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Former News Corp. president reportedly places $500 million bid for Hulu

Former News Corp. president reportedly places $500 million bid for Hulu

It is no secret that Disney and News Corp. have been looking into selling video-streaming service Hulu, with sources having dropped information over the past weeks about what is happening behind the scenes. Word had it the two companies were, at one point, looking at buying out the other to take control of the service, and then sources said they were entertaining potential buyers. Now individuals who are said to be familiar with the happenings have stated that News Corps.' former president has placed a bid.

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Raven Software releases source code for Jedi Academy and Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

Raven Software releases source code for Jedi Academy and Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

When we learned that Disney was purchasing the Star Wars Empire from George Lucas, it was rather bittersweet. Lucas hasn't had the best track record with adding new films to the Star Wars franchise. We knew that new films will be coming in the Star Wars universe from Disney, but most fans we feared that Disney would ruin the franchise.

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Disney mulling over possibility of Star Wars theme park

Disney mulling over possibility of Star Wars theme park

Remember back in October when Disney bought Lucasfilm for over $4 billion? Disney is looking to put that money to good use, and they've already announced that Star Wars: Episode VII will be making its way to theaters in 2015, but it seems the company is looking to expand the franchise even more by possibly creating a Star Wars-themed park at one of the company's Disney parks.

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Hulu announces Andy Forssell as acting CEO

Hulu announces Andy Forssell as acting CEO

We've known for quite some time now that Hulu's CEO Jason Kilar will be leaving the company, a tidbit of information that first showed up in Variety back in August 2012. Since then, more information about the departure has been revealed, but one piece of the puzzle has been missing: who will replace him. That mystery ended today with a letter posted by Kilar on Hulu's blog.

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News Corp. and Disney allegedly in talks over the future of Hulu

News Corp. and Disney allegedly in talks over the future of Hulu

According to sources, News Corp. and Disney are in talks about one of the companies possibly buying out the other to take control of Hulu, with NBC remaining the minority in the matter. Both Disney and News Corp. own about a third of Hulu each, and both are said to differ on how they feel the company should be monetized. Says the sources, these talks are in the beginning stages.

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Standalone Star Wars films planned by Disney

Standalone Star Wars films planned by Disney

Like many Star Wars fans, I'm simultaneously excited and filled with dread at the thought of more Star Wars films coming now that Disney has acquired Lucasfilm. I'm excited that new movies are coming, but I'm worried the movies might not fit with expectations. An story is making the rounds that Disney is developing standalone Star Wars films based around individual characters.

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Temple Run: Oz the Great and Powerful arriving February 27

Temple Run: Oz the Great and Powerful arriving February 27

It's only be a little over a couple of week since Temple Run 2 released unto the public, but now we're hearing word that a third installment of the series will be hitting mobile gamers this month. Based on the upcoming movie Oz the Great and Powerful, Temple Run: Oz the Great and Powerful will be released on February 17 to celebrate the new movie.

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Disney shuts down Junction Point after Epic Mickey 2 sales fall short

Disney shuts down Junction Point after Epic Mickey 2 sales fall short

Disney fans have quite a bit to look forward to, but it doesn't seem that a new game from Junction Point will be one of them. Disney shut down the Epic Mickey developer today, after sales of Epic Mickey 2 ultimately disappointed. At one point in the day, rumors claiming the game only sold 270,000 copies were making the rounds, but Joystiq has confirmed that Epic Mickey 2 sold 529,000 copies between its November 18th release date and the end of the year.

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Doctor Strange and Ant-Man movies confirmed by Marvel Comics president

Doctor Strange and Ant-Man movies confirmed by Marvel Comics president

This week the president of Marvel has confirmed that two characters you, as an average everyday citizen, may have overlooked as a youngster are now headed for "Phase Three" of the Marvel-made (and Disney-owned) major motion picture saga. It's Ant-Man that'll be jamming forth with Doctor Strange somewhere in the mix as well. Not that these two fellows will be coming up in the same film necessarily, but that they're both on the docket without a doubt.

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Star Wars Episode VII to be directed by J.J. Abrams

Star Wars Episode VII to be directed by J.J. Abrams

After rumors that claimed as much started making the rounds, Disney and Lucasfilm have just confirmed J.J. Abrams as the director of Star Wars Episode VII. Given the director's work on the Star Trek series, this is bound to get many Star Wars fans excited. The only problem now is that we'll have to wait until 2015 to see what Abrams can do with Star Wars series.

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Star Wars VII director tipped: J.J. Abrams

Star Wars VII director tipped: J.J. Abrams

While it's definitely not confirmed, we're hearing a whopper of a rumor that claims none other than J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars VII. Ever since Disney announced that it will continuing the Star Wars franchise after its buyout of LucasFilm, the Internet has been going crazy trying to figure out who the director will be. Names have been tossed around left and right, though Abrams is definitely one of the bigger directors to be mentioned.

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Disney Infinity starter pack and play sets get expensive price tags

Disney Infinity starter pack and play sets get expensive price tags

Yesterday, Disney announced Disney Infinity, a new game that looks to capture a segment of the huge audience created by Activision's Skylanders line of games. We're sure the announcement lit up the imaginations of many different children, but those trips into famous Disney worlds are going to cost a healthy amount of money. Disney has stuck the starter pack with a $74.99 price tag, and each "Play Set" will require a payment of $34.99.

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