Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Dear Esther, and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs developer The Chinese Room is releasing a new game this Thursday, 21st September, for Google's Daydream VR headset. It's a sci-fi affair called So Let Us Melt and its premise is a doozy. Show More Summary
The end is nigh, according to Christian numerologist David Meade. Using verses in Luke 21:25 through 26, Meade thinks that the recent events like the solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey are signs of the apocalypse. To make matters worse, there’s been an uptick in meteors falling to earth. But...
There’s yet another doomsday date approaching, with some claiming that the rapture will start on Saturday.
But go ahead and make plans for Sunday anyway.
My Rapture Neighbour by angdzu A well-crafted character remains consistent and recognizable no matter the story or genre, and when one is cast as the supernatural defender and the other as a heroic human in a magical world the two must remain in their roles forever. Show More Summary
There’s always been something airy about “Lift.” Written in the process of developing OK Computer, the song debuted in 1996 to a rapturous reception at open-air concerts. Fans were so pleased that the band became suspicious of its appeal; they didn’t want to become the wrong kind of rock stars, ... More »
From Atelier Oblique's Alphabet Collection, R — In Your Room: "Entering the place where your secrets lie open. Floating in the air. Resting on the collection of your life. The wave of your history seizes and raptures me. Each hint, your scent. Floral, like berries. Sticky-sweet and salty. Fresh and dusty. Innocent and heavy. Girl […]
The world’s oldest film festival has crowned some contentious and controversial winners over the years, but this time, the press and the jury are in agreement: “The Shape of Water” was rapturously acclaimed by critics when it unspooled on the festival’s second day, and has been has been firmly installed as a Golden Lion frontrunner […]
Since it bowed to a rapturous reception at the Sundance film festival in January, Luca Guadagnino's terrific gay romance Call Me By Your Name has been the indie hit of the year, stopping off at Berlin in February on its way to TIFF.Show More Summary
It’s not all that serious — is it? When SZA’s long-delayed and much-awaited debut LP Ctrl finally came out this year, the rapturous welcome it received was based, at heart, on the uncanny skill with which the R&B singer spun out the experience of romantic marginality, voicing the tensions and ... More »
After wowing Venice Film Festival press this morning with his Cold War-set fairy tale, Guillermo del Toro unveiled The Shape Of Water in its official competition screening tonight. The reception inside the Sala Grande was rapturous and one of the most emotional festival debuts in recent memory. Show More Summary
When Radley Metzger died in March, the news wasn’t followed by the thoughtful tributes and rapturous retrospectives that usually accompany the passing of a major filmmaker. It wasn’t hard to guess why; Metzger made “dirty movies,” erotic dramas and comedies that fed the prurient interests of their audience while displaying his own formal elegance and […]
In the three years since her last studio album was released to record-breaking sales and rapturous reviews, Taylor Swift has endured two high profile breakups and a string of increasingly ugly celebrity feuds. For the past several months,...Show More Summary
One of the new games in development at Everybody's Gone to the Rapture studio The Chinese Room is called Little Orpheus. Presumably this is the official name of the Total Dark isometric RPG project we've heard about before (The Chinese Room's website confirms Total Dark as a working title). Show More Summary
Videogames have a wonderful habit of taking us to unforgettable imaged places, but, to paraphrase Dorothy, there’s no place like Rapture. An undersea metropolis built by Objectivists and, by the time the player arrives, destroyed by deregulation, its decrepit bathysphere tour warmly welcome us to an utterly hostile and sinister environment. But Rapture’s not just...
For this special episode we phone in live with our award winning roaming reporter giving us the scoop on the solar eclipse. We then decode the latest eclipse Biblical prophecy, reveal the latest date for the rapture, and discover the impending 3rd wave of alien contactees. This episode is EXCLUSIVE to Plus+ members. To join,... Read more »
BioShock is still such an iconic game - the Little Sisters, the Art Deco style, the unforgettable plot twist - that it's hard to believe it's been a whole damn decade since we first went to Rapture
Ten years ago today, we took a trip under the sea to Rapture. Yes, BioShock made a huge splash on the XBox 360 and PC (and PlayStation 3 the following year), spawned two sequels (and pinings of a Gore Verbinski film that never came to be), and made the mark that its forefather, System Shock, […]
BioShock is now ten years old, and 2K Games has a little something special for fans to celebrate. It's been ten years since players first dipped their toes into Rapture and the world of BioShock....
With a solar eclipse taking place today, I am somewhat surprised that I have not heard more about the rapture from the local evangelical fundamentalist Christians. Then again, I have been busy and have not invested much time perusing the various platforms they use for disseminating their views. Show More Summary