He’ll Be Back: James Cameron Might Be Rebooting The Terminator

Filmmaker James Cameron is expected to regains rights to The Terminator in 2019, and is planning to work on a new film with Tim Miller, it’s been revealed.

Sources told Deadline that Cameron is in talks with the Deadpool director to conclude the battle between Skynet and humanity once and for all.

Cameron hasn’t been involved with The Terminator since selling the rights to the franchise for $1 before directing Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and subsequently moving on to other projects. He’s had no hand in the three films that have since followed, or the (actually rather good) TV spin-off series, The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Very little else is known, but Cameron has to finish another 4 Avatar movies before anything else, so it’s likely to be a while until Arnie – presumably – is back in black.

He’ll Be Back: James Cameron Might Be Rebooting The Terminator

Apple App Store Prices Rise 25% In UK, Now Equal To USD Counterparts

Apple is raising the App Store pricing within the UK, India and Turkey, it’s been announced. This change will see UK costs numerically match those of the US, meaning that a program that costs $0.99 will now be 99p – up 25% from the previous 79p pricepoint.

“Price tiers on the App Store are set internationally on the basis of several factors, including currency exchange rates, business practices, taxes, and the cost of doing business,” Apple said.

The company had already inflated the UK prices of iPhones, iPads and Mac systems by a similar degree when new iterations of those products where announced in the latter half of last year. Google have not yet announced similar plans for the Android Play Store, although the latest Google Pixel phone is considerably less wallet-friendly than the Nexus devices had been previously.

A point of note: The UK App Store’s advertised prices includes 20% VAT sales. In the US, state sales taxes vary, and are therefore not included in advertised prices but are added at the point of sale.

Apple App Store Prices Rise 25% In UK, Now Equal To USD Counterparts

Kurt Angle Heads Up WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2017 – It’s True, It’s Damn True!

Olympic gold medalist and six-time WWE Champion Kurt Angle is the first confirmed inductee into the WWE Hall Of Fame for 2017. The ceremony will take place Friday March 31st in Orlando Florida, ahead of Wrestlemania 33 the following Sunday.

Angle, now 48, asked for his release from WWE in 2006 after a 7 year run, and has since spent spent 10 years with rival promotion TNA, retiring in early 2016.

“I was shocked. I’ve been out of WWE for a long time and out of touch with them, so I didn’t really expect this,” Angle told ESPN.com.

“It’s a huge honor. This is the only Hall of Fame that I’m not in and probably [the one] I want to be in the most. This is the one that means the most for me. I had a lot of fun entertaining the fans for seven years with WWE, and I’m glad that my hard work paid off.”

Angle has had well documented troubles with substance abuse in the past, but is now said to be clean, and hasn’t entirely ruled out making a re-appearance in a WWE ring.

“I took this year off and enjoyed it thoroughly; almost too much, to the point where I was thinking maybe I’m not going to go back anywhere. But I really believe that the contract with WWE, whether I wrestle or not — and there aren’t any guarantees either way — I feel like being an ambassador to the company is the most important thing for them and for me right now.”

“We have not talked about any wrestling,” Angle said. “Whether we do or not, that remains to be seen. … There are no guarantees. I think right now the most important thing is the Hall of Fame — and I think both sides feel that way.”

Angle’s been making appearances on the independent circuit during 2016, although largely taking the year off to spend time with his family. His wife, Giovanna, gave birth to their fifth child, Nikoletta, in November.

“There was unfinished business [with WWE] the day I asked for a release. I always knew that I would come back, I just didn’t know when. This is my real home, and even though I was gone longer than when I started, this is where I made my name.”

Pro Wrestling Insider reported earlier this week that DDP – Diamond Dallas Page – will also be joining the class of 2017, although this hasn’t been confirmed by WWE.

Page is currently investing his efforts in DDP Yoga, a health and well-being program developed to assist athletes like himself who had suffered years of injuries due to high impact sports and fitness. DDP has been credited with rebuilding the lives of troubled stars including Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Scott Hall, as well as helping numerous others including Mick Foley, Vader & Chris Jericho.

