Rogue Initiative launches in LATransmedia group to produce content for TV, film and VRDan PearsonThursday 11th February 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareEx-Infinity Ward producer Pete Blumel has founded a new transmedia production company aimed at creating content for film, TV and VR in LA alongside executives from both Hollywood and television.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Rogue Initiative will be working on several interactive projects, including a “big episodic action tentpole franchise, a psychological thriller, and a stylized animated action adventure.” Blumel will be the firm’s CEO, and will be joined by Chief Production Officer Cathy Twigg and Chief Business Development Officer Hrish Lotlikar. “I’ve always loved finding ways of bringing Hollywood creatives together with AAA video game developers,” said Blumel. “Virtual reality is another great catalyst in building that bridge. Our vision at The Rogue Initiative is to create a studio where the most successful storytellers and filmmakers from Hollywood collaborate side-by-side to create and develop new worlds and interactive experiences with the best and brightest from the video game and tech industries. We’re very fortunate to have built some amazing relationships with established filmmakers over the years, which have now culminated into various projects currently in production using Unreal Engine 4. We can’t wait to formally announce these Hollywood collaborations soon.”As well as creating original content and working on the transitioning of existing properties to VR experiences and vice-versa, Rogue Initiative will also be working on bespoke technology for VR experiences.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesActivision no longer working with Call of Duty actor after hateful sexist commentsA video resurfaced on social media showing Jeff Leach making offensive, sexual and threatening remarks targeting women By Marie Dealessandri 2 days agoHow Women in Gaming survived its publisher’s demiseMeagan Marie explains how Crystal Dynamics stepped in after Prima Games, the original publisher of her book, shut down right after launchBy Brendan Sinclair 5 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Tomorrow night’s Phat Tuesday throwdown at Webster Hall just got even phunkier. Sister Sparrow, aka the fabulous Arleigh Kincheloe, has been slated to sit in with Lettuce members Adam Deitch, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff and Ryan Zoidis, as well as special guest bassist Chris Loftlin.Tar Iguana will open up the evening, and Deitch will be DJing in between sets.Phat Tuesday will go down in the Marlin Room at Webster Hall tomorrow, Tuesday, June 2nd. Get tickets here and more info here.
At 7 a.m. Tuesday, the center of Tropical Storm Zeta was located inland over the northern Yucatan Peninsula approximately 45 miles east of Progresso and about 540 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River.Zeta is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph, and this general motion is forecast to continue Tuesday.Zeta should turn toward the north Tuesday night, and a faster northward to north-northeastward motion is expected on Wednesday. Zeta is forecast to re-strengthen when it moves over the southern Gulf of Mexico later Tuesday morning, and become a hurricane again later Tuesday.Zeta is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength when it approaches the northern Gulf Coast late Wednesday. Rainfall totals of 4 to 8 inches, with local amounts of 12 inches, are possible through Tuesday along and east-northeast of Zeta’s track across the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and the Cayman Islands. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain will be possible across western Cuba through Tuesday.There are no Hurricane Warnings, Storm Surge Warnings, Tropical Storm Warnings and Tropical Storm Watches at this time for Southeast Texas. On the forecast track, the center of Zeta will move over the southern Gulf of Mexico later Tuesday morning, over the central Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night, then approach the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and make landfall within the hurricane warning area late Wednesday or Wednesday night.Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles from the center.
