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A game that isn't even out yet has already racked up $100 million in revenue

In 2000, a bizarre and controversial film called "Battle Royale" was released. In the film, dozens of Japanese high-school students are placed on an island, given weapons, and forced to kill one another until one person remains.<p>That person is crowned the winner.<p>If that sounds a lot like the plot of …

Gaming

Even the cinematographer filming 'Westworld' didn't know the secrets of the show

"Westworld" isn't known for its subtly. The HBO series is filled with detailed sets from the Old West amusement park, and the sleek, modern facility below it.<p>Robert McLachlan , a cinematographer who's worked on "Westworld," "Game of Thrones," and "Ray Donovan," recently talked with Business Insider …

Westworld

Elon Musk loves video games — here are his favorites

Elon Musk may be the CEO of two different companies, but he still makes time to game.<p>As the head of Tesla Motors, Musk is leading the rebirth of all-electric vehicles. At SpaceX, his steering a company whose mission is to "revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to …

Mass Effect

Where this 12-time Olympic medalist stores all of her medals

Although Olympic medals are not made out of the pure, precious metals, they are extremely valuable. That is why we wonder how athletes keep them safe. Dara Torres, five-time Olympic swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist, told us where she keeps her medals.<p>Torres has teamed up with SHOW MORE OF YOU …

Olympics

You might have free Amazon credits waiting for you thanks to Apple — and they expire today

Because of a lawsuit over e-book prices that was settled years ago, you may have credits that can be applied to purchases on Amazon waiting in your Amazon account.<p>To check if you have credits, simply click this link.<p>But even if you have credits from the settlement, you have to use them by Saturday …

Amazon

'No stained garment, no smoking gun, nothing,': Cosby juror explains why he wasn't convinced by the plaintiff

One of the jurors in Bill Cosby's trial said that he did not find the accusation of rape convincing because the accuser had worn a bare midriff and had no "stained garment" to show.<p>Last December, famed comedian Bill Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault in relation to …

Bill Cosby

Inside Apple’s rocky road to Hollywood, and what happened to Dr. Dre’s show

Last week, Apple finally hired a head of video programming — actually two — in a moment that Hollywood had been waiting for since Netflix and Amazon crashed into Los Angeles with billions of dollars to spend on TV shows and movies.<p>By hiring veteran Sony Pictures Television execs Jamie Erlicht and …

Apple

The 5 best new songs you can stream right now

This week, Drake unveiled a laid-back summer track at a fashion show, and DJ Khaled released a Calvin Harris-produced jam featuring Travis Scott and Jeremih.<p><b>Here are the best songs out this week that you can stream right now:</b>

Music

Demi Lovato: I 'have to' share with my fans online every day

You’ve probably heard of Demi Lovato. The former Disney star turned international pop star (“Camp Rock” aired nine years ago this month) has a huge audience of devoted fans, but not many people know that she’s also used that fan base to create a successful game that's brought in $18 million in …

Demi Lovato

The best 'Call of Duty' game ever is coming to PlayStation 4

"Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" — the best game in the long-running series — launched 10 years ago.<p>If your trigger finger hasn't felt the same since, get ready. It's about to make a comeback.<p>On June 27, Activision is rereleasing "Modern Warfare," this time for the PlayStation 4. The game, which …

Gaming

A new Netflix documentary about the Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan trial will change how you see the case

Any documentary filmmaker would like to delve into the trial between Hulk Hogan and Gawker: a high-profile case filled with sex, betrayal, and outlandish courtroom testimony.<p>But director Brian Knappenberger also saw something more troubling beneath the surface. The case was also a fight against the …

Documentaries

How DJ Khaled revived his career and captured the pop charts on the strength of his marketing

In October 2015, DJ Khaled's eighth album, "I Changed a Lot," debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard album chart, moving an unremarkable 19,000 copies in its first week.<p>It was the lowest-selling album of Khaled's career.<p>The LP's tepid performance suggested that the once-ubiquitous Miami DJ — who …

Music

Ron Howard says joining the 'Star Wars' Han Solo movie is 'gratifying'

Just a day after being named the new director of the untitled Han Solo movie, director Ron Howard found himself in the position of having to talk about it while attending the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Friday.<p>The Hollywood Reporter writes that while speaking to an audience …

Star Wars

The insane workouts Alison Brie did to get in shape for her new show

At 5'3", Alison Brie seems like the last person who could play a convincing professional wrestler, but her trainer is here to tell you she's the real deal.<p>For Brie's new show, Netflix's "GLOW" (available June 23), the funny actress busted her butt for months with trainer Jason Walsh to not just …

Exercise

Kit Harington's 'Game of Thrones' audition was so 'mind-blowingly good,' the casting director forgot about his black eye

