ABC show "FlashForward" has had it's ups and downs...well downs mostly. I love the show, but if I'm being honest, I have to admit it was moving very slow. ABC had once hoped the show would take the ratings place of LOST, but as we all know by now, that isn't likely.
Of course, we all know now that David Goyer left the show. Can the show survive without Goyer's huge following? Well, if Jessika Borsiczky, Lisa Zwerling and Tim Lea have anything to say about it, it just might. Borsiczky had already been a show head before the Goyer incident, but I assume it was her influence that caused Goyer to leave in the first place.
There are reports now that the show will pick up the speed and excitement, but is ABC's faith in the series already waning? As recently reported by Variety, the studio has removed yet another episode from the season.
What will the new show heads bring to the table? We will all find out very soon, as the show begins season 2 on March 18th. Personally, I hope the show sticks around...at least long enough to tie up the story.
Just 5 weeks from the film's launch, Lionsgate has decided to pull Nicholas Cage's coming fantasy horror epic "Season of the Witch". As of press time, there is no replacement date. According to Variety, Lionsgate is "looking for the best release date".
Why would they do this? My guess is to avoid the juggernaught Avatar, which is the shoe-in for Best Picture at the Oscars. If Avatar won big at the Oscars, it could reignite the box office craze for the amazing 3D masterpiece, leaving everything else in the dust once more.
So as of right now, there is no date, but my guess is it will hit on Halloween weekend, a perfect time for such a film to debut. We are awaiting an official date, so stay tuned!
I am not a huge Vin Diesel fan. However, I do absolutely love the Riddick storyline. I simply cannot wait for the trilogy to be completed (although something tells me it will go beyond a trilogy at this point). Diesel has been teasing for some time now that a third film was in the works (no, I'm not counting Dark Fury, although I love that as well), but we could never nail down any solid info...until today.
Variety recently confirmed thefilm will be called simply "Riddick", will reunite Diesel with Twohy, and will "hew closer in tone to the cult hit Pitch Black and will focus on the character of Riddick as opposed to the universe he inhabits".
It seems that production will begin right after the 5th Fast & Furious film wraps. Stay tuned for more on this as it breaks!
Look, I hate Jersey Shore. I hate Snooki. I hate the whole idea of it all. Really. But I figured I'd throw my two cents in on the recent nude photos of Snooki that have hit the net. Just days after she Tweeted "There are no nude pictures nor will there ever be. The tabloids just love snook gossip ;]", pics have apparently surfaced showing quite the contrary. Again, I won't post them here, just like I didn't post any of the other celeb rumor photos. But I will say that it looks like a poor photoshop job.
First of all, the girl in the photos is WAY to thin to be the Snookster. Second of all, THE GIRL IS WAY TO THIN TO BE SNOOKI. Ok, perhaps they are real, and she used to be that small. I call BS though. Until there is some final word either way, our stance is FAKE. Stay tuned for any updates on this.
UPDATE: I've decided to post one of the photos in question, as it shows no real explicit nudity...but you can clearly see why I think it's fake...not to mention, the website owner watermarked on the photo is claiming to have more for sale. I have a line in on an official statement, but it will probably not come until after the holiday weekend...
UPDATE 2: Another photo has emerged...
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Here are the details straight from Cryptic on what was included in todays Star Trek Online patch. See you in game!
•Fixed a crash that was happening often on high traffic social maps like Earth Space Dock.
•Made some improvements to ease lag during peak play times. We will continue to monitor and are working on additional performance increases.
•It has been very difficult to find rare anomalies in Star Clusters. We have put in a fix to ensure that all anomalies have a better chance of being scanned and discovered. This should also help improve Memory Alpha trade.
•Lower level repeatable missions no longer show on your remote contact options unless you are in the area where they take place. For example, if you are in Cardassian space, you will no longer see Grall in your remote contacts asking you if you want to explore Delta Volanis.
•Crystalline Entity is no longer located at sector XXX, system YYY. We now tell you the proper sector block to find the Fleet Action in.
•There was a UI bug with the Science Bridge Officer power “Dampening Field I” in the skills window. Based on the skills UI, it looked like the skill had been incorrectly training into the Commander-rank slot instead of the LT commander slot. If this has happened to you, it appeared that you lost two powers. We hope to fix this when you log in so that you will see that Dampening Field I is now in your LT Commander slot, and your prior Command power is still there. As Dampening Field I was intended to be a Commander power, we are working on another version which will be the correct Commander power which will be introduced into the game in a future patch, and at that time we’ll remove the LT Commander version from the power store.
