We can all stop asking who will be the first to launch "the Netflix of games." We have our answer now, and that answer is... Netflix! As was initially reported by TechRadar, and later confirmed by Netflix, the service's addition of streaming games will start with Minecraft: Story Mode, the episodic series from Telltale Games. […]
Back in 2016 Microsoft entered the augmented-reality game with HoloLens, a headset that delivered a true mixed reality, combining the real world with virtual images on a transparent display. Developers and early adopters quickly realized that, while HoloLens was promising, it was being held back by its small field of view. However, this will reportedly […]
Day has turned to night for NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars. A huge dust storm that's now 14-million square miles wide, covering a full quarter of the red planet, has blotted out the sun above Perseverance Valley, Opportunity's home. And there's a good chance the hardest-working rover on Mars won't make it through the storm. […]
Back in April, YouTuber Jack Douglass (of jacksfilms) kindly asked the internet not to Photoshop his wedding photos. Of course, he knew what would happen, and it did: the internet Photoshopped his wedding photos. Now, Douglass is back for round two. On Tuesday, he tweeted a lovely photo of his wife, Erin, from their honeymoon. […]
Fortnite, the video game that's become a global sensation with more than 125 million players, launched in Sept. 2017. Epic Games celebrated that truly... ahem..epic player count in its announcement of the game's 2018-2019 season. It's one of gaming's more astonishing success stories. But "125 million" is just a number, and it undersells what's really […]
The George Mason statue is kitty-corner to the Johnson Center and the Mason Pond Parking Deck, where guests can easily park on the first three levels (Fairfax campus map). As soon-to-be emeritus faculty, I'm always happy to meet with friends and my former Mason students on campus.
Film critic and GMU alum Kevin McCarthy encouraged students during his many visits to my GMU classes to pursue internships and "get noticed!" See some of Kevin's terrific interviews on his Nerd Tears website.