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PS3 is the number one Netflix device in the world


PS3 now the primary development platform
Dec 04
// Dale North
Sony and Netflix have informed us that the PS3 is the world's most popular device for the streaming Netflix service.  Wait, didn't the Wii have that on lock not too long ago? Well, not anymore, it seems. &ldquo...
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Aww: Wii U Nintendo TVii service pushed back to December


Sneaky Nintendo
Nov 16
// Dale North
[Update: At least the Netflix app will be ready in time for launch, it just won't be a part of TVii.] A massive press release this morning from Nintendo detailed this weekend's Wii U launch and ran down all of the system's fe...
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Control Netflix on your PS3 with hidden app function


Sep 26
// Dale North
There's a pretty cool feature hidden in the iOS and Android Netflix apps that PS3 owners may want to try out. Engadget found a second screen remote control 'easter egg' that lets you control Netflix on your PS3. If both your ...
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Netflix 'Just for Kids' launches on Xbox 360


Aug 08
// Dale North
While you and I cruise the Netflix listings for nudie flix, you wouldn't want your kids doing that. Enter Netflix "Just for Kids," launched today on Xbox 360 as an addition to the current Netflix app. This new service, aimed...
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Netflix privacy policy changes after class-action lawsuit


Jul 30
// Dale North
Are you one of the bazillions that watches Netflix on their game systems, mobile devices or enabled TV sets? Current and former Netflix subscribers saw a message hit their inbox tonight informing them of a lawsuit filed again...
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Netflix, Flickr and Twitter apps now available for Vita


Feb 22
// Dale North
Many of you are unwrapping/charging/updating your brand new PS Vita systems right now. I'm happy for you! Know that several of the Vita apps have just hit the PlayStation Store and are ready for download. They all require web...
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Xbox 360 update addresses color issues


Feb 16
// Conrad Zimmerman
When next you turn on your Xbox 360, be prepared to download a patch. Microsoft has issued an update to the Xbox 360 which is intended to fix color issues many were experiencing after the console's most recent dashboard chang...
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Netflix doesn't have any plans to rent out videogames


Jan 25
// Jordan Devore
Back when Netflix was still pushing to split up its streaming service and physical-media rentals, the idea to rent out videogames was kicked around. We weren't pleased to hear that first part -- and its death was celebrated b...
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DTOID News Flash: Diablo III, CES, and delays galore!


Jan 10
// Tara Long
It's time for yet another quick news flash, courtesy of The Destructoid Show! Now that we've officially joined the Revision3 team, you can expect to see a lot more videos like this popping up on the homepage. On today's DTOI...
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CES: Netflix headed to PlayStation Vita in the US


Jan 09
// Jordan Devore
Speaking at Sony's CES 2012 press conference, Kaz Hirai came on stage to give us a little bit of gaming news in between the tech talk. Netflix is going to offer its streaming service on PlayStation Vita in the United States, ...
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Videogame workshop gets your grandparents game on


Oct 18
// Wesley Ruscher
My grandma is ace at bowling in Wii Sports -- and yes that is her throwing it down in the pic above (be nice and send some positive energy her way as she's currently in the hospital). But while she may have the natural bowlin...
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It only announced them last last month, but Netflix has already scrapped plans to re-brand its DVD-by-mail service as Qwikster. The company has instead decided to keep everything it does under the one name.  "We underest...

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Lights Out: Battlefield beta woes, Netflix and ICO on top


Oct 01
// Conrad Zimmerman
[Lights Out: A Destructoid Newsreel is a video series highlighting a selection of Destructoid staff and contributors, featuring a discussion of the news of the day over a spirited round of Team Fortress 2.] Time to wra...
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The DTOID Show: It's our TGS 2011 Wrap-Up!


