Weekly Reading List #259

Having trouble what book to add to your reading list? Well, check out what I’m reading here, a sneak peek of reviews to come and see if they tickle your fancy. Continue reading Weekly Reading List #259

Report: China bans Battlefield 4, calls it threat to national security

By: Eddie Makuch The Chinese government has banned Electronic Arts’ military FPS Battlefield 4 because it contains content that threatens national security, the country’s Ministry of Culture has said. The Wall Street Journal points out that this decision is not likely to negatively impact EA’s business because the publisher doesn’t sell Battlefield 4 in China. The ban comes after the release of downloadable expansion China … Continue reading Report: China bans Battlefield 4, calls it threat to national security

Ghostwritten |Book Review

By: David Mitchell Published: August 19, 1999 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Genre: Drama David Mitchell’s electrifying debut novel takes readers on a mesmerizing trek across a world of human experience through a series of ingeniously linked narratives. Oblivious to the bizarre ways in which their lives intersect, nine characters-a terrorist in Okinawa, a record-shop clerk in Tokyo, a money-laundering British financier in Hong Kong, an … Continue reading Ghostwritten |Book Review

Dragon Nest sequel in the works – Shanda Games CEO

By: Jonathan Toyad Publisher Shanda Games has revealed that a Dragon Nest sequel is in the works. According to the company’s CEO Donghai Qian during the 17173.com industry awards event in China (via MMO Culture), the sequel is currently in the early stages of development. The game will not be as colorful as its predecessor but will retain its 3D graphics. The sequel will adopt an open-world … Continue reading Dragon Nest sequel in the works – Shanda Games CEO

Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher Probably Never Getting A Sequel

By:  Katey Rich Jack Reacher had all the makings of a franchise. It starred Tom Cruise, of course–still a movie star after all these years– and went heavy on the action and the mystery in its twisty plot. And it had the bonus of a ton of source material to draw from, the first film based on the character from Lee Child‘s wildly popular series of Reacher books. You … Continue reading Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher Probably Never Getting A Sequel

Spider-Man Producer Planning Series Of Superhero Stories Based On Chinese Mythology

By: Sean O’Connell Hollywood producers have been eyeballing China as a territory to explore for a while. Lately, lip service has turned into action, with projects like Iron Man 3 choosing to shoot scenes in Beijing to strengthen partnerships with Chinese filmmakers and producing teams. Now Marvel and Sony guru Avi Arad is taking potential partnerships one step further with a series of superhero projects … Continue reading Spider-Man Producer Planning Series Of Superhero Stories Based On Chinese Mythology

PSY and Jackie Chan Looking Chummy at MAMA 2012

By: kimdebbie After wrapping up his MAMA performance, PSY went on twitter and asked fans, “How did you all like MAMA? I received a big congratulations from this guy right here” and uploaded a photo of the singer himself with his arm around none other than renown martial arts movie star Jackie Chan. Netizens who saw the photo of the two celebrities commented, “Wow, the … Continue reading PSY and Jackie Chan Looking Chummy at MAMA 2012

The Third Section (The Danilov Quintet: Book 3)

That being said, there was a lot of character development in this novel.  Of course, as with any Vampire book, we know the story, they are cold, calculating charming beings that live in darkness and drink blood.  Those are Vampires, and as often as the story progresses, it is a bit hard to take them seriously anymore.  However, they have the allure that will never … Continue reading The Third Section (The Danilov Quintet: Book 3)

Chinese Fans Enraged over PSY’s Appearance Fee in China: YG Denies Reports

By: thunderstix Earlier today, PSY was involved in a netizen controversy in China for reportedly demanding over $500K USD in appearance fees. On November 26, Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post quoted local Chinese reports and said that PSY reached an agreement with CCTV to make a guest appearance on a special Lunar New Year TV show on February 9. In doing so, however, PSY had demanded 3 … Continue reading Chinese Fans Enraged over PSY’s Appearance Fee in China: YG Denies Reports