‘Apocalypse Now’ will be reimagined as a survival horror game

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Apocalypse Now is one of the greatest films ever made, and now it’s going to be a video game. Maybe.

The game’s creators including filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola are seeking $900,000 on Kickstarter to get development of the game moving. The plan is for a 2020 release.

“Forty years ago, I set out to make a personal art picture that could hopefully influence generations of viewers for years to come,” Coppola who appears to be serving in a creative advisory role said in a statement. “Today, Im joined by new daredevils, a team who wants to make an interactive version of Apocalypse Now, where you are Captain Benjamin Willard amidst the harsh backdrop of the Vietnam War. Ive been watching videogames grow into a meaningful way to tell stories, and Im excited to explore the possibilities for Apocalypse Now for a new platform and a new generation.”

The game, which is described as an RPG, puts players in the combat boots of Captain Benjamin Willard, same as in the film. Willard is dispatched to the war-torn jungles of Vietnam with one mission: assassinate the rogue officer, Colonel Kurtz.

There isn’t any actual game to show off yet, but the Kickstarter page points to a team of veteran developers whose combined credits include The Witcher, Gears of War: Judgment, Pillars of Eternity, Wasteland 2, and Torment: Tides of Numenara (among others). The latter three titles account for some of the most successful video game Kickstarter campaigns to date.

The Kickstarter page for Apocalypse Now offers some vague ideas of what you can expect. The game leans more toward survival horror than action, so expect more resource management and less open warfare. There will be some manner of combat in the game, but it’s meant to be more of a last resort.

Choice will also play a role in how the story takes shape, though the emphasis is on “actions and postures” as opposed to dialogue. How that will actually work remains to be seen.

The Kickstarter is live now, so give it a look and decide for yourself if this is a game you’d like to see.

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ESL’s ‘Forza’ Racing Championship offers an actual car for grand prize

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One top Forza player will be getting an actual, real, drivable car as the first place prize of ESL’s Forza Racing Championship tournament in September.

The Forza Racing Championship is kicking off with weekly competitions August 8, and is split into two different tournaments, the Open series and the Elite series. Registration is currently open for both, but only making it through the Elite series will earn you a shot at the grand prize: a 2017 Ford Focus RS.

Anyone can register for the Forza Racing Championship Elite series, but you have to place in the top 128 during any of the three qualifying weeks, then place in the top 16 of that week’s series cup on Saturday, and finally place in the top four of that week’s showdown on Sunday. The grand finals take place Sunday, Sept. 4.

Anyone can register for the Forza Racing Championship Elite series

Participants in the Elite series can earn prizes for placing well each week, like Xbox Elite controllers, Xbox One S consoles, and in-game cars and liveries. The prizes change every week.

The Open series is a bit less intense, but doesn’t have the same kind of prizes. Players in the Open series play a similar weekly competition and the top 50 percent of participants will win in-game content, including DLC packs.

Everything in the Elite series will be broadcast on Twitch, and the weekly finals and grand finals will be broadcast live from ESL’s studios in Cologne, Germany.

The tournament is being hosted by ESL in partnership with Microsoft and Forza Motorsport, and will be the largest Forza championship to date.

Earlier in the year, the World Rally Championship offered up a similar grand prize for its own WRC 5 esports tournament in October. Although WRC announced a car prize before ESL did, the Forza Racing Championship will be the first esports tournament to actually give away a car as a prize.

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30 Rare Photographs From History You’ve Probably Never Seen Before

It’s sad to think that so many pivotal moments in history have gone on and there’s no chance of us ever insuring them for what they actually were. We have paintings and eye witnesses but do they really compare to the real thing ?

We can only imagine what the combat of Hastings was like. How it actually felt to walk through Rome during their empire.

With the addition of photography into national societies, we are able to get a glimpse into life’s major event- but it still merely scratches the surface of history.

