‘Venom’ Featurette Highlights Tom Hardy’s Transformation Into a Head-Eating Monster

Venom will chomp his way into theaters next month, giving Tom Hardy the chance to do yet another weird voice. While Hardy is covered in CGI goo while playing Venom, there’s a surprising amount of practical effects work in the film as well. If you don’t believe that, check out the Venom featurette below, showcasing Hardy’s […]

‘Monster’ hurricane Florence predicted to hit US southeast coast as devastating Category 4

The US southeast coast is on alert for a potentially deadly strike from Hurricane Florence as forecasters predict it will strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane before making landfall later in the week. The National Hurricane Center classified tropical storm Florence as a Category 1 hurricane, Sunday, warning that it would rapidly intensify into a […]

‘Apple Quest Monsters DX’ – Creating Imaginary Worlds With Monster Descriptions

Apple Quest Monsters DX is a book of charming monsters and their descriptions, all for a game that does not exist. Not that this mattered for Splendidland, developer of Tender Caves of Death, as this look at monsters detached from a game carried that sense of discovery that came with cracking open strategy guides for […]

‘The Meg’, ‘Rampage’ and the Problem With 2018’s Giant Monster Movies

A couple of times this year at the movies, I’ve found myself thinking about one of the great lines from one of the great movies about the movies. “Wallace Beery! Wrestling picture! Whaddya need, a road map?” So goes the snappy one-liner from Michael Lerner’s cynical studio executive in the Joel and Ethan Coen masterpiece […]

Monster Hunter World release date: What time does Monster Hunter release on PC tomorrow?

Capcom is releasing Monster Hunter World on PC tomorrow, but you can start pre-downloading it right now.  Hunters will be ready to start tracking down the biggest monsters on their PC rigs and enter a new world of creatures.  Monster Hunter World will be available to download on Steam, but there are specific timing for […]

Monster energy project wants to use Loch Ness as a giant battery

Enlarge / Loch Ness, seen from Fort Augustus in Scotland. (credit: Getty Images (Jeff J Mitchell)) A company called Intelligent Land Investments (ILI) is proposing a huge 2.4 gigawatt-hour pumped hydroelectric project right next to the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland. The project, called “Red John” after the Scottish name for a source pool […]

India eyeing a new monster 100GW solar-capacity goal

Enlarge / Solar panels in Bangalore, India. (credit: Getty Images) Earlier this week, India’s energy minister R.K. Singh suggested that the country is considering issuing a tender for 100 gigawatts of solar energy. PV Tech confirmed the report, which added that the tender could be tied to solar panel-manufacturing buildout. In 2015, India set a […]

Monster Hunter World UPDATE: MHW’s Lunastra unleashed on PS4 and Xbox One

A big new challenge has been added to Monster Hunter World today, for fans on PS4 and Xbox One. A new beast has been unleashed on all platforms, providing another Elder Dragon to face off again in teams. Lunastra, the Empress of Flame has come to reclaim her throne in Monster Hunter World and is […]