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3:30 PM on 03.18.2015

Attention cord cutters: PlayStation Vue launches today for PS3 and PS4

For those who have long abandoned the Hell that is cable television or those wanting to break free of its shackles, Sony is now offering its own alternative, the PlayStation Vue platform for the PlayStation 4 and 3. Pretty mu...

Robert Summa

10:15 AM on 03.17.2015

Sling TV comes to the Xbox One with a month-long free trial

I'm really enjoying Sling TV so far, and today it hits the Xbox One, joining the Roku, iOS, Amazon Fire, and Android platforms. If you spring for it on Xbox One you'll get one month free, and the first "5000 c...

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 03.09.2015

HBO unveils 'HBO Now,' its anticipated standalone streaming service

Today at Apple's Watch and MacBook conference, HBO announced that HBO Now, its highly anticipated standalone streaming service, is coming in April. That gist is that it allows people to cut the cord on cable if they want HBO...

Chris Carter



Powers is a cheesy action romp, but I'll still watch it photo
Powers is a cheesy action romp, but I'll still watch it
by Chris Carter

Powers, an upcoming TV show from Sony, has an interesting debut on the PlayStation Network on March 10 as the PSN's first real foray into original programming. Powers has been in the making since 2001 (one year after the comic series was released), when Sony Pictures first optioned the series. Needless to say, it's taking a big chance with this unique arrangement.

Despite the fact that I'm not familiar with the source material, after watching the first three episodes, I'm interested enough in catching it on a weekly basis -- even if I wouldn't necessarily recommend it.

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9:30 AM on 03.04.2015

Sling TV gets AMC added to its base package

Sling TV is a pretty neat cable-cutting service that's already live on the Amazon Fire TV, Roku 3, and in the coming weeks, the Xbox One. Today, it debuts AMC in its base package, which is still priced at $20 per month. This ...

Chris Carter

12:15 PM on 03.03.2015

HBO Go is now available on PS4

The Xbox One got HBO Go a few months back, and now it's the PS4's turn to join the party. Starting today, you can access the app on Sony's newest console. Just keep in mind that it still needs a cable subscription for no...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 02.24.2015

Telltale's first original series is a TV show and videogame crossover

Telltale Games has a propensity for surprising when it comes to revealing new projects. The news that it was creating a story-based Minecraft was so far out of left field, that it prompted us to wonder aloud what the nex...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 AM on 02.23.2015

The 'is Gordon Freeman a character' debate continues with HBO's Looking

Last night's episode of Looking, airing now on HBO in its second season, tackled the issue of Gordon Freeman's enduring Half-Life legacy. Is he a character, or merely a construct? Preparing for a Halloween party, series ...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 02.15.2015

Nintendo reneges on plans to bring TVii to Europe

Nintendo has cancelled plans to launch its Wii U TVii service across Europe. "Due to the extremely complex nature of localising multiple television services across a diverse range of countries with varied licensing systems, r...

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 02.09.2015

Sling TV launches today on basically every planned platform but the Xbox One

Sling TV is here for those of you who own a Roku player, Android or iOS device, or PC. For those of you who haven't heard, it's an online TV service for $20 a month (with packages), that provides you with a number of cable ch...

Chris Carter



Casting The Legend of Zelda: A Netflix television series  photo
Casting The Legend of Zelda: A Netflix television series
by Kyle MacGregor

Netflix is reportedly making a live-action television series based on The Legend of Zelda.

The news immediately sent the country, nay the world into mass hysteria. Some folks expressed unfettered glee. Others were upset, their minds drifting back to 1993 with repressed memories of the Super Mario Bros. movie seeping up through the floorboards of their tortured psyches. 

Anyway, let's suppose it's true. Such a production will need a cast. Let's put together another one.

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Dream cast: I want these actors for Netflix's live-action Legend of Zelda photo
Dream cast: I want these actors for Netflix's live-action Legend of Zelda
by Steven Hansen

I'm sure you've heard the bizarre news. Netflix is working on a live-action The Legend of Zelda series that is described as, "Game of Thrones for a family audience," which is kind of like if Breaking Bad was about Peanuts characters in a lemonade stand competition.

I think Netflix is missing a huge opportunity to take J. K. Rowlings' Game of Thrones style--nudity and blood and tits--and present an aging Nintendo fanbase with a gritty re-imagining of the universe, but I'll respect Netflix's direction and cast a Legend of Zelda series where throne ascendancy disputes get solved like the time on Fresh Prince where it turns out Uncle Phil is really good at billiards.

Not everything on television can be mature content for grown ups about dragons and skeletons, after all. 

Here's my dream cast! 

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Zelda on Netflix looks to be Game of Thrones for the whole family photo
Zelda on Netflix looks to be Game of Thrones for the whole family
by Robert Summa

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a live-action The Legend of Zelda series is currently being developed by Netflix. According to mysterious sources quoted by the Journal, the series is still in its early stages of development and is apparently working closely with Nintendo.

The show is still seeking a writer, so it may be quite a bit of time before we hear a whole lot more about this. The most we know right now is that the series will be based on the traditional Zelda story and is looking to be like Game of Thrones, but for a family audience.

Netflix Is Developing a Live-Action ‘Legend of Zelda’ Series [WSJ -- Thanks, Manuel]

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Review: Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect: Episode One photo
Review: Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect: Episode One
by Chris Carter

I was skeptical of Sons of Anarchy at first, but once I realized it was Hamlet on wheels I was in. Its seven season run wasn't perfect (particularly the Belfast plotline), but it kept me thoroughly entertained throughout, wanting to check in every week to see where the Sons took me.

Having just ended the show, series creator Kurt Sutter likely wants to keep the good times rolling, with a potential prequel TV series, and now, a brand new adventure game called The Prospect

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6:00 AM on 01.30.2015

Conan O'Brien plays Mortal Kombat X on a new episode of Clueless Gamer

Conan O'Brien got to play an early copy of Mortal Kombat X with football stars Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski for the newest Clueless Gamer segment, and the results were hilarious. They have some of the best reactions eve...

Ben Davis



Sling TV, which brings live TV to Xbox One, is looking great so far photo
Sling TV, which brings live TV to Xbox One, is looking great so far
by Chris Carter

Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, Dish announced a rather interesting prospect called Sling TV. As one of the first companies to embrace Internet TV, its new subscription-based service will stream live television to a number of devices for $20 a month -- with no need for traditional cable.

So how does this relate to videogames? Well, Sling TV is coming to the Xbox One in the coming weeks, and I know a lot of people are curious about it.

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