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Innovation in Gaming

6 June 2016 2:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The last decade has seen what can only be described as a revolution in every aspect of gaming, from the way that we obtain and play them to the kinds of games that are being enjoyed. This has gone hand in hand with the ever-accelerating development of technology, not to mention the meteoric rise and rise of social media. Plus, rather than being confined to the world of games and gaming, many of these advances are also finding their way into the world of work.

So let’s take a brief look at four key areas of gaming to see where they’ve come from – and where they may be headed.

Open world games

From fairly simple beginnings when games also relied quite heavily on trying to look and feel like movies unfolding around the player today’s open-world games are far more sophisticated and nuanced, creating ever-more involving worlds. »

- Reece Jones

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Cannes: Valerie Donzelli Leads Semaine de la Critique Jury

22 March 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

To celebrate its 55th edition, the Cannes Film Festival's La Semaine de la Critique (Critics Week) will celebrate the emerging talent discoveries since 2011, which marked the 50th anniversary of the oldest sidebar in Cannes. Critics Week is also mounting Five Talents Talks with this year's young auteurs on the Nespresso Beach. The 50+5 edition jury comprises five filmmakers whose first or second feature played La Semaine in the past five years. The Jury President, French actress-writer-director Valérie Donzelli (2011 Critics Week opener "Declaration of War"), will award the Nespresso Grand Prize and the France 4 Visionary Award to one of seven competition features, and will present the Leica Cine Discovery Prize to one of the 10 competition shorts. Read More: Cannes: George Miller to Lead 2016 Competition Jury Donzelli's "Hand in Hand" also played Critics Week before Donzelli graduated to Competition status with "Marguerite & »

- Anne Thompson

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No Home Movie: Danae Elon’s "P.S. Jerusalem"

18 March 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Mubi in the United Kingdom is showing P.S. Jerusalem in partnership with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. The film will run on Mubi from March 15 - April 14, 2016.“We have seen that what men thought was true was often more than the truth itself. The origins of Israel bear witness to the power wielded by ideas over the minds of men.”                       —The Israelis: Founders and Sons, Amos Elon“You never went back there?”“Sometimes to return is a vulgarity.”                       —The Magus, John FowlesUnder a falling iris sky, three boys huddle in hooded sweatshirts; conspirators at dusk. All are under ten years of age. Cloaked in streetlamp bronze and clutching skateboards longer than their torsos, they creep along a thin alleyway leading to the car park that serves Heikhal David Synagogue in Pat, a Jewish neighborhood in Southwest Jerusalem. They near Nishmat, an advanced school for women studying the Torah. One of the boys says, »

- Michael Pattison

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Blue Ivy Carter And Apple Martin Walk Hand In Hand At Super Bowl

9 February 2016 6:42 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Apple Martin, 11, and Blue Ivy Carter, 4, were walking hand in hand flaunting there bright-colored jackets Sunday during the Super Bowl. #superbowl50 jacket game A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on Feb 7, 2016 at 2:56pm Pst Gwyneth Paltrow, Martin’s mom, managed to capture a photo of the two young ladies, captioning the […]

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- Mikaela Moreau

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