#Slop Culture

Netflix drops ‘Stranger Things’ old school mobile game. Also gives a middle finger to oversaturation

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Netflix has dropped a Stranger Things game on mobile devices today, seemingly out of nowhere. Assuredly the company intends on pumping the fucking brain-plate of the collective consciousness full of the Upside Down Shit, to celebrate the second season’s release this month.

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Nicolas Cage has been turned into a snack in Japan, a country which clearly gets it

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Nicolas Cage has been turned into a snack in Japan. Typically I spread cheeks and push when it comes to promotional materials for movies. However, this one clearly fucking nails it.

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Marvel and ‘Star Wars’ movies *will* be exclusive to Disney’s new streaming service

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Remember when Disney announced they were starting a streaming service? And when they said they were taking their Marvel and Star Wars flicks and going home? But then Netflix was like woah woah, we’re going to negotiate and try and keep them? Well, Netflix ain’t keeping them. They’re going to be exclusive to the House of Mouse’s streaming service.

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‘Scandal’ creator jumps ship from ABC to Netflix as the Streaming Arms Race continues

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I don’t really fuck with anything the creator of Scandal has done. Due to time, not dislike. Scandal seems pretty enjoyable. But, I’m here with popcorn, dude. This streaming arms race between Disney and Netflix is great slop culture theater.

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Disney ending deal with Netflix to create its own streaming service. Great, another friggin’ one

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It seems obvious that Netflix and Disney are in a War to Absorb All Our Pop Culture. The latest shot in the war finds Disney severing their ties with Netflix, and intent on creating their own streaming service. Man. Remember those halcyon days when we all thought that cord-cutting was going to save us money? Seems so long ago. Now we’re all scrambling, trying to find someone’s Hulu login, while bartering with our own fucking Netlix login to gain someone else’s HBO Go password. Yeah, fuck. Now there’s another service, another one! Christ.

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Netflix acquires Mark Millar’s ‘Millarworld’, home of ‘Kingsman’ and ‘Kick-Ass’, becoming your #1 stop for derivative titles

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I have a love-hate relationship with Mark Millar. In that I hate his derivative, shock-jock ass, but I enjoyed the Kingsman. He used to be a prime target here on OL, but I’ve sort of just decided to forget about him. But here he is! Like all lost loves-hates, bubbling back up. The author’s “Millarworld” has been acquired by Netflix, who will being producing content based on his titles.

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Netflix has past 100 million subscribers, added 5.2 million last quarter

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Netflix just feels like an institution at this point, right? It’s easy to forget it’s actually a company, and not woven into the DNA of our pop culture (or maybe its both?). But yes, it’s a business, and it’s doing quite fucking well.

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Mondo bringing beautiful ‘Contra’ and ‘Castlevania’ posters exclusively to SDCC

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Man, fuck. There aren’t many times lately when I wish I was attending SDCC. The entire apparatus has grown wildly out of control, mutating into a bloated pop culture hype machine. That said, watch in amusement at how quickly I contradict myself, since I really wish I was going this year to snag these gorgeous Mondo posters for Castlevania and Contra. Or, I suppose, attempt to snag them, given how quickly exclusives sell out.

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John Romero auctioned off his ‘Doom 2’ floppies for over $3,000

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Rip and tear your bank account, amirite? Still though, would be fun to own these fucking cultural artifacts. If you count simple floppies owned by a game’s creator as cultural artifacts. (I think I do?)

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‘Super Mario’ postage stamps coming to Japan, awesome but like who mails stuff

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I’ve probably mailed like, three things in my life. A testament not only to my incredible juvenility, but also the decline of you know, physical letters. But! If I lived in Japan, and I had to mail shit, I would be all over this.

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