A Tale of Two Parks: 1993 Versus 2015

As cinematic technology improves so should the storytelling techniques that guides the picture. While modern cinema has gotten more immersive and in depth from a visual standpoint, it’s clear that some directors and producers don’t know how to leverage those visuals to serve the story.

Back in 1993, Universal released Jurassic Park to great critical and commercial success. Directed by legendary director Steven Spielberg, the film went on to make over 356 million dollars domestically, according to the NPD group. It pioneered special effects in the 1990s and was one of the first films to use CGI, computer generated images, to successful effect.

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E3 2018: ‘Doom Eternal’ Teased

id Software’s Doom games are responsible for pioneering first-person shooters. They didn’t invent the concept, but delivered a fast paced, graphically amazing (at the time), and ultra-violent experience that led to countless imitators.

The series was revived in 2016 with a new entry, simply called DOOM. It brought back the stylized ultra-violence and lightning-quick action of the old games while still offering modern gameplay conveniences.

The sequel to that revival, Doom Eternal, was unveiled and teased during the Bethesda E3 conference.

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E3 2018: ‘Halo Infinite’ Revealed

Microsoft’s E3 2018 conference started off with an intriguing look at the world and setting of Halo Infinite, the next game in 343 Industries’ long running shooter series.

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E3 2018: ‘Battlefield V’ Features Detailed

After the May reveal of Battlefield V, fans had many questions and even some concerns about the latest in DICE and EA’s long running war series.

Hoping to answer and address a few of these concerns, Electronic Arts detailed some new features and gameplay during their annual EA Play conference.

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Dino-Bites Spotlight: The Sail of the Sahara

The deserts of Northern Africa were quite different 100 million years ago. Vast coastal mangrove forests dotting huge swaths of tidal flats and channels covered what would become Egypt and Morocco.

The inland seas and rivers were a hotbed of life. Huge fish, ancient crocodiles and even some plesiosaurs swam those waters. Titanic sauropods like Paratitan and Aegyptosaurus walked the coastline.

One dinosaur was uniquely adapted to surviving this environment of constant change. It stalked the mangroves and swam the channels, hunting its prey. This was the domain of Spinosaurus. 

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Dino-Bites: What did Dinosaurs Really Look Like?

Modern popular culture has long presented the image of dinosaurs as scaly, stomping beasts. Going further back in time to the early to mid 20th century; dinosaurs were thought to be lizard-like with flicking tongues and strange upright postures.

However, modern science has revealed that dinosaurs may have appeared and behaved far different than originally, or even recently, imagined.

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Hot Takes: The Spiciest of Opinions

I just left the theater and I’ve gotta say *movie title*  was just the worst thing I’ve ever seen.

I just finished playing *new video game* and it was an unmitigated disaster.

Your game stinks. That movie you like is horrible. How could you be so stupid as to like that thing you like? How dare you not see things my way! You can’t silence me because these are all my opinions.

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New ‘Pokemon’ Games Detailed for Nintendo Switch

Pokemon veterans and newcomers alike will have a new experience this Fall in their quest to Catch ‘Em All and be the Very Best.

Launching on November 16, Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee aims to take the experience of the popular mobile game, Pokemon Go, to the Nintendo Switch console.

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‘Solo’ Has Slow Opening Weekend Compared to Previous Films

Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story opened Friday May 25 with a mostly favorable critical reception at of the time of this writing. However moviegoer interest in the film did not meet expectations during the extended weekend.

Solo made an estimated $83 million domestically, while also struggling internationally. China pulled in $10.1 million, while the United Kingdom brought in $10.3 million.

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Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Themed Lands to Open in 2019

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a new expansion land for the Walt Disney theme parks, will open next year.

The California based Disneyland expansion is set to open in the summer, while the Disney World expansion opens in Florida during the fall.

Set on the new planet of Batuu, Disney plans to create an immersive, personalized experience for anyone that goes to the themed-area.

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