Other shows and movies: '30 Rock, 'Will & Grace,' and 'Cheers,' though these won't stream exclusively on Peacock. Peacock will get 'Parks and Recreation' and 'The Office' once existing deals with Netflix expire. 'Bridesmaids,' ''E.T.' and other movies from Universal Pictures, Focus Features and DreamWorks Animation. … [Read more...] about Thousands of hacked Disney+ accounts are already up for sale on the ‘dark web’ just days after the new streaming service goes live
Kept to the dark
The sequence of events that led the CIA to bin Laden involved first interrogations that surfaced the alias of bin Laden's courier. That was then followed by key information coming from a "liaison" relationship with a foreign intelligence service that supplied the real name of the courier, which was then followed by U.S. signals intelligence (known as SIGINT) that tracked the courier's phone to a particular city in Pakistan and finally human intelligence ("HUMINT," CIA spies on the ground) who tracked the courier to Abbottabad. … [Read more...] about ‘Zero Dark Thirty’: Did torture really net bin Laden?
Frostbitten survival adventure The Long Dark is one of the best in the genre, so says our boy Adam. On top of offering its own uncompromising vision of humanity pushed to the brink (all without a single zombie, alien or robot), it now has a steadily evolving main story arc that’s being released one episode at a time. While today’s free Vigilant Flame update doesn’t contain much in the way of new plot, it does set the scene as well as introducing some major new gameplay mechanics. … [Read more...] about The Long Dark adds new wilderness to explore, manual cooking and haunted computers
“The game also features “tactical freedom”, which is different ways of achieving the same goal. For instance, in the game, the player must take down an Archon, a large robotic enemy manned by a Watcher. The first way to take it down is by shooting its leg joints, rendering the giant incapacitated. Once this is done, the player must climb onto the Archon’s tail, triggering a mini-game, and fight the Watcher that’s controlling it. A different way of accomplishing all this is by hijacking an enemy UFO and blasting the Archon with the ship’s cannons until it explodes.” … [Read more...] about Micro-Verdict: Dark Void Impressions
I think I’d like games to be a bit more distinct when selling themselves via trailers, beyond emulating the visual styles of film trailers. In order for game trailers to look like film trailers, they need to be about 90% cutscene, 9% logos, and around 1% in-game footage. Which is a bit of a waste of everyone’s time, since, well, it’s not a film. (And really, the last thing you want to do is associate yourself with anyone’s memories of Boll’s Alone In The Dark film. If I were Atari I’d have the trailer be 90% explaining that it’s nothing to do with that movie). … [Read more...] about Alone In The Dark: “Cinematic” Trailer