Jimmy Donaldson, better known as Mr. Beast online, has recreated the “Squid Game” show on Netflix in real-life to the best of his ability. To make this possible, he had to recruit 456 people to play, and throw in a handsome reward to boot. To be more specific, the winner of this competition took home a whopping $456,000 USD, but in all, it cost Mr. Beast around $3.5-million to put everything together. Read more to see how it all went down.
Netflix Games launched on Android around a week ago, but now, the titles have arrived on iOS devices worldwide. Unlike the Google Play Store, when you click on any Netflix Games title on an iOS device, whether it be the iPhone or iPad, you’re directed to Apple’s App Store to download the title. Once downloaded, you’ll be required to authenticate with your Netflix credentials to begin playing. Read more for a short video covering the titles available.
Netflix Gaming made its debut in Poland a couple of months ago, but now, the service has launched in more regions. Members with Android devices will be able to enjoy such titles as Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP), Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP), Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop), Card Blast (Amuzo & Rogue Games), and Teeter Up (Frosty Pop). Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on when iOS versions are going to be released. Read more for two videos, including some gameplay, and additional information.
Finally, Netflix has announced a release date for its long awaited live-action Cowboy Bebop series, and it’s November 19, 2021. Developed by André Nemec and written by Christopher Yost, the series stars John Cho (Spike Spiegel), Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda (Faye Valentine), Elena Satine (Julia), and Alex Hassell (Vicious). This reboot was actually teased back in 2017 before being picked up by Netflix a year later, so the 10-episode series could be expanded further, depending on its reception. Read more to see the opening credits and scene shots.
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.