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Madeleine Vogel 2018-08-19
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Netflix has been extremely successful in recent years with its original series and movies, but one category it continues to struggle with is the talk show format.

The streaming network has been experimenting with several shows, starting out with the Chelsea Handler-hosted Chelsea and more recently getting Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but two other new series have been cancelled after brief runs.

Both The Break With Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale have been given the axe after a single season.

The Joel McHale Show debuted in February, while The Break just premiered in May, however neither show brought in enough viewers for Netflix to let them continue, notes Hollywood Reporter.

The comedy shows had promise, with Wolf as a rising star following her hosting duties at the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner where she heavily roasted the Trump administration.

Likewise, McHale was well-known for his part on Community, and his Netflix show was almost an exact replica of his previous hosting gig on E’s The Soup.

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Jose Wenger 2018-07-13
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Welcome back to your guide to finding out what's new online.

Every week, we put together a podcast that lets you know what's been added to services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime.

The audio is about a minute or two long.

You know what your Sunday needs?

That's right, you need a snarky Sunday and Netflix aims to provide it with new episodes of The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale.

If you've never seen the show, you're lying.

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Gerardo Diaz 2018-10-05
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After canceling two late-night-themed shows in August—The Break With Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale—Netflix is ready to take another stab at the genre.

On Oct. 28, it will debut Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj, a weekly comedy show hosted by former Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj.

In a new promo for the series, Minhaj pokes fun at his post-Daily Show career, the logline for his new show and government surveillance.

The spot opens as Minhaj is texting with his dad, who asks him if he needs money “because you got fired from the Daily Show.” Minhaj says he didn’t get fired, but his dad doesn’t believe him.

The promo then reveals that Minhaj is being monitored by government officials, who are tracking his texts and emails as they discuss his new show, Patriot Act.

“It explores the modern geopolitical and cultural landscape through a comedic lens,” explains one person, prompting another to respond.

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Earl Rizvi 2018-04-25

Get outside and enjoy the next few days of spring while you still can, because Netflix has plans to keep you on the couch throughout next month.

The streaming giant is releasing 36 original titles over the course of May, including some notable series such as a new season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt and Dear White People: Volume 2.

The May schedule comes fresh on the heels of Netflix announcing its intention to raise another $1.5 billion in debt financing to fund its original content push.

And so the binge-viewing continues…

If you’re looking for some new movies and series to watch, look no further than the schedule below:

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

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Bob Sun 2017-01-21
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The latest rumour, however, is simply the craziest thing yet.

The Wrap reports that the studio has put together a wish list of actors to play Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern Corps movie.

The list reportedly includes Tom Cruise, Joel McHale, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Armie Hammer, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Which, taken as a full list, seems incredibly boring and obvious.

Here are six handsome, white, male actors with box office clout.

Those are more or less the same guys on every list.

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John Johannes 2017-02-22
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The crowdfunded revival project was in late 2015, and it managed to raise $6.3 million in Kickstarter pledges and other donations.

The size of the project and the show's enduring popularity 16 years after its cancellation attracted some reasonably big-name talent to the project both in front of and behind the camera, including Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt as series regulars and a list of guest stars that includes Jack Black, Joel McHale, Jerry Seinfeld, and Mark Hamill.

Jonah Ray, the show's new host, was already an established comedian when he was hired, and the show's head writer, Elliott Kalan, was also the head writer for the Jon Stewart-era and co-hosts the successful film podcast on the .

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Adam Amie 2018-03-23
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Museums are often pretty humorless when it comes to their artwork.

It’s rare for them to acknowledge that art can be confusing—particularly conceptual art, where the artist’s choices can seem self-indulgent or bafflingly arbitrary.

The six-minute spot stars Will Ferrell and Joel McHale as museum goers who are refreshingly honest—and funny—as they tour the Hammer’s new “Stories of Almost Everyone” exhibition.

Viewing piece after piece—guided by Hammer curator Aram Moshayedi—the pair are openly bewildered, sometimes verging on disparaging, by the everyday objects that make up the show.

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A pair of socks thrown on the ground?

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Phillip Willis 2016-12-20
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Joel McHale joins Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and T.J. Miller as the latest comedian and actor confirmed to be hosting a major awards show.

In McHale s case, it s the People s Choice Awards, reports Variety.

McHale had some fun in acknowledging that this awards ceremony isn t quite as high profile as the Academy Awards, which Kimmel has been confirmed to host, or the Golden Globes, which Fallon will head up.

Miller, meanwhile, hosted this year s Critics Choice Awards.

The people have spoken, he joked, and they want Jimmy Kimmel to host the 2017 Oscars!

And the people have also spoken and said that it would be okay if I hosted the 2017 People s Choice Awards.

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Evelyn Fowler 2017-04-25
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21st Annual Webby Awards were announced Tuesday, and cleaned up, capturing the Webby Agency of the Year after winning six Webby Awards and Webby People’s Voice Awards.

International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, recognize “excellence on the internet,” and this year’s ceremony will be hosted by comedian and actor Joel McHale from Cipriani New York May 15 at 7 p.m.

The event will be available for viewing on-demand at the morning of Tuesday, May 16, featuring highlights and five-word Speeches from the night’s big winners.

Other strong candidates for Webby Agency of the Year were:

, five Webby Awards and four Webby nominations.

, five Webby Awards and four Webby nominations.

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William Hanselman 2017-06-18
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Suffice it to say that you can never have too much of the Science Guy, and evidently, Netflix agrees.

Everyone’s favorite science guy is back.

Bill Nye and his Netflix original, titled Bill Nye Saves the World, has been renewed for a second season.

The brainy, popular personality made the announcement himself by way of a video on his Facebook page earlier this week.

“Saving the world turns out to be a big, complicated task, so we’re coming back for Season 2,” Nye said in a statement.

“We want people to view issues in our society through the lens of science and to be inspired and informed about the role it plays in our everyday lives.”

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Thomas Saysongkham 2018-05-30
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Hecho En 72, the production company housed within MDC Partners agency 72andSunny, will become its own company.

The announcement, which went out to staff yesterday, marks the latest and perhaps most dramatic step in the reorganization of the 72 organization, which parted with just under 5 percent of staff in its L.A. headquarters last week.

Managing director and former 72 chief production officer Tom Dunlap will lead the new company, Hecho Studios, along with executive creative director Gui Borchert, who held the GCD title at the agency.

“The traditional production industry was built for a certain way of working—and with the way our work was pivoting, there wasn’t really a partner out there to help us,” Dunlap said.

“The choices were limited, so we just went out there and did it ourselves.”

The studio launched in 2013 and later expanded to include locations within the larger network’s New York, Amsterdam, Sydney and Singapore offices.

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Richard Lucarelli 2018-06-08
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The esports craze has picked up in a big way over the past year, and that’s reflected in the events taking place at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles next week.

Global esports revenues will grow 38 percent to $906 million in 2018 and further grow to $1.65 billion by 2021, according to a new annual report on esports by market researcher Newzoo.

(Meanwhile, a lot of people are starting to find careers in esports).

Newzoo estimates esports enthusiast fans will grow 15.2 percent from 143 million in 2017 to 165 million in 2018, while the number of occasional viewers will grow from 192 million in 2017 to 215 million in 2018.

By 2021, the esports enthusiasts will reach 250 million and the occasional viewers will reach 307 million.

That represents growth from a total of 335 million in 2017 to 557 million in 2021.

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James Bice 2018-06-15
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Fornite Battle Royale is arguably the hottest thing in gaming right now, which is impressive given it’s a free spinoff as opposed to a full-featured title.

Battle Royale has amassed 125 million players in less than a year, and it’s so big that Epic Games organized a massive tournament at E3 2018, one with eye-popping contestants.

Among the celebrities competing were NBA star Paul George, comedian Joel McHale, and EDM musician Marshmello, but their presence paled in comparison to that of the pro Fortnite players.

For a generation of gamers, names such as Ninja and Markiplier evoke an almost divine reverence.

Before the event, we quickly caught up with one pro, Twitch streamer Pokimane, to talk about the rise of Fortnite, its impact on her career, and her advice for beginners.

Pokimane first tried Fortnite as part of a sponsorship, but the allure was immediate.

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Tom Snipes 2018-06-11
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This year’s E3 is finally upon us, and although the expo itself officially kicks off on Tuesday, June 12, companies like Microsoft and Bethesda are already teasing gamers with pre-event press conferences.

We’ll do you one better: Not only are our friends at HP having a massive 20-percent-off sale on most of their Omen gaming line, they’re giving one lucky Digital Trends winner a brand-new Omen Desktop PC 880 – 125 SE.

