As you know, 1UP.com has breathed its last. Such are the vicissitudes of business. Happily, Jose Otero managed to pull together a startling number of former 1UP staff during Game Developers Conference this year for one final podcast. Not everyone was there due to the last-minute nature of this show (or because they had other duties that kept them away), but if you paid any attention at all to the site for the 10 years it lived you're bound to hear some voices you recognize in this three-hour tag-team adventure. Rather than spoil the surprise, though, we'd rather just let you hear the show for yourself.
Thanks for all the years of support. Your enthusiasm for our work fueled these shows, and we very literally couldn't have done it without you. Please enjoy this final gift to you all.
SkyGoblin's The Journey Down has certainly taken a roundabout route to get where it is, but today the journey finally reached its destination with the release of Chapter One.
In this first of four parts of The Journey Down, players control a laid-back owner of a waterfront Gas 'n' Charter. Far behind in their electric bills, Bwana and his brother Kito jump at the chance...
On December 12, 2012, some of entertainmentâ€™s most iconic names came together at Madison Square Garden for a historic concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. 12.12.12 captures the unprecedented gathering of talent who turned up on stage and behind the scenes to raise over $50 million in one night for the Robin Hood Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund to support organizations helping victims in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The eveningâ€™s Emmy Award-nominated telecast included performances by some of the music industryâ€™s legenary acts: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Roger Waters, Eddie Vedder, Chris Martin, Michael Stipe, Adam Sandler, Eric Clapton, Jon Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Kanye West and included involvement from entertainment and media elite.
Blu-ray.com and Strand Releasing are offering three members a chance to win a copy of Post Tenebras Lux. The film follows an upscale Mexican family whose move to the countryside in search of an ideal life results in domestic crisis and class friction. Post Tenebras Lux streets on December 10th....
As 90 percent of people move between multiple screens every day, many with touch capabilities, we’ve become accustomed to tapping, swiping and zooming to get things done. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback about the touchscreen on the Chromebook Pixel, and over the past year we’ve made optimizations to Chrome OS to make touch actions simple and intuitive — our customers find themselves reaching out to tap an OK button, scroll through a page or zoom into Google Maps.
As part of this immersive, tactile world, Acer has announced the new Acer C720P Chromebook with a multi-touch screen, adding the second touch-enabled Chromebook to the lineup. Acer’s Chromebooks are consistent best-sellers on Amazon, and this new device will help more users experience the best of the tactile web for just $299.
The Acer C720P is available for preorder now at Amazon, and the device will hit store shelves in the U.S. and additional countries from this week onwards.
Apple and China Mobile have finally reached a deal that will see the world’s biggest mobile carrier offering the iPhone on its network, reports The Wall Street Journal.
China Mobile, which has more than 700 million subscribers, is expected to begin selling the iPhone around December 18 following a China Mobile conference in Guangzhou where the company is also expected to debut its 4G network. Earlier today, the Chinese government finally granted TD-LTE licenses to China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom, the country's three major carriers.
China Mobile is one of the last major carriers in the world that does not currently offer the iPhone, and the deal could bring a huge boost in sales to Apple.
A deal with China Mobile would give Apple access to a subscriber base that is seven times the size of Verizon Wireless, the U.S.’s largest carrier. Greater China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan, is Apple’s third biggest market after the U.S. and Europe in terms of revenue.
Apple and China Mobile have been in talks for several years, and CEO Tim Cook traveled to China to meet with China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua back in July where the two made headway on a potential deal.
News of a finalized deal has been expected since September, as the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c were the first iPhones supporting China Mobile's TD-LTE standard. Apple also received the final license it needed to operate on China Mobile’s wireless standard back in September following the launch of the newest iPhones.
Originally published November 12, 1999, in Comics Buyer’s Guide #1356 We know what offends us, don’t we. We know what public dollars should be made to support, don’t we. I mean, it’s all so easy. We don’t know art, but we know what we like. And as comic book fans, we all know the importance […]
By David Lambert - A few weeks ago Warner Home Video announced that The Flintstone Kids - Rockin' in Bedrock is coming out as a 2-DVD set on March 11th. We didn't have box art at the time, but now our... (more)
MyCAREER has been one of NBA 2K14's most-played modes. The question is, with the next generation of technology, how do we create a fresh experience beyond playing games on the court? Creating a new cinematic experience that rivals a Hollywood film - that’s how!
DMB announced that they will be performing in South Africa, for the first time in the band’s history on November 30th and December 3rd. The band will stop first at the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town on November 30th and then at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg on December 3rd. Vusi Mahlasela will be the supporting act for these dates. Tickets are available now through Big Concerts or Computicket.
Will you be attending the shows? Talk more about this announcement in our forums!
We’re entering the quiet but busy part of a release, whittling down issues to bring you all of the new features you’re excited about with the stability you expect from WordPress. There are just a few days from the “code freeze” for our 3.8 release, which includes a number of exciting enhancements, so the focus […]
Redecorating — What a Chore! Last year during the summer of 2011, we began the process of finally updating our house which was built in 1986. Getting hubby Tom to loosen the purse strings is sometimes a chore in and of itself. He earns the $$$$, but does that mean it is his money? I don’t think so. He earns it, I spend it. Isn’t that the way of the American Dream? Yep!
Last summer, 2011, we painted and carpeted the basement to give it a fresh 21st century look. Got rid of the bright colors and went completely neutral with a few colorful accents. Love it. Cozy. Next summer, 2013, will be the BIG job of updating the main floor of the house, in particular the kitchen — new floors, new countertops, fresh paint.
Sooo, this year’s project was redecorating the upstairs. One level a year. Start with the easiest and finish with the most difficult. Twenty + years ago, I thought wallpaper would be pretty in our 20 x 20 bedroom. What was I thinking? Before we could carpet, we had to paint; before we could paint, we had to strip 400 square feet of wallpaper.
Oh, the days of mauve and blue! And, floral! What were we thinking??
Here we go — peeling the top layer. Go, Tom, go!
Are we having fun, yet? What a mess!
Ugh. We learned a valuable lesson — use the green Frog Tape rather than the blue painter’s tape. When removed, the green did not peel the paint.
The old carpet is gone.
New bedroom — all put together + one cute puppy!
Fresh paint, new tile floor, refurbished oak cabinets — new bathroom!
Whew! After about a month of living in disarray, the upstairs is put back together. I still need to make valances for the bathroom windows and add a few decorative knick-knacks to make it look finished. The kids’ rooms — both of whom no longer live with us — are the cleanest they have been in over 20 years. I have cleaned out and donated or tossed so much stuff. Stuff. I now know why people should move every five years or so — to clean out the stuff. The unnecessary stuff.
As I practice blogging in preparation for our next big trip to Vietnam and Cambodia, my Random Thoughts are my replacement for a scrapbook. I write for myself, my children, and my friends. If anyone else reads these Random Thoughts, I hope you are entertained. I have no agenda — except to become comfortable with blogging. I am still having trouble placing pictures in the blog where I want them — side-by-side instead of stacked. Just when I think I have the blog looking like I want it, the pictures seem to move on their own. Hmm . . . . Thoughts to ponder over the next several weeks.