Netflix has announced a new comic book show based on the award-winning Dark Horse Comics alt-history series written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá about a school for superheroes. No, the other one.
Netflix has become the dominant online streaming platform in the tail end of this decade, and the company has basically upped their pricing every other year to support their increasingly large user base, all of which demands bigger and better things from the company’s Netflix Originals lineup. Aside from the increase last year, Netflix is reportedly testing a higher tier of pricing, but it’s also apparently going to neuter the benefits for Premium subscribers at the same time. As a current Premium subscriber, this rumour does not tickle my fancy.
Do you think this guy is watching Netflix on his Switch? It’s a trick question, because he’s obviously playing a game, duh. It’s also a trick question because Netflix isn’t available on Switch. And it’s also a trick question because even if Netflix were available on Switch, you wouldn’t be able to stream content on it during a flight because there’s no internet on airplanes. Okay, some airplanes have internet. Most don’t. We’re getting stuck on details.
Konami’s Castlevania series has been around longer than I’ve been alive. First launched on Nintendo’s Famicom console in 1986, the franchise has since influenced several generations of games and gamers around the world with more than 40 games set in the Castlevania universe. While fans never got the movie they were promised from director Paul Anderson, Netflix announced last year that they’d commissioned an animated Castlevania series “done in the vein of Game of Thrones” for two seasons, with the possibility of an extension. The first season is now almost ready, and launches on 7 July 2017. If you hit the jump, there’s a trailer in store for you, and it looks AWESOME!
For those of you with the right hardware and a proper fibre internet connection, you’ve been able to stream media content at 4K for a while. Youtube and Amazon Prime have been able to stream 4K content to most consumer’s HTPCs for the past year, while Netflix has only begun to spin things up for customers using HTPCs and their personal computers. In the past year, Netflix has partnered up with Intel to allow decoding 4K HEVC video on the built-in GPU, and it’s also managed to get 4K video working on a few set-top box devices and consoles like the Xbox One S. Up to now, streaming 4K content on Netflix required some very specific things to be in place first, and it wasn’t very stable to begin with.
Today, NVIDIA’s graphics cards from the Pascal family join the pool of capable hardware, but there are several caveats to the whole arrangement that I wonder if most people will take the time to set this all up in the first place. Spoiler alert – there’s a lot of DRM involved here!
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