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Disney sues Redbox for selling DVD digital download codes

Disney sues Redbox for selling DVD digital download codes

Disney has sued DVD-lending company Redbox over its practice of reselling the digital copy download codes included with physical disc purchases. Redbox acquires these codes from the DVDs it purchases (it buys them retail, not through any special arrangements with Disney); rather than discarding the codes, the company puts them to good use by allowing its own customers to buy them.

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Avengers: Infinity War’s first trailer has arrived – Watch it here

Avengers: Infinity War’s first trailer has arrived – Watch it here

Yesterday, Disney began teasing the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. Infinity War is the culmination of 10 years of Marvel movies, so you can bet that fans are excited to see this initial trailer. If you've been following the Marvel Cinematic Universe up until this point, get ready, because Infinty War's first trailer is here and it's definitely a exercise in fan service.

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Avengers: Infinity War’s first trailer is coming up quickly [Update]

Avengers: Infinity War’s first trailer is coming up quickly [Update]

Avengers: Infinity War is likely going to be one of Disney's biggest movies in 2018. Pretty much the whole of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been leading up to Infinity War and its 2019 sequel, so to say that Marvel fans are excited is likely understating it a bit. That excitement will probably begin ramping up soon, as it appears that Disney and Marvel are set to debut the first trailer for Infinity War.

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It’s time to stop pre-ordering video games (again)

It’s time to stop pre-ordering video games (again)

Another controversy swept the gaming industry recently. If you missed it, I’m not sure how, but just in case you did, here’s a quick rundown: Electronic Arts and DICE crossed a line for many gamers yet again, tying Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s progression system to a loot box feature that is unquestionably too greedy. The response from players was quick and brutal, causing EA’s PR team to go into crisis mode.

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 loot box controversy hits EA where it hurts

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 loot box controversy hits EA where it hurts

The controversy surrounding the loot boxes found in Star Wars: Battlefront 2 should be well known to most by now. Even before the game launched, Star Wars fans were up in arms over the game's heavy handed progression system, which incentivized purchasing loot boxes in a way few other pay-to-play games have in the past. This led to a massive outcry on sites like Reddit, where EA's explanation for this system became the most downvoted comment in Reddit history.

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Pixar debuts first Incredibles 2 trailer

Pixar debuts first Incredibles 2 trailer

Pixar's first Incredibles movie was released way back in 2004, and fans have had to wait quite a while for a sequel. Disney finally announced The Incredibles 2 in 2015, and now that it's scheduled for release next year, the first teaser trailer has been revealed. The sequel will continue to focus on the Parr family and their super powers, although this time around it looks like the youngest member will be a key element.

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Marvel Heroes is shutting down

Marvel Heroes is shutting down

It's a sad day for some Marvel fans out there, as Disney has revealed that it will be shutting down Marvel Heroes. While the move may not come as much of a surprise (more on that later), it does seem to be a rather sudden decision. Disney revealed today that the reason these games are shutting down is because it has ended its relationship with Gazillion Entertainment, the developer of the title.

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Disney streaming service will be cheaper than Netflix, says CEO Bob Iger

Disney streaming service will be cheaper than Netflix, says CEO Bob Iger

With Disney gradually pulling its content from Netflix, the writing has been on the wall for some time now that the house of Mickey would be rolling out its own streaming service. Now with an expected launch in 2019, featuring not only the Disney movie library but Star Wars and Marvel content as well, the company started revealing a few details, including that it plans to undercut Netflix in pricing.

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Star Wars live action TV show will launch on Disney streaming service

Star Wars live action TV show will launch on Disney streaming service

We've been hearing for more than a year now that a live action Star Wars television show was in the pipeline, and now more details about that have surfaced. According to a new report, this live action TV series will be premiering on Disney's upcoming streaming service, the same streaming service where you'll find Disney content after it pulls it from Netflix. It could be at least a couple years before that show actually arrives, though.

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21st Century Fox in talks with Disney over potential mega sale

21st Century Fox in talks with Disney over potential mega sale

21st Century Fox has been in talks with Disney over a potentially huge sale, according to insiders, as Fox shifts its focus to more narrow content categories. According to sources, Fox wants to trim its focus to sports and news, a response to the rapidly changing media landscape; this change in focus could result in the majority of 21st Century Fox being sold to Disney, giving the media giant yet another movie studio.

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Theaters must follow strict Disney terms to show Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Theaters must follow strict Disney terms to show Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Theaters hoping to rake in some cash on Star Wars hype will need to follow a burdensome set of top-secret instructions in order to do so, according to a new report. Disney has reportedly passed on a series of terms that theaters must follow if they want to screen The Last Jedi, a move that some exhibitors complain is most severe they've ever dealt with. Among other things, Disney will reportedly get 65-percent of the movie's ticket sales.

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Han Solo movie gets a title (and wraps)

Han Solo movie gets a title (and wraps)

After experiencing a bit of a director shakeup earlier in the year, Disney's Han Solo movie has wrapped production. Not only does this mean that it's still on track for its original launch date, but it also now has a title. Somewhat disappointingly, Disney went with just about the most predictable title it could come up with.

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