Sep 20
// Tara Long
Greetings, viewers! We're back from the weekend with a hangover and a handful of news for ya!Now that Hamza "Harry" Aziz is back from terrorizing those poor Japanese women, we've been blessed with our remaining news from the...
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Following an outcry earlier this year when it added separate plans for its physical DVD mailing service and streaming, Netflix has completely rebranded the service for the former. Now called Qwikster, a post on the official N...

Preview: The new design of the Xbox 360 dashboard

Sep 11 // Wesley Ruscher
Performance, discoverability, and voice. These three simple things were etched into my brain as Albert Penello, Sr. Director of product management and planning at Microsoft, walked me through me the new dashboard last week. After meeting with Penello to check out this fall's dashboard refresh, I have to say Microsoft might finally have all the entropy they’ve created under control.With the new dash fired up, speed and performance improvements were instantly noticeable. Whatever your navigation tool of choice is -- be it controller or gestures/voice for Kinect users -- getting from one end of the dash to the other is lightning-quick. Everything has a home under a much-better-structured tab system. Friends now fall under the social tab, and all the apps you’ve come to love or hate are under an appropriate app tab that “potentially opens up the possibility to do non-gaming apps," Penello said. It's not in the plans as of now, he added, but is definitely something Microsoft has thought about or is open to, at the very least. Along with performance, Kinect integration is another aspect of the new dash I was taken back by. While the NXE eventually shoehorned in some functionality, support was very limited outside of starting and stopping videos with voice or pantomiming to pop up a separate interface. With the latest update, everything on the dash is Kinect-enabled. I watched Penello slide tabs over with his hands while sitting down as effortlessly as he would have with a controller. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the Kinect support is just how well voice commands work. Like the gesture support, everything on the dash is accessible via speech. "The voice stuff is getting better and better all the time," Penello said. "A lot of the learning for voice is in the service; it's up in the cloud." And speaking of the cloud, it's still coming along with roaming profiles and some other unnamed gaming features.While the new look is quite sexy, it would be a complete waste if Microsoft couldn’t deliver on discoverability with the new dash. For starters, the new layout -- which is very similar to their Windows Phone 7 "Metro" setup -- is extremely easy on the eyes. No longer do ads clutter up the navigation experience, nor are you required to scroll endlessly though sections to find the latest deal of the week. Everything is organized, and thanks to Bing Search, can be discovered in a matter of seconds. As the cornerstone of this for the new dash, Bing Search makes finding content quick and reliable via voice or text. If it exists on XBLA, Zune, Netflix, or any other service on the network, Bing will find it. At the moment, Bing is limited to title search -- it can't handle in-depth searches on categories such as actors, directors, and genres -- but the possibility wasn’t ruled out. One thing that is cool about the search results is being able to have it display only movies, music or games via Kinect, simply by saying “Xbox show movies” or “Xbox show games.” My only concern with Bing, right now, is how it delivers its results. The user interface isn't final, and thus there is currently no way of telling which service content is being selected from. For example, the show 30 Rock exists on both Netflix and Hulu, but how Bing will separate the search in case of multiples is still undecided. However, it’s still quite amazing to be able to find content without having to enter any applications. Outside of design and functionality aesthetics, the biggest addition for gamers is the new “beacons” feature. Essentially, beacons are game invites that don’t expire. Want to play Halo or watch Netflix with friends, but don’t want to wait for them to get online to invite them? Set a beacon. Your friends will get an alert -- called a “toast” -- anywhere they are signed into Live (Windows Phone 7, Internet, and Facebook). They’re a great way to organize all online activities. For the Achievement whore, Gamerscore will now be tied to Facebook without the help of a third-party program. Don't worry about being bombarded with updates, though, as the process is completely manual. Get a rare Achievement and want to rub it in your friends’ faces? The choice is yours. One interesting thing about Facebook that Penello did discuss -- more as a vision than an actual feature -- would be the ability of sharing thoughts about a movie you just watched, straight from the dashboard, rather than logging onto Facebook afterwards and typing it up. Unfortunately, the much-anticipated Live TV, On Demand, UFC, and YouTube features weren’t ready to be shown. Microsoft is absolutely committed to delivering live TV and promised to have great announcements this fall. If they are as equally executed as the rest of the new dashboard, then Xbox 360 users have a lot to be excited for later this year. What do you think of this redesign? Order achieved?
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The current Xbox 360 dashboard is kind of a clusterf*ck. Netflix, Hulu, and ESPN integration are great (as I use them pretty much daily), but a redesign is clearly needed. You can point the finger at Microsoft for its stat...

