Award-winning Netflix original series House of Cards returns on Valentine's Day 2014 with a second season
In what we can only hope will be a dog murder-free second season, Netflix announced this morning that original series House of Cards returns on February 14th, 2014. Apparently Netflix is big on releasing original programming alongside holidays -- smart, considering the binge-viewing around said time periods. It's a big date for the Kevin Spacey vehicle, with the entire 13-episode season launching on Netflix at once in all territories Netflix is available (the US, Canada, the UK, Latin America and Ireland).
The show received a smattering of Emmy nominations earlier this year -- HoC is one of several major plays Netflix is making into original programming. Both Orange is the New Black and Arrested Development's revival led the Netflix initiative in 2013, and it looks like the same series that popularized original Netflix content will continue that push in 2014.
A new teaser popped up today alongside the Valentine's Day launch news, featuring Claire in a not uncommon place: smoking a cigarette by the window. See it for yourself below!
It looks like Microsoft is on its way to the "tens of thousands of games" it wants produced through its "ID@Xbox" self-publishing program on Xbox One: The company announced this morning that the program will kick off starting in early 2014. The news dropped alongside a lengthy list of developers already signed on -- from the big (Crytek) to the small (Definition 6, which is basically just a single dude) -- some of which we've already heard from. Below dev studio Capy, for instance, was a known quantity.
We've dropped the full list of devs after the break, alongside some of the games they're best known for. Microsoft's self-publishing head Chris Charla (the man previously behind Xbox Live Arcade) says today's list of devs is "far from comprehensive," and "just the first selection of the hugely diverse complement of developers who are working on bringing games to Xbox One via ID@Xbox beginning early next year."
Source: Xbox Wire
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After dedicating a lot of focus to its streaming subscription services, Sky is finally showing some love for those who like to rent movies. Originally only available to its TV customers, the broadcasting giant has opened the Sky Store to all in the UK, allowing anyone with a browser, Now TV, Roku or YouView box to rent any of its 1,200 movies. While Now TV attempts to conquer the UK streaming market, Sky's Store expansion will provide a firm footing for it to take on Apple's iTunes and Google's Play Store in the fight over à la carte movie downloads. For latest releases, the Sky Store charges £3.49 (around $6) per rental, with older movies available for between 99p and £1.99. You will, of course, still be able to access the Sky Store via your Sky+ box, but if you've decided to make cut the cord, today's announcement may help if you've watched everything in your Netflix or Lovefilm queue.
Via: Sky Press
Source: Sky Store