New Ghostbusters Game Won’t Feature Reboot Film Cast

Activision has unveiled a new Ghostbusters game, billed as a tie-in to the up-coming all-female movie reboot, directed by Paul Feig, and yet it doesn’t feature any of the cast members from said film. Rather than focus on the new cast of characters, played by Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, the game – confusingly titled just Ghostbusters – introduces a new team of two guys and two girls.

The game is a third-person action RPG, featuring Diablo-esque four-player co-op, and is set for release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. An additional mobile game, Ghostbusters: Slime City, is being released on iOS and Android.

“This July, Ghostbusters returns to screens both big and small,” the Activision announcement reads. “That’s right, in addition to the new film from Sony Pictures, this July we’re introducing two all-new Ghostbusters adventures for consoles and mobile devices — Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters: Slime City, respectively. Both games will feature new casts of rookies as they fight rogue sprits while the now-famous Ghostbusters are off stopping high-profile poltergeists.”

“On PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, there’s Ghostbusters, a third-person action role-playing game with up to four-player local co-op,” the Activision blog adds. “Each player can level up their character’s gear and abilities by battling ghosts, completing objectives, or discovering hidden collectibles. Players will have four heroes to choose from, each with their own unique personality and play style that benefit the overall team.”

Ghostbusters is set for release on the same day as the film reboot, 15th July.

Netflix Reveals First Clips Of It’s Voltron Series

Who remembers videos? These days we use DVD, Blu-Ray and even just watch it straight to your phone or computer through a streaming service. With so many choices for delivery it, the content itself has to be pretty amazing. Well if new shows are your thing you may want to avoid this, the first clip of Netflix’s remake of Voltron.

Originally a series in 1984, Voltron sees several astronauts that pilot giant robots that can then combine, ring a bell anybody? The series was popular and spawned everything from comics, a one-hour tv special and even a video game in 2009, 25 years after its initial release.

As part of its attempt to add more “original” content to the service, Netflix has partnered up with Dreamworks to create and share Voltron: Legendary Defender. Set to release the first 13 episodes on June 10th and features a cast that’s filled with experience including Steven Yeun (Walking Dead), Rhys Darby (Yes Man), Kimberly Brooks (Bioshock Infinite) and Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow) to name but a few.

You can check out the trailer below which contains everything you could want from a Voltron show. Robots, check. Roars, check. Combination sequence, check. Explosions CHECK!!

With Netflix adding more content based on classics shows and the power rangers to receive a reboot, which other shows do you want to see brought back from when you were young?

Daisy Ridley Confirms Talks About Tomb Raider Movie

Video games and movies have tricky relationships. Some movies based on video games have been successful, others have been less than well accepted by the public. One series that has recently been rebooted in the video game world is the Tomb Raider franchise, and it looks like a reboot of the movies may also be in the wind with confirmation coming from none other than Daisy Ridley herself.

Daisy Ridley is known for her role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the leading lady of the new film. In recent talks with the Hollywood Reporter, Ridley confirmed that there “have been conversations” about the part of Lara Croft in a new Tomb Raider film. Ridley also mentioned that there wasn’t a script for the film yet, leading us to believe that the film is still in very early concept with people debating if the film would be successful.

If it goes ahead the film has big shoes to fill, with the previous Tomb Raider films featuring Angelina Jolie earning $274.7 million and $156.5 million respectively for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.

There are some movies based on video games that do well, some are known as being failures and some you need to forget the game and enjoy the movie as a movie (yes DOOM we are looking at you). Would you like to see a new set of Tomb Raider movies? Would you pay to go see it or would you wait till it’s on DVD before checking out the series?

X-Files Reboot Trailer is Finally Here!

X-Files is one of the most beloved science-fiction TV shows ever made and holds up remarkably well despite its age. The investigative skills of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully create such a web of intrigue trying to track down extraterrestrial activities. As with any iconic TV-series, passionate fans are desperate for a return but also skeptical about ruining their nostalgic memories. In a rather surprising twist, X-Files is set for a return on January 24th, 2016 with the main cast members reprising their role.

To whet the appetite of science-fiction aficionados, Fox has released a teaser trailer with the focus, “we’ve never been in more danger”. It will be fascinating to see how modern technology is integrated into the narrative, which could make for a stellar series. I’m cautiously optimistic and hopeful the series can live up to everyone’s expectations. The trailer itself evokes quite strong emotions from someone who adores a number of classic X-Files episodes.

If the X-Files reboot is a resounding success, there’s no reason why other cult-classics shouldn’t return. We’ve already seen the continued revival of the science-fiction comedy Red Dwarf which is about to start filming its latest series.

What is your favourite science-fiction show of all time? Do you think it will return to our screens?

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Windows 10 Mandatory Update Causing Reboot Loop – Get Your fix Here!

Windows 10’s uptake has been astonishingly successful and already accounts for approximately 3.55% of web traffic. However, negative press surrounding Microsoft’s data policy and lack of overall polish could affect the operating system’s reputation. Possibly, the most glaring example revolves around the KB3081424 update, released on Wednesday. This combines a number of smaller updates into one package to make the experience more user-friendly.

Unfortunately, the Microsoft forums are awash with users reporting issues with this update which causes an endless reboot cycle. This occurs as the installer reaches a certain percentage and fails before attempting to roll-back the process. Microsoft’s mandatory update system means this can lead to a reboot loop or makes the operating system unstable. One particular user, called BrettDM, described his personal experience:

“It downloads, reboot to install. Gets to 30% and reboots. Gets to 59% and reboots. Gets to 59% again and then states something went wrong so uninstalling the update. Wait a few minutes and reboot. Back to login screen.”

