XBOX ONE Reveal Highlights 2013
Can we get a prayer circle going to banish the term “Shipping” from the interwebs?
What will you watch when it’s over?
Game of Thrones, The Americans, The Following, Vikings, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood, Breaking Bad, etc…
I watched FX’s new show The Americans last night. WOW THIS SHOW IS AWESOME. It’s about Soviet KGB spies living as a “normal” American couple in 1980’s USA during the Reagan Administration.
It’s great because the show successfully gets you to empathize with these character’s even though they’re the “enemy” and it does this without the typical cliche’s that most shows use. Such as: they’re being forced to do it against their will, they’re ignorant, etc… These two believe in what they’re doing but are still conflicted at times.
The husband does a great job of showing the temptation of becoming an American and actually living the American dream. Maybe the propaganda in the USSR he heard wasn’t true. Maybe it’s not so bad.
The wife is a true believer and would rather die than betray the Motherland.
I highly suggest watching the pilot and see what you think!
Petition To Renew “TRON: Uprising” Gains Steam While Fate of Show Is Uncertain
This week, reports spread that Disney Channel’s animated TRON: Uprising show was being cancelled after one season. While the show’s future is actually not set in stone according to producer Edward Kitsis, a petition was created on Change.org to renew the show (along with Motorcity). At the time this article was written, the 15,000 signature threshold was close to being met after only a few days. The series falls inbetween the first and second TRON movies, and has gotten rave reviews despite poor ratings (which have been attributed by some to radical scheduling changes). If you’re looking to save the show, sign the petition and see what you can do to help.
Not sure if you guys have watched Tron Uprising yet. Its a really solid show and its being cancelled. Check out this petition to save the show.
Please reblog and help keep this show on the air!
A new Kickstarter is on the way up, for a device called the Game Stick. Essentially the idea is to have a console tucked inside your controller that you can take with you and plug into your TV, wherever you go, and play Android games.
So should you drop $80 on one? Let’s take a look.
According to our own rules about Kickstarter, this one is actually a go: The team is experienced and knows what they’re doing; the ambitions, while high, are achievable and reasonable; the delivery timeframe is logical and makes sense.
Still, it does raise a few questions, and there are a few drawbacks in the hardware.
The main question is… why should you get a Game Stick instead of the other “Android on a stick” products that have raised the necessary cash on Kickstarter? Or, for that matter, an Ouya, which a lot of people have already bought and offers the exact same functionality? All of these products have Bluetooth, and the Game Stick is designed to pair with Bluetooth controllers. It’s not clear what the Game Stick offers beyond that functionality.
Just to rub it in, Canonical has recently announced that they’ve developed a portable version of Ubuntu for high-end phones, and Steam for Linux has left closed beta. Ubuntu is already on a stick, so cheap, portable PC gaming is already well on the way.
Finally, there’s the hardware problem: All of these sticks, the Game Stick included, will need a USB power source to function if the TV they’re plugged into doesn’t use a standard called MHL. So it’s a lot less portable than you might think.
In other words, if you haven’t bought a Ouya, or you like the form factor, the Game Stick is a good deal. But beyond that, if you just want a stick to play Android games on your TV, there are plenty already available that fit the bill.