Sunday, June 13, 2021

Ubisoft Brings Rocksmith As A Subscription Service Back, Today closed Beta Sign-ups Start

During Ubisoft's E3 presentation, the publisher announced it's getting back in the guitar tutorial business with Rocksmith+. This new version of the decade-old franchise was given ample spotlight during the live stream, as Ubisoft San Francisco explained how is transforming it from a standalone product into a robust subscription service.Arthur Von Nagel, a Ubisoft producer, discussed some of the enhancements and changes coming to Rocksmith+. He noted how aspiring musicians can learn to play guitar or bass by connecting their instrument of choice to a PC, console, or mobile device. Because Rocksmith+ is able to use your phone as a microphone, acoustic guitar players and those using electric guitars with amplifiers can play without additional equipment. The appropriate app is all that’s needed to be downloaded on a mobile device and synced to whichever platform the user chooses. The music library was described as having “a huge amount of songs at launch,” featuring master recording and will grow each week with “new, authentic arrangements.” Genres mentioned in the presentation include pop, hip-hop, country, R&B, Latin, and metal subgenres. “It’s the most diverse song library ever seen in music learning software,” claims Nagel. There’s even going to be a way for users to create and add their own arrangements using a new tool called Rocksmith Workshop. Nagel also announced a bunch of new ways for people to learn strum or shred from Rocksmith+. Chord charts will be included for those who prefer to stick to rhythm guitar as well as the more accurate note-for-note style of past versions of Rocksmith. New this time around is a tablature view to read the music as one would with traditional sheet music. An enhanced recommendation system and better progress tracking have been added to allow for a more personalized learning experience for beginner and intermediate musicians. In a press release after the show, Ubisoft announced pricing details: $14.99 for a 1-month subscription, $39.99 for a 3-month subscription, and $99.99 for a 12-month subscription. Sign-ups for the Rocksmith+ "closed beta" start today, and the full launch of the service is expected later this year. You can check out the rest of Ubisoft’s big announcements at our E3 hub, and watch the reveals from other publishers along with the Game Informer team live on Twitch!
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    The CW’s Walker 1.14 Promo: Mehar’s Jacket

    The CW has released the official promo for Walker Episode 1.14 titled “Mehar’s Jacket,” featuring the Walker family and friends dealing with the aftermath of the traumatic and heartbreaking events in last night’s episode. The episode, originally titled “Trips,” will air on Thursday, June 17, and will be available to stream on The CW app and CWTV.com the following day.Written by Casey Fisher and directed by Diana Valentine, the official synopsis for Episode 1.14 reads:“Walker (Jared Padalecki) takes Stella (Violet Brinson) and August (Kale Culley) on a road trip to discuss some devastating news. Meanwhile, Captain James (Coby Bell) enlists the help of Micki (Lindsey Morgan) and Trey (Jeff Pierre) to find a missing military veteran.”Check out the promo below:RELATED: First Look At Camrus Johnson As Batwing In Batwoman Season 2Walker, a reimagining of the long-running series Walker, Texas Ranger, stars Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) as Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin after being undercover only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home.The series also stars Lindsey Morgan (The 100) as Walker’s partner Micki Ramirez, Kale Culley (Me, Myself and I) as Walker’s son Arlo, Violent Brinson (Sharp Objects) as Walker’s daughter Stella, Keegan Allen (Pretty Little Liars) as Walker’s brother Liam, Molly Hagan (Herman’s Head) as Walker’s mother Abeline, Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files, Supernatural) as Walker’s father Bonham, Jeff Pierre (War Dogs) as Trey Barnett, Coby Bell (Third Watch) as Captain Larry James, Odette Annable (Supergirl) as Geri, Matt Barr (Blood & Treasure) as Hoyt, and Genevieve Padalecki (Supernatural, Wildfire) as Walker’s late wife, Emily. Additionally, Alex Landi (Grey’s Anatomy), Gabriela Flores (The Last Ship), and Jeffrey Nordling (Big Little Lies) guest star.RELATED: Neil Sandilands Shares His Idea for The Thinker’s Return to The FlashThe series is written and executive produced by Anna Fricke (Being Human, Valor), and executive produced by Dan Lin and Lindsay Liberatore, and Jared Padalecki. Walker is from CBS Television Studios in association with Rideback.

