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Spiral Splatter released on Steam!

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 1:23am

Spiral splatter, a brain-bending arcade puzzle game that will push your hand-eye coordination to the limit is now available on Steam!

Doomzone v1.7 Released!

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:01am

New Doomzone update includes Active Skill feature, fixes minor bugs.

Programs Used To Make Salvage Storm

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:00am

A mod for Unreal Gold may be too late however I strongly believe there's reasons that no one has made a mod for the game. The strongest and maybe the best reason were the range of programs needed to make something to be marketed anywhere.

Welcome to the world of Infestus

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:49pm

A new world awaits you, are you ready? Infestus is a HL2 mmo-rpg mod, it has been in development for several years. I've kept it in a close circle, but now it is time to increase that circle.

Archaica finally with the release date! Devs story

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:44pm

Archaica: The Path of Light will be released on Steam on the 8th September 2017! On this occasion, we want to tell you a bit about the beginning of our history.

3030 Deathwar Redux launches on Sept 13th! (Beta Signup!)

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:22pm

3030 Deathwar Redux is launching out of Steam Early Access on 13 September 2017! Sign up for the beta to help us stomp out the last few squishy bugs!

Initial Environment Sketches

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:12pm

These are the first environment sketches of our project.

Verse of the Day - John 15:16

Bible Verse of the Day - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:00pm

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

John 15:16

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Were you ever chosen last? Were you ever the one no one wanted on your team? Isn't it remarkable that God chose us in Jesus Christ! Isn't it amazing that we are loved and wanted by the King of the Ages and his Son, Jesus Christ! Not only that, we weren't chosen out of pity, but to make a difference. We're chosen to bear fruit that will endure! To help insure that productivity, Jesus has promised we can ask for God's blessing on our work for his Kingdom and he will bless us. Incredible!

My Prayer...

Give me a heart, O God, that is open to your work and a vision that is as expansive as your grace. May my prayers ask for things that bring you glory, expand the borders of your kingdom, and reach beyond the limited things that so often distract me. In Jesus' name. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@verseoftheday.com.© 1998-2017, Heartlight, Inc. Verseoftheday.com is part of the Heartlight Network. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.

“Shazam” Is The Next DC Film To Shoot

Dark Horizons - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:29pm

Filmmaker David F. Sandberg, currently still doing promotional work for “Annabelle Creation,” says that not only does his film adaptation of the DC Comics title “Shazam” have a finished script, but “it’s the next DC movie to shoot” following the currently in reshoots “Justice League” and currently in production “Aquaman”.

Asked by Filmriot (via HH) what Shazam/Captain Marvel comics he’s drawing inspiration from, Sandberg says he’s going through all of them:

“I’m taking it all in. Some of those really old ones are quite fun, when he’s, like, fighting Hitler. Stuff like that. No, cause he’s been around since the 40s for, like, as long as Superman.

So there’s a lot to read and that’s also interesting because he sort of has a couple of different origin stories or a couple of different takes on it. You know, you have the most recent sort of Geoff Johns version and then you have Ordwell version and then you have those really old versions.”

He says the decision to ditch nemesis Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson) is so that the focus is solely on its young hero Billy Batson:

“There’ve been variations of the script, like before I came along, where… you know, variations where Black Adam was in and out and, you know. But now, this is about Shazam.”

“Shazam” presently does not have a release date, though previously an April 5th 2019 date has been suggested.

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“Aquaman” Set Photos Show Armor & Momoa

Dark Horizons - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:27pm

More photos keep coming in from the set of James Wan’s “Aquaman” film with the new shots offering a better look at the dry land armor sported by Atlanteans loyal to the villainous Ocean Master (Patrick Wilson).

There’s also shots of Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman engaging in some fisticuffs with an assailant, and a glimpse at the finished house set being used for several weeks. Production is slated to continue for through much of the rest of the year ahead of a December 2018 opening.

#Aquaman – Nuevas imágenes desde el set, en donde vemos armaduras atlantes. pic.twitter.com/udg5z7PnHO

— DC Extended Universe (@DCEUMX) August 16, 2017

Action packed set pics from #Aquaman! pic.twitter.com/PxafmNftIN

— #WonderGal (@amazonheroicon) August 16, 2017

#Aquaman – La casa del faro de los Curry esta lista para filmar. (El faro se terminará con CGI)

Muy hermosa la localización. pic.twitter.com/2z1IPsQt5Z

— DC Extended Universe (@DCEUMX) August 11, 2017

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McQuarrie & Gaumont Team On “STL” Series

Dark Horizons - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:42pm

Gaumont (“Hannibal,” “Narcos”) have signed a first-look deal with “Jack Reacher” and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” writer/director Christopher McQuarrie and his producing partner Heather McQuarrie.

