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Netflix cancels its Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival

Netflix cancels its Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival

Enlarge / Mystery Science Theater 3000. Netflix will not produce a third season of its Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival, according to a series of tweets from the show's star, Jonah Ray Rodrigues. The text of his Twitter thread follows: So, Netflix decided to not do another season of MST3K. We are off to Get Down…
Just 12 video games will be readily available on Google Stadia in time for Nov. 19 launch [Updated]

Just 12 video games will be readily available on Google Stadia...

The hardware you get with the $129.99 Stadia "Founder's Edition." Close-up of the exclusive Founder's Edition Controller. Google Shoulder buttons! Google Extra Stadia Controllers will be available for $69 in three colors, including "Just Black"... Google ..."Clearly White"... Google ...and "Wasabi." Google A Chromecast Ultra is the easiest way to stream Stadia games to your…
The Vast of Night is an alien encounter movie like no other

The Vast of Night is an alien encounter movie like no...

A festival circuit trailer for Amazon's The Vast of Night. AUSTIN, Texas—Everyone kinda, sorta knows the story of The Vast of Night before they even hear of this movie. Filmmaker Andrew Patterson readily admits he partially based his debut feature on a real-life event—the 1965 Kecksburg incident—and even the initial idea that led him to…
Sony is attempting to sell PlayStation Vue, however it may have a tough time of it

Sony is attempting to sell PlayStation Vue, however it may have...

Enlarge / Sony's PlayStation 4, for which Vue is currently the only cable-lite streaming subscription available. Sony is seeking to sell off its PlayStation Vue TV business for a figure in the "tens of millions," ending a multi-year experiment in taking on cable companies with lower-cost, "skinny" streaming TV bundles. Citing people familiar with the…
Job Xcloud sneak peek acts as a satisfactory, portable Xbox One

Job Xcloud sneak peek acts as a satisfactory, portable Xbox One

Remember the old Xbox "Jump In" ad campaign? Apparently it's back. This loading screen was up for about 60 seconds before the start of a new game. Yup, that's me. Microsoft wants to know what you think after every stream during the preview. How about I just write a longform impressions article rather than using…
Hulu lastly overtakes Netflix and Amazon, uses video downloads

Hulu lastly overtakes Netflix and Amazon, uses video downloads

Enlarge / The downloadable content page in the iOS Hulu app. For the first time, Hulu will allow users to download episodes for offline viewing. The feature is available today for iOS users who have subscribed to Hulu's ad-free on-demand tier. Users will be able to download as many as 25 videos on up to…
Microsoft introducing public xCloud streaming test on Android in October

Microsoft introducing public xCloud streaming test on Android in October

Enlarge / Who needs a portable Xbox when you can stream Gears 5 to your Android phone? That seems to be Microsoft's proposition with an upcoming xCloud streaming test. Roughly one year after announcing plans for its Project xCloud game streaming service, Microsoft will roll out a public test of xCloud next month for Android…
Netflix can eliminate The OA, however it can’t eliminate a motion

Netflix can eliminate The OA, however it can’t eliminate a motion

Enlarge / In The OA S2, Prairie finds herself in a mysterious hallway straight out of science fiction. YouTube/Netflix There's something ironic about #SaveTheOA. For those who need a primer, the hashtag—and the movement around it—sprung up a few weeks ago when Netflix announced it was canceling the beloved but little-watched sci-fi drama The OA.…
Console Wars– a book about the Genesis and SNES– will end up being a TELEVISION program

Console Wars– a book about the Genesis and SNES– will end...

Enlarge / The Sega Genesis. One of the great tech and gaming stories of a generation will be told on the small screen soon. Deadline reports that Blake Harris' 2014 non-fiction novel Console Wars will be adapted into a documentary and a short-run TV series, both of which will air on CBS All Access. The book tells…
HBO Max protects unique United States streaming rights for Medical professional Who, other BBC series

HBO Max protects unique United States streaming rights for Medical professional...

Enlarge / Jodie Whittaker, who plays Doctor Who's 13th Doctor, is seen here contemplating her future fate chained to HBO Max. AT&T Time Warner's upcoming video-streaming service, HBO Max, has already been announced with an ambitious content plan ahead of its "Spring 2020" launch window. That plan grew ever larger on Thursday with the news…

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