    First Look At Camrus Johnson As Batwing In Batwoman Season 2

    In DC’s comic book universe, Luke Fox is the costumed hero known as Batwing. However, Batwoman introduced Luke as a supporting player for Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane and later, Javicia Leslie’s Ryan Wilder. Now, Luke is finally poised to become Batwing in the Arrowverse (via SuperHeroHype).Via Collider, The CW has released the first two images of Johnson in costume as Batwing. Maya Mani designed the Batwing suit, which also stays pretty faithful to its comic book counterpart.“I wanted the Batwing suit to represent the bond between father and son, to show the love and respect that Lucius Fox had for his son, Luke,” said Mani. “It was conceived within the realm of a child’s imagination; the suit is a bit fantastical and based on the whimsy of a young boy’s dream – complete with rocket boosters and hidden bits that pop out! The Batwing suit represents the combined talents of a solid team who all came together and met the many challenges of encompassing lights, moving parts and the need for mobility head on, bringing this character to life.”RELATED: Batwoman Set Photos Show Off Camrus Johnson’s Batwing“Honestly, it’s hard to explain how much it means to me to wear the Batwing suit and officially play my first superhero,” added Johnson. “The main reason I wanted to be in Batwoman was for this opportunity – to give kids like me another black hero to look up to and relate to. It’s hard not to smile when I catch myself in the mirror with the bat symbol on my chest, and I’ll keep smiling through every fight scene, every awesome stunt, and every Gotham night where Batwing is finally in the field!”According to Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries, Luke’s Batwing journey will extend into next season.“I’ve been looking forward to seeing Batwing since we decided to make Luke Fox a fundamental part of our Bat Team way back in the pilot development stages,” said Dries. “I can speak for Cam when I say, So has he! But this character couldn’t come out of nowhere. We built this character from a deeply personal and complicated Luke story that we began setting up in season one. And I look forward to unfolding it over the course of season three.”What do you think about the Batwing costume? Let us know in the comment section below!Recommended Reading: Batwing Vol. 1: The Lost Kingdom

    Batwoman Set Photos SHOWCASE Camrus Johnson’s Batwing

    The CW superhero universe is getting bigger, as Batwoman continues to add some more costumed heroes to its roster. Thanks to new set photos from the show’s production, fans can get their first look at Camrus Johnson’s Batwing. RELATED: Batwoman: First-Look Photo of Morgan Kohan’s Stephanie Brown UnveiledJohnson, who plays Luke Fox in the show, looks to be the next in line to don a costume, as he was seen wearing what looks to be a costume very similar to the recent Batwing armor from the New 52 run of DC comics. Luke’s story has seen him suffer some harsh injuries, but it looks like he’ll be recovering enough to help protect those in a different way. You can check out the set photos below: GENTE!Camrus Johnson como Batwing durante as gravações da 2ª Temporada de #Batwoman! pic.twitter.com/uIP3Q9oW1S— Portal DCTV (@PortalDCTV) May 19, 2021Season 2 of Batwoman will also feature new cast members Shivani Ghai (Dominion) as Safiyah, Leah Gibson as The Whisper, Nathan Owens as Ocean, and Alex Morf as Victor Zsasz as well as the introduction of DC villain Black Mask.RELATED: The CW’s Batwoman Adds Krypton’s Wallis Day as New Kate KaneBased on the characters from DC, Batwoman is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Caroline Dries, Geoff Johns, and Sarah Schechter. David Nutter and Marcos Siega executive produced the pilot.

    The CW’s Powerpuff Girls Pilot Finds Titular Trio Cast

    The CW’s Powerpuff Girls pilot finds titular trio cast Just a month after landing a pilot order at the network, The CW’s live-action sequel series to The Powerpuff Girls has found its titular stars as Chloe Bennet (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Dove Cameron (Descendants) and Yana Perrault (Jagged Little Pill), according to Variety. RELATED: The CW Orders Pilot for Live-Action Powerpuff Girls Sequel Series The pilot, which acts as a reunion between Bennet and Cameron after starring as opponents in ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., will see the former star as the team’s de-facto leader Blossom while the latter will star as Bubbles, well-remembered as being the sweetest of the trio, and Perrault is set to portray Buttercup, the tough and hotheaded tomboy of the group. The CW recently tapped Maggie Kiley to helm the pilot, having previously worked with the filmmaker on episodes of Riverdale and its spin-off Katy Keene. The new series, which is being developed by writers and executive producers Heather Regnier (iZombie) and Diablo Cody (Jennifer’s Body), will see the titular trio as disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having spent their entire childhood fighting crime and struggling to reunite as the world needs them more than ever. Alongside Regnier and Cody, the project will be executive produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrowverse), Sarah Schechter and David Madden via Berlanti Productions with Warner Bros. Television set to produce the project. Regnier is attached to the studio via an overall deal, with previous credits for WBTV including Falling Skies, iZombie and the Veronica Mars revival at Hulu, as well as working on Showtime’s SMILF and Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. Click here to purchase the Complete Series set of the 1998 animated hit! The Powerpuff Girls was created by Craig McCracken and debuted in 1998, centering on Professor Utonium as, in an attempt to create the perfect little girl, ends up creating the titular trio Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup from the combination of sugar, spice, everything nice and the mysterious Chemical X. The series received rave reviews over the course of its six-season run and was broken up with a theatrical movie in 2002, which was a modest critical and commercial success. RELATED: Arrow Spinoff & The 100 Prequel Still in ‘Active Discussions’ at The CW Cartoon Network rebooted the series in 2016 without the involvement of McCracken or the original voice cast and received generally mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike and some controversy for the mishandling of transgender themes in an episode in the first season. (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

