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Simpsons headed to Cable in TV’s biggest off-network deal ever

Simpsons headed to Cable in TV’s biggest off-network deal ever

Up until now, The Simpsons had been running on broadcast syndication - Fox, fo be exact - the same place it started (as its own show) back in 1993. Because a cartoon comedy show such as the Simpsons was relatively unheard of at the time, Fox was able to secure a contract that meant they were able to hold complete exclusivity with the show just so long as they were still airing it on their station. Fast forward 26 years and you've got a show that continues to push new episodes.

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X-Force movie confirmed: Marvel Comics movie tornado continues

X-Force movie confirmed: Marvel Comics movie tornado continues

If you know about Marvel Comics' X-Men, you'll likely recognize the basics in the next Marvel Comics movie title to be confirmed this week: X-Force. This family of mutants comes as a sort of second-tier to the original X-Men team, they being one of the more popular to mature in the relatively large boom of off-shoots that appeared in the 1990's. As with all Marvel Comics characters, these ladies and gentlemen persist, and as all those that've waited many, many years to see such a big-screen film made are well aware: Never Say Never with Marvel!

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 7, 2012

Friday is here once again, marking the beginning of the weekend. We need it too - we were traveling all around the country from press event to press event this week. Today, no such event took place, but that doesn't mean there was a lack of noteworthy news. There were tons of iPhone 5 rumors and news today, starting with the rumor that we might see one or two iPod lines get updated at Apple's upcoming press event. Speaking of that press event, Apple has started to prepare the Yerba Buena Center for its September 12 conference, and today we were told that the pricing structure of one of the iPhone 5's models might be similar to that of the iPhone 4S.

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Fox will offer digital movies weeks before DVD release

Fox will offer digital movies weeks before DVD release

Fans of digital media have a reason to smile today, as Fox has revealed that it will begin offering digital versions of its movies weeks before physical Blu-ray and DVDs release. The first movie that will getting this treatment is Prometheus, which is scheduled to release on Blu-ray and DVD on October 11. Fox will begin offering the high-definition digital version of the movie on September 18, giving those who don't mind losing the disc about a three week jump on those who do mind.

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Ruin post-apocalyptic CG short gets Fox green light

Ruin post-apocalyptic CG short gets Fox green light

It's time for another after-humans full-length movie to hit theaters with its roots coming from that all-powerful soap box and launch point : the Internet. The source of this feature is a short all-CG video called Ruin. This video (also shown in this post) will bring you on a journey through a one-populated human city that's since become overgrown by nature untamed - can't wait for the full show!

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