Microsoft Flight Simulator Takes Off With French Studio in Cockpit

Many aircraft are still grounded due to the coronavirus pandemic, but would-be and real pilots took to the virtual skies on Aug. 18 with the first update in years of Microsoft’s venerable Flight Simulator game. The bestselling title dates all the way back to 1982 — when home computers had less processing power than a graphics card today — and Microsoft tasked French developers Asobo Studio with giving it the biggest overhaul since 2006. Two of Asobo’s co-founders even took ...

Jack Black Is The Best Rocker In All of Cinema

When many people think about the quintessential rocker, the image that comes to mind is the glossy-hair metal archetype. Since the genre attained its commercial peak in the ‘70s and ‘80s, back when figures like Steven Tyler and Gene Simmons were some of its most popular faces, pop culture has commonly displayed rock and rollers as blustery, hedonistic narcissists with an unquenchable thirst for getting loaded and laid. As the age-old saying goes: sex, drugs, and rock and roll, and ...

What every kind of gamer should play on Xbox Game Pass

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Xbox Game Pass is one of the best bargains in gaming, offering hundreds of games for a fairly low monthly price. But what do you play when you have so many options? We’ll help you narrow down your options, and give you some recommendations of what to play during your trial month. With subscriptions starting ...

What to Know Before Watching “The Good Lord Bird”: A Primer on Black Abolitionists in America

October 4th marks the premiere date of “The Good Lord Bird,” Showtime’s limited series about white abolitionist John Brown. Brown went down in history as the leader of the 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, a three-day standoff in Virginia between Brown’s small company and the U.S. Marines, which he hoped would be the spark that set off a slave rebellion in the Southern states. The uprising failed, and Brown was tried and hanged for treason shortly thereafter. But his dying ...