Nintendo Shutting Down Video Services Like Netflix On Wii

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Nintendo Shutting Down Video Services Like Netflix On Wii

There was a time where having a movie library streaming from the cloud was new and odd. Netflix was still active as a subscription service that mailed DVDs to people and was transitioning to a streaming service on various devices, including the Xbox 360 and, surprisingly popularly, the Wii. There was a time where the Wii was by far the most common Netflix streaming device, but eventually newer and more high-resolution devices supplanted it, as did the prevalence of smart TVs. Now, for apps like Netflix, the sun is finally setting on what once felt like weird internet magic.

Netflix has been sending out emails to subscribers who have been using the Wii version of the app semi-recently. The email made its way to Reddit, where users have been posting their use-cases for still having Netflix on Wii twelve years after the console originally launched. The email states that Nintendo is shuttering all video services, which likely includes channels like BBC, Hulu, and YouTube, as well.

The services are set to end on January 31, which is the same date Nintendo shut down the ability to add points to the Wii Shop earlier this year. If you still want a Nintendo system to watch Netflix on, the 3DS and the Wii U both still have active Netflix apps. The Switch does not have Netflix, but launched Hulu last year and YouTube yesterday on the hybrid console.

Nintendo Shutting Down Video Services Like Netflix On Wii

about X hours ago from
Nintendo Shutting Down Video Services Like Netflix On Wii

There was a time where having a movie library streaming from the cloud was new and odd. Netflix was still active as a subscription service that mailed DVDs to people and was transitioning to a streaming service on various devices, including the Xbox 360 and, surprisingly popularly, the Wii. There was a time where the Wii was by far the most common Netflix streaming device, but eventually newer and more high-resolution devices supplanted it, as did the prevalence of smart TVs. Now, for apps like Netflix, the sun is finally setting on what once felt like weird internet magic.

Netflix has been sending out emails to subscribers who have been using the Wii version of the app semi-recently. The email made its way to Reddit, where users have been posting their use-cases for still having Netflix on Wii twelve years after the console originally launched. The email states that Nintendo is shuttering all video services, which likely includes channels like BBC, Hulu, and YouTube, as well.

The services are set to end on January 31, which is the same date Nintendo shut down the ability to add points to the Wii Shop earlier this year. If you still want a Nintendo system to watch Netflix on, the 3DS and the Wii U both still have active Netflix apps. The Switch does not have Netflix, but launched Hulu last year and YouTube yesterday on the hybrid console.

Watch WWI Narrative Adventure 11-11: Memories Retold's Launch Trailer

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Watch WWI Narrative Adventure 11-11: Memories Retold's Launch Trailer

Bandai Namco's  collaboration with Aardman and the minds behind Valiant Hearts is out today.  11-11: Memories Retold is a dramatic narrative-driven adventure, the story follows the intersecting lives of a Canadian photographer (voiced by Elijah Wood) looking for adventure on the European Front during WWI and a German father who learns his son has gone missing in action. As they “discover the reality of war,” their paths will cross on November 11, 1918 as the Great War comes to an end.

The game’s development comes from a collaboration between Aardman Studios (the minds behind Wallace & Gromit) who’ve supplied a unique painterly aesthetic to the game, and DigixArt whose co-founder led the development of award-winning Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Last month Bandai Namco announced DLC for the title with a portion of proceeds going to the War Child charity, which helps children impacted by war.

Watch WWI Narrative Adventure 11-11: Memories Retold's Dramatic Launch Trailer

about X hours ago from
Watch WWI Narrative Adventure 11-11: Memories Retold's Dramatic Launch Trailer

Bandai Namco's collaboration with Aardman and the minds behind Valiant Hearts is out today. 11-11: Memories Retold is a dramatic narrative-driven adventure that follows the lives of a Canadian photographer (voiced by Elijah Wood) looking for adventure on the European Front during WWI and a German father who learns his son has gone missing in action. As they “discover the reality of war,” their paths will cross on November 11, 1918 as the Great War comes to an end.

The game’s development comes from a collaboration between Aardman Studios (the minds behind Wallace & Gromit) who’ve supplied a unique painterly aesthetic to the game, and DigixArt whose co-founder led the development of award-winning Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Last month Bandai Namco announced DLC for the title with a portion of proceeds going to the War Child charity, which helps children impacted by war.

