Geek Links of the Week

I’ve never mentioned the show Heroes of Cosplay on the blog because cosplaying friends say that the show is the usual reality show dreck and has nothing to do with cosplay other than cosplayers. But since there’s been a bit of Heroes of Cosplay drama lately, here’s a look at how the show affects conventions and what the non-reality star cosplayers think of this outside intrusion into their hobby. [Rebel666]

So you’re paying for a 75 MBPS connection on Verizon FIOS. How fast is Netflix streaming? If you guessed 0.5% of your maximum speed and 12.5% of Netflix’s maximum streaming speed, you’d be right. There is a way around that, though. [I Am Not A Programmer]

Apple will censor iTunes so games with any sort of message can’t end up on the App Store but they don’t care if you blatantly steal someone else’s game and try to sell it as your own. [Action Trip]

It seems to be Yogscast week this week. First, they come up with a questionable revenue model. Now, they’re in the middle of a Kickstarter controversy over a cancelled Yogscast game. [Gamasutra]

Since we’ve been talking about shady YouTube deals, free-to-play games and DLC on the blog lately, how about we let Dorkly explain how they came into existence. [Dorkly]


About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on July 18, 2014, in Links of the Week. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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