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The Witcher Netflix series release date confirmed with new trailer

The Witcher Netflix series release date confirmed with new trailer

A couple of years ago, Netflix revealed plans to make a new series based on The Witcher - not the games that have become so popular over the past decade, but on the original book series that inspired those games. In the time since then, Netflix has trickle released new information on the series, announcing that it cast Henry Cavill in the main role of Geralt before revealing that the series would debut at some point in 2019.

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HBO Max is launching May 2020, here are the details you need to know

HBO Max is launching May 2020, here are the details you need to know

The video streaming industry is already a crowded and highly competitive space but it's about to get even more competitive and a bit more confusing. In about two weeks, the much-rumored and long-awaited Disney+ will finally launch and 6 months after that, a new streaming service will launch under the HBO brand. That said, HBO Max is actually an AT&T product, which is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this rather unusual streaming service.

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Netflix is testing a playback speed feature and creators aren’t happy

Netflix is testing a playback speed feature and creators aren’t happy

Netflix is testing a new variable playback speed feature that many subscribers have been requesting, but not everyone is happy. As with the same feature found on YouTube, Netflix's playback speed tool allows users to speed up and slow down how fast content is played on the platform. The feature is limited to a test on Android at this time and may not end up deploying widely to other platforms.

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Game of Thrones Prequel cancelled (or one of them, anyway)

Game of Thrones Prequel cancelled (or one of them, anyway)

It would appear that the bonkers very, very early prequel to the Game of Thrones franchise is a no-go. Variety confirmed with unnamed sources that the prequel that would've otherwise starred Naomi Watts will not be moving forward - or at least the pilot will not be moving forward. And the most hardcore novel-only fans of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series let loose a metaphorical collective sigh of relief.

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PlayStation Vue shutdown date just got confirmed

PlayStation Vue shutdown date just got confirmed

As we barrel toward the next generation of video game consoles, it seems Sony is looking to trim some fat. Today the company announced that it will be shutting down PlayStation Vue so it can narrow its focus to its core gaming business. The shut down won't be happening for a few months yet, with Sony deciding not to pull the plug until we're into 2020.

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The Mandalorian ‘fixes’ an old Star Wars plot hole, again

The Mandalorian ‘fixes’ an old Star Wars plot hole, again

No less than documentary voice and living film legend Werner Herzog narrates the final trailer for The Mandalorian. As such, we have no choice but to listen extremely intently to each word, then rewind and watch again. In this trailer, the character which Werner Herzog depicts uses the word "parsec" - and as any deep-tracks-only Star Wars fan knows, the term "parsec" has long been the topic of some discussion with respect to Han Solo's usage of the term in Star Wars: A New Hope.

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The Mandalorian’s new trailer gives bounty hunters their due

The Mandalorian’s new trailer gives bounty hunters their due

Bounty hunters have never had it easy in the Star Wars universe. While not really taking sides in the grand battle of light and darkness, the only two named bounty hunters met gruesome ends in the films. As this new trailer for Disney's first live-action show says, it's a difficult profession. And since everyone loves a good underdog story, that's exactly what The Mandalorian is expected to deliver, with loads of gunfights, space fights, and new creatures to boot.

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Star Wars The Mandalorian trailer release tonight: Here’s what’s up [UPDATE]

Star Wars The Mandalorian trailer release tonight: Here’s what’s up [UPDATE]

There's a big trailer release tonight and, if the last Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer was any indication, we're in for a whopper. If we take a peek at the lead-up to this trailer, we see teasers for trailers, articles about leaks, and a tip that the first episode will contain at least one doozy of a "dramatic Star Wars-universe spoiler." Whatever that means.

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Jim Henson Co. and Disney team for new Earth to Ned puppet alien show

Jim Henson Co. and Disney team for new Earth to Ned puppet alien show

At some point, after it goes live on November 12, Disney+ will launch a new exclusive show called Earth to Ned that features a Jim Henson alien puppet who interviews celebrities, a new report claims. The show is said to be the result of a deal between Disney and Jim Henson Co., filling the void left by the scrapped The Muppets revival that had been planned for Disney+.

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Prototype Star Wars action figure selling for over $130k

Prototype Star Wars action figure selling for over $130k

Why would someone pay over one-hundred-thousand dollars for an action figure? That's likely the question most people ask when they see the most recent listing of a Star Wars: Boba Fett "Rocket-Firing Prototype" action figure here in late October, 2019. Today we're going to give a nutshell version of the low-down on this particular action figure and why it, above all others, strikes the fancy of the most hardcore collectors.

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Hocus Pocus sequel is coming as a Disney+ streaming exclusive

Hocus Pocus sequel is coming as a Disney+ streaming exclusive

It's that time of year when fans fire up their TV to stream Hocus Pocus, a hit Disney movie from 1993. In the future, this show will be joined by a sequel, Disney has announced, one that will be exclusively available to stream through the company's Disney Plus streaming service. This announcement makes Hocus Pocus the latest aging fan-favorite to get a streaming update.

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Adventure Time returns with four streaming specials on HBO Max

Adventure Time returns with four streaming specials on HBO Max

Hit animated kids show Adventure Time will return in the form of four specials on the streaming service HBO Max, Cartoon Network has announced. Each special will be an hour-long movie from Cartoon Network Studios; the first two are expected to arrive next year. The company has already released titles and other info about the specials.

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