Warner Bros. and Netflix this morning announced an expansion of the companies’ existing streaming content agreement, adding a slew of catalog TV shows, including drama series “Nip/Tuck,” “Veronica Mars,” “Pushing Daisies” and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” to those already available to watch instantly at Netflix.
Netflix has acquired streaming rights to said shows and more for a period… → Read More
Warner Bros. UK is offering an internship to “IT literate” students that requires them to spy on fellow file-sharers. The intern will have to maintain accounts on private BitTorrent sites, as well as procure new accounts, in order to supply Warner Bros. UK with information on how that whole “world” works. Not a bad idea from Warner’s perspective. → Read More
When’s the last time you were at a Blockbuster?
For me, it’s been a few years. And it’s been several years since I was going regularly. And I was only doing that because the then-Viacom-backed-giant drove the mom and pop video stores out of business in my community. I have no desire to ever step into a Blockbuster store ever again. But Warner Bros. sure wants me to.
Today, Blockbuster announced… → Read More
Warner Bros. has agreed a new deal with Redbox that will give Redbox access to its DVDs, but only 28 days after the retail release. The move is designed to encourage people to actually buy the shiny, new DVDs when they come out. Why is that a problem? → Read More
I don’t know why, but microSD seems to suddenly become an alternative for distributing digital content lately, at least in Japan.
Two weeks ago, a Japanese entertainment company was the first in the world to start selling digital content on a microSD card (a rock band sold its songs, videos and lyrics on PDF on a profesionally marketed microSD card). Last week, Disney Japan announced it will… → Read More
So, how messed up are the souls residing in Arkham Asylum? Check out the latest developer diary from the chaps at Rocksteady Studios. Paul Dini also talks about the storyline for this upcoming Eidos/WB title. I played a bit of it at E3 and it’s pretty damn fun. Can’t wait for it to drop on August 25th. → Read More
Troubled Midway has found itself a buyer in Warner Bros. and the movie studio also picked up an additional two dev studios in Chicago and Seattle. A Delaware bankruptcy judge approved the $33 million sale today that includes the rights to Mortal Kombat, Joust, and Spy Hunter. → Read More
Well isn’t this a sweet promo from Warner Bros to promote Blu-ray and attempt to eliminate the remaining HD DVD inventory. The trade-in program is a bit weird, though. You don’t actually have to send in the HD DVD disc to get a copy of the same movie on Blu-ray. All WB wants is the original cover sleeve and nothing else. Prices on Blu-ray discs start at $4.95 and go up to $14.95 for… → Read More
Eidos and Warner Bros have just officially announced the CE of BAA and it’s a tad different than what Gamestop has on their website. Hit the jump to see what $100 will get you this summer. → Read More
With the massive onslaught of downloadable and/or streaming content from service providers like Netflix, Vudu and Hulu; Hollywood studios are hurting for revenue from DVD sales, but Warner Bros may have an ace in the hole. They’re now offering the WB archive of over 6800 films for a new “made-to-order” service. To date, WB has only released 1200 of those films since entering the DVD business… → Read More
Things are looking up today or down depending on where you live. GI has confirmed with Nintendo that the Wii will see an increase in price in the UK from 180 GBP to about 200 GBP. Why is this happening to our brethren across the pond you might ask? It’s simple, really. The state of the economy worldwide is pretty rank and the pound is depreciating at a rate, which Nintendo does not feel… → Read More
Just a quick head’s up to the gamers in the audience that WB’s F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin demo is now live for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC owners. The Xbox 360 demo should be live now and the PS3 demo will be up later today (depending on when you read this it might already be up). The game ships on February 10th if you’re willing to wait and not spoil all the fun.
I had a private demo of this game late… → Read More
The facts: The Dark Knight is the best selling Blu-ray disc in the format’s two-year history. Warner Bros. sold more than 1.7 million copies of the film since its Dec. 9 release. → Read More
Earlier today, gaming news site MCV learned that Square Enix is preparing to bid against Warner Interactive in an attempt to purchase Eidos, or at least a part of it. Given the fact that Warner Interactive already owns a percentage of Eidos, and last month they were given the opportunity to buy more shares, industry pundits still expect Warner to close the deal. Given the financial problems that… → Read More
http://videomedia.ign.com/ev/ev.swf I won’t go into all the gory details, but here’s a quick recap. Monolith and Sierra pushed out F.E.A.R. in 2005, but Monolith was acquired in 2004 by Warner Bros. and Sierra kept the rights to the F.E.A.R. franchise. Sierra was supposed to make the sequel with another publisher, which never transpired while Monolith and WB announced Project Origin. → Read More
All I have to say about this movie is that it sucked. The book was way better and wtf was up with the butterfly references? Was there some crossover from Ashton Kutcher’s craptacular movie I wasn’t aware of? Oh, it comes out on Blu-ray December 9 for $60 and includes two versions of the film, which means an alternate ending that’s supposedly “controversial” and some other… → Read More
Sweeeeeeeeeeeet. Today, WB and Eidos announced Batman: Arkham Asylum for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. We sort of already knew there was one coming thanks to Gary Oldman, but now it’s official. Based on the “Dark Knight” storyline, based on conjecture, you will assume the role of Batman and you’re task is to deliver the Joker into the Narrows where the imprisoned swine have set a trap for… → Read More
Warner Bros., the movie studio that single-handedly killed HD DVD some time ago, will release budget-priced Blu-ray discs starting this fall. By selling certain titles to retailers for as little as $11, Warner Bros. is helping to bring down the price that you and I pay for their movies on Blu-ray. Discounted movies could include the likes of The Shining, Enter the Dragon, and I am Legend. This can… → Read More
http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=25252 I never played F.E.A.R. so I don’t understand what the hubbub is surrounding Project Origin, the sequel to F.E.A.R., but Alma scares the crap out of me. I’ve compiled all the trailers that have been released by Warner Interactive for your viewing pleasure. Watch the one with Alma and tell me you’re not scurred. I dare you. → Read More
Two versions of WB’s hit ‘Batman Begins’ will be rereleased this July on Blu-ray. The HD DVD version was released in October of 2006 and Warner held back a Blu-ray version because the format was unable to support the “In-Movie Experience” PIP feature. HD DVD never had that problem. Along with a standard Blu-ray version there will be a “Limited Edition Gift… → Read More
This is a limited time offer so jump on it. HD DVD [Amazon] Blu-ray [Amazon] → Read More
This is a cruel trick you play on your ex just to mess with them. Giving them a false sense of hope is a bastardly thing to do. A few weeks back WB announced that they would exclusively release titles on Blu-ray and this was to take effect in May, but it seems they’ve extended support for HD DVD until June. Why not make a little money on both formats considering blockbuster titles like I Am… → Read More
I am in utter shock right now. Warner Bros. just dropped a bomb. And that bomb is that they’ve given up on HD DVD. Is the format war over? This won’t go into effect until later this year, but this has to be the end, right? Anyone want to buy an HD DVD player and a boat load of movies? Heh. Seriously. Not really. Well, maybe. → Read More
Last night Warner Brothers showed off their new Total Hi Def Disc at a special conference. They showed a clip from the movie Superman Returns on HD-DVD, Blu Ray Disc, and Total HD. They all looked the same, they all looked great, and Total HD is just another format we don’t need. Move along folks, nothing to see here. → Read More