With the Hollywood Music in Media Awards set to return live for the annual celebration this year, the HMMA will be presenting composer Kurt Farquhar with the distinguished Career Achievement Award at thee 13th annual awards ceremony.
“We are so proud to be honoring Kurt,” HMMA executive producer Brent Harvey said in a statement. “He is an incredibly talented composer with a great message. After overcoming homelessness, he became a Hollywood success story. His journey is an inspiration to all.”
A native of Chicago, Farquhar has also won BMI award seven times. His credits include CBS’ The Neighborhood and The King of Queens, The History Channel’s mini-series Abraham Lincoln, The CW’s Black Lightning, and various series in BET network.
Farquhar will be joining a distinguished list of HMMA honorees in the past, as Kenny Loggins, Smokey Robinson, Diane Warren, Earth, Wind & Fire, Glen Campbell, Dave Mason, as well as film composers John Debney and Christopher Young.
The nominees for HMMA are chosen based on specific genres of music in film, TV and video games. Genre also includes dramatic feature, sci-fi/ fantasy, documentary, and animation. Submissions for this year are open up until Oct. 15, 2022.
The event is set to take place on November 16th at the Avalon in Hollywood. This will be the first time in nearly three years that HMMA will be held live and in person, with the last two years held with virtual events.
The immersive, three-day gaming lifestyle festival, Dreamhack returns this weekend after two and a half years, and its all set to take place in Dallas.
The full day event event is set to feature esports, Intel Extreme Masters’ Counter Strike tournament, and various panels for 3 days. Please go to Dreamhack.com to see the full list of panels and schedules throughout the weekend.
During the event, there is set to be a $2500 cosplay competition. The competition is set to be judged by artist nad entrepreneurs Stella Chuu, Jenericlive and LadyLavinias, award winning cosplayer and color commentator.
There will also be live music on thee main stage to provide entertainment on Saturday, June 4, which includes Pennsylvania heavye metal band Motionless In White, Louisiana based CMD81, as well as Jonathan Young who is debuting at Dreamhack.
DreamHack Dallas will take place on June 3–5, 2022, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. The three-day, immersive, gaming lifestyle festival is the ultimate weekend experience offering everything gaming under one roof.
DreamHack, the immersive, gaming lifestyle experience where the gaming community comes to life, is bringing back the all-digital, at-home, interactive experience DreamHack Beyond beginning Friday, May 27, continuing through Thursday, June 2.
The week-long online celebration of gaming will feature many familiar and loved components of DreamHack’s physical festivals, including competing in tournaments, participating and voting in contests, streams showing the action, and challenges to complete. By downloading the DreamHack App, participants will be able to unlock achievements while playing, participating and watching.
DreamHack Beyond will take place leading up to the first full-scale, in-person DreamHack festival in nearly 2.5 years — DreamHack Dallas, which will take place June 3–5, 2022, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The three-day, immersive, gaming lifestyle festival is the ultimate weekend experience offering everything gaming under one roof. Continue reading →
The long-planned film version of Mojang Studio’s Minecraft is reportedly still happening, with a new actor attached and director, according to Report.
The “Aquaman” actor, Jason Momoa, is said to be “in final negotiations” to join the live-action movie based on the hugely popular video game, Minecraft. With more than 238 million copies sold, it is the best-selling game of all time. Napoleon Dynamite’s Jared Hess will be directing, according to the report, with Dune’s Mary Parent and Roy Lee producing.
The film’s planned production has nearly decade-long history, with various directors attached, including Shawn Levy directing from Jason Fuch’s script. Levy later left the project and was replaced by “Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney, who also departed the film as progress in the production slowed down.
In 2019, Mojang Studios released the storyline:
“The malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, prompting a young girl and her group of unlikely adventurers to set out to save the Overworld.”
Tonight’s ninth annual South by Southwest® Gaming Awards (SXSW®) celebrated the technical, artistic and design achievements of this year’s best video game titles and their creators. A total of 40 unique games were in contention for honors in 12 categories — see the winners below.
The virtual award ceremony was co-hosted by Jana Morrison (“Astrid”) and Samantha Aucoin (“Lilly”), the heroic leads of Syfy’s new Astrid & Lilly Save the World, and was livestreamed on the SXSW TV App, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Android TV. The ceremony was produced by Executive Producer Laurie Lockliear of Georgia-based Peach Maria Productions.