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Wii is the most popular console for Netflix streaming


Jul 30
// Tony Ponce
Earlier this week, the Nielsen media research company posted a breakdown of Netflix and Hulu devices by usage. Though the PC is far and away the most common Hulu platform, the Netflix numbers are a tad more surprising. While ...
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Nintendo DLC: Netflix, Rickrolls and pixel cars


Jul 14
// Dale North
HAHAHA! Netflix on that little screen! HAHAHAH! If you're down for Netflix in miniature on your 3DS screen, you can download an app today for free to let you log on and watch. Check out the awesome, awesome screenshots above ...
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New Destructoid Episode: 3DS Netflix, Popcap, and Aliens!


Jul 13
// Max Scoville
Ahoy, all! Or something. I really am totally out of cute ways to introduce the show in these silly, silly posts I do. Video game news! [fart noise] First, PopCap Games has been acquired by EA, for MILLIONS of dollars. Or pos...
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Tomorrow's 3DS update adds Netflix functionality


Jul 13
// Jordan Devore
Anticipating getting your hands on the Netflix app for 3DS this summer? I hope tomorrow works for you, North Americans. That's when your handhelds will get the ability to stream movies and television shows. The download itsel...
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Ad says Netflix for 3DS is coming 'this Summer'


Jul 13
// Jim Sterling
According an advertisement for Netflix, the popular video streaming service is making its way to 3DS systems this Summer. The service was promised way back in March, but very little has been said since then.  I literally...
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Netflix on Xbox 360 now has Kinect support


Apr 14
// Maurice Tan
If you use Netflix a lot, and happen to have Kinect, then you'll finally have a reason to use the motion control device again from today onwards. A new update enables Kinect support for Netflix, which comes with all the wavin...
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GDC 11: Netflix coming to Nintendo 3DS this summer


Mar 02
// Nick Chester
This morning during the 2011 Game Developers Conference keynote speech, Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime announced that Netflix would be coming to the Nintendo 3DS this summer. While the details of the software haven't been revealed, it's expected it will work similarly to other mobile Netflix software.
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PSA: Your Netflix Wii disc won't work after February 16


Feb 11
// Nick Chester
Just a heads up to everyone who uses that dusty old physical DVD to stream Netflix moves to your television via your Wii: it's not going to work for much longer. According to an email sent out to Netflix members, the Wii disc...
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Destructoid: Mike Haggar, Kinectflix, and Phonestation


Jan 08
// Max Scoville
Good heavens, true believer. It's Friday. You know what that means, don't you? That's right. It's time for another episode of The Destructoid Show that's guaranteed to make you feel all tingly in your bathing-suit area...
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CES: Xbox 360's services are 'richer' and 'more social'


Jan 07
// Dale North
If you haven't noticed, just about all of these net-connected set-top boxes and game systems are starting to have similar functions. Even television sets will let you log into Netflix or Hulu, view your pictures or check your...
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Netflix's multiple user interfaces explained


Nov 27
// Matthew Razak
Had the chance to check out Netflix on your PlayStation 3? Most likely the answer is yes. In that case have you had the chance to check out all three versions of it on your PS3? Whether you knew it or not there have been thre...
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Netflix on Wii impressions


Apr 24
// Tony Ponce
Because the Wii lacks in many areas compared to its HD brethren, it's easy to forget that it can be a capable machine when properly exploited. So when Netflix announced back in January that it was going to enable instant s...

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