In light of the original Nightmare on Elm Street's 30th anniversary (and New Nightmare's 20th) we are reminded yet again of how relevant and impressive Wes Craven's body of work is -- and that legacy is set to continue. The Scream TV series, which has been in development, has been given a 10-episode series order from MTV.
According to Deadline, Dimension TV is producing, with Harvey and Bob Weinstein set to executive produce, and original series director Wes Craven on board as one of its producers. Jill Blotevogel (Eureka), the executive producer responsible for the script rewrite, is also serving as showrunner for the series. Jamie Travis (Faking It) is directing the pilot.
UPDATE: The PlayStation Network is currently online, according to the official support page. However, some users online are still reporting outages.
Original story follows.
Many PlayStation Network users are reporting outages and connectivity issues on Sony's online network across all platforms.
PlayStation has issued a statement about the matter, confirming that they have heard the reports and are checking into it.
"We're aware some of you are unable to connect to the PSN at this time. We are investigating the issue," they said.
In additional PlayStation 4 news, Sony's official 2.0 firmware update went live today, which adds a number of improvements and features, including themes, live broadcasting updates, and USB music integration.
Welcome to the Halloween edition of the Wrap Up. The spookiest, spider-iest, Wrap of the year.
Sure, I know a lot of folks wanted to see Ambrose handily defeat Rollins in the Hell in a Cell. I was one of them. It seemed like their feud needed that epic moment before Ambrose got shuffled off into a totally different feud. The consensus seems to be, in the very least, that Bray's attack - complete with "Help Me Obi-Wan" Leia hologram - could have been held until Monday's RAW, allowing Ambrose to get the big PPV win.
The next entry in the Battlefield franchise is coming during the holiday season of 2016, Electronic Arts' CEO said during an earnings call today.
Andrew Wilson said the game will release during quarter 3 of EA's 2017 fiscal year, which finishes at the end of December. No other specifics were provided, but this release supports the recent predictions of analysts, who said EA may wait until 2016 for the next installment. This would not only avoid franchise fatigue, the analysts said, but also clear space for Star Wars: Battlefront in 2015.
Battlefield Hardline's new release date was also announced –– the game releases March 17, 2015 in North America and March 19 in Europe. The game was originally delayed to account for user feedback and other needed improvements, as developer Visceral Games is taking extra pains to make sure its upcoming game works properly upon release.
Star Wars: Battlefront is coming Holiday 2015, Electronic Arts has announced, and will be a first-person shooter.
EA CEO Andrew Wilson confirmed the news during an investor relations call today. Battlefront is EA's big holiday blockbuster, and as such, the next Battlefield game won't arrive until Holiday 2016. "This allows us to have a major first-person shooter title each year," an EA executive said.
At E3, it was confirmed that Star Wars: Battlefront will, at the very least, feature Original Trilogy settings.
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EA is the number one publisher of games for the quarter, at least when it comes to how much people play their games. The the second quarter of EA's fiscal year, gamers logged 1.9 billion hours playing the company's games. If you started today and set out to play 1.9 billion hours of games continuously, it would be the year 2231 before you finished.
Football has been very lucrative for EA, both American-style and "proper football," depending on where your tastes lie. Mobile tie-ins Madden NFL Mobile and FIFA 15 Ultimate Team saw 250% growth year-over-year, with 40 million active users. Madden NFL 15 has seen over 89 million games played, up 48%.
Electonic Arts’ quarterly earnings for its fiscal Q2 2015 (ending September 30, 2014) exceeded expectations, with the Battlefield Hardline and FIFA 15 publisher earning a net revenue of more than $1.2 billion dollars.
FIFA, Madden NFL, and Hockey Ultimate Team contributed to this enormous success, growing 96% year over year. EA CEO Andrew Wilson credits mobile gaming, specifically relating to sports and Ultimate Team, as another massive success for EA, who have engaged more than 40 million players. Additionally, EA Access "has grown well beyond our expectations."
Digital growth, particularly around its Ultimate Team services, continues to see monumental success for EA. "By emphasizing player engagement and our digital live services, we’ve grown revenue, expanded gross margins and delivered EPS well above prior year and our guidance," said Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen.
A California court has sided with Activision Blizzard, granting its motion to strike the suit brought against it by former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega.
Noriega had filed suit against Activision for his portrayal in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Activision subsequently filed a motion for dismissal using a California statute meant to protect against costly litigation. Judge William H. Fahey of the Los Angeles Superior Court ruled in favor of the motion. Activision hailed the decision as a victory for free speech.
“This ruling is an important victory and we thank the court for protecting free speech,” said former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, who acted as co-counsel in the case. “This was an absurd lawsuit from the very beginning and we’re gratified that in the end, a notorious criminal didn’t win. This is not just a win for the makers of Call of Duty, but is a victory for works of art across the entertainment and publishing industries throughout the world.”
