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Sony Buys Insomniac Games


Sony has purchased the California-based game studio Insomniac Games, best known for last year’s Spider-Man on PS4. Insomniac will become an exclusive PlayStation developer, Sony says.

So, Spider-Man 2 confirmed then, yeah?

Stephen Amell Joins Starz’s Pro-Wrestling-themed Drama, HEELS


“Arrow” star Stephen Amell has lined up his next leading man gig: The longtime CW star has been cast on “Heels,” an upcoming wrestling drama at Starz, a spokesperson for the pay TV channel tells TheWrap.

The series has received an eight-episode order with Michael Waldron writing and Mike O’Malley set as showrunner.

“Heels” is an hourlong drama about “the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small town pro wrestling,” according to Starz. “Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind.”

Amell has been linked to the world of pro-wrestling for some time, actually working matches for WWE at their SummerSlam event in 2015, a match for Ring of Honor in 2017, and appearing for the future creators of All Elite Wrestling for their All In event last Fall.

I do wonder if that means he’s going to get Cody a role on the show as he did with Arrow?

’New Indie World Showcase Reveals Next Slate of Top Indie Games Coming to Nintendo Switch’

Nintendo Press Release:

In a new-look Indie World presentation livestreamed globally today, Nintendo highlighted an exciting selection of independent games that are coming to the Nintendo Switch system soon, thanks to the passionate efforts of indie developers around the world who have found a home with Nintendo.

The innovative first-person shooter SUPERHOT and Hotline Miami Collection, which features both games from the high-octane Hotline Miami series, are available to purchase on Nintendo eShop today. The online multiplayer roguelike Risk of Rain 2, from Gearbox Publishing, was revealed as coming to Nintendo Switch this summer, while strategy- and mythology-inspired Northguard from Shiro Games, and pinball-inspired dungeon crawler Creature in the Well from Flight School Studio, are available today for pre-purchase. Furthermore, the critically acclaimed action-platformer Ori and the Blind Forest will be coming to Nintendo Switch on Sept. 27 as Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition.

I watched the Nintendo Indie World presentation (embedded above) as it streamed, and there really are some great games coming.

Might be time for me to finally give SUPERHOT (with that GYROSCOPIC AIMING!) and Hotline Miami a spin, and of the newly revealed titles, I think The Touryst looked most intriguing (trailer below).

What say you, dear reader?

Full Trailer for AppleTV+’s THE MORNING SHOW

This really feels like a big-time, HBO-level prestige drama.

As a fan of shows like Sports Night, The Newsroom, and even the sadly short-lived Great News, I’m all in for this…even if a television show about producing a television show is a smidge navel-gazey.