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LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Landing in Stores May 2011

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Landing in Stores May 2011

What started as a Star Wars phenomenon, has certainly grown. There are now LEGO-themed video games for franchises like Indiana Jones, Batman, and even Rock Band. There's even a future update to the Star Wars line-up coming in February of 2011, based on the Clone Wars story arch. And now another successful franchise is about to get the block rework, as Disney has formally announced that the latest LEGO game from TT Games, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game will be hitting retail shelves next year.

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Gowalla Disney deal announced as the Magic Kingdom checks-in

Gowalla Disney deal announced as the Magic Kingdom checks-in

Gowalla has inked a deal with Disney, which will see visitors to Disney parks able to check-in at over 100 locations across Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California, earning featured stamps as you go. The Gowalla Passport pages will show what's happening at the parks, together with maps, check-in streams and other special items, and each ride or attraction can be automatically tweeted or announced on Facebook.

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Studios Contemplating $30 Option for Viewing Movies at Home Before DVD Launch

Studios Contemplating $30 Option for Viewing Movies at Home Before DVD Launch

After seeing a movie in theaters, some people immediately start counting down the days until they can officially purchase the movie on DVD or in any other media. And while on-demand services, from companies like In Demand, offer up movies "still in theaters," these are usually priced higher than the other movies in their catalog, and don't necessarily count the more popular films. And perhaps that's exactly why some movie studios are contemplating an in-home option for consumers, which would see them charging $30 for viewing a movie before it gets released on DVD.

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Apple Rumored to be Launching 99-Cent TV Show Rentals

Apple Rumored to be Launching 99-Cent TV Show Rentals

Interesting or not, this isn't the first time we've heard that Apple was working on 99-cent TV show rentals. It's been rumored a few times, actually. Spanning the full gamut of Apple-branded devices, from the iPad to Apple TV, in fact. But now it sounds like the talks are beginning to actually make sense, and Apple may be closer than ever to actually launching something, instead of letting the rumors fuel the whole thing.

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