world to life. Watch now. In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.
Watch now. When three workers try to steal from the local union, they discover the corruption of the union instead and decide to blackmail them. A drug dealer reconsiders his profession when his boss plans to go straight and an old flame reappears. In the s, Patricia Hearst is abducted by American revolutionaries, but eventually joins their cause instead. A returning war veteran loses his family to a violent home invasion and decides to seek and retaliate against those responsible.