Daily Archives: March 9, 2015

White Night Review

Darkness, and the fear of what might be lurking in the shadows, can be terrifying. Or, it can also be deeply annoying – as exemplified by White Night, the adventure-game equivalent of banging your shins on a coffee table. The relationship between light and shade is brought wonderfully to life using a distinctive monochromatic graphical style, which lays the ground for an atmospheric and eerie adventure. Yet the same style undermines its exploration and puzzle-solving elements every step of the way.

The tone established by a near-exclusive use of black and white is definitely the best aspect of the experience. With a slow jazz piano playing softly in the background and darkness enveloping the lead character, I felt like I was stepping foot in a classic noir thriller from the ‘30s. I was drawn in by its heavy use of tropes, deliberately overwritten dialogue, crammed with outlandish similes, and its grizzled voice over – White Night wears its pulp influences proudly. But it’s also a haunted house mystery and a Hitchcock-inspired thriller. In short, there are a lot of influences swirling around, and while some overlap quite nicely – the damsel in distress reimagined as a restless spirit – overall I found it a bit of a muddled mashup.

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How to change the Notification Center icon in the menu bar on Mac

Menu Bar Notification Center icon

Have you ever wanted to change the menu bar icon for Notification Center on your Mac? As you can see from the screenshot above, I changed my icon to a moon icon. In this step-by-step video tutorial, I’ll show you what it takes for you to do the same…. Read the rest of this post here

How to change the Notification Center icon in the menu bar on Mac” is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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Valiant’s Comics Coming to Movies/TV

Valiant Entertainment has signed a deal with Chinese-based DMG Entertainment to turn their comic book properties into movies and television.


The New York Times broke the news with some insight on the deal:

Comic superheroes are profitable and highly sought intellectual properties for film franchises, said Dan Mintz, the chief executive officer of DMG, in a statement, “so taking a stake in the last independent massive comic universe is a strategic investment for DMG that will produce movies and TV that are both appealing and relevant to a global audience.”

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Bryan Cranston Back as LBJ for HBO Biopic

HBO is adapting All the Way — a Broadway play that starred Bryan Cranston as former President Lyndon B. Johnson — as a biopic, with Cranston set to reprise his role as the lead, and Austin Powers director Jay Roach on board to direct.

According to TheWrap, HBO’s adaptation of All the Way will chronicle the events of LBJ’s first year in office, and will follow in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the looming Vietnam War and the burgeoning civil rights movement.

Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson

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Star Wars Adds 1st Official LGBT Character to Canon

In his upcoming Star Wars novel “Lords of the Sith,” writer Paul S. Kemp is introducing the first official LGBT character to canon.

According to Big Shiny Robot, Star Wars’ first official LGBT character is named Moff Mors, and is described by the site as “an Imperial who has made some very serious mistakes,” but is still considered to be “an incredibly capable leader and spends much of the book working hard to prevent absolute failure.” Finishing off their description, the site notes, “

also happens to be a lesbian.”

Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp. Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp.

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Aussies: Win an Xperia Z3 and a PlayStation 4

Sony’s new Xperia Z3 is one of the most advanced smartphones on the market right now. Powered by a quad-core 2.5GHz processor and running the latest Android operating system, it sports a 5.2 inch HD screen and a 20.7 megapixel camera, built into a sleek, slim build.

For gamers, however, it offers an additional bonus: Remote Play. This allows you to stream from your PlayStation 4 to your phone using your home Wi-Fi network, and is the perfect solution for when the main screen in the living room is being used for something else.

remote-play-sfwHow does it work? Well, you can either use virtual touch screen controls or simply connect a Dual Shock 4 to your Xperia Z3 and play with the full suite of controls. Suite? Sweet!

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American Sniper Now Highest-Grossing Movie of 2014

American Sniper, director Clint Eastwood’s biopic of U.S. Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle, became the No. 1 domestic release of 2014 this weekend.

Since its limited release in December, the movie has earned $337.2 million and counting at the North American box office. American Sniper finally dropped out of the Top 10 at the box office this weekend.

“From its record-breaking Christmas opening, American Sniper has been a box office phenomenon. The film’s A+ CinemaScore in every category has translated into enthusiastic word-of-mouth that continues to generate both first-time and repeat business,” said distributor Warner Bros.’ Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, in a statement. “We could not be happier for Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and everyone on the incredible filmmaking team on this remarkable achievement.”

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