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Oculus Rift Brings Amazing Virtual Reality Experience To Roller Coasters

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So, I don’t think we need to hype up the amazingness of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, do we? The company is constantly excelling at creating some truly unique experiences, and the Augmented Thrill Ride Project is no different. Here, the designers, engineers and computer whizzes (or whomever) have created an immersive experience that takes roller coaster riders to the next level. Take a look at the video below and get your mind blown and your stomach turned.

Thomas Wagner, who conceived this mind-boggling idea, is a professor of Virtual Design at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern in Germany. Back in February, he got in touch with German roller coaster manufacturer Mack Rides, who granted Wagner the use of two roller coasters for the purposes of research and development of the Oculus Rift version of a theme park ride. (The rides were Europa-Park’s Blue Fire and Pegasus.) Through well over a hundred test rides, Wagner and his team created some wild and crazy virtual travels, and now they’re able to publicly share them with the world.

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The Walking Dead Cast Members Share How They Want Their Characters To Die

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“At some point everyone dies on The Walking Dead,” observes Michael “Abraham” Cudlitz in a recent Entertainment Weekly feature. For it, several stars from AMC’s hit zombie drama divulged how they would want to see their characters meet their end on the series, and it’s not as dark as you’d think. Conversely, I could write a depressingly graphic book listing ways I wish Carl would die, and I may get around to it one of these days. But Chandler Riggs isn’t a part of this, unfortunately.

Of anyone, it seems likely that The Walking Dead will follow the comics in keeping Rick Grimes alive for the duration of the show. But that’s no guarantee of his safety in the finale, and Andrew Lincoln’s choice was pretty simple. “Maybe a kid should take me out,” he told EW. Lincoln said he tried to get showrunner Scott Gimple to promise that Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt” would play over the credits in the episode where Rick dies. And in the event that it doesn’t happen on the show, Lincoln asks for everyone at home to put the song on in respect.

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Bonkers Action Flick The Scribbler Gets Bloody With A Moody NSFW Trailer

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I’ve talked about John Suits’ futuristic thriller The Scribbler here before, and it’s always with a sense of “WTF is happening?” Not wishing to sound like a broken record in introducing the film’s recent NSFW international trailer, I of course don’t want to continue harping on the inarticulate approach to this movie’s marketing, but I’m delightfully intrigued all over again by sheer confusion. Maybe one of my other personalities knows the situation.

Arrow‘s Katie Cassidy stars as Suki, a woman suffering from multiple-personality disorder. She moves into a halfway house with other former mental patients, attempting to cure herself with a new, experimental procedure involving a personality destroyer called The Siamese Burn. Each time Suki uses it to eliminate one of her other personas, the machine begins to change, affecting Suki’s life as it does.

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Cross The Streams: The World’s End Will Assimilate You

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Streamers! After a short hiatus, your favorite Giant Freakin’ Robot streaming column is back! (Just because it wins that distinction by default doesn’t mean it’s not a victory.) We’ve given Cross the Streams a bit of a facelift, and we’ll be moving forward by sticking to the five most notable new movies and TV series that the Internet has to offer by way of streaming, for better or worse. If this means we’ll have to leave all the $15,000 creature features behind, so be it.

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Septic Man Review: This Gag-Worthy Horror Is Less Poopy Than Its Subject Matter

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Usually when a film I’m watching heads into the sewers, there are Ninja Turtles involved, and even though Jesse Thomas Cook’s gross-out horror Septic Man centers on a mutant, it goes places that heroic reptiles would never venture. It takes a certain kind of person to sit through this movie without balking at the onslaught of one disgusting sequence after another. Bring a barf bag, and make sure it’s already partly full when the movie starts, to put yourself in the right shoes for this job.

In Septic Man, a water contamination problem is affecting a small town, which is soon evacuated by the mayor, played with blasé worry by Stephen McHattie. The government (or whatever authority organization) handles the problem by sending a covert creepster (Julian Richings) to present a special offer to Jack (Jason David Brown), a sewer maintenance worker with a kid on the way. Jack accepts the chance for a huge payday by agreeing to stay behind by himself to identify the sewer problem and right it. Money is tight, so it’s clear that Jack just wasn’t thinking clearly when he accepted the offer. First of all, this is clearly not just a job for one person, and they don’t even give him a Hazmat suit. He doesn’t even wear gloves!

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Doctor Who Extra Takes You Behind The Scenes Of ‘Deep Breath’ And ‘Into The Dalek’

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Doctor Who fans lost one of the most reliable sources for behind-the-scenes access to the show when budget woes led the BBC to cancel Doctor Who Confidential. The series had been a companion (ahem) to Doctor Who throughout its modern reboot, and the Confidential eps were always a lot of fun to dig into on the Who DVD sets. Well, now there’s some great news for Who fans still missing their regular dose of Confidential. The BBC has resurrected the idea as Doctor Who Extra, and while the Extra eps are quite a bit shorter than the Confidential ones were, they’re still pretty great. Check out the first Extra installment, covering the season premiere, “Deep Breath,” up top.