Note: This piece is in response to Andrew’s opinion article last night.

After having watched Sony’s E3 presentation, and read the many comments on the Book of Spells articles on here, I’ve decided to argue in favor of Sony. Please, save your wrath for the end.

I don’t think it is fair to hate on Sony or Rowling for this announcement. Frankly, I was quite impressed to see a completely original idea from Sony. Lately, I feel like Sony and Microsoft have just been carbon copies of Nintendo. Wait, I take that back, they added cameras! But really, I never would have imagined using the Playstation’s Eye Camera to make books and stories come to life. Yes, it is aimed at kids and families with young children, but as a young adult I was still impressed with the announcement.

And even as a young adult, I would be thrilled to play Book of Spells. Rowling said it herself when she said the game “is the closest a Muggle can come to a real spellbook.” I don’t have the Move system or the Wonderbook (obviously) but count me in! If they come out with a bundle package, I’d defiantly consider it. But that’s just me. I’ve seen many fans putting their opinions against it out there tonight, including a whole article about it just an hour after the conference finished.

The two main arguments I’ve seen are: “Why not just put out a real Encyclopedia?” and “It’s not fair to people that don’t have a PS3, it’s too exclusive.”

Let’s take a look at that first argument. First off, I think people are upset because when we heard Rowling was working on new content, and Bloomsbury disappointed us when we found out they were relying on already published material for a revenue boost. No one said anything about a Harry Potter Encyclopedia, and there is no reason to connect Book of spells to an Encyclopedia. Sure, it will have some new content, but that will happen with any new Potter product.

Which brings me to the second argument. Yes, only people with all the proper equipment will be able to play this new game, but why is that any different than any other Potter product? Take Pottermore. I have friends who still don’t have internet where they live, they can’t access it. Does that mean Pottermore is ruining Harry Potter? How about The Wizarding World in Orlando? Millions of Potter fans don’t have the money or access to go there and taste the park-exclusive Butterbeer. Does that mean Universal is ruining Harry Potter? There’s no way I’ll be able to go see the Harry Potter Studio Tour in England until I have a lot of disposable income. Does that mean WB is ruining Harry Potter?

All those things are exclusive, and that’s what makes them special. What we don’t have access to, we find ways to access, such as the Harry Potter wikia or one of the many fan websites. Personally, I think it’s a bit drastic to say Sony is ruining Harry Potter, or that we should be disappointed in them or Rowling. There will always be something exclusive that everyone is longing for.

I understand the price of all the equipment needed for Book of Spells is a lot of money, I really do. But if it all only cost $20 or $30, like a new book would, I’m willing to bet there’d be a lot less complaining and more praising. Let’s not be so hasty to hate just because this content will cost us money. Anyone seen the price for a ticket to Islands of Adventure where The Wizarding World is located lately? It’s not cheap either, but we hail Universal for their wonderful experience. How about we give Sony a chance?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.

After filing for divorce from Johnny Depp earlier this week, Amber Heard has now filed a restraining order against the actor after alleged domestic abuse.

TMZ reports Heard went into a Los Angeles courtroom this morning to file the restraining order and shared photos of physical abuse by Johnny Depp, including bruises from this past weekend. “Heard claims after he allegedly hit her he offered her money to stay quiet, but instead she filed for divorce first thing Monday morning,” TMZ says. Heard reportedly “has video of one of the beatings.” TMZ’s report includes a graphic photo of the bruises the actress received from Depp.

Update: The restraining order has been granted.

Heard says she’s been physically assaulted “various times during their marriage,” according to TMZ, and believes there’s “an immediate threat of harm.” Hence the restraining order.

The report adds, “We’re told cops told Amber they would find Johnny and arrest him if she gave a statement about the alleged violence, but she refused. Officers told her if she changed her mind she could call them. As far as we know, she has not gone back to the cops.”

Johnny Depp is currently in the middle of promoting Alice Through the Looking Glass, which opens in theaters Friday.

Depp and Heard married last year after three years of dating. A photo of the couple at this year’s Grammy Awards is below.

