Thursday, November 2, 2017


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.

* How the Blade Runner game ensured players never knew who to trust
* 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!



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


In this exclusive video profile is featured the sound team behind Director Denis Villeneuve's, Blade Runner 2049 featuring supervising sound editor Mark Mangini, sound designer Theo Green, re-recording mixer Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett, picture editor Joe Walker and Composer Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch.




    One of Adam Savage's favorite purchases at New York Comic Con

  • Deckard’s Dream -- an 8-voice polyphonic analogue synthesizer inspired by a certain cinematic sound from the late 1970s and early 1980s. 
  • Kojima Dreams of 'Blade Runner' -- The original 'Blade Runner' deeply impacted the game designer and directly inspired his game 'Snatcher'

  • And remember to follow @OffWorldNews on Twitter to receive these and other Blade Runner related news items, (including movie showings, specials, and more not featured in this newsletter), as it comes in. And be sure to visit KippleZone's Pinterest page for more Blade Runner images and videos; from behind-the-scenes photos to fan art, figures, and props!

    "Have a better one!"

    (C.A. Chicoine)

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