Stranger Things Season 4 Shooting Resumes

Netflix’s ‘Stranger things’ is one of the most commercially successful series on the platform, with three seasons already been released. The show’s first episode was premiered on July 15, 2016, and had instantly become a hit among the audience. ‘Stranger things’ is science fiction, horror, and drama series, which was created by The Duffer Brothers. The series cast include Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Shnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, Joe Keery, Dacre Montegomery, along with Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Caleb McLaughlin, Maya Hawke, and Charlie Heaton.

The backdrop of the show is based in the 1980s  Hawkins, Indiana, where a group of young friends witnesses supernatural forces and secret government exploits after one of them, named Will Byers ( Noah Schnapp), suddenly disappears. As they go on searching for their answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries along their way. Each season of the show progresses to be slightly apart from the previous one, which means that one can watch any of these three aired seasons non-consecutively. Still, they would be able to enjoy the storyline just by connecting some dots throughout the episodes.

Since the last season ended, fans have been impatient about its season 4 release. It was reported that the shooting of season 4 had been put on hold due to the Covid19 pandemic. Now, in the latest report, the production team confirmed on their official Twitter account that after a long pause, the cast and crew are back for filming scenes as the shooting for the fourth season resumes. Although, some of the scenes were already filmed before putting on a halt on March 16, 2020.

In the last released season, the storyline continues in 1985 Hawkins, where summer heats up, and there is no school for children. A brand new mall opens up in the town, while the group experiences itself to be on the verge of adulthood, which stirs up the romance and complicates these young people’s social dynamics. Meanwhile, Steve (Joe Keery) gets his new job at the ice-cream shop in the mall, where he meets Robin (Maya Hawke), a sardonic ice-cream scooper who later gets involved in the Upsidedown drama, along with the local gang of the town. As these two continue to work at the mall, they sense some unusual activities going on and try to solve the puzzles in order to find out what is happening. As the danger looms, the town is threatened by old as well as new enemies. This danger reminds Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and the group that evil never ends; it evolves with time. This crisis helps the group to get together for survival and teaches them the importance of friendship, which makes them stronger and fearless.

Towards the end of the season, while fighting the Russian spies, Jim Hopper (David Harbour) and Billy (Dacre Montegomery) unfortunately die, leaving the audience in utter shock. Also, it was also hinted that some of the gang members are moving from Hawkins to somewhere else, which will disturb the equilibrium of the group. After this season, fans are excited to watch the further twists and turns that are bound to happen throughout its fourth installment. To escalate the excitement, a teaser had been released in February 2020, which shows the shocking return of Jim Hopper in Russia, who was killed in season 3. As season 4 has kick-started its shooting and production, fans are feeling positive about the outcome and are hoping for season 4 to be released soon.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 171 Release Date

‘Boruto,’ which is considered to be a direct sequel of ‘Naruto Shippuden,’ had premiered its first episode on April 5, 2017, and since then, a series of episodes were released. The newest episode 171 was launched on October 25, 2020, with a title named, ‘The results of Training.’ Some viewers watch this series compared to Naruto, while others may find it interesting as a standalone anime show. Nevertheless, both of these series are equally appreciated among the fans. Like Naruto, this is also a Japanese manga series that is written by Ukyõ Kodachi along with the illustration of Mikio Ikemoto under Masashi Kishimoto’s supervision. When the official preview trailer was out, it displayed Shoshoji as Boruto’s opponent. The trailer took a glance at the battle between Shoshoji and Boruto. Meanwhile, it also hints at the update on Miyuki’s condition, which was the most discussed topic among the audience.

In episode 171 of the show, it appears that Sakura will chip in for Sarada’s training, which will not involve any vile character but will still be as challenging as she is going to face one of the strongest kunoichi’s in Konoha, which is her mother, Sakura. While Sasuke will take a back to lay low as the mother and daughter duo train in combat. It will be intriguing for the audience to see how their training will last since there had been a wave of tension stirring between them, as shown in the last episode. As Boruto and Sarada train arduously, they gain the confidence to face a strong enemy. However, Boruto continues to struggle with his Rasengan practice. Later, Inojin, Shikdai, along Chouchou from Team 10, reach out to help in his training.

After that, Boruto declares that he has mastered Rasengan. Towards the end, Boruto will be seen placing his Rasengan against a powerful opponent. When Boruto informs Kakashi that he is going to use a new method to practice Rasengan, Kakashi gets doubtful about the outcome and thus, tests his skills against Shoshoji, a formidable opponent who has been serving time in prison for his horrific crimes. The outcome of this practice battle will determine whether Boruto is ready to fight Deepa and other Kara fighters or not. Besides this, the episode will highlight Orochimaru’s lab, where he will see checking up on Miyuki, one of the test pillars. It is certain that if the third member is still inside the pillar, then he is yet to recover after almost dying from the same fight against Deepa, where he had to rescue Boruto and Sarada.

