Netflix Voltron Series Producers Talk Avatar/Korra Influence

Netflix Voltron Series Producers Talk Avatar/Korra Influence

This Friday, Netflix will release all 11 episodes — including a double-length premiere — of DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, a reimagining of the classic animated series. Leading up to that, I had the chance to speak with showrunners Lauren Montgomery and Joaquim Dos Santos, who previously worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and a slew of other animated series. During our chat, we talked about how they adapted Voltron for a new generation, writing more serialized stories for Netflix, the show’s Avatar/Korra influences, and the potential for Season 2… IGN TV: So I watched the premiere earlier this week, and I thought it was excellent. It actually inspired me to go back and watch some of the original Voltron. But this to me felt like a good entry point for newcomers while giving fans of the old show something new and different. Was that your intention going into this? Continue reading…
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Box Office: Can 'Warcraft' Win the Battle Without the U.S.?

Box Office: Can 'Warcraft' Win the Battle Without the U.S.?

Legendary’s big-budget video game adaptation has already won over fans in Germany and Russia, and is counting on doing mega business in China. read more
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Edge of Nowhere Review

Edge of Nowhere Review

What excites me most about virtual reality gaming are the opportunities that open up for new and innovative styles of gaming that were never before possible. But despite being an Oculus exclusive, VR-only game, Edge of Nowhere is not that kind of game. It’s a very conventional and unexciting blend of third-person platforming action, light survival-horror, and typical stealth that feels like it would’ve worked completely fine on a traditional gaming system. Blocking out the real word does add to the sense of isolation it’s going for in its bleak Arctic environments, at least, but it doesn’t change the way you play enough for Edge of Nowhere to stand out. The only VR feature that’s made extensive use of is head tracking, which is used for camera control, directing your flashlight in dark areas, and aiming your shotgun and thrown rocks. Most of that works well – especially the aiming, which feels about as accurate as a mouse, and much better than the gamepad you’re forced to use. The camera, on the other hand, makes going back the way you came for any reason (such as to pick up ammo or health you might’ve passed momentarily) an ordeal. You have to physically turn around in your seat to see where you’re going, which isn’t very convenient for what is otherwise a comfortable seated VR experience. Continue reading…
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Industry VIPs Turn Out for L.A. Premiere of Cameron Crowe's 'Roadies'

Industry VIPs Turn Out for L.A. Premiere of Cameron Crowe's 'Roadies'

The premiere unspooled before an audience that included Irving and Shelli Azoff with son Jeffrey Azoff, Showtime president and CEO David Nevins and former MTV head Van Toffler.read more
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'Big Brother 18': Former Runner-Ups Talk Biggest Regrets, Give Advice to New Cast

'Big Brother 18': Former Runner-Ups Talk Biggest Regrets, Give Advice to New Cast

THR tracked down four past contestants to shed some wisdom on the competition before the new crop enters sequester. read more
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Nintendo eShop Celebrates 5 Years With 50 Percent Sale

Nintendo eShop Celebrates 5 Years With 50 Percent Sale

The Nintendo eShop is now five years old, and some of the download-exclusive games on the store will be up to 50 percent off for a couple of weeks. You’ll be able to find the deals on the eShop from June 9 until June 23. A large number of games are on sale, and you can find the full list on the Nintendo website. Here are some of the highlights which you can get for 50 percent off: Donkey Kong 64  EarthBound F-Zero Metroid Prime Trilogy Continue reading…
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Person of Interest: The Machine's Ultimate Number

Person of Interest: The Machine's Ultimate Number

The end is almost here on Person of Interest, with just three episodes left until the series finale. With the stakes higher than ever – and the team dealing with the tragic loss of one of their own – this week’s episode, “Synecdoche”, brings them what may be the ultimate number from thre Machine. Check out IGN’s exclusive clip below, as Shaw and Reese, unsusre where Finch has gone, get a phone call aiming them towards a vey notable figure… Person of Interest: “Synecdoche” airs Tuesday, June 7th at 10:00pm ET/PT on CBS.Continue reading…
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Verizon to Submit $3 Billion Yahoo Bid (Report)

Verizon to Submit Billion Yahoo Bid (Report)

“Yahoo has viewership,” Verizon’s CFO tells an investor conference, but adds “it doesn’t really matter to me” whether the company gets to move ahead with a deal as long as it keeps growing its mobile-first video audience.read more
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