1. Gadget- The first Atomic bomb

2. Baby gas masks being tested in an English hospital, 1940

3. German Banknotes being used as wallpaper during 1923 hyper-inflation

4. The Beatles play for 18 people in the Aldershot Club, 1961. They became hotshots one and a half years later .

5. Samuel Reshevsky, 8, beating several chess masters at once in France, 1920

6. A young Winston Churchill, 1895

7. The Cologne Cathedral remains amidst the city after an allied bombing in 1944

8. A German communist being executed in 1919

9. Illegal picture taken inside the Supreme Court. A man faked a broken limb to conceal a camera in his cast .

10. General George S. Pattons dog on the day ofPattons demise on December 21 st 1945

11. Painting the Eiffel Tower, 1932

12. Einstein’s desk the day after his death, 1955

13. Franz Ferdinand and his wife the day of their assassination, 1914

14. German soldiers and their mule during WWI, 1916.

15. Henry Ford obtaining the Grand cross of the German Eagle from Nazi Officials, 1938

16. Grotto In An Iceberg, During The British Antarctic Expedition, 1911.

17.17 -year-oldOtoya Yamaguchi assassinates socialist politicianlnejiro Asanuma in Tokyo .

18. The first painting taking into consideration Machu Picchu upon its discovery, 1912.

19. Testin of the German Messerschmitt Bl 109 E3, 1940

20. Underwater detonation of 15 kiloton atomic weapon .

21. Three humen compete in a marathon in the first Olympic games, 1896

22. SS auxiliaries pose at aresort for Auschwitz personnels, 1942

23. Philippines politician, Reynaldo Dagsa, photographs his own assassination .

24. US aircraft sinks Japanese aircraft off the coast of China, 1945

25. Control room of a German submarine, 1918.

26. Nikola Tesla in his lab sitting behind hisMagnifying Transmitter

27. The last known scene taken of the Titanic before it sank

28. Turkish official pestering starving Armenian children with food during the course of its Armenian genocide, 1915

29. The Unbroken Seal On Tutankhamuns Tomb, 1922( 3,245 Years Untouched )

30. The V1 flying bomb plunging towards central London, 1945

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These 13 Unexplained Photographs From History Are Seriously Weird

A image tells a thousand terms, apparently. But what if the picture needs more than a thousand terms worth of explain? Too bad. You merely get a thousand .

Pictures like these, for example, require at least a thousand-and-fifty terms as they are some of the most controversial andinexplicable photographs of all time…

1. The Battle of Los Angeles

Published in the Los Angeles Times on February 26, 1942, this photo is think by some to be proof of extraterrestrial affairs on Earth. It indicates numerous searchlights searching for the same thing.

Just three months after America joined WW2( after Pearl Harbour ), over1, 400 shells from anti-aircraft handguns were fired at the mystery, round, pale orange ball of light as it moved mutely through the sky, unaffected. People dismissed it as “war nerves” but, to this day , no one has a valid explanation.

2. The Black Knight Satellite

Taken by U.S. astronauts on a mission to the International Space Station in 1998, the Black Knight Satellite has been mystifying people for decades.Nikola Tesla apparently picked up repeating radio signals off of it in 1899, strange radio signals have been reported coming from it in 1930 and, in 1954, a retired Naval Officer told newspapers that the U.S. government had been aware or the satellite orbiting Earth for some time- this was before there were any man-made satellites.

It soon picked up serious media attention as both the U.S. and the Soviet Union believed one another to have owned it. Still today , no one( who’s telling anyone) has any notion what it is.

3. The Cooper Family unwanted dinner guest

In the 1950 s, the Cooper family moved into their new house in Texas. To mark the occasion, they decided to have a scene taken celebrating( albeit tamely ). When they had the photo developed, the latter are shocked to see a body hanging from the ceiling( as there was no body in the house ).

Some believe that there was an issue in the printing process -splicing two pictures accidentally- whilst others genuinely believe that this is documentation of a haunting … of course some think it was a hoax or, as an incredible doubled bluff, an actual dead body.

4. The ghost of Freddie Jackson

Royal Air Force Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard released this photo from 1919 of his squadron on the occasion of the air mechanic Freddie Jackson’s funeral.

Freddie died when he walked into an air-plane propeller but, after looking at this photo, the squadron instantly recognised the face that appears behind “the mens” at the back row, fourth from the left’s head as his.

Some set this down to double-exposure but “Freddie” isn’t wearing a hat like the rest…

5. The ghost of Hampton Court Palace

In 2003, the fire alarms at Hampton Court Palace went off as a fire escape has been opened. When security officers went to investigate said doorway, they ensure that it was closed and there was no sign of anyone having been there.

However, when they checked the CCTV footage, they saw something no one could explain. The doors seemed to fly open on their own admission with no one around but, shortly afterwards, a hooded figure( nicknamed Skeletor) strolled from the building into the doorway and closed the doors.

