Chris Kraft: Key Apollo 11 director dies days after anniversary

Image copyright NASA Image caption Chris Kraft: A pioneer in a pioneering field The first flight director of US space agency Nasa has died at the age of 95 – days after 50th anniversary celebrations of the first Moon landing. Chris Kraft, who joined Nasa in 1958, developed the planning and control processes for crewed…

Id Software Studio Director Tim Willits Leaving Company

After 24 years at id Software, studio director Tim Willits is leaving the company. Willits says that all of id’s games currently in development will be unaffected by his departure and that he’ll announce what he’s doing next after QuakeCon at the end of the month. Willits started working as a level designer at id for Strife…

Thor Ragnarok Director Returning For Fourth Movie

There’s a very easy argument to be made that 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, the somewhat 1980s-aesthetic mishmash of Hulk and Thor stories, is the best superhero movie of the modern era. Part of its critical acclaim is that director Taika Waititi put his own personal touch on the movie as a more humorous bend on an…

Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Franco Zeffirelli, photographed in 1967 Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli has died aged 96, Italian media report. The Florence native directed stars including Elizabeth Taylor in the 1967 film Taming of the Shrew and Dame Judi Dench on stage in Romeo and Juliet. Italian media said Zeffirelli died after…

New Ebola outbreak in DRC is ‘truly frightening’, says Wellcome Trust director

Image copyright EPA Image caption Nearly 1,400 people have died in a recent outbreak in DR Congo The head of a major medical research charity has called the latest outbreak of Ebola in central Africa “truly frightening”. Nearly 1,400 people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr Jeremy Farrar, the director of the…

Zelda Director Eiji Aonuma Unveils New Link’s Awakening Amiibo

The world’s most adorable amiibo was revealed during the Nintendo E3 Treehouse live stream. While showing off gameplay for the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma showed off a tiny cartoon Link amiibo made for the game.  The Link’s Awakening amiibo, as well as any other Zelda character amiibo…

Breath Of The Wild’s Director Is Returning For The Sequel

Earlier today, it was revealed that the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is receiving a direct sequel. While details are scarce outside of the teaser trailer that aired during Nintendo’s E3 Direct presentation, we spoke with Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma to learn all we could. Direct sequels are rare in Zelda titles, but Aonuma…