•Some players had acquired ships that were not slotting properly as ships and showing up as bridge officers instead. A fix has been put in that will fix these characters up when they log in.
•Pre-order bonus TOS Federation uniforms now come with skirt options.
•Added missing files to improve French and German translations of game text.
•The Borg were showing up in the B’Tran Star Cluster in missions they should not have had access to, which lead to un-Borg like mission text and behaviors. If you do encounter the Borg in this Star Cluster, the mission will be more appropriate.
•Auto-teaming was not working properly in some sectors. We’ve addressed this issue so that auto-teaming should now function across all sectors.
•Some players were not getting credit for defeating the Doomsday Machine in the Imaga System. This mission has been updated so that all players should have credit for completing the mission regardless of whether they closed the last mission dialog box or not.
•Two new Video Options were added in the prior patch to help deal with overheating issues: Limit Frame Rate and Reduce CPU/GPU Usage. These are available under Options | Video | Advanced | Troubleshooting.
•Frame Rate defaults are now limited to 60fps.
•Also released in the last patch, players who had purchased Pre-Order costume bonuses may now apply those bonus costumes to their bridge officers.
•Ramming Speed was updated to cap modifiers based on speed of ramming ship. We also improved the damage formula to use the smaller vessel's HP as the base, modified by speed and size ratio between both ships involved. In general, ramming similar or smaller sized ships can be tactically beneficial, ramming larger ships becomes a self-sacrificing last resort.
•Emergency Power to Engines - When used in a specific sequence with Evasive Maneuvers, the speed modifier from this ability was improperly applied so that it was multiplied by Evasive Maneuvers. It should no longer matter which order you use these two abilities in - they will stack, but not multiply.
Seriously, I had to update the Weird Files today with something nice...so I bring you the girl with the self proclaimed "world's longest tongue". No, seriously, it's really f'n long. Like "longer than Gene Simmons" long. See for yourself.
So everyone is curious about one of the first ever announced XB360 games Alan Wake. Finally set to release "soon", and being displayed at X10, the game had better be good for as long as it was delayed. Take a look at this trailer and see for yourself what all the buzz is about, and sound off in the comments section here with what you think!
Yeah, that's right. Stallone's coming action star epic masterpiece is coming, and to celebrate, we bring you the official one-sheet poster and trailer! This movie is going to change action films forever. Who ever said all the biggest action stars of all time can't be in the same film?
Expendables stars Jet Li, Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gary Daniels, Eric Roberts, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Randy Couture, and a lot more. It's due to hit theaters THIS AUGUST!
Have you been lagging bad in online games? Are you having trouble connecting to gaming lobbies or matchmaking services? You aren't alone! A lot of people do not realize that simply connecting your game console to the internet does not guarantee you will be able to play properly against other players. The problem lies in your router, and how it blocks certain traffic. So, essentially, when you connect to a game lobby, your router has to communicate with each player besides yourself that is in the room. If your router is set to a stricter setting, you won't even be able to join lobbies, except with very few players.
All PlayStation 3 systems come default set to NAT type Strict (or type 3). So, to fix this problem, you will have to go into your router. Not physically, of course. What you will want to do is log into your router with your Internet browser on your PC. The goal is to get your PlayStation 3 to NAT type Moderate (type 2) or Open (type 1). In the URL bar, type in one of the following:
192.168.2.1 (for Belkin routers)
192.168.1.1 (for Linksys routers and most other brands)
You should now be at your router's settings page. From here, you have three choices. One will be the simple solution, placing your PlayStation 3 in the DMZ. It may be a dangerous option for a PC to be in the DMZ, but for a console it is safe. It is almost impossible for your PlayStation 3 to be hacked or get a virus. Another is a tiny bit more complicated, and involves making a static IP address for your PlayStation 3. The main choice, and most preferable, would be to simply activate your router's uPnP setting.
uPnP, or Universal Plug and Play, is an easy built-in way for your consoles to communicate with your router without the trouble of configuring. uPnP basically does it all for you. To activate this feature, look for it in the menu on the router settings page. Once it is toggled on your router, save the settings. At this time your router will reboot. Now, log onto your PlayStation 3, and head to the network settings tab in the systems settings area. You will see an option to enable or disable uPnP. Make sure it is enabled, and then run the connection test. You should come out with a NAT type of Moderate (type 2). Not all routers have this feature, so if you don't see it, don't worry. There are still two other options.
To place your PlayStation 3 into your router's DMZ, simply look in the menu for the option that says DMZ. Most routers have this option. Type in the IP address of your PlayStation 3, and click save. At this point, your router will reboot itself. Then, log onto your PlayStation 3 network settings in the system settings area. Run the connection test. You should come out as NAT type Open (or type 1). If you do not know the IP address of your PlayStation 3, you can find it both in your router settings and in the network settings in the system settings area of the PS3.
