Letture per il weekend – 08/07/2017

Letture per il weekend – 08/07/2017

In questa rubrica vi segnaliamo articoli che abbiamo trovato interessanti, sfiziosi, gustosi o, insomma, degni di essere menzionati, e che sono più o meno legati ai temi che ci piace trattare su Outcast. Gli articoli non sono necessariamente in italiano, anzi, è tristemente probabile che non lo siano. La periodicità dell’appuntamento potrebbe essere settimanale, ma vai a sapere.

Star Fox, la saga perduta (leggi l'articolo su The Shelter)
Secondo la leggenda, Miyamoto e Imamura sarebbero stati influenzati dalla mitologia e dal folklore nipponico nella creazione dello Star Fox Team. In particolare sembra che l’aspetto del protagonista, Fox McCloud, sia stato fortemente orientato dalle statue che adornano il santuario di Fushimi Inari-taisha.

Inside 'Star Fox 2', the Stellar SNES Sequel That Sadly Never Was (leggi l'articolo su Glixel)
"It was disappointing, of course," Cuthbert told Glixel. "But I had had a blast making it and understood the reasoning behind Miyamoto's decision."

‘Valerian’: How Luc Besson Made a $180 Million Indie That Can’t Fail (leggi l'articolo su IndieWire)
To get the movie made, Besson needed his own film studio, a luxury that almost no other filmmaker on the planet gets to enjoy, Tyler Perry aside.

La calda estate del 3DS (leggi l'articolo su The Shelter)
Quando Nintendo rivelò la doppia natura di Switch, tutti noi pensammo una sola cosa: il 3DS è vicino alla fine. Come paragonare una macchina di sei anni fa, seppur di successo, con la nuova e sfavillante console con cui puoi giocare Breath of the Wild in mobilità?

Hollywood Wishes Critics Would Stop Telling People That Bad, Lazy Movies Are Bad, Lazy (leggi l'articolo su Slate)
It’s true that Rotten Tomatoes has had a mostly pernicious effect on movies: Review aggregation is a boring and ugly way to think about art. But that’s not the argument being made here.

‘The Beatles: Rock Band’ Was a Revolution for Gaming Fantasies (leggi l'articolo su Waypoint)
2009's The Beatles: Rock Band is the occasional example of a video game that works "backwards," by adapting a dream I've had privately and providing it back to me. There is no hard-sell involved, because I've already wished, time and again, to be a musician, or rather one of The Beatles, a band so loved and respected even my spell checker knows their name.

How Breath of the Wild dunks on most open world games (leggi l'articolo su Destructoid)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may have ruined open world games for me.

Studios Are Right: Rotten Tomatoes Has Ruined Film Criticism — Opinion (leggi l'articolo su IndieWire)
I have no issue with review aggregation, but I do have serious objections to their methodology, their degradation of the critical process, and how they communicate their ratings. Those aren’t the same reasons that studios (occasionally) might wish them dead, but the studios and I are united in our belief that Rotten Tomatoes is a negative force for film.

“Wolfenstein: The New Order Fights for the Past,” by Reid McCarter (leggi l'articolo su Bullet Points)
The first time we see Blazkowicz in Wolfenstein: The New Order he is waking from a dream of peace. A scene of domestic, quintessentially post-war bliss—him lounging in a suburban backyard as children play and an unseen woman tends a barbecue—is interrupted by sounds of war.

What’s Behind the Great Podcast Renaissance? (leggi l'articolo su New York Mag)
What’s happening? And why now? The word podcast is roughly ten years old, after all, and the “pod” to which it refers has been discontinued. Still, the genre seems more alive than ever.

How Margaret Atwood became the voice of 2017 (leggi l'articolo su Vox)
Atwood, whose writing career spans roughly 50 years, 17 novels, 10 short story collections, and 20 poetry collections, is at last having her pop culture moment. So now it’s time for us to explore who she is, what her writing does, and why it’s so compelling.

Conarium e l'eredità di Providence

Conarium e l'eredità di Providence

Old! #215 – Luglio 1977

Old! #215 – Luglio 1977