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The Mandalorian Has Removed 'Jeans Guy,' And I'm Disappointed

The Mandalorian Has Removed ‘Jeans Guy,’ And I’m Disappointed

He’s just off screen. Image: Disney Plus Mistakes are a beautiful part of film and television production. Let ‘em be. They’re great. Advertisement Y’all see Jeans Guy? You probably did, if you watch The Mandalorian on its release schedule; the unidentified crew member, wearing a very noticeable pair of not-Star-Wars-y blue jeans, was standing in …

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Seeing Cyberpunk 2077 Run on Google Stadia at 4K Isn't Enough to Sell Me on Cloud Gaming

Seeing Cyberpunk 2077 Run on Google Stadia at 4K Isn’t Enough to Sell Me on Cloud Gaming

Screenshot: CD Projekt Red Google’s fledgling cloud gaming service could really use a win after a year of technical issues and lukewarm reception from gamers. It’s resorted to literally giving Stadia and its accessories away for free to drum up some excitement, but how it handles CD Projekt Red’s oh-s0-long-awaited title Cyberpunk 2077 next month—one …

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io9 Investigates: Will Wearing a Giant Baby Yoda Onesie Improve Your Mandalorian Viewing Experience?

io9 Investigates: Will Wearing a Giant Baby Yoda Onesie Improve Your Mandalorian Viewing Experience?

Portrait of a scientist in the field. Photo: James Whitbrook/io9 Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards. The Mandalorian is already some pretty solid Star War. But what if we could improve on it by looking like an absolute idiot …

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It's Probably Safe to Expect More $30 Movies on Disney+

It’s Probably Safe to Expect More $30 Movies on Disney+

Image: Disney+ Disney+ has unsurprisingly blown subscriber expectations out of the water, and Disney executives made clear during the company’s earnings call this week they plan to grow those figures by throwing money at more content for the platform. But if Disney brings more premium titles to the service as it did with Mulan, we …

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When Behemoths Like Apple Hoard Cultural Touchstones, It’s a Recipe for Disaster

When Behemoths Like Apple Hoard Cultural Touchstones, It’s a Recipe for Disaster

Image: Apple/Peanuts The holidays are looking a little less Linus this year for Peanuts fans hoping to catch Charlie Brown specials on network television, as has been tradition for decades. Advertisement Instead, Peanuts will be exclusively available on Apple’s streaming service—which has prompted a petition demanding the specials return to broadcast TV. It’s not the …

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Disney Has Updated Disney Plus's Content Warning for Old Racist Movies

Disney Has Updated Disney Plus’s Content Warning for Old Racist Movies

The Disney Plus logo. Image: Disney When Disney Plus launched, it did so with a vague warning attached to some of its older, more, well, racist content, citing them as outdated. Recently, that warning got a whole lot more specific. Advertisement As pointed out by NPR, Disney has recently changed the message that appears before …

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Disney Apparently Has No Idea What to Do With Hulu—For Now

Disney Apparently Has No Idea What to Do With Hulu—For Now

Photo: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo It seems like Disney, Hulu’s controlling shareholder, doesn’t know what it wants to do with the streaming service after the covid-19 pandemic delayed plans to finally expand it outside the U.S. According to Bloomberg, those plans were supposed to get underway in January, but that never happened. Instead, Disney has been focusing more on …

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Disney Wants to Be Netflix Now

Disney Wants to Be Netflix Now

Image: Disney+ We probably could have seen this coming. Disney announced today that it’s restructuring its media and entertainment businesses to focus on its streaming services—one area that’s currently thriving as other parts of the Walt Disney Company grapple with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Indeed, Disney+ has been a monumental success since it …

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Roku Chases the Best Free Streaming Service With Mobile Support

Roku Chases the Best Free Streaming Service With Mobile Support

Image: Roku Roku has announced the launch of a dedicated mobile app for The Roku Channel, the company’s longtime hub for free and streamable content that’ll be familiar to folks with Roku devices. But rather than limit the app to Roku users alone, The Roku Channel will be available to even users without physical Roku …

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