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Overwatch League broadcasts are coming to ESPN, Disney, and ABC

Overwatch League broadcasts are coming to ESPN, Disney, and ABC

If you needed anymore evidence that Overwatch and its pro league are insanely popular, here it is. Disney and Blizzard have announced a new partnership that will see Overwatch League broadcasts come to cable networks like ESPN, ABC, and Disney XD. This partnership is getting going fast too, as the first broadcast is tonight.

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Stuntronics: Watch this Disney robot do super-flip stunts

Stuntronics: Watch this Disney robot do super-flip stunts

The following robot presentation was made by Disney Imagineering - a group making some terrifyingly delightful conceptual works a reality. The project includes a number of animatronics - robots you might see at a theme park - but also high-flying stunt double-like amalgamations of metal and smarts. These creations are called Stuntronics, and they've developed their way to a place that's unsettlingly realistic, to say the least.

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Disney gets approval to buy Fox assets, but there’s one big catch

Disney gets approval to buy Fox assets, but there’s one big catch

Disney has successfully eclipsed Comcast in its bid to acquire most of Fox's assets with approval from the Department of Justice. The company has been given permission to proceed with the bid, as the Justice Department says it won't violate antitrust laws. However, the authorization comes with one big caveat: Disney must sell certain sports networks.

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Disney seeks competitors for Nintendo Switch Showdown contest

Disney seeks competitors for Nintendo Switch Showdown contest

Disney is getting in on the growing popularity of televised gaming competitions with its own contest. The company is seeking families who want to compete in its Nintendo Switch Family Showdown, a competition where four families will travel to Los Angeles and spend one day battling it out.

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Galaxy S9 AR Emojis welcome two classic Disney characters

Galaxy S9 AR Emojis welcome two classic Disney characters

Given the box office success of the Incredibles 2, you’d think Samsung and new partner Disney would promote it to no end. You might, however, be a bit late to the news because that already happened late last month when The Incredibles, including the beloved Jack-Jack, were transported to Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones and transformed into AR Emojis. This time, Samsung and Disney are going old school and are adding classic characters instead.

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Comcast Fox bid puts Disney on notice: $65 billion all-cash in play

Comcast Fox bid puts Disney on notice: $65 billion all-cash in play

Following a report alleging as much yesterday, Comcast has officially placed a bid for 21st Century Fox, countering Disney's own effort to acquire the assets. The company doesn't shy away from calling its offer "superior" to Disney's, pointing out that it is putting forward straight cash versus Disney's own all-stock offer. The business decision was reportedly spurred by the recent favorable AT&T - Time Warner merger ruling.

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The Incredibles are Galaxy S9’s next AR emoji

The Incredibles are Galaxy S9’s next AR emoji

After years and years of waiting, The Incredibles 2 is very nearly here. The Incredibles is widely considered to be one of the best Pixar movies ever created, so you can bet fans are looking forward to this follow up. We still have a few weeks to wait for The Incredibles 2 to premiere, but in the meantime, you can keep the hype train going with a set of new AR emoji for the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

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Disneyland Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge expansion opening really soon

Disneyland Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge expansion opening really soon

You don't need to travel back to the distant past or wait for light speed travel to take you to an unnamed galaxy far, far away to get your space opera fix. If you're lucky enough to be living near or have access to either the Disneyland or Disney World Resorts, then all you have to do is wait and hope that the Force is strong with you. Disney has finally given a solid date, more or less, to the opening of its most ambitious Star Wars attraction ever: Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.

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Disney shows acrobatic Stickman robot doing a mid-air somersault

Disney shows acrobatic Stickman robot doing a mid-air somersault

Researchers with Disney Research have been exploring the possibility of creating robots that can perform acrobatics, the company has revealed. During the 2018 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, the team introduced Stickman, a robot shaped like a "z" that can perform select acrobatic tricks. Joining that is a newly published video showing the robot in action.

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OnePlus 6 Avengers Edition: Rad, but you can’t have it

OnePlus 6 Avengers Edition: Rad, but you can’t have it

The most radical version of the OnePlus 6 was revealed this morning in semi-secret. That's the Avengers Edition, a version of the phone not coming to the United States - hence the semi-secrecy. Why spend time on launch PR in a country where you're not going to be able to sell the device? Those USA-based OnePlus/Avengers fans out there in the audience might want to take a closer peek - this phone is pretty neat.

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges adds head-to-head lightsaber duels

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges adds head-to-head lightsaber duels

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is getting the mode fans of the movies have been desperate for, with Lightsaber Versus Mode allowing two AR headset wearers to battle each other. The update, released today somewhat fittingly on May 4th, is the first time two lightsaber-wielding participants have been able to battle in augmented reality.

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Star Wars Resistance animated show arrives on Disney Channel this fall

Star Wars Resistance animated show arrives on Disney Channel this fall

Disney has announced plans to launch an animated Star Wars series called Star Wars Resistance this fall. The show is "anime-inspired," according to the company, and set before The Force Awakens. Production is now underway, and the series is ultimately set to premiere on Disney Channel in the United States. Other regions will get access to Resistance soon after.

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