    The CW Orders Pilot for Live-Action Powerpuff Girls Sequel Series

    The CW orders pilot for live-action Powerpuff Girls sequel series Six months after word first broke of its development and coming on the heels of the network giving a straight-to-series order to a reboot of The 4400, The CW has greenlit a pilot for The Powerpuff Girls live-action sequel series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: The CW Developing Live-Action Powerpuff Girls Sequel Series The new series, which is being developed by writers and executive producers Heather Regnier (iZombie) and Diablo Cody (Jennifer’s Body), will see the titular trio as disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having spent their entire childhood fighting crime and struggling to reunite as the world needs them more than ever. Alongside Regnier and Cody, the project will be executive produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrowverse), Sarah Schechter and David Madden via Berlanti Productions with Warner Bros. Television set to produce the project. Regnier is attached to the studio via an overall deal, with previous credits for WBTV including Falling Skies, iZombie and the Veronica Mars revival at Hulu, as well as working on Showtime’s SMILF and Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. Click here to purchase the Complete Series set of the 1998 animated hit! The Powerpuff Girls was created by Craig McCracken and debuted in 1998, centering on Professor Utonium as, in an attempt to create the perfect little girl, ends up creating the titular trio Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup from the combination of sugar, spice, everything nice and the mysterious Chemical X. The series received rave reviews over the course of its six-season run and was broken up with a theatrical movie in 2002, which was a modest critical and commercial success. RELATED: Arrow Spinoff & The 100 Prequel Still in ‘Active Discussions’ at The CW Cartoon Network rebooted the series in 2016 without the involvement of McCracken or the original voice cast and received generally mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike and some controversy for the mishandling of transgender themes in an episode in the first season.

    Batwoman Season 2 Set to Introduce DC Villain Black Mask

    Batwoman Season 2 Set to Introduce DC Villain Black Mask Ahead of Batwoman‘s return this coming Sunday, showrunner Caroline Dries has revealed new details about the new Gotham villains that Javicia Leslie’s Scarlet Knight will face in the upcoming second season of The CW series. She confirmed that DC villain Roman Sionis a.k.a Black Mask will finally be making his debut into the Arrowverse as the leader of the False Face Society. Further details about who will play the character are still being kept under wraps. Black Mask also made his DCEU debut last year in Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey film with Ewan McGregor portraying the vicious crime lord. “We have a couple big bads this season,” Dries said in a recent interview with EW. “One, [who] we teed up midway through last season, is this woman Safiyah, and she’s sort of Alice’s Achilles’ Heel. And ultimately yes with the False Face Society, we will see the leader of this gang as Black Mask later on in the season.” She added on the new Batwoman‘s connection with Black Mask, “While Ryan never used drugs, she was in a relationship where somebody was using drugs and it’s ultimately what got Ryan put away in jail. So, it’s this idea that Ryan is this innocent woman and if she were white, per se, she might not have had the same punishment [that] she, as an innocent Black woman, had to go through. That’s a huge piece of her backstory, so that’s something we’re exploring this year. Batwoman has this particular vendetta against the False Face Society because the idea of drugs permeating the city and nobody taking any responsibility for it strikes at her core.” RELATED: A Wonder Girl TV Series Is In Development At The CW After Ruby Rose’s sudden departure back in May, Javicia Leslie was cast as the new lead of the series and will be become the first Black actress to play Batwoman in a live-action TV or film production. She is set to portray the role of Ryan Wilder, who is described as “likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed” and that she is “nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the Batsuit before her.” Season 2 will also feature new cast members Shivani Ghai (Dominion) as Safiyah, Leah Gibson as The Whisper, Nathan Owens as Ocean, and Alex Morf as Victor Zsasz. Technically, Kate Kane wasn’t the only character to adopt the Batwoman persona in DC’s comic book universe. Almost 50 years before Kate debuted in 2005, Kathy Kane became the first superhero to use this alias in 1956 during the Silver Age. But since her name is so similar to her modern successor, an appearance by this iteration of the hero was probably never in the cards. The first season starred Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman, Rachel Skarsten as Alice, Meagan Tandy (Teen Wolf) as Sophie Moore, Camrus Johnson (Luke Cage) as Luke Fox, Nicole Kang (You) as Mary Hamilton, Dougray Scott as Jacob Kane and Elizabeth Anweis as Catherine Hamilton-Kane. RELATED: Batwoman Showrunner Addresses Decision to Introduce a New Lead for Season 2 Based on the characters from DC, Batwoman is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Caroline Dries, Geoff Johns, and Sarah Schechter. David Nutter and Marcos Siega executive produced the pilot. Season 2 is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, January 17, 2021.

