The RetroBeat: Timespinner is a beautiful Symphony of the Night indie tribute

I love Metroidvanias, and indie developers have taken to the genre to create worthy games like Hollow Knight, Guacamelee, and Axiom Verge. Metroidvanias have two primary influences: Metroid and Castlevania (speficically the nonlinear, role-playing game-infused installments in the series that started with Symphony of the Night). Many of the indie Metroidvanias lean on the Metroid […]

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This beautiful map of the sky traces key sources of X-rays as seen from the ISS

This image of the whole sky shows 22 months of X-ray data recorded by NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) payload aboard the International Space Station during its nighttime slews between targets. NASA/NICER This beautiful image was captured by an instrument aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER). […]

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Beautiful, bougie and all the other words Americans still can’t spell, state by state

Google released its list of most searched words by state in 2019. Herman Wong General assignment editor focusing on breaking news and audience growth May 24 at 8:53 PM Around the time 12-year-old Ananya Vinay of Fresno, Calif., triumphed with “m-a-r-o-c-a-i-n,” the people in her home state struggled with “b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l.” The following year, when 14-year […]