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CLEVELAND, OH: Halloween and horror music legends Midnight Syndicate will bring their critically-acclaimed concert experience, Midnight Syndicate Live!, back to the world famous amusement park, Cedar Point this fall. The horror-themed multimedia concerts blending live music, theatre, and film will run Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 15 through October 29 in the Jack Aldrich Theater at Cedar Point’s 21st annual HalloWeekends event.

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(image courtesy of Midnight Syndicate)

“We’ve developed a new, even better show that we can’t wait to unleash on audiences,” said Midnight Syndicate’s Edward Douglas. “Our new venue, the Jack Aldrich Theater, is a perfect fit for what we want to do. It will allow us to create an intimate and thrilling experience that guests won’t soon forget.”

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As we reported on back in June of 2016, former ‘Carolina Ghostbusters’ cosplay fan group leader Michael ‘Doc’ Robert Geressy has been convicted of child solicitation.

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Geressy and his ECTO-1 replica car (fair use/public domain)

Geressy, 37, of Gastonia, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to solicitation of a child by a computer Monday at the Lincoln County (NC) Courthouse. He will serve 75 days in prison followed by four months of electric monitoring. Geressy will then be required to register as a sex offender for 30 years.

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As reported on our official Facebook page yesterday, Carrie Fisher has passed away at the age of 60, according to multiple sources.

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She suffered a heart attack on December 23rd during a flight from London, UK to Los Angeles, CA and was taken off the flight to a nearby hospital. Although she was reported to be in stable condition, complications arose, and she was confirmed dead by her 24 year old daughter Billie Lourd at 8:55AM the morning of December 27.

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North Carolina based production company Sun & Moon Studios’ most recent film release, Mindbender, is now availabe on DVD via their official webstore. The award-winning psychological horror anthology features three short stories, with an overarching plot that loosely ties them together, much in the vein of Creepshow and Tales from the Darkside: The Movie.

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(image courtesy of Sun & Moon Studios NC)

Unlike these films, however, Mindbender is a bit ambitious in the sense that the order in which you watch the three shorts isn’t necessarily important, as the stories manage to tie together in slightly different ways if one is to watch them in an order different from that suggested.

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Iconic television and film actor Ron Glass, best known for his performances as NYPD Detective Ron Harris in ‘Barney Miller’ and Shepherd Derrial Book in ‘Firefly’ and ‘Serenity’ has died at the age of 71.

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Glass in ‘Firefly’ (2002)

A veteran actor, Glass landed his breakout role on ‘Barney Miller’ in 1975, for which he received an Emmy nomination, and went on to appeal in several TV shows, including ‘The New Odd Couple’, ‘The Twilight Zone’, ‘Family Matters’ and ‘Murder She Wrote’ before landing his iconic fan-favorite role as the mysterious Shepherd Book in ‘Firefly’ in 2002, followed by a reprised role in 2005’s ‘Serenity’. His last notable appearance came on Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ as Dr. Streiten. According to various reports, stemming rom a statement from his agent, Jeffrey Leavitt, Glass died Saturday, November 26 from respiratory failure.
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Just in case you didn’t get online yesterday and see the (literally) MILLIONS of posts about it all over social media, news media, and well, just about everywhere else on the web, Nintendo is back!  No, this is not a drill, yes, this is 100% legitmate, and in fact, let me repeat this for dramatic effect:  NINTENDO. IS. BACK.

Yesterday, Nintendo officially announced its newest system – the Nintendo Switch (formerly known in little more than rumors as “Project NX”). Before we go any further with this, have a look at the OFFICIAL trailer released by Nintendo themselves yesterday (that by the way, is already at over TEN MILLION views in less than 24hrs as of the time of this writing)…

We’ll give you a moment to breathe and let that sink in.
You good? Okay! Let’s continue!

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The final frontier returns for further exploration May 2017 with the debut of Star Trek Discovery, the newest Star Trek television series and the first since Star Trek: Enterprise ended in 2005. Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman, it will premiere on CBS All Access, CBS’ subscription streaming service with Fuller, Kurtzman, Gretchen Berg, and Aaron Harberts acting as showrunners.

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(image courtesy of CBS Networks)

Star Trek Discovery is set 10 years before the original Star Trek series takes place, following the crew of the USS Discovery as they explore an event from the history of the franchise that has been mentioned but never shown. Little is yet known about the characters or cast except for the protagonist, a female character known so far only by the name “Number One” in honor of Majel Barrett’s character in the original Star Trek Pilot episode, “The Cage.”

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In what might just be the biggest news of the year to the gaming world, Bethesda Softworks has announced the official release date of ‘Skyrim: Special Edition’ – the fully next-gen remastered version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Windows PC.

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(image courtesy of Bethesda Softworks)

October 28, 2016 is the big day, and gamers all around the world, and of course all over the internet are buzzing about it and its many new improvements.

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a side-by-side comparison (image courtesy of Bethesda Softworks)

Most notably is the fact of just how much better, well, everything looks. The graphics and visuals are far superior to its previous incarnation, which was released for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Windows PC back in November of 2011 (11/11/11 to be exact).

The other big news is that Xbox One edition of the game WILL support mods, whereas the PS4 version WILL NOT. This has understandably caused quite the frenzy among both Xbox One and PS4 console gamers, for exactly the reasons you might think on both sides. Of course, mods are nothing new to PC gamers, who will of course have them yet again. Although causing quite the uproar, it is not exactly surprising considering that Xbox One consoles already have mods for Bethesda‘s OTHER big title, Fallout 4, whereas PS4 also does not. Whether this affects sales figures on either console remains to be seen.

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CLEVELAND, OH – Award-winning composers and dark music pioneers Midnight Syndicate have released the Zombies!!! Official Board Game Soundtrack.  
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The new release features Midnight Syndicate‘s signature blend of sound effects and instrumental music set in the modern day, post-zombie apocalypse world of the Zombies!!! board game.  “We wanted to design a soundtrack that would not only heighten the Zombies!!! game play experience, but also appeal to all fans of zombies and our friends in the haunted attraction industry,” said Edward Douglas.  “I think we were able to achieve that.”
 
“Given the character and core elements of the game, I think that both of us immediately felt that this album should focus on having a more modern, aggressive sound. In order to achieve that, we brought in a lot of electronic and percussive instruments and kept the fundamental game scenarios firmly in mind, approaching it more as an actual soundtrack than as a collection of songs built around a particular theme or setting. While there are a few tracks that are more situation or location-specific, most are intended to evoke the general feel and atmosphere of the game world, allowing you to play along without interruption,” added Gavin Goszka.

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