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With so many stores opening with specials on Thanksgiving night, much of the luster and craziness has been taken away from “Black Friday.” Big-ticket electronic items had people waiting in line all across Tucson on Thursday night, which made things far less busy on Friday.
(NAPSI)—These days, we have “smart” everythings—smart cars, smartphones, smart televisions—but it seems most Americans still don’t feel quite as smart as their electronics when it comes to downloading digital movies. Most of us don’t think twice before downloading a song or even a full album; we’ll download apps until our thumbs are sore, and according to a 2013 study done by the PEW Research Center, nearly 60 percent of Americans think online dating is a great way to meet people—and yet, for some reason, most of us still don’t know how easy it is to purchase movies online. Well, it’s time to change that. Here are the top five reasons to go digital with your film library.
A recently announced the implementation of its EA Access program; a service that will be exclusive to Microsoft’s Xbox One and will allow players access to EA’s “Vault” of video games. This service will cost $5 a month, $30 a year and will allow members unlimited access to a host of EA’s gaming catalogue, a 10% discount to other EA games and downloadable content, as well as the ability to start playing new games a week before they are released to the public. These are just the features that are being released with the Access service, EA intends to add even more benefits for subscribers in the future.
EA recently announced the implementation of its EA Access program; a service that will be exclusive to Microsoft’s Xbox One and will allow players access to EA’s “Vault” of video games. This service will cost $5.00 a month, $30.00 a year and will allow members unlimited access to a host of EA’s gaming catalogue, a 10% discount to other EA games and downloadable content, as well as the ability to start playing new games a week before they are released to the public. These are just the features that are being released with the Access service, EA intends to add even more benefits for subscribers in the future.
Grab your popcorn. If you like movies, the Pima County Public Library has your free ticket to some of the best indie films around!
Lindsay Lohan is heading back to the courtroom soon. However, this time it is she who is filing the lawsuit. The tabloid star is launching a lawsuit against Rockstar Games because she believes her likeness was utilized for one of Grand Theft Auto V’s characters without her permission.
It’s hard to imagine a situation in which a videogame console is deemed “too popular”, but it seems as though the Playstation 4 may just have found itself in that situation. North American video gamers may have access to an abundance of consoles, but this doesn’t seem to be true for people across Europe. Sony has announced that they are continuing to struggle with producing enough units to fill the demand for the Playstation 4 all across Europe.
In a surprise announcement last week, Microsoft revealed a new model for their Xbox One home gaming console to be available to the public June 9. This Kinect-free unit will be on sale for $399. This change in the console’s hardware and an improved price tag will allow the Xbox to compete with the superior sales of Sony’s Playstation 4. Both of the consoles were released in time for the holidays last year after an exciting marketing war. Late last month, Sony released a figure stating that nearly 7 million units had been sold in the 5 months since the console’s release. Comparing this to the reported 5 million Xbox One units sold by Microsoft, a clear winner has emerged in the next generation of home gaming consoles.
Fans of the Borderlands series will finally have another chance to sate their never ending desire for more as Gearbox Software and 2K Games have announced that there will be a third installment into the shoot-and-loot phenomenon that is Borderlands. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has been in development for over a year by the two companies and is slated to be released sometime before the end of this year.
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What hasn’t been said about South Park? Known for their twisted humor and dark satire, the story of four potty-mouthed boys in South Park, Colorado has entertained millions of viewers and angered just as many others since the show began in 1997. Originally thought up as two animated shorts in the early 90’s by the show’s creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the show has come a long way since its cardboard cutout origins and VHS viral video days. Now the show holds some of the most consistently high viewership numbers of any basic cable program and remains one of Comedy Central’s most successful programs of all time.
The end of 2013 was marked by a much needed wrench in the cogs of the video game industry, a console war. After the long lives of the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3, the gaming world needed a breath of fresh air. Sadly, we didn’t really get that. The Xbox One and Playstation 4 are both impressive consoles in their own right, but neither has brought truly innovative positive changes to the gaming world. Both Microsoft and Sony plagued social media networks with unending ads, Microsoft tried to bribe YouTube users to endorse the Xbox One, and a stream of negative media ruled supreme as the two companies seemed to be arch rivals. During all of the news storm, redesigning of consoles, and removing controversial features (Microsoft), one company was surprisingly out of the spotlight.