Overall, it is agreeable that this upcoming episode has a lot of nail-biting scenarios for the audience, which is worth the hype. This latest episode is available for streaming on various platforms. On Crunchyroll and Hulu, the episode is available with its original Japanese audio (English subtitles). In the USA, the English dubbed version is available for streaming on Viz media, while viewers from Australia and New Zealand can stream its English dubbed version on Animelab.

Halo Infinite Release Date and Expected Updates

Halo Infinite is the upcoming video game in the Halo series. It stands as the 6th main entry in the Halo series, while it is the 14th game overall. The game has been developed by 343 Industries. Xbox Game Studios will be publishing the game for the platforms Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Xbox series X, and Xbox series S. Halo Infinite is a highly anticipated first-person shooter game. The user can play the game in both single-player mode and multiplayer mode. Fans are very much excited to get a first look at the 6th Halo series game by 343 Industries.

The story was called Halo 6 and entered the planning stage in 2015. On 10th June 2018, an announcement trailer was released by the creators. The making of the game was affected due to the coronavirus pandemic as the creators had to work from their homes. It was suggested earlier that a Beta version would be released before the full game is released. On 23 July 2020, it was announced that the release of the Beta version would be quite difficult given the current situation. A week later, good news came out for Halo lovers. The multiplayer portion of the game was going to be released as free to play.

The game was being planned for a 2020 release, but unfortunately, the pandemic has made the release of the game difficult this year. On 11 August 2020, it was finally announced that the game release would be postponed to 2021. Hence, it seems like it would take a while before we could play the 6th installment of the Halo series. No more official announcement has been made for a specific date of game release during next year.

When the game was announced, it was also said that it would be released with Xbox Series X/S. However, after suffering the coronavirus damage, it was announced in August that there were no concurrent plans of releasing the version anytime soon. Thereby, the launch of the version was delayed.

The storyline in Halo Infinite runs in continuation of the previous one. The story of Master Chief is continued as the third installment of the Reclaimer Saga. The story was called Halo 6, which was in continuation of Halo 5: Guardians released in 2015. Master Chief has only one mission, and that is to save humanity for the greater good. It has been claimed that the synopsis, setting, and gameplay of this time would be much more human-like. Master Chief will be playing a much more centralized role this time around. The group ‘Banished’ who were seen first in Halo Wars 2, will be the enemies this time around. Along with it, we will also mark the return of the Mjolnir armor belonging to the Chief.

The announcement trailer hinted it that the story would be revolving around a Halo ring that has been damaged mysteriously by somebody. The rest of the story will be unveiled after the game is released.

911 Season 4 Release Date and Production

911 is an American TV series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear in the procedural genre. The television series was broadcasted under the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is based on the emergency services in Los Angeles. The creation of this television series was a joint alliance amongst Reamworks, Ryan Murphy Television, and 20th Television. The series got average to good reviews from the audience and critics. The first season received 70% votes on Rotten Tomatoes, 100% for season 2, and 75% for season 3.

A spin-off series called 911: Lone Star was also created. The spin-off series showcased the lives of emergency services in the city of Austin, Texas. The first season of the spin-off was premiered on 19th January 2020. The spin-off has also been renewed for a second season.

The first season of 911 was premiered on 3rd January 2018. A few days later, on 16th January 2018, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on 23rd September 2018. On 25th March 2019, the series was renewed for a third season that aired on 23rd September 2019. The first season consisted of 10 episodes, while the later seasons consisted of 18 episodes each.

After the 3 seasons of 911 received fairly good reviews, it was renewed for a 4th season finally in April 2020. It was feared that the airing of the fourth series could be postponed a lot due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, there is good news for the fans. The series will be returning for the 4th time with not much delay. The premiering of season 4 of 911 is scheduled in January 2021. However, no particular date has been announced for the release of season four. It is going to take a while before we have the exact release date available. The number of episodes in the season are yet to be announced.

The main cast of 911 includes Angela Bassett as Athena Carter Grant Nash, Peter Krause as Robert “Bobby” Nash, Oliver Stark as Evan “Buck” Buckley, Aisha Hinds as Henrietta “Hen” Wilson, Kenneth Choi as Howard “Chimney” Han, Rockmond Dunbar as Michael Grant, Connie Briton as Abigail “Abby” Clark, Jennifer Love Hewitt as Madeline “Maddie” Buckley Kendall, and Ryan Guzman as Edmundo “Eddie” Diaz. The list is joined by Corinne Massiah as May Grant, Marcanthonee Jon Reis as Harry Grant, and Gavin McHugh as Christopher Diaz.

Development of Season 4

When season 3 ended in May 2020, fans were skeptical about the fourth season. This was because the coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to everything. The usual schedule for 911 part one used to be the fall of the same year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone knew that it was impossible for the series to return for season 4 in the fall. The production for season 4 resumed on 5th October 2020. Following this, the series was announced to have a January release this time. We have not gotten any more information regarding the same.

