CLICKBAIT: Game of Thrones, self-driving cars, and the history of Myst
Regardt van der Berg·
Clickbait is your weekly wrap up of interesting and must-watch videos you’ve missed this week. This list is produced as a result of procrastination, caffeine, and late-night YouTube link surfing. Some videos will amaze you and some will tickle your funny bone. Also, don’t forget to check out the secret link at the end of the article.
Game of Thrones explained in less than one hour
If you’re like the rest of us and never had time to rewatch Game of Thrones before season 8 started, you’re in luck, the team over at Screen Junkies have put together a complete recap in just under 60 minutes. So grab some popcorn and enjoy this seven-season recap of the show.
Life In Monsters: Meet the Animator Behind Star Wars and Jurassic Park
Phil Tippett is the Oscar-winning stop-motion animator and designer behind some of the greatest fantasy creatures and sci-fi set pieces in cinema history. From his humble beginnings as an alien patron in the iconic Cantina sequence from Star Wars: A New Hope, to pioneering stop-motion techniques used throughout Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, to seamlessly merging practical animation and CGI in Jurassic Park and beyond.
How Close Are We to a Self-Driving World?
Self-driving cars could revolutionize the way we travel, giving us more time to work, play, learn, and relax on the road. But when it comes to making them a reality, cutting-edge technology is only the tip of the iceberg. So, how close are we ditching driving?
A Brief History of Myst
Everybody knows the popular ’90s game Myst, or have at least heard of it, you know it’s the one with the island and the puzzles. But the story neither starts nor ends there. The team at Ludodrome traced nearly 30 years of developer Cyan’s history from its humble beginnings into a garage and through the rise and fall of one of gaming’s greatest success. This is a very interesting story even if you’ve never played the game.
Inside Discord – The Gaming Chat Platform That’s Bigger Than Slack
Discord, a free chat app designed for gamers, has been rapidly growing since it launched in 2015. According to the company, it has 250 million user accounts, about the same as Fortnite, plus 14 million daily active users, which is more than business chat-app Slack. Check out CNBC’s interesting look at this popular app.
How the Internet Crossed the Sea
We take for granted how easy it is to connect a game server on the other side of the world but there’s hundreds of years of innovation that led us to this point. In this video Nostalgia Nerd gives us an incredibly detailed look at how our sub sea cables came to be.
Dilated Peoples – Back Again
Released in 2005 as a single and then on their 2006 album, 20/20, Back Again by Dilated Peoples was an instant classic and today features on many streaming playlists – mine included. Apart from the killer tune, the video is also a work of art. With a rotating camera and a revolving set, this is one for your YouTube music playlist.