‘Bioshock’ film will leave both dedicated fans and new audiences en-Rapture-d

‘Bioshock’ film will leave both dedicated fans and new audiences en-Rapture-d

With Netflix announcing plans for a “Bioshock” feature film, I decided to revisit the legendary game series to remind myself of its industry-changing influence. And let me tell you — it’s worth getting into before the film releases. Netflix is promising to reimagine “Bioshock”as a feature film exploring the iconic...

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Robby Patty best Batty

Robby Patty best Batty

'The Batman' provides a refreshing take on Wayne, more accurate to the comic hero

While some Batman fans were left unsatisfied after viewing an angsty Robert Pattinson clad in a trenchcoat and greasy bangs, I left the theatre with the soundtrack, clang of armor, and roar of Gotham nightlife echoing in my ears. Despite some peoples’ distaste for Pattinson, I believe he gave one...

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‘Nimona’ illustrates villanous morals in heartwarming color

‘Nimona’ illustrates villanous morals in heartwarming color

“Nimona” by ND Stevenson is a quirky comic book whose main characters are the villains, set inside a futuristic medieval world where magic and science coexist. Interestingly enough, Stevenson started “Nimona” as a webcomic, and it later became their senior thesis. “Nimona”centers around a devious shapeshifter named Nimona and surprisingly...

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Pub gaming renovation wishlist

Pub gaming renovation wishlist

The "esports lounge" promises to provide a new space for Comets to game, so what does the ideal space look like?

Since UTD has just announced plans to convert the The Pub into a gaming lounge, I’d like to give the University a wish list for the new space from someone who would’ve camped out in a gaming lounge if it had existed during my time. The future look of the...

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‘Sheets’ talks growing up in life and in death

‘Sheets’ talks growing up in life and in death

With an inviting pastel color palette and soft art style, Brenna Thummler tells two intertwined coming-of-age stories that capture both middle school’s mucky feelings of awareness and the challenges of facing problems that are bigger than oneself. Our first main character, Marjorie Glatt, is a middle school student in charge...

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Toss More Coins to Your Witcher

Toss More Coins to Your Witcher

Netflix’s hit fantasy provides extensive world-building and unique character development

“The Witcher” is not the next “Game of Thrones”, but the underlying reason may not be easily apparent: close analysis suggests this show is set to be far bigger than HBO’s flagship fantasy drama. Frankly, it’s exhausting and disrespectful to see many viewers make such a bland comparison between two...

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Halo on the sticks just feels sad

Halo on the sticks just feels sad

Playing the twin stick shooter versions of Halo feels like slogging through mud.

Do you remember the “Halo” twin-stick shooter? It’s ok if you don’t. But for $4.99, both “Halo: Spartan Assault” and “Halo: Spartan Strike” are available in a bundle on Steam right now, and upon hearing this you may consider it a good opportunity for some twin-stick shooter action. Classic guns,...

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Explore AI creation with “Homunculus”

Explore AI creation with “Homunculus”

“Homunculus”by Joe Sparrow is a deceptively simple, tearjerking, page-turner of a comic about a scientist who unknowingly builds an AI towards the end of the world. It follows her 513-year story as she tries to meet the expectations of the world around her and is illustrated with a pastel color...

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UTD should impose seven-day quarantine for students

UTD should impose seven-day quarantine for students

While current recommendations range from five to 14 days, research suggests that a seven-day isolation period might prove more effective

Given research suggesting that the coronavirus is most highly transmissible for seven days after contraction, UTD should adopt a seven-day isolation period as the new norm. The FAQ section on the Comets United webpage says contact tracers will determine isolation timelines based on CDC guidelines – which recommend five days...

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NFTs provide nothing of value to the games industry

NFTs provide nothing of value to the games industry

Gaming NFTs conflict with the reason why people develop and play video games

Gaming NFTs are an inherently ridiculous idea, needlessly reinventing the wheel while spinning tall tales of impossible cross-platform items and skins, ultimately providing nothing of real value to the general gaming populace. Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are generally a contentious subject, coming under fire from many different angles. I won’t...

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