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New Final Fantasy XV trailer shows off more crazy and weird road trip action

We’ve got to be honest: we don’t really know much about the plot of the upcoming Final Fantasy XV, but we’re irresistibly drawn to the idea of a road trip movie in a fantasy world. There’s just nothing like pulling to the side of the road and piling out of the car to beat down a crew of dudes in armor and some massive land mammals. And as for the story, it is coming together a bit: the latest trailer for the upcoming RPG just came out of the Jump Festa 2015 Japanese convention, and it does fill in a few more gaps. And no, there’s still no word on when this game will ship.

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Song of the Car: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0: Mississippi-born Big K.R.I.T. sends drivers on a futuristic trip to Cadillactica

Song of the Car: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0

Welcome to Planet Cadillactica, a far-off galaxy where cars are creations from the past that feel like the future. The storied automaker’s past has been celebrated by a new generation, who have transformed 1970s Cadillacs into works of unapologetic……

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Nikon’s Full-Frame D-SLR: D750 : The new lightweight camera is put to the test during a trip to Puerto Rico

Nikon’s Full-Frame D-SLR: D750


by Tariq Dixon With professional-grade capabilities in a compact, lightweight body, Nikon’s D750 is the brand’s latest (and in many ways, its most versatile) full-frame D-SLR. We took the camera to Puerto Rico to test…

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The Lovie Awards Sweepstakes: Win a trip to London in November to celebrate the best of the web

The Lovie Awards Sweepstakes


While the judges contemplate the entries for the fourth annual The Lovie Awards (the European sister to the Webby Awards), those who are interested now have a chance to be at the event in person,…

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Microsoft’s 2008 recruitment videos are a dark ’90s acid trip

We gave a Microsoft a gentle ribbing for their corny parody of “Sexy and I Know It,” but little did we know that the company made — or at least commissioned — two masterpieces of short film. In 2008, working with the production team at Digital Kitchen, Microsoft created two psychedelic recruitment videos. In one, a mysterious man in a labcoat invites you to work on a project called Mind House, before dissolving into polygons. In another, a pair of gentlemen are washed into a surreal computer world. Both are like Barbarella meets William Gibson meets a 1992 VHS you found somewhere. Brad Abrahams, who worked at Digital Kitchen and posted the videos, wrote that the latter “was so weird [Microsoft] didn’t know what to do with it.” The only…

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Music festival PSA shows the sweaty results of a bad MDMA trip

Electric Zoo is a three-day electronic music festival in New York, and it is very worried about you. To make sure festival visitors avoid bad trips, its organizers enlisted Dexter writer James Manos Jr. to create a two-minute PSA that warns people about the dangers of MDMA — often known by excitable youngsters in the US as “Molly.” Two people died from an overdose of the drug at the festival last year, but the new PSA might not be the most effective tactic in halting its use. According to the video, the dangers include an impressive flop sweat, the uncontrollable desire to close your eyes tight and spin around on the spot, and “golden waterfalls.” Sounds uncomfortable.

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Lomography x Nixon: Analog Russia : A chilling surf trip to the country’s northeast coast, captured in film by surfers and photographers alike

Lomography x Nixon: Analog Russia


In the northeast corner of Russia lies the Kamchatka Peninsula. As beautiful as it is barren, the remote and harsh landscape is sparsely populated and surely an acquired taste for the small but steady number of adventure-seekers that visit year-round. The summers are…

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The Eleven Generations Behind Ketel One: The Nolet family has crafted spirits in The Netherlands for centuries, but a trip to SF inspired a special vodka

The Eleven Generations Behind Ketel One


An hour outside of Amsterdam, the Nolet Distillery lies at the outskirts of Schiedam, the Netherlands—a small municipality in South Holland that was once one of the largest spirit producers in the world. A series of interconnected buildings and a large windmill form…

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The gorgeous ‘Prospect’ trailer is a sci-fi trip into the deep jungle

Prospect is a 15-minute sci-fi short set on a “toxic” planet that utilizes custom props and costumes instead of CGI. It tells the story of a teenage girl who, while scouring the planet for a valuable resin, loses her father to a bandit attack and is forced to “grow up quick.” Apparently inspired by classic sci-fi like Blade Runner and Star Wars, the Kickstarter-funded short was shot in Washington’s Hoh rainforest. The full short is due to come out soon, but its creators have released a short trailer. It’s high on indie sheen, retro costumes, and at the very least leaves us wanting to see more.

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Visual effects artists use Obama’s trip to DreamWorks to to protest ‘bleeding’ industry

As Barack Obama visits DreamWorks Animation today to celebrate the strength and financial clout of the American movie industry, a group of visual effects artists will be taking to a south Californian park to protest against unfair treatment and wages. Speaking to Deadline, anonymous protest organizer ‘VFX Soldier’ clarified that the protest was not intended to “embarrass DreamWorks Animation,” but instead planned to raise awareness of the “the absolute collapse of VFX employment.”

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