Lionsgate and Saban Films have released a slew of new character posters for next year’s Power Rangers film, showing each of the Rangers posing with their corresponding Zord, which they use as gigantic assault vehicles to pilot in battle. The MegaZord, also from the original series, combined the assault vehicles into a humanoid body (a’la Voltron) to create the ultimate fighting robot. Also, I think it’s fair to say that the Blue and Yellow Rangers have the best posters, but all five are pretty great. Power Rangers, also starring Elizabeth Banks as the evil Rita Repulsa and Bryan Cranston as Zordon, teleports into theaters March 24, 2017 (one week before Ghost in the Shell).
This past weekend was the fourth-annual BitSummit, an exposition dedicated to promoting the Japanese independent development scene. The expo was created by James Mielke, Q Games founder Dylan Cuthbert, and others. Unlike the E3 and more akin to PAX and MAGFest, BitSummit is open to the public and features panels with game industry luminaries, live musical performances, and live demos from Japanese and western independent game developers. It also serves as a place for Japanese and western developers to meet up, make contacts, and do their share to promote the Japanese game development scene. Continue reading BitSummit, Japan’s Independent Gaming Expo→
Zaha Hadid Architects’ (ZHA) near-560-foot-tall Generali Tower has topped out at 44 stories in Milan, Italy. The building, along with two other towers, forms the centerpiece for the CityLife masterplan, developed to revitalize the former site of Milan’s International Fair, which shuttered in 2005. The redeveloped site, which began the process in 2004, will be open to year-round public use, and will include new civic spaces, public parks, residential buildings, shopping areas, corporate offices, with direct transport connections to line 5 of the Tre Torri station of the city’s metro system. Continue reading Zaha Hadid Architects’ Generali Tower Tops Out in Milan→
This is the XSTAT Rapid Hemostasis System, an innovative sponge-filled dressing hemostatic device developed by RevMedx Inc., which works by pumping expandable, tablet-sized sponges into a wound, stanching bleeding while a patient is rushed to hospital. Recently, the XSTAT was used to save the life of a coalition forces soldier who was shot in the leg, and it’s the first documented clinical use of the product, originally approved for military use back in 2014. Also, late last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved XSTAT for use in the general population. Continue reading HEY! This Bizarre Gunshot-Plugging Thing-a-Majig Just Saved Someone’s Life!→
The Cocoon House is a block in a row house in an expensive urban area in Vietnam that became neglected after the country’s economic crisis. Within regulations, the slope roof is a must when doing renovation, and since the old, existing house structure was clustered and complicated, the architecture firm — Landmark Architecture –decided to add only one floor and one mezzanine. Continue reading The Cocoon House by Landmak Architecture→
The Morgan Motor Company—the British car company best known for STILL using postwar styling and wooden (like ASH wood) body frames for some of its retro-inspired cars—will have a full hybrid and electric range within the next three years by 2019. How retro you ask? Well, the Aero 8 (introduced in 2007) looks like something straight out of an alt-history sci-fi novel, as it comes with an up-to-date aluminum chassis and modern aerodynamics. They’ll be investing $8.6 million (or £6 million) to develop hybrid and electric powertrains for very models in its range in conjunction with Delta Motorsport and Potenza technology. Continue reading Classic Sports Car maker, Morgan, is going Electric→
Now, what is Framework, you ask? Essentially it’s a look into the future of urban architecture in America, and it’s starting in Portland, Oregon. Also, one of the two winners of a design contest for high-rise buildings is built from wood, and once that 12-story building is completed, it’ll be one of the tallest wooden buildings in the United States. Hopefully, this will spark the inspiration for more similar buildings in the country. Continue reading Here’s How Portland is Showcasing The Future of Architecture…→
That Dragon, Cancer. is an independently developed game that showcased an early demo, allowing the player to slowly explore the hospital room of a father and his young son. The young son was dying, and the father felt powerless. The development of the title has surely been difficult, as one of the developers is the father the game is about and his son passed away during development. Continue reading ‘That Dragon, Cancer’ to be this month on January 12th→