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...
The Weinstein Company has released an official U.S. trailer for dierctor James Gray's The Immigrant (2013), starring Jeremy Renner, Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard, Dagmara Dominczyk, and Dylan Hartigan. The film is set to open in theaters across the United States on May 16th....
The 2014 Major League Baseball season is off to a big start, and now you can make all those hits, homers, steals and K’s even bigger with Chromecast. Thanks to our friends at MLBAM, as of today, you can cast live games straight to the TV with a tap of the cast button.
MLB.TV is the latest live streaming service to come to Chromecast, so now MLB.TV Premium subscribers can invite their friends over to watch live, out-of-market games. You can even choose between home or away broadcast feeds to steer clear of the opposing team's announcers. The MLB.com At Bat app can be found in the Play Store and Apple Store, with Chromecast support rolling out starting today. MLB.TV Premium subscription required. Peanuts and Cracker Jack sold separately. As always, explore the latest new apps on Chromecast.com/apps.
Posted by Brad Foreman, Sports Partnerships Lead for Chromecast and Tee Ball Slugger
Nike plans to cease making wearable hardware, as it has fired the majority of its 80-person team responsible for the FuelBand fitness tracker. Instead, the company will focus its efforts on fitness software, according to an unnamed source that spoke to CNET.
The shoemaker isn't throwing in the towel on technology. Rather, it's turning away from hardware and realigning its focus exclusively on fitness and athletic software, a strategic shift that would still benefit the company in the long run, analysts said.
As the competition in the fitness wearable category has increased with entries from Jawbone and Fitbit, Nike has opted to shift its focus to software. Company spokesman Brian Strong told CNET in an email that Nike continually aligns its resources with business priorities and that it has made changes to its team as its Digital Sport priorities had shifted. Nike is also opening an incubator called Fuel Lab in San Francisco to allow developers to create products that incorporate its workout metric NikeFuel and plug into a Nike+ API that'll come this fall.
Nike's move away from wearables also comes as Apple's long-rumored iWatch is expected to come to fruition. Apple CEO Tim Cook is an avid wearer of the FuelBand and has sat on the Nike board for the last nine years, which has helped the two brands foster a strong relationship.
A possible partnership between Apple and Nike wouldn't be out of the question as the athletic company was one of the first to show support for the iPhone 5s' motion coprocessor, debuting the Nike+ Move app alongside the iPhone 5s at Apple's media event. Apple also helped Nike enter the wearable market in 2006 with the Nike+iPod shoe package.
Apple has also hired former members of the Nike's Digital Sport team, picking up former FuelBand consultant Jay Blahnik last August and Nike design director Ben Shaffer last September.
Apple is expected to release the iWatch later this year alongside iOS 8 and the iPhone 6.
Originally published August 11, 2000, in Comics Buyer’s Guide #1395 When last we left our hero, Todd McFarlane, he was fretting outside a St. Louis courtroom after a St. Louis jury had awarded $24.5 million to former hockey player Tony Twist after McFarlane appropriated Twist’s name for a thuggish mobster in the pages of Spawn. […]
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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!
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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.