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...
Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson wants a promotion. He is clearly the best man for the jobâ€”the rest of his colleagues are just idiots. Annoyingly, there's been a murder and Bruce's boss wants results. No problem for Bruce. He's in control, and when he solves the case and wins the promotion, his wife will return to him. No problem. But is life that simple? Is Bruce the man he really thinks he is? The tragic, hilarious and memorable answers unfold in FILTH... Danny Boyle presents FILTH, a Jon S. Baird film based on the acclaimed novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting).
PBS Distribution is bringing Russell Lewis' Endeavour: Series 2 to Blu-ray this summer. The second season of the Masterpiece/ITV British television mysteries stars Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Sean Rigby, Jack Laskey and Anton Lesser, and arrives on Blu-ray on July 8th....
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
California legislators narrowly rejected a bill that would require smartphone manufacturers like Apple to preload and automatically enable antitheft "kill switch" in their phones, according to CNET. The law was backed by California State Senator Mark Leno and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon.
Failing to reach a minimum of 21 votes in favor, the final tally was 19 yes's to 17 no's, with one senator not voting. Leno told CNET that he plans to take the bill up again next week. "The game is not yet over," he said.
Gascon accused opposition of the bill of protecting the interest of the "billion dollar industry profits" of the wireless industry and their insurance partners. Though some critics of the plan note that wiping software and locking phones would be ineffectual as thieves are likely to sell the device's hardware components.
The law was unlikely to affect Apple much, as the company introduced its own antitheft technology with iOS 7's Activation Lock feature, which locks a device to a user's iCloud account and is automatically turned on when Find My iPhone is enabled. However, Apple would likely have to make Find My iPhone mandatory to meet the requirements of Leno's bill.
Activation Lock won cautious optimism from both Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman when it was announced at 2013's WWDC.
The Smartphone Theft Prevention Act, a federal bill that would also mandate the inclusion of a "kill switch" in smartphones, has been introduced at the national level.
Are you someone who’s been collecting Avengers-related material all your life? Or any of the main founding Avengers, such as Iron Man, Thor, Cap, and the Hulk? Either Marvel-manufactured licensed objects or, even better, early sketches, production documents, story copy, and so on. Then I can use your help. I am putting together an “Avengers […]
By David Lambert - Tonight the folks at NBC will broadcast the double-length season finale, but even now Amazon has already begun taking pre-orders for a release of Parks and Recreation - Season 6 on... (more)
We’re hitting the road again, bringing the latest and greatest in PlayStation gaming to festivals and events across the country. Tomorrow marks the first stop in our Road To Greatness tour at the Stagecoach Music Festival in beautiful Indio, California, and from there we will be heading to a different city almost every week until November!
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!
Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love. A smoother media editing experience Improved visual editing The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the […]
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.