October’s been quite the month for Sega – publishing Sonic Superstars to favorable reviews on Oct. 17 and just two days later releasing Endless Dungeon, a new title in the Endless world offering a unique blend of genres and gameplay elements.
In some odd twist of fate, October has evidently become the month of video game protests, with passionate players forming two substantial petitions to protest the choices of Psyonix and Mojang, the development teams behind Rocket League and Minecraft, respectively.
Boos are seldom heard at Disney on Ice shows but some fans make an exception and jeer Prince Hans, the villain from Disney’s animated classic “Frozen.” Miles Addison, who portrays Hans, takes it in the same manner as how he skates, which is in stride.
Two of the most talked about and most anticipated movies of the fall are concert films from Taylor Swift and Beyoncé. That's a good thing for both of the pop musicians' camps, and a weird thing for the movie industry and, you know, actual movie stars. Well it's a good thing in that the two movies will bring people to theaters. That's something that's desperately needed right now, as the box ...
On Sept. 28, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney sent out a company-wide email announcing that 16% of Epic employees are being laid off – about 830 workers. He further specified that two-thirds of the layoffs were in teams outside of core development, and that 250 people are leaving Epic through “divestitures from Bandcamp and SuperAwesome.”
Popular video game engine Unity made headlines earlier this month when it announced massive changes to its pricing structure, sparking confusion and outrage. Unity proclaimed that on Jan. 1 it would be implementing a pay-per-download pricing model to charge developers a flat fee any time someone installs a video game utilizing Unity software.
GameStop executive chairman Ryan Cohen stirred up controversy earlier this month when he took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to state that “disc drives should be required on consoles.” Given two current-gen systems exist without a physical media slot – the Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – this is a pointed proclamation.
Few sitcoms from the 1960s resonate today. Such hits from yesteryear as “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Munsters” are dated and predictable. The Addams Family, a fictional family created by American cartoonist Charles Addams, is an exception.
There’s a school of thought that drugs and alcohol fuel creativity. Comic Dusty Slay is not in that camp. Slay, who will perform Friday and Saturday at the Spokane Comedy Club, used to drink. Slay, however, discovered that booze never enhanced his personal life or his comedy. He’s been sober since 2012.
At the start of a recent interview I reminded Natalie Merchant it’s been 36 years since our last conversation. I’ll never forget the diminutive lead vocalist of 10,000 Maniacs grabbing my hand and leading us to a corner of a West Philadelphia hotel lobby to discuss her band’s breakthrough album, “In My Tribe.”
“Water for Elephants,” Sara Gruen’s novel about a Depression-era veterinary student whose life is transformed when he joins a circus, became a surprise best seller after it was published in 2006. Five years later came a film adaptation, and next spring, a spectacle-rich stage musical version will open on Broadway.