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It’s Official: Disney Buys Fox For Over $52 Billion
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We’ve been hearing whispers that the mega-deal between The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox could happen as soon as Thursday, and this morning it became official: Disney has purchased Fox for around $52.4 billion. Disney is also inheriting around $13.7 billion of debt, making the total cost of the deal about $66 billion. In the deal Disney is acquiring all entertainment properties and more, while the Fox Broadcasting news and sports assets will be spun off to shareholders under a new company.

On the entertainment side of things, this now means Disney owns and controls all of Fox’s brands and titles including the X-Men and Deadpool franchises, the Avatar movies, the original Star Wars trilogy, The Simpsons and other Fox shows as well as all of the FX Network series, and even Fox’s stake in Hulu, which now gives Disney controlling interest in the streaming service (making their own planned streaming service even more interesting).

You can find more details below.

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‘Vikings’ Season 4 Return Date & Increased Episode Order!
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The History Channel’s Vikings will soon be here! The exploits of King Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), his people, and his many, many enemies return for a bloody 4th season on February 18th on The History Channel.

Check out the press release and the Vikings Official SDCC trailer below.

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Announcement Trailer For 1950s-Set Game ‘Affliction’
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An announcement trailer has been released for an upcoming game titled Affliction from Mastermind Games. The game is described as an “open world narrative, action adventure game where you solve the mystery of a small 1950s town.” As a total sucker for games set in past time periods, that’s pretty much all I need to be won over. If you’re a bit harder to win over, however, there’s plenty more to take in.

Some gamers consider what’s known as “walking simulators”—narrative-driven games that focus on exploring the game world and piecing together the story, as opposed to more involved combat-heavy gameplay for example—to be too boring. I personally enjoy these types of games, so long as the world and story maintain my attention; but for those of you who need more engaging action, Affliction aims to find that sweet spot.

You can watch the trailer and read much more about the game and its story below.

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Jason Sudeikis Official Guest Star For ‘The Last Man On Earth’
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We had all hoped, suspected, thought, prayed, and rain danced that we would be seeing a lot more of Jason Sudekis in the 2nd season of Will Forte’s breakout comedy, The Last Man On Earth, after catching a glimpse of him in space. FOX has now confirmed that he will guest star next season.

Read the official press release below.

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‘Vikings’ Renewed For Season 4! (Video)
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The History Channel announced today that Vikings has been picked up for Season 4, with filming to begin in Ireland this spring.

Was there ever any doubt?

Watch the video announcement and read the full press release below.

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