The Tunisian town that inspired the name of Luke Skywalker's home planet has become a focal point in a very real war.
Tataouine, a remote community from which George Lucas took the name of the desert planet Tatooine in his Star Wars saga, has become a backdrop in Tunisia's struggle to prevent the terrorist organization ISIS from gaining a foothold there.
"This struggling town on the fringes of the Sahara still draws a few fans of the movie but now finds itself part of a real conflict, as a way-station for jihadists crossing the Libyan border 60 miles to the east," reports CNN. "Two arms caches have also been found in the region this month ... Tunisians say their country is at a crossroads as it tries to fend off the jihadist contagion seeping across North Africa. Their democracy is young and vulnerable."
This is a full review for all 13 episodes of Netflix's new original series, Bloodline. Basic storylines will be discussed, but no huge spoilers. For my thoughts on the ending (and more), head over to the Bloodline Spoiler Discussion.
It feels fitting that Netflix's new series Bloodline is nestled between the releases of more mega-hyped fare like House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Marvel's Daredevil. It's the streaming site's most humble offering to date. Its most "traditional series," in many respects. Though, strangely enough, it's also similar to the site's most expensive globe-trotting production, Marco Polo, in the fact that it takes a few episodes to get into. About three episodes, I'd say, before you start getting sucked into the humid, heated family drama of the Rayburn clan.
As of today, Epic Games' upcoming Fortnite has entered into its second closed alpha on PC.
The alpha will run from 12pm-12am EDT every day until April 14. The patch notes on Epic's blog explain that a wipe was necessary for the closed alpha, meaning that any progress made in the first test will be reset for this one.
Not only do the residents of Salt Lake City have fabulous mountain views to boast about, because now they can start bragging about their amazing internet speeds. Google has revealed the capital of Utah will be the next city to gain access to its high-speed Google Fiber network.
"We’re looking forward to seeing Salt Lake residents use gigabit Internet to spark creative ideas, jumpstart businesses and collaborate in ways they couldn't before," said Google Fiber associate city manager, Devin Baer.
Google Fiber provides internet connections of up to one gigabit per second. The service is currently available in Kansas City, Missouri; Austin, Texas; and Provo, Utah. Expansions are currently planned for Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham.
With Black Hood #2 releasing tomorrow, we talked to writer Duane Swierczynski about the influences behind the dark and gritty relaunch of this classic Archie Comics superhero.
Now being published under Archie's Dark Circle Comics imprint, Swierczynski has taken the cliche out of "dark and gritty" to deliver a superhero story that trades in powers and plots for psychological hangups and street violence.
Before famed horror director James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring) took over the reins of the Fast & Furious franchise to helm Furious 7, he planned to make his action flick directorial debut with MacGyver.
Back in 2012, Wan was in talks for the film adaption of the 1980's television series about a government agent who used his wits and whatever he found laying around to fight bad guys. In a recent interview with CraveOnline, Wan spoke about the failed project and what he'd planned for the adaption.
Harsh conditions make living on the surface of Earth's moon unlikely, but a team of researchers have discovered it may be possible to live underground.
A recent theoretical study presented by Purdue University's Jay Melosh at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference posits there might be large tube-shaped volcanic features beneath the moon's surface.
"There has been some discussion of whether lava tubes might exist on the moon," Melosh said. "Some evidence, like the sinuous rilles observed on the surface, suggest that if lunar lava tubes exist they might be really big."
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow...
Powers unleashed its most action-packed, revealing episode to date with "Paint it Black." A chapter solely devoted to the capture of Eddie Izzard's Wolfe and flashbacks to 1994 right before he committed a savage massacre in a club called the Sanction Lounge. If you like to read what Eddie Izzard told IGN about this episode, and Wolfe's big storyline, head over here.
Budgetary restraints are still an issue on Powers (flying looks wonky, Zora's powers look and sound silly), but this chapter did the best with what it had. And feats of superhuman strength are easy to pull off, no matter the financial handcuffs. So Retro Girl getting walloped through a door was awesome. As was Walker, borrowing some his old power back from Wolfe via sway, throwing Wolf through the floor and down to the next level of the prison.
It should probably come as no surprise that actress Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn won't have just one outfit in the Suicide Squad movie. Look, they have to sell that merch, right??
According to Latino-Review, "Harley Quinn has a few looks throughout the film. Going from traditional with the animated series as a reference to prison attire & in one sequence where they infiltrate a club she swears a dress. Get this, her & Joker's pet Hyena's
are in the film briefly. Apparently, Harley with the hyena's
are a big motif."
Check out some of Harley Quinn's many looks through the years below:
Last year, rumors swirled of YouTube's apparent intent to purchase game streaming service Twitch for a reported $1 billion USD. But later in 2014, Amazon would eventually acquire Twitch, with some reporting the deal with YouTube fell through over "antitrust" issues.
Now, it seems YouTube is ready to forge its own path, leveraging its superpower as an online video site to begin dedicated streaming of eSports and other gaming content.
Quite the eventful (and tragic) week in the world of wrestling, so let's carve it up.