6. The Hook Island Sea Monster

In 1964, Robert Le Serrec and his family bought a boat and went onholiday for a few months on Hook Island in Stonehaven Bay, Queensland, Australia. thy were floating around( as you might) when they noticed something that resembled a huge snake in the water. They estimated it was 30 feet long but, as they edged closer, it constructed no attempts to advance on them.

With this in mind, Robert got into the water( imbecile) and moved closer. He chose to inspect it underwater where he realised it was far bigger than he had previously imagined. That’s when it opened its mouth and started moving which led Robert the cowardly lion to run( swim) back to his boat.

When he got back, he saw that the animal had gone…

Just a side note, when an octopus or squid or whatever inks, is it like that or not nearly as much? Cheers.

7. The McMinnville UFO

Back on 11 th of May, 1950, Evelyn Trent saw something from her’s and her husband’s farm , not far fromMcMinnville, Oregon. She called her husband, Paul, who rapidly got his camera to document the UFO.

This picture was picked up by the local paper before Life Magazine got a hold of it and attained the photo famous. Since then, photography experts have confirmed the picture’s legality, stating that whatever is in the picture, was there when it was taken and nothing was added in later.

Even so , no one knows what the photograph is actually of. An extraterrestrial craft, a government experimentation, a plate? Your guess is ad good as mine … my guess is Superman … your guess is probably better than mine.

8 . The Phoenix Lights

In 1997, on two occasions in the same day, numerous suns were find flying/ floating overPhoenix, Arizona. At 7:30 PM, a triangular formation of suns was ensure flying over the city and, at 10 PM, hundreds of photographs and videos were taken of a group of stationary lights floating over Phoenix.

The air-force initially had no commentaries but later said that it was a training exercising where multiple flares were dropped. Eyewitness confirmed this but some still disagreed.

Claims came in that it was in fact one huge, v-shaped aircraft so big that it blocked out the stars above. Evena former Air Force captain, said, Im a pilot and I know just about every machine that flies ,[…] i t was bigger than anything that Ive ever seen. It remains a great mystery .

11. The Skunk Ape

The skunk ape is the name given to a beast similar to the( equally mythical) Sasquatch. There have been the reporting of the animal exclusive to the American( amaze astonish) Southeast from as early as the mid 19 th century. The reports say that the creature is huge, hairy and be permitted to flee promptly with its footprints measuring 14 inches long.

In 1997, the myth was brought back to life as multiple sightings were reported in Florida as well as photographs taken that were promptly rejected as fakes.

Then, in 2000, a woman sent photographs of an “escaped ape” toSarasota County Sheriffs Department after it had been stealing apples from her garden. She had no idea of the Skunk Ape myth and just assumed there was an ape on the loose…

12. The Solway Firth Spaceman

On May 23, 1964, Jim Templeton, a firefighter from Carlisle, Cumberland, in England took his wife and daughters to a green on the coast. He took a three pictures of one of his daughters, Elizabeth, without incident and sent them to Kodak to be developed.

When he got the photos back, however, he was shocked to see a unusual figure in the background of the second scene- one that didn’t was contained in either of the other photos. He confirmed that no-one else was around so it couldn’t have been a passerby.

The photos were sent to many photograph experts as well as Kodak but they all came back with the same outcomes- there were no issues with the photos or the camera. Kodak offered a reward of a year’s free cinema to anyone who could crack the example but, since then, it’s still not been claimed.

13. The Tulip staircase ghost

In 1966, Reverend Ralph Hardy from British Columbia took a photo of a spiraling staircase in theNational Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. He was there with his wife standing beside him at the time.

When he got the pictures developed, he noticed that there appeared to be a cloaked figure climbing the stairs with both hands on the railings. He and his wife had reaffirmed that no one was around at the time and , not only that, but, the staircase was also closed with a rope saying “no admittance”- so there you have it, ghosts are unruly.

Experts everywhere, like in the other cases, have all come to the conclusion that the image had still not been doctored.

Creepy, right?

Maybe not. There probably is an explanation for all of the pictures so before you get into the comments running “ how can you believe this shit !!! 11 !!! 1 n00b ! “, I don’t, it’s merely interesting, so don’t. What do you think? Let us know in specific comments !

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