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  • Blog Post: Strategy MMO Wakfu Has A Companion Animated Series Coming To Netflix

    Last week, we reported that Ankama Games’ Wakfu is headed to Steam on September 18. Today, the company has announced that you can immerse yourself away from your PC thanks to Netflix. Wakfu is also an animated series that has been airing in France for a number of years. In partnership with the... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis - Breaking Down The Kinect-Free Xbox One

    Since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One on May 21, 2013, the company has been haunted by decisions and comments about the console’s direction . Today, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer and his team announced three major changes that should shrug off the specter of the past in favor of striding into the future... More
  • Blog Post: Netflix On PlayStation 3 Adds Special "Max" Recommendation Software

    Max, from the creators of You Don't Know Jack, is a free addition to the PlayStation 3 version of Netflix that will help you select something to watch when you can't decide yourself. Max will do things like help you make decisions among disparate genres and actors, or offer you a randomized pick... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Signs Deal To Bring Redbox Instant Service To Live

    Xbox Live already has numerous apps that allow you to access on-demand and streaming movies and television programming. Soon, it will have one more -- Verizon's new Redbox Instant service. Currently, Redbox Instant is in a public beta, which you can access on the official site. According to Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Sony: PS3 The #1 Netflix Device For Televisions

    Sony said today the PlayStation 3 is now the most popular device to watch Netflix streaming through a television and is also now the primary development platform for Netflix. “The PlayStation and Netflix communities both share a strong passion for high quality entertainment,” SCEA CEO Jack... More
  • Blog Post: The Xbox 360 Netflix App Uses A Form Of The Konami Code To Change Settings

    It's not the exact Konami code, but it's pretty close, and you will need it if you want to change some of the Xbox 360's Netflix app's more obscure settings. Pressing up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, up, up, up, up after launching the app, you enter into a sort of debug menu... More
  • Blog Post: New Netflix Update Live On Xbox 360

    Film buffs will be prompted to install a new Netflix update the next time they start the popular movie-watching app. Here's what's included in the new update. Major Nelson is reporting that the latest Netflix update sports four new improvements: New Skip Forward/Backward functionality will allow... More
  • Blog Post: Netflix Drops Game Rental Plans

    Movie rental and streaming company Netflix has announced that it is stopping previously announced plans to rent video games by mail. The company had previously announced that it would be offering game rentals at the same time it stated its intention to split its physical and streaming movie rental services... More
  • Blog Post: Netflix Available On Vita At Launch In U.S.

    With the PlayStation Vita's February 22 launch date fast approaching in the U.S., it's long past time that Sony start emphasizing how this latest device is an all-around media machine and not just for games. Enter the hardware manufacturer's only gaming-related announcement from its CES press... More
  • Blog Post: Netflix Scraps Qwikster Plan

    Weeks after announcing that it would be splitting its online streaming and video rental businesses into two separate entities, Netflix has announced that it's backing away from the plan. The company is telling subscribers that the decision was at least in part due to member outcry at having to individually... More
  • Blog Post: The Walking Dead Season One Is On Netflix Streaming

    If you're any kind of gamer, you've certainly blown away tons of zombies in your lifetime. It just became much easier to watch a show all about that very activity. Don't forget that Telltale is also creating a game around the comic-book-turned-TV-show. There are a lot of fans of AMC's... More
  • Blog Post: Will Netflix Sell Streaming Side To Amazon?

    Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter is at it again with his latest theory. He predicts that the reason Netflix split its DVD rental and digital streaming business is so that it would be easier to sell the steaming business to Amazon. “Upon reflection, it appears to us that the driver for the separation... More
  • Blog Post: Netflix Splitting Business, Adding Game Rentals

    Netflix has been under fire recently after the video-distribution company raised its prices and content-provider Starz ended their partnership . Netflix thinks its found a solution by splitting its physical rental and online streaming businesses and adding a long-requested feature: game rentals. Co-founder... More
  • Blog Post: Netflix Loses Starz Deal

    Beginning in February, the popular streaming service will be losing a big chunk of movie titles that came through a long term deal with Starz. The announcement came yesterday, coincidentally on the same day that Netflix price hikes began to go into effect for all users. Starz has had the streaming deal... More
  • Blog Post: Nielsen: Half Of Netflix Streaming Is On Game Consoles

    It looks as though Netflix has successfully infiltrated game consoles, according to a recent survey from the Nielsen Company. According to the data, one half of Netflix's streaming-video consumers access that video content through their Wii, PS3, or Xbox 360. That's in stark contrast to rival... More
  • Blog Post: Netflix Hitting 3DS Tomorrow

    While many Netflix users are still busy complaining about recent changes to the service's pay structure, this week will see Netflix's popular Instant View streaming launch on a new platform to help justify that price hike. GoNintendo (via ShackNews ) reports that the Netflix app for the 3DS will... More
  • Blog Post: What's Your Take On The Recent Netflix Price Changes?

    Netflix has revealed some big bumps in its subscription costs. Still a great deal, or outrageous gouging? You tell us. If you're anything like the editors at Game Informer, when you log on to your game console these days you see a lot of friends running Netflix streaming. Heck, you're probably... More
  • Blog Post: GameFly Wins Discrimination Ruling Against U.S. Postal Service

    The Postal Regulatory Commission sided with the mail-based video game rental service regarding the raw deal it was getting from the USPS in comparison to Netflix and Blockbuster. The original complaint filed by GameFly claimed that it was unfairly being charged non-machinable surcharges, while Netflix... More
  • Blog Post: Kinect Now Offers Hands-free Netflix Support

    One of the most interesting aspects of Kinect that Microsoft showed in the months leading up to the device's launch was the way it could allow users to interact with the Xbox 360's interface. In particular, demos showed Zune Marketplace users navigating through content by waving their hands in... More
  • Blog Post: Starz Delaying Content To Netflix Streaming

    The cable channel announced that April 1 will mark the beginning of a new, crappier era in its history, as its new TV shows won't show up on Netflix Instant until 90 days after they air. Exclusive first-run movies will be similarly late at some point in the future. Is this the first sign of the Netflix... More
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