Kurt Angle Heads Up WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2017 – It’s True, It’s Damn True!

Wrestling Legend Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka Dies Aged 73

Former professional wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka passed away Sunday, it’s been announced. He was 73.

Attorney Robert Kirwan II told ESPN Snuka died “due to complications from his ongoing medical problems” but did not elaborate. Snuka was known to be receiving care for ongoing dementia and infection.

The sad news of Snuka’s passing comes just weeks after Murder charges against him – relating to the death of former girlfriend Nancy Argentino in 1983 – were dismissed by a judge who deemed the retired WWE superstar incompetent to stand trial.

Snuka’s wrestling career dates back as far as the 70s, and his iconic 1983 jump from the top of a steel cage at Madison Square Garden is still considered by many as one of pro-wrestling’s greatest moments.

Snuka had numerous runs with WWF, now WWE, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996. Superfly made his final appearance with the company at Wrestlemania 25 in 2009, joining Roddy Piper & Ricky Steamboat, the legends faced Chris Jericho in a 3-on-1 handicap match.

Wrestling Legend Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka Dies Aged 73

The Crystal Maze Is Coming Back To TV, Richard Ayoade Will Host New 20 New Episodes

After a successful one-off revival as part of Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign in October it has been announced that cult TV show The Crystal Maze is to return to screens for a full length run.

The new series will see IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade take over from Stephen Merchant (and more famously, Richard O’Brien) on presenting duties, for 20 hour-long episodes.

Unlike the recent celebrity fronted special, which was filmed at London’s Crystal Maze Live attraction, the new shows will see regular Joe Public take on challenges in a purpose-built maze spanning over 30,000 feet, devised by the original production designer James Dillon.

The planned air date of the new episodes has yet to be announced.

The Crystal Maze Is Coming Back To TV, Richard Ayoade Will Host New 20 New Episodes

Nintendo Announce Switch Release Date, Price & Games Line-Up

Early this morning Nintendo took to YouTube and hosted their Nintendo Switch Presentation – an hour long stream which finally put to bed all the rumours circulating around the new home-console come portable hybrid.

First and foremost, Nintendo gave us a price and worldwide release date – ¥29,980/$299.99, 3rd March 2017. In Europe that equates to £279.99, with Nintendo’s own store, GAME and Amazon taking pre-orders. There’s only two SKUs to consider, too, with JoyCon colour being the deciding factor, so you wont need to worry about finding a Premium or Base console, as with the Wii U. Retailers in

Nintendo being Nintendo, stock is expected to be limited, and retailers have introduced restrictions of one console per customer to try and combat resale – as we’ve seen with the recent NES Classic Mini – which regularly appears on eBay at 3 or 4 times its original price.

£280 is a little more than many had hoped, so, it begs the question, what am I getting for my money?

In the box you’ll find the Switch console, two Joy-Con controllers, the Switch Dock, a Joy-Con Grip, two Joy-Con wrist straps, a HDMI cable, and thankfully, and AC adapter.

If you want to buy extras, or accessorise, you’ll need to save up however, as a new pair of Joy-Con will set you back $79.99/£69.99, and a Pro Controller $69.99/£59.99.

Spec wise, we know the Nintendo Switch is powered by a custom NVIDIA Tegra processor, and will feature 32GB of built in storage, this is expandable via MicroSD, up to 2TB. Handy that, since Zelda, for example, takes 13.4GB – roughly 40% of the on board space.

The console’s battery life has been quoted as “between 2.5 and 6 hours”, dependent on the game or services in use. Typically, those who’ve already gone hands on are reporting the lower end of this range. Charging is facilitated via a USB3 port beneath the Switch unit.

We also now know the 6.2″ screen runs at 720p, and features capacitive multi-touch.

We also learnt that the Switch will not be region-locked.

Nintendo Switch’s online service will be free at launch, with a pricing model (as yet undisclosed) taking effect from from Fall 2017. Subscribers to the service will be able to download a free classic NES or SNES game each month, although access to that title is removed as a new one is Switched in. The console will feature friends lists and voice chat, with Nintendo chosing to leave behind Miiverse and Streetpass, instead opting to support existing Social Media platforms. Various aspects of the console’s online service including friend management and parental controls will be available via smartphone apps.

