Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS Digest.
In the news ...
- It's the twentieth anniversary of the Westwood Studio's PC game, Blade Runner. Released in 1997, the game was advertised as "the first real-time adventure game". The story featured "Blade Runner" Ray McCoy searching for Replicants in Los Angeles in the year 2019.
* Returning to Westwood's Blade Runner
* Blade Runner: When Westwood dreamt of electric sheep
* Future Noir Adventuring with Blade Runner
- 'Blade Runner 2049' bombs in China. The Sony/Alcon Entertainment production, which has earned just under $200 million worldwide ($77m of that in North America courtesy of Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc.), bombed in its first day of release in the second-biggest moviegoing market in the world. The $150m+ sci-fi sequel, which debuted to rave reviews but indifferent box office earlier this month, earned just $2.4m on Friday. That means, offhand, that we’re looking at a $7m-$8m weekend and $15m-$20m total in China. More HERE.
- Blade Runner 2049 was originally 4 hours long? More HERE and HERE.
Now for some articles, art, videos, podcasts, music, and some miscellaneous!
- I Think Replicants Ate Rick Deckard's Dog in Blade Runner 2049
- The hidden feminist message buried inside 'Blade Runner 2049'
- Are Audiences Too Lazy to Appreciate Blade Runner 2049?
- The Poetry Of BLADE RUNNER 2049
- Rian Johnson & Denis Villeneuve Talk ‘Blade Runner 2049’ in Spoiler-Filled Conversation
- The best thing about Blade Runner 2049 is what it isn’t
- Blade Runner 2049’s politics resonate because they are so perilously close to our own
- Why You Shouldn't Expect to See 'Blade Runner' Replicants Anytime Soon
- ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is about learning that you’re not the main character in your own story
- 7 Reasons Why “Blade Runner 2049” is a Masterpiece
- How Blade Runner 2049 Was Able to Pull Off That One Incredible Cameo
- Blade Runner 2049’s sound team explains how they created the movie’s best scene
- Designing the technology of ‘Blade Runner 2049’
- Meet the amateur scientists behind Blade Runner 2049's unique dystopian future
- Blade Runner’s Immaterial Girls
- Repli-Can't: The Lesson Hollywood Won't Learn From Blade Runner 2049
- The Unlikely Inspiration Behind Blade Runner 2049’s Futuristic Design
- Blade Runner 2049: Richard Hoover – VFX Supervisor – Framestore
- Life After Empathy: On Philip K. Dick and Blade Runner 2049
|by Timba Smits|
|Blade Runner 2049: The Game|
Pixel art tribute in retro game style, by PIXEL JEFF
|Blade Runner 2049 - Memory Orb, by Mike Hill|
|One of Adam Savage's favorite purchases at New York Comic Con|
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