Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol' Jackson out. Randy Jackson, the lone original "American Idol" judge, says he won't be returning to the Fox talent competition. "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on `American Idol,' I have decided to leave after this season," Jackson said in a statement Thursday. More
NBC orders 5 new TV series for next season Sean Hayes, Parker Posey, Minnie Driver and Gillian Anderson have prominent roles in new television series that NBC will try next season. The network said Thursday that it had ordered five new series, in advance of its annual schedule announcement Sunday. More
YouTube Claims Victory Over TV - Battle Won With One Billion Visitors Per Month With more than one billion unique visitors every month, YouTube asserted last night that the battle between television and the online video giant is over. YouTube claimed victory with six billion views per month. According to the Wall Street Journal, which cited Mark Mahaney's estimates, a stock analyst at RBC Capital Markets, that YouTube generated about $4 billion in revenue in 2012, up from $2.5 billion in 2011. More
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Valve has confirmed that high definition versions of all four Mad Max films are now available to purchase on Steam. The announcement coincides with the release of Avalanche Studios’ Mad Max, which we reviewed earlier today.
The game and films are available now in a variety of packages and price points to Steam gamers in the US, Canada, Russia, Brazil, South Korea and “much of Europe”.
Modders have added iconic Star Wars vehicles, such as the Imperial Star Destroyer and landspeeder, into the world of Grand Theft Auto 5.
The playable Star Destroyer by modder JJxORACLE, modeled by jarjarthomas, replaces the game’s blimp. The modder plans on scaling the Star Destroyer to its full size of 1,600 meters if the game engine can support it. The modder notes that the Star Destroyer mod may be taxing on some hardware configurations and players need to be offline to use it.
TwoDynamic’s video below, via Reddit and VG247, showcases the Star Destroyer and a X-34 Landspeeder by modder KAFAROS in action.