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Star Wars: Episode IX has new release date

Star Wars: Episode IX has new release date.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesSep 14th, 2017

Star Wars: Episode IX gets release date

Star Wars: Episode IX gets release date.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ pulls micropayments on release day

"Star Wars Battlefront II" has got rid of a major stumbling block at the last moment. With an original story mode, co-operative split-screen missions, and a multiplayer arena that sees teammates join forces as some of the "Star Wars" saga's most iconic heroes and villains, "Star Wars Battlefront II" had been hailed as a welcome improvement over its 2015 predecessor. But a controversial microtransaction system had come to dominate the game's pre-release countdown, souring reviewers and players to its appeal. As originally presented, the system committed a cardinal sin: it rewarded those that spent extra with more characters and more powerful equipment for the game's multiplay...Keep on reading: ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ pulls micropayments on release day.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

NBA and Rakuten announce partnership

em>NBA press release /em> TOKYO – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Rakuten, Inc. today announced a multiyear partnership making Rakuten the league’s exclusive distribution partner in Japan for all live NBA games and a global marketing partner of the NBA. This marks the NBA’s most comprehensive media partnership in Japan and Rakuten’s first with a North American sports league. This season, Rakuten will offer NBA LEAGUE PASS, the league’s premium live game subscription service, exclusively to Rakuten members in Japan through NBA.com, the NBA App and for purchase through Rakuten’s video-on-demand service, Rakuten TV. NBA LEAGUE PASS will allow fans to watch all NBA games including preseason, regular-season and playoffs games, NBA All-Star, NBA Conference Finals and The Finals, in addition to other exclusive programming.   Rakuten will also offer a subscription package on Rakuten TV, providing fans with access to nine games a week, one game per weekday and two games each on Saturdays and Sundays. “We are very excited to partner with the NBA to bring all the action of the world’s top basketball league to fans in Japan,” said Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani, founder and CEO of Rakuten, Inc. “As we have recently announced that we are proud partners of the Golden State Warriors, the NBA’s reigning champions, it is an honor to expand our contributions to the global growth and development of basketball with this NBA partnership.” “Rakuten is one of the world’s most innovative companies and an ideal partner for the NBA,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “Our new relationship with Rakuten speaks to the appetite that our passionate fans in Japan have for live NBA games and content, and we look forward to working with Rakuten to provide the most comprehensive NBA coverage to date.” The global marketing partnership also allows Rakuten to create NBA and team zones, and sell select NBA and team merchandise on its e-commerce channels globally, including Rakuten Ichiba in Japan and Ebates, a leading membership-based online cash-back site in the U.S.   Rakuten Viber, Rakuten’s instant messaging platform, will also become an official platform for the NBA and its teams, providing their more than 900 million users with access to league content. The NBA’s presence in Japan dates back almost 30 years. NBA games and programming have been on-the-air since the 1988-89 season, and officially licensed NBA merchandise is widely available at more than 180 Xebio stores across Japan. The league has conducted a number of events in Japan, including 12 regular-season games in three cities, interactive fan events, NBA Cares community outreach initiatives, and in 2012, Basketball without Borders, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program.   Founded in 1997 in Tokyo as the world’s first successful merchant-focused e-commerce marketplace, Rakuten now encompasses over 70 businesses spanning e-commerce, digital content, communications and fintech that reach more than one billion members around the globe.  Rakuten’s professional sport portfolio includes ownership of Japan’s Vissel Kobe soccer club and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball team, the team that won the national Japan Series Championship in 2013. In July 2017, the company also became the Main Global Partner and Official Innovation and Entertainment Partner for iconic soccer club FC Barcelona. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 10th, 2017

