Marvel's New Vision And Scarlet Witch TV Show Finds A Writer

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More details have come to light about the new Marvel show featuring Scarlet Witch and Vision. According to The Hollywood Reporter, one of the writers of the upcoming Captain Marvel movie, Jac Schaeffer, has been hired to write the new show for Disney.

Schaeffer will also serve as the showrunner for the program, which will air on Disney's new streaming network, Disney+. As rumoured, the actors who play Vision and Scarlet Witch in the Avengers movies, Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olson, are expected to reprise their roles for the new streaming show.

Schaeffer also wrote the screenplay for the Black Widow movie starring Scarlet Johansson. Her ties to Disney and Marvel run deeper still, as she also co-wrote the script for the Frozen short Olaf's Frozen Adventure.

Here's How Much Money Candy Crush Makes Compared To Fortnite And Pokemon Go On Mobile

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While a lot of the talk in gaming, including mobile gaming, today is focused understandably on Fortnite, it is not the biggest money-maker out there, it seems.

Sensor Tower reports that the Candy Crush series of mobile games collectively made more than $1.5 billion in revenue from microtransactions in 2018 across iOS and Android. That works out to a staggering $4.2 million USD spent per day on average.

Candy Crush Saga, the 2012 original game, made $945 million by itself, which is very impressive for a game that is more than six years old. Its $945 million accounted for 63 percent of the total $1.5 billion that people spent on Candy Crush mobile games in 2018.

World Of Warcraft Adds Stan Lee Cameo

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Blizzard has added a tribute to the late comics legend Stan Lee in World of Warcraft. A new NPC can be found wandering around sporting Lee's iconic mustache and aviator lenses, as long as you know where to look.

WowHead reports that the 8.1.5 patch in the Public Test Realm adds "Stanley," a thin man with grey-white hair and sunglasses, and saying "Excelsior!" So far he's only been spotted in Stormwind, sporting the colors and armor of the Alliance. But a little digging into the update pulled up two other Stanley character models: one in neutral colors without armor, and another wearing Horde gear.

This isn't the first time World of Warcraft has paid tribute to a celebrity. Blizzard similarly memorialized Robin Williams, himself an avid WoW player, after his death.

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Talks About AMD Partnership For "Future Platforms" At CES 2019

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During AMD's CES 2019 keynote, Xbox boss Phil Spencer went on stage to talk about the continued partnership between the two companies. Most notable is his mention of "future platforms" which teases AMD's technology will be used in the CPU for Microsoft's next console, much like Xbox One.

"As a company, we look at the opportunity in gaming and one of the things I want to say is when we think who our partners are, we think about great companies that do great work, but also do it in the right way," Spencer said. "As we look forward to future platforms that we're building and work that we're doing, the partnership and the innovations that we've seen in the past have led to what we've been able to do today, I think they're going to be critically important to our future endeavors. I'm really looking forward to showing those to people more in the future."

In December 2018, Microsoft insider Brad Sams reported that the next Xbox, codenamed Scorpio, would release in 2020 and use AMD's next-generation GPU and a Zen 2 processor. Spencer's speech at CES is the closest we've come to a confirmation that any of that information is true.

Free PlanetSide Arena: Legendary Edition Codes Giveaway

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We're giving away 100 free PC Steam codes for PlanetSide Arena: Legendary Edition to one hundred (100) lucky fans! (Scroll down to enter below).

PlanetSide: Arena is a new massive-scale multiplayer sci-fi shooter that brings the franchise’s signature epic-scale, all-out FPS action to new massive arena game modes capable of supporting up to 1,000 players per match. PlanetSide Arena initially launches with three major game modes: Massive Clash, an epic 500-player Group vs. Group experience, along with Solo and Team Battle Royale modes. Anyone who pre-orders (or wins a key) will get access to the Closed Beta which is expected to start later this month.

This is not an instant win. No purchase necessary. Competition ends at 12:00 PM PT on January 22, 2019, in which 100 winners will be chosen at random and emailed a code for the full game (MSRP: $40).

Aladdin "Mockbuster" Movie Coming From Sharknado Studio

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Disney's new live-action Aladdin movie isn't the only film based on the classic folk story currently in the works. The Asylum, an independent movie studio that specialises in low-budget, straight-to-DVD, B-tier movies like Sharknado, Transmorphers, Snakes on a Train, and Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, is making an Aladdin parody movie.

The new Aladdin "mockbuster" was revealed by way of a casting call sheet discovered by SlashFilm that calls for actors to play Aladdin, Genie, and others. Jafar and Jasmine's name are nowhere to be seen, and that might be because his character is owned by Disney. You can probably expect these characters to show up under different names.

The rest of the Aladdin story and characters appear to be available for use in the parody movie because they exist in the public domain.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Recap - What You Need To Know For Season 2

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Recap - What You Need To Know For Season 2

Star Trek: Discovery returns for a second season on CBS All Access on January 17. Before we jump into the new season, let’s recap the most important plot points of Season 1. Here is everything you need to know for Season 2.

Star Trek: Discovery made its series premiere back in September 2017, with a weekly release of 15 episodes in its first season. Season 1 takes place about a decade before Star Trek: The Original Series, and focuses on the crew of the USS Discovery during a war between the Federation and the Klingons.

Season 1 follows Michael Burnham, who we first meet as First Officer of the USS Shenzhou. During an investigation of a damaged satellite, she finds an ancient vessel and is attacked by a Klingon, who she kills by accident. The Klingon soldier’s death motivates his group’s leader, T’Kuvma, to unite the Klingon houses against the Federation. Against her captain’s wishes, Burnham fires on the Klingons first in hopes of preventing a war. She fails--T’Kuvma kills Captain Georgiou, and Burnham then kills T’Kuvma. Burnham is arrested for mutiny and stripped of rank.

The Eternal Castle Remastered Review: Vivid Flashbacks

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The Eternal Castle Remastered Review: Vivid Flashbacks

Memories are notoriously unreliable. We frequently forget things that have happened or embellish our experiences with new details that never actually occurred. The conceit of The Eternal Castle is that it's a remaster of a long-lost classic from the late 1980s. The developers claim, with a nod and a wink, that they wished to preserve the "feel" of the original and keep its memory alive. When I first heard about it there was a moment when I thought, "This looks vaguely familiar. I think maybe I played it on my old 286?"