12 Excellent Movies That Use VFX To Tell A Story

It's summer movie season, which means lots of effects-heavy, big budget romps. And it's easy to feel numbed by all this digital overkill. But when visual effects are used well, they can tell the story instead of distracting from it. Just check out our list of 12 movies that use VFX purely as a storytelling tool. » 5/07/14 2:00pm 5/07/14 2:00pm

Are We Ready For Shorter Video Game Experiences?

Are we ready for leaner, tighter shorter experiences? Is that something we'd like to see in our video games? Having trudged through most of this year's AAA video games, mindlessly blasting my way from cut-scene to cut scene, I've started to wonder: is it time the games industry learned to edit itself more effectively? » 11/01/13 2:00am 11/01/13 2:00am

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Famed Astrophysicist, Total Gravity Buzzkill

If you recently watched Alfonso Cuaron's marvelous outer-space odyssey Gravity, you probably walked out of the theater with your mind just a little bit blown. Or, if you're renowned astrophysicist and science distributor Neil deGrasse Tyson, you came out and decided to kill everyone's buzz by nitpicking the film. » 10/07/13 10:30pm 10/07/13 10:30pm

All the Ways Hollywood Tried to Ruin Gravity

Gravity took nearly four (and a half) years to make. That means for four years, Alfonso Cuarón had to deflect a lot of not-so-great ideas from the studio that had invested millions into his risky endeavor. Thanks to our exclusive interview with the director, we now know what some of those crappy ideas were. » 10/07/13 8:08pm 10/07/13 8:08pm

Ragnarok Online's Little Mobile Friend Launches Next Month

Ragnarok Online, Gravity Co.'s massively multiplayer online role-playing game, has been going strong for more than a decade, driven by the free-to-play model, simple gameplay and adorable 2D anime character sprites. Next month those cute little bastards get even smaller with the release of Ragnarok Online: Valkyrie… » 1/28/13 9:55am 1/28/13 9:55am