Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Archives

Categories

Meta

player

Sorry, Posts you requested could not be found...

In ‘Ready Player One,’ the real world doesn’t matter
Newsplayer

In ‘Ready Player One,’ the real world doesn’t matter

Spoilers ahead for Ready Player One. While Spielberg's film is an improvement on Ernest Cline's novel in almost every way, with slightly stronger characters and a scope beyond '80s pop-culture references, it's also a missed opportunity. It does little to show us the world and people outside of those VR headsets, which makes it more…

Does Ready Player One reveal the future of VR?
Newsplayer

Does Ready Player One reveal the future of VR?

Maggie Lane is a writer and producer of virtual reality experiences and covers the industry for various publications. It was barely minutes after the Ready Player One premiere, and texts from my friends and colleagues in the VR community began pouring in… “How was it?” Those of us in the mixed reality industries have been…

‘Ready Player One’ writer separates fanboys from haters
Newsplayer

‘Ready Player One’ writer separates fanboys from haters

Ready Player One author Ernest Cline realized that geeks essentially took over the entertainment industry after he wrote his 2011 novel. The biggest films in every theater are mostly based on superhero comics or the Star Wars canon, and it seems every TV network is trying to get its hands on geeky, ultra-lucrative franchises. In fact, being a geek…

Ready Player One’s film adaptation isn’t even good enough as a kids movie
Newsplayer

Ready Player One’s film adaptation isn’t even good enough as a kids movie

The film adaptation of Ready Player One bares its broken, disappointing nerd heart better than any negative review possibly could. The telling moment takes place nearly halfway through the teen-adventure romp, when unlikely, awkward hero Wade Watts begins winning a major contest within the futuristic film's virtual-reality universe (mirroring the same plot as its namesake…

One player to know from all 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament
Newsplayerteams

One player to know from all 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament

Joel Berry II hopes to take the Tar Heels back to the championship game in 2018. Abbie Parr/Getty Images Starting this week, 68 teams will compete in the greatest single-elimination tournament that sports has to offer. The beautiful thing about March Madness is that any team can win. String together six (or seven, if you're…

‘Ready Player One’ VR games show the future is now
Newsplayer

‘Ready Player One’ VR games show the future is now

To promote the Ready Player One film debuting on March 29th, HTC partnered with a handful of VR developers to create 1980s-inspired experiences for the Vive and Vive Pro headsets. At SXSW, I dove into four of these games -- Smash, Fracture, Gauntlet and Rise of the Gunters -- ahead of their launch on SteamVR…

Former NFL player Jonathan Martin’s social media post prompts closure of California school
Newsplayer

Former NFL player Jonathan Martin’s social media post prompts closure of California school

LAPD officials declined to name the person who had been detained, but said that person is believed responsible for the post. Martin was bullied by Dolphins teammates in 2013, according to an independent report commissioned by the NFL. At least one of the suspected bullies was apparently referenced in the post. ');$vidEndSlate.removeClass('video__end-slate--inactive').addClass('video__end-slate--active');}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist ===…

1 2
Page 1 of 2