Link Tank: What Mythic Quest Gets Right About Video Games
Apple TV+'s Mythic Quest, the difference between white and yellow road lines, Men in Black leaving Netflix, plus more!
Apple TV+’s Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet gets a lot right about the video game industry and the culture that drives it.
“Hot on the heels of the end of HBO’s Silicon Valley, a new comedy series is dead-set on mining the video game industry for all the laughs they can muster. It’s Apple TV+’s Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, the first season of which recently dropped to the fledgling streamer and is already leaving an impression among the video game crowd.”
Have you ever wonder why some road lines are yellow and some are white? Here’s the meaning behind these color differences.
“Even if you can’t explain the significance behind every color and symbol used in road signs, you may understand them on a subconscious level. That’s why the designs are chosen in the first place: Our brains associate colors with certain feelings, and on the road, a symbol’s ability to communicate danger in less time than it takes to read a word could mean the difference between life and death.”
A number of science fiction and fantasy works are being made into films or television shows. Here are the eight books you should read before their adaptations come out.
“Each month we share an avalanche of new books to feed your need to read. But there are also tons of older sci-fi and fantasy books worth your time, too—including those with the added interest of television or movie adaptations on the way. Here are eight titles you should add to your read (or re-read) list; if you really want an even 10, go ahead and throw Dune and The Stand on there too.”
The Joker is getting a new girlfriend in the latest of DC Comics, while the ending of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy’s miniseries is… less than satisfactory.
“It was just Valentine’s Day, so it’s no surprise that DC Comics would use this time to shake up some relationships in their roster, with the news that Joker is getting a new girlfriend and an unsatisfying end to the Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy miniseries. Let’s start with the new girl in town…”
Men in Black is leaving Netflix, and we’ve got until the 14th of March to revisit this iconic science fiction classic.
“Mark your calendar, because you’ve got until March 14 to watch Men in Black on Netflix. After that, the sci-fi classic from Columbia Pictures and Steven Spielberg’s own production company Amblin Entertainment will leave the platform. Maybe forever. (Men in Black II is also leaving Netflix on March 14, but we don’t need to talk about that subpar sequel.)”
If you don’t know how to spot fake news on the internet, here are some browser plug-ins and online tools that might just help you distinguish facts from fiction.
“Fake news has become a pervasive problem on the internet. You find a news item online, but you don’t know if you can trust it. Is it true? Is it accurate? Is it reliable? Not even your Facebook friends know how to tell the difference. You can find out if a news site or a specific article can be considered reliable and truthful, courtesy of the right browser plug-in.”