Today in Nerd News – Netflix Loses 2,000 Titles, A New ‘Call of Duty’ Game Announced, and Random Videos

2,000 Titles Dropped from Netflix

Netflix

Like the ocean ebbs and flows on a sand-covered beach, so too do films and television shows at Netflix. From the way that it sounds, this isn’t just your normal changing of the guard. Rather, it’s a tidal wave that’s just leveled a city block.

From May 1st to month’s end, Netflix will lose nearly 2,000 television shows and film. As you can tell from the list of casualties, which I link to below, there isn’t anything too big being lost. But, that doesn’t mean someone won’t be upset with what’s been left to expire.

Although Netflix boast some 60,000 available titles, they continue to have a problem with keeping interesting and fresh content on their servers for the public to enjoy. Let’s be honest for a moment, shall we? How many times can you watch a B-list horror film before you say to yourself: why can’t I watch something better?

Many of these films, especially the older titles, will be made available through a recently launched service called the Warner Archive Instant. There, for a fee of $9.99 a month, you can have access to hard-to-find films and television shows.

Those of us who love to stream film and television shows seem to be caught somewhere in the middle, scrambling to find the perfect service that has all that we require. But, we fall short every time, because there is no one service that has everything a hungry nerd heart desires. When will we have a single service that allows us access to any film we can think of for a low, adjustable flat rate? When, Lord, when?

But, I digress.

Here is a sampling of some of the shows and films that will be cut by May 31st:

Insidious 
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Angry Beavers
Ren & Stimpy 
Rocko’s Modern Life
A Fish Called Wanda
Jumanji
The TEDTalks Series

For the complete list of expired or expiring titles, you can check that list out at InstantWatcher.com.

The Next ‘Call of Duty’ Game Will Be… Ghosts?

Call of Duty: Ghosts

When I first read many of the news titles about this game, they made me think that it was going to deal with actual spectral  beings. Could you imagine that? The U.S. government recruits the main character, a 300 year old, colonial era ghost, to carry out high-level assassinations around the world. Your stealth would be impressive, and your powdered wig unmatched!

Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Well, at least we don’t think it’s the case. There are few details available right now about Activision’s next game in the ‘Call of Duty‘ franchise, ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’.  If this game is anything like the others (it is), it’ll follow the story of an elite special forces team that gets in and out of a situation fast and clean. They move like ghosts, and no one sees them coming.

The game is set to be released on for the PS3Xbox 360, and any future incarnation of either one of those devices on November 5th. But, more details (and possibly a teaser trailer) won’t be released until May 21st at the same Seattle venue where Microsoft plans to announce their next generation Xbox.

Are you ready for another ‘Call of Duty’ game?

Random Bits

If you listened to the most recent episode of Let Us Podcast, you probably heard us talk about and play audio of intentionally horrible attempts at recreating the 20th Century Fox theme music. So, I thought I’d share that audio with you today.

I know that when I browse the Internet, I find that the simplest, stupidest things make me laugh harder than anything else. As you can tell from the podcast, this video had me laughing to the point of tears. And, the description of the video says it all:

Definitely, it’s not a flute

It is definitely not, sir.

And, that’s about all you need to know to start your day. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates and nerd news articles. Also, be sure to check out our podcast, Let Us Podcast, now on iTunes

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