While we love consoles, the venerable desktop PC is still the king when it comes to getting bleeding-edge power and performance for playing modern games.

HP’s also tossing in this sweet monitor.

This beefy gaming desktop bundle and the rest of the Omen line are exclusively powering the Fortnite Pro-AM tournament at E3 this year.

The Fortnite Pro-AM pairs up celebrities such as Joel Mchale and Jon Heder with Fortnite legends for an epic showdown that kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

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William Ly 2018-06-15
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Karla Aleman, 19, attended with her 18-year-old brother, Rodolfo, who's studying game design, as an early birthday present for him.

But Fortnite just seemed to be everywhere.

There were the announcements from Activision and EA that their respective Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Battlefield 5 games would borrow from Fortnite's popular battle royale mode.

There was the massive fan festival on Wednesday night with celebrities like comedian Joel McHale, NBA star Paul George, WWE wrestler Xavier Woods and big-name streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins.

While the increased security was a little jarring, it also wasn't wholly surprising after a year of particularly disturbing shootings at schools and theaters.

"These just are the right steps to take in this world environment, and that's on advice of the security professionals here in Los Angeles, the LA Police Department and others," said Mike Gallagher, head of the Entertainment Software Association, the trade group that puts on E3.

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Madeleine Vogel 2018-06-18
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Karla Aleman, 19, attended with her 18-year-old brother, Rodolfo, who's studying game design, as an early birthday present for him.

But Fortnite just seemed to be everywhere.

There were the announcements from Activision and EA that their respective Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Battlefield 5 games would borrow from Fortnite's popular battle royale mode.

There was the massive fan festival on Wednesday night with celebrities like comedian Joel McHale, NBA star Paul George, WWE wrestler Xavier Woods and big-name streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins.

While the increased security was a little jarring, it also wasn't wholly surprising after a year of particularly disturbing shootings at schools and theaters.

"These just are the right steps to take in this world environment, and that's on advice of the security professionals here in Los Angeles, the LA Police Department and others," said Mike Gallagher, head of the Entertainment Software Association, the trade group that puts on E3.

collect
0
Madeleine Vogel 2018-08-19
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Netflix has been extremely successful in recent years with its original series and movies, but one category it continues to struggle with is the talk show format.

The streaming network has been experimenting with several shows, starting out with the Chelsea Handler-hosted Chelsea and more recently getting Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but two other new series have been cancelled after brief runs.

Both The Break With Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale have been given the axe after a single season.

The Joel McHale Show debuted in February, while The Break just premiered in May, however neither show brought in enough viewers for Netflix to let them continue, notes Hollywood Reporter.

The comedy shows had promise, with Wolf as a rising star following her hosting duties at the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner where she heavily roasted the Trump administration.

Likewise, McHale was well-known for his part on Community, and his Netflix show was almost an exact replica of his previous hosting gig on E’s The Soup.

Gerardo Diaz 2018-10-05
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After canceling two late-night-themed shows in August—The Break With Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale—Netflix is ready to take another stab at the genre.

On Oct. 28, it will debut Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj, a weekly comedy show hosted by former Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj.

In a new promo for the series, Minhaj pokes fun at his post-Daily Show career, the logline for his new show and government surveillance.

The spot opens as Minhaj is texting with his dad, who asks him if he needs money “because you got fired from the Daily Show.” Minhaj says he didn’t get fired, but his dad doesn’t believe him.

The promo then reveals that Minhaj is being monitored by government officials, who are tracking his texts and emails as they discuss his new show, Patriot Act.

“It explores the modern geopolitical and cultural landscape through a comedic lens,” explains one person, prompting another to respond.

Bob Sun 2017-01-21
img

The latest rumour, however, is simply the craziest thing yet.

The Wrap reports that the studio has put together a wish list of actors to play Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern Corps movie.

The list reportedly includes Tom Cruise, Joel McHale, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Armie Hammer, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Which, taken as a full list, seems incredibly boring and obvious.

Here are six handsome, white, male actors with box office clout.

Those are more or less the same guys on every list.

Adam Amie 2018-03-23
img

Museums are often pretty humorless when it comes to their artwork.

It’s rare for them to acknowledge that art can be confusing—particularly conceptual art, where the artist’s choices can seem self-indulgent or bafflingly arbitrary.

