Sometimes the online pranks you pull on your older brother or sister can inspire a long chain of sibling rivalry. This young guy drastically changed his older brother’s Facebook profile, but instead of starting an online war his older bro sought revenge offline. With the help of his friends, he re-decorated his brother’s semi-plain room to look like a little girl’s room (yes, that means there were Justin Bieber-esque posters involved). His reaction is priceless.
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The video game industry hit a four-year low in May, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Video game sales apparently hit its lowest monthly U.S. profit since October 2006, totalling $743.1 million. That number may seem high, but it’s nothing compared to the $866.8 million of last year.
“A light slate of new releases is at the heart of this month’s performance,” said NPD analyst Anita Frazier. “As a result of a lighter release slate, promotional activity at retail and in circulars was reduced as well, which undoubtedly affected not only planned but impulse purchases.”
Frazier says it is unfair to base all results on figures, though, as an increasing amount of video game sales derive from online or downloadable exclusive content purchases.
This year’s top selling game was ‘L.A. Noire,’ a murder-mystery action game set in old L.A.
I agree with the analyst. Much of today’s market comes from the online world, so we have to factor in the sales from that. I don’t think video games are going anywhere anytime soon.
We had a Friday night ritual in my house when I was growing up. After dinner, my older brother, my dad and I would gather around the TV to watch Bob Saget painfully narrate America’s Funniest Home Videos.
While a version of the show still runs miraculously, the tradition of watching with my family every Friday evaporated like a puddle. We no longer needed Danny Tanner’s wholesome humor to watch stupid, random, funny videos. We could now just go to YouTube, and make comments on our own.
A few weeks ago the 10th season of American Idol debuted to record TV audiences, with record audition numbers, and record, record-breaking records. People go ga-ga for American Idol. But, in the same vein, shouldn’t there be a medium to listen to people of all sorts sing their hearts out without constant interruption from Ryan Seacrest’s blonde highlights and skinny tie? Without the womanly shriek of approval from Steven Tyler and hearing whether or not Randy Jackson is “really diggin it, dog”?
Can’t we just listen at our own leisure, on a site made for singers, like we now do with YouTube, and make our own judgements and comments for everyone to read?
In fact, we can, thanks to a marvelous new website known as MySongToYou (www.mysongtoyou.com)
MySongToYou is an extremely catchy site that allows users to record their own vocals over professional-quality instrumentals and beats, then re-up the track to the site for the entire world to hear. In essence, imagine YouTube with audio files instead of video, where the music comes from the site.
The guys at andPOP Radio are certainly casanovas, but occasionally they even need help. This is true especially when it comes to picking up older women – Jordan, Chris and Dan just don’t have that magic touch. This was demonstrated on a recent outing where all three tried to pick up mature ladies. Have a look at the results, and thank goodness for CougarLife.com!
Howard Mann is the gentleman who claims to own the photos used at MichaelJacksonCasino.com, but never authorized their use. However Mann can’t find the identity of the person running the site, so now he is suing GoDaddy.com to reveal the identity. GoDaddy was used to register the domain.
Mann is suing for $100 Million from both GoDaddy and the site owner for damages.
A rep for Go Daddy tells TMZ, “While we have not seen the lawsuit, if we are named, Go Daddy plans to vigorously defend itself.” The rep adds, “When customers are involved in a legal dispute, Go Daddy complies with court orders.”
Granted Mann may have a point if he never authorized the use of these photos, however he is just trying to exploit MJ’s death. He is no different than the sleeze who is running MichaelJacksonCasino.com.
Archive Entertainment announced on Thursday the release of Archive Games, a digital distribution platform that strives to connect independent video game developers with players. Three new independent studios have partnered with Archive Entertainment: Vultrix, Per Olofsson and 174 Studios.
Overflow, by Vultrix, is a puzzle game in which players must redirect the flow of a dangerous body of water. Gamers can draw bridges and barriers to divert and block the water. Space Pizza, by Per Olofsson, places gamers in the role of a rookie pizza delivery driver that must avoid obstacles under a time limit. Take Down Online, by 174 Studios, is still in development, but will be a combat-orientated NMO where gamers must capture points with teams as they travel by foot, humvee or helicopter.
These games can now be downloaded for free through Archive Games. For more details, visit http://www.ArchiveGames.net/.
Newegg.ca announced last week that LanFest 08 will be available to online gamers, where they will have a chance to compete for over $15,000 CAD in prizes. The online tournament is currently underway, and features numerous PC and Xbox 360 titles, such as Call of Duty: World at War, NHL 09 from EA Sports, and Guitar Hero. There are a variety of tournaments and ladder competitions available, from one-on-one to five-on-five formats.
Registration for LanFest 08 is open at www.newegg.ca to all Canadians 13 years and older.
Montreal-based band Arcade Fire is set to release a concert film which includes both live and behind the scenes footage. The material is from the band’s European and North American tour.
Arcade Fire announced the project through a new website (Miroir Noir or Black Mirror) which shares the same name of a song on the album “Neon Bible”.
Fans can catch a clip of the film – which is set to release on Monday – on the site, according to a news release. The documentary is 70 minutes long and will be available to download and on DVD in 2009.
The film focusses on the period after the band recorded “Neon Bible”. This includes appearances on “Saturday Night Live” and “Friday Night With Jonathan Ross”.
The documentary was shot by French filmmaker Vincent Moon, who has also worked with REM.
Online movie provider Movielink has come to an agreement with 20th Century Fox to provide content from all of Hollywood?s major film studios on its website.
Thanks to the deal, Movielink, a legal download service, will add 1,200 Fox titles to its film library.
?Broadband connections continue to improve, and the movement to (direct film delivery) to TV continues to become more of a reality,? says Peter Levinsohn, Fox president of worldwide pay television and digital media. ?As with any consumer product, we want to make sure we’re in every distribution outlet.?
Movielink was created several years ago by five Hollywood studios to provide a legal alternative for people who want to watch films on their computers and to combat the threat of illegal downloading and copying.
Movielink has been selling almost 100,000 films a month, and with the growing frequency of high-speed Internet connections and new devices linking the Internet to television, the number of downloads is only expected to increase.
Movielink is a joint venture of studios owned or operated by Viacom Inc., Time Warner Inc., General Electric Co. and Sony Corp.