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Pure Genius

Pure Genius is an American medical drama television series created by Jason Katims, starring Augustus Prew and Dermot Mulroney. The show was ordered at the CBS upfronts 2016 to air in the network's 2016–17 TV schedule; the series was picked up on May 13, 2016, premiered on October 27, 2016. On November 21, 2016, CBS announced that it would not order more episodes than the 13 episodes commissioned; the production for the first season wrapped on December 15, 2016, the remaining commissioned episodes were broadcast for the remainder of its run. On May 17, 2017, Pure Genius was cancelled after one season by CBS. James Bell is a Silicon Valley billionaire who dreams of building a hospital with ultimate cutting-edge technology to treat rare and incurable diseases, he partners with a maverick surgeon, Dr. Walter Wallace, who leads the effort in clearing out the bureaucracy of medicine, focus on forward thinking, advancing technology, saving lives—at no cost to the patient. Augustus Prew as James Bell, a Silicon Valley tech billionaire who opens Bunker Hill.

Dermot Mulroney as Dr. Walter Wallace Odette Annable as Dr. Zoe Brockett, double board-certified doctor of pediatrics and critical care. Reshma Shetty as Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra, neurosurgeon. Aaron Jennings as head of the Ehub which does remote monitoring of patients. Ward Horton as Dr. Scott Strauss, an Ivy-educated neurologist and Catholic priest. Brenda Song as Angie Cheng, Bunker Hill's Chief Biomedical Engineer Pure Genius has received negative reviews from television critics. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 24% "rotten" rating based on 21 professional reviews, while it holds a 78% user rating; the website's consensus reads, "Pure Genius is weighed down by stereotypical doctor drama trappings, suffocating its chances of bringing anything compelling and entertaining to the genre." Metacritic reported a score of 43 out of 100 based on 18 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews". On IMDB Pure Genius holds a 7.3/10 rating based on 2301 user reviews. Official website Pure Genius on IMDb

Chime (video game)

Chime is a 2010 music and puzzle video game developed by Zoë Mode, released on the Xbox Live Arcade service, for Windows. An extended version of the game, called Chime Super Deluxe, was released on the PlayStation Network in March 29, 2011. Chime is the first title released by the non-profit video game publisher OneBigGame. Chime is a block-dropping game. Players control a single shape at a time, can move and place it onto a grid. A beatline moves across the grid in time with the music, setting off events when it hits placed shapes. Quads are created by placing shapes in solid blocks of 3x3 or more; when a quad is completed and the beat line hits, different musical samples are triggered dependent on its shape. The size of the quad denotes the score, multipliers can be achieved by having several quads on the screen at once. Once the beatline hits a completed quad, it is stamped down into the grid, earning the player coverage; the overall objective is to achieve 100 % coverage to earn score points.

The game continues as long. There are two basic modes in Timed Mode and Free Mode. Timed Mode pits the player against the clock, with three different levels of difficulty based on time limit—9, 6, or 3 minutes. Free Mode acts as a basic sequencer. There is no time limit and the player is able to place shapes at their leisure to create different sounds and alter the music as they see fit. Chime features a variety of different musical artists; the original release of the game includes five songs, all of which have been donated to the game pro bono by the respective artists. The tracks are "Brazil" by Philip Glass, "Ooh Yeah" by Moby, "For Silence" by Paul Hartnoll of Orbital, "Spilled Cranberries" by Markus Schulz, "Disco Ghosts" by Fred Deakin of Lemon Jelly. In addition, the Windows version of Chime featured a new level based on "Still Alive" from the popular 2007 video game Portal; the song, written by Jonathan Coulton, can be heard during the closing credits of Portal, with Ellen McLain singing in character as GLaDOS.

Chime has received positive reviews from critics. It has a score 79 out of 100 on the aggregate site Metacritic. In their review, IGN rated it 8 out of 10, saying, "Chime is easy to recommend. It's cheap, it'll keep you amused for hours, the $5 you spend goes to charity." In July 2015, one of the developers of Chime, Ste Curran, launched a Kickstarter campaign for a sequel, titled Chime Sharp. The campaign was funded on August 10, 2015, an early access build of the game was released on Steam shortly after, featuring a song by Chipzel. One of the campaign's stretch goals would have provided funding for a further sequel with a chiptune and retro graphics theme, titled Chime Flat; when the Kickstarter campaign fell short of this stretch goal, Curran re-ran the Chime Sharp campaign on Indiegogo in an attempt to secure the remaining funds needed for Chime Flat. However, the Indiegogo campaign failed to raise the remaining funds, there have been no other plans announced to put Chime Flat into production.

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