The deal will see the critically-acclaimed filmmaker write, direct and produce multiple scripted drama projects for Gaumont starting with the TV drama series “STL,” a remake of gritty French crime drama “36 Quai des Orfevres”.

The series deals with the ruthless competition between cops at the Criminal Investigations Division. Both the McQuarries and “Source Code” scribe Ben Ripley will executive produce with Ripley penning the script.

Source: Variety

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A “Gremlins 3” Script Is Done & It’s Dark

Dark Horizons - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:41pm

Filmmaker Chris Columbus has revealed that he has completed the script for a third film in the “Gremlins” saga.

Speaking with Slashfilm whilst out doing promotional rounds for “Patti Cake$,” Columbus says: “I’m really proud of the script. It is as twisted and dark as anything, so we’ll see. It’s always a budgetary conversation when we’re going to shoot it. I wanted to go back to the really twisted sensibility of the first movie. I found that was a very easy place for me to fall back into and start writing again so hopefully we’ll see that movie soon.”

Warner Bros. Pictures had previously hired screenwriter Carl Ellsworth (“Red Dawn,” “Disturbia”) to pen the film which started out a reboot until Columbus retooled it into a direct sequel. He also assures fans the creatures will still be puppets: “Oh, without a doubt, minimal CGI. CGI will enable us to remove wires and make the puppeteers lives a little easier.”

Columbus says his script presents an idea that some fans have suggested. If the gremlins come from the mogwai Gizmo, shouldn’t someone try to kill it? “Very good observation. That comes up in the movie, certainly… I think it probably is a good idea to be honest with you. Too many people are dying.”

Columbus isn’t directing, but will produce alongside the original 1984 film’s executive producer Steven Spielberg.

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Why Does Hollywood Remain Out of Step With the Body-Positive Movement?

/. - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:25pm
According to a report from The New York Times, Hollywood continues to praise average-sized actresses in knockout roles and then reduce them to bit parts about physical weight. Slashdot reader cdreimer shares an excerpt from the report: The first thing Danielle Macdonald did at the Cannes Film Festival in May was break into a cold sweat: The airline had lost her luggage. She was already nervous enough. Ms. Macdonald, 26, had been plucked from obscurity to play the lead role in "Patti Cake$," a drama about a rapper that was about to face the Cannes critics. Now she had to find something glamorous to wear -- pronto -- to the premiere. "As a bigger girl," Ms. Macdonald told me recently, "where was I meant to find something that would fit?" Her story then veered in an unexpected direction -- revealing her approach to Hollywood, which expects its lead actresses to be scarily skinny. "I gave myself a pep talk," she said. "This situation is what it is. Find a way to work around it." The red carpet crisis was resolved (another "Patti Cake$" star, Cathy Moriarty, lent her a black dress), but if the experiences of countless actresses before Ms. Macdonald are any indication, it will not be as easy to overcome the career obstacles that await her post-"Patti Cake$." For women -- less so for men -- weight is perhaps the most stubborn of the entertainment industry's many biases. Have an average-sized body? Call us when you've starved yourself. In particular, Ms. Macdonald must avoid a cycle that plays out over and over in moviedom, one that some film agents coarsely call the fat flavor of the moment. A plus-size actress, almost always an unknown, lands the central role in a film and delivers a knockout performance. She is held up by producers and the entertainment news media as refreshing, long overdue evidence that Hollywood's insistence on microscopic waistlines is ending. And then she is slowly but surely pushed into bit parts, many of which are defined by weight.

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'Surkus' App Pays Users To Line Up Outside New Restaurants

/. - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:45pm
A new app called Surkus allows restaurants to manufacture their ideal crowd and pay people to stand in place like extras on a movie set. The app reportedly uses "an algorithmic casting agent of sorts" to hand-pick people according to age, location, style and Facebook "likes." All of this is done to create the illusion that a restaurant is busy and worthy of your hard-earned money. Chicago Tribune reports: They may look excited, but that could also be part of the production. Acting disengaged while they idle in line could tarnish their "reputation score," an identifier that influences whether they'll be "cast" again. Nobody is forcing the participants to stay, of course, but if they leave, they won't be paid -- their movements are being tracked with geolocation. Welcome to the new world of "crowdcasting." Surkus raises new questions about the future of advertising and promotion. At a time when it has become commonplace for individuals to broadcast polished versions of their lives on social media, does Surkus give businesses a formidable tool to do the same, renting beautiful people and blending them with advertising in a way that makes reality nearly indiscernible? Or have marketers found a new tool that offers them a far more efficient way to link brands with potential customers, allowing individuals to turn themselves into living extensions of the share economy using a structured, mutually beneficial transaction? The answer depends on whom you ask.

