We’ve heard for ages that Captain Phasma, the Star Wars villain played by Gwendoline Christie, was originally written as a man. We now know that’s true. Lawrence Kasdan told Vulture making Phasma a woman was a last-minute decision—but they never told Christie this.
The Rebellion is no more. The Empire is no more. In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, now it’s the Resistance and the First Order who battle each other for the fate of the galaxy, but what makes them different from their predecessors? Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, played by Oscar Isaac, explained it to us, along with the…
We all thought it. We watched the first Warcraft trailer and thought, “Oh no, that’s a lot of CGI.” Immediately, the nightmare scenario popped into our heads: the possibility that this amazing video game had been turned into a sterile mess, without a shred of drama or humanity.
If you follow competitive Melee at all, then you probably know exactly who William “Leffen” Hjelte is. Widely considered to be a “heel” player, Leffen has a reputation for being the bad guy.
John Darnielle has made his creative mark by exploring obsessions, extremities, intense emotional moments, and their aftermaths. Over nearly a quarter-century, his band the Mountain Goats have moved from solo-guitar-and-voice home tapes to elegant full-band albums featuring long-established cohorts Peter Hughes on…
"There was this one moment in Fallout 3, when I came across a prisoner at some raider camp," I said. "She was still tied up, but all the raiders were gone. Maybe they were dead or something, I don't know. The game gave me a choice: I could take her supplies and leave her there, or set her free."
I always love it when famous people come out of the nerd closet. Considering how proudly eccentric RuPaul is, I guess I shouldn't have been surprised to hear that the legendary drag queen finds inspiration from any number of myriad quirky sources. But I found his recent interview with Marc Maron eye-opening all the…
Before Pixar's 1995 classic won over the hearts of children and the grownups they dragged to the theater with them, protagonist Woody was a very different character.
"Nintendo, man," my friend Jeremy said to me. "You'll fall in love with them. But then they'll break your heart."
Tucked into a wide-ranging interview with IGN is this nugget from Cervat Yerli, the CEO of Crytek, developer of Crysis:
Reader maxax caught an interview with Hideo Kojima in Spiegel Online, the website for German-language Der Speigel, one of Europe's leading mainstream news magazines. Maxax translated it to English on his blog and so we offer up to you here, too.