For as long as Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2017 Justice League has existed, a portion of fans have stood behind an adversarial belief: this isn’t the movie Zack Snyder wanted to make. The “Snyder Cut” is a proposed, a rough cut that the director cut together before leaving the project to spend time with his family after a personal tragedy. Believing that there’s a pure version of Justice League waiting in the wings, locked up by Warner Bros. to cover their tracks after hiring Joss Whedon to shoot additional portions of the finished product, the “Release the Snyder Cut” campaign has trickled out through Reddit, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, YouTube and more, and half a year after release, diehard proponents of the movement track Snyder’s every move on Vero, a social network platform that’s become the director’s home for behind-the-scenes photos, looking for proof. Now, as San Diego Comic-Con kicks off without the dominating presence … [Read more...] about ‘Release the Snyder Cut’ campaign contradicts Zack Snyder’s wishes for Justice League
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It’s almost official. Comcast has dropped out of the race. Now only Disney remains in line to acquire 21st Century Fox. Disney is now one of the largest conglomerates in the world, owning billion-dollar franchises like Marvel and Star Wars. With Disney buying Fox, it could mean a lot of changes ahead for Marvel games. Have you ever wondered why the X-Men and Fantastic Four have been strangely absent from Marvel games for the past several years? It’s a complicated subject, but if Disney buys Fox, we could be seeing the Children of the Atom and Marvel’s First Family in games again. Earlier today, CNN reported that “Disney has won the war for 21st Century Fox.” Comcast has dropped its $65 million bid, effectively ending the bidding war between both companies in acquiring Fox’s movie studio. However, things aren’t set in stone yet. Disney shareholders will still have to vote next week in order to finally confirm the acquisition. Comcast … [Read more...] about Disney Buying Fox Would Mean Big Marvel Games Changes
I should probably have used “Right of First Offer” instead of “Right of First Refusal”. All that it means is that the employer and the employee have an obligation to negotiate with each other first and in good faith. Thus, the employee could not demand an exceedingly lopsided deal to avoid selling to her employer and then accept a similar deal from a different publisher later - that’s negotiating in bad faith. Similarly, the employer could lowball the employee with an offer, but the employee is not required to take it if she thinks that the offer isn’t good enough. The key words here are “good faith”.This week we continue the Design Phase of the FANTa Project![What is the FANTa project?] [Git the FANTa Project]Got a burning question you want answered? … [Read more...] about re: right of first refusal, does that mean you…
THQ Nordic announced today that it has acquired Koch Media, the parent company of video game publisher Deep Silver, in a deal worth €121 million ($149 million). As part of the acquisition, THQ Nordic — formerly known as Nordic Games — is now the owner of game series Saints Row, Homefront, Dead Island, Metro and more. In other words, the new THQ now owns the brands the old THQ sold off after it filed for bankruptcy in 2012. A quick refresher on how we got here: THQ Nordic’s acquisition of Koch Media and Deep Silver brings the number of total employees at the new company to more than 1,600 across a combined 36 internal and external studios. Together, the companies own 106 intellectual properties, according to a news release, including the game franchises mentioned above, as well as Agents of Mayhem, Risen and Galaxy on Fire. THQ Nordic and Koch Media have a combined 50 game projects in development. Seventeen of those have been announced as of Dec. 31, 2017, while … [Read more...] about THQ Nordic acquires Deep Silver, meaning Saints Row is back at THQ
A research conducted by the Unversity Of Hamburg aimed to find out how does the Loot Boxes actually work in the video games. And according to their finding, there are too many elements of gambling present in the current loot boxes monetization structure. On top of that, the German Youth Protection Commission upon viewing the results of this research are seriously considering to ban Loot Boxes in Germany. If Loot Boxes are deemed a platform for gambling then it will presumably be violating the laws against promotion of gambling to children and adolescents. Keeping this in mind, Youth Protection Commission will be making its decision regarding the Loot Boxes in March. Also, the chairman of the commission Wolfgang Kreißig said that it is not something too difficult to comprehend. To him its pretty simple; if these Boxes violate existing regulations to protect the children and adolescents then the ban will surely be implemented. This is not the first time any country has … [Read more...] about Loot Boxes May Possibly Get Banned In Germany; What It Could Mean for Video Games?