We're Getting More Family Guy And Bob's Burgers, As Both Shows Have Been Renewed

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In addition to renewing The Simpsons, Fox has now renewed two of its other marquee animated shows for new seasons to air in the 2019-2020 season. Family Guy and Bob's Burgers have been renewed, sources told The Hollywood Reporter. The renewal orders actually came quietly months ago, the site reported, though Fox has yet to officially announce the news.

Family Guy and Bob's Burgers might not make a lot of money or attract the highest number of viewers, but they make lots and lots of money from streaming and merchandising deals, THR said. The same is reportedly true for The Simpsons.

Family Guy is in its 17th season, while Bob's Burgers is in its ninth. According to THR, the deal to renew both shows was made months ago ahead of the closing of Disney's deal to buy the majority of Fox's assets, including Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, and The Simpsons, for $72 billion.

BioWare Wants To Make More Mass Effect Games

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In 2017, following the tepid reception to Mass Effect: Andromeda, a report said that the Mass Effect franchise was put on ice. That may be the case, but now a pair of BioWare higher-ups have spoken about their eagerness to make more Mass Effect games ... someday.

Mark Darrah, the executive producer Anthem and the Dragon Age series, told Polygon that BioWare is "definitely not done with Mass Effect."

He said the Mass Effect universe is ripe with storytelling opportunities. "We could pull on the threads we put down with Andromeda; we could pull on threads from Mass Effect 3. There's a lot of interesting space to be explored."

New PS4 Game Deals Now Live On PSN In The US

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On top of Ubisoft's ongoing PSN sale, a new selection of game deals are now available in the US PlayStation Store. Just as it has on Xbox this week, publisher Take-Two is offering deals on a range of games for PS4, PS3, and Vita--but they'll only be discounted for a limited time.

On Sony's current-gen console, players can get both BioShock: The Collection and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for $15 each. If you have a PSVR headset, you can purchase Borderlands 2 VR for $37.50. The acclaimed strategy game XCOM 2 is down to $15 as well, while its War of the Chosen expansion can be yours for $16.

If sports games are more up your alley, the latest entry in Take-Two's annual wrestling series, WWE 2K19, is on sale for $19.80. Basketball fans can pick up NBA 2K19 for the same price ($19.80), while NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, a more arcadey take on the sport in the vein of NBA Jam, is down to $15.

Activision Explains Why It Broke Up With Bungie

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As part of Activision Blizzard's earnings report today, the company discussed its decision to split off from Bungie on the development of the Destiny franchise. President and Chief Operating Officer Coddy Johnson started off by saying Activision Blizzard is "confident" that it was the right decision for both Activision Blizzard and Bungie to go separate ways. Describing the breakup as a "mutual, amicable" agreement, Johnson said the deal is the "right path forward" for each entity.

"Bungie gets to focus on the [Destiny IP] that they have created and we get to focus on our biggest opportunities on our biggest franchises with our best resources," Johnson said. "Our decision was reached with mutual agreement with Bungie to sell back the commercial rights. And for us at least, it was rooted in really our strategy overall."

When Activision Blizzard and Bungie originally signed their 10-year publishing deal for Destiny back in 2010, one key component of the agreement was that Bungie would get to retain ownership of the Destiny IP. By comparison, Activision Blizzard owns the IP for its other major franchises such as Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. There are a number of benefits to owning an IP, Johnson said.

First Trailer For Tolkien Movie Shows The Lord Of The Rings Author At War

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The first trailer for the J.R.R. Tolkien biopic starring Nicholas Hoult as the Lord of the Rings author has arrived. The short video gives us a first look at the film that will explore Tolkien's formative years and the journey and experiences that inspired him to write The Lord of the Rings.

Tolkien was an orphan, and a significant part of his life was finding friends at school. He fought in World War I, and many of his friends died in battle. Tolkien survived, and it is said that Tolkien's time serving in the trenches inspired some of his ideas for Middle-earth. Another significant element of Tolkien's life and the movie is his romantic relationship with Edith Bratt, who is played by Lily Collins.

The relationship between Tolkien and Bratt was supposedly the inspiration for Tolkien's Beren and Luthien story, which itself inspired the Aragorn-Arwen relationship in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings series. Tolkien and Bratt share a gravestone, and on it they're referred to as Beren and Luthien.

12 Worst Movie Love Stories Of All Time, Ranked

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12 Worst Movie Love Stories Of All Time, Ranked


Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, and for romantic movie fans, that means a chance to spend quality time with some great on-screen love stories. From Casablanca and Brief Encounter to When Harry Met Sally and Before Sunrise, the decades have delivered some incredible romantic movies that have made generations of viewers laugh, cry, and swoon.