Congratulations! You can finally afford the electric car of your dreams--maybe. Tesla has announced its Model S is now somewhat cheaper to lease, bringing the price down to levels most of us probably still can't afford. But hey, it's a start.
According to a post on the Tesla Blog from CEO Elon Musk, a deal with US Bank will cut the price down on a monthly lease by as much as 25 percent. You can pick up a Model S for about $800 USD a month for the 60 kWh battery version. Additionally, the company is offering the ability to return the vehicle, "no questions asked," within the first 90 days.
Battlefield Hardline will release on March 17, 2015 in North America and March 19, 2015 in Europe, Electronic Arts announced today.
Visceral Games' cops-and-robbers shooter was delayed to 2015 earlier this year to incorporate beta feedback and other improvements. At Tokyo Game Show this year, Visceral's Ian Milham spoke with IGN at length about Hardline's delay. Given Battlefield 4's troublesome launch, EA is adamant that Battlefield Hardline will work properly at launch.
A new Taco Bell smartphone app will allow you to order Chalupas and Quesaritos on-the-go.
Announced today, the app gives users the chance to place orders on smartphones and pick them up either through the drive through window or walking into the restaurant.
The fast food company has announced that mobile users will have access to all ingredients on the Taco Bell menu and will even have access to items available only to users of the app and members of their upcoming loyalty program.
The app is currently available on iOS and Android, and an upcoming update will activate mobile ordering for anyone who has it installed.
Alienware has announced its latest gaming laptop, the Alienware 13. And while the new portable rig offers some impressive specs for a notebook, the PC manufacturer's new Graphics Amplifier is truly an interesting development.
The Graphics Amplifier works as an add-on to the Alienware 13--a standalone box capable of boosting the laptop's GPU performance to more standard desktop specifications.
A Japanese company has created a quarter-scale machine that transforms from a robot to a car.
The project, "J-deite quarter," was created by a collaboration between Brave Robotics, Asratec, and Takara Tomy, the company behind the original Transformers toys. The robot is 4.3ft (1.3 meters) tall and weighs in at 77lbs (35 kg).
When walking on two legs, it moves at a speed of 0.62mph (1kmh), but when in car gorm it can reach 6.2mph (10 kmh). It's powered by V-Sido software, developed by creator Wataru Yoshizaki.
The Transformers aren't stopping with J-deite quarter. Larger versions are scheduled to follow, with the half-scale model, 8.2ft (2.5 meters) tall, due in 2016. Eventually, the full-scale final robot will be completed by 2020, standing at 16.4ft (5 meters) high.
During Marvel's big event in Los Angeles, new footage of Thanos was shown, giving us our first look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe's depiction of the Infinity Gauntlet. It's unclear which film this is from, but given the announcement of Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 & 2 for 2018 and 2019 respectively, you can make an educated guess.
Shout out to Superhero Report, who took the above off-screen shot.
During a live event today, Marvel announced that a Black Panther movie is set for wide release on November 3, 2017.
Starring Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up), the film will center around the character T'Challa. Marvel's Kevin Feige has stated that we will see the Black Panther suit in action as early as 2016 in Captain America: Civil War. (Update: Deadline reports that the actor has signed on for five films with Marvel.)
Some suspect that he may be officially introduced in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, as an image of Black Panther's archnemesis Klaw was possibly spotted in the teaser trailer.
Marvel Studios held a major event in Los Angeles today, announcing titles, release dates, and initial details for the Marvel movies coming out between now and 2020.
Long-rumored, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige officially confirmed that an Inhumans film is in the works, and is slated to hit theaters November 2, 2018 - the same year as Captain Marvel:
Marvel has announced The Avengers: Infinity War, a two-part film series to begin in 2018.
Infinity War: Part 1 will release on May 4, 2018. Part 2 will follow on May 3, 2019. The two films will cover the war against Thanos, which Marvel teased in the post-credits sequence of The Avengers. Thanos played a more central role in this year's Guardians of the Galaxy.
“We’ve always had a plan since Nick Fury broke into Tony Stark’s house and told him he’s part of a bigger universe," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said. "'Avengers: Infinity War Part 1' is the beginning of the culmination of everything that has come before."
This was part of a Marvel "Phase 3" event today, in which the company laid out several plans for future films.
During Marvel's big event in Los Angeles, the release date for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 got moved up a few months. Originally slated to hit theaters on July 28, 2017, the sequel is now set for May 5, 2017. Writer-director James Gunn is returning to the film.
This comes after 2016's Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange, the latter of which will star Benedict Cumberbatch. Check out the rest of Marvel's big announcements here, including news on Black Panther, and The Avengers 3.