The Cold War wasn't just a battle between East and West, communism and capitalism, and amassing stockpiles of nuclear weapons — it was a battle for coins at the arcade. The Soviet approach to arcade games was more than just entertainment, however. Soviet arcade games were designed with training the next generation of heroes of Communist labor. Made from things like repurposed refrigerators and calculators, these 80s arcade games were meant to prepare young people for war.
"The Driver" is back for one last ride. Clive Owen reprises the role he last played in 2002, in BMW Films' series of short films The Hire. While the 14-year layoff inbetween jobs might have made "The Driver" a little "rusty", it certainly hasn't dulled his driving skills — or the performance of BMW's M-series of vehicles.
It started with a dream — the Tron Light Cycle, but as a mountain bike. Then it was a problem — how to recreate the effect in the real world. Mike Gamble figured out how to make it work, the the results are amazing. The riders streak by, while the camera captures their movement in a trail of light.
Champion marathoner and kayaker Ben Brown takes to Arctic in his latest installment of Visual Vibes. Joined by astronaut Chris Hadfield, Ben explores the rugged beauty of of one of the most inhospitable climes on the planet, along with a few long-term residents — whales and a polar bears.