Fox Cancels The Gifted and Rel

Fox Cancels The Gifted and Rel

Fox has cancelled Marvel drama The Gifted and comedy Rel, according to Variety. Both shows are produced by 20th Century Fox TV, which is now owned by Disney and operates separately from Fox’s TV network, despite previously being corporate siblings – a factor which may have contributed to the cancellations. Deadline reports that The Gifted could “find a new home within the Disney family” of networks, including Freeform or Hulu (Disney owns a majority stake in the streaming service). Continue reading…
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George Lucas Helped Direct Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere

George Lucas Helped Direct Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere

George Lucas, the legendary filmmaker and creator of Star Wars and Indiana Jones, helped direct the season 8 premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones. As reported by Vanity Fair, Lucas’ involvement was revealed via a behind-the-scenes video by HBO that looked into the making of the first episode of the final season of Game of Thrones. “When we found out George Lucas wanted to visit, we thought maybe it was a practical joke,” show co-creator David Benioff said. “We were really excited and also nervous because it’s George Lucas.” Continue reading…
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Anno 1800 Review

Anno 1800 Review

Once I got over how ugly my budding villages were going to look if I wanted them to be efficient and profitable, Anno 1800 sunk its teeth into me. The hours flew by as I ignored its many automated suggestions that I should step away from the computer for a break. This seventh iteration of the long-running village-management series goes back to its origins, trading in the futuristic setting of the last two entries for the more traditional sails, Schnapps, and sugar cane. The change of setting doesn’t instantly make it better by itself, but it is refreshing and supports a fun real-time strategy game. The complex and satisfying routine in Anno 1800 is built upon the creation and collection of various resources that you need to keep the inhabitants of your island colony happy. It’s a constantly evolving puzzle that plays out on three levels: Production lines, trade routes, and town layouts. Every level of technological advancement requires more ingredients, more educated workers, and more sophisticated facilities. The puzzle becomes even more complex when you add in that many of the pieces can’t be found or crafted on your starter island; that’s where trade routes come into play. Expansion is an option, but trade is a crucial mechanic for survival. Continue reading…
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Swamp Thing Revealed in First Look at the DC Streaming Show

Swamp Thing Revealed in First Look at the DC Streaming Show

DC has revealed the first look at the titular Swamp Thing in its upcoming DC Universe original series of the same name. While but a glimpse, we do get to finally see the Swamp Thing as he rises from the water, red eyes and all. Swamp Thing will be released on DC Universe on May 31, 2019, and a recent report has said that the planned 13 episode season has now been cut down to 10, with production reportedly set to shut down after the tenth episode. Swamp Thing will be one of the many original live-action TV series that were created specifically for DC Universe that include Titans, Doom Patrol, and Stargirl. Titans is even getting ready to add Batman into its second season. Continue reading…
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Spider-Man: Far From Home North American Release Date Moved Up

Spider-Man: Far From Home North American Release Date Moved Up

Sony Pictures confirmed to IGN that Spider-Man: From From Home will now be released on July 2 in North America instead of its originally scheduled date of July 5. This change in date, initially reported by Screen Rant, was quietly reflected on Sony Pictures’ official Far From Home webpage, as well as on the film’s official Twitter account. Because of the shift, Far From Home will now be released on a Tuesday as opposed to a traditional Friday slot. This change is likely to take advantage of the Fourth of July timeframe, despite it being mid-week. Continue reading…
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Marvel's Latest Crossover Has Some Familiar Problems

Marvel's Latest Crossover Has Some Familiar Problems

There’s no doubt that The War of the Realms is a good time. This miniseries carries over the zany, heavy metal-inspired tone of Jason Aaron’s Thor run. Where else can you see the Avengers teaming up with the valiant heroes of Asgard to do battle with Frost Giants, Fire Demons, Angels and Dark Elves in the heart of New York? The problem – and one which is becoming more apparent as time passes – is that this series doesn’t capture everything that has made Aaron Thor saga one of the best ever told. The fun and spectacle are there in droves. But the emotional thrust is lacking so far. For the most part, issue #2 continues the same action-heavy focus as the first. This gives artist Russell Dauterman, colorist Matthew Wilson and letterer Joe Sabino ample room to do their thing. Dauterman’s art impresses as much in its energy and fluid sense of motion as it does in its sheer detail. He painstaking renders panel after panel of fantastical heroes and monsters doing battle in a fully realized New York. Dauterman’s style is perfect for a story where traditional superhero action collides with high fantasy and Norse mythology. Continue reading…
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Critical Role Cast Reflects on Record-Breaking Kickstarter Campaign

Critical Role Cast Reflects on Record-Breaking Kickstarter Campaign

Critical Role, best described by Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer each week as a show where “a bunch of nerdy-ass voice actors sit around and play Dungeons & Dragons” has seen a seismic shift in this last month. The company launched a Kickstarter to fund an animated special based on their Vox Machina characters featured in the first campaign of their livestreamed D&D game. Seeking $750,000 to fund the special, they amassed…over $10 million as of today, with just over 24 hours left. In that time, the special has ballooned from an animated special to a 10-episode animated series. The Legend of Vox Machina fundraising campaign is, as of press time, the fifth most-successful Kickstarter campaign ever, and the CR fans, known as Critters, have continued to support the campaign and the show at every step of the way. And all of that support has left, as several Critical Role members told IGN, awestruck at the gratitude of their fans. Continue reading…
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Original Burnout Paradise Servers Shutting Down After Almost 12 Years

Original Burnout Paradise Servers Shutting Down After Almost 12 Years

Servers for 2008’s Burnout Paradise will shut down on August 1, 2019. Revealed on the official Burnout Paradise Facebook page, this applies to the original PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game. Offline play will remain available, and the servers for 2018’s Burnout Paradise Remastered will not be impacted. Burnout Paradise remains a beloved game known for its open-world and explosive crash systems. In our review of the original, we called it “Great” saying “Criterion has once again delivered a racing experience that can best be described as controlled chaos, one where even crashing is immensely rewarding.” Continue reading…
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