It’s rare to see a series that conjures up a sense of place quite as well as does FX’s new “Reservation Dogs.” The series, set in and shot in Oklahoma with a cast, set of directors and writers’ room made up entirely of Indigenous people, lets us into a world television too rarely goes. The […]
The “Hawkeye” series at Disney Plus finally has a premiere date. The show, which stars Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld, will debut on November 24, Marvel Studios announced Thursday. More to come… #Hawkeye never misses 🏹 so don’t miss @JeremyRenner and @HaileeSteinfeld in this @EW exclusive first-look of Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. The Original Series starts […]
FuturLab, developer of the Velocity series of PlayStation shoot-em-ups, has announced it’s partnering with Thunderful Publishing on a new game described as a Velocity spiritual successor.
Velocity was originally created for the PS3 and PSP in 2012, later getting a 2013 Vita release as Velocity Ultra and a 2014 sequel in Velocity 2X for PS4, Vita, PC, and Xbox One. The series has been quiet since then.
The games involved navigating a spaceship called the Quarp Jet through space, rescuing ships, dodging obstacles, and solving puzzles. We reviewed Velocity 2X back in 2015, praising its “thrilling sense of mastery” comparable to the Sonic the Hedgehog games of the 90s. The game got a Switch port in 2018.
FuturLab does own Velocity in name, as the studio confirmed in a 2018 interview with PC Games Insider, following a Twitter thread in which the studio said that getting a sequel signed was a struggle due to Velocity 2X having incredibly low sales despite popular interest and positive criticism.
The new game won’t carry the Velocity name, FuturLab describes it as a sci-fi adventure with, “stylish, high-intensity third-person combat,” which very much describes the original games.
Speaking to IGN, FuturLab co-CEO James Marsden explained the decision not to use the existing series name: “Velocity was a great vehicle to express our early gameplay ideas, and in an ideal world, we’d have continued growing the studio’s ambition using the Velocity franchise as a vessel.
That wasn’t meant to be, so we took some time to figure out how to get back on track. Whilst returning to Velocity may be an option for the future, for this new IP we’ve gone back to the original design principles and invented something completely new, which looks nothing like Velocity but will feel similar in the hands of players.”
Velocity was published with multiple partners over the years, but Marsden explained why FuturLab decided to work with Thunderful on the new project: “Since we’ve been working on this concept for a few years, we had plenty of material to share, including a comic to quickly communicate the worldview. This all found its way onto Thunderful’s desk by way of an industry friend, and they really took the time to dig into the world we are aiming to build. By the time we got to speak to Thunderful, their team were selling the game back to us, which is always a good sign!
“This is by far the most ambitious game for FuturLab, and Thunderful are at a point where they are scaling up their operations too, so it’s a partnership which feels very natural and exciting!”
Most recently, FuturLab released the highly-satisfying PowerWash Simulator into early access. Thunderful, meanwhile, is the publisher behind games like Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamesh, Lonely Mountains: Downhill, and Curious Expedition 2.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.
Rome’s growing MIA market, dedicated to international TV series, feature films and documentaries, is on track to take place as a mostly in-person Oct. 13-17 event, for which a robust clutch of top U.S. and European execs are expected to make the trek. “We are getting a great response: lots of confirmations and great willingness […]
“Arthur,” the iconic animated children’s series about a lovable aardvark, is ending after its 25th season. The longest-running children’s animated series in the history of American television, “Arthur” will end on PBS Kids, with its final season launching in winter 2022. Original show developer Kathy Waugh broke the news in an interview on the Finding […]
Erik Matti’s new original six-part Philippines series “On The Job” will premiere on HBO GO in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan in September and will also air later on the region’s HBO channel. Select episodes from the series will screen in competition at the Venice Film Festival in September, the only Asian title in […]
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Netflix is working on a live-action Pokemon series headed up by Lucifer’s Joe Henderson.
According to Variety, Henderson is slated to write and executive produce the live-action adaptation. He is currently the co-showrunner on Netflix’s popular Lucifer series, based on the DC comic.
Reports say the series is aiming to replicate Detective Pikachu, a 2019 live-action Pokemon movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith. It was pretty good, actually. However, Netflix’s series is its own, independent production.
Henderson, previously known for the show Almost Human, has been serving as Lucifer’s co-showrunner since 2016 and moved with the series when it was picked up by Netflix. It is now one of the more popular revivals Netflix has acquired from a cable network.
Netflix is currently home to several existing Pokemon anime seasons, and the interest to develop a live-action series stems from the anime’s success on the streaming platform. Alongside acquiring more anime originals, Netflix is currently working on adapting several anime into live-action shows including Cowboy Bebop and One Piece.
The Pokemon live-action series is reportedly very early in development, and there are neither plot details nor casting plans in place.
You can read IGN’s review of Detective Pikachu if you’d like our verdict on the last live-action take on the popular Japanese game franchise. Despite the well-received film, star Justice Smith doesn’t believe there is a Detective Pikachu 2 in the near future.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor.
A new Pokemon series is in early development at Netflix, Variety has learned exclusively from sources. As the project is still in its early days, no details are available about the plot. However, sources say that Joe Henderson is attached to write and executive produce. Henderson currently serves as co-showrunner and executive producer on the popular […]
By Rohini DeSilva
Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1, “The CCP’s collaborators are helping destroy America.”
