Netflix is Raising Prices – Will You Cancel?

Can’t lie to you folks, it’s a short one this week.  What had happened as, we all went and saw Blade Runner and really wanted to talk about that, plus it was a slow news week.  Tony did check out Anime Weekend Atlanta for the first time ever, and his Netflix bill went up.

AIM is shutting down after 20 years

It’s a sad moment: AIM, AOL’s long-running instant messenger service that was core to many people’s first social experiences on the internet, will shut down once and for all on December 15th. AOL announced the shutdown today, acknowledging that people now communicate in new ways online, so AIM is no longer needed.

Netflix is raising prices

Netflix is raising two of its pricing tiers for US subscribers beginning next month, Mashable reports. The standard tier, which allows subscribers to watch on two screens at once, will be bumped up from $9.99 to $10.99 per month. The premium tier, which is available in Ultra HD and allows users to watch on up to four screens, will go up from $11.99 to $13.99. The Basic $7.99 per month plan will remain the same.

Bob’s Burger’s will have a movie musical in 2020

Coming off an Emmy win for best animated series, Bob’s Burgers will be make its way to the big screen in a full-length musical movie. Show creator Loren Bouchard and Stacey Snider, the head of Fox Film, just announced that the movie will be released summer 2020 (July 17, to be exact).

NYCC comic con cancels punisher panel after Las Vegas shooting

A New York story to the blood and bone, Marvel’s The Punisher has just canceled its October 7 panel at New York Comic-Con after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

“We are stunned and saddened by this week’s senseless act in Las Vegas,” Netflix and Marvel said in a joint statement today. “After careful consideration, Netflix and Marvel have decided it wouldn’t be appropriate for Marvel’s The Punisher to participate in New York Comic-Con,” the companies added of the gun and violence heavy Jon Bernthal starring series. “Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and those affected by this tragedy.”

Pauley Perrette leaving NCIS

The 48-year-old confirmed rumors she is exiting the CBS series after 16 years. She played forensic scientist Abby Sciuto.

So it is true that I am leaving NCIS after this season,” Perrette announced on Twitter Wednesday morning.

She continued, “There have been all kinds of false stories as to why (NO I DON’T HAVE A SKIN CARE LINE AND NO MY NETWORK AND SHOW ARE NOT MAD AT ME!).”

Overwatch Halloween Event kicks off

 

Overwatch’s 2017 Halloween Terror event is set to begin on October 10 and will have a selection of new themed character skins for players to earn. Thus far developer Blizzard has only officially revealed new skins for Reaper and McCree, but images of a few more appear to have leaked via Facebook.

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Tony P. Henderson

Tony P. Henderson is a well traveled army brat who loves comedy and geek culture. After a stint in Los Angeles testing video games, performing comedy, and background acting Tony moved back to Georgia and hasn’t missed a Dragon Con since.

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