Hulu adds '30 Rock,' 'Parenthood' and other NBC shows

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Hulu adds '30 Rock,' 'Parenthood' and other NBC shows

Last week, Hulu secured the 90s sitcom fave Will and Grace for its users to binge freely, but the streaming service isn't done scooping up older shows. Thanks to a deal with NBCUniversal, subscribers can watch full runs of a handful of additional shows including Parenthood early next year and 30 Rock on October 1st -- which is great timing, as the latter is just about to leave Netflix.

Futuristic racing game 'Lightfield' lands on PS4 and Xbox One

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Futuristic racing game 'Lightfield' lands on PS4 and Xbox One

If you have a hankering for a different kind of racing game, Lightfield might pique your curiosity. You maneuver around by clinging to objects in a stylized, futuristic environment, with light trails streaming behind you. At any given moment, you can leap off the surface, parkour-style to find the fastest possible line to victory. Visually, it sort of looks like Tron meets Miami Vice, with pastel blue, pink and green colors trailing behind ships.

SNES Classic Edition review: Worth it for the games alone

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SNES Classic Edition review: Worth it for the games alone

Having grown up with the SNES (OK, we had a Sega Genesis and my best friend had SNES), it's easy to assume that everyone knows what it is and why people are so excited that it's back. After dominating the 8-bit era with the NES, Nintendo came late to the party with its sequel. The SNES launched in '90 in Japan, '91 in the US and '92 in the UK. The Genesis had a two-year head start in almost every country, but Nintendo's second-generation home console was worth the wait.

Atlus tried to take down a PS3 emulator advertising 'Persona 5'

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Atlus tried to take down a PS3 emulator advertising 'Persona 5'

Atlus has been infamously protective of Persona 5 even before it came out, and it looks like that hasn't changed a bit. The game developer has submitted a DMCA takedown notice against the creators of the PS3 emulator RPCS3 and their Patreon crowdfunding page. Emulators typically fall within the legal gray area of copyright law -- they don't infringe on anybody's intellectual property, but they can run illegal ROMs that do. However, as Kotaku noted, RPCS3's Patreon included updates about how far they are on getting Persona 5 to run on the emulator.

Video game voice actors reach deal to end almost year-long strike

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Video game voice actors reach deal to end almost year-long strike

SAG-AFTRA has reached a "tentative agreement" with leading video games publishers to end its strike. After months of debate, and rejected deals, voice artists began striking on October 21st. Along the way, they also carried out picketing campaigns against Electronic Arts, WB Games, and other firms. Now, 340 days down the line, the strike could finally be coming to a halt. The new agreement (which still needs to be approved by the labor union's board of directors) includes bonus pay relating to the amount of sessions a performer works on a game. The payments start at $75 for the first session and max out at $2,100 for ten sessions.

What's on TV: 'Forza 7,' 'FIFA 18,' 'Inhumans,' 'Def Jam'

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What's on TV: 'Forza 7,' 'FIFA 18,' 'Inhumans,' 'Def Jam'

This week we have too many premieres and finales to mention them all as the fall TV season gets into full swing, but we will highlight the return of Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO, and the series premiere of Marvel's Inhumans (despite its tepid reviews so far, superhero fans may be better off streaming the latest Spider-Man flick). Netflix will stock its queues with a Def Jam reunion special, as well as the premiere of its new Magic School Bus series. On Blu-ray, the 80s flick SpaceCamp makes its first appearance, while gamers can dig into the early release of Forza Motorsport 7 and FIFA 18. Look after the break to check out each day's highlights, including trailers and let us know what you think (or what we missed).

'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture' creator goes 'dark'

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'Everybody's Gone to the Rapture' creator goes 'dark'

It's a tough time for one of the game industry's more creative studios. The Chinese Room, the developers behind award-winners like Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and Dear Esther, has revealed that it's "going dark" for the months ahead. The company isn't shutting entirely, but it quietly laid off its team after finishing its new title So Let Us Melt and won't be a "fully active" firm "for the time being." As co-founder Dan Pinchbeck explains, it's really a combination of factors that prompted the decision.