2,100 more sex offenders banned from online games

By: Eddie Makuch An additional 2,100 registered sex offenders have been removed from online gaming platforms in New York, attorney general Eric T. Schneidermanannounced today through his website. The bannings are part of the “Operation: Game Over” initiative, which earlier this year removed more than 3,500 sex offenders from online networks in the state. New York had the cooperation of five new game companies for … Continue reading 2,100 more sex offenders banned from online games

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The Wolverine Had Only One Mutant In Early Drafts

By: Eric Eisenberg One of the biggest problems with Brett Ratner‘s X-Men: The Last Stand was that it tried to do too much with too many mutants. Somehow the filmmakers got it into their heads that the only thing people want out of an X-Men movie are cool mutant abilities, and the rest of the movie suffered as a result. So it’s strange to think … Continue reading The Wolverine Had Only One Mutant In Early Drafts

Blizzard bans ‘several thousand’ Diablo III users

By: Eddie Makuch Blizzard Entertainment has banned “several thousand” Diablo III players founding to be using botting hacks, the company said in the game’s official forums. “In addition to undermining the spirit of fair play, botting, hacking, and other forms of cheating can also cause technical problems with the game as well as contribute to performance issues with the Battle.net service,” a Blizzard community manager … Continue reading Blizzard bans ‘several thousand’ Diablo III users

Zac Efron And Marcia Gay Harden Join Paul Giamatti In JFK Assassination Drama Parkland

By: Eric Eisaenberg Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden and Zac Efron are the latest actors to join the cast of Parkland, the new John F. Kennedy assassination drama that is being produced by Tom Hanks‘ Playtone label and Exclusive Media. They join a building all-star cast that already includes Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, and Jacki Weaver. Peter Landesman, who is best known for his work … Continue reading Zac Efron And Marcia Gay Harden Join Paul Giamatti In JFK Assassination Drama Parkland

SOE to stop publishing Pirates of the Burning Sea

By: Eddie Makuch Free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game Pirates of the Burning Sea will soon be set out to new waters. Sony Online Entertainment and developer Flying Lab Software made the decision to drop the MMORPG “after much review and consideration.” This will take effect January 31, 2013. Though SOE will no longer publish Pirates of the Burning Sea, the game will live on. … Continue reading SOE to stop publishing Pirates of the Burning Sea

Glee Star Jonathan Groff Lands Lead In Disney’s Frozen

By: Kristy Puchko Actor and singer Jonathan Groff has taken on Broadway, originating the role of Melchior Gabor in the controversial rock musical Spring Awakening. He’s landed movie roles in Ang Lee‘s Taking Woodstock and Robert Redford‘s The Conspirator. But he’s best known as the debonair and duplicitous Jesse St. James, who broke Rachel Berry‘s heart on Glee. Now the Broadway star-turned TV star will … Continue reading Glee Star Jonathan Groff Lands Lead In Disney’s Frozen

Rage The Scorchers DLC out today

By: Eddie Makuch New downloadable content for id Software‘s 2011 first-person shooter Rageis now available for Xbox 360 and PC gamers. “The Scorchers” costs $5 and will launch for PlayStation 3 in North America this afternoon, before a release in Europe tomorrow, December 19. The Scorchers is a “brand-new adventure” for Rage that spans six new areas. Players will fight alongside new friendlies to defend … Continue reading Rage The Scorchers DLC out today

Ben Affeck Drops Out Of Focus

By: Eric Eisenberg Not only has Ben Affleck directed three straight great movies, two of them have actually been financial hits. Gone Baby Gone managed to make only $20 million during its run, but both The Town and Argo were huge hits, pulling in more than $90 million each (the latter managing to cross the century mark). After a long down period Affleck has found … Continue reading Ben Affeck Drops Out Of Focus

James Franco Says He May Not Be Back For Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

By: Eric Eisenberg A big part of the reason why Rise of the Planet of the Apes was so successful as a piece of storytelling was that it really knew where to focus the story’s attention: directly on Caesar (the intelligent chimp played by Andy Serkis). While James Franco‘s Will Rodman was certainly an important part of the narrative and put on a great performance … Continue reading James Franco Says He May Not Be Back For Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Angry Birds Star Wars hits Facebook

By: Eddie Makuch Angry Birds Star Wars has entered a new realm: Facebook. Developer Rovio Entertainment has announced that the bird-flinging strategy game is now available to play through the social networking site. Angry Birds Star Wars for Facebook sports the same feature-set as other versions, but with added items and social components. Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook includes new powerups (Blaster Droid, Saber … Continue reading Angry Birds Star Wars hits Facebook