Saturday, 28 November 2015, 11:06 pm

Assassin’s Creed on top of holiday season’s game

From October to December all big budget video games are released to the public. From Halo 5 to the latest entry in the long running Call of Duty franchise, gamers worldwide will be enjoying something this holiday season.
One game that stands out from the rest is Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series in which players are placed in a millennia-long fictional war against Assassins and Templers.
The first Assassin’s Creed get was set in 1191 during the Crusades, and was released nine years ago on Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. Since its inception, players were sent back to important events in history, such as the American Revolution in the third entry.
With the release on Xbox One and Playstation 4, the series saw a graphic enhancement with the new hardware. Last year’s release, Assassin’s Creed Unity, travelled to the French Revolution and was met with heavy criticism regarding game braking...


Star Wars breaks records ahead of opening

Dressed in their Star Wars merchandise, fans Nick Chorro and his son Roman Chorro eagerly await the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. PHOTO BY JEREMIAH LINKBy JEREMIAH LINK
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A long time ago in a theatre not so far, far away Star Wars: Episode VI was shown for the first time; now 32 years later the sequel is just around the corner. Advance ticket sales for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens are crushing records.
The most recent Force Awakens trailer debuted during half time of a New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles National Football League game on Oct. 19. Tickets sales opened following the trailer. Results were staggering.
The previous record for one-day ticket sales was held by The Dark Knight Rises, Hunger Games: Caching Fire and The Avengers generating $1 million each. The Force Awakens grossed $6.5 million of advance ticket sales, leaving those three films in its dust.
Since then the trailer has been viewed over 51 million times on YouTube and the highly anticipated film is selling out theatres.
The unusually high traffic for online...


Niagara College theatre students attend Up Close and Personal seminar

The principals: Amy Keating, Mitchell Cushman and Katharine Cullen from the Outside the March with Colin Doyle from the Acting for Film and Television program. PHOTO BY EUN JOBy EUN JO
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“Keep fighting and believe in yourself in this hardest business in the world.”
The theatre company Outside the March sent three of its principal members, Mitchell Cushman, Katharine Cullen and Amy Keating to the UP Close & Personal session of the Acting for Film and Television program recently.
Founded in 2009 by Co-Artistic Director Mitchell Cushman and Simon Bloom as well as Co-Artistic Associates, Amy Keating, Sebastien Heins and Katharine Cullen, the company is dedicated to doing what the principals described as “original, immersive, Canadian theatre experiences”; doing it all with joy and hard work.
Students attending the Oct. 9 session had a number of questions about the principals’ careers, expertise and the immersive play Vitals, which was made into a film and screened by the acting students and Emergency Medical Services students on Oct. 2. It was a great opportunity for them to prepare for the real world’s...


Youtube to ask users to pay for exclusive content

A screenshot of the YouTube Red logo.  SUBMITTED PHOTOBy RAZA MALIK
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When Google bought popular video sharing website YouTube in 2006, it took the world by storm. Until then it was nearly impossible to easily upload videos of yourself for the world to see. Since then the site has seen its share of changes. One of the biggest is Google’s recent announcement of YouTube Red.
Red is a paid service costing $10 a month. It removes ads that play before videos.
On Oct. 28 Google released the service in the United States only, but plans to expand to other countries. It was originally launched as YouTube Music Key to capitalize on streaming music and music videos without ads, but in October the name changed expanded the service to the whole website.
Using YouTube Red will remove ads from the website and the mobile application. Users will be able to download content offline to take anywhere should they not have Internet...


Five Things To Do This Weekend

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Niagara Ice-Dogs vs. Kingston                                

On Saturday Oct. 24th, the Niagara Ice-Dogs will be beginning their season

Facts – Location Meridian Centre
Time – (Sat. Oct. 24th 7:00p.m.)
Price Levels – Premium - $25.00
SRO - $15.00
Value Zone – Youth/Students/Seniors $15 .00

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‘’Late October Ghost Walks’’

Excited for Halloween? Go reserve your spot in Downtown St. Catharines for the special early Halloween Ghost Walk event. Go discover the history and haunted stories of Downtown St. Catharines. The tour will consist of haunted tales of the past, present and future while also sharing history about the rare buildings and incidences in Downtown St. Catharines. Tours are approximiately 60 to 75 minutes in length. Ghost Walks will proceed from 91 King Street.

Time & Location – 91 King Street St. Catharine’s, Oct 16th-28th @ 7:00p.m.
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Ten Halloween movies that will make you scream

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1) Halloween (1978)
Released in 1978, many look back at Halloween as the kick-start of the subgenre of horror movies, the slasher film. With its chilling, silent killer in Michael Myers and its plot that you can sink your teeth into, Halloween is the perfect film to watch on Oct. 31.
2) The Exorcist (1973)
Released in 1973, The Exorcist was deemed the scariest movie made and is still to this day. When it was released in theaters, not many people had seen films quite like this one, causing excessive vomiting and fainting during screenings.
3) The Babadook (2014)
One of the recent films on this list, released in 2014, it is well known for its psychological themes regarding loss and depression along with its tension induced jump scares.
4) Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
In 1974, Leatherface and his cannibalistic family were unleashed onto an unsuspecting audience. Made on a small budget...


Marty and Doc come back to the future today

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Great Scott! Today is the day Marty McFly and Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown are set to arrive to the future in their DeLorean time machine.  
Back in 1985, a classic film called Back to the Future was released, with two sequals following in 1989 and 1990 respectively.
In the second film, an aspiring musician Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, is met at his house by his crazy scientist friend Dr. Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd, and an epic adventure in a DeLorean time machine run on plutonium ensues. In the movie, the two are scheduled to arrive in the future on October 21, 2015.
Over the years, the Internet has created many hoax memes for Facebook from a specific scene in this film. A large digital display showing the three dates Marty and Doc travel to has been edited many times over the years to show...