The Mr. Robot VR Experience Isn't a Gimmick — It's True Storytelling
By Bryan Bishop 07/22/2016
Mr. Robot mastermind Sam Esmail has made a point of taking on nearly every creative role possible on his show, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when the idea came up for a virtual reality tie-in, he took the same hands-on approach. Debuting at Comic-Con, Mr. Robot VR is a 13-minute narrative experience written and directed by the auteur that takes viewers on a flashback journey with lead character Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) as he remembers an early encounter with his dealer-turned-love-interest Shayla (Frankie Shaw).
DNC Makes a Public Apology to Bernie Sanders After Email Leaks
By Colin Lecher 07/25/2016
Leaders of the Democratic National Committee are issuing a formal apology after hacked emails showed members of the committee mocking Bernie Sanders' campaign for president.
The Mr. Robot Hack Report: Bitcoin Burglary and Self-Destructing Hardware
By Russell Brandom 07/20/2016
Mr. Robot is a show built on hacks. The mother of all hacks serves as the big cliffhanger at the end of the show's first season, and nearly every plot development leading up to it was nudged along by some kind of exploit. It’s rare to get through an episode without at least one digital intrusion, often drawn from real life. Each week, we'll be running through Mr. Robot's C Y B E R activities — who got hacked, why, and how much magic would be required to make them actually work.
The Year That Virtual Reality Took Over Comic-Con
By Bryan Bishop 07/25/2016
This past Wednesday, I visited Coney Island with a drug-addled hacker as he mind-tripped through a neon dance party. Thursday I became Harley Quinn, working my way through an elaborate fight sequence with the rest of the Suicide Squad. Friday I was strapped to a gurney, wheeled down the hallways of an insane asylum, and then burned at the stake. Saturday I tried fought off an evil spirit with the help of two friends — one of which I’m pretty sure was a lycanthrope.