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MarZ Rising - Devlog#14

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:33am

ANNOUNCEMENT DAY: Dear Community, today we are proud to announce that our debut game MarZ Rising hits Steam Early Access soon. To spread the news we have a brandnew teaser to share!

The Probable Future of Hyrule: Total War

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:01am

I think it's time to port to a new engine that does not fight me tooth and nail.

Verse of the Day - Psalm 31:16

Bible Verse of the Day - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:00pm

Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.

Psalm 31:16

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Can your faith hold during trying times? I hope mine can! This is a Psalm written during trying times. However, no matter how difficult the situation, the Psalmist still knows who God is and what he can do when he decides to do it. Even in trial he doesn't lose sight of the blessing that comes from the LORD being present.

My Prayer...

Father, make your presence known in my life. I am confident you are there, I just need to experience your presence and receive your deliverance. In Jesus' name I pray. 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.

Daniel Craig Confirms One More Bond Film

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:36pm

After months of uncertainty, and even comments earlier today from an earlier interview in which he said nothing was yet set, actor Daniel Craig has now confirmed that he will return as 007 in the next James Bond film.

Appearing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Craig was asked about it and his reticence in interviews this week to confirm or deny. Then he said: “But I felt like, if I’m going to speak the truth I should speak the truth to you.”

Then Colbert asked him straight: “Will you return as James Bond” to which he replied: “Yes” and confirmed this will be his last: “I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note. I can’t wait.”

That would give Craig five official Bond films in all, behind both Sean Connery and Roger Moore’s six and seven respectively, but ahead of Pierce Brosnan’s four, Timothy Dalton’s two and George Lazenby’s one.

Plenty of questions linger regarding the next film with the now obvious one being that of the director. At last report, Yann Demange is the frontrunner, but the speculation will continue for some time yet.

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Deepwater Horizon (2016)

AntDude rated this 7.

Dunkirk (2017)

AntDude rated this 7.

Blanchett Turns Witch For “House With a Clock”

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 5:15pm

Cate Blanchett is in negotiations to join Jack Black in an adaptation of John Bellairs’ 1973 gothic horror novel “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” for Amblin Entertainment.

Eli Roth is directing the tale which follows a recently orphaned boy who moves in with his uncle (Black) who turns out to be a very average witch.

Soon the boy finds himself in a world of magic and danger, especially when he discovers a clock inside the walls of his house that is designed to bring about doomsday.

Blanchett will play Mrs. Zimmerman, the uncle’s neighbor and best friend who is also a witch. Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and Eric Kripke will produce.

Source: Heat Vision

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“American Honey” Star Joins “Hellboy” Reboot

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:59pm

“American Honey” breakout star Sasha Lane is in final negotiations to join the reboot of “Hellboy” at Lionsgate and Millennium Films.

David Harbour stars as the demonic hero and occult detective from the Mike Mignola comic books who faces a medieval sorceress (Milla Jovovich) who seeks to destroy humankind.

Lane would play Alice Monaghan, a woman Hellboy rescues from the fairies that kidnapped her. She retains some supernatural gifts because of her time with the fae.

Ian McShane is also attached to star in the Neil Marshall-directed reboot which Mike Richardson, Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin are producing. Filming aims to begin in September.

Source: Heat Vision

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Kirk Acevedo Joins “Arrow” As A Villain

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:58pm

“Kingdom,” “Fringe” and “12 Monkeys” alum Kirk Acevedo has scored the role of Ricardo Diaz, aka Richard Dragon, in the upcoming sixth season of The CW’s “Arrow”.

The DC Comics series will reportedly boast several recurring baddies, of which Richard Dragon is one. Michael Emerson is also playing one of them, but his role is secret for now.

The character is a hardened ex-con recently released from prison for crimes he didn’t commit and is bent on taking over Star City’s criminal underworld, he also has nearly unmatched martial arts skill.

“Arrow” moves to Thursday nights at 9pm US-ET which it premieres on October 12th.

Source: Deadline

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Julian McMahon Joins “Marvel’s Runaways”

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:56pm

Julian McMahon (“Nip/Tuck,” “Fantastic Four”) has joined the cast of the upcoming “Marvel’s Runaways” series on Hulu.

McMahon will play Jonah, a character whose origins and ultimate intentions are unknown but will be pivotal in the Runaways’ rebellion against their parents.

The story follows six diverse teenagers with not particularly flashy powers who can barely stand each other but must unite against a common foe – their parents.

Executive producers and showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage said in a statement: “We’re incredibly excited to add Julian to our exceptional cast and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the world of Marvel’s Runaways.”

The series premieres on Hulu on November 21st.