Hitler, Stalin and Mao, and other “socialist” dictators, all followed the same Socialist/Marxist/Communist playbook – and ended up killing millions.
First, the communists destroyed Christianity. They are now in the process of destroying Christianity in America, which is a precursor of what they will do to us. Christianity calls on us to unite behind our founding principles of honor and respect for our God and our country. The communists want us to treat them as gods, who will provide everything for the people, housing, health care, and will eliminate student loans and give them drug money.
But it never works. And, once a country is run by a dictator, it never reverts to an open and free society. Russia has been communist for 115 years; China for over 100 years; Hitler in 1932 and today, Angela Merkel, whose importation of illegals and speech-suppression agencies are run by her former colleagues in the East German Stasi – and Germany’s closest relationship is with Russia, on which Europe is dependent for its oil.
Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran in 1979, and since then, Iran has been a Shia Muslim dictatorship, ruling with an iron fist over the Persian people. Venezuela’s townships are now controlled by drug gangs, and its populace is now fleeing. Even Californians are fleeing – Disney just moved thousands of jobs to Florida!
Election fraud: After years of meticulous planning, it took the CCP (Chinese Community Party) only a few days to conquer the vibrant democracy in Hong Kong, despite the vigorous protests of virtually the whole country, their youth and even their lawyers and judges. Freedom protesters had set a record turnout and dealt a crushing defeat for the CCP by winning 88%, or 440 out of 500 seats. But it did not matter. The CCP rolled right over them.
Similarly, the Collaborators, in 2020, rolled right over the American people who gave President Trump, a non-politician, a record turnout, at least 12 million more votes than what he got in 2016. But the CCP had already “>studied our character and our habits very closely and had planned to nullify the elections.
The Collaborators shut down the vote counting in five crucial states and have used the courts, compliant judges and the mantra of “racism” and “voter suppression” to prevent a proper accounting of the actual votes cast or the public exposure of the frauds used.
The Collaborators used every conceivable kind of voter fraud. It was rampant. A Justice Department attorney has claimed then-Attorney General Barr ordered him to ignore voter fraud as it was taking place. Joe Biden is trying to prevent the states from passing election integrity bills even in the future by alleging that those are the “greatest threat since the civil war.”
But numerous videos show how the fraud took place. Trump lost Arizona by a mere 10,457 votes. Maricopa County, Arizona, received 74,243 more votes than it mailed out! It removed 18,000 voters from the rolls immediately after they had voted, more than enough to reverse the results of the Arizona election. Trump lost Georgia by only 12,670 votes. Fulton County, Georgia, had s 60% “error” rate in its ballots. An error results in the ballot being removed and an election official being allowed to complete the ballot on behalf the voter, without observers being allowed to see what is going on. So essentially, Democratic election workers voted 60% of the votes cast! More than enough to reverse the results of the GA election.
Lawsuits: The Collaborators have used their Justice Department, with unlimited taxpayer funds, to bring lawsuits against Trump supporters and bankrupt them. They have sued Sydney Powell and even canceled the law license of Rudy Giuliani, the federal prosecutor who, as mayor, cleaned up the crime in New York City and handled the city during 9/11.
Using live ammunition: The Hong Kong police actually shot into the crowd of pro-democracy protesters – exactly like the Capitol Police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt. Now, the Collaborators are planning to send a branch of their Capitol Police to California and Florida, with unrestricted powers of arrest and detention of “domestic terrorists,” to take away their guns and put them away, in gross violation of our constitutional rights.
Then there’s the use of COVID to advance their control over us. People in blue states have been locked down and bankrupted, even though there is ample evidence the lockdowns did not work. New York, California and other blue states have greater numbers of COVID deaths than similar red states. Masks are mandated even though there is no proof they work; and worse, the JAMA study shows proof that little children breathing their own expelled air breathe more emissions than would be allowed in any business or factory for adults.
Finally, after nearly two years of lying about it, the WHO itself has admitted that the coronavirus probably escaped from the Wuhan lab. Even so, it has not been as dreadful a disease as Dr. Fauci and his cohorts claimed. Less than 6% of the numbers listed as “COVID deaths” were actually caused by COVID; people dying with other morbidities have been listed as COVID deaths. In fact, a man who died in a motorcycle accident was also listed as having died of COVID!
Finally, the State has asserted its right to violate our privacy, read our mail and enter our homes whenever it wishes. The White House launched the nationwide questioning with: “Now we need to go to community-by-community, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, and oftentimes, door-to-door – literally knocking on doors – to get help to the remaining people [vaccinated].” Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra claimed it is “absolutely the government’s business” to know who was vaccinated and who wasn’t.
And that, in part, is how communists take over a country.
Rohini DeSilva is an attorney who graduated with honors from Columbia University School of Law. She has been admitted to the Bar in both New York and California. She also has a BFA in Interior Design from New York and a Fellowship in Music from London. Having grown up in Sri Lanka, DeSilva witnessed firsthand how Socialism destroys a country. She wrote “9/11, Stealth Jihad & Obama” to warn Americans of the Socialism, bordering on Marxism, that Obama was bringing to this country. The Epilogue of her book, written eight years ago, predicts almost exactly what is being done to this country today, except that instead of bombs, the leftists are using COVID-19. Last year, she escaped from Los Angeles, which was trending communist, and now lives in Florida.
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