3 items from 2017
For better or worse, the date April 20th infamously sparks an eternal flame in the hearts of potheads across the world in celebration over their vice of choice – and the canon of cinematic stoners is certainly no exception. Hash-loving hippies have long cropped up in motion pictures as anti-establishment icons, quasi-kings of interminable philosophy, and occasionally as crutches for comic relief or character development. While the presence of marijuana in the movies holds a certain time capsule cache in relation to broader anxieties over cultural identity within era-defining films such as Easy Rider or American Beauty or even Children of Men – not to mention its propagandist roots in cautionary tales such as Reefer Madness – it has chiefly acted as a dispensary for daffy, dippy diversions in cannabis-centric comedies like Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, Half Baked, or Cheech and Chong.
Occasionally, a film strikes Humboldt gold and elevates the »
- Daniel Crooke
Bungie has confirmed via a new trailer released today that Destiny 2 will launch September 8, with pre-orders granting early access to the sequel’s beta. The reveal, which you can see above, sadly doesn’t contain any gameplay, although it does once again feature the lovable Hunter Vanguard Cayde-6, as well as his colleagues Ikora Rey and Commander Zavala, two of which can be seen delivering impassioned speeches to the masses, following what appears to be an invasion of the Last City.
Here’s what the official video description has to say about the action that unfolds in the spectacle-laden trailer.
From the makers of the acclaimed hit game Destiny, comes the much-anticipated sequel. An action shooter that takes you on an epic journey across the solar system.
Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. »
- Joe Pring
Imagine being able to play Overwatch on a portable device away from home. Not only would it be the perfect way of killing time during your daily work commute, but it could very well eliminate the need to stare blankly into space with any of life’s laborious necessities. Up until now, such a prospect has been largely unexplored, due to there not being suitable device for such a thing to happen, but now we have the Nintendo Switch.
The burning question, of course, is whether we’re likely to ever see Blizzard’s shooter grace the hardware, to which we sort of have an answer. Posting on Reddit (via GameSpot) yesterday, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan touched base in regards to his own personal opinion of the Switch and the possibilities of it ever receiving an Overwatch port. If you’re currently excited about where this is going, you might »
- Joe Pring
3 items from 2017
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