WandaVision Episode 8 had a mid-credits scene, much like Episode 7. If you missed it, head back to Disney+ and give it a watch, because we're getting into spoiler territory here. If you've already watched the episode in full, it will come as no surprise: we need to talk about what's going on with Vision. The scene shoots us back to SWORD, in one of their compounds just outside the Hex, where Director Hayward has hunkered down--but we quickly learn he's not just twiddling his thumbs or patiently watching the Westview bubble for activity. No, it turns out that everything we'd been shown about Wanda's break-in at SWORD HQ was fabricated. She did enter the building, and she was looking for Vision, but she left without his corpse. Also, whatever Darcy found by hacking Hayward's files was likely doctored or misinterpreted as well--why would he have been tracking Vibranium within the Hex when he already had Vision's Vibranium parts? It turns out that SWORD had already secretly … [Read more...] about WandaVision Episode 8: What’s Up With Vision?
TRYON, N.C. – When Takuma Sato won his first Indianapolis 500 in 2017, he was able to celebrate in the bright lights of his hometown of Tokyo. Sato celebrated his second Indy 500 win in 2020 under the marquee of the Tryon Theatre in a picturesque community located on the North Carolina/South Carolina state line. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver who won the 104 th Indianapolis 500 on August 23 was in town for a sculpting session with famed sculptor William Behrends. Once completed, Sato’s second face will be added to the Borg-Warner Trophy that celebrates every winning driver of the Indy 500. Sato is the first multi-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 since Dario Franchitti won his third Indy 500 in 2012. The driver he had to beat that day was none other than Sato, who crashed in Turn 1 on the final lap of the race when he drove underneath Franchitti in an attempt to make the race-winning pass. “The 2020 win for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, made up for 2012,” … [Read more...] about Double Vision: Takuma Sato’s second face for the Borg-Warner Trophy
Long-term exposure to microgravity during space travel causes astronauts to develop a rare neurological syndrome in which the brain shifts upward crowding the cranium. Dr. Donna Roberts, lead author of the study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine , said research has shown roughly 40 percent of astronauts return from space missions and report neurological issues. The top of the brain that is affected by the syndrome controls sight, and astronauts often report symptoms such as blurry vision, swelled optic disks, migraines and increased head pressure. NASA calls the constellation of symptoms visual impairment and intracranial pressure (VIIP) syndrome. Normally, the brain floats in a bath of cerebrospinal fluid, partly a function of anatomy but, also, as the study suggests, a result of gravity. For the study, 34 astronauts underwent MRI scans of their brain before and after space travel. Eighteen of the astronauts in the study had participated in a long … [Read more...] about Living in Space Leaves Astronauts With Serious Neurological Issues Because The Brain Floats Out of Place
Playing Halo 5's campaign, you get the feeling developer 343 is being pulled in two opposing directions: one direction heads towards the tried and trusted Halo gameplay perfected by Bungie before Microsoft took over development duties after the release of Halo: Reach, the other direction heads towards a need to grow the Halo franchise while establishing new characters. Where does Halo 5's meaty, crisp and fun campaign end up? Further along the gameplay road than the story road. Let's start with the story. In the build up to the release of Halo 5, Microsoft's marketing has zeroed in on an apparent conflict between Master Chief, the series star, and a new Spartan, the ex-ONI agent Jameson Locke. Is Master Chief, who goes AWOL alongside a few of his Spartan friends (Fred, Linda and Kelly), really a traitor? Locke, leader of Fireteam Osiris (Buck, voiced by the suitably wise-cracking Nathan Fillion, Tanaka and Vale) is dispatched to hunt Master Chief down under orders issued by a … [Read more...] about Halo 5’s campaign goes back to basics – and it’s all the better for it
In June 2020, Bungie said the next Destiny 2 expansion, The Witch Queen, would be out sometime in 2021—later clarified to late in the year . Today, however, the studio said that, for multiple reasons, it has decided to push the expansion into early 2022 . Bungie said that the Witch Queen expansion will be "unlike anything we’ve ever attempted before, with characters, arcs, heroes and villains that persist over multiple future releases." Those future releases, which will include an additional unannounced expansion to follow Lightfall, will also wrap up the Light and Darkness Saga that began with the launch of the original Destiny in 2014. It's going to be a pretty big deal, in other words, and Bungie expects Witch Queen to set the table. "As we’ve been developing The Witch Queen, we realized that we needed this release to be the first of many moments crucial to the story of Destiny," assistant game director Joe "Joegoroth" Blackburn explained. "With so much leading to and … [Read more...] about Destiny 2’s Witch Queen expansion delayed, but weapon sunsetting is being scrapped