Dust Off Your 3DS; Hulu Plus on the Way

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Oct 24, 2011 in Anime, Videogames

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I honestly haven’t had many reasons to pick up my 3DS in recent months. It’s not that it’s a terrible platform by any means, but Nintendo’s 3D handheld is currently suffering a bit of a dry spill. There isn’t much in the way of software, and while they’ve shown us plenty of exciting titles at recent trade shows, almost all of them have yet to be released. There have been a few good offerings so far, but most of those are just updates of classics like Star Fox 64 and Zelda: Ocarina of Time — experiences we’ve already had. So what do we have in the meantime? So far, its been Netflix and a handful of virtual console/DSi ware releases. Fortunately, you’ll finally have another reason to pick it up, and some of you can even dust off your Wii while you’re at it. Hulu Plus will be headed to both platforms by the end of the year, allowing you to stream hours of anime, television, and film such as Persona 4: The Animation and the critically acclaimed Criterion Collection for only $7.99 a month.

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Hulu Getting Serious About Anime

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jun 30, 2011 in Animation

Nura Rise of the Yokai Clan

With simulcasting and the proliferation of digital distribution both legal and otherwise, it comes as no surprise that Hulu has finally decided to take anime seriously. While US distributors are losing the constant battle for shelf space with brick & mortar retailers, companies like CrunchyRoll, Netflix, and Anime News Network have worked to expand their online catalog. While Hulu has managed to ink deals with companies like Funimation and Aniplex to stream several of their titles in recent months, on July 3rd the company will begin to stream the upcoming second season of  Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan a mere 3 hours after its Japanese broadcast. Sure, it’s not quite a simulcast, but its impressive.

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Hulu Finally Streams its Way to Xbox

Posted by Tim Sheehy on May 3, 2011 in Television

Hulu Plus Xbox Interface

Those of you who’ve been waiting patently for Hulu on Xbox Live! are in luck. Last week, Microsoft launched support for Hulu’s service Hulu Plus, which delivers select content — mostly network television sans the CW, complete with commercials — to customers willing to pay $7.99 a month. To be honest, it’s not too unreasonable. Read more…

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Hulu Heading to Xbox 360? Now a Subscription Doesn’t Sound So Bad

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jun 2, 2010 in Tech

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I suppose this should still be labeled a rumor, but at least it’s a plausible one that I feel I can weigh in on. Gear Live is currently reporting that a reputable source has informed them that Microsoft is set to announce the lauch of Hulu’s subscription-based service via Xbox Live at E3 later this month. The plan for a subscription based service has actually been common knowledge, though most people expected it to launch with the upcoming iPad app that has been in development for months already.  Read more…

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