NBA and NBPA revamp All-Star Game format

em>NBA and NBPA press release /em> NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today a new All-Star Game format for NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles. This will mark the NBA’s first All-Star Game without a matchup between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. Under the revamped format, two captains will draft the 2018 All-Star teams from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves, making selections without regard for conference affiliation. The captains will be the All-Star starter from each conference who receives the most fan votes in his conference. The 67th All-Star Game will be played at Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 18 (Feb. 19, PHL time), with TNT televising the midseason classic for the 16th consecutive year. “I’m thrilled with what the players and the league have done to improve the All-Star Game, which has been a priority for all of us,” said NBPA President Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets. “We’re looking forward to putting on an entertaining show in L.A.” “We’re excited about the new All-Star format and appreciate the players’ willingness to try something new,” said NBA President, League Operations Byron Spruell. In another new feature, the 2018 All-Star teams will play for charity. Each team will select a Los Angeles-area charity or national organization where donations will be used to support local efforts. The process for selecting the 24 All-Stars will remain the same, with 12 players from each conference earning spots. The 10 starters – two guards and three frontcourt players per conference – will continue to be chosen by a combination of fans (50 percent of the vote), current players (25 percent) and basketball media (25 percent). The NBA’s head coaches will still select the 14 reserves, voting for two guards, three frontcourt players and two players at any position in their respective conferences.  Specific details about the draft will be announced at a later date. TNT will reveal the All-Star Game starters and captains on Thursday, Jan. 18 and unveil the reserves on Tuesday, Jan. 23 (Jan. 24, PHL time).  NBA All-Star Voting 2018 presented by Verizon will tip off on Monday, Dec. 25 (Dec. 26, PHL time) before five Christmas Day games across ESPN, ABC and TNT. The process for determining the 2018 All-Star Game head coaches is unchanged.  The head coaches whose teams clinch the best record in their respective conferences two weeks before the All-Star Game will earn the nod, though the Golden State Warriors’ Steve Kerr and the Boston Celtics’ Brad Stevens are ineligible for the honor because they coached in the 2017 All-Star Game. Each All-Star Game coach will lead the team that includes the captain from the same conference. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

JJ Abrams to direct 'Star Wars Episode IX'

JJ Abrams to direct 'Star Wars Episode IX'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ director leaves project

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ director leaves project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2017

Disney sets summer 2019 release for 'Star Wars IX'

Disney sets summer 2019 release for 'Star Wars IX'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

Final ‘Rogue One’ trailer excites ‘Star Wars’ fans

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The final trailer for the hotly-anticipated "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" dropped Thursday, giving fans more insight into the beginnings of the saga's rebel alliance two months ahead of the movie's release......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 14th, 2016

Home for Christmas, thanks to SC’s ‘Judgment Day’

A Quezon City Jail inmate gladly shows the markings on his arm indicating the date of his release, after his case and that of scores of other detainees were resolved on Nov. 17 through the Supreme Cou Source link link: Home for Christmas, thanks to SC’s ‘Judgment Day’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News5 hr. 41 min. ago

Home for Christmas, thanks to SC’s ‘Judgment Day’

A Quezon City Jail inmate gladly shows the markings on his arm indicating the date of his release, after his case and that of scores of other detainees were resolved on Nov. 17 through the Supreme Cou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017

LOOK: Noctis from ‘Final Fantasy XV’ to enter ‘Tekken 7’ arena

The crown prince of Lucis, Noctis Lucis Caelum of "Final Fantasy XV" has been revealed to be making his way to the "Tekken 7" fighting game. Bandai Namco Entertainment made the announcement through Twitter. They also included several screenshots of Noctis in action and a new background featuring Cid's The Hammerhead Garage from FFXV. Noctis will become available in "Tekken 7" starting spring next year. However, Bandai Namco suggests purchasing the season pass early to also get Geese Howard, another guest character for the fighting game. JB RELATED STORIES: EA backtracks on 'Star Wars Battlefront II' hero cost after massive gamer flak in Reddit ...Keep on reading: LOOK: Noctis from ‘Final Fantasy XV’ to enter ‘Tekken 7’ arena.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Disney announces new Star Wars trilogy

SAN FRANCISCO,USA (UPDATED) – Disney on Thursday, November 9, announced plans for a new Star Wars film trilogy and a live-action TV series as it builds on the beloved and profitable science fiction franchise. "We have big ambitions for the Star Wars franchise," Disney chief executive ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

Disney announces new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy

San Francisco, United States --- Disney on Thursday announced plans for a new "Star Wars" trilogy as it builds on the beloved and profitable science fiction film franchise. "We have big ambitions for the 'Star Wars' franchise," Disney chief executive Robert Iger said during a quarterly earnings call. Disney just closed a deal with Rian Johnson, director of upcoming film "The Last Jedi," to develop a brand new trilogy, according to Iger. The Star Wars franchise has been "exceeding expectations" since Disney acquired LucasFilm five years ago, according to Iger. Disney plans to launch "Star Wars" feature films in a new direct-to-consumer pay service that will offer "thousand...Keep on reading: Disney announces new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

