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We Review: Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water

Project Zero (called Fatal Frame in the US), is a survival horror game series based on the concept of exorcising ghosts by using a device called the Camera Obscura. Think Ghostbusters armed with ancient cameras, just WAY more terrifying. The series is almost fifteen years old now, and Maiden of Black Water is the 5th game in the main series. A number of years back, we got a chance to review the Wii version of Project Zero 2, so it’s interesting to see how far forward the series has come since then. And since it’s the month for scary things… come, take my disembodied hand and let me tell you a tale of spine-chilling terror.

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We Review: The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone

When we reviewed the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt earlier this year, we proclaimed it one of the best RPGs in existence. We still stand by that opinion, but if you’ve drunk the last drops that the cup of the Witcher 3 can hold, and find you’re still not sated, then good news! There’s a nice, big expansion pack for the game out now called Hearts of Stone. Should you play it? Shouldn’t you? Well, I played it to find out.

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We Review: Rebel Galaxy

Hands up those of you wanted a game that felt like Firefly and played like a cross between Star Control II, the original Elite, with bits of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag’s naval combat and Mass Effect’s star system navigation. Well then! Have I got a game for you. Read on and find out why Rebel Galaxy is one of the best things to happen to space since the Hubble Telescope.

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Look at This Water Bubble in Space

The astronauts on board the International Space Station have access to a range of sophisticated equipment, including a RED Epic Dragon camera that is capable of shooting video at resolutions to 6K (that is, 6144 x 3160 pixels). Naturally, one of first things the astronauts did was to grow a water bubble, fill it with dye and then dissolve an effervescent tablet in that floating ball of water. The results are superb, check it out below. If you have a monitor capable of displaying 4K, be sure to select the 2160p quality setting for the full effect.

To see more 4K videos from NASA, check out their Ultra High Definition playlist on YouTube.

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We Review: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

The last Animal Crossing game, New Leaf (reviewed over here), put you in charge of running the whole town, and the game was a remarkable success, selling well over 7 million copies. The newest Animal Crossing game takes a vastly different strategy. Instead of putting you in charge of running the town, you’re now in charge of…interior design. I grab my wallpaper paste, decorator’s handbook, and keen eye for making sure the drapes match to bring you this review.

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To the Moon in 8,400 Photos

NASA’s Apollo space program is most known for the manned moon landings that took place in the late 60s and early 70s. You’ll remember forerunners like Apollo 7, the first mission to carry a crew into space and broadcast live TV broadcast from the craft, and Apollo 10 the “dress rehearsal” to Apollo 11 which landed the first humans on the Moon. And there was the ill-fated Apollo 13, which you might not have known about if it hadn’t been for Tom Hanks.

Four decades later, we get to see some incredible – and previously unreleased – high resolution photos from the various Apollo missions. Thanks to archivist Kipp Teague from the Project Apollo Archive, 8,400 images from the missions have been uploaded to Flickr and conveniently organized. There’s some incredible details on the space craft, fantastic views of the moon and looking back at the earth, and even some candid shots of the astronauts. Have a look at some of those images.

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We Review: Mad Max

The new Mad Max movie featured precious little of Max himself, so to fill the gap in the story, we have the video game that focuses almost exclusively on him. Let’s get set for some sun, sand, ridiculous cars, and brutal mayhem as I skip across the dunes to bring you this review.

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Fire Breathing in Bullet Time

This is straight fire! Freelance DOP Mitch Martinez rigs up an array of 48-DSLR camera around two performers as they go about the dangerous art of fire breathing. The bullet-time results are spectacular, check it out below — be sure to watch it in 1080P.

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We Review: Tearaway: Unfolded

Tearaway Unfolded is a re-master of the the PS Vita game, Tearaway. In the original, you use the Vita’s unique controls to manipulate the world around the character, making things move, bounce, and come to life. The game obviously had to be remapped to better fit the DualShock 4, so let’s cut and snip and pull and curl to find out how the new game works.

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Speed Across Jakku in This 360-degree Clip for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

To further whet your appetite for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB has created this 360-degree clip that takes you onboard Rey’s speeder as she flies across the deserts of Jakku. You may recognize a little chirp from BB-8 and enormous scale of the crashed Star Destroyer that you saw in the trailer to the movie.

Check out the 360-degree clip below (click and drag to look around) or view it directly on Facebook.

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