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Battlerite & Line of Sight Free Weekends

Blue's News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:32pm
Steam announces a free weekend for Line of Sight and a free weekend for Battlerite are both now underway. Each game is currently also on sale. Here are descriptions: Battlerite is a PvP team arena...

Hearthstone Launches Mean Streets of Gadgetzan

Blue's News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:32pm announces the launch of the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan expansion for Hearthstone. Here's what happens if you play your cards right: Hearthstone?s newest expansion, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan,...


Blue's News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:32pm
Update #33 to the BATTLETECH Kickstarter page is a lengthy update on Hairbrained Schemes' plans for the upcoming mech combat game (thanks nin). They fill out the game's story a bit by introducing...

Master of Orion DLC

Blue's News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:32pm
Wargaming announces the release of a new free Revenge of Antares update for Master of Orion which launches alongside a paid Revenge of Antares Race Pack for the 4X strategy game. This post has...

The Dwarves Released

Blue's News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:32pm
THQ Nordic announces the release of The Dwarves, a strategy game for Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. They celebrate the news with a new music video from German metal band Blind...

Dawn of Andromeda Early Access

Blue's News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:32pm
Steam now offers early access to Dawn of Andromeda, the sci-fi strategy game from Grey Wolf Entertainment. A new trailer provides a look at gameplay. "We are delighted to finally have arrived at a...

Worms W.M.D. Free DLC Next Week

Blue's News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:32pm
Team17 announces plans to update Worms W.M.D. with a free content pack next week: Award-winning veteran games developer and international games label Team17 is excited to announce that their hit turn-...

Evening Patches

Blue's News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:32pm
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare patch notes from December 1. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive » Release Notes for 11-29-2016. RollerCoaster Tycoon World Post-Release Update #1.

On Sale

Blue's News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:32pm
Devolver Digital Hidden Gems Bundle, 50% Off. Orange Juice on IndieGameStand. Pay what you want. League of Legends Champion and skin sale- 12.02 - 12.05.

Gatherings & Competitions

Blue's News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:32pm
MechWarrior Online Mech_Con 2016. Saturday in Vancouver. Hearthstone December 2016 Ranked Play Season ? Paid in Jade. Dota 2 - Fall Treasure IV and Boston Major. StarCraft II New Ladder Maps for...

Evening Consolidation

Blue's News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:32pm
Dead Rising 4 Giveaway.

Evening Metaverse

Blue's News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:32pm
Thanks Ant. AT&T just declared war on an open internet (and us). Thanks HARDOCP. The Implications of A.I on the Future Chatbots. Tails 2.7.1 is out.

Evening Tech Bits

Blue's News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:32pm
PC Perspective Podcast #427 - Leaked Zen Prices, Kaby Lake Performance Leaks, GTX 1050 Ti Upgrades.

etc., etc.

Blue's News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:32pm
Heroes of the Storm Brawl of the Week, December 2, 2016: Ghost Protocol…

Into the Black

Blue's News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:32pm
Link of the Day: The First 10 Things To Do When Your PC Can?t Run A New Game. Thanks HARDOCP via RedEye9.

Potter Tale “Cursed Child” Is Coming To Broadway

Dark Horizons - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:28pm

Following its debut on London’s West End, it has now been confirmed that “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will be crossing the pond and will premiere on Broadway in 2018.

Pottermore made the announcement, confirming that producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callendar are in ‘detailed talks’ to bring the show to Broadway staring Spring 2018 at the Lyric Theater.

Once everything is worked out, the venue will undergo a multimillion-dollar redesign and remodel in preparation for the show. The venue will be able to seat 1,500 patrons.

Paramour, the Cirque du Soleil show currently set up at the Lyric, is now looking for a different location so that it can leave in April. The theater will close down in May for renovation.

Set nineteen years after the events of Deathly Hallows, Potter is middle age and juggling a busy job at the Ministry of Magic, and a family that includes a son, Albus Severus, whom he just can’t seem to connect with.

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Female-Centric “Jump Street” Spin-Off Planned

Dark Horizons - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:23pm

Rodney Rothman has been set to script and potentially direct a female-centric “21 Jump Street” spinoff film.

Rothman, who co-wrote “22 Jump Street” along with films like “Get Him to the Greek,” has reportedly turned in the latest draft of the film which will effectively be a female buddy cop action comedy. There are also reportedly plenty of male main characters in this.

The project is separate from the “21 Jump Street” and “Men in Black” mashup which remains in development. Neal Moritz is producing.

Source: Deadline

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Chan, Carnahan Team For “Five Against A Bullet”

Dark Horizons - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:16pm

Action star Jackie Chan and “The Grey” director Joe Carnahan are set to team up for the long in-development action thriller “Five Against A Bullet” which has yet to be setup at a studio after losing its old home at Columbia Pictures and Di Bonaventura Pictures.

The story follows a man’s run for mayor in Mexico after the death of his father at the hands of a drug cartel. We also follow the team of elite bodyguards who are tasked with protecting him, Chan likely playing the head of that group.

Suretone Pictures is producing the project which is seen as a potential franchise launcher with subsequent movies following the team of bodyguards throughout their various assignments.

Carnahan will direct and will also do rewrites on the script from the original scribe Alex Litvak (“The Three Musketeers”). Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, De Clercq, David Mimran and Jordan Schur will produce.

Source: Tracking Board

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“Gilmore Girls” Revival Was A Ratings Hit

Dark Horizons - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 6:09pm

This past Thanksgiving weekend also saw the release of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” the four telemovie revival of the beloved family drama series which comes several years after the show wrapped.

Today comes the news that the series was a big ratings hit for Netflix, well at least as far as Netflix ratings can be measured. Symphony Advanced Media, which tracks Netflix numbers, says that that nearly five million viewers between the ages of 18 and 49 have watched all four episodes of the revival in the first three days. That amounts to a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49.

In fact, Gilmore Girls’ binge audience is said to be behind only the fourth season of “Orange Is the New Black” (5.8 million) and the first season of “Fuller House” (7.3 million) in terms of 2016’s best performing Netflix original series.

Also a full 83% of the six million viewers who watched the first episode finished the four episode run within the first three days. Symphony’s numbers are not officially recognized by Netflix.

Source: The Live Feed

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Nestle Discovers 'Breakthrough' Method To Cut Sugar In Chocolate By 40% Without Affecting Taste

/. - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 5:45pm
Nestle and its scientists have discovered how to "structure sugar differently" to reduce the amount of sugar in some of its products by 40%. What's more is that it can be done reportedly without compromising the taste. The Guardian reports: The new process is said to make sugar dissolve faster so that even when less is used, the tongue perceives an identical level of sweetness. It plans to patent the process, discovered by its scientists, which it says will enable it to significantly decrease the total sugar in its confectionery products. A four-finger milk chocolate Kit Kat currently contains 23.8g of sugar, a plain (milk chocolate) Yorkie contains 26.9g and a medium peppermint Aero has 24.9g of sugar. If the amount of sugar in each of these products was cut by 40% the new amounts would be 14.3g, 16.1g and 14.9g respectively.

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