The six-minute spot stars Will Ferrell and Joel McHale as museum goers who are refreshingly honest—and funny—as they tour the Hammer’s new “Stories of Almost Everyone” exhibition.

Viewing piece after piece—guided by Hammer curator Aram Moshayedi—the pair are openly bewildered, sometimes verging on disparaging, by the everyday objects that make up the show.

Error loading player: No playable sources found

A pair of socks thrown on the ground?

Evelyn Fowler 2017-04-25
img

21st Annual Webby Awards were announced Tuesday, and cleaned up, capturing the Webby Agency of the Year after winning six Webby Awards and Webby People’s Voice Awards.

International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, recognize “excellence on the internet,” and this year’s ceremony will be hosted by comedian and actor Joel McHale from Cipriani New York May 15 at 7 p.m.

The event will be available for viewing on-demand at the morning of Tuesday, May 16, featuring highlights and five-word Speeches from the night’s big winners.

Other strong candidates for Webby Agency of the Year were:

, five Webby Awards and four Webby nominations.

, five Webby Awards and four Webby nominations.

Thomas Saysongkham 2018-05-30
img

Hecho En 72, the production company housed within MDC Partners agency 72andSunny, will become its own company.

The announcement, which went out to staff yesterday, marks the latest and perhaps most dramatic step in the reorganization of the 72 organization, which parted with just under 5 percent of staff in its L.A. headquarters last week.

Managing director and former 72 chief production officer Tom Dunlap will lead the new company, Hecho Studios, along with executive creative director Gui Borchert, who held the GCD title at the agency.

“The traditional production industry was built for a certain way of working—and with the way our work was pivoting, there wasn’t really a partner out there to help us,” Dunlap said.

“The choices were limited, so we just went out there and did it ourselves.”

The studio launched in 2013 and later expanded to include locations within the larger network’s New York, Amsterdam, Sydney and Singapore offices.

James Bice 2018-06-15
img

Fornite Battle Royale is arguably the hottest thing in gaming right now, which is impressive given it’s a free spinoff as opposed to a full-featured title.

Battle Royale has amassed 125 million players in less than a year, and it’s so big that Epic Games organized a massive tournament at E3 2018, one with eye-popping contestants.

Among the celebrities competing were NBA star Paul George, comedian Joel McHale, and EDM musician Marshmello, but their presence paled in comparison to that of the pro Fortnite players.

For a generation of gamers, names such as Ninja and Markiplier evoke an almost divine reverence.

Before the event, we quickly caught up with one pro, Twitch streamer Pokimane, to talk about the rise of Fortnite, its impact on her career, and her advice for beginners.

Pokimane first tried Fortnite as part of a sponsorship, but the allure was immediate.

William Ly 2018-06-15
img

Karla Aleman, 19, attended with her 18-year-old brother, Rodolfo, who's studying game design, as an early birthday present for him.

But Fortnite just seemed to be everywhere.

There were the announcements from Activision and EA that their respective Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Battlefield 5 games would borrow from Fortnite's popular battle royale mode.

There was the massive fan festival on Wednesday night with celebrities like comedian Joel McHale, NBA star Paul George, WWE wrestler Xavier Woods and big-name streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins.

While the increased security was a little jarring, it also wasn't wholly surprising after a year of particularly disturbing shootings at schools and theaters.

"These just are the right steps to take in this world environment, and that's on advice of the security professionals here in Los Angeles, the LA Police Department and others," said Mike Gallagher, head of the Entertainment Software Association, the trade group that puts on E3.

Jose Wenger 2018-07-13
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Welcome back to your guide to finding out what's new online.

Every week, we put together a podcast that lets you know what's been added to services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime.

The audio is about a minute or two long.

You know what your Sunday needs?

That's right, you need a snarky Sunday and Netflix aims to provide it with new episodes of The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale.

If you've never seen the show, you're lying.

Earl Rizvi 2018-04-25

Get outside and enjoy the next few days of spring while you still can, because Netflix has plans to keep you on the couch throughout next month.

The streaming giant is releasing 36 original titles over the course of May, including some notable series such as a new season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt and Dear White People: Volume 2.

The May schedule comes fresh on the heels of Netflix announcing its intention to raise another $1.5 billion in debt financing to fund its original content push.

