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‘Gone Home’ Hits Nintendo Switch Five Years After Release (EXCLUSIVE)

It’s been five years since players explored Katie Greenbriar’s empty home, searching for answers, filled with dread, finally discovering not horror, but a powerful message. But “Gone Home” lives on, not just in the many platforms on which it was published, nor in the memories of its players, but also …read more

Review: ‘Ozark’ Season 2

In its first season, “Ozark” looked like an aspirant to “Breaking Bad’s” status as a near-universally-admired drama about a charismatic, talented antihero, with one crucial difference. Its protagonist Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman), a money-laundering accountant fleeing with his family to the Lake of the Ozarks to start raising quick cash, …read more

The 18-Second Oscars? The Giphy Film Fest to Award $10,000 to Winning GIF Artisan

Giphy wants to elevate the humble GIF from meme-factory punchlines into… well, works of art. The GIF search-engine startup has unveiled the Giphy Film Fest to celebrate “micro-film” creators, offering one grand-prize winner a $10,000 cash prize as well as a five-year website-hosting subscription from sponsor Squarespace. Starting Wednesday (Aug. …read more

Former Journey Singer Steve Perry Releases His First New Song in 24 Years (Listen)

It took nearly 25 years, but former Journey singer Steve Perry dropped a new single today,”No Erasin’” — a taster from his forthcoming new album, “Traces” which is due Oct. 5 on Fantasy Records. Fittingly, the song begins with the line, “I know it’s been a long time comin’.” In …read more

Learn the 3 Stages of Using the Pancake Timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro

Learn how to master the Pancake Timeline technique in Premiere Pro.

As a kid, I wanted to become a pilot. Although that never panned out, I found some similarities shared between being a pilot and being a film editor. Mainly, we both need a …read more

Verizon 5G Broadband Will Include YouTube TV, Apple TV in Four Initial Markets

YouTube TV service and Apple TV 4K set-tops will be included with Verizon’s initial 5G residential broadband offering in four cities — Sacramento, Los Angeles, Houston and Indianapolis — the telco announced. With the pacts, Verizon is looking to build a competitive edge in new 5G wireless technology by leading …read more

TV News Roundup: Netflix Renews ‘Fastest Car,’ Greenlights Two New Automotive Shows

In today’s roundup, Netflix greenlit two original automobile-centric series, “Car Masters: Rust to Riches” and “Hyperdrive,” while Viacom appointed Brandon Yam as its new VP and GM of Viacom Digital Studios International. GREENLIGHTS Netflix has approved two new original series about cars, titled “Car Masters: Rust to Riches” and “Hyperdrive,” …read more

Epic Games Launches Unreal Engine Online Learning Platform

Epic Games has a new platform where budding game developers can learn how to use the Unreal graphics engine, it announced on Tuesday. Unreal Engine Online Learning is home to a series of video tutorials and other training materials split into several tracks, including game development, architecture, industrial design, and …read more

Summer Box Office Report Card: Grading Popcorn Season by Studio

The summer doesn’t officially end until Labor Day, but with only a few major releases left on tap, it’s time to take a look at how the major studios fared during popcorn season. Not that they asked us to, but the numbers crunchers at Variety are here to assess what …read more

Watch: What Role Does a MacGuffin Serve?

This video explains what the briefcase in ‘Pulp Fiction,’ the rabbit’s foot in ‘Mission Impossible III,’ and the titular statue from ‘The Maltese Falcon’ have in common.

Every story needs a starting point, a thing for our characters to want, a goal to pursue. These wants can be as varied …read more