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Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon is retiring after facing a backlash for donating to Trump and other Republicans

"Five Nights at Freddy's"/Scott Cawthon Five Nights at Freddy's Scott Cawthon is retiring amid uproar over his donations to GOP lawmakers. Last week, fans called out his donations to former president Donald Trump and other Republicans. At the time, Cawthon said he's a Republican, adding "If I get cancelled, then I get cancelled." See more stories on Insider's business page. Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon is retiring after facing backlash for donating to...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Video Games, Entertainment, Senate, America, Trends, Gop, Reddit, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Freddy, Tulsi Gabbard


Star Wars: Rare footage of screen tests with the unfinished droids (1976)

Those kinda resemble the droids you're looking for. "It's March 1976 at Elstree Studios, UK and the props department are demonstrating the practicalities of the droid designs to George Lucas as actors Kenny Baker (R2D2) and Anthony Daniels (C3P0) familiarise themselves with the costumes and get used to walking in them," writes 70sSciFiBoy. — Read the rest
Tags: Star Wars, Video, Movies, News, George Lucas, Droids, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels, These Are The Droids You're Looking For, Elstree Studios UK


Visit the New Harry Potter Store in NYC

Harry Potter fans have a new spot to visit in New York City! The flagship store dedicated to the Wizarding World opened its doors on June 3rd at 935 Broadway (behind the iconic Flatiron building). With 2 floors spread out in 21,000 square feet, the Harry Potter Store has all the elements to please fans […] The post Visit the New Harry Potter Store in NYC appeared first on On Location Vacations.
Tags: Movies, News, New York City, Broadway, Harry Potter, New Harry Potter Store, Harry Potter Store


Realtor.com® May Rental Report: U.S. Rental Prices Reach the Highest Level in Two Years

– Monthly rents rise 5.5% year-over-year to an average $1,527 – Rents in 38 of the 50 largest metros hit new peak prices, climbing at an average pace of 9.1% year-over-year, while declines softened in the biggest U.S. cities – Smaller markets lead the national rebound, with Riverside, Calif., Memphis, Tenn., Tampa, Phoenix, and Sacramento, Calif. posting gains of 15% or higher over last year – One-bedroom and two-bedroom units saw the highest prices in 27 months, and studio rents increa...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Radio, San Jose, Rochester, News Corp, Santa Clara, Denver, Austin Texas, Riverside, COLUMBUS Ohio, Raleigh N C


Computer games to look forward to this year

PC Gamer summarizes its best 2021 picks on Windows and MacOS from the E3 trade show in Los Angeles, as does Eurogamer (which includes console picks) and Gizmodo (focusing on nerdy stuff). In previous years, we focused our awards on E3 games we've actually been able to play. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Games, News, Los Angeles, Gizmodo


Housing-Market Competition Has Eased Slightly, But 7 in 10 Buyers Still Face Bidding Wars

70% of home offers faced bidding wars in May, down from 74% in April. Still, competition remains far more intense than it was a year ago. Seattle, WA – June 16, 2021 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — In May, 70.4% of home offers written by Redfin agents faced competition, down from a revised rate of 73.6% in April, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s still up significantly from 52.7% in May 2020, which was impacted by pandem...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, Sacramento, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Radio, Canada, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Detroit, Redfin, Oklahoma City


Forza Horizon 5, Zelda, and more earn wins at E3’s closing awards ceremony

Forza Horizon 5, Breath of the Wild 2, and Halo Infinite all won acclaim at the E3 Awards Show this year.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Xbox, Zelda, E3, Bethesda, Forza Horizon, Starfield, E3 2021, Breath of the wild 2, Forza Horizon 5


Forza Horizon 5, Zelda, and more win at E3’s closing awards ceremony

Forza Horizon 5, Breath of the Wild 2, and Halo Infinite all won acclaim at the E3 Awards Show this year.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Xbox, Zelda, E3, Bethesda, Forza Horizon, Starfield, E3 2021, Breath of the wild 2, Forza Horizon 5


Actress Lisa Banes dies after hit-and-run accident in New York

By Anna Sturla and Mark Morales | CNN Actress Lisa Banes, who appeared in numerous television series and films like “Gone Girl,” died Monday after suffering injuries sustained from being hit by a scooter in New York City earlier this month, the NYPD and a law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday. She was 65. “We are heartsick over Lisa’s tragic and senseless passing,” David Williams, her manager, said in a statement. “She was a woman of great spirit, kindness and generosity and dedicated to ...
Tags: New York, Movies, News, New York City, Sport, Cnn, Things To Do, Soccer, Williams, Obituaries, Manhattan, Obituary, Nashville, Ohio, Tom Cruise, Arcadia


Disneyland and other California theme parks just returned to full capacity - here's what is changing

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Pedestrians walk near the entrance to Disneyland Resort on February 19, 2009 in Anaheim, California. With the worsening economy, declining attendance and reduced operating income, the Walt Disney Company announced that it plans to restructure its domestic theme-park operations, which will result in the layoff an unspecified number of employees in the coming weeks. Disneyland in Anaheim, California and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida will reportedly be conso...
Tags: News, Entertainment, California, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Economy, Retail, Walt Disney Company, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Gavin Newsom, Disney World


