Blog Archive: August 2022

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Exclusive Piracy

Netflix this year experienced its first quarterly drop in subscriber numbers and multiple media giants are engaged in massive cost cutting exercises.

Seemingly diminished by Netflix's introduction of affordable, convenient media streaming, piracy diminished but its shadow now looms again. Locally and abroad.

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Super Cackling

We are not the sort of person who talks to our television or computer screen but repeatedly found ourselves saying things like, "Ooh I'm into this," while watching new gameplay footage for top-down superhero action roleplaying game Superfuse.

If you're into this sort of game all fifteen minutes of gameplay will probably delight.

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Tiny Blight

In June developer Gearbox revealed the name of the next class to be introduced to fantasy / sci-fi roleplaying looter shooter Tiny Tina's Wonderlands as the Blightcaller.

Now we have the full class reveal and skill details.

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Batgirl in the Belfy

There's new cinematic from action adventure roleplaying game Gotham Knights and surprise, surprise, Batgirl again.

After Warner Bros. shelved the nearly complete Batgirl film they shared the tutorial section of Gotham Knights played as Batgirl, as if to remind us she hasn't been completely erased from the DC universe.

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MultiVersus Delayed

Warner Bros. have indefinitely delayed the commencement of season one for their 2D platform fighter MultiVersus which is currently in open beta.

It had been scheduled for August 9.

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Orville Odds 50-50 Plus

Seth MacFarlane has pegged the current odds of The Orville getting a fourth season at 50-50, but its imminent (August 10) worldwide release on Disney+ could improve its outlook.

He also laid to rest concerns about the availability of both himself and other cast in the event of renewal.

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BBC Gaming Prom

The latest in a very long line of signs that gaming is being taken seriously as an art form was its inclusion in this year's BBC Proms (an eight week music festival) in the UK.

That two hour concert is now available exclusively to UK users on the BBC's iPlayer for the next year.

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Beacon 23 Renewed

There's a very good chance you've never heard of Beacon 23 because they're still making season one, but three months into that it has been renewed for a second season.

But you probably would recognise one of its stars, Lena Headey who played Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones and Sarah in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

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Space Junk

It's a bird... it's a Plane... it's SpaceX debris plummeting towards our sheep paddock.

Ok, we took a slight artistic liberty there. The farmer didn't see it fall. It was believed to have fallen on July 9 and he found it several weeks later.

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Edgerunners Unveiled

Netflix have released the trailer for long-awaited anime series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, set in Cyberpunk 2077's (the game) Night City.

It doesn't look like a winner.