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Catherine O’Hara Joins Cast of ‘The Last of Us’ Season 2

With her role undisclosed, the ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and ‘Beetlejuice’ star joins ‘Beef’ star Young Mazino as Jesse, Kaitlyn Dever as Abby, and Isabella Merced (‘Madame Web’) as Dina in HBO’s live-action series adaptation of the fan favorite zombie shooter.

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Baobab Studios Announces ‘Momoguro’ TV Series

The multiple Emmy Award-winning interactive animation studio teams up with 9 Story Media Group to co-produce and launch a kids’ series based on its hugely popular game-based IP; the franchise features a magical universe with contrasting creatures who use the magical power of ‘Momoguro.’

Will You Survive… Until Dawn Headline News

David F. Sandberg to Helm ‘Until Dawn’ Feature Adaptation

The ‘Annabelle: Creation’ and ‘Shazam!’ director has boarded the film based on the PlayStation horror game ‘Until Dawn,’ being produced by Screen Gems and PlayStation Productions.

One Block at a Time Headline News

Jennifer Coolidge Boards ‘Minecraft’ Live-Action Feature

‘The White Lotus’ star joins Warner Bros., Vertigo, and Legendary’s adaptation of Mojang’s best-selling video game, which has yet to secure a title, but is set to hit theaters April 4, 2025.

The Cordyceps Will Soon Return Headline News

‘The Last of Us’ Rounds Out Season 2 Cast

‘Beef’ star Young Mazino will star as Jesse, with Kaitlyn Dever as Abby and Isabella Merced as Dina, in HBO’s live-action series adaptation of the fan favorite zombie shooter.

More Gaming Stuff! Headline News

NVIDIA Expands GeForce NOW

Cloud gaming service boasts new Activision and Blizzard titles ‘Diablo IV’ and ‘Overwatch, new Ultimate and Priority membership day passes, and availability to gamers across Japan, allowing them to play their favorite games in the cloud.

One Block at a Time Headline News

Jack Black Boards ‘Minecraft’ Live-Action Feature

The famed actor, comedian, and musician boards the upcoming adaptation of Mojang’s best-selling video game, which has yet to secure a title, but is set to hit theaters April 4, 2025; production began in New Zealand late last year.

We Want More Zombies VFXWorld

Grounding the Apocalyptic Visuals in ‘The Last of Us’

VFX supervisor Alex Wang talks the Infected, Bloaters, massive Bloaters, a giraffe, and a crashing airliner as he breaks down the production of 3,000 visual effects shots created by DNEG, Wētā FX, Distillery VFX, Zero VFX, Important Looking Pirates, beloFX, Storm Studios, Wylie Co., RVX, Assembly, Crafty Apes, UPP, RISE, Framestore, Digital Domain and MAS on HBO’s critically acclaimed and wildly popular series.

Games Headline News

‘Oh Baby Kart’ Racing Game Launches with SpongeBob Characters

For a limited time, SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward and Mr. Krabs will race for glory across 26 courses, including a special map set in Bikini Bottom, as Oh Baby! Games’ closed beta hit Steam and the Epic Games Store yesterday.

One Block at a Time Headline News

Danielle Brooks, Sebastian Eugene Hansen Board ‘Minecraft’

The upcoming live-action adaptation of Mojang’s best-selling video game has yet to secure a title but is set to hit theaters on April 4, 2025; production slated to begin in New Zealand by the end of December.

Los Angeles Apocalypse Headline News

Experience the Wasteland in First ‘Fallout’ Trailer

Based on Bethesda Softworks’ popular dystopian video game franchise, the Prime Video original series centering on Vault 33 in Los Angeles premieres April 12, 2024.

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3Dconnexion Ups their Ergonomic Game with SpaceMouse Pro Wireless Bluetooth Edition

The company’s powerful, ergonomically designed SpaceMouse 3D, CadMouse, and Keyboard Pro are providing improved creative workflows and professional-grade comfort to artists in the animation and game industries. 

The Story Continues Headline News

Puppetworks Shares ‘Apex Kill Code – Part 2’ Cinematic Trailer

Studio oversees conceptualization, asset creation, technical animation, and FX in collaboration with Psyop, Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts; the 4+ minute short scores 5M+ views since its release. 

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Nintendo Developing ‘Legend of Zelda’ Live-Action Film

‘Maze Runner’ trilogy helmer Wes Ball is set to direct the project, with representative director and Fellow of Nintendo Shigeru Miyamoto producing alongside Avi Arad for Arad Productions.

Los Angeles Apocalypse Headline News

Live-Action ‘Fallout’ Series Gets Release Date

Based on Bethesda Softworks’s popular dystopian videogame franchise, the Prime Video original series centers on Vault 33 in Los Angeles and will premiere April 12, 2024.

Night Shift Nightmare Headline News

Blumhouse Reveals ‘For the Fans’ Featurette for ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event, as the studio behind ‘M3GAN’ and ‘The Invisible Man’ shares the new video, giving a special look at the creepy franchise hitting the big screen and Peacock October 27.

The Biggest Gaming Deal Ever Headline News

It’s a Done Deal - Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Purchase Approved

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 13, 2023 at 9:28am

Two years after it was first announced, the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) finally approves the nearly $70 billion acquisition, the largest ever in the gaming industry. 

The Biggest Gaming Deal Ever Headline News

Is the CMA Set to Approve Microsoft’s Acquisition of Activision Blizzard?

The U.K. authority acknowledged that the restructured deal ‘makes important changes that substantially address concerns,’ in a statement last Friday, and will announce a final decision by October 6.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

3Dconnexion Brings Ergonomics and Efficiency to Digital Content Creation

The company’s powerful, ergonomically designed SpaceMouse 3D, CadMouse, and Keyboard Pro are providing improved creative workflows and professional-grade comfort to artists in the animation and game industries. 

Night Shift Nightmare Headline News

Blumhouse Drops Second ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Trailer

The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event, as the studio behind ‘M3GAN’ and ‘The Invisible Man’ shares a look at the creepy franchise hitting the big screen and Peacock October 27.

Los Angeles Apocalypse Headline News

Prime Video Sets ‘Fallout’ Series Adaption to Release Next Year

Based on Bethesda Softworks’s popular dystopian videogame franchise, the show centers on Vault 33 in Los Angeles, and with a planned debut sometime in 2024.

Hand-Drawn Games ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Illusion Island: An All-New, Hand-Drawn Game with 95-Year-Old Characters

Writer/creative director AJ Grand-Scrutton and animation director Eric Ciccone talk about Dlala Studios’ revival of one of Disney’s oldest character designs, building an entire 2D animated game world for Mickey & Friends that includes a new story and original orchestral score, recently launched exclusively on Nintendo Switch. 

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