A 360-Degree Video Exploring the City of Stormwind in the ‘Warcraft’ Movie From the Back of a Flying Griffon

Legendary has released a 360-degree video exploring the city of Stormwind in the film Warcraft from the back of a flying griffon. The Warcraft movie, based on the immensely popular video game series, is scheduled to release in June 2016.

Prepare to soar through the epic world of Azeroth in this official 360 video inspired by the Warcraft movie and developed by Industrial Light & Magic xLAB. Look all around you as you fly over the city of Stormwind on the back of the mythic gryphon.

An Animated Song That Explains the Coming Singularity and Makes a Few Robot-Related Requests

FOX’s Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD) explains the coming Singularity–which is basically the idea that robots will continue improving themselves until they design increasingly intelligent ones–with an animated song that makes a few robot-related requests. David Barton Harris provides the voice talent and music for the animation.

The Singularity is an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly nonbiological and trillions of times more powerful than it is today. Or maybe it will be a dystopian hell where we receive liquid through our mouth, ears, nose, eyes, vaginapenis.

A Real-Life ‘Mirror’s Edge’ Time Trial Created Using GoPro Footage

Director and producer Claudiu Voicu created an amusing edit of some GoPro footage to create a real-life time trial from the video game Mirror’s Edge. Voicu was inspired to create the edit, of which he doesn’t do many, by the upcoming prequel Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.

The biggest challenge with this project was to not have a single ‘cut’ during the full run, as obviously in the game you can’t just skip out certain parts of the map (as boring as they may be). Luckily I live near a fairly hated town called Croydon, which features a few nice, Mirror’s Edge-esque buildings. The buildings we shot the majority of the video around are due for renovation/destruction quite soon so we thought we’d make the most of them. Unfortunately, when it comes to Freerunning features, everything in Croydon is really, really big. (read more)

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‘PBS Game/Show’ Explores Cultural Representation and Appropriation in Video Games

PBS Game/Show host Jamin Warren explores cultural representation and appropriation in video games in a recent episode. While Warren notes that a few games, like Never Alone, do a good job at representing a culture other than their creators’, he also points out that video games still have a long way to go.

Cultural Appropriation came to the forefront of our collective consciousness last year under the auspices of Taylor Swift and Iggy Azalea, but games have suffered from this same insensitivity for a long long time. From Custer’s Revenge to Grand Theft Auto 5, Far Cry 2 to Resident Evil — games don’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to nuanced displays of cultures.

A Truck That Folds Out Into a Castle Complete With Bathroom and Shower Turrets

The folks at Living Big In A Tiny House recently took a look at a truck that folds out into a castle complete with bathroom and shower turrets. The truck, created and occupied by a New Zealand family, is apparently road legal when compact.

The castle-truck is completely off-the grid. It is solar powered, heats water through a mixture of solar panels on the roof, a wetback fire, and gas, and it captures rain water from the roof that is then stored in water tanks below the truck.

Castle Truck

Castle Truck

Castle Truck

Castle Truck

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