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Essential Phone Will Ship Next Week, Shortly After Breaking $1 Billion Valuation

/. - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:05pm
New submitter cloud.pt writes: Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will be released next week according to 9to5Google, just shy from its initial June mark. The company has been speculated to be worth around $1.2 billion, after giant Foxconn filed yesterday for a 0.25% acquisition at around $3 million -- clearing unicorn status as it hasn't shipped a single unit at the time. According to Engadget, future and existing pre-orders will have a chance to switch to the Pure White version of the slab, despite initial shipments being scheduled to be of the Black Moon variety. Essential's storefront orders will get the device unlocked, while the only parties offering the device will initially be Sprint. Rumor has it Amazon plans to sell the device as it invested in the company through its Alexa fund. No matter the contract attached, it will come with the full range of network capabilities unlocked.

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Channing Tatum Joins Cartel Drama “Bloodlines”

Dark Horizons - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:35pm

Channing Tatum is set to star in Universal Pictures’ drug cartel drama “Bloodlines” based on Melissa Del Bosque’s upcoming novel.

The story follows a Texas-based FBI rookie who stumbles upon a major money laundering operation tied to American quarter horse racing and run by Mexico’s most brutal drug cartel.

Teaming with a more experienced agent, the pair set out to take down one of the world’s most fearsome drug lords. Jonathan Herman (“Straight Outta Compton”) will write the script for the film

No director has yet been set.

Source: Variety

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“IT” Plans To Terrify IMAX Screens

Dark Horizons - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:25pm

Andres Muschietti’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s “IT” is set to go bigger – it’s going to IMAX.

The film’s producer Barbara Muschietti has revealed today in an Instagram post that the film is making an unexpected jump to the super screen format.

The story follows a group of kids who set out to stop a shapeshifting & child eating monster who terrorises a Maine town in the default form of a sinister clown named Pennywise.

A group of young kids face their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

Bill Skarsgard, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Nicholas Hamilton and Owen Teague star. The film opens on September 8th.

Losers, We are coming out in IMAX !!!!!!!!!!!!! #itmovie #itthemovie @itmovieofficial @andy_muschietti @bighandsbigscreen

A post shared by Barbie Mus (@barbaramus) on Aug 14, 2017 at 7:38pm PDT

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St. Vincent To Helm Female “Dorian Gray”

Dark Horizons - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:20pm

Experimental rock musician Annie Clark, a.k.a St. Vincent, has been set to direct a new film adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray”.

The Victorian-era story, the only novel Wilde ever published, follows a hedonistic man whose self-portrait ages while he stays eternally young.

The twist with this new take is Dorian will be a woman. David Birke (“Elle”) has been hired to write the script.

Clark made her filmmaking debut at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival with the short film “Birthday Party” which was a part of the female-driven “XX” horror anthology.

Source: Rolling Stone

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Roku Gets Tough On Pirate Channels, Warns Users

/. - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:20pm
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Earlier this year Roku was harshly confronted with this new piracy crackdown when a Mexican court ordered local retailers to take its media player off the shelves. While this legal battle isn't over yet, it was clear to Roku that misuse of its platform wasn't without consequences. While Roku never permitted any infringing content, it appears that the company has recently made some adjustments to better deal with the problem, or at least clarify its stance. Pirate content generally doesn't show up in the official Roku Channel Store but is directly loaded onto the device through third-party "private" channels. A few weeks ago, Roku renamed these "private" channels to "non-certified" channels, while making it very clear that copyright infringement is not allowed. A "WARNING!" message that pops up during the installation of these third-party channels stresses that Roku has no control over the content. In addition, the company notes that these channels may be removed if it links to copyright infringing content. "By continuing, you acknowledge you are accessing a non-certified channel that may include content that is offensive or inappropriate for some audiences," Roku's warning reads. "Moreover, if Roku determines that this channel violates copyright, contains illegal content, or otherwise violates Roku's terms and conditions, then ROKU MAY REMOVE THIS CHANNEL WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE."

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