Strategy Guide Publisher Prima Games Is Closing

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Strategy Guide Publisher Prima Games Is Closing

Originally founded in 1990, Prima's parent company, DK, has announced plans to close Prima down fully in Spring and not commission any new video game strategy guides. DK said it was an “extremely difficult decision” and that it comes as a result of a “significant decline” in the video game strategy guide sector. Prima has three offices across the United States that will be directly affected by the closure.

[Via: Kotaku, publishersmarketplace.combertelsmann.com]

Our TakeI've definitely used a few Prima guides in my gaming lifetime. Generally, I like to play games with as little help as possible, but on those occasions where I finish a game and want to make sure I can see everything it has to offer, I always like having a printed strategy guide next to me for reference. I'm disappointed to hear this news and wish the best of luck to those affected by the closing.

Vegeta Achieves Super Saiyan God Form In The Latest Dragon Ball Super: Broly Trailer

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Vegeta Achieves Super Saiyan God Form In The Latest Dragon Ball Super: Broly Trailer

Funimation launched the latest trailer for the upcoming Dragon Ball Super movie releasing in theaters on January 16. The highlight of the trailer is a (sort of) new super saiyan form for Vegeta. It's the god form that Goku originally achieved when he went face-to-face with Beerus, which both Vegeta and Goku surpassed when they took on Frieza for a second time. In this way, Vegeta is almost taking a step backwards, but it's okay because now his hair can finally match his 'bad man' shirt.

For more on the upcoming movie you can watch the first and second trailers by following the links. The movie will show in American theatres in January of next year.

Beat Saber Arrives On PlayStation VR This Month With New Content

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Beat Saber Arrives On PlayStation VR This Month With New Content

Beat Saber released in early access for PC VR platforms earlier this year, and it really grabbed our attention. Sony announced intentions to bring to PlayStation VR earlier this year, but not we know exactly when it will be releasing, and what will be included with the game.

The PlayStation VR version of Beat Saber will be available on November 20 and alongside all the content and music of the early access version of the game available on PC, new songs will be included as well as new sabers. It's unclear exactly when that content will be coming to the PC versions of the game, but the game's developer promises it will be soon.

Dear Rift & Vive players, new sabers, modifiers and practice mode will be added to PC version much sooner in upcoming updates, while campaign and 5 new tracks will come to other platforms at a later date.

Beat Saber Arriving On PlayStation VR This Month With New Content

about X hours ago from
Beat Saber Arriving On PlayStation VR This Month With New Content

Beat Saber released in early access for PC VR platforms earlier this year, and it really grabbed our attention. Sony announced intentions to bring to PlayStation VR earlier this year, but not we know exactly when it will be releasing, and what will be included with the game.

The PlayStation VR version of Beat Saber will be available on November 20 and alongside all the content and music of the early access version of the game available on PC, new songs will be included as well as new sabers. It's unclear exactly when that content will be coming to the PC versions of the game, but the game's developer promises it will be soon.

Dear Rift & Vive players, new sabers, modifiers and practice mode will be added to PC version much sooner in upcoming updates, while campaign and 5 new tracks will come to other platforms at a later date.

Beat Saber Arrives On PlayStation VR This Month With New Content

about X hours ago from
Beat Saber Arrives On PlayStation VR This Month With New Content

Beat Saber released in early access for PC VR platforms earlier this year, and it really grabbed our attention. Sony announced intentions to bring to PlayStation VR earlier this year, but not we know exactly when it will be releasing, and what will be included with the game.

The PlayStation VR version of Beat Saber will be available on November 20 and alongside all the content and music of the early access version of the game available on PC, new songs will be included as well as new sabers. It's unclear exactly when that content will be coming to the PC versions of the game, but the game's developer promises it will be soon.

Dear Rift & Vive players, new sabers, modifiers and practice mode will be added to PC version much sooner in upcoming updates, while campaign and 5 new tracks will come to other platforms at a later date.

Disney Announces Second Live-Action Star Wars Series

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Disney Announces Second Live-Action Star Wars Series

Today, Disney announced its second live-action Star Wars series, which will be a “spy thriller” centered on the rebel hero, Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna in 2016’s Rogue One. Going into production next year, the series will be a part of Disney’s upcoming live-streaming service, Disney+ and will follow the exploits of Cassian Andor before the events of Rogue One during the Rebellion’s early years.

Reprising his role as the rebel spy, Luna has said that the opportunity to return to the Star Wars universe is "very special," and that he's excited to explore the character further.

So far, no official release date has been confirmed.