YouTuber Felix Kjellberg, better known to the world as Pewdiepie, kicked off (another) controversy over his use of racist language in a livestream when he dropped the n-word during a PUBG livestream. Sean Vanaman, founder of Firewatch developer Campo Santo, filed a DMCA takedown notice against the streamer in response, saying on Twitter that he was “sick of this child getting more and more chances to make money off of what we make.” Yesterday, Pewdiepie put up a new video saying that the copyright strike had gone through, and while he appeared contrite, he also described the move as “an attack on me,” and warned that his channel could be shut down if he [...]
With Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and more in its fortress, Disney’s about to build the happiest streaming service on Earth.
Past Thursday’s news that Disney plans to migrate its top movie titles exclusively to its new, proprietary streaming service in 2019 isn’t really news at all. It’s just Disney exercising the first rule of business: Know your value.
Disney has licensed its films to Netflix (and many other places) since 2012, which was also good business at the time, because Netflix was paying top dollar and Disney didn’t have its own streaming service. Soon it will. When it comes, they want you to sign up for it.
So it’s [...]
In 2014, Phil Lord and Chris Miller managed to take The LEGO Movie – what seemed like on the surface to be nothing more than a cheap cash grab by the studio – and turn it into one of the best films of that year. So going into The Emoji Movie this week, I felt a similar trepidation as I did going into that 2014 animated adventure, but I also had a sense of optimistic belief, knowing that there was a chance The Emoji Movie could prove me wrong.
For the first twenty minutes or so of the film too, The Emoji Movie manages to explain the seemingly unexplainable life of an “Emoji” on the big screen in unexpectedly interesting and ingenious ways. With references to the [...]
Leave it to Acer to announce the most insane gaming computer of the year.
As part of its IFA Berlin event on Wednesday, the company showed us the Acer Predator Orion 9000.
The Acer Predator Orion 9000 is placed in a heavy, industrial-looking case with a window on the side and meshed metal on the front, back, and top. The mesh helps with the cooling system, which is a combination of liquid and air cooling, with different parts of the computer compartmentalized into different cooling zones to allow for best cooling performance. The entire computer is [...]