Entertainment

Games Inbox: The problem with pre-orders, Polybius love, and GTA VI expectations

Farpoint – an expensive risk to pre-order The evening Inbox debates the 10 most influential video games of all time, as one reader defends the price of Ultra Street Fighter II. To join in with the discussions yourself email [email protected]   Something completely different It was interesting reading the Farpoint review this morning. I was talking to a friend over ... Read More »

American Gods on television couldn’t be more timely

Yetide Badaki as love goddess Bilquis in the TV version of American Gods. Photograph: Jan Thijs/2017 Starz Entertainment, LLC It’s a good bet that writers are scrambling to produce the first great novel of the Age of Trump: trying to make sense of this monstrous unexpectedness, this terrifying combination of clowntime and apocalypse. But maybe the great novel of Trump’s America ... Read More »

From ‘Guardians’ To ‘Apes’: Six Summer Movies Set To Make Over $1 Billion

The summer blockbuster season has officially kicked off with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. and it is booming. After one week of non-domestic box office action and it’s first few days in U.S. theaters, the Marvel sequel has already become the sixth biggest film of the year globally with a take of $427.6 million. It’s highly ... Read More »

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 review: A gaming laptop at a decidedly non-gaming price

Inexpensive gaming laptops. They’re the order of the day, with component prices reaching new lows and non-gaming companies putting out quality products at a bargain. A few years back we were hyped about Lenovo’s selling its Y50 for $1,200. Now? You can pick up a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming notebook for $850. That’s with a 1050 Ti thrown in. ... Read More »

Cheteshwar Pujara To Play In English County For Nottinghamshire

Cheteshwar Pujara is set to return to county circuit for a short stint with Nottinghamshire as cover for Australian pacer James Pattinson. Pujara will arrive in mid-May and will be available for home and away County Championship fixtures against Gloucestershire, as well as matches against Glamorgan and Derbyshire. “We have looked around the world to find the right player,” said ... Read More »

Donald Trump’s Commerce Secretary says Syria air strike was ‘after-dinner entertainment’ at Mar-a-Lago

  US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has said President Donald Trump’s strike on Syria served as “after-dinner entertainment” at his luxury Florida resort Mar-a-Lago. “Just as dessert was being served, the President explained to [Chinese President Xi Jinping] he had something he wanted to tell him, which was the launching of 59 missiles into Syria,” Mr Ross said, describing the ... Read More »

A salute to Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, retiring after 45 years of innovation in gaming

Few at Nintendo can say they saw the company’s start as a video game company, and fewer still have had as much influence as Genyo Takeda, co-creator of several of the company’s most memorable (and durable) innovations. He’s retiring today, and I just wanted to mark the occasion. The retirement was quietly announced in rather perfunctory form as part of ... Read More »

BREAKING: Los Angeles Bans Use of Wild Animals for Entertainment!

We have some fantastic news to share with you! A recent press release from Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) announced that the city council of Los Angeles voted today to ban the use of wild animals in entertainment! The motion, by Councilmember David Ryu, affects circuses, other wild animal exhibitions, and rentals for house parties. An official ordinance is being drafted and ... Read More »

Hasbro Is Launching a Subscription Service for Family Games

Hasbro will launch a new game subscription service this summer, becoming the first big toy maker to try a business model that has found success for other consumer products like razors, beauty products, and meal kits. This summer, the toy maker behind Transformers and My Little Pony will launch the Hasbro Gaming Crate, which will ship three new curated games ... Read More »

Mika Vainio’s quiet influence on electronic music was deafening

Man of few words … Mika Vainio, left, and Ilpo Vaisanen performing as Pan Sonic in Brooklyn in 2000. Photograph: Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images As one half of Pan Sonic with Ilpo Väisänen, Mika Vainio had a transformative effect on the deconstructed techno that lurks around the fringes of dance and electronic music. In fact, when news of his death last ... Read More »