Years before fans said George Lucas ruined Star Wars with The Phantom Menace, they were berating him for ruining Star Wars in a whole different way — with Special Editions of Episodes IV, V, and VI that infamously added unnecessary CGI, changed dialogue, and reworked entire scenes. Star Wars fans clamored for years to get official re-releases of the original cuts of the movie, but when they finally saw the light of day as DVD features in 2006 they looked shoddy against the Special Editions, having been sourced from non-anamorphic video captured from LaserDiscs released in the early 1990s.
Hayden Christensen is removed as Darth Vader’s ghost
Bryan’s career was at an all-time high when he lost the strength in his right arm in May 2014. After winning both the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships at WrestleMania 30, he had to forfeit the titles to undergo neck surgery. He would return to WWE the next year to win the Intercontinental title, but it wouldn’t be long before an unknown injury required him to relinquish his title a second time.
The injury was eventually disclosed as concussion-related. Though Bryan was cleared by doctors at UCLA, the WWE was hesitant to do so themselves. Bryan’s career was known to be at risk and that a return to professional wrestling was very unlikely.
Aside from medical reasons, not much is known about what exactly has pushed Bryan to retire. We will update this story as more information becomes available.
The running joke back in 2005 when the PSP came out went something like this: “you’ve bought the most powerful video game console ever created, and you’re playing a 2D Tetris rip-off?!” Yet Q Entertainment’s Lumines was the perfect fit for a platform that Sony envisaged as a 21st century Walkman, mixing hypnotic music with stylish widescreen visuals. It helped that the game’s minimalist two-color system and looping structure made it destructively addictive. Over a decade on, I still keep a PSP around with Lumines jammed in the UMD drive.
The franchise lost its way a bit with a bunch of forgettable spinoffs, but Lumines is returning this year with a pair of mobile games. The temporarily titled Lumines 2016 will be out for iOS and Android…
Criterion’s former tech director Paul Ross is currently working with Three Fields Entertainment on its upcoming game, Dangerous Golf. Although it releases on the PS4 and Xbox One this May, that isn’t stopping him from thinking about the “PlayStation 5” and “Xbox Two.”
In an interview with Edge, Ross talked about how he would think about the next generation of consoles when the team started work on Dangerous Golf (via VideoGamer).
“What does a PlayStation 5 game look like? What does an Xbox Two game look like?” Ross said. “With PS4, we’ve seen some fidelity put into the worlds, but PS5’s going to be about more dynamic worlds, far more interactive worlds that are more believable in the way they behave.”
Ross also noted that physics engined haven’t changed since he worked on the Dreamcast game, TrickStyle.
“They’re all about rigid bodies, solid objects. This is a real paradigm shift because it’s about simulating physics at a molecular level,” Ross explained. “It’s been a really hard problem to solve for quite a while.”
Dangerous Golf is a physics-based game that has players destroying environments like gas stations, medieval castles, and bathrooms by playing golf indoors. It releases this May on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The weapons in Bloodborne are some of the most brutal-looking in video games, and their ability to transform makes them look especially savage. Now, blacksmiths have created a working, real-life version of the game’s saw cleaver (via Destructoid).
YouTube series Man at Arms made the signature Bloodborne weapon on a recent episode. The saw cleaver’s blade was built out of a piece of railroad track and its handle out of black iron pipe. They even created the pivot point, which allows the cleaver to transition between its two forms.
The team of blacksmiths finished the Bloodborne cleaver and tested it out on plastic bottles, a can of shaving cream, and a fake zombie head. You can check out the entire build process and test phase in the video above.
Lego is perhaps the greatest toy in the world. You can build anything you can imagine, whether that’s a castle, a city, a mountain, or, in the case of this incredible video, an automatic paper airplane machine.
The machine was made for a Super Bowl ad for Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 150 company that helps big companies do things with electronics. It doesn’t sound very exciting, which is why it’s working on this new branding campaign — this ad is for its aerospace and defense business. Arrow hired ad agency Elevation Digital Media, which hired Lego modeler Arthur Sacek, and the machine was born.
Samsung’s next major smartphone, the Galaxy S7, is mere weeks from being unveiled at Mobile World Congress. And as is usually the case, we’re getting an early look through various leaks of press renders and now, some actual photos of the S7 and S7 Edge. They look convincing enough, anyway. From the rear shot of the S7 (obtained by reviewdao.vn), we can see it’ll have the same curved glass back as the Note 5. And unlike Samsung’s existing lineup, this phone actually looks black, as opposed to the dark blue of the S6 series.
The camera bump is a little less noticeable this time around, as well. Aside from that, it looks like a Samsung flagship. The S7 Edge — its photo posted by a Weibo user — also is pretty much what you’d envision….