Spidey, Mutants and Guardians, oh my…
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When it comes to television comedy, marriage and relationships rule the landscape, and it takes either a strong premise or a talented cast to raise a new series above the bar. Amazon Studios’ third Pilot Season has given us Really, an amusingly risqu trek into the lives of four couples, as anchored by show creator Jay Chandrasekhar and Scrubs’ Sarah Chalke,
Nearly a dozen Americans are known to have traveled to Syria to fight for ISIS, the militant group that the Obama administration says poses the greatest threat to the United States since Al Qaeda before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
If the eruption in Iceland isn’t enough, a new eruption started today at the Tavurvur cone within the Rabaul Caldera. The images from the eruption show an impressive lava fountain and ash plume from the cone producing ash that could disrupt flights across the region. Ash has fallen across much of the area, destroying crops […]
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it has begun proceedings against Valve over the company’s refund policy for games sold through its online game distribution platform, Steam.
“The ACCC alleges that Valve made false or misleading representations to Australian customers of Steam that: consumers were not entitled to a refund for any games sold by Valve via Steam in any circumstances,” it wrote on its website.
The ACCC is also alleging that Valve made false or misleading representations about excluding, restricting or modifying “statutory guarantees and/or warranties that goods would be of acceptable quality”, that Valve would not be under any obligation to repair, replace or refund games if the consumer hadn’t contacted the game developer, and that “statutory consumer guarantees did not apply to games sold by Valve”.
“The Australian Consumer Law applies to any business providing goods or services within Australia. Valve may be an American based company with no physical presence in Australia, but it is carrying on business in Australia by selling to Australian consumers, who are protected by the Australian Consumer Law,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said.
He said that because Valve states that they don’t give refunds under any circumstances, it was in breach of the Australian Consumer Law, which allows consumers to “insist on a refund or replacement at their option if a product has a major fault”.
As a result of the proceedings filed by the ACCC, a directions hearing will take place at the Federal Court of Sydney on 7 October.
Speaking to Kotaku, Valve has responded to the ACCC’s announcement, saying that it will seek fully cooperate with the Australian consumer watchdog.
“We are making every effort to cooperate with the Australian officials on this matter, while continuing to provide Steam services to our customers across the world, including Australian gamers,” said Valve’s Vice President of Marketing, Doug Lombardi.
“The ACCC is seeking declarations, injunctions, pecuniary penalties, disclosure orders, adverse publicity orders, non-party consumer redress, a compliance program order and costs,” the ACCC wrote on its website.
The company, which had experienced setbacks in its efforts in recent years, said it had not yet made a final decision on whether to drill next summer.
It appears that an eruption has begun in the region betweenBrarbunga and Askja, close to the northernmost point of the earthquake swarm that begun almost 2 weeks ago. This would put it within the Askja fissure zonein part called the Holuhraun Lava Field – the same place where cracks were spotted in the land surface […]
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How much is Netflix reportedly paying per episode to stream NBC’s new drama The Blacklist? A lot. In fact, it’s being reported as possibly “the biggest subscription video-on-demand deal for a TV series.”
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President Obama confronted two volatile crises with restraint Thursday, saying he was not close to authorizing airstrikes in Syria and playing down an escalation of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.
Police in Israel say they have found the body of a yeshiva student from New Jersey who disappeared last week. Aharon Sofer, 23, had been hiking with a friend in a hilly, forested area on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Authorities have yet to announce the cause of death. CBS’ Jericka Duncan reports.
Fish out of water tales have been around since people first started telling stories, and there have been multitudes of examples in which this concept is used to a great effect. (Fievel!) But The Cosmopolitans, one of the projects in Amazon Studios’ third Pilot Season, does so little with this idea (or anything else) that I soon became jealous of the fish still in the water, where things actually happen.
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Part of the proceeds will be used to retire a $120 million loan, in addition to about $100 million that will go towards paying two classes of bankruptcy creditors and the remaining amount is to be invested in public improvements.
Are the days numbered?
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