Source: Hulu

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App Developers Should Charge More If They Want People To Buy Subscriptions, Suggests Report

/. - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:05pm
A new report from Liftoff, a Silicon Valley-based mobile app marketing and retargeting firm, says that subscription-based apps may do better if developers charge a higher price for services, rather than setting prices too low to lure users in initially. The Verge reports: The Liftoff report, which analyzed data gathered between June 2016 and June 2017, categorized app subscriptions into low-cost monthly subs ($0.99 to $7), medium ($7 to $20), and high-cost subs ($20 to $50), while also factoring the cost of acquisition per customer. The company found that apps in the medium price range had the highest conversion rate -- 7.16 percent -- and the lowest cost to acquire a subscriber, at just over $106 dollars. This was five times higher than the rate of people who subscribed to apps when the apps were in the low-cost category. This may partly be because streaming media apps, like Netflix and Spotify, have already conditioned people to pay around $10 a month for services. But it also might be attributable to the sunk cost fallacy, Liftoff says: the "cognitive bias people have that makes them stay the course because they have already spent time or resources on it." The report also examines apps that fulfill "need states," like dating apps or cloud services. These have the potential to offer services that customers are willing to pay for, again and again. But, according to Liftoff, utility apps have a much higher install-to-subscriber rate compared to dating apps. Blame those who eventually find love?

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Neo-Nazi Site The Daily Stormer Moves To Dark Web After Shutdown

/. - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:20pm
After being shutdown by Google and GoDaddy, prominent neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has moved their site to the dark web. "The new site is now only available through the Tor network, which allows users to set up their own domains," reports VICE News. "The original site, Dailystormer.com, is now fully offline." From the report: The homepage, as of Tuesday morning, contained articles that make light of the car ramming attack that claimed the life of 32-year-old Heather Heyer; admonish the "Jew media;" liberally employ various racial epithets; and, in a less offensive post, provided an update on which characters are available on Pokemon Go. In a statement, the site's founder promised to bring his site back online. "The Daily Stormer will be live in internet prison with drug dealers, terrorists and perverts, which is where we've been exiled to, for all time," Andrew Anglin said in a statement sent to VICE News. "We should have a real domain online within 24 hours. If it gets shut down again, people will know we are on the black web."

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Plants 'Hijacked' To Make Polio Vaccine

/. - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 2:40pm
Plants have been "hijacked" to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to transform vaccine manufacture, say scientists. From a report: The team at the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the process is cheap, easy and quick. As well as helping eliminate polio, the scientists believe their approach could help the world react to unexpected threats such as Zika virus or Ebola. Experts said the achievement was both impressive and important. The vaccine is an "authentic mimic" of poliovirus called a virus-like particle. Outwardly it looks almost identical to poliovirus but -- like the difference between a mannequin and person -- it is empty on the inside. It has all the features needed to train the immune system, but none of the weapons to cause an infection.

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Guam Radio Stations Accidentally Conduct Emergency Alert Amid North Korea Threat

/. - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 2:00pm
the_webmaestro writes: A couple of radio stations in Guam conducted an unscheduled test of the Emergency Alert Broadcast System, sending some residents -- already on edge due to the back and forth between the North Korean regime and the tweets made by the President of the United States -- into a panic. From the Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense Facebook page: "The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in conjunction with the Mariana Regional Fusion Center (MRFC), our federal and military partners, continue to monitor the recent events surrounding North Korea and their threatening actions. Residents and visitors may have noticed at 12:25 a.m., an unscheduled test of the Emergency Alert Broadcast System (EAS) was triggered from KTWG/KSTO AM. The message read: 'A BROADCAST STATION OR CABLE SYSTEM HAS ISSUED A CIVIL DANGER WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES/AREAS: Guam, Guam; AT 12:25 AM ON AUG 15, 2017 EFFECTIVE UNTIL 12:40 AM. MESSAGE FROM KTWGKSTO.' The unauthorized test was NOT connected to any emergency, threat or warning. GHS/OCD has worked with KSTO to ensure the human error will not occur again. There is no scheduled test of the EAS or All Hazards Alert Warning System sirens today." In addition, the Guam Power Authority (GPA) reported there were two scheduled outages, for emergency interruption of power, at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., August 14: "Unrelated to the EAS unauthorized test, the Guam Power Authority (GPA) reported there were two scheduled outages, for emergency interruption of power, at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., August 14 for customers located in Talofofo located along along Rte.17, Chalan J. Kindo, Vicente Borja Dr., Felix Dydasco St., Henry Simpson area to bus shelter by Bishop Street and other customers in these locations."

