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The Comedy Central App Leaves Plenty of Content Behind Pay Wall


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The Comedy Central app has been years in the making, and launches with a tonne of content to watch on iOS devices. But there are a few drawbacks, like the amount of shows that are stuck behind a pay wall, and some technical blocks that might put prospective customers off downloading it. 

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What’s more, the app is only available on iOS7 and above, putting many people out of the running, and doesn’t support Apple’s AirPlay function, which lets viewers connect their mobile device up to a television for sofa-based viewing. 

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'South Park: The Stick of Truth' is Out Today! What Do The Reviews Say?


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The day all South Park fans have been waiting for has finally arrived; The Stick of Truth, which promised to be a 14-hour expletive-filled, powers that be-mocking, ethnic minority-offending, satirical mind-bender of a bumper, playable South Park episode is released today, March 7. But has the game matched those promises?

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Yes, would be the short answer. The critics have fallen in love with 'South Park: The Stick of Truth', praising its compelling RPG elements, which are laced with enough sarcasm and satire to truly make them a South Park experience, and the painstakingly realised world, which transmits the iconic aesthetic made famous by Matt Stone and Trey Parker over the last 17 years.

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'South Park' Writers Take Aim At "Hobbit" Kim Kardashian In Season Finale


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Kim Kardashian was the latest target on South Park's radar, as the reality television star with "the body of a Hobbit" was routinely poked fun of in the episode that was really all about body confidence and being comfortable in your own skin, not wanting to be in someone elses. With Kim the main target, that also meant it was time to bring out Kanye West again and lampoon him on the Comedy Central show once again and the results were hilarious.

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We wonder how Kim and the (usually) humourless Kanye will react to the episode?

The Dec. 11 episode started with Butlers turning down Lisa Berger for being "too fat," with his infatuation with Kim Kardashian being at the root of his perceptions of what classes as attractive. Once Butler's crush is revealed, it prompts Wendy to argue that not only is Kim “overweight” in real life, but she’s "literally a Hobbit."

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Finally, The South Park Gang Miss A Deadline and Deliver Late Episode


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Having delivered their show on a knife-edge for 13 years now, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have delivered their first late episode. South Park is usually left to the last minute to ensure the show is fresh and contemporary, but a power cut saw Comedy Central receive the iconic, satirical comedy late.

“From animation to rendering to editing and sound, all of their computers were down for hours and they were unable to finish episode 1704 ‘Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers’ in time for air tonight,” the network said in a statement. “It sucks to miss an air date but after all these years of tempting fate by delivering the show last minute, I guess it was bound to happen,” said Parker.

A standard show is kicked off on Thursday, when the team get together and flesh out a narrative. What follows is a manic 5 days of getting the episode animated, rendered, voiced and finished for air on the following Wednesday. That’s a 6-day turnaround in total, and they do that for 7 weeks in a row.

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South Park Studios Struck By Power Cut; Creators Miss Wednesday Deadline


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South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have developed a weekly routine in which they and their team of writers, animators and the rest of the South Park Studios come up with the idea for an episode and get it on air all in seven days. With such a tight schedule to work from, and the fact that procrastination is much more fun that a serious work ethic, a missed deadline always seemed likely to happen. On Wednesday, 16 October night, this is exactly what happened.

We can't just blame the team behind the episode that should have been aired last night, as the studios where the controversial comedy is made was hit with a power cut right on the last day of production (15 Oct.), rendering the episode in limbo until the problem was fixed. The power didn't come on in time for the episode to be finished before it's slot on Comedy Central though, and the episode 'Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers' will be aired next week instead.

South Park Studios released a statement shortly before the episode was due to air, explaining, "On Tuesday night, South Park Studios lost power. From animation to rendering to editing and sound, all of their computers were down for hours and they were unable to finish episode 1704, ‘Goth Kids 3: Dawn Of The Posers' in time for air tonight."

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