Link Tank: Untitled Goose Game Is the Video Game of the Year

Untitled Goose Game, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Microsoft's xCloud and more in today's daily Link Tank!

Untitled Ghost Game Is The Video Game Of The Year

A study on ancient mummy hearts may hold the secret to understanding a 21st century killer.

“Heart disease is a present-day killer, accounting for one in four deaths in the United States. However, recent research suggests that modern factors can’t fully explain its prevalence. After all, people who lived thousands of years ago perished with sick hearts too.”

Read more at Inverse.

Here’s why Untitled Goose Game is the video game that we need right now in 2019.

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“Untitled Goose Game has a deceptive sort of simplicity. The game, which originated as an office joke and finally hit Mac, PC, and the Nintendo Switch last week, has simplistic but gorgeous animations and a straightforward plot. You are the goose in this untitled goose game, which means your job is to wander the village and torment its residents. You torment for plain fun (you’re a goose, after all, and everyone knows geese are kind of a-holes) and because sometimes a goose wants to, say, have a picnic and those humans are hoarding all the best picnic supplies in their stupid human garden. What are supposed to do–not steal their stuff?”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

The U.S. military has warned about the potential for mass shootings at screenings for Joker.

“The U.S. military has warned service members about the potential for a mass shooter at screenings of the Warner Bros. film Joker, which has sparked wide concerns from, among others, the families of those killed during the 2012 mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Here’s why Promare is a bright and bold anime film from Studio Trigger.

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“The new anime film Promare, which recently premiered stateside, is perhaps the stupidest, most endearing, and most visually stunning piece of work in the genre you’ll ever watch. Eschewing the realism of other recent favorites like Your Name. or Flavors of Youth in favor of expanding the technical boundaries of the craft, the Studio Trigger animators gleefully take advantage of visual possibilities by blending 2D and 3D animation styles that was also used in a similar capacity in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. It’s colorful, euphoric, and incredibly expressive; what the film lacks in narrative pacing it makes up for with charisma and visual marvel in spades.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Here’s everything you need to know about Breaking Bad sequel film El Camino.

“While Better Call Saul has been a wonderful way to stave off Breaking Bad withdrawals, fans have been waiting months to get more details on the Breaking Bad movie that was announced earlier this year. And it has finally arrived. Here’s everything we know about the movie so far—including its latest trailer.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Microsoft has called on gamers to test out their upcoming game streaming service, xCloud.

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“You can now sign up to try Microsoft’s upcoming game streaming service, xCloud, which is entering into a limited public preview next month.”

Read more at PCMag.