With the help of the many tutorials, video guides and TV programs available online, you can find a lot of different useful content. In fact in many cases it is possible to learn about certain topics or how to perform various tasks by simply watching videos on online streaming platforms or websites.
The kind folks at Activision love me hard – not hard enough to fly me anywhere, but I’ll take what I can get. They have given me 10 codes to give away for their upcoming Private Beta of Call of Duty: WWII! The beta runs this weekend Aug 25th – Aug 28th and the following weekend. The game hits the streets in Nov. This is one of my most wanted games of the fall because – who doesn’t want to kill some Nazi’s? Especially now? No, I’m not condoning going out and killing Neo-Nazi’s in real life! But a good punch in the face? Sure. Thank you again Activision for providing the codes.
The folks at Fox Home video are releasing brand new box sets for Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly. Fans who purchase the Buffy set will receive an official “Buffy” Comic-Book With Exclusive Cover and those who get the new Firefly Blu-ray set will get a “Firefly” Poster and Collectible Cards. Sadly there’s still no Buffy Blu-ray box, which is ridiculous considering an HD version of Buffy has been airing in Syndication for the last few years so we know it exists. I just hope they improve the SD quality because the original set had a horrible, nearly unwatchable transfer.
The nature of television has undergone a rapid and dramatic transformation over the last several years. The rise of on demand services like Netflix has changed some of the most fundamental aspects of the television production process, as well as the manner in which television is consumed by viewers. With both Netflix and Amazon now positioning themselves as content producers and outspending the traditional television networks, the range of content available has increased. Both Netflix and Amazon are in a position financially that allows them to take greater risks than traditional television production companies, and this is reflected not only in the nature of their respective offerings but also in the impact their original content is having on the television industry more broadly.
Thanks to shows like The X-Factor, America’s Got Talent and now CW’s Masters of Illusion which airs Friday nights on the CW Network, magic has made a big come back. One of these master magicians, Nathan Burton recently appeared on The CW Network’s Masters of Illusion. I had a chance to have an interesting email interview with Nathan. Masters of Illusion airs Friday nights on The CW.
Whew, I thought WGN America was dead, so it’s nice to find out that they are bringing out new programming and is bringing one of my favorites Anna Paquin (True Blood, X-Men) back to television as a Producer and star of Bellevue. Bellevue is another one of those small town with big secrets dramas.
Mattel gave me a tour of their Comic-Con booth last night and there were some interesting Justice League movie reveals. Namely all the vehicles they’ll be using in the movie. We got a great glimpse of the Batmobile with the unveiling of a brand new remote controlled Batmobile (which I’m so tempted to buy!), the new Batwing and a brand new Troop Transport. So check out this indepth look at the Brand new Batmobile followed up by a booth tour.
What up people people? NBC is pulling out all the stops for their upcoming supernatural thriller Midnight Texas. They had a huge presence at Wondercon a few months ago and they are doing it again at SDCC. The cast are hosting a big Comic Con panel and roundtables on Saturday, but you don’t have to wait, I did the roundtables at Comic Con. spoke with François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley,Arielle Kebbel, Jason Lewis, and Sarah Ramos. Too much hotness in one room, I’m sure I’ll be saying that all week. Midnight Texas launches on NBC, Monday, July 24th. Check out the interview.
Ok people who have visited EM for awhile know that I have weird obsessions and that one of them was Life Unexpected and I went on a hunt to meet members of the cast. A few weeks ago I caught up with Austin Basis. You may not know his name but if you are a fan of CW Network you’ve seen him guest star on several shows – he’s one of the popular Ghost Facers on Supernatural and star in two of my favorites – Life Unexpected and Beauty and the Beast. In this wide ranging interview we talk about his new Hulu show Casual, what it’s like to work with a major streaming service, Life Unexpected and more!
I always say if you want good spoilers for upcoming movies look at the Video Games and toy reveals. EA has just released a behind the scenes look at their upcoming Star Wars Battlefront II game which features some quick glimpses of Luke’s new powers and yes they’ve already said that the game is fully in cannon! I still don’t like the idea of the story taking place from the Imperials viewpoint, but whatever. The game looks awesome.