How ‘Radical Heights’ Went From Prison Game to Battle Royale

Before its “x-treme early access” arrival on Steam, Boss Key Productions’ battle royale reboot wasn’t the “Running Man”-inspired, spandex-wearing, neon-mulletted, free-to-play creation of the ’80s it is today. &#8220…

Before its “x-treme early access” arrival on Steam, Boss Key Productions’ battle royale reboot wasn’t the “Running Man”-inspired, spandex-wearing, neon-mulletted, free-to-play creation of the ’80s it is today. “Radical Heights” was far less radical, involving a lot of “trust mechanics” and gameplay centered on inmates and guards in a prison. “Originally, what was proposed to […]

Merger Mayhem: Media Companies Scramble to Bulk Up in Order to Survive

Hollywood hasn’t been this on edge since the advent of talking pictures nearly a century ago. Across every studio lot, in the halls of every network, production company and talent agency, there’s a level of angst that has spiked far beyond the usual pa…

Hollywood hasn’t been this on edge since the advent of talking pictures nearly a century ago. Across every studio lot, in the halls of every network, production company and talent agency, there’s a level of angst that has spiked far beyond the usual panic over opening-weekend box office numbers or the ratings of a big-budget […]

Why the Creator of ‘Bayonetta,’ ‘God Hand’ is Jealous of Indie Game Developers (Exclusive)

PlatinumGames continues to try new things with old creations, whether that’s creating a spiritual successor to “Okami” with the new DeNA mobile game, “World of Demons,” or finding new ways for “Bayonetta” to slice an…

PlatinumGames continues to try new things with old creations, whether that’s creating a spiritual successor to “Okami” with the new DeNA mobile game, “World of Demons,” or finding new ways for “Bayonetta” to slice and dice through enemies in her third adventure with “Bayonetta 3” slated to be a Nintendo Switch exclusive. During his talk […]

Indies Fight to Survive as Marketplace Undergoes Radical Changes

For CinemaCon’s annual gathering of theater owners in Las Vegas, the Motion Picture Assn. of America released a new report showing a 6% drop in theatrical attendance in the U.S. and Canada in 2017, representing a 22-year low. Though the breakout succes…

For CinemaCon’s annual gathering of theater owners in Las Vegas, the Motion Picture Assn. of America released a new report showing a 6% drop in theatrical attendance in the U.S. and Canada in 2017, representing a 22-year low. Though the breakout success of “Black Panther” is likely to quiet some worries about superhero fatigue, distributors […]

‘Jane the Virgin’ Boss on Season 4 Finale: ‘I Knew It Would Be the Ultimate Surprise’

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Chapter Eighty-One,” the season 4 finale of “Jane The Virgin.” The fourth season finale of “Jane The Virgin” was supposed to be a time of celebration: Alba (Ivo…

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Chapter Eighty-One,” the season 4 finale of “Jane The Virgin.” The fourth season finale of “Jane The Virgin” was supposed to be a time of celebration: Alba (Ivonne Coll) became an American citizen; Rafael (Justin Baldoni) planned to propose to Jane (Gina Rodriguez); Rogelio’s (Jaime […]

Jacob Young Talks ‘Bold and the Beautiful’ Status, Plans for New Projects (EXCLUSIVE)

“The Bold and the Beautiful” star Jacob Young has moved from contract status at the CBS soap to a recurring role. “I had been talking with my management and my team about this for awhile, and it’s almost as if I kind of manifest…

“The Bold and the Beautiful” star Jacob Young has moved from contract status at the CBS soap to a recurring role. “I had been talking with my management and my team about this for awhile, and it’s almost as if I kind of manifested it maybe because it felt like it was running its course,” […]

‘Scandal’ Cast and Creator Reflect on the Show’s Legacy

“Scandal” broke ground in 2012 when it launched on ABC starring Kerry Washington in the lead role of Washington, D.C. “fixer” Olivia Pope. Washington was the first African-American woman to star on a primetime network show in almost four decades. (She went on to be nominated for an Emmy for the role twice — first […]

“Scandal” broke ground in 2012 when it launched on ABC starring Kerry Washington in the lead role of Washington, D.C. “fixer” Olivia Pope. Washington was the first African-American woman to star on a primetime network show in almost four decades. (She went on to be nominated for an Emmy for the role twice — first […]