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Walking Dead spinoff image surfaces, second season confirmed

Walking Dead spinoff image surfaces, second season confirmed

The Walking Dead's little-known spin-off has been under way for a while, but not much has been known about it since its unveiling in 2013. We still don't know what the series is going to be called, nor when we can expect it to debut, but a screenshot from the show has surfaced today confirming two of the actors that will be starring in it. In addition, though it hasn't yet aired, AMC has apparently anticipated solid success and has already renewed its series for a second season.

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Marvel’s Daredevil: early years teased in new trailer

Marvel’s Daredevil: early years teased in new trailer

The premiere of Marvel's Daredevil series is officially only a month away, and to mark the occasion Marvel has released another trailer. These trailer releases, for those who have been following them, have stuck more or less to a linear pattern, showing a bit more of the character's progression alongside the core of the story line each time, and this latest one doesn't break the pattern. In the last trailer we saw Daredevil bring his dark side to the forefront, and in this latest trailer that is expanded upon, alongside some glimpses of his younger years.

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Guardians of the Galaxy’s Groot to get his own Marvel comic

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Groot to get his own Marvel comic

He is Groot. That walking, talking tree from Guardians of the Galaxy that partners with a gun-totting raccoon and only says his own name. Well, now he's finally going to star in his own comic book, thanks to Marvel. It's not clear when the series will hit the shelves, but issue one appears to be in the can, and Marvel says the story will focus on some of Groot's backstory, as well as finally detail how he and Rocket Raccoon met and teamed up in the first place.

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Ultimate Marvel Marathon is 29 hours straight of superhero movies

Ultimate Marvel Marathon is 29 hours straight of superhero movies

Are you really into Marvel's superhero movie universe? Can you tolerate sitting still for an incredibly long period of time without going to sleep? Are you dying from anticipation for the new Avengers: Age of Ultron film? If you answered "yes" to all of those questions, the time to prove it will come in late April, as the Regal and AMC movie theater chains will begin offering tickets to a 29-hour movie marathon that's made up of 11 Marvel superhero flicks, leading right into the first premier of Ultron.

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PS4 PlayRoom VR: our first look as Augmented becomes Virtual

PS4 PlayRoom VR: our first look as Augmented becomes Virtual

Back in late 2013 we had our first opportunity to bring a magical experience to our living room with the PS4 game "PlayRoom." This game worked with the PlayStation 4 Camera, showing us our living room onscreen with augmented reality characters and objects galore. This week we've been given our first glimpse of what PlayRoom will look like in virtual reality, with Project Morpheus in 2016. These demos were the last part of the collection of early visions we were shown by Japan Studio, the same group of developers that made The PlayRoom.

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The Hobbit VR hands-on: a Thief in the Shadows

The Hobbit VR hands-on: a Thief in the Shadows

Earlier this week, Epic Games announced that WETA Digital had created a VR experience for The Hobbit. This collaboration is called "Thief in the Shadows", and was the combined efforts of Epic Games, WETA Digital, NVIDIA, and Oculus, and it'd bring the wearer to the Lonely Mountain, put in place of Bilbo Baggins as he (the wearer of the Oculus VR headset) encounters the dragon Smaug for the first time. Oh, Stupendous One, how awesome it is to look upon your face from such a realistic perspective.

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Hulu original series Deadbeat Season 2 announces guest star lineup

Hulu original series Deadbeat Season 2 announces guest star lineup

Hulu is adding to its growing list of original programming. The supernatural comedy, Deadbeat, is adding a second season this April. The show is getting a boost for its second season in the form of famous guest stars. Headlining these guest stars are James Franco, Fred Armisen from SNL and Portlandia, and Danny Devito. Danny Devito's daughter, Lucy Devito, is a regular on the show. Zach Levi from Chuck, comedian Michael Ian Black, and comedian Gilbert Gottfried have also been lined up to guest star in Hulu's Deadbeat. Season 2 of Deadbeat will debut on Hulu this April.

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NextVR aims to transform sports entertainment forever

NextVR aims to transform sports entertainment forever

Late last month, the virtual reality specialists at NextVR successfully tested out transmission of an NHL game with Live VR. This means that no matter where you are - just so long as you have an internet connection - you'll be able to watch the game. Not just from whatever perspective the standard camera wishes you to view - but from the perspective of someone who's down in a front-row seat. This week we had a chat with the co-founders of NextVR about how they made headway at a 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series LA Kings vs. San Jose Sharks Game.

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Netflix inks documentary deal with Leonardo DiCaprio

Netflix inks documentary deal with Leonardo DiCaprio

Netflix is continuing to add to its slew of original content. Netflix announced a new deal with Leonardo DiCaprio to exclusively air his future documentary projects. This is not Netflix first venture with DiCaprio. Leonardo DiCaprio was the executive producer on his previous collaborations with Netflix, Virunga. Leonardo DiCaprio executive produced the Netflix collaboration Virunga, which is a documentary about protecting a group of endangered gorillas in the midst of the bloody Congo civil war. Netflix and DiCaprio's future offerings will likely play along the same themes of environment and conservation.

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NBCU tipped in standalone comedy subscription service effort

NBCU tipped in standalone comedy subscription service effort

For the longest time, cord-cutting (getting rid of cable) meant jumping through a lot of hoops and possibly resorting to less than kosher methods for getting one's entertainment fix. Networks have been slow to embrace technological changes, but now that consumers have moved in such a great mass toward the technology most convenient to them (mobile devices, primarily), some daring companies have decided to cater to them, and now the ball has begun rolling. Latest to contemplate launching a standalone subscription video service is NBCUniversal.

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