“The last two years of the pandemic have been hard for so many — the entertainment industry was among those affected, but played a key role in providing adventure and escape for all — so we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the gaming industry and its many creators through tonight’s event,” said Hugh Forrest, SXSW Chief Programming Officer. “We’d like to thank our production partner Peach Maria Productions, our hosts and presenters; and all of you in the gaming and esports community for continuing to bring the best in creativity and innovation to this industry. Continue reading →
The real-life American Music Award-winning star arrives in style with an astoundingly realistic character integration and a hilarious fully-voiced storyline
Eek! Games have teamed up with award-winning music star Doja Cat to deliver a wild all-new branching of the single-player video game, House Party, The Doja Cat side story, voiced by Doja herself is packed with unforgettable adventure, comedy, and mystery. House Party’s full launch is scheduled for Q2, 2022 and the Doja Cat DLC, produced in partnership with Bravado and Epik, will launch post-release, in Summer 2022. House Party is a 3D raunchy comedy adventure game developed and published by American studio Eek! Games available now on Steam/PC and coming soon to console.
In the upcoming DLC, players will navigate through an unpredictable night filled with outrageous party goers as they help Doja carry out a master plan to track down a masked dancing sensation who is taking the online world by storm. Play House Party and add the Doja DLC to your Steam wishlist here.
“I’m so excited that I’m going to be a video game character,” says Doja Cat. “House Party is about to get even better. You gotta check this game out!” Continue reading →
Digital entertainment studio Maze Theory, in partnership with BBC Studios, have today launched Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality, playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and Steam and coming to Nintendo Switch.
Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality expands upon the thrilling VR experience of Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, and brings the story-driven game to players across current and next gen consoles, as well as PC. Featuring new monsters, worlds and gameplay, players are swept up into their own Doctor Who adventure under the guidance of familiar characters: the Thirteenth Doctor (voiced by Jodie Whittaker), and the Tenth Doctor (voiced by David Tennant in a guest appearance).
In the new story written by Gavin Collinson (Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins), players come face to face with classic Doctor Who monsters including the power-hungry Daleks and metal clad Cybermen… and a brand-new foe, the CyberReaper.
DreamHack, the immersive, gaming lifestyle experience where the community comes to life, will host DreamHack Anaheim: This is Your World February 11-13, 2022, at the Anaheim Convention Center. This event will mark the first in-person DreamHack festival in the United States in two years — the most recent U.S. DreamHack festival took place in Anaheim in February of 2020. Early bird tickets for DreamHack Anaheim will be available beginning October 7, 2021, at dreamhack.com/anaheim.
While Sweden-based DreamHack started as a gathering of friends and their computers in a school cafeteria — with no online access — it has grown into a beacon of internet culture and a gathering place for gamers worldwide.
The 24-hour, non-stop festival will feature an array of esports tournaments, as well as fighting games, amateur and college varsity gaming tournaments, the world-famous 24-hour LAN party, cosplay championships, live music concerts, table top, expo, panels, speedrunning, indie playground, free play activities, BYOC Community Clash tournaments, and more. Additional details will be announced. Continue reading →
International Olympic Committee makes landmark move into virtual sports by announcing first-ever Olympic Virtual SeriesInternational Olympic Committee makes landmark move into virtual sports by announcing first-ever Olympic Virtual Series
Inaugural Olympic Virtual Series to include International Federations and Game Publishers in Baseball, Cycling, Rowing, Sailing and Motor Sport
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will partner with five International Sports Federations (IFs) and game publishers to produce the Olympic Virtual Series (OVS), the first-ever, Olympic-licensed event for physical and non-physical virtual sports.
Taking place ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the OVS will begin on 13 May, continuing through to 23 June 2021. The Olympic Virtual Series will mobilise virtual sport, esports and gaming enthusiasts all around the world in order to reach new Olympic audiences, while also encouraging the development of physical and non-physical forms of sports in line with the recommendations of the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020+5.
IOC President Thomas Bach said: “The Olympic Virtual Series is a new, unique Olympic digital experience that aims to grow direct engagement with new audiences in the field of virtual sports. Its conception is in line with Olympic Agenda 2020+5 and the IOC’s Digital Strategy. It encourages sports participation and promotes the Olympic values, with a special focus on youth.” Continue reading →
After the operating system takes up the space it needs, you’ll have far less than the rated 825GB SSD suggests.
The PlayStation 5 launches in just over a week on November 12, but Sony still hasn’t concretely stated just how much of the SSD will be available for you to install games on. We have confirmed that it’s going to be just over 650GB.
The PS5 ships with a custom 825GB SSD, but not all of that will be free for game installations. The console’s operating system needs some of that space from the get-go. We’ve tested it ourselves, and there is roughly 667GB free to install games.
In case you needed any more confirmation – the #PS5 review kits have 667 GB of storage.
That’s less than the Xbox Series X, but that was always likely to be the case considering the PS5’s smaller SSD overall. The Xbox Series X ships with a 1TB SSD, with its operating system reducing available storage down to 802GB. Continue reading →