First UK Charities for Call of Duty Endowment Announced

First UK Charities for Call of Duty Endowment Announced

The Call of Duty Endowment charitable fund, founded by Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, has selected the first UK charities to benefit from the program. A press release from The Call of Duty Endowment announced that RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity, and Walking With The Wounded, are the first recipients of the “Call of Duty Endowment Seal of Distinction, the standard of excellence in the veterans’ employment sector.” “Meaningful employment is the single most important way to ensure that service members successfully transition back to civilian life,” said Dan Goldenberg, executive director of the Endowment. “The Seal of Distinction recognises RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity and Walking With The Wounded as go-to organisations for veterans seeking high-quality jobs, and models for veteran-serving organisations to emulate.” Continue reading…
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15 Craziest Comic Book Retcons

15 Craziest Comic Book Retcons

Anyone who reads superhero comics long enough becomes familiar with the term “retcon.” Basically, a retcon is any case where new stories change the details of old ones and rewrite the history of that universe. We’re seeing the latest example of a major comic book retcon in the pages of Avengers right now. Avengers #676 introduced readers to Voyager, a heroine who is supposedly the forgotten sixth member of the original Avengers team. Whether or not Voyager is who she claims to be, this is just the latest in a long, often complicated history of Marvel and DC adding new details to classic characters and storylines. From Jean Gey’s confusing relationship with the Phoenix to Superboy-Prime’s punch heard round the multiverse, here are the 15 biggest and craziest examples of comic book retcons. Continue reading…
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Ready Player One: Exclusive New Photo – IGN First

Ready Player One: Exclusive New Photo – IGN First

All month long, IGN First is spotlighting the Films to Watch in 2018. Today, we take a look at Warner Bros.’ Ready Player One, the science-fiction action film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T. J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance. In the year 2045, things are bad for the people of Earth. Humankind is on the verge of chaos, but folks find solace in OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe. Created by eccentric genius James Halliday (Mark Rylance), OASIS takes on a new importance when Halliday dies and leaves his fortune to whomever first finds a “digital Easter egg” hidden in the VR world. Enter Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), an ordinary young man who joins the contest and, of course, soon finds himself on a fantastic and dangerous adventure. Continue reading…
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Opinion: The Australian Government's Response to the Video Game Industry Is Garbage

Opinion: The Australian Government's Response to the Video Game Industry Is Garbage

“It all comes down to this. Australian jobs. 21st Century jobs. High-tech, cutting-edge jobs.” That was Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull earlier this week. In case you’ve entered this article in an optimistic mood let me qualify straight away that he was not talking about Australia’s video game industry. He was talking to the media about Australia’s newly-announced Defence Export Strategy and the government’s plan to grow Australia’s defence industry to become a top 10 global defence exporter by 2028. It’s a big, bold plan supported by a big pile of cash and all outlined in this big, juicy PDF packed with actionable items and brimming with buzzwords. Continue reading…
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