Fujifilm X100S Camera: Performance in 2020?

The President of Fujifilm Corporation, Shigehiro Nakajima, was very proud to announce the release of the brand new black version of the popular and famous FUJIFILM X100S. The camera was top-rated among the audiences and has been a strong demand from customers all around the world. The multi-award-winning FUJIFILM X100S was named the European Advanced Compact Camera of the year 2013-14 by EISA. The camera was released back in 2013, which features a single fixed focal length lens and APS-C size X-Trans sensor. The camera also encompasses the world’s first Hybrid Viewfinder that allows the users to switch between its Optical and Electronic Viewfinder. The X100S camera is an excellent piece of work where it is both portable and versatile in its uses and features.

The camera also lets users enjoy an analog feeling while handling with its rapid confirmation of keys setting at a glance. The retro-styled compact camera instantly captures the imagination of serious photographers and camera players. It offers outstanding image quality, which is based on the ultimate hybrid viewfinder, which gives a shooting experience reminiscent of rangefinder cameras.

The X100S model of the FUJIFILM cameras revisits the concept where the overall external design of the camera is not changed essentially. However, the inside camera is a completely different one. It uses a 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS sensor with on-chip phase detection, which promises the much-improved autofocus speed in the camera. It is further supported by a new processor, named ‘EXR Processor II,’ which includes the brand new function of ‘Lens Modulation Optimizer.’ The company claims that this function is used to overcome lens aberrations such as diffraction and peripheral aberrations and also improves the quality of the image taken at the smallest as well as the largest apertures. The latest model of the camera has upgraded to a higher resolution of 2.35M dot display.

The camera also offers two additional manual aids, which are available using the EVF or LCD focus peaking display that outlines the in-focus elements and introduces the users to an all-new ‘Digital Split Image focusing’ display that uses face detection data from the sensor and is ultimately designed and created to offer a likewise experience to manual focus film cameras. The company has also made the product more responsive as the camera has been upgraded to detect the image movement with greater precision and accuracy.

FUJIFILM X100S features

  •  A 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • On-sensor phase detection autofocus
  • Two-hybrid viewfinders with the options of having optical as well as an electronic viewfinder
  • On-sensor autofocus for multiple phase detections
  • Novel color filter array which is designed to avoid color moiré
  • Dedicated dials for the purpose of shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation
  • 23mm F2 lens, which is fixed in nature
  • Improved and upgraded manual focus system which offers more responsive focus ring, focus peaking, and split-image displays
  • ‘Q’ control panel on the screen and a tabbed menu system
  • Socket for electronic remote release

Age of Empires 4 Release Date and Expected Gameplay

Age of Empires is a historical game that involves real-time strategies. The game was originally developed by Ensemble Studious. Xbox Game Studios has been publishing the game. The first installment of the game was released decades ago in 1997. A total of 8 games were released in this series. 3 out of these 8 games are in the main series, while the other 5 games are the spin-off games. Age of Empire IV is the 4th installment in the main series of the game and 9th installment overall. The last installment of the main series came in 2005, and since then, it has been 15 years, and no game has been released to continue the main game series.

Age of Empires IV was brought on board back in 2017. On August 21, 2017, it was announced by Microsoft that the Age of Empires IV was going to be developed by Relic Entertainment. For the upcoming months, there was no information regarding the release of Age of Empires IV.

Finally, on 11 June 2019, Phil Spencer (Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Gaming) announced that the Age of Empires IV was in development, and more information and glimpses regarding the same will be released later in the year. On 14th November 2019, gameplay footage was revealed at the X019 event. A mini glimpse was given into the gameplay, which excited the fans of Age of Empires.

Apart from this, the creators have been pretty tight-lipped about the whole thing. They have not revealed the extent of the progress of the development of the game. Unfortunately, no official date of release is available for us. Earlier, it was rumored that the game would be released in late 2020, but that does not seem to happen anytime soon. It is expected that the game will be released somewhere in 2021. We will have to wait for the confirmed date of release of the game.

Age of Empires IV Gameplay

The 2019 trailer of the game gave a nice look into what could be expected to see in the game. The one-minute trailer was liked by some people, while some found the intensity of the gameplay lighter than they expected it to be. The creative director Adam Isgreen sounded very excited about the gameplay in one of his interviews. He stated that they were adding something very cool and crazy to the game. He said that they were trying to add history to the game in an entertaining manner. Along with being exciting, the history added to the game will be much humanized.

He also revealed that, like every other gaming series, they were also trying to modernize the gameplay as they progressed with the new installments. However, they do not want to overcomplicate things just for the sake of modernization. They do not want to mess with the complexity of the game while trying to modernize it. This means they would have to approach the application of changes in a completely different manner.