Manufacturers feel a need to release a new model each and every year, despite the fact that TV technology actually progresses relatively slowly. That’s not a bad thing. With every new model release, previous year models take a significant price cut. Even now, just one month into 2018, there are plenty of TV deals that match or beat the prices we saw on Black Friday. I’m here to lay out the best deals that are currently available, and I’ll keep this page updated throughout the year.
It’s being reported that Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to play The Joker in a standalone movie that recounts the origin story of Batman’s greatest adversary. The project is being directed and co-written by Todd Phillips, who it’s believed is championing Phoenix for the part.
Is he the best option to play the Clown Prince of Crime, though? Several actors–from Heath Ledger to Jack Nicholson–have played the role in the past, each putting their own spin on it. While Phoenix would certainly give The Joker his all, GameSpot has come up with 13 alternatives that might also be a good fit for the iconic villain.
Activision Blizzard had its year-end call with investors today, revealing $7 billion in net revenue for its 2017 fiscal year. For the fourth quarter of the year, digital revenue accounted for $1.62 billion, over half of its total $2.64 billion for Q4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombie Chronicles add-on was the number-one game add-on for Sony PlayStation 4, but “player investment in virtual goods and service” last year exceeded DLC for Call of Duty and Destiny.
That means things like Overwatch loot boxes, for example. The popularity of loot boxes and their revenue-generating possibilities has caused more than just investors to take notice. Belgium proposed banning loot boxes altogether across the European Union, and one state lawmaker in the United States also wants to limit the sale of loot boxes in Hawaii, his home state.
Michael Bay might reportedly direct his first superhero movie for DC and Warner Bros.
TheWrap reports Bay has met with Warner Bros. and DC to discuss potentially taking on a Lobo standalone film. Bay provided some notes on the project, which Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman) will incorporate into a rewrite. Once the rewrites are finished, Bay will meet with Warner Bros. about potentially making a deal. Fuchs signed on to the project in 2016.
Warner Bros. and DC reportedly want Lobo to be their answer to Fox’s Deadpool franchise. Lobo was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, with the character making his debut in comics in 1983’s Omega Men #3. He is a 7-foot-tall, blue-skinned antihero who works as a bounty hunter and interstellar mercenary.
On the back of its battle royale mode, Fortnite has passed PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in concurrent players on PC.
Fortnite hit 3.4 million concurrents last Sunday, February 4, developer Epic Games confirmed in a blog post. Around the same time, it suffered from numerous server issues and outages, which are the main topic of the post.
As Epic explains, Fornite has gone from 60,000 concurrents to 3.4 million in just a few months, leading to some scalability issues. Looking ahead, Epic says it seeks to expand and optimize its server system to accommodate the game’s ballooning player base.
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Overwatch’s seasonal Lunar New Year event is now live and will run until March 5.
As detailed on the official Overwatch website, Blizzard’s popular team-based shooter is celebrating the Year of the Dog with some changes to Capture the Flag. The event features a new competitive mode, various gameplay improvements, and the new map Ayutthaya. Check out Blizzard’s new trailer for the Lunar New Year event in the player above.
Additionally, there are over 50 new seasonal items for players to unlock—including a variety of legendary skins—as well as gear from last year’s Lunar New Year event, which you can acquire at reduced prices. Check out the gallery below for a look at some of the content featured in this year’s Lunar New Year event.
The Big Sick writers Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani are developing a potential new anthology series for Apple.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals the half-hour comedy series is titled Little America and is based on the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, following the lives of immigrants in America. Gordon and Nanjiani will pen the series and executive produce alongside Lee Eisenberg (The Office, SMILF).
Alan Yang, the co-creator of Netflix’s Masters of None, will also executive produce with Eisenberg serving as showrunner. Joshuah Bearman and Joshua Davis will executive produce for Epic Magazine with co-executive producer Arthur Spector.