Monthly Archives: June 2017

Why Project Rap Rabbit is the Rhythm-Action Game I Want

A number of high profile game creators have turned to Kickstarter to try and fund new projects over the last few years, but as a huge fan of – what I’d guess you’d call - personality-driven rhythm-action games, the launch of the Project Rap Rabbit Kickstarter campaign a couple of weeks ago really jumped out at me.

This is a project, after all, from a veritable who’s who in that sub-genre – Masaya Matsuura, the creator of PaRappa the Rapper, Um Jammer Lammy and Vib Ribbon, Keiichi Yano, the driving force behind Gitaroo man, Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan and Elite Beat Agents, and Atsushi Saito, the man responsible for the incredible visual style – and initial premise – of Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan.

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Warner Bros. May Sue Universal Over its Dark Universe

Warner Bros. is reportedly considering legal action against Universal over its 'Dark Universe' monster movie franchise.

Last week it was announced that Universal Pictures' classic monsters shared universe is now officially known as the 'Dark Universe' franchise, and THR reports that Warners is "mulling" legal action (via a studio source), as its very own 'Dark Universe' banner encompasses its upcoming Justice League Dark movie - currently working-titled Dark Universe - and a series of comic books.  You can see how it might get...confusing.

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Netflix Founder Wants to Cancel More Shows

Netflix founder Reed Hastings believes his streaming service needs to cancel more of its original shows.

Speaking to CNBC (via Vulture) Hastings said that Netflix's "hit ratio is way too high right now.” Netflix needs to be taking more risks, said Hastings, which would naturally result in some unexpected massive hits and some failures. “We’ve canceled very few shows," he continued. "I’m always pushing the content team: We have to take more risk; you have to try more crazy things. Because we should have a higher cancel rate overall.”

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