Joe Exotic from 'Tiger King' is selling his first NFT collection from his prison cell

MORE Joe Exotic has created a collection of NFTs in collaboration with a cryptocurrency club. The NFTs will come with physical tokens that appeared in the "Tiger King" docuseries. The crypto-art pieces will go on sale June 18 on Mintable. See more stories on Insider's business page. Viral meme sensation Joe Exotic is releasing his first digital-art collection from his prison cell in Fort Worth, Texas.The former zoo operator known for his role in the Netflix docuseries "Tiger King" is ...
Tags: News, Entertainment, US, America, Trends, Netflix, Crypto, Grimes, Cryptocurrencies, Fort Worth Texas, NFT, Beeple, Tech Insider, Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Tiger King


NAR Applauds Reintroduction of Bipartisan Broadband Legislation in the Senate

Washington, D.C. – JUNE 15, 2021 (nar.realtor) National Association of Realtors® President Charlie Oppler issued the following statement applauding Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Angus King (I-Maine) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) for their introduction of the Broadband Reform and Investment to Drive Growth in the Economy (BRIDGE) Act of 2021. “Broadband is critical for the financial, social and physical health of every neighborhood in this country, a fact that has become even more app...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, Senate, America, Radio, Maine, Ohio, Rob Portman, NAR, Portman, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Charlie Oppler, Oppler, Franklin Lakes N J


Vacation Home Sales Skyrocket as a Result of Pandemic

Key Highlights In 2020, vacation home sales rose 16.4%, outpacing the growth in total existing-home sales of 5.6%.In 2020, the median existing-home sales price typically rose by 14.2% in vacation home counties, compared to 10.1% in non-vacation home counties.In 2020, the top 10 vacation home counties were in the states of Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and North Carolina. Washington, D.C. – June 15, 2021 (nar.realtor) The sale of and demand for vacation homes soared during the...
Tags: Real Estate, Texas, News, America, West Virginia, Radio, Pennsylvania, Camden, North Carolina, District Of Columbia, Worcester, Rhode Island, Vermont, New England, Hamilton, Nantucket


Zillow Launches New Neural Zestimate, Yielding Major Accuracy Gains

New model helps Zestimate better react to hot housing market and improves median error rate to 6.9% nationally Seattle, WA – June 15, 2021 (PRNewswire) Zillow today launches significant upgrades to its Zestimate® home valuation model.  The changes allow the algorithm to react more quickly to current market trends and improve the national median error rate to 6.9% — an improvement of nearly a full percentage point for more than 104 million off-market homes.  The new Zestimate algor...
Tags: Real Estate, News, America, Radio, Zillow, Seattle Wa, Real Estate News, Zillow Group, Jordan Meyer, Zestimate, Zillow Offers, Zillow Home Loans, Zillow Home Loans LLC, Zillow Homes Inc, Stan Humphries Zillow, Zillow Offers About Zillow GroupZillow Group Inc


A Week In Real Estate News – June 14th

Everyday AgencyLogic publishes real estate news and press releases from around the country. Here are the most recent press releases: NAR Mourns the Passing of 1990 President Norman D. Flynn Consumer Perception of Homebuying Conditions Worsens as Affordability and Supply Issues Persist Early Indicators of Relief From A Red-Hot Market May Be On The Way Out of Town Movers Reshuffling to Larger, More Affordable Homes NAR Report Finds LGBTQ Buyers Purchasing Older, Smaller Homes Than Other Americans...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, NAR, Real Estate News, AgencyLogic, Norman D Flynn


May Foreclosure Starts Up 36 Percent Year-Over-Year

ATTOM’s RealtyTrac Launches New, Enhanced Platform for Investors and Real Estate Agents Looking for Foreclosure Information Irvine, CA – June 15, 2021 (PRNewswire) ATTOM, licensor of the nation’s most comprehensive foreclosure data and parent company to RealtyTrac (www.realtytrac.com), the largest online marketplace for foreclosure and distressed properties, released its May 2021 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows there were a total of 10,821 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings ...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Texas, News, California, Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Radio, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Nevada, States, Illinois, Delaware


From ‘Starfield’ to ‘Halo Infinite’: Everything Announced at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase at E3

Xbox’s highly anticipated E3 showcase, the first since Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of Bethesda, took place on Sunday, showering fans with a torrent of gaming announcements. Specifically, the showcase shared details on 30 titles, 27 of which will be available on Xbox Game Pass. From the announcement of new Bethesda franchise “Starfield” to more details […]
Tags: News, Microsoft, Xbox, E3, Bethesda, Starfield


Contraband confirmed as the next game from developer of Just Cause series

Avalanche Studios, the team behind the Just Cause series, is working on Contraband, a new co-op open-world game.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Xbox, Avalanche Studios, Contraband, E3 2021


Hades, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and more coming to Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass is getting a ton of new games, including Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which is available today.
Tags: Gaming, News, Microsoft, Trends, Xbox, Forza, Xbox Game Pass, Age of Empires IV, Hades, E3 2021, Yakuza: Like a Dragon