We’re told the console was created with three different modes of play in mind; TV Mode, in which the docked Switch outputs at 1080p on the home TV with a variety of control options; Tabletop, with the attached kickstand propping up the portable screen and Joy-Con controllers detached – for when a TV isn’t available – and Handheld Mode, with the Joy-Cons connected to the screen, operated as a single portable unit. Up to 8 Switch units can connect for ad-hoc multiplayer.

Both the left and right Joy-Con feature an analogue stick, four face buttons, a shoulder button and a trigger. These identical features mean you can use each Joy-Con as a separate pad for multiplayer on many games. The Left Joy-Con also features a Capture button, for sharing gameplay, while the right brings an NFC sensor to facilitate amiibo support and an IR camera that can determine distance and even, we’re told, shapes like rock, paper or scissors. Both will also house enhanced “HD Rumble”.

The Switch games line-up isn’t, in my opinion, perfect, but as you can see from the video above, Super Mario Odyssey looks like amazing fun. The disappointing thing, however, is that this isn’t coming until “Holiday 2017”, which may harm early sales of the machine.

The announced line up for the console’s launch month is as follows:

  • 1-2-Switch
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Bomberman R
  • Just Dance 2017
  • Skylanders Imaginators
  • Snipperclips
  • Fast RMX
  • Has-Been Heroes

A handful of other games have also been revealed, all due later in 2017 and beyond.

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2
  • Minecraft Story Mode: The Complete Adventure
  • Minecraft: Switch Edition
  • Arcade Archives
  • Arms
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris
  • Disgaea 5
  • RIME
  • Splatoon 2
  • Skyrim
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Xenoblade 2
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I & II
  • Dragon Quest X
  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Project Octopath Traveler
  • FIFA
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
  • Steep
  • Rayman Legends Definitive Edition
  • Shovel Knight
  • Constructor
  • Seasons Of Heaven
  • Farming Simulator
  • Syberia 3
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
  • Redout
  • NBA 2K
  • Sonic Mania
  • I Am Setsuna
  • Project Sonic 2017
  • New Shin Megami Tensei
  • Suda 51 Project Based On No More Heroes Travis Touchdown

We also know the Nintendo Switch will feature Virtual Console support in some capacity, although aside from the NES/SNES downloads mentioned earlier, nothing has been mentioned just yet.

Nintendo Announce Switch Release Date, Price & Games Line-Up

Rocket League Was PSN’s Top Selling PlayStation 4 Game For 2016

Sony have taken to the PlayStation Blog and announced the digital top selling PlayStation 4 games of last year.

The European chart is as follows:

  1. Rocket League
  2. FIFA 17
  3. Battlefield 4
  4. Battlefield 1
  5. Destiny: Rise of Iron
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  8. Need for Speed
  9. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  10. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  11. Ark: Survival Evolved
  12. FIFA 16
  13. Battlefield Hardline
  14. Tom Clancy’s The Division
  15. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  16. Hitman
  17. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  18. Star Wars Battlefront
  19. Ratchet & Clank
  20. Far Cry Primal

Rocket League – a game many millions of us got for free thanks to PlayStation Plus – being number one is an amazing accomplishment, and naturally Call Of Duty, FIFA, Battlefield and Uncharted also sold well.

The US chart similarly sees Rocket League in the top spot, with Overwatch and No Man’s Sky also making appearances, while, surprisingly, not making Europe’s list.

The US chart in full:

  1. Rocket League
  2. Battlefield 1
  3. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  4. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  5. Tom Clancy’s The Division
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Overwatch: Origins Edition
  8. Battlefield 4
  9. No Man’s Sky
  10. FIFA 17
  11. NBA 2K17
  12. Need for Speed
  13. Star Wars Battlefront
  14. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  15. Battlefield Hardline
  16. Madden NFL 17
  17. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  18. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  19. The Last Of Us Remastered
  20. Final Fantasy XV

Rocket League Was PSN’s Top Selling PlayStation 4 Game For 2016