Around the Net – September 27, 2011

The randomness continues with more things you may have missed in “Around the Net” for September 27, 2011. In today’s addition, the rock-opera that will put a smile on any Street Fighter fanboy face, streaming deals galore, Star Wars: The Old Republic dated, and the Casey Jones movie you never knew you needed.

street fight!

Every now and then you hear indie music that down right surprises you by doing something innovative and different –the music from Man Factory is no exception. So far they are two rounds (albums) in, on a three round compilation for the Street Fighter inspired rock-opera, aptly named, street fight! May not be every one’s cup of tea, but is sure to put a smile on the face of any Street Fighter fan!

Netflix inks deal with DreamWorks, meanwhile Amazon gets FOX

Netflix clearly has an uphill battle. The recent funk they have been going through will not be easily forgotten. To alleviate the pain Neflix has released their best news in quite some time. More content. Or at least in 2013. According to the New York Times, DreamWorks animation has made a deal with Netflix that is worth an estimated 30 million per film. Dreamworks chose Netflix, in lieu of a deal it once had with HBO, that was less lucrative. Thanks Netflix, we need more of the same.

Meanwhile, Amazon Prime’s Instant Video Service signs a deal with FOX, that will add an additional 11,000 movies and TV shows to the ever-growing service that is shaping up to be Netflix’s best competitor yet. Just in time for the Amazon “Kindle Fire” tablet?

Star Wars: The Old Republic dated

This is a few days old, but finally, Star Wars: The Old Republic has an official launch date. Many believed this game would not see a 2011 release, but despite speculation of even further push-backs, it will be available on December 22, 2011 in North America. So, get those wallets ready and PCs primed, should be fun (if you can get over paying the $14.99/month subscription).

Casey Jones The Movie

I’m not be biggest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan around, but leave it up the our resident turtles expert, Sergio,  to find anything cool and interesting turtles related. Enter Casey Jones The Movie. The movie does more than enough to make Casey Jones the bad-a hockey wielding street fighter that we all want him to be. Hit-up Sergio’s full review for the low-down.

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