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Disney and Apple are clashing over TV streaming service

It seems that Apple and Disney might be having issues negotiating which channels will be included in Apple’s upcoming TV streaming service. According to new reports, Apple wants to limit the number of Disney channels in order to keep costs down but Disney would rather Apple picked up most of …

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The Star Wars Humble Bundle is live

The Humble Bundle is back, this time offering up nine classic Star Wars titles, with the promise of more to be added over the next couple of weeks, all to raise money for charity. Pay what you want games include Knights of the Old Republic and Jedi Knight Academy. Those …

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Pewdiepie has an iOS app now

If you didn’t think accessing the videos of the world’s most subscribed Youtuber Pewdiepie was easy enough before, now you can do so through his official iPhone app, which gives you access to his videos and lets you select your favourites in a pseudo-bro playlist. Developed in conjunction with Maker …

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Pixar might be making a Star Wars movie

Some fans of the company and of the movie series will no doubt find cause for concern in the report that Pixar may very well be making a Star Wars movie, but from Disney’s perspective, taking your still most well respected (mostly) studio and letting it go nuts on your …

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Disney abandons Star Wars 1313 trademark

What little hope we had left of seeing the Star Wars 1313 project come back to life is now gone as Disney has officially abandoned the trademark,an update on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website has revealed: “No Statement of Use or Extension Request timely filed after Notice …

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Twitter co-founder joins Disney’s Board of Directors

Twitter Co-founder, Jack Dorsey, has just taken over from Judith L. Estrin, former Chief Technology Officer of Cisco Systems, on Disney’s board of Directors. Estrin had to move aside as she had already served the maximum 15 years allowed on the board. Disney announced its latest board member at a press …

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Disney debuts tactile feedback system for touch screens

One of the biggest drawbacks with touch screen input technology, is the fact that you have to look at it to figure out what you’re pressing and for the very sensitive ones, it’s hard to tell if you’ve touched something you didn’t want to until it’s too late. Disney of …

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Netflix UK gets Disney catalogue

Netflix users in the UK are pretty underprivileged compared to our American cousins (which is why I’d normally recommend you change your DNS settings to gain access to the bigger library) but in terms of Disney movies, not any more: the catalogue of films has now been added to the British …

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EA just got the Star Wars video game license

Disney, the new owners of the Star Wars franchise, has already farmed out the license for video game development to a new company and guess who it is? Everyone’s favourite always-on publisher, Electronic Arts! Hurray… right? This license is pretty all encompassing too, giving EA the right to develop games across …

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Disney shutters LucasArts, everyone laid off

Disney has moved its mouse pointer to “shut down,” and then clicked firmly on Lucasarts, ending the life of the long time great studio that brought us classics like the Monkey Island series, Indiana Jones point and clicks, Maniac Mansion and a lot of Star Wars games – plus my …

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Disney partners with Netflix for future catalogue

Netflix

In a move that is likely to give Netflix a big leg up against its worldwide competitors, Disney has announced that in the future its new movies will be showcased on Netflix first and its back catalogue will also be made available on the streaming service. Unfortunately for those of …

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Would you watch a movie about a video game character?

Of Course

We’ve had movie adaptations of video games before: Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Pokemon, Street Fighter, DOA, Mortal Kombat; and they’re all pretty horrible. However unless you’re a fan of Press Start – and even that’s about a video game-like universe – then you probably haven’t seen a movie about an …

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Playdom in demand – Disney in talks for takeover

Playdom are a game maker many of you might not have heard of however they create titles which are played on sites such as Facebook – titles such as Farmville are still incredibly popular. Their net worth is estimated to be between $400 million and $750 million which gives a …

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