Fans condemn JK Rowling over delay in launch of 'Pottermore' siteMar 5, 7:56 pm
London, Mar 5 (ANI): JK Rowling is facing criticism from frustrated Harry Potter fans over delays in the launch of her interactive website 'Pottermore'. The Pottermore site, was announced with great fanfare in June last year and fans were promised full access in October. Five months on, the site is still in the 'Beta' testing phase and no explanation has been given for the failure to launch.A spokesman for Rowling would say only that the author was "not ready to say" why it had been delayed. "There is no further information at the moment - but it will be obvious when it is announced," the Telegraph quoted the spokesman as saying."We appreciate fans' patience, and as soon as we're in a position to let them know more, we will do so," he said.The interactive site is intended as a meeting place for fans, offering games, discussion forums, film clips and access to e-books.The author has written 18,000 words of extra Harry Potter material for the site.Fans expressed their frustrations online and criticised Rowling for failing to keep them updated."This is very, very bad advertising for JKR. Is she aware of what is happening? It is frustrating for all the fans, and worst of all there is no satisfactory response," wrote one."It seems the eye is bigger than the belly. Come on JKR - get your finger out and type a response. It's the fans of your writing that put you where you are today."Others took to the social networking website, Twitter to post their complain. Gaming experts said technical problems could be the cause of the delays."They [online games] are very complex to create and at the testing stage there can be a lot of problems," Tristan Donovan, author of Replay: The History of Video Games, said."With Pottermore, it's likely that technical problems have been uncovered and it's taking quite a bit of time to fix it. Making an online game perfect for its users is really quite a daunting and ambitious task so it's unsurprising they have had delays," Donovan added. (ANI)
There's nothing called art or commercial cinema, says Saurabh Shukla Jul 6, 2:40 pm
New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Veteran Bollywood actor Saurabh Shukla, who was recently spotted at the closing ceremony of sixth Jagran Film Festival in National Capital, cleared up the air between art and commercial cinema.Full Story »
Bollywood tweets to mark Ranveer Singh's 30th b'day Jul 6, 2:40 pm
New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): With Ranveer Singh turning 30 today Bollywood celebs headed towards their Twitter accounts to make his day even more special.Full Story »
Naseeruddin Shah to take stage for play in Lahore Jul 6, 2:08 pm
Karachi, 6 July (ANI): Naseeruddin Shah will be performing in a play at the Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall during his to visit Lahore in November.Full Story »
Kunal Kapoor looking for solid meaty roles in Bollywood Jul 6, 1:55 pm
New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor, who was recently spotted at the 6th Jagran film festival in New Delhi at the screening of 'Kaun Kitne Paani Mein', said that he is looking for solid "meaty" roles in Bollywood.Full Story »
- Bobbi Kristina's beau Nick Gordon says blame drugs, not me
- With $ 74 M earnings, `Termination:Genisys` tops international box office
- Is `Dabangg` Khan upset over missing IIFA 2015?
- Salman Khan attends Baba Siddiqui's Iftar party but SRK gives it a miss
- Will `Terminator Genisys` release in China be a savior for Paramount?
- Britney Spears and sons recreate `Oops! I Did It Again` album cover
- `I Do`? Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis finally tie knot
- Vanessa Williams ties knot with fiance on Fourth of July
- Lucky-in-love again? Sam Smith spotted cosying up with mystery guy in London
- Police to lodge FIR against star cast of 'Mohalla Assi'
TOP VIDEO STORIES