Gaming

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 […]

Gaming

Evil shapeshifters stalk by night in first trailer for AMC’s The Terror: Infamy

AMC’s The Terror: Infamy is set in the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II. Shape-shifting spirits terrorize a Southern California community of Japanese Americans in the first trailer for The Terror: Infamy, the second season of AMC’s horror anthology series. And the hauntings are likely related to horrifying events in the Japanese internment camps […]

Emerging Tech

Pepsi, StartRocket team up to launch satellites for energy drink ad in night sky

Russian startup StartRocket is planning to use miniature satellites to launch advertisements that can be seen in the night sky, and beverage company PepsiCo will be its first client. The advertisement, which will use what are referred to as CubeSats to create artificial constellations, will promote the energy drink Adrenaline Rush in a “campaign against […]

Photography

Google’s Night Sight turns blurry late-night photos into Instagram gold

Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones take amazing photographs, but a feature coming soon will radically improve low-light pictures via artificial intelligence. It’s called Night Sight, and it uses A.I. and the Pixel’s HDR+ processing to dramatically boost colors and brightness for photos captured in super-dark environments. Night Sight is […]

Gaming

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night & Rondo collection gets rated in South Korea

The ancient ritual has worked. We have resurrected one of history’s greatest bloodsuckers! That’s right — Konami is back. It even brought Dracula with it. The publisher seems like it is working on a collection of Castlevania games for PlayStation 4 and potentially other consoles as well. This new package includes the PlayStation classic Symphony […]