But for every great movie love story, there are countless bad ones. It takes a very special combination of great acting, writing, and on-screen chemistry to deliver a convincing on-screen romance, and if even one of these elements fails, then the results can be laughable and embarrassing. Sometimes a movie tries to emulate a past love story but with totally the wrong actors, and others, unconvincing love stories are shoehorned into a film for no other reason than its writers and directors think they should be there.

And then there are those love stories that are doomed from the start, with ideas and characters that are so wrongly conceived or badly written that even the most charismatic actors can’t make them work. So for those those among you who have had enough of great movies filled with beautiful stars falling hopelessly in love, and who want to see how filmmakers can get love stories very, very wrong, here are the worst movie love stories of all time...

Far Cry: New Dawn Features A Big Splinter Cell Easter Egg

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Far Cry: New Dawn Features A Big Splinter Cell Easter Egg

Far Cry: New Dawn sees Ubisoft's open-world FPS series head into the post-apocalypse, where society has fallen after the events of Far Cry 5. One of the game's new features are Expeditions, a series of self-contained missions that take place outside of the main setting of Hope County, and around various US-based locations.

Expeditions are snatch-and-grab affairs; your goal is to sneak into an enemy-occupied region, steal a package with valuable crafting materials, and get to an extraction point as the whole base comes chasing after you. One particular mission is dubbed "Government Plane Wreck", and involves sneaking into an enemy-occupied base established in the body of an enormous military aircraft. You can see a narrated walkthrough of the mission in the video above.

Of course, it wouldn't be a perfectly shady government plane without a few secrets, and it doesn't take much for fans of stealth games to you to quickly realize that the government plane in question is the C-147B Paladin from the Splinter Cell series, which served as the mobile HQ for the special ops unit, Fourth Echelon.

Far Cry: New Dawn Features This Big Splinter Cell Easter Egg

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Far Cry: New Dawn Features This Big Splinter Cell Easter Egg

Far Cry: New Dawn sees Ubisoft's open-world FPS series head into the post-apocalypse, where society has fallen after the events of Far Cry 5. One of the game's new features are Expeditions, a series of self-contained missions that take place outside of the main setting of Hope County, and around various US-based locations.

Expeditions are snatch-and-grab affairs; your goal is to sneak into an enemy-occupied region, steal a package with valuable crafting materials, and get to an extraction point as the whole base comes chasing after you. One particular mission is dubbed "Government Plane Wreck", and involves sneaking into an enemy-occupied base established in the body of an enormous military aircraft. You can see a narrated walkthrough of the mission in the video above.

Of course, it wouldn't be a perfectly shady government plane without a few secrets, and it doesn't take much for fans of stealth games to you to quickly realize that the government plane in question is the C-147B Paladin from the Splinter Cell series, which served as the mobile HQ for the special ops unit, Fourth Echelon.

Call Of Duty 2019 Confirmed, Will Have A Campaign

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As part of Activision Blizzard's earnings report, the company announced that a new Call of Duty game is coming out in 2019.

Activision Publishing boss Coddy Johnson offered some very high-level insight on the game, saying it will appeal to veterans and newcomers alike. He added that the game is a "great step forward" for the franchise, going on to say that it's rooted in Call of Duty's history, which suggests it will be a sequel to an existing sub-brand.

Also during the call, Activision management confirmed the new Call of Duty will feature some kind of campaign, which is notable because Black Ops 4 did away with a traditional campaign. Whether or not the new Call of Duty returns to the traditional campaign remains to be seen, however. Whatever the case, Activision also confirmed the new game will have a "huge expansive multiplayer world," as well as "fun co-op gameplay." More details are expected in the coming months.

Activision Blizzard Confirms Significant Layoffs

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Activision Blizzard, publisher of Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Candy Crush, has announced significant layoffs. Employees were notified of the cuts today, with people at Activision, Blizzard, and mobile game company King affected.

Activision has also detailed its financial performance for the forth quarter of 2018 and, as part of this, noted that it "will increase development investment in its biggest franchises, enabling teams to accelerate the pace and quality of content for their communities and supporting a number of new product initiatives." It also cited that the number of developers that will be working on "Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Overwatch, Warcraft, Hearthstone and Diablo in aggregate will increase approximately 20% over the course of 2019."

However, this greater investment, it says, will be funded by "de-prioritizing initiatives that are not meeting expectations and reducing certain non-development and administrative-related costs across the business"--referring to the layoffs. In its financial call, COO Coddy Johnson said there would be an eight percent reduction in headcount at Activision Blizzard.