Golden Globe winning actor Alan Rickman has died after a fight with cancer at the age of 69. The British actor was famous around the globe for his roles as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise, and as villain Hans Gruber in the original Die Hard, opposite Bruce Willis. Having worked as an actor, writer, and director, Rickman was a veteran of both the stage and screen, appearing in such Broadway productions as Private Lives in the West End and in films including Galaxy Quest, Love Actually, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, Dogma, Sense and Sensibility, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. His absence from the world of acting and filmmaking will sorely be missed in the years to come.
Kanye West has been making a lot of noise lately whether it’s for flipping out on papparazzi, his newborn baby North, or his hilariously titled album “Yeezus”; but this time around it’s for something one wouldn’t expect, a video game. Independent game developer Phenix has created a 2D “hip hop themed science-fiction roleplaying game starring Kanye West”. Kanye will have to battle an onslaught of “industry clones” including Tupac, Jay-Z, Lil B, Nas, Eminem and Biggie just to name a few. Peep the trailer and download the game below if you have some extra hours on your hands.