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Final Fantasy XV gets weirder, adds sick car

There are not many other genres where four people with perfect hair, wearing all black, can ride around in a convertible that combines the suicide doors of a Rolls Royce with the bold roundness of an Audi, casually killing everything that they come across, and there be absolutely nothing be wrong with that picture. Oh and I guess one of them is a prince? Still nothing wrong with that. That’s the beautiful thing about the JRPG, Final Fantasy, and Square Enix. None of them are afraid to go to strange places and do strange things while they are there. Final…

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British art installation unleashes disembodied shadows

The sun sets on Bristol, a not-so-sleepy city in the southwest of England. Like any other day, as the sun sets, the city lights will come on. Unlike any other day, 8 of those lights will actively capture your shadow and then replay it for passersby. Though that might sound like witchcraft, it’s actually the work of Jonathan Chomko and Matthew Rosier. Winners of the 2014 Playable City competition, the duo has installed 8 street lights that will record the motions of your shadow and then play it back for someone else. Called “Shadowing,” the project is not just catch…

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Sketches from Radiohead’s Polyfauna app highlight the creative process

Say the words “Radiohead” and “new music” almost anywhere and you are bound to attract attention. Maybe even a lot of attention. So when I heard that Radiohead’s interactive wandering app, PolyFauna, from developer Universal Everything, was not only being updated but also that it had 8 new tracks that were never before released, my ears did a little more than perk up. When I downloaded the app, the new visuals made my eyes do whatever the eye version of that is. For the uninitiated, PolyFauna is a digital-sonic meander through an entirely artistic landscape. But it’s not just some…

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Fotonica, the prettiest running game ever, is coming to iOS this Thursday

Hyper-minimalist runner Fotonica is coming to iOS this Thursday. Developed by Italian design duo Pietro Riva and Nicolo Tedeschi, know together as Santa Ragione, Fotonica is not your average runner game. Pulling deep from their art and design backgrounds, Fotonica is a wireframe, minimal, trippy, that feels like leaping across the sidewalk in a techno nightmare. And then it gets even bolder. The iOS version of Fotonica will feature new levels, gameplay modes, and options. Also new to the mobile version is the inclusion of two original tracks by electronica artist BAIYON, known to some as the composer for PixelJunk…

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Awesome scientists trying to figure out if we live in a hologram

Most people will not argue with you when you say that we live in a digital society. But the world we live in might actually be a lot more digital than we know. It might be digital to the point where the whole thing is actually just a really complicated hologram. That’s not a very complicated and unnecessary retelling of the allegory of the cave: We might live in a world where our reality is composed of tiny bits that’s sort of projected onto something else. A new experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory aims to figure this out. Led…

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Here comes Miegakure to explain the 4th dimension

Miegakure is one of those magical games that seems to come out from the ether and pierce the veil of our mundane existences. That’s not an exaggeration: Miegakure looks that good. It’s even less of an exaggeration when you consider that one of the main appeals to the game is that you can actually pierce the veil of your mundane existence by taking a short stroll into the 4th dimension. Creator Marc Ten Bosch explains in this new video: Bosch does a fantastic job of downplaying how incredibly awesome “taking a few steps along the fourth dimension” actually is. What…

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Let’s all leave this cold world and live in a LEGO house together

This week marked the groundbreaking of the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark, a massive structure that aims to be a sort of futuristic Mecca for Lego lovers, design nuts, and artists alike. The 8,500 square foot building isn’t just a building made of LEGOs or a building made to look like it’s made of LEGOs. According to LEGO Group themselves, the LEGO House should be “one place where you can experience the LEGO story and be inspired by the endless possibilities of the LEGO brick.” The building itself is designed by Bjarke Ingels of BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group. Ingels recently designed…