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HBO reveal The Last of Us TV series from creator of Chernobyl

Published: 5/Mar/2020 18:56 Updated: 5/Mar/2020 20:53

by Albert Petrosyan

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Amid all the excitement for The Last of Us 2, HBO have announced that a TV show for the critically-acclaimed video game is in the works, to be adapted by ‘Chernobyl’ creator Craig Mazin and Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann.

Since its release back in 2013, The Last of Us has been one of the most popular and successful video games for gaming enthusiasts worldwide. With over 17 million copies sold, it’s currently ranked 49th in the Top-50 best-selling titles of all time.

Considering how well-received it is, particularly when it comes to its narrative and characterization, it’s no surprise that someone’s decided to try and translate that success to the TV screen.

Naughty DogThe Last of Us is one of the most critically-acclaimed video games ever.

On March 5, HBO tweeted out the first-ever teaser for the show – an animated version of the game’s iconic logo that was used by the in-game revolutionary militia group called The Fireflies, along with the caption, “Look for the light.”

They also revealed who will be heading the project, and the names definitely add to the excitement. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Craig Mazin, creator of the popular HBO series ‘Chernobyl,’ will be “re-teaming” with the network to adapt the game.

He’ll be partnered up with Neil Druckmann, Vice President of Naughty Dog, who both wrote and was creative director of The Last of Us. He’s easily the biggest name associated with the title, and is often looked to by fans for the latest information regarding the highly-anticipated sequel, The Last of Us 2.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, former head of HBO’s entertainment division, Carolyn Strauss, and current president of Naughty Dog, Evan Wells, will be executive producers of the show.

Sony Pictures Television will be co-producing it in association with PlayStation Productions, who will be developing their first-ever television series.

Chris Parnell, co-president of Sony Pictures Television, teased that this wouldn’t be the only series they’ll look to produce with PlayStation: “This is the first of many shows we intend to develop with our friends at PlayStation Productions.”

This news comes, of course, in the midst of a period of great anticipation among The Last of Us community, many of whom are eagerly awaiting the release of the game’s sequel on May 29, 2020.

TLOU2 takes place five years after the events of the sequel and will feature the two iconic characters, Ellie and Joel, on their new journey in the post-pandemic United States.

World of Warcraft

How to transfer your World of Warcraft character for free in Shadowlands

Published: 29/Nov/2020 2:41

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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For a limited time, World of Warcraft players in high population realms can transfer their characters for free due to an enormous influx of players in Shadowlands. Here’s how to do it.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is already a huge success. Old and new players have been pouring in high numbers to start or continue their adventures in Azeroth. It’s exciting to see the player base grow exponentially once again.

However, it’s a double-edged sword. High population realms already had log in queues from time to time. Now, the enormous influx of players has made them even more prevalent.

Fortunately, Activision-Blizzard has been monitoring the situation and they’ve come up with a temporary solution. For a limited time, players in high population realms will have access to a Free Character Transfer service. It’s available now, and it’s very easy to do.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Free Character Transfer
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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands players in high-population realms will be able to transfer their character for free.

How to transfer your character for free in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

  • First, you’ll need to be in an eligible high-population realm.
  • Then, if you are, you’ll be able to see the Free Character Transfer service in the Services section of the Shop on your character selection screen.
  • Click that, and choose the destination realm you’d like to join. Keep in mind that you cannot select a destination realm that also has a high population.

The character transfer won’t happen instantly. It might even take longer than usual due to increased demand.

Naturally, you also won’t be able to log in to your character until the realm transfer has finished. It also cannot be canceled and is irreversible.  Activision-Blizzard can disable the Free Character Transfer service at any time.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Free Character Transfer
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If you want to transfer your World of Warcraft character to a different realm for free, you better act fast!

If you’ve been playing Shadowlands, the long queue times might have been a bit frustrating. However, it’s good that Blizzard are at least trying to alleviate it somewhat.

This promotion probably won’t last long, so if you want to transfer your characters, do it as soon as you can.