10 Amazing Milestones of Early Computer Animation

This past weekend, you relived the wonder of Jurassic Park and remembered the first time you saw convincing CG effects on screen. But Jurassic Park built on a long legacy of computer innovation, more than a decade and a half of on-screen computer effects. Here are 10 landmarks of early CG, many of which still look… » 4/09/13 10:37am 4/09/13 10:37am

Champions Online: Superheroes vs. Westworld?

Fans got their first hands-on experience of superhero MMO Champions Online at Gen-Con Indy last week, and some in-game footage has made its way online (see video below). Running around in tights and blasting bad guys with a variety of nifty superpowers looks fun, but why are all the heroes stuck in a Yul Brynner-less… » 8/21/08 8:00am 8/21/08 8:00am

Bald Gunslinging Robots Make Theme Parks Fun!

Long before Michael Crichton opened up the can of dinosaurs and let them run loose inside a theme park with Jurassic Park, he had already visited the world of theme parks going bad. In the early 1970s, he wrote and directed Westworld, the tale of an android-filled theme park where the robots get a little pissed off… » 2/28/08 11:00am 2/28/08 11:00am