Friday, 7th October 2011
For those of you that have been asking where you can buy the Jace Hall Show, wait no more. The 4th season and all of its amazingness is now available on iTunes in High-Definition.
Season 4 features Jace catching up with old friends like Stan Lee, Ted Price from Insomniac Games, Cliff Blezinski, MMA Superstar Cung Le and more! We also meet some new friends (enemies) for Jace including IGN.com’s Jessica Chobot, Audrina Partridge, the manliest man of all men, Isaiah Mustafa aka, The Old Spice towel guy and even President Obama? Keep Reading
Beloved in sci-fi/B film cult circles around the world, Lance Henriksen ranks sort of as a lower-grade Bruce Campbell. From his role in ALIENS as the android Bishop, to Disney’s Tarzan, to the Fox series Millenium, before reaching far into the depths of discount bins at your local Blockbuster, Henriksen has actually written a book, Not Bad for a Human, about just how he got to where he is. It’s more interesting than you might think.
Henrikson came to Hollywood illiterate and unable to find work. His childhood was fraught with abuse, a long tenure in a children’s home, and a dishonorable Keep Reading
The video below might very well be your first look of Samsung’s yet to be unveiled Nexus Prime (Galaxy Prime?) pure Google smartphone. The Ice Cream Sandwich powered smartphone would be one of the first to debut with the latest version of Android and was expected to be unveiled by Sammy and Goog at Mobile Unpacked on October 12th.
Unfortunately, that event, as of today, has now been postponed. The statement given by Samsung originally didn’t give a particular reason for the delay, but they’ve updated it to confirm speculation that it was out of respect for Steve Jobs: Keep Reading
Numerous artists on Deviant Art have contributed their Manga versions of classic science-fiction shows — from Doctor Who and Buffy, to Star Wars and Star Trek and beyond — with the results being pretty damn outstanding.
Interesting to see the impact both cultures have had on one another. Count Allon-YYyy (a tribute to Doctor Who) by Alikurai, RisaChanTag’s Nesting Daleks’ and the Big Boobed Buffy by NicoleArt as among the favorites.
Uminga’s Chewbacca is another stand-out.
For those of you who were lucky enough to catch the one night showing in Hollywood back in July, you know full well the epicness that is about to be released. And for our Canadian viewers who have desperately clamored over not being able to view Hulu videos of the Jace Hall Show, you are now officially in the captains/drivers seat with this latest announcement.
William Shatner’s new documentary, The Captains, will debut in participating movie theatres across Canada on Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. (local time) for a one-night only presentation.
That’s right! It’s one night only, and is avaialble in a handful of theaters Keep Reading
Netflix continues to make a splash in the news, this time for the better, with the announcement that they’ll be expanding their content library with titles from the AMC Network library.
What might be the biggest coup for Netflix out of the deal is that The Walking Dead will be exclusive to Netflix in the U.S. and Canada, heading towards the shows debut on October 12th.
With our movie system being (seemingly) creatively bankrupt, it should come as news to no one that remakes show no sign of going away. We still have weeks left before those Footloose billboards come down either by force or just with the proverbial release of the film.
It should come as no surprise, then, that Hollywood is rebooting Mr. Ed, the 1950s sitcom about a man and his talking horse. (I’m actually old enough to remember seeing another Mr. Ed movie way back in the early 90s when I was a kid. It featured Bobcat Goldthwait and his own talking horse, and I never made it through that either).
Most of the world is aware of Steve Jobs’ professional life; his co-founding of Apple computers in a garage in 1976 through the first Macintosh introduction and finally the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. However, while most see Steve Jobs as the product visionary behind iDevices, the man’s impact on the technology industry and world as a whole reaches far beyond his days at Apple.
A lot less people know about the type of person Steve was. I never knew Steve personally, although years of religiously covering Apple has lead me to great stories of compassion and dedication that give insight into just how hardworking and unrelenting Jobs was in the pursuit of perfection. Keep Reading
As if there’s anything else to say, this video already says enough. If this video didn’t bring you to tears you either are using your XBOX/PS3 solely for Netflix, or you simply have problems with your tear ducts.
How many characters can they combine into one epic video? Snake makes an epic appearance as does practically everyone else in the PS3 universe (no sign of Commander Shepard or Nico, however).
It’s the proverbial salute to the gamer, for making the characters come to life…picking up the torch handed to us by the developer and proving why video games are special. Because we make them into our own, unique experiences. Keep Reading
Meet Jonathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel. He’s considered the first real professional video gamer, so much so that he’s acquired over $500,000 in competitions over the past 12 years, particularly in survival/1st-person shooter games like Quake and Doom. He’s even managed to hold his own in terms of Rock Band.
But with the arrival of the new Rocksmith game, which allows budding rock stars to plug in a real electric guitar and play along with some of their favorite tunes, Jonathan has a new sort of challenge to deal with.