And so the binge-viewing continues…

If you’re looking for some new movies and series to watch, look no further than the schedule below:

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

John Johannes 2017-02-22
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The crowdfunded revival project was in late 2015, and it managed to raise $6.3 million in Kickstarter pledges and other donations.

The size of the project and the show's enduring popularity 16 years after its cancellation attracted some reasonably big-name talent to the project both in front of and behind the camera, including Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt as series regulars and a list of guest stars that includes Jack Black, Joel McHale, Jerry Seinfeld, and Mark Hamill.

Jonah Ray, the show's new host, was already an established comedian when he was hired, and the show's head writer, Elliott Kalan, was also the head writer for the Jon Stewart-era and co-hosts the successful film podcast on the .

Phillip Willis 2016-12-20
img

Joel McHale joins Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and T.J. Miller as the latest comedian and actor confirmed to be hosting a major awards show.

In McHale s case, it s the People s Choice Awards, reports Variety.

McHale had some fun in acknowledging that this awards ceremony isn t quite as high profile as the Academy Awards, which Kimmel has been confirmed to host, or the Golden Globes, which Fallon will head up.

Miller, meanwhile, hosted this year s Critics Choice Awards.

The people have spoken, he joked, and they want Jimmy Kimmel to host the 2017 Oscars!

And the people have also spoken and said that it would be okay if I hosted the 2017 People s Choice Awards.

William Hanselman 2017-06-18
img

Suffice it to say that you can never have too much of the Science Guy, and evidently, Netflix agrees.

Everyone’s favorite science guy is back.

Bill Nye and his Netflix original, titled Bill Nye Saves the World, has been renewed for a second season.

The brainy, popular personality made the announcement himself by way of a video on his Facebook page earlier this week.

“Saving the world turns out to be a big, complicated task, so we’re coming back for Season 2,” Nye said in a statement.

“We want people to view issues in our society through the lens of science and to be inspired and informed about the role it plays in our everyday lives.”

Richard Lucarelli 2018-06-08
img

The esports craze has picked up in a big way over the past year, and that’s reflected in the events taking place at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles next week.

Global esports revenues will grow 38 percent to $906 million in 2018 and further grow to $1.65 billion by 2021, according to a new annual report on esports by market researcher Newzoo.

(Meanwhile, a lot of people are starting to find careers in esports).

Newzoo estimates esports enthusiast fans will grow 15.2 percent from 143 million in 2017 to 165 million in 2018, while the number of occasional viewers will grow from 192 million in 2017 to 215 million in 2018.

By 2021, the esports enthusiasts will reach 250 million and the occasional viewers will reach 307 million.

That represents growth from a total of 335 million in 2017 to 557 million in 2021.

Tom Snipes 2018-06-11
img

This year’s E3 is finally upon us, and although the expo itself officially kicks off on Tuesday, June 12, companies like Microsoft and Bethesda are already teasing gamers with pre-event press conferences.

We’ll do you one better: Not only are our friends at HP having a massive 20-percent-off sale on most of their Omen gaming line, they’re giving one lucky Digital Trends winner a brand-new Omen Desktop PC 880 – 125 SE.

While we love consoles, the venerable desktop PC is still the king when it comes to getting bleeding-edge power and performance for playing modern games.

HP’s also tossing in this sweet monitor.

This beefy gaming desktop bundle and the rest of the Omen line are exclusively powering the Fortnite Pro-AM tournament at E3 this year.

The Fortnite Pro-AM pairs up celebrities such as Joel Mchale and Jon Heder with Fortnite legends for an epic showdown that kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

Madeleine Vogel 2018-06-18
img

Karla Aleman, 19, attended with her 18-year-old brother, Rodolfo, who's studying game design, as an early birthday present for him.

But Fortnite just seemed to be everywhere.

There were the announcements from Activision and EA that their respective Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Battlefield 5 games would borrow from Fortnite's popular battle royale mode.

There was the massive fan festival on Wednesday night with celebrities like comedian Joel McHale, NBA star Paul George, WWE wrestler Xavier Woods and big-name streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins.

While the increased security was a little jarring, it also wasn't wholly surprising after a year of particularly disturbing shootings at schools and theaters.

"These just are the right steps to take in this world environment, and that's on advice of the security professionals here in Los Angeles, the LA Police Department and others," said Mike Gallagher, head of the Entertainment Software Association, the trade group that puts on E3.