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Tubi inks anime streaming deal with One Piece studio Toei Animation

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tubi, the free streaming service run by Fox Entertainment, has struck a deal with Toei Animation to bring some of the studio’s work to the platform. The deal includes six One Piece TV specials that will come to the streaming service as well as episodes from anime shows …

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Gigabyte’s Aorus 15G is great at gaming, but not much else

Singularly focused but cool under pressure Gigabyte’s refreshed Aorus 15G for 2021 has a subtle, all-black design that takes a page from the company’s more svelte Aero lineup of creator-focused laptops. It’s a nice upgrade, but there aren’t many other changes from last year’s model, for better or worse. It offers the same wide variety …

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ViacomCBS touts nearly 30 million global subscribers just before Paramount Plus launches

With CBS All Access morphing into Paramount Plus in just over a week, the company is announcing a new subscriber milestone for its streaming platforms: nearly 30 million global subscribers. The company also has 19.2 million subscribers domestically across its platforms, CBS All Access and Showtime. Pluto TV has 43 million monthly active users globally, …

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The next Spider-Man movie will be titled Spider-Man: No Way Home

The next Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland will be titled Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie will be out only in theaters on December 17th, 2021. The announcement was revealed on Twitter on Wednesday. This, we can confirm. #SpiderManNoWayHome only in movie theaters this Christmas. pic.twitter.com/kCeI8Vgkdm — Spider-Man: No Way Home (@SpiderManMovie) February 24, 2021 …

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch and Mighty Ducks get Disney Plus release dates

Disney Plus is getting a ton of new shows in the next few months, with Disney releasing the schedule of premiere dates for new original shows for March through July. Along with shows like The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, which has already been announced for March 19th, the new list also gives concrete release …

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Pokémon’s 25th anniversary: celebrating more than two decades of pocket monsters

Photo by Dani Deahl / The Verge Still haven’t caught ‘em all In 1996, a pair of cute monster-collecting roleplaying games launched on the Game Boy, giving birth to one of the biggest entertainment franchises on the planet. Over the last 25 years, Pokémon has continued to be a massively popular RPG series, but it …

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HP is buying gaming accessory brand HyperX for $425 million

Photo by Cameron Faulkner / The Verge HP has announced that it is acquiring gaming peripheral company HyperX for $425 million. The purchase will give HP a major foothold in the gaming accessory market. This transaction will result in HP buying the HyperX brand from Kingston, the current owner, but HP notes in the announcement …

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Diablo IV’s art director on the gritty tone: ‘Darkness does not mean bleakness’

When Diablo II launched in 2000, it was praised for its grittiness, injecting a sense of realism into an otherwise dark, fantastical realm. With Diablo III, things went in a more expressive direction, with a style that art director John Mueller describes as “painterly.” Now, with the upcoming Diablo IV, Mueller says the goal is …

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Cult classic Star Wars: Republic Commando is getting remastered for the PS4 and Switch

Image: Aspyr Media Star Wars: Republic Commando, the mid-2000s cult classic tactical first-person shooter, will get a new life on modern consoles when an HD remaster releases on April 6th for PS4 and Switch for $14.99. Aspyr Media is handling the new version. The studio previously released a remaster for Star Wars Episode 1: Racer …

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Marvel’s Loki series will premiere on Disney Plus on June 11th

Loki, the Tom Hiddleston starring series about Asgard’s god of mischief, will land on Disney Plus on June 11th, Marvel Studios announced today. The series was described by Marvel Studios as a “crime thriller” back in December during Disney’s big streaming investor day. It follows Loki as he faces off against the Time Variance Authority, …

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