Spyder audio launch: Fan of Vijay’s ‘I’m waiting’, says Mahesh Babu

Spyder audio launch

After much delay, superstar Mahesh Babu is gearing up for the release of the spy-thriller Spyder. On Saturday, the makers hosted a grand audio launch in Chennai, where several eminent personalities from the industry graced the event. Mahesh Babu was received by hordes of fans, who were constantly chanting “Star…Star…Superstar”.

Mahesh began his speech in Tamil, which was received with thunderous hooting and cheering by the audience. He thanked filmmaker AR Murugadoss, producer Madhu and his co-stars Rakul Preet Singh and SJ Suryah for Spyder.

When asked about his favourite dialogue from Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s films, Mahesh said, “I liked ‘I’m waiting’ from Thuppakki.” The Nenokkadine star also revealed that he really wished he had starred in Thuppaki.

And signed off thanking fans in Hyderabad for their unconditional love and support. AR Murugadoss said that the much-awaited Spyder trailer will be out on September 15.

It must be noted that Vijay has remade several Mahesh Babu’s films in Tamil. Earlier to this, Mahesh Babu once told that he planned to work with Vijay in a Telugu-Tamil bilingual. The highlight of the event was Mahesh’s eloquent Tamil. Interesting trivia is that Mahesh grew up in Chennai before becoming a superstar in Andhra Pradesh.

Directed by AR Murugadoss, Spyder will see Mahesh Babu as a stylish police officer, while SJ Suryah will play the prime antagonist. Ever since its inception, fans have been madly waiting for the film as it marks Mahesh’s first film with Murugadoss.

Made on a lavish budget of Rs 120 crore, Spyder is expected to have a massive opening in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The film has already raked in Rs 150 crore through its satellite and distribution rights.

Spyder will hit the screens on September 27 worldwide.

source:-India today

Japanese Gamers Left Waiting for Pokemon Go’s Home Launch

Japanese Gamers Left Waiting for Pokemon Go's Home Launch

Gamers in Japan, home of Nintendo Co’s Pokemon, waited in vain on Wednesday for the launch of its smash-hit mobile phone game, amid media reports that the developers behind it had hit the brakes over concerns that manic demand would overload server capacity.

Nintendo’s shares suffered a rare bad day since Pokemon Go took the world by storm, tumbling 13 percent to around JPY 27,765 ($261) on the disappointment. Even so, the stock has gained 86 percent since its US launch earlier this month, adding $17 billion to its market capitalisation.

“Isn’t Japan the home of Pokemon? I beg them to hurry up!,” said Toshihide Onchi, a 40-year-old system engineer who took part in the trial of the game’s beta version.

Late on Tuesday technology news site TechCrunch and other media outlets reported the launch would take place the following day. TechCrunch later reported a postponement, but said the rollout for one of the world’s most critical gaming markets was still imminent.

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A spokeswoman for Pokemon Company, which created the game along with Nintendo and Google-spinoff Niantic, declined to comment on the report, reiterating that nothing had been decided over the Japan launch date. Nintendo referred any queries regarding Pokemon Go to Pokemon Company.

Investors and analysts are betting the success of game, available officially in 35 countries and played in many more, will be transformational for Nintendo. While Pokemon Go will not prove a major direct boost, it could prompt Nintendo to cash in more effectively on an extensive cupboard of characters.

Until Pokemon Go, the company had focused on more profitable consoles and snubbed mobile games.

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Candy crushed?
Niantic CEO John Hanke told Reuters on Friday the developers were being extra-cautious in Japan, given the level of expectation and sheer number of players.

“The technical challenge for us is having enough server capacity on the back end to handle that number of users,” he said.

Pokemon Go, which marries a classic 20-year-old franchise with augmented reality, is on its way to becoming the first mobile game to break the $4 billion-per-year barrier, beating Candy Crush Saga, according to Macquarie Research.

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Others too have benefited from the craze. Shares of Japan’s McDonald’s Holdings Co ended up 9.8 percent after the TechCrunch report said the fast-food chain operator would become the game’s first sponsor.

TechCrunch said the sponsorship would see McDonald’s 3,000-plus fast food restaurants across Japan become “gyms”, or battlegrounds, for Pokemon collectors. The chain already gives away Pokemon-themed toys with its Happy Meals.

McDonald’s Japan said on Wednesday that it planned to collaborate on the game “soon.” The statement said it will announce details of the collaboration when it is ready.

© Thomson Reuters 2016

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