Netflix isn’t just expanding its footprint in California. The streaming behemoth is planning to open a production hub in New Mexico by acquiring Albuquerque’s ABQ Studios — its first purchase of a production studio complex. It’s making the deal (which is still in “final negotiations”) in part due to incentives, which include up to $10 million in Local Economic Development Act funding from the state as well as a maximum of $4.5 million from Albuquerque.
Video game worlds are getting big, which makes getting around them more difficult and time-consuming. Gamers want plenty of places to explore, but spending 20 real-time minutes riding around on a digital horse trying to find your next mission is frustrating.
Paul McCartney is no stranger to embracing technology, and you’re about to get further proof of it. The iconic musician is performing an “intimate” YouTube concert on September 7th at 8PM Eastern as part of a YouTube Original production. It’s a plug for his new album Egypt Station, as you might have guessed, but he’ll also play tunes from his Beatles and Wings days.
It’s been a crazy few days for us Star Wars nerds. First we find out, in the latest trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, that Chewbacca is 190 years old. And now we discover that O.G. Jedi Yoda is going to appear in Episode 9, set to warp into theaters in December, 2019. Continue reading RETURNING TO THE ‘STAR WARS’ UNIVERSE, YODA IS
It’s been a long road for Spotify in terms of going public, but now that day is here. The company is now public; it took the unusual step of pursuing a direct listing, rather than the more traditional IPO. Shares were set at a price of $132 by the New York Stock Exchange late Monday, according to Reuters. That gives Spotify a value of over $23 billion.
We’ve heard buzz about a retro “Ataribox” some time now, but details have been hard to come by. Continue reading THE AWESOMELY ’80S ‘ATARIBOX’ IS COMING SOON TO SCRATCH YOUR RETRO-GAMING ITCH
In a shockingly appropriate turn of events, it turns out The Wolf of Wall Street was financed by stolen money. But fear not: Leonardo DiCaprio (probably) had nothing to do with it. Continue reading ‘THE WOLF OF WALL STREET’ WAS FINANCED WITH STOLEN MONEY, PRODUCERS FORCED TO PAY FEDS $60 MILLION