Geek Links of the Week

We’re quickly approaching the 50th anniversary of Star Trek but the best that seems planned is a movie that’s in complete turmoil. Maybe a return to TV is in order for Star Trek. [Vox]

Valve unveiled their new VR headset this week (more on Steam hardware next week) but it might actually already be better than the Oculus Rift. [PC Gamer]

If you watch American TV, you’ve most certainly seen ads for mobile microtransaction bait Game of War starring model Kate Upton. I thought that the $40 million ad campaign was never going to work but the lesson seems to be that if you want to make $1 million per day with a mobile game, hire Kate Upton for your ads. [Bloomberg]

If you thought Civilization: Beyond Earth was underwhelming, you weren’t the only one. Firaxis admitted that they could have tried something more. [Gamasutra]

Were you looking forward to watching HBO Go on your PS4? Not if you’re on Comcast. They’re blocking HBO Go on PS4 and not explaining why. [Tech Dirt]


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 March 6, 2015, in Links of the Week. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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