• <b>Kit Harington plays Jon Snow on "Game of Thrones."</b>• <b><br>He's told an amazing story about showing up for his audition with a black eye.</b>• <b><br>Harington says he got into a fight at a McDonald's the night before.</b>• <b><br>But "Game of Thrones" casting director Nina Gold told INSIDER that she doesn't recall the black eye.</b>• <b><br>She</b> …

Game of Thrones

One coder recreated the first level of 'Super Mario Bros' in augmented reality and played it in Central Park

Augmented reality is on its way towards becoming mainstream, especially after Apple unveiled its ARKit for developers earlier this month. But the technology may become popular sooner than expected, however, thanks to one enterprising programmer.<p>28-year-old developer Abhishek Singh managed to …

Augmented Reality

This abandoned Disney water park has been rotting for over 15 years

When Disney River Country opened in 1976, visitors flocked to Orange County, Florida, to ride the winding slides and traverse the wooden bridges. The park closed down 25 years later. After leaving the park empty and abandoned for 15 years, Disney finally drained and filled River Country's …

Walt Disney Company

The new 'Assassin's Creed' looks like the series' best entry in years

The new "Assassin's Creed" game looks like the best entry in years.<p>It's called "Assassin's Creed Origins," and it's set during one of history's most fascinating periods: Ptolemaic Egypt. That's the era when Egypt's millennia-spanning empire began to fall, while Rome — led by Julius Caesar — …

Assassin's Creed

Why critics say 'Transformers: The Last Knight' is '2017's most toxic movie'

"Transformers: The Last Knight," the fifth movie in Michael Bay's already critically maligned franchise, is out this week, and the reviews aren't looking good.<p>The movie has a 15% rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, and critics are having a field day with their creatively harsh …

Movies

'Game of Thrones' fans picked their favorite villains, heroes, seasons — and which deaths were most satisfying

The new season of HBO's iconic hit "Game of Thrones" is coming back next month, and hype is reaching a fever pitch.<p>A new trailer dropped this week, and if you haven't checked it out, you definitely should. (You should probably read our second-by-second breakdown of the footage as well.)<p>In honor of …

Game of Thrones

Johnny Depp jokes about Trump: 'When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?'

While appearing at Glastonbury Festival's Cineramageddon in Britain, Johnny Depp steered into US politics in front of an audience of 1,500, the Guardian reported on Thursday. Depp jokingly riffed on a hypothetical assassination of President Donald Trump.<p>“It is just a question – I’m not insinuating …

Johnny Depp

The summer movie people are most excited about is a surprise

There are some big, expensive movies coming out this summer, including another Spider-Man reboot and the latest "Transformers," but enthusiasm for them among Americans is lacking.<p>According to a poll from our partner, MSN, people aren’t that excited for summer 2017’s biggest movies — and the one …

Movies

Buying an Xbox One makes more sense than ever, but there's still one huge problem: the PlayStation 4

If you haven't bought an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 yet, you're in luck: They're both cheaper than ever at $250. The time is ripe!<p>That's a straight up 50% reduction in price from the original asking price of the Xbox One, and a major discount for the PlayStation 4. And since both consoles launched …

Gaming

Judges uphold ruling that 'Making a Murderer' subject Brendan Dassey should be freed

CHICAGO (AP) — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was improperly obtained and he should be released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday.<p>Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa …

Crime

Chance the Rapper apologizes to Dr. Dre for mocking his record label

Chance the Rapper, the first independent, streaming-only artist to win a Grammy, has apologized to Dr. Dre for mocking Dre's Aftermath label and other music institutions on his 2017 Be Encouraged tour.<p>On the tour, Chance played his anti-label single "No Problem" while the screen behind him …

Music

'He already paid a price and suffered': One of Cosby's jurors explains his thinking on the mistrial

One of the jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial told a reporter that the comedian had "already paid a price and suffered."<p>Back in 2015, famed comedian Bill Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault in relation to allegations that he drugged and molested a Canadian …

Bill Cosby

The fired Han Solo directors believed they were hired to 'make a comedy'

On Thursday, Lucasfilm announced that Oscar-winner Ron Howard would be taking over the directing reins of the untitled Han Solo movie following Tuesday's shocking news that its original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller ("The Lego Movie," "21 Jump Street"), were fired.<p>Lucasfilm president …

Star Wars

Every Michael Bay movie, ranked from worst to best

Love him or hate him, director Michael Bay has spent the last two decades completely dominating the box office.<p>Though he’s a punching bag for critics, Bay’s movies — from the action-comedy “Bad Boys” to the thrilling “Armageddon” — have grossed over $2.1 billion at the United States box office in …

Movies

The biggest hit song the year you were born

Whenever you were born, there was a song you couldn't get away from.<p>We don't think about it much, but the music playing around us as we grow up is ingrained with us for life. Whether it's Elvis Presley's '50s hits, baby-boomer classics like The Beatles' "Hey Jude," or George Michael in the '80s, …

John Lynch