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Amazon Is Seeking $16 Billion Bond Sale For Whole Foods

/. - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 1:20pm
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Amazon is turning to the debt markets to fund the $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods and power Jeff Bezos's planned conquest of the supermarket business. The world's largest online retailer is selling $16 billion of unsecured bonds in as many as seven parts, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. In a sign of market interest, the longest portion of the offering, a 40-year security may yield 1.45 percentage points above Treasuries, down from initial talk of 1.6 percentage points to 1.65 percentage points, said the person, who asked not to be identified as the deal is private. The sale marks the first bond-market foray since 2014 for Amazon and will support the purchase of the organic-food chain, according to a company statement. The partnership, which rattled the grocery world when announced in June, is expected to reduce prices at Whole Foods, an iconic yet struggling high-end grocery trying to lure more low- and middle-income shoppers. The deal could intensify a price war in an industry beset by razor-thin margins and persistent deflation.

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Cloudflare is the One Tech Company Still Sticking By Neo-Nazi Websites

/. - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:40pm
An anonymous reader shares a report: One company is sticking by The Daily Stormer and other far-right websites: the cloud security and performance service Cloudflare. Cloudflare acts as a shield between websites and the outside world, protecting them from hackers and preserving the anonymity of the sites' owners. But Cloudflare is not a hosting service: It does not store website content on its servers. And that fact, as far as the company is concerned, exempts it from judgment over who its clients are -- even if those clients are literally Nazis. In a statement Cloudflare sent to Quartz and other publications yesterday, the company refused to explicitly say it will continue to do business with sites like The Daily Stormer, but pointed out that the content would exist regardless of what Cloudflare does or doesn't do. "Cloudflare is aware of the concerns that have been raised over some sites that have used our network. We find the content on some of these sites repugnant. While our policy is to not comment on any user specifically, we are cooperating with law enforcement in any investigation. Cloudflare is not the host of any website. Cloudflare is a network that provides performance and security services to more than 10% of all Internet requests. Cloudflare terminating any user would not remove their content from the Internet, it would simply make a site slower and more vulnerable to attack."

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“Kong: Skull Island” Directors Tears Apart Critique

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:17pm

There’s no question that Honest Trailers has laid the foundation for an entire industry whose main currency is snarky reviews. That said, it comes as little surprise that some of the other videocasts that operate in the same arena pile on the negativity for no real reason beyond just being a downer.

Recently the team over at CinemaSins picked apart director Jordan Vogt-Roberts mostly well received and successful box-office hit “Kong: Skull Island”. Rather than taking it lying down though, the filmmaker is fighting back with a series of tweets critiquing their critique.

The full conversation is on Twitter, here’s the edited highlights:

“I just wanted to point out why these videos are infuriating. They’re often just wrong or think they’re smarter than you. I love film criticism and I love reading negative reviews if the author makes compelling and well-written arguments… I make movies because I love film. These guys are just trolling the art form we love and profiting from it while dumbing the conversation.”

Legendary and Warner Bros.’ Kong: Skull Island” closed off its theatrical run with $566 million worldwide. Here’s the CinemaSins video in question.

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Aronofsky’s “mother!” Gets A New Trailer & Details

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:10pm

Darren Aronofsky returns to screens next month with “mother!” which just released its second trailer ahead of the film’s premiere soon in Venice.

Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Ed Harris lead the story of a couple’s relationship that’s tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Speaking with EW this week, Aronofsky says the film is closer in spirit with “Black Swan” to anything else he’s done. With a focus on a woman dealing with a psychological breakdown that may or may not be real. Aronofsky wants to keep the mystery about it as long as he can:

“But what is, you know, actually happening? The best thing about this film will be the surprise of it. It’s an intense journey and it’s definitely the biggest roller coaster in the park. Only get on it if you really want to do the loop-the-loop. We all know every f–ing thing all the time. That’s good for some things and bad for others. We have to keep this mystery going if we can.”

“mother!” opens on September 15th

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“Red” Scribes To Pen Live-Action “Naruto”

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:02pm

Jon and Erich Hoeber (“RED”) will perform a re-write on the script for “Naruto,” a live-action adaptation of the best-selling manga for Lionsgate.

Michael Gracey (“The Greatest Showman”) remains attached to direct the project about an adolescent ninja who aspires to be the leader of his village.

Masashi Kishimoto penned the work which has previously been adapted into a long-running anime series, and ten animated features. Avi Arad is also producing.

Source: Heat Vision.

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'Biggest Data Center' To Be Built in Arctic

/. - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:00pm
A small town in the remote north of the Arctic Circle is set to be home to the world's largest data center. From a report: The firm behind the project, Kolos, says the chilled air and abundant hydropower available locally would help it keep its energy costs down. The area, however, suffers the country's highest rate of sick leave from work, which may be related to its past as a mining community. The US-Norwegian company says it has already raised "several million dollars" for the project from Norwegian private investors. However, it is still working with a US investment bank to secure the remaining necessary funds.

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