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Interstellar - Trailer 3

This is the last trailer I’m going to watch for Interstellar, and I’m doing everything in my power to only watch it once. This movie looks incredible, but I worry that if I watch it again (or watch the next trailer… if there is a next trailer) it’ll ruin too much of the story.

Interesting note, the final title card has it releasing on film (70mm IMAX, and 70mm / 35mm regular screens) two days before “everywhere”. Very interesting.

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The FastCast Episode 4 - Trouble’s a Brewin

FastCast episode 4 is up! Take a listen. We talk about the new set photos and the leaked trailer from the Fast 7 Blu-ray. Take a listen!

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I’ve mentioned The FastCast before. I recorded episode 4 over the weekend. Take a listen if you like cars, action, family, or trouble. We also take a small detour and briefly discuss the iPhone 6 and Apple’s eco-system lock in… which I’ve been talking about for years.

Star Wars Characters Smushed Flat

[via Fast Company]

Windows 10

Microsoft just announced Windows 10. Yes this is the 9th version of Windows but numbers don’t matter. This OS is everything that made Windows 7 great, along with a touch of Windows 8 (pun intended).

On the surface Microsoft seems to be back tracking. They alienated a lot of users with Windows 8, and even more businesses. People didn’t want something all new, they wanted something familiar but upgraded, that’s exactly what they’re getting in Windows 10. Where Windows 8 focussed on touch screens and tablets, Windows 10 is a return to mouse and keyboard users, you know, they way most of us use a computer.

There are still some elements of Windows 8 present in the Start menu (see the photo above) and on tablets, but for the most part this is the beefed up Windows 7 that users were hoping for.

Described as Microsoft’s “most comprehensive platform ever,” Windows 10 will offer a tailored experience for all hardware across a single platform family. And it turns out that’s intentional. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore pointed to the millions of customers still using Windows 7, and said the company wants to make their transition to Windows 10 much more comfortable than the unfamiliar leap to Windows 8 two years ago. “We want all these Windows 7 users to have the sentiment that yesterday they were driving a first-generation Prius, and now with Windows 10 it’s like a Tesla.”

EDIT: I just wanted to note that I was / am WAY into Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. I 100% understand what they were trying to do, and I was on board. … that said, I was never going to make it my daily driver for many of the obvious reasons. It’s nice to see them return to the mouse and keyboard user.

[via The Verge]

/Film has an interview with Zach Lipovsky, the director of the upcoming (and still pretty far off) Dead Rising film. This one bit tells me everything I need to know.

The lead character is still a secret but “has covered wars, you know.”

YES!

Read the whole interview at /Film.

Stephen Totillo shows off the new snapping feature coming to Xbox One. The current implementation is a complete mess, I’m really happy this is getting fixed in the October dashboard update.

[via Kotaku]

jeffrubinjeffrubin:

31 Amazing Board Game Feelings featuring Monopoly, Sorry, Jenga, Catan, Operation, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Dominion, Connect 4, Clue, Mall Madness, and pretty much everything else.

Jeff played Catan in six different videos at CollegeHumor (and I somehow only worked on two of them). I hope someone at Buzzfeed is also keeping track. I’d love to compare them all one day.

(I also hope I counted correctly… I feel like there might be a 7th.)

(via catantrum)

Scenes of Calm and Chaos: Artists on fighting game backgrounds without the fights

This is wonderful. “Joystiq asked three professional artists to examine this sprawling gallery of animated fighting game background culled from famous SNK and Capcom fighters like Street Fighter II and King of the Fighters ‘94.

It’s super interesting to see fighting game backgrounds without other characters. One the one hand the background needs to fade away (since you should be looking at the fight happening) but on the other hand, the only thing telling  a story or setting a mood is the level.

I’ve selected my four favorite, but you should read the article (it’s great!) and see the rest. They are beautiful pieces of art. 

[via Joystiq]

This gif basically sums up most of the Internet. 
[via therumpus]

This gif basically sums up most of the Internet. 

[via therumpus]

dontorcosplay:

So for my miniature set class my friend howlsmovingbuttcheeks and I did a simplified Summoner’s Rift from League of Legends.

Look at this Summoners Rift scale model. This thing is amazing. 

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