Nintendo Will Give Away an NX in Splatoon Tournament

Nintendo Will Give Away an NX in Splatoon Tournament

Those in Europe will have a chance to win Nintendo’s upcoming console, codenamed NX, in an upcoming Splatoon tournament. According to Nintendo’s announcement, the first place team in the ESL’s first Go4Splatoon tournament will receive a Nintendo NX. The tournament will be begin this coming Sunday, September 11 and span six months of tournaments that will “culminate with a grand final showdown in 2017,” during which the “winning team from each month’s cup” will face off to win the system. Each member of the winning team will receive an NX. Continue reading…
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8 Reasons to Get Excited for Disney's Moana

8 Reasons to Get Excited for Disney's Moana

Moana is a project five years in the making at Disney, and is easily one of the studio’s most anticipated animated movies. Its credentials are exciting enough on paper: Ron Clements and John Musker, the duo behind Aladdin and The Little Mermaid, are directing it; Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda co-wrote the songs; and Dwayne Johnson is voicing main character Maui. But during a recent visit to Walt Disney Animation Studios in North Hollywood, Calif., the creative team behind the upcoming film pulled back the curtain to reveal the extensive research, development and creativity that’s been going on behind the scenes. Continue reading…
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WordPress 4.6.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.6.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.6.1 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.6 and earlier are affected by two security issues: a cross-site scripting vulnerability via image filename, reported by SumOfPwn researcher Cengiz Han Sahin; and a path traversal vulnerability in the upgrade package uploader, reported by Dominik Schilling from the WordPress security team. Thank you to the reporters for practicing responsible disclosure. In addition to the security issues above, WordPress 4.6.1 fixes 15 bugs from 4.6. For more information, see the release notes or consult the list of changes. Download WordPress 4.6.1 or venture over to Dashboard → Updates and simply click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update to WordPress 4.6.1. Thanks to everyone who contributed to 4.6.1: Andrew Ozz, bonger, Boone Gorges, Chaos Engine, Daniel Kanchev, Dion Hulse, Drew Jaynes, Felix Arntz, Fredrik Forsmo, Gary Pendergast, geminorum, Ian Dunn, Ionut Stanciu, Jeremy Felt, Joe McGill, Marius L. J. (Clorith), Pascal Birchler, Robert D Payne, Sergey Biryukov, and Triet Minh.
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Niantic's Next Game Will Follow in Pokemon Go's Footsteps

Niantic's Next Game Will Follow in Pokemon Go's Footsteps

Niantic has more projects in development which will be built upon the foundation laid down by Ingress and Pokemon Go. CEO of Niantic John Hanke spoke to Game Informer in its most recent issue, saying that it has “always been our strategy to build up a platform underneath a game that can be used for other games, and frankly other experiences that may not exactly be games, but are still within that area of exercise, discovery, and social interaction.” “The Niantic platform is very much a part of our long-term vision and we have some projects that are in the early stages now that will be built on top of it so you can definitely expect to see that from us in the future,” said Hanke. Continue reading…
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The Black List for Female Directors? New Survey to "Shine a Spotlight" on Rising Talent (Exclusive)

The Black List for Female Directors? New Survey to "Shine a Spotlight" on Rising Talent (Exclusive)

The Alice Initiative includes 20 women who have directed at least one (nonstudio) feature and 10 who have earned attention for their work in TV or short films.read more
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Oscars: ABC's Renewed Contract Allows for More Creative Influence

Oscars: ABC's Renewed Contract Allows for More Creative Influence

The network, which will keep broadcast rights for the Academy Awards until 2028, has greater input in the choice for the producer and host and plans to address the show’s bloated length, sources say.read more
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