Captain Marvel, the latest dispatch from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is set in 1995. That didn’t sound that long ago ... until Marvel evoked the times with throwback promotional gimmicks like Magic Eye posters and crude Angelfire-style websites full of animated gifs. Turns out it’s been awhile. But the throwback means we’re in the clear to be nostalgic for a more naive time when superheroes wore rubber muscles or black leather, and stood on top of buildings looking out at their cities, which were matte paintings. If Carol Danvers ever takes a break from mid-’90s Skrull-punching to find inspiration at the multiplex, she’ll see an entirely different type of comic book movie from what we have now, if there’s one playing at all. Today’s comic book movies are expected to have a more sophisticated understanding of the characters and stories they’re translating, but there’s an appealing style and feel to the ’90s movies … [Read more...] about Ranking the 25 live-action comic book movies of the ’90s
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CES 2019 is brimming with the latest gadgets and home tech, and a key theme to this year's conference is robots. From a boxing android that helps you train for a fight, to a suitcase that follows you around the airport, the robots on show are poised to transform our lives in the next decade. Here are some of the very best robots on display at the Last Vegas conference. Laundry folder The Foldimate promises to cut the time it takes to do your laundry by folding your freshly washed clothes for you. Its creators say it can fold a pile of 25 items in five minutes, leaving them in a neat stack that can be popped straight in your drawer. Priced at an eye-watering £785, the machine can take on shirts, trousers and most other items of clothing – though you'll have to fold your bed sheets and socks separately. But standing over a metre tall and is 60 centimetres wide, meaning you might have trouble fitting it into your kitchen. It is hoped Foldimate will be released in late … [Read more...] about CES 2019 – Incredible robots that will transform your life in the next 10 years – a machine that folds your clothes, an AI pet-sitter and a self-driving suitcase
In the Pokemon series we’re routinely told that we “gotta catch ’em all,” but what if we could only catch one? There are so many to choose from (over 800, last time we counted), but if Professor Oak was to really put you in a bind and ask you to only pick one to store in your Poke Ball, which one would it be? It’s a tough question, which is why we’re leaning on our GameRevolution readers to find out which one is better than all the rest. The GameRevolution editorial team have shared their thoughts on the matter, and you can share your own opinions in the comments section below. As always, we’ll feature our favorite in tomorrow’s Tell GR. Paul Tamburro, executive editor: “Charmander all the way. My very first starter Pokemon and one heck of a good boy, Charmander is like a tiny dragon crossed with a dog and if that doesn’t get your vote, then I don’t know what will. A Pokemon that can literally die if … [Read more...] about Tell GR: What is Your Favorite Pokemon of All Time?
Microsoft has discounted over 500 digital Xbox games as part of their Black Friday sale for Xbox Live Gold members. Those who aren’t Gold members will have to wait until November 19, 2018 to participate, or they can purchased a month of Xbox Live Gold for only $1 in Microsoft’s annual promotion during the holidays. These discounts join other Black Friday sales from Xbox that discounted Forza Horizon 4, State of Decay 2, and brought the Xbox One S to $199.99 USD. Some other Black Friday sales from PlayStation and Nintendo have gone up as well. And while the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X have been out for some time now I have to agree with Joel that the Slim and S are the consoles to pick up this holiday if you haven’t already jumped into the new generation of consoles. All games are discounted up to 65% for non-Gold Members and an additional 10% for Gold subscribers. This Black Friday sale will last from today until November 26, 2018. There are 603 games discounted … [Read more...] about Black Friday Sale for Xbox Live Gold Members Now Available