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Alien: Isolation game places Ripley’s daughter alone in space

Alien: Isolation game places Ripley’s daughter alone in space

There's a video game being developed right this minute by Sega with a main character that, if you've never seen the Director's Cut of "Aliens", you might never have known existed. This character is the daughter of Ellen Ripley, a character that died (or so this one tiny scene suggests) while Ripley was floating home from her original Alien mission - not all that far from Prometheus. Here in a new game with a working title of Alien: Isolation, we're to take to a sparse universe not unlike that original film, doing so behind the eyes of the younger warrior.

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Pacific Rim 2 penned, awaiting green light and plotline

Pacific Rim 2 penned, awaiting green light and plotline

The original Pacific Rim was released this summer - it was met with mixed reviews by critics, but more than a little bit of a positive response from those key to the success of a potential series: the fans. This week it's been revealed by the director of Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro, that he's been flattered by reports of hardcore fans seeing the film in theaters several times. It would appear that the film has struck such gold - be it underground or straight through mainstream ticket sales - that a second film is being written right this minute.

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Portal short film “Survive!” filmed in YouTube Space

Portal short film “Survive!” filmed in YouTube Space

In Los Angeles, California, there's a film location called YouTube Space, one where users are able to rent the floor for free - just so long as the product heads to YouTube. Here we've got one of a wide variety of videos shot at this lovely location, presented here by Colin and Connor McGuire and centering in on the Valve video game series Portal. This story is part of a grand scheme which involves both the Portal video game and the tie-in comic "Portal 2: Lab Rat."

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TALOS: real Iron Man being built by the US Army

TALOS: real Iron Man being built by the US Army

The real-deal Iron Patriot may be closer to reality than we think. In a revelation that somehow escaped the eyes of the press (including ours) for months, a May 28th release from the United States Army suggests that their researchers are working on a request from SOCOM - the U.S. Special Operations Command for technologies. This request was made for a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS.

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Doctor Who missing episodes to appear restored on BBC

Doctor Who missing episodes to appear restored on BBC

One of the most fanatically followed television series of all time, Doctor Who, will be given a jolt of nostalgia soon as the BBC can confirm the recovery of a mass of episodes previously thought lost to the vaults of time. This suggestion comes from the BBC itself, suggesting that a total of 106 episodes featuring the first two doctors, William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton, will be mined. Though the BBC did apparently - for whatever reason - destroy many of the television show's original transmission tapes through the 1960s and 70s, tapes transferred onto film for overseas broadcast are being recovered now.

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HBO content hits Google Play: Game of Thrones, True Blood, Newsroom ahoy

HBO content hits Google Play: Game of Thrones, True Blood, Newsroom ahoy

Those of you wishing you had a (legal) alternative to subscribing to HBO's network to see some of the most hyped-up television shows today are in luck: they're coming to Google Play. Android users galore will be able to partake in episode purchases of the likes of The Newsroom, True Blood, and Game of Thrones starting this week. Rounding out the collection comes The Wire, Veep, Boardwalk Empire, and of course Girls.

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“Keloid” sci-fi movie trailer outgrows Internet, gets big-name backing

“Keloid” sci-fi movie trailer outgrows Internet, gets big-name backing

A revamp of a speculative movie trailer about good robots and bad robots that has been making the rounds on Vimeo and YouTube for two years is finally gaining traction in the legit entertainment industry, the Hollywood Reporter revealed. Keloid, the sci-fi short by BLR VFX (Big Lazy Robot Visual Effects), is being discussed by the likes of heavy hitters Roy Lee, Scott Glassgold and Raymond Brothers as a viable investment for full production, much to early fans' salivation.

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