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Netflix will become one of the few places online that you will be able to stream recently-released Disney content from in the United States later this year, the video service has confirmed. Stemming from an agreement made in 2012, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV source of recent films within the Disney properties, including movies from Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm, with the first batch of films set to arrive in September.
Continent criss-crossing, jet-setting, and last of the famous international playboys, MacNN Editor Charles Martin made a diagonal line from an undisclosed island off the west coast of Canada to Orlando, Florida to help out with some Fringe Festival shows, so he's not available again this week, leaving Managing Editor Mike and MacNN contributor Jordan to go over both the leading tech news stories of the week as well as totally geek out on Disney software, figurines, consoles, Star Wars and more.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look back at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, Disney gives up on Disney Infinity and closes an internal studio, Paradox Interactive sees record day-one revenue from Stellaris at launch, the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise may arrive on consoles, and EA's financial results reveals some information about major game launches.
Hulu may become another contender in the Internet TV marketplace, with a report claiming it is planning to launch its own streaming subscription offering live programming to its users. The service, which will offer both live and on-demand content, will apparently include channels such as ABC, ESPN, and other Disney properties, as well as Fox-derived streams for as Fox News, FX, and both national and regional sports channels.
Players of Disney Infinity on the Apple TV will no longer be bringing anything new to Disney Infinity 3.0 on the Apple TV. Responding to a customer query on a support forum, Disney advises "there are currently no plans for further updates to the Apple TV version" of the game, which means players will have to move onto game consoles if they want to play the game with newer generations of the collectible models and their accompanying playsets.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look back at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, Blizzard confirms details about its next Hearthstone expansion, NCSoft lets go of a large proportion of Carbine Studios staff, Steam creates a way to play non-VR games in a VR headset easily, and game details are unusually leaked via frozen food.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look back at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, the Exploding Kittens card game launches as a multiplayer title on iOS, a Marvel playset for Disney Infinity 3.0 is dated, Introversion prepares Prison Architect for consoles, and a Five Nights at Freddy's RPG ships.
ESPN is taking down its YouTube channels, following after the launch of the YouTube Red subscription service by Alphabet, according to reports. The sports broadcaster is slowly turning its videos private and is switching out the YouTube player on its online properties with its own web player, with the likely reason being either legal or financial issues over the monetization of clips hosted on the online video service.
Disney is going to launch a subscription service in the United Kingdom next month, providing users with a variety of content across the media company's properties. Said to be called DisneyLife, the service will cost subscribers £10 ($15.50) per month, though unlike purely streaming services such as Netflix, it will offer access to books and music alongside streaming movies and TV shows from the Disney catalog via its apps.
Artists and animators at Walt Disney's Feature Animation Studio have taken the iPad Pro for a spin, with one of them posting an account on Twitter and others broadcasting the event on Periscope. From the reports, the animators appeared to be very impressed with the iPad Pro as a drawing tool, noting that the surface has "tooth," or a bit of roughness on the surface, to aid in the tactile feedback of a traditional drawing tablet -- and that the Apple Pencil and palm rejection technology worked exceptionally well.