The third option is a bit more complex, and if you absolutely have to do the third option, there is a place that can really help. Port forwarding may seem complicated at first, but if you take your time and have a little patience, you will be a happy camper! Make sure before consulting the port forwarding site that your ISP (Internet Service Provider) allows such a thing. Believe it or not, it is a restriction that a few of the major providers actually enforce. Consequences could lead up to losing your service completely, so make sure you contact your ISP before you port forward to avoid any issues.
Back to the port forwarding issue before we close. You see, port forwarding is tricky at times, and it can take some trial and error. The last thing you honestly need are vague steps that may need a lot more explaining. Furthermore, the steps differ depending on your router brand, and which operating system you use. These variables just don't allow the time and care necessary to get it working for you. Google "port forward", and the very first result will be your main source of help.
Let's assume now that you have finally gotten your PlayStation 3 set to Open or Moderate. The next time you log into an online game from your PS3, you should immediately see a difference. Your connection quality will be much better, and you'll notice you are connecting to games much quicker. Matchmaking services will seem lightning fast, since you can now accept connections from more gamers. Your router is no longer excluding you from rooms with people filled with Open or Moderate NAT types. Congratulations, you are now set up for online gaming!
Word comes today that Summit is considering pulling a Harry Potter on the coming "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn", essentially splitting it in half. While Summit claims nothing is yet finalized, I am willing to bet that this indeed happens. In fact, I am just waiting for the 3-D announcement.
In the meantime, Eclipse isn't even finished as of yet, so expect a lot more news from that film coming really soon. It won't be long, however, as the standing rumor is that Breaking Dawn will begin shooting this Fall! Once Eclipse is closer to release, Summit may have some new details on this Breaking Dawn mystery. Until then, stay tuned!
Recently, some set photos have leaked from Robert Rodriguez's upcoming "Predators" reboot. While people across the net are torn both ways on howthese shots look, one thing is for sure. Rodriguez may just bring the "From Dusk Till Dawn" pain to the franchise, giving it the much needed blood and guts treatment it has been missing with the AVP series.
Anyways, check them out for yourself, and stay tuned as we get more breaking news from the set of "Predators"!
Tyrese Gibson recently updated his Twitter feed with the confirmation that he'd be returning for the Ehren Krueger penned "Transformers 3", which is rumored to be coming in RealD 3D.
"Yes I will for sure be in Transformers 3.. Get Ready!! Epps is here to STAY!!”
Not that Tyrese was the biggest star in the film series by any means, it is still nice to see that we will have more returning cast members. Plus, the fact hat Krueger is writing this installment is a huge boost to the love it/hate it franchise. Stay tuned for more on Transformers 3 as it develops!
Just because Sony and Lionsgate lost out on their bids for the Terminator franchise to a shady hedge fund doesn't mean they won't be able to have their foot in the future of the robots.
Apparently, both companies have been offered a shot at producing the next installment in the series. Whether or not this happens is up to both companies at this point. Both companies had previosuly announced that they intended to reboot the franchise in the face of the box office failure of "Terminator: Salvation".
So what does this mean for the franchise? Could we end up with a reboot after all? Or will the hedge fund force Sony or Lionsgate to make a sequel in the current timeline? At this point, it's a game of wait and see. There is still the possibility that both companies will pass entirely on the franchise, leaving the hedgefund with an intellectual property that no one wants. Stay tuned as more develops!
Cryptic Studios has finally decided to make their first expansion pack for Champions Online FREE in the face of massive protest from the gaming community. Cryptic Executive Producer Bill Roper had the following to say:
Recently, there has been a lot of internal debate regarding the Revelation expansion and how it should be delivered to our community. Simply, Revelation represents some of the best work to date on Champions. The expansion features an epic storyline filled with noble heroes and terrifying villains and it's set in gorgeous new environments. We've also incorporated many suggestions from the community on what they want: new gameplay areas, new powers, new rewards, and more challenging gameplay are just some of the additions.
And so, while we may have originally built Revelation to be a paid expansion pack, we reconsidered our decision based on recent community discussion. Our community means everything to us and if we can make them happy, we will.
I'd like to reassure everyone that going free does not in any way imply Revelation is unworthy of a price tag. It is still legitimate expansionary content -- same as ever. Now it's just very, very nicely priced expansionary content. No better price than free, right?
We'll be releasing more information on Revelation very soon. Until then, start leveling up your Champions!
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