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Mortal Kombat X for 360 and PS3 cancelled
/ August 31, 2015 4:56 pm
Mortal Kombat X for 360 and PS3 cancelled

Gamesindustry.biz reports "After months of development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has come to the regrettable conclusion that we cannot release Mortal Kombat X for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360," the admin wrote. "Please know our teams worked diligently to meet the quality standards set by the current-gen versions of the game. We were not able to get the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions to the quality expected of a Mortal Kombat game and are very sorry for not being able to deliver the products as originally planned." Read More

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3 signs Apple has entered the Twilight Zone of virtual reality
/ August 31, 2015 4:51 pm
3 signs Apple has entered the Twilight Zone of virtual reality

Fortune reports "Facebook has snapped up at least five companies in the virtual reality/augmented reality space, including Oculus, maker of the Cadillac of VR goggles, for $2 billion last summer. Google’s Cardboard, a fold-out kit for turning any Android smartphone into a crude VR headset, is already on version 2.0. Now, according to Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster, Apple has entered the Twilight Zone." Read More

Facebook Advertises Facebook, on TV (Again)
/ August 31, 2015 4:48 pm
Facebook Advertises Facebook, on TV (Again)

Re/code reports "You don’t need a Facebook ad to tell to you use Facebook, because you and 1.5 billion other people use Facebook every month. Then again, lots of people drink Coke and eat at McDonald’s, and those guys advertise a lot. So here’s a new ad campaign from Facebook, which debuted on TV last night for audiences in New York, Chicago and San Francisco (hello, influencers!), and runs through September." Read More

Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 stays & gets new streaming service
/ August 31, 2015 4:45 pm
Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 stays & gets new streaming service

9to5Mac reports "The new Apple TV will come at a premium price compared with the current model, which was originally priced at $99 from its launch in 2012, then was reduced to $69 this March. As the new box will be considerably more expensive than popular alternatives from Roku, Google and Amazon, Apple plans to keep the $69 third-generation device for sale as an entry level model within the Apple TV product line. The new Apple TV 4 will be very similar to the current model in appearance, but it will be thicker and slightly wider, sources say." Read More

The Price of Fame with Superdata’s Joost van Dreunen
/ August 31, 2015 4:37 pm
The Price of Fame with Superdata’s Joost van Dreunen

Gamesindustry.biz reports "Superdata's Joost van Dreunen examines the impact YouTubers, Hollywood celebrities, and big-name developers are having on the industry." Read More

Hulu Pact Could Get Epix What It Wants Most: Comcast Carriage
/ August 31, 2015 4:30 pm
Hulu Pact Could Get Epix What It Wants Most: Comcast Carriage

Variety reports "Securing a new deal with Hulu could better position Epix for an even bigger pact with Comcast, according to analysts. The premium cable net is available in nearly 50 million homes but lacks distribution with the biggest pay-TV provider in the U.S., as well as with the biggest satcaster, DirecTV. But what may have kept Comcast disinclined to do a deal with Epix was that its previous partner since 2010, Netflix, was large enough to represent a competitive threat." Read More

iHeartMedia Promotes 3 National Programmers
/ August 31, 2015 4:16 pm
iHeartMedia Promotes 3 National Programmers

Billboard reports "iHeartMedia has announced a trio of promotions within its National Programming Platforms group. First up is iHeart veteran Brad Hardin, who has been elevated to executive vp and general manager. In addition, Jon Zellner is now evp of programming operations and Maynard is the new evp of programming strategy. All three will be based out of New York City and report to national programming chief Tom Poleman." Read More

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