Tag: category-/Arts & Entertainment/Comics & Animation

YouTube recommendation algorithm audit uncovers paths to radicalization

A team of researchers at universities in the U.S., Switzerland, and Brazil found that YouTube’s recommendation algorithm is likely to share racist right-wing channels. The work is detailed in “Auditing Radicalization Pathways on YouTube,”  a paper published on arXiv.org last week, and it argues that consumption of “alt-right” content is a fitting proxy for radicalization […]

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Disney’s Aladdin and Lion King 16-bit collection is real

A leak from GameStop yesterday suggested that a collection of some of Disney‘s most popular 16-bit games would be coming, and now this package has an official announcement. Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. It will include the Genesis version of Aladdin […]

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The Void teases Marvel, Sony VR experiences

The Void recently opened its new San Francisco location and in an interview the chief creative officer Curtis Hickman teased upcoming VR experiences from Marvel and Sony Pictures. I spoke with Hickman over the phone earlier this week to talk about the new location’s launch, the company’s gradual global expansion, and their plans for new, upcoming […]

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Jam City unveils Frozen Adventures mobile game coming in November

Mobile game publisher Jam City unveiled its match-3 puzzle game Frozen Adventures, which is debuting in November in anticipation of the launch of the Disney Frozen 2 film. The original Frozen animated film released in 2013 generated $1.2 billion at the box office, and Frozen 2 is expected to be a blockbuster when it debuts […]

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How Pixar finds ways to inspire creativity and diverse thinking

Danielle Feinberg painted a picture of what it’s like to work as a woman at Disney Pixar, the animation studio that has made 21 feature films, which have together generated more than $13 billion at the box office. Speaking in the opening talk at the Girls in Tech Catalyst conference, she said her teams try […]

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps comes out on February 22

Microsoft showed off more of Ori and the Will of the Wisps during its Electronic Entertainment Expo presentation today in Los Angeles. It also gave us a release date for the Xbox One and PC Metroidvania sequel. It is coming out on February 22, 2019, and it is also coming to Xbox Game Pass. Will […]

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The RetroBeat: Aladdin is a Genesis masterpiece

I saw Disney’s live action remake of Aladdin last week. Along with video games, I’m a big Disney fan. I’m usually at the theater for every movie event from the Mouse House. Aladdin was OK. Maybe a little worse than OK. It was something interesting to watch once, but I’d never prefer it over the […]

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The RetroBeat: Sonic movie’s delay isn’t the fault of whiny fans

Paramount has delayed the Sonic the Hedgehog movie from November 8 this year to February 14, 2020. This is so the animation team has time to redesign Sonic’s look following backlash from the film’s first trailer, which featured an oddly realistic take on iconic Sega character. As a Sonic fan since my early childhood, I’m […]

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