Halo developer 343 Industries has announced that the second test flight for Halo: Reach on PC has arrived and is now live, and it's set to last until August 27, 2019 at 10 AM PT/ 1 PM ET. Invites have been distributed to Halo Insider Program applicants over email, with instructions on how to install the build via Steam. This flight is significantly larger than the previous one, as it has about 10,000 participants compared to the first flight's 1,000. Players will be able to play Halo: Reach's Firefight mode across three different maps: Beachhead, Corvette, and Holdout. Players will be put into matchmade games with other Insider participants in either one of two playlists: 4-player Heroic standard Firefight, or 4-player Normal grab bag Firefight. The two will rotate over the course of the test, but both will not be active at the same time. After the test has concluded, 343 Industries plans a following blog post detailing its findings. Alongside the Firefight test, the developers are … [Read more...] about Second Halo: Reach PC flight launches, lasts until August 27
In the Studios panel at D23, Marvel Studios co-president Kevin Feige confirmed that Black Panther 2 has been scheduled for release on May 6, 2022. Director Ryan Coogler said the team is “taking their time with it” in order to get it right. That places Black Panther 2 directly between some of Marvel’s new franchises, like The Eternals, and other series installments, like Thor: Love and Thunder and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. If San Diego Comic-Con was Marvel Studios’ way of ushering in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney’s biennial trade show D23 was a reminder that sequels to important movies are still coming. Unlike Star Wars, which is taking a theatrical break after lackluster box office and critical success for spinoffs Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story, Marvel Studios shows no sign of slowing down. It’s only getting bigger. Many of Marvel’s upcoming sequels will intertwine directly … [Read more...] about Black Panther 2 is coming out in May 2022
Jon Gambrell, Associated Press Updated 12:41 pm CDT, Saturday, August 24, 2019 In this photograph made available by the state-run WAM news agency, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, receives a medal during his induction to the Order of Zayed from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, right, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Modi is on a trip to both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, reinforcing ties between India and the Gulf Arab nations as he pursues stripping statehood from the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir. (Hamad al-Kaabi - Ministry of Presidential Affairs/WAM via AP) less In this photograph made available by the state-run WAM news agency, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, receives a medal during his induction to the Order of Zayed from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al ... more Photo: Hamad Al-Kaabi, AP … [Read more...] about India’s Modi awarded UAE medal amid Kashmir crackdown
Danica Kirka, Associated Press Updated 12:48 pm CDT, Saturday, August 24, 2019 German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, talks to President of the European Council Donald Tusk, left, and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a G7 coordination meeting with the Group of Seven European members at the Hotel du Palais in Biarritz, southwestern France, Saturday, Aug.24, 2019. Efforts to salvage consensus among the G-7 rich democracies frayed Saturday in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's unpredictable America-first approach even before the official start of the summit in southern France. less German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, talks to President of the European Council Donald Tusk, left, and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a G7 coordination meeting with the Group of Seven ... more Photo: Markus Schreiber, AP … [Read more...] about Will the real Mr. No-Deal step forward please?
Disney is calling it the future of the company: Disney Plus. It's the entertainment giant's upcoming streaming service for almost everything it creates. It'll be the exclusive home for streaming the company's blockbuster Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar movies -- Avengers: Endgame, for example, will be available to stream on Dec. 11. But in addition, Disney is ramping up a slate of original shows and movies based on those brands and others.Friday was Disney's coming-out party for many of those originals. At its biennial fan convention, the D23 Expo, Disney put on a parade of trailers, talent and new announcements about Disney Plus. Disney revealed plans for six new original series for the streaming service: a Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi series with Ewan McGregor reprising his role; three new live-action Marvel shows based on the characters Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk; an "unscripted" short-form series Muppets … [Read more...] about Disney Plus: Disney’s rival to Netflix is taking shape