It’s official, after months of rumors, Netflix confirmed today that Resident Evil has been transformed into an original CG anime series for the streaming service. It’s slated for a global launch in 2021 exclusively on Netflix. This new series will be produced and supervised by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, while TMS Entertainment, which created multiple anime series, will produce the series, and Quebico, led by Kei Miyamoto, the producer of Resident Evil: Vendetta takes charge of the full 3DCG animation production. Read more for the first trailer and additional information.
Netflix and Hasbro have teamed up with Rooster Teeth to bring War For Cybertron to fans around the world in an all-new original series to launch in 2020 – complete with a new animation look and style that presents the robots like you’ve never seen them before. It begins in the final hours of the civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons, which has torn apart their home planet of Cybertron. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
Today, Ben & Jerry’s officially announced it’s releasing a new flavor, Netflix & Chill’d, and it’s going to be peanut butter flavored with real fudge brownies and salty pretzel bits inside. To celebrate the partnership with the video streaming platform, Ben & Jerry’s said that it plans to release the flavor worldwide to over 20 different countries, a first in the brand’s history. Read more for an early taste test video and additional information.
Photo credit: Julien Rivoire
Art director Julien Rivoire is completely self-taught and likes to spend his free time creating 3D models. Recently, he decided to take retro technology, such as the Tiger Electronics handheld games from the 80s / 90s, and add some modern day flair to them, or Netflix to be more specific. If this should ever catch on, we’d imagine Stranger Things, Black Mirror, and Orange is the New Black, all getting their own handheld games. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Ars Technica
The Walt Disney Co announced on Thursday a new family-friendly streaming service will costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 annually, complete with a variety of original programming. Disney+ is slated to launch on Nov. 12 in the U.S. and in every major global market over time. Subscribers will not only have access to Disney films and TV shows, but feature programming from the Marvel superhero universe, the “Star Wars” galaxy, “Toy Story” creator Pixar animation and the National Geographic channel. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Netflix for iOS has just got Smart Downloads, so when you finish watching a downloaded episode, this feature will delete it, and then automatically download the next episode. Plus, this feature only turns on when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, so your data plan will never be used, and it won’t impact your device storage. “We know how annoying it can be to go through all your apps and delete files you no longer need; we also understand that when it comes to Netflix, the faster you can get to the next episode you want to watch, the better. Whether it is smart downloading or viewing a mobile preview, we realize the best part of Netflix is connecting with the stories you will love in an easier and more fun way,” said the company in a press release. Read more for additional information.
News website Cheddar claims that Apple is working on a new gaming subscription service after citing five people “familiar with the matter” in a new report says that iPhone-maker started having conversations with game studios last year to create a “Netflix for games.” Subscribers would pay a monthly fee to gain access to a certain number of titles. There’s currently no timetable for when this service will launch, how much it would cost or which publishers, what types of games would be included or what devices it would be compatible with. Read more for another video and additional information
Photo credit: Nicohlash
Netflix is officially raising its U.S. prices by 13% – 18%, the largest annual increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago. Its most popular standard plan, which offers high-definition streaming on up to two different internet-connected devices simultaneously, will see the biggest hike, from $11 to $13 per month. The extra revenue will go towards Netflix’s large investment in original shows and films. Read more for a video of the most anticipated Netflix originals of 2019 and additional information.
Photo credit: Android Police
Netflix has been adding HDR support for several devices, starting with the LG G6 in May of 2017, and today, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. How do you tell if the movie you’re watching is supported? Simply look for the HDR tag beneath the title. If you don’t see the tag, just know that it hasn’t yet rolled out to all devices, regardless of which version or update you may be running. Read more for another video, a full list of smartphones with Netflix HDR support and additional information.
Think of “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” as an interactive movie, and it’s streaming now on Netflix. This “choose your own adventure” film lets the viewer(s) make choices that alter the direction of the story, similar to the popular series of books from the 1980s and 1990s. Set in the 1980s, it follows Stefan (Fionn Whitehead), a troubled young video game programmer who is trying to adapt a choose your own adventure book into a game. You can decide on what cereal Stefan will eat, the type of music he’ll listen to, and eventually life or death. Read more for another video and additional information.