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Despite the popularity of Netflix's original shows, the streaming giant doesn't actually own most of the content it delivers to customers. It's a situation that the company is working hard to rectify, but in the meantime it has to negotiate with partners to continue serving up shows like House of...

April 22nd 2015 at 6:41am 0 Comments
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Netflix hit a nerve last weekend when its new series Daredevil, which follows the sightless crimefighter's early rise, premiered without a descriptive audio track for blind viewers. As The Mary Sue reports, that irony did not sit well with viewers, many of whom took to Twitter or Change.org to voi...

April 14th 2015 at 3:20pm 0 Comments
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March is over, and in a few hours March Madness will be too. As the NCAA Men's basketball tournament wraps up -- as well as the first season Better Call Saul -- we're eyeing another championship series with intrigue and plenty at stake: HBO's Game of Thrones, now returning for its fifth season. It...

April 6th 2015 at 8:06pm 0 Comments
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Rivals HBO and Netflix aren't really going head-to-head yet, but by the time Daredevil and the next season of Silicon Valley air, they could be. HBO is targeting April for the launch of its standalone streaming service, right around the time its Mike Judge-produced series about a tech startup kick...

February 6th 2015 at 10:27pm 0 Comments
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Welcome, 2015! Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gaming news. Think of this as your casual weekly recap of...

January 9th 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Netflix watchers, check this post and update your calendars accordingly -- the streaming service just announced premiere dates for a bunch of the new shows it will have this year. That list includes its first collaboration with Marvel, (Daredevil, April 10th), the Tina Fey-produced show it snagged...

January 7th 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gaming news. Think of this as your casual weekly recap of interesting (and...

October 17th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Over the weekend Marvel Heroes launched Game Update 2.3, also known as Training Day. This latest update introduced an all-new game mode for players to enjoy. The S.H.I.E.L.D Holo-Sim game mode lets players dive into a high-tech holographic simulation room either alone or with a friend and face wa...

February 24th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Defiance players are in for a little treat for their patience during a tumultuous opening week. Trion Worlds acknowledged the various issues that the game and its community have gone through, and thus the studio has put together a gift package as a way to thank customers for their patronage. Cur...

April 11th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments