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Kickstarter is down – it’s not just you [UPDATE: up again]

Kickstarter is down – it’s not just you [UPDATE: up again]

This morning Kickstarter was kicked in the pants by an unknown error resulting in a downtime of more than three (correction: two) hours. Check sites like "isitdownrightnow" have pinged the site with their servers and have reported real down time. This sort of situation suggests that the webpage is down due to a network problem or outage. This is not a scheduled maintenance time for Kickstarter, that's for certain. According to Kickstarter support, their developers "are still hard at work investigating the issue."

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Telltale Games, Lionsgate team up for TV/game hybrid

Telltale Games, Lionsgate team up for TV/game hybrid

Some are of the opinion that video games these days are starting to get closer to TV shows and films, especially with some adopting a more episodic style of release. Those boundaries will once again blur in an upcoming creative project, called a "Super Show" that will come from the brightest minds of game developer Telltale Games and TV studio Lionsgate. The two will be weaving a rather complex tale that will encompass both traditional a TV series as well as interactive media, creating a hybrid between a TV show and a game.

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Power/Rangers short movie is all kinds of dark

Power/Rangers short movie is all kinds of dark

There's this thing you grew up with, and it was kind of cheesy, and you can acknowledge that as an adult. That doesn't dampen your fondness for it, of course, but now that you look at it with adult eyes you see all the parts that could have been, that would have been had you not been such a young not-yet-jaded soul. Power Rangers can be counted among those cheesy nostalgic staples, and thanks to "Dredd" product Adi Shankar, we can revisit that world with all its dark elements laid bare.

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Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday: Netflix release this year

Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday: Netflix release this year

Bowtie is the new black, according to Paul Reubens. A new feature film by the name of Pee-Wee's Big Holiday will be presented by Reubens and Paul Rust, and it'll be available "exclusively to the global membership of Netflix." "We didn’t hesitate for a moment," said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, "knowing that Pee-wee’s Big Holiday was such a passion project for Paul and Judd and we are delighted by the opportunity to introduce such a beloved character to a new generation."

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YouTube Kids Review: Google thinks of the children

YouTube Kids Review: Google thinks of the children

Today is a turning point for the Google-owned YouTube video environment. Today children are able to use YouTube Kids, an app made specifically for children, made to allow kids access to the ever-growing video environment without risking unwanted sights for young eyes. While Wu-Tang may be for the children, their music videos decidedly are not. The YouTube crew have taken care of this situation by creating this portal - one that's long overdue, as we discussed in brief at rumors of YouTube Kids last week.

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Kanye West says he’s making a video game

Kanye West says he’s making a video game

Kanye West, whether you love him or hate him, is nearly everywhere these days. The places one can escape West's ever-growing presence are shrinking, and now it's time to cross video games off the list of safe zones. During a radio interview with Power 105.1 on Saturday, the hip-hop star snuck in a mention about making his own video game, and get this, it's based on one of his own songs. The untitled game is said to be inspired by Only One, the recent single West wrote about his daughter with Kim Kardashian.

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Rights to Settlers of Catan movie, TV show sold to producer

Rights to Settlers of Catan movie, TV show sold to producer

If you've never heard of The Settlers of Catan, the gist is that it is a strategy-based board game that has players both competing and working with each other in order to win, mostly through trading resources like wood, brick, sheep, and ore. Created by German board game designer Klaus Teuber in 1995, Settlers of Catan has become incredibly popular around the globe, selling 22 million copies, appearing on PlayStation and Xbox in digital form, and being adapted in recent years for iOS and Android. Now, it might even be turned into a TV show or film. At least it can't be worse than the 2012 movie Battleship.

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Steven Spielberg interested in directing Indiana Jones reboot with Chris Pratt

Steven Spielberg interested in directing Indiana Jones reboot with Chris Pratt

There has been talk for some time now among the Hollywood rumor mill of a reboot of the Indiana Jones movies ever since Disney bought the full rights to the franchise in 2013. In addition, there has been buzz for the last few weeks about how rising star actor Chris Pratt would be a perfect fit to fill the shoes of the character famously played by Harrison Ford. Now it appears, according to Deadline, that Steven Spielberg has voiced an interest in directing such a film, should it come to fruition.

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Exploding Kittens the new Kickstarter backer champ

Exploding Kittens the new Kickstarter backer champ

While the Exploding Kittens card game didn't raise the highest amount of money in Kickstarter history - they were 3rd - they did gather the most backers. At around $35 a pop, users were invited to take part in this crowd-funding campaign which offered a card game similar to War. This new-age War game has users flipping over cards with cartoons on them illustrated by the same fellow who illustrates The Oatmeal. That proved well and above enough for quite a few backers over the past month, that's for certain.

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“Caribbean’s” Verbinski to direct self-driving car race film

“Caribbean’s” Verbinski to direct self-driving car race film

Car companies, or at least a good number of them, are in a race to put out the best self-driving car of the future. Now imagine if they actually turned that into a literal race? That is somewhat the plot of an upcoming film nicknamed "Driverless Car Race", hopefully not the working title, that centers around these autonomous vehicles putting the pedal to the metal. By themselves, of course. And who will be at the helm of this film? None other than Gore Verbinski of thrice the Pirates of the Caribbean fame.

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