Around Nov 22 you will be able to download TV shows and movies from the Xbox Live service. You can view a gallery of screenshots of the interface to browse and download content. Pricing hasn’t been set yet, and the available content will increase greatly in time but to start off with it will contain media from CBS shows, MTV, Viacom, Paramount and TimeWarner.
Go check out Engadget’s PlayStation 3 gameplay preview at a Sony event where they preview the PS3 launch lineup of games. They provide tons of gaming screenshots.
The people at HAL9000 claim to have the worlds largest digital image hosted on their website. There’s a few very interesting images to see there.
Go check it out!
Tuesday, Blizzard Entertainment said it would delay release of “World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade” until January.
Of course this means missing the holiday season, ouch!
Harrison Ford has declared himself physically fit to play Indiana Jones one more time. Ford, who is now 63, appeared at the Rome Film Festival this weekend where he also said that Sean Connery could return to play Indy’s Dad, as he did in the last movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Spielberg and Lucas are collaborating on the script which has been in the works for about a decade.
In a salute to the king of online video hosts recently selling out to Goog for 1.65B dollars, Slate is hosting a video history of Youtube.
It’s 9 Youtube clips, some controversial like Stephen Colbert’s roasting of President Bush, others are runaway hits like the two leggy Israeli girls lipsyncing to the Pixie’s. Check it out.
Simpsons fans can take a crack at generating their own promos for The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror XVI, which is airing Nov. 5 on Fox.
A Web-based editing tool at thesimpsons.com/treehouse will allow fans to customize a 30-second promo using Treehouse video clips, sounds and music; title cards and text also can be added.
A panel of judges will choose the best fan-generated promo after the deadline at 11:59pm Oct 30. The winner receives a trip for two to The Simpsons‘ 400th episode party in Los Angeles in May and a chance for the promo to air on Fox.
NCSoft announced today Issue 8 for City of Heroes and City of Villains is now available on their Test Server for subscribers. To Protect and Serve features Safeguard missions, Police Band missions similar to the newspaper missions of the villains from Issue 7, Pocket D Arenas where heroes and villains can battle each other, a new, reborn Faultline which has become a city zone, and for both heroes and villains a Veterans Rewards Program, which retroactively rewards players for their past active playing time.
More info about Issue 8
How to access the Test Server
Check out this video of a bunch of geeks trying to prank their coworker who’s off getting married. Good stuff.
Note: If you’re a developer and don’t already follow Josh Ledgard’s blog, you should save his rss feed, he gives a great insider’s view to the Developer Division at Microsoft and the developer community efforts he’s involved in. I found this via Sara Ford’s blog, another one worth saving!
What happened today 42 years ago? Here’s a hint:
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
a tale of a fateful trip.
That started from this tropic port
aboard this tiny ship.
That’s right, we can’t let the day end without honoring the debut episode of one of the greatest shows ever: Gilligan’s Island. With the exception of Seasame Street, more kids in the 60’s/70’s/80’s were probably raised watching this drivel than just about anything else.
RIP Gilligan and Gang, we loved ya but don’t miss ya…As far as castaways are concerned, GI is old and busted, ‘Lost’ is the new hotness!