Gaming

Brooklyn Peltz Beckham, Angus Cloud, Halle Bailey and Becky G Named Power of Young Hollywood Honorees

Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood in-person celebration returns to Los Angeles on Aug. 11, presented by Facebook Gaming. This year’s honorees include producer, cook and host Brooklyn Peltz…

The Best Gaming Consoles to Buy in 2022

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‘Cracké’ Animation Studio Squeeze Acquired by ‘Paws of Fury’ Outfit Cinesite

Animation and VFX studio Cinesite has acquired a majority stake in animation and motion capture studio Squeeze, located in Quebec City and Montreal. Cinesite, which has operations in…

You Can Play ‘Squid Game’ in Real Life With Your Friends (Without the Dying Part) Starting Next Month

Is this a green light — or red light? Interactive gaming company Immersive Gamebox, under a pact with Netflix, has developed an in-person “Squid Game” multiplayer game that…

The Best Budget Gaming Laptops to Buy in 2022

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Johnny Depp Pops Up in Cinematic Trailer for ‘Sea of Dawn’ Video Game

Johnny Depp is a weird, wizened, fez-wearing shopkeeper in the promotional launch trailer for “Sea of Dawn,” the new massively multiplayer online game from Chinese gaming company Changyou.…

MrBeast Tops 100 Million YouTube Subscribers: ‘I Hope to Do YouTube Until the Day I Die’

MrBeast, the hugely popular YouTube maestro of big-money giveaways and offbeat stunts, has hit a new milestone. On Thursday, July 28, MrBeast’s main YouTube channel surpassed 100 million…

Inside the Multi-Billion Dollar Battle Royale Over Music-Streaming Royalties

It’s hard to think of a more brain-deadening topic than the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board’s proceedings over the rates for music streaming. But deep in the dense legalese…

E! Renews ‘Botched’ for Season 8 (TV News Roundup)

Get your scalpels ready, E! has renewed “Botched” for Season 8. The popular reality show, set to premiere in 2023, follows plastic surgeons Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr.…

How San Diego Comic-Con Assembled Its Make-Or-Break Return to a Live (and Masked) Convention

After two virtual ComicCon@Home conventions and one mini “special edition” event last Thanksgiving, San Diego Comic-Con is finally returning for its first full-on, in-person con in three years.…

Awards HQ July 18: Complete Emmy Nominations Recap, Everything You Need To Know Going Into Phase 2

AWARDS CIRCUIT COLUMN: Emmys Trivia: Snubs May Be Good Publicity Now — and Other Unusual Facts From 2022’s Nominations Apparently the next best thing to being Emmy nominated is being…

Disney Sees Gains in Ad Commitments Thanks to Sports and Streaming

The Walt Disney Company said it notched more commitments from advertisers in TV’s annual “upfront” market than last year, citing Madison Avenue’s interest in both sports and streaming content,…