Tag: #scifi

Magically Scientific, Scientifically Magical: The Many Genres of Destiny

by Daniel Epperly

One of the most anticipated videogames to be released in several years was Destiny. Developed by Bungie, the studio that originally created the Halo franchise (though the Halo team split off several years ago and formed 343 Industries), and published by Activision, Destiny was awaited with eager, clamoring impatience by the world’s gaming community, but after its release the eagerness and excitement turned to frank disappointment, and even outrage. The perceived failings of Destiny have been discussed, theorized and argued about ever since, but even though it may be difficult to discuss the game at all without at least touching upon the game’s controversies, that is not the subject of this article.… Read the rest

Sci-fi’s Technological Brilliance

(Warning: Lots of Links!) For as long as science fiction has been a popular genre there has been a flood of new technology that has been introduced. In many cases, the technology which has been created over the years has somehow made its way into reality. One of the best examples is Martin Cooper crediting his inspiration for the cell phone to Capt. James T. Kirk’s use of a communicator in TOS. This was included in the 2005 documentary How William Shatner Changed the WorldOther examples of tech which have come into reality are not at all uncommon.… Read the rest