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A New Mario Movie Could Happen As Nintendo Reportedly Nears Deal With Despicable Me Studio

Mario may be headed to the big screen once again. 24 years after the failure that is the live-action Super Mario Bros. movie, Nintendo is reportedly nearing a deal to make an animated movie based on the hit franchise. That’s according to the Wall Street Journal, which reports that Nintendo is in talks with Illumination Entertainment, a subsidiary of Universal Studios responsible for movies like Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, and Minions. The WSJ says the two companies have been speaking about the prospect for a year but ...

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Justice League's Two Hour Running Time Was Ordered By Studio Boss

Every DC movie so far has been well over two hours in length, and in the case of the extended cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a full three hours. Considering that the upcoming Justice League features five of DCs biggest heroes, it was expected that the movie would have a similar running time. So many fans were surprised when it was confirmed that it is just 119 minutes, making it the shortest film in the DC cinematic universe so far. It has now been reported that the ...

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Dell’s 27-inch Canvas Display Undercuts Surface Studio, Wacom Cintiq

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For years, Wacom was virtually the only name in town if you were a digital artist who wanted a drawing surface to use with Photoshop or similar applications. Last year, Microsoft’s Surface Studio made an explicit play for the artist market, with its Surface Studio and that machine’s integrated 28-inch display. Now, Dell is jumping into the mix with the Dell Canvas, a 27-inch drawing surface that it previously showed off at CES this year. ...

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Limbo, Inside Dev Co-Founder On Why He Left The Studio

Dino Patti, the co-founder of Inside and Limbo developer Playdead, left the Danish developer last summer amid a reported disagreement with other founder Arnt Jensen. Patti reportedly walked away with a $ 7 million package and has gone on to attach himself to an intriguing-looking indie game called Somerville. Now, Patti has shared a little more insight into his departure from Playdead. Speaking to Eurogamer, Patti acknowledged some level of “fallout,” adding that Playdead still has a place in his heart and he is on speaking terms with almost everyone ...

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Paradox Acquires Overlord Studio Triumph

Swedish publisher Paradox Interactive (Cities: Skylines, Tyranny) announced today that it has acquired Overlord and Age of Wonders developer Triumph Studios. In a press release announcing the buyout, Paradox said Triumph’s current team, including founders Lennart Sas and Arno van Wingerden, will stay with the company. Additionally, “all ongoing projects will remain in development.” They will be published by Paradox. Overlord II “Triumph Studios is a developer of our own heart,” Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester said in a statement. “They are world-leading within their niche and have built a large ...

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Alan Wake and Quantum Break Dev Providing Studio Update Soon

Remedy Entertainment, the studio behind the Alan Wake and Quantum Break franchises, among others, will share some new information on what’s next in the coming weeks, apparently. Head of communications Thomas Puha said on Twitter (via DualShockers) that he’s preparing a blog post that will discuss the studio’s status that he’ll share soon. In another tweet, Puha said you shouldn’t expect formal game reveals until later. “Just [a] short update, no reveal or nothing like that, just a studio update kind of thing,” he said. I am planning to do ...

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New teardown reveals Surface Studio packs ARM CPU core, upgradable storage

Microsoft’s new Surface Studio is an interesting foray into high-end premium hardware, but it’s clearly not intended as a user-expandable system. It’s always interesting to see how companies balance slim, cutting-edge hardware against basic repairability, and Microsoft’s track record in this area is pretty mixed. iFixit’s recent teardown of the Surface Studio found some expected downsides, but a few intriguing details and user-friendly options as well. It’s not too difficult to open the bottom of the system, but there are some wire leads to watch and you’ll have to remove ...

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Majora’s Mask Fan Film Created By VFX Studio

A fan project from VFX studio Ember Labs, retells the origin story of Skull Kid from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Majora’s Mask – Terrible Fate is longer, and lacks the jaunty music of the original, making for a much darker, more horrific take on the mask’s power. Ember Labs says in the description of the video that it’s “our take on how the Zelda Universe could be realised in film.” Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto has spoken about making a Zelda feature film in the past, what do ...

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Halo Studio Head Leaving to Work on Indie Projects

Josh Holmes, the studio head at Halo developer 343 Industries, is leaving the studio after seven years. In a blog post today, Holmes announced he’s leaving 343 to work on independent games. “I have loved every moment here on Halo but I find myself drawn to new horizons,” he said. “This month I’m leaving 343 Industries and excited for my next adventure to pursue independent game development.” Holmes did not provide any specifics about his next projects, like whether or not he’s starting his own studio, working for another, or ...

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Microsoft Surface Studio review round-up: Creatives love it

Reviews of Microsoft’s Surface Studio popped up today, and the general consensus from the Internet is that this is one sharp piece of hardware. Microsoft wanted to build a platform that would appeal to creative types — the sort of market Apple used to target — and by all accounts, it succeeded brilliantly. The Surface Studio is being universally acclaimed as an impressive piece of technology, but not necessarily one with universal appeal. CNet, Digital Trends, Engadget, and the Verge have all published reviews of the new hardware. First up, ...

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