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Some video games that are like Bandersnatch, but better

If you’ve choosed-and-adventured through Bandersnatch, the recent Black Mirror thing on Netflix, and aren’t already a fan of experimental interactive fiction: I envy you. It means you’re able to play actually good examples of interactive fiction for the first time. Sure, Bandersnatch has funny lines, surprises and scene stealing performances from Will Poulter doing a “pretty much exactly how I, the writer, talk in real…

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Minecraft: Story Mode is now on Netflix, Telltale’s final launch

The final project from Telltale Games, a Netflix version of 2015's episodic Minecraft: Story Mode, started on the digital telly service yesterday. "Not with a bang but a whimper" and all that. Netflix subscribers can now play the first three episodes of season 1 on their personal computers, or pocket telephones, or digital slates, or strange television boxes, or what have you, with the final…

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See Henry Cavill in costume as Geralt for Netflix’s Witcher

There are still many questions around Netflix's upcoming live-action adaptation of The Witcher--Will it be any good? Will Geralt be in that tub? Can I import my save into the telly? Is Geralt in the tub in every episode? Will he sack off quests to play Gwent down the pub? Does Geralt count as being in the tub in every episode if that's just in…

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Rumours of a Diablo animated series on Netflix reinforced

The hit hot the hittie the hittie to the hit hit hot rumour going around again is that an animated series based on Diablo is likely coming streaming film-o-TV service Netflix. This latest action-RPG rumourburp is based on a now-deleted tweet by an aspiring showrunner but look, I don't care if this rumour is true or not. Let's hijack the attention it's raised and bend…

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Netflix’s Castlevania will make a mess of your Halloween plans

If you're like me, a recent playthrough (or two) of Vampyr has left with you a taste for something unholy... a taste for more complicated vampire stories that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines can't seem to quench. Well, for my children of the night, excellent news has just arrived via a cloud of mist that transitioned into a press release and then back into a…

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Telltale and Netflix trade Minecraft for Stranger Things

Minecraft and Stranger Things have gone hand-in-hand before, as seen in the official crossover skin pack above, but this deal between streaming megalith Netflix and adventure game studio Telltale (as reported by Techradar) seems a little more direct. Telltale will be adapting their Minecraft: Story Mode games into an interactive, streaming video series for kids on Netflix, while Netflix will be granting the studio the…

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Netflix Warren Ellis Castlevania series gets debut trailer

Oooh! The Castlevania animated series Netflix commissioned now has a trailer. That means we have our first look at the Warren Ellis-penned adaptation (although there is more than half a minute of preamble and sneaking in refs to other Netflix shows - GET TO THE POINT! AND BY POINT I MEAN THE POINT OF THE STAKE BECAUSE DRACULA):

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The Witcher is coming to Netflix

Netflix are developing a series based on The Witcher. The press release says it'll be based on "the globally popular fantasy saga from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski", with only passing mention of the games. As for what it'll be about, the producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown (of The Expanse) have this to say: "The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to…

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Netflix Castlevania series penned by Warren Ellis

Netflix has confirmed via a line in a press release that "Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 Coming to Netflix in 2017". I don't believe that the online streaming service has released anything in the way of further info themselves, but the series producer, Adi Shankar has fleshed out the announcement a little, revealing Warren Ellis as the series' writer and adding "I personally guarantee that…

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