DISNEY's 2019 deadline for removing its movies from Netflix is fast approaching, so you better start binge-watching Marvel and Star Wars films before they're all gone. Not to mention Pixar and Disney's own blockbuster animations. Now a new report claims that Ant-Man and the Wasp – the sequel to the 2015 superhero hit – will be the last Marvel movie to land on Netflix, after it does the rounds at cinemas, as Disney takes back its film properties for its upcoming streaming service – details on which are scarce. What we do know is that "Disneyflix", as some insiders have dubbed it, will include the media giant's Lucasfilm (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), Marvel, Pixar, and Disney movies, along with original shows and productions based on its uber-successful franchises. It will also be stocked with shows from Disney's TV channels and the ABC network (home to Modern Family, The Bachelor, and Grey's Anatomy). The Netflix-style Disney originals will include a live-action … [Read more...] about Disney gutting Netflix – New Ant-Man movie will be last Marvel film to stream on Netflix as Disney purge looms
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ABOVE: Raw gameplay footage of a hospital level.I like it when action games like Metal Gear Solid and Dishonored challenge me to minimize how much violence I dish out. One of my recent favorites, Watch Dogs 2, gives me every opportunity to tackle fun action scenarios with non-lethal melee and a stun gun. Other times, I have to be more creative or simply give up the playstyle altogether.But with Police Stories, that constraint is the game. It’s a cop game that looks and plays like Hotline Miami but has more in common with the slower, more tactical first-person SWAT series in practice. To achieve the best score in a given level, not a single shot should be fired, nor a single body dropped. Instead, it’s about arresting suspects while utilizing a kit of police gadgets, like tactical cameras, stun grenades, pepper spray, and breaching charges.Yes, you and your partner have guns. Yes, you may have to use them when a suspect tries to kill you. But you don’t just shoot first … [Read more...] about A police game that asks you to think before shooting
NOT all Apple smartphones are born equal – some iPhone models are simply more likely to fail than others. A new report reveals that the worst offender is the iPhone 6, while Apple's new iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X came out on top for design toughness. Meanwhile, ALL iPhones fared better than Samsung... A security firm called Blancco – which helps retailers erase data from phones – revealed the findings in a study. Blancco tracked failure rates for smartphone models by working with retailers and mobile carriers, looking at data for when phones were brought in for repair – and why. It turns out that Apple's iPhone 6 has a staggeringly high failure rate of 22%, which means a part goes wrong with every one in five sales. And the toughest Apple blowers were the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, both of which had very low 3% failure rates. Most iPhones actually fared pretty well in the study, with only two models clocking failure rates above 10%. It's encouraging that both … [Read more...] about iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X are the least likely Apple handsets to break – but which is MOST likely to stop working?
XBOX and Nintendo are laying into Sony's PlayStation in a new video advert. The rival console makers are promoting their cross-play features – which lets users play Fortnite and Minecraft against people on different consoles – to mock Sony for not offering the feature for PS4 gamers. The ad shows an Xbox gamer and a Nintendo Switch player enjoying a shared game of Minecraft, despite using different consoles. It takes aim at Sony, which is currently embroiled in a major row over its failure to support cross-play. Right now, Minecraft and Fortnite gamers can play against each other if they own an Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch or iPhone. But if you've got a PS4, you're completely shut out from playing against Xbox players on both Minecraft and Fortnite – and any other multiplayer game, for that matter. This has sparked fury among PS4 owners, who feel like they're getting a rough deal from Sony. It's even sparked the creation of a popular hashtag, #BlameSony, which is used by … [Read more...] about Watch Xbox and Nintendo troll PS4 gamers over Fortnite with this new joint TV advert
The New York Yankees weren’t the first sports team to don pinstripes, but the distinctive pattern is as closely associated with the baseball club as it is with boardroom suits. The Yankees’ home uniform, a simple design featuring thin navy stripes on a white background, is an enduring classic: It has barely changed in more than a century. Basic though it is, the pinstriped design presents some challenges for the makers of baseball video games. In the kind of discussion that happens all the time at studios working on sports titles, the developers of R.B.I. Baseball at Major League Baseball Advanced Media were debating last fall how best to bring the Yankees’ uniform to life in the game. Areas where the pinstripes met a seam didn’t look quite right, so the team fetched some nearby reference material. “We walked down the hall to Billy, who does all of our merchandise stuff — he manages the shop, he gets all the jerseys through,” recalls Peter … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Why MLB decided to develop R.B.I. Baseball 18 itself