The iPhone X now has an official PH release date

MANILA, Philippines – Apple has posted the release date of their sought after, hype-heavy iPhone X in the Philippines: December 1, 2017. The date was posted on Apple's Philippine iPhone X page, where it says "Available 1.12" right below the first paragraph on the page.  Here's a screenshot: In case you ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

NBA and Intel announce multiyear technology partnership

NBA press release NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Intel today announced a multiyear technology partnership making Intel an authorized provider of virtual reality with Intel® True VR technology and 360-degree volumetric video with Intel® freeDTM technology for official NBA broadcast partners globally.   As a part of this partnership, Intel will deliver live VR content for marquee NBA on TNT matchups beginning with NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles. The NBA and Intel will also work together to produce 360-degree volumetric video and will explore other potential collaborations to enhance the creation and delivery of NBA content.   “We are thrilled to partner with Intel to provide virtual reality and 360-degree video content to our fans around the world,” said Jeff Marsilio, NBA vice president, Global Media Distribution. “We are committed to bringing the most innovative and immersive experiences possible to our fans.”    Working with Intel, the NBA will make 360-degree volumetric video available to global league broadcast partners, which collectively deliver games in 215 countries and territories. In the future, Intel plans to integrate Intel freeD technology into the virtual reality experience to enable fans to freeze a moment of game action and view it from the player’s point of view as if they were on the court. The technology can also be incorporated into game broadcasts allowing commentators to pause key moments in the game and view the action in 3D from any angle.   “Intel is working with leagues and sports organizations all over the world to develop and deliver the most cutting-edge immersive media experiences that will make sports more engaging for the next generation of fans,” said James Carwana, vice president and general manager of Intel Sports. “This unique partnership with the NBA will enable us to work with official league broadcasters, including Turner Sports, to take their broadcasts to an unprecedented level and create new ways to immerse viewers in the game.”   Beginning with NBA All-Star 2018, every virtual reality game experience will be available through the forthcoming NBA on TNT VR app on Samsung GearVR and Google Daydream headsets for download via the Oculus and Google Play stores......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

‘Everyday is Christmas!’: singer scoops paparazzi with own naked photo

LOS ANGELES, United States --- Australian pop star Sia took paparazzi attempting to sell naked photos of her to task Tuesday, posting the image herself on Twitter. "Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans," wrote the 41-year-old singer, who is known for protecting her private life and often hides her face behind colossal wigs. "Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas!," she added, grabbing a promotional opportunity with a reference to the title of her new album "Everyday is Christmas" set for release on November 17. The grainy photo -- taken from behind -- has been retweeted over 145,000 times, with fans praising the "Chandelier...Keep on reading: ‘Everyday is Christmas!’: singer scoops paparazzi with own naked photo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Hot Stuff: Peep Into The Star Wars -Themed Bash For Paolo Valenciano s Very Own Princess Leia!

We didn't know Ewoks were specifically from the forest moon of Endor 'til this little lady's party!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Smart, Globe announce release date of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

MANILA, Philippines – Telcos Smart and Globe have announced the release date for Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in the Philippines: November 17. Apple unveiled the iPhone 8 in September – a direct upgrade of the 7, and follows the traditional form factor of iPhones. The iPhone X, which ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

Disney requires US cinemas to show ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ in biggest theaters

Cinemas in the United States have hit a roadblock while counting down to the premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi". Disney have approached cinemas and laid down some ground rules before they are allowed to screen the film. Prominent among these rules are a 65 percent cut in ticket sales for Disney, and a four-week spot in each establishment's largest auditoriums, reports The Wall Street Journal. Should any of the establishments violate the rules, Disney could take an additional 5 percent cut from ticket sales. Violations include pulling the movie from the lineup before the four weeks are up, and promoting it ahead of schedule, to name a few. Rival studios releasing their own movie...Keep on reading: Disney requires US cinemas to show ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ in biggest theaters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

'CreateCourage Star Wars: Rogue One Campaign Bags 8 Boomerang Awards

Globe Telecom’s #CreateCourage campaign to promote its partnership with the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars, won numerous awards at the recent 2017 Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) Boomerang Awards, including...The post #CreateCourage Star Wars: Rogue One Campaign Bags 8 Boomerang Awards appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017