This week is the one year anniversary of the official launch of PlayStation Home - Sony's virtual advertising world. As a birthday present to themselves, Sony made an announcement about how they were going to make people care that Home had been out for a year.
Jack Buser, director of PlayStation Home told Kotaku that their intentions are to make Home their launching pad for 3D social games and mini-MMOs. What exactly does that mean, you might ask. We have no idea. Maybe more games like the Ratchet & Clank scavenger hunt?
What I am hearing, however, is that Home will become like the Xbox Dashboard. The question I pose to the gamer community is this - is the idea of walking around a virtual world to find games the way you are willing to do it? I suppose this might end the complaining from Xbox owners about the lack of a textual search feature, eh?
Sigourney Weaver recently had an interview with BBC Channel 4 while on tour promoting the new
Avatar film. During the interview, the interviewer, who sounded like he was reading stock quotes or the phonebook, asked about Ghostbusters 3. I assume in an attempt to prevent the general population from enduring the sound of his voice, Channel 4 transcribed the interview. Here is the important part:
It's one of those typical cases of good idea, poor implementation. AT&T has released a new iPhone application called "Mark the Spot" that will allow you to send feedback to the wireless carrier whenever you experience a dropped call or sudden network outage. Good idea.
The only time a user would probably want to report said problems, however, is when they experience the problem. Not when they finally get to a location where the signal is high enough to send the data through the network back to AT&T (especially in places like New York City, where AT&T's monthly dropped call rate can sometimes exceed 30%). Poor implementation.
Well, they aren't really in space but they do have something to do with NASA. A bunch of people commonly referred to as "Data Nerds" are gravitating together this weekend at a house in Cupertino, California known as the Rainbow Mansion. Host Cowan Sharp and co-host Robbie Schingier will start the event off with a quick introduction on how to get stuff done in a short amount of time. That makes sense considering that this gathering will only last for one day and who better to kick things off than two guys who run a website about developing microsoftware known as
In our never ending quest to keep you plugged in we have more good news about those nifty dual screen netbooks like the DZ series that
Kohjinsha brought to the table for this holiday season. Competition being what it is Onkyo has released a DX series that one ups Kohjinsha's in almost every way and not just because X is before Z but they win in that category too.
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Custody of NBC Universal may shift very soon, and that makes us very uneasy. At this time, 80 percent of the company is owned by GE, which is worth about $30 billion. When this deal goes through Comcast will own 51 percent of NBCU, and GE will only own 49 percent. A cable company owning a TV station? Not a good idea.
According to a close source, the deal is complete as soon as they cross the "t's" and dot the "i's." This is expected to be complete by Thursday morning, but may not be finalized for more than a year. It may take this long as they wait to be approved by the FCC, but this does not seem to be a big concern.