This is Tokyo, captured in time-lapse over the course of a year, set to music from Blade Runner. In other words, prepare for a visual and auditory feast.
You just haven't lived until you've seen Paris at night. The molten, orange lights. The glowing billboards. Flying police cars in the rain. The wind turbines over the River Seine. What? That doesn't sound like the Paris you've heard about? Oh, sorry — I must be thinking of crazy cyberpunk Paris.
It happens so often in movies and TV you probably don't notice it anymore: The hero needs information, so he stands over the shoulder of the resident geek, who pulls it up on a computer screen. Or someone goes through a security checkpoint. Or a very urgent file transfer takes way longer than it should. Or a young hacker humiliates a government mainframe. And in each of those examples, we'll get a gander at a computer screen.
A site called Game Artist just announced the winners from their "Scene from a Movie" real-time environment competition. Participants used the Crysis and Unreal engines to recreate a moment from a movie. The results are nothing short of impressive. The...