'Fifty Shades Darker' Tracking Well Behind First Film in Box-Office Bow

'Fifty Shades Darker' Tracking Well Behind First Film in Box-Office Bow

Two years ago, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ was a box-office phenomenon when debuting to $85 million in North America over Valentine’s Day weekend.read more
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Final Fantasy XII Remaster Gets a Release Date

Final Fantasy XII Remaster Gets a Release Date

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, the remaster of 2006’s PlayStation 2 game, is due for release on July 11 on PS4. The announcement came during the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Opening Ceremony event in Tokyo. July 11 is the date for North America and Europe, while Japan will have to wait an extra couple of days until July 13. The world of Ivalice in Final Fantasy XII will feature upgraded graphics, and western players will be able to finally use the Zodiac Job System, a 12-job character progression system which was only included in the original release in Japan. Other upgrades include a remastered soundtrack, the addition of 7.1 surround sound, auto-saving, faster loading times, and a Trial Mode, which sounds like you’ll be taking on all types of monsters in successive battles. Continue reading…
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Nintendo Financials: Pokemon Helps Massive Profit Increase

Nintendo Financials: Pokemon Helps Massive Profit Increase

Pokémon played a big role in Nintendo’s end of year profits, the company’s financial reports show. According to Nintendo, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon have shifted a combined 14.6 million units since their launches last year, placing the titles ahead of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Super Mario 3D Land, and Super Smash Bros. 3DS in terms of lifetime sales. Here’s the current breakdown of top-selling software for Nintendo 3DS. Pokémon X / Pokémon Y – 16.06 million. Mario Kart 7 – 14.82 million. Pokémon Sun / Pokémon Moon – 14.69 million. Pokémon Omega Ruby / Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – 13.68 million. Continue reading…
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Feinberg Forecast: First Read of the Race Post Oscar Noms, PGA Awards and SAG Awards

Feinberg Forecast: First Read of the Race Post Oscar Noms, PGA Awards and SAG Awards

THR’s awards analyst updates his charts to reflect the PGA victory of ‘La La Land’ using the same preferential ballot that the Academy uses, Denzel Washington’s upset at the SAG Awards, the dominance of ‘O.J.: Made in America’ and ‘Zootopia’ at the guild awards and much more.read more
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Razzie Awards: Founder and Head Razzberry Opens Up About Show's History, Bill Cosby and Oscar's "Self-Importance"

Razzie Awards: Founder and Head Razzberry Opens Up About Show's History, Bill Cosby and Oscar's "Self-Importance"

“If you got paid $10 million to do something like ‘Batman v Superman,’ you should be able to have a sense of humor,” says Razzie Awards founder and president John Wilson.read more
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Channel 4's Foreign-Language Drama Streamer Walter Presents to Launch in U.S. as SVOD Service

Channel 4's Foreign-Language Drama Streamer Walter Presents to Launch in U.S. as SVOD Service

“Countries all over the globe are now producing extraordinary TV series,” says founder and curator Walter Iuzzolino about the service, which will cost $6.99 a month in the U.S.read more
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Nintendo Financials Reveal Strong 3DS Sales but Flagging Wii Consoles

Nintendo Financials Reveal Strong 3DS Sales but Flagging Wii Consoles

Nintendo has released the company’s latest financial report. On the amiibo front, 6.5 million amiibo figures and 6.6 million amiibo cards were sold during the nine-month period between April 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. For comparison, during the period ending December 31, 2015, Nintendo shifted some 20.5 million amiibo figures and 21.5 million amiibo cards. According to Nintendo, the reason for the sharp decline in amiibo sales is due to the lack of amiibo-supported software for the period. “Although the release of some new titles offering amiibo functionality restored some momentum, amiibo sales remained limited to 6.5 million units for figure-type and 6.6 million units for card-type,” writes Nintendo. “In addition, there were relatively fewer offerings of downloadable content during this period, so digital sales were also down to a large extent on the same period last year.” Continue reading…
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