Monthly Archives: April 2014

Three Seasons of Game of Thrones Deaths in Three Minutes

I hate when I find something cool on the internet that I want to post but push it back to post other things first. For example, at some point for a Friday of Ice and Fire, I wanted to post this video of all the on-screen deaths in Game of Thrones. However, it was out of date basically from the start of the season. Well, it’s only going to get more behind on deaths from here so I may as well post it now for your viewing pleasure.

By the way, spoilers.


Amazon Prime Adds Classic HBO Shows to its Lineup

amazon-hbo-logosJust when you thought that Netflix was the unquestioned #1 player in online video streaming, Amazon Prime made a big play to get back into the game. Amazon announced that they’ve signed a licensing agreement with HBO to stream classic HBO shows on the Amazon Prime video service.

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Proposed New FCC Net Neutrality Rules Will Kill Net Neutrality

net-neutrality-bannerThe Federal Communications Commission’s proposed new net neutrality rules will be anything by neutral when they’re implemented. The FCC revealed that their current planned rules will cause all content to be equal but some will be more equal than other. The new rules will allow for companies to pay for faster bandwidth from ISPs to send content to users.

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FootLOL: Epic Fail League Review: This Ain’t Football

footlol-epic-fail-league-headerNot every football (or soccer, in North America) game is super realistic sim that allows you to take over almost every major club or player from around the world. Not every football game is even about football.

Enter the very poorly named FootLOL. FootLOL is a bit like Football Manager if Football Manager was made by someone completely out of their minds. You don’t lead your team to victory with superior tactics, player management and inspired decisions. You lead them to victory with land mines, artillery and stampeding cows.

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PlayStation Now Beta Leak Hints at Rental System

playstation-now-headerWe haven’t heard a lot about Sony’s cloud-based game streaming service, PlayStation Now, since they detailed it at CES in January. The beta has been ongoing for select PS3 users since February. However, the latest PS Now update and leak have given us our first hint at the business model powering the service.

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BioShock Infinite Barbershop Quartet Cosplayers Sing “God Only Knows”

There’s cosplaying and then there’s cosplaying. While you’re used to seeing people dressed up in elaborate costumes as the stars of video games, sometimes, it’s the people playing smaller parts that do it absolutely perfectly.

Take, for example, this foursome from Playground Zero Presents who not only dressed as BioShock Infinite’s barbershop quartet but also sang God Only Knows. I’d say that these guys were probably the best cosplayers at PAX East.

Sony Sells Its Square Enix Shares

Sony make.believe logo - whiteThe collaboration that brought us some of the greatest video games of all-time has officially come to an end. In need of cash and apparently no longer seeing any tangible benefit to the arrangement, Sony has sold off its 9.5 million shares of Japanese game publisher Square Enix for a reported $150 million.

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The Last of Us Art Director, Nate Wells, Leaves Naughty Dog

the-last-of-us-remastered-headerIf you’re a fan of Naughty Dog, whose last-gen efforts included the Uncharted trilogy and 2013 game of the year The Lastof Us, you have to be wondering what is going on in Santa Monica. The studio suffered its third high-profile departure in two months as Nate Wells has left Naughty Dog for Giant Sparrow.

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Comic Book Pull List for April 23, 2014

secret-origins-1I’ve got lots of interesting looking comics to go over at the top of this week’s pull list so let’s get right to the previews.

Marvel is setting up their big summer story with Original Sin #0. They’re also continuing to reboot old heroes and villans into their own series. This week, it’s Elektra #1 and hopefully it’s not so bad that Daredevil and Elektra are erased from Marvel history like they did after the movies.

Over at DC, they launch a new series about the origin stories of heroes in their New 52 universe with Secret Origins #1. And the delay of Forever Evil #7 and the publishing schedule over at DC is starting to screw things up. This week, they debut a new post-Forever Evil series before Forever Evil ends. Spoilers? Anyway, it’s a new Justice League series that includes some Canadian superheroes which means it’s a must-buy. It’s Justice League United #0.

Meanwhile, the mid-sized publishers also have some interesting comic this week too. This week’s The Walking Dead #126 from Image Comics promises to change everything. If it means that it’ll make the TV show worth watching again, I’m all for it. With Jack Bauer about to resume saving America, we find out what he’s been up to between seasons/series of 24 in 24 #1.

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King Resolves Trademark Dispute with The Banner Saga and CandySwipe Devs

candy-crush-saga-money-headerThe ridiculous King Candy and Saga Trademark Saga appears to have come to an end. Very quietly, Stoic, the developer of indie RPG The Banner Saga, and Albert Ransom, developer of puzzle mobile game CandySwipe, have announced that they have come to agreements with King over their trademark challenges over the use of the words Saga and Candy.

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