Viacom Stock Takes Hit Amid DirecTV Battle

Viacom shares have taken a hit in trading Wednesday, a day after the company went public with its brewing battle over a new carriage agreement with AT&T’s DirecTV. Viacom shares were down more than 5% by midday, dropping to $26.05. On Tuesday afternoon, Viacom began warning viewers that its channels

‘Control,’ ‘Outer Worlds,’ ‘Ancestors’ Among Dozen Games Coming to Epic Games Store

The blossoming success of Epic Games Store is proving enticing to a growing number of developers and publishers, including Take-Two’s Private Division, Remedy, and Ubisoft, which Wednesday announced it’s extending its agreement with the store. The agreement will see Ubisoft bringing “several major PC releases” to the store, and additional

‘Heavy Rain,’ ‘Beyond Two Souls,’ ‘Detroit’ Coming to PC Via Epic Games Store

A trio of Quantic Dreams games are coming to computer gamers for the first time since their release via the Epic Games Store, Epic Games announced during its keynote at GDC on Wednesday. “Heavy Rain,” “Beyond Two Souls,” and “Detroit Become Human” are all making their first PC appearance via

Why ‘Missing Link’s’ Title Character Was One of Laika’s Biggest Challenges

Stop-motion studio Laika pushes design boundaries in every film it makes, and the lead character in “Missing Link” is no exception. “It became pretty apparent that [the character] Link was going to be the cornerstone,” says director and writer Chris Butler. “I did this rough drawing many years ago, and

In Its Ninth Year, Arte Careyes Film Festival Promotes Rising Latin American Talent

Careyes, Mexico, a strip of bohemian, palm tree-laden paradise perched along a remote strip of the Pacific coast, is the sort of place creative types dream about, with balmy ocean breezes, bright blue skies and a network of surrounding villages lined with cobblestone walkways and the sound of tropical birds

Rhythm Game Combines ‘Crypt of the NecroDancer’ Gameplay and Zelda

A new rhythm game, “Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring the Legend of Zelda” was announced Wednesday by Nintendo. Yes, it’s a mouthful— but for good reason. The upcoming Nintendo Switch title has the gameplay of “Crypt of the NecroDancer,” the 2015 roguelike rhythm indie game, but

Ava DuVernay Sets Romance Anthology Series ‘Cherish the Day’ at OWN (EXCLUSIVE)

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has given out a straight-to-series order for an anthology that hails from Ava DuVernay, Variety has learned exclusively. The series is titled “Cherish the Day.” Each season, the anthology series chronicles the romance of one couple, with each episode spanning a single day. The season-long