When I first heard that Snoop Dogg/Lionn/Meerkatt would be on the go-home RAW for WrestleMania, I grimaced. Because, let's face it, I think I was still waiting for something to truly grab me about the 'Mania card and was overcome with "Don't waste precious time with celebrities and jokes - it's Mania Season!" Heh. What a fool I was. Precious time. Get me. All of a sudden three plus hours isn't enough for this bozo. Oh well. Lesson learned.
The Flock is vicious. One moment you're a member of a pack of monsters leaping out of the darkness to tear your prey to shreds, the next you're alone – your only defense a flashlight that burns out if you don't keep moving. This king of the hill horror game has a lot in common with games like Left 4 Dead or Evolve, but it takes the hunter-and-hunted dynamic to a new level with slick asymmetric design and some of the most polished movement I've seen. It's definitely vicious, occasionally terrifying, and quite fun.
The Flock is the first commercial release from Dutch studio Vogelsap – a team of students that began the game as a second-year project – and it's already winning accolades. I got the chance to see what all the fuss was about at the Indie Megabooth at GDC in San Francisco. It's a simple enough concept: five players spawn as monsters – the titular "flock" – trying to pick up an artifact called "the orb." Whoever picks up the glowing orb becomes a humanoid character and begins racking up victory points while the other players try kill the orb carrier, grabbing the orb for themselves. The first to fill up their bar of victory points wins the match.
Tuck yourselves in and get ready for a story! Let Old Man Adventure Gamer regale you with tales of a time before 3D graphics, excessive light bloom, and VR headsets. Picture it: the year was 1983 and PC gaming was still in its infancy. IBM was launching its forgettable new personal computer to the public, the PCjr (something we will never talk of again), and contracted Sierra On-Line to create games for it. One of those was King’s Quest, the world’s first animated adventure game.
Over the years, the King’s Quest franchise would spawn seven sequels and exponentially more bad puns. Known for its playful humor, rich lore, and clever puzzles, the series came to an unfortunate end in 1998 with King’s Quest: Mask of Eternity. The golden age of adventure games was over and Sierra was in serious trouble.
10 years ago this week, on March 24th, 2005, The Office made its debut on NBC. Originally dismissed as a weak -- and low-rated -- remake of the acclaimed UK series, the show really came into its own in Season 2 and also found its audience grow dramatically, soon becoming a beloved TV comedy. And while many wish the show hadn't gone on as long as it had, as it eventually lost steam (and its lead actor), there is still plenty of great episodes to look back on over the show's nine-year run.
With the anniversary here, we're re-featuring our Top 25 episodes list, first written as the show came to an end. Let's look back at the adventures of Michael, Jim, Pam, Dwight and the many others who worked at Dunder Mifflin.
Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith has reportedly expressed interest in playing the lead in the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff.
According to The Sun (via MTV News), the British actor -- best known as the Eleventh Doctor in BBC's Doctor Who series -- has been "tipped for the role" of Newt Scamander, the "magizooligist" in J.K. Rowling's screen adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Additionally, Irish Examiner reports that Smith is said to be the "favorite" to play the part.
An apartment in Singapore offers a unique design that caters well to comic book geeks.
Interior Design company Absolook helped create the Marvel superhero-themed rooms, placing iconic characters all throughout the unit.
Hulk can be found on the wall in the kitchen, Iron Man adorns the wall of a bedroom, and even the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo serves as a living room backdrop for the TV.
Visit Absolook's official website to learn more.
In related Avengers news, director Joss Whedon recently opened up about Quicksilver's appearance in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The iDrink is the latest breathalyzer iPhone case to make the rounds--there are already a few on the market--but as noted by CNET, there is one unique feature. Namely, you can play a driving game based on your blood alcohol content after you've blown your stinky beer breath into the phone.
According to the iDrink Indiegogo page, the case will read your BAC "within 5 to 10 percent" accuracy, and use the data to affect the difficulty of a driving game. As your intoxication increases, the game will make driving more difficult.
Team Arrow gets a slice of happiness in this week's episode. Of course, the episode is titled "Suicidal Tendencies" so it doesn't get too cheerful. Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) tie the knot, and photos from the episode (in the below gallery) show that practically everyone is in attendance. The honeymoon is cut short though when the Suicide Squad is given a mission in the Republic of Kasnia, joined by new member Cupid (Amy Gumenick). They must rescue Senator Joseph Cray (Steven Culp).
Things aren't looking so good for Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) either. Oliver (Stephen Amell) finds out about Ray's (Brandon Routh) Atom suit and isn't pleased.
Arrow: "Suicidal Tendencies" Photo Gallery:
The United States Patent and Trademark Office today granted Apple a patent for "sharing location information among devices."
As detailed in the patent, the technology would allow you to track an Apple device in real time, provided it's connected to a cellular network, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth. While you can currently discover a device's location using Apple's Find My Friends app, this more sophisticated program would provide a visual representation of that device's movement. The location data collected by the app would be dynamically generated as a route in a map app such as Apple Maps.
Machete star Danny Trejo is preparing to open a taco shop in Los Angeles.
Called Trejo's Tacos, the restaurant will serve cantina-style food along with beer and wine, according to LA Eater. In addition, Trejo's eatery has a desert landscape outside, with black steel and black leather upholstery on the inside.
The hope is to open Trejo's Tacos by the end of May, a recent Facebook post by the restaurant states. The tagline for Trejo's tacos is apparently "Organic. Fresh. Responsible."