“I’ve played (guitar) a little bit in college, but other than that, I kinda dropped it, and haven’t played it since then,” remarks Jonathan. “The chance to play with a real guitar was pretty exciting.”
If you’re a member of my generation (you’re probably on Wall Street right now yelling stuff) you remember picking up a couple of copies of Cliffnotes and using that to help save the day.
But now in the golden age of multi-media there’s now a web series that accompanies all of the most popular Cliffsnotes books. The series, aptly named Cliffsnotes, is an animated, 5 to 6 minute run-down of Shakespeare’s most popular stories, ranging from Romeo and Juliet to Othello, using Cliffsnotes as a backdrop. Keep Reading
ROSS CAPICCHIONI has quite the story to tell. He was shot 3 times with a shotgun at point blank range, barely blowing his arm off and taking part of his head with it. He was pronounced dead, then brought back to life by a Doctor who refused to not give him a chance.
He was featured in the 2 part documentary dubbed the “Detroit Survival Story” and the videos are inspiring as they are chilling. This man is a true warrior who knows he is lucky to be alive and is fortunate to even be documenting the story that should have, and almost did, lead to his demise. Keep Reading
For all of you that felt the 3DS had flopped, Nintendo has found another way to take advantage of its 3D capabilities. Nintendo announced that they have joined forces with top entertainment companies to provide 3D videos for the portable Nintendo 3DS system. Dreamworks will release two exclusive “Hollywood Themed Animated Shorts” for the DS this month.
The first video is available today and features characters from the studio’s 2009 release Monsters vs. Aliens. . The second animated video features the three little German Keep Reading
With a southern twang, a personal monkey, and 45 million fans, Ty Moss has YouTube written all over him. He’s the tech expert whose YouTube channel, TysiPhoneHelp has accrued over 160,000 subscribers in roughly 3 years. Now he’s taking his expertise to Revision 3, the home of “the best TV shows on the internet.”
According to Rev3 the show will be called Ty’s iHelp and air every Thursday.
“Ty Moss covers the world of Apple products, providing up-to-date news, explanatory how-to’s, concise reviews, and even jailbreaking tips. Tune in to Ty’s iHelp weekly!” Keep Reading
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
From Jobs’ family:
Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family. In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories. Keep Reading
This according to William Bennett, who was Secretary of Education under Reagan and who this week wrote an op-ed piece for CNN titled “Why Men Are in Trouble.” In it, Bennett lectures men on their masculinity (or lack thereof) and points to video games as a prime factor. Among his chief lamentations: in 1970, men earned 60% of all college degrees. As of 4 years ago, it was down to 43%.
Bennett goes on to cite male unemployment as a reason women are beating their asses economically. “In 1950,” he writes, “5% of men at the prime working age were unemployed. As of last year, 20% were not working, the highest ever recorded.” Keep Reading
Say what you will about Zack Snyder doing the new Superman movie (will it be as dark as 300 and Watchmen?) but let us first just say this…where the hell is Superman’s codpiece? Why is he not wearing a cape? Judging by the outfits it’s clear Snyder is giving us a completely different take on the Man of Steel, and because of this, the reaction has been mixed to say the least.
Pictures of Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Superman’s old man, were leaked to the Internet faster than Supes turned the world around and saved Lois 34 years ago. Tiberius of GeekTyrant.com remarked, “It has Snyder written all over it” but “I prefer the white costume worn by Marlon Brando.”
There was also mixed reaction to leaked pictures Keep Reading
You had to think it was only a matter of time before somebody made a dubstep song out of Danny Elfman scores, but we’re so glad that it was director Bo Gus who decided to collaborate with dubsteppers Trick James for this particularly brilliant mutant-hybrid of what are arguably Burton and Elfman’s greatest hits: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, and Tales From the Crypt.
Pee Wee gets our vote, if only because his dance moves are timed so succinctly Keep Reading
Between the 46 year-old English dad beating up his online taunter over Call of Duty, and the EMA winning its case against the State of California over “gaming nasties”, the theme of violence and video games are proving quite a toxic mix this week.
And now one of the men convicted in the gruesome X-Box murders back in 2004 wants another shot at freedom.
On August 6th of that year, 4 Deltona, Florida men broke into an apartment and brutally bludgeoned 7 people inside to death. Cops found out through lengthy Keep Reading
Interested in trading in that boring old iPhone 4 and grabbing a shiny new iPhone 4S? Apple is offering up to $200 for your iPhone 4, depending on the condition it’s in, of course.
The good news is if your iPhone manages to grab the maximum $200, you will be able to pick up a 16GB iPhone 4S absolutely free (on a two year contract). If you’re interested, you can swing by the Apple Recycling Program site to to see if you qualify. Of course you will be getting the money in Apple Gift Card form, so don’t expect to spend the money on an Android. Keep Reading