Leaked? ‘Disney Universe’ Video Game Slips Back Into Black Hole

Earlier today, Amazon.com began listing a title called ‘Disney Universe’ for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii platforms with a release date of May 26, 2011. Subsequently, that information has been removed from Amazon.com’s site (but not before the non-cached pages were picked up by Google).

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Verizon Launches ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Sneak Peek App for Android Devices

The Pirate Discovery App, the official mobile app for Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, directed by Rob Marshall, is now available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers. Available on select Verizon Wireless smartphones and tablets, the Pirate Discovery App immerses fans in a world of Pirates content before, during and after the movie is available in theaters on May 20th.

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Popular Disney Princess App Receives Royal Update

PRINCESS DRESS-UP: MY STICKER BOOKThe Royal wedding is less than 48 hours away, and the Disney Princesses are celebrating with updates to their popular Disney Princess Dress-Up: My Sticker Book app!

Just as the wedding day of Kate and William promises to be, the app is a dream world captivating little girls the world over. There’s a royal wedding and a magic carpet ride.

Is your little one entranced by the thought of England’s new princess and what dress she will wear? Then she will marvel at the fully interactive dress up features of the app, including the ability to change outfits, and accessories, add tiaras, and send the royal portrait to friends, family, and fellow princesses!

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ABC News Launches ABC Video Bookstore App for iPad with Two Titles

ABC News today launched the ABC Video Bookstore App for iPad, available free on the App Store. The free app will turn the page on a new generation of storytelling, creating an interactive experience for users that enables them to delve deeper into the most compelling stories of our time.

The ABC Video Bookstore debuts with two titles, A MODERN FAIRY TALE: William, Kate and Three Generations of Royal Love by Jane Green and THE AMANDA KNOX STORY: A Murder in Perugia by ABC News. Both will be available for $7.99 through the app and wherever eBooks are sold, or as a $5.99 text and photo-based version for e-readers that don’t support video. Additional titles will be released throughout the year.

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ESPN Launches New ‘WatchESPN’ App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

Watch ESPN for iPhone, iPad and iPod TouchESPN announced today its flagship network ESPN as well as ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.com are now available to Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Verizon FiOS TV subscribers via the new ‘WatchESPN’ App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, now available on the App Store.
In time for the early rounds of the Masters, the NBA Playoffs and the beginning of the Major League Baseball season, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Verizon FiOS TV subscribers who receive the linear networks as part of their video subscription can now watch the channels from the convenience of their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Ride History Podcast, New Video Game Trailer

Walt Disney Studios Netherlands provides us with a couple of gems today for Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, in theaters nationwide on May 20, 2011.

First up is a podcast video hosted by Geoffrey Rush, focusing briefly on the history of the Disneyland attraction that inspired the franchise. In addition to the ride background, including a televised introduction to the attraction by Walt Disney (Pirates of the Caribbean was the last attraction that Walt personally worked on), the podcast also shows quite a bit of footage from the film plus behind-the-scenes footage which includes Johnny Depp (in full Captain Jack Sparrow makeup) making a grand entrance via helicopter. Because it comes from overseas, the podcast is subtitled, but is entirely in English (we will replace it with a non-subtitled version as it becomes available).

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Playdom Debuts ‘Deep Realms’ Social Gaming RPG on Facebook

Playdom today announced the launch of Deep Realms, the first game to bring the classic RPG experience to social gaming.

In Deep Realms players explore a rich fantasy world, making strategic choices that result in different but equally viable experiences. Players explore lush, detailed scenes and engage in turn-based combat against increasingly dangerous foes. By integrating social elements, such as avenging friends in player-vs-player combat and real-time cooperative boss battles, Playdom evolves the social RPG to the next level.

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Activision Announces ‘Wipeout in the Zone’ for XBox 360 Kinect

ABC Entertainment Group and Activision Publishing, Inc. today announced that Wipeout in the Zone is coming this summer to Kinect(tm), controller-free games and entertainment, for Xbox 360(r). Based on the ABC hit show “Wipeout,” Wipeout in the Zone will be the latest release in this hit video game franchise and will have players running, ducking, dodging and wiping out using Kinect for Xbox 360′s full-motion capabilities right in their own living room.

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ESPN Radio iPhone App Adds Host of New Enhancements Including Personalization and Geolocation Support

ESPN Radio app for iPhone

ESPN today unveiled ESPN Radio 3.0, its newest and most personalized iPhone app to date. The new version of the app, sponsored by 1-800-Flowers.com, continues to provide millions of ESPN Radio listeners access to live, crystal clear radio streams from more than 20 ESPN Radio stations – including fan favorite ESPN Radio network shows Mike & Mike in the Morning, The Herd with Colin Cowherd and more – the latest SportsCenter updates every 20 minutes; popular podcasts like the B.S. Report with Bill Simmons; select play-by-play broadcasts, including the college football Bowl Championship Series; and live scores, newsfeeds and text messaging directly to ESPN Radio and ESPN affiliate stations. ESPN Radio 3.0 is available now to current users via a free upgrade and to new users for download on iTunes for $2.99.

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Disney’s ‘Epic Mickey’ On Sale for 40% Off Today Only

Epic Mickey from Disney Interactive StudiosGiven that it’s one of the top five best selling titles for the Nintendo Wii, chances are that you already own a copy of Epic Mickey from Junction Point Studios and Disney Interactive.

If you don’t, however, or if you know someone who doesn’t have it but should, today would be a good day to consider it as Amazon.com is listing it as a gold box deal, offering it for just $29.99 for today only, which represents a savings of 40% off the full retail cost of the game.

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