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When you’re in business, you might get used to talking about demographics and working to not only consistently appeal to your target audience over your competitors but to widen your demographic and draw in new customers. If your demographic is an older one, you might eventually be interested in finding out what you can do in order to broaden that downward, including younger consumers who might be faster learners or perhaps more confident with emergent technology and sharing your name around their social circles. If you’re a casino owner, you might find this to be difficult due to how casinos…

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In recent years, there has been a lot of success when it comes to games being made into movies and books being adapted into series, but we’d like to see more games made into animated series. All games are animated, so following the same blueprints to create an animated series which explores the world further should be an easier process than creating a live-action spinoff. The fact that companies like Netflix are investing in more anime also shows how popular the genre has become. Among the best and most open type of game for one to derive a story for…

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As we begin Summer, Fox Performing Arts Center and Riverside Municipal Auditorium announce a special ticket promotion. National Concert Week will take place from May 1st at 9 a.m. PST through May 7th at 11:59 p.m PST where tickets to select shows can be purchased for just $20 (all-in including fees). The tickets will cross multiple genres for every type of live event fan, including Country, Hip-Hop, Latin, Metal, Rock, Pop, and Comedy. To purchase tickets, visit NCW.LiveNation.com search desired show while quantities last. Participating Shows: FOX PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Ana Barbara – May 10Spike & Mike’s Twisted Festival Animation…

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“Murloc Powa !!!” (CC BY 2.0) by Randalfino A game of Hearthstone Back in 2016, gaming history was made when two different genres were brought together in a landmark crossover tournament. The two games featured were Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and poker. But why were these two games chosen for this one-off event? And will we ever see a similar match-up again? What is Hearthstone? If you have never heard of Hearthstone, you might be wondering what it is all about, and what does it have in common with poker? Well, although it is set in the World of Warcraft universe made famous…

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They Live is a 1988 film by John Carpenter. A homeless drifter finds a temporary construction job while living at a homeless encampment. During that time he discovers that an alien race has infiltrated every aspect of human society. The aliens transmit subliminal messages to the humans in almost every form. The film is a cult classic for multiple reasons, including a nearly six minute fist fight, which was even parodied between Timmy and Jimmy in South Park. Shepard Fairey further popularized the film with his clothing line by using one of the subliminal messages from the film for the…

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For the last two years Funimation and Crunchyroll have had a partnership. This allowed properties owned by both companies to stream their content on the Crunchyroll streaming service. Now that Sony has purchased Crunchyroll it seems that partnership is ending. The following statement has been released from Crunchyroll: Dear CR users, As many of you know, we have had an ongoing partnership with Funimation the last two years, sharing anime between users. Unfortunately, Funimation has decided to go their separate way, and this partnership will be winding down on Friday, November 9th. For our Crunchyroll community, this means that you’ll…

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What a season so far! American Horror Story has returned for their 8th season: ‘Apocalypse’. Which is supposed to tie in some of the best seasons from the show thus far. Those seasons include Murder House (Season 1), Coven (Season 3), Hotel (Season 5), and we are also expecting Asylum (Season 2) to come up at some point. *SPOILER ALERT!* If you have not watched this season yet and do not want spoilers of the first 3(ish?) episodes then turn back now……YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! With only five episodes in, this season has shown that they are back to…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ghQs5AmNk The new trailer for Glass has been released. Fans are excited for M. Night Shyamalan’s third installment into the Unbreakable series. Here is a quick summation for those of you who have not seen any of the Unbreakable films. Shyamalan is known for his plot twists. I will try not to be too detailed in my summaries. At this point if you have not seen Split, the Shyamalan twist has already been ruined for you. If somehow it has not (I don’t know how that’s possible if you are reading this, but just to be safe) beware of…

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Setting: Rick and Morty is an animated series known for its humor and storytelling. In the episode “Total Rickall” alien parasites have infested the home and implanted memories of themselves into the characters so they will believe them to be human. Rick locks down the house in order to eliminate the infestation before it spreads throughout the world. The parasitic characters grow in absurdity, and while the audience knows clearly who the parasites are, the human characters are confused by implanted memories and are unable to determine who is real and who is a parasite. Morty discovers the solution to…

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Eighth Grade is a very real depiction of the keystone moments in adolescence where a person attempts to redefine themselves into who they want to be. Bursting with humor and awkwardness, Bo Burnham has successfully checked all the boxes of the ‘coming of age’ genre in a modern and refreshing way. The film doesn’t fall into the formula of outlandishly severe events that define the character, but instead focus’ on many struggles that the main character Kayla (Elsie Fisher) endures in her pursuit to happiness and personal growth. This gives the film a feel of realism that is missing in…

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