Oman became the fifth Middle Eastern country to be hit by the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) yesterday, as France ruled out what was previously described as a probable case.The illness in Oman was detected in a 68-year-old Omani man with diabetes who was hospitalized in stable condition in Nazwa, 150 kilometers (93 miles) west of Muscat, the capital, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report.Oman’s health affairs under secretary, Mohamed bin Saif al Hosni, said the man got sick after having contact with someone from outside the country, according to reports from Reuters and the Oman Daily Observer.The patient had a 7-day history of fever, cough, expectoration, and shortness of breath, the Observer said. There was no word on his occupation or whether he had contact with animals.Meanwhile, testing by the Pasteur Institute in Paris ruled out the suspected case in France, according to a translated statement from the French health ministry. Reports yesterday said the illness was in a 43-year-old who recently returned from Saudi Arabia, but it was not clear if the person had attended the Hajj this month. Today’s statement gave no other details.Exclusion of the suspected case leaves France’s MERS count at two cases, both of which were detected in May.Oman, which lies on the southeastern end of the Arabian Peninsula, joins Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates as Middle Eastern countries that have had MERS-CoV cases. A few cases have also been reported in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Tunisia (as well as France), but all those cases had direct or indirect links to the Middle East.In hunting for the source of MERS-CoV, researchers reported in recent months that camels in Oman, Egypt, and the Canary Islands carried antibodies to the virus or a closely related one. But so far no one has reported finding MERS-CoV itself in a camel. The virus is closely related to coronaviruses found in bats, but so far there has been no definitive evidence that bats carry it.Earlier this week, Qatar reported a MERS-CoV case in a 23-year-old man who works in an animal barn owned by a 61-year-old man who previously had the illness. The older man was said to own camels, sheep, and chickens.The MERS-CoV count of the World Health Organization, which has not yet acknowledged the case in Oman, stands at 145 cases with 62 deaths. Most of those have been in Saudi Arabia, whose posted tally is 124 cases and 52 deaths.See also: Oct 30 AFP storyOct 30 Reuters storyOct 30 Daily Observer storyMachine translation of Oct 30 French health ministry statement
Born Gregory Bailey in the twin-island state of Antigua & Barbuda the reggae artist has had a stellar musical career spanning more than 30 years with highlights such as recently touring with the reggae giants Third World. Causion is asking fans and supporters to download the song. Proceeds from its sale will go towards assisting with his medical expenses. “Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be in this position,” said Bailey. “I think my current situation is a wake-up call for other artists. I’m hoping that by going public, my situation will encourage other artists to get regular checkups. In our business, we spend a lot of time focusing on the art form and not ourselves.” The stage 3 diagnosis means the cancer is locally advanced and treatable with urgent and immediate care. Causion, who is based in the United States, currently has four albums. He has headlined concerts to benefit the less fortunate and, ironically, has participated in concerts to raise funds for cancer. He lost both his parents to cancer. Antigua & Barbuda’s Reggae Ambassador Causion has been diagnosed with Stage-3 colon cancer. The diagnosis came seven days after he was rushed to emergency surgery on November 19 in Palm Beach, Florida. “I can’t express what I was feeling at the time,” said Causion, “Perhaps you can say it was disbelief.” To support Causion’s treatment and recovery visit thankyoumission.com and download his latest song “Give Thanks.” The singer is reaching out to his friends, fans, and colleagues for financial assistance as he begins his long road to treatment and recovery. Cautious is also a songwriter and throughout his career has used his lyrics to uplift and educate others. This time is no different. His latest single entitled “Give Thanks” is his way of saying thank you to his fans and to express gratitude for his life and his career.
Upd. at 15:00 The most recent deal was signed last September when he committed until 2022 on terms worth 55,000 pounds per week. And despite having time to run on his contract, owner Daniel Levy wants to increase his wages again to fend off outside interest. However, the London-based club are not going to let him leave easily. The idea is that he becomes one of the players to pick up 100,000 points per week. Said offer would bring him in line with the club’s top earners, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris. “Real Madrid and Barcelona are going to be interested and I would say Dele Alli is the prime suspect right now. Everyone wants him, and if I was the manager of Real Madrid and Barcelona, I would want him. He is a wonderful player and very young.” 12/01/2017 Dele Alli has become one of the most highly rated players in Europe. The young Tottenham player continues his rapid progression and clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona have both been linked with him. CET El Tottenham quiere blindar a Dele Alli Spurs’ plan is instead to increase the 20-year-old’s salary, according to the Daily Mai. Since first signing for the club in 2015, Alli has already had his contract renewed three times according to his growing status in the team. Sport.es Spurs legend Ossia Ardiles says if he was the coach of either of the La Liga giants, he’d be keen on signing the England star. IN SPORT.ES “Success breeds success, and a lot of [Tottenham’s] players are starting to demand interest from different clubs,” Ardiles told Sky Sports.
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