“This happens without fail, every single time.”

Essentially, the update can completely ruin your entire Windows 10 install as the operating system fixates on applying this buggy patch. There is a workaround but this involves manually altering the Registry. As a result, this procedure is only recommend to technically-proficient users:

Firstly, locate the search box and type “regedit” before executing the command. Then, navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList”. Before continuing, backup your registry by clicking “File” and “Export”. Now, a number of profile IDs will be displayed such as S-1-5-18, S-1-5-19, S-1-5-20. Check each entry for “ProfileImagePath” and look for anything which doesn’t correspond to your user account. Once found, right click the profile ID and select “Delete”. Finally, close the program, and restart your computer.

Frankly, this whole situation is a mess but it’s not unexpected given how new Windows 10 is. While it’s had a rather lengthy Beta, this doesn’t adequately prepare for mass market adoption. Previously, I commended Microsoft for forcing online updates but situations like this have made me rethink my position.

Thank you InfoWorld for providing us with this information. 

Bill Nye’s Solar Sail Back In Touch After Reboot

We’ve all had the problem, something’s gone wrong and all of a sudden you panic! In my case, it’s normally something goes wrong with the wireless and you rush around checking your computer and your router making sure they are both working fine and you can connect to the internet again. In this case, though the two pieces of machinery were a little further apart when Bill Nye’s Solar Sail spacecraft started communicating again with the engineers back on earth.

The LightSail craft, our initial article on the launch here, had stopped sending information back to Earth after what is believed to be a software glitch. After attempting to remotely reboot the spacecraft failed they had only one chance left, a natural reboot, where the LightSail would reboot itself.

The LightSail successfully managed to reboot itself and call home, the company behind the project, Planetary Group, are confident that once their software has been patched and they are ready they will begin deploying the LightSails sails and continue testing the crafts space travelling capabilities.

Being able to travel without the use of fuel would make space travel not only more sustainable but could lighten up the spaceships we use considerably. This, however, goes as a reminder that no matter how safe you think are you, it always helps to have a backup, be it an automatic reboot for your multi-million dollar spaceship or your latest essay for school it helps to be prepared.

Thank you The Verge for the information.

Image courtesy of ISSS.

Researchers Find iOS Flaw That Can Crash Any Device in Range

Researchers from the security firm Skycure have found a new flaw in the IOS system that effectively allows you to put any iOS 8 device in range into a never-ending boot cycle. The flaw was demonstrated at the RSA security conference in San Francisco, but the good news is that the company didn’t disclose all the details on how to perform the hack and they are working with Apple to fix the issue.

The vulnerability takes advantage of a bug in the SSL system and the researchers showed how they could make iOS devices crash as soon as they connected to a ‘bad’ hotspot. This wouldn’t be so bad as you could choose not to connect to unknown wireless networks and hotspots, that is if it wasn’t for another security issue.

The researchers combined the SSL flaw with an older exploit dubbed WiFiGate. iOS devices are pre-programmed by the carrier to automatically connect to certain networks and there isn’t a thing that you can do about it, except maybe turn your WiFi completely off. For example, AT&T customers will automatic connect to any network called attwifi and there is no way to prevent this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmgI0LaFYLA

Using those two flaws in a combination and the researcher could put any iOS device that entered the range of their manipulated hotspot into an endless boot cycle. The only way to stop it and get access back to your phone is to get out of the range of the hotspot. This might just be an annoyance if deployed at a university campus or school, but if such a thing is let lose in a financial district, then it could create some serious havoc.

Thank you Gizmodo for providing us with this information

Who You Gonna Call… Kirsten Wiig?

That’s right Ghostbusters fans, the new reboot is to bring girl power to the iconic film series; in the form of the Bridemaids stars Kirsten Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. The other two roles are b-lined for Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, both very good comedians; appearing on Saturday Night Live numerous times.

Now lets all reminisce of when we first saw the Ghost Busters quartet appear back in the 80’s, the very cheesey animation instantly wowing us and Slimer being our adolescent version of Casper. Who else used to run around with vacuum cleaners on their backs; terrorising the family pets? no, just me?

Paul Feig has worked with Wiig and McCarthy in the past in Bridesmaids and The Heat, bringing out the best in these actresses. He was the driving force behind getting this all female cast onboard. He posted this image on this Twiter earlier today:

 

I loved the originals, let’s hope Paul can make this a great reboot, possibly reboots, using these great actresses; giving the classic a good boost with 21st century graphics.

Thanks to Moviepilot with supplying us with this information.

First-ever Fully Computer-Animated Series “Reboot” Making A Comeback

If you’re old enough to remember Reboot it was the first full computer animated cartoon series on TV, if you’re not sure how old that makes you feel let’s keep in mind that it is about to have it’s 20th anniversary in the new year! The show launched in 1994.

Rainmaker Entertainment, the studio behind the original show has just renamed its TV division to Mainframe Entertainment and launched development of a sequel to the first ever series of Reboot. Time to revisit the digital world of Bob, Dot, Enzo, Fristket and of course Megabyte.

Mainframe Entertainment was acquired by Rainmaker in 2006 and it is great to see that they’re going to bring back the show, I was 9 at the time of its original release and my son will be the same age for the new series, perfect!

While this all sounds like “hey let’s all watch cartoons”, I think it’s more important to see a return of the first ever fully CGI cartoon series, it certainly paved the way in the industry and it will be interesting to see how things have changed in the last 20 years.

Thank you huffingtonpost for providing us with this information.