2014 seems to be beginning with some interesting news in the world of video games. One of the most prominent videogame developers for Sony’s still relatively new Playstation 4 has announced that they are currently working on two different Playstation exclusive titles that will be making use of the virtual reality headset, Oculus Rift.
2014 seems to be beginning with some interesting news in the world of video games. One of the most prominent videogame developers for Sony’s still relatively new Playstation 4 has announced that they are currently working on two different Playstation excusive titles that will be making use of the virtual reality headset, Oculus Rift.
With Christmas less just around the corner, this is about the time of year that shopping gets frenzied as gift givers everywhere go into spending overdrive. It seems there is always just one last gift to buy, or one last person to buy for. All that gift giving can be hazardous to one’s wallet, especially when your list includes large families. I learned long ago that in those situations, it’s wise to give a gift that whole family can enjoy together, rather than purchase individual presents for each family member. With that in mind, I’m sharing some of my go-to gift ideas for whole family giving. Even better news? All of these items are readily available for last minute shoppers.
With the holidays creeping up on our calendar pages, the shopping zeal will soon set in amongst most of us. Going out and shopping for a loved one can be an exciting and rewarding experience as you pick out something that you know your loved one or friend will truly appreciate, but this time can also be quite stressful. We wonder what our friends and family will like, what is in and cool with the younger people on the shopping list, and what gifts will totally flop. With society advancing to a more technological future, it will be a safe bet this year that getting someone you know a present from the electronics section will bring a smile to their face.
Classic toys like LEGO and Barbie are still popular with children, but nontraditional items are finding a way onto children’s wish lists this year, according to NRF’s 2013 Top Toys survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics. For the first time, iPads are among the most popular gifts for both girls and boys, with demand among young girls being slightly higher (girls #4, boys #13).
As we got older, sure our schedules became a little busier. I was involved in school events, my brothers had football, wrestling and other clubs, but we always had dinner together. We laughed, shared stories and were close to our parents.
O ver the past few months, the Internet has been abuzz with anticipation regarding Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V. Last Wednesday marked the release of the long anticipated installment in the Grand Theft Auto series — a series steeped in controversy amongst families, politicians, and even the gaming community. Grand Theft Auto V is the last release in this current generation of video game consoles and Rockstar will not be sending this generation off quietly.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is over, and the world must find something else to watch on TV. The banners are being pulled down, TV displays are being pulled off of mounts, and stands are being broken down. Within a few days the hundreds of video game developers and thousands upon thousands of gamers will be making their way home. During three days, the slate of upcoming video games grows exponentially as developers like Ubisoft and EA showcase what they hope will be the best previews and gameplay trailers at the conference. This year’s E3 took place in Los Angeles June 11 through June 13.
Right about now you are likely asking yourself “what the heck is an Ouya?”, and rightfully so, as pretty much the only people familiar with this system are avid gamers, developers, and those who happen to frequent Kickstarter.com.
In years past you have likely seen the Apple commercials showing the cool, fun, tech savvy, Justin Long stating “I’m a Mac” followed by the nerdy, boring, suited John Hodgman stating “And I’m a PC”. The commercials were witty and very effective in landing the message: unless you are boring, and want to do nothing more with your computer than build spreadsheets and enter data, you should own a Mac. So effective in fact, that Microsoft retaliated with a series of “I’m a PC” ads designed to show everyday people, not just boring cubicle inhabiting drones, to be “PC’s”. Ultimately, the win for this marketing battle went to Apple, as their market share increased, and it suddenly became “cool” to own an Apple computer.
I am a techno-geek. Reading about the latest and greatest technology excites me, like a kid in a candy store. I love it all- the newest big screen TV’s, smart phones, computers, game consoles, and tablets. You name it, I am into it. I even love the challenge of confronting and fixing the growing pains that new technology can present.