From a new 'Halo' game to the long-awaited 'Starfield,' Xbox just showcased a huge slate of new games coming to its consoles

Concept art for "Starfield." Microsoft/Bethesda Game Studios Major upcoming Xbox games like "Halo Infinite" and "Starfield" were shown in detail on Sunday. Microsoft held its annual Xbox briefing, which was focused on the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. The presentation is part of the game industry's annual trade show, E3, which is taking place virtually. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. 1. The highly-anticipated new Bethesda project 'Starfield' was give...
Tags: Gaming, News, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Halo, Trends, Pc, Features, Xbox, Bethesda, Bethesda Game Studios, Phil Spencer, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Xbox Game Pass


Halo Infinite is launching this holiday with free-to-play multiplayer

Halo Infinite's new E3 trailer offered a new look at the story and Chief's new companion A.I.
Tags: Gaming, News, Microsoft, Halo, Xbox One, Trends, Xbox, E3, Halo Infinite, Xbox Series X, E3 2021, Xbox Series S


Contraband is the next game from the Just Cause studio

Avalanche Studios, the team behind the Just Cause series, is working on Contraband, a new co-op open-world game. It'll come to Xbox on an unspecified date.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Xbox, Avalanche Studios, Contraband, E3 2021


Groovin' on GJDRKZLXCBWQ

Basil Wolverton's GJDRKZLXCBWQ Comics, published by Glen Bray in 1973, is packed with portraits of trippy weirdos and giggles to be had. I recommend reading this comic book while stoned, for an extra kick. Wolverton, who died at age 69 in 1978, is a master of the grotesque and has an unmistakable drawing style. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Comics, News, Wolverton, Basil Wolverton, GJDRKZLXCBWQ Comics, Glen Bray


Microsoft and Bethesda Games Showcase, E3 2021: How to watch and what to expect

Here's where you can watch the Xbox Showcase at E3 2021 and what games you can expect to see.
Tags: Gaming, News, Microsoft, Trends, Xbox, Bethesda, Starfield, Halo Infinite, E3 2021


The 12 Best Video Games to Buy Now: ‘Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart,’ ‘Hitman 3,’ ‘Resident Evil Village’ and More

All products and services featured by Variety are independently selected by Variety editors. However, Variety may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Gamers are in for a treat this week with the anticipated release of “Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart,” […]
Tags: News, Playstation, Xbox, Variety, Nintendo Switch, Far Cry 6


Anime Lord of the Rings in the works

Variety reports that an anime feature film based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is in production by Warner Brothers Animation. Veteran anime filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama, who helmed Netflix's "Ultraman" anime series, will direct the film from a screenplay by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews ("The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance"). — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Movies, News, Netflix, Animation, Anime, Lord Of The Rings, Tolkien, Kenji Kamiyama, Jeffrey Addiss, Warner Brothers Animation Veteran


Demand For Second Homes is Cooling to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Though mortgage-rate locks for second homes were up nearly 50% year over year in May, high prices and tighter lending rules make vacation-home buyers think twice Seattle, WA – June 10, 2021 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) —The number of buyers who locked in mortgage rates to purchase a second home nationwide rose 48% year over year in May, according to a new report from Redfin (redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Though that’s a significant increase, it’s the first time in ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, Canada, Redfin, Seattle Wa, Real Estate News, Fairweather, Daryl Fairweather


Pre-release bug montage of Cyberpunk 2077 not unusual in game business

The epic open-world adventure Cyberpunk 2077 was released late last year in rough shape, packed with bugs and incomplete features. On PC it was mostly fine after a few patches, but console gamers got shafted. This week a pre-release internal montage of bugs leaked, showing that CDProjekt Red knew how bad things were. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Games, News, Cyberpunk 2077


Netflix is launching an e-commerce site to sell show-related merchandise like anime hoodies and $60 'Lupin' throw pillows

Netflix Netflix has opened an online shop selling products inspired by shows like "Lupin" and "The Witcher." Current offerings include hoodies, necklaces and a Kendama toy, all inspired by "Yasuke" and "Eden." It is only running in the US for now but will expand to other countries in the coming months. See more stories on Insider's business page. Netflix is launching an e-commerce site selling merchandise inspired by its shows, The New York Times reported on Thursday. Netflix.shop ...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, New York Times, Times, Shopify, Simon, Kendama, Netflix Netflix, Sarah Jackson


Loki Has Returned for Meet-and-Greets at Disney Theme Parks, But He’s Now a Prisoner of the TVA

Just because we’re waiting for the arrival of another feature-length entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of new Marvel stories to tell from Disney. This week marks the arrival of Loki, the new limited series on Disney+ that brings back everyone’s favorite God of Mischief (I won’t tell you his name, but I encourage you to look at the show’s title for a hint). And the Disneyland Resort is getting in on the fun, with a new meet-and-greet opportunity with Loki and...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Loki, TVA, Disney Springs, Disney Parks Blog, Disney Parks, Disney California Adventure, Dora Milaje, Time Variance Authority



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