    Supernatural 15.16 Promo & Photos: Drag Me Away (From You)

    Supernatural 15.16 Promo & Photos: Drag Me Away (From You) The CW has released the promo for Supernatural 15.16 titled “Drag Me Away (From You),” exploring an old case from Sam and Dean’s past. You can check out the promo in the player below along with the new photos and catch the episode next Thursday, October 22! Written by Meghan Fitzmartin and directed by Amyn Kaderali, the official synopsis for episode 15.16 reads: “Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are asked to investigate the murder of a childhood friend, calling them back to a motel from their past and perplexing the brothers with a case they thought was solved a long time ago.” RELATED: Slay: Regina King Producing Supernatural Drama in Development at The CW The epic journey of the Winchester brothers comes to a close as Supernatural returns for its final season. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) and the angel Castiel (Misha Collins) have conquered monsters, demons, Heaven and Hell, and in the show’s 14th season, the Winchesters grappled with the Archangel Michael possessing Dean. In a valiant act, Sam and Dean’s surrogate son Jack (Alexander Calvert) destroyed his soul to redeem his adoptive father. But this proved to be a fatal error, leading to the accidental death of Mary Winchester (Samantha Smith). The 14th season also featured the return of John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) for the show’s historic 300th episode. Purchase Seasons 1-12 of Supernatural here! Now, in Season 15, Sam and Dean find themselves facing a threat beyond anything they’ve ever grappled with… anything they’ve ever imagined: God himself. RELATED: CS Unboxed: CultureFly’s Supernatural Summer 2020 Box The long-running series is created by Eric Kripke (The Boys, Timeless, The House with a Clock in Its Walls). Supernatural is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Brad Buckner, and Bob Berens.

    Slay: Regina King Producing Supernatural Drama in Development at The CW

    Slay: Regina King Producing Supernatural Drama in Development at The CW Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk, Watchmen, American Crime) is executive producing the supernatural drama series Slay that is currently in development at The CW, according to Variety. RELATED: Supernatural 15.15 Promo & Photos: Gimme Shelter Slay will focus on Carson Jones, a bold, witty teenager with afro puffs, leather boots, seventies cool, and — thanks to her mother’s ancient African bloodline — supernatural gifts and the responsibility to use them to protect Virginia’s Historic triangle (one of the most haunted areas in the country) from the forces of darkness. Julian Johnson is attached to write and co-executive produce the series. Pam Veasey is supervising and executive producing the project. King will executive produce alongside her sister Reina King through their production company Royal Ties. CBS Television Studios will produce. The series will reunite Veasey and King, who directed and executive produced an ABC pilot Veasey wrote two years ago about five African-American sisters who were all officers in the NYPD. RELATED: Gotham’s Alex Morf Cast as Victor Zsasz in Batwoman Season 2 King will next appear in Jeymes Samuel’s western drama The Harder They Fall, co-starring alongside Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, and LaKeith Stanfield. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

    Riverdale, Batwoman, Nancy Drew & More Vancouver Productions Shut Down

    Riverdale, Batwoman, Nancy Drew & More Vancouver Productions Shut Down A number of Vancouver-based productions have been shut down due to delays in processing COVID-19 tests in British Columbia, including Riverdale, Batwoman, Nancy Drew, and Charmed, according to Variety. RELATED: The CW’s Supergirl to End with Season 6 Additionally, production on David E. Kelley’s ABC series Big Sky has also been put on hold. During a virtual press conference for the Television Critics Association, Kelley said: “There were some delays in test results, so out of caution we shut down yesterday and today. We expect to resume production either tomorrow or Friday.” The outlet also confirmed that Disney’s The Mysterious Benedict Society, Hulu’s adaptation of the young adult novels, has also shut down production. Warner Bros. Television is also delaying production on The CW’s The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl which were set to commence production this week. Netflix’s Maid, another Warner Bros. TV series, has also been shut down. RELATED: Supernatural Season 15 Return Extended Trailer Released According to the outlet, there is a single lab company approved to oversee testing for COVID-19, and the company is currently prioritizing schools, which have opened in British Columbia, as well as local businesses.

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