Is this the future of film? How to finish a shoot when the coronavirus strikes | Film- Tempemail

Who says everything in the film business has ground to a halt? Some directors are finding ways of keeping the cameras rolling. Timur Bekmambetov, best known outside Russia for making the Angelina Jolie thriller Wanted, was midway through filming his second world war fighter-ace film V2: Escape from Hell when Continue Reading

Now’s the time – 15 epic video games for the socially isolated | Games

It’s a popular refrain among video game players of a certain age. In our early 20s, we could spend whole days immersed in epic role-playing video games, sacrificing months to the demands of the latest Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest adventure. But, in our 30s and 40s, we’re lucky to Continue Reading

20 learning apps for stir-crazy kids | Technology

The closure of schools across the UK has left many parents and carers in the sudden, unexpected position of being home-school teachers. Schools are providing support where they can, but there are also still plenty of smartphone and tablet apps that can be used as part of learning. It may Continue Reading

Half-Life: Alyx review – a spectacular immersive experience | Games

Virtual reality and the Half-Life series have both struggled with the weight of expectations put upon them. Half-Life and its sequel are treasured games that each redefined the first-person shooter in their own ways. Yet developer Valve Software has left Half-Life’s story unfinished for 13 years, recently admitting that previous Continue Reading

PlayStation VP says PS5 is compatible with ‘overwhelming majority’ of PS4 games

Setting the record straight: Last week, PS5 architect Mark Cerny stated that the PlayStation 5 would be backward compatible with “almost all of the top 100” PS4 games on launch. This rightfully raised concerns that Sony was setting up to renege on its promise to support all PlayStation 4 titles. Continue Reading

How will children keep learning and stay in touch? Easy: with video games | Games

As with millions of other parents around the world, when our two sons get home from school this afternoon, we have no idea when they’ll be going back. Their schools have been hastily scrabbling together remote learning plans, but things are going to be chaotic and unstructured and that’s something Continue Reading

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – the video game where we can still be together | Games

I am scrolling idly through TikTok when I see her, drag queen Bijou Bentley performing her routine to a remix of Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda. With her ponytail and green twin-set, I immediately recognise that she is not just giving the audience haute couture – this is cosplay. Isabelle, my personal Continue Reading

Watch Dogs and the Stanley Parable are currently free on the Epic Games Store

What just happened? More free ways of passing the time is something we all could appreciate right now. Thankfully, the Epic Games Store is here to help. As it does every seven days, the platform is giving away two games. This week, it’s Watch Dogs and The Stanley Parable. Watch Continue Reading