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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V Passes $800 Million on its First Day



By Dave Bouressa

Move over Call of Duty and Halo, because there is a new contender in the ring.

According to GTA's developer, "Take-Two", the company has sold over 800 million dollars worth of copies of the game in just the first day of it's release earlier this week, with the game expected to surpass the 1 billion dollar range by the end of the week. Not included in this count is the digital download of the game over the Playstation Network, and Xbox Live, so the chance that the game has already passed the billion mark is quite possible.

To compare, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 only made $500 million dollars on its opening day, with the game taking over 2 weeks (more specifically, 15 days) to reach the billion mark.

Take-Two CEO, Strauss Zelnick, had this to say:

All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V. Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry's new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence." -Gamesradar.com

Needless to say, such anticipation for a game has not been so high since the days of Halo 3, and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, but GTA has always made its mark on the public eye for better or worse. It is usually the major target for the "video games cause real-life violence", and due to the already massive success in sales for the game, it is interesting to see where things will go from here.

Check out the trailer for the game:



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Thursday, September 12, 2013

J.K. Rowling Announces New Harry Potter Spin-Off Film


By: Britnee Bloschichak


Today the internet rumbles as the Harry Potter fandom rushes to their closets and pulls out their cloaks and wands, shaking off the dust and yelling with an inarticulate glee at a volume that only dogs have the ability to hear. Fresh off of suffering through the Bling Ring (twice!) for Emma Watson flexing her American accent and searching avidly for the gay romance film Daniel Radcliffe is making – what is Rupert Grint even doing anymore? – the fans finally have a reason to celebrate again as the blessed words come straight from JK Rowling herself: there will be another Harry Potter movie.




After having already stated that Harry’s story is done and that while she could write more about his future she won’t, and with the idea of a Marauder’s Era book or movie not even on the horizon, Harry Potter fans were definitely not expecting the news they got today. Based on one of the supplemental books released for kids alongside the actual series itself, the new movie by Warner Bros. and Rowling will focus on Newt Scamander, the author of one of Harry’s in-universe school books Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


There is very little about the movie that has been released beyond the concept. It will be based in New York about seventy years before Harry’s story even begins (so unfortunately the option to include cameos of beloved characters are now limited to the older generation) and will follow the writer himself.

We do know, however, that Rowling herself will write the screenplay. It is a well-known fact to fans that JK Rowling has notebooks upon notebooks of in-universe facts and details that have never and will never make it into the Harry Potter books. When approached by Warner Bros. about the idea for a new Potter movie, Rowling only agreed because of her involvement in it.

“It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ into a film,” the multi-billionaire author of Harry Potter said. “I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of ‘Fantastic Beasts’, realized by another writer was difficult. Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favourite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood.” - Deadline.com

The internet is understandably blowing up about the news as the dormant Harry Potter fandom pops out of the woodwork jumping around and trying to remember where they put their Hogwarts house ties. The news is undoubtedly exciting not only to regular fans but to the stars as well. Notable Harry Potter fangirl and Luna Lovegood actress Evanna Lynch took to Twitter to flail about the news, even subtly prompting Warner Bros. about a part in the new movie.




Whether we see old faces or fall in love with new ones, it’s quite a magical and emotional day for Harry Potter and at this point the news can only get better from here.


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Monday, September 2, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch Supposedly Cast in Star Wars Episode VII



By Dave Bouressa

According to a report from Filmchronicles.com, Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as an unspecified role in the upcoming film in the Star Wars saga.



There’s a lot of gossip swirling around that Lucasfilm are about to make a big casting announcement regarding Star Wars VII, and that casting announcement appears to be none-other than Benedict Cumberbatch, most recently seen in director JJ Abrams’ previous movie, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’.




Fans of Cumberbatch will also know him from the BBC's Sherlock, and more recently, J.J. Abrams latest installment in the Star Trek films, Star Trek: Into Darkness as "Khan".  Having only recently been hooked on Sherlock, and seeing him as "Khan", Cumberbatch has an impeccable skill of playing good, evil, and nuetral all at the same time, so for him to show up in a Star Wars film would be nothing short of a great addition. However, would Abrams use Cumberbatch as a villian twice in a row?

Cumberbatch was originally scheduled to star in Guillermo del Toro's horror movie "Crimson Peak", but has recently dropped the role-supposedly for another project.

Rumors traversed the internet several months ago of Cumberbatch appearing as a possible apprentice to the Emperor, but this is the first "big-time news" that we are hearing anything of.

We will have to wait and see...



Star Wars Episode VII will hit theaters 2015 and is directed by J.J. Abrams


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