DCOM marathon schedule: See full list of movies and when they air

The mega marathon begins Friday, May 27 and runs into June!

10:00 am EDT, May 27, 2016

The highly-anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie marathon began Friday, May 27 at 10 a.m. eastern and runs through the holiday weekend. See the complete DCOM marathon schedule here!

When Disney Channel says they’re running a DCOM marathon, they mean it. The network will be airing 51 DCOMs from Friday to Monday ahead of this summer’s release of their 100th DCOM, Adventures in Babysitting (debuting June 24). Who needs Memorial Day festivities when you can sit inside and enjoy Disney Channel classics all weekend?!

After Monday they’ll continue to air a couple more movies every night until they eventually air all 100 DCOMs. That’s right! Every single one of ’em is returning to television between now and late June.

Below is the complete list of DCOMs airing from Friday, May 27 into the middle of June. Since many are airing in the overnight hours, you’ll probably want to set up your DVR. Or in case you want to watch them again. And again.

DCOM Marathon Schedule

Friday, May 27

10:00AM Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
11:20AM Read It and Weep
12:55PM Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
2:40PM Jump In!
4:15PM Lemonade Mouth
6:15PM Zapped
8:00PM High School Musical 2
9:55PM The Cheetah Girls 2
11:45PM Zenon the Zequel
1:25AM Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
2:55AM Twitches Too
4:25AM Alley Cats Strike!

Saturday, May 28

6:25AM You Wish!
8:05AM The Proud Family Movie
9:50AM Quints
11:25AM Horse Sense
1:10PM Cow Belles
2:50PM Twitches
4:30PM The Even Stevens Movie
6:15PM Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie
8:00PM Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
9:50PM Princess Protection Program
11:30PM The Cheetah Girls: One World
1:05AM Zenon: Z3
2:40AM Halloweentown High
4:20AM The Thirteenth Year

Netflix DCOMs High School Musical

Sunday, May 29

6:00AM Right On Track
7:45AM Full-Court Miracle
9:35AM Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off
11:20AM Brink!
1:10PM Double Teamed
2:55PM Rip Girls
4:35PM Motocrossed
6:20PM Cloud 9
8:00PM Teen Beach 2
9:55PM Bad Hair Day
11:40PM How to Build a Better Boy
1:20AM Pixel Perfect
2:55AM The Other Me
4:30AM Genius

Monday, May 30

10:00AM Stuck in the Suburbs
11:30AM Halloweentown
1:05PM Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century
2:55PM Smart House
4:25PM High School Musical
6:15PM Camp Rock
8:00PM Descendants
10:05PM Teen Beach Movie
11:55PM Cadet Kelly
1:50AM The Cheetah Girls
3:35AM Johnny Tsunami

Camp Rock DCOM

After Memorial Day Weekend, Disney Channel will air two more DCOMs each night. Here’s the schedule so far (again, set your DVRs because these air late!)

Wednesday, June 1
12:00AM Return to Halloweentown
1:40AM Can of Worms

Thursday, June 2
12:00AM Going to the Mat
1:40AM Miracle in Lane 2

Friday, June 3
12:00AM The Suite Life Movie
1:40AM Ring of Endless Light

Saturday, June 4
12:00AM Invisible Sister
1:40AM Now You See It…

Sunday, June 5
12:00AM Girl vs. Monster
1:40AM Phantom of Megaplex

Monday, June 6
12:00AM Tru Confessions
1:40AM Tiger Cruise

Tuesday, June 7
12:00AM Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire
1:40AM Under Wraps

Wednesday, June 8
12:00AM Den Brother
1:40AM Go Figure

Thursday, June 9
12:00AM Avalon High
1:40AM Jett Jackson: The Movie

Friday, June 10 and beyond
As of right now Disney Channel hasn’t released the schedule beyond June 10.

Which DCOMs do you plan to watch during the Disney Channel Marathon?

Related: The best DCOMs on Netflix

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Next week we’ll be launching a fun new game here on Hypable where we’ll seek your help in ranking every single DCOM in the history of DCOMs. It’s probably a good idea to watch as many of these as possible so you can brush up on your knowledge base and rank them accurately!